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Plan ahead: Spring into Hemley House and Heath House for an unforgettable experience

10 Jun 2022

Already wishing the cold weather away? While some love the idea of cosying up indoors around an open fire, others crave adventures outside in the warm, sunny weather. Either way the Grampians region caters to all temperatures.

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing winter warmer activities and news, but for now, we’re encouraging you to start planning ahead as accommodation books out quickly when it’s this good.

If you’re thinking about a delightful spring getaway to the Grampians, now’s the time to book. Don’t miss out on staying with Hemley House or Heath House in Halls Gap.

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, both houses offer stunning accommodation for large groups. Imagine it now, sitting in a jacuzzi on the deck overlooking the spectacular mountain ranges as the sun sets; witnessing the wildflowers bloom; watching wildlife step out of hibernation; stargazing at the night sky; simply being one with nature.

There are restaurants, cafes, hiking tracks and trails right at your doorstep. Local feathered and furred friends pop up to say hello and natural wonders wait to be explored.

Spring into Hemley House and Heath House for an unforgettable experience. Right now, there is availability from August, so get in early.

While staying with Hemley House or Heath House be sure to include these spring activities on your itinerary:

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In spring, step into the 'Grampians garden'. From delicate scented orchids bending in the wind to bright Blue Tinsel Lilies bursting with colour and the Grampians Thryptomene covering the bush grounds like snow, our region comes to life with dazzling displays of wildflowers.

Check out our guide to the Grampians stunning array of wildflowers here


Native wildlife

The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is teeming with native wildlife and offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to see iconic Australian animals in their natural environment. Especially in spring!

Kangaroos and emus are abundant, but a popular location for photo opportunities is the Halls Gap Recreation Reserve. There's also a good chance you'll come across birdlife, joeys, swamp wallabies near forest fringes and echidnas with warm weather.

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Wineries and cellar doors

For more than 150 years, the Grampians has produced award-winning, distinctive, cool climate wines, made to stand the test of time.

The region impresses serious wine drinkers with its mix of large and boutique wineries dotted about, from the acclaimed Mount Langi Ghiran in the east, to Moyston’s hidden gem, Clayfield Wines.

Embrace spring with quality drops at reasonable prices, so irresistible that they must be opened right there and then. But where to start, you ask? See our guide to the best wineries and cellar doors to visit.

Shopping The Grampians

Boutique shopping

Visitors to the Grampians with a penchant for retail explorations will not go home disappointed nor empty handed. You will discover a treasure trove of local galleries, studios and boutique stores.

Meet the owners of these local businesses and select a handcrafted gift or memento to remind you of your stay in this creative and inspiring region. During your stay with Hemley House or Heath House wander through the heart of Halls Gap to find boutique stores.

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Outdoor activities

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes outdoor adventure. From hiking to bike riding, trail running, and water activities spend a weekend embracing wide-open spaces, natural settings and fun-filled activities.

People of all ages and all walks of life will find adventure around every corner in the Grampians during spring.