By

John Feeney
bewildered laura waters
Based on the front cover, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Melbourne writer and adventurer Laura Waters’ book Bewildered was one woman’s experience hiking New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail; a 3000km trail starting at the northernmost point of the country and finishing at the southernmost point. However, it’s about so much more than just putting...
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the tan track dandenong ranges
Just when I thought I knew most of the tracks in the area, up pops one that I’ve driven past a million times – The Tan Track in the Dandenong Ranges. Not to be confused with the track of a similar name located in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens, the Tan Track is located in Ferny Creek...
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hiking
If there’s one thing that is absolutely evident to me when it comes to the outdoor community here in Victoria, or indeed Australia, is that everyone is keen to learn. Whether that be learning something for the first time or learning a new way of doing something that you’re already doing, there certainly is a...
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organ pipes trail
Located not far from Calder Park in Victoria’s north-west, the Organ Pipes Trail has it all; especially for those with kids or those looking for a leisurely wander in the outdoors. As you arrive at the car park from the Calder Freeway, it’s immediately clear that this area was built for convenience and accessibility. With...
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vereker outlook walk
Yet another walk in Wilsons Prom that probably doesn’t get the awareness that it probably deserves for a number of reasons would have to be the Vereker Outlook Walk. A reasonable old slog up a rocky path, this 6-7km hike (depending which way you do it) is worth the effort as the views at the...
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wilsons prom
Located in the western region of Wilsons Prom, and not far from Tidal River, the Three Bays Walk is a coastal hike complete with incredible scenery along a well-formed path. Roughly 8.5kms, you can start this hike at either the Whiskey Bay or the Tidal River car park. However, for the purpose of this blog,...
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Mount Dandenong Trail
If you live in Melbourne, there’s every chance you will have heard of the Dandenong Ranges. Known for its many cafes, restaurants, spectacular views, amazing wildlife, and many trails, it’s a place that many flock to every weekend – including outdoor adventurers. And with those sorts of people in mind, we have come up with...
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the timber trail
Disclaimer: Please note, the advice given in this article is based on experience only and in no way, shape or form based on the advice typically distributed by a medical professional or similar. Readers should consider their respective skills and circumstances before acting on the advice given in this article, and seek further advice for...
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keppel hut
Whether you’re someone who enjoys hiking in the cooler or warmer months, one thing is for certain – Marysville is a popular location for many outdoor pursuits including walking, hiking, and camping. This “listicle” is designed to give you a brief overview of some of the most popular and underrated Marysville hiking trails in the...
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Some times you needn’t travel too far from home for an adventure and this certainly rang true for me when I explored the Lysterfield Lake Circuit Trail in Melbourne’s outer east. Lysterfield Lake itself is a fairly well-known, and often visited, location for a variety of activities including hiking, running, adventure racing, mountain bike riding,...
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