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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Summer 2017

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  16-February-2017

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January 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.
7Saturday   Med-hardTaggerty - Rubicon Valley Historic Area; Aqueducts circuit walk (20km) Lutz 
7Saturday   MediumMarysville: Keppel Lookout and Steavenson Falls (15km) David 
8Sunday   Easy-medPoint Addis Marine National Park. (13km) Bells to Point Addis Circuit via Ironbark ForestJonas 
14-15Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumBeginner Pack Carry: Baw Baw National Park. Mt St Gwinear to Mt Erica (departs Saturday morning).Stephen 
14Saturday   Med-hardBuangor State Park. (21km) Beeripmo Walk in Beaufort.Craig 
15Sunday   MediumWombat State Forest - Colbrook Reservoir (14km) Derek 
16Clubnight    New Members Presentation: Introduction to YHA Bushwalking   
16-20Mon-Fri (accommodated)   EasyHawkweed eradication - Falls Creek area. Conservation volunteer activity - your enquiry will be sent to Parks Victoria.Parks-Victoria 
21Saturday   MediumEnfield State Park. (15km) Bald Hills Loop, BuninyongErryn 
21Saturday   MediumKinglake NP - Three Peaks Walk (18km) Jennifer 
21Saturday   Med-hardBellarine Rail Trail: Geelong to Queenscliffe. (35km) Return by public transportPeter 
22Sunday   EasyLysterfield Park (11km) Tobias 
27-28Base-camp   EasyChinese New Year base-camp.
Celebrate the year of Rooster with camping, walking, dumpling making and star gazing! Depart Friday afternoon to campsite, then dinner, then short walk dusk. Return Saturday after another light walk.
29Sunday   Easy-medMarysville: Wilks Creek & Gilberts Gully (14km) Andrew 


February 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.
4Saturday   MediumHike and Dinner: Creswick State Forest Circuit Walk in Creswick (20km) Craig 
5Sunday   Easy-medDandenong Ranges National Park: Olinda to Ferntree Gully (11km) Peter 
6Clubnight    Camino del Santiago: Walking the ancient pilgrim way across France and Spain Dree 
11Saturday   MediumGreat Otway National Park: Waterfalls Canyon and Castle Rock Lorne (24km) Kyle 
11Saturday   Med-hardFryers Ridge Conservation Reserve in Malmsbury (19km) Erryn 
12Sunday   EasyUrban Walk: St Kilda to Half Moon Bay: (16km) Bring your myki and your swimmersMichael 
18-19Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumPack Carry: Alpine National Park: Dibbins Hut and Mt Loch. (21km) Andrew 
18-19Saturday   HardWarburton Rail Trail with self-managed accommodation option. (40km) Peter 
19Sunday   EasyUrban Walk: Bayside Coastal Arts Trail from Sandringham to Beaumaris (16km) Sonya 
25Saturday    Walk Leader Training: contact Tobias for more info.
Churchill National Park Endeavour Hills
26Sunday   Easy-medHepburn Springs Regional Park: Sailors Falls Walk in Daylesford (16km) Emma


March Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
4Saturday   MediumNavigation Refresher: Wombat State Forest (15km) Tobias
5Sunday   EasyUrban Walk: Flagstaff to Williamstown Beach. (13km) Bring your Myki & swimmersSharon
6Clubnight    Victoria's Great Gold Walk.
Guest Speaker: Jeff Floyd, former CEO Parks Victoria & Tourism Victoria.
10-14Extended pack-carry   MediumKosciuszko National Park; Australia's Top Ten highest peaks. (Thredbo)Craig
11-13Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardAlpine National Park - Lake Tali Karng. (42km) David
12Sunday   EasyDomino Rail Trail: Trentham to Lyonville (14km) Mei 
18Saturday   Med-hardBus Trip: Coastal Walk - Mornington Peninsula.
Cost=$20, must book by 11th March.
Two options: Cape Schanck to Coppins Lookout (22km, hard) & Gunnamatta Car Park to Coppins Lookout (16km, med-hard).
19Sunday   MediumMurrindini Scenic Reserve: Wilhelmina Falls Murrindindi (12km) tba 
25Saturday   Easy-medPaddy Ranges State Park Maryborough Erryn 
25Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumGreat Ocean Walk. (38km) Part 1 of 3 from Apollo Bay to Aire River, limit 8.Paul
26Sunday   MediumLerderderg State Park: Razorback Track Blackwood (14km) Les 


April Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1- 2Weekend (base-camp)   HardWilson's Prom National Park: The Prom in a Day! (42km) Andrew 
1Saturday   MediumUpper Loddon State Forest: Tarlita Creek Hepburn (15km) David 
1Saturday   MediumMornington Peninsula National Park: Greens Bush to Gunnamatta Beach (20km) Marina 
3Clubnight    The Trail of Apu Ausangate (Peru) David 
16Sunday   Easy-medYarra Ranges National Park: Sugarloaf Reservoir (16km) Doug 
14-16Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumEaster Accommodated: Walks in Grampians National Park and Halls Gap. Cost $142.David
14-16Long weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardEaster Pack Carry: The Cobberas - Cowombat Flat - Headwaters of the Murray - Start of the Victorian Border. (50km) Bruce
22-24Long weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medAlpine National Park Bogong High Plains John
29Saturday    First Aid Course: free for Leaders. Andrew 


June Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
17-19Long Weekend   MediumWilson's Promontory staying at the Lightstation. (40km)
Cost $253.80 (two night stay).
Note: this is not the Queens Birthday long-weekend, the Monday is not a public holiday.



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