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Another Federation Weekend in 2022

Fedwalks22 will be held on Saturday, 1st – Sunday, 2nd October, with check-in on Friday, 30th September, after 3 pm. The program will cover the Warby Ranges and Wangaratta region, with 26 walks over the weekend, including Mt. Glenrowan, Beechworth, Mt. Samaria, Chiltern and even Mt. Buffalo.


Accommodation consists of a choice of either free powered campsites at the Wangaratta Showgrounds or commercial venues around the area. Buffet 2-course dinners will be provided at the Showgrounds and there will be guest speakers and live music.


Bookings are expected to open at https://fedwalks.org.au/ on Saturday, 6th August at 10 am. Based on our experience when booking for the last Fed. Weekend, you will need to be early.


Once you’ve successfully booked in, please email gws@mbw.org.au so that our Club knows how many members are attending.


We will be supplying 5 leaders to assist with the walks program.


ID: 399;
Source: Stuart Hanham

BWV Membership Card Benefits 2022/23

Membership of Melbourne Bushwalkers includes membership of Bushwalking Victoria through its affiliation arrangements.

Bushwalking Victoria membership enables you to obtain discounts from several retailers of
bushwalking equipment and services.

Just show the club's digital membership in store.


ID: 398;
Source: Bushwalking Victoria; Webmaster

Inaugural "MBW Market Night" - Wednesday 16 November

Many members will remember the popular MBW Auction Nights. These were both high in energy with inspired bidding for pre-loved gear, as well as a fun social evening. Enabling gear to have a second life contributes to a more sustainable future.

So popular had the Auctions become that on the last occasion there was not enough time to auction all of the items offered for sale. Many items changed hands after the completion of the Auction.

This year we are moving to a different format, a Market Night, where members reserve their own table space to display and sell their pre-loved walking gear. Prices may be fixed or open for negotiation. There will be bargains galore!

Sellers may enjoy the profits from their sales or make a donation to the club's 80th Annivertsary Tree Planting Project.

More details will follow in the coming months. Now is the time to note the date, reserve your table space and start sorting through your pre-loved gear.

If you would like to make a table reservation please drop an email to Susan Maughan.


ID: 397;
Source: Susan Maughan

MBW 80th Anniversary Tree Planting - September 18th, 2022

You’ve funded the planting of 500 trees in celebration of our 80th anniversary. Thank you to everyone involved!

The planting day is now confirmed for the 18th September 2022 close to the Kinglake National Park.

We will be partnering with Fifteen Trees an Australian company located in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

We will be providing more details on the site and how to get there closer to the date.

Everyone is welcome to join whether you are experienced with tree planting, or you have never done it before, or you might just like to support us with lighter tasks.

Please do join us.

If you would like to book, please contact sunday@mbw.org.au


ID: 395;
Source: Susanne Etti, John Terrell

Where Do Bushwalkers Go in Winter?

They go skiing and snowshoeing!  It is not possible to forecast an appropriate skiing snowfall, so we cannot set any dates.  Kim Cowie and John Widmer have started a Bushies group for this snow season.  It will be run until the snow melts!  It is intended that this group will show one another how to move, stay upright and stop!



  1.  It will meet at the Lake Mountain Car Park at 9am on the announced Saturday morning.

  2.  Participants will need to organize their own transport.  Lake Mountain is now prebooked, so check their website before heading off!

  3. To allow for an efficient group activity, skis should be fitted and hired in the city on Friday night.  We might be able to organize a good group hiring fee.

  4. Email snow@mbw.org.au if you wish to add yourself to the mailing list!

  5. When the snow looks good, you will receive an email of the intended Saturday.


ID: 394;
Source: John Widmer