After our stop in Ballarat we continued towards the Grampian Mountains . The National Park is about 2.5 hours from Melbourne on the way to Adelaide. The drive takes you through some beautiful wine country, rolling hills, farmland and finally to the abrupt hills and cliffs of the Grampians.
Our hostel was on the edge of a small town called Halls Gap which is the main town for exploring the region. The hostel was only 2 years old and didn't show any of the signs of age of most of the hostels we have stayed in. It even had matching sets of new dishes, clean fridges, new matching couches not from the '70's, wood fire places and no mold or dirt to be found. From here we set out on a couple of day trips to see some of the sights.