Grampians

Grampians National Park is in the state of Victoria, South East Australia, 235 kilometres West of Melbourne, it was founded in 1984 and has an area of 1600 square kilometres. It is home to ranges of sandstone mountains which were named after the Grampian Mountains in Scotland,

The spring wild flower display is best seen from August to October. Species include Grampians Boronia, blue Pin-cushion Lily, Grampians parrot-pea, and Grampians thryptomene. The Grampians support around 1000 species of native plant including 75 species of orchid.

Wildlife includes kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wedge-tailed eagles. The park contains a number of Aboriginal art sites.

The Grampians Climate - approximate maximum average temperature in degrees C/F; Winter (June-Aug): 13/56, Spring (Sep-Nov): 20/69, Summer (Dec-Feb): 28/83, Autumn (Mar-May): 21/6 with Winter minimum night temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees C. Approximate average monthly rainfall in mm, Winter: 56, Spring: 44, Summer: 27, Autumn: 39.

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These wiki pages feature pictures from the Grampians:

Arachnorchis
Arthropodium
Bunochilus
Diuris
Drosera
Glossodia
Hypoxis
Petalochilus
Pterostylis
SouthAfricanRomuleasFour
Stegostyla
Wurmbea
Xanthorrhoea

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