Jimmy Creek Campground

The Grampians National Park and surrounding state parks are in no doubt some of Victoria’s best free camping spots and some of the best in Australia. The National Park, which is just three hours west of Melbourne, offers a great base for day trips to see fantastic natural wonders like waterfalls or challenge yourself to hikes through the  renowned rocky escarpments. Visitors can get closer to nature and meet the resident wildlife.

Jimmy Creek Campground located in the Southern Grampians, offers an outback camping experience just a short drive to Dunkeld. Campers can stock up on wood fired bread, locally produced yoghurt and honey from the Dunkeld General Store.

 Jimmy Creek Campground is in the south-eastern corner of the National Park, wedged between the Serra and Mt William ranges. To the east along Jimmy Creek Rd is Mafeking, a one-time goldmine site you can explore via the self-guided Brownings Loop Walk. Strike out southwards from Halls Gap on Grampians Rd to reach Jimmy Creek; if you’re coming from the Glenelg Hwy end, the campground is north of Wannon.

Handy Information

Jimmy Creek Campground is located in an open forest adjacent to the upper Wannon River. This campground is halfway between Halls Gap and Dunkeld, and is a great base for exploring both the Southern and Eastern Grampians.

Access
28km south of Halls Gap on the Grampians Tourist Road; this road is sealed and suitable for all vehicles.

Bookings
Advance bookings and payment are required year round. Bookings are for designated sites and are charged per campsite.

Campsites
There are 13 sites suitable for tent-based camping with adjacent vehicle parking, 4 drive-in sites suitable for caravans and campervans, and 4 drive-in sites suitable for camper-trailers, caravans and campervans. Each site at Jimmy Creek Campground accommodates a maximum of 6 people. Sites are unpowered.

Facilities
Non-flush toilets, a bush shower, shared fireplaces and shared picnic tables.

Water
No drinking water supplied; limited non-potable water may be available from a seasonal rainwater tank and river-fed campground taps.

Campfires
Only allowed in designated fireplaces – supply your own wood.

Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground, please take all rubbish with you.

Campfire guidelines

  • Light fires only in the fireplaces provided or use a portable camping stove instead
  • Ensure fires are never left unattended and are completely out before you leave
  • During summer and autumn Total Fire Bans are common – this means no open fires can be lit
  • For information on Total Fire Bans call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667
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