Trip Program

Date Sort descending Type Title Grade Distance
Thu, 13 May DAY Mount Eliza. Travel by Metro to Frankston and bus to Mount Eliza. Walk to Canadian and Half Moon Bays and Ranelagh beach. Wander through the Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin designed Ranelagh Estate (circa 1924) and along the Earimil Creek Bushland Reserve. After lunch we explore Mount Eliza, south of the Nepean Highway. At the end of the walk, board 781, 784, 785 or 788 bus to Frankston station. E 12 km
Sun, 16 May DAY Warrandyte explorer #3. Lovely views in seldom visited areas of North Warrandyte. Includes some off-track in medium scrub, faint tracks, steep, slippery slopes, muddy sections and stream crossing. M/H 15 km
Thu, 20 May DAY The Shrine and Royal Botanic Gardens. From Flinders Street station, walk through the Queen Victoria Gardens and Kings Domain to The Shrine. Spend some time at The Shrine. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens. Cross over the Yarra River and walk around the MCG up to the Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Birrarung Marr. E 11 km
Sat, 22-24 May O/N Burchill Trail, Brisbane Ranges. 3 day walk from Boars Gully in north of Brisbane Ranges NP to Steiglitz ex-mining village. Camping at walk-in sites with toilets and water (TB checked). 'State's richest wildflower habitat'. Walking is generally easy on formed paths, with one rocky ravine on day 2. Undulating scrubby treed country. Since this is a car shuffle, I need a volunteer with a 6 seater car to put their car at the end on Saturday morning, and transport walkers back to start on Monday pm. Walkers will be asked to stay together. M 34 km
Sun, 23 May DAY Pyrites Creek. Lerderderg State Forest. Circuit walk negotiating Pyrites Creek in a lesser known part of Lerderderg Gorge. Remnants of Antimony Mine. M/H 14 km
Sun, 23 May DAY Woolrich Lookout to Silvan Reservoir, Olinda. The walk will start at the Woolrich Lookout in RJ Hamer Arboretum and follows the track to Silvan Reservoir Park then back to the lookout via the forest. There are spectacular views of the Silvan Dam and the Yarra Valley. Toilets are at RJ Hamer Arboretum, near Woolrich Lookout Carpark. The track then follows Lyrebird Creek to Eagles Nest Picnic grounds. Bring lunch. M 14 km
Thu, 27 May DAY Mount Evelyn to Silvan Reservoir Park. Catch Metro to Lilydale and a 663 bus to Mount Evelyn. Walk from Mount Evelyn to Silvan Reservoir Park along the Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Trail and Olinda Creek Track. From Silvan Reservoir Park, walk along Messmate and Circuit Tracks to the 663 bus stop on Monbulk Road for our return to Lilydale station. E 11 km
Sat, 29 May DAY Mullum Mullum Creek Trail. A pretty day walk starting from Westerfolds Park, connecting with the Main Yarra Trail, through Candlebark Park along the Yarra River and onto the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail. Look forward to an interesting walk through a unique area of bushland, enriched with indigenous plants. The path predominantly follows established walking and cycling routes and is located on the edge of bushland. Lunch stop at Currawong Bush Park. BYO afternoon tea. M 15 km