Zumstein picnic shelters

Picnic Areas in the Grampians

Northern Grampians - A great area to have a picnic and study the wonderful wildflowers. The warmer climate gives you the best weather and earliest flowers in the National Park

Wartook - The picnic areas are generally near water, with a great opportunity to relax, enjoy the birdlife, and in some cases experience the remoteness of the area.

Wonderland - Picnics in this area will usually be as a break between activities or in preparation for the next excursion.

Southern Grampians - A great chance to have a picnic in a spot where you maybe entirely on your own. An opportunity to explore a part of the Grampians you may not have seen.

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Mt Zero Picnic Area

The northern end of the Grampians is the driest and even in winter a picnic in sunshine is common. Situated at the base of Flat Rock there is plenty of shade, picnic tables and the toilets are close by. A great starting point for the Mt Zero, Flat Rock and Mt Stapylton walks. See a wonderful display of wildflowers in the late winter, spring and early summer.

 
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Golton Gorge

On the east side of the Mt Difficult range in an area recognised as a great wildflower area in the late winter and spring. Lasiopetalum dasyphyllum (velvet bush) is common in the area. There are toilets and it is also the start of the Golton Gorge walk. It is situated on the Halls Gap - Mt Zero Rd.

 
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Wartook

The picnic ground beside the McKenzie River at Wartook is on the site of the old Wartook School. A pleasant spot on the Northern Grampians Rd with a fireplace and shelter.

 
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Trooper's Creek

A lovely picnic area on the Roses Gap Road the starting for walks to Tilwinda Falls & Mt Difficult. Trooper's Creek is the site of the old police station and lock-up which was used during the goldrush to collect the Victorian Government's £10 landing tax. A wonderful area for late Winter & Spring wildflowers.

 
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Zumstein

With plenty of room, picnic shelters and BBQ's, the picnic area beside the MacKenzie River is a very popular spot. With plenty of visiting birdlife, kangaroos and wallabies, it has proved popular for families and groups. There is access to toilets and water.

 
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Cherrypool

Cherrypool is a great spot with a large area of water, wonderful birdlife and some very big shade trees. Toilets are available.

 
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Brim Springs

The picnic area is on the spot where one of the early settlers first made a home. An area, where in the winter and early spring, the Grampians thryptomene grows and flowers in profusion. Situated on the Asses Ears road it is a quiet area away from the busy tourist areas.

 
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MacKenzie Falls

MacKenzie Falls Picnic Area

Perhaps the most visited spot in the Grampians, it is a always a very popular picnic area. With a Kiosk (the only one within the Park boundary) and toilets it is a great rest stop, either before or after the walks to the Falls.

Image: MacKenzie Falls Picnic Area at the carpark by the Kiosk

 

Smith's Mill

The site of one of the last operating sawmills in the Park, there are a number of information plaques which give the history. Picnic tables are shaded and water is available.

 
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Boroka Lookout

Boroka Lookout

The setting at Boroka Lookout gives magnificent views as well as a quiet restful place for a picnic. Great wildflower displays are along the Boroka Lookout Road, particularly just before the carpark and lookout area.

Image: View from the Boroka Lookout Picnic Area

 
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Red Rock

Red Rock Picnic Area

The Picnic Area is a very quiet spot, just off the Red Rock Road, beside a large area of water, which is part of the Glenelg River. A great place for bird watching, and Glen Isla Crossing and the nearby areas have some wonderful wildflowers in the late winter and spring.

Image: Red Rock Picnic Area

 
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Wonderland Carpark

A popular spot in the wonderland area to have a picnic before or after a walk.

 

Sundial Carpark

A popular spot in the wonderland area to have a picnic before or after a walk.

 
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Lake Bellfield

What better way to picnic than beside water where you also admire the mountains that surround you. Close to Halls Gap it is one of the easiest to visit.

 
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Buandik

Take the Billywing Rd off the Henty Highway below Glen Isla, to the Buandik picnic area. Close by 2 of the best aboriginal art sites in the Grampians, and one of the great wildflower areas- "The Billywing", it is a great place to spend some time. In winter and after rain the Buandik Falls are an added attraction.

 
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Borough Huts

Set amidst some lovely trees in one of the moister areas of the park, it is a great place for a picnic in the hot weather. Just before the turn off to Mt William from the Grampians Tourist Road.

 
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Ingleton Springs

A similar situation to Red Rock but with a different range of vegetation. It is situated just off the Glenelg River Road on Syphon Rd. This whole area is a great are for those interested in plants and take the time to visit.

 
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Kalymna Falls

A picnic area in stringybark forest and tea tree on the Eastern side of the Mt W illiam Range. It is the carpark for the walk to the Kalymna Falls. Toilets also available.

 
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Jimmy Creek

At the junction of Jimmy Creek Road and the Grampians Tourist Road, the picnic area is in an area noted for its wildflowers in the spring.

 
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Lynchs Track

The picnic area is on the Grampians Tourist Road at the junction of Lynchs Track Great views of the Serra Range, and usually a good wildflower area in the spring and early summer.

 
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Victoria Point

The picnic area is situated on Victoria Pont road at the southern end of the Victoria Range where the plains meet the Grampians. To the east is the Serra Range and the Victoria Valley opens up to the north east.

 
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Victoria Valley

A picnic area on the Victoria Valley Road, close to Marney Swamp giving great views up the valley and of the mountains to the East.

 
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The Piccaninny

The picnic area is on the Grampians Tourist Road between Mt Abrupt and The Piccaninny. Great views of the mountains and out over the plains.

 
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