COVID-19 Walking Activities

NOTE: ALL WALKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER. Note also that a number of these walks have changed, and may change again in the future depending on restrictions.  Emails will be sent if the situation changes, and the Current Walk Statuses page will be updated.

Current MWC Directions for Outdoor Walks:

•  The walks program from 14 September onwards is currently proceeding as advertised (all walks are cancelled until then).
•  The maximum number of walkers, including the leader, on any walk is now 10 people.
•  Anyone intending to join a walk must contact the leader beforehand to find out if a place is available.
•  Everyone must observe social distancing.
•  Do not carpool as it is difficult to maintain social distance inside a car.
•  Stay at home if you feel unwell, have a mild cold/cough or been in contact with someone suspected to have coronavirus.
•  Undertake activities that are within your ability to reduce the risk of an accident that would require emergency rescue.
•  Maintain hygiene. Avoid touching shared services and wear gloves. Use hand sanitiser after contacting any surfaces eg gates, fences or benches. Cough into your elbow. Do not share personal items on a walk.
•  Respect other users and take turns to move through any narrow sections of track.

For specific details, see the Current Walk Statuses page.

The Melbourne Walking Club (MWC) was founded in 1894 and is the oldest walking club in Australia. Membership is open to anyone, male or female, aged 18 years or over.

The Melbourne Walking Club today has approximately 285 members. The Club is affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria, and MWC members are insured through this organization when taking part in Club events.

Most of the Club walks are currently one-day walks in suburban and country areas and are held during the week and usually on two Sundays each month. The walks range from easy metropolitan walks to more difficult walks in the bush. Extended walking and camping activities are also encouraged. Walks on weekdays are popular events for members who have retired or are perhaps working part-time, just as the Sunday walks program is popular with members who are still working. Occasional bike rides, bus trips and cycling weekends may be included in the programme. Activities are listed in a monthly Circular. Over a 12 month period, there are usually about 100 events in the Club program.

The Club owns a modern ski lodge on Mt Buller, available to members and their guests for both winter and summer use. A nightly tariff is charged to stay at the lodge which varies according to the time of year.

The Club also has a bush hut, located in a tranquil setting 90 minutes from Melbourne, which is available to members and their guests to stay and enjoy the bush without the need to carry and pitch a tent.

The aims of the Melbourne Walking Club are to promote and encourage recreational walking in congenial company and to foster the conservation of our natural heritage. Walking is an enjoyable and healthy recreation and, with plenty of opportunity for discussion on the experiences of life, friendships are formed amongst members.

The Club welcomes anyone who may be thinking about joining a bushwalking club and would like to participate in a walk as a visitor. Click here for Membership details, or Contact Us for more information.

Note: A $5.00 fee is charged to all visitors attending club walks. Click here for more details.

To download forms, visit the Downloads page.

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