Venus Baths are one of the Grampians National Park's most unique and stunning attractions, where Stoney Creek flows over a beautiful sandstone shelf, creating gorgeous pools of flowing water with sloping stone walls either side. This little oasis is definitely one of the top must-see attractions of the Grampians.
The best time to visit Venus Baths is on a hot spring day, before the baths dry up over summer and while the weather is warm enough for a dip. If you visit Venus Baths during summer and the water in the pools is no longer flowing, please do not enter the pools as they may be stagnant.
An easy, family-friendly walk takes you from the Halls Gap Botanic Gardens
along Stoney Creek to the natural rock pools at Venus Baths. Stunning rock formations and scenery along the walk add to the allure of this beautiful place.
You can also access Venus Baths via the walk to Splitters Falls
/ Halls Gap from the Wonderland Carpark. Continue walking beyond the turnoff Splitters Falls
to reach Venus Baths.
Excellent picnic and barbecue facilities are located across from the shops in Halls Gap, close to the beginning of the walk to Venus Baths.
Walk to Venus Baths from Halls Gap
- Distance: 2.3 km circuit
- Time: 1 hr
- Starting point: Halls Gap Botanic Gardens
- Difficulty: Easy
- Two walking tracks travel to Venus Baths on either side of Stoney Creek.
- One track begins behind the caravan park just outside the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. This option involves steps and uneven ground.
- The other track begins over the bridge within the gardens themselves. This option has a flat path and is pram friendly.
- There are excellent picnic facilities near the Botanic Gardens at the Halls Gap Playground and Picnic Area.
- Distance: 3.8 km return
- Starting point: Wonderland Carpark - walk to Splitters Falls / Halls Gap and continue on past the Splitters Falls turnoff to Venus Baths
- Difficulty: Moderate
Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Grampians National Park except within vehicles on sealed roads and in sealed parking areas.