TYPES OF WALKS
- Sunday walks are our most popular type of activity, there
is no need to book or contact the leader beforehand just turn
up on the day.
- The Sunday walks are held in various bush locations within
a couple of hours drive from the city.
- Unless otherwise stated, we meet in the city at 8:45 to depart
at 9:00am returning to the city in the late afternoon usually
- The meeting place is at the plaza in front of Flagstaff Station, at the corner of La Trobe and William Streets in the city. Click here to view the map.
- The Sunday walks are graded as easy to medium walking level.
- Saturday walks don't have a set departure time or meeting point, each leader will make arrangements to suit their particular walk.
- These walks tend to be further from Melbourne and thus leave
earlier and return later then the regular Sunday walks they
are also often set at a harder walking level.
- Sometimes they are specialised (ex. navigation practice).
- The day will often involve a meal in a country hotel or restaurant
on the way home.
- For all Saturday walks you must contact the leader at least
three days before the walk to be able to participate as the
leader will nominate a time, meeting point and arrange car pooling
- Designed to be relaxed Social Walks are an event that can
be enjoyed by all.
- There is no need to book or contact a leader beforehand just
turn up at the meeting place.
- Short and generally easy walks through parkland and other
public places, generally within the Melbourne metropolitan area.
- Social walks usually run after work hours –Twilight
- May be followed by a BBQ or visit to a nearby pub.
- Please note as well as Social Walks we also have social events
| Weekend walks can visit areas anywhere between 1 to 4 hours (100-350
km) drive from Melbourne. Leaving on the Friday evening they return
Sunday evening, except for some of the closer trips that leave early
Saturday morning; these are called "short weekends". For
weekend walks you must book either at Clubnight or by contacting
the trip leader by the Monday evening prior to the trip. The leader
will usually contact drivers involved in car-pooling by Wednesday
evening and those needing to be picked up can often be collected
from their door (although they may be asked to make their way to
a convenient pick up point).
- Accommodated weekend trips mean you have a roof over your
head and don't need to provide any camping equipment, just the
normal gear for a day walk.
- Accommodation is normally in cabins or YHA hostels.
- These trips are self-catered with the possibility of eating
out in the evening if good local facilities are available.
- These types of walks are usually rated between "easy"
and "medium" walking levels.
- Base-camps are camping trips offered with the convenience
of being able to put your camping gear, food and clothes in
- You are required to bring (or arrange to share) tents as
well as supplying your own sleeping mats and sleeping bags,as
most camps are a short distance from the vehicles lightweight
packing isn't an issue, although occasionally on some trips
the campsite may be situated a couple of kilometres from the
- The locations range from commercial campgrounds with plenty
of facilities, to designated vehicle-camping areas in national
parks where amenities are more basic.
- Base-camp walks are rated anywhere between an "easy"
to a "hard" walking level.
- These walks require you to bring your own pack and carry
all your food, clothing and camping equipment for all or most
of the walk.
- Pack-Carry trips are fully self-catered although stove (and
tent) sharing can often be arranged.
- These walks are rated between between a "medium"
to "hard" walking level.
- Occasionally there are introductory pack-carry walks in which
the walk to the campsite is no more than 2-3 hours over easy
terrain. The remainder of the walking can then be done carrying
only a daypack.
- These introductory walks are highly recommended for those
without prior pack-carrying experience.
- Extended trips may be to less accessible areas in Victoria
or prime bushwalking regions interstate.
- Longer walking trips are often carried out over holiday periods,
(Easter, Christmas and New-Year) although regions where the
most appropriate season doesn't coincide with any major holidays
may require a week or two off during winter/spring.
- Extended trips can be pack-carrys, base-camps, a combination
of the two or fully accommodated; check the
walks programme to find out about planned extended trips.