First Wannon Hiker Camp-Major Mitchell Plateau

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First Wannon Hiker Camp-Major Mitchell Plateau

First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area is a small bush camp situated in a saddle at the headwaters of the First Wannon Creek. This site is for overnight hikers traversing the Major Mitchell Plateau. Surrounded by stunted eucalypts and sub-alpine vegetation, it provides shelter from the changeable Plateau weather.
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First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area is a small bush camp situated in a saddle at the headwaters of the First Wannon Creek. This site is for overnight hikers traversing the Major Mitchell Plateau. Surrounded by stunted eucalypts and sub-alpine vegetation, it provides shelter from the changeable plateau weather.

Located 1000m above sea level, far from civilisation or roads, you will share this campground with the occasional Peregrine Falcon, Black Footed Swamp Wallaby or other small marsupial. There are sweeping views of the Mt William and Serra Ranges stretching right across the plateau. Keep an eye out for the beautiful Banksia saxicola plants that flower during autumn.

First Wannon Hiker Camp can accommodate a maximum of 16 people in one designated area. A camping permit is required for each individual and is bookable online. A Trip Intention Form or Group Activity Statement must be lodged with Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre at least two weeks prior to undertaking this overnight hike.

One drop toilet is provided. However it is infrequently serviced. Campers must be self-sufficient, prepared for severe weather and remote area walking and should adopt a minimal impact approach. No camp fires are permitted - small fuel stoves only.

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How to get there

First Wannon Hiker Camp-Major Mitchell Plateau

First Wannon is a hike-in camping area, so you'll need to leave your car somewhere. The best access points are via Sheep Hills Carpark (12.7 km walk away), Mt. William Carpark (6.8 km), or Jimmy Creek Campground (12 km).

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First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area is a small bush camp situated in a saddle at the headwaters of the First Wannon Creek. This site is for overnight hikers traversing the Major Mitchell Plateau.
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First Wannon Hiker Camp-Major Mitchell Plateau

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 Peaks Trail - Borough Huts to Halls Gap (Grampians National Park)

    Grampians Peaks Trail - Important information update

    Grampians Peaks Trail - Important information updates
     
    Water
    The most reliable source of water on Grampians Peaks Trail are the serviced water tanks located at trailheads and road access points/ road crossings.  These tanks are marked on the topographic map and are serviced regularly by Parks Victoria. This water is untreated so may require further treatment by walkers.
     
    Water at hike-in campgrounds, if available, is generally supplied for extra cooking and hand washing supply at camp and is untreated. When rainfall is minimal, water supply at hike-in campgrounds cannot be guaranteed. It is important that walkers fill up at serviced trailheads or road crossings prior to undertaking each overnight section of the walk. 
     
    Serviced GPT Water Tanks - Trailheads
    Location
    Mt Zero Picnic Area
    54H 622593 E 5916314 N
    Coppermine Track Crossing
    54H 626028 E 5912465 N
    Gar (Roses Gap Road) Trail Head
    54H 627470 E 5906120 N
    Mt Difficult Road Crossing (North)
    Redman Road Crossing
    54H 637531 E 5878975 N
    Mt William Rd 2
    54H 640566 E 5873211 N
    Mt William Summit (Install by Jan 30)
    54H 641994 E 5871285 N
    Jimmy Creek Rd Crossing
    54H 634182 E 5862766 N
    Yarram Gap Rd Crossing
    54H 631094 E 5854728 N
    Griffin Trailhead
    54H 624362 E 5848912 N
    Dunkeld Reservoir Road Crossing
    54H 618375 E 5835899 N
    Sturgeon MVO Road Crossing
    54H 617081 E 5835321 N
     
    Please note current changes to some marked water sources:
    ·       N2 –Gar Trailhead: Water levels are low at Gar hike-in campground. Fill with enough water at Gar Trailhead (Roses Gap Road) to get through to Mt Difficult Road crossing (north), just north of Werdug Hike in campground Grid Reference: 54H 632908 E 5896505 N
    ·       N4 - Lake Wartook Lookout: Water tank is not installed as marked on map edition 1 at Lake Wartook Lookout car park. To get you through to Halls Gap, fill up at ‘Mt Difficult Road crossing' (North) Grid Reference: 54H 632908 E 5896505 N.
    ·       C4 - Mt William Carpark: Water tank not installed at car park as marked on map edition 1. Fill up at Mt William Rd access 2 Grid Ref: 54H 640566 E 5873211 N. Emergency marker GNP 228. New tank to be installed at Mt William summit within next fortnight.
    ·       S1 - Yarram Hike-in Campground:  Water tank at campground currently empty. Before walking this section, fill with water at Jimmy Creek Road Crossing Grid ref: 54H 634182 E 5862766 N. Next available water is at Yarram Gap Road crossing.
    ·       S3 - Mud-dadjug Hike-in Campground: Water tank at campground currently empty. Prior to walking into Mud-dadjug hike in campground, fill up with extra water at Djardji-djawara hike in campground. Next available water is at the Dunkeld Reservoir road crossing south of Mt Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) Grid Ref: 54H 618375 E 5835899 N.

    *Changes will be made to the topographic maps to represent these locations in the next edition. 

    For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Halls Gap, Phone 8427 2058, or Brambuk@parks.vic.gov.au

  • Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre (Grampians National Park, Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre Park)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park- Road Access Report

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park road access report update

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 14.1.2022 (170KB)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park- Road Access Report

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park road access report update

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 14.1.2022 (170KB)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Access Update

    National Park Access updates 

    Attachments: Grampians National Park Access Update 18th January 2022 (242KB)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Access Report

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park: Road Access Update Report


    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 20.1.2022 (167KB)

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