Travel up through Strathewen, taking in the Black Saturday Bushfire Memorial, before traversing up the Bald Spur Track. Three-quarter way up, stop for the view and dedication to St Andrew’s bushfire victims. Tuck into superb pub grub at the Kinglake Hotel. If the kids are in tow, wear them thin in the Bollygum Park next door. Finish the round trip from Melbourne by descending the Bowden Spur Track enjoying city skyline views and the countryside below.

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Applauding peek-a-boo…

…but only for so long.

Humphry B. Bear

Feet first

Frontview of the rearview

The Iron Tree. Birds from miles around battle for a seat on its branches.

Respects to those lost in Black Saturday

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There’s a mailbox builder on a good wicket at Strathewen.

Melbourne’s city skyline on a hazy Winter’s afternoon.

The morning after.

Bollywood hut

Bollywood Park has it all – including a pub next door.

Tipping the lid to Kinglake Pub’s cook.