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Location: Australia, Victoria
Date of visiting: march 2002
After visiting the Great Ocean Road they travelled further to the Grampians National Park.
They stayed for 3 days in Halls Gap. They hiked the Wonderland Loop Walk; a hike of 5 houres with as highlight the view from the pinnancle. They got lost during the hike but they found their way back. They also visited two other highlights in the Grampians. One of them is Balcony, and other one was the MacKenzie Falls . That was really cool!
After their visiting to the park, the roadtrip went to Adelaide and after that to Kangaroo Island.
The Grampians is a mountain range and national park in Victoria, 235 kilometres west of Melbourne. The Grampians feature a striking series of sandstone mountain ranges. The ranges were named in 1836 by Surveyor General of New South Wales Sir Thomas Mitchell after the Grampian Mountains in his native Scotland, but are also known by the name Gariwerd, from one of the local Australian Aboriginal languages. After a two-year consultation process, the park was renamed Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park in 1991, however this controversial formality was reversed after a change of state government in 1992. The most popular walking area for day trippers is the Wonderland area near Halls Gap. In summer the ranges can get very hot and dry. Winter and spring are the best times for walking. In spring the Grampians wildflowers are a major attraction. The area is a noted rock climbing destination, and it is popular with campers and bushwalkers for its many spectacular views and unspoilt nature. A major bushfire burned out about 50 percent of the Grampians National Park in January 2006.
The Balconies (formerly known as the Jaws of Death), The Pinnacle and Mackenzie Falls
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