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The first section of the Grampians Peaks Trail starts in Halls Gap, a small township surrounded by the Grampians National Park. Halls Gap is located approximately three hours or 250 kilometres north-west of Melbourne via the Western Highway and Ballarat.
Halls Gap is 20 minutes from Stawell (off the Western Highway), where you can access a daily local bus service to Halls Gap. Halls Gap is also within 40 minutes of Ararat which has bus and train linkages from Melbourne and Adelaide. Visit www.vline.com.au for public transport information.