Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri) Walk (Grampians National Park)

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Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri) Walk (Grampians National Park)

Tackle the strenuous 7km return Mount Sturgeon Walk where striking views over the surrounding ranges, low-lying volcanic plains and Dunkeld await. Hike through open woodland scattered with Grampians Gum, weathered rocky outcrops and stunted vegetation as you near the summit.

How to get there

Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri) Walk (Grampians National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Mt Sturgeon (Wurgarri) Walk (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

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

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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Mt Victory Road closure from October 3, 2022

Grampians National Park Update
 
Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) are closing a section of Mt Victory Road in the Grampians National Park for up to three weeks from 3rd October 2022 for major works. 

Mt Victory Road closure from October 3, 2022
  • Mt Victory Road will temporarily close between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road intersections during rock removal and earthwork activities.
  • All vehicles will be detoured via the Western Highway.
  • Access to Boroka and Reeds Lookouts, Mackenzie Falls and Lake Wartook is from the Northern end of the Grampians. 
  • If visitors do choose to detour this closure using unsealed roads within the park, please note that these roads are very slippery and rough due to on-going wet weather.  Parks Victoria recommends 4WD vehicles on unsealed roads during the closure.
  • Access to Wonderland Carpark will be available from Halls Gap, however this carpark will be extremely busy with limited parking. Parks Victoria recommends that caravans and large buses should not enter this area due to limited parking and turning space
  • For further information on walking in the Grampians National Park or how to access other areas in the park during these works, please call into Brambuk the National Park Centre in Halls Gap or a local Visitor Information Centre.
Once earthworks are complete, Mt Victory Road will reopen to one lane as crews continue work. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide vehicles through the site in both directions. Delays are expected. The realignment works are expected to be completed by mid-December 2022. Please plan ahead when travelling and visit Regional Roads Victoria website for further project information.
 
For ongoing updates about these changes, please visit the Regional Roads Victoria page  https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/grp_resurface_fye22/mt-victory-road-halls-gap

Attachments: Mt Victory Road Detour Mapping_Digital (1,842KB)

Glenelg river road closure

Glenelg river road is closed between Serra road and Lodge road due to water damage and water crossing the road. 

Mt Victory Road will temporarily close between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road intersections from Monday October 10 2022

 Mt Victory Road will temporarily close between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road intersections during rock removal and earthwork activities from Monday October 10 2022

The Department of Transport is managing a construction project to realign a section of Mount Victory Road impacted by a landslip.
Mount Victory Road is currently open with single-lane access, as the site is prepared.

For the safety of the community and works on the site, a section of Mount Victory Road, between Wonderland Road and Silverband Road, will be temporarily closed from Monday 10 October, while rock excavation is undertaken. All vehicles will be detoured via the Western Highway.

Following the completion of the excavation works, single-lane access on Mount Victory Road will be opened for the remainder of works, which are scheduled to be completed in mid-December 2022. All vehicles will be detoured via the Western Highway.

Access to Boroka and Reeds Lookouts, Mackenzie Falls and Lake Wartook is from the Northern end of the Grampians.
If visitors do choose to detour this closure using unsealed roads within the park, please note that these roads are very slippery and rough due to on-going wet weather.  Parks Victoria recommends 4WD vehicles on unsealed roads during the closure.
Access to Wonderland Carpark will be available from Halls Gap, however this carpark will be extremely busy with limited parking. Parks Victoria recommends that caravans and large buses should not enter this area due to limited parking and turning space
For further information on walking in the Grampians National Park or how to access other areas in the park during these works, please call into Brambuk the National Park Centre in Halls Gap or a local Visitor Information Centre.
Once earthworks are complete, Mt Victory Road will reopen to one lane as crews continue work. Traffic management will be in place to safely guide vehicles through the site in both directions. Delays are expected. The realignment works are expected to be completed by mid-December 2022. Please plan ahead when travelling and visit Regional Roads Victoria website for further project information.
 
For ongoing updates about these changes, please visit the Regional Roads Victoria page  https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/grp_resurface_fye22/mt-victory-road-halls-gap

Attachments: Mt Victory Road Detour Mapping_Digital (1,842KB)

Grampians Peaks Trail impacted due to minor flood levels

Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. Visitors walking the Grampians Peaks trail need to be aware of higher water levels at creek and river crossings. Areas may be impacted by flood water. 

Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963.
 

Mackenzie Falls partial closure due to Minor Flood Impacts – Grampians National Park

Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. The Mackenzie Falls site from Cranages Lookout is closed. Visitors cannot access the base of the falls. Broken Falls and Bluff lookout are open. Visitors are asked to not enter closed areas and adhere to signage for safety.

Fish Falls Closure – access to Mackenzie Falls and Fish Falls from Zumsteins picnic ground is closed due to heavy rain impacting site. Visitors are asked to not enter closed areas and adhere to signage for safety.

Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963. 

Boreang Campground Closed Due to Minor Flood Impacts – Grampians National Park

Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. Access into Boreang campground via Glenelg River Road and Rose Creek Road is closed. Visitors cannot access Boreang campground.

Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963. 

Track closures due to Minor Floor Impacts – Grampians National Park

Track closures due to Minor Floor Impacts in the Grampians National Park 
-         Philip Island Track
-          Northern section of Glenelg River Road from Mt Victory Road through to Rose Creek Road
-          Lodge Road at Rose Creek Road into Boreang Campground. Lodge road is accessible for 4wd only from Rose Creek road through to Glenisla Crossing. 

Minor Flood Impacts – Grampians National Park

Recent heavy rains have caused minor flood impacts in areas of Grampians National Park. Parks Victoria staff are managing areas heavily impacted with closures and detours. Visitors are asked to adhere to road and trail closures for safety.

Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed due to damage. For Park information, visitors can contact 13 1963. 

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