Head into the very heart of the Grampians National Park and base yourself at Halls Gap, a great starting point for a wide range of adventure activities. Pitch a tent or settle into your luxury eco-accommodation and revel in the stunning bushland scenery and inquisitive wildlife all around.
Nature on all sides
Rest easy and soak up the Grampians' natural wonders. The MacKenzie Falls and Beehive Falls are both a short drive away from Halls Gap, and the nearby Bellfield, Lonsdale, Fyans and Wartook Lakes offer opportunities for canoeing, fishing and birdwatching. Alternatively, explore the many walking tracks around town. With a total of over 160 kilometres of routes to choose from, you're bound to find a walk that appeals.
For incredible views of Western Victoria, take a walk up to The Pinnacle. For an easy climb that will suit the family, follow the track from the Sundial Carpark to the Pinnacle via Devil's Gap. If you're keen to test your stamina a little more, walk from the Wonderland Carpark and ascend via the Grand Canyon.
Prefer to focus on your inner life? Book in a treatment at Didjun skin and body to sooth the soul and get rid of the city stress.
Check out Halls Gap Zoo, where you'll find over 130 species of native and exotic animals, from kangaroos and koalas to crocodile, snakes and dingoes. For something different, gather the whole family for a friendly round of mini-golf at the 18-hole course at Grampians Adventure Golf.
Need bigger thrills? Rock climbing and abseiling opportunities abound or get the adrenalin pumping with canoeing, four-wheel driving, horse riding and quad biking adventures, all available around the Grampians National Park. Amateur runners will love the annual Run The Gap event, which includes a lap across the wall at stunning Lake Bellfield.
Gariwerd, as The Grampians is traditionally known, still bears the marks of its rich history. Delve into Indigenous culture at Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre. Discover ancient oven mounds, scatterings of stone left over from tool making, rock art sites and learn about the traditional beliefs handed down from one generation to the next. Guided tours to ancient Aboriginal rock art shelters are also available.