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Halls Gap Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 25 photos

The Grampians mountain range.

The term The Grampians is, I think, more well known than the small, pretty town in it, Hall's Gap.
It was originally named so by the explorer, Major Mitchell. He being of Scottish origin, named the impressive mountain range after the one in his home country.
In recent times there was an endeavour by the well-meaning authorities, to rename it its Aboriginal name - which, I must confess, does not immediately come to my mind ! Home-work required.
I think the relevant government minister who tried the renaming was, himself, of Scottish origin. Something Freudian there perhaps.
That endeavour failed by public reaction and the name "The Grampians" is still in widespread, common use. The Scottish are stubborn. ??!!
(More info and pics to follow. See you then. )

  • Last visit to Halls Gap: May 1996
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2006 at 12:08 PM

    I loved the Grampians! We stayed at the Kookaboora Motor lodge which we loved because we had kangooroos and perrot-like birds in the paddock in front of our window (which I should say is exiting if you are non-Australian)!!


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