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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 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, distances and degrees of difficulty. Clubs have experienced walk leaders among their members who do the planning and preparation, and know their walks.

Most 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
Bass Coast Strollers
Bayside Bushwalking Club
Ben Cruachan Walking Club
Benalla Bushwalking Club
Bendigo Bushwalking & Outdoor Club
Berwick and District Bushwalking Club
B’nai B’rith Ramblers
Border Bushwalking Club
Boroondara Bushwalkers
Bunarong Bushwalking Club
CAEX Bushwalking Club
Catholic Walking Club of Victoria
Croydon Bushwalking Club
Dandenong Valley Bushwalking Club
Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club
Echuca Moama Bushwalkers
Eltham and Environs Walking Group
Escaping Your Comfort Zone
Essendon Bushwalking Club
Geelong Bushwalking Club
Gisborne Bushwalking Club
Grampians Bushwalking Club
Great Dividing Trail Association
Happy When I am Hiking
Iranian Bushwalkers
Koonung Bushwalking Club
Maroondah Bushwalking Club
Melbourne Bushwalkers
Melbourne University and Alumni Bushwalkers
Melbourne Walking Club
Melbourne Women’s Walking Club
Melbourne Young Hikers
Melton Bushwalkers
Pakenham Bushwalking Club
Peninsula Bushwalking Club
Shepparton Adventure Club
South Gippsland Walking & Adventure Club
Strzelecki Bushwalking Club
Sunraysia Bushwalkers
The Ramblers Walking Club
Victorian Mountain Tramping Club
Walking Club of Victoria
Warby Range Bushwalkers
Warrnambool Walkers
Waverley Bushwalking Club
Werribee Bushwalking & Outdoor Club
Wimmera Bushwalking Club