Smiths Mill Campground (Grampians National Park)


Smiths Mill Campground (Grampians National Park)

Smiths Mill Campground is situated in the central Grampians, tucked away near the banks of the Mackenzie River. Surrounded by tall Stringybarks and heathy forest, this large campground uis the ideal place to base camp and explore well-known attractions including Mackenzie Falls, Lake Wartook, Boroka Lookout and the Balconies Lookout.

How to get there

Smiths Mill Campground (Grampians National Park)


Amenities - Toilet & Shower Block

Need to know

Smiths Mill Campground (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No generators
  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No bicycles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Update 24.03.2023

Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park was impacted by heavy rainfall and flash flooding during spring and early summer 2022. Multiple roads and some visitor sites are temporarily closed for assessment, repair works and upgrades. The movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.
Major Road Closures

Red Rock Road, Mitchell Road and Bullawin Road are closed.
Lodge Road is partly closed (section from Syphon Rd to Asses Ears Road).
Regional Roads – Mt Victory Road Update
With works to complete the final seal and finishing work at Mt Victory Road underway, the road is operating under shuttle flow with traffic management in place. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2023. Please plan your journey and follow the directions on all on-site signage. We thank the communities of Halls Gap, Wartook and surrounding areas for their continued patience while we carry out these vital works. For more information, call 133 788, email or visit Mt Victory Road west of Halls Gap | Regional Roads Victoria
Seasonal Road Closures
Seasonal road closures are in place due to flood damage. They have remained in place since November 2022. Seasonal roads will gradually reopen after repair works and final assessments are completed.
Please see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the bottom of this page. 
Key Visitor Sites Closures
Boroka Lookout
The northern viewing platform at Boroka Lookout is temporarily closed for upgrades. Visitors can still access the southern viewing platform.
MacKenzie Falls
The large rock shelf area, opposite the base of the MacKenzie Falls is closed. Recent investigations have revealed a significant rock fall risk from the cliff above the area. Views of the Falls, from above and at the base are located on the walking track and linked viewing platforms only. Please be aware these can be crowded, especially over busy long weekends and Easter. For visitor safety, please stay on the walking track and linked viewing platforms only. To avoid crowds, we recommend visitation in the early morning or later in the afternoon. Further improvements are planned as part of the MacKenzie Falls Revitalisation project
Silverband Falls
The Silverband Falls closure is in place due to flood damage. Visitors can access Clematis Falls and the Venus Baths loop as alternative walks.
Current Campground closures due to closed roads
Kalymna Campground is closed.

Grampians Peaks Trail
Grampians Peaks Trail sites impacted by closures

Griffin Trail Head is Four-Wheel Drive access only. 
For park information, visitors can contact 13 1963 or visit the Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.

Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) NP Road Report 24.03.2023 (187KB)

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