Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

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Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

This walk is one of the Grampians' best kept secrets. From Zumsteins picnic area, take the strenuous 7km return walk that winds its way along the most picturesque rivers in the region. Walk through eucalypt forest, past the terraced cascades of Fish Falls and on to the base of the thunderous MacKenzie Falls.

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Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

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Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface

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.

Grand Canyon Walking Track Partly 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.

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.

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 

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.

Silverband Falls Walking track closed

Silverband Falls Walking track is closed due to damage on a pedestrian bridge. 

Mitchell Road Closed (Grampians National Park)

Storm damage to causeway. Mitchell Road closed.  Access to Kalymna Falls Campground and walk is via Picnic Ground Rd only.  

Silverband Falls Walk CLOSED

Due to bridge infrastructure damage Silverband Walking track is closed until further notice. 

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. 

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.

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