Stapylton Campground

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Stapylton Campground

Wake to views over Mount Stapylton and Mount Zero before exploring the best of the northern Grampians. Enjoy fantastic views over the rugged northern ranges, discover Aboriginal rock shelters and tackle memorable and beautiful walks.
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The remote and rugged northern Grampians is a quiet alternative to popular Halls Gap. The wide, open spaces of Stapylton Campground offer everything you need for a comfortable stay, and is a favourite grazing spot of the local mob of kangaroos.

The campground features shared fireplaces and picnic tables. There are pit toilets and untreated tank-water is available, however you should bring drinking water with you.

Individual campgrounds need to be booked online in advance and you need to bring your own firewood.

Leading off from the campground, the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk is a great introduction to the iconic landscapes of the Grampians. Meander through dense scrub, dip into forested gullies and scramble over sandstone steps to reach the unforgettable vistas to be had.

A shorter stroll out to the Ngamadjidj Shelter provides a unique insight into the rich Aboriginal history of the region. Tee up your walk with a visit to Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap to learn about the six seasons of Gariwerd, try your hand at traditional painting methods or treat your taste buds to some bush tucker in the cafe.

Things to do

 
Four friends looking up at the surrounding scenery during their hike at Mount Stapylton

Mount Stapylton Loop Walk

Hike through open forest and scramble over rocky outcrops on the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk. The adventurous walk will test your endurance as it dips into forested gullies and navigates the steep slope of Flat Rock.
Two people stop for a picnic in front of Mount Zero in the Northern Grampians.

Mount Zero

The northern Grampians National Park is dominated by the Mountt Difficult Range, Mount Stapylton and Mount Zero. Picnic at Mount Zero Picnic Area before tackling the gentle ascent to Flat Rock.

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

Stapylton Campground

Mount Stapylton Campground is just over 3-hours drive from Melbourne. Follow the Western Highway to Dadswell Bridge. After approximately 5-kilometres turn onto Wonwondah-Dadswell Bridge Road and head west until you reach Olive Plantation Road. Turn here and follow the road until you reach Stapylton Campground.

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Need to know

Stapylton 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.

  • Grampians National Park

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Roads Update 15.07.2024

    The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works, upgrades, and recent fire impacts. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted

    Road Closures
    Mitchell Rd between Redman Rd and Mt William Picnic Ground Rd.

    Partial closure of Pohlners Road from Coppermine Track to Roses Gap Road for road grading works.

    Seasonal Closures
    Seasonal Road Closures are now in place until Thursday 31 October 2024 with signage and gate closures in place.

    Seasonal road closures are necessary to maintain water quality, protect public safety and prevent erosion during the wetter months, making them vulnerable to damage.

    Grampians Peaks Trail – Trailhead Access
    Road access (Griffin Track) to the Griffin Trailhead for the Grampians Peaks Trail is open to 4WD vehicles only. Walkers can access the GPT on foot via the Griffin Track from the Grampians Tourist Road.

    Please see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the bottom of this page.

    Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Road Report - 15.07.2024 (262KB)

    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 Rock Climbing in Gariwerd link below.

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Ground Pest Control Operation (16 July & 18 July 2024)

    Parks Victoria is conducting a conservation program to improve the health of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park through the Victorian Government’s Protecting Biodiversity Program. The Program aims to reduce deer and feral goat populations.

    Weather permitting, a contracted night time ground shooting operation will be undertaken on 16 July and 18 July 2024, on the eastern side of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Please see the link below for the operations area map.

    Informed by scientific research, this program is aimed at controlling/reducing introduced deer and goat populations that are threatening the important natural and cultural values of the Greater Gariwerd Landscape. For more information refer to the link below. 

    Attachments: Deer and Goat Control Program 2024 (663KB)

  • Grand Canyon Loop Walk

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Update – Grand Canyon Loop Walk - Staircase Installation


    The Grand Canyon Loop Walk remains closed while the staircase installation is completed.

    The Grand Canyon Staircase was identified as an asset which required replacement due to compliance and safety considerations and will be replaced via the Asset Regeneration Program. This is a $24.76 million investment by the Victorian Government to remove unsafe infrastructure and to repair or replace a range of assets across the Parks Victoria estate including boardwalks, bridges, lookouts, shelters and playgrounds.
    For further information contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap Phone 8427 2258.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grampians National Park – Planned Burns Program

    Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) have now completed the Autumn Planned Burns Program in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and surrounding reserves. Patrols and some road closure remain in place.
     
    Two additional planned burns have been scheduled for Winter (June/July 2024).
     
    These planned burns have been nominated and approved as part of the FFMVic three-year Joint Fuel Management Program for the Wimmera Fire District. Each burn has been designated to a year and season, though this may change depending on burn objectives and seasonal conditions. You can view the three-year plan at https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/bushfire-fuel-and-risk-management/joint-fuel-management-program
     
    The map attached, outlines the burns programmed for this year. Detailing the exact date and time of ignition can be difficult and the final decision to proceed may only be made on the day of the burn - once resources, weather conditions and local fuel moisture levels are deemed suitable. Once a burn is scheduled for ignition, FFMVIC will send out regular notifications.
     
    Some of the planned burns may involve the temporary closure of visitor sites, roads and campgrounds within Grampians Gariwerd National Park and other reserves. This may include detours or closures of hike in campgrounds along the Grampians Peaks Trail, and other vehicle-based campgrounds.
    ·      Closures will be enforced for the duration of ignition and may remain in place for some days.  Visitor sites will re-open once the burn is declared safe.
    ·      We recommend that you seek information and stay informed about the status of the planned burns scheduled near you.
     
    Stay informed about FFMVic’s planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up:
    Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria to set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Sign up via Planned Burns Victoria at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns 
     
    Download: the VicEmergency App 
    Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings
     
    Call: the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service
     
    Email: For specialist advice about planned burns in the Wimmera District you can contact Horsham FFMVic Office at wimmera.fuelmanagement@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the office on (03) 8508 1222.
     
    For Information about park closures and campground bookings within Grampians National Park:
     
    Visit: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre – 277 Grampians Road Halls Gap, Ph 8427 2058
    or for bookings and cancellations advice contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963 or email info@parks.vic.gov.au
     
     

    Attachments: Grampians Year 1 JFMP Map (17,972KB)

  • Silverband Falls Walk

    Silverband Falls Walking Track - Temporary Walking Grade change

    Silverband Falls walking track reopened after flood damage in Spring 2022. Please note that the track has temporarily changed from a walking Grade 2 to Grade 3 in difficulty which impacts accessibility. Grade 3 includes short steep sections, rough surface areas, and occasional steps. The change is temporary, and Silverband Falls track will be returned to a Grade 2 track via future flood recovery works.

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