Walks Program : October, November, December 2023


If the walk leader(s) cannot be contacted to book into a walk,

phone Jeanette, 0417 546 974; or Michael, 0447 617 880.

If a walk needs to be cancelled (for example, due to weather) an alternative walk will be offered where possible.

AWTGS = Australian Walking Track Grading System (see under ‘Walks Program’ on website for details)


What’s on



Saturday, 7th October

Greta history walk


Jeanette, 0417 546 974

Sunday, 8th October

Grass Tree Celebration Walk in the Warbys


Andy, 0439 209 749


Thursday, 12th October

Eldorado Waterways


Andy, 0439 209 749

Sunday, 22nd October

Bowser to Boorhaman


John, 0417 391 044

Saturday, 21st & Sunday 22nd October

Federation Walks, Wombat State Forest, Trentham


BWV (fedwalks.org.au)

Saturday, 4th November

Horseshoe Gap Loop Walk


Lesley, 0439 776 687

Tuesday, 7th November

Mt Glenrowan to Morrisons Winery


Andy, 0439 209 749

Saturday, 18th or Sunday, 19th November

West Ridge, Mt Buller


Anne, 0427 576 664

Friday, 1st to Sunday, 3rd December

High Country Historic Walking Tour, Anglers Rest


Adele, 0456 412 192


Tuesday, 12th December



Lesley, 0439 776 687

Sunday, 17th December

Gapsted to Stanley via Flagstaff Rd

E & M

Marita, 0427 521 122

Saturday, 30th December & Sunday, 31st December

Cleve Cole Memorial Hut, Mt Bogong


Sara, 0408 928 641

Friday, 15th December

WRBI Christmas Party at 6pm,

Bowmans-Murmungee Memorial Hall, 6 Nearys Lane, Murmungee


BYO BBQ, contact Marita at 0427 521 122 to book in; bring either a salad or sweet to share.

Monday, 20th November

General Meeting


Michael, 0447 617 880


 Saturday, 7th October.  Greta History Walk.  Jeanette, 0417 546 974

A medium walk of approx 15k around Greta, and Greta West, in undulating country, with a guest to fill us in on numerous points of interest, and locations of Greta’s history.  Walking on bush tracks, gravel roads and part beside a sealed road.   [AWTGS-2]

Sunday, 8th October.  Grass Tree Celebration Walk in the Warbys.  Andy, 0439 209 749

Special Grass Tree walk celebrating these magnificent plants which are threatened by a nasty pathogen.  Local Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea glauca) experts will guide us around very special groves of this iconic flora.  An easy walk of about 5 km.  We will be required to spray our boots before heading off!  Other wildflowers will of course be encountered on the walk.  [AWTGS-2]

Thursday, 12th October.  Eldorado Waterways.  Andy, 0439 209 749

An easy walk of approx 7k along Reedy Creek, visiting historic sites in Eldorado.  Walking on gravel roads and bush tracks.  [AWTGS-2]

Sunday, 22nd October.  Bowser to Boorhaman.  John, 0417 391 044

A near level medium walk of approx 14k, following alongside the Peechelba – Wangaratta Rail Line Bushland Reserve from Bowser to Boorhaman.  Walking on gravel roads and bushland.  [AWTGS-2]

Saturday, 4th November.  Horseshoe Gap Loop Walk.  Lesley, 0439 776 687

A pleasant medium loop walk of approximately 15km beginning at the Everton store.  Walking on country roads, and partly on the rail trail, and a walking track between farms.  The terrain is undulating, and there are great views of the surrounding farmlands from Horseshoe Gap.  [AWTGS-3]

Tuesday, 7th November.  Mt Glenrowan to Morrisons winery.  Andy, 0439 209 749

An easy to medium walk of approx 7k to Mt Glenrowan along gravel road, and bush track, and then descending off track along the ridge to Morrisons winery for afternoon tea, and celebrating the ‘Cup’ with shared afternoon tea, wine, cupcakes and of course don’t forget your ‘Cup Day’ hat.    [AWTGS-3]

