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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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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.

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.
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

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

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.

  • Grampians National Park

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Bushfire Closures Update - April 26, 2024

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by the Bellfield and Stapylton bushfires from 13th February 2024. There are temporary closures still in place in the vicinity of the fires. Visitors are asked to adhere to road and park closures as we work to assess and re-open these areas.

    Northern Grampians (Mt Stapylton Fire) Closures remaining April 26, 2024:
    Road/track closures east of Mt Zero Road
    Golton track
    Crutes track/Crutes road
    No off-track walking within the burnt area  

    Mt William Range (Bellfield Fire) - Closures remaining April 26, 2024
    Tunnel Walking Track
    Mt Cassell Track
    Pomonal Fireline
    Birdrock Rd 
    No off-track walking within the burnt area  

    All other areas of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park previously closed due to the fires have been re-opened.

    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.

    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.

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Roads Update 17.05.2024

    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


    Planned Burn – Temporary Road Closures
    Cassidy Gap Rd from Cassidy Gap GPT Trailhead to Sierra Fireline (MVO)
    Geerack Track 
    Oslers Track between Red Gum Lease and Pines Rd


    Road Closures
    Mt Zero Rd (Pines Rd-Roses Gap Rd) is closed for bridge replacement works between Roses Gap Rd and north of Heatherlie Quarry from May 7 until the end of July 2024.   


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


    Seasonal Closures
    Launders and Sanders Tracks are closed.

    Moora Moora Track is partially closed in the southern section, from Homestead Track intersection to Glenelg River Road.


    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 - 17.05.2024 (280KB)

    Mt Zero Road Closure – Mud Hut Creek bridge replacement – 7th May to July 2024

    Mt Zero Road will be closed between Roses Gap Road and north of Heatherlie Quarry between 7th May and July 2024 while the Department of Environment Energy and Climate Action (DEECA) undertakes critical bridge replacement works approximately 100m south of Roses Gap Road.
     
    Visitors wishing to travel between Halls Gap, Roses Gap and the Northern Grampians area (Hollow Mountain, Mt Zero and Mt Stapylton) will need to follow a detour via Ledcourt and Lake Lonsdale areas. See attached map.

    Plantation Campground and Heatherlie Quarry are still accessible from Mt Zero Road south (Halls Gap) or Pines Road.

    For further information on national park access please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre phone 8427 2058 

    Attachments: Mud Hut Creek - Bridge Works 2024 (584KB)

    Run The Gap - Fun Run Event – Halls Gap and surrounds

    Run the Gap 2024 is a fun run event being held in Halls Gap and surrounding areas of the park on May 26th, 2024. It is organised by Run the Gap Victoria and is supporting local bushfire recovery fundraising efforts with a pledge of $20,000.

    The timing of the running program is outlined below.

    Sunday 26/5/2024

    7:30am – 21km run
    8:10am – 12km run
    8:30am - 6km run
    8:35am - 6km walk

    The Start/Finish for all runs is in Halls Gap at the assembly/ staging area located in the Halls Gap Village Parklands, opposite the Visitor Information Centre. The trail running courses will be held on a number of walking tracks, with several marshalled road crossings and event stations in place at several visitor sites.
    For more detail on the event visit: https://www.runthegap.com.au/

    If you are visiting the area on these dates and require more detailed information, visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre at 277 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap. Open 9am to 4pm, 7 days a week. Contact Brambuk at (03) 8427 2258 or brambuk@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Jimmy Creek - Planned Burn Update

    FFMVic have completed the following planned burn and are now monitoring the area.

    Jimmy Creek Road (GR-WIM-HG-0103)
    This burn is located, this burn is located in the south-east area of Grampians National Park, 8km E of Mirranatwa, 37km north of Dunkeld.
     
    The following visitor areas have now reopened, however, please adhere to “Don’t walk off the track” signage.

    • Grampians Peaks Trail (C5/S1) between Yarram Gap Rd and Jimmy Creek Rd
    • Yarram Hike-in campground
    • Yarram Park Rd
    • Jimmy Creek Rd
     
    Stay informed about this Autumns planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 


    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings


    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    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 (Gariwerd) National Park:
    Visit the Parks Victoria website: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park#change-of-conditions
     
    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



    Cassidy Gap - Planned Burn Update

    FMVIC have now completed the following Planned Burn within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. 
     
    Cassidy Gap (GR-WIM-CAV-00071)
    This burn is located 3km north of Dunkeld and includes section S3 of the Grampians Peaks Trail. 
     
    The following visitor areas are now reopened, however, please adhere to “Don’t walk off the track” signage.
    ·         Grampians Peaks Trail (Section S3) north and south bound hiking between Cassidy Gap Rd Trailhead, over Signal Peak to Dunkeld Reservoir Road.
    ·         Mud-Dadjug Hike-in Campground.
    ·         Mt Abrupt carpark
    ·         Signal Peak walking track
     
    The following roads remain closed, please follow directions, and do not enter:
    ·         Serra Range Fireline is closed at the intersection of Vic Valley Road and Cassidy Gap Road
    ·         Cassidy Gap Road from closed from its intersection with Serra Range Fireline to its intersection with Grampians Rd. 
     
    Stay informed about this Autumns planned burns schedule:
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings


    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    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 (Gariwerd) National Park:
    Visit the Parks Victoria website: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park#change-of-conditions
     
    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
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke
     
    You may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the burn. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke

    Millstream Creek - Planned Burn

    FFMVic have completed the following planned burn.

    Millstream Creek (GR-WIM-HGP-0081)
    This burn is located 6km west of Halls Gap.
     
    The following visitor areas have now reopened, however, please adhere to “Don’t walk off the track” signage.

    ·      Boroka Lookout
    ·      Reeds Lookout
    ·      Lake Wartook Lookout
    ·      Mackenzie Falls precinct
    ·      Boroka Walking Track
    ·      Lake Wartook 
    ·      Mackenzie River Walk (includes Fish Falls)
    ·      Smiths Mill Campground
     
    The following roads have now reopened:
    ·      Old Mill Rd
    ·      Rose Creek Rd (north between Mt Victory Rd and Old Mill Rd)
     
     
    Visit & Sign Up: Sign up to Planned Burns Victoria www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns Set up automated notifications about upcoming planned burns on public land near you. There is no charge to sign up to receive text messages. 
    Download: The Vic Emergency App. Set up a watch zone and choose to be notified about planned burns in the ‘alerts’ settings


    Call: The Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 and request an interpreter or assistance for hearing difficulties via the National Relay Service. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000
     
    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 (Gariwerd) National Park:
    Visit the Parks Victoria website: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park#change-of-conditions
     
    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

    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)

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