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Jan 1 Tue
TUESDAY 1ST JANUARY NEW YEARS DAY – ORPHANS’ PICNIC
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal, talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 2 Wed  
 
Jan 3 Thu  
 
Jan 4 Fri  
 
Jan 5 Sat  
 
Jan 6 Sun
CARDINIA RESERVOIR WALK & PICNIC
Starting at Duffys Picnic Ground the walk for the day will be a leisurely 7km circuit walk along the numerous tracks within the park including the dam wall, a picnic/BBQ lunch will be had on our return to the picnic area.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 7 Mon  
 
Jan 8 Tue
TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY PLANNING/ SOCIAL NIGHT
Do you want to see more of a particular activity, or do you have a particularly favourite area of Victoria you would like to share with others? Do you have an idea for something apart from the regular walks? Come along to the Planning Meeting, and then stay for our monthly social evening where members talk about upcoming events, share a meal and compare notes on past activities. All members are welcome – you don't have to volunteer for an activity. New members are especially invited to this meeting as an orientation to Nomads activities.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Jan 9 Wed  
 
Jan 10 Thu  
 
Jan 11 Fri  
 
Jan 12 Sat  
 
Jan 13 Sun
 
Midsumma Carnival
Sunday, 13th January
from 11.00am, Birrarung Marr, Batman Ave, Melbourne, MEL 2F, J6.
Motafrenz at Stall G8. CONTACT Gordon 0407 882 696
Midsumma Carnival
Sunday, 13th January
from 11.00am, Birrarung Marr, Batman Ave, Melbourne, MEL 2F, J6.
Motafrenz at Stall G8. CONTACT Gordon 0407 882 696
Jan 14 Mon  
 
Jan 15 Tue  
 
Jan 16 Wed  
 
Jan 17 Thu
Midsumma Fruits/ Blend 2013 - 6pm Crown Metropol
Jan 18 Fri
MIDSUMMA CYCLING: CAMBERWELL STATION TO VALLEY RESERVE, MT WAVERLEY
Join the Nomads' Friday cycling group for a leisurely 19km cycle from Camberwell Station to the beautiful Valley Reserve in Mount Waverley, where a simple BBQ lunch will be provided. The route is almost entirely on cycle paths, following the Anniversary and Scotchmans Creek trails. After lunch you can return home by train from the nearby Mt Waverley station, or cycle with us back to Camberwell, Richmond or anywhere in between. There is a limit of 20 cyclists!
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 19 Sat
Midsumma Sports Day and Motafrenz Car Display
The 2nd annual "come and try" sports day at the Footscray campus of Vic Uni.
Saturday 19th January
from 9:30am. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160
TEAM MELBOURNE (QSAM) ANNUAL MIDSUMMA SPORTS DAY
The Nomads will be putting on a “Walking Train” as part of this event. The walking train route would only be about 3km and is very scenic - we'd pass via the newly refurbished Footscray Community Arts Centre, surprising views of the Melbourne CBD skyline, the Blackbird ferry terminal, the very impressive "Buddhist Temple of the Heavenly Queen", the Newells Paddock Wetlands Reserve, great views over the Maribyrnong to the Flemington Racecourse, and then enter Footscray Park.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Jan 20 Sun
Motafrenz - Midsumma Magical Mystery Tour = 3rd Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday, 20th January
MEET: 9:45AM, Como Park North, cnr Alexandra Ave & Williams Rd North, South Yarra, MEL 2M, D2. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160,
MIDSUMMA WALK: ROYAL PARK TO ALBERT PARK
After the drought-breaking winter/spring season, the great parks and gardens of Melbourne will be in top condition plus provide for a cool refuge on a hot summers day. This walk tracks through Royal Park, Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens, Yarra Park, Royal Botanical Gardens and into Albert Park. Along the way attention will be given to the many historic and note-worthy buildings and features of inner Melbourne. With suitable weather there will be an extension to Middle Park Beach for a swim to conclude the day's activities. BYO plenty of water or a container that can be refilled from public drinking fountains. Preference is to also BYO lunch to save time but snacks and drinks can be obtained from the many shops and cafes along the route. Dress for the weather conditions on the day & BYO sunscreen plus towel and togs for the optional swim. The route crosses many tram routes so there are opportunities to depart earlier if required (after advising the event leader).
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
ERICA TO THOMPSON AND RETURN
This walk is along a rail trail including sections of the disused Moe/Walhalla railway line through magnificent Gippsland forest, offering fern gullies, mountain streams, prolific bird life and splendid forest. It is not a circuit route but the walk offers enough diversity in flora and fauna to capture the interests of nature lovers for an instant re-run of the scenery just experienced. For lunch we will descend to the Thompson River just near a mining era diversion tunnel where there is an opportunity to cool off in the river – so bring what ever you swim in.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 21 Mon  
 
Jan 22 Tue  
 
Jan 23 Wed
MID-WEEK LUNCH AT DROUIN
New for 2013, trialling mid-week lunch in a country town once each (mid) quarter to see interest. Travel will be by train/bus (car optional) & looking at a minimum of four & a maximum of 10 diners. As with other events, anyone can run the mid-week lunch & choose the town/venue & optional walk. On arrival at Drouin it is a 5 min walk to the Family Hotel situated on the main street across from the station. There is an outdoor deck where we can have lunch & looks out towards Civic Park. Seating is bench style like at a picnic area. I can reserve a table or two once I know how many will be going. Being in the middle of summer it could be quite hot so you will need those sunglasses, hat & sunscreen or we can move indoors for lunch. After lunch we can go for an optional walk in Civic Park for up to an hour before catching the train home.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Jan 24 Thu  
 
Jan 25 Fri  
 
Jan 26 Sat
AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND CAMP, MOUNT COLE STATE FOREST
Mt Cole is the gateway to the Grampians. We will walk through cool fern gullies, and alpine plateaus, and rest to take in the views across the spreading plains to Langi Ghiran and the Grampians. We will decide on the walks for each day depending on the weather, and inclination. All walks are easy to medium, as there are some small hills, and a small amount of off track involved. But there will be plenty of time to complete each walk.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 27 Sun
CANOEING: FAIRFIELD BOATHOUSE TO STUDLEY PARK BOATHOUSE
This is an easy to medium paddle. We’ll initially head downstream from the Fairfield Boathouse to the Studley Park Boathouse, where we’ll have morning tea. Afterwards, we’ll swap partners for the return trip back to the Fairfield Boathouse. Once we reach the Fairfield Boathouse, lunch, or at least tea and scones, is highly recommended.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Jan 28 Mon
Event Name: Australia Day Picnic
Presented By: The Melbourne Rainbow Band & Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus
Date/Time: Saturday 26th January 2013 - 10am to 4pm
Venue: Forest Glade Gardens
816 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon
Cost: $10 Adult – Children under 16, Free
More Info: www.mrb.org.au
AUSTRALIA DAY HOLIDAY PICNIC – VENUE TBA
We will again be holding a picnic on the Australia Day holiday, details TBA.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Jan 29 Tue  
 
Jan 30 Wed  
 
Jan 31 Thu  
 
 
Feb 1 Fri
The 18th Annual Pride March Victoria.
Sunday, 3rd February
Assemble from Midday, March commences 2.00pm CONTACT Gordon 0407 882 696
Feb 2 Sat  
 
Feb 3 Sun
PRIDE MARCH, ST KILDA
Come along to march with Pride alongside other Nomads and friends. The more the merrier, so please bring along your friends – you don’t need to be a member to march! The official speeches will occur at 3:30pm and the celebrations in Catani Gardens will kick off on the main stage from 4pm. The route will remain the same as in previous years.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Fitzroy St St Kilda
Feb 4 Mon  
 
Feb 5 Tue
SOCIAL NIGHT
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal, talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 6 Wed  
 
Feb 7 Thu  
 
Feb 8 Fri
FRIDAY 8TH TO SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE TREK
Day 1. The track into the Lighthouse Station is approximately 18-20km. We will take the direct route down to the lighthouse, approx. 7 hours. Day 2 (optional). We take a medium hard grade leisurely 15km return walk to Southwest Point, 5-6 hours return. Day 3. The walk out is approximately 22km and takes us up the east coast of the Prom to Little Waterloo Bay, and then westwards, and upwards, to rejoin the Telegraph Track and the final leg back to the cars.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 9 Sat  
 
