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.
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.
28km south of Halls Gap on the Grampians Tourist Road; this road is sealed and suitable for all vehicles.
Advance bookings and payment are required year round. Bookings are for designated sites and are charged per campsite.
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.
Non-flush toilets, a bush shower, shared fireplaces and shared picnic tables.
No drinking water supplied; limited non-potable water may be available from a seasonal rainwater tank and river-fed campground taps.
Only allowed in designated fireplaces – supply your own wood.
There is no rubbish collection at this campground, please take all rubbish with you.