Sightseeing and attractions
Take the time to discover this beautiful region at anytime of the year. National and State Parks, from the magnificent Northern Grampians down through to the Mount William ranges and Mount Arapiles “Little Desert” area, will cause your curiosity to brim over.
Speckled throughout, local folk have set up other opportunities to take holiday fun further. It may not always be holiday season here, but these suggestions put the zing into the amazing!!! Which of the four seasons attracts - Autumn, Winter, Summer or Spring?
Get out and get active.
Take in the Mackenzie Falls. Go rock-climbing, abseiling or horse riding.
Visit the Little Desert National Park for tranquil swimming and canoeing. Or, slow down with fishing, boating or golf. Cool off with a refreshing local beverage by joining a tour with Grampians Wine Tours.
Attend the Grampians Music Festival in February, enjoy the live music, dance the weekend away then return to your cabin for relaxation!
Drive in the autumn sun to aboriginal sites where you will find rock paintings, canoe trees and midden sites.
The Grampians hosts two-thirds of the Aboriginal rock art sites in Victoria. A valuable starting point for your cultural adventure is Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre. Hours 9am -5pm daily. Phone 03 5356 4381. Also checkout out the bush tucker cafe at brambruk for a great coffee to start the day while using their internet.
Or, sample some of the wines and enjoy a platter at Fallen Giants Vineyard, one of the several well-respected vineyards here. The view of Mt William and the feature cellar door made of local red gum branches, are most memorable. Phone 03 5356 4252
Down the road is Pomonal Estate perfect for lunch - don't forget Grampians Wine Tours can take you there.
Taste your way around the region at The Grampians Grape Escape when the very best food and wine producers showcase local products. Under the leafy gum canopy, sample the multi-award winning Grampians Shiraz wines or relax with a picnic and enjoy the weekend entertainment. Halls Gap Oval first weekend in May.
For something different Visit Grampians Adventure Golf for a great game of mini golf around the bush land setting plus enjoy their onsite fully licensed Cafe and check out their art gallery - Moco Art Gallery. With olive and berry farms close by plus visit James to see his amazing glass blowing.
We all know it. Winter is about indulgence. Plenty of cafes and restaurants to try. Halls Gap Hotel with its open fires create a warm cosy atmosphere with fantastic meals and only 1 min drive from DULC!
Many local cafes provide warmth and yummy home-cooked food to melt your heart! Livefast cafe for breakfast or lunch, or Paper Scissors Rock, our newest micro brewery, serving amazing craft beer on tap with delicious food to match.
Plus Jus long weekend you will find the Halls Gap Primary School Market are on - these markets are amazing and they support the small school of Halls Gap - 9-1pm on the Sunday on the June long weekend.
Go for a drive through the valley and be astounded by Mt William and rugged mountain ranges. Beautiful farmland rests in wait of spring growth.
Take a scenic flight over the national park with Grampians Helicopters maybe selecting one of their winery or lunch tours. Phone: 0438 981 438
Flora and Fauna awaken in the new cycle of life. Watch for many unusual birds that live in the region. In the Grampians the sweet Blue Wrens are characters to watch out for!
Colourful spring wildflowers paint the land and the subtle variations among over 970 native plant species is incredible. Significant wildflowers are the Grampians Thryptomene, the Grampians Bavera, Flame Heath, Victorian Smoke-bush, grevilleas, and a wonderful variety of bush peas and orchids.
Halls Gap Wildlife Park & Zoo treats you to native and exotic animals and birds.
Deer and kangaroos roam and monkeys and ostriches form some of the gang found in this 10-hectare park which includes a playground and picnic area. Wood BBQs are free.
Visit hallsgapzoo.com.au or call 03 5356 4668.
The Pomonal Native Garden Show presents a high-impact range of plants - October annually.
The Grampians Wildflower Walkabout also October, featuring a display of Grampians Wildflowers along with guided walks and tag along tours.
Seriously Shiraz Festival held every Melbourne Cup Weekend, hosts a Taste of the Grampians. Enjoy wine, food and music in the mountains. Check out their Facebook Page for all details.