|Sanatorium Lake Walk
|Finally out of lockdown! Where can we go nearby? The Mount
Macedon area seemed a good choice; but which walk. Haven't done
the lake walk for years; so here we are.
This was a great day for a walk, sunny and warm. We started at the Lions Head road car park, just a sign on the edge of the road really. Another starting point just as good is the Sanatorium Lake Picnic Ground car park. It's an easy walk to the lake, which was only half full but still looked good. We continued on to the Sanatorium Lake Picnic area, before turning to the track for the Day's Picnic area. At Day's we retraced our steps back and took the turn to the Sanatorium Lake and at the lake returned to our car. After the walk we visited the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and had a very enjoyable lunch at the "Top of the Range Tea Rooms".
Overall a great day out!
|Walk Starting point
|Lion's Head Road Car Park
|Old Information signs dot the track
|This was a massive tree when alive!
|The lake comes into view
|Picnic tables at the lake
|A bridge takes you to other walking trails
|At the Sanatorium Picnic area
|Quite a few people were walking - an avid photographer at work
|Photographing a magic mushroom
|Back out again on the track to Day's Picnic area
|A nursery was here many years ago
|A very interesting tree
|Paths were easy to walk along
|although some parts were a bit slippery
|Left to Day's Picnic area
|had to photograph it
|Looking into the Day's Picnic area
|Back we go!
|No horses here, but they are allowed on this section
|Left, back to the Sanatorium lake
|Information shelter ahead
|Back on Lion's Head Road, took an alternative track
Off to the top of Mount Macedon for lunch
and a stroll to the cross
|But only a few metres from our car.
|Top of the Range Cafe
|Great Burger and Chips
|Start of the walk to the Memorial Cross
|The new cross
|Major Mitchell lookout
|Just a bit longer to the car park and then home