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Jul 27 2022

FedWalks 2022: Bookings Open 6th August!

Discover the rich environment of north-east Victoria during the Federation Walks event, ...
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Jul 27 2022

Give Geocaching a Go!

Bushwalking and geocaching are a match made in heaven. Geocaching is a high-tech ...
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Jul 27 2022

Update from the Board

The first meeting of the new Bushwalking Victoria board of management was ...
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Jul 1 2022

Park Closures

Following heavy rainfall and flooding in East Gippsland and severe weather in ...
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Jul 1 2022

Winter Essentials

The alpine environment is perfect for adventurous and exciting winter activities, including ...
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Jul 1 2022

Conservation and Engagement

Lots of walkers (and their dogs) love Queenscliff. Public feedback is being ...
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Jul 1 2022

BWV Leadership Forum

Bushwalking Victoria representatives were extremely pleased to welcome members to the annual ...
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Jun 22 2022

Are You SnowSafe

The Australian Ski Patrol Association (ASPA) has launched its revamped SnowSafe website ...
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May 25 2022

Looking for Maps?

Finding Maps for Bushwalking in Victoria Whether leading a club walk or ...
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May 25 2022

Walking in Winter

Staying dry and warm on a winter bushwalk can be challenging. Here ...
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May 25 2022

Add Your Voice

A respectable member of the Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) team recently ...
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Apr 28 2022

Are Back Bearings Obsolete?

A back bearing is exactly the opposite direction to the direction of ...
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Apr 28 2022

How to Print Electronic Maps

Increasing numbers of bushwalking maps are now available in electronic form alone, ...
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Apr 28 2022

News, Conservation and Engagement

Engage Victoria is the Victorian Government's online consultation platform. You can join ...
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Apr 28 2022

FedWalks a Great Success!

Bushwalking Victoria’s popular Federation Walks event finally came to fruition in Licola ...
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Mar 18 2022

A Hundred Years of Walking!

Members of Melbourne Women’s Walking Club (MWWC) are celebrating an extraordinary milestone: ...
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Feb 18 2022

New Mt Bogong Map

Rooftop Maps has recently released a new Mt Bogong map which is ...
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Feb 2 2022

Walking the Kokoda Trail – Courage, Endurance, Tenacity – The preparation and experience of a new bushwalker

Liz Thompson, a member of the Melton Bushwalkers, walked the Kokoda Trek in July 2019. ...
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Feb 2 2022

Reinstatement of the Mitta Mitta River Walk

For many years, walkers on the Mitta Mitta section of the Australian Alps ...
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Jan 21 2022

The recently released Dandenong Ranges & Lysterfield Hills Map Guide 1st Edition ...
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Dec 3 2021

The Grampians Peaks Trail has Opened

After being in the pipeline for well over 20 years, the spectacular ...
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Nov 23 2021

Brush Up on Your Navigation Skills

The increasing popularity of smartphones and handheld GPS devices leads to the ...
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Nov 3 2021

Getting Help in a Bushwalking Emergency: Devices to Consider

Back in the day, a bushwalker’s emergency devices comprised a whistle, a ...
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Oct 28 2021

Review of The Pyrenees Touring Guide 1st Edition A New Map from Meridian

Lots of interesting, varied walks, fine wines, delicious food, comfortable accommodation, camping ...
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Oct 27 2021

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Project Update – October 2021 Project Update

The Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing (FHAC) is the third of Victoria’s Icon ...
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Oct 27 2021

Tips for Summer Bushwalking

Summer brings unique challenges; here are some tips for making bushwalks in ...
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Oct 25 2021

Review of ‘Central Victorian Highlands Walk and Ride Circuits’ Guide Book

The Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA) has produced another excellent publication following on from ...
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Oct 18 2021

On Board with the Board

We were happy to welcome two visitors to the September Board meeting: ...
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Sep 1 2021

Buying a GPS? Here are some questions to consider before buying a GPS

Buying a GPS is a bit like purchasing a car: there are ...
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Jun 17 2021

Bushwalking with Children

Tips for Bushwalking with Children One does not have to invite a ...
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Jun 17 2021

Practical Snacks for a Short Bushwalk – Gourmet Style!

Now that you have consulted our list of 5 short bushwalks in Victoria ...
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Jun 17 2021

Finding Maps for Bushwalking in Victoria

Where to start when looking for maps? Bushwalkers need accurate, up-to-date maps. ...
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Jun 17 2021

Walking the Australian Alps Walking Track in Winter

Walking the Australian Alps Walking Track in Winter Well done Mark and ...
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Jun 17 2021

Bushwalking for Fun, Fitness, Friendship and Nature!

Retiring soon? Consider bushwalking as a way to stay fit, get outdoors ...
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Jun 17 2021

Celebrating Women Bushwalkers

International Women's Day focus on women-only bushwalking clubs We have three member ...
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Jun 17 2021

Walking the Kokoda Trail

The preparation and experience of a new bushwalker Liz Thompson, a member ...
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Jun 14 2021

Gift Ideas for Bushwalkers

Busy with your Santa list? Apart from the usual wishlist for new ...
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Jun 14 2021

Injured or Ill in a Remote Area?

PARAMEDICS GO BUSH WITH AMBULANCE VICTORIA'S NEW REMOTE AREA RESPONSE The last ...
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Jun 14 2021

Are You a Gliker?

Fancy the idea of a bushwalk, but not the oh so practical ...
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Jun 14 2021

Paper Maps for Bushwalking

How to print a paper bushwalking map from an electronic version Over ...
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Jun 14 2021

Correct Track Notes and Maps for Bushwalkers are Essential

So you're going on a bushwalk - do you know the true ...
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Jun 14 2021

A Bushwalker’s Guide to Pain-free Walking

Top tips for preventing and managing injuries. We asked Lauren Campbell, physiotherapist, ...
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Jun 14 2021

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Bushwalking Mums Have a bushwalking mama in ...
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Feb 24 2021

Want to start Bushwalking? You can walk with a Bushwalking Club to give it a go!

Having discovered the benefits of exercising outdoors during the Covid Lockdowns, many of ...
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Feb 11 2021

A New Map from Meridian – Mornington Peninsula Walks Map Guide 2nd Edition

Mornington Peninsula Walks is so much more than a map: as well as ...
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Oct 20 2020

Little Desert National Park & Mt Arapiles Map Guide, 1st Edition and Victoria’s Deserts 4WD Touring Map, 5th Edition

The popular Victoria’s Deserts 4WD Touring Map, now in its 5th edition, is ...
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Aug 25 2020

Use lockdown time for navigation practice!

“Practise, practise, practise'’ is a mantra well known to participants of Bushwalking ...
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Aug 6 2020

How to print a paper bushwalking map from an electronic version

Over recent years, many map producers have provided their map collections in ...
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Jun 23 2020

Northern Circuit – Wilsons Promontory

Exploring the Mysterious North East Corner of the Prom Members of the Bayside ...
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Jun 23 2020

NORTHERN CIRCUIT – WILSONS PROMONTORY Exploring the Mysterious North East Corner of the Prom

Members of the Bayside Bushwalking Club took a walk on the wild side in ...
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Mar 12 2020

Bushwalking Victoria calls for halt to native forest logging

Bushwalking Victoria calls for logging to be suspended in all native forests ...
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Nov 18 2019

Bushwalking Manual

Bushwalking Victoria has published an updated Bushwalking Manual that provides guidelines and information for ...
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Nov 10 2019

Update on snake bites in Victoria

While the chances of a snake bite are fairly low the consequences ...
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