Distance: 5.6Km return
Start Point: Halls Gap Recreation Oval Carpark
Chatauqua Peak offers impressive views of the facing sandstone cliffs and through Halls Gap and down to Lake Bellfield. You also see out through the gap in the Mountains and over parts of the Mount William Range to the Wimmera Plains beyond.
The start point is only 500m from the centre of Halls Gap. From the Recreation Centre you currently have to walk past the road closure signs on the Mount Victory Road and head towards the Grampians National Park Sign. The sign for the start of the walk to Chatauqua Peak and Clematis Falls which is enroute may be obscured behind a bush. Once on the trail it is easy to navigate your way.
The Clematis Falls is a short detour enroute and is best viewed after a heavy downpour as most of the time there is little water going over. From there the climb is a little steeper as the path zig zags up the the hill. Before reaching the Peak there are some boulders to clamber over. These are not too taxing but for some older people they might present a problem. The views make a satisfying climax to a pleasant walk.