HALLS GAP - The hot weather and holiday period has been met with excitement and enjoyment for many people, especially in tourist destinations like Halls Gap.
Visiting multiple times over the years none of the fun or the attraction to the area has been lost for the Dobozy family from Adelaide.
The four generations who were staying for a week on an unpowered site at the main Caravan Park have made Summer holidays in Halls Gap a family tradition.
Among the seven strong group was Great Grandmother Elfriede Franzl, Stephen and Mariande Dobozy and Tamara Dobozy and her three children.
Stephen Dobozy can't recall the exact number of times they have been to Halls Gap.
"We first came to Halls Gap in 1964 and have been here at least 50 times since," he said.
"You ask us why we keep coming back, we don't really know.
"We ask ourselves that question all the time, but once you take the turn off from Stawell and arrive in Halls Gap and see what you are surrounded by, then we know why we come back."
Mr Dobozy also remembers camping as a child and as part of many groups.
"I used to come and camp as part of the Hungarian Youth Group at Easter time, that was always very busy and our children were heavily involved," he said.
Mariande Dobozy said it is the recreational activities they enjoy the most.
"Being able to go bush walking in a whole heap of different areas and swim in the pool when it is warm is most important to us," she said.
Their daughter Tamara Dobozy said it really made her happy to hear her sons response after a couple of holidays in the Grampians.
"Keeden said to me a couple of years ago 'this is a place where I am going to bring my kids' and I thought how good is that," she said.
"I use to come with my parents as a child so for this generation to be able to see what is so good about the area too is really nice."
Ms Dobozy said prices for much of the every day necessities around town are still quite affordable.
"The ice-cream shop is still affordable, which means you can have a bit of a treat," she said.
Seventeen year old Alinta said the taste of the ice-cream can't be compared to anywhere else.
"It is amazing, the best ice-cream ever," she said.
The younger family spent time at Venus Baths and planned an early morning hike of the Pinnacle to beat the heat.
"It (Venus Baths) is nice, cool and refreshing," Fifteen year old Keeden said.
This visit to the Grampians for the Dobozy's was particularly important with the family scattering the ashes of Mariande Dobozys recently deceased brother at Mount William.