Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 steps Kokoda Walk is a unique and a tourist spot in the Dandenong Ranges. Many tracks intertwine within and they are all connected in one way or another.
One of the tracks was called Memorial Track which went for 1.4K. This track was narrow, steep and slippery with a lot of bends and curves. The other track called Burnetts track was also 1.4K, but wide. This track was a lot easier to climb than the Memorial Track because it was straighter and wider.
We started out hike at 10 in the morning and made it to the top in 1 hour. It was a small hike compared to other mountains but didn’t have a satisfying view because the trees blocked the sun out. We hiked through Burnetts track because it was easier than the other track but it lacked stairs so we had to climb up a slope. I brought runners, so the grip on the ground wasn’t great, meaning that I slipped many times. On the trail back down, the terrain evolved to slightly narrower and more slippery on the steps. On the way down, we encountered a strange creature. It was about half a metre tall, shaped like a oversized black bird with a long peacock tail. But it was the head that intrigued me the most. The head was a blend of a cockatoo’s and phoenix.
We hiked about 3 kilometres and rose about 300 metres about sea level. After the hike, we went to Mcdonalds to buy chips and ice-cream.