Dunkeld is the gateway to the southern Grampians and many visitors stay here. The town is close to three fantastic summit walks: Mount Abrupt, Mt Sturgeon and The Piccaninny.
Mt William, the highest point in the Grampians, is a short and scenic drive from Halls Gap - or a longer and even more scenic drive from Dunkeld.
If you’re an experienced walker you’ll enjoy the unique challenge of the southern Grampians' overnight hikes. Tackle the 40km Major Mitchell Plateau hike or the truly remote experience of the Fortress and Mt Thackeray hike.
The Grampians is a special place for nature lovers and the remote campgrounds that offer temporary accommodation to humans are also the permanent homes of native animals. You're pretty much guaranteed to see emus, kangaroos and wallabies if you stay the night. Encounters with wildlife and plants become even more pleasing against the spectacular mountain backdrops. .
Some of the most popular places in the Grampians are its waterfalls. In the southern region, Kalymna Falls and Burrong Falls are reached by fairly short walks and are spectacular after rain. Jadawadjali Falls is a pleasant stop on the way up to Billimina Shelter, a massive rock overhang with Aboriginal art.
Traditionally known as Gariwerd, this region is home to the largest number of significant and ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings and shelters in southern Australia. A visit to Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap will help you get the most of your trip to these rock shelters. You will also find general information about visiting the park.
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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.
Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)
Grand Canyon Walking Track Party ClosedThe Grand Canyon walking track is partly closed until further notice due to structural concerns with a staircase.The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark.Access to the Pinnacle from Wonderland Carpark remains open via the western track that bypasses the Grand Canyon.
First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Major Mitchell Plateau Partly ClosedThe Major Mitchell Plateau walking track is closed between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail Works. First Wannon Hiker Camp remains open as a return walk from Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. This closure will remain in place until further notice.
Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre (Grampians National Park, Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre Park)
Temporary Closure: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural CentreAs of the 1st of July 2020, Parks Victoria has temporarily taken on management of Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre.The centre will remain closed while Parks Victoria undertakes due diligence in assessing infrastructure, facilities and conducts essential works.Parks Victoria will be delivering essential park information and support services for visitors and licensed tour operators by phone, email and online, including campground bookings, school group activity statements and trip intention processes.Visitors seeking park information in person are asked to visit the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.Parks Victoria contact details during this period:Phone: 13 1963Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOnline campground bookings: www.parkstay.vic.gov.au
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
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. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Temporary relocation of Stony Creek Group Camping AreaDue 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.
Grampians National Park
Park Access Update - 01/08/2020Download the Grampians National Park Access Update to find out what areas of the park are closed and open.
Attachments: Grampians Access Update 1st August 2020 (209KB)
European Wasps at Troopers Creek CampgroundEuropean Wasp populations have been identified at Troopers Creek Campground. Treatment is currently occurring to control these populations. Please be mindful when in the area.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Public access restrictions at Taipan Wall and BundaleerProtection zones restricting public access have been put in place to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage at the areas known as Bundaleer and Taipan Wall. Further information is available in this information sheet (PDF).