GDTA Guided Walk – Beehive Gully Family Walk

DATE: Sunday, April 16

TIME: 9:30 -12:00 (2 to 3 hours including rest breaks)

WALK LEADER: Tim Bach (e:, m: 0409 232 572)

DESCRIPTION: This walk is intended for families with school age children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The walk distance is approximately 5 km along undulating forest trails. There are no steep ascents or descents. The walk takes us through open forest and along Beehive Gully which was extensively eroded by sluice mining in the late 1800s. The midpoint of the walk is the Chocolate Mill where we can enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate before the return journey via Hunts Dam. (If your hiking limit is 2 to 3 k, you could arrange for a family member to pick you up at the Chocolate Mill.) The walk is roughly the northern half of Walk #5 in the GDTA’s Central Victorian Walk and Rides Circuits booklet.

REGISTRATION: Click here to register for this walk.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: If you are ill on the day of the walk, please stay at home. Please call or text the walk leader to say you are unable to attend.

GUEST MEMBERSHIP AND INSURANCE: The walk is free to members and open to non-members. For non-members, a $5 insurance levy is payable for cover under the Bushwalking Victoria insurance policy. Please note that children under 5 years cannot be covered by this policy.

BRING: Walkers should bring their own first-aid kit and any required personal medications, water bottles, sun screen and personal hiking gear (sun glasses, walking sticks, small pack, etc). Bring snacks for morning tea or plan on buying something at the Chocolate Mill. The walk should finish before lunch.

MEET: Location and time details will confirmed on Saturday before the walk. Registrations are essential before noon on Saturday, April 15.