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.

Things to do

 
Two friends take a guided tour near the summit of Mt William.

Mount William

Mount William or Duwul is the highest peak in the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd). This trailhead provides access to the challenging Mount William walk where you can obtain 360 degree views of the mountains and surrounding pastoral lands reward walkers for their efforts.
Four people gather around a campfire in front of Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre

Brambuk the National Park and Culture Centre

Brambuk is about bringing life to the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung and aboriginal communities of south-western Victoria.Ownership of Brambuk is shared between five Aboriginal communities with historic links to the Gariwerd-Grampians ranges and the surrounding plains

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 National Park

    Mt Zero Rd & Watchtower Area Closure

    Planned burning operations are scheduled to occur in the area north of Quarry Hill and along Mt Zero Road in the Grampians National Park which will result in the closure of the following areas from the time of ignition until the area is declared safe: Mt Zero Road (from Pines Road to Grampians Road), Watchtower area and signed walking tracks. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from Tuesday 10 March 2020 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns

    National Park Access Update - 02/03/2020

    Download the latest National Park Access Update to find out what areas of the park have access issues.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 2nd March 2020 (248KB)

    Road Report - 19/03/2020

    Download the latest Grampians National Park Road Report to find out what roads and four wheel drive tracks are open and closed.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 19th March 2020 (242KB)

    Grampians Road Report Update

    Road access update as of 25.03.2020

    Attachments: Copy of Grampians NP Road Report - 25th March 2020 (256KB)

    Grampians Road Report Update

    Road access update as of 25.03.2020

    Attachments: Copy of Grampians NP Road Report - 25th March 2020 (256KB)

  • Stony Creek Group Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Temporary Relocation of Stony Creek Group Camping Area

    Due 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. 

    Attachments: Stony Creek Group Camping Area Temporary Relocation Map (269KB)

  • First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area (Grampians National Park)

    Partial closure of the Major Mitchell Walking Track

    The Major Mitchell Walking Track between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground, including Stockyard Track, will be closed from Monday the 3rd of February until the end of March 2020

    This closure is due to Grampians Peaks Trail hiker camp construction works.

    First Wannon Hiker Camp will remain open during this period. 

    Walkers will only be able to complete a return walk to First Wannon from one of the following trailheads: Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. 
    A one way walk (with a car shuffle) is also possible between Sheep Hills Carpark and Kalymna Campground.

    Please see the attached map.

    Attachments: Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track (953KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Campground closure

    As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.
    People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

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