The Queen’s birthday long weekend is a great time to get away as the weather keeps some of the crowds away. This time it was a visit to Chiltern and Beechworth and the opportunity to do three walks. Related Images:
One of the main reasons going to Beechworth, to do the Town and Country walk around Beechworth Historical Park and the town.
A 750m walk that packs many points of interest into its short length. Well worth a visit.
A walk near Chiltern to do on the way to Beechworth. Named after the species of trees that can be seen on the track it’s an easy 8.4km walk to follow.
A beautiful scenic walk through the forest surrounding Powelltown. Logging relics and forest make for a fine walk. Related Images:
A fine walk through the rural scenery of Panton Hill, along Motschalls Track. With an optional leg to Rob Roy Hill Climb. 6km, 1.5 hours.
A (large) country town version of the White Night held in Melbourne, the one held in Ballarat had a wonderful community atmosphere. Related Images:
The photogenic and relaxing gardens and ponds of Blue Lotus Water Garden near Warburton. Related Images:
Last time we did the Lilydale to Warburton rail trail we left out half of it. This ride Kyle and I did the entire length making it an 80km day. Related Images:
An excellent rail trail running through rural areas and well away from traffic, some 53km in total. Related Images: