Mount William

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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

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Update 24.1.2023

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by heavy rainfall and flash flooding during spring and early summer 2022. Multiple roads and some visitor sites are temporarily closed for assessment and repair works. The movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.
     
    Major Road closures

    Mt Victory Road is open.
    For more information, visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au and search ‘Mt Victory Road Halls Gap’, call 133 788. 
    Redman Road is now open. Further road works are taking place from Monday 23/1/23. Travel with caution.
    Lodge Road is partly closed (Syphon Rd to Asses Ears Road and Rose Creek Rd to Glenelg River Rd sections are closed).
    Multiple other roads and tracks in the north end of Victoria Valley.
    Mitchell Road is closed
    Mt Difficult Road is open (4WD only)

    **See latest road report for full road and track details at the bottom of this page. 
     
    Key Visitor Sites impacted by walking track closures

    Mackenzie Falls: Access to the Eastern Rock Shelf (across the stepping-stones) at Mackenzie Falls is not open. Visitors can still access the walking track through to Fish Falls and Zumsteins.
    The Silverband Falls temporary closure is still in place due to flood damage. Visitors can access Clematis Falls and the Venus Baths loop as alternative walks.
     
    Current Campground closures due to closed roads
     
    Kalymna Campground is closed

    Grampians Peaks Trail
     
    Grampians Peaks Trail sites impacted by closures


    Griffin Trail Head is Four-Wheel Drive access only 
     
    For park information, visitors can contact 13 1963 or visit the Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.

    Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Report 24.01.2023_V1 (183KB)

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