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 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.

 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.

 Thursday 12th Oct. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.

 Sun 15 Oct. Bike  Nyora to Korumburra. 40 km, Med.

Explore the new bike trail to Nyora to Korumburra.

 Tues/Wed 17th/18th Oct. Midweek Walk Malvern, Glen Iris, Caulfield circuit 8 – 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.

Sun 5th Nov. Cup Weekend. Day Walk Birds Land Reserve 12 km, Easy.

Birds land is 72 ha bushland reserve in Belgrave South. The reserve is home to many native birds animals, including platypus.

Thursday 9th Nov. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.

Sat 11th – Sun 12th Nov. Bike Ride and Walks. Base Camp at Bendigo.

Explore the rail trails and local walks.

Sun 19th Nov. Day Walk Lupton Track – Bunyip State Park Approx 12 km, Medium.

A lovely walk in one of our favourite parks, Came and see the rejuvenation post recent bushfires.

Sat 25th – Sun 26th Nov. Weekend or Overnight Base Camp Mt Torbeck & Royston Power Station.

We drive to Eildon and walk to the summit of Mt Torbeck on Saturday. 6 km Med/Hard with 300 m climb. We stay in Eildon or Thornton on Saturday night. On Sunday we explore the at the old Royston Power Station and its hydro scheme. 12 km Medium, includes some climbing.

Sun 3rd Dec. Lerderderg River Heritage Walk and Whipstick Gully loop.

9 – 15 km Easy – can be adjusted depending on participants. Option to stay at Blackwood or Bacchus Marsh on Sat night or drive up on the day.

Thursday 7th Dec. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.

Sat 9th Dec. Christmas Break up BBQ & Kris Kringle (Optional $15)

Banjo Patterson Park – Patterson Drive, Lynbrook   Melway Ref: Map 129 B2      BYO Meat, Drinks, Chair, Plates, Cutlery, Glasses etc. & Nibbles Salad or Dessert to share.

Wed 27th Dec. – Tues 2nd Jan. Base Camp.

Xmas Base Camp.  Possibly Mt Hotham – In Progress.

Sun 7th Jan. 2024 Day Walk Pauls Range – Dixons Creek 15 km Medium.

This is a pleasant circuit walk through undulating country in Pauls Range State Park with magnificent ridge views, plenty of birds and the possibility of wildflowers in bloom.

Thursday 12th Jan. No Club General Meeting.

Sun 14th Jan. Day Walk Bushrangers Bay and Cape Schank.

A walk along one of Victoria’s prettiest tracks followed by a cooling swim and a picnic on the beach.

Wed 17th Jan. Mid-week Short Walk Dandenong Stadium to Police Paddocks 8km or so Easy.

Sat 20th – Sun 21st Jan. Bike Ride Blind Creek Trail Glen Waverley to Ferntree Gully 30 – 35 km Easy.

Sun 28th Jan. Day Walk Watson’s Creek, Yarra Glen. 15 km. Medium.

A pleasant walk of undulating terrain through the forests of Kinglake NP and Warrandyte-Kinglake Conservation reserve with views of the Yarra Valley and ranges.

Sun 4th Feb. Urban Walk Essendon to Footscray ( by train ) 11 km Easy.

A walk along the Maribyrnong finishing in Footscray. We pass Anglers Tavern, Quarry Park, Flemington Racecourse and Heavenly Queen Temple. Transport is by train to Essendon station and return from Footscray station.


Thursday 8th Feb. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.


Sun 11th Feb. Day Walk Mount Worth 12.5km, Med.

A circuit walk on the western edge of the Strzelecki Ranges, through significant fern gullies and remnants of tall mountain ash forests and past historic sawmill sites.









Wed 14 Feb

Midweek short walk.

Lysterfield Lake 6 – 8km Easy

A walk with the kangaroos and native birds. Opportunity for some bird photography ?

Meet at the Beach Area carpark at 9.00 am.


Sun 18 Feb

Bike Ride

Berwick to Pakenham 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.

Meet at Berwick Station at 9.00 am.


Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb

Base Camp/Weekend

Tarra Bulga National Park

Day walks featuring giant mountain ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches, One of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforest of the Strzelecki Ranges.

Accommodation at the nearby holiday park.


Sun 3 Mar

Day Walk

Taradale Historic Area walk. 12 – 14 km Easy

Explore the historic gold mining town of Taradale, the mineral springs reserve, the railway viaduct and the nearby Fryers Ridge forest. Meet at the pre-school at 7.45 am


Sun 10 Mar

Day Walk

Three Mountains and a Rainforest. 12 km. Medium
With views aplenty, this walk will take in the three mountain peaks of Mt Victoria, Mt Donna Buang and Mt Boobyalla with a stroll around the Cement Creek Rainforest Gallery with its elevated platform amidst spectacular Myrtle Beech trees.

