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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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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Mornington Peninsula: Coastal walk 26km

My 2nd hike with the YHA Bushwalking Club was the Coastal Walk on the Mornington Peninsula outside Melbourne. However, the incomplete map below finishes around Koonya Beach at 22km. Rather than the 26km to Sorrento Back Beach, today’s hiking destination. Reason: limited iPhone

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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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Dandenong Ranges National Park: 1000 Steps loop 12km

Return to southwestern Dandenong Ranges National Park to climb its popular “1000 steps”. I covered those 1000 steps in an earlier post, but today I hiked beyond last time. The map… Crisp morning and an early start, waiting for the train at Flinders Street station. My destination was

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Blue Mountains National Park: Prince Henry Cliff Walk 11km

Forecast for yet another hot day in Blue Mountains. Hence 7am start to hike some of Prince Henry Cliff Walk (more in each direction). Before arrival of the anticipated 36 degrees Celsius. Easy walking, plenty of shade and “escape routes”

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Blue Mountains National Park: Wentworth Falls circuit 7km

I arrived in Katoomba after driving 300km from Boorowa. Hence a late-ish afternoon start hiking this circuit. HOT February weather and I played it safe with a short-ish hike. Albeit with some effort involved. This particular loop encompasses 3 tracks. Overcliff Track,

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