This is the largest section of the Park and takes in the dramatic peaks of the Victoria and Serra Ranges with the Victoria Valley in between.

Experience the highest peak in the Grampians, Mt William which forms part of the Mt William Range on the east side of the Grampians Tourist Road between Halls Gap and Dunkeld,which is the major service centre at the southern end of the park. Again this area is rich in flora, Aboriginal and European history and the higher rainfall, compared with the Northern section of the Park, means that the wildflowers are a little later. There are many opportunities to experience the Grampians knowing that you will see few other people.

Southern Grampians Region

History

The best accessible Aboriginal shelters within the Park are in the Victoria Range to the west, the Manja and Billimina shelters near Buandik. The Mount William Goldfield near Mafeking was the scene of the last gold rush in Victoria in 1900. Although the population reached 10,000 the gold soon ran out and by 1912 mining had ceased. Moora Moora was the home of one of the early stations and timber settlements.

Picnic Areas

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.

Walks

A number of dramatic and strenuous walks which reward one with stunning views in all directions. The Major Mitchell Plateau is the best Alpine community walk in the Grampians and the views from the summit of Mt William, are spectacular. On these two walks be prepared for possible weather changes.

Waterfalls

Buandik Falls in the west and Kalymna Falls near Mt William are the main attractions in this section of the Park.