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Thryptomene Court Halls Gap
Victoria Australia 3381
Ruth and Shane Allen
Tel +61 3 53564711
Speckled throughout, local folk have set up other opportunities to take holiday fun further. It may not always be holiday season here, but these suggestions put the zing into the amazing!!! Which of the four seasons attracts - Autumn, Winter, Summer or Spring?
Get out and get active.
Take in the Mackenzie Falls. Go rock-climbing, abseiling or horse riding.
Visit the Little Desert National Park for tranquil swimming and canoeing. Or, slow down with fishing, boating or golf.
Attend the Grampians Jazz Festival in February, where the street is blocked off and you are free to wander around listening to various jazz musicians.
Drive in the autumn sun to aboriginal sites where you will find rock paintings, canoe trees and midden sites.
The Grampians hosts two-thirds of the Aboriginal rock art sites in Victoria. A valuable starting point for your cultural adventure is Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre. Hours 9am -5pm daily. Phone 03 5356 4381. Also checkout out the bush tucker cafe at brambruk for a great coffee to start the day while using their internet.
Why not take in a tour of the 150 year old sparkling wine cellars at Great Western, the home of sparkling wine. Seppelts winery. www.seppelt.com.au
Or, sample a Rose Late Harvest Riesling at The Gap Vineyard, one of the several well-respected vineyards here. The view of Mt William and the feature cellar door made of local red gum branches, are most memorable. Phone 03 5356 4252 email@example.com
Taste your way around the region at The Grampians Grape Escape when the very best food and wine producers showcase local products. Under the leafy gum canopy, sample the multi-award winning Grampians Shiraz wines or relax with a picnic and enjoy the weekend entertainment. Halls Gap Oval May 2012. grampiansgrapeescape.com.au Freecall 1800 246 880
For something different, Garden Gully hosts a Scarecrows in the Vineyard competition. Experience the clever imagination of scarecrow maker. Or, pop over to Stawell for one of the world’s most famous and prestigious footraces the Stawell Gift held every Easter. Fun and festivities.
We all know it. Winter is about indulgence. More than impressive is the award-winning Kookaburra restaurant in Halls Gap.
Many local cafes provide warmth and yummy home-cooked food to melt your heart!
Go for a drive through the valley and be astounded by Mt William and rugged mountain ranges. Beautiful farmland rests in wait of spring growth. An art gallery or pottery workshop in the Wartook Valley region is worth a special stop.
Spot the Stawell Hot-air Balloon festival in June.
You must visit Didjun Skin and Body Grampians Spa-only 8 minutes from Halls Gap. Here Didjun offers all spa treatments, massage and facials as a nature-based reconnection experience delivered at every visit.
Visit didjun.com.au or call 03 5356 6120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flora and Fauna awaken in the new cycle of life. Watch for many unusual birds that live in the region. In the Grampians the sweet Blue Wrens are characters to watch out for!
Colourful spring wildflowers paint the land and the subtle variations among over 970 native plant species is incredible. Significant wildflowers are the Grampians Thryptomene, the Grampians Bavera, Flame Heath, Victorian Smoke-bush, grevilleas, and a wonderful variety of bush peas and orchids.
Halls Gap Wildlife Park & Zoo treats you to native and exotic animals and birds.
Deer and kangaroos roam and monkeys and ostriches form some of the gang found in this 10-hectare park which includes a playground and picnic area. Wood BBQs are free.
Visit hallsgapzoo.com.au or call 03 5356 4668
The Pomonal Native Garden Show presents a high-impact range of plants - October 2012.
This year’s Grampians Wildflower and Arts Show features a giant fantasy wildflower sculpture competition, wildflower and native orchid displays, ecological displays, guided forest walks, children’s activities, art exhibitions and gift sales.
Call 03 53 614444 for more Information.