Contact name: John Van Leeuwen Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0418 996 048
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Moderate overnight track walk with good camping sites – an 11 kilometre walk on both days. Some uphill accents, good views, possible fire on the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon drive back to Melbourne.

22km | Limit 8 | 140km W Melb

Contact name: Mark Learmonth Contact phone: 9807 7506 (H)
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The open forests near Beaufort are not all that well known, but offer fairly easy walking in former goldmining country. This walk will have a rambling feel, and involves a scenic train trip from and to Melbourne.17km | Limit 15 | 160km W Melb

17km | Limit 15 | 160km W Melb

Contact name: Doug Palmer Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9399 4494
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This walk route starts at historic Fryerstown, and then through tracked light bush areas on Dry Diggings track, via The Monk (hill) with area views. To finish the walk we follow an old gold-era aqueduct in to Castlemaine outskirts. Car shuttle required.

12km | Limit 12 | 110km NW Melb

Contact name: Larysa Kucan 9347 3733 Contact phone: Jan Lacey 9329 8187
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Mornington Peninsula is renowned for its historic features, scenic headlands and sandy beaches. On this trip, our main focus will be Flinders, a charming village with magnificent sea views. There will be a stop at the Boneo market. Lunch will be at the Pines picnic grounds, followed by a woodland walk to lookouts over Bass Strait.

5km | Limit 57 | 90km S Melb

Leader: Larysa Kucan

Contact name: Dale Stephenson Contact phone: 9885 0331 (H)
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A visit to the last significant example of original woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula.

10km | Limit 12 | 105km SW Melb

Contact name: Julia Pickwick Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0433 977 396
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The Brisbane Ranges is home to over 600 native plant species including rare orchids and the endemic Brisbane Ranges grevillea. Many of these plants will be in full bloom along this circuit walk that takes in several different vegetation types, spectacular views and a couple of steep sections.

10km | Limit 15 | 80km W Melb

Contact name: Eva Klusacek Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0423 053 318
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Did you know that Victoria has the third-largest volcanic plain in the world? This trip will involve some short but steep walks, exploring western Victoria’s volcanos and views over basalt plains from the top.

5km | Limit 10 | 180km W Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill Contact phone: 9510 4316
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Meet 11am Coolaroo Station. From the station, we will walk through the Broadmeadows Valley Park to the Moonee Ponds Creek. BYO lunch in the park.

8km | Limit 20 | 15km N Melb

Contact name: Cheryl Mioch Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866
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A training school with fine dining – great value $35 for all you can eat and the food is fantastic. Booking essential. Close to public transport in the city

Limit 16 | CBD

Contact name: Christine Connelly, NatureWatch Coordinator Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6510
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9.30am-4pm (approx. finish). Meet at Gembrook. Assist NatureWatch and the Friends of Bunyip State Park to carry out wildlife monitoring using motion-sensing cameras and sound recorders. Full day activity involving retrieving monitoring equipment and setting it up at new locations in the park. Some driving on dirt tracks. Registration required.

Limit 10 | 66 km E Melb

Contact name: Aleks Svazas [email protected] Contact phone: U35 Social [email protected]
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Come along to our social night and meet some new or familiar faces. This time we’ll head out to the incredible Mt Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre. Date subject to change, so RSVP early. Follow updates via the U35 e-group and/or Facebook group or contact the host.

Contact name: Glenn King Contact phone: 0448 816 504
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From Belgrave Station, catch the 695 Bus to Emerald for a circuit walk to the Emerald Lake, Wright Forest and the Cockatoo township before setting back. Puffing Billy option back to Belgrave.

16km | Limit 16 | 45km E Melb

Contact name: Alison Thomas Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0400 172 767 (6-9pm week days)
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Take a walk along the Yarra River between Heidelberg and Ivanhoe while admiring paintings of the area from the perspective of well known 19th century artists such as Streeton and Roberts. Some great views can be had of the Dandenong Ranges early in the walk.

10km | Limit 15 | 12km NE Melb

Contact name: James Shannon Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9754 4951 / 0407 346 467
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A really great area of the Kosciuszko National Park. We will start at Round Mountain, visit Mt Jagungal and explore the surrounding extensive alpine and subalpine plains. Jagungal is the northern most of the peaks in the park that exceed 2000 metres.50km | Limit 10 | 490km NE Melb

50km | Limit 10 | 490km NE Melb

Contact name: John Van Leeuwen Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0418 996 048
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Walk starts from Howitt Plains car park to Macalister springs, Mt Speculation, Mt Despair, the Vikings, Wonnangatta River, and up from the river via a steep spur back to the start. A hard walk with spectacular views, possibly the best in the Vic Alps, and an incredible sunrise above the Wonnangatta valley.

