Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground

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Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground sits in the surrounds of native bushland, adjacent to the gentle-flowing Wannon River. Set up your caravan or pitch a tent as friendly kangaroos watch on and get ready to explore the best of the Grampians.
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Located halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, Jimmy Creek Campground is perfect for exploring the southern and eastern Grampians.

Follow the Teddy Bear Gap Loop Walk from camp and meander through tall manna gum and black wattle forest before reaching a rocky outcrop with views over the Serra Range. At dusk and dawn, enjoy the company of kangaroos and wallabies as they visit Jimmy Creek Campground at dusk and dawn to feed.

Jimmy Creek Campground contains 13 campsites suitable for tent-based camping, 4 drive-in sites suitable for caravans and campervans, and 4 drive-in sites suitable for camper-trailers, caravans and campervans. Each site at Jimmy Creek Campground accommodates a maximum of 6 people and all campsites are unpowered.

The campground is 2WD accessible and amenities include shared pit-toilets and a cold water shower. There are shared fireplaces with barbecue hot plates and communal picnic tables throughout the campground. Bring your own firewood with you — firewood collection in the park is prohibited.

Things to do

 
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,
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.

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.

How to get there

Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground is located halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, along Grampians Road. The easiest way to access Jimmy Creek Campground from Melbourne is by following the Western Freeway from Melbourne to Ararat. At Ararat, turn onto the Pyrenees Highway and follow signs towards the Grampians National Park.

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Need to know

Jimmy Creek Campground

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2022

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Mt Victory Road closure from October 3, 2022

    Grampians National Park Update
     
    Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) are closing a section of Mt Victory Road in the Grampians National Park for up to three weeks from 3rd October 2022 for major works. 

    Mt Victory Road closure from October 3, 2022
    • Mt Victory Road will temporarily close between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road intersections during rock removal and earthwork activities.
    • All vehicles will be detoured via the Western Highway.
    • Access to Boroka and Reeds Lookouts, Mackenzie Falls and Lake Wartook is from the Northern end of the Grampians. 
    • If visitors do choose to detour this closure using unsealed roads within the park, please note that these roads are very slippery and rough due to on-going wet weather.  Parks Victoria recommends 4WD vehicles on unsealed roads during the closure.
    • Access to Wonderland Carpark will be available from Halls Gap, however this carpark will be extremely busy with limited parking. Parks Victoria recommends that caravans and large buses should not enter this area due to limited parking and turning space
    • For further information on walking in the Grampians National Park or how to access other areas in the park during these works, please call into Brambuk the National Park Centre in Halls Gap or a local Visitor Information Centre.
    Once earthworks are complete, Mt Victory Road will reopen to one lane as crews continue work. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide vehicles through the site in both directions. Delays are expected. The realignment works are expected to be completed by mid-December 2022. Please plan ahead when travelling and visit Regional Roads Victoria website for further project information.
     
    For ongoing updates about these changes, please visit the Regional Roads Victoria page  https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/grp_resurface_fye22/mt-victory-road-halls-gap

    Attachments: Mt Victory Road Detour Mapping_Digital (1,842KB)

    Glenelg river road closure

    Glenelg river road is closed between Serra road and Lodge road due to water damage and water crossing the road. 

    Grampians Peaks Trail impacted due to minor flood levels

    Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. Visitors walking the Grampians Peaks trail need to be aware of higher water levels at creek and river crossings. Areas may be impacted by flood water. 

    Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963.
     

    Mackenzie Falls partial closure due to Minor Flood Impacts – Grampians National Park

    Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. The Mackenzie Falls site from Cranages Lookout is closed. Visitors cannot access the base of the falls. Broken Falls and Bluff lookout are open. Visitors are asked to not enter closed areas and adhere to signage for safety.

    Fish Falls Closure – access to Mackenzie Falls and Fish Falls from Zumsteins picnic ground is closed due to heavy rain impacting site. Visitors are asked to not enter closed areas and adhere to signage for safety.

    Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963. 

    Track closures due to Minor Floor Impacts – Grampians National Park

    Track closures due to Minor Floor Impacts in the Grampians National Park 
    -         Philip Island Track
    -          Northern section of Glenelg River Road from Mt Victory Road through to Rose Creek Road
    -          Lodge Road at Rose Creek Road into Boreang Campground. Lodge road is accessible for 4wd only from Rose Creek road through to Glenisla Crossing. 

  • Grampians National Park

    Mt Victory Road will temporarily close between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road intersections from Monday October 10 2022

     Mt Victory Road will temporarily close between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road intersections during rock removal and earthwork activities from Monday October 10 2022

    The Department of Transport is managing a construction project to realign a section of Mount Victory Road impacted by a landslip.
    Mount Victory Road is currently open with single-lane access, as the site is prepared.

    For the safety of the community and works on the site, a section of Mount Victory Road, between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road, will be temporarily closed from Monday 10 October, while rock excavation is undertaken. All vehicles will be detoured via the Western Highway.

    Following the completion of the excavation works, single-lane access on Mount Victory Road will be opened for the remainder of works, which are scheduled to be completed in mid-December 2022. All vehicles will be detoured via the Western Highway.

    Access to Boroka and Reeds Lookouts, Mackenzie Falls and Lake Wartook is from the Northern end of the Grampians.
    If visitors do choose to detour this closure using unsealed roads within the park, please note that these roads are very slippery and rough due to on-going wet weather.  Parks Victoria recommends 4WD vehicles on unsealed roads during the closure.
    Access to Wonderland Carpark will be available from Halls Gap, however this carpark will be extremely busy with limited parking. Parks Victoria recommends that caravans and large buses should not enter this area due to limited parking and turning space
    For further information on walking in the Grampians National Park or how to access other areas in the park during these works, please call into Brambuk the National Park Centre in Halls Gap or a local Visitor Information Centre.
    Once earthworks are complete, Mt Victory Road will reopen to one lane as crews continue work. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide vehicles through the site in both directions. Delays are expected. The realignment works are expected to be completed by mid-December 2022. Please plan ahead when travelling and visit Regional Roads Victoria website for further project information.
     
    For ongoing updates about these changes, please visit the Regional Roads Victoria page  https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/grp_resurface_fye22/mt-victory-road-halls-gap

    Attachments: Mt Victory Road Detour Mapping_Digital (1,842KB)

  • Boreang Campground (Grampians National Park)

    Boreang Campground Closed Due to Minor Flood Impacts – Grampians National Park

    Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. Access into Boreang campground via Glenelg River Road and Rose Creek Road is closed. Visitors cannot access Boreang campground.

    Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963. 

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A tent and fireplace at Boreang Campground in the Grampians National Park

Boreang Campground

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A father kicks a football with his young son infront of a trailer camper.

Budj Bim Campground

Budj Bim Campground is nestled among forested rocky hollows and ridges formed by lava flows from an ancient volcanic eruption. Camp within walking distance of Lake Surprise, a crater lake with several short walks exploring the ancient and fascinating volcanic landscape of Budj Bim. Resident koalas and kangaroos are easily seen.
Two Grandparents and a mother sit by the camp fire while a young child plays in the background.

Cooks Mill Camping Area

The camping area is located at the start of Lowerson Track off Little River Road just before it crosses the river. This shady campground is located among tall trees on the banks of Little River.
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