Mount William (Duwul) Walk

1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min

4.1 km

↑ 239 m
↓ -239 m

Hard track
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.
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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 (-37.2869599,142.5941183)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8
  • Turn on to Pyrenees Highway, B180 then drive for 50 m
  • Continue onto Mortlake - Ararat Road, B180 and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 480 m
  • Turn left onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 20 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 40 m
  • Turn left onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 44.7 km
  • Turn left onto Grampians Road, C216, C222 and drive for another 15.3 km
  • Keep left onto Mount William Road and drive for another 9.6 km
  • Keep right onto Mount William Road and drive for another 45 m
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Mount William Road.
After 590 m pass a seat (8 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km veer left, to head along Mount William Road.
After another 200 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your right).
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2 km to get back to the start.
"Mount William".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount William (Duwul) Walk

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.1 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 590 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
590 m[seat]
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