Grampians YHA Eco-Hostel is an industry leader in environmentally friendly accommodation, with many state of the art features designed to protect and compliment the natural environment, whilst making your stay a comfortable one. Grampians YHA Eco-Hostel was architecturally designed to utilise solar hot water and electricity, rainwater tanks and greywater recycling, along with a passive solar design and clever zoning techniques to use 50per cent less energy and generate 50per cent less waste than a standard hostel. The hostel was designed with guests in mind. It has two fully equipped kitchens, spacious lounges with wood heaters and a variety of room configurations to cater for a wide range of guests. The friendly staff can assist you in organising a range of adventure activities in the Grampians, such as abseiling, rock climbing, horse riding, and canoeing. Grampians YHA Eco-Hostel is close to a range of restaurants and cafes where you can relax and have a meal. For those who prefer to eat in, the hostel offers state of the art kitchen, with self catering facilities, and the local food store is only minutes walk down the road. The hostel also features barbeque areas, television rooms, and internet facilities to make your stay more enjoyable. The hostel is perfectly situated for access to attractions in the Grampians National Park. Explore Reid's Lookout, Aboriginal rock art and waterfalls. Other places of interest include the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which provides tours featuring insight into Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal rock art. To reach the Grampians YHA Eco-Hostel, Melbourne-based Autopia Tours has a direct coach service from Melbourne to the hostel and return, which runs three times a week. Call YHA Travel for more information. Alternatively, you can take a train from Spencer Street Station in Melbourne to Ballarat and then take the bus to Halls Gap.