Trip Program

Date Sort descending Type Title Grade Distance
Tue, 14-19 Nov O/N 6 Days without a Shower. Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT), Mt Selma (1km West of) to View Point (Mt Howitt Car Park). This is a 6 day, 5 night walk. H 87 km
Wed, 15-20 Nov BC Castlemaine and surroundings. Explore relics of the early gold mining days, walking along the Goldfields Tracks. Four long walks and two short ones in the Castlemaine surroundings area. M 15 km
Thu, 16 Nov DAY Melbourne Shrine and Gardens. We will meet at Flinders station at 8.45 am and will start the walk at Melway 2f6. We will walk to the Shrine, remembering the sacrifice our service men and women have made so we may have freedom.Then onto the Botanical Gardens where we will have morning tea and experience the beauty of the Gardens. Head to MCG via Birrarung Marr, and onto Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens. Finishing back along the Yarra River to Federation Square. Afternoon tea at a cafe. E 12 km
Sun, 19 Nov DAY Garden lovers. Meet at Cloudhill Gardens at 10am . Melway 122 A9. We will enjoy these beautiful gardens. Members to the Diggers club are free. Otherwise non Diggers Club members have a $12.50 fee on Entry. There is a sign Diggers Club out the front. There will be plants and merchandise for sale, so bring some money for spending if you wish. After Diggers Club we will go onto the Rhododendron Gardens where we will have lunch. The gardens will be beautiful this time of season. E 8 km
Sun, 26 Nov DAY BWV Training and refresher course for leaders/potential leaders. There will be 2/3 BWV representatives who will deliver the course which is taught by a mix of discussion, power-points, class activities & external exercises using compasses & mapping techniques. Handbook provided. 8.45am to 4.30pm. Course topics: leadership essentials, Planning and previews, Risk management, Club admin, Conducting the walk, mapping & navigation, Incident management. There will be a 15 minutes morning tea break, 30 minutes for lunch & 15 minutes for afternoon tea. Bring your own lunch. E 1 km
Sat, 2 Dec DAY Red Hill Market & Rail Trail. Park in the Red Hill Recreation Reserve ($5 per car). Start with a 1.5 hour wander around the iconic Red Hill market - perfect destination to purchase a unique home made gift, or simply buy and eat a yummy breakfast or morning tea. Our walk is a loop trail from the Recreation Reserve onto Merricks Trail via Stanley Rd, Station Rd and Arthurs Seat Rd. E 13 km
Sat, 9 Dec DAY Escape to The Dandenongs. NEW MEMBERS MOST WELCOME. Escape to the cool of our hills from our predicted hot summer. If in training a good walk for cardio etc. Starting early at Grants Picnic ground via assorted tracks, depending on conditions of the tracks. M 14 km
Thu, 14 Dec DAY Eltham Copper Butterfly Habitat. The Eltham Copper Butterfly (ECB) was rediscovered at Eltham in 1986. The butterfly is distinguished by the sharply defined, distinctively shaped patch of bright copper scales on the male hind wing. The butterfly cannot survive without the three-way partnership with the Sweet Bursaria plant and the Notoncus ant. Possible sightings Dec to mid Jan. ECB's were seen December 2022. Please don't book unless you are sure of being on the walk and capable of a medium grade walk on a summer's day. M 12 km
Wed, 27 Dec- 1 Jan 2024 BC Howmans Gap Falls Creek Base Camp. This popular annual basecamp is organised by Diamond Valley BWC 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 daily walks (easy to challenging or just take the day off). Singles will share a room (bottom bed only) with 1, 2 or 3 other people. Cost is $500 pp. Couples will have their own room with a small surcharge. A $200 deposit is required by end of August Please phone or email me for more info. E/M 10 km
Sat, 13 Jan 2024 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