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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Grand Canyon Staircase ClosedThe 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.
Mt Victory Road Lane Closure and Traffic SignalsDue to road works being undertaken by Regional Roads Victoria, one lane on Mt Victory Road has been closed and temporary traffic signals will be in place until further notice.Access to Central Grampians visitor sites (such as Wonderland Carpark, Sundial Carpark, Rosea Carpark, Boroka Lookout and Reed Lookout) will remain open from both Halls Gap and Wartook.People travelling in the Central Grampians area should expect some delays.For further information visit https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/grampians_maintenance_fye21/mt-victory-road-halls-gap
Grampians National Park
Mitchell Road ClosedMitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.
First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track Partial ClosureThe 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)
Wannon Crossing Campground (Grampians National Park)
Wannon Crossing Campground Closure
Wannon Crossing Campground will be closed from Monday the 8th of February to Wednesday the 31st of March 2021 (end date weather dependent).
Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)
Stony Creek Group Camping Area RelocatedStony 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.