Roses Gap Recreation Centre

Location

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.

Find Us

Roses Gap Recreation Centre is located at 1006 Roses Gap Road, Roses Gap Victoria 3385.

 To find us follow the Western Highway to just south of Dadswells Bridge, turn onto Roses Gap Road and follow for approximately 10km to our main entrance turn off, just after the Beehive Falls Carpark.

Local Attractions

As well as the attractions that you can walk to from our camp such as Beehive Falls, Barigar Falls and Briggs Bluff, the Grampians National Park offers many amazing sights and places to visit just a short drive away. Highlights include… 

  • MacKenzie Falls
  • Boroka Lookout
  • Reeds Lookout
  • Halls Gap Zoo
  • Brambuk Cultural Centre
  • The Pinnacle

Heritage

Roses Gap and the Grampians, known by their traditional names of Barigar and Gariwerd, have a rich history and significance to the indigenous people who first inhabited the area.

When Major Thomas Mitchell and the first European explorers arrived in 1836, Gariwerd was inhabited by two indigenous language groups, the Djab wurrung (pronounced Chap wurrung) and Jardwadjali (pronounced Yardwa-jarli).

The Djab wurrung and Jardwajali are thought to have existed in the area for around 5000 years, while their predecessors (who they refer to as the Old People), are confirmed by recent evidence to have inhabited the land as far back as 20 – 30,000 years ago, using Gariwerd as a haven during the last ice age.

Today you can still visit many traditional rock art sites in the Grampians, and learn more about the areas heritage at the Brambuk Cultural Centre in Halls Gap.