Explore one of Victoria’s must-see destinations from the perfect base with Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians or Breeze Holiday Parks - Halls Gap.
The Grampians National Park (Gariwerd, traditionally) is a unique area of Victoria that has been a special place throughout history, even featuring in local aboriginal dreamtime stories. Top of any nature lover's list, the region’s awe-inspiring sandstone landscape rises like waves out and over the horizon, providing walks, waterfalls, wildlife and 4-wheel drive tracks, to name but a few of the activities on offer. At 100 miles long (160km), the Grampians area encompasses a number of towns across its western, southern, eastern and northern regions, but when it comes to choosing the best base for your next breeze through the Grampians, Halls Gap, at the heart of it all, is the obvious choice.
Is Halls Gap worth visiting?
If, like most campers and caravanners, the opportunity for close encounters and stunning scenery are high on your wish list, then the answer is YES! You won’t be disappointed – nature is all around you in the Grampians. The town of Halls Gap sits snugly at the foot of the mountains, just a quick 15 minute drive from the Western Highway at nearby Stawell. Running along the valley past the famous “Gap” discovered by pastoralist Charles Hall, whom the town was named after, there’s also easy access from Mount Zero road to the north, Mt Victory Road to the west and Grampians Road to the east and south, which put you between 5 and 30 minutes of all the iconic Grampians walks and sights.
What’s even better than all the Halls Gap and Grampians excitement? Having two Breeze Holiday Parks to choose from! Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians and Breeze Holiday Parks – Halls Gap bring different things to your Grampians caravan park stay, but both give you all the things to see, eat and do right on your doorstep. So, which Grampians caravan park is for you?
Breeze Holiday Parks - Grampians or Breeze Holiday Parks - Halls Gap?
Breeze Holiday Parks - Halls Gap sits in the middle of the Grampians Halls Gap valley under towering sandstone cliffs. Few caravan parks can boast such proximity to nature and a town centre, but being located just across the road from main street and the town’s Post Office, it doesn’t get much better than this for convenience. There’s a great choice of powered and unpowered sites across the park and 43 cabins for the most fuss-free stay. From here you can plan your Grampians Halls Gap itinerary, with easy access to walking trails, including Venus Baths and the Pinnacle, Halls Gap Solar-Heated Swimming Pool and Paper Scissors Rock Brewery, all just a stone’s throw away. The Halls Gap Tourist Information Office is also just across the road for any extra help you might need.
Just 2.5km from the Post Office, Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians is located a little further up Grampians Road, close to the Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap Zoo and Fallen Giants Winery. Offering a little more space and unique in-house facilities, Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians gives you the peacefulness of the bush with the convenience of modern camping and caravanning amenities. Families and kids will also love this park not least for its playground, jumping pillow, basketball court pool and pump track, but also for the kangaroos, emus and birdlife that like to make friends with all our guests. Dogs are also more than welcome, and all cabins and sites are dog-friendly, subject to a cleaning fee for cabins. Your four-legged friends can even enjoy a fenced dog’s off-lead area and, of course, a good on-lead walk around the 18-acre park or along the shared footpath into town.
When is the best time to visit Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians or Breeze Holiday Parks - Halls Gap?
Halls Gap and the Northern Grampians fall under the Wimmera Mallee region, which includes the Little Desert and Mallee scrub. So, in summer you can expect hot dry days and cooler nights. Winter can be cold, especially at night; you might even be lucky enough to find snow on the top of Mt William or Boroka Lookout if you time your trip just right. It’s the perfect time to gather around one of the many outdoor firepits at Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians or to book the heritage-listed log cabins, with their cosy wood-burning fireplaces, at Breeze Holiday Parks – Halls Gap.
With 7000 guest beds in Halls Gap and a reputation that lives up to its road trip appeal, being just a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, peak dates can get very busy in the town. Book early to avoid disappointment at both Breeze Holiday Parks for a peak date stay, especially Easter. Taking some time out to breathe on a not so long weekend will give you more opportunity to get up close and personal with all that the Grampians and Halls Gap have to offer.