Wilsons Promontory is the southernmost part of the Australian mainland. Some 3 hours drive southeast of Melbourne. When the YHA Bushwalking Club organised a long weekend hiking to and from the Wilsons Promontory Lightstation and staying there for 2 nights, I
Today’s improvised hike through Castlemaine East and Northeast turned out to be far more interesting than Good Mrs and I expected. This “Castlemaine East Circuit” had a bit of everything… the Goldfields Track, relics of the largest water wheel from
Walhalla is a former gold mining town east of Melbourne. A lovely and somewhat isolated place, where many of its historic buildings have now been lovingly restored or reconstructed. Apparently, Walhalla only has some 20 permanent residents, but judging by
Mount Little Joe is one of several “hills” surrounding the town of Warburton, east of Melbourne. There are several trails for reaching the top of Mount Little Joe and for incorporating it into a hiking circuit. I have been “up
Another Saturday and another hike organised by YHA Bushwalking Club, this time in Bunyip State Park. With me being one of the 13 participating hikers. After the group meeting up outside Spencers Store in Gembrook, we drove in procession to
Cape Nelson outside Portland is a major landmark for shipping. Many shipwrecks are believed to have met their fate in the waters surrounding it. Conditions can get stormy. Cape Nelson Lighthouse, built in 1884, is the major feature of the
Mount Richmond National Park is some 30 minutes drive northwest of Portland, in the far southwest of Victoria. Mount Richmond itself, more a hill at only 229m elevation, is an extinct volcano. However, you won’t find any crater nor volcanic
There are several hiking trails for reaching Mount Feathertop (1,922m), Victoria’s second tallest mountain after Mount Bogong (1,986m). You can arrive on the Razorback from both the south and from the north. Or on the Bungalow Spur west from Harrietville.
Between hiking two national parks in the Victorian Alps, I threw in a local Bright walking “expedition”. Today is the middle day of my “three hikes in three days” visit to Bright. Yesterday’s I was hiking in Mount Buffalo National Park.
Today’s hike incorporates three “peaks” within Mount Buffalo National Park; Macs Point (1450m), Eagle Point (1490m) and Mount Dunn (1510m). However, the hike doesn’t include Mount Buffalo. Something called “The Big Walk” apparently does that (not “roadtested” by me… yet!).