Live life unplugged, the Grampians way

October 27, 2021 BY

Halls Gap Zoo is the largest in regional Victoria.

Halls Gap is nestled in the wonderous Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, an ancient landscape that offers bountiful family adventures and natural wonders where you can escape the everyday.

Renowned for spectacular hiking, stunning views and inquisitive wildlife, Halls Gap is the perfect place to step out into your natural surroundings and find space to breathe.

The small village is home to two of the region’s most popular natural attractions, the cascading Mackenzie Falls and the tranquil waters of Venus Baths.

A holiday favourite with visitors, Mackenzie Falls is the most spectacular waterfall in the Grampians and offers challenging walks with must-see rewards.

As we head into the warmer months, an easy stroll through the Botanical Gardens of Halls Gap is a perfect option for all ages and will lead you to Venus Baths, naturally formed rockpools filled with fresh water to splash around and cool off.

You can hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and deer at Halls Gap Zoo.

For those who can’t get enough of our furry and feathered friends, Halls Gap is also a wonderful place to meet some Australian locals, from wallabies and emus to echidnas and lizards.

You can give Kangaroos a wave as they hop about at the Halls Gap Recreation Reserve at dusk. Just remember – they are still wild animals and love their space as much as we do, so please enjoy from a safe distance.

If you’re seeking a different type of excitement, Halls Gap’s Grampians Adventure Golf is a dose of fun like no other.

Not only does the course involve 18 challenging holes set on two acres, but the scenery will have you feeling like you’re playing golf in a botanical garden.

With four waterfalls and five ponds, the course provides a unique sense of adventure that elevates the experience and makes it one to remember.

Grampians Adventure Golf is one of the highest rated adventure golf experiences in the world.

The distinctiveness of the course has Grampian’s golf described as not only the best adventure golf in Australia, but also in the world.

A visit to the Halls Gap Zoo is a must. Victoria’s largest regional zoo, it’s home to 160 species big and small.

You can purchase special animal food to hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and deer, or have the unique option of experiencing meerkats climbing into your lap, feeding giraffes or rhino, spending time with the dingoes, or perhaps holding a reptile would feed your curiosity for animals.

When you find yourself parched after an adventure-filled day, there’s plenty of options to stop for a drink including local cafes, a wine store and a craft brewery, Paper Scissors Rock Co. serving up cold beers, fresh food and live music, its offering is more enticing now than ever.

Or to end your day on a ‘sugar’ high, treat yourself and the family to a homemade gelato from the Gelato Guys.

Halls Gap is home to a range of great caravan parks with no shortage on fresh air, providing spaces to breathe while the kids run about and live life unplugged.

Those wanting to soak up all Halls Gap has to offer may choose to stay at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, BIG4 NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park, the Grampians or Halls Gap Breeze Caravan parks.

Soak up the simple things in life, the Grampians Way. For more information on Halls Gap, go to visitgrampians.com.au.

There are many places to cool off with a cool drink, like the Paper Scissors Rock Co.

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