Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park is part of the Gariwerd Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.
Explore the natural beauty of the Grampians from its world-famous hiking trails. Discover majestic waterfalls, dazzling spring wildflower displays and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Cross paths with kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. Heritage-listed for its Aboriginal heritage, animal and plant life, and stunning natural beauty, the Grampians National Park is one of Australia's most recognisable places. The best way to appreciate it is on one of its many world-class walks or hikes or by taking a scenic drive.
Traditionally known as Gariwerd, this region is home to the largest number of significant and ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings and shelters in southern Australia. A visit to Brambuk – The National Park & Cultural Centre will help you get the most of your trip to these rock shelters.
The Grampians draws walkers from around the world. Hike to the highest peak within the Grampians, Mount William, or explore the plethora of walks around Halls Gap and the Wonderland Range. Views from the Pinnacle are famous, but the steep walk should only be attempted by the fit. If you’re an experienced walker you’ll enjoy the unique challenge of the park’s overnight hikes. Choose from the iconic Grampians Peaks Trail, Major Mitchell Plateau or The Fortress and Mt Thackeray Overnight Hike.
There are more relaxing pursuits to enjoy in the Grampians, too. Go fishing, canoeing or kayaking at Lake Wartook, Lake Bellfield and Moora Moora Reservoir or one of the park’s many other streams and creeks.
The Grampians Peaks Trail (160km) is a world-class 13-day hiking experience from Mt Zero in the north, through Halls Gap and finishing at Dunkeld in the south. It can also be completed in shorter sections.
MacKenzie Falls is the most iconic and spectacular waterfall in the Grampians. Watch the majestic waterfall from the lookout platform or tackle the steep track to the base of the falls. Make the most of your day trip in the Grampians National Park with a strenuous walk through the beautiful MacKenzie River Gorge to Zumsteins Historic Area.
Choose from two different routes up to The Pinnacle lookout – an easy to medium walk from Sundial Carpark and a more challenging walk from Wonderland Carpark.
Zumsteins Picnic Area is located on the banks of the MacKenzie River and is the site of an historic settlement. It provides a great opportunity to relax in the natural setting of the Grampians, enjoy the wildlife, a barbecue and a short stroll.
Hike through open forest and scramble over rocky outcrops on the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk. The adventurous walk will test your endurance as it dips into forested gullies and navigates the steep slope of Flat Rock. Fit walkers can tackle the challenging trek to the summit of Mount Stapylton for sweeping views of the Grampians.
There are many locations for camping in the central region of the Grampians National Park including, Smiths Mill Campground, Borough Huts Campground, Boreang Campground and Jimmy Creek.
Jimmy Creek Campground is located in an open forest adjacent to the upper Wannon River. This campground is halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, and is a great base for exploring both the Southern and Eastern Grampians.
Smiths Mill Campground is positioned within heath woodland at the site of an old sawmill. It is centrally located a kilometre from Mackenzie Falls, and only a short drive to Boroka Lookout, Reed Lookout and Zumsteins Picnic Area.
Stony Creek Group Campground is available for schools or groups of up to 16 people undertaking overnight walks such as the Grampians Peaks Trail in the Wonderland and Mt Rosea areas. Vehicle accessible off Stony Creek road, this camping areas has a drop toilet, elevated timber tent platforms, a group gathering area and a day use shelter available. Bookings apply.
Borough Huts Campground is set in a tranquil forested area adjacent to Fyans Creek. It is close to Halls Gap, The Wonderland Range and a starting point for walks to Lake Bellfield and Mt Rosea.
Stapylton Campground is one of the best places to stay when exploring the Northern Grampians. It is close to a great selection of day walks, Aboriginal rock shelters, world-class rock climbing, picnic areas and day visitor sites.
Mount William or Duwul is the highest peak in the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd). This trailhead provides access to the challenging Mount William walk where you can obtain 360 degree views of the mountains and surrounding pastoral lands reward walkers for their efforts.
Buandik Campground is located in the Western Grampians at the base of the Victoria Range. The campground is set amongst open woodland beside Cultivation Creek and is close to the start of walks to Billimina and Manja rock art shelters and Buandik Falls.
First Wannon Hiker Camp is a small clearing with limited space best positioned for small, single groups or individual walkers undertaking the remote overnight hike across the Major Mitchell Plateau.
Strachans Campground is located beside the headwaters of the Glenelg River at the site of a former timber mill. Strachans is perfectly situated to explore the Victoria Range and Victoria Valley, where there are opportunities for bushwalking, four wheel driving and rock climbing.
Located in the northern Grampians, just south of Roses Gap, Troopers Creek Campground is set amongst tall Eucalypts and heathy shrubland, providing impressive views of Mt Difficult.
