HALLS GAP

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 Gap.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course