Activities

Booking is required for all walks.  To book please contact the leader no later than the Wednesday beforehand for walks on a weekend and much earlier than that for extended walks. Express your interest early to allow dates to be changed if necessary. 

Non-members can find out more about an activity by contacting the Secretary. Before going on an activity, you must agree to certain conditions. When carpooling, we usually meet at the Kepler St carpark near KFC.

Monthly Meetings are usually at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month in the Archie Graham Centre but there will only be a Committee meeting on June 11.

   
 
   

 

 Activities program

When Activity Grading Leader
Jun 1 or 2 Timboon Rail Trail centered on the Curdies Bridge: Walk north to look to overgrown bridges for photos and south to Timboon for a coffee/lunch 14 km, easy grade Coralie
Jun Tue 11 Meeting    
Jun 15 or 16 GSWW: Lake Monibeong : via the inland route to Noble Rocks and back by the beach (or vice versa) 15 km, beach Christine
Jun Sat 22 Progressive dinner: winter solstice theme   Coralie
Jun Tue 25 Newsletter deadline   Rob
Jun Sat 29 Cliff top walk east from Radfords Rd 8 km Rob
Jul Sun 07 GOW-Castle Cove to Aire River and return 13 km Rob
Jul Tue 09 Dinner meeting: at Cattleya Thái. Bookings required   Lothar
Jul 13 or 14 West from Port Fairy   Janice
Jul Sat 27 Christmas in July at Tower Hill: BBQ and walk   Lothar
Jul Sat 27 Newsletter deadline   Rob
Aug Sat 03 Waterfalls and tree ferns of the Otways: Triplet (2 km), Little Aire (4.5 km), Hopetoun (2 km), Beauchamp (3 km)   Rob
Aug Sat 10 Cycling near Lake Purrumbete   Coralie
Aug Tue 13 Meeting    
Aug Sun 18 Colac and Old Beechy Line : Barongarook – Birnam – Kawarren; explore Colac Botanic Gardens and the lake track 10 km Ali
Aug Sat 24 Ralph Illidge Sanctuary Reserve and Cobden: Cobden bakery for morning tea, Pioneer Park and Cobden Lake 3 to 4 hours Rosalie
Sep Sun 01 Cycle: Timboon to Port Campbell Trail 40 km return Mabel
Sep Sat 07 Terang ramble: will include the bakery and perhaps a few historic buildings, the Lions Walking track around Lake Terang and Mt Noora   Gwenda
Sep Tue 10 Meeting    
Sep 22–24 Base camp at Mildura: Cycle or walk the riverside tracks on the Murray at Mildura. Visit to Lock 11 & the Inland Botanic Gardens.   Coralie
Sep 25–27 Base camp at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park: Tent/caravan there or stay in cabins at Ouyen. Cycling, walking, bird watching, reading, campfires   Coralie
Oct Sun 06 Cycle: Skipton Rail Trail: Linton to Haddon return 50 km return Mabel
Oct Tue 08 Meeting    
Oct 11–13 Fedwalks: held at Wilsons Prom   Christine
Oct 12–13 Cycle: Saints and Sinners: 85 km; 59 km Mike
Oct 19 or 20 Day pack-carrying walk to prepare for the 3 Cape: from Ryan’s Den road access to Milanesia Beach and return 11 km, 12 kg Coralie
Oct 22–28 Tasmania: Mt Murchison, Montazuma Falls, and the 3-day overnight Frenchmans Cap hard Rob
Oct 29–Nov 1 Three Capes Walk: a 4-day 3-night hut-to-hut walk on the Tasman Peninsula   Christine
Nov 2–6 Tasmania: Cape Raoul and the 3-day overnight Freycinet Circuit   Rob
Nov 9 or 10 Wetlands near Dunkeld plus an Orchids Walk   Lothar
Nov Tue 12 AGM    
Nov 16 or 17 Newcomer’s Day at Tower Hill: Open to all current & prospective members   Christine
Nov Sat 23 Peterborough ramble: Newcomer’s follow up walk   Robyn
Nov 30 or 1 Durd Durd: in drier weather than 2023, one hopes 19 km, 935 m↑ Janice
Dec Sat 07 Thunder Point to Levy's Point and perhaps further to Killarney   Robyn
Dec Tue 10 Meeting    
Dec 14 or 15 Kelly’s Swamp, Levy’s Beach and surrounds with a bird focus. : Newcomer’s follow up walk   Ken