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West Gippsland Bush Walkers

About the Club


Club walks are only conducted on Tuesdays.
Walks cater for 3 levels of ability:

Ramblers   Walking 7-10 km on flattish terrain;
Hikers    10-14 km at a faster pace including hills; and
Trekkers    15-20 km in more challenging terrain.

Walks follow established tracks, take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and are completed within 4 to 6 hours. Each group conducts reconnaissance walks every other Tuesday. 

Several social events are arranged during the year as well as weeks away that involve a series of day walks from a base camp with suitable commercial accommodation such as a caravan park.

Members also contribute to the maintenance of several local walking tracks.

The Club insures its members through its affiliation with Bushwalking Victoria and offers training in map reading, navigation and first aid.

After 12 months membership all members are expected to contribute, in one way or another, to the many tasks that are required to maintain the smooth operation of the Club.


Interested in Joining?

Please read this first.
Before joining the Club, you will be invited to participate in an introductory walk with a club member. This is compulsory and provides an opportunity for you to learn more about how the Club operates, what equipment to bring, insurance issues, types of walks etc and allows us to recommend which walking group may best suit your level of fitness.

To receive more information about an introductory walk please contact the club Secretary at  and include your contact phone number.

General enquiries:

  Contact the club Secretary at

Prospective members:

  Please read on for more information about bushwalking and or click on the Useful links tab at the top of the page. 
If you want to proceed and arrange an introductory walk please contact the Club Secretary at and  include your contact phone number.

West Gippsland Bushwalking Club is an Incorporated association, registered in Victoria under section 46 of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act, as West Gippsland Bush Walkers Incorporated A0036428C.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we walk and meet. We respect their elders past and present.

More about bushwalkers

The first video link below will take you to a short video filmed by the Baw Baw Shire.  It shows a typical day walk and features interviews with club members.

The second link is to Bushwalking Victoria, where you can find more information about bushwalking.