From bird watching to boating, fishing to fossicking, star gazing to strolling, lake swimming to lazing around … there is an activity for everyone in Halls Gap and surrounds.
While adventure enthusiasts from all over the world come for the abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking, you don’t need to be an adrenaline junkie – you’ll find an activity to suit you and your holiday aspirations.
While bushwalking and sightseeing are Grampians staples, there is so much more to do while you’re staying in Halls Gap.
You don’t have to venture far to find native fauna and nature lovers are amazed by the plethora of native animals and birds that frequent Halls Gap. Kangaroos regularly lie around in the park, emus stroll along footpaths, and friendly kookaburras, magpies, corellas and sulphur-crested cockatoos can get cheeky and try to steal your lunch. (Please note: we strongly discourage feeding our native wildlife!)
The Grampians boasts some of Australia’s most amazing native flora with endemic plants and beautiful wildflowers and native orchids in easy reach in and around the town. The Halls Gap Native Flora Botanical Garden will shed light on botanical information, and you can take bush tucker walks from Brambuk – the National Park and Cultural Centre.
With no light pollution, star gazing is a truly remarkable pastime in Halls Gap, and a night walk with a torch will see you soon spot of our nocturnal critters by their glowing eyes.
With several lakes in and around the Grampians, water activities such as swimming, kayaking, water skiing, fishing and boating are made all the more enjoyable with incredible views and the sounds of nature surrounding you. Streams and creeks around Halls Gap and its neighbouring towns are perfect for fossicking, and golf, mini-golf, horse riding and cycling are all on offer.
If you’re a shopper, you can browse our retail stores, galleries and local craft and farmers’ markets, and visit our artists’ workshops open to the public.
The Grampians has been a sacred place to the Indigenous people of this area for thousands of years, and there are many ancient rock sites throughout the national park. You can visit many of these and learn more about our rich cultural history at Brambuk.
Topped off by breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, it’s no wonder that all of the rich facets of the Grampians has inspired writers, artists and film makers for decades, and has been a popular haven for families and friends to relax, reconnect and experience the beauty of the Australian native landscape.