Starting from Halls Gap Caravan Park, Halls Gap, this walk takes you on a circuit around the area, visiting Venus Baths. You can enjoy the birdlife and small groups of kangaroos in the first half of your journey before you reach Venus Baths. The walk is perfect for families with children to have lunch and spend time together. The baths are pretty fun for children and adults that feel like, so you might want to bring spare clothes and towels. If you want to be more adventurous, you can try to climb different rock formations around the area as well. The rocks can be slippery, especially during the wet season. Therefore, you can bring suitable footwear. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Grampians Road, C216 then drive for 24.7 km
Turn right onto School Road and drive for another 220 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From School Road (110 metres south of Halls Gap Primary School Market), head towards the green directional signpost (Bullaces Glen - Chautauqua Peak - Venus Baths) along the dirt path as you move directly away from the road. Stay on the same trail as you pass by the tennis courts (to your right) to continue along Venus Baths Circuit. (counterclockwise)....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 60 m back from the start).
After 90 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 75 m head through/around the gate.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the sign (8 m on your left).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 230 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 150 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This is the side trip that takes you to the Venus Baths, where you can cool off and have a fun little picnic. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 250 m turn left, to head along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 6 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 500 m (at the intersection of Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track & Wonderland Loop Walk) continue straight, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track & Venus Baths Walk) continue straight, to head along Halls Gap to Pinnacle Track.
After another 130 m come to "Halls Gap Picnic Reserve".
This is the side trip that takes you to the Venus Baths, where you can cool off and have a fun little picnic.
Directions & comments
Start heading along Wonderland Loop Walk.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Wonderland Loop Walk & Venus Baths) veer left, to head along Venus Baths.
After another 25 m come to "Venus Baths".
Continue another 0 m to find Venus Baths at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Venus Baths Circuit
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)