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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Spring 2018

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  21-September-2018

News Headlines
Yeti newsletter #51 (spring 2018) available to download
New Fee Structure from Sept 2018
August 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.
4- 5Weekend (accommodated)    Regent Honeyeater Tree Planting Weekend (Benalla)
Conservation project to re-establish habitat corridors in the Benalla area.
Free accommodation, dinner Saturday and BBQ Sunday.
4- 5Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardMt Feathertop Snow Walk & Camp (25km) (ice axe skills required)Paul 
4Saturday   MediumCowbar Nudist Camp Circuit (12km) Erryn 
5Sunday   MediumSugarloaf Reservoir Circuit (16km) Jan 
6Clubnight    Backcountry Festival Information Night Andrew 
11-12Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medMt Stirling beginner snow-camping & snow-shoeing weekend. (Snow shoe hire & Alpine Resort entry fees required)Andrew 
11Saturday   MediumCape Schanck to Bushranger Bay (16km) David 
12Sunday   Easy-medHeritage and Whipstick Circuit (Blackwood) (15km) Robert 
18-19Weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardBeaufort accommodated weekend Day walks in Mt Langi Ghiran & Mt Buangor State Parks. Cost $70 (two night's accommodation) + trip feeStephen 
19Sunday   MediumWilliamstown Foreshore: Hobson's Bay Trail (17km) Altona to Spotswood (incl. Cherry Lake)Michael 
25-26Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumStrathbogie Ranges (23km) Ken 
25Saturday   HardSnow Walk/Climb: Mt Buller West Ridge Paul 
26Sunday   MediumMt Evelyn - Silvan Reservoir (15km) Carly 


September 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.
1Saturday   Easy-medBUS TRIP - Surf Coast Walk Cost=$20. Two options: 14km (E-M) & 18km (M)Celine 
1Saturday   MediumKinglake: Masons Falls circuit. (16km) incl Mt Sugarloaf.Erryn 
2Sunday   Easy-medAireys Inlet Moggs Creek (14km) Andrew 
3Clubnight   SocialIntroduction to Overnight Pack-Carrying Jan 
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.
8Saturday   MediumDandenong Ranges - Gembrook & Emerald (16km) Jen 
9Sunday   Easy-medMornington Peninsula: Greens Bush Highfield to Bushrangers Bay (13km) Carly 
15-16Weekend (base-camp)    Wilsons Prom: Working Bee with Friends of The Prom Tanveer 
15Saturday   MediumAnglesea river canoeing and heathland hike; (15km) extra cost $15Kyle 
16Sunday   Easy-medBayside Coastal Trail (Mentone to Elwood) (15km) Erryn 
22-23Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumGrampians: Major Mitchell Plateau (26km) Cost=$11 camping fee + booking fee.David 
22Saturday    First Aid Training.

Discounted cost=$95, or fully subsidised if you are a current walk Leader.
One day course, held at a Forest Hill venue.

23Sunday   Easy-medDandenong Ranges: John's Hill (13km)
Meet 8.45am Upper Ferntree Gully station (outside Visitor Information Centre)
28-30Long weekend (accommodated)   Med-hard Albury/Wodonga accommodated w/e
Day walks to Pine Mountain, Flaggy Creek Gorge, Mt Granya
28-30Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumWyperfeld National Park.
Springtime in the Mallee - highlights include salt-lakes and a several hundred year old river red gum.
28-30Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardGippsland: Grand Strzelecki Track with river crossingsSpira&Kudzie
29Saturday   MediumAnglesea to Point Addis (14km) Jen


October Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Clubnight    Kumano Kodō - Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Trail

One of Japan's most remote and rewarding journeys, the Kumano Kodō hiking route weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai, the 'Kumano Old Road' is today open to all modern-day seekers and wanderers.

The night will be presented by Emmy, one of the club's regular walkers who recently walked this wonderful trail.

New walkers welcome

6Saturday   MediumNavigation Training - Mt Disappointment State Forest Ken
6Saturday   MediumWombat State Forest: Jubilee Lake - Sailors Falls (19km) Sharnee
7Sunday   MediumKinglake: Andrew Hill (12km) Michael
13-14Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBeginner pack-carry: Wilsons Prom - Sealers Cove (9+9km) Bec
13Saturday   MediumToolangi State Forest: Tanglefoot Loop & Myrtle Gully Loop (20km) Erryn 
14Sunday   Easy-medSan Remo: George Bass Coastal Walk Emma 


November Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3- 6Melb Cup w/e (pack-carry)   Med-hardAlpine National Park: Mount Cobbler Plateau (29km) Erryn&Kyle
3- 6Melb Cup w/e (pack-carry)   HardAlpine National Park: Razor - Viking circuit. Limit 8.Stephen 


December Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
26-30Extended (accommodated)   Medium+Mt Buller ski lodge accommodation.
Day walks in the Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Timbertop areas.
Cost=$200 (members)/$210 (non-members)
26-30Extended pack-carry   Med-hardMt. Kosciuszko - The Main Range. (68km)
(Climb the 10 highest mountains in Australia)



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