COVID-19 Update 22 March 2020 – Suspension of walks program
As a result of the Victorian and a Federal government announcements today, our current walk program has been suspended until further notice.The Victorian Government has cancelled all non-essential activities including sporting events. All non-essential travel is to be avoided. Bushwalking does not qualify as essential travel.
The safety and welfare of our leaders, members, walkers and the community is paramount. We hope you can stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will resume walking as soon as it is safe to do so.
Walking spots that are closed
- Accommodation and camping at Tidal River within Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed from Sunday 22 March.
- 1000 steps/Kokoda Memorial Walk and Lyrebird Track in the Dandenong Ranges National Park have been closed until further notice.
- The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden and William Ricketts Sanctuary have been closed until further notice.
- The penguin viewing platform at St Kilda Pier has been closed until further notice – fencing is now in place along the breakwater preventing access to the penguin viewing platform. The pier remains open.
- Mackenzie Falls in the Grampians National Park will be closed for the duration of term two school holiday period (28 March – 13 April 2020).
- For more Parks Victoria information click here.
Whilst we may not be able to walk together for the moment we can still stay connected and supportive. So, if you have any great walking stories, reflections or photos you want to share, please send them to me at President, and I will share them via this site.