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.

  • Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Temporary Relocation of Stony Creek Group Camping Area

    Due to Grampians Peaks Trail upgrade works, Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Campground) has been temporarily relocated approximately 1.5 km to the east along Stony Creek Road.

    Toilets and signage have been moved to this location.

    This arrangement will remain in place until mid-2020.

    All campers are required to stay at the new location. Camping is not permitted without a permit. 

    Attachments: Stony Creek Group Camping Area Temporary Relocation Map (269KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    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. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • 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 Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail Works. First Wannon Hiker Camp remains open as a return walk from Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. This closure will remain in place until mid-2020.

  • Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Grand Canyon Walking Track Partly Closed

    The Grand Canyon walking track is partly closed until further notice due to structural concerns with a staircase.

    The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark.

    Access to the Pinnacle from Wonderland Carpark remains open via the western track that bypasses the Grand Canyon.

  • Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre (Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre Park, Grampians National Park)

    Temporary Closure: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre

    As of the 1st of July 2020, Parks Victoria has temporarily taken on management of Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre.

    The centre will remain closed while Parks Victoria undertakes due diligence in assessing infrastructure, facilities and conducts essential works. 

    Parks Victoria will be delivering essential park information and support services for visitors and licensed tour operators by phone, email and online, including campground bookings, school group activity statements and trip intention processes.

    Visitors seeking park information in person are asked to visit the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.

    Parks Victoria contact details during this period:
    Phone: 13 1963
    Online campground bookings: www.parkstay.vic.gov.au 

  • Grampians National Park

    Zumsteins Shortcut Track Closed

    Zumsteins Shortcut Track will be closed from the 1st of July 2020 for up to two weeks to allow for road maintenance.

    European Wasps at Troopers Creek Campground

    Significant European Wasp populations have been identified at Troopers Creek Campground. Treatment is currently occurring to control these populations. Please be mindful when in the area.

    Park Access Update - 03/07/2020

    Download the latest Grampians National Park Access Update to find out what is closed or has restricted access in the park.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 3rd July 2020 (189KB)

    Road Report - 03/07/2020

    Download the latest Road Report to find out the condition of roads across the park.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 3rd July 2020 (107KB)

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