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10 reasons to escape to Halls Gap

/ 25 Sep 2017
Halls Gap, in the heart of the Grampians region, three hours west of Melbourne, offers spectacular outdoor experiences for the whole family to explore, from incredible hikes, to delicious bites and impressive eco-accommodation, visitors will find many more than these 10 reasons to visit.

Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre
Brambuk is the first place for visitors to begin discovering the exceptional environment and Aboriginal culture the Grampians are famous for. At Brambuk visitors can find out more information about the parks walking tracks including Reids lookout, the Balconies, Boroka Lookout, McKenzie Falls, The Pinnacle and other attractions in the National Park. Check out the Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre and discover more of the cultural heritage of the park. 277 Grampians Road, Halls Gap. Ph: +61 3 5361 4000.

MacKenzie Falls
Regarded as one of the largest and most popular waterfalls in the Grampians, MacKenzie Falls is a stunning and popular attraction. Thanks to regular rainfall, the waterfall is the only all-year-round flowing waterway in the region and features panoramic views of the majestic mountain ranges. A hike to the bottom of MacKenzie Falls is a 2km round trip, or for an easier stroll there’s the 40-minute walk to the lookout, which is a gentler grade and easily accessible for wheelchairs. Northern Grampians Road, Zumsteins. Ph: + 61 3 8627 4700.

Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
Lakeside is a favourite accommodation option amongst families featuring campsites, cabins, a self-contained house and glamping - all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Grampians and native wildlife wandering nearby. The woodfire heated outdoor pool is and spring-free trampolines are very popular for the youngsters. Grown-ups can enjoy happy hour every night next to an open fire and cosy leather couches in the camp lounge. Lakeside’s peaceful setting and beautiful views make it a beautiful location for a relaxing getaway. 23-27 Tymna Drive, Halls Gap. Ph: +61 3 5356 4281.

Boroka Downs
For a more luxurious weekend away, Boroka Downs romantic and secluded 5-star boutique retreat is the perfect escape for adults to unwind. Baroka Downs retreat is one of Victoria’s award-winning nature-based accommodations, designed, built and operated with luxury and environmental sustainability as its main objectives. This romantic and serene luxury retreat, in breathtaking natural setting, is a highlight of Grampians accommodation. 51 Birdswing Road, Halls Gap. Ph: +61 3 5356 6243.

Halls Gap Hotel
Situated at the foothills of Mount William in the main tourist hub of the Grampians region, the Halls Gap Hotel is the perfect place to visit during your next trip through regional Victoria. During the warmer months you can take in the spectacular views of the ranges, over a refreshing drink, from the large and sheltered outdoor deck that wraps around the public bar and our large family bistro. 2262 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap.  Ph: +61 3 5356 4566.

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MacKenzie Falls

Seppelt Winery
A visit to the Grampians is not complete without a trip to the region’s original winemaking pioneers at Seppelt Great Western. Seppelt Great Western has the largest cellars in the Southern Hemisphere, with 3 kilometres of underground tunnels and caves all hand dug by miners in the 1800's. Open seven days a week, experience the beauty of country Victoria at our historic cellar door for a tasting or to purchase wine, coffee, a light lunch or cheese platter, and step back in time underground with a tour of the heritage-listed cellars, The Drives. Kids can also experience the underground treasures of Sepplet free of charge.  36 Cemetery Rd, Great Western. Ph: +61 3 5361 2239.

Grampians Pure Sheep Dairy
Grampians Pure Sheep Dairy, just outside Dunkeld, is a small farmhouse dairy selling produce at the farm gate. The farm factory manufactures the milk produced in the milking parlour into farmhouse style cheese and specialty yoghurt. The family owned and operated dairy, welcomes visitors to drop in for a tour of the farm and the dairy. Foodies won’t go past without purchasing some of the delicious yoghurt and cheese, made daily from pure sheep’s milk. Glenelg Hwy, Glenthompson. Ph: +61 3 5577 4223.

Bunyip Hotel Brewery and Distillery
Bunyip Hotel Brewery and Distillery showcases the Grampians’ best local produce in the form of hearty pub fare, along with exotic meats and goods such as house-made black pudding. Beers on tap include a pale ale and a Dark Honey Braggot which uses 30g of honey from local bee keepers - all made on-site. Featuring beautiful art deco frontage and a lovely outdoor area with lawns down to the Wannon River, visitors will enjoy a pub experience with a difference. 17-25 Scott St, Cavendish.
Ph: +61 3 5574 2205.

Halls Gap Zoo
Halls Gap Zoo is Victoria’s largest regional zoo featuring over 160 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. Halls Gap Zoo is home to meerkats, giraffes, deer, kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, snakes, crocodiles, turtles, ducks, owls, monkeys and more. The Zoo even manages a number of captive breeding programs for endangered species like bilbies, mainland tammar wallabies, quolls and bettongs. Guests can get up-close-and-personal with some of the animals along the 2km walking track. 4061 Ararat-Halls Gap Road, Halls Gap. Ph: +61 3 5356 4668.

Grampians Adventure Golf
Mini golf lovers can’t go past the magnificent 18-hole mini golf course at Grampians Adventure Golf, designed around the region featuring holes such as ‘The Pinnacle’ and ‘The Nerve Test’. The picturesque course is surrounded by beautiful plants, bridges, streams and waterfalls and is fun for the whole family. Grampians Adventure Golf also have a licensed bar and café and are open for dinner Friday – Sunday. 475-481 Grampians Road, Halls Gap. Ph: +61 3 5356 4664.

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Halls Gap Zoo


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