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.

20
Jun
2021

Winter in the Brisbane Ranges

Sun Jun 20th 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00

The Brisbane Ranges has some glorious gullies that make for very picturesque walking.   Starting at Sapling Gully Picnic Ground on Aeroplane road we will follow the boudary fence for awhile and hopefully gain some great views across the plains.  A brief uphill will see us rejoining Aerplane Road briefly before walking down the delightful Possum track and once at the bottom we will have lunch.  The after lunch hill will get us warm again before making our way back to the cars and home.

This walk is all on track and while there are a couple of hills neither are very taxing.

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23
Jun
2021

Strath Creek Falls

Wed Jun 23rd 2021 8:00:00 -4:00:00
Meet at the back of Aldi at Airport West at 8:00 or 9:00am at Howard's "Upper Plenty Conference Centre", 45 Stokes Track, Upper Plenty (in the hills near Mt Disappointment, east of Wallan). Will drive from Howard's place to Comet Mill and Harper Mill where there was once a town. We may get to the 50 metres high Strath Creek Falls, depending on the weather. High Afternoon tea will be at the Upper Plenty Conference Centre.

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27
Jun
2021

Anglesea Loop

Sun Jun 27th 2021 9:30:00 -3:00:00
Anglesea Loop

Anglesea is approx 1hour 20 minutes from Moonee Ponds.  Walk will commence at the Anglesea Visitor Information centre. Drive past the shopping centre cross the bridge and the car park is approx 250 metres on the left hand side on the river bank.

We will head to the river mouth and then turn north on the Surf Coast walk track back towards Bells Beach for approx 4k.  We will then turn inland mainly on walking and mountain bike tracks. Cross the highway and continue on similar tracks. Then head down hill on Pipeline track onto the river and wetlands and back to the cars.  Yes there are some hills, from memory there are 5 climbs of varying degrees, nothing too strenuous.  

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30
Jun
2021

Altona to Williams Landing

Wed Jun 30th 2021 9:00:00 -3:30:00

From Apex Park we'll head to the rear of the Truganinia Explosives reserve, to cross Laverton creek into Tuganinia Park and a visit the 100 Steps to Federation hill, the highest point between the city and the You Yangs. Walking through the Cheetham Wetlands area, we cross Skeleton creek, and follow this pathway to Williams Landing. A Train journey back to Altona, a coffee break in Pier St. before returning to our start point via the Esplanade. Wear Comfortable shoes and please bring your MYKI, Mask and Sanitiser for the train trip.

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01
Jul
2021

Syrian Restaurant Night

Thu Jul 1st 2021

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03
Jul
2021

Goulburn river trail Seymour

Sat Jul 3rd 2021

Travel in comfort , courtesy of V Line to Seymour. Seymour has quite a few attractions. This time we are heading off to the Goulburn river trail which the local council have published a Heritage Walks brochure for .Its a pleasant riverside walk up to the Highway bridge and back. With time and weather on our side, we,ll look in at the Vietnam War Vets Memorial Wall and Walk and maybe a circuit of Kings Park and its lagoon. Walking is guaranteed flat. The track is well formed but we need to be prepared for some muddy patches. With a choice ofa few conveniently early return trains , there should be ample time for afternoon coffee. No need for an early start . The train departs Southern Cross at 9.16 and at Broadmeadows at 9.38. Those who plan to drive to Broadmeadows, guaranteed all day parking is at Bunnings but allow sufficient time(10 -15mins) to walk back to the station.The Seymour return trains depart at 14.57, 15.09 or 15.57 taking an hour to BM or 90 mins to the city. The Myki Vline fare is about $6-$7. As with all public transport bring along Your Spirit of Adventure!!

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05
Jul
2021

Grand Parents walk Federation Square - Botanic Gardens and return

Mon Jul 5th 2021 9:30:00 -3:00:00

Meeting at Federation Square. Weather permitting we will head along St Kilda Road passing the Shrine of Rememberence then to the Botanic Gardens.Lunch will be in the Ian Potter Childrens Garden. We will  return via the Gardens crossing the Yarra to Birrarung Marr. Bring along your grand children, snacks.  lunch. Could you please email me the name of your grand child that will be coming on the walk.


etc as well as the childs parent contact information in case of emergency.

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07
Jul
2021

Blackwood

Wed Jul 7th 2021 9:00:00 -4:00:00

To register for walk, everybody should please phone Ron Bell 0429 384 057.

Meet at Hungry Jacks before 8:00am for carpooling, or at the General Store in Blackwood at 9:00. We'll walk from the town to Mineral Springs via the Great Dividing Trail. Then onto Shaws Lake for a great view of Blackwood. From there it'll be down to the river to Gold Point Mine where it should be safe to enter the mine. Then it will be on-road to Dead Man's Track and into town via other tracks.

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10
Jul
2021

Chewton circuit walk

Sat Jul 10th 2021 9:15:00 -3:15:00

After meeting at the Chewton Soldier's Memorial Park there will be a short two minute drive to the start of the walk. The walk starts at the site of where up to 15 thousand diggers protested about licence fees (referred to as  the Monster meeting) and follows the Forest Creek trail. There is then a climb to the ridge top and junction with the Goldfield's Leanganook track and Garfield track. Next is a short descent to the Garfield wheel and other relics from the Mount Alexander goldfield followed by lunch at the stone hut ruins and walls of the Welsh village.  After lunch there is a small climb to the Expedition Pass reservoir before descending onto another section of the Forest creek trail for the return leg of the circuit.

A 14 km Easy/Medium walk.  Boots and walking poles are recommended.  

 

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11
Jul
2021

PARKVILLE ARCHITECTUAL and HISTORY

Sun Jul 11th 2021 9:30:00 -2:00:00

Meet on the corner of Park Street and The Avenue (Gatekeepers Cottage) Melways 29G10. Easy Walk  12km. I will tr to find a hill.We will be exploring the beautiful inner Melbourne Suburb of Parkville- (South is special as it was 1st metropolitan area in Australia to be classified by the National Trust), Native Australian Garden and the Adventure garden for children, Inver reserve, a famous artist who hid as a deserter in WW2, Phyrne Fishers house ,composer of famous Australian Christmas carols, AFL footballer , site of an Old Market, famous cake shop, first town clerkof Melbourne lived a lord mayor of Melbourne lived. Bring  Raincoat, hat, usual walking gear, morning and afternoon tea,lunch, camera, boots sturdy shoes ,walking poles, hand sanitizer,

 

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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!