Visit the Grampians this Australia Day weekend
Thursday 23 January, 2014
- Grampians National Park open for business this Australia Day weekend
- With many parts of the Grampians National Park not affected by fire, it remains a great place enjoy the great outdoors
- Plenty of campsites, walks and tourist spots open to visitors
Visitors are reminded that the Grampians National Park is open for business, with plenty to see and do in the area this Australia Day long weekend.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today encouraged Victorians to visit the Grampians and nearby towns to support the local community.
“Many parts of the Grampians National Park were not affected by the recent fires, so I urge Victorians to take the opportunity to enjoy one of our great national park experiences at a time when the local community needs you most,” Mr Smith said.
“If you’re keen to get outdoors this weekend, walks are open in the Halls Gap area including Silverband Falls, Venus Baths, Fyans Creek Loop and Boronia Peak.
“The villages of Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Dadswell’s Bridge and Pomonal are open to visitors, including The Grampians Tourist Road from Halls Gap to Dunkeld.
“Those looking to camp, can consider staying at Jimmy Creek, Wannon Crossing and Borough Huts and Kalymna Falls.
“From midday Thursday, the Wonderland area, which really lives up to its name, will also be open, including the very popular Pinnacle day walk.
“Those making the most of the long weekend and visiting the area, should also be reminded to take extra care when travelling and to respect road closures still in place.
“The only areas out of limits to visitors is the northern section of the Grampians National Park, which includes MacKenzie Falls, Zumsteins Picnic Area and the Hollow Mountain area”.
Parks Victoria has commenced safety assessments and planning to restore visitor sites in the northern section of the park.
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…
3 Sep 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Sep 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.