Trip Program

Date Sort descending Type Title Grade Distance
Wed, 1 Dec DAY You Yangs circuit walk. We begin with a walk up to Flinders Peak for sweeping views of Melbourne and Geelong. Then down to join the circuit walk which offers high views of the Stone Bujil and distnat views of Port Phillip Bay. Along the way we pass through some great rock formations. There are some short steep hills along the way. M 12 km
Thu, 2 Dec DAY Kananook Creek via George Pentland Gardens in Frankston. Catch train to Frankston. Walk to George Pentland Botanic Gardens in Frankston and then to start of Kananook Creek path, continue walking to either Seaford or Carrum. E 12 km
Sat, 4 Dec DAY Flinders Ramble. Circuit of Flinders and surrounds, including a visit to the blowhole and some rural landscapes. Stunning views of Westernport from the ridge line. Some hills which are steep. Boots required as it can be muddy.Poles highly advisable. M 14 km
Mon, 6-11 Dec BC canoe the Hattah Lakes. It is hoped that the Hattah Lakes will be flooded so our goal is to canoe from lake to lake. If that is not the case, then we will canoe the Murray River. We will head up to the Lakes on the Monday, set up camp, canoe Tuesday to Friday departing on Saturday. The cost will be aprox $180 but this will be adjusted later. X 20 km
Thu, 9 Dec DAY Taylors Lakes to Brimbank Park. Catch Metro to Watergardens (Sunbury line). Walk the Taylors Creek Linear Park and then into Brimbank Park, Keilor. Taylors Creek Woodland with its massive River Red Gums is a highlight. At walk's end catch a 421 bus to St Albans or Keilor Plains (Sunbury line). Committed bookings only; no book now cancel later walkers, please. E 14 km
Sun, 12 Dec DAY Kurth Kiln - Gembrook. Kurth Kiln was built to provide charcoal to use in cars during the war, an interesting relic from this time. Nearby the delightful Tomahawk Creek and it's tracks lined with ferns, and a patch of beautiful tall gums have survived the early logging. This walk is only for fully vaccinated people. Please follow the government rules regarding Covid. E/M 12 km
Sun, 12 Dec DAY Lysterfield Park Circuit. Starting from Lysterfield Lake walk up the tramline track to Lysterfield Lookout. Lunch at the boys farm. Early finish. A full Covid vaccination required. E/M 14 km
Thu, 16-20 Dec O/N Cowombat Flat and The Cobberas. An exploration of the remote North East of Victoria. Includes the open grassy valley of Cowombat Flat, the rugged peaks of the Cobberas, the start of the Black/Allen line and the source of the Murray. Drive up 15 Dec, walk starts 16 Dec. Drive home on last day (20 Dec) or following day. Participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. H 51 km
Fri, 31 Dec- 1 Jan 2022 O/N Mt Feathertop - NYE Extravaganza. Day 1 Travel to site - 11:00am Meet on the roadside at Diamantina Hut on The Great Alpine Road. Depart for Mt Feathertop via the Razorback at 11 am, for a 11KM walk. Option to walk to the top of Feathertop after setting up camp. Party like its 1999. Day 2 – Return to cars via same route. Brunch in Mt Hotham – don’t expect too much, a pie is about as good as it gets. Travel home via Dargo or the highway or we may explore other hike options in the region. M 22 km
Fri, 31 Dec- 3 Jan 2022 O/N Macalister Springs - Mounts Howitt, Buggery & Magdala. Toast the New Year on the summit of Mount Howitt on New Years Day. Day 1 - Drive to Howitt car park via Heyfield and Licola and start walking at 4pm. Easy 5km walk to Macalister Springs for 3 night base camp. Day 2 - Day walk - Mt Howitt (for NY toast), Hells Window and Mt Magdala (lunch) and return. Day 3 - Day walk on Crosscut Saw to Mt Buggery (lunch) and return. Bypassing Howitt summit. Both walks are along a section of the Great Divide and the Australian Alpine walking Track. Day 4 - Return to cars. M 35 km