Kelly, Parita, and I went to the Grampians National Park from Dec 28-30. Parita is a fellow EY-er and was gracious enough to be our chaffeur for 3hour trip to the Halls Gap. About 2 hours into the trip we encountered the one thing we had been worried about - locusts!!
After checking into our cabin at D'Altons in Halls Gap (I wish I had a picture!) we decided to get right to exploring the area. Our first stop was MacKenzie Falls. We drove to the MacKenzie Falls carpark and then had a very short hike down to MacKenzie Falls. It was beautiful! No matter how many waterfalls I have seen, I am still in awe by them. We took lots of pictures, dipped our feet in the cold water, and then headed back to the car for another hike.
|Me at MacKenzie Falls|
Arriving back in Halls Gap we were welcomed by none other than a group of kangaroos! Kelly spotted the kangaroos as we were pulling into D'Altons and Parita stopped the car for us to snap a few pictures. After changing and going back into town for dinner we realized that the kangaroos were also in the park in the center of town. We saw a few kids feeding them so we decided to do the same (leaves of course, there were signs everywhere not to feed the kangaroos human food.) Here is just one of the MANY pictures we have of the kangaroos.
|We made it!|
Our final outing of the trip was a stop at the Gap Winery. We tried several wines and then purchased a glass while sitting outside and enjoying the view. This made me really excited for the Yarra Valley winery tour that I purchased on Scoopon (great website full of Melbourne deals)
|Kelly and Parita at the Gap Winery|
Wow - that blog really wore me out. I think I better relax and watch TV in preparation for work tomorrow. Stay tuned for the recap of Fiji soon!