National Park

Wildlife in Fern Tree Gully

We were lucky to see a range of wildlife during our walk in Fern Tree Gully, part of the Dandenong Ranges National Park in Victoria, Australia.

Walking in Fern Tree Gully

We spent an occasionally wet but enjoyable day out and about in Fern Tree Gully. The gully is part of Dandenong Ranges National Park in Victoria, Australia. As you might expect from a National Park, the location is beautiful, green, and a great place to go walking.

Isthmus Track Circuit in Freycinet

The walk is 11km from the main car park. We walked from our accommodation and extended the route to 16km return. The walk encompasses both Wineglass Beach and Hazards Beach.

Honeymoon Bay in Freycinet

Honeymoon Bay is a small beach just a short walk into the national park. The sea was calm and there was almost no sound. It was beautiful.

Waterfalls in Cradle Mountain National Park

Having completed the Dove Lake walk, we returned to the vistor centre. Rather than head back to our accommodation, we set off back out into the rain to do three other shorter walks. Two of the walks lead to notable waterfalls.

Walker Registration and Logbooks

Walker registration huts and logbooks were new to me. I had heard recommendations about walkers registering their intentions. It makes sense in Australia. Unlike so many tourist destinations, it is possible to get into serious trouble in the Australian wilderness.

Wet and Windy Dove Lake

We had a fantastically wet and windy time in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain National Park. It did not stop raining for our entire stay. Our reward for putting up with the rain were fun rivulets cascading down the mountain sides and powerful waterfalls.

Nelson Falls Track

Nelson Falls is a waterfall in Tasmania. This beautiful waterfall is in a National Park, a short walk from the Lyell Highway (A10) between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge.

Macedon Regional Park

We recently visited Macedon Regional Park for a bush walk. The 5km walk to the top of Mount Macedon is steep, and slippery in parts.