WRB News & Events

Eldorado and Woolshed : May 17

The historic little enclave of Eldorado, once famous for it gold and tin mining (from the 1850s to the 1950s), was the chosen venue for this 12km loop walk. In its heyday, the town had a series of suburbs, with Napoleon Flat, Sebastopol Flat and Woolshed Valley giving an overall population of about 7000. The…

Bright to Wandiligong : May 11

Todays walk at Wandiligong had 13 participants enjoying a fine day, following the popular Wandi Walk from Bright to Wandiligong.  We started near the bridge over Morses Creek, on Coronation Avenue, and followed the track alongside the creek to Alpine Park where we caught up with Kerri and Paul, their daughter Elise, her hubby Daniel…

Lake Sambell to Lake Kerferd : April 28

This interesting walk covered a variety of tracks from Beechworth’s Lake Sambell, through to Lake Kerferd, and return. Lake Sambell is a flooded remnant from the gold mining era, whereas Lake Kerferd forms a major part of Beechworth’s water supply. It was named after prominent local George Kerferd who first advocated this site. The dam…

Paradise Falls and Wabonga Track : April 13

Name of walk – Mc Millan Track walk Date – Sat 14th April, 2019 No. of participants – 15 Leader – Bob Shaw Location of starting point – Paradise Falls, King Valley Distance planned for the walk – 14.5 KM Weather – fine, mild and slightly cloudy, no wind Description of walk – 10.30am start…

Warby Heritage Trail : April 22

We had 13 members participate in today’s walk in overcast weather, following a lot of rain the previous night. Not so much that the creeks and water courses were running, but all was damp and clean and fresh, a welcome change from dry and dusty. Starting and finishing an eight kilometre loop walk from Booths…

Thredbo – Week Away, 2019

Members of the Warby Range Bushwalking Club have recently arrived home from an adventurous five-day walking experience in Kosciuszko National Park. On a chilly windy Monday morning 39 members took the Kosciuszko chairlift to Eagles Nest to commence the 12km return walk to the Mount Kosciuszko summit. Within 500 metres along the walkway, walkers encountered…

Eldorado and Woolshed : May 17

The historic little enclave of Eldorado, once famous for it gold and tin mining (from the 1850s to the 1950s), was the chosen venue for this 12km loop walk.

In its heyday, the town had a series of suburbs, with Napoleon Flat, Sebastopol Flat and Woolshed Valley giving an overall population of about 7000.

The village grew up around the pastoral property ‘Eldorado’ founded by retired Captain William Baker of the Royal Navy.

There were eight participants on this little adventure, taking in historic sites near Eldorado, and between Eldorado and Woolshed Falls.

Starting at the Wombat Mine, we walked to the Chinese Gardens (once a market gardening area), then Napoleon Flat (previously a major mining township), Kangaroo Crossing (a timber bridge which burnt down in the early 1900s), a Miners slab hut, the Chinese Diggings, Buttreys Rock (named after a bushranger – see photo) then the Reidford Hotel (burnt down in 1899) and the public swimming baths.

The walk returned via a very good dirt road.

The signage was excellent for the historic sites, and the map used was from the Woolshed Valley Interpretive Trail.

See eldorado.org.au/wp-content/uploads/woolshed-valley-tour.pdf for more details of this area.

Bright to Wandiligong : May 11

Todays walk at Wandiligong had 13 participants enjoying a fine day, following the popular Wandi Walk from Bright to Wandiligong.  We started near the bridge over Morses Creek, on Coronation Avenue, and followed the track alongside the creek to Alpine Park where we caught up with Kerri and Paul, their daughter Elise, her hubby Daniel…

Lake Sambell to Lake Kerferd : April 28

This interesting walk covered a variety of tracks from Beechworth’s Lake Sambell, through to Lake Kerferd, and return. Lake Sambell is a flooded remnant from the gold mining era, whereas Lake Kerferd forms a major part of Beechworth’s water supply. It was named after prominent local George Kerferd who first advocated this site. The dam…

Paradise Falls and Wabonga Track : April 13

Name of walk – Mc Millan Track walk Date – Sat 14th April, 2019 No. of participants – 15 Leader – Bob Shaw Location of starting point – Paradise Falls, King Valley Distance planned for the walk – 14.5 KM Weather – fine, mild and slightly cloudy, no wind Description of walk – 10.30am start…

Warby Heritage Trail : April 22

We had 13 members participate in today’s walk in overcast weather, following a lot of rain the previous night. Not so much that the creeks and water courses were running, but all was damp and clean and fresh, a welcome change from dry and dusty. Starting and finishing an eight kilometre loop walk from Booths…

Thredbo – Week Away, 2019

Members of the Warby Range Bushwalking Club have recently arrived home from an adventurous five-day walking experience in Kosciuszko National Park. On a chilly windy Monday morning 39 members took the Kosciuszko chairlift to Eagles Nest to commence the 12km return walk to the Mount Kosciuszko summit. Within 500 metres along the walkway, walkers encountered…