Exploring The Grampians // #RoadTripMelbourne

May 30, 2014

Finally we were allowed a sleep in... until 8am. But it was enough to recharge before a day of exploring the beautiful Grampians. Our fabulous tour guide for the day was Eda Williamson of Grampians Eco Tours. I don't think we could've asked for a better tour guide as she knew the local area like the back of her hand. Because of the reoccurring bush fires in this area there are dirt roads that lead off all over the place like veins on the Earth, and without a guide, it's very easy to get lost.
Our first stop was an Aboriginal rock art site that depicts the local culture's creator Bunjil with his two dingoes before he transformed into an eagle to create the Earth as we know it now. It's thought that all the rock art in the Grampians area is between 15,000 and 65,000 years old, which is fairly mind blowing that it still survives.
Our next stop was the iconic Reeds Lookout with probably the best views of anywhere in the Grampians. It was incredible to take it the sheer enormity of the area. I think sometimes you forget just how big Australia is and how much of it is uninhabited.
We then visited two more Aboriginal rock art sites, one of which would've been an area of celebration for the 5 clans from the area to meet and mingle. We hiked through the unique Australian bush, encountering wild emus and kangaroos along the way. Admiring the beauty of the burnt trees with the bright green regrowth bursting out of the trunks.
After almost 6 hours of adventuring in the great outdoors, we settled back into our secluded cabins at Halls Gap's DULC and admire the beautiful view into the forest. Today was the last day of #RoadTripMelbourne, and tomorrow we head back into the city and say goodbye.

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