Embark on an action-filled getaway in the national park, only 3 hours away from Melbourne. It is the perfect place to explore the Grampians National Park. Enjoy the favorable Halls Gap weather while cruising through the famous attractions, including the zoo, lakeside, and the luxurious accommodation options, including the Caravan Park.
The Australian magazine has created this travel guide for you to explore the area fully, plan a fun getaway with your family and friends group.
What to do in Halls Gap?
While there, try out rock climbing, hiking, or abseiling. If food is more your tribe – do not miss the plenty of farm gates, quaint cafes, and the stowed away restaurants throughout the area. All of that if you ever manage to leave the park – as there are tons of leisure activities.
The kids can enjoy the two sprawling swimming pools, the bouncing pillow, and the kids’ club with tons of sports facilities. The sports activities include the tennis and volleyball courts, and you can also spot tons of endless wildlife in the area.
Roast up some juicy marshmallows in your campfire pit – and pick out from the variety of accommodation options. The available options include villas, cabins, caravan park sites, and the Glamp and campsites. The best part is the travelling group facilities in the national park. The groups fall in love with the BIG 4 Holiday Park, so along with your family, rope in some of your friends too – as always, the more, the merrier when it comes to the rustic natural beauty of the area.
Halls Gap Accommodation
Soak in the stillness and tranquility of the great outdoors on the grassy Caravan park site – and wake up to the local wildlife on the doorstep. Additionally, the villa and cabin dwellers can appreciate the range of spacious, self-contained accommodation options, sprawling across and overlooking the mounting hill ranges.
In theses options – you can splurge a bit for the ultimate luxury stay, get a 3 bedroom villa and spend your evenings and afternoons cooking barbeque on the private deck. Afterward, relax at the cozy fireplace into the night.
|Pinnacle Holiday Lodge||National Park||The price is $85|
|The Grampians Motel & The||National Park||The price is $65|
|Breeze Holiday Parks||National Park||The price is $71|
|Grampians View Cottages and Units||National Park||The price is $110|
|Marwood Villas||National Park – Breakfast included||The price is $213|
|Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians||National Park||The price is $70|
|Mountain View Motor Inn & Holiday Lodges||National Park||The price is $92|
|BIG4 NRMA Holiday Park||National Park||The price is $85|
|Mountain Grand||National Park||The price is $76|
|Grampians Eco YHA – Hostel||National Park||The price is $71|
|Grampians Doorstep Su||National Park||The price is $147|
|Camping with a bit of luxury||10.76 mi from National Park||The price is $156|
|Magdala Motor Lodge & Lakeside Restaurant||12.92 mi from National Park||The price is $88|
|Coorrabin Motor Inn||13.45 mi from National Park||The price is $62|
|Motel Stawell||13.53 mi from National Park||The price is $68|
|Hi-Way Eight Motor Inn||13.56 mi from National Park||The price is $81|
|Goldfields Motel||13.86 mi from National Park||The price is $67|
If you are more of a motor home or home on wheels kind of group, opt for the Caravan Park.
Plan a fun and perfect holiday with a motorhome or a caravan.
Caravan Park, Grampians offers spectacular views of the mountains, a full abundance of Australian and exotic wildlife, and capacious powered and unpowered Caravan park sites with all the modern facilities. The Caravan Park is the perfect location for your visit to the area.
Make the Halls Gap Lakeside tourist park your base to explore the Grampians. Go for a relaxing dip in the wood-fired heated outdoor pool and take your time to enjoy the campfire at night. It won’t matter if you live close by or come from far away; you will be more than happy to have found this place.
Caravan Park Options
The park offers two options;
- Powered sites
- Un-Powered sites
Pick a site from one of the powered sites, offering you a large grassy space. Most of the sites come with sullage and water facilities; moreover, a dump point is also available. The caravan park sites come with many options for longer caravans and motorhomes.
The site is complete with modern facilities and amenities with individual bathrooms. You can also have a campfire by paying a small fee, and the fire drum and wood will be delivered to your site.
At the caravan park, you can take advantage of a bush camp experience with modern facilities. You can go for a large grassy un-powered spot. The unpowered sites make you camp like bush camping – so there is something to suit all. The campfires are also allowed for a small free with wood and fire drum delivery to your site.
Come to the area and embark on a luxurious journey of a lifetime while enjoying the year-round pleasant weather.
What’s the weather like?
The weather is warm and temperate. The city that receives sufficient rainfall. Even the driest months of the region witnessed considerable rain. The areas’ climate is classified as Cfb. The normal temperature here averages 13.4 °C or 56 °F the precipitation count here is around 601 mm.
What is the warmest month there?
According to the weather history – January is considered the warmest month, with an average high of 29.1 °C – 84.4°F – and an average low of 14.8°C – 58.6°F.
How much does it rain?
All through the year, in the area, there are 106.1 rainfall days, and 266mm (10.47″) of precipitation is accumulated.
Pleasant comparatively, so how about a visit to the Zoo in the pleasant weather?
There is plenty to do in the zoo, and there is no denying this fact. The Zoo is 53 acres or 21 Hectare zoo, located about 4.3 mi or 7 kilometres from the national park, Victoria. You can also see the Grampians National Park from the Zoo. The Zoo is Victoria’s biggest regional zoo, housing more than 160 exotic and native species.
The Zoo opened in the 1980s as the Wallaroo Wildlife Park – its new owners opened its gates in 1998 as the Halls Gap Wildlife Park and Zoo. The zoo again changed hands in 2007 and is now operating as the Zoo to date. The Zoo also added a nocturnal house in 2008 and a wetlands area for waterfowl.
