Mount Thackeray

1 h to 1 h 30 min

2.6 km

↑ 146 m
↓ -146 m

Hard track
Starting from Mount Thackeray Hiker Camp, Grampians, this return walk takes you to Mount Thackeray Summit and back. You can enjoy the exhilarating sunset over the surrounding plains after walking through the mint bushes and the open forest. The summit also offers you panoramic views of Victoria Range Remote, and incredible geological rock formations are a plus. There are steep sections towards the middle of the trail, so a certain amount of fitness level can be helpful. Additionally, as the rocks can be slippery and sharp, you might want to wear appropriate footwear. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.2963519,142.3369435)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Henty Highway, A200, Glenisla.
  • Turn on to Billywing Road then drive for 4.9 km
  • Turn slight right onto Red Rock Road and drive for another 650 m
  • Turn left onto Harrops Track and drive for another 2.7 km
  • Turn left onto Red Rock Road, 2wd and drive for another 690 m
  • Keep right onto Goat Track and drive for another 3.3 km
  • Turn right onto Victoria Range Road and drive for another 10.1 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 165 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 60 m come to the "Mount Thackeray Hiker Camp" (8 m on your right).
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 1.2 km come to "Mount Thackeray".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount Thackeray

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.6 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 60 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
60 mMount Thackeray Hiker Camp
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