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 on each of the 6 walking days, in generally fine weather.

Detailed descriptions of the main walks can be found in earlier posts on this website.

Some highlights were exploring the Glenelg Gorge, Cape Bridgewater, Cape Nelson and Mt Richmond, while interacting with seals, koalas, snakes, rosellas, wallabies, kangaroos and even a few affectionate leeches!!

Perhaps the highpoint of the week was a talk early in the weeks by Sarah, one of the main organisers of the now, becoming popular, and almost totally volunteer managed – Great South West Walk.

[Andy]


Coming events Sunday, 29th April

Browsing Beechworth in Autumn

June, 0434 338 404

An easy walk of approx 6km along the pathways and streets of old Beechworth, including the Silver Banksia Walk along Spring Creek.

Lunch in the Chinese Gardens, then some of the town section of the Beechworth Tree Walks, and references to the town’s history.

Timed for the Autumnal Spectacular – so bring your camera!


Friday, 4th May

Warby Ovens NP

Karen, 5722 2540

An easy 9.5km loop track on 4 wheel drive tracks off the Yarrawonga Road.

Basically flat walking between the Ovens River, and its anabranch. River vistas, wetlands and riverine red gum forest.

Habitat for water birds and kangaroos.


Saturday, 12th May

Sunrise Track and Taminick Loop

Jeanette, 0417 546 974

A medium loop walk of approx 7km on bush tracks in the Warby Ranges. Like most walks in the Warby’s, it’s a steep start, but then undulating terrain.

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