Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    From Melbourne, catch the train from Southern Cross Station to Ararat. From Ararat, catch the bus heading towards Warrnambool. Get off at Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre. The hostel is 1.2km away.


    Getting here by bus

    Catch the bus from Ararat to Warrnambool and get off at the stop at the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre. The hostel is 1.2km away.

    Tours also run to the Grampians, have a look at our travels and tours section to see what's available. 

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Grampians National Park
    • MacKenzie Falls
    • The Pinnacle & Chatauqua Peak Walk
    • Brambuk Cultural Centre
    • Rock climbing/Abseiling

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Halls Gap Zoo
    • Winery tours
    • Grampians Adventure Golf & MOCO Gallery
    • Horse Riding
    • Kayaking
    • Beautiful Lookouts & Waterfalls
    • Lots of walks & hikes
    • Natural Swimming Holes
    • Wildlife Watching
    • Wildflower Displays and Picnic Areas 
    • Aboriginal Rock Art Sites

    Find us...

    Address: Corner Grampians and Buckler Roads
    Halls Gap , VIC 3381
    Email: grampians@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 5356 4544
    Hostel Manager: Kellie Soule and Gary Hampson
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA

    Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish and comfortable eco-certified hostel that has been architecturally designed with the environment in mind. Situated in Halls Gap at the doorway to the beautiful Grampians National Park this hostel is the ideal base for your nature getaway and even has wild kangaroos relaxing right next to the hostel! 

    The hostel has all the features and more you need for an amazing stay including free on-site car and coach parking, two self-catering kitchens, two guest lounges with cosy wood fire heaters, a pool table, free Wi-Fi hotspot and a herb garden. 

    Our friendly hostel Managers are always happy to help with the local’s insider knowledge on all the best hikes and activities. So what are you waiting for! Book your bed today experience the magic of the Grampians for yourself.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival.



    • Self-Catering Kitchen
    • Two Communal Lounges
    • Wood Fire Heater
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot
    • Outdoor BBQ & Fire pit
    • Free Onsite Parking
    • Television & DVD Player
    • Shared Bathrooms


    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Horse riding
    • Kayaking
    • Wildlife Watching
    • Rock Climbing & Abseiling
    • Aboriginal Culture & History
    • Wine Tasting


    97% customer rating, based on 1852 Reviews
    • Perfect accommodations. They are really friendly. And really clean place to stay. I recommend this hostel for family, friends... Thank you again.
      Celeste G September 2017
    • Short but sweet visit to the Grampions - lovely friendly hostel. A lovely evening drinking wine sitting round the log fire!
      Michelle C September 2017
    • The friendliest staff I encountered in a month of traveling in Australia! I will be back!!
      Ben H September 2017
    • A perfectly clean, warm and comfortable hostel. Management were extremely welcoming and very helpful in advising us plan our days out. We had a fantastic stay. Would highly recommend.
      Lyndsay M July 2017
    • Cutest and coziest hostel I've ever stayed in!
      Emily B July 2017
    • Great facilities and atmosphere. The hosts made you feel welcomed
      wayne e September 2017
    • Kelly and Gary run the hostel tirelessly with seemingly endless reserves of enthusiasm!
      Andrew C September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: Corner Grampians and Buckler Roads
    Halls Gap , VIC 3381
    Email: grampians@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 5356 4544
    Hostel Manager: Kellie Soule and Gary Hampson
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8 - 10 am (all year round)

    4:30 - 8:30 pm (winter)

    5 - 10 pm (summer)

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm daily unless by prior arrangement
    Check out from 8:00 am to 10:00 am daily

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     Eco Certified Nature Tourism      
    Things to do in Halls Gap

    The ultimate outdoor adventure getaway, the Grampians is perfect for those looking to get back to nature and experience the great outdoors. Stay in quaint Halls Gap, the gateway town to the Grampians. 


    The Grampians has fantastic one day and multi day hiking trails for hikers of all levels of experience and has numerous look out points with stunning views of the Grampians and Halls Gap. There are also a multitude of waterfalls, rivers and lakes to marvel at and relax by.


    If you're after a shot of adrenaline coursing through your veins, there are plenty of opportunities to go rock climbing (the Grampians is one of the best rock climbing areas in Australia), abseiling, mountain biking and riding a quad bike on a tour. For a slower change of pace, there's also horseback riding, kayaking and canoeing. 


    No visit to Halls Gap is complete without checking out the Brambuk Cultural Centre. The centre showcases the area's extensive indigenous history with the region itself having the largest number of rock art sites in Southern Australia.


    The region creates some delicious local produce that can be found at cafes and restaurants in Halls Gap, so after a long day adventuring, relax at one of the many places to eat in town and sample it all. You can't go past Coolas Ice Creamery for some of their tasty home made ice cream!

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    FREE things to do in Halls Gap

    1. Hike! Popular trails include The Pinnacle, the Venus Baths Loop, Grampians Peaks Trail, Wonderland Loop and Chatauqua Peak Trail. Once you reach the stunning lookout points for each trail, you'll be glad you made the journey. These are just a few to get you started - there are many more.
    2. Visit Mackenzie Falls. The most famous of all of the Grampians waterfalls, descend the stairs down to Mackenzie Falls and marvel at the sight of water cascading over the cliff face. Follow the walking trail along the river to the equally impressive Fish Falls. 
    3. Go rock climbing. The Grampians is one of the best regions for rock climbing and experienced climbers will love the variety of routes to try. Have you always wanted to rock climb but don't know how? There's multiple companies in the Grampians that can show you how - you'll be scaling cliff faces in no time!