Grampians

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesHalls Gap
FinishHalls Gap
DifficultyDifficulty 1.5/5
Suitable for4WD AWD Bike 
Distance136.66 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed39.24 km/hr
Driving Time3 hrs 28 mins
Article By: ExplorOz Team
Page Updated: 23 Jan 2012

Description

The Grampians is a popular long weekend or week long destination from Melbourne and travellers in general. The park offers some fantastic scenery, wildflowers, walking and climbing opportunities and has a number of bush camp sites and plenty of room. For the 4WDer, there are a myriad of 4WD tracks to travel.

In January 2006 a large bushfire swept through the central part of the Grampians National Park. Environmental regeneration and the recovery of park facilities are well underway. Most roads and walking tracks are open, however those that do remain closed need further safety and recovery works undertaken.

Before visiting always check for current updates and information at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap, Phone: (03) 5361 4000

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History

The history of the Grampians dates back some 5,000 years ago when it was home to the Aboriginals. The Grampians were named in 1836 by NSW Surveyor-General Sir Thomas Mitchell who thought the ranges reminded him of his home in Scotland. As European settlement grew, the Grampians became an excellent source of water for farming and domestic purposes. In the early days, they were also an excellent source of timber, gold and quarrying. Declared in 1984, the Grampians National Park is a 167,000 hectare park and is home for almost a third of Victoria's plant species.

Preparation

Permits

There is no entrance fee to the Grampians National Park. $12.50 camp fee applies at all designated campgrounds. Camping permits allow up to six people and one vehicle per site. Permits are available at Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centrein Halls Gap. Credit card payments can be made by phoning (03) 5361 4000. Campsites are available on a first in first served basis.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel Symbol There is also fuel available at Wartook (not shown on this trek note) which is on the Northern Grampians Road.
DieselULPLPG
4cyl 19 litres4cyl 22 litres4cyl 27 litres
6cyl 21 litres6cyl 17 litres *6cyl 24 litres
8cyl 21 litres8cyl 23 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Closest Climatic Station

Stawell Aerodrome
Distance from Trek Mid Point 21km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.228.525.220.816.313.312.514.016.619.723.826.3
Mean Min. °C13.513.711.28.36.04.74.14.66.07.39.811.1
Mean Rain mm36.933.121.428.334.753.755.756.852.636.945.338.2
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

Services & Supplies

There is also supplies available at Wartook (not shown on this trek note) which is on the Northern Grampians Road.

Map

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What to See

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For more information on the Grampians National Park, call the Parks Victoria Information Line on 13 1963.

Parks Victoria

Level 10, 535 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 13 1963 (within Australia)
Website: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au

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Where to Stay

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Directions

LocationsDistanceDirection Time
Halls Gap to Rosea12.51 kmS198° 15 min
Rosea to Stony Peak2.6 kmW267° 4 min
Stony Peak to Big Cord29.55 kmSW214° 52 min
Big Cord to Mount Thackeray16.43 kmW288° 31 min
Mount Thackeray to Buandik Campground16.25 kmNW316° 43 min
Buandik Campground to Zumstein Picnic Area36.78 kmNE28° 1 hr 1 min
Zumstein Picnic Area to MacKenzie Falls3.44 kmSE136° 4 min
MacKenzie Falls to Mount Victory7.56 kmSE136° 8 min
Mount Victory to Halls Gap11.54 kmE79° 15 min
Halls Gap to Halls Gap136.66 km  3 hr 28 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.

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