Walking Since 1939



Walk Description

The meeting point for this walk is the Castlemaine Railway Station at 10.30am.

If travelling by train, you need to catch the 9.02 Echuca train from Southern Cross Railway Station. It arrives in Castlemaine at 10.28 am. Refer to the comments below from the leader.

The hike will start and finish at the Castlemaine Railway Station.

What to bring

• 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.

Booking Fee:

YHA Bushwalking Victoria Members: Free
Non-members: $7  (please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, no credit cards)

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button below BEFORE 8 pm on the preceding Wednesday.

Activity Date(s)


August 18, 2019 8:45 am


August 18, 2019 5:00 pm






Craig B

3 Replies to “Castlemaine”


Grading? How many km?


Hi there. Is anyone traveling by car from the east side of Melbourne, near Croydon? I will appreciate a lift and share expenses.

Craig B:

Note that this hike takes place in CASTLEMAINE. We are not meeting in the city. You need to catch a V/Line train at 9.02 am. Note that your train will not terminate at Castlemaine, so you are apparently looking for an Echuca-bound service. (Echuca is actually an extension of the Bendigo line - so check for disruptions at vline.com.au the night before). Myki works to Castlemaine, but please make sure you have enough funds on your Myki. Your train will arrive at 10.28, and we meet at Castlemaine Railway Station and commence the hike from there. As at 6 August 2019, there are no planned disruptions on the Bendigo line for the day of our hike.

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