As the kids had a pupil-free day on Monday and we hadn’t been back in the Grampians in, like, almost a month and a half, it was high time that we went back to our favourite national park for some camping and some hiking. This time we went to the southern most tip, to hike up and down Mt. Sturgeon.
We got going fairly early in the morning and arrived at the car park a little after 9:30h, only to find it full of cars already.
We got our shoes on, backpacks loaded and off we went.
The distance from the car park to the peak is 3.5km, so a 7km round trip, with a height difference of about 350m. The first half of the hike is fairly flat on a sandy walkway.
Once we were all warmed up, the path started to become rocky and quite steep in places. We were happy to be wearing out hiking shoes and having brought water and some food.
Luka reached her goal and made the entire hike without complaining once. She was skipping and laughing on the way down and our two hikers had a so much fun, they frequently ran off ahead. They have really grown to love the rocky hills and mountains here in Australia.
All in all, another one of those great hikes to do with the kids. We’ll be back for more!