I'm new to solo travel. I've done it precisely once (and only recently too), yet here I am suggesting that everyone try it. I've been home for a few weeks now, have taken time to reflect on my first solo adventure and I have reached the conclusion that it was a defining and empowering experience, … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Experience Solo Travel At Least Once
There's a little walking track that extends between the charming town of Sassafras (read more about that here) and Kallista. The Sassafras Creek Walking Track winds its way through a gully under a dense canopy of ferns and eucalyptus trees; the quintessential landscape of the Dandenong Ranges. If you like, the track continues all the way … Continue reading Hiking Review: Sassafras Creek Walking Track
It's a question that can incite heated debate: when can you count a country among those visited? Does an airport stopover count? A few years ago I had every intention of visiting Switzerland and some might even say that I did. We landed in Geneva after taking a flight from Venice and we sat ourselves … Continue reading When does going to a country really count?
Once you emerge from the pine trees, this 10km (6.2 mile) coastal hike leads you to all the best bits of Mornington Peninsula National Park. Visit at low tide and you'll be able to take the lower track down to the beach to enjoy even more idyllic views of Victoria's dramatic coastline .This week's hike … Continue reading Hiking Review: Fingal Beach Coastal Walk
Situated just under an hour north-west of Melbourne is Werribee Gorge State Park. The Circuit Track takes you alongside the Werribee River before curving back to provide views of the gorge itself. Long Story Short: Location: Werribee Gorge State Park, Pentland Hills, Victoria Track: Werribee Gorge Circuit Track/ Werribee Gorge Short Circuit Track Distance: 6.2 … Continue reading Hiking Review: Werribee Gorge State Park
Once again, I was keen to find a hike within the urban area of Melbourne rather than something further afield. As it turns out, this week's adventure from Abbotsford Convent, along the Andrews Reserve Trail and the Main Yarra Trail hardly constitutes a hike (at only 3.5km return and flat most of the way). But … Continue reading Hiking Review: Abbotsford & the Main Yarra Trail
This week I was looking for a hike a bit closer to home, so I chose the Bay Trail, a path that extends along Melbourne's Port Phillip Coastline. The trail begins in Spotswood and runs all the way to Seaford, 45km down Melbourne's coastline. Cycling the entire trail would be manageable in a day but … Continue reading Hiking Review: Bay Trail