After being in desperate need of ‘ time out ‘ from work, the decision to head away with two of my girl friends could not have come quick enough. After meeting up over coffee a few weeks prior, the organizing and planning stages were done and dusted!

Come Friday morning and off we went … car packed … GPS on … chatter + gossip all the way there, but I ain’t tellin’! Location of our mini vacation was Halls Gap right in the heart of The Grampians. Most appealing the vast variety of natural bush land, wildlife and the pure peace and quiet once we were there. My body + soul were so relaxed that my brain was just in cruise mode, when normally it is in overthinking, stressing out, let’s make sure there is no sleep tonight mode, so it was such a relaxing feeling.

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While we arrived at our accommodation at around 2pm in the afternoon, allowing Us to ‘settle in’ unpack, rewind, check out where we actually are and what this well known town is all about. Yes, it was school holidays at the time so it is my advice to you to book your stay EARLY.

Halls Gap itself is surrounded by bush land, lots and lots and lots of it so it was part of our stay to stay fit and healthy, working out and eating healthy was a priority for myself as it is easy to fall into this mode off

” I am on holidays, I can eat whatever I feel like now.”

ONE BIG NO NO!

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So while still eating healthy, we did splurge on some wines with cheese and crackers. #Sshhh

 I was certain not to let myself fall into this trap a second time around! The decision was made to go hiking … of course when you do … you pick the hardest track first, don’t you? #commonsense

The Pinnacle Track

  • it is tough but worth it!
  • wear the right shoes
  • wear a hat + sunscreen (so important!)
  • carry a backpack with food + water

This track was the most incredible hike I have ever been on, the lookout places along the way is what keeps you going, and trust me when I say that once you have started this track you finish it, despite sweat, tears, wanting to quit because your legs can’t keep up.

Once you have reached The Pinnacle (the very top of the mountain) all that hiking up has paid off. You feel like you’re on top of the world (literally!), while the walk downhill back into town is another story.

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 #grampians     #getaway     #body+soul      #relax    

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