Oasis in the Mountains

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Amongst hundreds of acres of farmland at the base of the Grampians, we arrived at The Oasis, a secluded safari campsite with incredible views of the mountains.

The camp has its own private creek with a creekside lounge where we listened to the Kookaburras as the sun set over the mountains in front of us. We watched the Kangaroos hop past while drinking local wine in the outdoor kitchen. After dark, we lay down in the huge tent and listened to the wind blowing in the comfort of our cozy bed.

In the morning we woke up at sunrise and went for a walk on the farm. We explored the wetlands amongst the fields and watched the chickens wake up and jump out of their caravan home one by one. After making a barbecue breakfast and showering amongst nature in the outdoor shower we headed out to explore the local area and go for a swim at Lake Fyans which is only a ten-minute drive away. In the mountains, we hiked down through the waterfalls for a swim in the lagoon at Fish Falls.

We spent the afternoon reading by the creek before walking down to the Wild Misty Mountain Hotel, a new environmentally conscious restaurant on the farm and were cooked South American barbecue from local farm produce and fed fresh juice with home-infused spirits.

We were so sad to leave the next morning but we stopped into the restaurant for some coffee and said goodbye to the alpacas before heading off home.
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Things We Did

  • Swim
  • Food & Drink
  • Hike
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    Swimming at Lake Fyans
    Lake Fyans lies at the base of the Grampians and has the best views of the mountains! We found a secluded beach and went for a swim in the warm water. We even pulled out out inflatable boats and paddled out to the reeds....
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      Dinner at Wild Misty Mountains Hotel
      We ate South American style BBQ from locally sourced produce while watching the sun set over the Grampians at the Wild Misty Mountains Hotel. After dark, we sat inside by the warm fire and drank home-infused spirits with fresh juice....
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        Hike to Fish Falls
        Starting at the top of Mackenzie falls we followed the river for a half-hour walk to Fish Falls, where we swam in the secluded rock pools....
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          Best's Great Western Winery
          We stopped in to the historic Best's Winery to sample the local wines and eat some cheese (the sparkling shiraz is a must!). Then we took the walking tour of the old underground cellar....

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