See the beauty and power of MacKenzie Falls from a variety of lookouts and walks, which start at the carpark and cater to a range of abilities.
Things to do
MacKenzie Falls Walk
Embark on a steep walk to the base of MacKenzie Falls to see the waterfall up close and get a true sense of its power. Watch as water gracefully cascades down the sheer cliff face into the pretty pool below, creating a fine rainbow mist in the air.
It may seem inviting to take a dip, but swimming is not permitted at MacKenzie Falls due to many unseen dangers in the water.
The walk is 2km return and you'll need to trek down 260 narrow steps to reach the base of the falls, so be prepared for a difficult climb back to the top.
MacKenzie Falls Lookout Walk
Enjoy sweeping views of MacKenzie Falls and the MazKenzie River from Bluff Lookout. The 1.9km return walk is wheelchair friendly and meanders through stringybark forest. The lookout is the only spot where you can see multiple cascades of the river flowing through the gorge.
Broken Falls Walk
Admire beautiful views of the upper sections of MacKenzie Falls on the Broken Falls Walk. The 500m walk is wheelchair friendly and has only a slight track gradient. Broken Falls Lookout is one of the best places to see the impressive geological formations of the MacKenzie River Gorge.
MacKenzie River Walk
One of the Grampians' best kept secrets, the MacKenzie River Walk winds it way along the river through young eucalypt forest. Best tackled by fit walkers, the 7km return walk (Fish Falls 4km return) can require water crossings, rock hopping and rock scrambling.
Enjoy scenic views of tranquil waterholes, rocky escarpments and the terraced cascades of Fish Falls. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including the impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle circling above.
Finish the walk with a picnic or barbecue at Zumsteins Historic Area and discover the remnants of an historic settlement, including old buildings and a now-empty swimming pool.
How to get there
Need to know
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.
First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Major Mitchell Plateau Partial ClosureThe Major Mitchell Plateau walking track is closed between First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail construction works.First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area remains open and accessible from Mt William Carpark and Kalymna Campground as a return walk.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Grand Canyon Staircase ClosedThe 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.
Mount Stapylton (Gunigalg) Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)
Stapylton Loop WalkThe eastern half of the Stapylton Walk loop is overgrown and indistinct in many places. This section has been closed while a new alignment associated with the Grampians Peaks Trail (GPT) is due to open in January 2021.
Grampians National Park
Mitchell Road ClosedMitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.
Park Access Update - 6/01/21
Download the latest Park Access Update for information on closures or access issues within Grampians National Park.
Attachments: Grampians Access Update 6th Jan 2021 (171KB)
Road Report - 07/01/2021Download 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 - 7 Jan 2021 (159KB)
Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Stony Creek Group Camping Area RelocatedStony 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.