Trip Program

Date Type Title Grade Distance Sort descending
Tue, 27 Dec- 1 Jan 2023 BC Howmans Gap Basecamp. This is an annual basecamp organised by Diamond Valley and Koonung BWCs at the YMCA camp at Howmans Gap just down from Falls Creek. It offers 5 nights accommodation plus 3 meals a day with a variety of walks (easy to hard) from which to choose. Singles will share a room (bottom bed only) with 1, 2 or 3 other people (around $550 per person) and couples will have their own room with a small surcharge (around $590 per person). A $200 deposit is required immediately. Please phone or email me for more info. M 10 km
Sun, 18 Dec DAY Christmas walk Cape Schanck to Bushranger Bay Easy Walk. Meeting at Cape Schanck, the walk commences at 10am. The walk takes you to Bushrangers Bay with great views along the cliff top, meeting the other 2 walker groups for afternoon tea. If time we will also look at the lighthouse. E 10 km
Thu, 15 Dec DAY Thursday Christmas Walk. A pleasant, relaxed walk through Melbourne's many attractive parklands via Albert Park lake, Botanic Gardens, Yarra Park, Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens, Birrarung Marr to Southbank. E 12 km
Sat, 14 Jan 2023 DAY Pt Leo to Flinders. A beach walk from Pt Leo to Flinders along the beaches of Westernport Bay. Search the rock formations for small creatures at low tides and enjoy the gentle surf and cooling summer breezes. Dolphins have been spotted in these waters. Chance to swim at morning tea and lunch. Suitable for both new members and club members wishing for a gentle return to walking after holiday festivities. E/M 14 km
Sat, 21 Jan 2023 DAY Balnarring to Point Leo. Enjoy a summer walk along the beach from Balnarring to Pount Leo, with the possibility of a paddle, a swim or even a surf at lunchtime. E/M 14 km
Sun, 18 Dec DAY Christmas walk Olinda. A walk through parts of the Dandenong Ranges NP and the R.J.Hamer Forest Arboretum. All on track but a short steep hill before lunch to beautiful views at a lookout. Return to Silvan reservoir park to join other BBC walkers for a cheerful Christmas themed afternoon tea. M 15 km
Fri, 10-15 Feb 2023 BC Mt Stirling, Craigs Hut . First timers preference open 2 days. Preference will be given to New members for first 2 days of booking who would like to experience a base camp. Walks : Craigs Hut, Mt Stirling, Delatite River & Mc Loughlans Spur. Spectacular scenery 360 views. Several half day walks Please bring a compass if you would like compass experience/training. M/H 16 km
Sat, 10 Dec DAY Lysterfield Park. Starting from Lysterfield Lake walk up the tramline track to Lysterfield L'ookout. Lunch at the boys farm and (hopefully) picking of some wild plums. Early finish. E/M 16 km
Sun, 18 Dec DAY Cape Schanck to Lightwood Creek camping area. Enjoy a tranquil walk through the forest away from the hurly burly of the pre Christmas rush. This is a 16 km circuit walk through the forest to Mt Evelyn the return follows the old aqueduct tracks back to Silvan Reservoir. 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) and very slippery when wet. But you are rewarded with many colourful birds; lots of kookaburras. M/H 16 km
Sun, 16 Apr 2023 DAY Emerald to Cockatoo via Wright Forest. Circuit walk passing Emerald Lake, through the Wright Forest to Cockatoo. We could spot the Puffing Billy. Autumn colours will be stunning. M 16 km