From exploring the Grampians National Park to enjoying the endless amount of wining and dining options the region has to offer, there’s so many things to do in Halls Gap all year round. So to help you plan your Halls Gap getaway, we’ve listed six ideas below on what to do outside of the holiday park.
Things to do in Halls Gap
Reconnecting with nature is easy at BIG4 NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park. The park is surrounded by more than 160km of walking tracks, the trails range in difficulty from short strolls through the Grampians National Park to challenging peaks. Enjoy spectacular views of panoramic landscapes, flowing waterfalls, fern gullies and native flora and fauna.
Our top picks of tracks to explore include Halls Gap Town Centre trail a short 1.2km walk into the very heart of town, the Venus Baths trail a 5km return walk from the botanic gardens to the rockpools and the Clematis Falls track, meander along the 4km return track to the stunning falls.
Wine and Dine
The Grampians is well-known for its abundance of wining and dining options. Visit farm gates and cellar doors to enjoy fresh produce and sample local wines.
Enjoy a stunning vineyard tour and discover fine wines at the Halls Gap Estate, only 5-minutes from the park. For a gourmet dining trail stop by Pyrenees Produce for organic produce, head to Red Rock Olives or Grampians Olive Co to pick up fresh olives before heading over to Grampians Pure Sheep Diary for local yogurts and cheeses.
There are a number of local attractions in Halls Gap, only minutes from the park waiting to be discovered. For a fantastic family day visit the Halls Gap Zoo, a short drive from the park. Victoria’s largest regional zoo, it’s home to more than 160 native and exotic animals. Or head to Grampians Adventure Golf and get ready for some friendly competition. The 18-hole mini golf course sprawls across two acres and features two mini mountains, lush gardens and six waterfalls and streams to putt around.
To learn about the region’s Aboriginal history, drop into the Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre. The centre regularly hosts traditional activities, cultural talks and art exhibitions providing insight into Australia’s rich Aboriginal culture.
Grampians National Park
Spectacular mountain ranges, a myriad of outdoor activities and unobstructed views await at the Grampians National Park. A must-visit destination for any traveller to the region, the national park is home to a wide array of native flora and fauna. During spring, the national park hosts many community wild flower festivals and events that showcase the beauty of the native flowering plants. The Grampians National Park is a significant site for Aboriginal rock art, with sites dating back more than 20,000 years.
Famous for its stunning natural attractions from flowing waterfalls, towering mountain ranges to hidden rockpools and picturesque lookouts, the region has it all.
Head to Makenzie Falls and explore the 2km track, venture down to the bottom of the falls or enjoy a picnic at the lookout. For one of the best views over the entire Grampians region, don’t go past Boroka Lookout. Enjoy views of the rugged mountain ranges, lakes and rivers from the cliffside platform, only a short stroll from the carpark.
The park is the perfect base to explore the region and surrounding country towns. Rich in Australian history the township of Stawell is a must visit during your stay in the area. The thriving small town is home to the world-renowned foot race event, the Stawell Gift. Stroll around the town on a heritage walk or tour local museums and art galleries.
Nestled east of the Grampians is the town of Ararat. Historically significant for its role in Australia’s gold mining era, the town is surrounded by rolling farmlands and vineyards, meaning a wine tour is never too far away.