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Northern Grampians

Grampians National Park

The northern Grampians National Park is home to rugged walking trails, Aboriginal rock art shelters and picturesque campgrounds. Hike to the top of sandstone peaks such as Mount Zero, Mount Stapylton and Hollow Mountain and stay overnight in this special place.
The northern Grampians National Park is dominated by the Mt Difficult Range, Mt Stapylton and Mt Zero. It includes easy walks to Aboriginal rock art shelters, more difficult day hikes to exposed mountain peaks and great canyons and hollow mountains to explore.

Picnic at Mount Zero Picnic Area before tackling the gentle ascent to Flat Rock. The more adventurous can continue on to Mt Stapylton. Flat Rock offers views of a natural amphitheatre featuring the stunning yellow and red streaked rock faces of Taipan Wall.

If you love waterfalls, then head to Roses Gap, where Beehive Falls is a fairly gentle walk ending at the beautiful cascade and quiet setting of pretty rock pools and lush ferns. As with most waterfalls in the Grampians, its better after rainfall. Go in spring and you'll see some amazing wildflowers too.

Hollow Mountain carpark is the start of another easy walk which takes you to the Aboriginal rock art shelter of Gulgurn Manja. Ponder the small hand prints on this rock art shelter wall while looking out over the surrounding Wimmera Plains.

The northern Grampians is also home to some harder walks where you will need to scramble and rock hop with steely nerves. The climb to the top of Hollow Mountain is an adventure. Once upon the mountain, you enter an eerie landscape of weird and wonderful wind-carved rock formations. The ascent to the summit of Mt Stapylton is also a memorable walk that will take your breath away.

With so much to do, it’s definitely worth staying the night, so bring your tent and camp at Stapylton Campground.

Things to do

 
The view of the Wimmera plains through Hollow Mountain in the Grampians National Park.

Hollow Mountain

Hollow Mountain carpark is the start of another easy walk which takes you to the Aboriginal rock art shelter of Gulgurn Manja. Ponder the small hand prints on this rock art shelter wall while looking out over the surrounding Wimmera Plains.
Two people stop for a picnic in front of Mount Zero in the Northern Grampians.

Mount Zero

The northern Grampians National Park is dominated by the Mountt Difficult Range, Mount Stapylton and Mount Zero. Picnic at Mount Zero Picnic Area before tackling the gentle ascent to Flat Rock.
A couple in their twenties camp at the Mt Stapylton Campground in the Grampians National Park.

Stapylton Campground

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, picnic areas and day visitor sites.
A father and young son prepare a fire in the communal fire pits at Troopers Creek Campground at the Grampians National Park

Troopers Creek Campground

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.

How to get there

Northern Grampians

Grampians National Park is located in Western Victoria, a three-hour (260km) drive from Melbourne and a five-hour (460km) drive from Adelaide. The northern Grampians is easily accessed from the villages of Halls Gap and Wartook and is a scenic day trip from the regional towns of Horsham, Stawell and Ararat. The entire park is a key destination on the internationally renowned Great Southern Touring Route, which includes the Great Ocean Road.

Need to know

Northern Grampians

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.

  • Grampians National Park

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion
     
    Significant Aboriginal cultural values have recently been rediscovered at the Mountain Lion designated rock-climbing and bouldering area.

    While Parks Victoria and Gariwerd Traditional Owners determine a longer-term management response, and out of respect for this significant cultural landscape, visitors are requested to not access this area.

    The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 protects Aboriginal cultural heritage and significant financial penalties apply for harm caused by individuals or corporate bodies.

    For more information please visit the FAQ Update at the Rock Climbing in Gariwerd link below.

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Closures Update - April 2, 2024

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by the Bellfield and Stapylton bushfires from 13th February 2024. There are temporary closures still in place in the vicinity of the fires. Visitors are asked to adhere to road and park closures as we work to assess and re-open these areas.