Feb 10 Sun


Moonlight Cinema + Cheap Eats @ Botanic Gardens
Sunday, 10th February
Gates open at 7pm and screenings start at sundown.
MEET: Buy your ticket and then look for us in Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue (near the intersection of Domain Road), South Yarra. Enter via Gate D and follow the path to the Central Lawn.
MOVIE: Tom Cruise is “JACK REACHER” CONTACT Russell 0439 852 963
SEAFORD FORESHORE AND KANANOOK CREEK
After following the Eel Race Drain for a short distance, we arrive at the Kananook Walking Trail, which for the most part follows the Kananook Creek with vegetation on both sides. Upon reaching Seaford centre we have the option of taking pre-lunch tea. We then continue through Seaford Reserve, where we will lunch in a shaded area. Our return trip takes us onto the Seaford Foreshore Track where we will take one of the beach footpaths for frisbee, sunning and optional swim. The walk ends back at Carrum for those driving. If you travel by train, you have the option to return from Seaford station or to continue back to Carrum station.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 11 Mon
COMMITTEE MEETING
Join us at the Committee Meeting to find out what goes on behind the scenes of the Nomads.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 12 Tue  
 
Feb 13 Wed  
 
Feb 14 Thu  
 
Feb 15 Fri  
 
Feb 16 Sat  
 
Feb 17 Sun
The George Hetrell Collection Open Day– 3rd Sunday Drive & Lunch
George Hetrell’s famous collection is open only twice each year.
Sunday 17th February,
MEET: 11:00am, “Como House”, 79 Basin-Olinda Road, Olinda. Melway 65, K8 CONTACT Matt 0416 179 485
FRENCH ISLAND WALK (PINNACLES VIA FAIRHAVEN BEACH)
French Island sits quietly in the centre of Westernport Bay, rarely thought about and by many never explored. This island of 17,410 ha with its 11,100 ha National Park is a secluded treasure. After meeting at the Stony Point Jetty no later than 9:45am we will take the ferry which leaves promptly at 10:15 am to Tankerton Jetty on the island (a duration of ten minutes). Once on the island we will walk a 17km circuit starting along the coastal wetlands track and beach to the Fairhaven camp-site where we will stop for lunch. We will then make our way via management tracks to the Pinnacles for 180°views of the Westernport coastline before returning to Tankerton Jetty and the ferry home.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Feb 18 Mon  
 
Feb 19 Tue  
 
Feb 20 Wed  
 
Feb 21 Thu  
 
Feb 22 Fri
FRIDAY 22ND TO SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY WEEKEND OR DAY WALK(S) IN LORNE
Saturday 23rd: Erskine Falls up and back 16k, or a car shuffle can be arranged for those who only want to do one way. Walk from Lorne through the Camping ground and up the track to the falls. Return the same way. A beautiful walk, one I have done many times. A cooling dip in Loutit bay to cool off will finish the day’s events. Sunday 24th: Kalimna & Sheoak Falls circuit 15k or can be halved for those not wanting to do both falls. This gentle walk commences at the Sheoak Picnic area and follows the route of an old timber tramway. The walk traverses through dense tree ferns, native forest, and follows a fresh water creek for most of the way. We stop at the Lower Kalimna Falls and then onto the upper Kalimna Falls. A climb up a small hill will take us to Lunch. We then walk to Castle Rock for stunning views of the Ocean and overlooking the Cumberland River, then down to the Sheoak falls and back to the Sheoak Picnic area along the Sheoak creek passing a cave known for the nesting site of Welcome Swallows during spring. For those wanting to shorten this walk they can take an easy shortcut back to the Picnic area and forego Sheoak Falls. A cooling dip in Loutit bay will finish the day’s events.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 23 Sat  
 
Feb 24 Sun
Drive & Lunch - RACV Cape Schanck Resort for Lunch + afternoon tea at Bwad & Wawick’s
Sunday 24th February
MEET; 10:00am for 10:30am departure, Brandon Park Shopping Centre, outside Video-Ezy, enter from Springvale Rd, MEL 71, C9. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160
Feb 25 Mon  
 
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Feb 27 Wed  
 
Feb 28 Thu  
 
 
Mar 1 Fri
Midsumma wishes to hear from artists, producers, performers, community groups and other organisations looking to host an event collaboratively with Midsumma. The successful events will be pitched to funding bodies as co-collaborations and if funded, will be presented by yourself or your organisation, Midsumma and the funding body as part of Midsumma Festival 2014. Enquiries to admin@midsumma.org.au
Mar 2 Sat  
 
Mar 3 Sun
KINGLAKE NATIONAL PARK
In 2009, bushfires destroyed the National Park and it has since been closed to the public. The park will be officially open to the public again in December 2012. We will first walk down to Mason Falls and from there we will walk the slightly uphill to Mt Sugarloaf lookout point. The summit is 550 metres above sea level and the views are spectacular. We will also be able to see the full extent of the fire damage and re growth of the new forest. The walk itself is roughly around 13 kilometres and we will stop for lunch somewhere in the bush over looking the valley below.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
RIDE AS BARE AS YOU DARE!

Facebook – World Naked Bike Ride – Melbourne
Twitter – AsBareAsYouDare
Email – info@asbareasyoudare.com
Global – www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org
RIDE AS BARE AS YOU DARE!

Facebook – World Naked Bike Ride – Melbourne
Twitter – AsBareAsYouDare
Email – info@asbareasyoudare.com
Global – www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org
Mar 4 Mon  
 
Mar 5 Tue
SOCIAL NIGHT
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal, talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 6 Wed  
 
Mar 7 Thu  
 
Mar 8 Fri
March 8 to 11
ChillOut Long Weekend
Friday, March 8th - Monday, March 11th at “Swan Hill”, Daylesford, Address supplied when you book. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160
FRIDAY 8TH TO MONDAY 11TH MARCH LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND CAMP - MELVILLE’S CAVES & MT KOOYOORA
Melville’s Caves are in fact a series of tumbled boulders and cracked granite outcrops, rather like Hanging Rock, and these have provided shelter for the indigenous Jaara Jaara people, and in latter times, bushrangers such as Captain Melville. Mt Kooyoora is only some 100 metres higher than the surrounding country but it rises steeply with rocky cliffs. The present park comprises a series of disconnected blocks but this weekend’s activities will concentrate on the older core of the park. The provisional program is: Saturday am: (for those arriving Friday evening) Eastern Track (easy 4.5 km circuit). This 2 hour walk through undulating country amid rock outcrops will give an introduction to typical country in the park. Saturday pm: Long Rock and Melville Caves Tracks (easy 5.6 km circuit). This 3 hour walk takes in three lookouts, interesting rock formations and a rock pool, with some steep sections up to and down from the Melville lookout. Sunday: Mt Kooyoora walk (medium/hard 12 km circuit). The grading for this 5 hour walk results from over half of it being off track as well as the very steep and rocky terrain around Mt Kooyoora. Sound footwear is essential and at least 1 litre of water should be carried. The route heads north from Melville Caves over bush tracks to the Crystal Mine site then off track to the rocky spine of Mt Kooyoora. The intention is to follow the crest to the northwest, then bear southwest to find a bush track which will lead back to camp. Participants with a compass can sharpen their navigation skills.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 9 Sat
CHILLOUT WALK: THE BLOWHOLE TO BREAKNECK GORGE, HEPBURN
These events have been very successful and great fun in the past. A great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends. See the huge hole in the cliff where goldminers short-circuited water in Sailors Creek to find gold in the dry creek bed. The walking track then follows alongside the creek getting higher and higher until you are eventually looking into the huge and spectacular Breakneck Gorge. Return to the cars by a similar route through the forest.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 10 Sun
ChillOut Parade & Carnival
Sunday, 10th March
MEET: 9.30am, Daylesford Town Centre, MEL X909, C9. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160
CHILLOUT FESTIVAL PICNIC DAY, VICTORIA PARK
Sunday Picnic Day - Join the Nomads under our BIG Banner.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Mar 11 Mon  
 
Mar 12 Tue  
 
Mar 13 Wed  
 
Mar 14 Thu  
 
Mar 15 Fri
Walhalla for a happy St. Patrick’s Weekend of sightseeing + 4WDriving + Caravanning
You do not need your own 4WD vehicle - non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend.
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March. CONTACT Greg 0407 473 467
Mar 16 Sat  
 
Mar 17 Sun
GAY DAY IN THE PARK - TAKE 2

Sunday 17th March, from 2pm in
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges rd, Fitzroy North - Grassed area between the toilets and the rotunda

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St Patrick’s Day @ Walhalla
Sunday 17th March
MEET: 8:30am SHARP at Gardiner Train Station Car Park (Carroll Cr MEL: 59 G7)
9:15am SHARP at BP Roadhouse (on the fwy at Officer) MEL 214 E7. CONTACT Matt 0416 179 485
CROQUET AT WILLIAMSTOWN
Enjoy a tongue-in-cheek afternoon with the best little croquet club in town. Darling it's you... you simply must be there. What could be more divine on a warm Autumn afternoon than a Pimms or G&T on our gracious verandas, with a scrummy cream tea and your best friends around you? Last year at Midsumma the community said we were fabulous. We will introduce you to playing a wicked game of croquet, then after a couple of games kick back with a snifter or two.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 18 Mon  
 
