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Zumsteins Park And Historical Site

Zumsteins Park and Historical Site

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Zumsteins Park and Historical Site has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.

Zumsteins Park and Historical Site is a beautiful yet underrated destination in Zumsteins in the Grampians.

Located along the banks of the stunning MacKenzie River, this park was once the home of a historical settlement. Today, visitors come to enjoy the scenery, culture, history, and a lovely picnic outdoors.

Zumsteins Park and Historical Site, Picnic Area & Address, Grampians VIC

If you have some spare time during your travels, a quick trip here is highly recommended especially if you are keen on unwinding amongst nature and wildlife. The history of this park dates back to 1906 when it was first visited by Walter Zumstein, who was then working as a beekeeper for a company called Barnes Honey.

He established an apiary in 1910 but went to serve during World War I. After the war was over, he came back with his wife Jean, and they both created a tourist retreat. Through the years, the Zumsteins Park and Historical Site became a popular holiday destination.

The picnic area is equipped with electric barbecues, shade, walking tracks, and a boardwalk for exploring the beautiful creekside. Wheelchair accessible toilets are provided as well.

Burn off the barbecue calories by talking a stroll around the Zumsteins Historical Area; it’s an easy self-guided tour as there are educational signs throughout the trail

Another great activity when at the Zumsteins Park and Historical Site is walking along the MacKenzie River banks. The wooden board takes you to a viewing platform, from where you get unobstructed views of the river, particularly where the water falls over rocks. Both the viewing platform and the boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.

For a little more excitement, explore the nearby Fish Falls, which is an easy walk that both kids and adults can do. A little further up will take you to MacKenzie Falls; it’s more of a challenging walk but a great way to get some exercise in.

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