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Byers Back track Shaws Lake circuit

When we went: Monday July 20 How we got there: we drove to O’Briens crossing in the Lerderderg State Park. It’s about a 90 minute drive from Melbourne via the M8. This time we went to Trentham after our walk so that we could have cake and a coffee at Red Beard. Activity summary: around five hours of mostly easy…

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White-box walk in Chiltern-Mt Pilot NP

When we went: Friday 17 July 2015 How we got there: we drove to the Honeyeater Picnic area in Chiltern-Mt Pilot National park, from Bright (via Beechworth). Chiltern is about 3 hours by car from Melbourne, or about an hour drive from Bright. The Honeyeater picnic area where the walk starts, is just south of Chiltern. Activity summary: A three hour,…

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Kalimna Falls and Cumberland River

When we went: Tuesday 30 June 2015 How we got there: we drove to the Sheoak Picnic area at Lorne from Melbourne (via Anglesea). It’s about two hours by car. Activity summary: One 2.5hr forest circuit walk to two waterfalls. And one failed return walk along (and over) a river to a waterfall, so no…

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Mount Worth state park

When we went: Wednesday 8 July 2015 How we got there: we drove from Melbourne via Warragul to Mount Worth State park; the trip is just under two hours by car. Activity summary: two loop walks in Mount Worth state forest. The first was three hours, and the second was 90 minutes. Both require sturdy footwear…

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Split point, Distillery Creek, Moggs Creek circuit

When we went: Friday June 26 How we got there: We drove from Melbourne to Aireys Inlet, it’s about a 90 minute drive. We stopped off on the way for coffee and a biscuit at McGains Nursery. Activity summary: Just over five hours walking, taking in clifftop tracks, forest and beach walking. We stopped for…

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Back Wall, Mount Buffalo

When we went: Friday June 19 How we got there: We drove up from Bright, it’s about 40 minutes from there to the top of the mountain. Note that we started this walk later than we wanted, due to some confusing information about the requirement for snow chains in the park. We’d read that although…

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Byers Back Track

When we went: Friday June 12 How we got there: we drove to O’Briens crossing in the Lerderderg State Park. It’s about a 90 minute drive from Melbourne via the M8. BUT we went via Trentham so that we could buy bread and have brekky at Red Beard before we set off. Activity summary: around…