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.
Kalymna Falls Walk (Grampians National Park)
Mitchell Road Closed (Grampians National Park)Storm damage to causeway. Mitchell Road closed. Access to Kalymna Falls Campground and walk is via Picnic Ground Rd only.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Silverband Falls Walk CLOSED
Due to bridge infrastructure damage Silverband Walking track is closed until further notice.
Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)
Grand Canyon Walking Track Partly ClosedThe Grand Canyon walking track is partly closed until further notice due to structural concerns with a staircase.The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark.Access to the Pinnacle from Wonderland Carpark remains open via the western track that bypasses the Grand Canyon.
First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Major Mitchell Plateau Partly ClosedThe Major Mitchell Plateau walking track is closed between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail Works. First Wannon Hiker Camp remains open as a return walk from Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. This closure will remain in place until further notice.
Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre (Grampians National Park, Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre Park)
Temporary Closure: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural CentreAs of the 1st of July 2020, Parks Victoria has temporarily taken on management of Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre.The centre will remain closed while Parks Victoria undertakes due diligence in assessing infrastructure, facilities and conducts essential works.Parks Victoria will be delivering essential park information and support services for visitors and licensed tour operators by phone, email and online, including campground bookings, school group activity statements and trip intention processes.Visitors seeking park information in person are asked to visit the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.Parks Victoria contact details during this period:Phone: 13 1963Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOnline campground bookings: www.parkstay.vic.gov.au
Grampians National Park
Grampians Park Access Update - 30/10/2020Download the latest Grampians National Park Access Update for information on visitor site closures or access issues.
Attachments: Grampians Access Update 30th October 2020 (172KB)
Road Report - 20/11/2020Download the latest Grampians National Park Road Report to find out the condition of the park's roads and what roads are open and closed.
Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 20 Nov 2020 (108KB)
European Wasps at Troopers Creek CampgroundEuropean Wasp populations have been identified at Troopers Creek Campground. Treatment is currently occurring to control these populations. Please be mindful when in the area.
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.