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Deep into the Woods…

Belgrave Dandenong 2If you haven’t worked it out by now, I love escaping to the woods.Having the stunning Dandenong Ranges on my doorstep has only cemented this love and fascination for tree-clogged paths, dappled shade and peaceful glades.

This weekend Ryan and I were back in the Dandenong Ranges National Park to tackle the Sherbrooke Loop trail from beautiful Belgrave.

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Belgrave is famed for being home to the ‘Puffing Billy’ the scenic railway which chugs its way round the Dandenong National Park filled with goggling tourists.

We caught a glimpse of ol’ Billy as he was getting ready for an outing.

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CHOO, CHOO!

A couple of minutes into the hike we were puffing as much as Billy, this walk was a lot steeper than we’d anticipated…

After tackling the steep cliffs rolling hills of Belgrave, we disappeared deep into the forest…

Belgrave Dandenong 1It was like stepping back in time.

Belgrave Dandenong 3Rainbow parakeets swooped across the path, trees shot into the sky and gigantic ferns hovered overhead.

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Halfway round the hike we stopped off at a visitor centre for a much need flat white. We even managed to make some new feathered friends…

Belgrave Dandenong 8Quite a few in fact…

Belgrave Dandenong 9 They weren’t very good at conversation, so we trudged on.

Belgrave Dandenong 10This little walk has quickly become my new favorite, it’s challenging without being impossible, stunningly beautiful and…

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HOME TO KANGAROOOOOOOOOOS!!!!!!!!!

Yes! We saw our first wild kangas, chilling out in a glade without a care in the world. Then, guess what!

Belgrave Dandenong 5A BLOOMING KOOKABURRA JOINED THE PARTY! HOW AUSSIE CAN YOU GET?!

Can you see it? It’s in the far right corner of the above pic.

With an extra bounce in our step, we completed the hike and had a gander around Belgrave which was a lot more cutesy and colourful than I’d expected it to be.

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It seems like artsy Melbourne really rubs off on its suburbs!Belgrave Dandenong 15

 

Belgrave Dandenong 16Another beautiful area of Victoria ticked off, where’s next on the list?

What did you guys get up to this weekend? Let me know in the comments below or via my social media pages.

 

 

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