Category Archives: Walks

Woolshed Falls – Spring Creek Falls : January 19

This was an enjoyable eight kilometre walk in Beechworth Historic Park, passing through degraded riparian scrubland (a legacy of the Reids Creek Goldfields mining activity in the mid-late 1800s). On our way to the proposed starting point, we found that Gorge Road was closed for roadworks, so we had to reverse the original planned direction,…

Lake Benalla, January 11

On Friday 11/01, nine enthusiastic walkers headed off early in a heat beating morning walk around Lake Benalla, and its feeder streams (Broken River and Hollands Creek). The Lake is close to the commercial centre of Benalla, and some of its surrounds, have been gazetted as a wildlife sanctuary. We made a Figure 8 from…

Book Review : Best Walks of Victoria’s High Country

Local bushwalker, Craig Sheather, has produced this handy book under the Woodslane Imprint, and this full colour guide describes 40 walks in our favourite patch. The area covered in these descriptions ranges from Jamieson to Corryong, and from Dinner Plain to Corowa, all of them accompanied by sketch maps and plenty of photos. As well…

Sunday, 6th January. Mt Buffalo, Long Plain and Macs Point

The weather could be truly described as “simply perfect!” for this adventure, and the wildflowers were in abundance; snow daisies were in full flower and pink buds, the brilliant mauve trigger plants, fading, but still vibrant, old – gold bush peas, and stands of Derwent speedwell in their prime. The walk began at the Horn…

Floodwaters : December 14

Water, water everywhere – after a long dry spell, the North-east had more than its share of rainfall in the lead up to this walk. There was so much water (well over 100mm in most of the North-east) that the Hume Freeway was cut in several place to the north of Wangaratta, and the planned…

Mystery Rocks : December 9

Chinese Prayer Stones The mystery of the rock cairns in the far reaches of the Middle Creek high up in the hills between Greta and Tolmie, were the cause of the Warby Range Bushwalkers venture on 9th December. The previous attempt to take a group there became unstuck when, several months earlier, Geoff Dinning and…

Category Archives: Walks

Woolshed Falls – Spring Creek Falls : January 19

This was an enjoyable eight kilometre walk in Beechworth Historic Park, passing through degraded riparian scrubland (a legacy of the Reids Creek Goldfields mining activity in the mid-late 1800s). On our way to the proposed starting point, we found that Gorge Road was closed for roadworks, so we had to reverse the original planned direction,…

Lake Benalla, January 11

On Friday 11/01, nine enthusiastic walkers headed off early in a heat beating morning walk around Lake Benalla, and its feeder streams (Broken River and Hollands Creek). The Lake is close to the commercial centre of Benalla, and some of its surrounds, have been gazetted as a wildlife sanctuary. We made a Figure 8 from…

Book Review : Best Walks of Victoria’s High Country

Local bushwalker, Craig Sheather, has produced this handy book under the Woodslane Imprint, and this full colour guide describes 40 walks in our favourite patch. The area covered in these descriptions ranges from Jamieson to Corryong, and from Dinner Plain to Corowa, all of them accompanied by sketch maps and plenty of photos. As well…

Sunday, 6th January. Mt Buffalo, Long Plain and Macs Point

The weather could be truly described as “simply perfect!” for this adventure, and the wildflowers were in abundance; snow daisies were in full flower and pink buds, the brilliant mauve trigger plants, fading, but still vibrant, old – gold bush peas, and stands of Derwent speedwell in their prime. The walk began at the Horn…

Floodwaters : December 14

Water, water everywhere – after a long dry spell, the North-east had more than its share of rainfall in the lead up to this walk. There was so much water (well over 100mm in most of the North-east) that the Hume Freeway was cut in several place to the north of Wangaratta, and the planned…

Mystery Rocks : December 9

Chinese Prayer Stones The mystery of the rock cairns in the far reaches of the Middle Creek high up in the hills between Greta and Tolmie, were the cause of the Warby Range Bushwalkers venture on 9th December. The previous attempt to take a group there became unstuck when, several months earlier, Geoff Dinning and…