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.
Grampians National Park
Harrop Track closed for resurfacingHarrops Track in the West of the Grampians National Park will be closed between May 14 and June 14 for road resurfacing.Buandik Campground will also be closed from Billywing Rd.
Grampians - Childs Lane area Planned Burn closuresPlanned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result the Closure of roads and visitor sites for the days of ignitions from the time the burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 30 th May 2020 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
National Park Access Update - 29/05/2020
Download the national park access update to get the latest information on what is open and closed in the park.
Attachments: Grampians NP Access Update 29th May 2020 (190KB)
Road Report - 29/05/2020Download the latest road report to find out the condition of roads and four wheel drive tracks in the park.
Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 29th May 2020 (71KB)
Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)
Mackenzie River (Bun nah Trail) Temporarily closedDue to elevated platform damage, the Mackenzie River walk is temporarily closed between Fish Falls and Mackenzie Falls.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Boroka Lookout Closed
Boroka Lookout is temporarily closed due to maintenance requirements.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre (Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre Park, Grampians National Park)
Closed: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural CentreDue to current COVID-19 circumstances, Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed until further notice.Information services are still being provided by phone and email:Phone: (03) 8427 2058Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.brambuk.com.auParks Victoria's head office information centre can all be contacted on 13 1963.
Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Temporary Relocation of Stony Creek Group Camping AreaDue to Grampians Peaks Trail upgrade works, Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Campground) has been temporarily relocated approximately 1.5 km to the east along Stony Creek Road.Toilets and signage have been moved to this location.This arrangement will remain in place until mid-2020.All campers are required to stay at the new location. Camping is not permitted without a permit.
Attachments: Stony Creek Group Camping Area Temporary Relocation Map (269KB)