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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Zumsteins Historic Area
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Zumsteins Historic Area
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 Parks
Seasonal road closures 2021
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. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.
Mount Difficult Summit Walk (Grampians National Park)
Mt Difficult Closures - Grampians Peaks Trail Air OperationsUntil August 31st 2021, official walking track closures will be in place in the Mt Difficult Range to accommodate for aircraft operations and on ground construction of the Grampians Peaks Trail.To ensure visitor safety, there will be no access beyond Briggs Bluff to Mt Difficult summit and into the Mt Difficult road area via Longpoint East and West firelines. The Mt Difficult overnight walk is closed.On the day of aircraft operations, walking tracks to Beehive Falls, lower water falls of Gar and Briggs Bluff will close temporarily. There will also be road closures on Roses Gap Road.There will also be airlift operations in the Mt William area and Dunkeld/Mt Abrupt areas.Notifications will be placed closer to the date of operations.For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Ph 8427 2058, or the Parks Victoria Information line 13 19 63
Attachments: Track Closures - Mt Difficult Air Ops July15_ (835KB)
Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park Access Update 9th July 2021Latest Park closures and access updates. For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre prior to traveling to the park.
Attachments: Grampians Access Update 9th JULY 2021 (243KB)