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Mount William

Grampians National Park

Climb to the highest point in The Grampians, Mount William (Duwul), where stunted eucalyptus give way to 360-degree views of jagged mountain ranges and open plains. Make the trek just before sunset or sunrise and see the landscape saturated in beautiful colours.
Rising to 1167 metres in height, Mount William is the Grampians' tallest peak. You can drive almost all of the way to the top of the mountain, before parking your car and walking the rest of the way. It's a steep climb on a sealed road with fantastic views most of the way to the top. 

You'll notice the effect of altitude on the type of vegetation as you climb the mountain. Tall eucalyptus trees on the lower slopes give way first to dwarfed trees and then to low, windswept bushes and grasses.

Visit on a crisp winter's day and you may see snow covering the stunted vegetation of the sub-alpine landscape.

Things to do

 
A young man offers his hand to his walking partner at the summit of The Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park.

The Pinnacle walks

Choose from two different routes up to The Pinnacle lookout – an easy to medium walk from Sundial Carpark and a more challenging climb from Wonderland Carpark.
Two Eastern Grey Kangaroos stare straight down the camera lens.

Jimmy Creek Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground is located in an open forest adjacent to the upper Wannon River. This campground is halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, and is a great base for exploring both the Southern and Eastern Grampians.

Brambuk The National Park and Culture Centre

Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap began with the building of the Brambuk Cultural Centre in 1989 to acknowledge, protect and share the cultures of the Jadawadjali and Djab Wurrung Peoples.
A group of three friends walk through the rocky ravines of the Northern Grampians.

Grampians Peaks Trail

The Grampians Peaks Trail is one of the Walk Victoria’s Icons long distance trails. The first section is now complete and offers a 36km, three day/two night circuit walk departing from Halls Gap.

How to get there

Mount William

Mount William is 30 minutes' drive from Halls Gap or an hour from Dunkeld. Take the Mount William Road turn off from Grampians Road C216. 

Need to know

Mount William

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.

  • Grampians National Park

    Mitchell Road Closed

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

    Road Report - 01/04/2021

    Download the latest Grampians National Park road report to find out the condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 1 April 2021 (169KB)

    Access update 01/04/2021

    Download the latest Grampians National Park Access Update to find out information about any closures or access issues.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 1st 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. 
     
    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)

    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)

  • Mafeking Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

    Mafeking Picnic Area Closure

    Mafeking Picnic Area will be closed from Monday the 19th to Wednesday the 21st of April 2021 to upgrade the entrance road.

  • Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    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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Two women walking for fitness at Big Rock in You Yangs Regional Park

Flinders Peak Lookout

Starting from the Turntable car park, this walk takes you to the highest point of the You Yangs. This is a challenging walk featuring 450 steps and rising 200m in elevation.
A couple in their thirties approach the summit lookout at the Horn of Mount Buffalo.

The Horn

Enjoy a picnic with a view at The Horn before climbing to the highest point in Mount Buffalo National Park and surveying the folded mountains of the Great Dividing Range stretching into the distance.
The view from Genoa Peak at sunset in the Croajingolong National Park near Mallacoota.

Genoa Peak

North west of Mallacoota, Genoa Peak offers magnificent views of the Wilderness Coast, the Thurra Dunes and Mallacoota Inlet. To access Genoa Peak, a gravel road from the Princes Highway leads to a picnic area, where a walking track provides access to the summit. The walk is 1.5km in length and a moderate level of fitness is required.
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