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Walks Program

NOTE: No more email requests for walk changes will be accepted after 9am on Thursday Oct 17. Any walk change requests after that time must be made in person at the Registration Hall in Lorne.

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Choose 1 walk for each day. Click on the name of the walk to see the walk description and map. Take the time to fully consider all details of your walk to ensure it is within your capability. An overview map of where each walk will start is at the bottom of the table. Note that Walk 15 is on Saturday only and Walk 24 on Sunday only.

Please register early at the Registration Hall, at 2 Otway Street, Lorne, and gather well ahead of your walk assembly time where you see your walk number displayed in the Hall. Your walk group will depart very shortly after the assembly time, as it is some distance from the Registration Hall to where the drivers’ cars or the bus transport will be located." 

Assembly times are below (for parking near the Hall, see "Map and Parking" page below).

FINAL NOTE: 22 June 2019 - 9 walks have been removed, replaced by 5 new ones, so make sure you check carefully the walk numbers you choose. NEW ADDITIONAL WALK ON OFFER, Saturday Walk 24 - A Taste of the Otways

Walk number Places available Walk Title Walk Distance Walk Duration Drive time to start Type (circuit/ car shuttle) Assembly Time Car pool cost  
 
  Sat Sun km hrs mins C or S
 a.m. $  
Easy              
1 1 full pdfKalimna Falls 8 3 5 C 9.45 1.00  
5 5 full pdfErskine Falls from Lorne 7.5 3 15 S – 20 mins 8.45 2.00  
Medium              
3 full 5 pdfBeach-Bush-Beach 8 2.5 35 S - 20 mins 8.30 4.00  
4 3 full pdfAnglesea Wildflower Walk 16 5 40 C 8.00 6.00  
6 1 full pdfEastern View 13 5 15 C 7.45 2.00  
7 8 3 pdfAnglesea Perimeter West 12 4.5 30 C 8.15 6.00  
9 7 1  pdfBells_Beach_to_Point_Addis 14 5 50 C 8.00 6.40  
10 12 7 pdfAnglesea Heath and Eumerella Circuit 15 6 30 C 8.15 6.00  
11 1 3 pdfIronbark Gorge and Currawong Falls 14 5 30 C 8.00 3.00  
12 2 full pdfErskine Falls from Allenvale 13 5 5 Linear (bus) 8.15 2.00  
13 full full pdfFive Falls and a Canyon 15 5 5 S – 10 mins 8.30 1.00  
14 10 6 pdfAnglesea_to_Point_Addis 16  6 30  C  7.45 5.00  
15 5 n/a pdfMarengo to Elliot River Circuit 17 6 60 C 7.30 8.00  
16 full 6 pdfWest Barwon Dam to Lake Elizabeth 18.4 6 60 C 7.30 7.00  
17 full full pdfCumberland River and more 9 4.5 10 S - ~10 mins 8.45 1.00  
18 6 full pdfUrquharts_Bluff_and_Aireys_Inlet  11  4  30 C

8.10 (Sat)

8.45 (Sun)

5.00  
Hard              
20 14 n/a pdfDuckpond Track 18.5 6.5 20 C 7.15 3.00  
21 full 4 pdfMount Defiance Ridgetops 18 7 10 S – 10 mins  7.15 2.00  
22 n/a n/a pdfMt Defiance Ridgetops in reverse 18 7 13 S - 10 mins  7.15 2.00  
23 9 n/a pdfMonday Creek and Lake Elizabeth  19 6.5 50 C  7.15 5.00  
24 7 1 pdfA Taste of the Otways 19 7 10 Linear (bus) 7.10 1.00  
      pdfOverview map of the walks            
 
 Walk Gradings (Please note that this is an all-weather event, apart from extreme weather conditions which are unlikely in October.)

Easy:  8 – 12 km.  Walking on formed tracks through level or gently undulating terrain.  Typically 12 km would take 4 – 5 hours walking at a relaxed pace.

Medium:  10 -16 km.  Walking on formed or well marked tracks.  May include short off track sections and/or some climbs and descents.  Typically 16 km would take 5- 6 hours (walking time).  Applies to shorter walks in more difficult terrain and longer walks in easier terrain.

Hard:  12 – 20 km.  Walking on and off tracks through undulating terrain with sustained climbs and descents.  May involve rough terrain, thick scrub and/or rock scrambling.  Typically 20 km would take 6 to 8 hours (walking time).  Applies to walks with a shorter distance but with difficult terrain or long walks which are less difficult.