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Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 10:29 am
by Species 8472
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 ?
Thanks all

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 10:56 am
by Baeng72
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.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 12:29 pm
by camm
Bugiga has a tank near the toilet. Whether there's anything in it is another matter...

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 12:31 pm
by CraigVIC
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.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:39 pm
by ccar
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.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:43 pm
by ccar
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.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:47 pm
by CraigVIC

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 1:49 pm
by ccar
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.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar, 2021 7:09 pm
by Species 8472
Thanks to all those replies. Much appreciated. Hopefully there's rain in the preceding days.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Mon 12 Apr, 2021 1:25 pm
by ccar
Well there was plenty of rain this weekend gone while I did it - nothing like an arctic blast whilst ascending Mt Rosea :)

There was water in the tank at Bugiga (before the rain on Friday afternoon) but no real way of telling how much - it's built into the toilet block so you can't just knock on the side.

And at Borough Huts there are taps that are connected to the creek, which whilst not flowing strongly still seemed to have plenty of water.

The creek I mentioned above (just before Bugiga) was dry.

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Mon 12 Apr, 2021 7:30 pm
by Eremophila
Thanks for the update ccar.

Yes, it would have been fresh!

Re: Water Grampians Peak Trail

PostPosted: Tue 27 Apr, 2021 11:34 pm
by AnneR
There are water tanks there, but it's not a fact that there will be anything there, my husband and I were there a long time ago and I can't say exactly where now... The rain will help you ))
Could you tell us later how it went? please )