A national park called the Grampians is located about two hours from where we live in Ballarat and since this is a perfect place to go hiking and camping we went there last weekend. Besides Rachael, Ben, Sienna and me we also brought two exchange student friends with us. Axel came from outside Ballarat and Tilde had to travel a long way from Geelong.
They came straight after school on Friday and got a guided tour in Ballarat before going to our place. I must say that I start to learn my way around Ballarat now. I was totally lost in the beginning though, because I thought all buildings looked exactly the same.
Saturday was hiking, hiking and hiking. We went to a place called the Pinnacle that is famous for it's incredible view. This day was a loooooot of uphill walking and we all had sore muscles afterwards.
We started off with the Aboriginal culture center which is some sort of museum.
Look what Alice found - Wonderland has it's own car park!
Then we put up our tent - and I must say that camping is so much more fun here in Australia than I remember it to be from my old days in Scouterna.
Thereafter we did more hiking and this time we became a bit geographically misplaced (absolutely not lost hehe) so we had to walk back on the road. Ben and his friends also had some trouble out in the bush because they all got stuck in the mud at the same time while Four-wheel driving. But we all solved our problems before darkness came at least.
Rachael is such a good cook out in the bush, she makes the most advanced dishes. This time we had golden syrup dumplings for desert and everything was made over the camp fire.
The next day was rainy so we did not do much hiking except from walking to a waterfall. Breakfast is the best when camping I reckon and we had the mandatory eggs and bacon, yummy.