Bright: Ovens River and Morses Creek trails circuit 13.5km

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.

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Mount Buffalo National Park: Three peaks circuit 18.4km

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!).

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Hong Kong: Lamma Island – Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu Wan 5.7km

Good Mrs’ and my second Hong Kong hike this Christmas break was between two ferry piers on Lamma Island. From Yung Shue Wan to Sok Whu Wan. These are also the island’s two main settlements. Map as follows:  The

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Launceston: Cataract Gorge circuit 17km

Cataract Gorge is a popular weekend and holiday destination in Launceston. Rightly so. Not only does the Trevallyn State Recreation Area provide excellent hiking, the area around First Basin is first class including a tea house, chairlift and a swimming

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Freycinet National Park: Wineglass Bay & Hazards Beach 12km

The iconic view overlooking Wineglass Bay in Tasmania features regularly in photographic media. That smooth semicircular beach, looking every inch like the bottom of a wine glass from a distance. Wineglass Bay was on my hiking bucket list. And after

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Mornington Peninsula: Safety Beach to Portsea Hotel (Bay Trail) 31km

The Bay Trail covers Port Phillip Bay’s southern coastline on the Mornington Peninsula. To get there today, I commuted from Melbourne’s city centre to Frankston via train. Then bus 788 which goes from Frankston to Portsea. Great when returning to

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Ballarat: Lake Wendouree circuit 6.3km

Lake Wendouree is a prominent feature in the town of Ballarat, a “major social destination for the last 150 years” as the city’s website puts it. It is a man-made, shallow lake close to Ballarat’s city centre. Popular with rowers,

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Castlemaine: Goldfields Track circuit 13.5km

Today’s hike follows the Goldfields Track on either side of Castlemaine. Add a connection via a gravel road / firetrail and you have a circuit. The walk is again organised by YHA Bushwalking Club and I am attending… The map…

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