Halls Gap is ‘the capitol’ of The
Grampians and if an extended visit to the National Park is considered
Halls Gap is a good base to select. Halls Gap is a relatively young
town and should be considered as a resort location. Most essential
services are at Halls Gap
The town is set in the Fyans Valley at the foot of the
Wonderland and Mount William ranges, and the area is known for the
tame wildlife, namely kangaroos.
The first settler was Charles Browning Hall who set
out in search of a suitable grazing run when he found the cattle
market at Port Phillip overstocked in 1841. Establishing a station
just east of the Grampians in a spot known as 'Mokepilli' to the
indigenous inhabitants (probably the Tjapwurong tribe).
By following aboriginal tracks he came upon the gap
which now bears his name.
Halls Gap has two churches, an Anglican
and a Baptist.
Both churches are modest structures.
The Halls Gap Hotel (tavern) is located at the
northern fringe of the town some 2k from the PO.
The Halls Gap War Memorial is represented with the
sport field gates.
It was overgrown when visited and easily missed. Within the arts
centre the names of the ‘fallen’ are accorded recognition.
There is a Historical Society that is active in Halls