Come along and explore the picturesque old gold town of Warrandyte on a morning walk. This is suitable for beginners.
This is a fundraiser for the Greens campaign at the upcoming Federal Election in the seat of Menzies that covers Warrandyte. All proceeds raised from this event will go back to that campaign. The hike will be led by Greens Candidate for Menzies, Richard Cranston and informative commentary will be provided along the way.
We'll meet at Black Flat on Tills Drive in Warrandyte at 10am. From there, the plan is to follow the Yarra River all the way to Blue Tongue Bend. Along the way there are beautiful views of the Yarra as it snakes its way through native bushland. The track is narrow and rough in sections.
After visiting Blue Tongue Bend, we'll head over to an abandoned farm at Stane Brae, with beautiful views out towards the Yarra Ranges and Kinglake.
After visiting Stane Brae, we'll return back to Black Flat and the cars via a slightly different inland route.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
- Catch the route 906 SmartBus departing Lonsdale St in the Melbourne CBD at 8.50am. Get off at the last stop (Warrandyte Bridge.)
- I can pick-up any passengers arriving by bus - just let me know beforehand on 0435137702.
- Alternatively, it's a 20 minute walk from the bus stop to the hike start point in Tills Drive.
- We'll be meeting at the carpark on Tills Drive in Warrandyte (just next to the Parks Victoria 'Warrandyte State Park' sign - see the map above)
Grade: Easy to Moderate - Australian Walking Track Class 3 and 4 - Some steep and rough sections on a well-defined and well-marked track.
Distance: 9km return (approx)
All funds raised from this activity go directly to supporting the Menzies Greens campaign.
* $10 Concession
* $15 Adult
* $30 Keen and Green
You must book your tickets here beforehand to attend this event - https://trybooking.com/KXTI
What's special: Beautiful gorge scenery close to Melbourne, pristine natural bushland, spectacular views of the Yarra River, good wildlife-viewing opportunities, visiting a unique former farm (now part of the state park.)
What to bring:
- Your ticket from Try Booking (either on your phone or printed out)
- Comfortable walking shoes (no sandals - either hiking boots or runners are fine)
- Long pants
- Sunhat, sunglasses and suncreeen
- 2L water
- Waterproof jacket (if rain or showers are forecast)
- Warm fleecy jacket (the weather can be variable and it can be cold when you stop)
- All food and snacks for the day
We look forward to seeing you there :-)