For many climbers heading to the Grampians, dispersed camping/bush camping is their preferred choice. As always, it pays to be informed. There are areas you can’t disperse camp and in the places where you can, there are rules and regulations.
The more recent Grampians visitor guide clearly shows the areas where bush camping is not allowed. Check this out and know where you can go. Read the rules – most importantly around campfires as we start coming into cooler weather.
Dispersed or bush camping is not permitted inside the hatched areas displayed on the park map.
While bush camping, remember Campfires are not permitted –fuel stoves only
Only camp in previously cleared areas
Leave no trace of your visit –take all rubbish home with you
Camp at least 25m from waterways and 1km from campgrounds.
*Campfires are only allowed in the park in the official metal ring fireplaces
Keep yourself informed.
*Visitor guide including bush camping area restrictions available to download at end of post.