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Events Calendar

This page hosts the previews of our upcoming walks and is normally updated with new events near the end of each month, except in November and December. All of our walks are open to the public except those marked as a member only event.

The details of our upcoming walks are also contained in our Club Newsletter, which you can download using the links at the bottom of the page. The newsletters, which are published every month except in January, also contain reviews of our walks from the previous month and general Club news.

Register To Attend A Walk

red exclamation markPlease note that registration for a walk closes at noon of the day before the walk.

Visitor or Guest

If you want to participate in a walk as a guest you must register using the Contact Form. Your details will be forwarded to the Walk Leader who will then contact you to assess your level of experience and determine if the walk is appropriate for you. If you are approved to participate, download the Guest Walker Form and sign the acknowledgement of risk, then present the completed form plus the $5 participation fee to the Walk Leader at the meeting point. You may participate in up to three walks as a guest before deciding if you want to join the Werribee Bushwalking & Outdoor Club.

Children may participate as a guest on some of our walks, but they must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent or guardian.

Member of BV Affiliated Club

If you are a member of another Bushwalking Victoria affiliated club you are welcome to participate in our walks but you must register as a guest using the Contact Form and advise the name of your regular club. Your details will be forwarded to the Walk Leader who will then contact you and generally approve your participation. In this case a Guest Walker Form is not required and the $5 participation fee will be waived.

WBOC Member

If you are a member of the Werribee Bushwalking & Outdoor Club you should register directly with the Walk Leader.

Things You Need To Know

  1. The meeting point for all of our walks, unless otherwise advised by the Walk Leader, is 8.30 am at the car park opposite Hungry Jacks in Watton Street, Werribee. Enter the car park from Werribee Street South (Princes Highway) Melbourne-bound.
  2. All participants must sign-in on the activity register at the meeting point and provide their emergency contact details.
  3. The majority of our walks involve car pooling and it is expected that each passenger will contribute to the cost of fuel by making a small donation to their driver, normally $5 or $10 depending on the distance.
  4. Many of our walks conclude with the group adjourning to a local café for refreshments before returning to Werribee.
  5. If you are interested in a particular walk you should read the full walk preview in conjunction with our Walk Rating Scheme. The rating of a walk is based on the most challenging aspect of the track, with the grading level indicated by the Track Grading Symbol. Apart from distance, the grading may be unduly affected by the conditions in one section and therefore not indicative of the entire walk. The walk preview should provide sufficient details for you to determine if the walk is within your capability.
  6. Typically on a walk you will need a backpack, good walking shoes or boots, 2-3 litres of water, lunch, snacks, and your own small first aid kit including any personal medications you may need. Depending on the time of year you might also need sunscreen and a hat or cap. We also recommend a lightweight rain coat or poncho that can be stored in your backpack.

Our Upcoming Events


Grade 2 rating iconSunday 21 July 2019

Lal Lal & Moorabool Falls

8 km return

Leader(s): Jacqui & Elise

The drive from Werribee to Lal Lal is approximately 100 km taking the Geelong Freeway (M1) and the Midlands Highway (A300).

We will have morning tea at the Falls Picnic Area in Lal Lal township. After viewing the Falls we will then drive to the Harris Road parking area and make the 2 hour return walk to Moorabool Falls. We will then return to Lal Lal and visit the old Lal Lal blast furnace.

After lunch we will walk to the Lal Lal Reservoir pumping station. On the way back we will stop to view The Shepherd's Daughter’s grave, which is the resting place of Mary Patterson who died of pneumonia in 1867 aged 6.


Grade 5 rating iconSunday 4 August 2019

Horseshoe Falls (Lorne)

12 km circuit

Leader(s): Muriel

The walk starts on the outskirts of Fairhave, approximately 90 minutes drive from Werribee. After a short stroll along the beach, we head inland and uphill via Packhorse Track, a vehicle track to Big Hill.

Once we reach Big Hill, the track evens out, passing Reedy Creek Track until we reach a small knoll. From here the track heads into the bush and becomes steep going downhill through overgrown forest littered with fallen trees, rocks and other debris. Care needs to be taken in this section due to hidden objects and slippery patches of track. Closer to the bottom of the hill, the forest becomes darker, muddier and more slippery.

Once at the bottome of the hill, we cross the creek and walk through a grove of tall fern trees to Horseshoe falls. We will have the opportunity to admire the falls and explore the hidden cavity behind the falls before lunch.

After lunch we head back the same way, this time uphill which is easier. Once we reach the vehicle track we will backtrack to Reedy Creek Track then turning towards towards right the ocean right. From here it is all downhill with some nice views of the ocean on the way back.

This is a difficult walk and is recommended for experienced bushwalkers. You are advised bring gaiters, walking poles, and a set of spare clothes to leave in the car.


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