End of year bbq

By positive | December 12, 2023

The club enjoyed a wonderful BBQ on the roof top of 500 Drummond Street. We thank Joan Staples and Barry Crisp for their generous hospitality. Sixteen members experienced the barmy evening with views to the north to Mt Macedon east to the Dandenong Ranges and south over the city. Members enjoyed discussions over food and […]

Budj Bim

By positive | November 23, 2023

Budj Bim World Heritage Weekend.  20-22 October 2023 In October, twenty-two members enjoyed two days of walking, geology and insights into Indigenous knowledge at Australia’s first World Heritage Area listed solely for its Indigenous values. We stayed at Port Fairy and met up on Friday night for a barbecue and a talk by geologist Richard Lovell.  Many […]


By positive | October 4, 2023

Leaders Tony Gartland, Kiki Schwartz This walk had two false starts. The first attempt had to be abandoned because of extreme fire risk. The second, because a “wrath of God” storm brought down giant trees, floodwaters destroyed tracks and smashed down strong steel bridges. Peter Gartland, our local guide, Kiki Schwartz and I, then devised […]

Lupton’s Track- Bunyip State Park

By positive | August 23, 2023

Report  on the Luptons Track and Button Grass Walks Saturday 19 August 2023 The weather was inclement: fog and misty rain, but 10 hardy souls turned up on time at the Tynong North carpark ready for the Walk. The wet conditions made the loop along Luptons Track and down the very steep Guide Track to […]

little gems -Dights Falls and abbotsford convent walk

By positive | August 11, 2023

Little Gems: Dights Falls and Abbotsford Convent walk report A small but mighty group took advantage of a perfect winters day to walk the Dights Falls loop. The river was a perfect mirror for the surrounding bushland as we found the swimming hole which used to be so popular it had a lifesaving club. The […]

Long Lunch -Kew Golf Club

By Meg Lee | July 13, 2023

Twenty-Seven members enjoyed the 19th hole at Kew Golf Club for our Long Lunch. We were in a pleasant place with good ambience overlooking the practice green and beyond to the beautiful Yarra River. Especially pleasing was that 5 members who no longer walk with the group attended as the friendship with the club is […]

Barmah Forest Week of Walks

By positive | June 30, 2023

Postponement of March 18th Daylesford walk

By Meg Lee | March 16, 2023

No walk will be held due to high temperatures and strong winds

AGM and Westerfolds to Eltham Loop

By Meg Lee | February 19, 2023

The 2023 AGM gave us a shiny new Committee, with a number of new faces ready for action under the leadership of the President, Meg Lee. Notably Joan, our Secretary for the past 18 years, retired from her position, with many heartfelt thanks from the group for her very gracious contribution to the club. After […]

Burnley Gardens BBQ

By Meg Lee | December 4, 2022

Text ML, Photos ML, ML MB Meeting on the first Saturday in December worked very nicely with 15 coming.   Many considerate apologies were received. We especially wish John C, Jill and Bron a happy Christmas together. The garden admin. staff were most welcoming and this could become our regular December gathering place. Two baby girls […]