See the beauty and power of MacKenzie Falls from a variety of lookouts and walks, which start at the carpark and cater to a range of abilities.
Things to do
MacKenzie Falls Walk
Embark on a steep walk to the base of MacKenzie Falls to see the waterfall up close and get a true sense of its power. Watch as water gracefully cascades down the sheer cliff face into the pretty pool below, creating a fine rainbow mist in the air.
It may seem inviting to take a dip, but swimming is not permitted at MacKenzie Falls due to many unseen dangers in the water.
The walk is 2km return and you'll need to trek down 260 narrow steps to reach the base of the falls, so be prepared for a difficult climb back to the top.
MacKenzie Falls Lookout Walk
Enjoy sweeping views of MacKenzie Falls and the MazKenzie River from Bluff Lookout. The 1.9km return walk is wheelchair friendly and meanders through stringybark forest. The lookout is the only spot where you can see multiple cascades of the river flowing through the gorge.
Broken Falls Walk
Admire beautiful views of the upper sections of MacKenzie Falls on the Broken Falls Walk. The 500m walk is wheelchair friendly and has only a slight track gradient. Broken Falls Lookout is one of the best places to see the impressive geological formations of the MacKenzie River Gorge.
MacKenzie River Walk
One of the Grampians' best kept secrets, the MacKenzie River Walk winds it way along the river through young eucalypt forest. Best tackled by fit walkers, the 7km return walk (Fish Falls 4km return) can require water crossings, rock hopping and rock scrambling.
Enjoy scenic views of tranquil waterholes, rocky escarpments and the terraced cascades of Fish Falls. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including the impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle circling above.
Finish the walk with a picnic or barbecue at Zumsteins Historic Area and discover the remnants of an historic settlement, including old buildings and a now-empty swimming pool.
How to get there
Need to know
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.
Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Temporary Relocation of Stony Creek Group Camping AreaDue to Grampians Peaks Trail upgrade works, Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Campground) has been temporarily relocated approximately 1.5 km to the east along Stony Creek Road.Toilets and signage have been moved to this location.This arrangement will remain in place until mid-2020.All campers are required to stay at the new location. Camping is not permitted without a permit.
Attachments: Stony Creek Group Camping Area Temporary Relocation Map (269KB)
First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Major Mitchell Plateau Partial ClosureThe Major Mitchell Plateau walking track is closed between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail Works. First Wannon Hiker Camp remains open as a return walk from Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. This closure will remain in place until mid-2020.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)
Grand Canyon Walking Track Partly ClosedThe Grand Canyon walking track is partly closed until further notice due to structural concerns with a staircase.The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark.Access to the Pinnacle from Wonderland Carpark remains open via the western track that bypasses the Grand Canyon.
Grampians National Park
Zumsteins Shortcut Track ClosedZumsteins Shortcut Track will be closed from the 1st of July 2020 for up to two weeks to allow for road maintenance.
European Wasps at Troopers Creek CampgroundSignificant European Wasp populations have been identified at Troopers Creek Campground. Treatment is currently occurring to control these populations. Please be mindful when in the area.
Park Access Update - 03/07/2020Download the latest Grampians National Park Access Update to find out what is closed or has restricted access in the park.
Attachments: Grampians Access Update 3rd July 2020 (189KB)
Road Report - 03/07/2020Download the latest Road Report to find out the condition of roads across the park.
Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 3rd July 2020 (107KB)
Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre (Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre Park, Grampians National Park)
Temporary Closure: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural CentreAs of the 1st of July 2020, Parks Victoria has temporarily taken on management of Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre.The centre will remain closed while Parks Victoria undertakes due diligence in assessing infrastructure, facilities and conducts essential works.Parks Victoria will be delivering essential park information and support services for visitors and licensed tour operators by phone, email and online, including campground bookings, school group activity statements and trip intention processes.Visitors seeking park information in person are asked to visit the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.Parks Victoria contact details during this period:Phone: 13 1963Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOnline campground bookings: www.parkstay.vic.gov.au