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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Autumn 2017

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  17-May-2017

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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.
1- 2Weekend (base-camp)   HardWilson's Prom National Park: The Prom in a Day! (42km) Andrew 
1Saturday   MediumMornington Peninsula National Park: Greens Bush to Gunnamatta Beach (20km) Marina 
2Sunday   Easy-medCreswick Regional Park (14km) Creswick Waters CircuitAndrew 
3Clubnight   SocialThe Trail of Apu Ausangate (Peru) David 
8Saturday   MediumUpper Loddon State Forest: Tarlita Creek Hepburn (15km) David 
8Saturday   MediumBrisbane Ranges National Park - Stieglitz Loop (15km) Kyle 
9Sunday   Easy-medCancelled due to Bad weather - was Cape Schank (14km) Sorry cancelled due to weatherJonas 
14-17Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumEaster Accommodated: Walks in Grampians National Park and Halls Gap. David 
14-17Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardEaster Pack Carry: The Cobberas - Cowombat Flat - Headwaters of the Murray - Start of the Victorian Border. (50km) Bruce 
14Friday   MediumVictorian Walking Festival Event - Macedon Ranges Regional Park Craig 
16Sunday   Easy-medYarra Ranges National Park: Sugarloaf Reservoir (16km) Doug 
17Monday   Med-hardGreat Otways NP: Cora Lynn Cascades - Erskine River Circuit (20km) (Lorne)Sonya 
22-25Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumAlpine National Park Bogong High Plains John 
22-25Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumPortland - Great South West Walk.
Pub accommodation, cost=$180.
22Saturday   MediumLerderderg State Park - Yankee Gully (13km) David 
23Sunday   Easy-medWarrandyte State Park - Pound Bend Gold Heritage Walk (12km) Andrew 
29Saturday    First Aid Course: free for Leaders. Andrew 
30Sunday   Easy-medKinglake National Park - Mason's Falls (12km) Rafal 


May 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.
1Clubnight   SocialGear Information and Second Hand Equipment Sale Night (including YHA Cross Country Skiing)

Sellers: please pre-register your gear by contacting the organiser via the Enquiry link.
6Saturday   MediumHike and Dinner: Shepherds Flat/Basalt Walks (21km) (Daylesford)Craig 
6Saturday   MediumLorne: Cumberland River Waterfalls (18km) Kyle 
7Sunday   Easy-medBrisbane Ranges National Park - Ted Errey Nature Circuit (12km) Sonia 
13-14Weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardAccommodated weekend: Cathedral Ranges. Cost=$60Craig 
13-14Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumAlpine National Park: Mt Feathertop via Bungalow Spur Bruce 
13Saturday   MediumUpper Ferntree Gully to Belgrave via Sassafras. (20km) Sonya 
13Saturday   MediumBus trip - Hepburn Regional Park: Walk cancelledCeline 
14Sunday   MediumMornington Peninsula National Park - Point Nepean Walking Trail (14km) Mei 
20Saturday   MediumMarysville: Keppel Lookout & Steavenson Falls (15km) Melissa 
21Sunday   Easy-medYou Yangs Regional Park - Northern Circuit (12km) Sharnee 
27Saturday   MediumMt Alexander Regional Park - Leanganook Summit Walk. (12km) Erryn 
28Sunday   MediumDandenong Ranges National Park - Kalorama Circuit (14km) Carly 


June Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3Saturday   MediumWarburton: O'Shannessy Aqueduct (20km) Sonya
4Sunday   Easy-medWoodlands Historic Park - Gellibrand Hill Summit (12km) Adrian
5Clubnight   SocialCross Country Skiing and Information Night   
10-12Long weekend (pack-carry)   HardAlpine National Park; Mount Bogong Ascent (35km) David
10-12Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumWilson's Promontory NP - staying at Foster (35km) Cost=$120David
10Saturday   MediumLake Eildon National Park - Blowhard Circuit. (24km) Adrian
11Sunday   MediumBunyip State Park - Four Brothers Rocks (14km) Carly
12Monday   MediumLerderderg State Park - Whiskey Creek and Gorge View Walks. (21km) Craig
17-19Long Weekend   MediumWilson's Promontory staying at the Lightstation. (40km)
Cost $253.80 (two night stay).
18Sunday   MediumDandenong Ranges Circuit - Olinda. (15km) Aleks 
25Sunday   Easy-medWombat State Forest - Heritage and Whipstick Circuit (15km) Tobias 


July Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Saturday   MediumHepburn Regional Park - Chocolate Mill Walk (16km) (Daylesford region)Erryn 
2Sunday   MediumBunyip State Park - Southern Circuit (15km) Lutz 
3Clubnight   SocialWinter Snow Trips Info Night - Tips for Snow Camping and Snow Shoeing (7.30pm)

and YHA Bushwalking AGM (8:30pm)
8- 9Weekend (base-camp)   Easy-medSnow shoe walks on Mt St Gwinear and Baw Baw Plateau. Beginners WelcomeAndrew 
8Saturday   Easy-medAnglesea to Point Addis Circuit (15km) Jennifer 
8Saturday   Med-hardYarra Ranges National Park: Keppel Hut-Mt Bullfight (14km) David 
9Sunday   Easy-medCastlemaine Diggings Circuit (14km) Carly 
15-16Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardAlpine National Park: Mt Feathertop snow walk and climb. (25km) Bruce 
29Saturday   Easy-medSnow Train Snow-Shoe (8km) Cost= $145, includes transfers and snow shoe hire.Andrew


August Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
12-26Extended pack-carry   Med-hardHeysen Trail (South Australia): Parachilna Gorge to Hawker
A combination of pack-carrys (one 4-night, the other 2-night) and day walks through the Flinders Ranges. Limit 8


November Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
5-12Extended accommodated   MediumGold Coast Hinterland
Walks in Lamington NP, Springway NP and Gold Coast Oceanway. Limit 16. Approx cost = $510 (accommodation, hire) plus flights, fuel, trip fee.


December Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3-13Extended pack-carry   Med-hardTongariro Northern Circuit (New Zealand)
A five-night pack-carry with hut accommodation in the volcanic scenery of Tongariro National Park, includes summit climbs of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu. Limit 8. Early booking is essential in order to secure places in the huts.



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