But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.
~ John Muir, July 1877
Who are we?
We are YHA Australia‘s Victorian bushwalking activity group and a Bushwalking Victoria Associate.
If you enjoy bushwalking with a sociable group of like-minded people, we cater for everyone over the age of 18, no matter what your fitness level or interest in bushwalking. Our Members and visitors are mostly in the 35-65 age range, from all walks of life. We support minimal impact bushwalking and provide car-pooling for those without vehicles.
What walks and activities do we offer?
We provide an extensive Program of Day walks and Weekend and extended walks. Most of our walks are on weekends, with an occasional weekday. Our walks are guided by experienced, volunteer Leaders in a structured and enjoyable environment. Our graded walks include easy social Friday night twilight walks, easy to medium Sunday walks, harder Saturday walks, accommodated, base camp or pack carry weekends and the really challenging extended pack carries. Locations include the occasional urban walk, but mostly national parks and bush trails near Melbourne, in regional Victoria or the iconic long distance trails of Australia and New Zealand. Our monthly Club Night for Members and visitors lets you chat with experienced Leaders, walkers and Committee Members, choose your next walk and meet new friends. Our social events are also on the program.
You can join as a visitor as many times as you like and pay a small Fee per walk, plus Car-pooling costs OR become a Member. Our Quick Start Guide will soon have you Joining a Walk right for you.
Members pay a small Fee per annum to receive free walks (except for Car-pooling costs), priority bookings on events, discounted fees for social activities, discounts at outdoor activity stores and voting rights at our Annual General Meeting. Use Membership Request to join.
Acknowledgment of Country
YHA Bushwalking Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia where we walk and meet. We acknowledge their connections to land, waters and culture. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging.