Melbourne: Lysterfield Lake Park 16km

Lysterfield Lake Park once provided Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula with drinking water. Today, the dam and surrounding areas are an important refuge for native wildlife. I saw perhaps 100 wild kangaroos and lots of birds today. Plenty of rabbits too although not

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Melbourne: Yarra Bends circuit 20km

The Yarra Bends circuit may be the closest hike of some distance to the Melbourne city centre. I have hiked it many times before and observant readers may recall another post from there, with a slight variation of path. Link here.

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Melbourne: Coast Path – Mordialloc to St Kilda 25km

Yesterday 70km of cycling, today 25km of walking. I’m taking full advantage of the 2 consecutive days of lull in rain… Today, it’s train to Mordialloc. I will walk the Coast Path along the north eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay back to St Kilda.

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Dandenong Ranges National Park: 1000 Steps

The 1000 Steps walk is an exaggeration. I walked it today and that did not feel like 1000 steps. I spoke to one other walker and to a lady at an Information Centre and they both claimed 700+ steps. Still,

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Melbourne: St Kilda triangle 20km

What I call the St Kilda Triangle is the stretch from Melbourne city centre to Port Melbourne, on to St Kilda and via Albert Park back to the city centre. The terrain is flat, lots on combined bicycle and walkways with water

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The Tan (a loop around Royal Botanical Gardens) 3.8km

The Tan Track, or The Tan for short, is an off-road 3,827km long recreational circular trail in central Melbourne. Inside The Tan are Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and the State of Victoria’s Government House. And Sydney Myer Music Bowl for outdoor concerts and the King’s

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Melbourne: Yarra Bends Park loop 22km

Some time ago, I was at the Mountain Design shop on Little Bourke Street to look for replacement boots. After walking 775km on the Camino and other hikes, the boots had clocked up much more milage than I could reasonably expect. Also, I only suffered

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Melbourne: Newport to Altona Beach 16km

Easter long weekend. The One and Only Son is visiting from Sydney for the 4 days. He, Good Mrs and I needed do to something to counter the over-eating and the over-drinking that had taken place. All those calories from

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Melbourne: Capital City Trail 31km

The Capital City Trail circles inner Melbourne and is a combined cycling and walking track. Hard surface all around, but sometimes you can walk off the asphalt or concrete in parallel on grass or dirt . The post contains many photos and became

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