Saturday, 18th or Sunday 19th November.  West Ridge Walk, Mt Buller.  Anne, 0427 576 664

This walk is subject to the weather as it climbs to exposed terrain and altitude.  A challenging walk of approx 6k from near Mirimbah, following the West Ridge along bush tracks, then ascending along a rocky ridge to Mt Buller summit.  It involves steep rock scrambling, and boulder climbing nearing the summit.  Car shuffle, or free bus, required back to start after enjoying a coffee at Mt Buller village.  This walk will take place on the day with weather best suited for the walk.  Easy options may be offered depending on interest.  [AWTGS-3]

Friday, 1st, to Sunday, 3rd December.  High Country Historic Walking Tour, Anglers Rest.  Adele, 0456 412 192

Staying at Anglers Rest, either camping, caravanning, or hoteling it at the Blue Duck Inn. 

Friday, 1st Dec  Travel to Anglers Rest camping area and camp.  For those that don’t do tents, or don’t have a caravan, book a room at the Blue Duck Inn which is 0.5 km down the road.  If enough people arrive before mid afternoon there is an opportunity to explore, either walking, or fishing, the Cobungra River. 

Saturday, 2nd Dec  Walking along part of the Australian Alpine Walking Track to Tallangatta ski club hut, Mt Wills and Mt Wills South.  A hard walk of approx 11k rising from approx 1260m to approx 1740m at Mt Wills, descending back to the road.  Subject to time available, short walks to Yellow Girl Mine and Maude Mine, along with a visit to Glen Wills Cemetery and cascades along Wallaby Creek before returning to camp.  Lots of opportunities along the Mitta Mitta for those intrepid fishermen.  [AWTGS-3]

Sunday, 3rd Dec  This 8km, three hour easy to medium circuit walk links together a number of walking tracks surrounding the township of Mitta Mitta.  Explore the historic pioneer mine, before following a scenic river section.  Traverse a deep gully with its temperate rainforest, and finally loop back to town via the Upper Pioneer Trail.    [AWTGS-3]

For those keen fishermen, Ian has a favourite spot just outside of town he would like to share.

Finally, if you want to sample one last pub meal before leaving town, the opportunity exists to lunch at the Mitta Mitta pub.

Tuesday, 12th December.  Beechworth Walk.  Lesley, 0439 776 687

Join Lesley and Gerri on an easy walk in Beechworth in memory of a much-loved member of our club, June Brown.    [AWTGS-2]

Sunday, 17th December.  Gapsted to Stanley via Flagstaff Road.  Marita, 0427 521 122

Along Flagstaff Road, which is a well-maintained bush road, through mostly native forest, and then also some pine plantations and farmland.  There are views over Murmungee Basin on one side, and the Ovens Valley with Mt Buffalo on the other side.  The full walk is a one-way walk, ending in Stanley, with the possibility of enjoying refreshments at the pub/cafe.  A 17Km walk, with 521m ascent [AWTGS-3]. A shorter option is walking part of the way and then turning back, with the option of joining the rest of the group for refreshments at Stanley pub/café.  A 6km walk, with 147m ascent and descent  [AWTGS-2].

Saturday, 30th and Sunday, 31st December.  Cleve Cole Memorial Hut, Mt Bogong.  Sara, 0408 928 641

Starting at the Mountain Creek Picnic Area, elevation approx 560m and heading up to Mt Bogong (elevation approx 1,986m) via The Staircase bushwalking track.  Camping overnight at Cleve Cole Memorial Hut (elevation approx 1,191m) and returning via the Eskdale Spur to the Mountain Creek Picnic Area.  This hard walk is approx 13k each way.  Participants must be fit, and have done an overnight walk with full pack before.    [AWTGS-4]