Trip Program

Date Sort descending Type Title Grade Distance
Mon, 5-8 Aug O/N Little Desert 2024. A winter off-track wander in the Little Desert, good for developing overnight skills. Drive to Dimboola for an early lunch then walk 11km to a rough camp. Day 2 is 15km to Mallee Camp (water, toilet). Day 3 is 9km to another rough camp. Day 4 is a short 4km back to cars & drive home. M 38 km
Thu, 8 Aug DAY Karkarook Park and surrounds. Catch the 903 Altona-Mordialloc bus along Warrigal Road to Cochranes Rd/Fairchild St Heatherton (near Bunnings). Walk through Karkarook Park on the Lake and Wetlands Trails, the impressive Elder Street South Reserve (opened November 2023), Dingley Bypass Trail, Mavis Hutter Reserve and surrounds. At the end of the walk at Karkarook Park, catch the 903 Altona-Mordialloc bus on Warrigal Road to Mentone or Oakleigh station. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk. E 10 km
Sat, 10 Aug DAY Sugarloaf Reservoir. A walk circumnavigating the reservoir, walking mainly near the water. M 16 km
Thu, 15 Aug DAY HLTAID011B - Provide First Aid Blended. Training in first aid responses and life support‚ this course includes management of casualties, and covers a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community to manage a first aid emergency until medical assistance arrives. Provide first aid (HLTAID011) includes Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID009) and Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID010). We have selected the 4 hour course with prior online training. S 1 km
Thu, 15 Aug DAY Heatherdale to Syndal. Catch Metro to Heatherdale station (just before Ringwood on the Belgrave/Lilydale lines). From Heatherdale station, walk mainly on the Melbourne Water pipe track (variable track conditions; see hazards and challenges below) to Syndal station (Glen Waverley line). Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk. E 12 km
Sat, 17 Aug DAY Silvan Reservoir to Woolrich Lookout. The walk starts at Silvan Reservoir climbing through the forest following Lyrebird Creek to Eagles Nest and Valley Picnic Grounds. A short steep climb through to RJ Hamer Arboretum to Woolrich Lookout. We return to Silvan Reservoir following the undulating Board Track. M 13 km
Thu, 22-25 Aug CON Wilson’s Promontory National Park. Clearing various walking tracks in Wilson’s Prom. M 3 km
Thu, 22 Aug DAY Malmsbury. Travel by V/Line to Malmsbury (Bendigo line, myki usable). Malmsbury is the station after Kyneton. See the Coliban aqueduct, Botanic gardens, railway viaduct (classified 'A' by the National Trust), Malmsbury reservoir, cemetery and numerous bluestone buildings. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Malmsbury bakery. At the end of the walk, catch the 3:01pm train which is scheduled to arrive at Southern Cross at 4:24pm. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk. E/M 12 km
Sat, 31 Aug DAY The Tunnel Circuit via Mineral Springs. This walk takes in the Mineral Springs, Shaw’s Lake and the Tunnel with scenic views, wildflowers, water races and heaps of tailings. The start is at the Blackwood Picnic Spot. There is a $3 per car fee to enter into this area. M 17 km
Mon, 2-7 Sep BC Cowan, Berowra and beyond. Expressions of interest for this excellent but challenging base camp. Walkers need to have very strong walking ability and meet requirements of accommodation ( see below) Explore remote parts of the Great North walk ( steep and hard sections). Transport to / from walks by train, taxi, bus. Maybe wildflowers out along the route. Arrival day is Monday 2nd September and departure day is Sunday morning 7th September. H 18 km