Grampians National Park

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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.

Explore the natural beauty of the Grampians from its world-famous hiking trails. Discover majestic waterfalls, dazzling spring wildflower displays and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Cross paths with kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. Heritage-listed for its Aboriginal heritage, animal and plant life, and stunning natural beauty, the Grampians National Park is one of Australia's most recognisable places. The best way to appreciate it is on one of its many world-class walks or hikes or by taking a scenic drive.

Traditionally known as Gariwerd, this region is home to the largest number of significant and ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings and shelters in southern Australia. A visit to Brambuk – The National Park & Cultural Centre will help you get the most of your trip to these rock shelters.

The Grampians draws walkers from around the world. Hike to the highest peak within the Grampians, Mount William, or explore the plethora of walks around Halls Gap and the Wonderland Range. Views from the Pinnacle are famous, but the steep walk should only be attempted by the fit. If you’re an experienced walker you’ll enjoy the unique challenge of the park’s overnight hikes. Choose from the iconic Grampians Peaks Trail, Major Mitchell Plateau or The Fortress and Mt Thackeray Overnight Hike.

There are more relaxing pursuits to enjoy in the Grampians, too. Go fishing, canoeing or kayaking at Lake Wartook, Lake Bellfield and Moora Moora Reservoir or one of the park’s many other streams and creeks.

A group climbs up through the mid-sections of Gar / Mount Difficult

Grampians Peaks Trail

The Grampians Peaks Trail (164km) is a world-class 13-day hiking experience from Mt Zero in the north, through Halls Gap and finishing at Dunkeld in the south. It can also be completed in shorter sections.

Aerial view overlooking a large water fall with green rugged bushland either side and viewing platforms.

MacKenzie Falls

MacKenzie Falls is the most iconic and spectacular waterfall in the Grampians. Watch the majestic waterfall from the lookout platform or tackle the steep track to the base of the falls. Make the most of your day trip in the Grampians National Park with a strenuous walk through the beautiful MacKenzie River Gorge to Zumsteins Historic Area.

A young man offers his hand to his walking partner at the summit of The Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park.

The Pinnacle walks

Choose from two different routes up to The Pinnacle lookout – an easy to medium walk from Sundial Carpark and a more challenging walk from Wonderland Carpark.

A couple enjoy a picnic by the MacKenzie river at Zumsteins Historic Area.

Zumsteins Historic Area

Zumsteins Picnic Area is located on the banks of the MacKenzie River and is the site of an historic settlement. It provides a great opportunity to relax in the natural setting of the Grampians, enjoy the wildlife, a barbecue and a short stroll.

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. Fit walkers can tackle the challenging trek to the summit of Mount Stapylton for sweeping views of the Grampians.

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

Boreang Campground

There are many locations for camping in the central region of the Grampians National Park including, Smiths Mill Campground, Borough Huts Campground, Boreang Campground and Jimmy Creek.

A couple of women enjoy a cup of tea at Jimmy Creek Campground at the Grampians National Park

Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground is located in an open forest adjacent to the upper Wannon River. This campground is halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, and is a great base for exploring both the Southern and Eastern Grampians.

A family of four enjoy afternoon tea at a picnic table at Smiths Mill Campground.

Smiths Mill Campground

Smiths Mill Campground is positioned within heath woodland at the site of an old sawmill. It is centrally located a kilometre from Mackenzie Falls, and only a short drive to Boroka Lookout, Reed Lookout and Zumsteins Picnic Area.

A picnic table in a clearing at Stony Creek Group Campground in the Grampians National Park

Stony Creek Campground

Stony Creek Group Campground is available for schools or groups of up to 16 people undertaking overnight walks such as the Grampians Peaks Trail in the Wonderland and Mt Rosea areas. Vehicle accessible off Stony Creek road, this camping areas has a drop toilet, elevated timber tent platforms, a group gathering area and a day use shelter available. Bookings apply.

