Monday, 18 April 2016

The Grampians

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You could say I'm getting itchy feet. Being stuck in the same place for three months whilst you save to travel is hard. Especially when your in a country like Australia which has so much beauty to offer but you need money to explore it. 

So this weekend me and my two friends Olivia and Boston discovered The Grampians, a National Park three hours West of Melbourne. Being a National Park I was expecting spectacular views and rich diverse beauty, unique sandstone rock formations, aboriginal art and numerous walking trails. It's safe to say I was not disappointed.  
Before setting off I recommend that you do you research. Since I can't remember the last time I worked out, I didn't want to entail a gruelling four-hour hike or something I wasn't prepared for. So we opted for a few shorter walks. Fortunately the majority of the main looks out points are accessible by car, which allowed us to see more than we originally anticipated.

 First off we went to the Boroka lookout, its just a short drive from Halls Gap, which is a pretty little one-street town. It is the easiest access point for the best of the Grampians. Beware Kangaroo's roam around here. There are shops, restaurants and a supermarket on road. To get to the Boroka lookout just drive up Mt Difficult Road the lookout offers  180-degree views of Western Victoria, looking out over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield. We climbed under the platform to get that sunning photo. It was such a drop, believe me.

After that we headed to MacKenzie Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Victoria. Flowing year round, the falls sees water cascade over huge cliffs into a deep pool, the climb down is easy. But the climb up was so hard, I thought I was going to pass out. 

We were lucky to catch the Reed lookout for sunset, the views offered endless vast green trees for miles around.  From Reed lookout you can breath-taking views over Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Serra Range, Lake Wartook and the Mt Difficult Range.

The day was amazing, it's just given me even more of a reason to save so I can see more and more of Australia and the rest of the world.


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