How close is Kinglake to Melbourne?
I realize now that the fires were really closer to Melbourne than I thought, judging by this photograph by David Geraghty published in Herald Sun Feb 12th. From the hilltop of Kinglake the people apparently could see the city of Melbourne and at night it must have been a beautiful sight. Kinglake, I read, does not have a lake, but was named after a Alexander Kinglake who passed through in 1870, just like Swan Hill doesn't have any hills, nor many swans for that matter!
Kinglake (including Kinglake Central, Kinglake West and Kinglake National Park, St Andrews, Cottles Bridge, Panton Hill, Hurstbridge and Toolangi) was promoted as a
mountain town with a wealth of natural attractions. Kinglake is a small and elevated settlement situated located at the top of the Great Dividing Range 61 km north-east of Melbourne's city centre via Heidelberg. So it is closer to Melbourne than Geelong is to the city.
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