Grampians National Park, Adelaide

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    Visit the Grampian National...

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit the Grampian National Park.
    Is in Western Australia, 260 kilometres from Melbourne and 460 kilometres from Adelaide. The sandstone ranges of the Grampians were formed millions of years ago when sandy sediments were tilted, lifted up and then worn down to form theparallel north-south ranges we see today. The Grampians have almost 900 native plant species, we didn't see all 900 (well I didn't count them all) but it is a beautiful, interesting, and colourful place. Apart from flowers and plants the animal life in the Grampians makes it worth a visit. Kangaroos, possums, gliders, echidnas and koalas are common and there are almost 200 species of bird.
    There is a big visitors centre 2,5 kilometres south of Halls Gap shopping centre on the Dunkeld road. It has very informative displays about the park. There is also an audio-visual presentation, which is very interesting and is shown
    regularly.
    There are several scenic drives to do in the Park, plus 160 kilometres of walking tracks. Many of them are sign-posted and most are very easy to follow. The walk to the McKenzie Falls is beautiful and takes between 2-3 hours. It starts at Zumstein and goes to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Victoria.

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    The Red Hands.Aboriginal...

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Red Hands.
    Aboriginal occupation of the Grampians dates back about 5000 years. So the area is rich in Aboriginal rock art sites, in fact it is the major site for it in south eats Australia.

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