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Thursday, 5 Jun 2014

Parks Vic. gains in drive to re-open fire damaged Grampians NP walks and sites

Out  there  in Victorian Grampians
Out there in Victorian
Grampians


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.


Grampians waterfalls
Grampians waterfalls


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

Venus Baths

Pinnacle Walks

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

Northern Grampians

Mt Zero

Flat Rock

Heatherlie

South, East and Western

Mount William Summit

Brownings Loop

Teddy Bear Gap

Mt Abrupt

Mt Sturgeon

Piccaninny

Major Mitchell Plateau

Kalymna Falls

Chimney Pots

Manja Art Shelter

Billimina Art Shelter

Buandik Waterfall

Mount Thackeray

Fortress

Burrong Falls

Paddy Castle

Bunjils Shelter (Black Range)

Open Roads

Northern Grampians (Mt

Victory Road)

Grampians Tourist Road

Roses Gap Road

Mt Zero Road

Mt Difficult Road (to Boroka Lookout only)

Mt William Road

Silverband Road

Sundial Road

Stony Creek

Serra Road

Glenelg River

Lodge Road

Mirranatwa Road

Asses Ears Road

Wallaby Rocks Track

Hines Track

Taylors Track

Philip Island Track

Rose Creek Road

Zumsteins Shortcut

Yarram Gap Road

Jimmy Creek Road

Emmett Road

Mitchell Road

Redman Road

Billywing Road

Emmetts Road

Geerak Track

Harrops Track

Jensens Road

Mafeking Road

Mt William Picnic Ground Rd

Syphon Road

Red Rock Road

Golton Track

Golton South Track

Flat Rock Road

Open Lookouts

Boroka Lookout

Reeds Lookout (and the Balconies walk)

Open Picnic Areas

Zumsteins

Jimmy Creek

Ingleton Springs

Mt Zero

Mafeking

Buandik

Red Rock

Open Campgrounds

Jimmy Creek

Wannon Crossing

Borough Huts

Kalymna Falls

Buandik

Boreang

Plantation

Strachans

Open Overnight Walks

Major Mitchell Overnight Walk

Fortress

Wonderland / Mt Rosea /

Borough Huts

Open Climbing Areas

The Bundaleer

Watchtower

Mt Rosea area

Fortress

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
Email: garth@contact.com.au


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