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Unique shape and design! Has all the creature comforts required for an extended stay, completely self contained. Upstairs loft gets a bit warm as all the heat from the heaters travels upwards. Nice added touch of wood heater (as well as electric)
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Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4.5Based on 14 traveler reviews
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Stayed at the Grampians Getaway Resort with my partner, our 3 year old daughter and our dog. Was a great time away and would have loved to stay there a little longer. We stayed in Pyramid #1. It was very spacious but cosy at the same time. It had a great urban feel to it and was very clean. The facilities were great. We did some canoeing in the dam, all equipment provided and no charge. My partner had a little fish and caught some Redfin. There were bikes for all ages provided as well as games, books and DVD's for hire also free of charge, which kept our daughter happy after dark. The fireplace kept the Pyramid beautiful and warm and wood was provided. Kitchen was fully equipt, all we had to bring was food. The views were also beautiful and our daughter and dog loved going for a trek around the large bush area. All in all we had an awesome time and can't wait to go back there next year!
This is a wonderful winter retreat, relax by the fire, cook a barbecue , relax in a bush setting, catch glimpses of kangaroos and birds, and if you into canoeing etc have a paddle around the lake. I really enjoyed my three nights here, it was comfortable the shower was always hot, and unlike a lot of other places in rural Australia , this place has wi fi. (Available around the office) only a short walk from the cabins. The decor was rustic and nice, and you could probably walk to halls gap as it's not particularly far away.
After a flying visit to Melbourne to catch up with family, the "boss" and I decided instead of the usual dash back to Adelaide that we would take our time leaving Melbourne and have a "stopover" instead. A quick look at the options en route and decided as neither of us had stayed previously at Halls Gap the opportunity presented itself to do so. We had a look online and pinned in the Pyramids at the Getaway Resort. On arrival mid afternoon, the hostess promptly had us sorted and as we pulled up to our cabin we were pleasantly surprised by the setting in which the cabins were situated. A lagoon of sorts for kayaking, fishing, yabbing etc surrounded by bushland with views of the Grampian mountains in the distance. After unpacking we drove the easy five minutes to Hall Gaps where we picked up supplies as the cabins are limited only to tea and coffee only of which we were aware of when booking the site. Despite the hot day, the breeze kept things reasonably cool. The cabin interior was clean, spacious, and comfortable with sleeping choices upstairs and downstairs. As it was only for the night we opted downstairs, but might rethink this on a return visit as the downstairs double bed was on the small side . Personally not a fan of bath/showers but I would just be knit picking here also........ There is enough here for a good holiday and it would be great to return in the middle of the year to make use of the wood fire heater on a wet rainy night as the corrugated iron construction would be an interesting "sound" experience. Loved the outdoor setting and BBQ and your own private space around the cabin. Not a five star resort but it doesn't pretend to be that. I hope to revisit for more than just a day next time and would recommend the Pyramid for couples and definitely families.
We stayed at Grampians Getaway as part of a extended family trip (couples, families and singles) over the long weekend.
The pyramids were well appointed and the grounds were lovely. We appreciated the activities on-site and the location was great. For those cold nights it was good to have options of DVDs and games to borrow. It was also a bonus to have fenced areas on two of the pyramids for our dogs (these were however over a paved area, so you still need to be prepared to walk them!). Wood for the heaters was topped up regularly without needing to ask.
On the negative side, the pyramids themselves are very open and not at all soundproof! We were able to hear every noise in all the rooms and not just from the mezzanine floor but also for the other rooms. Privacy for those staying on the mezzanine is also very poor from a visual point as you can see up the stairwell into the room very easily. This might not be an issue for a single family, but when you have multiple guests (eg grandparents, cousins) in the room it can be awkward. The rooms themselves were slightly different in terms of maintenance and features - for example, pyramid 2's wood heater worked much better than those in pyramid 3 and 4 (better insulated), whereas pyramid 3 had the newer BBQ and reliable kettle. Pyramid 4 felt slightly older and in need of some TLC.
For the price you pay for the cabins it is a bit disappointing.
The property is located about a 5 minute drive out of Halls Gap and is a beautiful bush setting. Each pyramid has three bedrooms - one with bunk beds and the other two with a double and queen bed. They are surrounded by gum trees and well spaced so that you don't see the other pyramids from the windows etc. Be warned though that the main 'bedroom' is a mezzanine level which offers little privacy as it is open on most sides. There is a clear view from the down stairs living/dining area up in to the mezzanine area and you can hear each others conversations etc between bedrooms and living areas, kitchen etc. There is also only one bathroom and toilet.
This was my family's sixth year staying at the Grampians Getaway. We come with a group of friends who stay in the other pyramids.
The pyramids are pertfect as they have everyhing we need for a comfortable stay and the children thoroughly enjoy the dam/kayaks and open spaces the property offers. Highly recommended as a launch pad for the Grampians.
Whilst we enjoyed our time at the resort, the photos were a bit better than the reality. Bit tired, could do with a refresh.
Otherwise, great that they allowed animals, very quiet, lots of wood for the fire, very clean.
We (family of 5) recently had our second stay at Grampians Getaway. Excellent value accommodation - plenty of room and all the facilities you need for an enjoyable stay. The pyramids are comfortable and rustic. Much better than a pokey "family room" at a standard motel and at a better price. The property is amazing, kangaroos grazing metres away, a family of geese dropping by each night for some bread, the kids loved the lake. Also close to all the Grampians attractions.
This is a wonderful holiday destination for the whole family - any time of the year. Nestled on a beautiful piece of countryside a few kilometers out of beautiful Halls Gap, this property has everything that you would want in a family holiday; excellent, comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, a beautiful huge lake for swimming in summer, canoeing anytime of the year (canoes and life jackets of all sizes provided - even for the little ones), fishing, yabbying, mountain walks, wineries, lots of bird life and other wildlife, tranquility and even room for the family dog!
My partner and I recently visited with our young adult children and two grandchildren, aged 20 months and 4 years. We stayed for three nights but my advice is book for a whole week; three days isn't enough.
The pyramid-styled accommodation is fully equipped with excellent facilities including gas oven, large fridge, lots of baking-ware and crockery; really all you need to take is your own food and ingredients. The pot-belly fire, with wood provided, was incredibly cosy during the middle of winter and created a beautiful atmosphere. If you don't take your own food, the local pub provides some good, cheap and tasty fare.
And for when you're not out enjoying the nature and things to do, owners Ros and Bill have a very well-stocked library of DVDs to watch... although we only used these to keep the children entertained once the sun went down and the grown-ups sat around at night playing cards and enjoying a few beverages.
We've just arrived and can't wait to go back... but next time we'll book for the whole week. Three nights just isn't enough in this wonderful, comfortable accommodation that has it all.
After hearing about this lovely place from a friend, we were finally able to spend some time at this oasis among the trees. The accommodation was unique, inviting and had all the comforts of home with the added bonus of wonderful views from the top balcony. We heard nothing but the peaceful sounds of nature from our cabin and enjoyed the tranquility. There was plenty to do if we chose, canoeing, fishing, swimming at the lake on the property, and exploring the grampians. We also were only a short 5 minute drive from Halls Gap, just down the road from the Halls Gap Zoo and not too far away were Stawell, Ararat, wineries and galleries. Our hosts Ros and Bill made us feel very welcome and we are keen to stay again very soon. We highly recommend this resort to both couples and families.
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