By | Weekend Walk

To all EEWG Members,

See below for the details for the next weekend walk to be held on Saturday, May 19 which has been planned by Kaye McRae. Please contact Kaye at by May 17 if interested in attending.

Ann Kennedy

EEWG Weekend Walk: Saturday, May 19, 2018


Walk details:

Warramate Hills and the Warramate Nature Conservation Reserve 10 kms east of Coldstream on Killara Road, Gruyere.  Fabulous scenery, magnificent views, river and creek frontage, wildlife and bush

Length of walk -14 kms approx

Location of  Starting  Place: Mel: 285 G2

Starting time: 9.30 a.m.

To reach the start of the walk it will take approx 50-60 mins from Eltham .Travel to Coldstream either by Lilydale or Yarra Glen to the intersection of Maroondah Hwy and Killara Road : Mel 281 B 8 . Travel on sealed Killara Road for 10 kms to where it meets Yarraloch Way [left hand side ].  There is a Water Tank on the side of the road. Park here but not in front of water tank . Walk will start from here.

Level of Difficulty:

Walking is on wide, gravel, undulating Fire Access Tracks. There are 2 sections of moderately steep hill walking. The first about  800metres. Morning tea stop, with wonderful views .The second is the final couple of hundred metres to the Trig point [395 m] Steel Hill. Lunch stop

A further 2 kms to Briarty Hill [422m] fire Tower if desired

Return on the same route. Walking poles may be useful

Lunch – BYO with drinks

Car pooling

Meet at Eltham Little Theatre to leave at 8.30a.m. [approx 38 kms]

Contributions to driver: $5

Coffee at Gateway Estate Coldstream on way home. Great shopping here of hydroponic basil, capsicums, strawberries and local produce to purchase

Contact Kaye McRae 0408199969 / if interested, by May 17

Next Saturday Walk, Tanglefoot Track Toolangi

By | Explore Walk, Weekend Walk

To all Members,

Attached is a note from Roger and detailed walking notes about the upcoming Saturday walk. 

The walk for Saturday, April 14 will be the Tanglefoot Track at Toolangi. This walk is adjacent to the Myrtle Gully walk (done as an extended walk about 2 weeks ago). It is about 10.5km in length, and has a long gentle uphill section, not dis-similar to, but a little shorter than, the Old Kinglake Road. The surface is generally good, but with a lot of debris (ie bark strips, small branches) underfoot – hence the name of the track.

The track is well sheltered with lots of tree ferns.

Please let Roger know, by Wednesday, April 11 if you plan to attend (

It will also help planning if you can let me know:

              If you require transport from ELT.

              If you can take passengers (and how many)

              If you are planning to lunch at the Toolangi Tavern.



Tanglefoot Track Loop, Toolangi, Version 2

First Aid Qualifications?

By | Bushwalking Victoria, General News

To all Members,

As part of the annual Insurance Review for Bushwalking Victoria, we need to state how many currently qualified first aid members we have. If you have current qualifications could you please let me know by Friday, April 5.

The current bulletin from Bushwalking Victoria is attached. Please note the Wilsons Prom trip mentioned is no longer available. Regards

Ann Kennedy