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Autumn 2018

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  15-April-2018

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Sept 2018: Cape to Cape walk (WA) - see program listing for details
March Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the Walks Program, with full leader contact information,
can be obtained by joining the YHA Bushwalking mailing list.
2Evening   EasyTwilight - Newport Lakes. Meet 6.30pm in Mason St at Newport Station, option for dinner afterwards.Colin&Christine 
2- 4Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumNIGHT CLIMB - Feathertop via Bungalow Spur. (Two nights, Friday and Saturday, leave Melbourne Friday evening)Jan 
3Saturday    BUS TRIP - Walhalla.
Cost=$20, two walk options:
(1) Erica Thomson Rail Trail (15km, med)
(2)Walhalla circuit walk(18km, 800m ascent/descent, hard)
4Sunday   MediumWombat State Forest: Spargo Werribee River Circuit (16km) Andrew 
5Clubnight   SocialTibet and Bhutan. Mei 
10-12Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardAlpine National Park: Lake Tali Karng. (38km) (Wellington River traverse).Craig 
10-12Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumGreat Ocean Walk: Wreck Beach - Ryans Den - Milanesia Beach.
Departs Sat afternoon, cost=$28+ b/f, limit 9.
11Sunday   EasyYarra Bend Loop - Kew & Fairfield Boathouse (9km) Mei 
17-19Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumWilsons Promontory National Park - staying two nights at Wilson's Prom Lightstation. (This is not a public holiday long weekend, you will need to have the Monday off).Craig 
17Saturday    Walk Leader Training Day Tobias 
18Sunday   MediumPoint Nepean Walk (15km) Erryn 
24- 3 AprExtended pack-carry   HardTasmania: South Coast Track. (85km)
Cost approx $500 (Hobart accommodation, flight from Hobart to Melaleuca Inlet) plus Melb-Hobart return airfare.
24Saturday   Med-hardMurrindindi : The Mill and Boroondara (16km) Kyle 
25Sunday   MediumChewton - Castlemaine (17km) Sonya 
30- 2 AprLong weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medEASTER - Southern Bogong High Plains. Bruce 
30- 2 AprLong weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardEASTER - Canberra. Sections of the Centenary Trail.
Cost $192, must book and pay by 1st March.


April Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the Walks Program, with full leader contact information,
can be obtained by joining the YHA Bushwalking mailing list.
1Sunday   EasyEASTER SUNDAY: Blackwood and Shaws Lake Historic Walk (9km) Peter 
7Saturday   MediumBendigo: Coliban Water Walk (20.5km) Erryn 
7Saturday   MediumLerderderg State Park: Whisky Creek (11km) David 
8Sunday   MediumJonas Lea Memorial Walk - Hepburn: Sailors Falls (17km)
All walk fees and any other contributions to be donated to a charity chosen by Jonas' family.
9Clubnight   SocialTongariro National Park - Mt. Taranaki and the Volcanoes of New Zealand North Island Presenter: Bruce Meincke  
14-15Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumMt Buffalo Pack Carry (28km) David 
14Saturday   MediumBrisbane Ranges: Ted Errey Circuit - Anakie Gorge - Wadawurrung Walk (15km) Erryn 
15Sunday   Easy-medWarrandyte State Park: Blue Tongue Bend Walk (12km) Andrew 
21Saturday   Med-hardLerderderg State Park Old River (17km) David 
22Sunday   MediumKinglake: Mason Falls - Running Creek - Mount Sugarloaf Lookout (14km) Bruce 
25Wednesday   MediumANZAC DAY: Aireys Eastern View (13km) Erryn 
25Wednesday   Med-hardANZAC DAY: Upper Ferntree Gully to Mount Dandenong Summit (14km) Steep hills up & downJeff 
28-29Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumMt. Feathertop in Autumn Pack Carry (1 night) (25km) Bruce 
28Saturday   Med-hardLerderderg State Park: Clearwater Creek (14km) Robert 
29Sunday   MediumYou Yangs Northern Range Circuit (13km) Sharnee 


May Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! 5.15 pm - Federation Square (15km) Craig 
5- 6Weekend (accommodated)   EasyOtways: Falls and Lake Elizabeth Celine
5Saturday   Med-hardPaddys Ranges Exploratory: Reserve Dam. Dettar Dam. Goldfield Reservoir (20km) Erryn
6Sunday   Medium (15km) Ulrike
7Clubnight   SocialPacific Crest Trail USA. 300 miles of it. Presenter: Tanveer AhmedAndrew 
10Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! 5.15 pm - Federation Square (15km) Craig 
12Saturday   Med-hardBlack Range State Forest: Monda Track (18km) Rachel
12Saturday   MediumBlack Range State Forest: Murrundindi Walking Track (20km) Craig 
13Sunday   MediumBackstairs Track. Mt Little Joe Loop. Tramway (12km) Some HillsCarly
17Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! 5.15 pm - Federation Square (15km) Craig 
19-20Weekend (accommodated)   MediumBairnsdale - Mitchell River Walking Track Cost $75Craig
19-20Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardGrampians: Boroka Lookout - Briggs Bluff - Mt Difficult -Some bush bashing! (25km) Stay in Halls Gap Friday nightJan
19Saturday   Med-hardMt Macedon Circuit (18km) Sharnee 
20Sunday   EasyWoodlands & Gellibrand Hill (12km) Les 
26Saturday   Med-hardLake Eildon: Blowhard Circuit (24km) Adrian 
26Saturday   Med-hardOtways: Lorne Forests (16km) Sonya 
27Sunday   MediumBlackwood - Shaws Lake - The Tunnel - Byres Back Track (15km) Bruce 


June Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3Sunday   MediumHike and Dinner - Olinda (20km) Craig 
9-11Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardGrampians: Victoria Range (28km) , The Fortress, Mt. Thackeraytbc 


September Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
8-16Extended pack-carry   MediumCape to Cape Walk (Western Australia) (135km)
Seven days walking, the maximum that needs to be carried is three night's food.




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