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.
Things to do
How to get there
Need to know
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.
Pest animal managementPest animal management will be taking place throughout the Grampians National Park and Black Range State Park. The works will be taking place in pre-determined sectors and signage will be in place to notify visitors of any operations in the vicinity.Visitors may hear firearms. Visitors are asked to stay on designated walking tracks and roads.
Boreang Campground (Grampians National Park)
Temporary Closure - Glenelg River Road (Moora Sidecut) Victoria Valley AccessGlenelg River Road is temporarily closed between Mt Victory Road and Boreang Campground. Road conditions on the moora side-cut section are muddy and slippery following recent resurfacing works and heavy rain.Access to Boreang Campground is best via Mt Victory Rd and Rose Creek Road.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Aircraft Operations - Temporary Walking track closuresParks Victoria has aircraft operations scheduled for Wednesday 29 September 2021 to enable Grampians Peaks Trail construction crews to transport materials into remote hike in campsites currently under construction.For visitor safety, there will be temporary closures across a range of sites (as listed below) throughout the day. Closure signage will be in place and crews will be on ground to manage traffic and closures.
- Mt Difficult - See map attached. From Briggs Bluff Track junction, Including Mt Difficult Summit, Longpoint East and West to Mt Difficult Road.
- Lake Wartook - GPT alignment currently closed to public access
- Barbican Rocks - GPT alignment currently closed to public access
- Mt William - Mt William road, summit area closed temporarily
- Yarram Gap - GPT Alignment currently closed to public access
- Mt Abrupt - Piccaninny car park and walking track closed (east side to summit). Access to the Piccaninny still available from Victoria Valley Road Trailhead.
Attachments: GPT_aircraftclosures_combined (1,688KB)
Grampians National Park
Park Access Update - 01/09/2021Download the Grampians Park Access Update to find out information about park closures or access issues.
Attachments: Grampians NP Access Update 1st September 2021 (171KB)
Road Report - 01/09/2021Download the latest road report to find out the condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.
Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 1st September 2021 (108KB)