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Mar 20 Wed  
 
Mar 21 Thu  
 
Mar 22 Fri  
 
Mar 23 Sat
BBQ at DT's Hotel Richmond.
Mar 24 Sun
CASTLEMAINE DIGGINGS NATURAL HERITAGE PARK
Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is Australia’s first National Heritage Park, and is the largest non-indigenous protected cultural landscape in Australia. The walk starts and follows the Poverty Gully to Eureka Reef Heritage walk, then onto lunch at Spring Gully. After lunch a steady 200 metre climb to the top of The Monk (at 459m, The Monk is the highest point near to Castlemaine and is a local landmark with some good views) then back to the start. Optional afternoon tea is planned to be at the Theatre Royal in town.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

Mar 25 Mon  
 
Mar 26 Tue  
 
Mar 27 Wed  
 
Mar 28 Thu  
 
Mar 29 Fri
Easter @ Junee
29th March – Monday 1st April. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160
Easter 4WD trip “Buchan - Suggan Buggan - Benambra” - You do not need your own 4WD vehicle - non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend. Bring your tent.
Friday 29th March – Tuesday 2nd 1st April. CONTACT Greg 0407 473 467
GOOD FRIDAY CAPITAL CITY TRAIL RIDE
This will be a leisurely 17km ride along the Capital City Trail from Federation Square to Rushall Station following a scenic and interesting section of the Yarra River, then the Merri Creek. Those who wish can continue on to complete the Capital City Trail circuit all the way back to Federation Square (an additional 23 km), or exit at any of several railway stations along the way.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
GOOD FRIDAY CAPITAL CITY TRAIL RIDE
This will be a leisurely 17km ride along the Capital City Trail from Federation Square to Rushall Station following a scenic and interesting section of the Yarra River, then the Merri Creek. Those who wish can continue on to complete the Capital City Trail circuit all the way back to Federation Square (an additional 23 km), or exit at any of several railway stations along the way.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
FRIDAY 29TH MARCH TO MONDAY 1ST APRIL EASTER WEEKEND OVERNIGHT REGIONAL CAMP – TBA
We will again be holding a regional camp over the Easter weekend, details TBA.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 30 Sat  
 
Mar 31 Sun
“Austins Over Australia” National Rally + Easter Parade @ Bendigo.
Sunday 31st March
MEET: 9.30am @ BP Roadhouse, just north of Calder Thunderdome on Calder Highway MEL 354 G2. CONTACT Peter R 0402 446 896
 
Apr 1 Mon  
 
Apr 2 Tue  
 
Apr 3 Wed  
 
Apr 4 Thu  
 
Apr 5 Fri  
 
Apr 6 Sat
ANNUAL CHESTNUT HUNT IN THE DANDENONG RANGES
The walk will commence through the tall timbers of Sherbrooke Forest to Grants Picnic Ground. The track then rises sharply to Sherbrooke Lodge. We will continue through a newly created State Park and onto the Ferny Creek Reserve, our lunch stop. Novices will be given initial training in the art of chestnut hunting at Ferny Creek Reserve. After lunch, we will undertake serious chestnut hunting as we proceed into areas where the big chestnuts grow. It is recommended that one brings tongs and a “rip-proof” bag in order to hunt chestnuts successfully. With the recent good rains after years of drought, the quality of the chestnuts should be very good this year.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Apr 7 Sun
The Archives’ first Open Day for 2013 is celebrating the T in LGBTI – from the Seahorse Club through radical challenges to the male-female binary, via transvestites, transsesxuals, transgenders, trans* … We have been rummaging through the newsletters and zines, ephemera, posters and photos, so come and see what we have.



And if you have stuff that we should have, or ideas about what we should be looking for, come along and help us out. After all, the collection is only as good as we all make it.



Refreshments, tours of the collections, a chance to chat with fellow history-lovers. What better way to spend a Sunday arvo.


When: Sunday 7 April 2013; 2-5 pm



ALGA, 6 Claremont St, South Yarra

Shannon’s American Motor Show featuring Motafrenz Club Display
Sunday, 7th April
Spectators from 10:00am, Flemington Racecourse Members’ Car Park, enter from Epsom Road, MEL 28 G12. When you arrive, ask to be directed to the Motafrenz display. CONTACT Matt 0416 179 485
THOMASTOWN TO SOUTH MORANG
We will travel by train to Thomastown where we disembark & walk past the shopping strip to the Western Ring Road which we will follow for about 2km. At the Darebin Creek we will leave the freeway & head north along the creek then along Hendersons Road Drain to South Morang Station passing through a few small reserves & also close to back fences of property along the way.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Apr 8 Mon  
 
Apr 9 Tue
PLANNING/ SOCIAL NIGHT
Do you want to see more of a particular activity, or do you have a particularly favourite area of Victoria you would like to share with others? Do you have an idea for something apart from the regular walks? Come along to the Planning Meeting, and then stay for our monthly social evening where members talk about upcoming events, share a meal and compare notes on past activities. All members are welcome – you don't have to volunteer for an activity. New members are especially invited to this meeting as an orientation to Nomads activities.
Apr 10 Wed  
 
Apr 11 Thu  
 
Apr 12 Fri  
 
Apr 13 Sat  
 
Apr 14 Sun
4WD Adventure Day to Lerderderg Gorge and Blackwood – non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend.
Sunday, 14th April
MEET: 10:30AM outside The Border Inn, 139 Main St (Bacchus Marsh Rd), Bacchus Marsh. MEL 333 J7. Arrive a little earlier for a coffee. CONTACT Peter F, 0402 128 005
NUDE WALK: STRATH CREEK (MURCHISON) FALLS AREA
Enjoy the freedom of hiking 'au naturelle' through the forests and creek gullies of the Victorian ranges. Some of the walk is through the forest and some on 4WD tracks. Great views of very deep gullies and massive rock outcrops.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Apr 15 Mon  
 
Apr 16 Tue
MID-WEEK LUNCH & WALK AT SEYMOUR
Travel will be by train (car optional). On arrival at Seymour it is a 5 min walk to the Railway Club Hotel situated on Main Street across from the station but we will have a quick look at a D3 steam loco in JW Elliot Reserve next to the station first. I will reserve a table once I know how many will be going. After lunch (1 hour 15 min) we will walk to the Goulburn River, having a look at a couple of tanks, a historic log lock up & a court house along the way. We then go for a 5km return walk along the Goulburn River Walking Track. The actual length of the walk will depend on how much time we have left after lunch. Once we leave the track we then head back to the station through Kings Park which is mostly a sports precinct.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Apr 17 Wed  
 
Apr 18 Thu  
 
Apr 19 Fri  
 
Apr 20 Sat
Matrix Guild - at St Kilda Town Hall - Info 0419 992 922
Apr 21 Sun
RACV Classic Showcase – featuring Motafrenz Club Display
Sunday, 21st April
Spectators from 10:00am, Flemington Racecourse Members’ Car Park, enter from Epsom Road, MEL 28 G12. When you arrive, ask to be directed to the Motafrenz display. CONTACT Peter R 0402 446 896
SHERBROOKE FOREST WALK
This is 14km anti-clockwise circuit walk in Sherbrooke Forest and may include a waterfall if a bridge is repaired in time. Enjoy the attractive landscape of tall Mountain Ash and tree ferns, and perhaps see a lyrebird.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Apr 22 Mon  
 
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Apr 25 Thu
THURSDAY 25TH TO SUNDAY 28TH APRIL ANZAC DAY WEEKEND CAMP AT TARRA-BULGA NATIONAL PARK
There are many walks in the Tarra-Bulga NP and we will select day and half-day walks through the ancient rainforest of the park. The recently opened Grand Strzelecki Track also provides scope for exploration. Participants should arrive on Thursday morning to set up camp, though if you need to work on Friday, then you can arrive on Friday evening or Saturday morning.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Apr 26 Fri  
 
Apr 27 Sat  
 
Apr 28 Sun
On Sunday 28 April 2013, between 1.00pm – 6.00pm at Trades Hall, Lygon St, Carlton, AGMC Inc. will host a free community event. The event will bring together a group of Italian-Australian GLBTIQ individuals and their families (parents, partners and children) to talk about their “coming out” experiences

