Contact name: Sera Blair, NatureWatch Coordinator  Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6510
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Be a wildlife detective! Set up motion-detection cameras to record passing animals over the next three weeks. Experienced community leaders will introduce you to the wildlife living in these beautiful forests. This project provides important information on wildlife in the park, including feral species, to support well-informed park management. Some walking off-track and up steep hills for short distances may be required.

Limit 12 | 65km E Melb

Contact name: Bookings: Larysa Kucan Contact phone: 93473733
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Rescheduled from June, this excursion will centre on Euroa, north-east of Melbourne in Strathbogie, halfway between Benalla and Seymour. After a morning tea stop we will explore the town which has a colourful history, including a bank that had been robbed by Ned Kelly. We will be in time for the pre-christmas market. We will also walk the Sevens Creeks Trail.

Leader: Sue Parkhill

7km | Limit 57 | 148km NE Melb

Contact name: Cheryl Mioch Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866
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Enjoy the Eildon area, and climb to a lesser-known sub-alpine peak for views. Base camp on Saturday, likely at Jerusalem Creek. We will summit Torbreck on Saturday (600 metres), and there’s an option of a short walk/amble on Sunday morning before our Melbourne return. (Option of day-trip only, but that involves quite a drive).

10km | Limit 10 | 40km W Melb

Contact name: Nicole Mertens, Reefwatch Project Officer Contact email: [email protected]
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Now in its fourteenth year, the Great Victorian Fish Count brings together over 700 divers and snorkelers to record 35 key Victorian fish species. There are great opportunities to get the whole family involved this year. To register your interest join the ReefWatch mailing list at www.vnpa.org.au/reefwatch/sign-up

Various distances and locations, no limit.

For more information, including how to join a Fish Count event, click here

Contact name: Sue Parkhill Contact phone: 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at 11am at Dandenong railway station. We could get lost in the ever-interesting market and the Indian and Afghani shopping areas, but what we will do is head for the Dandenong Creek, and the reserves and wetlands along the Dandenong Creek Trail for our final walk of the year.

10km | Limit 20 | 35km SE Melb

Contact name: Darren McClelland Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0449 167 776
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This walk takes in the northern extremes of the Kinglake National Park. It is all on 4WD tracks. A few steep ups and downs.

16km | Limit 12 | 80km NE Melb

Contact name: Anna van Tatenhove Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0433 842 410
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ACTIVITY DETAILS UPDATED FROM PRINT PROGRAM

Starting at the Mt Macedon Memorial Cross, this almost circuit walk takes in all of the Mt Macedon area highlights.  Starting at the Memorial Cross we will walk around to Camel’s Hump, via Sanatorium Lake and Mt. Towrong and back to the Mt Macedon township.  Some short steep sections (up and down) but well worth the effort.

17km | Limit 18 | 90km NE Melb

Contact name: Philip Sharp Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0448 838 055
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Geelong to Lara (or vice versa) depending on wind direction. Only five per cent on road, and quite wide roads at that.
Includes Geelong waterfront with all its interesting features. Shell refinery, other industries, grain silos and ships, Geelong Grammar School, ocean or wetlands on one side all the way to Lara.

25km | Limit 12 | 75km SW Melb

Contact name: John & Prue Hasler Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 5975 7350 AH
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Traveling, walking and camping in native forests including viewing logging activity in the vicinity of Errinundra National Park  including Hensleighs Creek area. Bush camp on the Saturday night. Run in conjunction with the Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria.

150km | Limit 6 | 445km E Melb

Contact name: David Moore Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0448 555 666
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This is a pleasant circuity walk with some undulations. If the weather is good, we will visit the top of Mt St Leonard which will make the trip around 19km. Otherwise the circuit walk is 16.5km.

19km | Limit 16 | 86km NE Melb

Contact name: Eva Klusacek Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0423 053 318
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A walk along the northern extremity of Brisbane Ranges National Park, offering variety relatively close to Melbourne.

13km | Limit 10 | 73km W Melb

Contact name: Sue Parkhill Contact phone: 0432 413 442 / 9510 4316
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Meet at 11am at Macleod railway station. Plenty of open space and nature reserves to explore at La Trobe University and the surrounding area.

10km | Limit 20 | 16km NE Melb

Contact name: Doug Palmer Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9399 4494
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Two popular sections of our fantastic GOW coastal scenic walk; with a base-camp on Saturday night at Aire River camp; the day-walks are 10km Saturday and 14km Sunday. Early bookings welcome. (NB: The plan is to not pack-carry; so between the group one or two people per day will drive and not walk for car shuttles; all TBC).

24km | Limit 12 | 230km SW Melb

Contact name: John & Prue Hasler Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 5975 7350 AH
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Exploring the High Country with short walks to a variety of scenic and historic sites with bush camping on the Saturday night. High clearance 4WD required. Run in conjunction with the Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria.

200km | Limit 6 | 200km N Melb

Contact name: Cheryl Mioch Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9397 7470 / 0412 743 866
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Walk around the Altona Cherry Lakes then back to the beach front for lunch. Then onto the homestead for a tour (gold coin) and then Devonshire tea.

10km | Limit 10 | 20km W Melb

Contact name: VNPA Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9341 6500
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Celebrate another great VNPA year and catch up with friends for Christmas drinks, dinner and the annual BWAG Quiz at the (Glenferrie Hotel, 324 Burwood Road Hawthorn, at 6.30pm).

RSVP by Friday 30th November to [email protected] or Terese Dalman 0413 234 130.

Contact name: Geoff Durham Contact phone: 9523 5559
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HMAS Yarra National Memorial, Greenwich Reserve, Greenwich Bay, ‘The Warmies’ and a remarkable view of the city skyline across Hobsons Bay. Optional lunch/coffee. Train to Newport station.

5km | Limit 15 | 8km SW Melb

Contact name: Louise Prendergast Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 9826 0037
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A walk that has it all – wonderful scenery, beach walking, rock pools and a light house. This walk includes a cardiac workout – over 400 steps each way to Fingal beach. Lunch at Bushrangers Bay and time to explore the historic lighthouse grounds.

16km | Limit 16 | 100km S Melb

Contact name: Ruth Stirling Contact phone: 9699 7225 / 0418 245 151
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Meet at 9.30am at Southern Cross railway station. BYO lunch. Werribee line train to Williams Landing, then bus to central Point Cook. Walk east to Sanctuary Lakes. Continue through Cheetham Wetlands and on to Altona for coffee and train home.

12km | Limit 20 | 28km SW Melb

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 for the host will be posted to the U35 email and Meetup list. RSVP essential.

Contact name: Taariq Hassan Contact email: [email protected]
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This route covers a good chunk of the AAWT and takes in Mt McDonald, The Nobs, High Cone, Square Top, Mt Clear, The King Billies, Hell’s Window, Mt Lovick and The Bluff. Alpine wildflowers should be blooming and water not too hard to find. Meet Sheepyard Flat and AWD/4WD car pool to near Upper Jamieson Hut. Some overgrown tracks and steep scrambling over rocks. You’ll need to be fit, well-equipped, and prepared to carry extra water.

55km | Limit 6 | 370km NE Melb

Contact name: Eva Klusacek Contact email: [email protected] Contact phone: 0423 053 318
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ACTIVITY CANCELLED

Early bookings encouraged for this NYE pack carry trip to Victoria’s second-highest peak. Car shuffle. Walk the Razorback to Mt Feathertop, camp by Federation Hut, and descend to Harrietville into 2019. Drive up from Melbourne on 30th.

23km | Limit 8 | 385km NE Melb

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