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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.

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. Access to the car park is 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


Camera iconSunday 24 March 2019

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Member Only Event

Leader(s): Nigel

This is a shutterbug event and mainly for those with an interest in photography. We will spend a few hours exploring the botanic gardens, enjoying the floral displays and its features. Others may come along as observers, without disturbing the photographers.

Bring your lunch, a raincoat, comfortable walking shoes, water and do not forget your camera.


Grade 4 rating iconSunday 31 March 2019

La La Falls and Backstairs Loop

11 km circuit

Leader(s): Muriel

This walk is located in Warburton, approx 2hrs drive from Werribee. We will park in Warburton and walk uphill through the streets to La La Falls (Bridal Veil Falls). After spending some time at the falls, we will continue along the Old Warburton Road until we reach a small bush track. The track meets a former water race or logging track which is a bit overgrown at first but then opens up into a lush eucalypt forest.

The smell of the gum trees, the bird song and the easy walking provide a nice relaxing and enjoyable environment. At the end of the water race we will cross the road and head down the Backstairs Track, through some beautiful bushland dotted with ferns and tall gums. We will pass the small, but picturesque Hermit falls before reaching the outskirts of Warburton.

From there we will walk back to the cars along the river, then have afternoon tea in Warburton before returning to Werribee.


Grade 3 rating iconSunday 14 April 2019

Trentham Wombat Trail

8 km circuit

Leader(s): Kevin

The walks starts at the Stoney Creek Reserve and continues through the streets of Trentham before picking up a trail through the Wombat State Forest. We will be walking in a clockwise direction, passing the cemetery, a chimney stack and the old racecourse with remnants of a grandstand.

There will be some bench seating here to have a break before we head back through the Trentham streets before heading back to the cars. After lunch, we can drive to Trentham Falls or drive to Daylesford (21km) for coffee and then we can call it a day.


OZhiking bannerWant to know where we have walked in the past? Many of our walks since 2015 have been documented by a Club member at Aussie Hiking Adventuresexternal link opens in new window/tab.


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