RSVP to agmc.org.au/agedo

For media interviews or event details, please contact

Tony Mordini 0412 777 438 / tony.mordini@gmail.com
Winery Tour of the Yarra Valley, for an insider’s tour “behind the scenes” and learn more about the wine industry.
Sunday, 28th April. CONTACT Brett H 0405 445 849
Apr 29 Mon  
 
Apr 30 Tue  
 
 
May 1 Wed  
 
May 2 Thu  
 
May 3 Fri
Weekend Mt Buller
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May, CONTACT: Richard 0418 396 838
May 4 Sat  
 
May 5 Sun
AROUND THE BAY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
We have constructed a lazy day of travel by public transport for the whole day. Our program is to travel by train from Melbourne to Frankston, and then by bus to Sorrento. At Sorrento, we walk to the Ferry Terminal and sail across in sight of Port Philip Heads to Queenscliff. At Queenscliff, we will have lunch and take advantage of the monthly Queenscliff Farmers’ Market before we walk the 5km or so along the foreshore to Point Lonsdale. Low tide is at about 12:38 so it will be easy to walk on the firm sand. At Point Lonsdale, there will be time for a quick cuppa before we board the bus to Geelong. At Geelong Railway Station, we board a V/Line train back to Melbourne.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

May 6 Mon  
 
May 7 Tue
AGM/ SOCIAL NIGHT
In place of our regular social gathering, the first part of this night will involve the formal business necessary to satisfy the requirements of our incorporation as an Association, including presentation and acceptance of financial and other reports, and the election of office bearers for the next 12 months. After this, please stay either for a meal or for socialising
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

May 8 Wed  
 
May 9 Thu  
 
May 10 Fri  
 
May 11 Sat
1pm State Library www.equallove.info
May 12 Sun
MELBOURNE CITY LANES, ALLEYS & ARCADES
We will explore many of the alleys, lanes and arcades of central Melbourne, including those that are rarely visited (e.g. Presgrove Place, Dame Edna Court, Howey Race). We will stop for a leisurely lunch in the Flagstaff Gardens just opposite the Queen Victoria Market, before returning to the CBD via Chinatown and RMIT. Victoria Railways will again put on a traditional afternoon tea at their centrally located tea rooms.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
May 13 Mon  
 
May 14 Tue  
 
May 15 Wed  
 
May 16 Thu  
 
May 17 Fri
Councils in Melbourne's west & north will be flying the rainbow flag on May 17 and hosting a series of free events to mark this year's IDAHO.
1) Brimbank and Hobsons Bay City Councils will fly the rainbow flag and are co-hosting a talk.
2) Wyndham City Council is raising the rainbow flag and hosting a morning tea.
3) Darebin City Council is hosting art installations, entertainment and a community forum.
Details: mediawall.midsumma.org.au/#/post/49399365371/celebrate-the-international-day-against-homophobia
OutBlack – Victoria’s GLBTIQ & Sistergirls Mob – are playing host to a CAMP! Getaway to Gunditjmara country (Western Victoria).

The trip out of town will take place on the weekend of Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May.

We invite OutBlack Members and other Victorian-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples who may not identify as ‘straight’ to join us.

All transport, accommodation and meals will be covered – all we need is you!

Please assist us in getting word out by forwarding to your Indigenous & Queer networks.

RSVP: outblack@hotmail.com.au
May 18 Sat
CYCLE RIDE: EXPLORING THE SOUTH-WEST PASSAGE
Departure from Federation Square will be along the north side Yarra River Trail towards the South Wharf Precinct. Riders will be able to enjoy the improved cycle facilities in this inner area as we head towards the historic homes of Albert Park. Picking up the Bayside Trail at Victoria Street Albert Park, we will then turn west towards Port Melbourne and a tour of Westgate Park. At the end of Westgate Park we will leave the “South” and head over to the “West” via the Westgate Punt Ferry Service www.westgatepunt.com + mob 0419 999 458. Fares are $7.00 return or $5.00 one-way. Once disembarked we will pick-up the off-road trail that hugs the lower reaches of the Yarra River and cycle into Williamstown for lunch. Back on the bikes it’s the reverse ride back to the Punt Ferry Service. Through Westgate Park up to Port Melbourne for a ride along the Light Rail Cycle Path back to Federation Square via the south side of the inner Yarra River Trail.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
May 19 Sun
National Motoring Heritage Day Rally “Cavalcade to Seymour” - 3rd Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday, 19th May
MEET: 10:30am at Service Station, on the Hume Hwy, at the Donnybrook Rd Interchange. MEL 367 C6. Entry is ONLY possible from Hume Fwy heading north. CONTACT Alistair 0431 046 396
ANAKIE GORGE
The Anakie Gorge tracks were closed after the 2011 floods, but are now open again. We will be following Stony Creek for a short while, before joining the Ted Errey Nature Circuit, climbing steeply to lookouts with views of Melbourne, Anakie Gorge and the distant Bellarine Peninsula. The walk then descends back to Stony Creek, which we follow downstream through the gorge to our starting-point.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
ANAKIE GORGE
The Anakie Gorge tracks were closed after the 2011 floods, but are now open again. We will be following Stony Creek for a short while, before joining the Ted Errey Nature Circuit, climbing steeply to lookouts with views of Melbourne, Anakie Gorge and the distant Bellarine Peninsula. The walk then descends back to Stony Creek, which we follow downstream through the gorge to our starting-point.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
May 20 Mon
Come together as a community on Monday 20 May to remember loved ones lost to HIV and AIDS, to acknowledge those living with HIV today, and to look forward to a brighter future, together. This is a free event hosted by Living Positive Victoria, MC'ed by Rachel Berger. To RSVP please register online (internationalaidscandlelightmemorial-es2005.eventbrite.com.au/?rank=1#) or call 03 9863 8733.
May 21 Tue  
 
May 22 Wed  
 
May 23 Thu  
 
May 24 Fri  
 
May 25 Sat  
 
May 26 Sun
4WD Adventure Day to Rubicon – non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend
Sunday, 26th May. CONTACT Greg 0407 473 467
LEADERS’ DAY – MT ST LEONARD AREA
We will organize a fun day of instruction, and refresher for leaders and potential leaders. All phases of leading a trip will be covered, from preparation of trip description, to submission of trip report, as described in the Nomads Leaders Guide. The aim of this trip is to encourage members to become leaders with new ideas, and as a forum for our current leaders to discuss issues they have encountered while leading trips. We will make this a pleasant social event out in some beautiful bushland near Melbourne. While this audience for event is targeted at current/future Event Leaders, other members are most welcome to join as the experience gained will help generate confidence to have fun and confidence in the bush
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
May 27 Mon  
 
May 28 Tue  
 
May 29 Wed  
 
May 30 Thu  
 
May 31 Fri  
 
 
Jun 1 Sat  
 
Jun 2 Sun
GOULBURN RIVER HIGH COUNTRY RAIL TRAIL – PART 1
The Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail (GRHCRT), opened 1st June 2012, is the longest rail trail in Australia at 134km including the branch to Alexandria. It mostly follows the Goulburn Valley Hwy to Mansfield leaving it only for a few short sections. It has several bridges including crossing the Eildon Reservoir & Goulburn River, a 200m tunnel which is the longest in Victoria and the trail passes through a few towns & villages. After meeting at Tallarook we take some cars to the end of the walk at the Trawool Resort. On returning to the start point we will follow the rail trail out of town for about 6km where we stop for an early lunch overlooking the Goulburn River. After lunch we will continue on to Trawool through the Tallarook Ranges with river and valley views along the way.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 3 Mon  
 
Jun 4 Tue
SOCIAL NIGHT
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal, talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 5 Wed  
 
Jun 6 Thu  
 
Jun 7 Fri
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY AT RAWSON – BUSH WALKING, SIGHTSEEING, SKIING
This is a 3 day weekend catering for walking, sightseeing, skiing or a combination of any of these. There are easy/medium walks ranging in distance of 10-15km on very well made tracks that are primarily level with the odd up and down. Not far is the historic town of Walhalla (12km) and its many attractions. Cross-country skiing on Mt St Gwinear is not far away. For downhill skiing, you would need to go to Mt Baw Baw alpine village (35km). So all members with those interests are invited to join us for the weekend. Walks will be organised for each day and there is abundant information for those wishing to take it more leisurely and go sightseeing. For skiing, I am afraid that you will have to make your own arrangements, but the ski-hire outlet in Erica (5km) will be open so long as there is snow on the mountain. In addition, day visitors are also welcome to join us on any of the 3 days.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 8 Sat  
 
