Grampians National Park (Victoria, Australia) - Road To and From - Go For Fun - Australian Travel and Activity Community

This year Australia Day was wonderfully close to a weekend, so we decided to take an additional day off and travel somewhere.

We had several options, but because of lack of time we started searching for a place to stay very close to the Australia Day holidays. Only expensive options left and actually no caravan park was available in the places where I planned to visit.

Grampians National Park was on our horizon, but because it is very close to us (only 2-3 hours driving) I kept it as a “reserved option”, ie. if there is no option to go elsewhere, we can always go there.

Thanks to my friends and colleagues I got a clear understanding that Grampians is a place you will never “cover in one run”. You will always need to back to visit places that left uncovered, or just to re-visit it. (“Because it’s very lovely there” – this is what they said. I could not imagine that I will say it myself after visiting Grampians, but it happened! :) I can now say the same for sure.) And thanks to them for giving me quick tips and places list! It helped a lot because I had absolutely no time to browse a couple of million web-sites about Grampians on the Internet :)

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Fur kids are prepared for parents travelling!

So Grampians was our choice. I was able to find a lovely place, “Grampians Paradise” caravan park. The price was more than brilliant (having in mind it was a national holiday, the price was perfect for us. The closest option was 3 times higher, we would not pay that much).

We usually book the cheapest option we need. We just need a place to charge batteries (I shoot lots of photographs), to sleep (however we have experience of sleeping in a tent and are fine with it). The only rule I figured out from our travels is that if we have a long stay, it’s better to stay not in a tent but somewhere with basic facilities at hand (it saves us lots of time and energy, and we can rest properly).

The only option that was affordable at “Grampians Paradise” caravan park was… a caravan.
We had neither never stayed in a caravan, nor driven it, so it was a brilliant opportunity to get a first hands experience of being inside and using it.
The caravan was booked and we were ready to go!

Road to Grampians and “Grampians Paradise” Caravan Park

Near Ballarat. Love this place:

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As is became usual I had no time for any preparation. Jump into the car and it's the only time I have to do everything (apart from fighting with a desire to get asleep! :) ). Marking roads that are closed in the Grampians because of recent flooding.

Coming closer to the destination:

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The road to the caravan park was a wavy gravel road. Very waivy. VERY. But the next day we found the way how to drive it! :)

Postboxes:

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Pomonal” is a city near which the postbox is:


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Here they are! Grampians!

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'WOW!' said I when I saw it :)) (I could never imagin I will be impressed by mountains. (I had volcanoes in front of me for the half of my life.) Surprisingly it turned out to be 'my thing' ;-) )



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We climbed this top right that night!

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The lovely time in Grampians began!

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