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This is a hot weather walk around the Westerfolds river area. The distance is around 8.5 km and the plan is to finish early before the temperature rises. Bring water and a snack but you do not need a full pack. If you usually use sticks then bring them as we are walking off track when possible. Some tracks are shared with bikes.

Event Date Sun 30 Jan 2022 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 30 Jan 2022 11:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 9
Meeting Place Porter St Westerfolds Park
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy

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Event Date Tue 01 Feb 2022 7:00 am
Finish Date/Time Thu 04 Feb 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 10
Bookings 10
Available places 0
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium/Hard

A ride along the Bay Trail to Half Moon Bay (Black Rock) or further if we feel like it. Good views, no hills and about 35 km.

Meet at the Edithvale Wetlands carpark in Edithvale Road, Melway 93 D8

Event Date Wed 02 Feb 2022 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 02 Feb 2022 3:00 pm
Capacity 12
Bookings 9
Available places 3
Bookings OK until Mon 31 Jan 2022 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Edithvale Wetlands
Categories BIKE RIDE, Easy/Medium

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A walk around The Blue Lotus Watergardens at Warburton. 2628  Warburton Highway Yarra Junction. M 288 H8

More of an amble than ramble to enjoy the beautiful lotus and water lillies. 

We will meet at the carpark of the gardens  unless we are allowed to carpool in which case I will amend this notice.

There is an entrance fee of $19.50 for seniors or $22.00 for non seniors.

Bring own lunch and morning tea, or you can buy either in the cafe on site.

There is a nursery on site where you can buy plants and water lillies or lotus.

Event Date Wed 02 Feb 2022 10:00 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 02 Feb 2022 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 5
Bookings OK until Tue 01 Feb 2022 12:00 am
Meeting Place Blue Lotus Water Gardens
Categories RAMBLE, Easy

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A morning walk from Beasley's Nursery into Tikalara Park and then following the Yarra down to Pettys Orchard for morning tea. Return along the Mullum Mullum Trail.. After an initial steep climb it is pleasant walk with river views and finished by lunchtime. 10 km.

Event Date Wed 16 Feb 2022 8:45 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 16 Feb 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 15
Bookings 15
Available places 0
Waiting List 6
Bookings OK until Mon 14 Feb 2022 6:00 pm
Meeting Place Beasley's Nursery
Categories WALK, Easy

Amble Ramble. Meet at lower carpark Pound Bend Reserve. Morning tea at Tunnel.  Then walk the river path to return to carpark.  Amble return at half way point.  6km. Lunch on return 

No ramble if temp forecast is above 28oC

Event Date Wed 16 Feb 2022 9:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 4
Bookings OK until Tue 15 Feb 2022 12:00 am
Meeting Place Pound Bend Picnic area Mel 23 A11
Categories RAMBLE, Easy

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 Please note that this camp starts on a Monday.

This camp is for the fully vaccinated.

Tidal River is approximately 3 and 1/2 hours drive from Eltham.

We will be staying in a group lodge in Tidal River.

 I plan to have 2 long walks and 2 shorter walks depending on the weather.

The cost will be approximately $206 for  3 nights

A deposit of $100 is  payable by 1/12/21

The Lodge is comfortable,with a full Kitchen 2 bathrooms and extra toilets.

At present only  the bottom bunks will be used.Bedrooms have 2 or 3 beds.

Because some people are staying in the camp site or occupying a male room,if they cancel they may not be replaced by some one from the waiting list.

Members will have to supply linen  .Please bring  towels,sheets pillowcases blankets or doonas or sleeping bags.Tea towels

The Prom can be cold wet and windy even in February. Please bring full wet weather clothes .

It can be hot.Please bring a small towel to put in your pack.

There is heating in the Lodge but no air conditioning.

Snakes  ticks and other creepy crawlies are common and active in the Park 

 This is a self catering camp.Please BYO food and Alcohol (you cannot buy alcohol at Tidal River)

There is a small general store that sells basic food items .There is a small cafe that has limited hours.

 

Event Date Mon 21 Feb 2022 12:00 am
Finish Date/Time Thu 24 Feb 2022 12:00 am
Capacity 18
Bookings 20
Available places -2
Waiting List 3
Meeting Place Tidal River Information centre
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium

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

Event Date Sun 06 Mar 2022 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 06 Mar 2022 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 9
Bookings OK until Sat 05 Mar 2022 4:00 pm
Categories SOCIAL EVENT, Easy

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This walk is in a delightful part of the Brisbane Ranges and some wildflowers might still be around. Length 12 km, grade M.

