Main Yarra Trail bridge (April 2015)

Main Yarra Trail bridge (April 2015)
Westerfolds' Park - Main Yarra Trail bridge (April 2015)

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One of my personal objectives is to convince Australia's millions of TV addicted couch potatoes to make the switch and convert to bush potatoes! In other words, get out there and see the REAL Australia. Go bushwalking - by yourself or with someone! If you never never go, you'll never never know...!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Diamond Valley Railway and Nature Hiking Trail, Eltham

Visited the Railway and adjacent Nature Hiking Trail on April 26 2015. 

Railway is 2 km, commenced 53 years ago! Operates on Sundays, a ride costs $3.

The Nature Trail follows the Diamond Valley Creek, and features information boards describing the local fauna and flora. It passes rushing waterfalls and rapids. The creek joins the Yarra not far away!







Saturday, April 25, 2015

FOX's POINT TOURIST RAILWAY – “The Vista Trains”


I have published an updated new edition of this free on-line Research Project.

This is about the "Fox's Point Scenic Railway", also known as the "Vista Trains", an almost forgotten part of the Dandenong Ranges history in Melbourne's outer east, a popular tourist attraction between 1953 and 1961, located on the north face of Mt Dandenong.

It was located 3 km from the township of Montrose, on the southern side of the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, near the intersection of Inverness Rd.

My dissertation, of 30 chapters, brings together many heritage images, descriptive texts, location maps and drawings about the Railway. A special Chapter showing historical images of the early days of the Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd is also included.

New content now includes exclusive images of the demolition and recovery operations of 1965, the landslips and road widening of 1972, land usage, pictures of the site and the embankment in February 2015 after clearing of bush, and a Historical Timeline.

It may be viewed at http://bpadula.tripod.com/foxpoint

Exploring Westerfolds' Park - Southern Bushland area




Pix of April 24, 2015,  on a 2 km circuit hike along the Yarra, passing the confluence of the Kestrel  Creek.