Yarram-Wannon Multi-day Hike

time 3 days
distance 22.9km
type One way
Grade

Grade 4

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Yarram-Wannon Multi-day Hike

Grampians National Park

Grampians National Park is part of the Gariwerd Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Barengi Gadjin Land Council

 

Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation

Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Experience the serenity of nature on this secluded walk exploring previously untracked terrain on the southern reaches of the Mt William Range.

Itinerary highlights

This itinerary provides amazing views over the Serra Range, hikes through rocky knolls, waterways, wetlands and open grassland camping. C5-S2 sections on GPT topographic map. 

Climb and descend a succession of six knolls and saddles passing through ancient old growth forests and lower swampland plains with stands of native Oyster Bay Pines along the way. Take in views of farmland to the east and south-east reveal a myriad wetlands.

Continue hiking the ups and downs of the most southern ridgeline of the Mt William Range and settle in at Wannon Hike-in Campground for the night in a reclaimed farmland gully. Explore surrounding ridges for stunning sunset views.

Water safety

For your safety, having enough water along the Grampians Peaks Trail for hydration and cooking is so important. Our water information and availability page includes the locations (with latitude and longitude references) of serviced water tanks. All water tanks along the trail are untreated. So you need a safe way to treat water for drinking.

When planning this incredible hike, read the important Grampians Peaks Trail Plan and Prepare Guide.

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Day one: (C5) Jimmy Creek Campground to Yarram Hike-in Campground (7.3km)

From the campground cross the road and climb up onto the Mt William Range and follow the range to its most southern extent. Enjoy views along the eastern slopes of farmland, small waterways and wetlands. The track passes through a gully and high cliffs to camp in a high saddle at Yarram Hike-in Campground.

Day two: (S1) Yarram Hike-in Campground to Wannon Hike-in Campground (11.1km)

This day will take hikers down steeply to a gully and then onto the western edge of the range, with views of the jagged Serra Range. Continuing south uphill and then descend to cross Yarram Gap Road. From the trailhead traverse a succession of rocky knolls with views east, west and south across to Mt Abrupt to find your camp in an open, grass clearing at Wannon Hike-in Campground.

Day three: (S2) Wannon Hike-in Campground to Griffin Fireline / Traihead (5.6km)

The final day of this itinerary takes hikers through a heavily forested saddle and slowly descends into open woodland and then grassland, to meet the Wannon River. Cross the river and follow the boardwalk that winds through wildflower-rich open woodland to the Grampians Tourist Road and then onto Griffin Fireline Trailhead. 

Bookings and itinerary information

This 3-day hike connects with Yarram and Wannon 3-day hike to the north and continues south to the Djardi-djawara and Mud-dadjug 3-day hike. The trailhead for this itinerary is Jimmy Creek. Find out more about the central Grampians walks in the official map for Grampians Peaks Trail. All itineraries require a car shuffle from start to finish. If you only have one vehicle, please visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre for other pick-up or walk options.

Camping fees

This itinerary includes two nights at two different, dedicated campgrounds: first night at Yarram Hike-in Campground and second night at Wannon Hike-in Campground. These are booked as an all-inclusive itinerary - all you need to do is choose the date of your first night to book. We recommend booking your 3-day hike well in advance of your planned departure to ensure there is tent pad availability at each campground.

Once usual pricing commences, the 3-day itinerary cost is $100.80 for up to two people on a 3.5m x 3.5m standard tent pad.

These hike-in campgrounds are in very remote locations, you're not near a busy road or carpark, so you feel the reward of being deep inside the national park. They have been built with a good level of amenity that is well designed, sympathetic to the landscape and sustainable. As such, they are priced higher for the value they provide. The price for a standard tent pad for a 3-day/2-night hike is roughly $50 per night ($25 p/person if sharing) in camping fees for these unique, well-equipped hike-in campgrounds. These fees contribute towards the operation and maintenance of this unique hiking experience and helps to protect the environmental values of this heritage-listed national park.

Campground information

Campgrounds have a mix of 3.5m x 3.5m timber tent platforms and granite sand pads with steel chains that can be used to secure your tent. Additional guy rope may be needed for tent vestibules or tunnel style tents. Each campground has been individually designed the fit within the surrounding landscape. They feature an unpowered communal area for meal preparation, basic toilet facilities and water collection points

Patchy/poor mobile service between Yarram Hike-in Campground and Yarram Gap Road. Good service on the top of the range between Yarram Gap Road and Wannon Hike-in Campground. No service at Wannon Hike-in Campground. The use of fuel stoves in all hiker camps is permitted but open campfires are not allowed. Please take your rubbish with you on the entire journey and dispose of it when you get home.


