Aquila Mount Abrupt Eco Lodges
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... are no houses to be seen. (Reminded us of a couple we met on our last visit who said it took them three days to leave their land and get to the shops!)
We arrived at Halls Gap, the entrance to the Grampians, by lunchtime. Suddenly many people appeared from nowhere. Over lunch we got chatting to a lovely Australian couple who were just travelling around Australia for months on end. They were retired and lived ...
... a holiday retreat in the Grampians, along with the honey production for the area. Walter even dug a swimming pool using a pick and shovel and digging a trench to the Mackenzie River for their guests. The remants of the holiday cottages and the pool are still there for people to see.
Mackenzie waterfalls are spectacular from the lookouts which are about a 2km walk from the carpark. Eva decided not to make the trek, but it was worth the look. ...
... high with the waves crashing against them. Next was the much anticipated (although slightly disappointing) Cheese world, where we used vouchers to get some massive milkshakes and bought a tasty garlic & pepper cheddar. After a quick Coles supermarket stop at Warrnambool the Great Ocean Road was over and we started to drive north towards the Grampians National Park. We stopped at the friendly Tourist Information office in Dunkeld and made use of ...
... managed to buy a bicycle handlebar bag that we had looked everywhere but to no success. Until Ararat that is.
The lunch was organised for the local golf club with the arrangements being that we were to turn up 10 minutes before noon to be there for the surprise element. Duly arrived and settled in.
Ric and Shirley and cousins turned up at high noon and duly surprised to see ...
... Emus crossing the narrow road and seemingly wanting to get hit by our van... Came close to it but luckily we did not harm any of these cute creatures.
After a good nights sleep in a small Hostel inside the National Park we awake in midst gorgeous setting and abundant wildlife. With numerous Kangaroos literally on our doorstep we could almost get up close and personal to them and (although they were cautious), they seem ...