Northern Huts 3D/2N

From AUD $1,320.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: HALLS GAP, VIC

The Northern Huts Walk is a 3-day, 2-night journey that will traverse the Mount Difficult range in the Northern Grampians. Using the on-trail ‘signature hiker camps’ we will get to experience an uninterrupted journey without having to sleep on the floor in a tent. 

4 berth hiker huts provide protection from the elements, comfortable mattresses, LED lighting and plenty of room to keep your life organised. 

We'll begin our journey at the Gar Trailhead in Roses Gap, pass some of the most spectacular seasonal waterfalls in the Grampians, reach incredible high points that offer 360-degree views and over 3 days make our way back to Halls Gap. Each night we'll stay at a Signature Hiker Camp, rest, enjoy a freshly cooked trail meal and sleep under a blanket of stars on a comfortable bed. No matter your level of hiking experience, our passionate local team will guide and support you through this journey to explore their backyard.


Itinerary summary

Day 1: Briefing at our Hiker HUB in Halls Gap, transfer to Gar trailhead. Hike N2 to Gar Signature Hiker Camp.

Day 2: Hike N3 - Gar to Werdug Signature Hiker Camp.

Day 3: Hike N4 - Werdug to Halls Gap. Clean up at our Hiker HUB before a celebratory drink at the local brewery.


Day by day

Day 1  9.6km - ⬆516m - ⬇40m

Meet your guide and the expedition team at the Grampians Peaks Walking Co Hiker Hub in Halls Gap for a briefing and gear check before a transfer to Gar Trailhead in Roses Gap - approximately 30 minutes drive.

Immediately, we begin to ascend the lower slopes of Gar (Mount Difficult), find and begin to follow a small, unsuspecting watercourse - seasonal and rainfall dependent. Over the next few km, we will witness this watercourse cascading over a series of drops each one more spectacular than the last.

After we gain the top of the last waterfall, we’ll head towards the ‘Pacific Ocean Wall’, a cliff ‘as big as the pacific ocean’, ascend its flank via a superbly built stone stairway and continue climbing up to Briggs Bluff. With most of the ascent completed, from here we can traverse our way along the high ground before arriving at Gar Signature Hiker Camp and its breathtaking views.

We will tour the campsite and check into our huts before kicking back to relax, enjoy some refreshments and absorb the landscape. Later, our guides will whip up a fantastic, fresh, healthy trail meal and we’ll enjoy a matched glass of local Grampians wine.

Day 2 - 15 km - ⬆521m - ⬇462m

An early start this morning as we head up to the summit of Gar for a sunrise like no other. We’ll then return to camp for breakfast and then depart on the day’s journey. 

We will sharply descend the eastern slopes of Gar, cross the northern end of the Werdug (Wartook) Basin and gain the ridge of the eastern flank of the Mount Difficult range. Continuing south along this high ground we will eventually reach Werdug Hiker Camp with stunning views overlooking Lake Wartook and a clear line of sight all the way back to the top of Gar where we stood that morning.

Day 3 - 10 km - ⬆33m - ⬇587m

Our last day on the trail (for this expedition!) will continue along the eastern flank of Mount Difficult and slowly tip over and descend towards the town of Halls Gap. For one last hoorah we’ll head out to the end of Chautauqua Peak before finishing our descent all the way into Halls Gap. We’ll head back to the Grampians Peaks Walking Co Hiker HUB where we can shower, collect our gear and celebrate with lunch and a local craft beer at the conveniently adjoining brewery.



Who is this program for?

Our ‘Northern Huts’ programs are designed for those who love to hike and explore (no matter your level of experience) and want a continuous journey - multiple days, start to finish without leaving the trail but prefer the idea of sleeping in a hut with a bed and mattress. While we take care of all the group equipment (cooking equipment, food etc) and mattresses are provided in the huts, you will need to be capable of carrying your personal clothing and sleeping bag, approximately 6-10 kgs.


If you don’t mind sleeping in a lightweight hiking tent and plan to walk the whole length of the GPT over a number of visits, check out our Expedition programs.


If you like creature comforts like a hot shower at the end of each day and walking pack free - check out our Grampians Luxe programs!


Departures and private groups

Do you have a group? Don't see a departure date that suits? Contact us to discuss a custom or private departure.


Inclusions:
  • Qualified and experienced local guides

  • 2 nights in 4-berth huts at Signature Hiker Camps

  • Fresh and healthy camp cooked meals

  • All meals on the trail

  • Any required transfers

  • Group safety equipment such as a first aid kit and satellite phone


Exclusions:
  • Personal clothing and equipment (including backpack, sleeping bag and mattress)

  • Personal medical and evacuation/ambulance insurance - highly recommended

  • Meals in towns

  • Accommodation before and after the hike