Natural Attractions

The Stapylton Campground is now open. For further information and bookings call Parks Victoria on 13 19 63

The Grampians National Park 

Rugged, awe-inspiring sandstone escarpments offering panoramic views of surrounding plains, ancient rock art shelters, diverse animals and colourful wildflowers have made the Grampians National Park a popular holiday escape. For many thousands of years, Aboriginal people have lived in the Grampians and they named their mountain home Gariwerd.

The National Park is a great place for touring on an extensive network of sealed, dirt or 4WD tracks (depending on road conditions). However, the beauty and mystery of the Grampians are probably best explored on foot.

There are more than 160 kilometres of walking tracks ranging from short, easy walks, to day-long explorations or challenging overnight expeditions. Mount Stapylton camp ground is an ideal base to explore the region.

Many of the Grampians waterfalls are located in the northern section of the Grampians and these are easily accessible from the Wartook Valley. Black Range State Park Black Range State Park is a dramatic outcrop of sandstone cliffs and spectacular bushland west of the Grampians National Park. Black Range contains a rich diversity of plant and animal species and significant Aboriginal sites and offers a natural experience in relative seclusion.

The park offers excellent bushwalking opportunities. A long walk leads from the Black Range picnic area to spectacular views from the top of the range. If you choose to drive to the Black Range, in late winter to early summer, you will be rewarded with masses of wildflowers.

Most noticeable is the Grampians Thryptomene. For more information on the Grampians National Park or Black Range State Park, please call the Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre or Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap.