The Dandenongs, beaches and Lorne

February 9, 2015

Yesterday I arrived in Lorne, small sort of beach resort town southwest of Melbourne. It’s been really nice and warm in the days but quite chilly in the evenings. Tomorrow morning I’m heading back to Melbourne where I’m catching a bus to the airport to fly to Sydney.

My last days in Melbourne were really good. On Thursday last week I went to the Dandenong Ranges, a mountain range outside of Melbourne, while Bjorn was moving out of his house. I went on the Puffing Billy steam train, it’s on old railway that’s been restored as a tourist attraction.


I got off at Emerald Lake Park and spent a couple of hours walking around the lakes and forests there, then took the train back. After that I visited the Dandenong Ranges National Park which has lots of walks around the mountains. The forests were beautiful and I spent a long time there just walking around on quite trails with no other people around.

The next day i finally got to go to the beach! It had started getting really hot so me and Bjorn went down to St Kilda beach in Melbourne. In the afternoon I met up with Emmy, a friend of mine from London who moved to Melbourne last year, and in the evening we went out for Bjorns leaving dinner and drinks.


So yesterday I travelled along The Great Ocean Road to Lorne. I spent the day walking around town and along the beach before I cooked dinner at my hostel. I’ve been eating out a lot recently so I’ve decided to start cooking more myself, at least as long as I’m in Australia where food is expensive. I’m staying at a really nice hostel (Great Ocean Road Backpackers) on a green hill above Lorne. My dorm is a 4-bed in a small cabin, and at the moment I’m alone in there :)


Today I’ve been going on more walks along the coast and a river. Then it started raining so I walked back home and made some food. I wanted to go to the beach this afternoon but haven’t been able to because of the weather, so I’ve just been reading at the hostel. I’ve been pretty tired so it was nice to just take it easy. The coach to Melbourne leaves tomorrow morning at 7 so I’m going to bed soon so I don’t miss it.