A family camps at Borough Huts in the Grampians National Park

Borough Huts Campground

Borough Huts Campground is set in a tranquil forested area adjacent to Fyans Creek. It is close to Halls Gap, The Wonderland Range and a starting point for walks to Lake Bellfield and Mt Rosea.

A couple in their twenties camp at the Mt Stapylton Campground in the Grampians National Park.

Stapylton Campground

Stapylton Campground is one of the best places to stay when exploring the Northern Grampians. It is close to a great selection of day walks, Aboriginal rock shelters, world-class rock climbing, picnic areas and day visitor sites.

Mount William, Grampians National Park

Mount William

Mount William or Duwul is the highest peak in the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd). This trailhead provides access to the challenging Mount William walk where you can obtain 360 degree views of the mountains and surrounding pastoral lands reward walkers for their efforts.

A tent and hammock set up at Buandik Campround in the Grampians National Park

Buandik Campground

Buandik Campground is located in the Western Grampians at the base of the Victoria Range. The campground is set amongst open woodland beside Cultivation Creek and is close to the start of walks to Billimina and Manja rock art shelters and Buandik Falls.

Two women hike through the Grampians National Park.

First Wannon Hiker Camp-Major Mitchell Plateau

First Wannon Hiker Camp is a small clearing with limited space best positioned for small, single groups or individual walkers undertaking the remote overnight hike across the Major Mitchell Plateau.

A red tent, camp chairs and fireplace among tall eucalypts at Strachans Campground at Grampians National Park

Strachans Campground

Strachans Campground is located beside the headwaters of the Glenelg River at the site of a former timber mill. Strachans is perfectly situated to explore the Victoria Range and Victoria Valley, where there are opportunities for bushwalking, four wheel driving and rock climbing.

Mother and her young son finish off setting up their tent at Troopers Creek Campground at the Grampians National Park

Troopers Creek Campground

Located in the northern Grampians, just south of Roses Gap, Troopers Creek Campground is set amongst tall Eucalypts and heathy shrubland, providing impressive views of Mt Difficult.

Need to know

Grampians National Park

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 Sites

    Grampians Planned Burn advice - Re-openings for ANZAC Day and weekend

    FFMVIC has recently conducted 5 planned burns within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. 
    With a cool change passing through on Tuesday night (23rd April), ignition has now ceased and crews are now completing hazard assessments in preparation for the burn areas to re-open. 

    Planned burns will be patrolled over the coming weekend until officially declared safe. Under regulations, visitors are not permitted to enter burn areas that remain closed.
     
    Millstream Creek burn (3km East of Smiths Mill Campground, 20km West of Halls Gap)
    Smiths Mill Campground was recently closed to support planned burn operations. Ignition has now ceased and crews are now completing hazard assessments in preparation for the burn areas to re-open.
     
    With mild weather conditions forecast over the coming days, visitors may still see minimal fire activity and may be impacted by smoke. For advice on how this may impact your health, visit www.epa.vic.gov.au/smoke
     
    FFMVIC crews will continue patrolling the burn area east of the campground into the weekend.
     
    Partial Re-opening Wednesday April 24th 17:00hrs
    Boroka Lookout
    Lake Wartook Lookout
    Mt Difficult Road between Boroka Lookout and Lake Wartook
     
    Partial Reopening - Thursday April 25th 08:00hrs
    Smiths Mill Campground *Note - Vehicle access is available only via Mt Victory Road and Lake Wartook Road. Arrivals tonight to be supported by FFMVIC Crews
     
    Operational closures throughout the coming week:
    Old Mill Road (Between Smiths Mill and Boroka Lookout)
    Rose Creek Road (North between Mt Victory Road and Old Mill Road)
    Ricky Track (MVO)
     
    For any further information on the burn operations please contact Wimmera Fire District (03) 8508 1222
    For bookings or cancellations advice please contact Parks Victoria Information Centre Ph 13 1963
    For local park information and advice please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Phone 8427 2058