An Unusual June event

By positive | July 1, 2024

We were guided through two fascinating exhibitions at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum (MHM) by two experts. We were rivetted throughout the two hours we were there. The Museum has been entirely revamped, offering the visitor unrivalled insights into the murder of 6 million Jews during the second world war. A respite was indicated to […]

Sydney Marouba to manly

By positive | June 7, 2024

The Sydney Week of Walks was a resounding success and enjoyed immensely by all. Our first day began with a serene ferry ride to Watsons Bay to walk the coast from South Head into a rainy and deserted Bondi beach. Rain did not deter our spirits. See Instagram for the evidence. Day two took us […]

Point Nepean National Park walk

By positive | April 28, 2024

Thirteen happy walkers enjoyed exploring Point Nepean National Park from Gunners Cottage to the Point. Along the way we found historic rifle range facilities, Pearce Barracks and Upper Barracks as well as the infrastructure and tunnels of Fort Nepean. The views to Port Phillip Bay and the Southern Ocean were spectacular. After climbing Cheviot Hill, […]

Altona Wetlands to Williamstown

By positive | March 19, 2024

Seventeen members met for the ‘Orient Express’ to Altona and were fascinated and surprised by the beauty of the Altona pier, parks and beach walk along the foreshore. We began by walking the 10 km under an avenue of Norfolk Island pines towards open grasslands and across wetlands to where the Kororoit Creek enters the […]

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 […]