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A-Z Challenge: U for Upper Ferntree Gully

April 26, 2016


I am back again for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge so have made the commitment to blog every day in April except the Sundays. Some bloggers choose a theme, and others do random posts. For me, a theme works better, so them I’ve chosen for 2016 is Towns in Victoria. I will be choosing  towns with a relevance to my family history, where possible.


U is for Upper Ferntree Gully, an outer suburb of Melbourne. Often referred to by locals as Upper Gully.

Upper Ferntree Gully has a population of about 5000. In the early days this area was mainly farming, and was the end of the electric train line from Melbourne.

This area, which is in the hills, is very beautiful, with much vegetation of ferns. The climate is always a little cooler, making it a popular holiday destination in summer.

ferntree gully


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Upper Ferntree Gully is home to the 1000 steps which brings many avid fitness fanatics to the area. The 1000 steps is a challenging stair walk commemorated to the Kokoda Track of World War 2.Enter a caption



1000 steps


One Comment
  1. I think I’ve been to Upper Ferntree Gully when I visited the Dandenongs. I remember a garden with strange sculptures in it that I was much taken with. Thank you for bringing back the memories 🙂
    Jemima Pett

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