Contact name: Gayle Davey 9572 5681 [email protected]
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A get together for BWAG Leaders to learn about the changes in the updated Leaders Guide and get some inspiration for the spring program. 60 Leicester Street, Carlton at 4.30pm (doors open at 4pm). Food and drink supplied. Please RSVP to Gayle [email protected]

Limit 90

 

Contact name: Glenn King 0448 816 504
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Catch the 497 bus to/from Williams Landing station. We walk from a local shopping centre along local streets to Point Cook Coastal Park.

Easy/Medium 15km | Limit 15

Contact name: Eva Klusacek 0423 053 318 [email protected]
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ACTIVITY RESCHEDULED (previously 21 July, now will be on 4 August)

A walk along the cliffs of the rugged Bass Coast, then following the rail trail inland to Wonthaggi. This will involve a car shuffle.

Medium 17km | Limit 10 | 120km SE Melb

Contact name: Cheryl Walker (Mioch) 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866 [email protected]
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Public transport walk, from Altona station, along the beaches of Altona and Williamstown and through the bird sanctuary and lakes at Williamstown. See the historic Williamstown Botanical Gardens and historical buildings. Stopping at the Altona homestead for Devonshire tea at the end of the walk.

Easy/Medium 15km | Limit 16 | 20km W Melb

 

Contact name: Nicole Mertens, ReefWatch Project Officer [email protected] 9341 6500
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Talk #2 (series of winter events) exploring Victoria’s unique and wonderful underwater world. Talks from guest speakers, and about the work VNPA is doing to protect our marine and coastal environments in the citizen science and advocacy space, and how you can get involved. Time: 6.30-8pm at 60 Leicester St, Carlton, Meeting Room 1&2 (groundfloor). Light refreshments provided. Optional social drinks afterwards (at own cost) with VNPA staff.

Contact name: Geoff Durham 9523 5559
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An urban loop stroll from Burwood station along Back Creek to Ferndale Park, then through Hill’n’Dale Park along Ferndale Trail and the Anniversary Outer Circle Trail back to Burwood. Optional coffee/lunch.

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 12km SE Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Start and finish at the train station. Meet at 1pm to explore the area made famous by the Griffins, Marion Mahony and Walter Burley. Can we find 1900s heritage listed homes, some lovingly restored? It’s a hilly area!

Easy/Medium 6km | Limit 20

Contact name: VNPA 9341 6500 [email protected]
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The 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s most unique bushwalking experiences. Starting at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, it traverses the MacDonnell Ranges. Learn about our members’ experiences on the trail. 60 Leicester St, Carlton.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry $2. Tea, coffee, wine and nibbles provided.

Contact name: Ken Crook 9844 0106
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An opportunity to meet the Friends of Warrandyte State Park (FOWSP) volunteers, view the Indigenous nursery, Frogland and the Pollinator Garden. Afterwards, we will walk around Pound Bend where the wattles will be at their beautiful best. Finish with coffee at Beasley’s Cafe.

Medium 6km | Limit 15 | 28km NE Melb

Contact name: Bookings: Larysa Kucan 9347 3733 
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We will travel to Langi Ghiran State Park ‘the home of the Black Cockatoo’ for several short walks to an old reservoir and lookout and then a forest walk. In the morning there will be a stop at Ballan (great op-shop) for morning tea and a stop at Beaufort in the afternoon.

Leader: Glenn King

Easy 6km | Limit 57 | 180km W Melb

 

Contact name: John Van Leeuwen 0418 996 048 [email protected]
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NEW ACTIVITY ADDED TO THE PROGRAM
A walk in the Warramate Hills near Seville East. A steep climb up to a hill with good views towards Healesville, walk to the junction off the Woori Creek and Yarra River on the way back. Coffee afterwards in Seville. Public transport to Lilydale station; car share from there.
Medium 11km | Limit 10 | 60km E Melb
 
Contact name: Louise Prendergast 0400 280 611 [email protected]
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Starting at South Yarra station we walk to the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and enjoy the winter flowering plants. From here we walk to South Bank and catch the ferry to Williamstown, where we walk to the Williamstown Botanical Gardens. Note there will be a cost for the ferry, to be advised at time of booking.

Medium 16km | Limit 15 | 15km SW Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meeting at Sunbury station at approximately 11am. From the station the walk will follow linear parks along three creeks to a small lake near Salesian College; from there back to the station. BYO lunch.

Easy 10km | Limit 20

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

Easy/Medium 14km | Limit 16

Contact name: Eva Klusacek 0423 053 318 [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: Eva Klusacek.

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

A circuit walk east of Healesville in mountain ash forests preserved from logging and the 1939 bushfires, along a clear and grassy track, then down along a babbling creek. Some steep sections on return to Dom Dom saddle.

Medium/Hard 17km | Limit 10 | 80km E Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Meet at Pascoe Vale station at 11.30am with BYO lunch. We will meander north on the Moonee Ponds Creek and finish at Glenroy for coffee near the station.

Easy 8km | Limit 20

Contact name: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Train from Southern Cross station after 10am. Melton’s Visitor Servicing and Development Office kindly sent me a bundle of brochures and maps with new walking tracks. BYO lunch.

Easy 7km | Limit 20 | 40km NW Melb

Contact name: VNPA 9341 6500 [email protected]
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The Innamincka area in NE South Australia is best known as the location where Burke and Wills perished in 1861. Since 2011 Euan and Jenny have participated in Friends of Innamincka Reserves group activities. Talk covers: area’s history, flora/fauna, Friends group, environmental issues. 60 Leicester St Carlton. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry $2. Tea, coffee, wine and nibbles provided.

