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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mushrooms at Mt Lofty, Warrandyte State Park

On Sunday aftrernoon May 9, 2010, I went over to Mt Lofty, Warrandyte State Park, 354 km east of Melbourne town.

From the small car park at the junction of Lower Homestead Rd and Stephens Track, I hiked to the summit of Mt Lofty.

On a high point nearby was the fenced section of preserved remnant forest, an example of how this section of the Park looked prior to clearing in the early 1900s.

Around the Summit itself, many large brown/white mushrooms had appeared, the first occasion I had seem them anywhere in the Park!

The views across the Yarra Valley were glorious, to the Yarra Ranges amd Dandenong Ranges.
Mt Donna Buang from Summit

Dandenong Ranges from Stephen Track

Yarra Ranges from Summit
The enormous Heritage and Country Club Resort, with its golf courses, lagoons and lakes, was an impressive site, at the foot of Mt Lofty, just outside the Park perimeter.

I've included some historical images of the Warrandyte district dating back to the late 1800s.

My hiking distance was 3 km total.

See all of the Photos of my visit!

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