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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.
The view from inside a tent, looking out to the grassy landscape and cloudy sky.

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.

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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.

  • First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Major Mitchell Plateau Partial Closure

    The Major Mitchell Plateau walking track is closed between First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail construction works.
    First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area remains open and accessible from Mt William Carpark and Kalymna Campground as a return walk.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grand Canyon Staircase Closed

    The steel staircase at the south-eastern exit of the Grand Canyon is closed due to an engineering issue. The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark. The Pinnacle walk remains open via the canyon bypass walking track.

    Mt William and Barbican Rocks Air Operation

    On Friday the 22nd of January 2021 an air operation will be occurring in the Mt William and Barbican Rocks area of Grampians National Park to support Grampians Peaks Trail construction.
     
    To ensure the operation is undertaken safely the following closures and access changes will be in place for the day:
     
    Walking tracks closed:
    • Sheep Hills Carpark to Mt William Carpark
    • Mt William Carpark to Mt William summit
    • Mt William Summit to Boundary Gap
    Roads closed:
    • Mt William Road at Grampians Tourist Road
    Roads open with traffic management:
    • Redman Road
    Campgrounds closed:
    • First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area will be closed on both Thursday and Friday nights to ensure walkers are not in the area

    Mt Victory Road closure: 8th to 12th February 2021

    Mt Victory Road closed between Halls Gap and Reed Lookout: 8th to 12th of February 2021
     
    Due to roadworks from the 8th to the 12th of February 2021, Mt Victory Road will be closed to all traffic between Halls Gap and Reed Lookout.
     
    Access to visitor sites in and around the Central Grampians will be impacted during this period. Walking Tracks in the Wonderland Range will only be accessible from Halls Gap or Lake Bellfield Dam Wall.
     
    Visitor sites not accessible to vehicles:
    Wonderland Carpark
    Sundial Carpark
    Rosea Carpark

    Walking tracks only accessible by walking from Halls Gap:
    The Pinnacle
    The Grand Canyon
    Sundial Peak
    Lakeview Lookout
    Splitters Falls
    Turret Falls
     
    Visitor sites only accessible from the western side of the park (not accessible from Halls Gap):
    Zumsteins Picnic Area (via Northern Grampians Road)
    Mackenzie Falls (via Northern Grampians Road)
    Smiths Mill Campground (via Northern Grampians Road)
    Boroka Lookout (via Old Mill Road - unsealed, AWD recommended)
    Reed Lookout and the Balconies (via Northern Grampians Road)
    Boreang Campground (via Rose Creek Road)
    Stony Creek Group Camping Area (via Rose Creek Road and Glenelg River Road).
     
    Download the attached PDF map for alternative access routes to open sites in the Central Grampians from Halls Gap.
     
    For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, 2.5km south of Halls Gap, Ph: (03) 8427 2058.

    Attachments: Mt Victory Road Closure - Alt accces map (1,686KB)

  • Grampians National Park

    Mitchell Road Closed

    Mitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.

    Park Access Update - 6/01/21

    Download the latest Park Access Update for information on closures or access issues within Grampians National Park.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 6th Jan 2021 (171KB)

    Road Report - 07/01/2021

    Download the latest Grampians National Park Road Report to find out the condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 7 Jan 2021 (159KB)

  • Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Stony Creek Group Camping Area Relocated

    Stony Creek Group Camping Area has been relocated 500m west of Rosea Carpark on Stony Creek Road. Walkers should access this site by following Stony Creek Road from Rosea Carpark, rather than the link track from the Mt Rosea Walking Track.

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