The Grampians is a more common name given to Grampians National Park. Located in the western Wimmera region of Victoria, the park stretches across 167,219 hectares with sandstone mountain ranges and forests. The Grampians attracts bushwalkers and rock climbers, although certain areas are closed off from rock climbing to protect the environment. Along the nature trails, you might spot koalas hiding in the eucalyptus trees or emus walking and view majestic waterfalls such as Mackenzies Falls and Silverband Falls. During springtime, wildflowers bloom and enhance the park’s beauty. Grampians accommodation options are nearby or at least provide easy access to the area.
Grampians accommodation in Halls Gap
Halls Gap is the only town in the park and is situated at the northern entrance. Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre provides information about the local indigenous people and the rock art sites found in the park. You can try bush food at the museum’s cafe. Halls Gap offers numerous holiday rentals with houses that include a spacious front porch where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains. You can also find multi-bedroom houses with air conditioning and heating that are a short walk from the centre of town.
Stay at Grampians holiday houses
Since Grampians National Park includes rugged terrain, visitors may prefer to stay in rustic accommodation to add to the experience, such as cabins and country cottages. If you want more elaborate lodgings, you can find luxury houses where you can unwind. Whichever style you choose, you’ll see helpful amenities included in most accommodation.
Grampians cabin accommodation
While cabins can look simple in appearance, most come with modern conveniences to make your stay very pleasant. You can stay in a log cabin with internet access and a fireplace which gives you needed warmth at night. Mudbrick cabins come with a washing machine and ironing board to keep your clothes clean and pressed. When you’re at the Grampians, you can walk up to the various lookouts, including Boroka Lookout and the Bluff at Mount Arapiles, for a glorious panoramic view of the park.
You’ll find plentiful cottages close to the park. While you rest in the verandah and breathe in the fresh mountain air, you might possibly spot kangaroos crossing your backyard. Most cottages include a full kitchen with an electric oven and refrigerator and you can use pantry items such as salt and pepper. Couples on a romantic holiday can find a 1-bedroom cottage with a plush bed, a spa bath and a cosy lounge.
Grampians luxury accommodation
Those travellers who want to indulge themselves on their holiday will be pleased to see several high-end holiday homes in the Grampians. Certain luxury homes come with a hot tub and a lovely garden in the back. This impressive property includes 5 large bedrooms, a gym and a sauna to soothe those sore muscles afterwards. Chess players will admire the gigantic outdoor chessboard. The area also has a few nearby wineries, including Grampians Estate and Best’s Great Western, where you can sample a glass of premium Shiraz.
Family-friendly holiday rentals
Families on an adventurous outdoor holiday can reserve accommodation that will improve their stay. The majority of holiday houses come with a TV and DVD player so you can watch your favourite movies together. You can rent a 4-bedroom house with a game room where family members can compete against each other in ping pong or billiards. Families looking for a challenge can try climbing up to the summit of Mount William, the Grampians’ highest peak at 1,167 metres.
Stawell holiday accommodation
Stawell is approximately 35 km northeast of the Grampians. Many visitors pass by the town on their way to the park via Grampians Road, so Stawell does provide accommodation for the area. You can reserve a 2-bedroom cottage with a heated swimming pool near Stawell Golf Club, where you can play 18 holes of golf. If you'd like simpler accommodations and would rather be a bit closer to the Grampians, you can stay in this rustic cottage and the owners will cook meals for you and allow you to bring your pets where they can stay in a separate kennel. You can also fish in the adjacent lake.