Sandra Downunder travel blog

First view of the Grampians.

Happy campers.

The Balconies

Close to the Edge...

Break at the MacKenzie Falls


"Grand Canyon"

"Silent Street"



After the great ocean road and bumping into a Folk festival at Port Fairy Bastian and me left the others who are going to Adelaide to pick some grapes (poor buggers...) and went straight up north to the Grampians national park. The first view of the mountains is amazing, they suddenly rise out of the otherwise completely flat land. We went to the first lookout (half an hour climbing uphill, not what we intended to do, but the views were worht it) and set up the tent at a bushcamp without drinking water and showers, but with fireplaces and lots of australian families, as it was a long weekend. The next three days we did a lot of hikes to all the touristy places like the Mac Kenzie Falls, the Balconies and the Pinnacles. The promised "abundant wildlife" was unfortunately reduced to lots of roadkill and locals. At least at the campsite we had constant company of some rosellas and kookaburras and not to forget the unevitable flies. We had mostly quiet evenings at the campfire and early nights as it was pretty cold.

Now we're slowly making our way to Adelaide, maybe joining the other guys for a week of fruitpicking.

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