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How to get there

Yarram-Wannon Multi-day Hike

Jimmy Creek Campground is located halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, along Grampians Road. From the campground cross the road to begin this 3-day hike.

From Horsham/Wimmera River Bridge (100kms, 1hour and 15mins): Drive south-east on the Western Highway (A8) for 44.7kms. Turn right and follow Mt Drummond Rd, Greenhole Rd and Fyans Creek Rd for 20.7km to Grampians Road (C216). Turn right and follow Grampians Tourist Road (C216) for 32.8km to reach Jimmy Creek Campground.

From Halls Gap (27.3km, 20minutes): Drive south-east on Grampians Tourist Road (C216) for 27.3kms.

From Melbourne (252km, 3 hours and 5mins): Drive west on the Western Highway (A8) to Ararat. At Ararat, turn onto the Pyrenees Highway and follow signs towards the Grampians National Park.

Need to know

Yarram-Wannon Multi-day Hike

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Update

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Update
     
    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by the Bellfield and Stapylton bushfires ignited by lightning on February 13th 2024.  Temporary closures remain in place in the vicinity of the fires. Visitors are asked to adhere to road and park closures as emergency services continue to work within these fire impacted areas.  
     
    Northern Grampians - Mt Stapylton Fire Area Road Closures:
    ·      Mount Zero Road between Roses Gap Road nth to Mt Zero and Pohlners Road
    ·      Olive Plantation Road (at park boundary)
    ·      Flat Rock Road
    ·      Pohlners Road
    ·      Link Track
    ·      Coppermine 4x4 track
    ·      Golton track
     
    All visitor sites north of Roses Gap Road are closed including:
    ·      Mount Zero Carpark/Trailhead and walks
    ·      Grampians Peaks Trail - (N1) Mt Zero to (N2) Barigar Hike In Campground
    ·      Hollow Mountain Carpark and walk, Gulgurn Manja art shelter, Summer Day Valley LTO rock-climbing area
    ·      Mount Stapylton area walks, Mt Stapylton Campground, Ngamadjidj Art Shelter
    ·      All rock-climbing areas around Hollow Mountain, Mt Stapylton and the Northern Mt Difficult Range (North of Roses Gap Road)
    ·      Golton Gorge Picnic Area
    ·      Coppermine 4X4 camp, Coppermine Group Camp
     
    Mt William Range - Halls Gap Closures - Bellfield Fire Area Closures  
    ·      Redman Road
    ·      Mitchell Road
    ·      Closures already in place due to flood damage – Kalymna Falls and Kaylmna Falls Campground, Mt William picnic ground road.  
    ·      Tunnel Road, Tunnel rd carpark and walking track
    ·      Pomonal Fireline (MVO)
    ·      Bellfield Track
    ·      Terraces Fireline (From Tandara Road to Tunnel Track)
     
    The following areas re-opened Friday 23.2.24
    ·      Boronia Peak walking track
    ·      Mount William and Major Mitchell Plateau
    ·      Grampians Peaks Trail - Duwul (C3) Durd Durd (C4)
    ·      Mount William Road
    ·      Mafeking Road
    ·      Mafeking Picnic Area
    ·      Emmet Road
    ·      Mount Difficult Road from Boroka Lookout to Lake Wartook
    ·      Mount Difficult (Gar) Visitor Area (Beehive Falls, Briggs Bluff, Mt Difficult, Waterfalls of Gar, Mt Difficult Overnight walk including Longpoint West)
    ·      Grampians Peaks Trail - Gar (N2) Werdug (N3)
    ·      Troopers Creek Campground
     
    Other areas re-opened previously:
    ·      Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre, Brambuk Wetlands Loop and Fyans Creek Loop, Venus Baths and Chatauqua Peak walks (Boronia Peak remains closed, as does Tunnel Walk)
    ·      Wonderland Range - Including Grampians Peaks Trail from Halls Gap to Barri Yalug 
    ·      Central Grampians between Halls Gap & Zumsteins along Mount Victory Road  
    ·      Heatherlie Quarry and Plantation Campground
    ·      Mount Rosea and Serra Range 
    ·      Victoria Range
    ·      Victoria Valley
    ·      Southern Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park from Jimmy Creek Road to Dunkeld, Including Grampians Peaks Trail between Jimmy Creek Rd to Dunkeld. 
     
    For further information about the closures, please visit Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre, or call (03) 8427 2258. For National Park Information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au, or for booking refunds email info@parks.vic.gov.au
     
    Please visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au for emergency updates, or free call 1800 226 226. Monitor the Emergency Vic app for alerts and warnings or listen to your local ABC radio stations for emergency broadcasts.

    Attachments: Grampians Gariwerd Park Closures (Stapylton and Bellfield Fires) 23.2.24 (731KB)

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