Walking Since 1939

Benalla – Day Hike or Accommodated Overnighter (your choice!)


Trip Overview

Hoping you will join either for a day hike or two day hikes in the Benalla region.

The first hike is Mount Samaria, about 15 kilometres, close to Benalla. Due to the distance from Melbourne, this hike will commence at 10.30 am.

You can choose to stay in Benalla if you wish – own arrangements. Happy to put people in touch if they wish to share a rental.

The second hike is Warby Ranges, near Wangaratta (about a 45 minute drive from Benalla). This hike will commence at 10.00 should you wish to join as a day trip.

Benalla is accessible by public transport, please make your arrangements if this appeals. We should be able to get someone to meet you in Benalla if the train times match up.



This trip is a little different to most YHA Bushwalking trips, in that you need to book and pay for your own accommodation. We will be staying in Benalla. You can book accommodation in one of the motels, tourist parks or maybe AirBnb.

Our leader plans to book accommodation for the Saturday night only and will drive to Saturday’s walk on Saturday morning.  You can choose to book accommodation in Benalla for Friday and Saturday nights or Saturday night only – it’s your choice.  We will arrange a group dinner on Saturday night in Benalla. Those arriving on the Friday may wish to also join for dinner; we’ll work that out as we get closer.

If you are wishing to share a room with someone else, please advise; we’ll put you in touch with others of a like mind.


Itinerary and Walk Descriptions

Saturday: Mount Samaria State Park, 15 km, Medium

Sunday: Warby Ranges National Range, 15 km, Medium



Transport to and from the walk location is by car. 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.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please discuss the preferred method of payment with your driver.


Booking is required for this walk. Please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this one. Refer to Walking Grades which, in conjunction with the walk description, will help you assess whether you have the required walking fitness and experience to do 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.

By booking into this event you acknowledge that you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $10.

To avoid handling cash, non-members are required to pre-pay their booking fee.
You can pay by Paypal. If you are not a Paypal member, you can use Paypal to pay by credit or debit card.

If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.
There will be no refunds, so please do not book unless you are fully committed to walking.

What to Bring

• All the equipment, clothing, food and water you will need for the walks and overnight stays (refer Trip details above).

• To help manage the Covid risk, the following may be useful: Hand Sanitiser, Face Mask(s), RAT test(s).

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

COVID-19 Requirements

  • You should not be attending this event if you are Covid-19 positive and/or are required to be in quarantine or isolation.
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or are a contact of someone with Covid-19, please follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Safety and Ambulance Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. If conditions are hazardous, the walk may be cancelled. If any doubts at all, check your emails the night before and the morning of the event. For more details refer to: Joining a walk and your safety

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

Activity Date(s)


November 25, 2023 10:30 am


November 26, 2023 3:00 pm







Craig B

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