Tag: Walk

Platypus scouting at Lake Elizabeth

The last stop on our road trip from the Grampians (Gariwerd) to the Great Ocean Road was a very special one. Since the failed platypus scouting in Gippsland, we still had some unfinished business and several travelers along the way told us, that the chances to spot a platypus (or two) would be at least realistic at Lake Elizabeth. The lake itself is fairly new – after heavy rain in 1952, a landslide blocked the East Barwon River and when the surprised folks living nearby went to discover why the water stopped flowing, they found a brand new lake. For

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Grampians – Mount Stapylton

After Hollow Mountain, we relocated the car to the Stapylton car park and started the ascent of Mount Stapylton. The walk is about 5km long and has some steep parts. The trail starts over a rocky but flat surface (called Flat Rock) where you have to look out for the markers a bit. After passing Hollow Mountain on the left, the track winds up the Amphitheatre along the Taipan Wall which has very impressive red parts. On the way up, you come across a beautiful rock which looks  a bit like a swan. The track becomes steeper towards the end

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Wollemi NP – Glow Worm Tunnel Hike

After the adventures at the Warrumbungle High Tops, we drove on to spend a day in Wollemi NP. We decided to do the Glow Worm Tunnel Walk,  an easy round-trip walk of about 10km. The walk follows an old stagecoach trail through a gorge on the first half, and former tracks of the Wolgan Valley Railway on the way back. The highlight of the trail is the old railway tunnel – a 500m long bend, completely dark in the middle and with lots of glow worms (which are not really worms but larvae of flies) on the walls. To reach the tunnel,

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The Grand Walk in San Francisco

One of the things i was excited to do in San Francisco was the Grand Walk. The walk goes all the way from Lands End to Fisherman’s Wharf in 6 miles along the coastline passing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way. The Grand Walk is a combination of a couple of short trails rather than one single hike. Getting to the trail head takes only about 30 minutes by bus from Downtown. Here is a map of the first (and more exciting) half of the walk, going from Lands End to Baker Beach and the batteries. After getting off

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