Halls Gap, Victoria

Halls Gap, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Halls Gap
state = vic

caption =
lga = Shire of Northern Grampians
postcode = 3381
est =
pop = 281 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC25721 | name = Halls Gap (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Ripon
fedgov = Wannon
dist1 = 256
dir1 = W
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 142
dir2 = W
location2= Ballarat
dist3 = 49
dir3 = NW
location3= Ararat
dist4 = 430
dir4 = SE
location4= Adelaide

Halls Gap is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on Grampians Road, in the Grampians National Park, in the Shire of Northern Grampians local government area. At the 2006 census Halls Gap had a population of 281. Its chief industry is tourism, due to its location in the Grampians National Park. The Halls Gap Wildlife Park and Zoo is located 7 km from town.

The first settler was Charles Browning Hall who set out in search of a suitable grazing run when he found the cattle market at Port Phillip Bay overstocked in 1841. Establishing a station just east of the Grampians in a spot known as 'Mokepilli' to the indigenous inhabitants (probably the Tjapwurong tribe).

By following Aboriginal tracks he came upon the gap which now bears his name. [cite web|url=http://localhero.biz/article/permatitle/history_of_halls_gap,_victoria/|title=Local history of Halls Gap|author="LocalHero"]

Approximate driving time from Melbourne is 3 hours.


External links

* [http://www.visithallsgap.com.au/ Official Halls Gap Tourism website]
* [http://www.hallsgapwildlife.com Halls Gap Wildlife Park and Zoo]
* [http://www.hallsgapgetaway.com.au Halls Gap Accommodation]

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