Cup Day, 2022

This year’s Cup Day event was to have been held at Wahgunyah, but owing to dramatic riverine flooding in that area it was decided to tackle the Warby Heritage Trail instead.

After meeting at Rotary Park, we drove to Taminick Winery where the friendly staff welcomed us for our seven kilometre walk.

The Heritage Trail loops in and out of the range country behind the Winery, and provides a very enjoyable outing.

There were 22 enthusiastic walkers out on the trail and, despite the threat of rain, we set off to check out the waterfalls

Expectedly, these were running beautifully, and we enjoyed morning tea admiring them.

Continuing on, we followed the foot track to the old sheep dip site, passing old dry stone weirs, more cascades and rock pools.

A wide creek was a challenge, but we all managed to get to the other side, although some did get a little too close to that cold water

The route went along Spot Mill Track, then descended along Cellar Track before reaching the rear of the Winery, where we could see the actual ancient Spot Mill!

Back at the Winery, we enjoyed some excellent wines with our packed lunch, and then settled down to the formalities of the day.

There was a parade to admire the Cup Day headwear, and this was won by Sandie, with Anne being a close second.

The Cup Day Draw was won by Anne, and then it was time to take some photos.

Tea and biscuits concluded the day’s activities, which (thankfully) did not include any serious rain!

Many Thanks to Yve (for baking 30 Cup Cakes), to Cheryl (for creating some beautiful tasting plates) and to Michael (for organising the Melbourne Cup broadcast on his “radio app”).


There is a problem with access to Mount Samaria (due to fallen trees) for Sunday’s walk (November 6), so we have decided to offer a walk to Mount Glenrowan, with Chick Hill enroute in lieu.

This is a walk of about 11k, with views over the flooded King River and Ovens River Valleys, walking on a gravel road and tracks.

Excellent views from Morgans Lookout, including to the Winton Wetlands.

More details from Jeanette, 0417 546 97

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