Enjoy Valentine's Day - Bushwalking style!

Romance is in the air with Valentine's Day around the corner, so why not pop on your hiking boots, pack a backpack filled with delicious morsels (and a  rose perhaps), and take a hike with spectacular views on the way! Here are five easy and short bushwalking hikes in beautiful areas in Victoria:

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Aireys Inlet Beaches and Clifftops (11km)

Drive to Anglesea and follow the Great Ocean Road towards Aireys Inlet. Make sure to time your walk with low tide.  The walk goes along the beach to Split Point near Airey's Inlet, then returns via the clifftops to the start point.

The beaches and rock shelves between Urquhart Bluff and Split Point Lighthouse provide excellent walking and wonderful views at low tide. Rock formations, colourful cliffs, coastal views from water level, clifftop panoramas, rock pools and coastal heathland provide contrast and variety along this very scenic section of coastline.

Dickson's Falls Mount Buffalo National Park (4km)

A short but delightful nature walk along Dickson's Creek to the falls with a spectacular view over Buckland Valley. The sub-alpine plant communities and masses of wildflowers are a highlight in late summer.

East-West Walk - You Yangs Regional Park (3-7km)

A hike for great views over the volcanic plains! This circuit walk explores the slopes of Flinders Peak in You Yangs Regional Park. The undulating track includes some short steep sections as it weaves its way around and between granite boulders. 

Eaton's Cutting - OT Dam - Seawinds - Arthurs Seat State Park (10km)

A pleasant walk through natural bushland with views over the Westernport and Port Phillip Bays, a secluded dam in a hidden valley and vineyards.

Wallace Heritage Trail, Falls Creek Alpine National Park (6.5km)

Enjoy a walk through the alpine meadows and visit the Wallace and Cope Huts with views across the National Park at several places.  It's an easy walk with a lot of history.

If you feel like longer and more challenging walks with spectacular views, click here for more ideas. Perhaps it's a good test of character if you have a long-term relationship in mind :) 

If you would like to join a bushwalking club in your area for guided group walks and other activites, contact us and we'll make recommendations to you depending on your needs.

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