Activities Program

The main club activities are day walks and take place in a large number of different areas ranging from suburban parks to the nearby mountains. Historic walks around the suburbs of Melbourne are also on offer.
Basecamps, cycling and a range of social events are also offered. Trips within Australia, overseas and locally are also undertaken periodically.

Grading of Walks

It is most important that before you consider going on any walk, particularly those graded medium or more strenuous, you should consider whether you are sufficiently fit and experienced and have the necessary equipment.

Easy  Walking on gently undulating terrain, mostly on formed tracks. Suitable for most people. Walking time 4 to 5 hours, 6 to 12 km.

Easy/Medium  Gently undulating terrain, mostly on formed tracks with some short climbs. Walking time 4 to 5 hours, 10 to 15 km.

Medium   Some of the walk not necessarily on formed tracks, with some sustained climbs (1km or more). Walking time 5 to 6 hours, 10 to 20 km.

Medium/Hard   As for medium but includes rougher terrain, ie. heavy scrub, rock scrambling or longer climbs or descents. Walking time 5 to 6 hours, 10 to 20 km.

Hard   Consistent walking in difficult terrain, rock scrambling, thick scrub, steep ups and downs, creek crossings. Experienced and fit walkers only. Walking time 6 to 10 hours, 10 to 20 km

Activity Booking  - Once you have registered as a visitor or prospective member (which is free) you can use our online booking system to book. Click Join us or Visitors for more information.

These are our upcoming activities:

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

Western Australia Cape to Cape and Bibbulmum October 2022

(self guided)

 

Includes transfers each day for hikes, twin share accommodation,

Breakfast, lunch and Diner

 

Max Walkers 14

 

Deposit 30% time of booking

Final Balance 8th September

 

 

Cape to Cape  9th - 15th October - 107 km.   $2195.00 pp

7 Day Catered Comforts with Perth Transfer

 

Rest Day:  16th October

Optional day of touring – $150.00 pp

 

Bibbulmum 17th -24th October     $2195.00 pp

6 Day Catered Comforts with bonus Albany and Bald Head

Perth Transfer to accommodation / airport

Activity Date Sun 09 Oct 2022 12:00 am
Finish Date/Time Mon 24 Oct 2022 12:00 am
Capacity 14
Registered 14
Available places 0
Bookings OK until Tue 31 May 2022 12:00 am
Individual Price $4,390.00
Meeting Place Hotel Ambassador Perth. WA
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium

Sorry, fully booked

Approx 10km easy half day walk along Yarra River at Wonga Park. Good introductory walk for those new to bushwalking.  Poles handy for downhill especially if wet. Take morning tea, expect to be finished by 12 so lunch optional at end of walk. 

Activity Date Sun 09 Oct 2022 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sat 10 Sep 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 6
Bookings OK until Sat 08 Oct 2022 5:00 pm
Meeting Place Wittons Reserve MEL 24 K6
Categories WALK, Easy

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This is a circuit walk in Lysterfield Park which takes us through a variety of remnant bushland. It includes the trig point with great views to the city and then lunch at Lysterfield lake. The lake supplied water to the Peninsula until 1975 protecting the area from development.

The walk is approx 13kms with some short ups and downs.

For those who wish to car pool, we will meet at Mullum Mullum Reserve MEL 34 H7 at 8.30 for an 8.45 start. Otherwise you can meet at the carpark at the end of Hallam North Rd MEL 82 K 11 ready to start walking at 9.30.

Please indicate in Comments where you will meet the group.

Bring water morning tea lunch and poles if you use them.


 

Activity Date Wed 12 Oct 2022 8:45 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 12 Oct 2022 2:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 10
Bookings OK until Tue 11 Oct 2022 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Mullum Mullum Reserve, Melway 34H7
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Green links through Montmorency.
Leader.. Jocelyn.
A circuit walk on formed paths and through parklands, with some steep sections. No toilets.Approx. 75 minutes plus stops.
Meet 10 am at the carpark opposite the shops cnr. Reichelt Ave and Grand Boulevard to walk a circuit through four of Monty’s linear parklands, returning via Kirwana Grove. Bring morning tea and lunch, water, hat and stick.

Activity Date Wed 12 Oct 2022 10:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 12 Oct 2022 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 3
Bookings OK until Tue 11 Oct 2022 9:00 am
Categories RAMBLE, Easy/Medium

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Walk in the open eucalyptus woodland forest while exploring a variety of tracks in Warrandyte-Kinglake Nature Conservation area. This is an easy medium walk of approx 11km.

Meet at Eltham Little theatre at 8:15 for an 8 30 departure or alternatively at the walk start ready to walk at 9:00. Please write in comments where you will meet the group.

Please bring: trekking poles, morning tea, lunch, water. We can have our lunch at or towards the end of the walk. 

(The walk start is hard to spot. It's on the Eltham-Yarra Glen Road MEL 265 C12, about 800m past the Clintons Rd turn off but before Scholz Rd)


Activity Date Sun 16 Oct 2022 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 16 Oct 2022 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 2
Bookings OK until Sat 15 Oct 2022 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Eltham Little Theatre, Melway 22H1
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Starting at Millgrove (near Warburton) we will walk up the Backstairs Track to Mt Little Joe and continue along fire trails back to the start. Some steep ascents and descents with an overall climb of 400m, poles recommended.. Distance 12 km. 

We will car share from Warrandyte Bridge but as an alternative walkers can meet us at the Milgrove CFA carpark at 9.20. Please indicate when booking if you plan on meeting us at Millgrove.

Activity Date Wed 19 Oct 2022 8:15 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 19 Oct 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 15
Available places 0
Bookings OK until Mon 17 Oct 2022 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Warrandyte Bridge Car Park MELWAYS 23 F11
Categories WALK, Medium
Activity Date Wed 19 Oct 2022 10:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 19 Oct 2022 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 1
Bookings OK until Tue 18 Oct 2022 12:00 am
Categories RAMBLE, Easy

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A bushy walk on unmade tracks amongst natural bushland. About 4km. Not suitable for Amblers but we could all meet for lunch at Stonehouse Cafe at midday at

321 Warrandyte Rd, Warrandyte.  

Activity Date Wed 26 Oct 2022 10:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 26 Oct 2022 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 1
Available places 14
Bookings OK until Mon 24 Oct 2022 12:00 am
Meeting Place Carpark halfway up Haslem's Track
Categories RAMBLE, Easy/Medium

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Melway 36 A3. Loop walk on uneven surfaces along unmade tracks through bushland for about 3km. Not suitable for Amblers but they are welcome to join us for lunch at Stonehouse Cafe, 321 Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd at midday. Bring morningtea and pole if liked. Turn off main road just after Potters' Cottage at Johannson's Rd to get to Haslem's Track on left. Drive halfway up to the carpark.

Activity Date Wed 26 Oct 2022 10:00 am
Capacity 15
Registered 1
Available places 14
Bookings OK until Mon 24 Oct 2022 12:00 am
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy/Medium

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Activity Date Thu 27 Oct 2022 7:30 pm
Finish Date/Time Thu 27 Oct 2022 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 10
Bookings OK until Thu 27 Oct 2022 12:00 am
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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