News Blog

New Phone Number - 9846 1132

Due to ongoing issues with our phone number we have been issued with a new number - it is 9846 1132 - please use this number from now on!

Closure - Wilsons Promontory NP

Wilsons Promontory National Park will close on Tuesday 23 August 2016 and reopen on the morning of Friday 26 August 2016 to allow for a major upgrade of the power supply system at Tidal River. During this time Parks Victoria will also
conduct its annual deer control program.

Federation Weekend 2016

Update

With over 200 bookings to date, some walks have reached capacity. We are trying our best to keep up with bookings and highlight the walks that are full.

There are still lots wonderful walks to choose from via TryBooking on www.fedwalks.org.au/booking

Bookings close at midnight on Wednesday, 31 August.

First Aid Training

HLTAID003 Certificate on Saturday 15 October

Open to Melbourne Bushwalking Club members and members of other clubs affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria. Cost $100. Limited places. Booking essential via firstaid@mbw.org.au

Melbourne Bushwalking Club's Bushdance
INVITATION

Saturday 20 August, 7:00pm (band starts 7:30pm) until 11:00pm at St Oswalds Hall, 96 High Street, Glen Iris. Tickets: $20 per person. Booking and payment via http://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/social/bushdance.php. BYO plate (to share) and drinks. Tea and coffee available

Discounts
Bushwalking Victoria Members

We have renegotiated our discounts with our preferred suppliers for the next 12 months. To find out more, follow this link:

Discount List

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Where2Walk

Directory of Bushwalks across Victoria

Welcome to Bushwalking Victoria's Directory of Bushwalks.  The bushwalks featured in this directory have been provided by Bushwalking Victoria member clubs.  Before undertaking any walk listed in this directory please ensure you read the Disclaimer and Information for Walkers.

Fire Danger Period

During the high fire danger period that generally applies from November to March, bushwalkers should avoid forest areas when a Total Fire Ban is declared, and should cancel any planned walks on any Code Red day.  All w2w walks include details of the fire ban region as used by the Bureau of Meterology and the CFA. Bushwalkers are also encouraged to downlaod and use the Fire Ready app on their smartphone that provides access to timely, relevant and tailored warnings and information.

Before undertaking any walk in a national or state park, bushwalkers are strongly encouraged to check the Parks Victoria web site for details of local closures or access restrictions.  Each w2w walk includes a link to the applicable park on the Parks Victoria web site.

Exciting Improvements for 2016

Thanks to financial support from the Victorian government, Bushwalking Victoria is excited to announce a range of improvements to where2walk that are being progressively implemented from January 2016.  The improvements include: updated maps for all walks using Mapbox Open Street Maps that have a consistent design and can also be used on portable devices; for most walks downloadable GPX files for use in GPS devices; for selected walks, a downloadable elevation profile diagram that gives an overview of the terrain to be encountered on the walk; the walk description and associated information for each walk is being checked and updated.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to the access the walks that have been recently updated.