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!).
Mount Wellington is, of course, that “hill” you can see from pretty much anywhere in Hobart. There are plenty of hiking trails within Wellington Park so you can “climb” the mountain yourself. Several trails start from Fern Tree, a small
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
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
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
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,
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…
A lovely Melbourne spring day, sunny, with little wind, so I took the train to Brighton Beach and walked back to the Melbourne’s city centre from there. My walk took me northwest along the beaches to Port Melbourne. Then off
Another weekend and another hike with YHA Bushwalking Club for me, this time 80km west of Melbourne, to Brisbane Ranges National Park and a circuit out of Boar Gully Camping Ground. The map… Here are today’s wannabe bushwalkers, waiting at