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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 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 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. Our walks 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 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

Sunday 23 February 2020

camera iconClassic British Car Show

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Meet: 8.15 am for 8.30 am departure from the carpark opposite Hungry Jacks Werribee.

Leader(s): Nigel.

A British and European classic car show will be on at the Yarra Glenn show grounds, about a 1.5 hours drive from Werribee. The entry fee is $8:00, or $5:00 for RACV members on presentation of your membership card.

When we have finished admiring all the beautiful cars we can drive to Lilydale Lake (in Lilydale) for some more photography or stop at Sugarloaf Reservoir on the way back. Our itinerary can be discussed after leaving the car show.

If you would like to come bring your lunch, raincoat, hat, water, camera and money for admission to the car show.

Sunday 1 March 2020

Grade 2 rating iconBarwon River South Walk and Geelong Silos

Distance: 10 kms circuit.

Meet: 8.15 am for 8.30 am departure from the carpark opposite Hungry Jacks Werribee.

Leader(s): Rob.

The drive to the Balyang Bird Sanctuary is approximatley 50 km. The walk starts at the sanctuary and follows a sealed trail adjacent to the Barwon River downstream. The path is flat with no hills, however it is popular with bikes. There are plenty of birds and we pass several rowing clubs along the way until we reach the Breakwater Bridge.

After crossing over the river we walk back on the opposite side until we reach a foot bridge to the other side. We then retrace our steps back to the starting point. This is a good spot to have lunch before a stroll around the sanctuary. There are toilets available and plenty of tables. Later we can drive to the quirky Door Café for a coffee and cake. For those who are interested, it is a short drive to the silos at the former Geelong Cement Works to view the art work.

Bring plenty of water, a rain coat, hat, lunch and a snack to have on the way.

Balyang Reserve
Balyang Reserve.

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