    Northern Grampians (Mt Stapylton Fire) Closures remaining April 2, 2024:

    Road/track closures east of Mt Zero Road:
    Golton track
    Crutes track/Crutes road
    No off-track walking within the burnt area  

    Mt William Range (Bellfield Fire) - Closures remaining April 2, 2024

    Tunnel Walking Track
    Mt Cassell Track
    Pomonal Fireline
    Birdrock Rd 
    No off-track walking within the burnt area  

    For further information about the closures, please visit Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre, or call (03) 8427 2258. For National Park Information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au, or for booking refunds email info@parks.vic.gov.au

    Please visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au for emergency updates, or free call 1800 226 226. Monitor the Emergency Vic app for alerts and warnings or listen to your local ABC radio stations for emergency broadcasts.

    Watchtower Designated Climbing Area – Access Trail – Minor Improvement Works

    The popular Watchtower designated climbing area located near Halls Gap in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is undergoing minor trail improvement works.
     
    The access trail to the Watchtower will be temporarily closed from Monday April 15 to Wednesday April 17, 2024. 

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Roads Update 12.04.2024

    The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works, upgrades, and recent fire impacts. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.

    Road Closures
    Mitchell Road is closed between Redman Road and Mt William Picnic Ground Road
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    Old Mill Road (from Smiths Mill Campground to Mt Difficult Road) and Rose Creek Road (from Mt Victory Road to Old Mill Road) will be closed for Planned Burn Prep from March 28 to April 15.

    Seasonal Closures
    Launders and Sanders Tracks are closed.

    Moora Moora Track is partially closed in the southern section, from Homestead Track intersection to Glenelg River Road.

    Grampians Peaks Trail – Trailhead Access
    Road access (Griffin Track) to the Griffin Trailhead for the Grampians Peaks Trail is open to 4WD vehicles only. Walkers can access the GPT on foot via the Griffin Track from the Grampians Tourist Road.
    Redman Road Trailhead carpark is closed. The nearest site for parking is at Borough Huts Campground.

    Please 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 - 12.04.2024 (275KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grampians Autumn Planned Burning Program to commence soon

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Update

    Autumn planned burn program to commence soon
     
    Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) will commence the Autumn Planned Burning Program in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and surrounding reserves as soon as conditions are suitable.
    These planned burns have been nominated and approved as part of the FFMVic three-year Joint Fuel Management Program for the Wimmera Fire District. Each burn has been designated to a year and season, though this may change depending on burn objectives and seasonal conditions. You can view the three-year plan at https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/bushfire-fuel-and-risk-management/joint-fuel-management-program
     
    ·      The map attached, outlines the burns programmed for this year. Detailing the exact date and time of ignition can be difficult and the final decision to proceed may only be made on the day of the burn - once resources, weather conditions and local fuel moisture levels are deemed suitable. Once a burn is scheduled for ignition, FFMVIC will send out regular notifications.

    ·      Some of the planned burns this Autumn may involve the temporary closure of visitor sites, roads and campgrounds within Grampians Gariwerd National Park and other reserves. This may include detours or closures of hike in campgrounds along the Grampians Peaks Trail, and other vehicle-based campgrounds.
    ·      Closures will be enforced for the duration of ignition and may remain in place for some days.  Visitor sites will re-open once the burn is declared safe.
    ·      We recommend that you seek information and stay informed about the status of the planned burns scheduled near you.
     
    Stay informed about this Autumns planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up:
    Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria to set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Sign up via Planned Burns Victoria at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns 
     
    Download: the VicEmergency App 
    Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings
     
    Call: the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service
     
    Email: For specialist advice about planned burns in the Wimmera District you can contact Horsham FFMVic Office at wimmera.fuelmanagement@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the office on (03) 8508 1222.
     
    For Information about park closures and campground bookings within Grampians National Park:
    Visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre – 277 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Ph 8427 2058
    or for bookings and cancellations advice contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au

    Attachments: Grampians Year 1 JFMP Map (17,972KB)

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