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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Melbourne: Brighton Beach to City 20km

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

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Brisbane Ranges National Park: Boar Gully circuit 14.7km

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

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Melbourne: Eltham station to Heidelberg station 15km

A nice suburbian parkland’s walk today, between the two Melbourne northeastern train stations of Eltham and Heidelberg. My original thought was to start walking from Diamond Creek instead of Eltham, but lack of immediate trains for that destination altered my

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Goldfields Track: Mt Franklin to Vaughan Mineral Springs 16.6km

Today, I walked the Goldfields Track from the “shadow” of Mount Franklin to Vaughan Mineral Springs. I joined YHA Bushwalking Club in one of their regular Saturday outings. A small group, I think 15 hikers. Our group met at Vaughan

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Sydney: Parramatta to Five Dock 28km

In Sydney for a few days, I repeated a personal “hiking classic”; walking from Parramatta along Parramatta River towards Sydney Town. Although today I reached only Five Dock. Running out of time with another 9km remaining. Tonight, I was catching

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Frankston to Carrum via Seaford Wetlands 14km

This hike from Frankston to Carrum was not planned. In fact, walking an old favorite from Frankston to Mordialloc was my thinking (earlier post here). When the train and I arrived at Frankston, I realised that I had never explored

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Dandenong Ranges: John’s Hill 13km

This hike taking in John’s Hill is in Dandenong Ranges but outside the national park. It also incorporates built up areas and local roads. Albeit with some lovely houses and gardens, particularly now during autumn. Alongside some eyecatching rural scenery.

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Cathedral Range State Park: North loop 13.2km

Sunday and hiking Cathedral Range State Park’s north loop was on the agenda. On YHA Bushwalking Club’s agenda and thus mine too. Yesterday south (post here), today north. The Cathedral Range is part of the Great Dividing Range. Formed from

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Cathedral Range State Park: South loop 11.5km

I’m joining YHA Bushwalking Club for a weekend in Cathedral Range State Park, hiking its south loop on Saturday. North loop is Sunday (post here). We met up at Cook Mills camping area inside the park at 10.30am, a somewhat late start.

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