MacKenzie Falls Walk (Grampians National Park)


MacKenzie Falls Walk (Grampians National Park)

If you enjoy a strenuous walk, take the steep walk to the base of MacKenzie Falls and feel the thunderous force of one of Victoria's largest and most majestic waterfalls. Watch as the water gracefully cascades over the cliff-face into the deep pool below, stirring a screen of fine rainbow mist into the air.

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MacKenzie Falls Walk (Grampians National Park)

Need to know

MacKenzie Falls Walk (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No bicycles
  • No camping
  • No vehicles
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming


  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Steep track
    • Unstable cliffs
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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 Gariwerd National Park Update 1.12.2022

Grampians Gariwerd National Park has been affected by heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the past month. Multiple roads and visitor sites are temporarily closed until floodwaters recede and sites can be assessed as safe. Visitor movement around the National Park is restricted due to road closures. Tree-fall may be an ongoing issue with wet soils and strong winds.
Major Road Closures (due to flood water or damaged crossings)

  • Mt Victory Road is open. For more information, visit and search ‘Mt Victory Road Halls Gap’, call 133 788 
-          Glenelg River Road is closed in sections
-          Lodge Road is closed
-          Rose creek road is closed
-          Multiple other roads and tracks in the north end of Victoria Valley
-          Mitchell Road – closed
-          Serra road – closed
-          Glenelg river road south – open
-          Mt Difficult road is open – 4WD only
**See latest road report for full road and track details at the bottom of this page

Key Visitor Sites impacted by walking track closure

  • Mackenzie Falls: Access to the Eastern Rock Shelf (across the steppingstones) at Mackenzie Falls is not open. Visitors can still access the walking track through to Fish Falls and Zumsteins
  • The Silverband Falls temporary closure is still in place due to flood damage. Visitors can access Clematis Falls and the Venus Baths loop as an alternative.
Current Campground closures due to closed roads
-          Boreang Campground is closed
-          Kalymna Campground is closed
Grampians Peaks Trail
Flash flooding has impacted many creek crossings, some are currently impassable, many have fast flowing water and deep channels. Some roads are temporarily closed surrounding the trail, so support services are not available in some areas. Weather conditions remain wet with strong winds.
Grampians Peaks Trail sites impacted by closures:

Temporary section closure of Grampians Peaks Trail – Base of Mt Sturgeon through to Dunkeld (Section S4) Recent heavy rains have caused flash flood impacts in areas of Grampians Gariwerd National Park. The section of Grampians Peaks Trail from the base of Mt Sturgeon through to Dunkeld is impassable. Hikers can still access Mt Sturgeon. Hikers are rerouted into Dunkeld from Emergency Marker GNP244, heading north to the Mt Sturgeon car park. Hikers will then walk south into Dunkeld on the eastern side of Victoria Valley Road. Signage has been installed to guide hikers. This is a temporary rerouting and will be reassessed when water levels drop.
Griffin Trail Head is Four-Wheel Drive access only 
For park information, visitors can contact 13 1963 or they can visit Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.

Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report 01.12.2022 (165KB)

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