The zoo is the largest regional zoo in Victoria, housing more than 160 local and exotic reptiles, mammals, and birds. Visit the zoo for a captivating experience with family. Spot the inquisitive meerkats, colossal rhinoceros, tall giraffes, cheetah, regal red panda, vibrantly coloured macaws, playful lemurs, and several wallaby and kangaroo species. The zoo is located adjacent to the Grampians National Park in Australia.
Do not forget to make the Zoo a part of your exotic Grampians experience.
The Zoo opens daily at 10 AM and remains open for visitors till 5 PM. The Zoo is open 7 days a week except for Christmas Day.
Where is it located?
The zoo is located at 4061 Ararat Road.
3381 Victoria, Australia
Let’s talk a bit more about the stunning lakeside!
Halls Gap Lakeside
The Lakeside Tourist Park comes with many accommodations and glamping/camping options right in the centre of the Grampians National Park. Relish in the stunning surrounding views of the mountains and get a chance to see native wildlife, which includes kangaroos grazing the valley adjacent to the national park.
The site accommodations entail an array of cabins with cooking facilities, ensuites, and comfy mattresses. Pick an option from a studio to 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom cabins – with a sleeping capacity of up to 14 persons.
You can also go for a glamorous camping – Glamping experience to try something extra and different. You can stay in permanently set up tents which include decking and offer multiple levels of facilities with a dash of luxury.
Caravan Park Accommodations
If you have a motorhome or a caravan, camper trailer, or a tent, you can use the grassy, powered, or unpowered sites, which provide an authentic bush camp experience. The park has modern facilities and amenities, complete with bathroom facilities that rival the 5-star hotels. The bathrooms come with separate – baby and disabled facilities.
The site also has 6 private bathrooms, with a toilet, basin, and shower. The camp kitchen comes with kettles, a microwave, friends, and toasters.
Other On-Site Facilities
The Lakeside Tourist Park comes loaded with tons of facilities for the guests. You can use the wood-fired heated pool surrounded by decking and lush green grass. Next to the pool is a Wi-Fi hub with comfy couches and an outdoor terrace offering free internet access. The playground has kid’s swings, a slide, a rock-climbing wall, and plenty of trampolines.
The park also has a camp lounge, making it a great meeting space with an open fire, electric BBQs, fridge, a bar, seating, and a Television set. The newspapers and bread can be requested from the reception, and the reception shop also sells coffee and gifts. An ice-cream cart also operates on school holidays and weekends from September to April.
The Lakeside tourist park is next to the Lake Bellfield dam wall. The lake is perfect for recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and boating. You can also go for a hearty wall along the dam wall to take in the stunning views.
The town centre is only 4 kilometres away, and you can find an array of restaurants, general stores with groceries and cafes. The lakeside and the national park are full with natural wonders, plan a great getaway for your friends and family to Grampians – and experience all that the Grampians has to offer.
Per Nightly Rates
|4 bedroom||$370 to $495|
|3 bedrooms||$175 to $315|
|2 bedroom||$139 to $219|
|Couples||$109 to $199|
|Retro||$105 to $119|
|Tents||$129 to $259|
|Pods||$60 to $90|
|Vintage vans||$105 to $119|
|Family van||$125 to $150|
|Unpowered||$31 to $42|
|Powered||$36 to $49|
*These rates are subject to change.
Where to eat?
There are tons of restaurants, eateries, motels, and cafes to try in the area. A few of these are mentioned below;
|Halls Gap Hotel Restaurant||2262 Grampians Rd||Opens 12 PM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|Flame Brothers Restaurant & Bar||10/97 Grampians Rd||Opens 7:30 AM||Dine-in•Takeaway•Delivery|
|The Views Restaurant||394-404 Grampians Rd, In Grampians Motel||Opens 5:30 PM||Dine-in•No delivery|
|Kookaburra Hotel||125-127 Grampians Rd||Opens 9 Jun|
|Spirit of Punjab||161-163 Grampians Rd||Opens 12 PM||Dine-in•Takeaway•Delivery|
|Adventure Cafe Bar||475-481 Grampians Rd||Opens 10 AM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|Darcy’s Stonegrill Restaurant||141-149 Grampians Rd||Temporarily closed|
|Sen Restaurant||141-149 Grampians Rd||Temporarily closed|
|Raccolto Pizzeria||2 Heath St||Opens 11 AM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|Live fast Cafe||97 Grampians Rd||Opens 7 AM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|Black Panther Cafe Bar||99-101 Grampians Rd||Opens 8 AM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co||119 Grampians Rd||Opens 12 PM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|The Town Fryer Fish & Chip Bar||109 Grampians Rd||Opens 5 PM||Dine-in•Takeaway|
|Tavern||124-126 Grampians Rd|
|Barney’s Bar & Bistro||Pomonal VIC, Australia||Opens 11 AM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
|Coolas Icecreamery||1/97 Grampians Rd||Opens 9 AM||In-store shopping|
|Halls Gap Bakery||Grampians Rd||Opens 7 AM||In-store shopping|
|Country Plaza||141 Grampians Rd|
|Grampians Motel||394-404 Grampians Rd|
|Gelato Guys||105-107 Grampians Rd||Opens 5 PM||Dine-in•Takeaway•No delivery|
What is the area known for?
For the most part, the area is known for its beautiful natural beauty and scenic surroundings. You can take advantage of attractive hiking options, spectacular views, and wildlife – emus, kangaroos, birds, wallabies, etc. if you like to go fishing or bird watching, the Lakes Lonsdale, Bellfield, Fyans, and Wartook are all located close to the town.
Why is it called Halls Gap?
The area is named after Charles Hall, a pastoralist/drover who found the area in 1842 and used it occasionally for grazing. The area saw its first white settlement in 1862.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are not permitted in the National Park, and cats are generally prohibited.
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