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 Membership or Visitors for more information.

These are our upcoming activities:

Merri Creek Trail - Coburg to Victoria Park returning on Train/bus/tram Distance approximately 13K easy walking (an old Noel Newman walk) not been done for two years I think. Dont forget your Miki card. Meet at 8.00 for 8.15 departure at car park back of KFC Greensborough or meet at Lake Grove car park Coburg North by say 8.45am

 

 

 

Activity Date Wed 01 Feb 2023 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 01 Feb 2023 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 11
Bookings OK until Tue 31 Jan 2023 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Coburg North
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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We will ride from the Edithvale Wetlands to Pattersons Lakes and then pick up the Peninsular Link Trail down to the Langwarrin Flora and Fawna Reserve. Return distance 42 km.

As the Pen Link Trail will be exploratory for us we may have navigational issues and, also if it is hot, we will shorten the ride.

Activity Date Wed 01 Feb 2023 9:15 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 01 Feb 2023 3:00 pm
Capacity 10
Bookings 9
Available places 1
Bookings OK until Mon 30 Jan 2023 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Edithvale Wetlands
Categories BIKE RIDE, Medium

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Starting from the sadle dam carpark we will walk for approximately 3-4 km by the lake side. Stop for morning tea and then retrace our steps. Those who wish to have lunch at the end of the walk may do so in the picnic area by the cars. 6 - 8km depending on weather.

Walk will not happen if temperature forecast is 29C or over.

Activity Date Wed 01 Feb 2023 10:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 01 Feb 2023 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 5
Bookings OK until Tue 31 Jan 2023 12:00 am
Meeting Place Saddle Dam Car Park
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy

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A loop walk approx 14 ks.  Starting in Hurstbridge walking to almost Panton Hill then through to Wattle Glen and back on the bike track to Hurstbridge.  Includes tracks, quiet dirt roads and bike trail.

Some hilly sections. 

Bring morning tea and lunch!!!

May be cancelled if temps over 32 degrees.

Activity Date Wed 08 Feb 2023 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 08 Feb 2023 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 14
Bookings OK until Tue 07 Feb 2023 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Hurstbridge Community Centre
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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A circuit of Mt Lofty in Warrandyte State Park with the addition of a section along the Yarra from Homestead Road. Grerat views. The walk is only about 9 km long but does include 2 steep climbs and a tricky section along the river bank. Will finish by 12.00. 

Bring morning tea and, if you like, lunch to have together at the end.

Activity Date Wed 15 Feb 2023 8:45 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 15 Feb 2023 12:00 pm
Capacity 15
Bookings 10
Available places 5
Bookings OK until Mon 13 Feb 2023 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Wittons Reserve MEL 24 K6
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy/Medium

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Activity Date Wed 15 Feb 2023 12:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 0
Meeting Place Montmorency RSL
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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Bistro Dinner and  Social Event in place of the Febuary Club Meeting.    Easy parking in Greensborough.

Activity Date Thu 16 Feb 2023 7:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Thu 16 Feb 2023 9:00 pm
Capacity 26
Bookings 9
Available places 17
Bookings OK until Tue 14 Feb 2023 9:00 pm
Meeting Place Greensborough Hotel
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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There’s tree cover for pretty much the whole of this walk and being up the mountain, its always a few degrees cooler making for a great summer walk through really pretty, lush green forest. Starting from Sanitorium Lake we’ll follow the trail around to Camels Hump where we’re greeted with fantastic views before circling back to the rock climbing area for morning tea and hopefully some rock climbers in action. Then we follow an undulating and sometimes rocky trail to the Cross for some more views and our lunch break, there are toilets and a cafe if you need a cuppa or perhaps an ice cream treat so bring some cash. After lunch we re-trace out steps back to the car but the journey will be a little shorter as we don’t do Camels Hump on the return. There’s an option to shorten this walk if its too warm or the group doesn’t want to tackle Camels Hump and/or Sanitorium Lake - we’ll discuss and agree on the day. This is a combined walk with Koonung - organaised with Lynda Maddison 15K medium. We can car pool if required meeting at back of KFC Greensborouh car park time to be notified otherwise you can meet at Days Picnic Ground

Activity Date Sat 18 Feb 2023 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sat 18 Feb 2023 2:00 pm
Capacity 12
Bookings 4
Available places 8
Bookings OK until Fri 17 Feb 2023 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Days Picnic Ground car park
Categories WALK, Medium

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Thousand Steps -  approximately 12k tough up hill on steps to One Tree Hill with return via Tysons, Chandlers and Himalaya Tracks, Kia Ora Parade and Rail Trail back to start. Not a long walk but steps a challenge. Only done the steps once so cant remember how hard it was but be prepared. Obviously wont be a long day but bring lunch anyway. We can car pool from Mullum Mullum Reserve if enough people register will keep you posted about time at later date.

Activity Date Wed 22 Feb 2023 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 22 Feb 2023 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 10
Bookings OK until Tue 21 Feb 2023 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Thousand Steps
Categories WALK, Medium

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Privately guided kayaking trip down the Yarra from Lower Homestead Road to Whittens Reserve in 2 person inflatable kayaks. No experience necessary and a good fun experience.through Grade 2 rapids along a beautiful stretch of the Yarra River.

Cost with group discount $95 pp payable to  DVBC bank account with reference "kayaking and your name". Payment is due when booking.

Must be able to swim at least 10m.

Please bring closed toe footwear, clothes which may get wet and water bottle, Items supplied are life vest and helmet, safety briefing, shuttle back to Lower Homestead Road.

As you will know there are no changing facilities or toilets.

Please be ready to start at 8am and no refund unless the payment can be transferred to another member.

