Dunkeld is the gateway to the southern Grampians and many visitors stay here. The town is close to three fantastic summit walks: Mount Abrupt, Mt Sturgeon and The Piccaninny.
Mt William, the highest point in the Grampians, is a short and scenic drive from Halls Gap - or a longer and even more scenic drive from Dunkeld.
If you’re an experienced walker you’ll enjoy the unique challenge of the southern Grampians' overnight hikes. Tackle the 40km Major Mitchell Plateau hike or the truly remote experience of the Fortress and Mt Thackeray hike.
The Grampians is a special place for nature lovers and the remote campgrounds that offer temporary accommodation to humans are also the permanent homes of native animals. You're pretty much guaranteed to see emus, kangaroos and wallabies if you stay the night. Encounters with wildlife and plants become even more pleasing against the spectacular mountain backdrops. .
Some of the most popular places in the Grampians are its waterfalls. In the southern region, Kalymna Falls and Burrong Falls are reached by fairly short walks and are spectacular after rain. Jadawadjali Falls is a pleasant stop on the way up to Billimina Shelter, a massive rock overhang with Aboriginal art.
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 and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap will help you get the most of your trip to these rock shelters. You will also find general information about visiting the park.
Things to do
First Wannon Hiker Camp
Jimmy Creek Campground
How to get there
When you're there
Download the Grampians National Park visitor guide or start your visit at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap. Here you will find the latest park information, maps and guidebooks.
The Grampians Road and Touring Map covers car touring and is an essential tool to help plan your route. There are two main drives in the southern Grampians. One loop starts in Halls Gap and takes in Mt William, Mirranatwa Gap, The Piccaninny and back to Halls Gap. Another, also starting in Halls Gap, includes some unsealed roads and takes in Paddy Castle, Billimina Shelter and Manja Shelter before returning to Halls Gap. The Grampians Iconic 4WD brochure details a popular easy-medium route.
Need to know
A Trailrider all-terrain wheelchair and Sherpa Volunteers are now available for park visitors with limited mobility to explore the natural beauty of Grampians National Park. The Grampians has two TrailRiders available for visitors and both of these chairs are fitted with electric motors to assist operators on steeper sections of track. Passengers must wear a helmet.
The TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair and Volunteer Sherpa service is free of charge however please book a week in advance. To book the TrailRider please contact Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre on (03) 8427 2058. To book a Volunteer Sherpa please contact the Volunteer Sherpa Coordinator on (03) 8427 3541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
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
Grampians Peaks Trail - Helicopter Air-Lift OperationsHelicopter Air-Lift Operations are scheduled along Grampians Peaks Trail at Barigar, Werdug, Barri Yalug and Mud-dadjug Hiker Camps, from Tuesday 30 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023Temporary walking track and road closures will be in place as staff work to remove toilet pods at Barigar, Werdug, Barri Yalug, Mud-dadjug Hiker Camps along the Grampians Peaks Trail. Please follow advice of signage and remain clear of closed areas. Staff will be on ground with hard closures while the operation is underway. This operation will only take place under favourable weather conditions.Temporary closures will be in place at:· Barigar, Werdug, Barri Yalug, Mud-dadjug Hiker Camps· Walking tracks and Management Vehicle tracks north and south of hike in campgrounds· Wartook, Werdug, Roses Gap, Mt William and Piccaninny Helipads· Piccaninny East CarparkFor further information, please visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Updates 26.05.2023Red Rock Road and Mitchell Road are closed until further notice.The following road and track closures are in place for roadworks until 2/6/2023.Syphon RoadRoses Creek RoadZumsteins Short CutLodge RoadWallaby Rocks TrackPhillip Island TrackRedman Road is closed for roadworks from Wednesday 31/5/2023 until further noticeSeasonal Road ClosuresSeasonal road closures are in place due to flood damage. They have been in place since November 2022. Seasonal roads will gradually reopen after repair works and final assessments are completed.
Please see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the end of this notice.
Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) NP Road Report 26.05.2023 (191KB)