Leaving from the Anakie Gorge Picnic Ground, it starts with an easy 1 km stretch up the Stony Creek, then climbs sharply up to the gorge rim. Lookouts with views in various directions follow, then it descends into the Stony Creek Picnic Ground for lunch. After lunch, we take a side trip to see the Lower Stony Creek Reservoir, built in 1874. It is on the national engineering heritage list for significant innovations in dam building.

Returning to the lunch stop, the walk continues the last 3 km to the start.

There are some short steep sections going up and down and parts are rough and loose underfoot. Poles could be useful. Total climbing for the day about 300 m.

The drive from Eltham is approx. 115 km and 1h 35 m. Leader would appreciate a volunteer to organise carpooling if permitted under club rules on the day.

 

Event Date Wed 09 Mar 2022 9:45 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 09 Mar 2022 3:00 pm
Capacity 20
Bookings 20
Available places 0
Waiting List 1
Bookings OK until Tue 08 Mar 2022 12:00 am
Meeting Place Anakie Gorge Picnic Site
Categories WALK, Medium

Great Ocean Walk 7 day unplug

7 days walk, with an average 15ks per day.

Shared accommodation in rooms with ensuites.

Breakfast, lunch and 2 course dinners provided.

Daily transfers to the trail.

It is advisable to book accommodation in Apollo Bay for the night before the start and the the night of the last day of walking. Booking this will be up to each individual, but you might be able to organise sharing with others on the walk.

Deposit payable by 30th June 2021

Final payment is due 60 days prior to commencement of the walk - approximately 18th Jan, 2022

If further detail is required, refer to the Auswalk website and review the Great Ocean Walk 6 Day unplug, which is the walk being undertaken, but extended to a 7 day walk.

Event Date Fri 18 Mar 2022 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Thu 24 Mar 2022 5:00 pm
Capacity 11
Bookings 11
Available places 0
Bookings OK until Fri 28 Jan 2022 11:00 pm
Individual Price $2,495.00
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium

Federation Walks Event - Licola 

Friday 25March 2022- Monday 28th March 2022

This  is a 3 night - 4 day Bushwalking Victoria event based next year  in Licola and the surrounding beautiful regions of Gippsland.  Accommodation will be available in the Licola Village- and other options to be advised. This event is open to all members of Bushwalking Victoria and all affiliated  clubs in Victoria. 

NB: Due to Covid restrictions this event has been re-scheduled from Nov 2021 to March 2022. Bookings have been automatically transferred and participants advised.  Those on the waiting list will be notified if places become available due to these changes.  At this point in time no call has been made for new bookings. 

Please note:  If new bookings are called for they cannot be made via this website. All bookings need to be made through the Fedwalks registration portal link on the FedWalks page - TryBooking https://fedwalks.org.au/walks-program  

You can also stay informed through the FedWalks 2021 Facebook Page. 

Further information will be added to the DVBC as it becomes available. 

 

 

 

Event Date Fri 25 Mar 2022 12:00 am
Finish Date/Time Mon 28 Mar 2022 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 1
Categories BASE CAMP

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This walk is the same as the one postponed from  22 Sep 2021 due to Covid restrictions.   Do not forget Snacks, Morning Tea, Lunch, Sturdy shoes, hats, sunscreen. 

Please add names of children accompanying you in the comments box when booking to aid prep of forms and nametags.

Park at (Mel 21 H10 Eltham Lower Park, near the new facilities block). The walk begins by following the Diamond Creek and then down the Yarra River via Lenister Farm. Then turns left and crosses the Yarra. After crossing the bridge into Candlebark Reserve and walk proceeds towards Petty’s Orchards.  Before reaching the orchard (at the end of the boardwalk) we veer to the right and walk up hill, bearing left onto a path that takes us down to an old dam. We walk along the edge of the dam and head west until we reach a mown track, onto which we turn right and head uphill next to the power lines.  Passing under the power lines we turn left onto a cleared access along a fence on its southern boundary and then take the path off to the right and walk for about 75 m and turn left onto a bike track.  We follow that bike path around a dam that eventually runs parallel (and behind) the houses on Fitsimmons Lane, following it back to the bridge over the Yarra.   Depending on demand we may turn left and do a short circuit into Westerfolds Park to use the toilets.  Then return to Eltham Lower Park for lunch.  Estimate 6 km.

More info or Map: - Jeannie Suttie - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     or Neil Smith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Event Date Wed 13 Apr 2022 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 13 Apr 2022 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 1
Bookings OK until Tue 12 Apr 2022 12:00 pm
Meeting Place Diamond Valley Railway
Categories SHORT WALK, Easy/Medium

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