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Federation Walks

The combined Gippsland clubs are excited to host the Federation Walks Event for 2021.  This year the event will be a unique experience, with an extended weekend of activities for participants to make the most of travelling to this remote part of Gippsland.  Join us on this adventure in our very special “back yard” - come and be inspired.


The event will be held from Friday 12th to Monday 15th November 2021.

FedWalks2021 will be held in the Gippsland Foothills and Southern Alps, based at the Licola Wilderness Village. Licola is a small village on the banks of the Macalister River, approximately 250km east of Melbourne.


Accommodation and meals will be provided at the Licola Wilderness Village.  Accommodation is bunk style cabins containing 3 or 4 bedrooms. An all-inclusive package (including all meals and accommodation) will be available as part of the registration process.


The event will be held from Friday 12th to Monday 15th November 2021.  Bookings opened on 2nd August 2021 and have now closed as the event is fully subscribed.


An organising committee has been established with representatives from the Ben Cruachan Walking Club, Strzelecki Bushwalking Club, West Gippsland Bushwalking Club, South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club, and the Peregrine Club.

Representatives from our land managers Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning are also involved.  Macalister 4WD Touring and Social Club has kindly offered logistical support for a number of the walks to be offered.


To join FedWalks 2021 you must be a member of a bushwalking club affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria or an Individual Supporter Member of Bushwalking Victoria.

FedWalks2021 will showcase the diversity of walks, scenery, landscapes, flora and fauna of the Gippsland Foothills and Southern Alps. Come and be inspired by Gippsland and FedWalks2021.

Walks will take you to mountain tops, waterfalls, through fields of wildflowers and spectacular bush, down sparkling rivers, to mountain huts and a jewel of a lake. The walks will range from an easy stroll to challenging, and include some offering supported overnight camps.


FedWalks2021 is located within the Wellington Shire Council, we are excited to welcome the Shire as a major sponsor for FEDWALKS2021.

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Planning continues to be modified and updated to ensure this will be a COVID-safe event, conducted in line with the restrictions and best practices existing at the time.  Our planning involves both the Licola Wilderness Village and the Macalister 4WD Touring and Social Club.