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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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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Dandenong Ranges National Park: Mount Dandenong loop 16km

Mount Dandenong, of course, is a mountain. Although, at 633 meters maximum height, not exactly registering worldwide. Still, total climb around 640 meters and your legs feel it afterwards. I underestimated this Mount Dandenong hike. Thought that it would run alongside the hill, from one side to

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Dandenong Ranges National Park: 1000 Steps

The 1000 Steps walk is an exaggeration. I walked it today and that did not feel like 1000 steps. I spoke to one other walker and to a lady at an Information Centre and they both claimed 700+ steps. Still,

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