I went for a walk along the Warburton to Lilydale rail trail on Christmas morning before it got hot. The air was so clear and the views fantastic.
The Big Peninsula Tunnel, Yarra River, Yarra Ranges National Park, McMahons Creek, is the place to be in, at or near during a December heatwave.
How cool is this the extremely rare Leadbeaters Possum, believed extinct until 1961, lives only a few kilometers from the bush camp. I can even see the trees where they live from the camp.
Here's the text and map for the walk from Warburton to the Baw Baws via Yarra Falls.
Came across this kind of strange thing to do on youtube. Kayaking down Cement Creek in the Yarra Ranges National Park.
A place that is seldom visited by anyone is the Watts River Falls, probably as it is in the Maroondah water supply catchment and trespassers can receive fines as it is a closed catchment to the public. As the crow flies it is about 10 km away from me.
The area around the bush camp has been popular with tourists for over 80 years. Here are a couple of pamphlets for the guesthouse across the river that has had many different names over the years.
This is an interesting view of Upper Yarra Reservoir looking towards the dam wall.
This is an interesting map showing the extent of the 2009 bushfires. There has been much recovery since then.
Ben Cairn has been a popular rock climbing and bushwalking spot for over 100 years now.
December 01st, 2015
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