The Piccaninny (Bainggug) Walk (Grampians National Park)


The Piccaninny (Bainggug) Walk (Grampians National Park)

Climb through open forest, Hakea, Grevillea and Banksia. At the summit, wonder at the stunning views of Mt Abrupt (Mud-dadjug) and the nearby town of Dunkeld with its surrounding pastrol landscape.

How to get there

The Piccaninny (Bainggug) Walk (Grampians National Park)

Need to know

The Piccaninny (Bainggug) Walk (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


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

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.

Mt Victory Road closure: 8th to 12th February 2021

Mt Victory Road closed between Halls Gap and Reed Lookout: 8th to 12th of February 2021
Due to roadworks from the 8th to the 12th of February 2021, Mt Victory Road will be closed to all traffic between Halls Gap and Reed Lookout.
Access to visitor sites in and around the Central Grampians will be impacted during this period. Walking Tracks in the Wonderland Range will only be accessible from Halls Gap or Lake Bellfield Dam Wall.
Visitor sites not accessible to vehicles:
Wonderland Carpark
Sundial Carpark
Rosea Carpark

Walking tracks only accessible by walking from Halls Gap:
The Pinnacle
The Grand Canyon
Sundial Peak
Lakeview Lookout
Splitters Falls
Turret Falls
Visitor sites only accessible from the western side of the park (not accessible from Halls Gap):
Zumsteins Picnic Area (via Northern Grampians Road)
Mackenzie Falls (via Northern Grampians Road)
Smiths Mill Campground (via Northern Grampians Road)
Boroka Lookout (via Old Mill Road - unsealed, AWD recommended)
Reed Lookout and the Balconies (via Northern Grampians Road)
Boreang Campground (via Rose Creek Road)
Stony Creek Group Camping Area (via Rose Creek Road and Glenelg River Road).
Download the attached PDF map for alternative access routes to open sites in the Central Grampians from Halls Gap.
For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, 2.5km south of Halls Gap, Ph: (03) 8427 2058.

Attachments: Mt Victory Road Closure - Alt accces map (1,686KB)

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)

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.

Road Report: 22/01/2021

Download the latest Grampians National Park Road Report to find out the condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.

Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 22 Jan 2021 (169KB)

Park Access Update - 28/01/2021

Download the latest Park Access Update for information on closures and access in Grampians National Park. 

Attachments: Grampians Access Update 28th Jan 2021 (175KB)

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