Monthly Archives: April 2018

Browsing Beechworth : Sunday, 29th April

A party of 10 set out from the Railway Station to Browse Beechworth on this glorious autumn day. Initially on the Silver Banksia Walk (Spring Creek), we deviated to admire the 300 year old, multi-burled Apple Box (Eucalyptus bridgesiana), the But But tree, message tree for the early gold fossickers. – then wound our way…

Sunday, 15th to Sunday, 22nd April – the “week away’ at Portland.

Wow! What a fantastic week it was – with 40 plus members staying in great accommodation, and walking through breathtaking scenery in the bush, alongside the Glenelg River, and along the exquisite, and so dramatic coastline in the south west of Victoria. The hardworking committee managed to feed us superbly, plus organise several different hikes…

Great South West Walk – Day Six : April 21

The last day of our very successful week away dawned grey and cold, but soon blossomed into a beautiful sunny day, with a light breeze. The venue for today was a 12km loop in the environs of Mount Richmond, an isolated volcanic peak to the north-west of Portland, and part of an inland section of…

Great South West Walk – Day Five : April 20

Day Five of our week away was predicted to produce a shower in the afternoon, but this did not eventuate and we were left with yet another day of perfect walking conditions – about 22C and a light breeze. The chosen route for the day was to walk from Murrells Beach to Yellow Rock, a…

Great South West Walk – Day Four : April 19

Day Four of our week away dawned to a foggy start, due to a clear sky and no wind – perfect walking conditions. Our destination today was a loop walk around the environs of Lake Monibeong, six kilometres along the beach, followed by an eight kilometre return via the heathlands behind the sand dune system….

Great South West Walk – Day Three : April 18

This was the notional rest day of our Week Away, and club members amused themselves by . . . chilling out playing croquet visiting museums cycling fish and chips on the waterfront BBQ at Mount Eccles walking around the Botanic Gardens walking around Fawthrop Lagoon At night we adjourned to the popular Macs Hotel, down…