We had planned to go camping over NYE but with the weather forcasted to be raining on New Year's Day down at the coast, we decided against it. Further inland, up in the ranges, the weather seemed a little more promising so on January 1st we packed a picnic lunch and drove to Mount Macedon National Park. My brother Tim was also staying with us from Tasmania.
Driving through Gisborne was beautiful & lush. Along the road leading to the national park were glorious woodsy mansions after stunning English garden-type properties. Didn't get any photos of these, but next time for sure.
We ate first, as it was already noon, and set off for one of the many bushwalks on the map. Unfortunately it started raining 3/4 along, so we rushed the last 1/4 of the circuit and had to cut our day out short. But we know where we'll be heading again before long.
On the way home, we drove back a different way through Daylesford, going past "Hanging Rock". I was so excited to see it, as I love the movie (chilling as it is) and have read the book. We noticed as we drove past the entrance though that it costs to get in - $25 an adult! The internet told us it was only $8 so maybe that was public holiday rates. The car pack was packed though. I was keen to come back and explore Hanging Rock another day. Until Jason decided to Google the story when we got home and informed me that the story is FICTION. Whhhhhaaat??! Devastated. Am I the only one who thought it was a true Australian story?
Jason took most of these pictures, as he has finally taken a bit of interest in our Canon DSLR and wanted to experiment.