The area around The Grampians leave a lot to be desired. With dodgy looking ghost towns and flat countryside we couldn't believe it when we spotted the mountainous national park, it looked as if it had popped up over night!
We had two days to enjoy the beautiful landscape and managed to do a few walks with one culminating in an amazing viewing point across the east side of the park. It was a fabulous walk climbing through gullies and clambering on rocks, we hadn't expected it to be so demanding but the view, as ever, was worth it. We were staying in the quaint town Halls Gap and were delighted to see a LOT of Roos just chilling out by the van. They were so comfortable with humans that when they heard us coming back from buying fudge they bounced right over to me and started sniffing in my bag. I didn't feed them the fudge because it can make them ill but mainly because it was homemade and delicious but we got some great photos of them from up close!
The following day we were on a mission to see some aboriginal art and got pointed in the direction if a little spot just east of the park. The rock was protected with metal bars so it took away from the view to some extent but it was good to see some authentic historic artwork.
We worked our way back towards Melbourne via Colac lake where we found a beautiful camping spot and hit the GOR where it was raining on our first day so we could actually see what we were supposed to be looking at! The views were fantastic and the bass strait was a lovely clear blue. We went through Geelong before meeting Iain at his flat in Melbourne.