Thetraveljunkie.org – Sun touching our skin. Now is this time of the year that we rescue those summer feelings that bring happy memories to us, but the truth is that we want to create new ones! That’s why we begin the summer with these memories of our last trip to Kokoda Memorial Walk (1000 Steps), an institution for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. Making the 3km trek one of the most popular spots in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, but its steep terrain is not to be underestimated. But this suits many just fine who are often preparing to undertake the real “Kokoda Track”.
Created in the early 1900s, the 1000 Steps Walk was originally made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the track to make the 290 metre ascent somewhat easier. The 1000 Steps follow a creek alignment up through the wet fern gully, walkers/runners will experience filtered sunlight through the Tree Ferns and Manna Gum as they make their way up, up up. There is always a range of native wildlife to enjoy along the way from birdlife to even the odd Lyrebird.
See if you can count the 1000 Steps? Is it more or less? Note weekends on this Track can be extremely busy, particularly in the mornings.
Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Victoria, Australia.
Happy Sustainable Travels!