Meet Barb

Meet Barb


The Park’s Unit Manager



“If you don’t like it,

don’t look”

Barb, what is your position at Halls Gap Lakeside?

I’m head of housekeeping or the Park’s Unit Manager.

How did you get a job at Halls Gap Lakeside?

I got my job through a friend who drank Josephina’s lovely coffee every morning.

What was your first impression?

My first impression of Josephina and Rohan was a lovely couple that needed someone to help. They didn’t even look at my resume, I spent a lot of time typing that up. My first impression of the park was that they had being doing a lot of work since I had last seen it last.

How long have you been working at Halls Gap Lakeside?

I started at the end of May 2012. So nearly 4 years.

Where were you born?

I was born in Melbourne.

What does the Grampians mean to you?

I love nature! Being surrounded by the Grampians is peaceful. The natural rock formations and wildlife is soothing and calming.

Your absolute favourite walk in the Grampians?

The Grand Canyon on the way to the Pinnacle.

What makes you smile?

Lots of things make me smile, one of my favourite things is baby animals and babies when they are learning to do things.

What is your favourite treat?

I love crispy M&M’s. ( in the blue packet)

What is your favourite quote?

One of my own,  “If you don’t like it,  don’t look.”

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an archaeologist and find a new Egyptian tomb.

What will you be when you grow up?

Grow up why?
Park’s unit Manager at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist park.

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

In 5 words… are you kidding?!

Honest, loyal, crazy, emotional and fun loving.

How would your colleagues describe you?

Emotional, crazy and dangerous when hair tossing.

How would you describe working at Halls Gap Lakeside?

Busy Busy Busy! However we also have fun. We all get along well as a team, we work well together and everything gets done.

What languages do you speak?

English and Minion.

If you were to get some time off, what would you like to do?

Reading, spending time with friends and football (AFL).

The old cliché, what is your favourite dinner?

Roast pork with all the trimmings.

As a local what is your little thing that you don’t really want to tell people about, but you are anyway!

In winter you can see Clematis falls from the road.

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