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Strachans Campground

Positioned on the site of a former timber mill, Strachans Campground is a small secluded spot to pitch a tent in the south-west corner of the Grampians. Wake to the sounds of native birds feeding on the nectar-rich trees and kangaroos grazing outside.
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Positioned on the site of a former timber mill, Strachans Campground (pronounced 'Strawns') is a small secluded spot to pitch a tent in the quiet and remote south-west corner of the Grampians. Camp among the gums (and an old hut) and wake to the sounds of native birds feeding on the nectar-rich trees and kangaroos grazing outside.

There are eight tent-based camping sites with adjacent vehicle parking. There are no caravan, campervan or camper trailer campsites at Strachans Campground. Sites are unpowered.

Strachans is ideally situated beside the headwaters of the Glenelg River to explore the Victoria Range and Victoria Valley, where there is fantastic four wheel driving, bushwalking and rock climbing.

Visit the nearby Chimney Pots, a set of unique rock formations that open up to panoramas of the Grampians’ rugged landscape. Or drive to Manja and Billimina rock art shelters where there are short walks to Aboriginal art.

Things to do

 
A mother and daughter kicks a football in front of dad and two younger children in front of tents at Buchan Caves Reserve.

Camping

Victoria’s parks have some great places to camp and there is something to suit all tastes. Choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents to remote locations with nothing but bush.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,
Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Picnics

Head outdoors for lunch in the warmer months and enjoy a picnic in some of nature's most relaxing and inspiring settings.

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

Strachans Campground

16km east of the Henty Hwy on Glenelg River Road. The road is unsealed and suitable for two wheel drive vehicles.

Sites

Camping & accommodation

 Positioned on the site of a former timber mill, Strachans Campground is a small secluded spot to pitch a tent in the south-west corner of the Grampians. 

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Need to know

Strachans 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 Peaks Trail - Borough Huts to Halls Gap (Grampians National Park)

    Grampians Peaks Trail - Important information update

    Grampians Peaks Trail - Important information updates
     
    Water
    The most reliable source of water on Grampians Peaks Trail are the serviced water tanks located at trailheads and road access points/ road crossings.  These tanks are marked on the topographic map and are serviced regularly by Parks Victoria. This water is untreated so may require further treatment by walkers.
     
    Water at hike-in campgrounds, if available, is generally supplied for extra cooking and hand washing supply at camp and is untreated. When rainfall is minimal, water supply at hike-in campgrounds cannot be guaranteed. It is important that walkers fill up at serviced trailheads or road crossings prior to undertaking each overnight section of the walk. 
     
    Serviced GPT Water Tanks - Trailheads
    Location
    Mt Zero Picnic Area
    54H 622593 E 5916314 N
    Coppermine Track Crossing
    54H 626028 E 5912465 N
    Gar (Roses Gap Road) Trail Head
    54H 627470 E 5906120 N
    Mt Difficult Road Crossing (North)
    Redman Road Crossing
    54H 637531 E 5878975 N
    Mt William Rd 2
    54H 640566 E 5873211 N
    Mt William Summit (Install by Jan 30)
    54H 641994 E 5871285 N
    Jimmy Creek Rd Crossing
    54H 634182 E 5862766 N
    Yarram Gap Rd Crossing
    54H 631094 E 5854728 N
    Griffin Trailhead
    54H 624362 E 5848912 N
    Dunkeld Reservoir Road Crossing
    54H 618375 E 5835899 N
    Sturgeon MVO Road Crossing
    54H 617081 E 5835321 N
     
    Please note current changes to some marked water sources:
    ·       N2 –Gar Trailhead: Water levels are low at Gar hike-in campground. Fill with enough water at Gar Trailhead (Roses Gap Road) to get through to Mt Difficult Road crossing (north), just north of Werdug Hike in campground Grid Reference: 54H 632908 E 5896505 N
    ·       N4 - Lake Wartook Lookout: Water tank is not installed as marked on map edition 1 at Lake Wartook Lookout car park. To get you through to Halls Gap, fill up at ‘Mt Difficult Road crossing' (North) Grid Reference: 54H 632908 E 5896505 N.
    ·       C4 - Mt William Carpark: Water tank not installed at car park as marked on map edition 1. Fill up at Mt William Rd access 2 Grid Ref: 54H 640566 E 5873211 N. Emergency marker GNP 228. New tank to be installed at Mt William summit within next fortnight.
    ·       S1 - Yarram Hike-in Campground:  Water tank at campground currently empty. Before walking this section, fill with water at Jimmy Creek Road Crossing Grid ref: 54H 634182 E 5862766 N. Next available water is at Yarram Gap Road crossing.
    ·       S3 - Mud-dadjug Hike-in Campground: Water tank at campground currently empty. Prior to walking into Mud-dadjug hike in campground, fill up with extra water at Djardji-djawara hike in campground. Next available water is at the Dunkeld Reservoir road crossing south of Mt Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) Grid Ref: 54H 618375 E 5835899 N.

    *Changes will be made to the topographic maps to represent these locations in the next edition. 

    For further information please contact Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre Halls Gap, Phone 8427 2058, or Brambuk@parks.vic.gov.au

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

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park- Road Access Report

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park road access report update

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 14.1.2022 (170KB)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park- Road Access Report

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park road access report update

    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 14.1.2022 (170KB)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Access Update

    National Park Access updates 

    Attachments: Grampians National Park Access Update 18th January 2022 (242KB)

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Road Access Report

    Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park: Road Access Update Report


    Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 20.1.2022 (167KB)

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