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Wilsons Prom Camping Roadtrip Tuesday 11th till whenever
Ok, A friend and myself are heading into the wilds of Wilsons PROM for a few days and then continuing a mini road trip around the southern region area mostly along the coast.... Anyone wishing to come along and share in the adventure please PM and let me know your keenness for such an adventure...
I have most camping gear, so all you'll need is a sleeping bag, mat and you clothes..... We will share expenses!
Hope to hear from you soon...
Oh, Were leaving Tuesday 11th around noon from inner city
Kinglake National Park on Thursday
we are gonna do a day trip to Kinglake national park on this Thursday.
come join us for a day of green nature, hiking, tracks and falls.
2 spots left, sign up here.
meeting point: 9am, coburg train station
see ya there!
Anyone wanting to help to keep this group more active??
As I'm a bit slack in posting and replying to things here I thought it might be a good idea to ask you people to help me get more action into this group..(it's an activity group, remember? lol) I reackon it would be good to get a bit more structure into the group and so starting flagged posts to certain activites with general info and links that give ideas for things to do could be a good start. I'll start some posts and people can add and share to the certain activity so that others have access to some good sources - how does that sound? ..and if you wanna help to moderate dont be shy and drop me a line that I can nominate you!
GREAT OCEAN ROAD TRIP:
There is a classic interior for a 2-3 day trip with overnight camping at the Great Ocean Road put together by Alisdair aka. MELBOURNEXPERIENCE which proved already many times to be excellent:
"Meet everyone at Southern Cross around 7:30 am .
Coffee/Breakfast at Gloria Jeans opposite.
Fill up at the Todd Road service centre, from here on
we split the fuel bill.
Stop at Aldi on the Princes fwy, just north of Geelong ,
I get 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, we divide the bill.
I then go on the great ocean road, I normally try to
see the lighthouse at Aireys Inlet, Erskine Falls , and
maybe beauchamp falls. See Koalas at Kennett River , ask
the general store for directions.
Dinner in apollo bay we eat out, that's each
individuals cost. I then drive after dark to Johanna
beach and camp there for free.
If you have the energy you can go further to Melba
Gully and see glow worms in the dark, normally I'm
The next morning it's breakfast at the camp site. Then
if anyone needs nicer toilets stop at the service
station general store at Laver's Hill.
Then it's the Gibson Steps, 12 Apostles, and Loch Ard
Gorge, then I have lunch at Port Campbell, and I go to
Waves restaurant for a fantastic take away coffee.
There's also a nice souvenier shop opposite if you want
Then back on the Great Ocean Road, seeing all the
sights, like the Arch, London Bridge The Grotto, Bay
of Martyrs, Worm bay - it's hard to see the turn off
point, and Bay of Islands, then I turn off towards
Colac, I don't normally go to Warrnambool. If you have
time to get to Port Fairy it's nice, but it's old
buildings, not much on the scenery side.
I'm normally back to the Todd rd service station by
about 9 pm , and we fill up again and divide the fuel
I normally do it in 2 days, but it's better in 3 if you
Thanks to Alisdair ;)
...for indoor climbing I can suggest Hardrock - it's pretty central: located in the city Swanston corner Franklin St.
( http://maps.google.com.au/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=hardrock+melbourne&fb=1&split=1&gl=au&cid=0,0,476317049834184983&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image )
Costs are 17$ for a full day - if you borrow shoes or harness its another 6$ for each.
There are plenty of bicycle tracks in and around Melbourne!
I'd suggest cycling the Yarra City Trail..have only cycled parts of it, but I can recomment it!
If you need a bike and don't mind a 2nd hand one or need to repair something & you dont have the tools or skills, have a look at CERES bike shed there you can get one or get it done!
..you can check ebay, gumtree, cash-converter shops too ;)
There is also an organization that does regular bike trips, check:
Any other suggestions? post! :)
My surfing skills are poor - I haven't been surfing for ages, but always enjoyed it when I went!
Good spots are along the Great Ocean Road, like: Torquay, Anglesea etc. and probably also on the right hand of the bay e.g. Mornington Penninsular(I think?!)
There is a group that organizes regular surf trips that I havent tried myself, but heared good things about:
If you have any infos/links etc. that are useful regarding surfing in Melbourne/Victoria add them here to this post!!
Here you can post & read through any permanent info on bouldering and(rock)climbing etc. in the Melbourne area! I do the first bits & you can add and update stuff!!
Okay, for climbing there is this useful website for Melbourne & Victoria which can give good infos on spots and climbing halls:
I like to go bouldering in Burnley every now and then - it's a 3 wall spot under a highway bridge close to the city..pretty cool - here is the link:
There is a lot to explore around Melbourne if you are up for a hike/camping trip!
Popular destinations are e.g.
- Great Ocean Road
- Wilsons Prom
- Dandenong Ranges
Add info here!!
I add hiking events to CS from time to time. Just keep an eye on the forums.
BTW: I think it's bad style to highjack someones post or revive a very old/dead one.