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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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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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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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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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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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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