Daylesford Mineral Springs

The town of Daylesford is located in the Goldfield’s Region of Victoria, a 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne CBD. It is a place of indulgence and relaxation, chocolates, bookstores, scenic trails and very cool geology! The main attraction to the area, however, are the natural mineral springs which are dotted around the Daylesford area (see map below). There […]

Read More Daylesford Mineral Springs

Wilson’s Promontory National Park

The southern-most tip of the Australia mainland is fantastic for a weekend away- camping, hiking and enjoying unspoilt, white sand beaches. The Prom is a granitic batholith from the lower Devonian. As with the You Yangs, this granitic pluton rose to the crust due to its higher temperature, and lower density. It is thought that it […]

Read More Wilson’s Promontory National Park

Cape Liptrap, Waratah Bay

Cape Liptrap is a significant geological site in Victoria, in fact anyone who has studied geology at university would be lying if they said they didn’t know each fold inside-out. I’ve uploaded my very-own first year sketch of the fold stack. The entrance to the beach is a steep drop. From the top of the cliff you […]

Read More Cape Liptrap, Waratah Bay

Kitty Miller Bay, Philip Island

Kitty Miller Bay is a small bay located in the SW corner of Philip Island – a two hour drive from Melbourne CBD. It’s not just any beach though, littered all along the shore line you’ll find some of the oldest rocks Melbourne has to offer, greenstones from the Ediacaran (580 Ma)! The same greenstones […]

Read More Kitty Miller Bay, Philip Island

Eagle Rock, Aireys Inlet

Eagle Rock is an hour and a half hour drive from Melbourne CBD and a perfect place to visit as part of a road trip along the Great Ocean Road or even a day trip to the beach! The area is also one of two Marine National Parks in the Central Victoria bioregion. The cliffs (pictured) […]

Read More Eagle Rock, Aireys Inlet