Starting near the car park on Mt William Road, Grampians National Park, this walk leads to the summit of Mount William and back via Mt William Road. Rising to 1167 metres in height, it is the tallest peak in the Grampians. As you climb the mountain, you'll notice the effect of altitude on the type of vegetation. Tall eucalyptus trees on the lower slopes give way first to dwarfed trees and then to low, windswept bushes and grasses. In winter, you may see snow covering the stunted vegetation of the sub-alpine landscape. This is a long, steep and demanding walk on a winding paved road. It requires a moderate level of fitness to be completed, but you are rewarded with best views in the Grampians from the top. Be careful after rain and snow because the road can get slippery. 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.
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.