The Balconies Walk (Grampians National Park)

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The Balconies Walk (Grampians National Park)

Try this gentle walk to the Balconies. Suitable for walkers of all abilities to viewing platforms perched on the edge of overhanging cliffs. Look out over Victoria Valley and the Victoria Range. Misty mornings and sunsets make for optimal photos.

How to get there

The Balconies Walk (Grampians National Park)

Facilities

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Need to know

The Balconies Walk (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

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

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 Staircase Closed

The steel staircase at the south-eastern exit of the Grand Canyon is closed due to an engineering issue. The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark. The Pinnacle walk remains open via the canyon bypass walking track.

Mitchell Road Closed

Mitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.

Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track Partial Closure

The Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track is closed between Stockyard Track and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail works.

Walkers crossing the plateau must use Stockyard Track as the southern access route. Vehicles may be parked at Mafeking Picnic Area or the corner of Mafeking and Emmett Roads.

Walkers undertaking the three day circuit, must use Stockyard Track, Emmett Road and Jimmy Creek Road as the alternative route. This alternative involves approximately 10km of four wheel drive track and unsealed road walking.

See the attached map for assistance with orientation.

For further information contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap in (03) 8427 2258.


Attachments: Major Mitchell Plateau - Stockyard to Jimmy Closure (9,807KB)

Wannon Crossing Campground Closure

Wannon Crossing Campground will be closed from Monday the 8th of February to Wednesday the 31st of March 2021 (end date weather dependent).


During this period the campground will be used as a base to airlift materials into Grampians Peaks Trail construction sites.

Alternative campgrounds in the Southern Grampians for use during this period include:

Mt Victory Road Lane Closure and Traffic Signals

Due to road works being undertaken by Regional Roads Victoria, one lane on Mt Victory Road has been closed and temporary traffic signals will be in place until further notice.
 
Access to Central Grampians visitor sites (such as Wonderland Carpark, Sundial Carpark, Rosea Carpark, Boroka Lookout and Reed Lookout) will remain open from both Halls Gap and Wartook.
 
People travelling in the Central Grampians area should expect some delays.
 

Stony Creek Group Camping Area Relocated

Stony Creek Group Camping Area has been relocated 500m west of Rosea Carpark on Stony Creek Road. Walkers should access this site by following Stony Creek Road from Rosea Carpark, rather than the link track from the Mt Rosea Walking Track.

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