Wood Fire Heated Pool

A What? A wood fire heated pool?

Yes, you are hearing us right …. Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park hosts one of the only outdoor wood fire heated pools in Australia.

What does that mean?

After a day exploring in the Grampians National Park, there is nothing nicer to relax those muscles in a hot pool followed by a cuppa tea or glass of red, toasting marshmallows, sitting around your private campfire.

It will also entertain your children for hours creating forever lasting memories. After all, where else have you been able to swim in an outdoor heated pool, even in the heart of winter!

Woodfire pool heater - boiler

How it all came about

When we bought the park in March 2012 Rohan found the old “donkey engine’” in the amenities block. This boiler used used to heat the water for the showers. The old boiler was disconnected and basically just sitting there. Rohan is a very positive thinking men and always sees opportunities.

Voila…the birth of our wood fire heated outdoor pool.

We have since purchased a brand new pool, a new “donkey engine”, a super duper cover and roller (to keep the water extra toasty overnight) Rohan has re-fenced the surrounds and landscaped the pool area into a little oasis, because kangaroos and deer are unable to enter and use it as their favourite restaurant! We stoke the pool 365 days a year, day and night. A very labour intensive project and one of the reasons we are the only ones. But we love what we do and love where we live! Whilst we are here we might as make it extra special for you!

Are you keen to try this for yourself? We invite you to make a booking and stay in one of our cabins or book a site for your caravan, tent or camper trailer!

Some house rules:

  • Our pool is open from 10 am to dusk
  • If the pool is still covered please come and see us in the office and we open the pool for you!
  • No glass or alcohol in the pool area, but we have just installed a WIFI hub, attached to the pool area where you can do such things and still watch the kids!
Campfires

Campfires

Rates

Rates

Woodfire Heated Pool

Woodfire Heated Pool

Park Map

Park Map

Cabins

Cabins