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Dive into our Guide to Grampians Getaways with Pools & Spas

5 Oct 2023

After a day of Grampians summer adventures, a refreshing dip or soothing soak can work wonders for rejuvenating tired bodies. Explore our guide to Grampians accommodation featuring pools and spas, catering to a variety of traveller preferences, from glamping to pet-friendly to romantic luxury.

Holiday Parks in Halls Gap

In the Grampians, you'll discover a range of holiday park options to suit every need, whether you're travelling with pets or as a family. As you watch kangaroos grazing at sunset while your kids enjoy the pool, you'll be reminded of the simple pleasures that holiday parks offer.

Offering glamping as well as family houses, Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park has a unique adults only glamping area, a playground and two pools (one woodfired heated!) to unwind under the bright country stars. The reserve at the valley floor attracts huge numbers of kangaroos, emus and other native wildlife, making for magical holiday encounters (and insta moments). Grampians Getaway offers a dog-friendly retreat with six architecturally designed three-bedroom pyramids, just a stroll away from Fallen Giants Winery. Guests at the pyramids can enjoy full access to the facilities at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park.

Meet the resident kangaroos at Breeze Holiday Parks – Halls Gap whilst playing a game of volleyball on the on-site court. Then take a short wander to the Halls Gap Swimming Pool, an outdoor public pool that operates from 1 November to after the Easter long weekend. Breeze Holiday Parks - Grampians’ pool is the perfect spot for kids to play their hearts out whilst the adults can sit back and wait for their close encounter with the abundance of emus, native birds and other wildlife who regularly visit the park.

NRMA Big 4 Halls Gap Holiday Park offers two refreshing pools, one heated and one with a beach entry for the little ones. This is a great kid-friendly option, close to attractions like Halls Gap Zoo and offering the unique Bear Grylls Shipwrecked Survival Academy Program.

Holiday Parks in the Grampians

LAKE FYANS: Wanting to dive into nature's pool? Lake Fyans Holiday Park has the majestic Lake Fyans as the backdrop to their cosy spacious cabins. With direct lake access and a boat ramp, you are moments from kayaking, swimming, and all sorts of watersports. The park also has a solar-heated pool for those who prefer it over lake swimming.

ARARAT: For those looking to be within walking distance of Ararat, Acacia Caravan Park has an excellent range of family cabins as well as a solar-heated swimming pool to refresh your mind and body after a big day of exploring. It’s the ideal base to discover regional attractions like historic sites J Ward and Aradale Asylum, enjoy ghost tours, visit Alexandra Gardens and One Tree Hill lookout, explore wineries, and delve into historic buildings and museums.

HORSHAM: Smack bang between Adelaide and Melbourne, Horsham Holiday Park offers a solar-heated swimming pool, bouncy pillow, snooker, mini golf, totem tennis and more. It’s a great place to base yourself for exploring the Grampians, Little Desert National Park, Mount Arapiles and all the natural beauty and adventure that regional north-western Victoria has to offer.

DUNKELD: For a secluded bush sanctuary, Grampians Retreat, near Dunkeld, offers the perfect getaway for families, friends, reunions, retreats, corporate retreats and special interest groups. Lay by the pool and watch wildlife as you soothe tired muscles after mountain biking, exploring the southern end of the Grampians Peaks Trail or testing out their giant swing. An amazing spot for a real adventure holiday.

DADSWELLS BRIDGE: Pet-friendly Tiny Away Escape at Grampians Edge offers a cosy family getaway with close access to the sun-kissed northern end of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. The newly renovated and sectioned off kids’ pool boasts an adjoining camp kitchen for summer barbecues.

Motels, Cottages and Cabins in the Grampians

The wallet-friendly and welcoming motels, cottages and cabins in the Grampians offer an effortless getaway, allowing you to simply pack your bags and embark on your adventure.

