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Mount William

Grampians National Park

Climb to the highest point in The Grampians, Mount William (Duwul), where stunted eucalyptus give way to 360-degree views of jagged mountain ranges and open plains. Make the trek just before sunset or sunrise and see the landscape saturated in beautiful colours.
Rising to 1167 metres in height, Mount William is the Grampians' tallest peak. You can drive almost all of the way to the top of the mountain, before parking your car and walking the rest of the way. It's a steep climb on a sealed road with fantastic views most of the way to the top. 

You'll notice the effect of altitude on the type of vegetation as you climb the mountain. Tall eucalyptus trees on the lower slopes give way first to dwarfed trees and then to low, windswept bushes and grasses.

Visit on a crisp winter's day and you may see snow covering the stunted vegetation of the sub-alpine landscape.

Things to do

 
A young man offers his hand to his walking partner at the summit of The Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park.

The Pinnacle walks

Choose from two different routes up to The Pinnacle lookout – an easy to medium walk from Sundial Carpark and a more challenging walk from Wonderland Carpark.
Two women unpack camping great from their ute at Jimmy Creek Campground at the Grampians National Park

Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground is located in an open forest adjacent to the upper Wannon River. This campground is halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, and is a great base for exploring both the Southern and Eastern Grampians.

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.
Two friends walk along the track south of Redmans Bluff with views of the Serra Range in the background on central section 3 of the GPT

Grampians Peaks Trail

The Grampians Peaks Trail (160km) is a world-class 13-day hiking experience from Mt Zero in the north, through Halls Gap and finishing at Dunkeld. It can also be completed in shorter sections.

How to get there

Mount William

Mount William is 30 minutes' drive from Halls Gap or an hour from Dunkeld. Take the Mount William Road turn off from Grampians Road C216. 

Need to know

Mount William

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 - 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
    .

    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)

    Temporary Closure Notification – Planned Burn – Victoria Range Rd

    FFMVIC have scheduled ignition for the following Planned Burn within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park 

    Victoria Range Road (GR-WIM-CAV-0009)

    Start Date: Monday 15 April 2024
    End Date: Monday 22 April 2024

    Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that the planned burn will be carried out tomorrow, weather and fuel moisture conditions permitting

    Burn Name: Victoria Range Road

    Temporary closures:
    Chimney Pots Car Park and Walking Track
    Strachans Campground
    Sawmill Track
    Victoria Range Road (from intersection of Victoria Range Tk)
    Victoria Range Track (MVO) (from intersection of Victoria Range Rd to Glenelg River Rd)

    Visitor access to remain open:
    Glenelg River Road (please adhere to signage)

     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns  Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 

    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings
     
    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    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
     
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke
     
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke



    Attachments: Flyer_GRAMPIANS NP_VICTORIA RANGE RD (427KB)

    Temporary Closure Notification – Planned Burn – Victoria Point

    Ignition of the Victoria Point (GR-WIM-CAV-0064) burn is scheduled for Sunday April 14, 2024 and is subject to favourable weather and fuel moisture conditions.  

    Start Date: Sunday 14 April 2024

    End Date: Sunday 21 April 2024

    Burn Name: Victoria Point
    Burn No: GRWIM-CAV-0064
     
    Temporary Closures:
    Geerak Track
     
    Visitor Access remaining open:
    Glenelg River Road (please adhere to signage)

    For more details see the attachment below.

    Stay informed about the Autumn planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns  Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 

    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings
     
    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    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: Flyer_GRAMPIANS NP_VICTORIA POINT (482KB)

    Temporary Closure Notification – Planned Burn – Oslers Track

    FFMVIC have scheduled ignition for the following Planned Burn within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park 

    Oslers Track (GR-WIM-HGP-0042)

    Start Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024
    End Date: Friday 19 April 2024
     
    Forest Fire Management Victoria advise that the planned burn will be carried out, weather and fuel moisture conditions permitting

    Burn Name: Oslers Track
    Burn No: GR-WIM-HGP-0042
     
    Temporary closures:
    Mt Zero Rd (from Redgum Lease Tk to Heatherlie Tk)
    Pines Rd (from Fyans Creek Rd to Mt Zero Rd)
    Plantation Campground
    Oslers Track
    Oslers Track Bush Camps
     
    Visitor access to remain open:
    Red Gum Lease Bush Camps (3km north of Halls Gap)
    Heatherlie Quarry (from Roses Gap Rd only)
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns  Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 

    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings
     
    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    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
     
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke

    Attachments: Flyer_GRAMPIANS NP_OSLERS TRACK_closures (378KB)

    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 Friday April 19, 2024. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grampians Autumn Planned Burning Program

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Update


    The Autumn planned burn program has commenced.
     
    Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) have commenced the Autumn Planned Burning Program in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and surrounding reserves.
     
    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 (Gariwerd) Planned Burns 2024 Map (17,972KB)

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