The Hoddle's Creek Forest Reserve is a large public area of remnant bushland, near the settlement of Hoddle's Creek, 60 km east of Melbourne. Passing through the Reserve is the gated Pioneer Track, which starts at Parkinson's Rd, at the northern end, not far from the town of Gladysdale.
I did 4 km (return) of this Track on October 11, 2006, which follows a ridge top through unusual forest, and the highest point reached is just on 310m. There are tantalising glimpses through the tall timber of the higher mountains, such as Mt Myrtalia, which are glimpsed in the distance.
The area was once a gold mining region in the 1850s, but no artefacts remain.
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About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...