Manja Shelter Trailhead (Grampians National Park)


Manja Shelter Trailhead (Grampians National Park)

How to get there

Manja Shelter Trailhead (Grampians National Park)



Need to know

Manja Shelter Trailhead (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed



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.

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)

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 - 6 June 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

Road Closures
Redman Rd – Closed for resurfacing work Fri 7 June and Tues 11 June - Fri 14 June 2024.

Mt Difficult Fireline (MVO/4WD) – Mt Victory Rd – Mt Zero Rd. Closed for resurfacing work.
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 - 06.06.2024 (257KB)

Pest animal control program in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park – deer and feral goats.

Aerial shooting program 17-21 June, 2024.
An ongoing conservation program in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will be supported this month by an aerial control operation targeting deer and feral goats.
Weather permitting, an aerial shooting operation will be undertaken on weekdays between Monday 17 June – Friday 21 June 2024 to target these pest animals in parts of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and Black Range State Park (see attached fact sheet with map).
During operations, parts of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will be temporarily closed or restricted while shooting activities are underway (see fact sheet for map and program details).
To ensure visitor safety, warning signs will be placed at closures and major road access points to the control area.  Visitors are encouraged to follow all instructions on permanent and temporary signage.
Informed by scientific research, this program is aimed at controlling/reducing introduced deer and feral goat populations that are threatening the important natural and cultural values of the Greater Gariwerd Landscape.
This program is funded through the Victorian Government’s Protecting Biodiversity Program.
For further information please contact 13 1963.

Attachments: Notification - Fact sheet - Grampians Deer Control 2024 (668KB)

Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park – Grand Canyon Staircase Installation

Pending suitable weather conditions, Parks Victoria has scheduled helicopter operations in the Wonderland Range (Grand Canyon) area between Monday 17 June and Thursday 20 June 2024.
·        A partial car park closure will be in place at Wonderland car park from Monday 17 June - Friday 21 June 2024:

Monday 17 June – Tuesday 18 June - The Pinnacle Lookout walk will be accessible from Wonderland car park.
Wednesday 19 June – Friday 21 June - The Pinnacle Lookout walk will ONLY be accessible from Sundial car park or Mackeys Peak.
Key walking track closure information: Wednesday 19 June 
·        Full track closures will be in place along the Wonderland Loop walking track (Between Venus Baths, Wonderland Car Park and the Pinnacle) from 08:30am Wednesday 19 June.  
·        All walking tracks in the vicinity of Wonderland car park will be closed including Grand Canyon, Pinnacle Lookout, Turret Falls and Splitters Falls
·        Access to the Pinnacle lookout is available via Sundial Car park, or Mackeys Peak. The Wonderland Forest Loop remains open as an alternative return loop back to Sundial car park.
·        A detour for Grampians Peaks Trail will be in place via Mackeys Peak - Pinnacle walking track (starting at the rear of the Halls Gap Caravan Park)