Smiths Mill Campground

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Smiths Mill Campground

Smiths Mill Campground is located in woodland at the site of an old sawmill. Just 1km from popular sights such as Mackenzie Falls, and only a short drive to Boroka Lookout, Reeds Lookout and Zumsteins Picnic Area, it's an ideal campground for your stay in the central Grampians.
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Smiths Mill Campground is located in woodland at the site of an old sawmill. Enjoy sleeping in the company of emus and kangaroos far from civilisation.

Just 1km from popular sights such as Mackenzie Falls, and only a short drive to Boroka Lookout, Reeds Lookout and Zumsteins Picnic Area, Smiths Mill is an ideal campground for your stay in the central Grampians.

There are 28 sites suitable for tent-based camping with adjacent vehicle parking and five drive-in sites suitable for camper-trailers, caravans and campervans. Each site at Smiths Mill Campground accommodates a maximum of 6 people. Sites are unpowered.

There are non-flush toilets, a bush shower, and shared fire pits available.

Things to do

 
A young couple cross the stream on rocks in front a the spectacular MacKenzies Falls.

MacKenzie Falls

An easy stroll from the MackKenzie Falls carpark leads to a viewing platform overlooking the picturesque Broken Falls. To reach the base of MacKenzie Falls, follow the signs. Take care as this walk has many steps and is steep, slippery and strenuous in sections.
A couple enjoy a picnic by the MacKenzie river at Zumsteins Historic Area.

Zumsteins Historic Area

Zumsteins Picnic Area is located on the banks of the MacKenzie River and is the site of an historic settlement. It provides a great opportunity to relax in the natural setting of the Grampians, enjoy the wildlife, a barbecue and a short stroll.
Two friends take in the view from Boroka Lookout at sunset.

Boroka Lookout

Boroka Lookout provides spectacular views of the Wonderland Range, Mt William Range, Fyans Valley, Lake Bellfield and the plains to the east of the Grampians. The lookout is located 15km from Halls Gap and is easily accessed via sealed roads.
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

Smiths Mill Campground

Smiths Mill Campground is best accessed via the C228 (Wartook Rd), but it can also be accessed from non-sealed Old Mill Road.

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Smiths Mill Campground is located in woodland at the site of an old sawmill. Just 1km from popular sights such as Mackenzie Falls, and only a short drive to Boroka Lookout, Reeds Lookout and Zumsteins Picnic Area, it's an ideal campground for your stay in the central Grampians.
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Need to know

Smiths Mill Campground

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

    Harrop Track closed for resurfacing

    Harrops Track in the West of the Grampians National Park will be closed between May 14 and June 14 for road resurfacing. 
    Buandik Campground will also be closed from Billywing Rd.  

    Grampians - Childs Lane area Planned Burn closures

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result the Closure of roads and visitor sites for the days of ignitions from the time the burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 30 th May 2020 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    National Park Access Update - 29/05/2020

    Download the national park access update to get the latest information on what is open and closed in the park.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Access Update 29th May 2020 (190KB)

    Road Report - 29/05/2020

    Download the latest road report to find out the condition of roads and four wheel drive tracks in the park.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 29th May 2020 (71KB)

  • Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Mackenzie River (Bun nah Trail) Temporarily closed

    Due to elevated platform damage, the Mackenzie River walk is temporarily closed between Fish Falls and Mackenzie Falls. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Boroka Lookout Closed

    Boroka Lookout is temporarily closed due to maintenance requirements. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    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. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

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

    Closed: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre

    Due to current COVID-19 circumstances, Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre is closed until further notice.

    Information services are still being provided by phone and email:

    Phone: (03) 8427 2058
    Email: info@brambuk.com.au
    Website: www.brambuk.com.au

    Parks Victoria's head office information centre can all be contacted on 13 1963.

  • 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)

Similar experiences

 

Stony Creek Campground

Stony Creek Group Camping Area is available for school or large groups undertaking overnight walks in the Wonderland Range, Mt Rosea area and on the Grampians Peaks Trail. Vehicle accessible off Stony Creek Road, this camping area is an informal, temporary group campsite set amongst stringy bark forest, banksias and rocky outcrops.

Buandik Campground

Buandik Campground is located in the Western Grampians at the base of the Victoria Range. The campground is set amongst open woodland beside Cultivation Creek and is close to the start of walks to Billimina and Manja rock art shelters and Buandik Falls.
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