Stapylton Campground

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Stapylton Campground

Wake to views over Mount Stapylton and Mount Zero before exploring the best of the northern Grampians. Enjoy fantastic views over the rugged northern ranges, discover Aboriginal rock shelters and tackle memorable and beautiful walks.
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The remote and rugged northern Grampians is a quiet alternative to popular Halls Gap. The wide, open spaces of Stapylton Campground offer everything you need for a comfortable stay, and is a favourite grazing spot of the local mob of kangaroos.

The campground features shared fireplaces and picnic tables. There are pit toilets and untreated tank-water is available, however you should bring drinking water with you.

Individual campgrounds need to be booked online in advance and you need to bring your own firewood.

Leading off from the campground, the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk is a great introduction to the iconic landscapes of the Grampians. Meander through dense scrub, dip into forested gullies and scramble over sandstone steps to reach the unforgettable vistas to be had.

A shorter stroll out to the Ngamadjidj Shelter provides a unique insight into the rich Aboriginal history of the region. Tee up your walk with a visit to Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap to learn about the six seasons of Gariwerd, try your hand at traditional painting methods or treat your taste buds to some bush tucker in the cafe.

Things to do

 
Four friends looking up at the surrounding scenery during their hike at Mount Stapylton

Mount Stapylton Loop Walk

Hike through open forest and scramble over rocky outcrops on the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk. The adventurous walk will test your endurance as it dips into forested gullies and navigates the steep slope of Flat Rock.
Two people stop for a picnic in front of Mount Zero in the Northern Grampians.

Mount Zero

The northern Grampians National Park is dominated by the Mountt Difficult Range, Mount Stapylton and Mount Zero. Picnic at Mount Zero Picnic Area before tackling the gentle ascent to Flat Rock.

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

Stapylton Campground

Mount Stapylton Campground is just over 3-hours drive from Melbourne. Follow the Western Highway to Dadswell Bridge. After approximately 5-kilometres turn onto Wonwondah-Dadswell Bridge Road and head west until you reach Olive Plantation Road. Turn here and follow the road until you reach Stapylton Campground.

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Need to know

Stapylton 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

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion

    Mountain Lion (Designated rock-climbing and bouldering area) – Temporary exclusion
     
    Significant Aboriginal cultural values have recently been rediscovered at the Mountain Lion designated rock-climbing and bouldering area.

    While Parks Victoria and Gariwerd Traditional Owners determine a longer-term management response, and out of respect for this significant cultural landscape, visitors are requested to not access this area.

    The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 protects Aboriginal cultural heritage and significant financial penalties apply for harm caused by individuals or corporate bodies.

    For more information please visit the FAQ Update at the Rock Climbing in Gariwerd link below.

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Closed - Catastrophic Fire Danger Day

    Grampians Gariwerd National Park – Catastrophic Fire Danger
     
    Wednesday 28th February has been declared Catastrophic Fire Danger in the Wimmera Fire District.
    This extends from midnight tonight (Tuesday 27th Feb) until midnight tomorrow night (Wednesday 28th).
    This includes a Total Fire Ban for this declared period.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will be closed to all visitors.
     
    Take Action Now: To aid your survival, park visitors to Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park will need to enact their fire plans now.
    Conditions tomorrow will be extremely hot, dry and windy. If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be uncontrollable, unpredictable and fast moving. Spot fires could start, move quickly and come from many directions. These are the most dangerous conditions for a fire. Your life may depend on the decisions you make, even before there is a fire. Waiting until you see smoke is far too late to make plans to leave.
     
    Enact your fire plan now:
    ·        Park visitors are encouraged to leave the National Park tonight, or first thing tomorrow morning
    ·        Phone reception is limited throughout the National Park, hence the reason to leave;  you may not receive emergency warnings
    ·        Tune your car radio into local ABC or MIXX fm radio stations (listen on the hour) to receive news and emergency broadcasts
    ·        Download the Vic Emergency app and set up a local zone to receive emergency alerts, or call the Vic Emergency hotline 1800 226 226 for emergency bushfire updates
    ·        Visit Vic Emergency Website www.emergency.vic.gov.au or CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions for Fire Danger Information
     
    Where to go?
    ·        For park closure information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au and go to the ‘change of conditions’ page
    ·        Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre and Halls Gap Visitor Information Centres will be closed
    ·        It is recommended you go to a local township and seek alternative activities such as:  swimming at the pool, shopping, movies, art gallery or restaurants.
    ·        Plan to leave for the night. Pack your camping gear or look at accommodation options, outside forested areas. If a bushfire starts, you may not be able to return for a few days.
    ·        For alternative accommodation options call Local Visitor Information Centres include Halls Gap Phone 1800 065 599, Horsham Phone 1800 633 218, Dunkeld Phone 5577 2558, Ararat Phone 1800 657 158.
     
    Camping Information
    ·       In the event of an emergency or park closure you may be entitled to a camping refund. Visit www.parkweb.vic.gov.au or email info@parks.vic.gov.au
     

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