Jun 9 Sun
southernhibearnation.com
Jun 10 Mon  
 
Jun 11 Tue  
 
Jun 12 Wed  
 
Jun 13 Thu  
 
Jun 14 Fri  
 
Jun 15 Sat
Helem Gay Arab Party - Eureka Hotel Richmond - 7pm - $20.00
MELBOURNE CITY LANES, ALLEYS & ARCADES
We will explore many of the alleys, lanes and arcades of central Melbourne, including those that are rarely visited (eg Presgrove Place, Dame Edna Court, Howey Race). We will stop for a leisurely lunch in the Flagstaff Gardens just opposite the Queen Victoria Market, before returning to the CBD via Chinatown and RMIT. Victoria Railways will again put on a traditional afternoon tea at their centrally located tea rooms.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 16 Sun
Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries’ “Shortest Lunch” - Third Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday 16th June
MEET: 11am at McKenzie Reserve Car Park (opposite Pinoak Drive), Bell Street (route B300) Yarra Glen MEL 275 A1. CONTACT Steve 0407 630 001

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE LOWER DAREBIN CREEK AND ALPHINGTON CIRCUIT WALK
Lower Darebin Creek may one day be a bicycle and pedestrian through-route (joining the Yarra River path). In the meantime, it is a pleasant, if obscure backwater, with some significant buildings adjoining it, including Napier Waller House, Macgeorge House, and the c.1856 former Darebin Bridge Hotel (in 1945-47, the residence of artist Ian Fairweather and others). Though these three are on private land, their backyards tend to blend with adjacent, discontinuous pockets of parkland. The morning part of this walk will be the joining of these pockets. From Alphington Station, we explore the history-rich Darebin Parklands, before crossing a well-engineered footbridge to the Ivanhoe side (Rockbeare Park). After looking around this park, we will cross some stepping stones (water level permitting) to return to the Alphington bank. A shared path leads then south, with a brand-new portion of this path (under the Heidelberg Road bridge) hopefully being open by that day. The sealed path finishes at this point, but the creek-front park continues, past a not-so-well engineered footbridge, to the little-known Napier Waller Reserve. From here, it is necessary to detour through some Ivanhoe streets to access a park at the confluence of the Darebin Creek and Yarra River (picnic lunch). In the afternoon, we will cross the Heidelberg Road bridge and walk west through Alphington’s streets and intermittent Yarra River-side parks and paths, to Coates Park and then an easy stroll back to Alphington (or Fairfield, if a café stop is desired) Station.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 17 Mon  
 
Jun 18 Tue  
 
Jun 19 Wed  
 
Jun 20 Thu  
 
Jun 21 Fri  
 
Jun 22 Sat
at S6 9pm check their web site for details.
Jun 23 Sun
ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE DINNER
Come and enjoy the delights of authentic Ethiopian and Moroccan cuisine, and experience the fusion between East and North Africa. Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten-free palates are catered for. A banquet menu will allow people to make choices of what they want and how much they want to eat, and will consist of three different starters, eight different Mains, and a Chocolate Mouse for dessert. There will only be one hot spicy dish; no other dishes will be spicy. The establishment is both licensed and BYO (I suggest you BYO there is no corkage fee).
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 24 Mon  
 
Jun 25 Tue  
 
Jun 26 Wed  
 
Jun 27 Thu  
 
Jun 28 Fri  
 
Jun 29 Sat
A fundraiser for VICTORIAN AIDS COUNCIL/GAY MENS HEALTH CENTRE. Hosted by Agent 284 - 284 Smith Street, Collingwood
Saturday 29 June 2013, 8pm
Comedians, trivia, silent auction (Pink and King Kong tickets, artwork, V8 Supercar Experience etc).
Tickets $55 - email info@agent284.com.au or 0432 232 688
Jun 30 Sun
$20 per head 1.30pm Eureka Hotel Richmond
Sunday 30th June 2013 @ 7.00 PM
The James Tatoulis Auditorium – MLC Kew
207 Barkers Road, Kew
$25 Adult, $20 Concession
Bookings: www.mrb.org.au
ST. KILDA TO SANDRINGHAM
We walk along the Port Phillip Bay foreshore past St Kilda Beach, St Kilda Marina, Point Ormond, Elwood Beach, Middle Brighton Beach & Brighton Beach which is the start of the 17km long Bayside Coastal Arts Trail & on to Sandringham.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
 
Jul 1 Mon  
 
Jul 2 Tue
Adam Bandt MP - The Fitz - Fitzroy - 6.30pm www.globemelbourne.com.au
PLANNING/ SOCIAL NIGHT
Do you want to see more of a particular activity, or do you have a particularly favourite area of Victoria you would like to share with others? Do you have an idea for something apart from the regular walks? Come along to the Planning Meeting, and then stay for our monthly social evening where members talk about upcoming events, share a meal and compare notes on past activities. All members are welcome – you don't have to volunteer for an activity. New members are especially invited to this meeting as an orientation to Nomads activities.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 3 Wed  
 
Jul 4 Thu  
 
Jul 5 Fri

FRIDAY 5TH TO SUNDAY 7TH JULY LORNE WEEKEND
Saturday 18th – Erskine Falls up and back 16km, or a car shuffle for those who only want to do one way. Walk from Lorne through the camping ground and up the track to the falls. Return the same way. A beautiful walk, one I have done many times – but never in winter. A small towel wouldn’t go astray as we cross the Erskine Creek/River a couple of times.
Sunday 19th - Kalimna & Sheoak Falls circuit 15km or 7km for those not wanting to do both falls. This gentle walk commences at the Sheoak Picnic Area and follows the route of an old timber tramway. The walk traverses through dense tree ferns, native forest, and follows a fresh water creek for most of the way. We stop at the Lower Kalimna Falls and then onto the Upper Kalimna Falls. A climb up a small hill will take us to lunch. We then walk to Castle Rock for stunning views of the ocean and overlooking the Cumberland River, then down to the Sheoak Falls and back to the Sheoak Picnic Area along the Sheoak Creek passing a cave known for the nesting site of Welcome Swallows during spring. For those wanting to shorten this walk they can take an easy shortcut back to the picnic area and forego Sheoak Falls.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au

FRIDAY 5TH TO SUNDAY 7TH JULY LORNE WEEKEND
Saturday 18th – Erskine Falls up and back 16km, or a car shuffle for those who only want to do one way. Walk from Lorne through the camping ground and up the track to the falls. Return the same way. A beautiful walk, one I have done many times – but never in winter. A small towel wouldn’t go astray as we cross the Erskine Creek/River a couple of times.
Sunday 19th - Kalimna & Sheoak Falls circuit 15km or 7km for those not wanting to do both falls. This gentle walk commences at the Sheoak Picnic Area and follows the route of an old timber tramway. The walk traverses through dense tree ferns, native forest, and follows a fresh water creek for most of the way. We stop at the Lower Kalimna Falls and then onto the Upper Kalimna Falls. A climb up a small hill will take us to lunch. We then walk to Castle Rock for stunning views of the ocean and overlooking the Cumberland River, then down to the Sheoak Falls and back to the Sheoak Picnic Area along the Sheoak Creek passing a cave known for the nesting site of Welcome Swallows during spring. For those wanting to shorten this walk they can take an easy shortcut back to the picnic area and forego Sheoak Falls.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 6 Sat  
 
Jul 7 Sun
Christmas-in-July
The social highlight of the Motafrenz year is undoubtedly our Christmas-in-July
Sunday, 7th July. CONTACT Matt 0416 179 485
Jul 8 Mon  
 
Jul 9 Tue  
 
Jul 10 Wed
MID-WEEK LUNCH AT GEELONG
Travel will be by train (car optional). On arrival at Geelong we will walk to the water front and out along Cunningham Pier then have a look at the carousel before making our way to the restaurant. After lunch we will walk further along the water front to the Eastern Beach Swimming Promenade then return to the station to catch the train home. In the event that it is wet we have an option to visit the National Wool Museum.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
MID-WEEK LUNCH AT GEELONG
Travel will be by train (car optional). On arrival at Geelong we will walk to the water front and out along Cunningham Pier then have a look at the carousel before making our way to the restaurant. After lunch we will walk further along the water front to the Eastern Beach Swimming Promenade then return to the station to catch the train home. In the event that it is wet we have an option to visit the National Wool Museum.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 11 Thu  
 
Jul 12 Fri  
 
Jul 13 Sat
SKI DAY FOR BEGINNERS AT LAKE MOUNTAIN
Lake Mountain is great for learning to cross-country ski. It is only 2-2½ hours from Melbourne with mainly gentle slopes for beginners. No experience is necessary and a Nomad will give tutoring. Les is looking into weekend accommodation in the area, so if you are wanting to ski both days of the weekend, accommodation may be available for a small group, so make your intention known early or you may miss out.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 14 Sun  
 
Jul 15 Mon  
 
Jul 16 Tue
Senetor Penny Wong - The Orchid Room - Red Spice Rd - QV 6.30pm www.globemelbourne.com.au
Jul 17 Wed  
 
Jul 18 Thu  
 
Jul 19 Fri
Bernard Gardiner presents The Lazarus Transformation – the 1990s


All lectures commence at 6.30pm and will be followed by a guided tour of the 30 Years of Passion exhibition by the curators, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA). Light refreshments will be provided.

