This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Halls Gap. To help you make friends with Halls Gap before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Halls Gap is a small, country town right in the heart of the Grampians National Park, making it a great base to explore all that the Grampians has to offer.
There is a walk to suit everyone, from a creekside stroll to day-long hikes to the many peaks around the area; many walks leave from the town, so you don't need a car. But there are many tour operators if you want to see more of the mountains. Halls Gap also has all the facilities you need, from a basic general store to many restaurants and cafes along the main street. If you want to try some Australian cuisine, visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, just a couple of kilometers from town.
This is also the perfect place to stay to get a taste of Aussie wildlife. At dusk everyday you will see kangaroos grazing on the lush, green grass of the Halls Gap Caravan Park. And as you drive around the hills of the Grampians and traipse through the bush, you will glimpse emus, wallabies, and birds -- and if you are really lucky, you might even see a koala or echidna. During summer, you can also cool off by having a picnic under the tall eucalyptus trees or take a dip in the river, but it is a great place to visit at anytime of the year.
All of the Halls Gap hostels are spread throughout the town, but it is a short walk from one side to the other and is completely set in a bush variety. And there are many choices on offer, from the eco-variety to the more party variety.
Written by local enthusiast for Halls Gap hostelsKeppers