I thought I would catch up on some of my past adventures, just to get some more content on the blog. This post is about the GRUMPIANS... wait, I mean the GRAMPIANS a National Park in the western parts of Victoria, Australia.
Phil (his pictures can be found here) and I spent around 4 days in Halls Gap (main township in the Grampians National Park) before Christmas 2014. It was a pretty good time to go as was busy, but not super busy.
We went to the usual attractions - Reed Lookout and the Balconies, Mackenzie Falls, Boroka Lookout, Beehive Falls - but the highlights for me were definitely Boronia Peak, The Pinnacle and Mt Zero.
Boronia Peak - Moderate track for the seasoned hiker, amazing views over Halls Gap and the national park. Found this on the way
The Pinnacle - Do the loop track if you love a challenging walk (i.e death by stairs). Note: this is why I call it the GRUMPians. There may or may not have been some tears doing that track. View was worth it though and the random lizard having a nibble on my finger.
Mt Zero - Not just home to salt and olive farms, but a little mountain to climb in the northern part of the national park. More of a clamber up the path than a walk, but fun either way.
Also we went Quad Biking and it was kind scary!
Stayed: Brambuk Backpackers Hostel
Coffeed: Livefast Cafe
Ate: The Quarry and Halls Gap Hotel
Quad biked: Grampians Quad Bike Adventures