Pomonal is a village in the Eastern Grampians, 15kms to the east of Halls Gap, and the General Store is just that – in the best of the old-fashioned tradition. I was in need of refreshment one day, and dropped in for a coffee and cake – home baked of course!
It was an ENORMOUS slice of cake, and I was offered a doggie bag if I felt I was unable to eat it all in one sitting…. but as you can see, I managed 🙂 It was utterly decadently delicious and coffee was perfect – make sure you drop in if you’re ever in the area and say I sent you 🙂
Interesting local arts and crafts are displayed for sale and how nice it was to see the creative efforts of the community.
I loved the little community church, with its delightfully welcoming garden out the front of the building.
A short distance from the village is the Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery of James McMurtrie.
I didn’t have time to visit the zoo, although I’ve heard it’s well worth a visit, even if just for the experience in interacting with the meerkats! For the more adventurous, you could even feed the dingoes, or hold an alligator, or a snake….. Personally, I’d love to see first hand a Tasmanian Devil – particularly as their existence is hanging in the balance, due to the Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Of course, if I bought this lovely home in the district, I’d be able to visit all these places on a regular basis 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing my little visit to the Grampians/Gariwerd, and perhaps one day, you may even experience its sights and sounds for yourself. It’s a pretty special part of Australia. 🙂