Federation Walks

Bayside Bushwalking Club will be hosting Bushwalking Victoria's annual FedWalks event to be held at Wilson Promontory on 11-13 October 2024, ably supported by the Melbourne Bushwalkers, the South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club and the Gisborne Bushwalking Club.

2024 marks the 90th Anniversary of Bushwalking Victoria (originally the Federation of Victorian Walking Clubs) and we will be celebrating in one of our favourite bushwalking locations.

On offer to members will be 20 unique walks ranging from easy to medium to hard - available over two days - with different styles of accommodation ranging from camping to glamping plus dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening October 12.

As an add on to the walks package we are working with Wanderer Adventures and Parks Victoria on a new boat cruise/walk option including a boat ride to Sealers Cove and a 24 km walk back via Refuge Cove, Waterloo Bay and Telegraph Saddle for those looking for a unique experience and a challenge. Of course, this option will have an extra cost, a minimum number and be weather dependent, but it will make for a memorable weekend.

The 90th Anniversary Souvenir Booklet is well underway with detailed maps and descriptions of all the walks on offer. Some of the old favourites include: The Three Bays Walk (Squeaky Beach, Picnic Bay, Whiskey Bay), Oberon Bay, Little Oberon Bay, Mt Oberon, Mt Bishop, Lilly Pilly Gully, Tongue Point, Darby River and Verekers Outlook.

Many of the tracks we are using will be checked and cleared ahead of the weekend by our Bush Track and Conservation group in liaison with Parks Victoria.

So put the weekend in your diaries and start the planning to attend this unique weekend experience. Bookings open Monday 3 June 2024.

WHERE

Wilsons Promontory National Park or ‘The Prom’ as it is well known, is located 220 kms south east of Melbourne.

It covers over 48,000 hectares of land, plus more than 15,000 hectares of marine park.  It is Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area, as well as our largest marine park.

It is renowned for its pristine beaches, glorious views, lush forests and abundant wildlife.

WHEN

The event will be held on the weekend of 11-13 October 2024.

A BUSHWALKER'S PARADISE!

The Prom is a great place to visit. It’s a magical place that is enjoyed by many bushwalkers.

Accommodation for Fedwalks 2024 will be at Tidal River. Group lodges, powered and unpowered campsites have all been booked by the Event Organisers.

Ocean Rocks

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Many thanks to the volunteers for taking on responsibility for organising this event.  Bayside Bushwalking Club is the host club supported by the Melbourne Bushwalkers, the South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club and the Gisborne Bushwalking Club.

Activity Leaders are sourced from a number of bushwalking clubs around Victoria.

ORGANISING CLUB