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:

First of our bi monthly social lunches.  Great way to connect with members you haven't seen for a while or see regularly or have never seen before.  Anyone is welcome - members (and spouses/partners etc), ex members and prospective members.  

Whether you want a huge lunch, senior lunch or just a coffee please feel free to book and attend.  This is just another initiative to help our club to be more social "off the track" as well as "on the track"

Please book if you can so I can let the hotel know approximately how many peope will be attending.

Hopefully this lunch is a success and we continue to hold alternate Lunch/Dinners on the third thursday of the month.

Peter Stirling and I will be co-ordinating these lunches so if you have questions just let us know.

See you at lunch!!  Kerry & Peter

Activity Date Thu 19 Jan 2023 12:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Thu 19 Jan 2023 2:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 5
Bookings OK until Tue 17 Jan 2023 12:00 am
Meeting Place Eltham Hotel
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

To book for this activity, register as prospective member or visitor and login

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 3
Available places 7
Bookings OK until Mon 30 Jan 2023 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Edithvale Wetlands
Categories BIKE RIDE, Medium

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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 7
Bookings OK until Tue 28 Mar 2023 11:00 pm
Meeting Place Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium

Sorry, fully booked