We’re spending a lovely long weekend in Halls Gap, Victoria. Hall’s Gap is located about 3 hours from Melbourne. It’s a quick and easy drive once you get out of the city.
The town of Halls Gap is located in one of Australia’s most spectacular wilderness regions close to the Grampians National Park. It is a small village town with around 300 permanent residents. The population grows during the holiday season especially over the Australian Christmas break. There is plenty accommodation to choose from including self catering cottages, motels and caravan park. Take care to book early if you are planning to arrive in the school holidays.
The best time to visit Halls Gap is in Spring and Autumn. It can be a bit hot in summer and the weather can be cold and unpredictable in winter.
The town has one supermarket which has a variety of products but it is quite expensive. If you are staying for a week or so you might consider a short 25 minute trip to the town of Stawell to stock up on supplies from the IGA store which offers more reasonable prices and a large range of products.
Halls Gap has a range of restaurants and pubs where you can eat pub style meals. Halls Gap is not the place to visit if you are after five star degustation menus with accompanying wines.
Halls Gap is the place to spend time if you want spectacular views of the Grampians, fantastic walks and hikes, wildlife including kangaroos and cockatoos at very close range.
If you are planning a bush walk make sure you visit the Parks Victoria website to check whether the track is open. Don’t walk on your own and take plenty of water with you. It’s important to wear a hat in the summer and plenty of sun screen. Good hiking boots are essential.
A weekend is not long enough to spend in this beautiful place.
Enjoy your weekend wherever you are.