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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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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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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Werribee Gorge State Park: Ironbark Gorge / Falcons Lookout – 5.5km

My second hike in 8 days with YHA Bushwalking Club took me to Werribee Gorge State Park. Although I have hiked in its northern neighbour Lerderderg State Park, Werribee Gorge was a new hiking destination 🙂 Advertised distance was 11km, but Runkeeper disagreed and calculated

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Lerderderg State Park: Scenic Rim 16km

Back to Lerderderg State Park outside Melbourne to hike the “Scenic Rim”, a first for me. The blurb I read stated that Scenic Rim is a good introduction to the southern end of Lerderderg Gorge. It offers great views and yet avoids

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