Walking Since 1939

Joining a Walk or Event

YHA Bushwalking Victoria walks most weekends, offering easy social strolls to challenging expeditions.   Use our Quick Start Guide  to choose the right walk for you. See our Fees and car-pooling guide for details of costs and what to do if you do not have a car.  If you need any help navigating the website or booking into an event, use our Quick Reference Guide to get you started.

Booking

Apart from Sunday walks, and Club Night, where you just turn up at the designated meeting point and time on the program, events need to be booked by clicking on the Current Walks Program “Book” link against the particular event you are interested in.  If the event is “closed” as it is full, a “waitlist” button maybe available at the bottom of the event form.

Ambulance insurance

We strongly recommend you have Ambulance cover.  Even an ankle injury can lead to costly air evacuation.  Many health insurance policies include this, but check your own to be sure.  YHA Bushwalking Victoria does not have special insurance covering injuries to participants in its activities.

Gear

See our Gear Checklist for what you need. If you are not properly equipped, the Leader can decide to not let you participate.

Skills, experience, medical conditions

Please note that we do not run ‘guided tours’. While we will lead the walks, we expect you to be physically fit, properly equipped and to have an appropriate level of self-reliance and confidence in the bush.

The Leader may refuse participation to anyone they consider to be inadequately equipped or physically unfit for the conditions of their walk.   Such a decision can be made as late as at the starting point of the walk.  If in doubt about your abilities please contact the leader before booking or joining.

Please advise the Leader as early as possible if you have any physical or medical conditions that could affect your participation.   Any such information will be in strict confidence.

Fire bans and excessive heat

Events are cancelled if they are in a zone that has been declared a Severe, Red or Code Red fire danger period.  Events are also cancelled if the forecast temperature exceeds 38 degrees.  Please check with your Leader if you are not sure whether an event will run.