Zumsteins Historic Area is one of the best picnic spots for your day trip in the central Grampians. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in scenic surrounds nestled near the banks of the MacKenzie River.
Discover the history of Zumsteins as you follow interpretive signs through the settlement. See remnants of cottages built in the 1930s as part of an old retreat for holidaymakers.
Follow the boardwalk along the banks of MacKenzie River. Watch the tranquil water and see if you can spot a platypus swim by.
Zumsteins Picnic Area has disabled access toilets, compacted gravel paths, electric barbecues and picnic shelters. A timber boardwalk is located along the banks of the MacKenzie River to allow visitors to interact with the river. It is suitable for wheelchairs.
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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.
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.
Mt Victory Road Lane Closure and Traffic SignalsDue to road works being undertaken by Regional Roads Victoria, one lane on Mt Victory Road has been closed and temporary traffic signals will be in place until further notice.Access to Central Grampians visitor sites (such as Wonderland Carpark, Sundial Carpark, Rosea Carpark, Boroka Lookout and Reed Lookout) will remain open from both Halls Gap and Wartook.People travelling in the Central Grampians area should expect some delays.For further information visit https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/grampians_maintenance_fye21/mt-victory-road-halls-gap
Grampians National Park
Mitchell Road ClosedMitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.
First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track Partial ClosureThe 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)
Wannon Crossing Campground (Grampians National Park)
Wannon Crossing Campground Closure
Wannon Crossing Campground will be closed from Monday the 8th of February to Wednesday the 31st of March 2021 (end date weather dependent).
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.