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Sep 18, 2017 - Hiking...

Early morning today... 630am... also first day I've woken up without an achy body from flu. But well worth getting up early. Went to Mackenzie Falls. The largest waterfall in Australia. Stunning. After a bit of time looking around there, we headed to paint our own boomerangs. Came out ok. I'm not an artist, but I'm proud of myself. We left the cultural center and drove a bit to the next state of South Australia (before I've been in the state of Victoria). Passed some roadkill of a kangaroo. Luckily I spent time with some live ones first...

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May 25, 2017 - 25th May, 2017. Daylesford to Halls Gap

25/5/2017. Daylesford to Halls Gap We left Daylesford about 11am - thank goodness most caravan parks today aren't too strict about the 10am departure! We kept off the main highways as much as we could, and found most of the roads very good. The worst bit of road we've travelled on so far this trip was between Talbot and Avoca - one narrow, undulating lane of bitumen. Fortunately, there was very little traffic, and all going in the opposite direction. We stayed on the bitumen, and the cars went on the dirt. We drove around the little town...

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Nov 26, 2016 - Day 4 Geelong to Halls Gap

Overview Up early and dropped the cars at the Geelong Showgrounds the caught the bus to Halls Gap. 2.5hr bus ride plus a 45min break along the way. Checked into the volunteers area Collected our kit and found my tent and bike with Gaylene. Simple day readjusting to camp life again ! First route marshal meeting and have my marshalling partners for tomorrow. Cumulative Total: Weather Raining as the bus progressed to Halls Gap Breakfast Food at the cabin Lunch Chicken salad and fruit in camp Dinner Steak and pepper sauce Potato and...

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Jun 7, 2016 - The Grampians

Well here we are at Halls Gap. Did you notice the map has changed? We stopped last night at Keith and that was a little gem of a van park, only $28/night with free BBQ’s and nice level sites, only a few minutes walk into the town centre… Since leaving Keith this morning the weather has deteriorated, now blowing quite strongly with the “occasional” shower so no nature rambles today…. I don’t think I’ll be doing much free climbing either as I have no way of keeping my chalk dry. Just hope the roads to the lookouts have not been washed...

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Apr 7, 2016 - Ararat to Halls Gap return

Thursday April 7 Ararat to Halls Gap and return Today is the day of the Pinnacle walk! A 35 minute drive to Halls Gap via Moyston (home of Australian Football, though no-one seemed to be home in yet another semi-deserted country town) passed through huge sheep grazing country. What can I say? We embarked on the walk described as “medium to hard” and 10klm+ later arrived back at where we started! Actually not quite as simple as that – it was almost 5 hours of hard going; almost 7 klms via Venus Baths, Wonderland car park and our Grand Canyon...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Apr 1, 2015 - Max'n'Me Day 2

Okey this is not any late 1. of April joke: Today we did two hikes, which both were rated 'hard'. For that we got up already at half past six (it was still dark) and started the first walk while the sun still hadn't risen over the mountains of the Grampians. Some kilometres further and about 470 metres higher we reached the 'Pinnacle' from where we had a stunning view over the valley where Halls Gap lied beneath. Even though we had started that early (and I think we've been the first on the top) already 5 minutes after our arrival, a guided...

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Mar 31, 2015 - Max'n'Me Day 1

After enjoying the hospitality and company of Sanahan, Celine and Stella for 3 days, we left Adelaide. But not in a big rush – before starting a big adventure, the heroes needed to fill their bellies properly, so we enjoyed a nice breakfast at Brekky Bar on the Mawson Lakes Campus. But then it was time for us sit in the car and – well nothing new for me... - driiiiive. The first attraction on our tour was the Grampians National Park – a bunch of hills and mountain chains 300 km from Melbourne. The ride there went without any problems. Max...

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Nov 18, 2013 - The Grampians

Still based in Ararat we drove out to Halls Gap to do a couple of tracks and treks. Halls Gap township probably was lovely before the tourists came there, now as you walk the streets all you see are billboards advertising apartments, backpackers hostels, rooms to rent, hotels and so on. We drove in today as we entered the town we noticed this noise and thought it was the car, almost a loud hissing noise. Thinking it was the car we pulled over to check it out. Denton checked the tyres and around the car, I got out too as it wasn’t going away...

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Dec 29, 2012 - Grampians national park, Halls Gap

Altijd gedacht dat ik een huismus was. Maar dit rondtrekken, ergens 1, 2, of 3 dagen blijven en dan weer verder bevalt me zeer. In mijn hart ben ik een nomade, beter een nomadische huismus misschien. Wel wil ik uiteraard 's avonds niet mijn hudo moeten graven en mijn eten vangen, een douche, bed en restaurant zijn toch wel aangenaam. Een nomadische huismus met een hang naar luxe dus. Soit, gisteren van de Great Ocean Road naar de Grampians, van winderig, bewolkt en af en toe motregen naar warm met strakblauwe hemel. De rit was lang maar...

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May 12, 2012 - Warrnambool

We've really enjoyed our stay here in Warrnambool and have been lucky enough to get some nice-ish weather. Dylan has spent most of his time trying his best to catch a 'keeper', sadly there seems to be nothing other than baby salmon in the waters around here! The usual for our fishing adventures is to go home with nothing more than when we arrived at the fishing location. We have managed to slightly improve on our regular, still not managing to take home more than we arrived with but finally getting them on the line and to the bank, surely...

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Feb 11, 2012 - Back in Melbourne after a day inland in the Grampians at Halls Gap on the way back

It took 3hrs to drive inland to the Grampians National Park from Portland to Halls Gap so we got there just after lunch which gave us time to explore some of the lookouts and try some of the short walks in the afternoon. Again the weather was glorious and by the evening the long shadows from the evening sun made the rocky scenery look even more dramatic. In the evening dusk whilst we had a stroll around Halls Gap after our meal listening to all the birds calling,we were nearly mown down by two large kangaroo hopping past over the road.We...

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Feb 5, 2011 - Transfer Seppeltsfield - Halls Gap

Heute stand uns ein rechter „Rüttler“ bevor – Transfer von ca. 600 km (mit unserem Toyota Camry – siehe Bild) von Seppeltsfield nach Halls Gap und das bei Tempolimiten von 110 km/h (South Australia) bzw. 100 km/h (Victoria) bzw. ca. 80 km Stadtperipherie von Adelaide mit 60 – 80 km/h … Wir starteten um 8.30 Uhr und waren um 16.30 Uhr in Halls Gap (inkl. ½ Std Zeitverschiebung zu unseren Lasten – nun sind wir also 10 Std VOR euch …). Beim Frühstück hatten wir noch einen Schreckmoment, denn der Gastgeber des „Lodge Country House“ meinte,...

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