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Strachans Campground

Positioned on the site of a former timber mill, Strachans Campground is a small secluded spot to pitch a tent in the south-west corner of the Grampians. Wake to the sounds of native birds feeding on the nectar-rich trees and kangaroos grazing outside.
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Positioned on the site of a former timber mill, Strachans Campground (pronounced 'Strawns') is a small secluded spot to pitch a tent in the quiet and remote south-west corner of the Grampians. Camp among the gums (and an old hut) and wake to the sounds of native birds feeding on the nectar-rich trees and kangaroos grazing outside.

There are eight tent-based camping sites with adjacent vehicle parking. There are no caravan, campervan or camper trailer campsites at Strachans Campground. Sites are unpowered.

Strachans is ideally situated beside the headwaters of the Glenelg River to explore the Victoria Range and Victoria Valley, where there is fantastic four wheel driving, bushwalking and rock climbing.

Visit the nearby Chimney Pots, a set of unique rock formations that open up to panoramas of the Grampians’ rugged landscape. Or drive to Manja and Billimina rock art shelters where there are short walks to Aboriginal art.

Things to do

 
A mother and daughter kicks a football in front of dad and two younger children in front of tents at Buchan Caves Reserve.

Camping

Victoria’s parks have some great places to camp and there is something to suit all tastes. Choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents to remote locations with nothing but bush.
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,
Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Picnics

Head outdoors for lunch in the warmer months and enjoy a picnic in some of nature's most relaxing and inspiring settings.

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

Strachans Campground

16km east of the Henty Hwy on Glenelg River Road. The road is unsealed and suitable for two wheel drive vehicles.

Sites

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Camping & accommodation

 Positioned on the site of a former timber mill, Strachans Campground is a small secluded spot to pitch a tent in the south-west corner of the Grampians. 

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Need to know

Strachans 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.

  • Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Grand Canyon Walking Track Party 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.

  • First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Major Mitchell Plateau Partly Closed

    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 further notice.

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Grampians National Park

    European Wasps at Troopers Creek Campground

    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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Public access restrictions at Taipan Wall and Bundaleer

    Protection zones restricting public access have been put in place to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage at the areas known as Bundaleer and Taipan Wall. Further information is available in this information sheet (PDF).

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