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Sunday Bus: Indented Head - Portarlington & Winery - 12 & 15km - Sun 16 December
This walk takes us along the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay on a good bitumen or gravel trail with easy gradient where we will be rewarded with expansive and ever-changing views across the Bay to Melbourne and the You Yangs. Pelicans often frequent the clear waters, and the trail passes historic boat sheds built in the 1920s as well as the wreck of the P.S. Ozone paddle steamer. Indented Head is a picturesque bayside town and popular holiday destination that was originally named by Matthew Flinders after he landed in the bay in 1802. John Batman also camped here in 1835 where he met escaped convict William Buckley, so the area is steeped in history. We will finish the walk near St Leonards at the Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve on an inland bush track. This salt marsh area is a haven for many bird species including the endangered Orange Bellied Parrot. After the walk the bus will take us to the Flying Brick Cider House where we can enjoy a glass of the local brew, wine or coffee and cake before returning to Melbourne in a merry mood. . DISTANCE(S): 12km and 15km . TOTAL ASCENT(S): Negligible. . Melbourne Bushwalkers' Gradings: Easy and Easy/Medium . MORE DETAILS: Day Walks by Bus with Melbourne Bushwalkers: https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/walks/MBW_bus_walks.php Additional walk Preview notes: https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/2018121601 Registration (membership) on Meetup is not the same as paid-up Membership of MBW. To become a paid-up Member with online booking and other benefits see: https://mbw.org.au/MBW_membership.php What to bring A day pack containing: * Lunch, a morning and afternoon snack. * Full water bottle - we recommend 2 litres, more in warmer weather. * An unlined waterproof jacket or cape, waterproof over-trousers (if your jacket is short). * Whistle, pencil and paper. * Personal and first aid items, including, sun screen, lip screen, toilet paper, identification, club green Health Card, some money etc. Note: The leader always carries a first aid kit. * A change of shoes is required on bus and car trips. Important to know Your RSVP on MeetUp lets us know who may be interested but does not add you to the booking list. To book on this walk you must attend in person at our clubroom on either of the two Wednesday evenings before the walk (located on the corner of William Street and A'Beckett Street; enter from William Street. We are open 7:00pm - 8.30pm). The costs are $25 bus fare plus $10 visitor fee if you are not a paid-up Member of Melbourne Bushwalkers.

Melbourne Bushwalkers

Corner William Street and A'Beckett Street · Melbourne

What we're about

At Melbourne Bushwalkers (https://mbw.org.au/index.php) we offer a full program of walking activities throughout the year, ranging from our regular Sunday, Saturday & weekday day-walks to multi-day camping and longer pack-carry trips, with lots of options in between. A unique feature of our Sunday day-walks is the bus we provide. Sit back and relax in comfort traveling to and from your walk. Enjoy unique walks without the time lost in a long car shuffle. (Day Walks by Bus with Melbourne Bushwalkers (https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/walks/MBW_bus_walks.php))

This Meetup is only a door to some of our activities, selected walks and events which we think would appeal to beginning walkers as well as those more experienced. To participate in advertised walks as a visitor you must come to our club rooms to talk with the leaders about the walk and your bushwalking experience. A simple RSVP lets us know of your interest but does not add your name to the booking list. (Members of the club can book online.) To view our full program visit our online program of activities (https://mbw.org.au/mbw_activities/MBW_activities_program.php).

We are strategically located in the CBD on the first floor of the Royal Historical Society's building at the corner of William and A’Beckett Streets. The entrance to the clubroom is located on William Street and the address is 362 William Street (Melway 2F, B2), just up William Street from Flagstaff train station. The clubrooms are open on Wednesday evenings between 7:00pm and 8:45pm.

The club suits all levels of bushwalking and hiking experience. Benefit comes from the club beyond the walks - membership includes access to practical training (first-aid, bushwalking leadership, bush navigation, GPS navigation), bushwalking gear hire (backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc.) and social, educational & ecological activities.

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