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Day hike through the Woodlands Historic Park - Greenvale

Sat, 10 Dec 2022
10:15 - 16:00

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.

  • Woodlands Homestead and Living Legends Woodlands Homestead offers a rare example of a large pre‐fabricated timber house brought to colonial Australia from Britain. Visit the homestead to learn about its construction and significance. Just in front of the Homestead are real Living Legends! Established to bring retired champion horses back to the public, the front paddocks are home to some of Australia's finest retired racehorses.
  • Back Paddock where we will explore 1840s style vegetation and wildlife as we look for the endangered bandicoots.
  • Gellibrand Hill, a highlight of the trip to enjoy a 360‐degree view of the city, the bay, the Great Dividing Range and Melbourne Airport whilst exploring the many granite boulders.
  • Visit the ruins of the Cumberland and Dundonald Homesteads.
  • Visit the ruins of the old Greenvale Sanatorium, used through the majority of the 20th century, and learn about its fascinating history. 
  • Visit the old water towers and water pumps used to provide water to the sanatorium before mains connections were established.
  • And much more!

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.thenomadsinc@mail.tidyhq.com if you have any questions.
Members can access leader contact details under Members | Leader Contacts when logged in to the website.


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WAIVER: By purchasing this ticket, I agree to the following:

  1. I declare that I am at least 18 years of age.
  2. I undertake to observe the Rules and By-Laws of the Nomads Outdoors Group Inc. (the Association) in force at any time.
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  3. In voluntarily participating in an activity of the Association, I acknowledge that this activity may expose me to risks that could lead to my injury, illness, death or to loss of or damage to my property. I also acknowledge that I may also be found to have contributed to injury or illness or death of others or to the loss of or damage to their property.
  4. I acknowledge that I will take responsibility for my own actions while participating in any activity of the Association.
  5. I agree that no refund is available if I cancel my booking less than 24 hours prior to the event. However, if I cancel at any time due to COVID-19, or the event is cancelled by the leader, a refund will be provided. 
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Woodlands Park Car Park - Somerton Rd Entry
Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

PO Box 56, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 8009, Australia