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: 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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ACTIVITY DETAILS CHANGED
P
reviously ‘High country, huts and waterfalls’, please note new details. 

There are many places we will explore on the Howitt High Plains including up to five High Country Huts, a fire tower and amazing views. With some short walks to Piemans and Conglomerate Falls and the drive over Mt Wellington there is much to keep us interested in this alpine environment. We will be bush camping on the two nights. Drivers should have completed 4WD Driver Training with the club or similar. Run in conjunction with the Land Rover Owner’s Club of Victoria.

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

Contact name: Nicole Mertens, Reefwatch Project Officer Contact email: [email protected]
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If you are taking a dive or rockpool ramble in the waters near Melbourne over these days, consider taking images for the Sea Slug Census. Sea slugs (also called nudibranchs) come in every colour and pattern and can be found in rockpools and the bottom of the sea. To find out more about these amazing creatures, and how to send in your images visit www.vnpa.org.au/sea-slug-census

Contact name: Anna van Tatenhove Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0433 842 410
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The Tanglefoot Track and Mt St Leonards is a beautiful circuit walk that skirts the western side of Mt Tanglefoot. We will pass through a variety of forest types, including beautiful mountain ash and myrtle beech forest, as well as some areas of magnificent tree ferns. Hopefully the weather will be clear, giving us great views over Kinglake, Melbourne, the Dandenongs and beyond as we lunch at Mt St Leonard.

21km | Limit 15 | 84km NE Melb

Contact name: Bookings: Larysa Kucan Contact phone: 9347 3733
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We will visit Wilsons Promontory where the bus will continue to the Tidal River car park for those who want to do a short exploration of Tidal River. The walk option is a medium scenic 10km walk from Derby Saddle to Derby River. There will also be stops at Meeniyan and Inverloch.

Leader: Glenn King

10km | Limit 57 | 240km SE Melb

 

Contact name: David Moore Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0448 555 666
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If you’re up to it, it’s very satisfying to climb the mountain right from the bottom. This walk is a bit of a ‘Hero Hike’ for people training for long trips. The 1,100 metre ascent is long and steep. While it is all on reasonable tracks, the walk is rated medium-hard. Fit people should be able to do the 7 km climb in 4 hours; the downhill return by almost the same route will take about 2½ hours. Unfit people will definitely struggle.

13.5km | Limit 14 | 75km E Melb

Contact name: Geoff Durham Contact phone: 9523 5559
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ACTIVITY RESCHEDULED (previously 9 March, now will be on 23 March)

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: John Van Leeuwen Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0418 996 048
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NEW ACTIVITY ADDED TO THE PROGRAM

Starting at Starlings Gap east of Powelltown, walk east on a walking track passing several old sawmill sites with historic relics from the 1930s. Lunch at Ada No 2 Mill site before heading north past New Ada Mill site and up to Big Creek Road and back to Starlings Gap.

13km | Limit 10 | 90km E Melb

Contact name: Doug Palmer Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9399 4494
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See the scenery of historic Fryerstown and surrounding area, and enjoy relaxed walking in a previous gold-mining area. Circuit walk in box-ironbark habitat, and partly on the Goldfields Track. It’s likely there will be time for a Castlemaine visit post-walk also.

11km | Limit 14 | 130km NW Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill Contact phone: 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at 1pm on the corner of Station and Banks Streets, near Box Hill train station. We will be walking through small parks and the lovely streets of Box Hill and Balwyn.

7km | Limit 20

 

Contact name: Louise Prendergast Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9826 0037
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From 16th Beach we head towards Rye Ocean Beach. Some beach and cliff top walking with great coastal views.

16km | Limit 15 | 100km S Melb

Contact name: Lesley Gillespie Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9386 9077
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Our walk will take in coastal forest, heathland and beach, with great views of the coast. There will be time for coffee at the end.

15km | Limit 12 | 115km SW Melb

Contact name: Mark Learmonth Contact phone: 9807 7506 (H)
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There is something special about walking in the Wombat State Forest. This walk is not as hilly as usually expected in this area. The area is a known powerful owl habitat, but they are very elusive birds. We will see other birds on the walk. We also visit one mineral spring and walk along a scenic rail trail. This is a public transport walk.

14km | Limit 15 | 120km NW Melb

 

Contact name: Ruth Stirling Contact phone: 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Vline train from Southern Cross at 10.15am. BYO lunch. The walk from Gisborne railway station into town, and the leafy tracks in the town parks, should show us autumn colour in the many deciduous trees. And there are coffee shops.

8km | Limit 20 | 54km NW 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: Geoff Durham Contact phone: 9523 5559
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Valley Reserve is a 15 hectare bushland reserve providing vital habitat for a wide range of fauna and has remained intact as an insight into how Mount Waverley looked before urban development. Optional lunch/coffee.

5km | Limit 15 | 15km SE Melb

 

Contact name: Darren McClelland Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0449 167 776
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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.

15km | Limit 12 | 60km SW Melb

 

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