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Oct 16, 2017 - Still at Horsham

Solved a few problems today… Mum phoned the other day and told me that “Trevor had put the card in the wrong box”, I asked her all the usual questions as to what card and what box…. Her Care Coordinator phoned to tell me that Dad had used the wrong PIN on his eftpos card and the machine had snaffled it… Yet again I get the blame even after not living at home for 45 years… Then we jogged off to Jayco and discovered that the fold-down picnic table for which we had lost the key has only one key and so they sold us a replacement but I’m...

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Oct 15, 2017 - Horsham

So we found Horsham after seemingly zig zaging all over the place along some rather well chewed up and uneven Victorian Country roads… Paused for lunch at Coopers Crossing aka Minyip (where those of you entering their dotage will remember “The Flying Doctors” was made). Ah yes Dr Elliot and Matron Sloane, who could forget them? Well only the residents of Minyip seem to remember. We found the Café open and decided to have lunch there, it’s a Sunday Roast, lamb with all the veg and even a desert thrown in with 2 goffers all for $30. So Im...

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Nov 26, 2006 - Halls Gap to Horsham

Sylvia's Comments The journey from Halls Gap through the Northern Grampians to Horsham: Victoria We woke up on the Sunday morning to a bright sunny day with a predicted temperature of 29 degrees C or 84 F. This was beginning to be more like it. It actually did not reach those temperatures; it turned out to be quite warm and showery. Believe it or not we are pleased to see rain here as the drought is very bad. We were sitting having breakfast when approx 8 kangaroo's came bouncing through the camp site. What a sight to see when you are...

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Sep 20, 2006 - The Grampians

Woke up in the Grampians - nice to see them in daylight! Did a scenic drive and a couple of walks to a water fall and lookouts then set off on the road again. Took a very long staight road down through Ararat and Ballarat which finally ended at Geelong where I picked up the bus to Melbourne. Repacked my bag again ready for the early flight to New Zealand tomorrow!

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May 5, 2006 - Grampians National Park

After fighting the winds and rain for a few days we decided to make a detour inland for a change of scenery. The Grampians is supposed to be beautiful and is an easy days drive from Port Fairy where our 'great ocean tour' culminated. We forgot that extensive forest fires all over the news here in January actually happened right where we were headed. With a not-so-quick stop in Dunkeld at one of Australia's many overly-helpful visitor centers, we were off with more maps and literature than I needed for two nights campfires. We learned that...

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Dan's Trip Journal

Dec 5, 2005 - Through the Grampians to Halls Gap

We stopped at Tower Hill which was a hole left in the ground from when a volcano blew itself up lots of years ago. Then we headed into the Grampian mountains. We went to Brambucks Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about aboriginal history in the area. After we went to the McKenzie Falls where we had to walk down hundreds of steps and then got a lovely view of the falls before having to walk all the way back up again! Later we went for another walk and climb to the Pinnacle. It was a beautiful walk over rocks and followed a really unusual...

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Mar 23, 2005 - The Grampians

On the advice of John and Karen who we kept meeting on the east coast we headed to the Grampians National Park and we are so glad we did! Thanks guys it is amazing! Stunning scenery, roo's bouncing around through the campsite, cheeky birds feeding from your hands and just so relaxing. This is one of Victoria's best places we think and well worth a visit for anyone in this neck of the woods! As we reached the mountains we at last got a signal on the mobile and received some brilliant news... Tess had found the top Karen left at her house in...

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Mar 15, 2005 - Grampians

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...

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Sandra Downunder

Nov 27, 2004 - The Grampians

JG: More camping (for those of you who keep asking me when the "roughing it" is gonna start there is a photo to prove it) but it was actually quite nice. Boiling hot, spent a day walking on the first walk I spotted another SNAKE....wasn't a happy bunny, especially when Terry wanted to chase it to get a photo. Apparently it was VERY poisonous! Tez said it looked like a Taipan! Amazing and very rewarding views over the Grampians at the end of the 1 mile UP hill trek! Another steep trek to gorgeous waterfall but not much wildlife about. Next...

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