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
Nov
2022

Tarneit to Werribee via the Werribee River.

Wed Nov 30th 2022 10:00:00 -2:30:00

The walk starts at Tarneit Station and heads through Tarneit West to Davis Creek. We then follow this creek south to about 1 km. south of Hogans Road to a point where the Werribee River joins up with Davis Creek. We continue to walk alongside the Werribee River as it continues to flow towards Port Phillip Bay to the walk finish at Werribee Station.

During the walk we will pass both modern and historical points of interest, including Cowies Hill Water Tower , the Hume and Hovell Memorial Tree, the sit of the Golden Fleece Inn, the site of the Chaffey brothers Werribee Irrigation Colony, Riverbend Historical Park and the Southern Water Diversion Dam. If the water level has subsided enough by the time of the walk , we may be able to cross the Werribee River ito Presidents Park at one of the few crossings or one time fords in the area - without getting wet feet?

The walk finishes at Werribee Station where there are two options for returning home.

  1. Catch a Metro train at Werribee Station towards Flinders St. Station, using Footscray, North Melbourne or Flinders St. Stations as an interchange for you local line.
  2. Catch a bus back toTarneit Station to catch a V Line train back to where you started from in the morning. Bus services 170, 180 and 182 will all take you back to Tarneit Station within 30 minutes, and you get a sight seeing tour of Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit for no extra cost?‍♂️.
    The walk is mostly on suburban paths or cycle tracks and is mainly flat, so runners would be suitable unless it has been raining in the days before the walk. Walking poles are not necessary unless you feel more comfortable using them.
    The following train timetable is suitable for getting you to Tarneit in time for the start (VLine permitting).     
    Southern Cross. dep.        9.10 am.         9.30 am.
    Footscray.                          9.18 am.         9.38 am.  
    Sunshine.                           9.23 am.         9.43 am.  
    Deer Park.                          9.28 am.         9.48 am.
     Tarneit.  arr.                       9.37 am.         9.57 am.  
    If starting at Southern Cross, I suggest meeting at the Vintage Clock before 8.55 am. and making your way as a group to the designated platform. 
    The 9.10 am. train will be going to South Geelong.  
    The 9.30 am. train will be going to Waurn Ponds.        
    When registering, please indicate which train time and which station you intend using.              
    E&OE.

 

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07
Dec
2022

Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale & return

Wed Dec 7th 2022 10:00:00 -4:00:00
Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale & return

The inaugral walk for Kathy S & myself as leaders.

We'll meet in Weeroona Pde (near the marina) where there is ample free all-day parking.

Please arrange your own transport or car pool.

We'll head west past Fort Queenscliff with stunning views across the Rip, following Lovers Walk (thanks Mary M!). We'll stop for morning tea around 11am.

From there, we'll continue along The Promenade to Point Lonsdale lighthouse and return to Point Lonsdale township for lunch. Cafes & supermarket (ice creams!) available.

After lunch, we'll head back along The Promenade and link up with the Queenscliff rail trail. Passing the Fisheries Centre, Swan Bay wetlands and steam railway station, we'll finish the walk at 360 degree cafe.

Note: there will be a fun competition with a prize. Details on the day :) 

Total distance around 14 km. Most of the walk is on hard surface so soft soles recommended.

 

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13
Dec
2022

Eastern Ramble 3 - Heathmont to Deep Creek

Tue Dec 13th 2022 8:00:00 -3:00:00

The third leg of the 8 walks from Dandenong Ranges to Essendon.

Starting from Heathmont station, we’ll walk along a path which skirts around Eastland shopping centre, to join up with the Mullum Mullum creek trail to Deep Creek.   The track is a mix of sealed shared paths with several gravel sections.   There are several undulations along the route with one short steep climb (including steps) prior to the end of the walk.   Runners are suitable for this walk, and poles shouldn’t be necessary.   We’ll finish near Beasley’s Nursery at Deep Creek for optional afternoon tea before catching the 906 bus towards the city.   I suggest getting off the bus at Lonsdale St and catching a train home from Melbourne Central.   We should start walking at about 9:15am and Finish between 2:00 and 2:30pm.   Toilets are at Flinders Street (maybe Heathmont Station), morning tea, lunch and at Beasley’s Nursery.

Map attached.

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14
Dec
2022

Organ Pipes Circuit

Wed Dec 14th 2022 9:30:00 -1:00:00

Register Online, and also Contact Ron by Phone for him to add you to the Walk Sheet.

Walking along tracks rarely used by the general public.

For further details, contact Ron.

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14
Dec
2022

Monthly Club Meeting (7:30pm) (5)

Wed Dec 14th 2022 7:15:00 -9:00:00

Club meeting at St John's (any change in venue will be notified by email)

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17
Dec
2022

Dandenongs walk

Sat Dec 17th 2022

Details to follow

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27
Dec
2022

Howman's Gap Base Camp

Tue Dec 27th 2022 2:00:00 - Sun Jan 1st 2023 10:00:00

Combined Base Camp event with Diamond Valley, Koonung and Waverly bushwalking clubs in the Alpine region near Falls Creek.   Fully catered with bunk room accommodation for 5 nights.  Various walks for each day, and a themed NYE party for the final night.

Bookings through the YMCA website, only. 

For further details and expressions of interest, contact: Col Purchase: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Phone: 0407 879 751.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

05
Jan
2023

Beaconsfield Upper Ash Wednesday 40th anniversary memorial walk

Thu Jan 5th 2023

On 16 February 1983 twelve CFA firefighters, in trucks from Narre Warren and Panton Hill, also lost their lives on a narrow bush track at the Critchley Parker Junior Reserve when the fire overran them.  This walk commemorates their lives.

The walk consists of 10km of easy walking and an optional 3km of medium walking.

Part One - 5 km loop of Beaconsfield Upper to visit the recreation reserve, Sutherland Park and bush tucker garden. Back to the cars for morning tea. Option to buy coffee at the general store (please bring your Keep Cup and help our environment).  

Part Two - 6km walk along St George's Road path to visit the secuded firefighters' memorial at Critchley Parker Junior Reserve. This includes a 3km medium loop with two very steep descents on a 4WD track and a  steady long ascent.  Option to sit out the medium section but bring your walking poles and boots if you do come.

Part Three - 2km walk to visit the second firefighters' memorial and do a loop of another part of town on paths.

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11
Jan
2023

Monthly Club Meeting (7:30pm) (10)

Wed Jan 11th 2023 7:15:00 -9:00:00

Club meeting at St John's (any change in venue will be notified by email)

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31
Jan
2023

Marysville Base Camp

Tue Jan 31st 2023 11:00:00 - Fri Feb 3rd 2023 12:00:00

All walkers must be fully vaccinated.

As well as registering on this system, please also phone Ron on 0429 943 914 to nominate for this event and to organise accommodation at the caravan park.

The cost of the caravan park is $125 pn for a caravan with two bedrooms with all linen supplied.  BYO food.  Walks will be in the Marysville area and the Cathedral Ranges, Australia's biggest ancient feature, and there will also be a walk in the Beech Forest with giant trees in the rain forest and waterfalls.  Will go out one night for a meal.  On Tuesday will meet at the caravan park entrance at 12:00 for lunch from where we'll leave on the first walk.  BYO own lunch everyday.

 

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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!