FRI 28 OCT -to WED 2 NOV 2022,
WALK IN BASECAMP
Leader – Phil Murray
There are basically 5 daywalks
This is a great walk. A 6 day trip to Victoria. 5 days in the Victorian Alps and one day on Phillip Island. The first day is a flight and drive there.
Day 1 Fri - am fly &
pm Macalisters Springs 5 km walk
Day 2 Sat Mt Speculation via Crosscut Saw 18 km
Day 3 Sun Mt Magdala via Mt Howitt 16 km
Day 4 Mon am Bryce’s Gorge walk 8 km
pm drive to Walhalla
Day 5 Tues am Mt Erica walk 9 km
pm drive to Phillip Island
Day 6 Wed am Cape Woolamai Walk 8 km
pm drive back to Melb –
fly back to Brisbane and home.
I did this walk back in 2017 and it was a hoot. I already have about 4 nominations from our sister Club in Melbourne for the trip. We are camping 3 nights at Macalister’s Springs (height about 1600 m) so you need good warm sleeping gear for the cool nights. Monday night at Walhalla (or Rawson) and Tuesday night on Phillip Island.. Probably stay in motels for those nights. Come along and enjoy one of the best bushwalks in Australia. Yep, it is that good. I don’t plan on coming back for about 8 years or more (too many other places to explore). Please note I have added the walk to Mt Erica on Tuesday after discussions with the members of the Catholic Walking Club of Victoria. If we have a few cars we might be able to do a car shuffle and do a traverse from Mt St Gwinear to Mt Erica along the alpine ridgelines. See the book by John Chapman Day Walks Victoria – Walk no 44 page 164.