Cape Conran

We have a habit preferring the beach to the official trail.  It all sounds good, if you imagine strolling hand in hand along a sandy shoreline with warm, gentle waves lapping at your bare feet. That’s not Cape Conran. Cape Conran is a wild, rocky shoreline of inlets, seaweed, crags, black volcanic columns and reddish,…

Brisbane Ranges -Ted Errey

It doesn’t get much more Australian than this. Cloudless blue sky, dry creek beds and black stumped grass trees. Add to that the singing crickets, rocky outcrops and winding gorges in the cold, blue shadow of afternoon and you have a great way to spend a rare, sunny, winter day in Victoria.   The eastern…

Mt Donna Buang

There are a couple of things you should know upfront if you’re going to tackle a mountain like Donna Buang. It’s going to be steep, muddy and slippery. You will fall over. If you’re anything like me, you’ll do it many times and maybe even chuck a small tanty about it. If you don’t own a…

Surf Coast – Anglesea to Airey’s Inlet

It’s grey and cool in the morning with a 30% chance of showers. Our walk begins at the Information Centre, where we’re greeted by little, orange men. They’re hunched over and shuffling and look how we felt yesterday arriving into town. Today they’re a bit of a downer because I already have traumatic-sized blisters on my feet. I…

Surf Coast – Torquay to Anglesea

It’s a scary thing to leave the car at Point Danger and just keep walking. There’s no ‘I reckon I’ve gone far enough; time to walk back’.  There’s only the ongoing pleasure of what’s around the bend. The Surf Coast Walk goes from Torquay to Fairhaven and covers about 46km of coastal track.  It’s hard…