Sheoak loop – October revisit

When we went: Monday October 19, 2015 How we got there: we drove from from Melbourne, the closest town is Lorne, it’s about two hours by car. Activity summary: Two hour walk taking in fern-edged stream valley, swallow cave, dry ridge top forest. We skipped both Sheaok Falls and the Castle Rock lookout on this…

Little Desert – Day 2 – Yellowgums back to Kiata

When we went: October 5, 6, 7 October 2015. This post will just cover the second full day, October 7. Day 1 is here. How we got there: we drove to Kiata campground from Melbourne, it’s about 4.5 hours by car. The nearest town is Nhill. Activity summary: camped overnight at Yellowgums, then 6 hour walk back to…

Kiata campground and Redgum walk

When we went: July 26 – 27 July 2015 How we got there: we drove to Kiata campground from Melbourne, it’s about 4 hours by car. The nearest town is Nhill. Activity summary: camped overnight, short nature walk (20 minutes or so?) What we did (the details): Well: We went to Little Desert intending to walk the full 4…

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…

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,…

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…

Grass tree walk

When we went: Tuesday July 9 How we got there: we drove to the Brisbane Ranges from Melbourne, via the closest town, Bacchus Marsh; it’s just over an hours drive. Activity summary: around 3.5 hours of mostly easy walking in forest. There is a steep climb up out of a gorge at the halfway point.…