Activity Date Fri 24 Feb 2023 8:00 am
Finish Date/Time Fri 24 Feb 2023 12:00 pm
Capacity 16
Bookings 10
Available places 6
Bookings OK until Fri 17 Feb 2023 12:00 am
Meeting Place Lower Homestead Rd. Wonga Park
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Medium

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Kangaroo Ground to Sugarloaf return - 14.4k bridle tracks, aquaduct, bush tracks and a bit of road walking. Pleasant easy walking with occasional hill thrown in.

Activity Date Sun 26 Feb 2023 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 26 Feb 2023 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 4
Bookings OK until Sat 25 Feb 2023 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Kangaroo Ground Cemetary
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Short walk from Birdsland Reserve past Retarding Basin, Ruins up hill to Granite Track Summit for views to the city returning down Wellington North Break Track running parrallel to Wellington Road left to Abrahams Track , Lanes Track, Ballart Track back to Ruins returning via Blackwood Walk to cars. Distance is 10.5k easy walking with climb to Summit. Can car pool from Mullum Mullum Reserve meeting time 8.45am

Activity Date Wed 01 Mar 2023 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 01 Mar 2023 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 11
Bookings OK until Tue 31 Jan 2023 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Birdsland Reserve
Categories WALK, Easy

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Keep this date free for another fun filled rubbish collecting morning. Further details to be published closer to date. Similar to last year several locations so no excuses people.

Contact Marg King or Jeannie Suttie

Activity Date Sun 05 Mar 2023 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 05 Mar 2023 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 6
Bookings OK until Sat 04 Mar 2023 4:00 pm
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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Jells Park circuit

Enter Jells park from Waverley Rd and meet in Carpark 5 for an 8:30 start.

Figure of 8 walk beginning the north loop from Jells park and returning to the Jells park Visitor’s centre for lunch.

After lunch the south loop of Jells park to complete the walk by approximately 2:00pm.

Approximate length 15.5km. on bitumen, gravel and grass.

Activity Date Wed 08 Mar 2023 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 08 Mar 2023 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 11
Meeting Place Car park 5 Jells park
Categories WALK, Easy

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From the Alfred Nicholas Gardens carpark we will wind our way through the magnificent mountain ash forest combining a number of tracks and points of interest. We will finish with lunch by the lake in the Gardens. Appoximately 11km. 

Activity Date Wed 15 Mar 2023 8:15 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 15 Mar 2023 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Bookings 11
Available places 4
Bookings OK until Mon 13 Mar 2023 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Mullum Mullum Reserve, Melway 34H7
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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The walk commeces at 9.15 from the Eltham Community Centre car park and offers an alernative starting point at Eltham Lower Park's new public toilets at 9.45, for those walkers that would prefer a 10 kms walk rather than 12 kms. Please indicate if choosing the shorter walk when making your booking. The walk is mostly flat on tracks or paths and morning tea will be provided at Petty's Orchard where Coffee can be purchased from the cafe. We will return to Eltham Lower Park at 12 o'clock and then walk via the Eltham Cemetery back to the Eltham Community Centre car park. Points of interest are Barak Wetland, Eltham Lower Park redevelopment, Petty's Heritage Orchard, Eltham Cemetery, Wingrove Cottage and the Old Eltham Courthouse. 

Activity Date Wed 15 Mar 2023 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 15 Mar 2023 12:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 1
Bookings OK until Tue 14 Mar 2023 4:00 pm
Meeting Place Eltham Community Centre
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy

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Our Second Social Lunch.  First one was a success with many old and new members attending for a good old chit chat and a meal.

Great way to keep in contact with members that you don't see as often any more.

All welcome,  members, ex members, partners etc.

Activity Date Thu 16 Mar 2023 12:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Thu 16 Mar 2023 2:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 3
Bookings OK until Wed 15 Mar 2023 7:00 pm
Meeting Place Greensborough Hotel
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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Base Camp to hike the Surf Cost walk which is a total of 46.5 kms over 3 days.This covers the coast from Fairhaven to Point Impossible. We will be staying at the Anglesea Family Caravan Park from Thursday to Sunday and walking Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please book cabins or camping sites with friends ASAP. Cabins cost $651 for 3 nights for 3 people. Call 52951990 and say you are from Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club. Some cabins have been set aside for us. You will need to pay a $217 deposit.

More details as we get closer to the event. Any questions please call Darylene on 0425771497.

Activity Date Thu 30 Mar 2023 5:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Sun 02 Apr 2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 20
Bookings 20
Available places 0
Waiting List 8
Bookings OK until Tue 28 Mar 2023 11:00 pm
Meeting Place Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium

Sorry, fully booked

EASTER SUNDAY!

Walking through Bunjil Reserve in Panton Hill and  part of the Green Wedge Trail and also on some quiet dirt roads.  Circular walk.  Undulating with a few steep hills.  

Bring Morning Tea & Lunch and Poles perhaps for the steep sections.

Approx 12kms.

Dog Friendly

Activity Date Sun 09 Apr 2023 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 09 Apr 2023 2:00 pm
Capacity 20
Bookings 5
Available places 15
Meeting Place Panton Hill Bishops Road
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

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Children accompanied by an adult member of the club. Enter to Westerfolds Park via Fitzsimons Ln and meet at the plyaground near Car Park 1 at  9:15 for a 9:30 start. Bring morning tea and lunch. We'll walk along the Yarra trail and then cross the bridge to the Eltham Lower Park towards the miniature rail station. We'll have lunch in the picnic area close to the playground and then will return to the start. The walk is around 2.4 Km each way. Melway Map 21 E12.

Activity Date Wed 12 Apr 2023 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 12 Apr 2023 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 1
Bookings OK until Tue 11 Apr 2023 12:00 pm
Meeting Place Westerfolds Car Park 2 Playground
Categories WALK, Easy

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