Events

For further details on how to attend our events as a visitor, and becoming a member, please contact our secretary at: secretary@essendonbwc.org.au.

04
Aug
2021

City to Station Pier A

Wed Aug 4th 2021 9:30:00 -4:00:00

Please phone Ron to register for this walk.

Due to Covid restrictions this walk will be limited to a group of 10.  However, if more walkers are interested, another leader will also run this walk in parrallel at a slightly different time on the same day.  

Meet near the coffee shop on the Flinders Street Station concourse in time for a 9:30 departure. The walk starts along South Bank with its magnificent views, including Polly Woodside, luxury yachts, Bolte Bridge. Will stop at Point Park for toilets, D'Albora Marinas for morning tea and another toilet, and lunch in Westgate Park. Will stop at the observation platform to see the container terminals, and then Station Pier, returning home on the Port Melbourne light rail.

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04
Aug
2021

City to Station Pier B

Wed Aug 4th 2021 9:35:00 -4:00:00

Please phone Ron to register for this walk.

Due to Covid restrictions this walk will be limited to a group of 10.  However, if more walkers are interested, another leader will also run this walk in parrallel at a slightly different time on the same day.  

Meet near the coffee shop on the Flinders Street Station concourse in time for a 9:30 departure. The walk starts along South Bank with its magnificent views, including Polly Woodside, luxury yachts, Bolte Bridge. Will stop at Point Park for toilets, D'Albora Marinas for morning tea and another toilet, and lunch in Westgate Park. Will stop at the observation platform to see the container terminals, and then Station Pier, returning home on the Port Melbourne light rail.

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07
Aug
2021

Blackburn Lake & Gardiners Ck 1a

Sat Aug 7th 2021 8:50:00

Due to Covid restrictions numbers on this walk led by Hilary will be limited to 10.  If we have more people intererested in walking, we will run a seperate group led by another leader which will keep a safe distance from the first group.  

We will be meeting at the Flinders St coffee shop area at 8.55 for the 9.06 train to Blackburn (Lilydale/Belgrave line) . A 20 min walk brings us to the Blackburn Lake and after a circuit of the lake we will have morning tea at the picnic area there. After exiting the park , we go along a National Trust heritage street before accesssing the Gardiners Ck trail.After lunch on the trail , we will break off the path and head off for a circuit of Wattle park with its chalet, picnic grounds, old trams , Lone Pine and info boards . At the NE end of the park is a nice little coffee shop and from there we will take a tram back to the city. Blackburn lake is a lovely pocket of bushland in suburbia, Wattle Park has an area of bush and tall trees and Gardiners Ck is a well vegetated area all the way and even though this is an urban walk , the majority of it has a country feel to it.


Sturdy sneakers will be fine but depending on the weather, something that is more waterproof might be better for the feet.

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07
Aug
2021

Blackburn lake and Gardiners Ck 1b

Sat Aug 7th 2021 8:55:00

Due to Covid restrictions numbers on this walk led by Hilary will be limited to 10.  If we have more people intererested in walking, we will run a seperate group led by another leader which will keep a safe distance from the first group.  

We will be meeting at the Flinders St coffee shop area at 8.55 for the 9.06 train to Blackburn (Lilydale/Belgrave line). A 20 min walk brings us to the Blackburn Lake and after a circuit of the lake we will have morning tea at the picnic area there. After exiting the park , we go along a National Trust heritage street before accesssing the Gardiners Ck trail.After lunch on the trail , we will break off the path and head off for a circuit of Wattle park with its chalet, picnic grounds, old trams , Lone Pine and info boards . At the NE end of the park is a nice little coffee shop and from there we will take a tram back to the city. Blackburn lake is a lovely pocket of bushland in suburbia, Wattle Park has an area of bush and tall trees and Gardiners Ck is a well vegetated area all the way and even though this is an urban walk , the majority of it has a country feel to it.


Sturdy sneakers will be fine but depending on the weather , something that is more waterproof might be better for the feet.