HALLS GAP: Grampians View Cottages & Units provide the perfect spot for a Grampians summer family getaway with 2.5 hectares of native gardens, a tennis court, sandstone cottages and a gas and solar-heated pool, all just a relaxing stroll from Halls Gap.

HALLS GAP: For a traditional country motel experience, The Country Plaza Halls Gap is the perfect base with a lovely pool to refresh after a day’s hiking in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. It’s also well-positioned to explore the culinary delights of Hall’s Gap, including the Halls Gap Hotel, Paper, Scissors Rock Brew Co. and Grampians Wine Cellars.

POMONAL: For a peaceful country village experience, Pomonal Cottages offers six fully contained two-bedroom cottages, playgrounds, a communal BBQ and a secluded pool to swim in after a quiet afternoon bike ride on local roads. It is ideally located just a stone’s throw away from Pomonal Estate and Barney’s Bistro.

Luxury Stays in Halls Gap

For those looking for something more indulgent, there’s plenty on offer in the way of luxe stays in the Grampians.

For those travelling with a larger group, Heath House, Hemley House and Grampians Under The Stars for an exceptional outdoor experience, complete with stunning outdoor jacuzzis set against a breaktaking mountain backdrop. Prepare to be astonished by the countless stars that grace the expansive Grampians skies.

For romantics, Nook on the Hill is a hand-crafted house nestled at the foothills of the mountain ranges, just a short 10-minute drive from Halls Gap. This unique dwelling, designed and built by Benjamin Bailey-Webb with sustainable materials and techniques, accommodates up to two adults. Surrounded by a rewilded native Australian garden, the Nook offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The outdoor tub is an ideal spot for stargazing and relaxation.

DULC offers a lush nature retreat with architecturally designed cabins and spa baths for a restorative escape. The cabins feature minimalist decor, abundant natural light, glass-top bathrooms, luxury spa baths, and secluded tree-fringed settings. Private decking, barbecue facilities, king-size bedding, gas log fires, books, and special packages add decadence to your stay.

Luxury Stays in the Grampians

POMONAL: Sip and savour the Grampians way at the award-winning Mt Cassel Villa , where you can enjoy wine flights, handcrafted beer and cider paddles, and locally sourced produce next door at Pomonal Estate, then head back to relax in the outdoor jacuzzi while watching the sun set.

WARTOOK VALLEY: If it’s a Tuscan moment you’re after, you can’t beat swimming in the solar-heated infinity edge pool at Meringa Springs overlooking the vast Wartook Valley. An exclusive boutique luxurious lodge on the sunny side of the Grampians known for its unique views and visiting chefs.

WILLAURA: The historic Mount William Station will put you in touch with your inner lord or lady, a truly magnificent restored homestead steeped in rich history and romance with drawing rooms, polo fields, rose gardens and more. From the moment you weave up the spectacular drive, and through the imposing gates, your every whim is catered for, with tennis courts, golf, sauna and a stunning pool and sun loungers.

DUNKELD: The Royal Mail Hotel was designed to capture the stunning beauty of the Southern Grampians, and at every turn, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Mount Sturgeon. Dip in the elegant pool, dine at the two-hatted restaurant, tour Australia’s largest kitchen garden, taste from the largest collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy in the Southern Hemisphere and learn about their biodiversity reserve - a truly unique experience.

So make a splash this summer, The Grampians Way, and book a girls’ weekend, a family week, a romantic getaway, a summer break, or a sneaky mid-weeky.

Important Note: While your pets are welcome at the listed operators, they are not permitted in National or State Park areas in Victoria. This means that while you explore the Grampians National Park, your furry friends will need a loving kennel. Fortunately, there are several kennel operators in the region who will be more than happy to take care of Fido while you enjoy some fresh air.

Plumtree Kennels and Cattery, Ararat: Available for day care, short or long stays. Contact: (03) 5352 1738.

Grampians Pet Resort, Stawell: Contact: (03) 5358 3092.