Social Events for December 2016 – March 2017

Mount Buffalo Weekend – 2nd, 3rd and 4th December

Another great chance this weekend to take time out before the Christmas rush, air the tent, or hook on the van and enjoy Mount Buffalo. After our wet winter this should be a good time for the Alpine flowers, and Chris has walks planned for both Saturday and Sunday…..or you may just wish to come and chill, take in the mountain air and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow walkers at the end of the day.

We will be having a ‘base camp’ at the Porpepunkah Bridge Caravan Park (5756 2380) on the Friday and Saturday nights, and driving up to the Grossmans Mill site (at Lake Catani) on Saturday morning (for the Long Plain circuit).

There will be a communal dinner/bbq at the Porepunkah Bridge Caravan Park on Saturday night, making use of the excellent amenities at the CP.

If you decide to take part in this gathering, please BYO everything, and gather at the BBQ from 6pm onwards.

On Sunday, we will drive to Mackeys Lookout on Sunday for the upper section of The Big Walk (that is, the Lookouts that provide view of the Crystal Brook Gorge) followed by an optional return to the valley floor via the lower part of The Big Walk (a car shuttle will be organised for this).

Book in with Chris for the walks, directly with the caravan park for your accommodation/campsite.

Christmas Party – Friday, 9th December

The Warby Walker’s Christmas Party is being held again this year at the Glenrowan Rifle Range, Rifle Range Road, Glenrowan.

BYO drinks and meat for a BBQ. Crockery, cutlery and chairs are provided.

Contact Judy on 5766 2773 to book, and to bring either a sweet or a salad to share.

To get to the venue, drive through the main street of Glenrowan past the Ned Kelly statue. Proceed on the road towards Melbourne. There will be the Glenrowan Football Oval and a large dam on your left.

Continue driving over the overpass, with the Hume Freeway underneath your vehicle. Then turn immediately left after seeing the Freeway, onto Rifle Range Road.

Proceed for about 800 metres along Rifle Range Road, then turn left into the Rifle Range where the club rooms are located.

Mitta Mitta – 31st December, 1st and 2nd January

A return visit to Mitta Mitta for New Year’s Eve this year is a must after such a great time was had by all last year. Jeanette has walks planned for each of the three days, depending on the weather.

On New Year’s Eve, there will be Dinner at the Mitta Pub (the Laurel Hotel) with live entertainment provided by Michael’s band, “Liam Blunt’s Funky Rhythm Train” – great music to dance to!

Accommodation options include self-contained cabins and camping sites, with or without power at Magorra Caravan Park, on the banks of the Mitta Mitta River (02 6072 3568) or stay at the Mitta Pub (02 6072 3541).

As this is a popular area, it is advisable to book with the Park, or Pub, early, as bookings for accommodation start filling up around September.

Book in for the walks with Jeanette.

Mount Hotham Weekend – 17th, 18th and 19th February

Mark your calendar now and book in with Adrian and Helen for this very popular weekend of walks in the High Country, with accommodation at the Wangaratta Ski Club on Mount St Bernard.

This weekend is a highlight on the Walks calendar, not only for the walks it provides with remnants of the summer flowers, but it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow walkers in a relaxed, very picturesque and social setting.

Book in with Adrian and Helen.

‘Sunrise @ Sunrise Walk’ with ‘Brunch’ – Saturday, February 4th

Have you been thinking that it’s too hot to walk in Summer??

Well………It’s not too hot to walk in February if you start early, and what better incentive is there than the temptation of an enjoyable, and social, Brunch at Hamilton Park at the conclusion of this early morning walk.

A great chance to meet new, or reconnect with, fellow walkers after the Christmas break!

Book in with Judy and Bob.

Warby Walkers, AGM – Monday, 27th March 2017

Save the date and mark your new 2017 calendars now for the Warby Walkers AGM Dinner at the Vine Hotel. It is always a very social occasion, and there is very little chance of being ‘dobbed’ on the night, so just come along and enjoy the evening out.

Dinner will commence at 6.30pm, and bookings for dinner should be made directly with the Hotel (5721 2605) by Friday, March 18.

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