Date: February 13, 2022 9:00 am
- February 13, 2022 3:00 pm
Join our team on this excellent historic exploration of the little known valleys and gorges of Melbourne’s volcanic plains on this walk. We will take on some tracks and trails of the Steiglitz Historic Area including a few narrow rocky sections of trail and then a mix of open forest tracks and a few management trails to all combine into a beautiful day out in any season.
During the 1860’s, Steiglitz was a booming gold town catering for the needs of over 1500 people. Busy streets lined with dozens of buildings, hotels and banks and schools. Today it is home to about a dozen residents and a wealth of gold mining history. With lightly wooded hills and numerous small ravines and gorges, it has a ruggedness that is not immediately seen from the surrounding volcanic plains. The discovery of gold in the 1850’s brought huge changes to this landscape and the remnants of this is quite apparent on this walk, with mine shafts, mullock heaps, ruins, and other landscape changes. The area is also home to an extremely large variety of bird species and is an important haven for koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas and the hard to spot but very cute sugar gliders.
One of the most common questions we get asked is “ Can I come on the trip by myself?”
Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future!
We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.
Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!
Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you- we organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the things you want to do- you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!