On a beautiful Spring day, with the sun shining and the birds singing, the last thing you want to be doing in sitting at home, gazing out the window. This was the beginning of an impromptu drive through the Tallarook ranges a few weeks ago.
As you may have seen on the television show recently, we have featured the Tallarook Ranges quite extensively. I love the wild feeling the area has, and the idea that you are so far from civilization, when in actual fact, it’s all around you. As you would have seen in that segment, I also drove to the summit (without making a fuss about it either), and although this was quite an achievement, the view from the top of Mount Hickey is rather restricted.
Since speaking to people, I’ve discovered that there is actually a saddle across the top of the ranges, with a brilliant view along Horans track. Like most of the roads in the Tallarook Ranges, it’s easily accessible in a normal car, and the view that greeted us was superb. We joined the main road, travelling through towns like Strath Creek and Kinglake before arriving at Masons Falls. There’s a large picnic area, with heaps of barbeques, making it a perfect destination for a day out. You’ll find a full 13 kilometre walk around the bush, or if you’re pushed for time, the 700m walk to the falls lookout.
What a great way to experience the world – just getting of the couch and going for a drive. Let me tell you, I enjoyed this so much that myself and the team will be going back to produce a segment for the show in the future!