Roses Gap Recreation Centre

About Us

What we do

At Roses Gap Recreation Centre we specialise in school camps for students of all ages, offering accommodation, full catering, and a wide range of outdoor adventure activities for up to 250 people on an amazing property within the Grampians National Park.

We also work with corporate, church, and other groups, and provide a beautiful location for weddings and functions. 

  • School Camps
  • Group Bookings
  • Corporate Events
  • Weddings

Our Camp

Roses Gap Recreation Centre is situated on 120 acres of private land within the Grampians National Park, with views of the amazing sandstone mountain ranges and convenient access to features such as Briggs Bluff, Beehive Falls, and Barigar Falls. Local wildlife is abundant around the camp, including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas, birds and lizards.

Located approximately 3hrs from Melbourne and 5hrs from Adelaide, the campsite offers solitude, space and privacy in a stunning natural bush setting, with access to local towns of Halls Gap, Stawell, and Horsham when needed.

Who We Are

We are the Sutherland family and have been operating Roses Gap Recreation Centre since 2005. We offer personal attention to every detail of your camp to ensure it runs smoothly and successfully from start to finish. Our team of instructors, cooks, and support staff are experienced and professional and all play a part in the fun and welcoming atmosphere our camp is known for.

We love the outdoors and are passionate about creating rewarding experiences for our customers in this amazing corner of the Grampians.

What our schools say

  • Our camp to Roses Gap is the highlight of the year for staff and students. The staff are supportive, friendly and treat us like family. Parents rave about the changes that they see in their children upon returning.

    Westminster School
  • What a picturesque setting for a unique experience. You only have to sit and listen to the students talk about Roses Gap and you will inadvertently witness the mental gains achieved.

    Irymple South Primary
  • For any school looking for an experience that will challenge their students, build on their resilience and bring them together to work as a team, look no further. Roses Gap is an amazing place – our girls never forget the time they spend there.

    St Mary's College
  • The Roses Gap crew are caring and professional. We know we are in safe hands. The food is great and the activities are lots of fun for students and staff. Our Year 12 students still talk about their Year 6 camp!

    St Ignatius College
  • The Rose’s Gap Recreation Centre staff understand the needs of large school groups and go out of their way to accommodate every possible scenario to make the week enjoyable and comfortable for students and teachers alike.

    Pembroke College
  • It is amazing to see students meet the challenges that they are provided with in a safe, monitored manner. The stories of accomplishment are stuff that ‘camp legends’ are made of.

    Strathfieldsaye Primary

We are an accredited adventure camp with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) and a member of the Australian Camps Association (ACA)

Sustainability

Sustainability is an important concern in the running of our camp, and we aim to help enlighten the thousands of young minds that visit us every year to the possibilities that sustainable practices can provide, and the importance of minimising our impact on the environment. 

As a 100% off-grid location, we generate all of our own electricity, using state of the art equipment to capture, store, distribute and monitor power day and night.

Fresh water is sourced from local springs, stored and treated onsite using a chemical-free filtration system to ensure the water remains pure and tastes perfect.

In 2015 our efforts towards sustainability earned us a finalist place in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Awards and Recognition

Faces of Small Business

In 2016 we were selected for the Faces of Small Business campaign and exhibition in Victoria.  

Premier's Sustainability Awards

In 2015 our efforts towards sustainability earned us a finalist place in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Australian Business Quality Awards

In 2015 we achieved the Gold Award for excellence in customer service.

Wimmera Business Awards

In 2014 we were a finalist in the Wimmera Business Awards.