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If you want to explore some of Victoria's amazing natural landscapes, you've come to the right place.

Our outdoor adventure program has something for everyone.

Cost: Most events are $5 members or $9 non-members. But see activity for cost.

Membership: We encourage you to join as a member online or call VNPA on 03 9347 5188.
Visitors can participate in up to three trips.

Bookings and info: For details on the events listed, email us at vnpa@vnpa.org.au or phone 03 9347 5188.

 
 
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BUSHWALKING EVENTS FOR JULY 2014 



TREE PLANTING


Aug 16-17 (w/e) 17TH ANNUAL HINDMARSH TREE-PLANTING W/E

CONTACT: John Stirling 9699 7225 (H)/ johnst@melbpc.org.au or Terese Dalman teresedalman@gmail.com/ 0413 234 130

VNPA volunteers have been major contributors to this major nature restoration project since the project commenced. Come and enjoy great country hospitality while working with like minded people in bettering the biodiversity in the Rainbow district.  

To register log on to www.hindmarshlandcare.org.au and follow the prompts. See details about the project in the June Park Watch. Limit 200. 380 km W Melb.


 

SOCIAL NIGHTS

 

Jul 23 (Wed) VNPA U35 SOCIAL NIGHT

CONTACT: Saeed Joulaei vnpa.u35social@gmail.com

Come along to this month’s social night and meet some new or familiar faces. Friends and family most welcome. To find out more about this month’s event, keep posted to the U35
e-group for updates or contact Saeed.




PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

Jul 26-28 (long)BUNK OFF’ MONDAY MT STIRLING SKI TRIP (EC)

GRADE: medium 40km LEADER: Tracey-Ann Hooley   tahooley@bigpond.com

Why rush a good thing? Grab your backcountry skis and snow camping gear and head for the hill for three days of Mt Stirling snowgum skiing bliss (or blizzards...) High probability of snow ducks and warm port Tim Tam slams. Suitable for experienced skiers. We'll leave Saturday morning and sneak back into town on Monday evening. Limit 8. 350 km NE Melb.


 

Jul 26 (Sat) 25TH & FINAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING EVENING WALK

GRADE: easy 5km LEADER: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225

Meet at 7pm in Middle Park. We will choose a walk to suit the weather and return home with healthy appetites to indulge in Christmas Pudding and all the trimmings. Limit 10.
5 km S Melb.


 

Jul 26 (Sat) MACLEOD - BUNDOORA

GRADE: easy medium 16km LEADER: Glenn King 0448 816 504

Walk from Macleod Railway Station through La Trobe University, Bundoora Park & Darebin Park Trail. Limit 16. 15 km N Melb.


 

Jul 26 (Sat) EASY-GOING AMBLE - ROYAL PARK SOUTH

GRADE: easy 5km LEADER: Geoff Durham 9523 5559

Once again, our programmed amble in January was cancelled because of extreme heat. We try again.  We will include the Australian Garden, the Burke & Wills Monument, the Billabong, the Native Grasslands, and coffee. 10.00 am start. Public transport option.
Limit 20



Cleaning your boots to reduce Dieback

Scrub your boot soles with a 70% methylated spirits/water mixture to kill Phytophthora cinnamomi spores before leaving the affected area.