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Pigeon House Mountain: This was the first mountain I had ever climbed and is a great one for beginners. I've done this hike twice now and I find it a comfortable hike to work up a sweat but still enjoying the summit and sneaky jog back down. The drive in is fairly bumpy so make sure you have a 4WD or something to beat around. Lovely Australian orange ground starts to appear as you head closer to the track. There are toilets and a couple benches for a good day trip here so whether half a group decides to head up and the other stay at the base, its well protected with gumtrees to have a bit of shelter. The starting point will have a map of it and surrounding hikes. No need to warm up the legs, the beginning of the track will do that for you (being that it is straight up). I would avoid it after a big downpour due to there being only one clear path for everything (and everyone) to run down. On the way up there are a few trees to jump over, a nice bunch of flat areas and as you head to the top a range of stairs and ladders. Only once your close to the top can you see through the tall trees and pretty much see more tall trees but at a distance. The top is a great view of Australian bushland. At this altitude there are plenty of big flies and butterflies so don't freak out. The return is a lot easier than the way down so enjoy what you can :)
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Beautiful walk, and an easy trail. You'll end up at a great rocky outlook.

Good walk. Mostly shady. Nice water features at some points. Last bit to Hornsby station is a stair master workout so be ready.

Loose surface, some steep sections, but great scenery and a beautiful little campground with a drop toilet and drinkable creek water at the finish (bookings required for campground via Parks Victoria). I ran/walked this trail with a colleague. It's rideable on a mountain bike, but there are better mountain bike trails elsewhere in the region.

A short walk with a few moderately steep sections of constructed granite steps. Manageable by kids as young as 5 but not suitable for strollers. Great views from the top (The Monolith) of Lake Catani and the Mt Buffalo National Park.

Very beautiful, takes you up through Antarctic Beech, then down into gorgeous creek lines and waterfalls! Great views on a good day if the cloud isn’t in your way! Beware leeches if it’s wet!

Nice little hike!

Gorgeous hike! There is a spectacular lookout to Mount Warning at Echo Point!

walking
8 days ago

An absolutely stunning coastal cave.

7.8 km of beautiful nature. lots of stairs, but every one of them worth it. the end wasn’t easy for me

Great walk with lots of goannas and a fab lunch on the water at the Eatery at Bobbin Head.
Took the Bobbin Head trail down and Warimoo back.

Excellent walk. Lots of rock scramble

Quite a hard hike but very beautiful and the view is worth it!

Very pretty. An easy hike but lots to look at

hiking
11 days ago

A great hike for the fam.

The perfect walk for a hot day in Summer... highly recommend doing this with a lilo. We walked / swam along the river and it was pretty exhausting. Also make sure you know where the exit point is.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2016/12/28/wollangambe-canyon/

Easy walking on a 4WD trail, except for the last section which is on a steep foot trail. No view from the top, but the Aboriginal site is worth the short detour.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/05/mt-dromedary-gulaga/

Fantastic scenery, although the track feels a little "over-engineered" and designed to attract people who don't have much Tasmanian hiking experience. I would recommend the free version of this walk, done in one day or as an overnight walk:

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/14/three-capes-in-a-day/

Fantastic walk - took three days, but would be possible in two (approx 42km). The camping spots are nice, although at Wineglass Bay try and get a spot facing the beach (the area away from the beach and near the creek have hundreds of mosquitoes at night!). The side-track to Mt Freycinet is worth doing for the incredible views.
Track notes & photos: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/27/freycinet-peninsula/

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