MacKenzie Falls Walk

30 min to 45 min

1.1 km
return

↑ 108 m
↓ -108 m

Moderate track
From MacKenzie Falls car park at Zumsteins, this walk leads steeply downhill toward the falls. The short track takes you past Broken Falls Lookout to the most popular and the most beautiful falls in Grampians National Park so come early to beat the crowds. Once there, soak in the relaxing sounds of water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.1095016,142.4123343)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8
  • Turn on to Pyrenees Highway, B180 then drive for 50 m
  • Continue onto Mortlake - Ararat Road, B180 and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 480 m
  • Turn left onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 20 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 40 m
  • Turn left onto Ararat - Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 44.7 km
  • Turn left onto Grampians Road, C216, C222 and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn right onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 2.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Victory Road, C222 and drive for another 14.6 km
  • Turn right onto Wartook Road, C228 and drive for another 370 m
  • Turn left onto MacKenzie Falls Road and drive for another 560 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
McKenzie Falls Car Park (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 35 m pass the toilet (30 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Broken Falls Lookout To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Cranages Lookout To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 85 m turn right.
After another 75 m head down the steps (about 195 m long)
Continue straight.
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 570 m to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.

Side trip to Broken Falls Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 95 m come to the end.
"Broken Falls Lookout".
About 95 m past the end is "Broken Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.

Side trip to Cranages Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 15 m to find Cranages Lookout at the end.
"Cranages Lookout".
About 110 m past the end is "Mackenzie Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 15 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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MacKenzie Falls Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.1 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 105 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
105 m[toilet]
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