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Australia - 2005-04-09 - 4 - Mount Eccles National Park - Crater Rim Walk & Park

Mount Eccles National Park was our first stop after departing from the Great Ocean Road. We had to go to New South Wales to get the car registered so we decided to do it by going via here & the Grampians. Mount Eccles had lava flowing up to about 6500 years ago. Since then vegetation & animals have taken over the park. We did the full crater rim walk which took about 3 hours. The first stop was the lava cave, although we had forgotten our flashlight ("torch" for everyone not from the US). So we got to the limit of the cave by using the flash from my camera. Although it made some of the pictures worthless a few turned out to show the cave decently, so I included them here. Next we moved on to the actual crater rim. The walk included lots of points of interest about nature which made it an interesting walk. The next cool to see item was Lake Surprise. It is the deep green color because of the stirring of sediments during rain & because of the algae in the lake. The walk was very up & down which added to the difficulty a little, but was overall pretty easy. The next point of interest was the summit, although it didn't provide much of a view. Random spots along the trail had been better. One thing we did notice from there was the smoke in the distance & we never did find out what it was from. After that we finished the last leg of the walk & checked out the last lookout before getting back on the road headed North.

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