Further park information can be found at parkweb.vic.gov.au or by contacting the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963, for activities and attractions in the Grampians Region visit www.visitgrampians.com.au
The Grampians National Park is one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations. Renowned for its breathtaking rocky views, rich Aboriginal culture, European heritage and stunning spring wildflower displays, there is plenty to see and do in this rugged ancient landscape. Declared in 1984, the 170,000 hectare National park is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals, many of which are endemic to the park.
Hosting over one million visitors each year, with popular activities including bushwalking, camping, picnicking, nature study, rock-climbing, bike riding and fishing. The extensive network of roads makes car touring to surrounding villages another great way to explore.
Aboriginal Culture – Gariwerd
For many thousands of years Aboriginal people have lived in the Grampians, and they named their mountain home Gariwerd. Today many Aboriginal art sites have been identified in and around the National Park. Several art sites are open to the public and all are easily accessible. In the western Grampians you can visit Manja and Billimina shelters and in the north Ngamadjidj and Gulgurn Manja shelters. The most accessible art site is Bunjils Shelter on the Pomonal/Stawell Road. Brambuk The National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap brings to life the history and culture of the Aboriginal groups who lived in the Grampians.
Step out and discover the many walking experiences in the National Park.
For further information on other walks in the park visit a local Visitor information centre or call into
Brambuk – the National Park and Cultural Centre.
|Mt Victory Rd to Boroka Lookout
distance 15 kms drive.
From Halls Gap, follow Mt Victory Road, past the Elephants Hide. At 10 km, turn right onto the Mt Difficult Road, and drive a further 5 kms to the spectacular Boroka Lookout. The walk from the carpark is short, and suitable for people with limited mobility.
Boroka Lookout to Reed Lookout and The Balconies walk
Return to Mt Victory Rd, turn right. After 2 kms turn left to Reed Lookout carpark. This lookout offers views over Victoria Valley, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range.
The Balconies Walk
The track climbs gently from the carpark, through rock outcrops and a stringybark forest to the Balconies lookout. From this lookout there are panoramic views over Victoria Valley.
Return to Mt Victory Rd, turn left. After 5.5 kms turn right. At the T intersection turn left. Facilities at MacKenzie Falls include a car park, picnic area, toilets and a kiosk. There are various walks to view the falls.
Fyans Creek Loop
distance 2.5 kms circuit, start Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre
Start at the stone sculpture at the rear of Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre. Walk North past wetlands, along Fyans Valley, until you reach Tandara Road, Cross over Fyans Creek footbridge and up the stairs. Turn right and follow track, returning to the Cultural Centre.
Chatauqua Peak Loop
Follow the sign-posted track from the recreation reserve to first track intersection. Follow track to left and rock scramble to summit. Return to main track , turn left and follow track to Bullaces Glen and Mt Victory road. Cross road walking through Botanic Gardens to tennis courts.
From car park, stroll 700m through shady, ferny forest. Cross the creek via stone steps before arriving at Silverband Falls. Return via same route.
Lake Bellfield Wall
A flat track across the reservoir wall with views of Fyans Valley and Mt William and Wonderland Ranges.
|The Pinnacle from Wonderland car park
distance 5.5 kms circuit,
start Wonderland car park
Suitable for only for fit walkers. The track involves rock steps, several seasonal water crossings and some rock hopping. Cross the footbridge over Stony Creek to the majestic Grand Canyon and further on to Silent Street. A steady climb past magnificent rock formations brings you to the Pinnacle Lookout and its awe inspiring views.
Pinnacle to Wonderland car park via Forest Loop Track
The track, heading south, passes over rocky outcrops. Follow the track which winds west through low forest before back to the original track north of Bridal Veil Falls. Before descending to the Grand Canyon, take the track marked to your left. This will lead on the opposite side of the Grand Canyon.
Cross Fyans Creek footbridge and begin a steady climb through tall Messmate forest and native pines, along the western slope of the Mt William Range. Turn right at the sign posted intersection. Scramble up the rocky summit for superb views over the Fyans valley. Return by the same route. Take care of cliffs and supervise children at all times.
Mt William (Mt Duwil) Summits
A sealed road, closed to public vehicles, climbs steeply from the carpark to the summit. At 1,167 metres, Mt William is the highest point in the park. Stunted eucalypts give way to fantastic views of mountains ranges and open plains. Return by same route. Be prepared for cold and windy conditions.
A gently undulating walking track follows Mud Hut Creek upstream, to a series of rock steps and on to Beehives Falls (best after rain). Enjoy the pretty rock pools and ferns. The base of the falls makes a peaceful resting spot. Return by the same route.
Follow the sign posted track through a densely vegetated gully. The track leads you to the base of an iron-stained cliff. It’s a steep and strenuous climb through fallen boulders and along exposed ledges. A short uphill scramble completes the climb to the wind-scoured caverns of Mount Wudjub-guyan (Hollow Mountain) with views overlooking Mount Stapylton and the Wimmera plains. Return by the same route.