Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

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Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the peaceful setting of Zumtein Picnic Area on the Mackenzie River. Once a thriving tourist resort, explore the historic ruins where beekeeper Walter Zumstein played host to hundreds of holidaymakers in the 1930s.

How to get there

Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

Facilities

Toilets
Carpark
BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Zumstein Picnic Area (Grampians National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs allowed
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No fishing

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery rocks
  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Submerged obstacles

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.

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 - Roads Update 08.12.2023

The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park has several roads temporarily closed for repair works and upgrades. Please be aware the movement of visitors in these parts of the National Park is restricted.

Road Closures
Mitchell Road, Mt William Picnic Ground Track are closed.

Partial Road Closures
Pohlner Road closed at upper northern section to Winfields Road.

Grampians Peaks Trail – Trailhead Access
Road access (Griffin Track) to the Griffin Trailhead for the Grampians Peaks Trail is open to 4WD vehicles only. Walkers can access the GPT on foot via the Griffin Track from the Grampians Tourist Road.

Redman Road Trailhead carpark is closed. The nearest site for parking is at Borough Huts Campground.

Please see the latest road report attachment for full road and track details at the bottom of this page.

Attachments: Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Road Report - 08.12.2023 (273KB)

Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Update – Total Fire Ban 08.12.2023 - Wimmera District

Friday 08.12.2023 has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban in the Wimmera District. This district covers central and northern areas of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park.

No fires can be lit or be allowed to remain alight in the open air from 12:01 AM on Friday, 8th December 2023 until 11:59 PM Friday, 8th December 2023.

To find out what you can and can't do during the declared Fire Danger Period, and on days of Total Fire Ban, when fires in the open air are legally restricted. Please visit:

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