Mt Rosea – Grampians National Park

I’m very fortunate to be living so close to such a beautiful National Park – The Grampians.

The Grampians National Park is located about 3 1/3 hours north west of Melbourne.

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However I only live a 20 minute drive from Halls Gap, which is the central hub of the Grampians National Park.

While the weather was cooler for a summers day Tom and I decided to hike to Mt Rosea.

I’ve never hiked to Mt Rosea before.  I’ve done more of the ‘popular’ hikes like “The Pinnacle” and “Boronia Peak”, and although Mt Rosea is a popular bushwalk, I have never hiked it.

So while the kids were away visiting family, we decided that we would take the opportunity to do some of longer hikes in the Grampians National Park.

We packed snacks, water and of course the camera, and set off from Rosea carpark, just off Silverband Road.

I have to include the elevation chart for the nerdy bushwalkers out there.
Mt-Rosea-Elevation
If you would like to see the rest of the map details please go here. (FN)

I also got to test out my new hiking gear.  If Kathmandu is going to have a sale, then I shall buy myself some new clothes for bushwalking.
Bushwalking-Grampians
All my previous hiking gear was too big.  That and I have a sensitivity to sunscreen.   I find that when the temperature outside reaches that of body temperature, any sunscreen I apply whether sensitive or hypo-allergic will cause me to break out in hives. So it’s much easier to wear UV protective gear than to suffer with hives and itch.  Hives on eczema yeah no fun at all.

There weren’t a lot of hikers out on the walk on this particular day.

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Along the walk we saw many flora endemic to the Grampians, like the Grampians trigger-plant.
Grampians-Trigger-Plant
We also saw the Grampians Gum, which kisses the mountain ledge.

Many lizards also crossed our path. They were; The Black Rock-Skink, the White’ skink and the Jacky dragon.

Once we reached the top, although sunny there was a very fresh breeze, with clouds streaming over the Mt Rosea Summit.

The view of course being sublime.

Footnotes

1 – At the time of this post for what ever reason garmin iframe wasn’t working :(. Ever time I would insert it into the post, it would get automatically deleted.