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Friday, October 3, 2008

The Grampians

The Grampians National Park is a popular holiday destination for local and international tourists alike. Situated 253 kms away from Melbourne (around 3 hours driving time), it is a 168,000 hectare park where aboriginal occupation has been known to exist well over 5,000 years ago. To date, the park is maintained with an acknowledgment of Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria.

The name 'Grampians' was given by NSW Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell, after the mountains from his hometown in Scotland. The aboriginal name is Gariwerd.

Whether you would like to go camping, hiking, rock climbing, biking, or just marvelling at waterfalls or try out some aboriginal painting, the park has the facilities to cater to such activities. Just check out the Brambuk National Park and Cultural Center for better updates and park information (and here for the Park's website)

one of the rocky faces

amazing sights

the Mackenzie Falls

Grass plants, also called "Kangaroo Tails"


Those Who Stopped By

Scribe's Notes

This pitstop is where incoherent ramblings seem to have meaning, where things or events are thought of and assessed, where great things are documented and perhaps any not-so-good happenings are written down in attempt to be forgotten!

So from the diversely abstract to the intensely specific, it's off to making tracks, and it is here where it stops for a thought or two.

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