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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 with masks mandatory if social distancing conditions cannot be met.
  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.
  5. No more than 200 people may attend an outdoor gathering – as per current recommendations which may be varied if conditions change before the date of the event.

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.

Dependent minors (under 16 years of age) under the supervision of a financial member may participate in any event (subject to the approval of the event leader) at no cost provided a Guest Walker Form is completed for each event.

Guest

If you want to participate in an event as a guest you must This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and register as a guest and also 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 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 2 May 2021

Grade 4 rating iconWerribee Gorge walk

Distance: 10 kms circuit.

Meet: 7.45 am for 8.00 am departure from the carpark opposite Hungry Jacks Werribee.

Leader(s): Nigel.

Werribee Gorge, near Bacchus March, is about a 40 minute drive from Werribee. We will start the walk from Quarry picnic ground.

The trail heads down to the eastern end of the gorge then follows the Werribee River which winds its way through the gorge for about 3 to 4 kms.

At this point the trail gradually climbs out of the gorge up to the rim. This is a steep ascent. Once at the top we make our way back down to Quarry picnic ground.

A large portion of the track is on loose stones underfoot with a few hills one of which is a long, steep climb. There is also a short section that passes around a rock face using a cable to hold on to for support. Care will need to be taken here.

For this walk you will need to be able to handle hill climbs. You will need to bring 2 litres of water, hiking boots or suitable walking shoes, a rain jacket, lunch and snacks, and walking poles if you have them.

Werribee Gorge
Werribee Gorge, credit: Nigel 2021.


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