Need to know
Grampians National Park
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Grampians Gariwerd Landscape - Aerial Deer Management Program Temporary Park ClosuresGrampians Gariwerd Landscape – Information UpdateParks Victoria will commence aerial and ground-based pest animal control operations across the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park during October 2023.Informed by scientific research, this program is aimed at controlling/reducing introduced Goat and Deer populations that are threatening the important natural and cultural values of the Greater Gariwerd Landscape. Qualified and experienced contractors will undertake aerial based control operations across the landscape where these animals are impacting vegetation and cultural values.Parks Victoria staff will continue to support these efforts with staged ground-based operations throughout the year, including at Black Range Scenic reserve.The first aerial operation is scheduled to commence Tuesday 10th October, and conclude Thursday 12th October 2023. A Fact sheet showing the operation areas is attached showing approximate dates and times of temporary closures, and a list of these closures is shown below.
All Parks Victoria’s conservation programs are thoroughly planned and implemented under strict protocols and oversight, ensuring that operations are safe, effective, humane and meet obligations of all relevant legislation, Codes of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures.For Further Information about this operation and temporary park closures please refer to the Deer Control Program Fact Sheet attached and Parks Victoria website, or call the Parks Victoria Information centre on 13 19 63.List of visitor sites and roads potentially impacted by temporary closures. Please note, the below times are best estimates and are subject to change. Parks Victoria will update the list of temporary closure times closer to the date.Day 1: Tuesday 10th October - Temporary closures may occur between 08:00 – 14:30pm(Bullawin Sector)Closed Visitor SitesFortress Walking TrackMt Thackeray Walking TrackHut Creek Walking TrackMt Thackeray and Fortress Overnight hiking campManja Art Shelter walking trackChimney Pots walking trackVictoria Range Rock climbing sitesClosed RoadsVictoria Range TrackGoat Track“Blind FirelineYanganaginj Njawai trackSites Remaining Open:Buandik Campground from Red rock roadBillimina shelterJadawadjali Falls walking trackStrachans CampgroundIngleton SpringsRed Rock RoadHarrops Track(Burrunj Black Range) SectorClosed Visitor SitesMount Byron Walking trackMudadgadjiin Picnic Area and Art shelter walkRock Escarpment Discovery walkWildman CaveClosed RoadsMuirfoot track (MVO)Black Range Road between Rees and Rocklands-Cherrypool RdSites Remaining Open:Rockland Cherrypool RoadRees RdDay 1: Tuesday 10th October - Temporary Closures may occur between 15:00 – 17:00pm(Boroka Sector)Closed Visitor SitesGrampians Peaks Trail from Mt Difficult road south Crossing to Halls GapBoroka Lookout Walking trackBullaces Glen walking trackChatauqua Peak Loop walking trackClematis Falls Walking TrackClosed RoadsMt Difficult Road - Gravel Section OnlySites Remaining Open:Boroka Lookout – from Mt Victory Road onlyDay 2: Wednesday 11th October - Temporary closures may occur between 08:30 – 14:30(Glenelg River Sectors)Closed Visitor SitesRed Gum WalkClosed RoadsMair Track (Seasonal)Henham Shortcut TrackChannel track(Moora Moora Sector)Closed Visitor SitesTower HillMoora Moora Outlet/Dam WallClosed RoadsSerra Henham Link TrackHenham TrackMoora Moora Track (Seasonal)Outlet TrackRosea Track (Seasonal)Remaining OpenPaddy’s CastleBoreang CampgroundBundaleer and Mt Rosea Rockclimbing areasGlenelg River Road(Wartook Sector) - Temporary Closures may occur between 15:00 -17:00Closed Visitor SitesGrampians Peaks Trail from Mt Difficult Rd Crossing sth – Old Mt Difficult Loop intersection Grid Ref e629933 n5903971Long Point West Hike-in campgroundLong Point East Hike Hike-in campgroundWartook Lookout walking trackClosed RoadsWartook East Fireline (MVO)Mt Difficult Road – Gravel SectionOld Mill RoadRicky North track (MVO)Sites Remaining Open:Werdug Hike in Campground – movement to and from may be delayedBoroka LookoutThursday 12th October - Temporary Closures may occur between 08:30 – 10:30am(Briggs Sector)Closed Visitor SitesBeehive Falls Walking TrackGrampians Peaks Trail from Troopers Creek campground intersection to Gar Hike in campgroundBriggs Bluff walking trackMt Difficult Walking track – from Mt Difficult road /Carters track intersectionGar Waterfalls TrackLong Point West Hike in CampgroundClosed RoadsCarters-Longpoint track (MVO)Long Point Fireline (MVO)Sites Remaining Open:Gar Hike in CampgroundHeatherlie QuarryThursday 12th October - Temporary Closures may occur between 10:30 – 12:30(Boronia Sector)Closed Visitor SitesTunnel walking trackBoronia Peak walking trackClosed RoadsMt Cassell fireline (Seasonal)Terraces Fireline (MVO)* Grampians Peaks Trail return to Halls Gap sectionSites Remaining Open:Fyans Creek Loop walking trackDelleys Bridge walking trackTunnel visitor site eastLake Bellfield Track(Seven Dials Sector)Closed RoadsRedman Rd – between GPT/Redman road trailhead and East Park BoundarySeven Dials Track (MVO) *rock climbing areasSites Remaining Open:Grampians Peaks Trail(Wannon Sector)Closed RoadsAll internal seasonal and management vehicle only tracksLynches Crossing trackChilds LanePark Boundary tracks near gooseneck swamp and Brady Swamp
- During operations, some key visitor sites including the Grampians Peaks Trail and other walking tracks may be temporarily closed (up to two hours) for visitor safety. See list below.
