The Grampians Peaks Trail (GPT) has opened up a whole lot of previously inaccessible terrain. There are new peaks to be climbed where there was previously no walking track. Here are a couple of the new peaks on the GPT:
Redman Bluff – one of the new peaks on the GPT
This peak is accessible from the Mt William Carpark, pretty much in the centre of the Grampians. From the carpark, follow the GPT in a generally northerly direction. Along the way, pass Duwul Hikers’ Camp, located in a sheltered position on the slopes of Mt William. The track continues via a delightful alpine tarn before the final summit push to Redman Bluff. There’s a large cairn on top and stunning views over Lake Bellfield, the Wonderland Range and Serra Range in one direction and back towards Mt William in the other.
Signal Peak – another one of the new peaks on the GPT
This peak is located in the Serra Range in the southern part of the Grampians. There are now two ways of accessing Signal Peak. The shortest but steepest is from Cassidy Gap. The track climbs steadily via numerous rock steps and provides excellent views over the Serra Range to the north and, for those with good eyes, you can even pick out some of the infrastructure at Djardji-djawara Hikers’ Camp. The other access is via the Mt Abrupt walking track, starting at Grampians Rd. This route is a bit easier but lacks some of the “wow” of the Cassidy Gap access. If you’re looking to make a day of it, start at Cassidy Gap, climb Signal Peak and continue along the range to climb Mt Abrupt. After some lunch, retrace your route back to the car.
Red Centre – a guide book by the same authors
While staying in the area, check out the accommodation, dining and activities that can be done at Grampians Tourism.