Category: Melbourne Bush Beats

Livingstone Island Nature Walk
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Livingstone Island Nature Walk

Located in Nelson in south-west Victoria, this serene walk leads to a boardwalk through saltmarshes and a bird hide. It offers nice views of Lake Oxbow and allows bush walkers to spot kangaroos, a variety of birds and wildflowers. The south-western part of Victoria has a lot to offer bushwalkers and outdoor enthusiasts, including the...

Woolshed Falls
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Woolshed Falls

Alongside the historic gold town of Beechworth in the state’s north-east, a steep gorge cuts deep through the granite. As the gorge falls away from the township, the water plays along a series of natural waterfalls and human-made races and sluices – scars from another century. Though many parts of the gorge are accessible for...

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Mount Oberon Summit

This is a guest post by Monique Winterhoff. There is nothing quite like the challenging climb of Mount Oberon, where the summit rewards avid walkers with breathtaking views across Wilsons Promontory National Park and over some of the outlying islands. This incredibly popular walk begins at the Telegraph Saddle carpark, a four-kilometre drive from the...

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Craig’s Hut Walking Track

“He hails from Snowy River, up by Kosciusko’s side, Where the hills are twice as steep and twice as rough, Where a horse’s hoofs strike firelight from the flint stones every stride… ”— Excerpt from “The Man from Snowy River”, by A.B. “Banjo” Patterson 1890 Craig’s Hut was built in 1982 as a set for...

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Smiths Gully

This is a guest article by Michael Smith. October is an ideal time for a gentle walk in the countryside. The extreme heat of December has not yet arrived and you can enjoy wearing some light clothing. I say, what a fantastic time to visit Northern Melbourne for a bushwalk! About an hour north of...

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Mount Cobbler Summit

This is a guest article by Monique Winterhoff. Reaching the summit of Mount Cobbler can be quite challenging, but the outstanding 360-degree views of the Victorian Alps make the trek well worth the effort. The climb to Mount Cobbler can be done as part of a longer trail, the Mount Cobbler Plateau Circuit, but one...

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Breakneck Gorge

This is a great half-day walk for locals or visitors to the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area, giving you a good taste of the surrounding bushland in a peaceful gully. The walk begins in Bryces Flat Reserve, which is easily accessed from Bald Hill Road in Hepburn. You will come to a bridge; cross it,...

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Mount Buller to Mount Stirling

Visiting Mt Buller for some skiing or mountain biking this year? Don’t feel like hitting the slopes? If you’d prefer to head out in your hiking boots, this walk will give you a fantastic view of the Victorian Alps along trails in truly beautiful country. Beginning in the alpine town of Mt Buller, head out...

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Wombat Trail

Approximately an hour and a half’s travel north-east of Melbourne CBD, Trentham is a small town on the edge of the Wombat State Forest. There are a number of small reserves and walking trails around town, and the Wombat Trail, a loop of approximately 8km, takes the walker right around the edge of the houses...

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

One of the most spectacular sights Victoria has to offer is to be found, unexpectedly, just off the Princes Highway between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Tower Hill is an extinct volcano, a massive crater filled with conical hills and round lakes created by an ancient explosion. The primeval landscape of the reserve is brimming with...