Women's Adventure Weekend
An adventurous weekend just for women! There’s something for everyone. Bushwalking, canoeing, abseiling and outdoor sessions fitness are all on offer over the weekend. Participate at your own level and achieve what you want with no pressure from anyone.
Halls Gap, Grampians National Park
Day 1 – Friday PM
Halls Gap is centrally located in the Grampians National Park approximately 3 hours west of Melbourne. After arriving and settling in your accommodation venue, (a comfortable, spacious cabin overlooking the National Park), you will have time to have some lunch [own cost] before we embark on our first activity at 2:30 pm. Canoeing at Lake Bellfield is a very relaxing way to start the weekend. With panoramic 360 degree views of the National Park, we will take a leisurely paddle along the lakes shoreline. This is an easy paddle, which gets us home with plenty of time to relax and breathe in the serenity before dinner.
Day 2 - Saturday
For the early birds you have a choice of either a leisurely guided walk or a xxxxx before breakfast at 8:00 am. After breakfast today we will pack a picnic lunch, fill up the water bottles and grab a camera. We have all morning to complete the Grampians Peaks Pinnacle – Wonderland Range bush walk (5.5 kms) which takes us past spectacular Grampians views and sandstone rock formations. After a relaxing lunch break at the Wonderland Carpark, we have a go at abseiling in the Grand Canyon. A ‘challenge by choice’ activity that just happens to have some great views! Around 4:30 pm we will arrive back in Halls Gap with bit of relaxation time to explore the village of Halls Gap, go for a short town walk, check out the kangaroos on the town oval, relax, or visit the local art gallery. A 6:30 pm dinner will end the day.
Day 3 - Sunday
For the early birds you have a choice to check out the morning view from the seat of a mountain bike as we ride through the Red Gum Forests close to Halls Gap or just enjoy a slow start to your Sunday morning absorbing the peace and tranquillity. After breakfast we will visit the iconic McKenzie Waterfall, Reeds Lookout including the famous ‘Balconies’ and Boroka Lookouts. We will stop for a final picnic lunch at Lake Wartook before arriving back in Halls Gap at approx. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
- Tour Host / Driver
- Private air conditioned minibus
- 2 Nights’ Shared Accommodation (comfortable cabin with all linen included) – single supplement available
- Personal Activity Guides
- All activity equipment
- National Park User Fees
- Meals as listed– 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 x 2 course Dinners, 2 Morning Teas
- Lunch on the first day
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
- A moderate degree of fitness [Some walking on bush tracks and scrambling over rocks involved]
- Small day pack with bladder, water bottles
- Hiking clothes & sturdy walking shoes
- Old clothes and towel for canoeing
- Cash for incidentals – coffee. Halls Gap does have an ANZ ATM.
- A jumper (it can be cool in the evenings all year round)
- Sun Screen
- Personal items – sun glasses, camera, sun hat, earplugs if light sleeper... etc.
Public Transport – Regular bus and train travel is available to the region. We can arrange travel for you or alternatively let us know when you are arriving and we can arrange pick up from the nearby township of Stawell.
Driving - Halls Gap is centrally located in the Grampians National Park approximately 3 hours west of Melbourne. Take the Western Freeway from Melbourne to Ballarat. Continue on to Ararat and follow the signs to Halls Gap.