Mount Stapylton Loop Walk

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Mount Stapylton Walk

Grampians National Park

Hike through open forest and scramble over rocky outcrops on the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk. The adventurous walk will test your endurance as it dips into forested gullies and navigates the steep slope of Flat Rock. Fit walkers can tackle the challenging trek to the summit of Mount Stapylton for sweeping views of the Grampians.
Begin this scenic Grampians walk at Stapylton Campground and meander through bushland as you make a gradual climb toward the rugged landscape of Mt Stapylton.

Tackle a scramble up the steep slope of Flat Rock, where you can take a break on the rocky slab and enjoy views of a spectacular natural ampitheatre. The walk to the top of Flat Rock is great for energetic families. 

Continue past the impressive Taipan Wall and see if you can spot any avid rock climbers trying to conquer the sheer rockface. Keep your eyes peeled for the world's fastest bird–the peregrine falcon–in the cliffs. Look out over Mt Arapiles and its tiny neighbour, Mitre Rock. 

Experienced and fit hikers will enjoy the strenuous walk to the summit of Mt Stapylton. Not for the faint-hearted, the steep trek involves rock hopping and scrambling. When you reach the isolated rocky masses at the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Grampians National Park and surrounding plains. 

Climb down from the summit and continue the loop walk as it passes water-etched rock terraces and descends into dense scrub before returning to the campground. 

Things to do

 
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 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.
Four people gather around a campfire in front of Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre

Brambuk the National Park and Culture Centre

Brambuk is about bringing life to the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung and aboriginal communities of south-western Victoria.Ownership of Brambuk is shared between five Aboriginal communities with historic links to the Gariwerd-Grampians ranges and the surrounding plains

 

How to get there

Mount Stapylton Walk

The Mount Stapylton Loop Walk starts at Stapylton Campground. Use Western Highway and turn off at Wonwondah-Dadswells Bridge Road in Dadswells Bridge. Turn onto Winfields Road and then Olive Plantation Road. Follow the road until you reach the campground.

Need to know

Mount Stapylton Walk

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.

  • Grampians National Park

    Mt Zero Rd & Watchtower Area Closure

    Planned burning operations are scheduled to occur in the area north of Quarry Hill and along Mt Zero Road in the Grampians National Park which will result in the closure of the following areas from the time of ignition until the area is declared safe: Mt Zero Road (from Pines Road to Grampians Road), Watchtower area and signed walking tracks. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from Tuesday 10 March 2020 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns

    National Park Access Update - 02/03/2020

    Download the latest National Park Access Update to find out what areas of the park have access issues.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 2nd March 2020 (248KB)

    Road Report - 19/03/2020

    Download the latest Grampians National Park Road Report to find out what roads and four wheel drive tracks are open and closed.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 19th March 2020 (242KB)

    Grampians Road Report Update

    Road access update as of 25.03.2020

    Attachments: Copy of Grampians NP Road Report - 25th March 2020 (256KB)

    Grampians Road Report Update

    Road access update as of 25.03.2020

    Attachments: Copy of Grampians NP Road Report - 25th March 2020 (256KB)

  • Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Temporary Relocation of Stony Creek Group Camping Area

    Due 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. 

    Attachments: Stony Creek Group Camping Area Temporary Relocation Map (269KB)

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

    Partial closure of the Major Mitchell Walking Track

    The Major Mitchell Walking Track between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground, including Stockyard Track, will be closed from Monday the 3rd of February until the end of March 2020

    This closure is due to Grampians Peaks Trail hiker camp construction works.

    First Wannon Hiker Camp will remain open during this period. 

    Walkers will only be able to complete a return walk to First Wannon from one of the following trailheads: Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. 
    A one way walk (with a car shuffle) is also possible between Sheep Hills Carpark and Kalymna Campground.

    Please see the attached map.

    Attachments: Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track (953KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Campground closure

    As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.
    People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

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