Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)


Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the peaceful setting of Zumtein Picnic Area on the Mackenzie River. Once a thriving tourist resort, explore the historic ruins where beekeeper Walter Zumstein played host to hundreds of holidaymakers in the 1930s.

How to get there

Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)


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Need to know

Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Uneven ground
  • Water hazards
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Shallow water
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs 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.

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)

Mt Difficult Walking Track Closure

Due to Grampians Peaks Trail construction works the Mt Difficult walking track between Deep Creek Track Junction and Mt Difficult (Gar) Summit Track Junction will be closed until further notice. Please see attached map.
Mt Difficult (Gar) remains accessible from Mt Difficult Road and Longpoint West Hike-in Camping Area as a return walk. Please keep in mind this is a rough grade 4 walking track only suitable for more experienced bushwalkers. Limited roadside parking is available on Mt Difficult Road.
Beehive Falls and Briggs Bluff remain open as return walks from Beehive Falls Carpark.

Attachments: Mt Difficult Range Track Closure (2,245KB)

Mt Zero Road Closure: 10th to 14th May 2021

Mt Zero Road will be closed due to roadworks between Red Gum Lease Track and Pines Road from Monday the 10th of May to Friday the 14th of May 2021 (inclusive). 

During this period the alternative route is via Fyans Creek Road and Pines Road.

Closure of roads, tracks and visitor sites due to Planned Burn - Geerak Track/Victoria Point

Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of roads, tracks and visitor sites in and surrounding the burn area from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
Closed roads, tracks and visitor sites include:
Chimney Pots
Glenelg River Road (between Jensens Road and Harrops Track)
Geerak Track
Bullawin Road
Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 6th May 2021 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

Attachments: TCS_Grampians_Victoria Point (387KB)

Wannon Crossing Campground Closure

Wannon Crossing Campground will be closed between Tuesday the 11th of May and Friday the 2nd of July 2021 due to park operations and Grampians Peaks Trail construction works.

The nearest alternative campground is Jimmy Creek Campground.

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.

Park Access Update - 23/04/2021

Download the latest Grampians National Parks Access Update to find out what is closed or has access issues in the park.

Attachments: Grampians Access Update 23rd April 2021 (173KB)

Road Report - 23/04/2021

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

Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 23 April 2021 (171KB)

Feral Animal Control Program

A feral animal control program using firearms will be occurring during daylight hours in the Mt William Range on the 11th and 12th of May 2021.

Walking tracks and roads impacted:
- Grampians Peaks Trail between Borough Huts and Tandara Road
- Delleys Bridge Walking Track
- Fyans Creek Loop
- Boronia Peak Walking Track
- Tunnel Track
- Terraces Fireline
- Pomonal Fireline
- Mt Cassel Track
- Redman Road

Warning signs will be in place. For your safety please remain on established walking tracks and roads in these areas.

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