Upcoming events

Description: From O'Briens Crossing Car Park we will follow the Lerderderg River along the picturesque Eastern Track for approximately 6-7 klms. It is a well formed track, but there will be some rock hopping, rock scrambling, log hopping, log scrambling and  knee high damp grasses to navigate. Morning tea will be around 11am and we will continue on to the junction of the Eastern Track and Cowans Track. We will make our way up the 700 metre hill (200 metre gradient) to enjoy a well deserved lunch break, chat and relax. We will then follow the undulating Cowans Track for approximately 4klms, admiring the views from our ridge top position, coming to O'Briens Road at the end of this track. Weather dependent, we will return to O'Briens Crossing via the road or take Shortcut Track, which is down hill for approximately 4klms

The walk is no approximatley 14klms and should take us around 6+ hours to complete. 

Meeting place & Melways ref: Page 7 - 1

What to bring eg definitely trekking poles, morning tea, lunch, water, gators for knee high grasses 

You can meet the group at O'Briens Crossing Car Park by 9am, (if you choose this option please let us know) or if you would like to car pool or simply follow a convoy, please meet at the Greensborough KFC Carpark at 715am for a 730am departure.  

 

Event Date Sat 08 May 2021 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sat 08 May 2021 3:30 am
Capacity 12
Bookings 12
Available places 0
Bookings OK until Fri 07 May 2021 6:00 pm
Categories WALK, Medium/Hard

This is not an activity but a date reminder.

Event Date Sun 09 May 2021 12:00 am
Capacity 1
Bookings 1
Available places 0
Categories WALK

DOG FRIENDLY WALK

Park in Merritts Road, Panton Hill (Panton Hill Memorial Reserve) - Corner of Main Road/Merritts Road.

Walking through bush track through Bunjil and Boomers Reserve.  Undulating with some steep hills.  Poles recommended.

Bring Morning Tea & Lunch - approximately 14kms.

Event Date Sun 09 May 2021 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 09 May 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 20
Bookings 4
Available places 16
Bookings OK until Sat 08 May 2021 8:00 pm
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

Steels Creek Trail commencing at Community Centre and walking along flat well formed trail with some cross crossing to Eltham Yarra Glen Rd where we will have morning tea. Return to Community Cenre. 14kms. 

Event Date Wed 12 May 2021 8:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 12 May 2021 1:30 am
Capacity 20
Bookings 12
Available places 8
Bookings OK until Tue 11 May 2021 2:00 pm
Categories WALK, Easy

Description: Eltham to Diamond Creek and on to Wattle Glen via new extension. Return via Eltham aqueduct trail. 

Length kms, approx uphill & downhill: 34 kms, generally flat but one very short very steep 300m section which may require walking bikes. 

Meeting place: Eltham lower park, Parking area near toilets past train. 

Melways ref: Melways 21  H10

What to bring: helment, spare tube, pump,morning tea, lunch, water. May be opportunity for coffee at Diamond Creek 

Event Date Wed 12 May 2021 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 12 May 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Bookings 6
Available places 9
Bookings OK until Tue 11 May 2021 12:00 pm
Categories BIKE RIDE, Easy/Medium

Description:Meet in Pound Bend Warrandyte ( Right in front of the Toilet Block) Mel 23 A11. An historical walk, where Simon Wonga held the last Koolin Corroberri. Also the site of the Evelyn gold mine. In between is a pleasant walk along the river Yarra.

Length kms: 6

Meeting Place:Pound Bend, Warrandyte in front of the toilet block Mel 23 A11

What to bring: Morning nibbles and lunch

 

Event Date Wed 12 May 2021 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 12 May 2021 1:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 5
Bookings OK until Tue 11 May 2021 12:00 pm
Categories RAMBLE

INGLEWOOD Base Camp – Thursday 13 May to Sunday 16  May ( 3 nights).

Limit – 20 people.

Three and a half days exploring Kooyoora State Park (Melville Caves), Inglewood and Wedderburn.  This area is bush with large rock boulders and undulating sometimes steep hills – really pretty area with great views and some great walking trails.

Accommodation will be at Inglewood Caravan & Motel, Calder Highway, Inglewood There is no cabin accommodation – They are large motel rooms.  

