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.

30
Oct
2021

Hovell Creek Trail.

Sat Oct 30th 2021 8:55:00 -2:30:00

The walk starts at Corio Railway Station,doing a circuit around the perimeter of the Shell Refinery, before ai ing at Corio Bay Foreshore. From there, we will pass or see Geelong Grammar School,Limeburners Bay Boat Harbour, Hovell Creek, the You Yangs - in the distance- and the Princes Freeway. In Lara, we will visit the .Kevin Hoffman Walk along Hovell Creek before making our way to Lara Station for the train journey back to Melbourne.

The walk is mainly flat and on walking / cycle tracks, but boots are recommended.

Meet at Southern Cross Station Vintage Clock by 8.55 am. for the 9.10 am. V Line train to Geelong stopping at Corio

This train stops to pick up passengers at Footscray (9.18 am.), Sunshine (9.23 am.) and Deer Park( 9.28 am.). The return trains stop at these stations to drop off passengers.

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02
Nov
2021

Walhalla Base Camp

Tue Nov 2nd 2021 8:00:00 - Fri Nov 5th 2021 4:00:00

Phone bookings only. Contact Ron by phone to book in.  Ignore any message in blue below as this event may not be fully booked.  

Arrive Tuesday and Depart Friday.  Staying in Walhalla accommodation or Rawson

Walhalla is a picturesque village, located north of Moe and Traralgon. Nestled in a steep sided valley at the southern edge of the Victorian Alps, the town is surrounded by a national park, lush forests and fern gullies.  Walhalla is a historic gold mining town where in the 1860s onward the Long Tunnel mine produced 13.7 tonnes of gold. For more info see: https://www.travelvictoria.com.au/walhalla/

Tuesday: We are meeting at 11:30am at the picnic ground where we'll have lunch, and then do a walking tour around town, including the famous cricket ground and the cemetery, and it's possible to do a tour of the richest gold mine in Victoria if you wish.

Wednesday: Will walk the Alpine walking track to Poverty Bridge.  Then will follow the Thomson River for 10k to the old railway station - Ron says this was Victoria's most spectacular railway with 8 bridges. Dinner tonight at the old pub where there's great food.

Thursday: Drive to Thomson Station.  12k walk along the tramline to Cooper Creek. Walk down to Horseshoe Bend Tunnel built by Chinese miners.  Will look around Cooper Creek which has old copper mines.

Friday: return home.

To book your own accommodation you might try: 'The Mill House' 2br, 4 persons, ph 0427 899 709; 'Happy Go Lucky' 3br, 8 persons, ph 0414 789 488; 'Jacomb Cottage' 2br, 4 persons, ph 0450 385 483; 'Sancreed Cottage' 2br, 4 persons, ph 8373 4049; 'Windsor House' BnB 5 rooms 0407 519 215; 'Wild Cherry' BnB, 0427 975 042.

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10
Nov
2021

Werribee Gorge

Wed Nov 10th 2021 9:30:00 - Wed Sep 29th 2021 4:00:00

Due to covid restrictions, it is uncertain whether this walk will go ahead.  If it does, there will be a limit of 10 walkers.

Nominate by phoning Ron.

Meet at the carpark behind Hungry Jacks in Taylors Lakes (Melways P3 12F) by 8:15, or at Meikles Point Picnic Area, bottom carpark at Werribee Gorge, not far past Bacchus Marsh (exit Western Highway at the Pentland Hills Rd and turn left onto Myers Rd).

People come from all over the world to see 500 million years of geological history at spectacular Werribee Gorge where the river flows beneath huge cliffs and the path follows the rock face above the river with some clambering over the rocks. Look out for the chain along the cliff face. Up above it's possible to see Wedge-tailed eagles soaring on the air currents.

We start from the carpark and walk up the Werribee River, seeing many interesting features for about three kilometres. Then we have a steep climb to some great lookouts, including the Western Lookout. Onto an old tourist hut, and work our way to a terrific lookout unknown to most people, and then back to the cars. Afternoon tea at the Jolly Miller in Bacchus Marsh.

