Trip Program

Date Sort descending Type Title Grade Distance
Thu, 7 Jul DAY Airport West to Essendon West. Catch Metro to Essendon (Craigieburn line) and a route 59 tram to Airport West (stop 58). Walk from Airport West to Essendon West mainly along linear trails including the Green Spine Linear Park and the Steele Creek Trail. See the interesting Valley Lake residential development (post 2006) at the former Niddrie basalt quarry (1940s to 1970s). Committed bookings only; no book now cancel later walkers, please. E 14 km
Fri, 8 Jul DAY A Cultural & Botanic Experience : Geelong changed. We will leave Southern Cross for Geelong at 8.10 am returning at 5pm. Points of interest, 100+ historical Bollards along the foreshore of Corio Harbour, Mural of Unknown soldier, Mineral Springs, Botanic Gardens where we will have lunch at the Tea house or bring your own. A Visit to the Library viewing platform on the 5th floor and Geelong Art Centre . Cost includes a coffee/treat and guided tour of the National Wool Museum. E/M 18 km
Sat, 9 Jul DAY Williamstown to Port Melbourne. We will follow the coastal trail to Spotswood then cross the Yarra River with the punt. Lunch at Westgate Park then follow the trail to Port Melbourne. E 12 km
Sat, 9 Jul DAY Red Hill Ramble. A circuit walk around Red Hill throughout various landscapes. We will visit a farm shop and $10 tasting fee is required at a cider orchard (non-alcoholic available). We will walk through some bush areas en route. E 11 km
Sat, 9-10 Jul CON Regent Honeyeater Project tree planting. A fun and social weekend of planting trees on properties near Benalla. Also features dinner Saturday night and Sunday lunch, with a tour of the regenerated areas by Andie Guerin. Please contact Jeff for details as you need to register on a website E 4 km
Sun, 10 Jul DAY Lyrebird Walk. This walk is one of the most beautiful sections of the Dandenong Ranges and is specifically designed to see lyrebirds. The tangled mess of lush vegetation is towered over by Mountain Ash and tree ferns providing a home for the Superb Lyrebird who mate in winter, so unless it is very windy, there is a good chance of lyrebird sightings. We should hear them making their own calls as well as hear them mimicking other birds. Bring binoculars and cameras. This walk is LIMITED to 10 people. E/M 10 km
Sun, 10 Jul DAY Fingal Picnic area to Bushrangers Bay return. A lovely walk from Fingal Picnic Area to Cape Schanck exploring the marine life at the Cape, then a walk to lunch at Bushrangers Bay. Good sea views. E/M 11 km
Sun, 17 Jul DAY Murrindindi River and Wilhelmina Falls. Start at the suspension bridge, and walk along side the Murrindindi River. We then climb up to the Wilhelmina Falls. We follow the Boroondara track to the car park close to Falls Creek Road. From there, we rejoin the Murrindindi River track back to the suspension bridge. M 13 km
Wed, 20 Jul DAY Dromana Foreshore to Arthurs Seat and Seawind Gardens. A superb walk with spectacular views of Port Philip Bay. Walk starts along the Dromana Foreshore then up to Arthurs Seat. The uphill section is 1.1km of 1 in 10 gradient, but is easy going the rest of the way. Walk mostly in shade with fairly undisturbed bush. We have a good look around Seawinds gardens - William Rickett sculptures, Matthew Flinders Cairn, Arthurs Seat Gondola etc. E/M 10 km
Sun, 24 Jul DAY Silvan Dam to Mount Evelyn. A 14 km circuit walk following old aqueduct tracks to Mt Evelyn We will climb about 490 m in total, on some 4x4 and some single file bush tracks. A number of hills are very steep, both up and down (arduous climbs, especially in hot weather). Very slippery when wet. Many colourful birds; lots of kookaburras. M 14 km