Grampians National Park - North

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Northern Grampians

Grampians National Park

The northern Grampians National Park is home to rugged walking trails, Aboriginal rock art shelters and picturesque campgrounds. Hike to the top of sandstone peaks such as Mount Zero, Mount Stapylton and Hollow Mountain and stay overnight in this special place.
The northern Grampians National Park is dominated by the Mt Difficult Range, Mt Stapylton and Mt Zero. It includes easy walks to Aboriginal rock art shelters, more difficult day hikes to exposed mountain peaks and great canyons and hollow mountains to explore.

Picnic at Mount Zero Picnic Area before tackling the gentle ascent to Flat Rock. The more adventurous can continue on to Mt Stapylton. Flat Rock offers views of a natural amphitheatre featuring the stunning yellow and red streaked rock faces of Taipan Wall.

If you love waterfalls, then head to Roses Gap, where Beehive Falls is a fairly gentle walk ending at the beautiful cascade and quiet setting of pretty rock pools and lush ferns. As with most waterfalls in the Grampians, its better after rainfall. Go in spring and you'll see some amazing wildflowers too.

Hollow Mountain carpark is the start of another easy walk which takes you to the Aboriginal rock art shelter of Gulgurn Manja. Ponder the small hand prints on this rock art shelter wall while looking out over the surrounding Wimmera Plains.

The northern Grampians is also home to some harder walks where you will need to scramble and rock hop with steely nerves. The climb to the top of Hollow Mountain is an adventure. Once upon the mountain, you enter an eerie landscape of weird and wonderful wind-carved rock formations. The ascent to the summit of Mt Stapylton is also a memorable walk that will take your breath away.

With so much to do, it’s definitely worth staying the night, so bring your tent and camp at Stapylton Campground.

Things to do

 
The view of the Wimmera plains through Hollow Mountain in the Grampians National Park.

Hollow Mountain

Hollow Mountain carpark is the start of another easy walk which takes you to the Aboriginal rock art shelter of Gulgurn Manja. Ponder the small hand prints on this rock art shelter wall while looking out over the surrounding Wimmera Plains.
Two people stop for a picnic in front of Mount Zero in the Northern Grampians.

Mount Zero

The northern Grampians National Park is dominated by the Mountt Difficult Range, Mount Stapylton and Mount Zero. Picnic at Mount Zero Picnic Area before tackling the gentle ascent to Flat Rock.
A couple in their twenties camp at the Mt Stapylton Campground in the Grampians National Park.

Stapylton Campground

Stapylton Campground is one of the best places to stay when exploring the Northern Grampians. It is close to a great selection of day walks, Aboriginal rock shelters, picnic areas and day visitor sites.
The view from inside a tent, looking out to the grassy landscape and cloudy sky.

Troopers Creek Campground

Located in the northern Grampians, just south of Roses Gap, Troopers Creek Campground is set amongst tall Eucalypts and heathy shrubland, providing impressive views of Mt Difficult.

How to get there

Northern Grampians

Grampians National Park is located in Western Victoria, a three-hour (260km) drive from Melbourne and a five-hour (460km) drive from Adelaide. The northern Grampians is easily accessed from the villages of Halls Gap and Wartook and is a scenic day trip from the regional towns of Horsham, Stawell and Ararat. The entire park is a key destination on the internationally renowned Great Southern Touring Route, which includes the Great Ocean Road.

Need to know

Northern Grampians

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.

  • Mount Difficult Summit Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Mt Difficult Closures - Grampians Peaks Trail Air Operations

    Until 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)

  • 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.

  • Boronia Peak Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Delley's Bridge Walking Track temporarily closed

    Fallen trees have blocked access to walkers approximately 700m south of Grampians Tourist Road on the Delley's Bridge/Boronia Peak walking track. The track will remain closed until the trees can be removed. You can still access Boronia peak from Tandara Road.

    Delley's Bridge Walking Track temporarily closed

    Fallen trees have blocked access to walkers approximately 700m south of Grampians Tourist Road on the Delley's Bridge/Boronia Peak walking track. The track will remain closed until the trees can be removed. You can still access Boronia peak from Tandara Road.

    Delley's Bridge Walking Track temporarily closed

    Fallen trees have blocked access to walkers approximately 700m south of Grampians Tourist Road on the Delley's Bridge/Boronia Peak walking track. The track will remain closed until the trees can be removed. You can still access Boronia peak from Tandara Road.

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