This event has been moved from November 19th to December 10th
Escape the city and enjoy a full-day spring hike exploring the unique piece of landscape as European settlers saw it in the 1840s. The park has a 150‐year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland and plenty of kangaroo spotting opportunities. There are also opportunities to visit a number of ruins on site and learn about the history of the park and its significance to the Wurundjeri people, whilst exploring the many trails and wildlife this hike has to offer.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Moderate walk (due to length) of approximately 10 km, mostly on flat well-formed tracks with a number of dense-scrub tracks. There are a number of small-incline tracks rated as moderate.
The day will be broken up into a number of sections of the park to explore, with a lunch spot at the old Woodlands homestead which has picnic and limited seating within the grounds to relax and watch the planes from Melbourne Airport across the road.
BOOKING: By Friday 9th December. To register, click on Get Tickets.
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FURTHER INFORMATION: Woodlands Historic Park (parks.vic.gov.au).
MEETING TIME | LOCATION: 10:15am at Woodlands Park Car Park - Somerton Rd Entry, Greenvale. This is next to the Picnic Area.
MAP REFERENCE: Melway map 178 grid F10 | Google map goo.gl/maps/kS4VCdEEiYyLEbQs5.
DISTANCE | TIME FROM GPO: Woodlands Historic Park is 22 km north of Melbourne CBD. Follow the Tullamarine Freeway and take the Mickleham Road exit, then turn left onto Providence Rd.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: There is no direct public transport available for this event, carpooling is an option for anyone who needs a lift or you may arrange a lift with another attendee. Contact the leader if you need a lift.
FOOD/DRINKS: Carry lunch, snacks and at least 1-2 litres of water. Also carry sunscreen and a hat, your facemask and hand sanitiser. The homestead does serve tea/coffee and limited food/cake (bring your own packed lunch just in case).
APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Suitable shoes and dress according to the weather forecast. There may be one or two light showers on the day. Most of the tracks are formed but there may be some wet sections so wear appropriate footwear.
LEADER: Jason T. | Email LeaderJasonT.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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