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YHA Bushwalking Club of Victoria

Winter 2018

Please note this program is subject to change    Last modified:  16-July-2018

News Headlines
Trial of new Sunday walk meeting points
New petrol-sharing policy
May 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.
7Clubnight   SocialPacific Crest Trail USA. 300 miles of it. Presenter: Tanveer AhmedTanveer 
10Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! 5.15 pm - Federation Square (15km) Craig 
12Saturday   Med-hardBlack Range State Forest: Monda Track (18km) Rachel 
12Saturday   MediumBlack Range State Forest: Murrundindi Walking Track (20km) Craig 
13Sunday   MediumBackstairs Track. Mt Little Joe Loop. Tramway (12km) Some HillsCarly 
17Evening   Medium15 kms in 3 Hours! F-a-s-t! 5.15 pm - Federation Square (15km) Craig 
19-20Weekend (accommodated)   MediumBairnsdale - Mitchell River Walking Track Cost $75Craig 
19-20Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardGrampians: Boroka Lookout - Briggs Bluff - Mt Difficult -Some bush bashing! (25km) Stay in Halls Gap Friday nightJan 
19Saturday   Med-hardMt Macedon Circuit (18km) Sharnee 
20Sunday   EasyWoodlands & Gellibrand Hill (12km) Les 
26Saturday   Med-hardLake Eildon: Blowhard Circuit (24km) Adrian 
26Saturday   Med-hardOtways: Lorne Forests (16km) Sonya 
27Sunday   MediumBlackwood - Shaws Lake - The Tunnel - Byers Back Track (15km) Bruce 


June Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
2Weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardLorne accommodated Cost $20 (one night accommodation)Kyle 
2Saturday   MediumHike and Dinner - Olinda (20km) Craig 
3Sunday   Easy-medSmith's Gully (16km) Andrew 
4Clubnight    YHA Bushwalking Annual General Meeting (7.00pm)

followed by YHA Cross-Country Skiing Club presentation (8.00pm)

9-11Long weekend (accommodated)   MediumLorne accommodated (3km) Day walks include Erskine Falls, Coralyn Cascades, Phantom Falls, Teddy's Lookout. Cost $135 + b/f (three nights accommodation).David 
9-11Long weekend (pack-carry)   HardMt Bogong (42km) David 
9Saturday   MediumAnakie Gorge - The Dam (13km) Agatha 
10Sunday   EasyBells Beach (14km) Hannah 
16-17Weekend (base-camp)   MediumBeeripmo Burrito Base Camp. (21km) Beeripmo Walk in a Day, Mexican Themed Base Camp & Langi Ghiran winery visit on Sunday.Andrew 
16Saturday   MediumSherbrooke Forest & Glen Harrow Park Tree Top Adventure. (11km) (cost $48 + trip fee)Erryn 
17Sunday   Easy-medGreens Bush: Highfield to Bushrangers Bay (13km) Carly 
23-24Weekend (base-camp)   Med-hardSearch and Rescue Training Weekend Paul 
23Saturday   Med-hardLuptons View and Buttongrass Nature Walk (22km) Derek 
24Sunday   Easy-medYou Yangs Northern Range Circuit (13km) Mei 
30Saturday   MediumStieglitz Loop (15km) Kyle 


July 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   EasyAnnual Sausage Sizzle Walk: Inverleigh Flora Reserve (12km) Chris 
2Clubnight   MediumSnow Camping and Snow Shoe Gear Information Night Presented by Andrew and Bruce  
7- 8Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumFrench Island Tobias 
7Saturday   MediumHeritage Park Walk (16km) Erryn 
8Sunday   Easy-medMarysville (15km)
Meet 8.45am Ringwood station (in front of RSL)
15Sunday   MediumOlinda: RJ Hamer Arboretum (14km)
Meet 8.45am Upper Ferntree Gully station (outside Visitor Information Centre).
Some hills, total climb ~300m.
21-22Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumWarby Ranges (24km) : Warby Escarpment - Jubilee Falls - Mt KillawarraKen 
21Saturday   MediumLake Mountain Guided Snow Shoe Walk (cost $50 + trip fee)Andrew 
22Sunday   MediumYarra River Parklands: Heidelberg to Templestowe (19km) (bring your myki)Erryn
28Saturday   Easy-medSnow Train Snow Shoe (8km) (cost $145 includes transport & snow shoe hire)Andrew
29Sunday   Easy-medEganstown / Langdons Hill (14km) Carly


August Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
4- 5Weekend (accommodated)    Regent Honeyeater Tree Planting Weekend Ken
4- 5Weekend (pack-carry)   Med-hardMt Feathertop Snow Walk & Camp (25km) (ice axe skills required)Paul
4Saturday   MediumCowbar Nudist Camp Circuit (12km) Erryn
5Sunday   MediumSugarloaf Reservoir Circuit (16km) Jan
6Clubnight    Backcountry Festival Information Night Andrew 
11-12Weekend (pack-carry)   Easy-medMt Stirling beginner snow-camping & snow-shoeing weekend. (Snow shoe hire & Alpine Resort entry fees required)Andrew
11Saturday   MediumCape Schanck to Bushranger Bay (16km) David 
12Sunday   Easy-medHeritage and Whipstick Circuit (Blackwood) (15km) Robert 
18-19Weekend (accommodated)   Med-hardBeaufort accommodated weekend Day walks in Mt Langi Ghiran & Mt Buangor State Parks. Cost $70 (two night's accommodation) + trip feeStephen 
19Sunday   MediumWilliamstown Foreshore: Hobson's Bay Trail (17km) Altona to Spotswood (incl. Cherry Lake)Erryn 
25-26Weekend (pack-carry)   MediumStrathbogie Ranges (23km) Ken 
25Saturday   HardSnow Walk/Climb: Mt Buller West Ridge Paul 
26Sunday   MediumMt Evelyn - Silvan Reservoir (15km) Carly 


September Date Type Grade Event Leader Info
1Saturday    BUS TRIP - Surf Coast Walk Cost=$20. Two options: 14km (E-M) & 18km (M)Celine
8-16Extended pack-carry   MediumCape to Cape Walk (Western Australia) (135km)
Seven days walking, the maximum that needs to be carried is three night's food.
28-30Long weekend (accommodated)   Med-hard Albury/Wodonga accommodated w/e
Day walks to Pine Mountain, Flaggy Creek Gorge, Mt Granya
28-30Long weekend (pack-carry)   MediumWyperfeld National Park Ken



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