Lake Daylesford circuit 2.7km

OK, strolling around Lake Daylesford 2.7 kilometers for some 45 minutes doesn’t quite constitute hiking. But since the early morning stroll book-ended my 3 days/2 nights in Daylesford, I include it anyway. Regardless, it is my blog and I have

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Daylesford: Hepburn Regional Park circuit 22km

On my second day in Daylesford, I’m hiking mostly Hepburn Regional Park with YHA Bushwalking Club. Late start at 11am offered a lazy morning beforehand. Meeting place was outside Rubens Restaurant in Hepburn Springs, a full 4 minutes drive from

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Daylesford: Sailors Falls circuit 22km

Off to former gold digging country, Sailors Falls south of Daylesford to be precise. Named after two former sailors who found gold there. Sailors Falls is where I commenced my hiking circuit from, but starting from Jubilee Lake or Daylesford

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Wombat State Forest: Domino Trail 13km (Trentham to Lyonville rail trail)

Sunday, Good Mrs and I drive west to the town of Trentham, to walk the Domino rail trail to Lyonville and back. The path is very straight and flat and shoots an almost direct line between the two towns. The

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Snowy Mountains National Park: Pallaibo Track 5.6km

My third hike over three consecutive days in Snowy Mountains via Pallaibo Track was a short pleasant bush stroll. In the lower Snowy Mountains this time. You may wonder what Pallaibo means? It’s aboriginal for “By’n’By”. There you go… The hiking

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Snowy Mountains National Park: Main Range / Summit trails 20.2km

Main Range Walk off Charlotte Pass is one of my favourite Australian hikes. The trail takes you towards Mount Kosciuszko through alpine ridges. Before returning back to Charlotte Pass via the Summit Trail, a management trail. I avoided Australia’s tallest

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Snowy Mountains National Park: Dead Horse Gap walk 10km

Good Mrs and I are in Snowy Mountains for Easter, and today Easter Saturday, we are hiking Dead Horse Gap Walk. You may wonder about Dead Horse angle… The Dead Horse Gap at 1582 meters is the watershed between Thredbo

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Dandenong Ranges National Park: Mount Evelyn Forest 12 km

The Mount Evelyn Forest is the latest addition to the Dandenong Ranges National Park, added in 1997. Earlier, farming and logging took place here. Other parts were aqueducts moving water off Silvan Reservoir. Those corridors now forms part of Olinda Creek Walking Track. Once

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Woodlands Historic Park: Gellibrand Hill Circuit 13km

Woodlands Historic Park is one of Melbourne’s largest parks. Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbia, an hour’s drive from the city centre. Former farming land, it contains several ruins and a renovated historic homestead. And yes, Woodlands Historic Park is also next

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Macedon Regional Park: Ranges circuit 19km

Hiking somewhere new again today, Macedon Ranges and Macedon Regional Park, an hour away from Melbourne by car. The map… Most of the elevation gain within the first 3+km. Of course, what goes up, later must come down… A cool and

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