Inhale the fresh air of the Grampians and soak in the stunning natural attractions and their rich history. Experience the walking tracks and wildlife in the breathtaking landscape and enjoy tasting local wine and viewing unique art galleries.
We sat down with Carly Flecknoe, owner of Harvest Halls Gap to find out the best spots in the Grampians. At a young age, her fondest memories were learning to cook at her nana’s kitchen bench. Harvest Halls Gap first began operating in September 2015 and it’s aim was and still is to provide a café, provedore and accommodation that shines a light on the bounty of beautiful produce available within the Grampians.
HOW TO GET THERE
Follow the Western Freeway through Ballarat to Ararat, then choose between the Ararat Pomonal Road west, or continue on the Western Highway. Alternatively, you can follow the Glenelg Highway from Ballarat to Dunkeld and Hamilton.
The popular Great Southern Touring Route passes through the Grampians region, following the Great Ocean Road and the Shipwreck Coast, winding up into the Grampians before continuing to Ballarat.
V/Line runs daily train services from Southern Cross Station direct to Ararat with connecting coach services to other parts of the region.
For more info, check out Visit Victoria.
Carly’s favourite places and the best thing to order:
Pizzini pop-up cellar door with barrel tastings plus fabulous salumi bar
Project Forty Nine, Collingwood
Whole hog served Tex-Mex style in a West Footscray block party
Harley and Rose, West Footscray
James Beard winning chef at flour+water San Francisco blending Italian and North Cali cuisine
House of Food and Wine - Hotel, Melbourne
Indulgent picnic lunch & lawn games in our stunning English gardens
The Mansion Hotel And Spa, Werribee