Saturday walk for May 11th

By | Weekend Walk

Please find attached full details of next Saturday’s two walk options to Kurth Kiln Regional Park, located near Gembrook approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours drive away depending on your location – see this map.

The weather prediction for Saturday is currently a shower or two later in the day with a top of 15 degrees.

I hope you can join me and Ursula from Friends of Kurth Kiln on this weekend walk. Please advise by Wednesday May 8th if you can come, where you would like to car pool, your walk preference etc as per attached.


Weekend Walk Saturday 18th

By | Weekend Walk

This month’s walk will be along the Maribyrnong River with lunch at the Anglers’ Tavern Maribyrnong. I propose two walks, a medium and an easy. The medium takes us around sweeping bends, both high and low, following the perimeter of the derelict munitions precinct. Great vistas of the city and beyond.

Easy to start at the same place but proceeds in the opposite direction. Also following sweeping bends, the walk initially travels east then south. Lovely parklands and water birds to take in. Both walks are there and back.

I need to know numbers by Wednesday 15th so I can firm booking at the pub. Please indicate which walk you will be attending. Carpooling will be from the Diamond Valley Sports Complex. Let me know if you can be a driver or need a lift. Depending on numbers, one of the walks may not proceed. More details later.



0417 343 751

Next Saturday’s walk at Mt Evelyn

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To all Members,

Below are details for the Saturday walk on July 14. Please let Kaye know by Wednesday, July 11 on 9730 2229 or 0408 199 969 or if  you intend to participate and whether you will be driving directly to Mt Evelyn, can take passengers or would like a lift.

The following link is to the cafe lunch menu. Pizzas are also available but they need to know in advance in order to ‘fire up the pizza oven’. Please let Kaye know whether you would like pizza.


Ann Kennedy

EEWG- Weekend Walk
14 July 2018
Mt Evelyn
Contact: Kaye McRae – 9730 2229 or 0408 199 969 or by Wednesday 11th.
Walk Details: 7 km circuit along Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Trail . 5km walk to Wandin, after lunch, and a
5km return walk to the car, a total of 17km.[ or how ever far you want to go along the Warburton Trail ] The walk is undulating terrain . It will allow for those wanting a shorter work to just do the 7 km circuit.
Date: Saturday 14 July
Length/Time: 4 hours
Level of difficulty: Undulating terrain, tracks and dirt roads ,muddy in places but long if you choose the
17km walk. Walking poles advantage
8.45am Car-pooling at Little Theatre
Let Kaye know if you will meet at the Little Theatre.
9.30 am at IGA car park in Mt Evelyn (Mel 118 B 12) Enter either off York Road or Station Street .
BYO snack to have at Mt Evelyn Recreation Reserve ./Toilets
Lunch: Heart and Soul Coffee Lounge . 17 Wray Cres Mt Evelyn
Approx 12 MD and those who want to walk extra can do so after lunch .
Contribution to driver: $5
How to reach Mt Evelyn:
Drive to Lilydale turn Rt into Anderson St /Swansea Rd ,Lt into Hereford or Birmingham Rd to Mt Evelyn .


Taradale Saturday Walk Photos

By | General News, Weekend Walk

14 members enjoyed a very scenic walk in Taradale, mostly along the Coliban water channel. Whilst it was rather cool, we remained dry as the rain held off  enabling us to appreciate this interesting area in central Victoria.

A big thank you to Chris Butler for arranging another great walk.


Next Saturday Walk – Taradale 16 June

By | General News, Weekend Walk

To all EEWG Members,

Attached are details for the next weekend walk organised by Chris Butler. Please reply to Chris at or 0488 263 152 by  June 14 if interested in attending.


Ann Kennedy


EEWG Taradale walk 06-18

Eltham and Environs Walking Group


Hi everyone

The next Saturday walk on 16 June will be at Taradale in central Victoria. It is 12 kms and very easy, mainly covering a section of the Coliban water channel. Attached are the details of the walk.




Warramate Hills, Gruyere in the Yarra Valley Photos

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Warramate Hills, Gruyere in the Yarra Valley.

A big thank you to Kaye  McRae for organising a great weekend walk. Our group trekked around 11 kilometres and enjoyed some fabulous scenery. A steep climb saw us rewarded with some magnificent views and we enjoyed our lunch with those views in cool but fortunately dry weather conditions.


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