Hamilton Victoria

Scenic mountain range

Halls Gap has plenty to keep visitors busy


The majestic Grampians can be seen from almost anywhere around Hamilton and Dunkeld itself – the Southern Gateway to the Grampians – just 20 minutes drive from Hamilton, is home to an award-winning historical museum, has historic walks, several great eating spots and a golf course complete with inquisitive kangaroos and emus.

A short distance along the Halls Gap Tourist Rd is the starting point for walking tracks leading to the summits of Mt. Sturgeon and Mt. Abrupt. Lake Bellfield on the outskirts of Halls Gap is 35 minutes from Dunkeld and has fishing and picnic spots.

Halls Gap has plenty to keep visitors busy – including the National Park Centre and Brambuk Cultural Centre, specialty shops and restaurants plus camping and barbeque areas. The drive has spectacular features along the way such as Boroka Lookout, McKenzie Falls and Reid’s Lookout.

The round trip back to Hamilton goes through Zumsteins which has a large picnic area with plenty of native animals to keep you company, Wartook, Cherrypool and Cavendish, a small town on the Wannon River with historical features, picnic areas and gardens. Time permitting, detour through Rocklands Reservoir.