The Hollow Mountain Walk, Grampians National Park, starts near the Hollow Mountain Carpark, on Mt Zero Road, leading up to the mountain peak and back. Explore the Grampians on this trail that takes you up Hollow Mountain, presenting stunning views of the rocky landscape all the way up. There are a number of caves which you can explore on the way to the peak, as well as massive overhanging rock walls. On the main trail, you’ll traverse the rocky plain following yellow arrows to guide you. The trail has some challenging sections which include steep scrambles and rock climbing, and it’s best to navigate these parts slowly and carefully. Be advised that there also are many jagged rocks and steep drops. During wet weather, the rocks may become slippery and dangerous to navigate. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
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.
Turn on to Western Highway, A8 then drive for 17.8 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Western Highway, A8 and drive for another 70.5 km
Turn left onto Wonwondah Dadswells Bridge Road and drive for another 3 km
Turn left onto Flat Rock Road and drive for another 2.9 km
Turn sharp right onto Mt Zero Road and drive for another 1.4 km
Turn left and drive for another 240 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Optional sidetrip to the Gulgurn Manja rock art site To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Hollow Mountain (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 490 m veer left.
After another 185 m veer right.
Continue another 315 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.1 km to get back to the start.
Optional sidetrip to the Gulgurn Manja rock art site
Directions & comments
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 500 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is "Gulgurn Manja Shelter".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 690 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Hollow Mountain (Wudjub-guyan) Walk
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
No facilities provided (5/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)