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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!