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


  • 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.

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.

Planned Burn closures - Grampians Peaks Trail (S3 Cassidy Gap - Mud dadjug)

FFMVIC have scheduled ignition for the following Planned Burn within Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park 
Cassidy Gap – GR_WIM_CAV_00071
Ignition scheduled from Saturday April 20th - Sunday April 21st  and possibly into Monday April 22nd 2024. 
Closures could remain in place throughout the following week.
This burn is located 3km north of Dunkeld.