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Notices for Members

Clubrooms Closed 31st October
ID = 279

The Wine and Cheese night presentation "Norway, A Walkers Wonderland" is to be held at the Mission to Seafarers Victoria, 717 Flinders Street.

The clubrooms at the Royal Historic Society, Corner William and A'Beckett Streets, will be closed for that night.

Normal walk bookings and visitor introductions will be conducted at the Mission to Seafarers.

Source: President

EoI: Snake Island midweek Base Camp, 29-31 Jan., 2019
ID = 278

Midweek Basecamp: Snake Island Tuesday 29th- Thursday 31st Jan 2019

Snake Island is Victoria's largest sand island and named after its elongated shape. It is adjacent to Port Welshpool, 180 km from Melbourne.

The island is uninhabited but the Cattlemen's Association of Victoria maintain cabins, dorms and other facilities there and they have kindly allowed us to use these free of charge. A local fisherman will take us over (approx 50 mins), so space is limited. The cost will be determined by our final numbers.

Bring a sleeping bag, pots and stove and all of your supplies- no need to bring a tent or mattress.

Snake Island holds a special place in my heart because it was the first of my "Island Collection" - followed by Deal, Great Barrier and next up Vanuatu.

Source: Susan Maughan

Advance Notice - Christmas at Camp Eureka, 24-28 Dec.
ID = 277

Once again we are heading to Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction, for Christmas.

Come for a day, a night, or longer. Walking, swimming, Warburton cafes and great Bushie hospitality.

Either camp or use one of the cabins or dorms. This year there are 4 additional cabins.

More details in November newsletter. Contact Susan now if you have any questions or wish to express interest.

Source: Susan Maughan

EoI for South Sea Island Adventurers - Vanuatu beckons!
ID = 276


Come along for the Club's inaugural trip to VANUATU.

Bring a sense of daring, be prepared for not everything going to plan, expect to get your feet wet, and don't forget your camera.

One hour's flight from Port Vila is MALEKULA ISLAND, where we will hike the iconic Manbush Trail. Although this is advertised below as a four day trip, I have planned five days instead.

Afterwards we explore the adjacent outer Maskelyne islands by outrigger.

Contact Susan Maughan for more details

For more information check out:

Source: Susan Maughan

EOI for Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, in March 2019
ID = 275

YES, there is a return trip to Great Barrier Island, North Island, NZ.


This wonderful jewel lies in the outer Hauraki Gulf, 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland, and it is a trampers' paradise.

Contact: Susan Maughan for more details

See the club photogallery for pictures from the 2018 trip.

Source: Susan Maughan

Change of Sunday Walks Departure Location from 22nd July
ID = 274

Due to redevelopment works in Southbank Boulevarde the departure point for all Sunday walks (bus and carpool) commencing on or after Sunday 22nd July will depart from the Alternate Departure Point (Cnr. Abeckett Street and William Street ) adjacent to the clubrooms.

Visit the location map on the website for more details on public transport and parking options.

Details of the redevelopment plans for the area can be found here:

Source: Sunday Walks Secretary

Save the Date - Bushies' Auction - 26th Sept.
ID = 270

Don't throw out your slightly outdated gear, or stuff that is surplus to requirements. Save it, instead, for the famed MBW AUCTION.

This will be held in the club rooms on WEDNESDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER and promises to be a busy, irreverent, pulsating and entertaining evening- as always.

Along the way you can sell or buy hiking gear from other members- and definitely grab a bargain.


Source: Susan Maughan