Mount Stapylton Loop Walk

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Mount Stapylton Walk

Grampians National Park

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.
Begin this scenic Grampians walk at Stapylton Campground and meander through bushland as you make a gradual climb toward the rugged landscape of Mt Stapylton.

Tackle a scramble up the steep slope of Flat Rock, where you can take a break on the rocky slab and enjoy views of a spectacular natural ampitheatre. The walk to the top of Flat Rock is great for energetic families. 

Continue past the impressive Taipan Wall and see if you can spot any avid rock climbers trying to conquer the sheer rockface. Keep your eyes peeled for the world's fastest bird–the peregrine falcon–in the cliffs. Look out over Mt Arapiles and its tiny neighbour, Mitre Rock. 

Experienced and fit hikers will enjoy the strenuous walk to the summit of Mt Stapylton. Not for the faint-hearted, the steep trek involves rock hopping and scrambling. When you reach the isolated rocky masses at the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Grampians National Park and surrounding plains. 

Climb down from the summit and continue the loop walk as it passes water-etched rock terraces and descends into dense scrub before returning to the campground. 

Things to do

 
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 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.

Brambuk The National Park and Culture Centre

Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap began with the building of the Brambuk Cultural Centre in 1989 to acknowledge, protect and share the cultures of the Jadawadjali and Djab Wurrung Peoples.

 

How to get there

Mount Stapylton Walk

The Mount Stapylton Loop Walk starts at Stapylton Campground. Use Western Highway and turn off at Wonwondah-Dadswells Bridge Road in Dadswells Bridge. Turn onto Winfields Road and then Olive Plantation Road. Follow the road until you reach the campground.

Need to know

Mount Stapylton Walk

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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