Postcard from 1000 Steps

July 13, 2011 in Australia,Places,Postcards,Victoria

Sometimes you just need a bit of time outdoors to clear your head. Hiking in the Dandenong Ranges was a great example of not needing a ton of travel money to see something beautiful: other than train fare, the experience was free! The 1000 Steps of the Kokoda Walk honors the Australian soldiers who followed the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea in World War II.
HIking trails in Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia
It’s also a darn good workout: the stairs are more crowded with runners than history buffs. But once you get to the top, there are heaps more trails to explore–and most of these are completely still. Just don’t forget the travel insurance in case you get lost in the backwoods…

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia

1000 Steps, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia

1000 Steps, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia

1000 Steps, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia

 

HIking trails in Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia

HIking trails in Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melbourne, Australia

Caroline Eubanks won last week’s “real-life postcard” on Postcard from Newtown.  Watch the mail, Caroline!

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