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Activities Program

Listed below is a one month summary of the programmed activities of the Melbourne Bushwalkers for the current or a selected month. Select the forward and back single-arrow links to scroll through the months, the double-arrow links to scroll through the years, or select the displayed month to reload the program for the month. Select an activity title to view a preview. Notes below the program or preview provide detailed explanations of the table entries.

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Notes to Program and Preview Descriptions:

  1. Near the walk date check the program and preview for any notes on changes or additional information. 
  2. The starting date given for a multi-day activity is usually the day before the activity starts. For example, a weekend trip is usually shown as starting on the Friday because most people will travel the long distance to the activity area on the Friday evening. Check the preview and discuss with leader.
  3. Bookings for Sunday walks. Book up to 4 weeks ahead. Refer to the relevant FAQ item.  No telephone bookings for Sunday walks.
  4. Transport (Sunday walks). Meet at the location specified in the Preview, before 8:45am. Leader or deputy will be there; rain, hail or shine. Bus trips in BOLD.
  5. Cancellation of Sunday walk booking: To qualify for credit, the leader of the walk must be notified before the walk and a satisfactory reason given. For credit notes see the Sunday Walks Co-ordinator or delegated person on Wednesday club nights.
  6. Total Fire Bans. If a Total Fire Ban is declared for the Activity Area all Day Activities will be cancelled unless in Melbourne. For Multi-day Activities refer to the Total Fire Ban Policy and/or contact the Leader.
  7. Extreme Heat. If the forecast Temperature is 38C or more for the Activity Area then all Day Activities will be cancelled. For Multi-day Activities refer to the Extreme Heat Policy and/or contact the Leader.
  8. FTC Codes. Each Activity is tagged [XX;yy] with a Fire Ban District and a Temperature Reference Code.
    Fire Ban District Codes:
    • CN = Central
    • EG = East Gippsland
    • NE = North East
    • MA = Mallee
    • SW = South West
    • NC = North Central
    • NY = North Country
    • WI = Wimmera
    • WG = West Gippsland
    Temperature Reference Codes:
    • aw = Albury-Wodonga
    • ba = Ballarat
    • be = Bendigo
    • bn = Bairnsdale
    • co = Colac
    • ec = Echuca
    • fc = Falls Creek
    • fr = Frankston
    • ge = Geelong
    • ha = Hamilton
    • ho = Horsham
    • lv = Latrobe Valley
    • mb = Mt Buller
    • md = Mt Dandenong
    • me = Melbourne
    • mh = Mt Hotham
    • mi = Mildura
    • or = Orbost
    • sa = Sale
    • se = Seymour
    • sh = Swan Hill
    • sp = Shepparton
    • wb = Warrnambool
    • wg = Wangaratta
    • wn = Wonthaggi
    • yg = Yarra Glen
  9. Other Codes.
    Activity types:
    • DAY = Day Walk - Sat., Sun. or Wed.
    • PC = Pack Carry
    • BC = Base Camp or Walk-in Base Camp
    • LOD = Lodge Trip
    • MOF = MOFs Walk
    • TOF = TOFs Walk
    • HIS = Historical Walk
    • SKI = Ski Trip
    • CAN = Canoe Trip
    • LIL = Lilo Trip
    • SOC = Social Activity
    • TRG = Training Activity
    • CON = Conservation Activity
    • MNT = Track Maintenance
    • MTG = Meeting
    Transport (by):
    • Bus = Bus for Sunday walk.
    • Car = carpool for Sunday walk.
    • Pvt = private transport (car or other) as arranged with leader.
  10. Grading (ie: Standard): See Introduction to Melbourne Bushwalkers for a guide to walk gradings.
  11. Total Ascent(s): Total Cumulative Elevation Rise over the length of a walk, derived from GPS records, if available, otherwise estimates derived from contour plots. These values are intended to give a rough indication of the effort required to undertake the walk. The higher the Total Cumulative Elevation Rise the hillier the terrain and/or the greater the elevation change between the lowest point and the highest point on the walk.