Beechworth Historic Park : Saturday, 1st February

This walk was unfortunately cancelled due to very hot conditions.

Beechworth has an average of just over 1000 mm of rain per year, but over in Southland in NZ, the same amount fell in just 48 hours earlier this week, where six of our club members were starting the famous Milford Track!

Our adventurous members were planning to walk the 53.5 kms over four days, but only managed to cover 1.5 kms before the heavens opened, and over one metre of rain fell in two days!

There was subsequent massive flooding, with parts of New Zealand’s South Island being cut off after torrential rains washed away roads. This forced the evacuation of 2,000 people, and saw the country’s Weather Service issue its first ever red weather warning.

So instead of walking one of the most acclaimed, and beautiful, tracks in the world, Kerri Davenport and the crew have had to return by ferry to Glade Wharf on Lake Te Anau, to the township of Te Anau. What bad luck!!

Coming Events

Thursday, 13th February. Lake Moodemere, Wahgunyah 10 km. Chris, 0418 503 802

An easy walk of approx 10k from Pfeiffer’s Winery, around Lake Moodemere on bush tracks and dirt roads, through river red gum forest areas and return. Followed by a picnic lunch in the gardens at the winery.

Sunday, 16th February. Mt Dunn and the Monolith at Mount Buffalo NP. Michael, 0447 617 880

A 14.3km Grade 3 circuit hike that visits two of the most striking features of the central Buffalo plateau. The walk also includes the eastern banks of Lake Catani, and the option of Echo Point for views over the valley.

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