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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Kinglake National Park: Three Peaks Walk 20km

Last Saturday, I hiked with YHA Bushwalking Club in Victoria for what they call the Three Peaks Walk. Graded medium to hard, it is a 20km walk in Kinglake National Park northeast of Melbourne. Car pooling to meet at the park’s impossibly named Jehosaphat

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Lerderderg State Park: Byers Back Track / The Tunnel 21km

I’m returning to Lerderderg State Park hiking two successive trails; Byers Back Track and The Tunnel. The combination meant less back tracking on Byers Back Track (pun intended!) and circuit hiking instead. Fog in Lerderderg State Park at 8am. Not so

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Brisbane Ranges National Park: Three Creeks Walk 14km

The Three Creeks Walk in Brisbane Ranges National Park is a moderate 14km rollercoaster circuit. Getting there from Melbourne is a 100km freeway drive towards Geelong. Then driving north on smaller country roads.  Hike as follows: The Three Creeks Walk follows a combination of narrow tracks and

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