Sun Oct 16

Travel to Port Fairy

Port Fairy -

Port Fairy Gardens Caravan Park, 111 Griffiths Street, Port Fairy 3284;

03 5568 1060



See Port Fairy Gardens website

Port Fairy – island and beach walks

Mon Oct 17

Tower Hill, Warrnambool

14km of walks, Easy grade on five different walks, all starting from the Tower Hill Information Centre

As above


Crater Lake, dormant volcano, lava flows and wetland.  Tour at 11.00am from Visitors Centre.

Tower Hill Reserve Visitors guide

Koroit and Warrnambool

Tues Oct 18

Mount Eccles National Park (Budj Bin NP)

Lake Surprise crater rim walk, Lava flows walk, Natural bridge walk.  Up to 11 km of Easy and Medium grades

As above


Lake Surprise crater rim walk, Lava flows, Lava cave, lava bridge and lava tunnel

Budj Bin National Park Visitors Guide

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, added to the World Heritage List in 2019. -extensive indigenous aquaculture systems .

Wed Oct 19

Penshurst Volcanic Discovery centre, Mt Rousse and Mount Napier Volcano walks, Byaduk Lava Caves

Climbing two volcanic peaks, and enter the Byaduk caves Easy and Medium, 7 km

As above


Penshurst Volcano Museum, Mt Rouse and Mount Napier volcanic peaks, views of the western district volcanic plains

Mount Napier Geological map

Hamilton, Wannon Falls

Thurs Oct 20

Travel to Mount Gambier in South Australia via the

Accommodation at the Blue Lake Caravan Park, near the Blue Lake itself

Blue Lake Holiday Park, Lot 100, Bay Rd, Mount Gambier, SA 5290

08 8725 9856



See Blue Lake Holiday Park website

Lower Glenelg National Park

Fri Oct 21

Mount Gambier’s four volcanic peaks

Blue Lake Circuit, Mountain Trail, Leg of Mutton Track and Valley Lake Track.  11 km and Easy and Medium walks

As above


Visit sink holes, walk around the rim of Mount Gambier’s volcanos Blue Lake, Valley Lake and Leg of Mutton Lake 

The top five walks in Mount Gambier

Port MacDonnell, sink holes south of Mount Gambier, Carpenters Rocks

Sat Oct 22

Mount Schanck and sink holes in Mt Gambier

Mount Schanck is Australia’s youngest volcano. Crater rim walk, 3 km. Medium.  Engelbrecht Caves and Umpherston Sinkholes.

As above


Mount Schanck is Australia’s youngest volcano at 2,500 years old.  Sink holes and caves in Mt Gambier

Mount Schanck Crater Rim Walk.

Port MacDonnell, sink holes south of Mount Gambier, Carpenters Rocks



1.        ACCOMMODATION: see above.  Cabins, caravans, tent facilities.  Camp Kitchen in each location for happy hour and to arrange the next day.

Book your own accommodation.

2.        CATERING: self-catering.  Provide your own breakfasts and lunches.  Some members may decide informally to dine out some nights.

3.        TRANSPORT: Members to organise their own cars, pooling of cars and petrol payments. Estimated times of departure and arrivals to be done the night before.

4.        MAPS: Maps of how to drive to each destination, plus detailed walking maps will be provided on a daily basis.

5.        Details of the geological features – participants interest in the geology will vary. 

6.        The minimum suggested would be the “information to Download”. See above. 

7.        For others refer online to –

“Australia’s Volcanic History is a lot younger than you think” by Jozua Van Otteroo

“Mt Gambier volcanic eruption calculated”

“Forged by Fire.  Volcanoes in Victoria”  Australian Geographic 17.5 2017

“Australia’s Volcanoes” Russell Ferrett.