Activities program

Please ring the leader to book for all walks. Please express your interest early to enable dates to be changed if necessary. For walks on the weekend you must ring no later than the Wednesday before the walk. For extended walks much more notice must be given. Leaders will organise car‐pooling if necessary. For many of our walks we meet at the jpgcarpark in Kepler St near KFC.

Non-members can find out more about an activity by contacting the Secretary. Before going on an activity, you must agree to these conditions.

When Activity Grading Leader
May Sun 05 Boroka Lookout Coralie
May Tue 14 No General Meeting: just a committee meeting
May Sun 19 Byaduk Caves and beyond Rob
May Mon 20 End of Autumn Rail Trail working bee Linda H
May Sun 26 Chimney Pots track clearing Rob
Jun 1–2 Major Mitchell Plateau overnight Janice
Jun Tue 11 Meeting: President of Bushwalking Victoria
Jun Sat 15 Glenfyne to Timboon walk along rail trail Coralie
Jun Sun 23 Mt Abrupt Dina
Jun Sat 29 Mt Difficult from Lake Wartook Grampians BWC Coralie
Jul Tue 09 Meeting
Jul Sun 28 Christmas in July Tower Hill with Grampians BWC Lothar
Aug Tue 13 Meeting
Aug Sun 25 End of Winter Rail Trail working bee (date tentative)
Sep Tue 10 Meeting
Sep 27–29 Wyperfeld base camp Lothar
Oct Tue 08 Meeting
Oct 12–13 Saints and Sinners bike ride Mike
Oct 19–20 Federation Weekend: Lorne
Nov Tue 12 Annual General Meeting
Nov Sun 24 End of Spring Rail Trail working bee Linda H
Dec 6–8 Cape Bridgewater Lothar
Dec Tue 10 No meeting
Jan Tue 14 No meeting


The walks grading system
Distance (in 1 day) Hills Tracks
S–Short, under 10 km 1–3 Easy, suitable for beginners 1–3 Graded "open terrain", well formed tracks or paths
M–Medium, 10–15 km 4–7 Medium, reasonable fitness required 4–7 Bush, minor scrub, some rock hopping or scrambling
L–Long, 15–20 km 8–10 Hard/strenuous, fit walkers only  8–10 Bush, thick scrub, major rock/creek
crossing, rock hopping, scrambling and use of hands
X–Extra long, over 20 km    

 Our earlier activities in 2019 were:

When Activity Grading Leader
Jan Tue 08 No meeting but a BBQ instead Linda H
Jan Sun 13 Mouth2Mouth: Fitzroy to Surrey Rivers Lothar
Jan Sat 19 Mt Sturgeon and the Piccaninny Rob
Feb Sat 02 Tower Hill Marg F
Feb Sat 09 To the east of Childers Cove M-3-5 Rob
Feb Tue 12 Meeting: planning the activities program
Feb Sat 16 South Warrnambool, meet Kiosk on Pertobe Rd at 9:30 Gwenda
Feb Sun 17 End of Summer Rail Trail working bee Linda H
Feb 23–24 Battersby base camp: 2 day walks along Glenelg R David
Mar Sat 02 Mallee Camp to Yellow Rock or Portland Dina
Mar Sun 03 Clean Up Australia Day Coralie
Mar Sat 09 Tower Hill Rim walk 9 km Rob
Mar Tue 12 Meeting: risk management
Mar Sat 16 12 Apostles Helen A
Mar 17–18 Geelong to Queenscliff rail trail cycling Gwenda
Mar 23–24 Werribee Gorge Circuit; Centenary Walk David
Mar 29–31 Back of Lorne with Bayside Lothar
Apr Sat 06 Lady Bay - whale platform - Proudfoots Rosalie
Apr Tue 09 Dinner instead of a meeting Lothar
Apr Wed 10 Cycle the Timboon Rail Trail Jim F
Apr Sun 14 4 Peaks Sugarloaf, Leura, Noorat, Elephant Coralie
Apr 16–17 Bendigo to Heathcote and return rail trail Gwenda
Apr Sat 20 Timboon Railtrail walking Coralie
Apr 27–28 Skipton Railtrail cycling Jim F

Other years' activities programs are here.