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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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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