Up and up we go to Mount Oberon! This beautiful mountain here is located in the heart of Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia. It is about 3.5 hour drive away from the city of Melbourne. So unless you are planning to stay overnight, you will need to dedicate an entire day for this hike. Perhaps starting early in the morning would be a good idea.
Length: 6.8 km return
Time: 2 - 2.5 hrs
Grade: Easy - Medium
Maximum height: approx 558m above ground
Where: Wilsons Promontory National Park, VIC, Australia
We started at Tidal River, where we parked our car. Settled in and walked into the Tidal River general store. We knew it was going to be at least an hour before we reached the summit of Mount Oberon. So we bought lunch, and prepared to have it at the summit, overlooking the AMAZING view.
Spotted: Little Oberon Bay enclosed by the peninsula. View from the summit of Mount Oberon.
At Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia.
Little Oberon Bay. Worth that 3 hour tiring hike. Pitch a tent with this amazing view!! #littleoberonbay #wilsonsprom #camping #australiaday #auatraliacamping #camp #beach #bluewaters #travel #travelphotography #bay #melbournehikes #campingadventure #nature #landscape #instamelb #instamania #beachporn #coastal
Bear Gully campsite! @cape liptrap coastal park. What can I say, pitch a tent by the beach! #beargullycamp #beargullycampsite #camping #camp #capeliptrapcoastalpark #beach #privatebeach #campsite #australiaday #holiday #tent #venusbay
This time round, we head out to Lake Mountain located in Marysville, Australia! During winter, Lake Mountain turns into a beautiful snow ski resort! We picked this particularly because its only about 1.5 hrs drive from Melbourne city. Perfect for a day hike.
You can choose to walk up to the summit during the summer or during winter. Either way, it would be quite chilly up there :)
Length: 5km return
Time: 2 - 2.5 hrs
Grade: Easy - Medium
Maximum height: 1433m
Where: Lake Mountain, Marysville, VICTORIA, Australia
The hike starts at where the visitor center is, where there is a restaurant in case you get hungry and restrooms to do your business. Very convenient.
The hike itself was very relaxing. There were markers (orange arrows) for us to follow. There were proper routes as well, so it wouldn’t be easy for us to loose track anyway.
At the beginning starts with a steep track that rises 200m which then levels out eventually to a gentle incline towards the summit. There are three lookout points along the loop before tracking back down. 1. Alps Lookout. 2. Sherlock Lookout. 3. Taggerty Lookout.
Some of the views along the hike:
I first started a proper hike back in Malaysia. A bunch of us decided we should give it a go. We hiked Bukit Tabur. Little did I know how hard or dangerous it was going to be. I just went along with my “trustworthy” friends. Haha. It is a hill located in Taman Melawati. It is just on the east of Batu Caves about 11.5 km away. (According to Google Maps)
It is known for their crystal quartz outcrop and unique vegetation. It consists of checkpoints, and a few lookout points (although not specifically labelled or indicated). However, it is quite obvious to spot the lookout point. Once there, it overlooks the Klang gates reservoir.
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Maximum height: <500m
Where: Taman Melawati, Malaysia
It is very dangerous as there is no designated and proper laid out pathway but kinda makes it quite the adventure in a way. You just need to follow the coloured paper trial that can be seen along the ground and sometimes on the trees. It also have many rocks to climb and some are very steep, almost to a 90 degree angle.
Before you go, please make sure you have proper hiking shoes, that can grip on properly. And you may want to consider wearing some proper gloves, as your hands might hurt from gripping those rocks. (I know mine hurt)
Getting there: The starting point can be hard to find, without any proper signage. Pretty much just look out for Puncak Niaga facility. The starting trail can be found just behind the wall
Some of the rough rocks you will be gripping on…..GLOVES!
The very first joke I received from a friend today:
Friend: Bea bea
Friend: OMG you’re going to love this
Friend: What did baby corn say to mama corn?
Friend: Where is pop corn
So. This will b my last post of 2013.
Its been one hell of a year, hasn’t it? Major for some, quiet for some. I think its been average for me. Have I gained much? Probably.
Made some major decisions, made some new, amazing friends, kept in touch with old ones. Tried endless types of food, explored more hike trails, and biking trails.
Here comes 2014, with more to look forward to. More major objectives to achieve. This time, I forget about resolutions. Just go with the flow.
Brief 2013 timeline: