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Fri 24th to Sun 26th Mar. Base Camp at MacFarlane Saddle

 We intend doing 2 walks from the base camp.

Friday – Wellington Plains – 16km, medium walk. An in and out walk with fantastic views over the Avon Wilderness at Mt Wellington.

Saturday – Moroka Gorge – 6km [option to walk further into the gorge from the first falls] easy walk. . Given the weather of late, the falls should be flowing very well.


Sun 2nd Apr. Day Walk Mason Falls Kinglake NP 13 km, Med.

Lots of lyrebirds and a nice waterfall.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 9th Apr. Day Walk Womin Djeka!

Journey into Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a significant cultural site for the local Kulin Nation, with a First Peoples guide. Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia though a journey of identifying significant native plants within the Gardens. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and ongoing connection to Country. Need to book. $34 conc.


Thurs 13th Apr. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting – Discussion on club constitution etc.


Sun 16th Apr. Day Walk Eastern Westernport Bay 14 km, Easy.

A walk along the beach and foreshore of Westernport Bay from Lang Lang to The Gurdies and Grantville.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Tues 18th Apr. Midweek Walk

Cardinia Reservoir. 8 km, Easy.


Sun 23rd Apr. Bike Ride Dandenong to Berwick.

Around 40 km Easy – Med


Sun 30th Apr. Day Walk Woodlands Historic Park and Gellibrand Hill. 12 km, Easy.

A nice walk past ancient red gums in granite boulder country. We visit Woodlands Homestead for refreshments. You can also see some of Australia’s famous racehorses of the past if you are keen. Good views to the city. Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 7th May. Bike ride

Federation Trail 40 km, Med.


Thurs 11th May. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting


Sat 13th May. Day Walk You Yangs, 10 – 12 km, Easy.

Granite boulders, good views.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Wed 17th May. Midweek Walk Berwick to Wilson Botanic Park. Easy

A short walk around the Berwick area including the small but beautiful Wilson Botanic Park, where finally the plaque to Derek Grantham has been placed on one of the seats. Return to Berwick village by a different route for a coffee at one of the many cafes.


Sun 21st May. Day Walk Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserve. 12 km, Medium

Features Woori Yallock Creek, the Yarra River and views across the Yarra Valley. Maybe even see an endangered Tree Goanna

Meet at the Water Play Park near the roundabout in Seville at 9.00 am.


Sun 28th May. Day Walk Wattle Park, Deakin Uni Urban walk. 10Km, Easy

The walk is approx. 10km, Easy; with a coffee stop along the way. We also have an option to walk through Deakin University Campus on Gardiners Creek.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 4th Jun. Bike Ride Dandenong Circuit. 38 km, Easy – Med.

Starting at Dandenong Park, we will follow the Dandenong Creek Trail to Seaford Wetlands via Patterson Lakes, returning to Dandenong. A nice, flat circuit ride of approximately 38kms. Suitable for beginners too!!


Thurs 8th Jun. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting


Sun 11th Jun. Day Walk Lupton Track – Bunyip State Park.

A lovely walk in one of our favourite parks. Come and see the rejuvenation post the recent fires.


Sun 18th Jun. Day Walk Two short walks near Warrandyte. 11 km, Easy / Med.

We explore the tracks & views up Mt Lofty from the Witton Reserve, along the Yarra River and take a walk at Jumping Creek Reserve to Blue Tongue Bend, a wide-sweeping section of the river. Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Tues 20th Jun. Midweek Walk Easy Walk – Location to be decided.

Will include cake and coffee


Sun 25th Jun. Day Walk Kananook Creek. 12km, Easy.

Starting near the Frankston Yacht Club site, follow Kananook Creek along the 7.5km walking trail, through urban Frankston and Long Island, into the peace and serenity of rural Seaford and Carrum. Trains at Seaford or Carrum can return you to Frankston.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 2nd Jul. Day Walk A Winter Walk at a location TBD. Med 11 – 14 km


Sun 9th Jul. Bike Ride Across the “Bridge to No-Where “and into the wild beyond.

30 – 40 km Medium I will explore where the new trail from “the Bridge To Nowhere” goes. A circuit ride starting in Bundoora.


Thurs 14th Jul. 7.45 pm Club Annual General Meeting


Sun 16th Jul. Day Walk Wrights Forest. 12 km, Easy – Med.

The 400-acre forest is home to many different species of diverse flora and fauna. The walk can continue to Emerald Lake.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 23rd Jul. Day Walk Westerfolds Park and the Yarra Parklands. 10 – 12 km, Easy.

Picnic in the grounds of the Heidi Gallery at the end of the walk.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 30th Jul. Day Walk City Walk


Sun 6th Aug. Day Walk George Bass Coastal Trail. 11 km, Easy – Med.

This one-way walk will start at Punchbowl Road and walk along the cliff-top trail with spectacular ocean views. We can enjoy a couple of beaches including Half Moon Bay. Our route will take us to Kilcunda and the old trestle bridge, then along the rail trail to finish at Anderson, where we will leave a car.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Thurs 11th Aug. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting


Sat 12th OR Sun 13th Aug. Social Evening

Movie and Dinner @ Belgrave.


Sun 20th Aug. Bike Ride Route to be confirmed.

Between 35 and 45 km approx.. Medium


Sun 27th Aug. Day Walk Fairfield , Yarra Bend, Studley Park loop. Easy 10 – 12 km.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 3rd Sep. Day Walk Birds Land Reserve. 12 km, Easy.

Birds Land is a 75ha bushland reserve located in Belgrave South. The reserve is home to many native animals and birds, including platypus.

Sat 9th and Sun 10th Sep. Tent-caravan-motorhome / Accommodated Base Camp

Paddy’s Ranges SP, Maryborough Easy/Med Day Walks ~11km & ~5-7km

Located in beautiful Box-Ironbark open forest with spectacular orchids and wildflowers in spring, you can either tent, caravan or motorhome in the free camp site in this state park. Or if you prefer, book accommodation in Maryborough and join us on the two day walks planned.

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Thurs 14th Sep. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting


Sun 17th Sep. Day Walk Plenty River Gorge and Grasslands. 12 km, Easy/Med.

Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences only 20 km from Melbourne, where the spectacular gorge sets a backdrop for stunning landscape views and the abundant native wildlife ( lots of kangaroos ) are always on show.

The Plenty River is a dividing line between two distinct geological types. The basalt on the west and sedimentary rock on the eastern side generate a wonderful diversity of habitats. Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 24th Sep. Bike Ride Berwick to Packenham . 40 Km Medium

A ride from Berwick Station to Pakenham Lakeside for our coffee stop.  A lovely ride with one hill in both directions, otherwise mainly flat and easy. Masses of new buildings with dedicated walking and bike paths.


Sun 1st Oct. Day Walk Keppel Lookout and Steavenson Falls, Marysville. 12 km, Med.

Some excellent waterfalls and the chance to see some wildlife as you explore the stringybark and mountain ash forests. The first section up to Keppel Lookout is quite steep, but after that it is a gentle walk. You will pass Oxley Lookout, Del La Rue Lookout, and the Steavenson Falls Lookouts – expansive views of the greater Yarra and Cathedral Ranges.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Sun 8th Oct. Day Walk Steiglitz/Graham’s Creek, Brisbane Ranges ~12 km, Medium.

Wildflowers are the highlight of The Brisbane Ranges in spring. This walk is a circuit starting at the historic buildings of the old gold mining town of Steiglitz and takes in part of the long- distance Burchell Trail, and lots of evidence of the gold mining days.

Meet at pre-school at 8:00am.


Thurs 12th Oct. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting


Sat 14th – Sun 15 Oct. Bike w/e Korumburra to Nyora. 40 km, Med.

Explore the new bike trail to Nyora.

If there is interest this could be a weekend staying at Korumburra as per the cancelled trip from Oct 22.


Tues/Wed 17th/18th Oct. Midweek Walk ??? Malvern, Glen Iris, Caulfield circuit 10 km Easy.

Starting at Hughesdale station on the Dandenong line we do a circuit through the local parks and finish at Caulfield station after visiting the park at the centre of the Caulfield race track.

Sat 21st Oct. and Sun 22nd Oct. Federation Weekend

A choice of many walks in the Wombat State Forest. Each year Bushwalking Victoria organises ( via one of its clubs) a weekend of walks somewhere in Victoria. Usually there a common base camp where you can camp or stay in a cabin. For info look out for details on the Bushwalking Victoria website.

Sun 22nd Oct. Day Walk Picnic at Hanging Rock.

A short walk or two plus some socialising. Maybe a BBQ ?


Sun 29th Oct. O/nite or Base Camp probably at the Glenrowan Caravan Park Warby Ranges.

Located between the Victorian Alps and the Murray Valley, Warby‐Ovens National Park includes some of the State’s most significant bushland. It protects three very different ecosystems. Along the heritage-listed lower reaches of the Ovens River there are majestic River Red Gum forests. Because the river is unregulated by dams, it supports one of the most intact floodplain forests in northern Victoria. The Killawarra section has a very distinctive box-ironbark forest. It contains some patches of large old trees and is the most important part of the park for threatened birds such as the Swift Parrot, Hooded Robin and Speckled Warbler. The Warby Range contains a mix of grassy and healthy woodlands punctuated by granite outcrops. This area of the park offers wildflower displays in spring and several spectacular lookouts.