Contact name: Taariq Hassan Contact email: [email protected]
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A pack carry hike on the long weekend in January. Option for camping on Friday night at Mountain Creek. Meet in Mt Beauty on Saturday. Car pool/car shuttle via Bogong Village. We will head for Bogong Creek Saddle, Timms Spur, Roper’s Hut and Spion Kopje.

Hard/Exploratory 35km | Limit 6 | 400km NE Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill Contact phone: 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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ACTIVITY DETAILS UPDATED

Meet at 9.30am at the 3rd floor food court of the Emporium, 287 Lonsdale Street, there is also an entrance from Lt Bourke St.  Walk to start approximately 10am.

Easy 7km | Limit 20

Contact name: Anna van Tatenhove Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0433 842 410
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An exploratory walk through this hidden treasure so close to Melbourne. We will walk along the trails in both sections of the park, taking in the Plenty River, wetlands, Blue Lake and grasslands. The gorge and surrounding areas provided food, medicines, shelter and fresh water for the Wurindjeri people and evidence of their use of the area still exists due to the survival of scarred trees and stone artefact scatters.

Medium/Exploratory 16km | Limit 18 | 20km N Melb

Contact name: Darren McClelland Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0449 167 776
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ACTIVITY RESCHEDULED (previously Sunday 14 April, now will be on Sunday 3 February. If the forecast is over 32 degrees on the previous Friday, the walk will be moved to Sunday 10 February.)

This walk commences at Lara railway station and takes in the Serendip Sanctuary, a wonderful place for spotting birdlife and observing fauna. The walk will also visit the Lakelands Reserve. Most of the walking is on footpaths or tracks, but there are some short sections along the sides of road reserves.

Easy 15km | Limit 12 | 60km SW Melb

Contact name: Geoff Durham Contact phone: 9523 5559
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Pipemakers Park is on the site of a former pipe works and meat preserving factory, and retains historic buildings adapted to a museum. This loop walk along the river includes Burndap Park and Frog Hollow. Optional lunch/coffee.

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 8km NW Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling Contact phone: 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Meet at Melton railway station at 11am, with BYO lunch. We will walk upstream and back on the Toolern Creek, enjoying the planting and maintenance the Friends Group have done over many years, including the Botanic Gardens.

Easy 7km | Limit 20

 

Contact name: Sera Blair, NatureWatch Coordinator Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6510
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We start in Healesville, then carpool to DIY picnic at Maroondah Dam with presentations on the Central Highlands forests and the Great Forest National Park. Then into the forest for stagwatching followed by a walking spotlight.  Volunteers must be happy to sit quietly, alone (but close to others) in the dark forest for an hour. BYO 4WD vehicle helpful. Transport from/to Lilydale train station available.

Easy/Medium 1-3km | Limit 8  | 65km E Melb

Contact name: VNPA Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6500
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TBA. Details will be posted on the VNPA website activities page (www.vnpa.org.au/adventures) when available. 60 Leicester St Carlton. Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start. Entry $2. Tea, coffee, wine and biscuits provided.

Contact name: Sera Blair, NatureWatch Coordinator Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6510
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We start in Healesville, then carpool to DIY picnic at Maroondah Dam with presentations on the Central Highlands forests and the Great Forest National Park. Then into the forest for stagwatching followed by a walking spotlight.  Volunteers must be happy to sit quietly, alone (but close to others) in the dark forest for an hour. BYO 4WD vehicle helpful. Transport from/to Lilydale train station available.

Easy/Medium 1-3km | Limit 23  | 65km E Melb

Contact name: Louise Prendergast Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9826 0037
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Starting at Carrum railway station we walk along the beach before joining the Seaford Foreshore Reserve track, which leads into the Katanook Creek trail. Lunch around Frankston pier, and returning via the Seaford Wetlands.

Medium 16-18km | Limit 15 | 65km S Melb

 

Contact name: John & Prue Hasler Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 5975 7350 AH / 0439 890 688
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Driving and walking in the bush on the edge of Lake Eildon to the base of Mt Torbreck, we will explore greater glider habitat, enjoy views of the bush and lake and various forest types. A picnic lunch in the bush and an opportunity to learn about the local flora. Run in conjunction with the Land Rover Owners’ Club of Victoria.

Easy/Medium 100km | Limit 20 | 140km NE Melb

Contact name: Sera Blair, NatureWatch Coordinator Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6510
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We start in Healesville, then carpool to DIY picnic at Maroondah Dam with presentations on the Central Highlands forests and the Great Forest National Park. Then into the forest for stagwatching followed by a walking spotlight.  Volunteers must be happy to sit quietly, alone (but close to others) in the dark forest for an hour. BYO 4WD vehicle helpful. Transport from/to Lilydale train station available.

Easy/Medium 1-3km | Limit 18 | 65km E Melb

Contact name: Bookings: Larysa Kucan Contact phone: 93473733
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After a short stop at Tooradin we will travel to Corinella where we will commence a walk along the coast to Coronet Bay. This walk was cancelled in September due to severe weather conditions. The afternoon will be spent on Phillip Island including a walk at Rhyll.