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV): 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne.
Jul 20 Sat  
 
Jul 21 Sun
Third Sunday Drive & Lunch combined with Cheap Eats
We’re off to Cameo Cinema in Belgrave for lunch and a movie.
Sunday 21st July
MEET: 2pm at Café Green Bean, 1652 Burwood Highway, Belgrave. MEL 75 F10. CONTACT Russell 0439 852 963
OLINDA VALLEY CIRCUIT WALK
This walk would be in the top end of the medium range as there are some fairly steep gradients involved that can be quite tedious unless you're prepared, approx 18km in length along bush and management tracks this walk takes in the Olinda Falls where we will stop for lunch. Our return will see us encircle the top end of the forest and then proceed down through the pleasant R J Hamer Arboretum back to the start. For those who desire refreshments after the walk a selection of Olinda cafes are available for our choosing.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 22 Mon  
 
Jul 23 Tue
Tex McKenzie presents An Unexpected Journey – the 2000s and beyond

All lectures commence at 6.30pm and will be followed by a guided tour of the 30 Years of Passion exhibition by the curators, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA). Light refreshments will be provided.

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV): 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne.
Jul 24 Wed  
 
Jul 25 Thu  
 
Jul 26 Fri
WhiteOUT! 2013 looks forward to your company this coming July 26-28, 2013. For many, it will be greeting old friends. We hope for many more, it will be making new friends. We’re looking forward to seeing all those mountain people who have looked after us in the past, with some superb hospitality warmly extended to us over a long winter week-end. So run out, organise some ugg boots, and get your thinking fascinators on to arrange some friends & accommodation. And to stay “in the know”, send your details via Anthony antrex@bigpond.net.au, check out our website www.whiteout.net.au and we’ll keep you as up-to-date as any thoroughly modern ski bunny ought to be. Or contact Anthony 0439 392 160.
Jul 27 Sat
Under the Red Ribbon – Book Launch

Saturday 27 July, 2.30pm – 5.00pm


PLC - Commercial Rd
Jul 28 Sun
Annual General Meeting and FREE SUNDAY LUNCH celebration
Sunday 28th July
MEET for Pre-Meeting Drinks: 11:30am, AGM: 12:00pm, Lunch: 1.30pm
Shannon’s Motor Auctions Showroom, 321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham MEL 78 D11. CONTACT Gordon 0407 882 696
DANDENONG CREEK TRAIL PART 1
We will be meeting at the end of the walk then take a minimum of cars to the starting point at the Glen Park Community Centre, Bayswater. We then follow the Dandenong Creek Trail to Koomba Park in the Dandenong Valley Parklands, where we will have lunch. Here there are some small lakes & bird hides. After lunch we continue on passing the Bushy Park Wetlands & Shepherds Bush before entering Jells Park & past Jells Lake.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 29 Mon  
 
Jul 30 Tue
Kevin Ekendahl - 6.30pm The Cullen Rooftop www.globemelbourne.com.au
Jul 31 Wed  
 
 
Aug 1 Thu  
 
Aug 2 Fri  
 
Aug 3 Sat  
 
Aug 4 Sun
TIPPERARY WALKING TRACK (DAYLESFORD)
This walk covers parts of the Daylesford Lake, The Tipperary Walking Track and Hepburn Springs. It is a 20km walk. We will need to start on time and move at a consistent pace throughout the day and adhere to break and lunch time constraints as advised by the leader. If slippery surfaces, mud and a generally fast pace is not to your liking it's best you not join the walk. For those who decide to come we'll hopefully see full flowing creeks and lush green bush. Daylesford and Hepburn Springs really are beautiful areas year round so if you come - it'll be an enjoyable day. With a bit of hard work.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
SUNDAY 4TH TO SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST SKI WEEK / OR WEEKEND AT FALLS CREEK
A 7-day ski trip at Falls Creek is being planned for Sunday 4th August to Sunday 11th August. We will be staying at a cosy Ski Lodge which provides ski in ski out access from Wombats Ramble and no over snow transport requirements. This will be a cross country ski, downhill ski and snow board week leaving Melbourne Sunday and leaving Falls Creek Sunday.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 5 Mon  
 
Aug 6 Tue
SOCIAL NIGHT
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal, talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 7 Wed  
 
Aug 8 Thu  
 
Aug 9 Fri  
 
Aug 10 Sat  
 
Aug 11 Sun
LYSTERFIELD LAKE CIRCUIT WALK
This walk takes us along some of the walking tracks around Lysterfield Lake – one of Melbourne’s older reservoirs that is nowadays a bushland park. Most of our route is on well-made tracks – some gravel, some formed earth. We will pass by the site of Donelan’s homestead and the Boy’s Farm dairy.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 12 Mon  
 
Aug 13 Tue  
 
Aug 14 Wed  
 
Aug 15 Thu  
 
Aug 16 Fri  
 
Aug 17 Sat
1pm State Library Steps
Aug 18 Sun
Donnybrook Pub lunch + Cheese factory & Spur Falls - Third Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday 18th August
MEET: 12 Noon at Service Station, Hume Hwy, Donnybrook Rd Interchange. MEL 367 C6 Entry is ONLY possible from Hume Fwy heading north. CONTACT Anthony 0439 392 160
SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST SORRENTO BACK BEACH CIRCUIT
An approx 12km circuit walk starting from the Port Phillip side of the peninsula, we will pass through the site of the first European settlement of 1803 and along through the township of Sorrento where we will take lunch. For the second part of the walk we will make our way to Diamond Bay and follow Coppins Track (built in 1890) along the cliff tops to complete our circuit. With fresh sea air, lookouts and many examples of the early history of settlement in this area there should be something of interest for all.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 19 Mon  
 
Aug 20 Tue  
 
Aug 21 Wed  
 
Aug 22 Thu  
 
Aug 23 Fri
4WD Adventure – Avon Wilderness Trek - You do not need your own 4WD vehicle - non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend. Bring your tent.
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August. CONTACT Greg 0407 473 467
Aug 24 Sat  
 
Aug 25 Sun

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST WINTER SUNDAY LUNCH AT COWES
This event is a lazy Sunday Luncheon. We travel by train or car to Stony Point whence we take the ferry across to Cowes on Philip Island. At Cowes, we will walk about 300m to the Continental Hotel for lunch in the Dining Room, overlooking Westernport Bay. After lunch, we return by ferry to Stony Point for homeward travel by train or car. The return ferry trip is a special Charter Trip since the next normal sailing is rather late in the day.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 26 Mon  
 
Aug 27 Tue  
 
Aug 28 Wed  
 
Aug 29 Thu  
 
Aug 30 Fri  
 
Aug 31 Sat  
 
 
Sep 1 Sun
LEADERS’ DAY – MT ST LEONARD AREA
A fun day of instruction, and refresher for leaders and potential leaders. All phases of leading a trip will be covered, from preparation of trip description, to submission of trip report, as described in the Nomads Leaders Guide. The aim of this trip is to encourage members to become leaders with new ideas, and as a forum for our current leaders to discuss issues they have encountered while leading trips. We will make this a pleasant social event out in some beautiful bushland near Melbourne. More information will be provided closer to the date. While this audience for event is targeted at current/future Event Leaders, other members are most welcome to join as the experience gained will help generate confidence to have fun and confidence in the bush.xxx
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Sep 2 Mon  
 
Sep 3 Tue
SOCIAL NIGHT
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal, talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Sep 4 Wed  
 
Sep 5 Thu  
 
Sep 6 Fri  
 
Sep 7 Sat  
 
Sep 8 Sun
GOLDEN WATTLE EXPERIENCE – DJERRIWARRH WALK
Experience the Golden Wattle in bloom in a remote and rarely visited forest. We've been fortunate to gain access to this section of the park through a private farm property. Djerriwarrh Reservoir is hidden in the middle of the Pyrete Forest and is very picturesque after the recent good rains. If the day is sunny a swim could be in order.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Sep 9 Mon  
 
