Future Activities - July

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4

Back Pack

Location: Fraser Block, Lake Eildon National Park


Two day Backpack to Mountaineer Creek Campsite, Fraser Block, Lake Eildon National Park. Mountaineer Creek is a remote lakeside campground, accessible only by boat or by hiking in. It’s a great place for self-sufficient campers to relax away from the crowds.

Saturday 10, 2021

– Day Walk

Location: Devil Bend Reservoir Circuit

Grading: Easy/Medium

Distance: 12.7 km

Duration: 4 hours


This walk circumnavigates Devils Bend Reservoir, tracks vary from formed to muddy or grassy.

There will be some short sections of road to that will be included to complete Circuit.

Depending on weather and eagerness of participants, we may include Bittern Reservoir.

So if you enjoy “walking, talking, gazing” this walk should meet all these activities.

Wednesday 14, 2021 - Bike Ride

Location: Mordialloc to Southbank return.

Grading: Medium

Duration: approx. 5 hours.

Distance: 57km

There will be some unavoidable road riding at the beginning and the end (so bring bike lights if you have them) but mostly the ride will be along the Beach Road bike path. It's lovely to ride with the sea and beach at our side and the city buildings in the distance.

From Port Melbourne we can cycle through to Southbank for lunch at the food court or BYO.

Facilities are available en route and we can stop for coffee etc if we choose.

If some find it too far to cycle, there are options to stop at Port Melbourne or even Elwood.

This outing will be rescheduled if it's raining or very windy.

Sunday 18, 2021 –

Day Walk

Location: Sweetwater Creek, sea to summit!

Grading: Easy

Distance: approx 10 km


Sweetwater Creek in Frankston provides one of the finest creek reserves in the metro area. This walk will include most of the lower section, (not quite meeting the Bay) and, unusually, extends up to the upper reserve, courtesy of a bit of streetwalking along Marcus Rd. It includes a loop around the Frankston Reservoir, which is near the headwaters of the creek. Starts and finishes at Norman Ave with a choice of 2 coffee shops!

Wednesday 21st, 2021 – Morning Walk

Location: Hastings to Jacks Beach

Grading: Easy

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Distance: 12 km


This is a return walk starting at the Hastings Pier and heading through Warrangine State Park, where we will follow the Bittern Coastal Wetland Boardwalk to Jack’s Beach. Enjoy views of Westernport Bay as well as the unique environment of the saltwater wetlands.

Sunday 25, 2021 –

Day Walk

Location: Arthurs Seat State Park

Grading: Easy/Medium

Duration: 13km, approx. 4.5 hr


The walk begins via Dromana Cemetery and the Bunarong Track to Latrobe Pde carpark. Here it joins the Two Bays Walking Track with a prolonged steep climb via tracks and steps to Seawinds, with magnificent bay views, for morning tea. Then via Pindara Rd and bush tracks to OT Dam, followed by downhill tracks to Boundary Rd for lunch under a shelter. We then follow Boundary Rd and Arthurs Seat Rd via footpaths back to the start.

Wednesday 28, 2021 – Morning Walk

Location: Mornington

Grading: Easy

Duration: approx 3hrs


A circuit walk including a section of bike track, past wetlands, along Bentons Rd to the Esplanade, visit Fossil Beach which has interesting history and geology, along the cliff top path to Linley Point, past Fishermans Beach and back to cars

Saturday 31, 2021 – Day Walk

Location: Mt Riddell, Healesville

Grading: Medium

Distance: approx. 12-13km

Duration: 4+ hrs


We will be walking along a 4WD trail for most of the walk until nearly at the top. Thence a goat track to the cairn marking the top- no views. It’s all up from the cars to the peak. Unrelenting UP, a degree of fitness is required. 6kms to the top and at least 600m of elevation gain.

Lovely forests and fern gullies. The superb lyrebird is also likely to be heard, and maybe seen. Certainly in full voice on the pre walk 18th June. Hail, rain and miserable weather always a possibility.

May need to limit numbers due to Covid 19-

NB: Not going to be 1st in best dressed!

Future Activities - August

Sunday 8, 2021

- Day Walk

Location : Braeside Park and Waterways


Grading : Easy

Distance : 12km Approx.

Duration : 5 hours


Formed tracks passing through red gum grassy woodlands, heathlands and wetlands. After lunch a suburban walk around the lake.

Wednesday 18, 2021 – Morning Walk

Location: Mornington to Mt Martha return

Grading: Easy

Distance: approx. 12km

Duration: 3.5 - 4hours


This walk follows the coastal trail with delightful views of Port Phillip Bay. The return trip will be through the Balcombe Creek Estuary and then back along the coastal trail.

Saturday 21, 2021

– Bike Ride

Location: Bass Coast Rail Trail – 2 options:

Option 1: Anderson to Wonthaggi - 34km return; Grading Medium; approx. 3 hrs

Option 2: Kilcunda to Wonthaggi - 26 km return; Grading E/M; approx. 2 hrs 15 min

Terrain: The trail surface is mainly fine gravel, with some sandy sections and several wooden bridge crossings. It is suitable for all types of bikes.


The full ride starts from the old station site at Anderson off the Bass Hwy B460. It has toilets and car parking. After 4km mainly downhill to Kilcunda, anyone doing Option 2 can join in. There are spectacular coastal views from Kilcunda, including to Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island. The trail then goes inland, with another 13km to the old station in Wonthaggi. The return ride is back on the same trail, with more uphill than the ride out and a steeper uphill from Kilcunda back to Anderson.

Future Activities - September

Fri 24 to Sun 26

(Grand Final Weekend) - Base Camp

Location: Northern Grampians Accommodation Mt Zero Cabins

Grading: Med/hard Friday and Saturday. Sunday easy

Duration: 3 days base camping. Arrive Thurs 23rd.

Distance: Friday 10.2KM, Saturday 14Km, Sunday 2hrs


Staying at Mt Zero Cabins, basic cabins with bunk accommodation, in the Northern Grampians. Limit of 10 people.

All walks are rated grade 4 by Parks Victoria as they require some steep terrain and rock scrambling. The views offered are fantastic and well worth the effort.

Friday: Beehive Falls and Briggs Bluff

Saturday: Mt Stapylton and Hollow Mountain

Sunday: Mt Zero