Set in the heart of Grampians National Park, the village of Halls Gap is home to a multitude of guesthouses, restaurants and shops and is the perfect base for exploring the region’s stunning natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the dramatic mountain scenery, featuring over 160-kilometres of hiking trails, cascading waterfalls and native wildlife.
Things to do in Halls Gap
Soak up the natural beauty of the Grampians with a trek to Mackenzie Falls, the region’s largest and most impressive waterfall. Slow down with a day of fishing, swimming and bird watching at Lake Bellfield or enjoy a picnic amongst the wildflowers at Wartook Valley.
For stunning vistas over western Victoria, nothing beats a hike to The Pinnacle. Families can follow an easy ascent to the summit from Sundial car park via Devil’s Gap, an area especially beautiful at sunset. Avid walkers keen to test their stamina can trek from Wonderland car park via the Grand Canyon.
Looking for thrills? Halls Gap is renowned for its outdoor adventure, from rock climbing and abseiling to horse riding and quad biking. If you’re more culinary inclined, time your visit for the Grampians Grape Escape. Australia’s longest-running food and wine festival lets you sample the region's best delicacies and take part in the tradition of grape stomping.
Don’t leave without learning more about the region’s rich Indigenous culture at Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre, which has the must-see Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre. Join an Aboriginal rock art tour, paint a boomerang and taste authentic bush tucker.
Getting around Halls Gap
Halls Gap is a three-hour drive or 4.5-hour bus and train ride from Melbourne or a 5.5-hour drive from Adelaide. The village is easily explored on foot, but renting a car is ideal for exploring the Grampians.