GDTA June Guided Walk – Two walks for the price of one

The GDTA Heritage walk on Sunday June 19 2022 will be exploring two parks in the southern end of the Goldfields Track. Both are rich in mining history.

At 9:30 am we will begin a circuit of the Union Jack Education Area in Buninyong. This area was the gateway to the richest alluvial goldfields discovered and only a hard days ride from the port of Geelong. The walk will be led by Ken Nichols, a Friends of the Union Jack Reserve member. He has ten sites of interest to show us including a mining tragedy. This will be an easy walk of 4km and will take about one and a half hours.

Then we will convoy to the second walk at Woowookarung Regional Park, previously Canadian State Forest. This area has been reinvented by a community group Friends of the Canadian Corridor FoCC. Parks Vic has done a fantastic job building a nature trail, lookout, and walking track, which we will explore. The walk will be an easy 6km, with a decent hill, and take about two hours.

To register for the walk, click on the link below. Each walker must register separately. Registration is free for GDTA members. Non-member guests are welcome but must pay a $5 cash charge for insurance. Registrants will be informed of the exact starting point and meeting time in Buninyong by email beforehand. Walkers will need to dress for the predicted weather on the day and bring water, lunch and first aid kit. Registrants with active COVID or flu symptoms should not participate on the day.

Registrations close on Wednesday June 15 and numbers are limited.

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