WRB News & Events

Exploration walk from Killawarra to Peechelba : September 15

Fifteen risk taking hikers walked carefully along the often difficult eight kilometres from the edge of the Killawarra Forest to Peechelba, mainly along the rarely visited and narrow Irishtown Creek “corridor”. This was a new walk, and a journey which connected two parts of the Warby Ovens National Park (Killawarra, which was part of the…

Falls Hotham Alpine Crossing

Falls Hotham Alpine Crossing – September update from Victorian National Parks Association. Parks Victoria have released plans which include involve up to 80 new structures in the high plains, including approximately 20 structures on High Knob, at the junction of The Razorback and Diamantina Spur. Full details can be found on the VNPA website at…

Alpine Views Track : September 18

There were 13 participants on this walk, and having met up at Rotary Park, we headed off to Wenhams Camp. The distance planned for walk was about 12 kilometres, and we had a very grey (and showery) day with a top temperature of about 12C. Setting off, we found $80 lying on the track and…

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Update

On Monday, 29 August, Parks Victoria (PV) released for public comment draft designs for the four accommodation nodes planned for the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing (FHAC), a 4-night 5-day walk between Falls Creek and Mount Hotham. PV is keen to hear from key stakeholders and the community, and while BWV will continue to represent…

Mount Glenrowan : September 10

This is an interesting variation on a tried-and-true venue, involving a loop down to Moonlight Track via Casuarina Track on the way to Mount Glenrowan, but it was to prove more interesting than we first thought. On a very cool (and wet) morning, we met at Rotary Park at 8.30am, organised car pooling, headed off…

Warby Tower Lookout to Pangarang Lookout : August 28

Today’s walk had 17 participants, with one new casual walker, and two casual walkers on their second walk with our club. Following the car shuffle, we began our walk from the Spring Creek Picnic Area under a cloudy sky, and headed off to the Warby Tower Lookout. Here we had morning tea, with great views…

Exploration walk from Killawarra to Peechelba : September 15

Fifteen risk taking hikers walked carefully along the often difficult eight kilometres from the edge of the Killawarra Forest to Peechelba, mainly along the rarely visited and narrow Irishtown Creek “corridor”.

This was a new walk, and a journey which connected two parts of the Warby Ovens National Park (Killawarra, which was part of the Warby-Ovens State Park before 2010, and the Ovens River) for possibly the first time ever!!

We managed to amble mostly beside the creek where no track existed and experienced an “interesting” hazard of exceptionally long, wet grass hiding old fencing wire and small logs/red gum branches!!

After touching the flooded Ovens in Peechelba, we drove back into the Killawarra Camp and gathered around a campfire for lunch, and a celebration to mark the Spring Equinox!

[Andy]


Coming Events

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October

Weekend at Typo Station, Upper King Valley

Geoff, 0418 530 242 or bushydinning@gmail.com

A weekend at Typo Station, Rose River, with easy, medium and a hard walk (approx 15k).

Walks include an approx 10k walk to Mount Cobbler for some of the best alpine views in Victoria.

Typo Station provides self catering bunkhouse accommodation in expansive park like grounds.

Accommodation cost is determined by the number attending. For example; 20 participants, approx $85 pp for the weekend, including a shared dinner on Saturday night.

Contact Geoff at bushydinning@gmail.com for further details of what’s on, and what to bring.

See also the blog on our website for the Typo Station PDF, or visit their website – acre.org.au

Thursday, 13th October. Sunrise Track Plus! Andy, 0439 209 749

We will walk the easy to medium six kilometres of the popular Sunrise Track in the Warbys, but also make a special visit to the abandoned, pioneering Bush Corner Reserve of Miss Doreen Nason, off the old road to the quarry, where granite for the Wangaratta Cathedral was mined.


Falls Hotham Alpine Crossing

Falls Hotham Alpine Crossing – September update from Victorian National Parks Association. Parks Victoria have released plans which include involve up to 80 new structures in the high plains, including approximately 20 structures on High Knob, at the junction of The Razorback and Diamantina Spur. Full details can be found on the VNPA website at…

Alpine Views Track : September 18

There were 13 participants on this walk, and having met up at Rotary Park, we headed off to Wenhams Camp. The distance planned for walk was about 12 kilometres, and we had a very grey (and showery) day with a top temperature of about 12C. Setting off, we found $80 lying on the track and…

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Update

On Monday, 29 August, Parks Victoria (PV) released for public comment draft designs for the four accommodation nodes planned for the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing (FHAC), a 4-night 5-day walk between Falls Creek and Mount Hotham. PV is keen to hear from key stakeholders and the community, and while BWV will continue to represent…

Mount Glenrowan : September 10

This is an interesting variation on a tried-and-true venue, involving a loop down to Moonlight Track via Casuarina Track on the way to Mount Glenrowan, but it was to prove more interesting than we first thought. On a very cool (and wet) morning, we met at Rotary Park at 8.30am, organised car pooling, headed off…

Warby Tower Lookout to Pangarang Lookout : August 28

Today’s walk had 17 participants, with one new casual walker, and two casual walkers on their second walk with our club. Following the car shuffle, we began our walk from the Spring Creek Picnic Area under a cloudy sky, and headed off to the Warby Tower Lookout. Here we had morning tea, with great views…