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


Having discovered the benefits of exercising outdoors when making the most of the limited times available to leave home and to exercise during the Covid Lockdowns, many of us are keen to keep the momentum going. We have come to realise just how important outdoor physical activity is to our health and well-being.

If you would like to venture further afield to exercise in natural surroundings; to use walking tracks that will lead through our wonderful native forests, to visit a waterfall or a mountain creek hidden away from the roads, or off the beaten track, a lookout over a valley of tree ferns; - you should try bushwalking.

A bushwalk can be a short non-taxing way to exercise or an all-day strenuous workout, or anywhere in between, the choice is yours. If you want to go on your first bushwalk or start bushwalking regularly, a great way to start is to walk as with a bushwalking club. Clubs’ programs cater for all levels of fitness. They provide walks in a variety of locations, with differing time commitments and distances and degrees of ease or difficulty. Clubs have experienced walk leaders among their members. The leaders do the planning and preparation, and they know their walks.

Bushwalking Clubs welcome new bushwalkers, so please do not hesitate to contact one or more clubs that interest you to find out about how to join them as a guest on a walk or become a member. Most clubs affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria have their program of upcoming walks online. Have a look at the club programs from the list below. For a full list of clubs and their contact details, click here

Club Name Walks Program Link
Ballarat Bushwalking and Outdoor Club https://bboc.com.au/coming_events.php
Bass Coast Strollers https://basscoaststrollers.org/walks
Bayside Bushwalking Club https://www.baysidebush.org.au/trip-program
Ben Cruachan Walking Club https://bencruachanwalkingclub.com/87-walk-previews/133-2016-calendar.html
Benalla Bushwalking Club http://benallabushwalkingclub.org.au/activities.html
Bendigo Bushwalking & Outdoor Club http://gobush.org.au/index.php/activities/join-an-activity
Berwick and District Bushwalking Club https://berwickbwc.org.au
B'nai B'rith Ramblers  https://www.bbramblers.org.au/activities
Border Bushwalking Club https://borderbushwalkingclub.com.au/events/
Boroondara Bushwalkers https://www.boroondarabushwalkers.org.au/visitors/walk-as-a-visitor
Bunarong Bushwalking Club https://www.bunarongbushwalkingclub.com.au/
CAEX Bushwalking Club http://www.caexbushwalkingclub.org.au/newsletter-activities.html
Catholic Walking Club of Victoria https://www.catholicwalkingclubvic.org.au/WP/wordpress/program/
Croydon Bushwalking Club http://croydonbushwalking.info/
Dandenong Valley Bushwalking Club http://www.dvbc.org.au/program.html
Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club https://diamondvalleybwc.org.au/walk-info.html
Echuca Moama Bushwalkers http://www.echucamoamabushwalkers.org.au/activities.html
Eltham and Environs Walking Group http://www.elthamenvironswg.org.au/activities/
Escaping Your Comfort Zone https://app.groups.place/group/EYCZ
Essendon Bushwalking Club https://essendonbwc.org.au/events/activity-program
Geelong Bushwalking Club https://www.geelongbushwalking.asn.au/walks.html#months
Gisborne Bushwalking Club http://www.gisbornebwc.org.au/activities.html
Grampians Bushwalking Club https://www.grampiansbushwalkingclub.org.au/walks-program
Great Dividing Trail Association https://www.gdt.org.au/news-and-events
Happy When I am Hiking https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Keep-calm-and-hike/events/
Iranian Bushwalkers https://www.facebook.com/IranianBushwalkers/events/
Koonung Bushwalking Club https://koonungbushwalkingclub.org.au/events/category/walking-calendar/
Maroondah Bushwalking Club https://www.mbwc.org.au/club-activities
Melbourne Bushwalkers https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/MBW_activities_program.php
Melbourne University and Alumni Bushwalkers https://muab.org.au/my-calendar/
Melbourne Walking Club https://www.melbournewalkingclub.org/activities/activitiesprogram
Melbourne Women's Walking Club http://www.mwwc.org.au/programp.htm
Melbourne Young Hikers https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Melbourne-Young-Hikers-Meetup-Group/
Melton Bushwalkers https://www.meltonbushwalkers.org.au/walk-with-us.html
Pakenham Bushwalking Club  http://www.pakenhambwc.org.au/activities.html
Peninsula Bushwalking Club https://www.peninsulabushwalkingclub.org.au/calendar
Shepparton Adventure Club http://www.shepadventureclub.org.au/activities
South Gippsland Walking & Adventure Club https://sgwaac.com.au/events/events-calendar
Strzelecki Bushwalking Club https://www.sbwc.org.au/newsletter-activities.html
Sunraysia Bushwalkers https://www.sunbushwalk.net.au/calendarofactivities.html
The Ramblers Walking Club http://ramblers.org.au/visitors/
Victorian Mountain Tramping Club https://vmtc.club/calendar/
Walking Club of Victoria https://walkingclubvic.org.au/about-walks
Warby Range Bushwalkers https://warbybushwalkers.org.au/walks-program/
Warrnambool Walkers https://www.warrnamboolbushwalkers.org.au/activities.html
Waverley Bushwalking Club http://www.waverleybushwalking.org.au/eventsprogram.htm
Werribee Bushwalking & Outdoor Club https://www.werribeebushwalking.com/events-calendar.html
Wimmera Bushwalking Club https://www.wimmerabwc.org.au/activities


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