I know, even I am shaking my head at my dismal choice of a title. Creativity has never been a strong forte of mine. But bad puns aside, today I am here to share some of the numerous photos I took during a quick two night getaway Chris and I took to the Grampians National Park.
Chris randomly ended up with a few days off work, so we decided to capitalise on this freedom and get out of the city. I had been suggesting we head to the Grampians for some time, and given our limit to three days it seemed like the perfect idea. It took us slightly over three hours to get from Melbourne to Halls Gap, the village nestles amid the Grampians. Like, literally right in the middle. The photo below is the view from the carpark!
The pools would be great for paddling around in on a hot day. I had a bit of a splash, before we walked back into town. We spent the afternoon hanging out on the veranda of our cabin, then walked down the road to have dinner at the Halls Gap Hotel. Being yuppie Melbournian food snobs we were slightly apprehensive about a pub meal, but we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Plus, we had views like this:
The next morning we were up early to conquer the main hike of the Grampians: the Pinnacle. I should mention, all the walks we took we found via a fantastic little map we picked up from the counter at our caravan parks reception. I am fairly sure this website might have it for download.
We parked our car the Wonderland Carpark and followed the signs to the Pinnacle through the Grand Canyon. Probably not as grand as its namesake, but still pretty awesome. The walk up was ‘hard’ according to the map, to which I would partially agree. My legs were burning and my heart rate was up, but it certainly wouldn’t call it unachievable. There was also a fair bit of rock scrambling, which can rule out the walk to some people.
I took a ridiculous amount of photos so I will be back with the second half of our day shortly! Even so, I hope I have sold the Grampians to any Melbournians seeking a holiday as these views are absolutely spectacular. Plus it is so refreshing to get outside.