M wears: Top by Bobo Choses / Skirt by Bonton / Shoes by molo.
The weekend brought more sunshine and on Sunday we decided to drive up to the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. It is placed in a national park at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and it is an excellent place to get closer to nature (and get some exercise too!) The soft grassy hills are perfect for a picnic and there are several hiking tracks for everybody's liking. For the serious hikers there is the 1000 Steps which is literally a steep hill with 1000 steps which continues with several tracks. We tried the nature trail which was a bit like stepping into a magical world! Deep lush forest and inviting tracks. The sounds of little creeks and an array of different bird life (we spotted cockatoos, kookaburras and rainbow parrots ) was enough to keep the kids walking further on the track and it was easy to get intrigued by the wonderful wild that lives here. We saw a massive ant which was even bigger than a bull ant, and several little lizards in the trees.
The kids collected gum tree leaves and put them in their hair/caps and instantly felt like nature natives! It is so nice to show the kids just how rich nature is, and what an amazing ecosystem that lives here.
When we came back to the start the kids were so pumped that we even tried the 1000 steps.. we got half way there and then decided it was time for an icy pole on the grassy hills..haha.. but we all decided that next time we would go all the way!