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.

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.

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

    Mt Victory Road - Roadwork Delays

    VicRoads are undertaking works on Mt Victory Road between Tuesday the 21st of July and Friday the 14th of August 2020.

    Traffic management will be in place and delays to visitor sites within the Central Grampians area are expected. These visitor sites include Mackenzie Falls, Zumsteins Picnic Area, Reed Lookout, Boroka Lookout, Wonderland Carpark and Sundial Carpark.

    For help planning your visit to the Central Grampians during this period please visit the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre. For updates on road closures please visit https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

    Park Access Update - 01/08/2020

    Download the Grampians National Park Access Update to find out what areas of the park are closed and open.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 1st August 2020 (209KB)

    Road Report - 31/07/2020

    Download the Grampians National Park Road Report to see the latest road and four wheel drive track conditions for the park.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 31st July 2020 (107KB)

    European Wasps at Troopers Creek Campground

    European Wasp populations have been identified at Troopers Creek Campground. Treatment is currently occurring to control these populations. Please be mindful when in the area.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Partial closure due to COVID-19

    Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements, this park is open to local residents in regional Victoria. You can use this park for walking, hiking, bike riding, surfing, kayaking or yoga so long as it is closest to your home. While exercising with a person outside your household, you should keep at least 1.5 metres distance from them and others. Some parts of this park are closed  to reduce the number of people moving around in the community and reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid-19

    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.

  • Grand Canyon Loop Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Grand Canyon Walking Track Party Closed

    The Grand Canyon walking track is partly closed until further notice due to structural concerns with a staircase.
     
    The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark.
     
    Access to the Pinnacle from Wonderland Carpark remains open via the western track that bypasses the Grand Canyon.

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

    Major Mitchell Plateau Partly Closed

    The Major Mitchell Plateau walking track is closed between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail Works. First Wannon Hiker Camp remains open as a return walk from Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. This closure will remain in place until further notice.

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

    Temporary Closure: Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre

    As of the 1st of July 2020, Parks Victoria has temporarily taken on management of Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre.

    The centre will remain closed while Parks Victoria undertakes due diligence in assessing infrastructure, facilities and conducts essential works. 

    Parks Victoria will be delivering essential park information and support services for visitors and licensed tour operators by phone, email and online, including campground bookings, school group activity statements and trip intention processes.

    Visitors seeking park information in person are asked to visit the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.

    Parks Victoria contact details during this period:
    Phone: 13 1963
    Online campground bookings: www.parkstay.vic.gov.au 

  • 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. 

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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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