Stony Creek Campground

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Stony Creek Campground

This small bush camp is situated among the native pines and rocky outcrops near the towering peaks of Mt Rosea. It is a communal bush camp that caters for 16 individuals or eight two-person tents in one open area and is intended for school groups undertaking the Grampians Peaks Trail overnight walk.
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This is a small tent camping area with sites not allocated or designated. It is suitable for a single group of up to 16 people including leaders, with space for eight 2-3 person tents.

Bookings are for exclusive use of the site and not for groups smaller than 10 people.

Prior to undertaking an overnight hike in the Grampians, groups or individuals must register with Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap. Groups must lodge a Group Activity Statement (GAS). For further information contact Brambuk on (03) 8427 2058.

Additional bush camps can be found along Stony Creek Road to cater for additional small school hiking groups. These are generally reserved on a first in first served basis by submitting a Group Activity Statement.

Things to do

 
A young man offers his hand to his walking partner at the summit of The Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park.

The Pinnacle walks

Choose from two different routes up to The Pinnacle lookout – an easy to medium walk from Sundial Carpark and a more challenging climb from Wonderland Carpark.
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.

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.
A group of three friends walk through the rocky ravines of the Northern Grampians.

Grampians Peaks Trail

The Grampians Peaks Trail is one of the Walk Victoria’s Icons long distance trails. The first section is now complete and offers a 36km, three day/two night circuit walk departing from Halls Gap.

How to get there

Stony Creek Campground

Best accessed by hikers via a 0.52 km side track to Stony Creek Group Camp, 1.36 km from the Mt Rosea Carpark. Vehicle access is available 13 km southwest of Halls Gap on unsealed Stony Creek Road with parking available for one 4WD vehicle.

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Camping & accommodation

This small bush camp is situated among the native pines and rocky outcrops near the towering peaks of Mt Rosea. It is a communal bush camp that caters for 16 individuals or eight two-person tents in one open area and is intended for school groups undertaking the Grampians Peaks Trail overnight walk.
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Need to know

Stony Creek 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Grand Canyon Staircase Closed

    The steel staircase at the south-eastern exit of the Grand Canyon is closed due to an engineering issue. The Grand Canyon remains open as a return walk from Wonderland Carpark. The Pinnacle walk remains open via the canyon bypass walking track.

  • Grampians National Park

    Mitchell Road Closed

    Mitchell Road is closed until further notice due to storm damage to a concrete causeway.

    Mt Zero Roadworks - 10th to 24th May 2021

    Mt Zero Road will be closed due to roadworks between Red Gum Lease Track and Pines Road from Monday the 10th of May to Monday the 24th of May 2021 (inclusive).

    If works are completed ahead of schedule, the road may open earlier.

    During this period the alternative route is via Fyans Creek Road and Pines Road.

    Mt Zero Road Closure - Grampians National Park

    Due to Road upgrade works, Mt Zero Road (Between Halls Gap and Pines Road) will be closed to all traffic from Friday May 14 2021 until 5pm Friday May 21st 2021. 


    Access to Plantation campground is via Fyans Creek road and Pines Road.

    Access to Red Gum Lease bush camping area is via Fyans Creek road and Red Gum Lease track. 

    For further details please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural centre phone 8427 2058 

    Air Operations: Mt Difficult and Mt William Closures

    Air operations (subject to weather) will be undertaken around the Mt Difficult and Mt William area tomorrow Tuesday 18th May 2021 to support Grampians Peaks Trail construction works.
     
    To ensure a safe operation the following areas will be closed while this is undertaken:
     
    Mt Difficult Area
    • Beehive Falls
    • Briggs Bluff
    • Mt Difficult (Gar)
    • Waterfalls of Gar
    • Longpoint West Hike-in Camping Area
     
    Mt William Area
    • Mt William Road
    • Mt William Carpark/Trailhead
    • Mt William Summit Walking Track
    • Sheep Hills Walking Track
    • Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track
    • First Wannon Hike-in Camping Area

    Park Access Update - 23/04/2021

    Download the latest Grampians National Parks Access Update to find out what is closed or has access issues in the park.

    Attachments: Grampians Access Update 23rd April 2021 (173KB)

    Road Report - 13/05/2021

    Download the latest Grampians National Park road report to find out the condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 13 May 2021 (108KB)

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

    Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track Partial Closure

    The Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track is closed between Stockyard Track and Jimmy Creek Campground due to Grampians Peaks Trail works.

    Walkers crossing the plateau must use Stockyard Track as the southern access route. Vehicles may be parked at Mafeking Picnic Area or the corner of Mafeking and Emmett Roads.

    Walkers undertaking the three day circuit, must use Stockyard Track, Emmett Road and Jimmy Creek Road as the alternative route. This alternative involves approximately 10km of four wheel drive track and unsealed road walking.

    See the attached map for assistance with orientation.

    For further information contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap in (03) 8427 2258.


    Attachments: Major Mitchell Plateau - Stockyard to Jimmy Closure (9,807KB)

  • Mount Difficult Summit Walk (Grampians National Park)

    Mt Difficult Walking Track Closure

    Due to Grampians Peaks Trail construction works the Mt Difficult walking track between Deep Creek Track Junction and Mt Difficult (Gar) Summit Track Junction will be closed until further notice. Please see attached map.
     
    Mt Difficult (Gar) remains accessible from Mt Difficult Road and Longpoint West Hike-in Camping Area as a return walk. Please keep in mind this is a rough grade 4 walking track only suitable for more experienced bushwalkers. Limited roadside parking is available on Mt Difficult Road.
     
    Beehive Falls and Briggs Bluff remain open as return walks from Beehive Falls Carpark.

    Attachments: Mt Difficult Range Track Closure (2,245KB)

  • Wannon Crossing Campground (Grampians National Park)

    Wannon Crossing Campground Closure

    Wannon Crossing Campground will be closed between Tuesday the 11th of May and Friday the 2nd of July 2021 due to park operations and Grampians Peaks Trail construction works.

    The nearest alternative campground is Jimmy Creek Campground.

  • Other issues

    Stony Creek Group Camping Area Relocated

    Stony Creek Group Camping Area has been relocated 500m west of Rosea Carpark on Stony Creek Road. Walkers should access this site by following Stony Creek Road from Rosea Carpark, rather than the link track from the Mt Rosea Walking Track.

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