DSC04431Walks 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.

You can view our activities by clicking the Activities menu tab.  When logged in as a member, leaders names and contact information appear for each activity.

Booking a Walk  - Prospective and full members can use our online booking system to book walks.

Car Pooling - Car pooling may be required for some walks and drivers will be reimbursed.
Transport cost are shared between passengers. The walk leader normally works out the rate based on distance travelled Use xlsTravel Calculator to estimate cost.

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. Please check the grade and classification of the walk and if you have any doubt check with the Leader.

Ramble Walk on mostly level and even terrain with emphasis on visits to areas where social activities can be included. Walking time 4-5 hours, 6 to 8kms.

Easy  Walking on gently undulating terrain, mostly on formed tracks. Suitable for most people. Walking time 4 to 5 hours, 10 to 15 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.

Exploratory   May be any of the above (usually the harder walks) but the route is not familiar to the leader. 

High Temperature Cancellation Policy

On days of Total Fire Ban in the region, all walks and bike rides will be cancelled.

If at the location and expected time of activity the temperature is expected to be greater than 35 deg. Celsius; OR the Fire Danger is predicted to be Severe [orange] or greater, then all walks and bike rides should normally be cancelled.

If at the location and expected time of the walk or ride the temperature is expected to be greater than 30 deg. Celsius; OR the Fire Danger is predicted to be Very High [yellow], then the Leader should, after consultation with other walkers/riders, use his/her discretion to cancel, modify or continue the activity.

Mobile Phone Policy 

As the use of mobile phones on walks can be a source of annoyance to other walkers, we request that members observe the following:

  • The use of mobile phones on walks should be kept to a minimum and phones should be either turned off or switched to silent.
  • If you need to call someone or return a message, then please wait until the next refreshment or lunch break and preferably move away from the group.
  • If you are expecting an emergency call, then let the walk leader know, as a matter of courtesy.
  • If you become separated from the group, then your phone should be switched on to enable contact to be made.
  • Walkers need to advise the leader of their mobile phone number when booking in for the walk.

 What to bring on a Walk/First Aid

What you take on an activity will be determined by the leader and can depend on the type of walk or activity.  Overnight walks will require additonal items. 

The walk leader reserves the right to refuse permission to anyone to attend a walk who is inadequately dressed or equipped for the activity and the expected conditions. If in doubt check with the leader beforehand.

Bushwalking Victoria also has a list of organisations offering discounts  available to members.

Visitors on Walks

The Club welcomes visitors on a casual basis. All visitors on Club activities must either register as a visitor online and book the desired event (preferred) OR complete and sign the Activity Booking form which outlines risks and obligations for the visitor.

Bike Rides

Your bike must be in good condition and you must wear a helmet.  You will need to carry a spare tube and appropriate tools to remove the wheel and tyre and to carry out minor adjustments if required.

Emergency Contact Procedure

It is the participant's responsibility before the event date, to advise others who may be concerned about them, of the leader's contact number.  All enquiries about the late reurn of participants must initially be directed to the leader.  Police should only be contacted if those concerned about a participant believe that the whole party is in danger (eg. bushfire, storm, etc).

Members' Responsibilities

Click here for details on what is expected of a Member participating in a walk.

Leaders' Responsibilities

Click here for details on what is expected of a Leader organising a club walk.