Leader: Larysa Kucan

Easy 6km | Limit 57 | 140km SE Melb

Contact name: Cheryl Mioch Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866
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Starting at the Lilydale railway station, we will walk around Lillydale Lake area, then have a look at a few op shops at the end.

Easy 12km | Limit 12 | 40km E Melb

Contact name: David Moore Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0448 555 666
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This is a long walk with quite a number of river crossings. If there is a lot of water in the rivers you will get wet feet. The walk involves a steep climb and it is long. We will start and end in Lorne. Those who wish can stay overnight in Lorne to do the Eastern View walk the next day.

Hard 24km | Limit 14 | 140km SW Melb

 

Contact name: David Moore Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0448 555 666
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A pleasant walk which involves some climbs.

Medium 13km | Limit 14 | 140km SW Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill Contact phone: 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at Sunbury train station at 11am (ish). From the station we will walk through local parks to Jacksons Hill. BYO lunch to eat along the way. Coffee before catching the train home.

Easy 8km | Limit 20

Contact name: Contact: Eva Klusacek, U35 Social Contact email: [email protected]
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Hear about our recent walks, catch up with those you’ve walked with before, or make new friends to walk with in the future! Dinners are
a very informal way to meet others under 35 (more or less) who are interested in bushwalking. Details and contact information for the host will be posted to the U35 email and Meetup list. RSVP essential.

Contact name: Cheryl Mioch Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866
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Walking along tracks and the beach, along the bayside with lovely views, to Ricketts Point and back.

Easy/Medium 14km | Limit 14 | 20km S Melb

Contact name: Eva Klusacek Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0423 053 318
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Car shuffle bushwalk, combining ocean beach, coastal heathlands and eucalypt forest of the Otways National Park. If we are lucky, we may spot some birdlife or kangaroos.

Medium 14km | Limit 10 | 125km SW Melb

Contact name: Amelia Easdale Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 03 9341 6500
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New to the VNPA community or want to learn more about our work? Come join us for a stroll to learn about our work protecting nature, taking adventures, and our education programs. Meet VNPA Councillors, Volunteers and staff, and enjoy a picnic dinner beside the Yarra River. 6:00-8:00pm, Yarra Bend Park, Loop Picnic area, southern end of Yarra Bend Road. Registration essential.

Easy | Limit 40 | 6km NE Melb

Contact name: Geoff Durham Contact phone: 9523 5559
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Last September we did the northern loop walk. This time we will do the southern loop. Listed under the Ramsar Convention in recognition of their international importance, the wetlands are the last remaining examples of the once extensive Carrum Carrum Swamp. Optional lunch/coffee.

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 35km S Melb

Contact name: Taariq Hassan Contact email: [email protected]
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SOME DETAILS PUBLISHED IN THE PRINTED PROGRAM WERE INCORRECT.
Corrections:
Activity is rated Hard.
Activity dates are Saturday 9 March – Monday 11 March.

Day 1: Ascending Mt Feathertop via the North West Spur, camping
at MUMC Hut.
Day 2: Visit the Summit. Move camp to High Knob.
Day 3: Descend via Razorback and Bon Accord Spur.
Walkers must be fit and carry extra water. A car shuttle is necessary.

30km | Limit 6 | 350km NE Melb

Contact name: John & Prue Hasler Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 5975 7350 AH / 0439 890 688
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Making our way from Licola to the Howitt High Plains, we will walk into Bryces Gorge on one day and to Mt Howitt and the Vellejo Gantner Hut on the next day. Enjoying a base camp, we will also visit The Pinnacles fire tower. Run in conjunction with the Land Rover Owners’ Club of Victoria.

Easy/Medium 260km | Limit 20 | 250km E Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling Contact phone: 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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My favourite city bushwalk and the first I did with the VNPA many years ago. Meet 10.30am, with BYO lunch, in Victoria Street Richmond, opposite Victoria Gardens. We will cross the Walmer Street Bridge and follow the Yarra to Studley Park for lunch. Cross Kane’s Bridge and continue to Dights Falls, then upstream on the Merri Creek to finish at Rushall railway station.

Easy 12km | Limit 20

Contact name: VNPA Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6500
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TBA. Details will be posted on the VNPA website activities page (www.vnpa.org.au/adventures) when available. 60 Leicester St Carlton. Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start. Entry $2. Tea, coffee, wine and biscuits provided.

Contact name: Mark Learmonth Contact phone: 9807 7506 (H)
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This walk starts at Anderson, which was an important rail junction, now the local rail trail. We follow this trail past some great views, then walk along the wild Kilcunda beach, returning to Kilcunda itself via a small but important reserve. Expect some soft sand walking, which can be tiring. This is a public transport walk.

Medium 13km | Limit 15 | 100km SE Melb

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