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There's no King and no Lake

On the northern outskirts of Melbourne's 'burbs you can find the township of Kinglake. Although the name suggests at least a bit of a water body, there's none. This place was actually named after the British historian Alexander William Kinglake. As we all know tragedy struck the area eight years ago and most of it went up in flames.
However since then nature, people and the local community recovered and these days Kinglake is hiding some nice hikes which are easy to reach. Over the last couple of weeks I ventured out there for some on- and offtrack hikes. Mostly because I didn't feel like driving all the way to the Cathedral Ranges or the hills above the Yarra. 
Because the area sits on a ridge which is roughly 300m higher than the northern suburbs, the Kinglake hikes offer some stunning view over Melbourne. Especially the sunsets are worth a visit which means if you're looking at a nice after-work hike, this is it. Mt Everard Track is a good recommendation. 
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