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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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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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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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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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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