Getting lost on Instagram is something I’ve been doing a lot of lately. But instead of stalking people, I stalk places to visit. My list of places to visit is getting longer and longer so when the long weekend came around, we thought it was about time to start ticking them off.
One train, one bus and over two hours of travelling from Melbourne will put you in the small town of Warburton. It contains a handful of cafes, an antique shop and a very helpful Information Centre and the gateway to Instagram famous Redwood Forest.
After eating a delicious lunch at Riverview Cafe we headed off on our first walk up to LaLa Falls.
The track is for experienced beginners to medium hikers and takes you 30 minutes up hill on a muddy track into the bush. The fresh air, birds and sound of the river will keep keep you company until you reach the top of the hill. Although the waterfall is a bit underwhelming, it’s a great track to reconnect with nature and get some exercise in.
Next we walked along the river behind the town centre with high hopes to find a Platypus. Unfortunately, we had no such luck but were pleasantly surprised by the scenery and quirky community features including an epic tree castle, skatepark and BBQ area.
There are heaps of hikes to do from the Warburton town centre, all with different levels of difficulty and refreshing, soul-centring scenery. Go say hi to the good folks at the Information Centre and they will give you all the advice you need for your level of experience and time restrictions.
We definitely recommend a trip out to Warburton if you need a break from the city. Although, we recommend taking a car. It will save you time and reliable transport. We didn’t actually make it to the Redwoods, it was starting to get cold and we only had our active-wear on so we headed back to the bus stop before the sun went down. We’re keen to go back another day and see them, will need to find someone with a car so we have more time to explore!
A & S