Although Grampians National Park is not officially part of the Great Ocean Road, many people add this destination to their trip due to its close proximity, stunning sandstone mountains and wildlife. Halls Gap is the village right at the base of the Grampians National Park, where most people choose to stay while enjoying the park.
Often referred to as the heart of the Grampians, Halls Gap is a charming village that has grown into a tourism hub with plenty of accommodation options, restaurants and amenities so you can make the most of your stay.
Accommodation in Halls Gap
Although Halls Gap is a small village and not a bustling city centre, but it still offers a wide range of accommodation for travellers and tourists. If you are anything like us, you know choosing the right place to stay can have a major impact on your trip itself.
You’ll want to ensure you book your Halls Gap accommodation as soon as possible since rooms go fast in this little town – especially during high seasons and on weekends.
Halls Gap Cabins and Hotels
Halls Gap offers several charming hotels and cabins for visiting travellers interested in exploring the natural wonders of The Grampians. These are some of the top locations to stay in Halls Gap, so be sure to check booking availability so that you don’t miss out on the perfect stay.
Halls Gap Log Cabins
Halls Gap Log Cabins are located just a 20-minute walk from the town center in Halls Gap. This location can’t be beaten, boasting spectacular views of the mountain ranges as well as proximity to local flora and fauna. Some guest reviews even report spotting kangaroos roaming right outside the bedroom window of their cabin.
The rustic log cabins feature plenty of amenities including BBQ facilities, an in-ground swimming pool, and laundry facilities. Rooms are clean, the staff are friendly and the views are incomparable. Prices for the Halls Gap Log Cabins start at around $155 AUD a night.
Halls Gap Motel
Another perfectly located accommodation is the Halls Gap Motel which is nestled into the Grampians Mountains. Rooms at the Halls Gap Motel can accommodate up to four guests and staff are known for being very attentive. The hotel is located on a large property with views of the mountains and bush. Each night they host campfires for the guests to enjoy.
Rooms are modern, spotless, and comfortable — and as a bonus, they are fully air-conditioned. If that isn’t enough, emus can sometimes be seen roaming around the property. Prices start at approximately $143 AUD per night for the Halls Gap Motel.
Pomonal Cottages Grampians
Pomonal Cottages comprises six cottages within the Grampians. Although these cottages are further from Halls Gap itself (approximately 9 km), they make the perfect destination for travellers looking for a natural respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Guests love that the staff are always thinking about the small details that make a trip memorable, such as sharp knives for the kitchens and wicker laundry baskets for the on-site laundry facilities. The site sits on 14 acres of bushland that is abundant with wildlife and features a saltwater lagoon pool for guests. Prices start at around $155 AUD per night.
The gorgeous Grampians Chalets are the whole package, with booking rates starting at approximately $215 AUD a night. The hosts of this property are lovely and will happily give you more information regarding the town of Halls Gap and where to go in the park.
The chalets have rustic timber ceilings combined with modern kitchens and spotlessly clean rooms. They have panoramic views of Mount William and Wonderland Ranges, all within a 15-minute walk to the town centre of Halls Gap. Plus, the chalets are incredibly quiet and peaceful, giving you the perfect night’s sleep for a day of adventure in The Grampians.
Grampians Villas offers beautiful lakefront Halls Gap accommodation. Each unit is appointed with high-quality fittings, a fireplace, terrace and washing machine. While the floor-to-ceiling windows make you feel deeply connected to the natural world outside.
The mountain views are stunning and you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the porch. Nightly booking rates for the Grampians Villas start at around $300 AUD. Check-in is easy, the hosts are friendly and guests can enjoy free wifi and parking. Expect to have some kangaroos come visit this property in Halls Gap too!
Grampians Pioneer Cottages
Grampians Pioneer Cottages are charming, rustic cottages that are perfect for travellers visiting Halls Gap in a large group. Choose from one of four cottages on 60 acres of land. All of these Halls Gap cottages offer bunk beds, making Grampians Pioneer Cottages the perfect location for a family vacation. Three of the cottages can accommodate eight guests while the remaining cottage can sleep six.
