Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? has a blog full of beautiful photos, and each week she has a theme. This week’s theme is Hills. Head over there to see what other people are sharing ~ some stunning photos there. You might even like to take part too. Hills is a theme that fits in well with my recent travels.

The first time we went to Menindee I was struck at how flat most of the journey was. Once we charged over the small hills around Melbourne, the remnants of the Great Dividing Range, there was barely a ripple.

One bump that always makes us smile is Mt. Wycheproof, the Smallest Mountain in the World. (The enthusiasm of this climber, The World Mountaineering Exclusive! made me smile.)

Most of the country flat and you feel that you could travel forever.

After we left Menindee we slowly travelled beside the Murray River, through Mildura, Robinvale, Echuca and Rutherglen. It wasn’t until we crossed the Hume Freeway, the main north/south road between Sydney and Melbourne, that we began to see hills, because we had come back to the Great Dividing Range. The windy road into Beechworth was delightful and the caravan park, Beechworth Holiday Park, is nestled in a valley.

Then we were off to stay with friends in Merrijig, a little town halfway between Mansfield and Mt Buller, an area that is known as the High Country. They have a farm that looks out towards Mt Buller and Timbertop. It’s spectacular countryside that is even more serene because all the rain has turned the grass emerald green. So these are my hills…..


Mt Buller (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2016)


Timbertop (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2016)


Across the valley to Timbertop (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2016)


Away to the High Country (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2016)


Misty rain on the hills (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2016)


Photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2016


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15 Responses to Hills

  1. KerryCan says:

    Your hills are just beautiful! Such fine photos. I am much more comfortable in hills than the flatland . . .


  2. metan says:

    I love the idea of Mt Wycheproof being the smallest mountain in the world. 🙂

    I noticed some time ago a homemade sign placed along the Warburton Trail in Launching Place. A low mound is now humorously proclaimed “Mount Reid. 152m above sea level.” 😀


    • anne54 says:

      We have been through Wycheproof a few time nows and have always been entranced by Mt Wycheproof. Wycheproof’s other claim to fame is that it is exactly halfway between Melbourne and Mildura! Love the Mt Reid sign 🙂


  3. Anne, what beautiful hills! I love the colors and the vast open expanses. Just stunning!


  4. Blathering says:

    That last photo of the trees looks like a painting by Frederick McCubbin, or maybe Hans Heysen! Lovely photos.


  5. mae says:

    Your photos are very beautiful, making the Australian landscape a bit less unknown. My response to the “Hills” travel challenge is here:


    • anne54 says:

      Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by, Mae, but as I said to Kerry, it is difficult to take a lousy photo in such a beautiful place. I enjoyed looking at all the mountain paintings you found for your post.


  6. I simply need a major monstrous bowl of stew now. Looks awesome!..


  7. Mona lisa says:

    Looks awesome!….Your slopes are simply lovely! Such fine photographs..


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