ABC Walking Group

The Walking Group provides an opportunity to explore the beauty of the world around us while walking and chatting with others from the ABC community. We aim to have an outing 2 - 3 times per year.  The next adventure of the ABC walking group will be on Saturday 1st December 2018 when we will explore the beautiful Point Nepean National Park.

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The walk of 12km starts at the Quarantine Station. It will take us about 4 hours including plenty of time to explore Fort Nepean and many other features of the park. There is a shuttle bus ($10) that runs every half hour and crosses our route several times. This is a great option if you would like to join us but are not comfortable with walking the full 12km.

PtNepean2Point Nepean was home to people of the Kulin nation for 35,000 years before the first European settlement in the 1840s. It was used as a quarantine station from 1852 until 1979 and an important military establishment from the 1880s-1940s. Many of the defence fortifications are still in place. It was instrumental in Port Phillip being the most heavily fortified port in the Southern Hemisphere and was home for Kosovo refugees in 1999. Apart from all the history there are stunning views across the rugged ocean coastline, Cheviot Beach (of Harold Holt fame), Port Phillip Bay, Point Lonsdale and even Melbourne. You will find lots of information and a map on the Parks Victoria Point Nepean Visitor Guide.

We’ll be leaving the Marquis St carpark at 8:30am on Saturday 1st December. We’ve been invited to join the Tolés for afternoon tea at their home in Sorrento and should be back in Ashburton by about 5pm.

Bring lunch to eat on the track, comfortable walking shoes and plenty of water and sunscreen. All are welcome. If you’d like to join us just be in the carpark before 8:30am.

Have a look at the gallery of photos of our previous expeditions. Click on any of the photos below to see more.

walk sassafras   YouYangs    

Sassafras to Olinda
April 2018

 

You Yangs
August 2018

   
walk 2017 04 Powelltown   Lysterfield     

Reids Tramline at Powelltown
April 2017 

   Lysterfield Park
October 2017
   
walk banksia 2016 04
      walk emerald 2016 07         walk 2016 11 19 Bay

Anniversary Trail to Banksia Park
April 2016 

  Emerald to Cockatoo Trail
July 2016 
 

Bay Trail
November 2016 

  walk 2015 04 Pt Leo   walk 2015 09 Bunyip    walk kinglake 2015 11
 Pt Leo
April 2015
 

Bunyip State Park
September 2015

 

 Kinglake National Park
November 2015

walk 2014 03 Murrindindi   walk 2014 06 badger weir   walk 2014 10 Marysville

Murrindindi
March 2014

 

Badger Weir
June 2014

 

Marysville
October 2014

walk 2013 06 Donna Buang   walk 2013 11 sherbrooke    

Mt Donna Buang
June 2013

 

Sherbrooke
November 2013

 

 

walk 2012 11 Maroondah   walk 2012 03 Cathedrals   walk 2011 04 Sorrento

Yarra Ranges
November 2012

 

Cathedral Ranges
March 2012

 

Sorrento
April 2011

walk 2010 04 Wilsons Prom   walk 2009 11 Anniversary   walk 2009 04 Feathertop

Wilsons Promontory
April 2010

 

Anniversary Trail
November 2009

 

Mt Feathertop
April 2009