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Within a leisurely drive from Halls Gap Caravan & Tourist Park there's a feast of attractions to suit your lifestyle:

Attractions Play Mini Golf Visit a winery
See the town of Halls Gap Amazing views Abseiling Wildlife a plenty!

 

Surrounding Attractions
Fishing With many lakes surrounding the Halls Gap area, don't forget to bring your fishing tackle.
Abseiling Fear of heights? Overcome it with rock-climbing and abseiling.
Animal Viewing Kangaroos, Wallabies, Kookaburra's are often seen throughout the area. Photo opportunities are common throughout our caravan park, especially when the 'neighbours' come to visit.
Barbecue Take a picnic and make the most of the many BBQ and seating facilities available throughout the area.
Bushwalking Some bushwalking adventures go for less than an 15 minutes, while others can go for days.
Camping You have various camping options in the National Park. Maybe camp out for a couple of days, then return to one of our spa suites before you head back home?
Canoeing There are many lakes around The Grampians. Some provide boat hire services, while other's cater for fishing.
Cycling Hire a bike and get some exercise while marvelling at the scenery. Don't forget to breathe in that country fresh air.
Family Walk You can go for a casual stroll into bushland from within our caravan park.
Farm animal viewing Let the kids see first hand, what animal life is like on a real farm!
Flora An ubandance of wildlife will satisfy the most eager bushwalker.
Four Wheel Driving Bring your own vehicle and tackle some exciting off-road tracks!
Horseriding Become one with nature and enjoy the bush experince on horseback.
Mini Golf or Putt Putt Fun for the whole family.
Wine Tasting With some of the best wineries Australia has to offer just a short drive away, you can't miss this!
Scenic Lookouts Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to visit the many lookouts in the area. You won't want to leave!
Waterfalls Numerous waterfalls scatter The Grampians area. The most popular being the magnificent MacKenzie Falls.
3 Day Suggested Itinerary
After arriving and settling into your accommodation at Halls Gap Caravan Park in the heart of the Grampians National Park, take the time to enjoy and explore the local area.  Below is a suggested list of things to see and do over a 3 days stay.
Day 1

Just a short stroll from our centrally located Caravan Park, you will find Brambuk the national Park & Cultural Centre.  This centre is open 9am – 5pm daily.  The centre provides visitors with Aboriginal history and all the information that you would ever need to know to explore our National Park.  Take the time to dine in the unique Brambuk Bush Tucker Café and relax and take in the spectacular views from amazing decking.

While you are there pop down to the red roofed Cultural Centre and view the award winning Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre.  The Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre is a two part film running for approximately 45minutes.  There is a small charge to see this, but trust us, it is well worth it.  You will be treated to a 15 minute sound and light show of an Aboriginal Creation Story and an informative film on the Grampians National Park.  This is a great start to your visit.

By now your brain will be clogged with information.  We suggest that you take the time and take a short stroll to one of the National Parks Favorite Places, Venus Baths. 

This 2.3km circuit starts across the road from the swimming pool.  Follow the track and cross the suspension bridge over Stony Creek to the Botanic Gardens.  The track winds along the creek and past some towing sandstone cliffs.  The delightful Venus Baths rock pools are just beyond a footbridge.  Return to our Caravan Park & Halls Gap by crossing over the footbridge and follow the track on the opposite side of the creek.

Day 2

Now you have had a small taste of what the Grampians National Park has to offer, it is time for you to explore our beautiful National Park.  We suggest that you take a picnic lunch with you to enjoy along the way.

When exiting our Caravan Park, turn left onto Grampians Road and then Turn Left onto the Mount Victory Road just past the police station.


Please note that this is one walk that you can complete on Day 3 from the comfort of the Caravan Park:

Following the windy road up the mountain and turn into the Wonderland Car Park.  From this car park you will be able to experience one of the Grampians National Park Famous Walks, The Pinnacles.  Beware, this walk is not for the fait hearted, it is classed as a difficult walk.  For the extreme hikers, this walk can also be experienced from the base of Halls Gap.  Just follow the signs along the Venus Bath walk to find your way to the Pinnacles.

From the Wonderland Car Park, the Pinnacle Walk is a 4.2km return walk.  This walk is suitable for fit and energetic walkers, it involves several water crossing, slippery track surfaces, and some rock hopping.  Steps and handrails are provided, and track markers are present for direction.  Begin by crossing the footbridge over Stony Creek and experiencing the magnificent Grand Canyon.  A steady ascent that winds through rock woodland and Silent Street finishes with awe -inspiring views and the Pinnacle Lookout.  Take the Pinnacle Loop and return back to the Wonderland Car Park via the same track.

After completing the Pinnacle walk, continue up the mountain via the Mount Victory Road to Discover Boroka Lookout.

Once you turn off the Mount Victory Road, follow the windy road 5km to the spectacular Boroka Lookout.  The walk from the car park is short and is suitable for people with limited mobility.  The Boroka Lookout with give you spectacular views along the Halls Gap Valley and views of the Northern area outside the Grampians National Park.

