Lake Wartook Lookout Track

20 min to 35 min

1.1 km

↑ 45 m
↓ -45 m

Moderate track
From the car park on Mount Difficult Road, Halls Gap, this return walk takes you to Lake Wartook lookout and back. This walk is a short getaway that offers you 360 of the Grampians and Lake Wartook. You can watch the sun as it shines over the ranges of Grampians and Lake Wartook. Additionally, there is a wide variety of ancient rock formations through the walk for you to observe. It is relatively short with a steep section towards the middle and suitable for most fitness levels. The path is comprised of rock formations that can be slippery during the wet season, so you might want to wear grippy hiking shoes with ankle supports. 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 At the intersection of Mount Difficult Road & Wartook Lookout (-37.0818451,142.5022298)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Deep Lead.
  • Turn on to Codds Flat Road then drive for 740 m
  • Turn slight left onto Codds Flat Road and drive for another 810 m
  • Turn right onto Grampians Road, C216 and drive for another 22.5 km
  • Turn right onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 7.1 km
  • Turn right onto Mount Difficult Road and drive for another 10.3 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Difficult Road & Wartook Lookout Start heading along Wartook Lookout (a walking track).
After another 490 m (at the intersection of Wartook Lookout & Grampians Peaks Trail) veer right.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 10 m come to "Wartook Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 560 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Lake Wartook Lookout Track

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 35 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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