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.

14
Jul
2021

Antimony Mine Hike

Wed Jul 14th 2021 8:00:00 -3:00:00

The walk is approx 14ks return, the track is good but has lots of loose stones and branches so boots and poles essential as there will be some off track exploring of the Antimony Mine ruins. Morning tea and lunch on the track. I've rated the walk as medium to slightly harder because of the track condition and a couple of small hills (honestly) and a fabulous creek crossing. Boots, pole, water, wet weather gear (check weather) and basic first aid kits essential.

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14
Jul
2021

Club Meeting (Monthly)

Wed Jul 14th 2021 7:30:00 -9:30:00
17
Jul
2021

First Aid training

Sat Jul 17th 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 29th May 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 Wednesday 30 June.  

Please note that once you have registered, you are required to pay the $50 course fee by 10 May, 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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18
Jul
2021

Brisbane Ranges Winter Warmer Walk

Sun Jul 18th 2021 8:00:00 -2:30:00

Starting at Red Ironbark Track we will make our way to Circuit track and then make our way down to Spring Creek, which will involve off track walkng.  We will make our way up Spring Creek until we hit some farmlands and then a steep uphill to meet Reid's Road.  We will make our way to Sapling Gully Picnic Ground for lunch.  The next stage of the walk will follow a very pretty gully until we again hit farmlands with another steep uphill to meet the Brisbane Ranges Track and then onwards to Red Ironbark track and the waiting cars.

This walk will involve multiple off track sections, but will be a rewarding walk for those who want to visit areas of the park that are infrequently visited.

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21
Jul
2021

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

Wed Jul 21st 2021 9:00:00 -2:30:00

Meet at Flinders St. Station Coffee Shops by 8.50 am. For the 9.00 am. 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 the Patterson River where we make a right 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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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 rode before again heading into the bush to investigate Columbine Creek, where we will breakfor 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.

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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 down hill 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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23
Aug
2021

Major Mitchell Walk Stage 10

Mon Aug 23rd 2021 8:30:00 - Fri Aug 27th 2021 1:00:00

5 day linear walk totalling 89km.  All sections are on roads including the Princes Highway on 4th day, so bright clothing is recommended.  Accommodation should be self-booked at Casterton..

Meet 8.30am on first day opposite the Glenelg Inn, Casterton.


 

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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!