Continuing on from the challenge I set myself in 2014 to climb the highest peak in every Australian state, we decided to head up to Victoria’s Alpine National Park to hike Mount Bogong at Easter 2015. This is the second peak from the eight in total I have to peak in my lifetime. As it was a long weekend, we decided to stay up in Tawonga (near Mount Beauty) and explore the area
Phil’s birthday is at the end of January. Luckily, Australia day also is at the end of January, so it was the perfect time for long weekend of celebrations and adventure.
I thought I would catch up on some of my past adventures, just to get some more content on the blog. This post is about the GRUMPIANS... wait, I mean the GRAMPIANS a National Park in the western parts of Victoria, Australia.
Phillip (not Philip's) Island
Phillip Island is about two hours south east from Melbourne. A bridge attaches it to the mainland but it still feels so different and there is so much to do on this little island. We definitely haven’t done it all, but I thought I would share what we have seen so far.
A super easy and super fun day trip from Melbourne is the Mornington Peninsula. This little area has so many amazing things to do for everyone. We have headed down here many times as Phil’s grandparents live down there. So it’s a great spot for us to head to get some family time (i.e. food and hugs) and have some adventure time too.
Keppel Lookout Track will always hold a special home in my heart as it was one of the first walks I did with Phil when we started dating. Why he wanted to continue dating me after the hike is beyond me – I was so unprepared. I wore jeans. JEANS! On a hike!
2015 saw us head to Wilson's Promontory twice! The first time in June (which this post will be about) and the second in August.
For some reason, we decided to do an overnight hike to the most southern point of the most southern state of Australia in winter. I don't know why we wanted to challenge ourselves like Man vs Wild, but we did and low and behold, we survived!
Last year Philip met two Brits at an instameet and we found two adventurous souls who wanted to join us in exploring Victoria.
We decided to head out to Warburton one day for a local adventure. Warburton is about an hour north east of Melbourne. If you head towards Healesville you’re on the right track. It’s a beautiful little town with the Yarra River running through it.