Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA

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Things to do in Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA

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!

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Sovereign Hill Gold Rush 1 Day Tour

Go on a nostalgic journey and experience the magic of Victoria’s gold rush era at Australia’s foremost outdoor interactive museum, Sovereign Hill.

Sovereign Hill is where Australia’s history comes to life! The open air museum recreates Ballart`s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851. To understand and truly appreciate the colonial history of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia a visit here is an absolute must! Experience exciting street theatre, enjoy live goldfields music and get into the spirit by panning for gold yourself. You never know you might strike it lucky! 

Laugh, cry and cheer as you hear the amazing story of Mr Smith, your personal guide. He will take you on his 'rages of riches' story back in time, from the squalid, seedy streets of London to becoming one of the goldfields most successful gentlemen. Venture deep underground on a guide mine tour and imagine what it must have been like working deep beneath the earths' surface day in and day out. At the completion of your guided tour relax with a refreshing beer or wine at the United State Hotel. 

End the day with a stop in Daylesford to pop into one of their renowned art galleries or grab a coffee at one of the cafes. Visit Victoria`s highest single-drop waterfall formed some five million years ago Trentham Falls before making the trip back to Melbourne. (Seasonal) 

IMPORTANT: Lunch is not included on this tour. You can pack your own or you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Sovereign Hill bakery or café where you will have the choice of pies, rolls and salads. 

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Wilsons Promontory 1 day tour

‘The Prom' is Victoria’s best kept secret. Located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia, it will inspire with its panoramic views, pristine beaches and coastal forests.

‘The Prom' or Wilsons Promontory, is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets. The southernmost point of mainland Australia, it is truly one of the most beautiful spots in the state and makes for a great day tour!

You will experience breathtaking views where the mountains meet the ocean and hike spectacular walking tracks. Enjoy 3-4 hours of hiking the trails such as Mt Bishop, Vereker Outlook or Pillar Point (easy – medium graded walks).Take a walk on Squeaky Beach and be amused by the 'singing sands' as you go. 

With a bit of luck you will see a diverse range of Australian wildlife throughout the national park such as emus, kangaroos, wombats and echidna's.

What to bring
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Large water bottle
• Lunch - you will make a stop to purchase lunch if needed
• Sunscreen & hat
• Swimwear & towel

Must have a medium level of fitness as this is a nature walking based tour.

When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section

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!

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