Grampians National Park

What better way to spend the Easter break than camping in one of Victoria’s beautiful national parks. This year I visited the Grampians National Park, a 168,110ha park 240kms west of Melbourne. The sandstone mountain ranges with unique flora are a fantastic contrast to the relatively flat agricultural lands surrounding the park.

Mt Stapylton walk

The Grampians contain a vast array of vegetation types within small areas. In a single walk you may pass through tall forest, heathy scrub, tall damp scrub and mixed woodlands. Vegetation types change as a result of soil type, soil depth, water availability and fire regimes.

This Park is renowned for incredible wildflower displays throughout the year. Visiting in April (in Autumn) is not the peak time for flowering but if you keep your eyes peeled you will still see a number of herbs, grasses and shrubs in flower. Here are a few of the ones we saw:

Banksia ornata (Desert Banksia)

Astroloma conostephioides (Flame Heath)

Correa reflexa (Common Correa)

Hibbertia riparia (Erect Guinea-flower)

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2 Responses to Grampians National Park

  1. Cindy says:

    That first photo is stunning, Chris! I hope you didn’t get too wet while camping.

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