PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

FRI 28 OCT -to WED 2 NOV 2022, VICTORIAN ALPS, WALK IN BASECAMP

FRI 28 OCT -to WED 2 NOV 2022,

VICTORIAN ALPS,

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 drive

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.