Contact name: Louise Prendergast 9826 0037 [email protected]
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Starting at Edithvale we walk along the beach to Carrum. We will explore parts of the Paterson Lakes, before linking up trails through the wetlands back to Edithvale.

Medium 16 –18km | Limit 15 | 45km S Melb

Contact name: Peter Whelan 9689 0606 / 0413 011 832 [email protected]
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A circuit walk, with a campfire on Saturday evening and mulled wine to celebrate the return of summer. Great views across the Western Plains.

Medium 22km | Limit 10 | 140km NW Melb

Contact name: Richard Tagg 0404 808 242 [email protected]
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Leaving the cars at home we shall catch the train to Upper Ferntree Gully station. The walk will take in spectacular mountain ash trees, fern gullies, and native birdlife. Some steepish, but friendly, hills involved.

Easy/Medium 13km | Limit 12 | 30km E Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at 1pm at Alphington station. The walk is through Darebin Park and along the Darebin Creek to Northland Shopping Centre. Coffee at the shopping centre before catching a bus home. The walk will be led by Ruth Stirling. If you want to book in June please ring Ruth, 9699 7225.

Easy 6km | Limit 20

Contact name: Glenn King 0448 816 504
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At Diamond station we follow Diamond Creek and Maroondah Aqueduct trail to Research Park. From there we walk on some local trails to Eltham station.

Easy/Medium 14km | Limit 15 | 25km NE Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Meet at 11am downstairs at Fed Square, near the entrance to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV. After coffee, we will walk along the river bank, Birrarung Marr, to the Morell Bridge. Cross over to the Botanic Gardens and wind our way to the Shrine. Take in Albert Park Lake, the See Yup Temple, and Emerald Hill, on our way to finish at the vibrant South Melbourne Market. Plenty of food for lunch! Tram 96 will take you back to the city.

Easy 8km | Limit 20

Contact name: Julie Hunt 9568 7515 [email protected]
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A mid-winter amble in gracious East Melbourne, past many interesting and historic buildings, in a loop from Flinders Street station.

Easy 5km | Limit 12

Contact name: Terese Dalman 0413 234 130 [email protected]
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Join the 22nd Project Hindmarsh planting weekend. VNPA members have proudly supported this major landscape restoration project since its beginning. We will be planting at three sites – one west, one north and one east of Nhill. Contact Jonathan Starks, Hindmarsh Local Landcare Facilitator [email protected] 0429 006 936 or Terese Dalman 0413 234 130. Details and registration: www.hindmarshlandcare.org.au

Easy | 380km WNW Melb

 

Contact name: Louise Prendergast 9826 0037 [email protected]
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Setting off from Lysterfield Lake we explore trails up to the trig point, across to the granite boulders before returning via the lake circuit. A chance to see varying birdlife, kangaroos and other animals.

Medium 16km | Limit 15 | 35km SE Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Meet at Yarraville station at 1pm. Walk west to Cruickshank Park. We will wind our way back to Ballarat Street, near the station for coffee. This is also near the Sun Theatre and Pop Up Park, now permanent.

Easy 6km | Limit 20

 

Contact name: Geoff Durham 9523 5559
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Through the old Newmarket saleyards residential area, across the Maribyrnong River to Newells Paddock Wetlands and the Heavenly Queen Temple and Chinese sea-goddess Mazu. Start at Newmarket station and end at Footscray station with the opportunity to visit the fascinating Footscray Market. Optional lunch/coffee.\

Easy 5km | Limit 15 | 5km W Melb

Contact name: Cheryl Walker (Mioch) 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866 [email protected]
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Walk from Newport station through some of the old parts of town; then around the Newport Lakes and back to Newport station.

Easy 10km | Limit 16 | 12km W Melb

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 7pm (doors open at 6pm). Food and drink supplied. Please RSVP to Gayle [email protected]

Limit 90

 

 

Contact name: Bookings: Larysa Kucan 9347 3733 
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On this excursion we will travel to Heathcote for a morning tea stop and a 5km rail trail walk adjacent to Lake Eppalock. We will then travel to Bendigo for short walks at Lake Weeroona, Rosalind Park and a reservoir park near Kangaroo Flat.

Leader: Glenn King

Easy 6km | Limit 57 | 150km NW Melb

 

Contact name: Eva Klusacek 0423 053 318 [email protected]
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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: Terese Dalman 0413 234 130 [email protected]
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Over the past 15 years, Grow West has worked with thousands of volunteers and hundreds of landholders to plant 1.5 million trees in the Upper Werribee Catchment. Help rejuvenate and restore two neighbouring properties in Ingliston along a Werribee River tributary. What to bring: warm clothes, hat, gloves, sturdy footwear, water bottle, cup, plate and cutlery to minimize waste. Register at www.growwest.com.au

Easy | Limit 100 | 75km W Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at Spotswood station at 1pm. We will walk past Science Works, down the Yarra River past the Warmies and along The Strand to Nelson Place. Train from Williamstown Beach station after afternoon tea.

Easy 8km | Limit 20

 

 

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: 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: Eva Klusacek 0423 053 318 [email protected]
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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: Louise Prendergast 9826 0037 [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: 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: 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 9826 0037 [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: 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

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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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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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