Awaken the inner adventurer in you at one of the most breathtaking locations in the country, Halls Gap. Rock climbing, abseiling, cycling and bush walking all await you in the heart of the Grampians National Park. Here’s 5 things you need to know about Halls Gap for your next short break itinerary.
The Adventure Capital of Victoria
OK, we might be a little biased here, but Halls Gap will seriously have any outdoor enthusiast drooling. Not only is it on the doorstep of the Grampians, but also Mackenzie Falls, Beehive Falls and Wartook Lake.
Take in the natural beauty with a bush walk or step it up a notch with some quad biking! Combine that with fishing, canoeing, four-wheel driving and horse riding and you’ve got yourself an action-packed weekend ahead.
Proximity to the City
Only a three hour drive from Melbourne CBD, take the Western Freeway and head off on an adventure like no other. Set the cruise control, chuck on some tunes and you’ll be there in no time. Need a hand to plan your trip? Let us help you!
We know what you’re thinking. Three hours’ drive west of Melbourne – there won’t be much by way of accommodation out there. Right? Wrong! Comfort Inn Country Plaza has great range of rooms to suit all guest’s needs. And, the roaring fireplace makes this the perfect setting on a cool night! After a nice meal at Darcy’s Restaurant, grab a glass of red, sit back and take it all in.
Epic Photo Spots
For any budding photographer, let us make this very clear – You need to witness a sunrise and sunset from the Grampians. Perch up at The Pinnacle for amazing views to the west – you can thank us later! The place is also rich in Indigenous culture. Gariwerd, as The Grampians is traditionally know, still has ancient rock art sites – learn all about them at Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre.
Halls Gap isn’t just for the adults, the kids will love it too! Apart from discovering new flora and fauna, bush walking and the long list of other outdoors activities, the area is also well known for its zoo.
Halls Gap Zoo has a plethora of exhibitions, including Meerkat Encounter and Reptile & Dingo Encounter. With over 160 species of endemic and exotic animals, this is the perfect place for kids to learn more about the animals they know and love!