What is Halls Gap known for?

What is Halls Gap known for?

The area is renowned for spectacular hiking, stunning views and inquisitive wildlife including kangaroos, emus, wallabies and birds. If you prefer to canoe, fish or birdwatch, Lakes Bellfield, Lonsdale, Fyans and Wartook are all within a short drive of town.

How long does the Halls Gap Zoo take?

The two and a half kilometre pathway around the zoo is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue lunch while the children amuse themselves in the playground. Halls Gap Zoo have snack food, drinks and souvenirs available.

Why is it called Halls Gap?

Halls Gap was named after Charles Hall, a drover/pastoralist who found it in 1842, and it was occasionally used for grazing purposes. The first permanent white settlement, however, was in 1862 when land was rented from the proprietor of the pastoral run which included Halls Gap.

When did Halls Gap Zoo open?

Halls Gap Zoo started out as Wallaroo Wildlife Park and opened to the public on Boxing Day 1982.

Are dogs allowed in Halls Gap?

Dogs are not allowed in the National Park and cats are prohibited in general in Halls Gap and surrounds. Please be considerate towards our other guests and do not cause any disruption. Make sure your dog is always under your control.

What’s the population of Halls Gap?

Halls Gap

Halls Gap Victoria
Population 430 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 3381
Location 256 km (159 mi) W of Melbourne 142 km (88 mi) W of Ballarat 49 km (30 mi) NW of Ararat 498 km (309 mi) SE of Adelaide
LGA(s) Shire of Northern Grampians

Which zoo is biggest in Victoria?

Halls Gap Zoo – Grampians | Victoria’s Largest Regional Zoo.

How much does it cost to go to Halls Gap Zoo?


Price Condition
Adult $38 18yrs+
Adult Conc* $33 18yrs+ Requires Concession Card
Child $19 3-17yrs (under 3yrs free)
Family $90 2 adults + 1 child

Who discovered Halls Gap?

Charles Hall
Halls Gap was discovered in 1842 by a drover and pastoralist called Charles Hall. It took 20 years after discovery that the first permanent white community settled. Halls Gap, also known as Budja Budja, was previously occupied by 41 Aboriginal clans speaking The Djab Wurrung language.

Does it snow in Halls Gap?

Although snowfall in the valley itself is rare, Mt William (the highest point in the Grampians at 1167 meters) gets covered in snow nearly every winter, it’s great for making a snowman.

How many zoos are in Victoria?

three zoos
Zoos Victoria is a world-leading zoo-based conservation organisation, dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. Our three zoos are Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Each one provides a unique and immersive experience that attracts visitors from around the world.

Where can I walk my dog in Halls Gap?

Pull in for the night in Halls Gap and set up base camp at Gariwerd Motel, where travel companions of the tail-chasing kind are welcome. The short walk to the town centre is perfect for both you and pup.