40km | Limit 8 | 350 km (7 hrs) NE Melb

Contact name: Taariq Hassan Contact phone: [email protected]
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A pack-carry hike over the Cup weekend, meeting Friday night. Saturday carpool to King River Hut, leaving a car at Bindaree Falls. Walk route will include Muesli Spur Mt Speculation, Macalister Springs, the Crosscut Saw, Stanley Name Spur, Upper Howqua campsite and finishing at Bindaree Falls on Tuesday. Car shuttle and drive out via Mansfield. Good fitness, gear and experience are required.

50km | Limit 6 | 300km NE Melb

Contact name: VNPA Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6500
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Two Asian adventures. Lisa Sulinski and Garry and Wilma van Dijk will entertain and inform us with their travel experiences in Borneo and Sumatra respectively. 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: Deb Henry Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0409 338 182
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Come and help this busy friends group on a working bee weekend in one of Victoria’s most iconic national parks. You may find yourself planting trees, surveying animal habitat, track clearing or other volunteer activities which we undertake for Parks Victoria.

235km SE Melb

Contact name: Richard Tagg Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0404 808 242
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Camping next to Lake Catani we’ll do various walks as the mood takes us. Camp ground fees payable, hot showers supplied.

25km | Limit 12 | 330km NE Melb

Contact name: Geoff Durham Contact phone: 9523 5559
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Liberate your limbs and refresh your lungs in the open-air. A return flat walk down one side and up the other side of Tarralla Creek (which was once called the Croydon Main Drain), incorporating a bit of bush, an animal extravaganza and an oak tree extraordinaire.

5km | Limit 15 | 25km E Melb

Contact name: Doug Palmer Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9399 4494
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Enjoy the lovely dense forest near Black Spur; from Dom Dom saddle we go downhill first, then circuit clockwise around Mt Dom Dom and back to our start. May be potential for a summit side trip, time and track permitting. Easy access from Melbourne.

12km | Limit 14 | 95km E Melb

Contact name: Christine Connelly, NatureWatch Coordinator Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6510
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1.30-3.30pm. Join NatureWatch and Wombat Forestcare to celebrate our wildlife monitoring projects in Wombat State Forest. We’re excited to share our project findings and talk about what species we have documented. An afternoon of presentations at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre. Expect lots of photos of cute critters! Refreshments provided and registration required via Eventbrite: caughtoncamerawombat.eventbrite.com.au

Limit 50 | 100 km NW Melb

Contact name: Caitlin Griffith Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 93416508
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10am-1pm at Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimmons Lane, Templestowe. Join this VNPA Wild Families bushwalk and some wild science activities, including trying out a motion sensing camera. Children must attend with a supervising adult. Led bushwalks will leave at 10:30am and 12 noon. Registration essential. Cost: VNPA members free, non-members adults $9, children $3, family $20.

Limit 25 | 21kms NE Melbourne

Contact name: Julia Pickwick Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0433 977 396
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A little touch of culture perusing over 100 sculptures at McClelland in the morning, before heading down to the beautiful Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve for a stint of wildflower spotting after lunch.

10km | Limit 15 | 50km SE Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling Contact phone: 9699 7225
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At 11am meet in Elizabeth St by the old GPO to catch tram 57. Travel 40 minutes to the last stop near the river. BYO lunch. Lunch and toilets in Canning Reserve. Parking available if you arrive by car. A circuit walk, with a few steep hills. We could have afternoon tea at High Point.

6km | Limit 20 | 10km NW Melb

Contact name: Caitlin Contact email: [email protected]
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Try a new way of discovering nature with your family by downloading a Wild Families activity sheet from our website.

Take a Wild Families ‘Alphabet Walk’ or try your hand at being a ‘Bird Detective’ in your local area. The activity sheets also include great ideas for fun day trips to places such as Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve near Williamstown or Mt Macedon.

A great idea for the school holidays!

Parks Victoria needs immediate, long-term funding boosts

The management of Victoria’s national parks and nature conservation reserves is in serious decline and can only be rectified through a major boost in long-term funding, the Victorian National...
Mornington Peninsula National Park, Cape Schanck. Photo: Indigo Skies Photography | (2.0 Generic CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Parks Victoria needs immediate, long-term funding boosts

The management of Victoria’s national parks and nature conservation reserves is in serious decline and can only be rectified through a major boost in long-term funding, the Victorian National...
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