The Grampians surprise

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The Grampians wasn’t really on my radar as a hot spot during our road trip. Being a coastal lad I hadn’t really given the place much consideration and certainly zero research was done before we drove into Halls gap a week ago. With no expectations we started up the range and into the first of many bush walks around this incredible landscape.

The views here are insane!! Travelling Australia there are many turnoffs to “Lookouts” that are said to be “must sees” most of them are great to see the lay of the land, but very few give much wow factor. The Grampians are different!! Every lookout is a Jaw-Dropper!! The mountain range, rock faces, vegetation and wildlife are all world class and there are more international tourist getting around these parts than Aussie travelers.

One of the highlights of the trip was a morning up Mount William, which is the highest peak in the Grampians. I got to see the sunrise over the mountain range and light up the tips of each peak (today’s main shot)… Pretty specky!

Mackenzie Falls was also epic! We visited it during the day, but the light was too harsh to take a wide shot. So I returned a few days later before sunrise to get one of the shots below. This time of day I had it all to myself, it was an entirely different place, no crowds, crisp cool air and only the sound of falling water and the early birds chirping. All the best stuff is free; you just need to walk into it.

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