Prices begin at approximately $245 AUD a night and the units are fitted with everything you need for a family vacation. This includes a fireplace, washing machine, and a fully equipped kitchen. Here, you will wake up to birdsong in the tranquillity of the bush.
Marwood Luxury Villas
Marwood Luxury Villas is a relaxing space to escape, rejuvenate, and replenish your mind and body. Each unit at this Halls Gap hotel is tastefully decorated and features thoughtful details like breakfast basket items in each villa. They are each spotlessly clean and have a spa bath and fireplace.
The large windows mean you can get a spectacular view of the bush landscape from the warmth of your unit. Often you will find kangaroos visiting the property. The nightly price to book starts at approximately $302 AUD.
Budget Halls Gap Accommodation
If you’re vacationing on a budget, Halls Gap still has plenty of accommodation options to choose from. Whether it is for a short weekend or a longer adventure, we’ve chosen the best Halls Gap hotels for you to secure a low nightly price.
Grampians Eco YHA
The Grampians Eco YHA in Halls Gap has several different types of rooms to choose from. This hostel has everything from single beds in dormitories to private family rooms. It is the perfect fit for the Earth-conscious traveller, as it also offers a complimentary herb garden and free-range chicken eggs for your breakfasts! There are two communal kitchens available for cooking needs.
Grampians Eco YHA is a stellar option for visitors looking to meet new people due to its social atmosphere, communal spaces and outdoor area. The facilities themselves are clean and the staff are friendly and responsive. Room rates at this Halls Gap hostel begin at approximately $104 AUD per night.
Kookaburra Motor Lodge
Kookaburra Motor Lodge is located in the center of Halls Gap, just a short walk from all the park, restaurants, and shops in the downtown core. Although it is an easy stroll from the Kookaburra Motor Lodge to Main Street, its location can still be described as peaceful and quiet.
This is one of the best Halls Gap hotels if you are looking to save money while still staying at a great location. If you are able, try to book one of their mountain view rooms — you might catch glimpses of grazing kangaroos and fanciful birds right outside your window. The nightly room rate for the Kookaburra Motor Lodge starts at approximately $108 AUD.
BIG4 NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park
The BIG4 NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park is the perfect getaway for families in Halls Gap. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and other features beginning with a games room, an outdoor pool, and a tennis court. Rates for this caravan park start at approximately $94 AUD per night. There is also a children’s playground and a jumping pillow for younger guests, who also tend to love the wildlife they often see roaming around the property.
In addition to all of the exciting amenities that the BIG4 NRMA Halls Gap Holiday Park has to offer, it is just a short 2-minute drive to the Grampians Tourist Information Centre. If the information centre isn’t doing the trick, it is also a 5-minute drive to both The Gap Vineyard and the Halls Gap Zoo.
Breeze Holiday Parks
Breeze Holiday Parks is located right in the heart of Halls Gap, making this one of the perfect holiday parks for travellers who value the location of their accommodation. It is just a 5-minute drive to the Grampians National Park.
The cabins are well-maintained and clean. Although it varies from cabin to cabin, some options can accommodate up to six guests. All the rooms offer mountain views and a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, and stovetop. If you’d prefer some fresh air while you cook, BBQ facilities are also available. Rates for Breeze Holiday Parks start at $111 AUD per night in Halls Gap.
Mountain View Motor Inn & Holiday Lodges
Mountain View Motor Inn & Holiday Lodges is an amazing budget option in Halls Gap for people who are interested in staying amidst the great beauty of the Grampians’ natural surroundings. The property itself rests on just over 14 acres of land, where emu, kangaroo and other Australian fauna roam wild.
The property has free Wi-Fi, tennis courts, and an outdoor dining area where guests can cook up a barbeque. The outdoor swimming pool is another huge plus during the hot Australian summer but if you don’t feel like taking a dip, the lodges are also air-conditioned. Booking rates for this location start at approximately $140 AUD per night.
Whether you spend your visit in a Grampians motel, cottage, or Halls Gap hotel, this special place will definitely leave a lasting impression. Choosing the right property for your budget and accommodation needs can help to make the most out of your trip to this region. Book now to avoid disappointment.