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An 18.3 k medium return walk located within the Yarra State Forest just east of Warburton. The walk commences at Big Pat’s Creek, Melway Map X912 T3, and continues up to Starling’s Gap. This is a section of the “Walk into History” walk from Big Pat’s Creek to Powelltown.

The walk follows timber tramways built between 1908-1916 to service saw mills at Starling’s Gap.

There is still evidence of the tram tracks and two former saw mill sites.

Initially the walk follows Big Pat’s Creek before climbing steadily from the valley floor through dense forest to reach Starlings Gap.

Total climbing – 758 m over 9 km. Considering the total distance walkers will need to maintain a steady pace.

Bring walking poles (strongly recommended), morning tea, lunch and water.

It should be noted that weather conditions can change rapidly in the area and wet weather gear should also be considered.

Meet at the Eltham Little Theatre at 8.00am for an 8.15am start.

Will be car pooling. Please indicate if you are prepared to drive.

The travel distance to the start of the walk is approx. 70km.

Event Date Sun 28 Nov 2021 8:00 am
Finish Date/Time Sun 28 Nov 2021 5:30 pm
Capacity 20
Bookings 11
Available places 9
Bookings OK until Sat 27 Nov 2021 5:00 pm
Categories WALK, Medium

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The DJJs (Darylene, Julie & Janice) are offering a base camp in Marysville with a Friday afternoon walk for those who can make it, followed by a longer walk at Lake Mountain on Saturday and another Sunday walk near Marysville.

Cabins have been reserved at Marysville caravan park - 59633247. If you are planning to come then please look at who else has booked, put a cabin of 2 or 3 people together and then call to book your accommodation. You will be asked for a deposit of 1 night. This is $135 for 2 people and $155 for 3 people. Linen and towels are supplied. Please let them know you are from Diamond Valley Bushwalking group when you call so that you get one of the resevered cabins.

The caravan park will be our meeting place for all walks.

More detals will be supplied closer to the time. If you have any questions you can call Darylene on 0425771497

Event Date Fri 03 Dec 2021 2:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Sun 05 Dec 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 25
Bookings 25
Available places 0
Waiting List 7
Bookings OK until Tue 30 Nov 2021 12:00 am
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium

This popular base camp offers five night’s accommodation including 3 meals per day in the YMCA Lodge near Falls Creek. This camp has been running for a number of years offering a variety of walks over 4 days to choose between and is a fun and relaxing time with the chance to make new friends.

This is a Diamond Valley, Koonung and Waverley Bushwalking venture with combined walks and activities including a New Years Eve celebration.

Our expectation is that singles willing to share a room (bottom bed only) will be around $510 and couples requesting their own room will be around $550 each. Final costs depend on the numbers attending.

A $200 deposit will be required by the end of August. Final payment will be required at the start of December. If you find that you cannot come after final payments have been requested then you will need to find a replacement person to cover your costs. Note that if there is a government restriction (another Melbourne lockdown!) which stops us from travelling Howmans Gap will issue a full refund of any money paid.

Event Date Mon 27 Dec 2021 3:00 pm
Finish Date/Time Sat 01 Jan 2022 10:00 am
Capacity 28
Bookings 28
Available places 0
Bookings OK until Tue 30 Nov 2021 12:00 am
Categories BASE CAMP
Event Date Tue 01 Feb 2022 7:00 am
Finish Date/Time Thu 04 Feb 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 9
Bookings 8
Available places 1
Categories BASE CAMP, Medium/Hard

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