The original trip for South West NSW was postponed until April/May 2020.
I am calling for any additional expressions of interest for this trip. I have booked a meeting for Wednesday 14 August at 12.30pm at Billy’s Deck, Shop 1/6-20 Luck Street, Eltham.
This meeting will discuss:
· the proposed trip
· ideas for duration of time
· the towns and National parks that we could visit and the walks that are possible
· a tentative date (sometime in April – May, 2020)
· options for accommodation.
If you are interested in coming to the meeting to find out more about this trip, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks
Some of the details about the trip are below.
Proposed outline of the trip
The plan is to explore and partake in a variety of walks in South-west NSW. The main places proposed include Mungo National Park, Kinchega National Park, Broken Hill & Silverton. Other locations may also be of interest. This will depend on the number of days we want to travel together.
There are a couple options for where to start the trip and other options for the trip home. The trip could start at Mildura or Swan Hill and finish at Mildura. Murray-Sunset National Park, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Wyperfeld National Park or a variety of locations in SA are options to extend the trip.
Some of the walks
1. Mungo National Park
· Walls of China
· Part of the Mungo Track (the whole track is 60km)
· Foreshore Nature Walk
· Grassland Nature & Mungo Outlook Walk
Lake Mungo is one of the world’s most significant archaeological sites. Mungo Man (40,000 years old) was discovered in 1968 and Mungo Woman in 1969. There are also early settler historical sites. There are a lot of places worth exploring at Mungo.
We can also take a guided tour to sections of the National Park that are closed to the public.
2. Kinchega National Park
· Woolshed walk
· Homestead Billabong Walk
· Various walks along the Darling River and Menindee Lakes
· Heaps of bird life
3. Broken Hill
· Living Desert State Park walk
· Heritage walk tour
· Sundown Nature Trail
· Plenty of galleries and museums celebrating the mining history of Broken Hill
· Heritage Trail around the mining town (almost a ghost town), historic buildings and ruins
Mungo National Park
· Mungo Lodge – can accommodation all of us. The cost ranges (per night) from $370 (3 beds) to $317 for double. We can get a group discount including breakfast. Restaurant available.
· Shearers Quarters – bunk rooms at $55 each (per night). BBQ available.
· Camping – $8.50 per person (per night)
Kinchega National Park
· The Shearers Quarters at Kinchega can take 27 guests, communal kitchen and dining area. Bunk beds in 4 rooms. Bring your own linen, pillows and towels. $20/per person (per night)
· Camping – $6 per person per night
· Accommodation in Menindee – hotels, motels etc
· Accommodation – hotels, motels, cabins at the camping grounds
· Camping – several one quoted $45/night (powered)
Suggested time- frame
Meet at Mildura or Swan Hill and have a starting trip dinner and stay the night. We will need to stock up on supplies here.
Mungo – 3 nights
Kinchega – 2 nights
Broken Hill – 3 nights (includes time at Silverton)
Final night in Mildura (1 night)
Total 10 nights
In November we are planning a trip to Foster in Gippsland South for 3 nights from the 20th.
Several walks are in the planning with details to follow: There will be moderate and easy walks available.
Anyone interested in going please let Mark or Helen know as soon as possible on 0417 343 751 Mark 0438 459 280 Helen email@example.com
Accommodation needs to be booked as soon as possible as it is very busy at this time of the year in Foster.
Prom Central Caravan Park 2 bedroom cabins $115.00 per night for 2 adults. 03 568202440
Wilsons Promontory Motel; the telephone number for the motel :5682 2055. When you book, be sure to mention the walking group for a discount.
QUEEN ROOM (1 QUEEN BED) 1-2 PAX DISCOUNT RATE $110 PER NIGHT
DOUBLE TWIN ROOM (1 DOUBLE BED/1 KING SINGLE) 1-2 PAX DISCOUUNT RATE $115 PER NIGHT
TWIN ROOM (2 SINGLE BEDS) 1-2 PAX DISCOUNT RATE $110 PER NIGHT
FAMILY ROOM ( 2 DOUBLE BEDS/1 SINGLE TOP BUNK) 1-2 PAX $135 EXTRA $10 EACH NIGHT FOR EXTRA PERSON (ROOM CAN ACCOMMODATE UPTO 5 PEOPLE SHARING)
TWO BEDROOM UNIT (2 SEPARATE ROOMS WITH 1 QUEEN BEDROOM/SECOND ROOM 1 DOUBLE BED/2 SINGLE BUNK BED (CAN ACCOMMODATE 4 PEOPLE IF NOT SHARING BEDS AND 6 PEOPLE IF SHARING
RATE IS $150 1-2 PAX EXTRA $10 PER NIGHT FOR EACH EXTRA PERSON.
Additional costs for breakfast per person.
Cooked breakfast per person if ordering from the menu starts from $8.50 up to $13.50. (continental or cooked)
If as a group breakfast buffet style which consists of the following:
2 types of cereals
3 types of juice
3 types of bread (toasts)
Fresh Fruits (seasonal)
Hash browns or bake beans
Tea and cofee
At a discount price of $15 per person.
Mark and Helen Watson
To all Members,
Attached are details for the extended walk organised by Roger for next Friday, March 23 at Toolangi. Please reply to Roger on firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 21 so that he can make a booking for lunch at the Toolangi Tavern.
To all EEWG members,
Please find details of the next extended walk at Toolangi. Please reply to Tony
( email@example.com ) if interested in attending.
Eltham and Environs Walking Group
NOTICE RE EXTENDED WALK on Wednesday, 4th October – TOOLANGI PIPELINE/PAUL RANGE STATE FOREST.
Notes on the walk are attached. Please come along and support Kaye McRae who has organised this walk for us.
Car Pooling will be at the Little Eltham Theatre at 8.30 a.m., not 9.00 a.m. as per our walk schedule.
The walk will commence at approximately 9.30 a.m. from the Castella Central Park (turn right at the cross roads of Melba Highway and Healesville/Kinglake Road) and the Park is on the left. Melway reference Page 10 P 2. There are toilets at the Park.
After the walk we will drive into Toolangi for lunch at the Toolangi Tavern. (approximately 12.30 p.m.)
If you could please let Tony Stutterd ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) know by Sunday, 1st October, if you plan to attend and have lunch at the Toolangi Tavern.
Menu attached. They also offer Seniors prices of 2 courses for $16.00 or 3 courses for $20.00.
It would also be helpful to let Tony know if you plan to meet at the carpooling at Little Eltham Theatre of go direct to the start of the walk.