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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Winter 2017

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  27-July-2017

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July Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
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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-hardWerribee Gorge (12km) David 
9Sunday   Easy-medCastlemaine Diggings Circuit (14km) Carly 
15-16Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardAlpine National Park: Mt Feathertop snow walk and climb. (25km) Bruce 
16Sunday   Easy-medKinglake National Park - Silver Creek Circuit (14km) Andrew 
23Sunday   MediumLerderderg State Forest: The Tunnel. (16km) Some steep hills!Derek 
29Saturday   Easy-medSnow Train Snow-Shoe (8km) Cost= $145, includes transfers and snow shoe hire.Andrew 
30Sunday   Easy-medChurchill National Park: Trig Point Lookout & Rock Garden (14km) Tobias


August Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
5- 6Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumMt Stirling beginner snow-shoe walk and camp. Andrew
5- 6Weekend (pack-carry)   HardMt Bogong snow walk and camp Bruce
5Saturday   MediumHepburn Regional Park: The Lost Children's Walk (15km) Erryn
6Sunday   MediumDandenong Ranges Park: Ferntree Gully to Belgrave (14km) Lutz
7Clubnight   SocialIconic Walks of New Zealand's South Island Robert 
12-26Extended pack-carry   Med-hardHeysen Trail (South Australia): Parachilna Gorge to Hawker
A combination of pack-carrys (2 * two-night, the other one-night) and day walks in the Flinders Ranges. Limit 8 (2 places left).
12Saturday   MediumWombat state forest: Werribee River/Mt Hope Circuit (15km) Kyle
13Sunday   Easy-medUrban Walk: Altona to Williamstown. (15km) Bring your myki.Carly
20Sunday   MediumMornington Peninsula National Park: Point Nepean Walking Trail (14km) Adrian 
26Saturday   Med-hardCastlemaine Diggings Heritage Park: Golden Mountain Walk (25km) Craig 
27Sunday   EasyBellarine Peninsula sausage sizzle walk (10km) Chris 


September Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3Sunday   Easy-medTaradale Nature Conservation Reserve (12km) Andrew 
4Clubnight   Social(location tba) Volcano Walking in Sicily - Mt Etna & Mt Stromboli Louise 
7Evening   MediumUrban Walk - 15 kms in Three Hours! F-a-s-t! Meet 5.30pm @ Federation SquareCraig 
9-10Weekend (base-camp)   MediumMt Torbreck (9 & 21km) David 
9Saturday   Med-hardCathedral Ranges: The Jawbones (12km) Robert 
10Sunday   Easy-medDandenong Ranges: Kalorama - Mount Evelyn Circuit (14km) Carly 
14Evening   MediumUrban Walk - 15 kms in Three Hours! F-a-s-t! Meet 5.30pm @ Federation SquareCraig 
16-17Weekend (accommodated)   Easy-medEchuca accommodated weekend.
Walks in Murray Valley NP river redgum forest & Terrick Terrick NP.
16Saturday   MediumRubicon Historic Area (Taggerty): Rubicon Aqueducts (18km) Marina 
17Sunday   MediumGeorge Bass Coastal Walk (16km) Emma 
21Evening   MediumUrban Walk - 15 kms in Three Hours! F-a-s-t! Meet 5.30pm @ Federation SquareCraig 
23Saturday   MediumCastlemaine hike and dinner. (22km) Craig 
24Sunday   MediumWerribee River: The Shelter - W.J. Whyte Island Reserve - Centenary Track (10km) Bruce 
29- 1 OctLong weekend (pack-carry)   MediumMt Feathertop in Spring (possible snow-walking and camping)Bruce
29- 1 OctLong weekend (pack-carry)   MediumLittle Desert NP: Desert Discovery Walk (limit 12)Stephen


October Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Sunday   MediumUrban Walk (Footscray): Maribyrnong River to Lily Street Lookout (18km) Jonas 
2Clubnight   Social(location tba) Oxfam Trailwalk Information Night - 48 hours, Teams of 4, 100km.Craig 
7Saturday   MediumBrisbane Ranges: Boar Gully (14km) Erryn 
8Sunday   Easy-medGreat Otway National Park: Bells Beach & Ironbark Forest (11km) Rachel 
14-15Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medHowqua Hills Historic Area. There and Back Again - A Hut TaleJames 
14Saturday   Med-hardToolangi State Forest: Tanglefoot Track and Mt St Leonard (20km) Adrian 
14Saturday   MediumNavigation Training. (~15km) (Mt Disappointment State Forest)Ken 
15Sunday   Easy-medCastlemaine: The Monk & Eureka Goldmine (14km) Rafal 
21Saturday   MediumBunyip State Park: Helmet track (17km) Some steep hills!Derek 


November Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
4- 7Cup weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardNarbethong accommodated trip. Cost=$125+b/f.
Walks in Lake Eildon, Cathedral Ranges and Marysville regions.
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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