Federation Walks 2021


Due to current regulations and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the organising committee of the 2020 Federation Walks Weekend has made the decision to postpone the event to November 2021.

The decision was made after consultation with key stakeholders and made in the interest of the health and safety of participating bushwalkers, their families and the wider community.

The decision provides certainty for clubs and their members for forward planning.

The committee looks forward to delivering an inspiring Federation Walks Weekend in 2021.


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

WHEN - The  event will be rescheduled to Friday 12th to  Monday 15th November 2021

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

WHATS ON OFFER - 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 wild flowers and spectacular bush, down sparkling rivers, to mountain huts and a jewel of a lake. The walks on offer will be from an easy stroll to challenging and include some offering supported overnight camps.

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

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