Walking Since 1939

Lake Elizabeth – Base Camp (& Campfire Trivia Night)



Trip Overview

Base camp weekend at Lake Elizabeth, close to the township of Forrest, Otways.

Lake Elizabeth is known to have platypus living in it, so if we are lucky, we may spot some of those little elusive creatures.

Glow worms can also be spotted on the banks of the Lake Elizabeth walk.

Trivia Night may be on offer as well.



Suitable for beginners.

You need to have all required equipment, clothing & food.



Camping at Lake Elizabeth Campground

BYO – all required camp gear & food

Long drop toilet, rain water tank & fire pits available at the campground


Itinerary and Walk Descriptions

Friday 15 December

Drive from Melbourne to Lake Elizabeth and meet in the late afternoon / early evening.

Saturday 16 December

Hike: 16-20 kms

Lake Elizabeth & Forrest Loop

Sunday 17 December

Walks: 12 km + 4 km

Tiger Rail Trail to Tiger Loop + Sabine Falls Walk




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.

Trip Price:
Members:  $22 + Booking fee (nil) = $22.
Non-members: $22 + Booking fee ($10) = $32.

Members and non-members are required to pre-pay the trip price for this event.
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.
We will only be able to provide a refund if we can find a replacement for you.


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.


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

If you are Covid-19 positive, have any Covid-19 symptoms or are a contact of someone with Covid-19, please follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.


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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

Activity Date(s)


December 15, 2023 6:00 pm


December 17, 2023 3:00 pm







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