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Monday, 20 Jan 2014

Parks Victoria reopens more Grampians attractions as CFA gains ground

Josephina and Rohan McDonald  of Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
Josephina and Rohan McDonald
of Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist

Halls Gap remains untouched by bushfires today. Near Melbourne and  in east Gippsland CFA firefighters continue to battle Victoria's worst fire situation in five years. Please check GSA's Forums General for fires information and use the  hyperlinks in this story to check your personal situation. Road closures are dynamic because of the fires near Melbourne and in East Gippsland. Travel plans should be checked with VicRoads.

Here are some comments from Grampians caravan parks near Halls Gap:

Grampians Gardens Caravan Park – All good now.
Lake Fyans Holiday Park – Business dropped off considerably at the time of the (Grampians) fires but it is picking up again now and looking positive for the future.
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park – All good now. 

Parks Victoria provides a full list of open attractions, campsites, picnic areas and roads. MacKenzie Falls is off the walking menu at the moment but there is no smoke in the pretty Victorian Grampians town. There has been none since a fortunate southerly change blew fires away from the town on  Friday Jan 17, Rohan McDonald of Halls Gap Lakeside said.

For information about current fires always refer directly to

Prue Daley Tourism and Communication, South West District Parks Victoria said today ,Tues. Feb 11, that: Parks Victoria staff reopened further visitor sites on Monday afternoon Feb 10 for visitors.

GoSee did not receive the Parks Victoria notification until 9.09am today Tues Feb 11.
Parks Victoria email system ran out of space yesterday and email messages had to be resent.
Prue Daly says the main sites to note are the re-opening of the following:
Boroka Lookout
Reeds Lookout and the Balconies Walk
Bullaces Glen Walking Track
Chatauqua Peak Walking Track
Glenelg River Road
Stoney Creek Road
Plantation Campground
Boreang Campground
Heatherlie Quarry

The following roads walking tracks and sites in the Grampians National Park are now open:

Open Walking Tracks
Wonderland and Central 
Venus Baths
All access walks to the Pinnacle
Chatauqua Peak
Clematis Falls
Bullaces Glen
Sundial Peak Walk
Lakeview Loop
Grand Canyon
Mt Rosea
Mt Rosea to Borough Huts
Fyans Creek Loop
Boronia Peak
Silverband Falls
Tunnel Walk
Balconies Walk
Boroka to Wonderland

South, East and Western 
Mount William Summit
Brownings Loop
Teddy Bear Gap
Mt Abrupt
Mt Sturgeon
Kalymna Falls
Chimney Pots
Manja Shelter
Buandik Waterfall
Mount Thackeray
Paddy Castle
Open Lookouts
Boroka Lookout
Reeds Lookout (and Balconies walk)

Open Picnic Areas 
Jimmy Creek
Kalymna Falls
Ingleton Springs

Open Campgrounds
Jimmy Creek
Wannon Crossing
Borough Huts
Kalymna Falls

Open Overnight Walks
Major Mitchell Overnight Walk
Wonderland / Mt Rosea / Borough Huts

Open Climbing Areas: The Bundaleer, Watchtower, Mt Rosea area,  Fortress. 

The sign says it  all at  Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park.
The sign says it all at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park.

Stay up to date with road closures at

The Grampians National Park is open today. Visit for details on some areas within the park that are closed. 

GWM Water advises that the notice to boil water issued on 17 January 2014 is now rescinded for Halls Gap and Pomonal Residents. For more information visit the GWM Water webstie  

Some areas of the Grampians National Park have been significantly affected by fire and will remain closed. Affected areas include MacKenzie Falls, Zumsteins Picnic Ground and the Hollow Mountain area. 

Further Information:

For updates on the many camping, walking and driving opportunities in the park, call into Brambuk, the
National Park and Cultural Centre in Halls Gap, visit a local Visitor Information Centre or call Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.

Some roads near the fire area remain closed. Check VicRoads website for up to date information.

Kiera and Paddy on the new spring free trampoline at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
Kiera and Paddy on the new spring free trampoline at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park

Refer to the VicRoads website for current road closures.

For General Bushfire Information:

Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on freecall 1800 240 667 or

Stay Informed:

ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations or watching Sky News TV.

Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact VBIL via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

Grampians National Park Fire Recovery Update
Fire Recovery Update for Tourism Business Operators and Interested Community Members – Wednesday 19th February 2014. Invitation to a Grampians National Park fire recovery update at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall. Come and hear updates on the Park’s recovery from  Parks Victoria, VicRoads, Grampians Tourism, and Northern Grampians  Shire.When:  Wednesday 19 February 2014 Time:  11am to  12pm  Where : Halls Gap Centenary Hall, Halls Gap. Editors note: Here are stories from the free GoSee library about Halls Gap Lakes Tourist Park, the Victorian Grampians town and attractions: 

Rohan mows Tourist Park's lawns as fire threat eases at Halls Gap

Revitalised Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park offers customised comfort in new cabins

True Blue Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park reopens with campfire to modern family cabins comforts experience

Lest we forget: 

Five months after Australia's Black Saturday inferno determination flies in face of winter wind

For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
Editor Go See Australia and Go See New Zealand Directory

Cocky time at Hall Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
Cocky time at Hall Gap Lakeside Tourist Park

GSA RV camping crew Halls Gap  Lakeside
GSA RV camping crew Halls Gap Lakeside

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