If interested please book in  and state in the comments whether you would require a single room or you will share a room with another club member or you are camping.

ACCOMMODATION IS IN LARGE MOTEL UNITS 

4 X  QUEEN ROOMS @ $115 PER NIGHT  - ALL TAKEN NOW

1 X TWIN ROOMS @ $145 PER NIGHT - TAKEN

1  X  3 SINGLE BEDS - $145 - still available (one bed taken - see Chris Fryer if interested in sharing)

1 X QUEEN & SINGLE BED - $145  - TAKEN

 

CAMP & CARAVAN SITES @ $30 PER NIGHT POWERED - $40 FOR ENSUITE SITE

There is also an undercover bbq area with fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, etc., and a large indoor recreation room (pool table, table tennis, darts, comfy armchairs, etc) where we can all gather at the end of the day for a relax and catch-up and dinner and happy hour.

I will be in touch once people have specified their motel room/caravan/camping preference.

 

 

Event Date Thu 13 May 2021 2:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Sun 16 May 2021 3:00 pm
Capacity 18
Bookings 17
Available places 1
Bookings OK until Sat 01 May 2021 12:00 am
Categories BASE CAMP, Easy/Medium

Nice walk close to home in the well known Plenty Gorge. We will follow the Plenty River Trail and enter in the park near Mackelroy Rd. Lunch at yellow gum park ( toilet facilities ) Return on different track across river crossing. Back to carpark about 2 PM .15 Km with some short steep sections. Tracks can be slippery after heavy rain. Bring walking poles, morning tea and lunch. Meet at 8.45 for a 9.00 start, plenty of parking along kalparrin ave or Yando St. Greensborough MEL 20J1 

Event Date Sun 16 May 2021 9:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 16 May 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 20
Bookings 8
Available places 12
Bookings OK until Fri 14 May 2021 6:00 pm
Categories WALK, Easy/Medium

Mt Riddell Healesville, 13 km medium.

A steady uphill climb for 6km on well-formed tracks, followed by a flat walk to the cairn. Return by same route.

Mostly not too steep but there is a few hundred metres just before the top which are quite hard work. 

It's about a 45 min drive from Eltham.

Meet at the rough parking area on the dirt road at the very end of Mt Riddell Rd.. It's  just off the edge of 278 K2/3 on Melways. 

Bring morning tea, lunch, water, poles.

Event Date Wed 19 May 2021 9:30 am
Finish Date/Time Wed 19 May 2021 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 17
Bookings OK until Mon 17 May 2021 6:00 pm
Categories WALK, Medium

Bushtracks in and down stream outside Westerfolds Park. River views. Morning tea and lunch back at the carpark . Meet Porter Street entrance to the park.  5 kms.  Mel. 33  E 3.

 

 

Event Date Wed 19 May 2021 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 5
Bookings OK until Tue 18 May 2021 12:00 am
Categories RAMBLE, Easy

A pleasant walk starting from Dom Dom Saddle on the Black Spur up a couple of steep hills before following the Bicentenial trail back down to the cars. Car shuffle involved.

16km Medium with long climb to Mt Monda

Eltham Nth Reserve Mel 11K12

treking poles useful for downhill section

Are you able to drive when car pooling permitted?

Please cancel via text message after 4pm Friday 21st

Event Date Sun 23 May 2021 8:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 23 May 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Bookings 15
Bookings OK until Fri 21 May 2021 12:00 am
Categories WALK, Medium

Meet at Yarrambat Picnic area for an 8.30 leave with car pooling for those that wish to or maybe you can arrange your own transport and join us just around the corner of the Wallan rd in Whittlesea at 8.45. There is a church car park if you don't want to park on the verge. We will convoy down about 6.5km along Wallan rd to Bruces Creek road, turn right and then on to the base of Mt Disappointment.

The walk rises about 400m to the ridge mostly through tall mountain ash and then onto the picnic ground on Mt Disappointment for lunch. Some steep sections where poles would be useful. Bring morning tea, lunch and plenty of water.

16 -17km M/H

 

 

Event Date Wed 26 May 2021 8:30 am
Capacity 16
Bookings 16
Available places 0
Waiting List 1
Bookings OK until Tue 25 May 2021 4:00 pm
Categories WALK, Medium/Hard