Walking Since 1939

Hike and Dinner – Ballarat

Expired

NOTE: Please read the sections Should you Participate, Social Distancing and Good Hygiene and Transport before booking into this walk.

 

Walk Description

Distance: 16-18 km

Come to Ballarat for a relaxing urban walk around Black Hill, Lake Wendouree, Botanical Gardens, the Prime Ministers’ Garden, Ballarat’s main street before we retire at a pub venue for country hospitality and food.

 

This is an easy walk, but please do not let that fool you; if you are a particularly slow walker, then this event is not for you! Having said that, most hikers who can walk an average pace for a couple of hours will easily complete this walk.

 

This event starts and ends at Ballarat Railway Station. If you wish to come by train, then you must catch the 12:14 pm ARARAT train from Southern Cross. This will arrive at Ballarat at 1.43 pm. The hike will commence at 2 pm. Expect to pay around $22 or so for your V/Line fare.

 

We intend to finish our hike around 6.30 before retiring to a local pub close to the railway station for dinner for those of you who are so inclined. Please advise if you wish to attend dinner; in these Covid-sensitive times, it goes without saying that a booking must be made.

 

We will be dining at the Golden City Hotel; the menu is available online if you wish to take a look.

 

Should you Participate?

We need to follow all state government guidelines regarding COVID-19, hence if you are required to be in quarantine or isolation, live in a restricted postcode (if and when designated by state government) or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including the following, you should NOT be doing this walk:

  • Loss or change in sense of smell or taste
  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be considered.

If you or anyone in your household feels sick in any way, please cancel. If you become unwell during the walk please notify your Leader immediately.

If you are in a high risk category, including being elderly or having a pre-existing medical condition, you should consider carefully whether you participate as the Club will accept no liability if you choose to participate.

Refer also to the Victoria state government Coronavirus page

 

Social Distancing and Good Hygiene

Before, during and after the walk, please practice social distancing and good hygiene to minimise the risk of infection:

• Carry a mask and wear it when required by the state government.

• Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other walkers.
• Do not share food / water / equipment, or shake hands.
• Use tissues and do not dispose of these in the bush. Carry a plastic bag for disposing of tissues.
• Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
• Wash hands or use sanitiser after contact with shared surfaces, e.g. gates, fences, benches, petrol pumps.

If you are not able to practice good hygiene your Leader will ask you to leave the walk.

 

Transport

Transport to and from the walk location is by car or public transport. Please indicate your transport requirements and preferences on the booking request form when you book in.

If you don’t have a car, we can’t guarantee to provide you with a lift – this will depend on available drivers and their locations. The train is your best option if you don’t have a car.

Drivers can choose whether they wish to take passengers or not. To maintain physical distancing, it is recommended you take no more than 1 passenger, unless you are taking family members or persons from your household.

For drivers who agree to accept a passenger, the Victorian State Government guidelines during Victoria’s CovidSafe Summer restrictions are:

You can have passengers in your car. Where possible:

  • your passenger should sit in the back seat in order to maintain physical distancing 
  • all passengers should wear a fitted face mask in the car unless you have a lawful exemption
  • increase ventilation in the vehicle by opening windows wherever possible. Avoid having air-conditioning on recirculate
  • high touch surfaces in the vehicle should be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

 

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

If you choose to use public transport, you do so at your own risk, but please follow social distancing and good hygiene practices as much as possible.

 

Booking

Booking is  required for this walk.   The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will provide details of where and when to meet.
If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $7.

To avoid handling cash, non-members are required to pre-pay their booking fee.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances (e.g. you need to cancel because you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms), there will be no refunds.
So please do not book unless you are fully committed to walking.
Payment by Paypal or card is the quickest method, but if you choose to pay by EFT please follow the instruction to email the Treasurer with your payment details.

 

What to bring

• Hand Sanitiser
• Face Mask
• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

 

Still have questions?

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Check out our Covid-19 status.

Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.


Activity Date(s)

Start:

February 20, 2021 2:00 pm

End:

February 20, 2021 6:30 pm

Information

Type:

Saturday

Grade:

Easy-med

Leader:

Craig B

Booking Request

We're sorry, but all bookings have closed because the event is expired.