- Park closures will be clearly signposted and managed by staff
- Visitors are asked to refrain from entering closed areas, staying on designated walking tracks or modifying their plans to visit outside of the hours of operation.
- Visitors may be able to see helicopters flying at low levels and hear gunshots
Attachments: Grampians Deer Management Fact Sheet_final (1,792KB)
Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)
Grand Canyon (south-eastern exit) closed until further noticeThe steel staircase at the south-eastern exit of the canyon is closed due to an engineering issue. The Grand Canyon remains partially open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark. The Pinnacle walk remains open via the Canyon bypass walking track The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works and upgrades. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Grampians National Park
Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Roads Update 03.10.2023The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works and upgrades. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.Road Closures
Mitchell Road, Mt William Picnic Ground Track are closed.Partial Road Closures
Mafeking Road from Emmet Road intersection to Mt William Picnic Ground Road.Pohlner Road from North Link Track to Winfields Road.Grampians Peaks Trail - Access Closures
Road access (Griffin Track) to the Griffin Trailhead for the Grampians Peaks Trail is currently closed to vehicles due to poor road condition. Walkers can access the GPT on foot via the Griffin Track from the Grampians Tourist Road.Redman Road Trailhead carpark is currently closed. The nearest site for parking is at Borough Huts Campground.
Seasonal road closures apply to areas within and tracks bordering this park from 15 June 2023. See MapshareVic for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more informationPlease see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the bottom of this page.
Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Report 03.10.2023 (180KB)
Grampians Peaks Trail - Helicopter Air-Lift Operations - Thursday 5/10/2023 & Friday 6/10/2023Helicopter Air-Lift Operations are scheduled along Grampians Peaks Trail from Thursday 5th- Friday 6th October 2023 at Gar, Werdug, Barri Yalug, Duwul, Yarram, Mud-Dadjug Hike-in campgrounds.Temporary walking track and road closures (of up to half an hour) may be required as staff work to remove toilet pods and transfer trail surfacing materials into and out of Hike-in Campgrounds.Signage will be installed at Trailheads and staff will be on ground to assist with any closures. Please follow advice of signage and remain clear of closed areas during operations.Temporary closures will be in place at:· Gar, Werdug, Barri Yalug, Duwul, Yarram and Mud-Dadjug hike-in campgrounds· Walking tracks and Management Vehicle Only tracks north and south of hike-in campgrounds.· Gar, Wartook, Brambuk, Mt William and Piccaninny Helicopter Landing Sites· Piccaninny East Carpark· Fyans Creek Loop Track southern end (includes the bridge crossing near Brambuk and eastern side of the open area)· Apiary (Bee) Site 20m east off Grampians Road (approx. 4.5km south of Jimmy Creek Campground)This operation will only take place under favourable weather conditions. Should the operation be suspended, the works will re-commence when conditions are deemed favourable.For further information, please visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
Kalymna Campground (Grampians National Park)
Kalymna CampgroundKalymna Campground is closed due to flood damage on the access road.
Silverband Falls Walk (Grampians National Park)
Silverband Falls Walking Track - Temporary Walking Grade changeSilverband Falls walking track has recently reopened after flood damage in Spring 2022. Please note that the track has temporarily changed from a walking Grade 2 to Grade 3 in difficulty which impacts accessibility. Grade 3 includes short steep sections, rough surface areas, and occasional steps. The change is temporary, and Silverband Falls track will be returned to a Grade 2 track via future flood recovery works.
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