Kookaburra Motor Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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It didn't feel like we would accomplished as much today because we wouldn't put a lot of km's on the bikes. This was our first double-nighter stay of the trip so we had the full day to run around Halls Gap and check out all the lookouts and trails the Grampians has to offer. We had as full and intense a day as I've ever had in my life!
Holy **** what a huge day today. Got an early start out of Apollo Bay and spent the morning winding inland through the hillsides while they were still shrouded in the morning mist off the ocean - a really great ride I was grinning all morning but little did I know it would get better as the day went on. I turned off my podcasts and hit the shuffle …
... keen souls Mt Abrupt too. Mt Sturgeon is a 3.5km climb beginning with so much sand we think we are at the beach. The wild flowers once again are stunning and we are rewarded for our efforts by great views over Dunkeld. We surprise a family of emus on our descent before enjoying the delights of the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. Our return trip to Halls Gap takes us along the Victoria Valley rd where we are greeted with a quintessential Australian scene of kelpies ...
... and told me it was too early to be up playing at 5.30am!
I went back to bed and hogged the doonas until they surfaced around 8.30am when everybody else was up and about. Brenda unloaded the kayak she had brought in the trailer and everybody had breakfast. We had ours in the van, but I think the gazebo was the main brekkie assembly point. I had a nice time outside on my lead, just lolled about on the mat ...
... National Park and stopped at the aboriginal cultural centre for a bit of boomerang painting! Our last stop of the day was an easy hike to Reeds lookout over Victoria Valley, which was absolutely beautiful! We spent the evening in the pool at our hostel from which we could see loads of kangaroos in the fields around us. After another very long day, the lovely BBQ which our guide did for us was very much ...