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08
Aug
2021

Columbine Creek Explorer

Sun Aug 8th 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00

This walk will be exploring the lower section of the Fyrers Ridge Range, an infrequently walked area, but rich in mining history, beautiful scenery and bushland.

This walk is a mixture of both on and off track walking.  Commencing at the intersection of Fryer's  Ridge Road and Hunters Lane we will first follow first 2WD and then 4WD tracks to have morning tea at the remains of Sangers Hut and learn about the history of this interesting individual.  After morning tea we will investigate one of the many syphons that transported water around the Drummond North hillsides before taking making our way off track along the picturresque Salters Creek.  Another section on a 2WD road before again heading into the bush to investigate Columbine Creek, where we will break for lunch.  The last stage of the walk will take us through a glorius open gully which after the recent rain will be lush with spring growth.

This walk is suitable for fit walkers though it is not overly difficult and is relatively Bob friendly

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11
Aug
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Aug 11th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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14
Aug
2021

Currawong Bushland

Sat Aug 14th 2021 9:30:00 -2:00:00

Highlight, Currawong Bush Park, Beasley’s Orchard, Tikalara Park, Templestowe Hill Climb, Mullum Mullum Creek
Walk Distance: 12km
Grade E
The Walk: Start the walk in the native bushland of Currawong Bush Park, this trail takes you through wildlife habitat, past wetlands, along narrow hill tracks, briefly through urban area, walk to Tikalara Park, Templestowe Hill Climb (1951 – 1987).  The course was nine hundred and sixty nine meters in length, The Victorian Sporting Car Club planned, built and opened the course in 1951. Initially the road was unsealed for the first years event, but by the second year the Hill Climb section was sealed, but not the return downhill road, this made for some spectacular spectating, and along the meandering Mullum Mullum Creek
Bring: Raincoat, hat, usual walking gear, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, camera, boots ,walking poles, hand sanitizer.

 

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18
Aug
2021

Edithvale - Seaford Wetlands Environmental Area. 2. Carrum to Seaford Circuit.

Wed Aug 18th 2021 9:00:00 -2:30:00

Meet at Flinders St. Station Coffee Shops by 8.50 am. for the 9.00am. train to Carrum. The walk starts at Carrum Station and heads north to the Patterson River. Another short stroll along the river takes us to Launching Way (toilet) where we chang direction to walk south to Carrum Ray Dore Reserve. From there we walk to Eel Race Road and the track that will take us around rhe Wetlands to Seaford where we will stop for lunch(toilets).

After lunch, we walk back to Carrum around the opposite side of the Wetlands.

The walk is flat (sea level), and mostly in the open. Boots are recommended.

COVID restrictions are to be adhered to where applicable.

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21
Aug
2021

Bacchus Marsh Historical Urban Walk

Sat Aug 21st 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00
Nice easy 10k approx urban walk discovering the historical sites of Bacchus Marsh including a scenic walk along the Werribee River where we will stop for lunch.

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22
Aug
2021

Trentham Racecourse Circuit

Sun Aug 22nd 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00

The starting and finishing point for this walk is the Quarry St Reserve, Trentham.  It is a flat walk with just a few small rises, and apart from some walking along footpaths and roads as we leave and enter the town our walk is on walking tracks and four-wheel drive tracks in the forest.  As it is relatively flat, if there have been recent rain it is likely to be muddy in parts.

The walk covers part of the outskirts of Trentham and then enters the new growth eucalyptus forest just beyond the town where will do a circuit of the old Trentham Racecourse.  The last race was run here 110 years ago and all that remains of the racecourse is a wide path through the gum trees that have reclaimed the reserve.

There are toilets at the Reserve where the walk starts and finishes. 

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About Essendon Bushwalking Club

The Club was formed in 1975, and is a major club servicing the Northern and Western suburbs.

The main theme of the club is to enjoy the great outdoors and through participation learn new skills and have FUN!