Category Archives: Day Hiking

Beach Hiking: East Coast NSW

Hi All, This is the new trend it seems; I leave for a six months or so; come back because a good natured soul has decided they’d like to talk about their hiking experiences. I have to say, its pretty much what I wanted when I started out, even if its a lot less frequent than I intended. Alex has written up a piece on some of her local hikes up in the NSW/Syd area; so those of you from … Continue reading

Langi Ghiran & Mount Gorrin Overnight walk – A Guest post by Sam

A note from Ben: Thanks for your patience everybody, We’re back again with another Guest post, Sam is a young adventurer that showed great interest in my site, and has been very patient with me and my sporadic upload schedule. Thanks for your continued patience readers and Sam alike! So in the usual form, here is a short introduction followed by the post! ————————————————————————— My name is Sam, and I love the outdoors, I love bushwalking and I love adventure! I … Continue reading

Dandenong Ranges; Olinda Falls

For posterity, and those who dont live in victoria; it was 40 degrees yesterday down here in Melbourne. I very nearly skipped going outside all-together. However; I bought a new camera on saturday and desperately wanted to play around. Olinda Falls in the Dandenong ranges was the perfect place to go. Olinda falls is a very short walk, a whooping 350M to the viewing platform and 500M to the base of the falls and perfect for a hot day. The … Continue reading

Cathedral Ranges; Ned’s Gully

Ned’s Gully is situated in the Cathedral Ranges state forest.  It shares the location with several camp sites I have previously talked about including Cook’s Mill, Farmyard. It is roughly 3km from the beginning of the walk from Cook’s Mill up to North Jawbone Peak, a walk I have previously discussed. The best way to get to Ned’s Gully is via the Maroondah highway out of Melbourne,  heading toward Buxton there is a turn-off clearly marked. Please use this link … Continue reading

First Aid Kits

A very important thing to bring with you on every hike, walk, backpacking expedition regardless of distance or duration is a First Aid Kit. First Aid kits are a mandatory, these little beauties are not just for show, they aren’t even just there to save your life. They might do that from time to time, but more often than not, they just make an injury that could be really uncomfortable to something that is bearable or not even noticeable. I … Continue reading

Google Earth Map; North Jawbone Walk

You can find below, a copy in KML file of the North jawbone walk, you should be able to download it and import into google earth. However in addition to this I have tried to put together an online viewer, which will let you get a rough idea without having to download anything. For my write up on the hike itself,  see here

Cathedral Ranges, North Jawbone Peak

North Jawbone peak in the Cathedral ranges is a very pretty hike.  The walk from Jawbone carpark to the North peak is relatively short, but rewarding in terms of the view (see pictures below).  I actually have a copious amount of photos of Jawbone, Sugarloaf and cathedral peaks, but I  dont have them on this computer so I will have to create a gallery later. The Cathedral ranges can be found about an Hour and a Half out of Melbourne, … Continue reading