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Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby Species 8472 » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 10:29 am

Hi all
Planning to do this walk end April. I would like to know the water availability at the 2 camps and other water sources along the way.
Also I'm a bit queezy on heights. Are there any such concerns? Any steep rock scrambling ?
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 10:56 am

I've walked up to the Pinnacle and done the Mt. Rosea circuit (in a torrential downpour) and there were no exposed parts or rock scrambling on the walk.
It is steepish in places, so you'll be puffing a bit.
There would be water near the Wonderland Carpark, Venus baths at the start. Maybe Bridal veil falls.
Lake Belfield has plenty of water and is near Borough huts.
I can't remember if Bugiga camp has a water tank.
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby camm » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 12:29 pm

Bugiga has a tank near the toilet. Whether there's anything in it is another matter...
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby CraigVIC » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 12:31 pm

Bugiga has a tank which should be fine. If you are worried there is good car access to the camp (700m walk) and you can leave water there yourself or organise a drop through Absolute Outdoors.

The water at Borough huts is piped from the river and should be fine.
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby ccar » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:39 pm

I'm doing this in early April, but I'm not confident that there will be much water in the tank at Bugiga given it's school holidays and there could be a lot of use.

So depending on the weather, I think I'll haul 3 or 4 litres of water on the first day to get me through to Borough Huts later on the second day.
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby ccar » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:43 pm

I suppose you could use Splitters Falls as a refill point (I was there in January 2020 and there was water flowing) but it's only about a third way into the day's walking.

Bridal Veil Falls were dry at the same time.
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby CraigVIC » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:47 pm

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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby ccar » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:49 pm

There's also a creek shown on Gaia and AllTrails just before Bugiga but I have not seen any mention of it anywhere - I will be keen to see what it's like when I go past.
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Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

Postby Species 8472 » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 7:09 pm

Thanks to all those replies. Much appreciated. Hopefully there's rain in the preceding days.
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