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Sunday Bus: Mt Worth State Forest - 13 & 17km - Sunday 25 November
Mt Worth State Park is located about 125km south east of Melbourne. It encompasses 1000 hectares of western Strzelecki rainforest, cleared pastures and regenerating native bush. There are spectacular panoramic views not only during the walk but also on the drive there and back, especially along Grand Ridge Road. The park features great stands of mountain ash, dense cool ferns gullies, mosses, silver wattle and blackwood, especially along Moonlight Creek. There are still some of the 300 year old giant mountain ash that once used to cover much of west Gippsland. The park includes many sawmill sites with Trevorrows mill still having some great machinery including the much-photographed old steam boiler. The lower part of the walk covers a lovely stretch of rainforest along Moonlight Creek on a trail surrounded by tree ferns and passing the remnants of old logging mills. Remnants of the majestic forest that once covered this region. The longer walk will cover an open stretch climbing to the top of the park where there should be great views across Gippsland. The walk in the upper part of the park is breathtaking and the rain forest along the fern-covered lower stretch along the romantically named Moonlight Creek adds up to some classic bushwalking. As this is a hilly area both walks will have some uphill sections to cover, however the views should make the climbs worthwhile. . DISTANCE(S): 13km and 17km . TOTAL ASCENT(S): 450m. . Melbourne Bushwalkers' Gradings: Easy/Medium and 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/2018112501 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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