Trip Program

Date Sort descending Type Title Grade Distance
Sun, 18 Dec DAY Christmas walk Olinda. A walk through parts of the Dandenong Ranges NP and the R.J.Hamer Forest Arboretum. All on track but a short steep hill before lunch to beautiful views at a lookout. Return to Silvan reservoir park to join other BBC walkers for a cheerful Christmas themed afternoon tea. M 15 km
Sun, 18 Dec DAY Christmas walk Olinda Easy Walk. Meeting at Silvan Reservoir, the walk commences at 10am. The walk takes you to Valley Picnic grounds and Eagles Nest Picnic grounds. Enjoy the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, meeting the other 2 walkers for afternoon tea. E 10 km
Sun, 18 Dec DAY Christmas Walk Silvan Reservoir to Mt Evelyn. Enjoy a tranquil walk through the forest away from the hurly burly of the pre Christmas rush. This is a 16 km circuit walk through the forest to Mt Evelyn the return follows the old aqueduct tracks back to Silvan Reservoir. We will climb about 490 m in total, on some 4x4 and some single file bush tracks. A number of hills are very steep, both up and down (arduous climbs, especially in hot weather) and very slippery when wet. But you are rewarded with many colourful birds; lots of kookaburras. M/H 16 km
Tue, 27 Dec- 1 Jan 2023 BC Howmans Gap Basecamp. This is an annual basecamp organised by Diamond Valley and Koonung BWCs at the YMCA camp at Howmans Gap just down from Falls Creek. It offers 5 nights accommodation plus 3 meals a day with a variety of walks (easy to hard) from which to choose. Singles will share a room (bottom bed only) with 1, 2 or 3 other people (around $550 per person) and couples will have their own room with a small surcharge (around $590 per person). A $200 deposit is required immediately. Please phone or email me for more info. M 10 km
Fri, 30 Dec- 2 Jan 2023 O/N The Magical Mountain Mystery Tour Returns. The New Years Day Magical Mountain Mystery Tour Returns to Mount Howitt - a very special mountain. Day 1 - a long drive from Melbourne, then a short 5 km walk to Macalister Springs where we will camp for 3 nights. Day 2 - exploring the Australian Alpine Walking Track (AAWT) north towards Mount Speculation. Day 3 - head south on the AAWT towards Hells Window. Day 4 - an easy 5 km walk back to our cars for an early return home. M 35 km
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 CYC Sandringham to The Waterways and return. 9.30 meet opposite Sandy pub on beach side ride all on bike paths to Mordialloc Station then along to The Nest for a coffee then return. E/M 30 km
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 DAY Pt Leo to Flinders. A beach walk from Pt Leo to Flinders along the beaches of Westernport Bay. Search the rock formations for small creatures at low tides and enjoy the gentle surf and cooling summer breezes. Dolphins have been spotted in these waters. Chance to swim at morning tea and lunch. Suitable for both new members and club members wishing for a gentle return to walking after holiday festivities. E/M 14 km
Wed, 1 Feb 2023 CYC Sandringham to Port Melbourne to City. 9.30 Meet opposite the Sandy Hotel beach side ride north to Port Melbourne then on into the city . Remember your MYKI Card for return trip via train. E/M 25 km
Fri, 10-15 Feb 2023 BC Mt Stirling, Craigs Hut . First timers preference open 2 days. Preference will be given to New members for first 2 days of booking who would like to experience a base camp. Walks : Craigs Hut, Mt Stirling, Delatite River & Mc Loughlans Spur. Spectacular scenery 360 views. Several half day walks Please bring a compass if you would like compass experience/training. M/H 16 km
Fri, 10-18 Feb 2023 O/N GSWW Portland to Nelson. GSWW Portland to Nelson inland walk along the Glenelg River. 120km. 6 nights/7 days. 2 days travel to/from Portland. 2 nights B&B at Victoria House at Portland. Quality Parks campsites. Bus transfer from Nelson to Portland. A good level of fitness is required to carry all overnight walking gear & 6 days food. Priority given to walkers who have not done the walk before. Payment is required immediately after closure of BBC booking sheet in order that bookings can be confirmed and payments made. M 120 km