Another day of exploring the beautiful Grampians area from our cozy base in Pomonal with Helen. We started nice and early as promised to get up to the Pinnacle at sun up and it was spectacular! Such a great walk up there and so much to see. Halls Gap looked beautiful from above in the morning light.
We then headed south through some rough and rocky tracks to the Picaninny and Mt Abrupt at the bottom of the Grampians, and found more epic bushfire damage from January. But the colours were amazing – the black charcoal and orange leaves and really lush green regrowth made the landscape look eerily beautiful.
Helen told us about a secret tunnel that was dug out from one side of the range to the other – from Pomonal on the east under the mountains to Halls Gap in the park itself – so we went to have a look. It was locked and full of water but it was amazing to think that they’d dug it out all those years ago.
Then we did the touristy thing and took some obligatory kangaroo shots. The two males were terrifyingly huge – like, cartoon boxer kangaroo huge.
Mackenzie Falls was closed after the fire but we could now see it from the road with all the trees burnt away, so we stopped to have a look.
Home to Pomonal just as the sun was setting over the pastures and had a huge BBQ with Helen and her neighbours Greg and his daughter Kiki – great night of food and wine and conversation.
Departed: Pomonal, VIC
Arrived: Pomonal, VIC
Distance travelled: 150km
Trip Total: 1777km