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10
Nov
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Nov 10th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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17
Nov
2021

Edithvale - Seaford Wetlands Environmental Area 1. Mordialloc to Carrum.

Wed Nov 17th 2021 8:50:00 -2:30:00

Meet at Flinders St. Station Coffee Shops by 8.50 am. for the 9.00 am. train to Mordialloc.

The walk starts at Mordialloc Station and skirts around the Wetlands area at Aspendale,Edithvale and Chelsea Heights before stopping for lunch at Chelsea Bicentennial Park (toilets).

After lunch, the walk continues on to th Patterson River where we make a fight turn to walk along the embankment towards Carrum, crossing the Patterson River to finish the walk at Carrum Station.

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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24
Nov
2021

Newmarket Saleyards

Wed Nov 24th 2021 9:30:00 - Wed Sep 1st 2021

We will meet at Pipemakers Park and walk along the Maribyrnong past Edgewater, Footscray Park and along to Newells Paddock where we will cross over the river into the Kensington Banks estate..There are many relics of the days when the saleyards there were Australia's main livestock trading market opening in 1861..There are many interesting things to see as we walk along the old stock route such as the Women's Peace Garden, the murals on the back gate and the old pens..Also the area is lovely with parks and cobbled streets.  There is also a plant nursery.. We will walk back to Edgewater for coffee at one of the cafes there.

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01
Dec
2021

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

Wed Dec 1st 2021 8:50:00 -2:30:00

Meet at Flinders St. Station Coffee Shops by 8.50 am. for the 9.00 am. train to Carrum. The walk starts at Carrum Station and heads north to the Patterson River. another short stroll along the riverside takes us to Launching Way (toilets) where we change 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 the 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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04
Dec
2021

Mount Bogong the Easiest Way

Sat Dec 4th 2021 - Sun Dec 5th 2021

There is no such thing as an ‘Easy’ route up Mount Bogong, Victoria’s highest point, at 1986m, just ‘Easier’ routes. This walk will go via Granite Flat Spur, the ‘easiest’ route. Compared to the traditional route of Staircase Spur, this route saves about 500m of climbing. And compared to Eskdale Spur, this route saves about 200m of climbing.

We’ll meet at the Mountain Creek campsite and drive on un-sealed roads (AWD needed) to Granite Flat Spur. From there it is walking up to the summit for fantastic views before going onto the delightful camp at Cleve Cole Hut. On Sunday most walkers will descend via Eskdale Spur, except for the drivers, who will descend Granite Flat Spur.

This walk is alpine, and some previous pack walking experience is required. Mount Bogong has a nasty habit of generating its own weather, despite good forecasts, and walkers need to be prepared for this, including the possibility of snow.

Despite the possibility of bad weather, this will be a memorable walk on the roof of Victoria. We look forward to seeing you there.

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08
Dec
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Dec 8th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00

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11
Dec
2021

First Aid training

Sat Dec 11th 2021 9:00:00 -5:00:00
$50.00

The Club is arranging the delivery of Level 2 First Aid training by First Aid Management and Training Centre.  The providers delivered training for us about twelve years ago.

The training will be held from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday 11 December 2021 at St John's Uniting Church Hall (our meeting venue).  The cost is $50 per person.

Participants are required to:

1) Bring all food for the day (lunch and snacks). Tea and coffee provided.

2) A workbook for the course should be collected at the May club meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Kevin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to arrange collection.

3) Complete workbook exercises before the day (this will take about two hours).

4) Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) so your completion of the course can be formally recognised. To do this, visit www.usi.gov.au.  Darren McClelland can email you an information sheet if you need assistance.

5) Email your USI and name as you would like it to appear on the certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6) Register by 6.00pm on 28 November 2021.  

Please note that once you have registered, you are required to pay the $50 course fee by 28/11, preferably via electronic transfer, to: Essendon Bushwalking Club Inc., BSB: 083 437, Account No: 177923003 (quote your NAME and the words “1st Aid" as reference).  Once you have committed to the course, you may be required to pay even if you can’t attend.  If the event is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, there will be no charge and the event may be rescheduled.

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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!