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 climb from Wonderland Carpark.
Two Eastern Grey Kangaroos stare straight down the camera lens.

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.
A group of three friends walk through the rocky ravines of the Northern Grampians.

Grampians Peaks Trail

The Grampians Peaks Trail is one of the Walk Victoria’s Icons long distance trails. The first section is now complete and offers a 36km, three day/two night circuit walk departing from Halls Gap.

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.

  • Mount Difficult Summit Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Mt Difficult Closures - Grampians Peaks Trail Air Operations

    Until August 31st 2021, official walking track closures will be in place in the Mt Difficult Range to accommodate for aircraft operations and on ground construction of the Grampians Peaks Trail. 

    To ensure visitor safety, there will be no access beyond Briggs Bluff to Mt Difficult summit and into the Mt Difficult road area via Longpoint East and West firelines. The Mt Difficult overnight walk is closed. 

    On the day of aircraft operations, walking tracks to Beehive Falls, lower water falls of Gar and Briggs Bluff will close temporarily. There will also be road closures on Roses Gap Road. 

    There will also be airlift operations in the Mt William area and Dunkeld/Mt Abrupt areas.

    Notifications will be placed closer to the date of operations. 

    For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Ph 8427 2058, or the Parks Victoria Information line 13 19 63


    Attachments: Track Closures - Mt Difficult Air Ops July15_ (835KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2021

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

  • Grampians National Park

    Grampians National Park Access Update 9th July 2021

    Latest Park closures and access updates. For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre prior to traveling to the park. 

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 9th JULY 2021 (243KB)

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