Category Archives: Mountains

How to Spend a Weekend in Tasmania – Sunday

Machine Laundry Cafe | Mount Field National Park | Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary | Mount Wellington Just behind Salamanca Place is the quaint Salamanca Square, where you’ll find the Machine Laundry Cafe. Why is it called the Machine Laundry Cafe? Because there are laundry machines inside the restaurant of course. This cafe came highly recommended to me …

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Wilsons Promontory National Park – Part III

The last full day of our trip was also the longest. On day three, we would first hike from the camp at Little Waterloo Bay to the Wilsons Promontory Lighstation via the southeast track, a moderate/hard hike of 10.9 kilometers and then from the lighthouse to the camp at Roaring Meg via the walking tack, …

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Wilsons Promontory National Park – Part II

The next morning we woke early and made a quick breakfast before setting off for the day. On our second day in Wilsons Prom, we trekked from Seals Cove to Refuge Cove, an easy/moderate rated hike 6.4 kilometers in length with an expected hike time of 2 hours. The hike took us through similar terrain …

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Wilsons Promontory National Park – Part I

When friends invited me to join them on a multi-day backpacking trip in Wilsons Promontory National Park, I jumped at the chance. Not only do I enjoy backpacking in the US, but when I asked people what I should do while in Australia, many people in Melbourne mentioned Wilsons Prom. Wilsons Prom is a national …

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Sassafras and SkyHigh

A short drive from the Kokoda Memorial Walk lies the cute town of Sassafras. The town has several unique galleries and antique stores as well as coffee shops and cafes and is well worth a look. If you continue along highway C415, you’ll pass another small town, Olinda that has much of the same offerings as Sassafras. …

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The Dandenong Ranges

Approximately 40 minutes by car away from the Melbourne CBD lies the Dandenong Ranges National Park, an area of tall forests and vibrant fern gullies. The park is the location of the popular Kokoda Memorial Walk, commonly referred to as the 1,000 Steps Hike. This moderate hike is a memorial to the Australian soldiers who fought …

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