|Sat, 2 Mar
|Masons Falls and Mount Sugarloaf. We will see beautiful Australian bush and the striking falls; bird life, perhaps lyrebirds, and probably kangaroos. There is a solid 1¼ hour steep uphill climb before lunch. This is a 15 km walk through the western part of Kinglake National Park, roughly 570 m climb in total.
|Sun, 3-5 Mar
|Yeah for Yea!. Explore parts of the Great Victorian rail trail from Yea. Head out to admire the Chevroit tunnel, and then further north to explore surrounding farmland and hills. Locally take a stroll through the Yea wetlands ( apparently there is a resident platypus) and identify the many historical buildings in the town centre. Along the trail there are commissioned art works to admire. Sample local produce and one meal at local pub. Own breakfasts and lunches shared evening meals with others in your cabin.
|Mon, 4-9 Mar
|Cheyne Range, Tasmania. The Cheyne Range is west of Lake St Clair, which is where the walk starts. It also includes several other mountains - Mt Rufus, The Hippogriff, Mt Gell, Mt Hugel and Little Hugel. There will be a sidetrip to Orites Falls from Lake Hemione. This is magnificent Tasmanian country.
|Thu, 7 Mar
|Point Cook to Westona. Train to Williams Landing and then bus to the start. This walk starts near the Point Cook Coastal Park and heads towards the Cheetham Wetlands Observation Tower. From there we travel along a brand new section of the Bay Trail and walk through the Cheetham Wetlands to Laverton Creek and then up through the Truganina Swamp (on a path) to Westona Station and home. The walk is flat, nearly all on made paths and about 15kms.
|Sun, 10 Mar
|Christmas Hills. Enjoy a walk which passes an operating gold mine, then along the Happy Valley Track and past other mines which have produced some of the richest yields in the world. Spot wildlife along the way.
|Sun, 10-16 Mar
|Mt Olympus/Mt Gould, Tasmania. Mt Olympus is just west of Lake St Clair and Mt Gould is a bit to the north, leading to the beautiful country of the Minataur, the Guardians and the Labyrinth. There will be a day spent mainly exploring the two Mt Olympus summits, probably from Lake Oenone. There will be a sidetrip to the Guardians or the Parthenon. This is magnificent Tasmanian country.
|Thu, 14 Mar
|Gisborne: The Village in the Valley. Travel by V/Line to Gisborne (Bendigo line, myki usable). Walk from Gisborne station (located at New Gisborne) into Gisborne township and explore its history, reserves and surrounds. Reasonably tight walk timetable to fit in with the 473 regional bus to return us to Gisborne station at the end of the walk. Southern Cross departure 9:05am, arrival 2:25pm. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk.
|Fri, 15-25 Mar
|Walls of Jerusalem/ Lake St Clair. Walk will comprise of 2 x separate hikes.
First walk. Day 1, walk to Dixons Kingdom Hut from car park. Day 2, walk to Mt Jerusalem (AM), then Solomons Throne and the Temple (PM). Day 3 walk to Metson Hut. Day 4 Walk to start point.
Second Base Camp. Day 1, Lake St Clair, Boat to Narcissus Hut, walk to Pine Valley Hut. Day 2, walk to Mt Geryon South via The Labyrinth. Day 3, Pine Valley Hut to Echo Point Hut. Day 4, Echo Point Hut to start.
|Sat, 16 Mar
|Two Bays walking track. Starting at Dromana, the track traverses the Mornington Peninsula to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse through a diverse range of landscapes. Offers beautiful vistas and great walking. A good training walk for fit and experienced walkers only. An early start and later finish. Linear walk so participants will need to self drive and car shuffle required. You will need to be prepared to share your car for car shuffle at start.
|Thu, 21 Mar
|Australian Light Horse Memorial Park. Travel by V/Line to Seymour (myki usable). Walk to the 150 hectares Australian Light Horse Memorial Park (former Seymour Army Camp). Panoramic views from Anzac Hill. Reasonably tight walk timetable to fit in with the one-hour train frequency on the Seymour line. Southern Cross departure 8:14am, arrival 3:39pm. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk.