COVID-19 Update 7 July 2020

The Victorian Government has just announced Stage 3 Lockdowns for Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, effective from midnight on 8 July, for 6 weeks.

If you are in one of those areas you will be unable to travel to Halls Gap.  For a list of affected areas, refer to the Victorian Government website:


We will be offering full refunds to anyone unable to take up their booked accommodation with us that are unable to travel to Halls Gap due to the lockdown.  Please confirm by contacting us.

If you live outside of the lockdown area, you will still be able to enjoy your stay as booked!  You can also book accommodation over the lockdown period.  We’ll be envious that you’ll still be able to enjoy the Grampians while we’re stuck at home in Melbourne.

Regardless of where you live, we are still taking bookings after the lockdown period ends (20 August).  Check our Booking Availability calendar and please contact us if you are interested.


Winter can be one of the most enjoyable times to spend in the Grampians, with often clear skies, good weather for hiking and evenings spent in front of a warm fire.

Royston Lodge is well equipped for winter getaways.  We have a Coonara woodstove which is enough to heat the whole house, plus under-floor heating in the bathroom and toilet.  Firewood is provided.  Plus there are a few extras like a heated towel rail – nothing quite like a pre-warmed towel as you get out of the shower!


Royston Lodge offers self-catered, dog-friendly accommodation in Halls Gap, The Grampians (Gariwerd), western Victoria, Australia.

The house lies on 3200m2 of land in a quiet side-street, near the cycle track and 1.3km south of the main shopping area of Halls Gap.  Walk to shops and restaurants, or rent a bike and get around town easily.

The house has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people.  It has a fully equipped kitchen with espresso machine, dishwasher, gas stovetop, electric oven. microwave and a full size refrigerator/freezer.  The kitchen is stocked with basics such as salt, pepper, oils and spices, plus a range of kitchen appliances.

Free wi-fi is included in the house for guests to use.

The lounge has a large flat-screen TV, DVD/blu-ray player and sound bar.  Sofa seating is provided, comfortable for 7 people.  The lounge also has a wood-stove and firewood is provided.

The house has an air-conditioner and ceiling fans in the lounge and one bedroom.

A large east-facing deck is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast while watching the birds and wildlife.  A new gas BBQ is provided, and outdoor seating for a large group.

Bedroom configuration is:

1) Queen bed

2) single bunks plus a king single bed

3) queen bed plus walk-in wardrobe

Two fold-flat sofas accommodates three more in the lounge if needed.

Linen can be provided on request.



Royston Lodge , house for holiday rental in Halls Gap, The Grampians, Victoria.

We’ve had a few guests compliment us on how well equipped our kitchen is.  We like to cook, and hope you do, too!  To give you an idea of what is in the kitchen, here’s a partial list:

  • espresso machine
  • coffee grinder
  • microwave
  • kettle and teapot
  • 90cm oven with gas hotplates
  • juicer
  • blender, stick mixer
  • large stock pot, several heavy-based frypans and pots
  • non-stick wok, paella pan
  • plenty of plates, bowls and cutlery for a crowd (we’ve served 16 at a pinch)
  • salad bowls and serving platters
  • wine glasses and a selection of corkscrews (if you can find a bottle with a cork in it, that is!)
  • cocktail shaker
  • toaster, sandwich press
  • SodaStream with 2 reuseable bottles

If that doesn’t inspire you, our information booklet has a list of restaurant recommendations in Halls Gap.  We’ll send you a copy prior to your booking commencement.