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Spring/Summer 2017

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  15-November-2017

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October Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the Walks Program, with full leader contact information,
can be obtained by joining the YHA Bushwalking mailing list.
1Sunday   MediumUrban Walk (Footscray): Maribyrnong River to Lily Street Lookout (18km) Jonas 
2Clubnight   SocialOxfam Trailwalk Information Night - 48 hours, Teams of 4, 100km.Craig 
7Saturday   MediumBrisbane Ranges: Boar Gully (14km) Erryn 
8Sunday   Easy-medGreat Otway National Park: Bells Beach & Ironbark Forest (11km) Rachel 
14-15Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBeginner pack-carry: Howqua Hills Historic Area. There and Back Again - A Hut TaleJames 
14Saturday   Med-hardToolangi State Forest: Tanglefoot Track and Mt St Leonard (20km) Adrian 
14Saturday   MediumNavigation Training - Mt Disappointment State Forest. (~10-15km) Ken 
15Sunday   Easy-medCastlemaine: The Monk & Eureka Goldmine (14km) Rafal 
21-22Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumThe Crinoline (Licola region) Ken 
22Sunday   Easy-medKinglake National Park; Sugarloaf Mountain to Masons Falls (return) (15km) Kathleen 
29Sunday   Easy-medCreswick Forest Walk (14km) Douglas 


November Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
A PDF copy of the Walks Program, with full leader contact information,
can be obtained by joining the YHA Bushwalking mailing list.
4- 7Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumBogong High Plains: Mt. Nelse area (60km) Mt.Cope - Ryders Yards - Rocky Valley DamBruce 
4Evening   Easy-medNight Walk - You Yangs (12km) Bring a stove to cook dinner and watch the sunset with a glass of wine, then do a night walk finishing at around 11pmAndrew 
5-12Extended accommodated   MediumGold Coast Hinterland
Walks in Lamington NP, Springway NP and Gold Coast Oceanway. Limit 16. Approx cost = $510 (accommodation, hire) plus flights, fuel, trip fee.
5Sunday   Easy-medFrench Island. (12km) Meet 8.00am! at Flagstaff (usual booking fee + ferry to French Island: adult return $26.00)Robert 
11Saturday   MediumCastlemaine Diggings: Golden Mountain Walk. (11km) Porcupine Ridge to Vaughan SpringsErryn 
12Sunday   MediumSugarloaf Reservoir (Christmas Hills) (16km) Sonya 
13Clubnight   SocialThe Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
New Clubnight location - Mail Exchange Hotel 688 Bourke St (cnr Spencer St)
18-19Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBogong High Plains: Pretty Valley Dam - The Niggerheads - Mt Fainter SouthKen 
18Saturday   MediumYarra Ranges State Park - Ada Tree to Starlings Gap (16km) Kyle 
19Sunday   MediumHepburn Regional Park - Breakneck Gorge and Jackson's Lookout (13km) Sharnee 
25-26Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumGreat Ocean Walk: Aire River to Ryan's Den Paul 
25Saturday   HardWilsons Promontory National Park - Around The Prom In A Day (42km) Andrew
25Saturday   MediumYarra Ranges National Park - Keppel Hut. (14km) David
26Sunday   MediumMt Macedon Circuit. (20km) Jan


December Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
3-13Extended pack-carry   Med-hardTongariro Northern Circuit (New Zealand) Bruce
3Sunday   EasyDandenong Ranges National Park: Emerald Lake - Wright Forest (12km) Andrew
9-10Weekend (accommodated)   MediumTarra Bulga National Park: The Grand Strzelecki Track. Cost=$20.Craig
9-10Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medBeginner pack-carry - Beeripmo Circuit (21km) Jan
9Saturday   MediumBunyip State Park - Helmet track. (17km) Some steep hills!Derek
10Sunday   MediumAnnual Cake Walk - Bunyip State Park (18km) Freemans MillChris
16Saturday   MediumCastlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park: Cry Joe Walk. (20km) Vaughan Springs to CastlemaineErryn 
17Sunday   Easy-medArthurs Seat & King Falls Circuit (12km) Lutz 
23Saturday   MediumYarra Ranges National Park - Rubicon Aqueducts (20km) Craig 
24Sunday   EasyUrban - Inner Garden Walk. (12km) Carly 
26-30Extended pack-carry   MediumKosciuszko National Park. Dead Horse Gap - Cascade Hut - Tin Mine Falls - Tin Mine Hut - The PilotBruce


January Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
6Saturday   Easy-medMelbourne Parks & Trees Walking Tour. (15km) ; bring your mykiErryn 
7Sunday   EasySt Kilda to Half Moon Bay (14km) Fish and chips, plus a swim at Half Moon BayKathleen 
13-14Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumBeginner pack-carry - Mt Stirling (includes visit to Craigs Hut). Departs Saturday morning.Stephen 
13Saturday   MediumCastlemaine Diggings; Heritage Park Walk. (16km) Castlemaine Station to Old Calder Highway.Erryn 
14Sunday   Easy-medLysterfield Park - Lysterfield Lake & Trig Point Lookout. (15km) Tobias 
15Clubnight   SocialClubnight: Introduction to YHA Bushwalking for 2018 Andrew 
20-21Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumTarra Bulga National Park - The Grand Strzelecki Track Part 2 (30km) Billy's Creek and Traralgon CreekCraig 
26-28Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumBeechworth Cost=$150.Craig


March Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
17-19Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumWilsons Promontory National Park - staying two nights at Wilson's Prom Lightstation (This is not a public holiday long weekend, you will need to have the Monday off).Craig



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