WRB News & Events

Reform Hill and Mosaic Trail, Myrtleford : September 20

Eight of us, and two furry friends, Ted and Toby, met at Jones Reserve Myrtleford to begin our walks on Reform Hill. Rain held us up for a while, but we made use of a local cafe for coffee, hot chocolates and other drinks til it was over. We set off on the Reform Hill…

Bushwalking Update : September 17

After consultation with our Walks Coordinators, we can confirm that we will be resuming the planned Walks Program (two remaining walks scheduled), with a slight modification of distance for Reform Hill (6km, not 3km). To accommodate the restriction of maximum 10 people meeting for outdoor activities we will cater for two groups of 10 for…

New Walking Guide

The Rural City of Wangaratta has just released a new publication covering a series of walks within the Rural City, and this is now available for pick-up from the Council Offices, and the Visitor Information Centre (when it’s open). The guide covers many areas of interest, ranging from Eldorado to the Warby Ranges, to the…

40th Anniversary

This month (September 2020) marks the 40th Anniversary of the first ever bushwalk of our club, a cross-country ‘off-track’ route that finished at Pine Gully. As part of the celebration of that event, Andy Kimber, and the Wangaratta Chronicle, kindly organised a feature article on our Club, and that article is accessible via the link…

Bushwalking update : mid-August

As previously advised by email, our walk schedule is suspended under Stage 3 restrictions until mid-September. A formal walks program had been reintroduced for July-September, but that is no more. Even prior to the current lockdown, the pandemic severely curtailed our ability to function as normal, and one of the outcomes of this was the…

Carbour to Whorouly South : July 19

The road from Carboor to Whorouly South, along Waters Lane, and the Carboor – Whorouly South Road is a gravel road that meanders through lovely bush-land. It then opens up into farmland, with fantastic views towards the Murmungee Basin, and the hills surrounding it. Though the number of walkers (17) forced us (due to the…

Reform Hill and Mosaic Trail, Myrtleford : September 20

Eight of us, and two furry friends, Ted and Toby, met at Jones Reserve Myrtleford to begin our walks on Reform Hill. Rain held us up for a while, but we made use of a local cafe for coffee, hot chocolates and other drinks til it was over.

We set off on the Reform Hill Lookout track, past mine shafts and the old quarry, and finally reached the top, with great views over Myrtleford, and a cloud covered Mt Buffalo. We had morning tea, before descending a short distance below the lookout to the Gully Track, and followed this track past lots of wildflowers to the Poverty Reef Loop, our second walk.

This track led to a smaller lookout, and again great views over Myrtleford, and the surrounding countryside. Heading back, we passed the Poverty Mine site, then further round the old Myrtleford reservoir, the Hume and Hovell monument, and the Reform Hill mine site.

Reaching the cars after our six kilometre walk, we drove around to Apex Park, the starting point for our Mosaic Trail walk, and we were joined here by one more walker.

After a leisurely lunch, we walked to Rotary Park, and back looking for the mosaics, a quiet four kilometre stroll alongside the river.

Eight tired hikers were glad to return to their cars, all agreeing it had been a good first walk after six months in isolation. Our ninth hiker, not so tired, is looking forward to more walks with the club.

[Erin]

Bushwalking Update : September 17

After consultation with our Walks Coordinators, we can confirm that we will be resuming the planned Walks Program (two remaining walks scheduled), with a slight modification of distance for Reform Hill (6km, not 3km). To accommodate the restriction of maximum 10 people meeting for outdoor activities we will cater for two groups of 10 for…

New Walking Guide

The Rural City of Wangaratta has just released a new publication covering a series of walks within the Rural City, and this is now available for pick-up from the Council Offices, and the Visitor Information Centre (when it’s open). The guide covers many areas of interest, ranging from Eldorado to the Warby Ranges, to the…

40th Anniversary

This month (September 2020) marks the 40th Anniversary of the first ever bushwalk of our club, a cross-country ‘off-track’ route that finished at Pine Gully. As part of the celebration of that event, Andy Kimber, and the Wangaratta Chronicle, kindly organised a feature article on our Club, and that article is accessible via the link…

Bushwalking update : mid-August

As previously advised by email, our walk schedule is suspended under Stage 3 restrictions until mid-September. A formal walks program had been reintroduced for July-September, but that is no more. Even prior to the current lockdown, the pandemic severely curtailed our ability to function as normal, and one of the outcomes of this was the…

Carbour to Whorouly South : July 19

The road from Carboor to Whorouly South, along Waters Lane, and the Carboor – Whorouly South Road is a gravel road that meanders through lovely bush-land. It then opens up into farmland, with fantastic views towards the Murmungee Basin, and the hills surrounding it. Though the number of walkers (17) forced us (due to the…