Saturday Afternoon Altona Walk
NOTE: Please read the sections Should you Participate, Social Distancing and Good Hygiene before booking into this walk.
Enjoy Melbourne post-covid by joining Colin & Christine for a Saturday afternoon walk in the Altona area. This afternoon walk will start Westona Railway Station.
We will walk through Truganina Park towards the 100 Steps. Everyone has climbed the 1000 Steps, now climb the 100 Steps of Federation in Truganina Park for a 360-degree view of the bay, city and Cheetham Wetlands. A most interesting art instalment, ‘Time Beacon’ by Cameron Robbins is at the highest point. Then extend the walk through the Cheetham Wetlands before returning along the Esplanade, beside the bay with views of the city until the finish at Altona around 6pm.
We meet at 2.00pm at Westona Railway Station, before setting off at 2.10 pm. We walk for about 4 hours with an optional pizza dinner at Altona.
So why not join us?
Buses replace trains on the Werribee line this weekend, if anybody is planning to come via public transport they need to allow extra time (up to 30 minutes extra). It is around 1.5km walk between the start and finish of the walk which takes around 15 minutes.
You must book in to join this walk.
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
- Chills or sweats
- 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.
Make your own way to the walk location by car or public transport (your choice).
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.
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)
• 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?
Check out Joining a walk and your safety
Check out What happens on a walk.
Check out Day walks and social activities.
Check out our Covid-19 status.
Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.
February 27, 2021 2:00 pm
February 27, 2021 6:00 pm