Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

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Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

This walk is one of the Grampians' best kept secrets. From Zumsteins picnic area, take the strenuous 7km return walk that winds its way along the most picturesque rivers in the region. Walk through eucalypt forest, past the terraced cascades of Fish Falls and on to the base of the thunderous MacKenzie Falls.

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Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

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Mackenzie River Walk (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No fishing
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No swimming
  • No vehicles
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Partial closure of the Major Mitchell Walking Track

The Major Mitchell Walking Track between First Wannon Hiker Camp and Jimmy Creek Campground, including Stockyard Track, will be closed from Monday the 3rd of February until the end of March 2020

This closure is due to Grampians Peaks Trail hiker camp construction works.

First Wannon Hiker Camp will remain open during this period. 

Walkers will only be able to complete a return walk to First Wannon from one of the following trailheads: Sheep Hills Carpark, Mt William Carpark or Kalymna Campground. 
A one way walk (with a car shuffle) is also possible between Sheep Hills Carpark and Kalymna Campground.

Please see the attached map.

Attachments: Major Mitchell Plateau Walking Track (953KB)

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)

Park Access Update - 03/02/2020

Download the latest Park Access Update to find out what areas of the national park have access issues.

Attachments: Grampians Access Update 3rd February 2020 (255KB)

Road Report - 27/02/2020

Download the latest road report for information on the condition of the parks roads and four wheel drive tracks.

Attachments: Grampians NP Road Report - 27th February 2020 (242KB)

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