Mark’s Memory Lane – The Grampians

As Spring approaches a trip to Halls Gap and the surrounding Grampians is well worth it. It’s an excellent time to walk/hike in this area and the added bonus is the wonderful array of wildflowers to be seen. Back in 2007 Karen and I, along with our youngest and eldest sons, spent a few days based in Halls Gap to do some walking and check out the burst of Spring flowers on display.

Over the years the walking tracks have become modernised so its easy for everyone to take one of the many walks in the area and check out the beautiful rock formations.

Where the tracks become a bit steeper there are even rails to help.

Of course many of the walks are well rewarded with outstanding views.

During many of our walks we saw heaps of wildflowers in bloom. This acacia was lovely.

Sadly the leaves, rather than the flower of this hardenbergia are in focus, but hopefully you get the idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Victoria’s floral emblem, Epacris impressa.

We also saw a white form.

At this time of the year there is plenty of water flowing as you walk.

Waterfalls are at their best in Spring and McKenzies Falls is one of the best known and easily accessible.

Finally it would be remiss of me not to include some Australian native fauna. These kangaroos were grazing adjacent to the camping ground and not at all perturbed as humans passed them.

So if you have time during Spring to visit the Grampians don’t hesitate as there is lots to see and do.

PS If you are in the area on October 7th and 8th of October this year the renowned Pomonal Wildflower Show is on and not to be missed for native flora lovers.

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