Halls Gap Accommodation
Halls Gap has a great choice of places to stay. You will find Halls Gap cottages, numerous units, villas, camping sites, backpackers and houses abound as well as complexes containing self-contained Grampians accommodation. The Grampians stretches down south and you'll also find Dunkeld accommodation. The tourism bureau – best to avoid and book directly with property owners where possible or great guides such as Rent-a-Home. Demand for accommodation is fairly constant throughout the years but Easter, Christmas/New Year and school holidays are high demand times. If you want a bargain, aim for May, June and November.Read More
Most people head to Halls Gap to enjoy the Grampians National Park. It is truly a bushlovers paradise with walks suiting people of all ages and fitness levels. Waterfalls, panoramic views over Victoria and bush animals such as lizards abound. Apart from the natural activities afforded by the park, visitors can enjoy:
Halls Gap zoo – tremendous value
guided tours by private operators
Food and Drink
The Grampians region is fast becoming known for excellent produce, gourmet food and great dining. It is highly recommended spending a day touring around the local providores and sampling the olives, fruit and veg and fantastic tasting plates on offer. The Great Western winery is one of many wineries in the area. The town of Great Western is also charming and situated partway between Stawell and Ararat.Read More
Grampians National Park
The Grampians is a world class area. Set on a volcanic landscape, the Grampians have some of the most scenic hill ranges in the entire state of Victoria. There are a huge number of walks, parks and spectacular lookouts. Historicaly people have visited to partake in outdoor activities such as rock climbing and hiking - this has changed in recent times as it becomes just as well known for soaking up the atmosphere. You will also find animal conservation centres and and aboriginal heritage centre.Read More
Halls Gap + Grampians National Park
Halls Gap is around 235 kilometres West of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria.
Most of the town is situated in a valley between two mountain ranges which produces a stunning outlook when viewed from the town.
Kangaroos abound and can sometimes be found hopping down the main street – true story, not just for the American visitors to this website.
For generations, families, outdoor enthusiasts and travellers have been coming to this park to enjoy nature without breaking the bank.
Basic services exist such as:
- Supermarket (add at least 30% to city supermarket prices) with bottle shop
- Bakery (limited range)
- Newsagent/games parlour
- Coolas ice creamery (great value and taste)
- Cafes – Livestrong and Black Panther are both excellent)
- Petrol station
- Take-away food
- Halls Gap hotel – good range of food in the bistro
- Indian restaurant – very tasty
- Outdoor equipment shop – well stocked with ropes. clothing and other equipment
Stawell is around 15 minutes drive and has more services including Woolworths/Safeway, a cinema, McDonald’s and pharmacies.
Ararat is around 30 minutes drive away and is larger than Stawell.
And don’t forget about the southern Grampians. Dunkeld is a lovely little spot with the famous Royal Mail Hotel guaranteed to please the most discerning diner.
What you will find in Halls Gap above all else is peacefulness. It attracts a diverse range of people, all of whom are seemingly there to enjoy the natural beauty.
If you want to go to a theme park, head to Queensland. The Grampians offers nature and relaxation as good as anywhere else in Australia.
The Grampians camping experience is thoroughly recommended. Try and avoid the wet-weather months for this (winter and spring) but there is nothing better than waking up to the sound of birds, opening the tent flap and seeing kangaroos and meeting travellers from all over the world.