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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.

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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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grand Canyon Staircase Closed

    The 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.

    Closure of roads, tracks and visitor sites due to Planned Burn - Geerak Track/Victoria Point

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of roads, tracks and visitor sites in and surrounding the burn area from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
    Closed roads, tracks and visitor sites include:
    Chimney Pots
    Glenelg River Road (between Jensens Road and Harrops Track)
    Geerak Track
    Bullawin Road
    Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 6th May 2021 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Attachments: TCS_Grampians_Victoria Point (387KB)

    Feral Animal Control Program

    A feral animal control program using firearms will be occurring during daylight hours in the Mt William Range on the 11th and 12th of May 2021.

    Walking tracks and roads impacted:
    - Grampians Peaks Trail between Borough Huts and Tandara Road
    - Delleys Bridge Walking Track
    - Fyans Creek Loop
    - Boronia Peak Walking Track
    - Tunnel Track
    - Terraces Fireline
    - Pomonal Fireline
    - Mt Cassel Track
    - Redman Road

    Warning signs will be in place. For your safety please remain on established walking tracks and roads in these areas.

  • Grampians National Park

    Mitchell Road Closed

    Mitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.

    Mt Zero Road Closure: 10th to 14th May 2021

    Mt Zero Road will be closed due to roadworks between Red Gum Lease Track and Pines Road from Monday the 10th of May to Friday the 14th of May 2021 (inclusive). 

    During this period the alternative route is via Fyans Creek Road and Pines Road.

    Park Access Update - 23/04/2021

    Download 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 - 23/04/2021

    Download the latest Road Report to find out the latest condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 23 April 2021 (171KB)

  • First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track Partial Closure

    The 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 Closure

    Due 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 Closure

    Wannon 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.

  • Other issues

    Stony Creek Group Camping Area Relocated

    Stony 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.

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