Meet at the Pre-school at 8.00am, Warburton 9:15am


Mon 11 Mar – Labour Day Holiday

Nothing planned currently


Thurs 8th Mar 7.45 pm. – Monthly Club Meeting

Sun 17 Mar

Day Walk

Keppel Lookout and Steavenson Falls, Marysville. 12 km, Med.

Second attempt – cancelled in Oct 23

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.


Wed 21 Mar


Short Walk

Jells Park and Beyond Approx 8 km Easy.

A walk around Jells Park and some of the nearby parklands. Optional visit to The Big Watermelon at the end of the walk.

Meet at Jells Park at 9.00 am

Specific meeting point to confirmed.


Sun 24 Mar

Day Walk

Mount Riddell near Healesville 12 km Med

A there-and-back walk up Mt Riddell in the Yarra Ranges National Park A gradual climb at first, becoming steeper nearer the top with great views over the Maroondah Reservoir, mountains and valleys from cleared viewing points

Meet at the pre-school at 8.00 am or in Healsville at 9.00 am



Sat 6 – Mon 8 Apr

Base Camp/Long weekend

Great Southern Adventure – Foster Gippsland

Ride the Great Southern Rail Trail

Walk the Hoddle Mountain Trail

Get a taste of Wilsons Prom at Tongue Point.

A multi-mode adventure based out of Foster and staying at the Foster Caravan Park.


Thurs 11 Apr 7.45 pm – Monthly Club Meeting

Sun 14 Apr

Day Walk

Cambarville Historic Walk and Lake Mountain Summit. ~10km, Easy/Medium

This will encompass two separate walks.  Cambarville – The Big Tree, The Big Culvert, Cora Lyn & Cumberland Falls. Lake Mountain summit area with great views.

Meet at the Pre-school at 7:30am


Wed 17 Apr

Cardinia Dam 7km Easy .

Leader will supply sausages for a sizzle at the end of the walk. 10.30 am start. Meeting place will be advised by leader.


Sun 21 Apr

Mason Falls – Kinglake National Park 12 km Med.

A classic loop walk featuring lots of lyrebirds, a waterfall a hill and nice views of the Yarra Valley.

Meet at the pre-school at 8.00 am.


Thu 25 Apr – Anzac Day holiday

Nothing planned currently


Sun 28 Apr

Day Walk

A Dandenongs Walk – 13 km Easy

Maybe including the Mt Evelyn aqueduct trail

Meet at the pre-school at 8.00 am.


Sun 5 May

Day Walk

Mt Martha Reserve, Martha Cove & Moorooduc Quarry Flora & Fauna Reserve. ~12 km. Easy/Medium

This walk will encompass three different sites in the Mt Martha and Moorooduc area with sea views and an old quarry site, including a stroll along the Martha Cove Marina.  

Meet at the Pre-school at 8.00am.


Thurs 9 May 7.45 pm – Monthly Club Meeting

Sat 11 May

Mothers Day is on Sunday

Activity TBD

Note this is on SATURDAY as Mothers Day is on the Sunday


Wed 15 May

Midweek short walk

Damper Creek Reserve (Mt Waverley) and beyond Easy 8 km.

An easy amble through two parks and some connecting suburban streets. Damper creek is a delightful piece of remnant bushland. Meet in the Mt Waverley Shopping Centre – Specific details to be provided.


Sun 19 May

Bike Ride

Seville to Warburton starting at the Carriage Café 50 km Med

We start with a hearty breakfast at the Carriage Café in Seville and then ride to Warburton.

Meet at the café at 8.00 am ( TBC )

Watch out for the speed camera on the hill down into Seville !!


Sun 26 May

Day Walk

Wonthaggi Heathlands and Baxter’s Beach 13 km Easy

A circuit walk passing through part of the old State Coal Mine, under the turbines of the Wonthaggi Wind Farm and along Baxter’s Beach.

Meet at the pre-school at 8.00 or in Wonthaggi at 9.15 am


Sun 2 June

Day walk

Activity to be determined


Sun 9 June Day Walk

This is part of the June long weekend. See activity tomorrow.


Mon 10 June –

King’s Birthday

Urban Walk

Melbourne Laneways etc . 12 km

Get a feel for the real Melbourne. Explore some of the famous city laneways . See Gog and Magog and who knows what else.

We might even end up at the Fairies Tree.

Meeting point to be confirmed. 9.00 am


Thurs 13 Jun 7.45 pm – Monthly Club Meeting

Sun 16 Jun

Day Walk

A Ramble around Rhyll – Phillip Island

Details to be provided.


Wed 19 Jun

Midweek short wall

Sweetwater Creek Frankston South 8 km Easy

Another hidden gem .

Meeting point to be determined. 9.00 am.


Thursday 8th Mar. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.

Thursday 11th Apr. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.

Thursday 9th May. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.

Thursday 13th Jun. 7.45 pm Club General Meeting.