Rogaining

I met a new friend through a local women’s outdoors group who invited me to be her teammate at a rogaining event. I had never heard of rogaining but knew it involved walking and/or running through the bush for the better part of the day – count me in! So what is rogaining? “The standard…

Autumn in Melbourne

Today we went to our local IMAX theatre to watch the Great Barrier Reef movie with our homeschooling group followed by some park play time outside the Melbourne Museum. The movie was great – there was so much beauty to draw us in, some information about the bad stuff happening (coral bleaching and sea turtles…

Carmichael Falls Walking Track

This path was a short walk down (1.5km from our place in Dinner Plain) to a viewing platform overlooking Carmichael Falls. The walk was a bit muddy in parts, but overall very well groomed. Halfway down, there was a side path off the main trail to a set of two small cascades. Each time we…

Razorback Walking Track

The Razorback trail runs between Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop and is 11km (one way) along the ridge line. It’s a very popular trail to hike while in Alpine National Park. Sadly, the weather was not on our side this morning as the sun disappeared right as we set out. In rolled the thick fog…

Dead Timber Hill Trail – Sunset Walk

A short and easy walk (4.5km return) out to an overlook with Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop views. We were told it was best to do at either sunset or sunrise and so we set out for a later afternoon family walk. Friends also visiting Dinner Plain from Melbourne this weekend, joined us today. Travel…

Domino Rail Trail

We took one daughter and a dog by car, an hour outside of Melbourne, to hike in the forest. The path was an easy, flat track that followed an old railway line running between Trentham and Lyonville. I find two things to be true each time I set out on an adventure outside of the…

A Year of Yes, Week 20: Aboriginal Heritage Walk

We ventured off on a family outing this weekend north of Sydney to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. I had been poking around on the NSW Parks page and discovered this interesting hike not too far from home that looked easy to do with the three kids. What made it more enticing was the bit of…