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.
Mount Difficult road closure. Boroka lookout closureMount Difficult Road, between Mount Victory Road and the Boroka lookout will be closed.
Grampians National Park
Mitchell Road ClosedMitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.
Mt Zero Roadworks - 10th to 24th May 2021Mt Zero Road will be closed due to roadworks between Red Gum Lease Track and Pines Road from Monday the 10th of May to Monday the 24th of May 2021 (inclusive).If works are completed ahead of schedule, the road may open earlier.During this period the alternative route is via Fyans Creek Road and Pines Road.
Mt Zero Road Closure - Grampians National Park
Due to Road upgrade works, Mt Zero Road (Between Halls Gap and Pines Road) will be closed to all traffic from Friday May 14 2021 until 5pm Friday May 21st 2021.Access to Plantation campground is via Fyans Creek road and Pines Road.Access to Red Gum Lease bush camping area is via Fyans Creek road and Red Gum Lease track.For further details please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural centre phone 8427 2058
Park Access Update - 23/04/2021Download 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 - 13/05/2021Download 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 - 13 May 2021 (108KB)
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)
Mount Difficult Summit Walk (Grampians National Park)
Mt Difficult Walking Track ClosureDue 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)
Wannon Crossing Campground (Grampians National Park)
Wannon Crossing Campground ClosureWannon 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 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.