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Halls Gap

Halls Gap is a town in Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:78.479 km2
  • Elevation:239 m
  • Population:430
  • Local Government Area:Northern Grampians Shire Council

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Halls Gap is a town in Victoria, Australia.It is located on Grampians Road, adjacent to the Grampians National Park, in the Shire of Northern Grampians local government area. The town is set in the Fyans Valley at the foot of the Wonderland and Mount William ranges. At the 2016 census Halls Gap had a population of 430. The approximate driving time from Melbourne is 3 hours. # History The first settler was Charles Browning Hall who set out in search of a suitable grazing run when he found the cattle market at Port Phillip overstocked in 1841. Establishing a station just east of the Grampians in a spot known as "Mokepilli" to the indigenous inhabitants the Mukjarawaint. Halls Gap was originally located at where the now Lake Bellfield Reservoir is now located. By following aboriginal tracks he came upon the gap which now bears his name.Hall's Gap Post Office opened on 3 February 1893, closed in 1896, and reopened in 1902. # Weather # Things to do Its chief industry is tourism, due to its location in the Grampians National Park. Australia's longest running Aboriginal cultural centre, Brambuk, is located in the town. The Halls Gap Zoo is located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from town. There is now a local chemist in town located at the Stoney Creek shops. Golfers play at the course of the Halls Gap Golf Club on Red Gum Lease Track.

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