Sep 10 Tue  
 
Sep 11 Wed  
 
Sep 12 Thu  
 
Sep 13 Fri  
 
Sep 14 Sat  
 
Sep 15 Sun
Behind the Candelabra - ASTOR Theatre - $50.00 Book 9863 8733
4WD Day Trip – Toolangi State Forest - Third Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday 15th September
MEET: 10am at Dixon’s Creek Cafe Bar and Grill - 1925 Melba Highway (B300), Dixons Creek (About 10 mins north of Yarra Glen on Melba Hwy - on left-hand side just before the overtaking lane) MEL 10 P3. CONTACT Steve 0407 630 001
ELTHAM CREEKS & AQUEDUCTS
Starting from Diamond Creek Station, we will follow the Diamond Creek about 2 km downstream to Allendale Road, where we will join the alignment of the former Maroondah Aqueduct and follow it to Research. Lunch will be at Research Park, after which we will follow paths near Main Road to Eltham, where there is the option of afternoon tea before catching the train home.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
3pm Laird Hotel. Annual Fundraiser for JOY 94.9 and VAC/GMHC www.northsidebizzare.com
www.springmigration.com.au

FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENING:
Wildlife ~ Forest Eco Tour
Bookings Essential:
FULL DETAILS ON WEBSITE

Sunday: Yackandandah Street Traders Specials
Lions Club Market with Spring Migration traders
Art Shows ~ The Primitives Exhibition ~
Spiritus Gallery ~ Always showing local art
~ Charles Sluga Gallery (Exhibition) on High Street ~

This year's Spring Migration brought to you by.
A Bears Old Wares Buddha Shop
& The Star Hotel Yackandandah
Sep 16 Mon  
 
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Sep 23 Mon  
 
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Sep 25 Wed
A Fundraising Event for the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc.). “About Face” is a community project proudly supported by the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc.) and the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre (VAC/GMHC).
6 pm at Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy.
Sep 26 Thu  
 
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Sep 28 Sat
Contact LPV for details - 9863 8733
Return to the High Country
TBC Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September. CONTACT Gary 0438 987 709

Sep 29 Sun
BELLARINE TO DRYSDALE RAIL TRAIL (RETURN BY STEAM TRAIN)
Leaving a little earlier from Queenscliff to ensure sufficient breaks on route and to enable us to meet the 3:45pm return train in good time, this trail runs beside the Bellarine Historical Rail line most of the way to Drysdale from the Queenscliff foreshore passing through the farming areas of the Bellarine Peninsula with rolling pastures and golden yellow fields of Canola. The return trip from Drysdale will be on the Bellarine Historical Railway.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Sep 30 Mon  
 
 
Oct 1 Tue
PLANNING/ SOCIAL NIGHT
Do you want to see more of a particular activity, or do you have a particularly favourite area of Victoria you would like to share with others? Do you have an idea for something apart from the regular walks? Come along to the Planning Meeting, and then stay for our monthly social evening where members talk about upcoming events, share a meal and compare notes on past activities. All members are welcome – you don't have to volunteer for an activity. New members are especially invited to this meeting as an orientation to Nomads activities.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Oct 2 Wed  
 
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Oct 6 Sun
Cora Lynn Car Show
TBC Sunday, 6th October
MEET: 8:15AM at Gardiner Train Station Car Park, Carroll Cr MEL 59 G7
9:00AM at BP Roadhouse, Princes Freeway, Officer MEL 214 E7
10:00AM at Lardner Park, Burnt Shop Rd, Lardner MEL X912 U8/7
CONTACT: Matt 0416 179 485 & Gordon T 0402 503 141
Cora Lynn Car Show
TBC Sunday, 6th October
MEET: 8:15AM at Gardiner Train Station Car Park, Carroll Cr MEL 59 G7
9:00AM at BP Roadhouse, Princes Freeway, Officer MEL 214 E7
10:00AM at Lardner Park, Burnt Shop Rd, Lardner MEL X912 U8/7
CONTACT: Matt 0416 179 485 & Gordon T 0402 503 141
WATERFALLS OF THE OTWAY RANGES.
This is a car tour through the Otway Ranges visiting several of the waterfalls. At each waterfall that we will visit, there is a well-made path, usually down to the foot of the waterfall with a climb back up on the return. After gathering at Moriac, we will proceed in convoy to visit several waterfalls, chosen from the 1500 or so that are in the area. The lengths of the walks vary considerably from quite short to 4 km or so. We may visit Triplet Falls, Stevenson’s Falls, Sabine Falls and Hopetoun Falls, and we may also visit some of the less-well known waterfalls that are off the beaten track.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Oct 7 Mon  
 
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Oct 9 Wed  
 
Oct 10 Thu
6pm 506 Elizabeth St Melb. RSVP 9863 8733
Oct 11 Fri  
 
Oct 12 Sat
DT's Hotel. Pride March Fundraiser. Auction from 4.30pm
Oct 13 Sun
Motafrenz Club’s Show & Shine
Sunday, 13th October
MEET from 12.00 noon, McLeay Park, Belmore Road, North Balwyn. Oval Number 5. MEL 46 C5/4. CONTACT: Gordon C – 0407 882 696,
FRANKSTON TO MORNINGTON.
This is a beach walk from Frankston to Mornington.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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Oct 19 Sat
SPECIAL WALK TO DJERRIWARRH RESERVOIR.
Enjoy a walk in the all-to-gether in a remote and rarely visited forest. We've been fortunate to gain access to this section of the park through a private farm property. Djerriwarrh Reservoir is hidden in the middle of the Pyrete Forest and is very picturesque after the recent good rains. If the day is sunny a swim could be in order.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Oct 20 Sun
“Around the Bay in a Day” - Third Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday 20th October
MEET: 9:30am at Westgate Service Centre, MEL 56 H1. CONTACT: Peter R 0402 446 896
MURRINDINDI MILL WALK.
A riverside and forest hike in an area which was burn out in the 2009 bush fires. Now, the beauty has returned, Flora and Fauna are in abundance. The camping and picnic areas have all been rebuilt with great new facilities. In the morning the hike has a couple of up-hill sections, follow by a moderately steep decent with beautiful views of Wilhelmina Falls on the way down.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Oct 21 Mon  
 
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Oct 26 Sat
Join us for a night of dancing and merriment for women of all ages, featuring the amazing DJ Blazyn and the exquisite music of Emma Wall & the Urban Folk, Michelle Parsons & Friends and Kaliopi & the Muses.

Date: Saturday October 26th, 2013
Time: 7pm (live music starts at 8.30pm)
Venue: Eureka Hotel, 1 Church Street, Richmond, Vic
Pre-purchase Tickets Only: www.50shadesofpinkfundraiser.com.au or contact bobby@50shadesofpinkfundraiser.com.au
Ticket Price: $25 includes nibbles (Payment via paypal or bank deposit)
Dress: Pink of course! Be as pinkrageous as you like! Prizes for pinkness!
Raffle Tickets will be available on the night
Motorclassica – Australian International Concours d’Elegance
Saturday, 26th October
Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton, MEL 2B J10
CONTACT: Matt 0416 179 485 events@motafrenz.org.au
HISTORIC BRIGHTON WALK.
We will explore Henry Dendy’s “survey” of 5,240 acres of Brighton (which then included Moorabbin) – all to within 100ft of high tide. Having lived half my life in Brighton, I will have a stack of photos, literature, plans and stories of buildings present and long gone and the movers and shakers who built or owned them. Our walk takes in things in Brighton Beach, then we train to Middle Brighton to start a circuit walk up Church St. One highlight will be a visit to the Brighton Historic Society in the huge Old Brighton Town Hall and view the huge collection. I hope to arrange to meet the elderly historian Weston Bate who wrote the “History of Brighton” (1962). Lunch will be in the splendid gardens next door (plenty of comfy seats). Then on to North Brighton station, down Bay St, to “Finchal” the birthplace of pianist Percy Granger (will have much to say of him!), along Were St to Church St, taking in Brighton Grammar, St Andrews church and churchyard, Marine Hotel and Dendy Cinema (we might see the organ), then up Church St to the site of the long gone Prince George cinema. We can have afternoon tea in Church St and will finish at the Half Moon Hotel at Middle Brighton station.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Oct 27 Sun
2pm at 225 Bourke St Melbourne
Garage Talk – All-British Day - Progressive Barbeque Lunch & Afternoon Tea
Sunday, 27th October
MEET: 12:00 Noon at address supplied when you RSVP.
RSVP: Kevan 0417 578 998

CASTLEMAINE GOLD DIGGINGS.
Walk to Exhibition Pass Reservoir - via Manchester Reef/Mine, Garfield waterwheel ruins, Nimrod Mines and Welsh Village ruins - returning via Monster Meet Site (Diggers Revolt).
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Oct 28 Mon  
 
