Halls Gap is 3 hours from Melbourne, 5.3 hours from Adelaide, 2 hours from Port Fairy and 4 hours from Apollo Bay.
The township is just 20 minutes from Stawell (off the Western Highway), where you can access a daily local bus service to Halls Gap if you are travelling here via public transport. Halls Gap is also within 40 minutes of Horsham and Ararat – also the destination of bus and train travel from Melbourne and Adelaide.
There are three main routes into Halls Gap.
From Melbourne, follow the Western Highway through Ballarat and Ararat, then follow the signs to Halls Gap via C222.
From the Great Ocean Road, take C178 to Dunkeld, then take C216 to Halls Gap.
From Adelaide, follow the Western Highway through Horsham, then you have two options: the scenic route is to take the C222 from Drung, which brings you in via Mt Victory Rd; or continue on the Western Highway to Stawell, then turn onto C216 to Halls Gap.
And remember, Google Maps is your friend:
V/Line offers daily coach transport directly from Southern Cross Station, or as a link from the Ballarat and Ararat train services. Firefly also operate regular services between Melbourne and Stawell.
The Great Ocean Road to Grampians Coach Service connects with V/Line train services to and from Ararat. The return service operates between Warrnambool and Ararat on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, stopping in Halls Gap. Call VicLink 136 196 for more information or phone Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre.
For details of the timetable and connecting coach services, visit http://www.vline.com.au, call 136 196 or ask for copies at Ararat Station.
Want to visit the grampians by light aircraft?
Stawell Airport is the ideal landing strip. With two tarmac runways it is capable of hosting aircraft with up to 30-seat capacity. The airport has tie down facilities for peace-of-mind and re-fuelling facilities are also available.