Grampians National Park Walking Tracks
1 MACKENZIE FALLS LOOKOUT WALK...excellent views overlooking MacKenzie Falls Distance: 1.9 km return Time: 40 minutes Elevation Change: 10 metres Grade: easy Start: MacKenzie Falls Carpark
The walk to a viewing platform, that overlooks MacKenzie Falls, is suitable for people with limited mobility. For the most spectacular view, approach the viewing platform from the right-hand fork of the track.
2 BROKEN FALLS LOOKOUT...a short, easy stroll to a viewing platform overlooking Broken Falls Distance: 500m return Time: 10 minutes Elevation Change: 5 metres Grade: easy Start: MacKenzie Falls Carpark
An easy stroll through open stringybark forest leads to a viewing platform, that overlooks Broken Falls, and is suitable for people with limited mobility.
3 REEDS LOOKOUT...great views overlooking the Victoria Valley Distance: 100m return Time: 10 minutes Elevation Change: 15 metres Grade: easy-medium Start: Reeds Lookout Carpark
Follow the path around the gate and along the sealed road to the summit of Reeds Lookout. From this magnificent lookout you will receive breathtaking views over Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra
Range, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range. Great views can also be seen from the carpark.
4 THE BALCONIES...cliff line views overlooking Victoria Valley Distance: 2.0 km return Time: 1 hour Elevation Change: 50 metres Grade: easy Start: Reeds Lookout Carpark
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 the Victoria Valley.
5 BOROKA LOOKOUT...A great view of the Halls Gap Valley and the eastern plains. Distance: 90m one way Time: 5 minutes Elevation Change: 5 metres Grade: easy Start: Boroka Lookout Carpark
An easy stroll through open stringybark forest leads to two viewing platforms that look down the Halls Gap valley and out onto the eastern plains, and is suitable for people with limited mobility.
Southern Grampians Walks
1 MT STURGEON ...panoramic views of the surrounding ranges Distance: 7 km return Time: 2½ - 3 hours Elevation change: 343 metres Grade: hard Start: Intersection of Grampians Tourist Road & Victoria Valley Road This walk, suitable for fit and energetic walkers, can involve water crossings, slippery track surfaces and rock hopping. Follow the path up through open woodland and view endemic montane species such as the Grampians Gum. Several steep sections lead through rocky terrain and stunted vegetation dominates as the track nears the summit. The walk provides panoramic views of the surrounding ranges and volcanic plains over Dunkeld, the gateway to the southern Grampians. Return by the same route.
2 THE PICCANINNY ...spring wildflowers and high peaks Distance: 2.4 km return Time: 1 - 1½ hours Elevation change: 128 metres Grade: easy-medium Start: Piccaninny carpark, Grampians Tourist Road, 1.3 km north of Victoria Valley Road intersection This track is a gradual climb through open forest with an understorey of Hakea, Grevillea and Banksia. The summit provides excellent views of Mt Abrupt and the nearby town of Dunkeld with its surrounding pastoral landscape. This is an excellent walk to take during spring when there are many species of colourful wildflowers on show.
Central Grampians (Halls Gap) Walks
1 FYANS CREEK LOOP ...A chance to view wildlife Distance: 2.5 km circuit Time: 30 - 50 minutes returen Elevation Change: 10 metres Grade: easy Start: Stone sculpture at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre. If unsure ask at information desk. Best in the early morning or evening to view waterbirds and kangaroos. A gentle track leads through Fyans Valley to Tandara Road (the track is suitable for people with limited mobility to this point). The track then crosses Fyans Creek and continues back along the forested foothills of the Mt William Range, to Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre.
2 BORONIA PEAK ...A rocky peak with spectacular views Distance: 8.0 km return Time: 3 - 4 hours return Elevation Change: 300 metres Grade: medium Start: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre Carpark A track leads through Fyans Valley to Tandara Road. Cross Fyans Creek (Barri yalug) 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 signposted intersection. A scramble up the rocky summit rewards you with superb views towards Lake Fyans and over the Fyans valley. Return by the same route. Take care of cliffs and supervise children at all times.
3 CHATAUQUA PEAK ...A great view of the Halls Gap Valley Distance: 5.6 km return Time: 2 - 3 hours return Elevation Change: 200 metres Grade: medium Start: Halls Gap Recreation Oval Carpark Follow the signposted track through open forest to the foot of Clematis Falls (best after rain). Return 100 metres to an intersection and follow signposts and track markers along rocky areas, climbing steeply up to the summit of Chatauqua Peak. Return via same route.
4 CLEMATIS FALLS ...A beautiful waterfall best after rain Distance: 2.4 km return Time: 1 hour return Elevation Change: 70 metres Grade: medium Start: Halls Gap Recreation Oval Carpark Follow the signposted track through open forest to the foot of Clematis Falls, best after rain. Return by the same route.
5 SILVERBAND FALLS Distance: 1.5km return Time: 25 to 40 minutes return Elevation change: 15 metres Grade: Easy to medium – expect some rock hopping, slippery surfaces and creek crossing Start: Silverband Carpark From Silverband carpark follow the gently graded track to the edge of the creek. Here you can view the power of, and damage caused by a large amount of rain that flowed through this area. Look for the former footbridge that was washed away from this point 50m down the creek by the force of rocks and trees. Cross the creek bed to the other side to meet the track again. Take care as this involves rock hopping over slippery rocks and water. Follow the track to the base of Silverband Falls. Return via the same route.
6 SUNDIAL PEAK VIA VIEWPOINT Distance: 7.8km return Time: 3 hours return Elevation Change: 520 metres Grade: Medium-hard Start: Lake Bellfield Observation Area Carpark (Dam Wall) From the carpark, cross the Grampians Road directly opposite the dam wall and look for the walking track sign. The first part of the walk takes you along a fireline that steadily climbs up the southern edge of the Wonderland Range. Take a right turn and follow the walking track as it winds steeply through a stringybark forest to a crest. A short walk to Viewpoint offers great views, return back to the intersection. Follow the track to your right as the track climbs steeply up the range, keep right and follow the track towards Sundial Peak where you will be rewarded with impressive views of Fyans Valley, Mt William Range and Lake Bellfield. Return via the same route There is no access to other walking tracks from this point. Eastern Grampians
7 TUNNEL TRACK FROM POMONAL Distance: 2.4 km one way Time: 1 - 1½ hours Elevation Change: 230 metres Grade: medium Start: Tunnel Road Carpark (11 km from Halls Gap on the Ararat- Halls Gap Road) From the carpark the track begins its steady climb past rocky outcrops to the top of the range. Descending the other side, you gain magnificent views of the Serra Range. This walk finishes at the western tunnel entrance. Return by the same route. A self-guided nature walk to the Tunnel starts opposite the General Store in Pomonal.