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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


camera iconSunday 15 September 2019

Maldon Shutterbug

Leader(s): Nigel

 

This is a shutterbug event taking in Malmsbury, Castlemaine and Maldon. It will be a long day and we are unlikely to arrive back in Werribee until about 5:30 pm.

Malmsbury has a lovely park and one of the best examples of a viaduct stone rail bridge in Victoria built in 1860. Castlemaine's history is centred around extensive early gold mining in the area. There are a number of old buildings in the town and the tourist steam rail that runs between Castlemaine and Maldon. In Maldon there are a few of the old gold mining sites, no longer in operation, several streets lined with old buildings and the steam rail.

From Werribee we will drive via the Calder Highway to Malmsbury. It is off the highway so be on the lookout for the exit sign. We will spend about an hour in Malmsbury around the park and have morning tea. From Malmsbury we drive for about 30 minutes to Castlemaine and spend about an hour in the Castlemaine Gardens and have lunch. From Castlemaine we will drive for about 20 minutes to Maldon and spend a few hours looking around the old gold mining area, the historic buildings and any other places of interest. From Maldon we will drive back to Werribee via Daylesford.

This is a shutterbug event, it is not a bushwalk. You will need to bring a raincoat, hat, suitable walking shoes, warm clothes, water, a picnic chair if you have one and a camera. You should also bring your lunch, even though there are food outlets in the towns we visit.

Historic Maldon
Remnants from Maldon's past.


Grade 3 rating iconSunday 22 September 2019

Anakie Gorge Promotional Walk

6 km return

Leader(s): Elise and Nigel

From Werribee we will drive for about 30 minutes to the Anakie Gorge Picnic Ground in the Brisbane Ranges. Two walk options are available: Option 1 is a 6 km return walk and rated as Grade 3, Option 2 is an 8 km return walk and rated as Grade 2. You will need to bring lunch, snacks and water. You should wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, and pack a raincoat and hat.

Option 1: this walk starts from the Anakie Gorge picnic area and follows Stony Creek through the gorge. About one km into the walk a narrow track, with loose stones under foot, climbs steeply from the gorge to the ridge. Care must be taken on this section and sturdy footwear is recommended. At the top of the gorge the track is mostly flat and follows the ridge to Nelsons Lookout. From the lookout there are good views of the surrounding mountains and Lower Stony Creek Reservoir. After a short break the walk takes us back to the Anakie Gorge picnic area on the same track.

Option 2: this less challenging walk goes through Anakie Gorge from the same starting place as option 1 and continues all the way through the gorge to Stony Creek Reservoir. Here we will have a short break before returning back through the gorge to Anakie Gorge picnic area. This walk is on a good track, with no steep climbs, with some large stepping stones over a small number of mostly dry bed creek crossings.

Anakie Gorge Walk
Anakie Gorge Walk.


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