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Events Calendar

This page hosts the previews of our upcoming events that in the foreseeable future will be conducted in accordance with our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The page is normally updated towards the end of the month, except in November and December, and all events are generally open to the public.

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

COVID-19 Safety Plan

The Club has implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan to enable activities to resume within current Victorian Government regulations, and advice from Bushwalking Victoria, current as at: 6 January 2021.

  1. Social distancing of 1.5 m shall be enforced at all times during Club activities.
  2. All participants must sign-in on the Activity Sheet at the meeting point.

Wherever possible, AVOID CARRYING PASSENGERS IN YOUR CAR UNLESS THEY ARE FROM YOUR HOUSEHOLD.

If travelling in a car with someone who is not a part of your household they must be from only one other household.

  1. Passengers should sit on the back seat to maintain social distancing, with a maximum of three people in the car.
  2. Everybody in the car should wear a mask unless they have a lawful exemption.
  3. Increase ventilation in the vehicle by opening windows wherever possible, and avoid using air conditioners on recirculate.
  4. High touch surfaces in the car should be cleaned and sanitised regularly.

Register To Attend An Event

red exclamation markPlease note that registration for an event closes at noon of the day before the event.

WBOC Member

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

Guest

If you want to participate in an event as a guest you must register using the Contact Form. Your details will be forwarded to the Leader who will then contact you to assess your level of experience and determine if the event 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 Leader at the meeting point.

You may participate in up to three events as a guest before deciding to join the Werribee Bushwalking & Outdoor Club.

Children may participate in an event as a guest at the discretion of the Leader. They must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent or guardian.

Member of Another BWV Affiliated Club

If you are a member of another Bushwalking Victoria affiliated club you are welcome to participate in our events 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 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.

Things You Need To Know

  1. The majority of our events 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. Our events often conclude with a visit to a local café for refreshments before returning to Werribee.
  2. The rating of a walk is based on the most challenging aspect of the track as determined by our Walk Rating Scheme. Apart from distance, the rating may be influenced 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.
  3. Typically on an event 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


Sunday 31 January 2021

Grade 2 rating iconWelcome to 2021 Breakfast and Walk

Distance: approx 8 kms return.

Meet: 8.30 am at the Wyndham Cache, K Rd. RSVP by Jan 17th essential for bookings

Leader(s): Rob.

Start the day with breakfast at Wyndham Cache on K Rd, Werribee South.

After breakfast it is a short drive to Werribee Park Mansion and the State Rose Garden. Walk through the Mansion grounds across the river turning left, and following the trail towards the cliffs. Distance will depend on weather conditions.

Werribee Mansion
Werribee Mansion, credit: Elise 2020.


Sunday 7 February 2021

Grade 3 rating iconDomino Rail Trail

Distance: 12 kms Return.

Meet: 7.30am for 7.45am departure from the carpark opposite Hungry Jacks Werribee.

Leader(s): Nigel.

The domino rail trail is 6kms one way from Trentham to Lyonville. It's on a well-made trail, mostly flat with one gradual incline over about a 1 km distance.

The drive to Trentham takes about 75 minutes from Werribee.

We'll start at the Trentham railway station and walk to Lyonville, stop for morning tea then return to Trentham by the same trail. The walk will take about 3 hours with a short break at Lyonville.

You will need to bring morning tea and lunch, water, raincoat, suitable walking shoes (no thongs or sandals) and a seat if you have one. Seating at the place for morning tea is limited.

Bridge
Trestle bridge, credit: Nigel 2020.


Sunday 21 February 2021

Grade 2 rating iconCanterbury Park Gardens, Eaglehawk (Bendigo)

Distance: 7 kms circuit on a broad, flat, hard-surfaced track.

Meet: 7.45 am for 8 am departure from the carpark opposite Hungry Jacks Werribee.

Leader(s): Ros and Rod.

The 132km drive to Eaglehawk will take approximately 2 hours with a stop halfay at Malmsbury for a quick break/morning tea in a park (opposite the bakery).

On arrival at Eagelhawk we will commence the Botanic Gardens walk and then continue on the walking trails around Lake Neangar, Lake Tom Thumb and a bushland reserve before completing the loop back to the Botanic Gardens.

Lots of birdlife here for photographers in the group

Bring picnic lunch (or purchase in Malmsbury), sunscreen, hat and water

Non stop return trip to Melbourne or, if time allows, a quick afternoon tea in a Bendigo park. Due to COVID-19 cafes will not be an option.

Island path
Island path, credit: Ros 2020.


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Attachments:
Download this file (Webletter March 2020.pdf)March Newsletter[2020]1046 Kb
Download this file (public_newsletter_202002.pdf)February Newsletter[2020]596 Kb
Download this file (WBOC Guest Walker Form - 201809.pdf)Guest Walker Form[2018]419 Kb