The Grampians National Park is located 251 kms NW from Melbourne, or a comfortable 3 hour drive. Offering abundant flora, fauna, dramatic rock formations and waterfalls, the area is well worth exploring. Several bush walks commence from Halls Gap, the Pinnacles being the most spectacular. MacKenzie Falls, the Balconies, Clematis Falls and Chatauqua Peak are also recommended. Food can be bought from the "award winning" stores at Halls Gap, but while the bakery has fresh bread, and the Flying Emu Cafe has good coffee, bring your own provisions. The Grampians YHA is spotlessly clean, comfortable and takes eco tourism seriously. Shower water is collected, food scraps feed the worms and hens, and bicycles are provided FOC. The Gap Vineyard and Brambuk National Park and Aboriginal Cultural Centre make for enjoyable excursions. In the evenings, lounge areas with open fires provide a pleasant place to relax after viewing the many kangaroos that come to feed close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grampians Eco YHA is a stylish and comfortable ECO Certified Nature Tourism accredited 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. Hostel facilities include free on-site car and coach parking, two self-catering kitchens, two guest lounges with wood fire heaters for the winter months, a TV room, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available) and laundry facilities. Guests are also welcome to use the free range eggs from the resident chickens and organically grown herbs, vegetables and fruit from the garden when available. Environmental initiatives include solar hot water, reverse cycle fans, waste water management and rainwater collection for the gardens. Various room types are available including 3 and 4 multi-share, twin/double and family rooms. Many of the rooms have private balconies, with views of the Grampians National Park and the local kangaroos and wildlife that make daily appearances to nibble on the lawn. The Grampians National Park is thriving with native flora and fauna and has some of the most spectacular views in the state. Ask our friendly hostel Managers for the local's insider knowledge including directions to the best short walks and nearby waterfalls. Feeling adventurous? The Grampians is home to Victoria's best rock-climbing and a great place to try abseiling, hiking, cycling and canoeing. The Grampians region also has the largest number of rock art sites in Southern Australia. Visit Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the rich native Aboriginal culture and history of the Grampians National Park, and witness ancient rock art and cave drawings. The Grampians Eco YHA is a Rent-a-YHA hostel as well, and can be hired exclusively for groups. Bookings can be made for either half the hostel, which sleeps up to 32 people, or the whole hostel which sleeps up to 64. Please contact the hostel manager for more information. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grampians Eco YHA Halls Gap, Australia