Contact name: Darren McClelland 0449 167 776 [email protected]
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A longer walk on Saturday and short walks Friday and Sunday. Saturday evening meal at Marlo Pub. This is a joint activity with Essendon Bushwalking Club.

Medium | Limit 12 | 350km E Melb

Contact name: Geoff Durham 9523 5559
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A residential development around lakes that were once part of the Carrum Carrum Swamp. Optional lunch/coffee. Public transport option.

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 35km S Melb

Contact name: Eva Klusacek 0423 053 318 [email protected]
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A circuit walk in Werribee Gorge, one of my favourite bushwalks that is relatively close to Melbourne. Come and experience the dramatic landscape along the Werribee River for yourself. If we’re lucky, we may see some great birdlife. Some rock scrambling is involved.

Medium 11km | Limit 10 | 70km W Melb

Contact name: Julie Hunt [email protected] 9568 7515
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NEW ACTIVITY ADDED TO THE PROGRAM

Who was the Scotchman and why was Oakleigh originally in Chadstone? This is a history/linear park walk, looping from Oakleigh station to the wetlands on the Scotchmans Creek Trail. Finishing in a Greek cake shop.

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 18km SE Melb

Contact name: Contact: Larysa Kucan 9347 3733
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The ANGAIR Wildflower and Art Weekend at Anglesea is always a very popular trip with our members. After a morning tea stop at Riverside Park at Geelong we will travel to Anglesea to view the wildflower, craft and art show. We will then be escorted by local guides to the best wildflower areas for a walking tour. After lunch we will travel to Airey’s Inlet for a clifftop walk. A stop at Torquay on the return journey.

Leader: Larysa Kucan

Easy 5km | Limit 57 | 130km SW Melb

Contact name: Louise Prendergast 0400 280 611 [email protected]
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An early spring walk exploring trails around the Dandenongs, with a chance to experience the blossoms and other blooms in the Dandenong Botanical Gardens.

Medium 16km | Limit 15 | 48km E Melb

Contact name: Lesley Gillespie 9386 9077 [email protected]
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After a short visit to the Annual Anglesea ANGAIR Wildflower and Art Weekend (small entry fee) we will walk the perimeter of the town taking in some of the wildflower hot spots. We will take our time. This is a great opportunity to see the local orchids and birdlife.

Easy/Medium 10km | Limit 12 | 120km SW Melb

Contact name: David Moore 0448 555 666 [email protected]
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The Scenic Rim hike is a circuit walk graded difficult. The trail includes water crossings (possibility of your feet getting wet unless the river is dry), two steep and steady climbs and one steep and slippery descent. Approximately 4km total climbing and a significant steep 1.3km downhill section back to Grahams Dam on loose and slippery terrain.

Hard 16km | Limit 10 | 68km NW Melb

Contact name: Ken Crook 9844 0106
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After meeting at the historic Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Lookout Tower and the Moor-Rul Viewing Platform, we drive to the Kangaroo Ground Cemetery. We will walk amongst delightful views to the Felix Borsari wildflower trail. Coffee afterwards at the Kangaroo Ground General Store.

Medium 5km | Limit 15 | 30km NE Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at Gowrie station at 11.15am. See the wilder and quieter side of the Merri Creek. A lovely track to walk along with the chance of a detour to visit the Linh Son Temple. We will finish in Coburg. BYO lunch.

Easy 10km | Limit 20

Contact name: Eva Klusacek 0423 053 318 [email protected]
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ACTIVITY RESCHEDULED (previously 8 August, will now be 27 September).

Explore the national park’s tall forests, fern gullies and scenic views during this circuit walk to Masons Falls.

Medium 13km | Limit 10 | 65km NE Melb

Contact name: Denise Fernando 9458 2346
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Enjoy hiking across the northern Prom scrubby plains in springtime. Wildflowers and birds aplenty, we’ll look out for beautiful elusive Ground Parrots and record sightings for Parks Victoria. Fri 27th: Meet at Five Mile Rd car park, hike to Barry Creek campsite. Sat 28th: Birdwatching day-walk to Lower Barry Creek campsite. Sun 29th: Return to cars. *Note: this walk may not proceed if Collingwood makes it to the Grand Final!

Medium 20km | Limit 6 | 225km SE Melb

Contact name: Euan Moore 5472 1572 / 0407 519 091 [email protected]
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This walk will follow a section of the Goldfields Track from Vaughan Springs to Castlemaine. At this time of the year there should be some spring wildflowers and the bush will be looking its best. A short car shuffle will be required at the end of the walk. Public transport available to the walk meeting point.

Medium 17km | Limit 12 | 130km NW Melb

Contact name: Ken Crook 9844 0106
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Enjoy a lovely ramble, visiting seven rest houses each with quaint architecture. Visit the Plant Craft Cottage and the recently completed Grotto, Bird Nest and Moss Gardens. Finish at the Terrace Café, overlooking the Ornamental Lake.

Easy 4km | Limit 15

Contact name: Geoff Durham 9523 5559
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The 2.9km Avenue of Honour loop and a very personal horticultural experience on the Bacchus Marsh river flats. Optional lunch/coffee. Private transport only.

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 50km NW Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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We will take the 9:15am train from Southern Cross station to Wendouree, to walk around the lake. Time for lunch at the Yacht Club and then explore the Botanic Gardens.

Easy 8km | Limit 20 | 123km NW Melb

Parks Victoria needs immediate, long-term funding boosts

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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

MEDIA RELEASE 5 January 2016 | 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...
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