Sheoak Falls and Castle Rock

When we went: Saturday May 2 How we got there: we drove from Lake Elizabeth to Sheoak Picnic area via the grandly named but unsealed ‘Route 22’. Coming from Melbourne, the closest town is Lorne, about two hours by car. Activity summary: Three hour walk taking in fern-edged stream valley, swallow cave, Sheoak falls, Castle…

Ironbark Gorge and Currawong Falls

Distillery Creek Picnic area: Ironbark gorge: Currawong Falls loop: Back at the picnic area for a late lunch with the wildlife: When we went: Friday May 1 How we got there: we drove to Aireys Inlet from Melbourne, it’s about a 90 minute drive. There is also a Great Ocean Road Vline bus from Melbourne…

Lake Elizabeth 

When we went: Saturday May 2 How we got there: We camped at the Lake Elizabeth campground and walked from there. Lake Elizabeth is about two hours from Melbourne by car. Activity summary: easy beautiful two hour walk in rainforest around lake edge What we did (the details): We drove in to Lake Elizabeth on…

Sale common wetlands walk

When we went: Monday March 2 How we got there: Bairnsdale Vline train from Flinders street station, leaving the train at Sale (about a three hour trip) Activity summary: longish but easy walk in wetlands, and along river/canal (4 hour loop, approximately) What we did (the details): We arrived by train at around 10:30, and…

Warrnambool and rail trail walk

Photos day 1: Photos day 2:  When we went: Feb 9 and 10, 2015 How we got there: Vline train from Southern Cross Station to Warrnambool Activity summary: Vline train journey to Warrnambool (three and a half hours each way) Lake Pertobe/Foreshore Promenade walk (about 3 hours) Bus trip to Koroit followed by rail trail…