Trip Program

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Fri, 20-21 Oct BC Fedwalks Accommodation. Fedwalks 2023 at Trentham: WALKS PROGRAM now available @ BOOKINGS OPEN 31/07/2023. Trentham is a two hour drive from Hampton. I plan to stay overnight Friday and Saturday, do a medium walk on Saturday and an easy walk on Sunday (no. 6 if available), and attend the dinner on Saturday night. Book here ONLY for car sharing and/or accommodation. Book WALKS at E/M 14 km
Sun, 22 Oct DAY 1000 steps. Meet at the 1000 steps, Upper Ferntree Gully at 900am start walking at 9.15am. We start at the car park walking around the base, with long climbs involved. The track can be slippery because of the gravel stones. Some of the tracks include Bellview, Boulevard , Feather, View, Chandler and Tyson tracks. Lunch will be at One Tree Hill, and finishing up by walking down the Lyrebird Track, back to the cars. M/H 14 km
Tue, 24-30 Oct BC Sydney Extension plus. Expressions of interest invited for this excellent base camp. Participants need to have strong walking ability and accommodation requirements (see below) mean one couple and two singles preferred for each cabin. Explore parts of the Great North walk by train( steep and hard sections) . Walks also include a favourite coastal and harbour walk. M/H 16 km
Wed, 25-31 Oct O/N GOW - Great Ocean Walk. The 100 km walk traverses beaches, clifftops, rainforests and hinterland. It takes you deep into the Great Otways National Park and the Port Campbell National Park, easy to medium walking. Days 1 & 7 drive there and home. Kms 10,12,21,14,14,13,16. These kilometers/days can be adjusted depending on the walkers. Camping at the National park campsites (3 sided shelter, water and drop toilets). 6 Days food to carry. M 100 km
Thu, 26 Oct DAY Aircraft station to Westona station. Catch Metro to Aircraft (Werribee line). Follow Skeleton Creek to the Cheetham Wetlands. Walk alongside the Cheetham Wetlands to Truganina Park and The 100 Steps to Federation. On a clear day 360 degree views to the You Yangs, Mount Derrimut, Mount Macedon, Port Phillip Bay and the Melbourne skyline. Alongside Laverton Creek and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore to Westona station (Werribee line). This walk is suitable for new members. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk. E 13 km
Thu, 26-29 Oct CON Duane Spur - AAWT. Track clearing on the AAWT from Ropers Hut to Big River. Plan to work on Friday to Saturday and possibly Sunday morning. H 5 km
Sat, 28-29 Oct O/N WWW - Oberon Bay stroll. WWW - Weekend Wanderings Where? - a quiet night's camping on the serene Oberon Bay campsite. We meet at the Information Centre at Tidal River at 10 am. Preference given to non-retirees and new members. The first day's walk starts from the carpark at Telegraph Saddle and ends at the Oberon Bay campsite (9.5 km). The return on the Sunday is to Tidal River via the new steps at Little Oberon Bay (7.5 km). Cost is $7.50 each. I will work out payments later. Don’t worry if the walk is waitlisted. E 17 km
Thu, 2 Nov DAY Sorrento along Millionaires Mile tp Portsea for lunch. We catch train and bus to Sorrento. Then follow the coastal trail to Portsea. Here we will be having lunch at the well known Portsea Pub. Then catch the bus back to the train and home. E 10 km
Thu, 9 Nov DAY Lara to Serendip Sanctuary. Travel by V/Line to Lara (Geelong line) using your myki. Walk along linear parks to the 250 hectare Serendip Sanctuary which is home to a rich and diverse array of birds and mammals. The after lunch Wildlife Walk enables walkers to experience a close encounter with native wildlife. Note: Southern Cross meeting time 8:35am. Back at Southern Cross around 3pm. Walk suitable for new members. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk. E 13 km
Sat, 11 Nov DAY Two Bays walk - Southern section. The Two Bays track stretches between Dromana and Cape Schanck lighthouse. This walk will explore the southern section closer to the ocean and walking inland before return to the start. Bracing sea winds on cliff section. Maybe grazing kangaroos. M 17 km