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It’s a long way up but the views are worth it. Walk among giant sandstone boulders flanked with native shrubbery, ferns and wildflowers. Keep a look-out for yellow arrows that park rangers have left to guide the way. Gaze down the rocky chasm beneath the Gate of the East Wind and take in the 360-degree vista of the Grampians as you reach the top.

Location: Grampians National Park
Distance: 12km return
Duration: 4–5 hours
Track condition: Rocky, some steep decent
Grade: Medium
Start/finish: Rosea campground
Nearby: Halls Gap
Permits/bookings: None required
Best time: Spring to early summer
Safety: Take care along the rocky paths, which can be slippery when wet, and always take note of local bushfire warnings before you go. A good map should always be carried. Walking brochures are available from Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, or from a local Grampians Visitor Information Centre

Content: Tourism Victoria