One you have taken in the views from Boroka Lookout, follow the windy 5km road and turn right back onto the Mount Victory Road.

After 2km turn left to discover the Reeds Lookout car park.  For breath taking views over the Victoria Valley, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range,  take the short uphill walk to Reeds Lookout where the Fire Tower Sits.

From Reeds Lookout, take the 1km track to the Balconies Lookout (The Jaws of Death).  The track climbs gently from the car park, through rock outcrops and a stringy bark forest to the Balconies Lookout.  From this lookout there are panoramic views over the Victoria Valley.  Return to Reeds Lookout via the same track.

Once you leave Reeds Lookout, turn left onto the Mount Victory Road.  After 5.5km turn right.  At the T-Intersection turn left.  Facilities at MacKenzie Falls Include a car park, picnic area, toilet and kiosk which is open during all school holiday, public holidays and popular weekends.

One you arrive at McKenzie Falls, you have a couple of options.  You can either walk all the way to the bottom of the falls or to one of the lookouts at the top of the falls.

Option 1: The walk to the viewing platform is 1.9km return.  The MacKenzie Falls viewing platform overlooks MacKenzie Falls, it is suitable for people with limited mobility.  For the most spectacular view, approach the viewing platform from the right hand fork of the track.
Option 2: The walk to the base of the falls is a 2km return walk.  Take care, this walk is steep and strenuous in sections.  An easy stroll leads to a viewing platform overlooking the picturesque Broken Falls.  To reach the base of MacKenzie Falls, follow the stepper signposted track near the kiosk.  Once you reach the base of the waterfall, return via the same track.

Return to the Mount Victory Road, turn right and travel 5km to Zumsteins, this is a popular picnic area.  A gentle stroll will lead you around the Zumsteins Historic walk.  Please DO NO FEED the kangaroos, human food harms them.  Kangaroos can become dangerous if disturbed.  Enjoy their company from a distance.

Return back to Halls Gap via the Mount Victory Road. 22km.

Day 3 If you were unable to complete the Pinnacle walk yesterday we suggest that today is the day for it.  This walk is more commonly known as the Wonderland Loop and then connects up with the Pinnacle Walk.


WONDERLAND LOOP WALK:

  • Halls Gap to Venus Baths (1.2km) – Follow the track and cross the suspension bridge to the Botanic Gardens.  The track meanders along Stony Creek, past and impressive rocky outcrop and up to the delightful Venus Baths.  Continue past the bridge to explore the lovely rock pools.  Take care, the rock can be slippery when wet
  • Venus Baths to Wonderland Car park (2.3km) – Return to the intersection near the bridge and follow signs over rock outcrops and through a shady forest to the Wonderland Car park.  A short detour takes you to Splitters Falls (best after rain).  The main track continues with hand rails in rock sections through native pines to the Wonderland Car park.
  • Wonderland Car park – The Pinnacles (4km) - This part of the walk is suitable for fit and energetic walkers, it involves several water crossing, slippery track surfaces, and some rock hopping.  Steps and Handrails are provided, and track markers are present for direction.  Begin by crossing the footbridge over Stony Creek and experiencing the magnificent Grand Canyon.  A steady ascent that winds through rock woodland and Silent Street finishes with awe inspiring views and the Pinnacle Lookout.  Take the Pinnacle Loop and return back to the Halls Gap via the same track.

If you feel like doing something more relaxed, we recommend the following:

SILVERBAND FALLS
– From our Caravan Park, turn right onto Grampians Road and drive 5km and turn right onto Silverband Falls Road.  Follow the road until you reach the car park.  From Silverband Car park, amble down a gently graded park to a shady, ferny forest, and a waterfall that flows all year.  The path is suitable for children’s strollers to a point within sight of the falls.  This walk is a 1.4km return walk.

GRAMPIANS ADVENTURE GOLF – From our Caravan Park, turn right onto the Grampians Road and travel 4km until you see bright colored flags on your left.  If you see the lake you have gone too far.  This is the most challenging Mini Golf Course you will ever find.  With lush green gardens, take the time and enjoy a quiet and relaxing game.  With a café, Art Gallery and Bar on site, this venue is suitable for all ages.

HALLS GAP WILDLIFE ZOO – From our Caravan Park, turn left onto Grampians Road and after 2.5km turn left onto the Pomonal/Ararat Road.  Travel along this road for about 2km and you will find the Halls Gap Wildlife Zoo.  The zoo is designed for people to have a hands on experience with Native Animals.  Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays). 

KOOLAS ICE CREAMERY – This is a must while you are in Halls Gap.  This Ice creamery is Iconic to this area.  With over 20 different flavors of Ice cream & Gelato you will be amazed.  Homemade waffle cones is what makes this Ice creamery different for any other in the area.  Look for the Giant Ice Cream Cone on the corner of the Stony Creek Stores.

We hope that you have enjoyed your time in the Grampians National Park and we hope that the itinerary that we have suggested has given you a great experience.


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