Fri 3 6:00pm - Mon 6 Apr 2015 6:00pm
Posted by Shi O
on Mon, 3 Nov 2014
Leaders: Shi O, Reilly B
Meeting: Tue, 31 Mar 2015, 7:30 pm
Requirements: Prepared to do multi-day hike.
SIGN-UPS: If you would like to go on this trip, please fill out the form below. Due to overwhelming interest, all 10 places will be chosen by random ballot. If selected, you must pay by Friday 20 March, if not the place will go into a 2nd round draw & will be notified on Saturday 21 March.
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Thank-you to everyone who signed up and we will be contacting people soon!
**Additional trips to Lorne & Forrest, TRIP MEETING IS 31/3, TRIP COSTS & ITINERARY FINALISED**
Distance: approx 47km for Great Ocean Walk
Cost: $85 (car costs & campsites only)
Nights camping: 3 (1 at Forrest, 2 on Great Ocean Road)
Days walking: 1 (Forrest) + 2 days (because we finish at Johanna)
Trip Meeting: Tuesday 31 March 2015
Maximum: 12 people
Cars: 3 no.s required
We will be walking along the beautiful coastline from Blanket Bay in the Great Otway National Park on to the Great Ocean Walk, camping at Aire River West and canping & finishing at Johanna Beach. There will be an excursion to Lorne & Forrest the day before we start the walk (see itinerary below).
It will be very similar to this trip run last year except we will be continuing to Johanna.
- Website signups are not a confirmed place, just indication of interest.
- Places are not confirmed until payment in full is received at the trip meeting.
Friday 3th April
9am: Meet at MUMC clubrooms
12 noon: Arrive at Lorne, lunch + beach
2pm-ish: Henderson Falls, The Canyon & Phantom Falls (9km circuit)
4pm-ish: Leave to Forrest
5pm: Arrive at Elizabeth Lake, Forrest, set up camp, walk around lake (2km circuit, optional)
Saturday 4th April - Lake Elizabeth
8am: Leave for Blanket Bay
9:30am: Arrive Blanket Bay, car shuffle
11:00: Start Great Ocean Road hike
Evening-ish: Arrive Aire River, camp
Sunday 5th April - Aire River
10:00am: Leave Aire River
Afternoon-ish: (Have allocated some additional time for tide levels + general beach frolicking + sand castle building)
Arrive Johanna Beach camp
Monday 6th April - Johanna Beach
Free morning (do what you want)
1pm: Car shuffle
2pm: Leave for Melbourne
6pm: Arrive Melbourne
Costs [PLEASE READ]:
The cost of this trip is $85 each for car costs and camp-site fees. It's a long drive down to the coast! This does not include your own food or gear hire.
Car costs & camp-site fees will be paid up front at the Tuesday trip meeting**. The amount will not be refunded if you pull out of the trip. This is because campsites have to be paid for in advance and can't be refunded, and there is a spot saved for you in the car, that could have otherwise be given to someone who'd like to come.
If you have paid in full but cannot make the trip, during the trip meeting we will make a waitlist of people who would like to come but did not make it onto the shortlist.
**Payment in cash upfront during trip meeting. The closest ATM is at the Guild at University of Melbourne (i.e. 20 mins walk back and forth), so please come prepared with your cash in hand. There are no EFTPOS facilities at MUMC.
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