Mt Lofty Trail, Warrandyte State Park

These few weeks have been pretty cold and wet, so when the sun was in our faces on Saturday, we decided to take advantage of it and go for a short hike in Warrandyte State Park. It was a great choice for us as it wasn't too far away, plus there were plenty of tracks to choose from. As we had plans in the afternoon, we set our hearts on the Mt Lofty Trail, said to be short and sweet but with great panoramic views.

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We started our walk at the Wittons Reserve carpark, and as we crossed the creek via a footbridge, we were immediately greeted with wattle trees abundant with flowers.

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The first half of the walk parallels the river, so we managed to get closer to the water when we veered slightly from the main track. I thought it would make for a great picnic spot, as it was grassy and shady with beautiful views.

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hiking outdoors nature plants wattle

I decided to pay more attention to plants this time, keeping an eye out for fungi in particular. I didn't manage to see any, but I did come across many majestic looking trees and of course, more golden wattles. 

hiking outdoors nature

We enjoyed scenic views as we worked our way uphill. It was getting slightly tiring with the bold sun, but we knew we could do it with a little extra effort. After all, nothing compares to W. James Whyte Island Reserve in Werribee Gorge State Park!

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We also saw plenty of kangaroos on our way back to the carpark.
hiking outdoors nature kangaroo
This fella was such a great poser! It stared into my camera, tilted its body for me to get a different angle, all without me having to ask! I actually left the scene before it did.

The walk was an easy one that took us about 1.5 hours. For maps and information on all the tracks, read this document here. We're hoping to do Yarra Brae next!

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