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“Great Location but pricey & rude”

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Halls Gap Caravan Park
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Location but pricey & rude”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We stayed over the Labour Day weekend for 3 nights. First impression was a quite rude receiptionist on check in. Could not be blamed on heavy workload as we were the only ones at the desk checking in. $53 per night for a powered site for a family of 4 with basically no amenities in the park other than the public playground next door. I find this a bit expensive. You can round this off with buying a bag of fire wood for $16. Another bargain.

There is a public pool next door, but again, this will set you back $17 in entry for 2 adults ($4.50 each) & 2 kids ($4 each). They were also quite rude when asked what the water temperature is.

Toilets and showers are quite aged. All not changed a bit since we stayed there last 10 years ago. The hot water was not at a constant temparature when other people were using the toilet block. The toilets and showers it seems were cleaned once a day & therefore deteriorated accordingly on that long weekend as the day progressed. Given the amount of people staying in the park an extra shift for cleaning would have been welcome.

Other parks sort of limit the amount of noise at night after 10pm and will tell you to keep it quiet if you decide you wish to party on. Unfortunately, not so at Halls Gap Caravan Park. Nobody to be seen and people laughing and making noise until 11pm. Then the Kookaburras (which I love) wake you up at 6.30am.

The camp kitchen has a double hot plate, a low power microwave & a fridge. However, there are only 2 sockets for 3 appliances. When someone is using the hot plate you cannot use the microwave as you'd have to unplug the fridge.

There are other caravan parks in Halls Gap and I will definitely give the Big 4 a try next time. However, the park's location is unbeatable. Everything is in walking distance and you don't have to get into your car too often. We even went for a quick hike up to Chatauqua Peak from the park. Overall the park is quite big so you can spread out if you go there on a normal weekend.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank Rene H
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

Plain and simple, but very clean, all the amenities, we stayed in a superior queen cabin which was new... Great camping facilities Inc laundry, toilets and showers... Though not in many guides or hardly on the map, definitely a place I'd stay again! Staff are hospitable, we arrived late and they were more then accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Additional Information about Halls Gap Caravan Park

Property: Halls Gap Caravan Park
Address: cnr School Rd & Grampians Rd, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Grampians > Halls Gap
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Halls Gap
Price range (per night): $127 - $161
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Halls Gap Caravan Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Halls Gap Caravan Park Halls Gap Caravan Park is the only park located in the center of Halls Gap township. A warm and friendly welcome and a pet friendly family environment awaits you at Halls Gap Caravan Park. Enjoy the Grampians at your door step. Bring the whole family and experience the delights of bush-walking, waterfall trails, fishing and mountain biking throughout the Grampians National Park. The most famous of Grampians walks - the Pinnacle, Wonderland Loop and The Grand Canyon - all start from within our grounds. Watch the kids enjoy a swim at the nearby pool or enjoy the large playground. Enjoy the convenience of the cafes, restaurants and tourist information center just across the road. Halls Gap Caravan Park is the perfect location to simply relax, enjoy the peace and tranquility of our magnificent surrounds and meet our resident kangaroos and native birds. Bring the whole family - the park now has all year camping with your dog on powered and unpowered sites. We also have dog friendly cabins, but this is limited so make sure you ask when making your reservation. Please read our pet policy for further information. ... more   less 
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