Words and photos by Jye Barclay
“Wear good shoes and pack ultralight.”
That was the advice given to me the day before setting off for the Wilsons Promontory Lightstation, a narrow peninsula jutting into the wild waters of Bass Strait. The endpoint—accessible only by foot—is one of Victoria’s hidden gems, but you’ve got to be prepared for a fair dose of bush bashing before you kick up the feet for the 360-degree view.
After 42.9 kilometres, 57,467 steps, 301 floors, rain, mud, and dirt and rocks, I have to admit being pretty pleased with myself for coming equipped only with a pair of Vans UltraRange, the bare necessities on my back, and some (admittedly warm) beers to cap the journey off. Turns out a pair of solid shoes really does get you from A to B.
Go get yourself a slice of the Vans UltraRange right here.