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Grampians Eco YHA Adventures

The country is the best place to have an adventure in Victoria! If you are looking for something unique, that will give you material for some amazing stories to write home about (not to mention great photos!), check out the Grampians Eco YHA. The Grampians National Park has world class rock-climbing, hiking, bushwalking, killer views and an overload of fresh air that will leave you buzzing!

But just in case you need more convincing, here are a couple of things that you might not have known about the country that you might discover… only in a country hostel!

Only in a country hostel … will you wake up in the morning to find a wild kangaroo waiting in the hostel backyard for a pat.

Only in a country hostel … can you catch the manager blow drying their hair behind reception in purple PJ’s!

Only in a country hostel … will you find a chicken coop with a higher star rating than the guests accommodation! “Chicken Hilton” is the five star accommodation that all little chicks hope to end up in one day.

Only in a country hostel … can you be checked in by a manager, invited to a backpacker night at a local YHA Discount Provider venue, then find that same YHA Manager playing in the band. On that note, have you ever seen a cello and didgeridoo in the same band, only in the country!

Only in a country hostel … is there often free in-house entertainment who takes requests. (Well… you might find that in the city too).

Only in a country hostel … can you wander outside at night to see the light of a billion stars twinkling – now this view you wouldn’t see in the city!

Only in the country … will you find a lawnmower that is soft and furry.

Only in a country hostel … might you find this bizarre looking toothpick dispenser in the garden.

Only in a country hostel … could you find a frog (yes, a frog) on the front door!

Only in a country hostel … is a kangaroo classified as a pet! No joke – this guy loves cuddles and tickles under his chin!

Don’t get us wrong – the city is great! But if you want to get a taste of the ‘real’ Australia, head to the country for a memorable adventure. The Grampians National Park is to open to visitors all year round, and has some of the most spectacular and colourful wildflower displays in the country. Snuggle up by the wood fire in winter, or get active in the Grampians National Park in the warmer months. Either way, this spot is perfect to relax. To top it all off, the hostel is also eco conscious with solar panels for environmentally friendly water and electricity!

Grampians Eco YHA

Corner Grampians and Buckler Roads, Halls Gap – (03) 5356 4544 – grampians@yha.com.au

Special Offer

3 for 2 Special Offer
With this special Mid-Year offer – stay two nights and get your third night absolutely free!
Package Includes 3 nights’ accommodation at Grampians Eco YHA for the price of 2!

  • from $56 per person multi-share
  • from $160 for a twin/double room
  • from $196 for a family room


Includes: Three night’s accommodation. Valid to 21st December 2012. Excludes school holidays 20th September – 8th October, and Cup Weekend 1st November – 6th November. All prices YHA member rates, standard rates also available. Please contact the hostel directly to book, not valid for online bookings.

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