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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Winter 2015

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  23-August-2015

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Spend the New Year in Hobart - see December event listing below
July Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
4Saturday    Training: First Aid Training. No charge for walk leaders. Andrew 
5Sunday   Easy-medKinglake National Park: Andrew Hill (12km) Lutz&Jonas 
6Clubnight    Introduction to Snow-Camping (7.30pm) followed by AGM (8.30pm)   
12Sunday   EasySausage Sizzle walk: Badger Creek/Mt Donna Buang (10km) Chris 
18-19Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardMt Feathertop via Bungalow Spur. Snow walk and climb.Bruce 
19Sunday   MediumCross Country Skiing Beginners Day @ Lake Mountain. All bushwalkers who are keen to try X-Country Skiing are welcome! Must book in advance.Nick 
19Sunday   MediumBrisbane Ranges - Steiglitz Circuit (12km) Jonas 
19Sunday    Bushwalking Search and Rescue - Steep Snow and Ice. Dry land Training Day - Williamstown (must book)Paul 
25-26Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBeginners Pack Carry - Strathbogie Ranges (19km) Ken 
25-26Weekend (base-camp)   Med-hardBushwalking Search and Rescue. Steep Snow and Ice Specialist Training.Paul 
26Sunday   EasyOrgan Pipes National Park (10km) Robert 


August Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
2Sunday   Easy-medAltona Williamstown (15km) Lutz 
3Clubnight    Bushwalking Search and Rescue. Presentation by Peter Campbell (BSAR)  
8- 9Weekend (accommodated)   Easy-medGoldfields accommodated weekend (Maryborough). Cost $62 + trip fee, must book by 1st August. Walks include Mt Moliagul & Mt Beckworth.Stephen 
8- 9Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumBeginners Snow Camping and Snow Shoe Walk Mt Stirling. Sonya 
9Sunday   EasyWombat State Forest - Babbington Hill (10km) Robert 
16Sunday   Easy-medSteam Train to the snow for a snow shoe shuffle. Limit 10, book ASAPAndrew 
16Sunday   MediumBrisbane Ranges - Grass Tree Walk (13km) Tom 
22-23Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumMt Baw Baw & Mt St Gwinear - Snow Shoe Walk and Snow Camp. (limit 12)Andrew 
23Sunday   Medium+Warburton East - Richards Tramway (18km) Stuart 
29-30Weekend (accommodated)    Regent Honeyeater Project Tree Planting Benalla.
Free Dinner and Bush Dance on Saturday + BBQ Lunch on Sunday. Share-accommodation
29Saturday   MediumRubicon Valley. Royston Tramline (12km) David 
30Sunday   EasyGembrook / Bunyip National park (12km) Emma 


September Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
5- 6Weekend (accommodated)   MediumCape Schanck - accommodation at the lighthouse. Cost $150, limited numbers, book ASAP. Walks in Mornington Peninsula National ParkAndrew
6Sunday   EasyAireys Inlet. Moggs Creek (12km) Andrew 
7Clubnight    Global Warming - Protecting Our Winters. Presentation by Cam Walker  
12Saturday   MediumMt Disappointment State Forest. Nylander (18km) Chris 
13Sunday   MediumLerderderg State Park - The Tunnel via Byers Back Track (16km) Derek 
19-20Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBeginner pack-carry - Burchell Trail (Brisbane Ranges). Departs Saturday morning, cost $8 + trip fee.Stephen 
19-20Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardMt Feathertop via Bungalow Spur. Snow walk and climb.Bruce
20Sunday   EasyBacchus Marsh. Werribee Gorge (12km) Dale 
26Saturday   MediumMt Alexander (12km) David 
27Sunday   MediumCastlemaine - Maldon Historic Area (14km) Sonya 


November Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
22- 1 DecExtended pack-carry   MediumNew Zealand: Kepler Track and Routeburn Track. Hut accommodation.


December Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
26- 1 JanExtended trip (accommodated)   MediumChristmas - New Year period: Tasmania
Day walks to locations near Hobart; these include Mt Wellington, Tasman Arch and Tarn Shelf-Lake Webster.
Accommodation in central Hobart close to Sydney-Hobart race arrivals, Taste of Tasmania and New Years Eve celebrations. Cost=$380; this covers six nights accommodation and land transport.



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