A bit of a drive down a dirt road leads to the peaceful setting of O'Brien's Crossing, where we began our one hour walk.
This shallow section of the Lerderderg River is popular for a variety of bushwalks and a great bushcamping site.
The smell of smoke from the campfires added to the ambience of the place and the warmth from the burning embers came in handy for warming up our cold hands, pre walk.
We followed the path up the steps and along a track. And then we got lost. Not for long, but still...lost. So back we went to the fork in the road and lo and behold - there was a sign on a tree, that we had totally missed previously.
Take 2. Follow that arrow.
The scenery was gorgeous, I loved these trees standing upright on their sloping hillside home.
The path travelled alongside a gully, did a hairpin bend and continued along the other side. At this point, we decide to head back the way we came, because - you guessed it - we figured we were lost again. Some other walkers told us we were on the 11km track.
That's not for us. Unless there's some kind of shuttle bus to meet us halfway.
We got as far as this rock formation, which may or not be 'The Tunnel'. We'll never know for sure. At this point, we decided to call our bushwalking expedition to an end and headed off in the car in search of icecream.
What: Lerderderg State Park
Where: O'Brien's Rd,
Why: walks, nature
How Much: FREE