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Nov 1 Fri
FRIDAY 1ST TO
TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER - YANAKIE & WILSONS PROM WEEKEND.
We have a private house at Yanakie overlooking Corner Inlet just near the park entrance. You can come down for as many days as you like. It is quite flexible. There are many nice day walks in the area. We will decide where to walk each day taking into account the condition of the weather and the participants. The base offers hot showers, comfortable accommodation, and a log fire to warm up if the day is cold.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 2 Sat
Weekend Away to Buckland Valley near Bright. Camping & caravanning + 4WD Day Trips. You do not need your own 4WD vehicle - non-4WDrivers are encouraged to attend. Bring your caravan or tent.
Saturday 2nd – Tuesday 5th November.
CONTACT Peter F 0402 128 005
Nov 3 Sun
POINT NEPEAN WALK.
Point Nepean has been part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park since December 1988, 21years later the former Quarantine station and later Officer Cadet School was opened to the public. We will walk to the station and spend some time exploring the many historical buildings and items of interest before following the walking track via Cheviot Hill to the Point Nepean Fortress. This part of the peninsula has some of the most beautiful coastal views so don’t forget to bring your camera.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 4 Mon  
 
Nov 5 Tue
Melbourne Cup Day Barbeque
Tuesday 5th November
from 12:00 noon for a pre-lunch bevvie or two! Address supplied when you RSVP
RSVP Matt 0416 179 485
Nov 6 Wed  
 
Nov 7 Thu
Time:
5:30-6:30pm AGM
6:30-7.30pm Speeches including special guest Dennis Altman
7.30-8.30pm Mingling and live entertainment

Venue:
The 86 Cocktail and Caberet Bar (185 Smith St, Collingwood)

RSVP by Monday 4 November 2013 to rsvp@vglrl.org.au

This year our AGM will include end of year festivities featuring exciting guest speaker Dennis Altman, followed by live entertainment and the opportunity to mingle over drinks and live entertainment.
Nov 8 Fri  
 
Nov 9 Sat

CYCLE RINGWOOD TO CARRUM ON THE EASTLINK TRAIL.
A condition of building the Eastlink Tollway was the building of a parallel cycle and walking trail. Departure from Heatherdale Station will be via a short ride along Nolan Street Ringwood to pick up the Eastlink Trail. Heading south we pass a number of “open bush” parklands including Koomba Park, Dandenong Valley Parklands, Jells Park, Mulgrave Wetlands and smaller parks in the Dandenong area. Once in Dandenong, we will continue on the trail that runs parallel to the Dandenong Creek then the Patterson River taking us into Carrum. The return trip back to Melbourne will be from Carrum Station on the Frankston Line.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 10 Sun  
 
Nov 11 Mon  
 
Nov 12 Tue
PLANNING / SOCIAL NIGHT.
Join us for our monthly social evening where members can enjoy a meal,talk about upcoming events, compare notes on past activities and float ideas on events they would like to see run.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 13 Wed  
 
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Nov 16 Sat
Will Sampson Hall - 102 Henry St Windsor
Saturday 16th November 2013
Doors open at 6:30pm. First round starts at 7:30pm

No BYO – DRINKS at BAR PRICES – (BYO snacks, do up a platter. Prize for best spread)

$18 per person or $130 for a full table of 8

Purchase tickets online via wwww.mrb.org.au. Book your a table of 8 for you and your friends – or single tickets at a communal table (and make some new friends).

For more information visit www.mrb.org.au or call Ben on 0412 509 828.
Fitzroy Bowls Club
Nov 17 Sun
Tyabb Packing House Antiques & Old Aeroplane Company – Third Sunday Drive & Lunch
Sunday 17th November
CONTACT: Gordon C – 0407 882 696
OUTER CIRCLE RAILWAY WALK.
We will largely be following the path of the old Outer Circle Railway Line from Fairfield to Ashburton. It will be mainly on dedicated pedestrian/bike paths through pleasant linear parks. Along the way there will be opportunities to view the various information plaques about the history of the line. Starting at Fairfield Station we will follow the old railway alignment to the Yarra River, where we will diverge from that trail to follow the Yarra Trail up river to discover where the (hopefully) soon to be constructed Darebin Creek Trail will connect in. The group will then rejoin the Outer Circle Trail on Harp Road and follow it through to Camberwell East, where we will break for a picnic lunch in Boroondara Park. After lunch we will follow the alignment of the still operating section of the line from Camberwell East to Ashburton, where we will finish the walk and have the option of afternoon tea at one of the local cafes. If it is a nice day and some have surplus energy, individuals might like to complete the full length of the old rail line by walking on to Alamein and then East Malvern Station, a further 2km.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 18 Mon  
 
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Nov 21 Thu
THURSDAY 21ST TO
TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER - NATHALIA CAMPING & CANOEING WEEKEND.
Enjoy a friendly and relaxing weekend camping on the banks of the Broken Creek next to the red gum forest. Many mod cons provided for your comfort.
Choose your activities according to your mood and the temperature. Feel free to paddle a canoe or swim in the river next to the camp. You may prefer to unwind around the all day camp fire (subject to local fire restrictions), swap a few stories or wander off and have some meditation time. We are planning to do a couple of easy to medium group paddles. Nathalia township is worth a look. A couple of coffee shops are available. Take the bike for an easy 6km ride (or maybe use the car).
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 22 Fri
FRIDAY 22ND TO
SUNDAY 24TH NOVEMBER – WILSONS PROM (SOUTHERN REGION) BASE CAMP.
A backpacking bush walk and overnight camping (pit toilets), with the route and camp site to be determined based on the experience and in consultation with participants. Early expressions of interests are therefore essential.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 23 Sat  
 
Nov 24 Sun
CAPE SCHANCK TO GUNNAMATTA.
After leaving some vehicles at Gunnamatta we will drive to the starting point of our walk,where we will follow the Bushranger Bay track all the way down to Cape Schanck and the Lighthouse to walk a extensive boardwalk down to view Pulpit Rock, after lunch at the Fingal Picnic area we will follow the cliff top track down to Gunnamatta Beach and to the cars.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Nov 25 Mon  
 
Nov 26 Tue
Collingwood College 8.40pm
Nov 27 Wed  
 
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Dec 1 Sun
Motafrenz’ Christmas Party
Sunday 1st December
From 12:00pm – Address supplied when you RSVP to Matt
ALL WELCOME. Ceremony to remember those who have passed from HIV/ AIDS. Detail TBA
Dec 2 Mon  
 
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Dec 4 Wed  
 
Dec 5 Thu  
 
Dec 6 Fri  
 
Dec 7 Sat
SATURDAY 7TH TO
SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER – PRE CHRISTMAS DINNER & KRIS KRINGLE.
T.B.A.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Dec 8 Sun
CLIFTON HILL TO PORT MELBOURNE CYCLE.
Starting from Clifton Hill Station, we will follow the Merri Creek to Rushall Station and then join the Capital City Trail as it follows the alignment of the old Inner Circle Railway to Royal Park. Continuing on the Capital City Trail we will ride to Docklands and Southbank, before diverting off onto the path beside the Light Rail Track to Port Melbourne for lunch. After lunch we will return to the city, where many may wish to finish the ride and catch trains from Flinders Street. Keener cyclists will have the option of continuing on the Capital City Trail along the Yarra back to the Merri Creek and Clifton Hill, with a stop for refreshments at Abbotsford Convent.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Dec 9 Mon  
 
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Dec 14 Sat
YARRA RIVER CANOEING.
Activity Description: This is an easy to medium paddle. We’ll initially head downstream from the Fairfield Boathouse to the Studley Park Boathouse, where we’ll have morning tea. Afterwards, we’ll swap partners for the return trip back to the Fairfield Boathouse. Once we reach the Fairfield Boathouse, lunch, or at least tea and scones, is highly recommended.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
YARRA RIVER CANOE TRIP.
This is an easy to medium paddle. We’ll initially head downstream from the Fairfield boathouse to the Studley Park boathouse, where we’ll have morning tea. Afterwards, we’ll swap partners for the return trip back to the Fairfield boathouse. Once we reach the Fairfield Boathouse, lunch, or at least tea and scones, is highly recommended.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Dec 15 Sun
15TH DECEMBER PRE-CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT DROUIN.
Activity Description: The plan is to travel by V/line train from Melbourne Southern Cross (also Flinders Street, Caulfield, Clayton and all stations from Pakenham) to Drouin. On arrival at Drouin, we will take a short 20-minute stroll from the Railway Station past the Old Butter Factory, Civic Park and then on to our restaurant. At Middels restaurant, we will have the exclusive use of their Function Room for a 4-course Lunch. After lunch, we walk the very short distance to the Railway Station where we board the train for the return journey to Melbourne. Alternatively, you can drive.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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