Halls Gap Botanical Gardens is a popular tourist attraction, known for housing one of the most expansive collections of plants that are native to the area.
An incredible array of art installations further enhances the beauty of the trees.
Halls Gap Botanical Gardens, Flora, Fauna, Plants & Walking Map, VIC
All these attractions provide the young and old with hours of fun and exploration. Since there are no paid staff and it’s all maintained through the help of volunteers, you can contribute with a donation if you feel inclined.
Near the garden, there are also many walking tracks to choose from – though the Venus Baths are a must-see. The Venus Baths are a major attraction within the Grampians National Park, and easily accessible from the Halls Gap Botanical Gardens. From here, you’ll see the Stoney Creek as it flows over a natural sandstone shelf, resulting in stunning flowing pools of water.
The track headed to Venus Baths starts at the gate behind the gardens, while another one can be found on the bridge by the grave of Agnes Folkes.
After visiting the Halls Gap Botanical Gardens, there are many other attractions worth visiting nearby. MacKenzie Falls features massive cascades that flow over cliffs and into a pool, which send sprays of rainbow mist into the air. The Balconies Lookout has one of the best sunset views in the Grampians, as you’ll see the sunset behind the ranges.
The Halls Gap Zoo is home to many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. These include koalas, kangaroos, giraffes, meerkats, snakes, Tasmanian devils, owls, crocodiles, and many more. The Boroka Lookout is another great place to take in views of the Wonderland Range, Lake Bellfield, Mt William Range, and Fyans Valley.