Travellers Experience - Day 2
Warrnambool & Grampians
The second day started with early breakfast and then we had to pack our bags and went for a little walk not far away from the hostel. From there we went to Visit Tower Hill National Park, which is Victoria's first National Park. It was full of Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Magpie Geese, Echidnas, Possums as well as waterbirds. The drive through the wildlife was interesting and relaxing. We had lunch at Hamilton, which is a historic city, everyone could just decide for themselves what to eat. At Mount Rouse we enjoyed spectacular views of lava fields and surrounding landscape. Climbing up the Pinnacle or Hollow Mountain took more than 2 hours and was really exhausting but when I had reached the top of it I thought it was worth the effort.
The view from there was stunning. We arrived at Ned's Beds at Halls Gap early in the evening at around 6pm. Our tour guide had bought food before and so we could start immediately because everyone was hungry after such an exhausting day. We divided tasks, so the guys barbecued the meat and the girls did the cooking and making salad in the kitchen. The barbecue was different than we do it in Germany but it was good. I even tasted kangaroo meat and I actually liked it which I had never expected. The accommodation and location of the hostel was great, it was a small hostel with a cozy terrace where we had barbecue and was situated in the nature. So we were surrounded by kangaroos and birds. After dinner we started playing some card and drinking games, which was fun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Later that evening we went to a small pool where we squeezed in about 10 people.