Parks Vic. gains in drive to re-open fire damaged Grampians NP walks and sites
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The Mt Zero Rd (North) in Victoria's Grampians National Park will re-open on Saturday morning for the weekend, providing visitor access along the north eastern boundary of the park.
Parks Victoria says considerable progress is being made towards the reopening of fire affected areas of the Grampians National Park.
The rehabilitation of dozer-lines created during the suppression (fire-fight) phase is now complete,along with the treatment of trees that presented a clear and immediate risk to park users and staff along park roads. Trail crews are completing tree risk and soil stabilisation works along walking tracks affected by the fire. Major trail works are commencing in the Hollow Mountain and Stapylton Amphitheatre to improve climbing access.
The September school holidays is the next major milestone for a number of projects including;
The re-opening of MacKenzies Falls car park with access to the base of the falls (no kiosk facilities).
The re-opening of the Stapylton Amphitheatre climbing area from Mt Zero car park.
The re-opening of the Hollow Mountain car park with limited climbing access in Summerday Valley climbing area.
Planning and the engagement of project partners, for the delivery of other park improvements is under way.
In January 2014, a lightning event caused a large bushfire that swept through the northern area of
theGrampians National Park. Roads, walking tracks and visitor sites in the central, southern, western and eastern side of the Park have reopened (please see map attached).
In the northern area, there was significant damage to the park and infrastructure, including MacKenzie Falls, Mt Difficult, Mt Stapylton and Hollow Mountain walking and rock climbing areas. These sites are still closed and will take time to repair.
But all other areas in the park are open to visitors including Mt Zero to the north.
The following roads, walking tracks and sites in the Grampians National Park are open:
Open Walking Tracks
Wonderland and Central
Sundial Peak Walk
Mt Rosea to Borough Huts
Fyans Creek Loop
Boroka to Wonderland
South, East and Western
Mount William Summit
Teddy Bear Gap
Major Mitchell Plateau
Manja Art Shelter
Billimina Art Shelter
Bunjils Shelter (Black Range)
Northern Grampians (Mt
Grampians Tourist Road
Roses Gap Road
Mt Zero Road
Mt Difficult Road (to Boroka Lookout only)
Mt William Road
Asses Ears Road
Wallaby Rocks Track
Philip Island Track
Rose Creek Road
Yarram Gap Road
Jimmy Creek Road
Mt William Picnic Ground Rd
Red Rock Road
Golton South Track
Flat Rock Road
Reeds Lookout (and the Balconies walk)
Open Picnic Areas
Open Overnight Walks
Major Mitchell Overnight Walk
Wonderland / Mt Rosea /
Open Climbing Areas
Mt Rosea area
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 the local Visitor Information Centre or call Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.
For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
Editor Go See Australia and Go See New Zealand Directory
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