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Jan 2 Fri
Rainbow Yoga is a women’s yoga group meeting once a week in Melbourne, I welcome all yoginis who identify as LGBT to join me in experiencing the mental and physical benefits of yoga in a non-judgmental friendly environment. EVERY WEEK EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
www.rainbowyoga.org
Jan 3 Sat  
 
Jan 4 Sun
THE BIG DANDENONG RANGES WALK
This is the Gran Pappy of Dandenong Walks requiring lots of effort for the continued ups and downs encountered during the walk. We will start gently, passing through Sherbrooke Forest and Kallista before commencing the “Big Climb” to Sassafras via the Perrins creek track.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 5 Mon  
 
Jan 6 Tue
AUTUMN PLANNING AND 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
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Jan 9 Fri
Rainbow Yoga is a women’s yoga group meeting once a week in Melbourne, I welcome all yoginis who identify as LGBT to join me in experiencing the mental and physical benefits of yoga in a non-judgmental friendly environment. EVERY WEEK EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
www.rainbowyoga.org
Jan 10 Sat
SUNNYSIDE BEACH DAY (SPECIAL EVENT)
A leisurely day at the beach looking over the Port Phillip bay vista in the distance, have a casual rest, sun bake, walk, swim, socialise with other nudists on the beach.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jan 11 Sun
CARRUM TO FRANKSTON WALK
We make our way over to the Carrum beach, which we then follow past Seaford to Frankston, & a little bit further on to the base of Oliver’s Hill from where we will backtrack & go via Beauty Park to the Frankston Station.
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Jan 16 Fri
Rainbow Yoga is a women’s yoga group meeting once a week in Melbourne, I welcome all yoginis who identify as LGBT to join me in experiencing the mental and physical benefits of yoga in a non-judgmental friendly environment. EVERY WEEK EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
www.rainbowyoga.org
Jan 17 Sat  
 
Jan 18 Sun
Midsumma Carnival
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Jan 23 Fri
NOMADS MIDSUMMA COMMUNITY CYCLE RIDE
Join The Nomads for a leisurely and scenic 16km ride, totally on cycling paths, from Federation Square to Brighton Beach. We will stop for coffee in Port Melbourne then lunch at Milanos Restaurant overlooking Brighton Beach.
After lunch, return by train (zone 1) or continue cycling a further 19km to Mordialloc Railway Station (zone 2).
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Rainbow Yoga is a women’s yoga group meeting once a week in Melbourne, I welcome all yoginis who identify as LGBT to join me in experiencing the mental and physical benefits of yoga in a non-judgmental friendly environment. EVERY WEEK EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
www.rainbowyoga.org
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Jan 26 Mon
Melbourne Rainbow Band - Gay & Lesbian Chorus - Mount Macedon - Midsumma Guide for details
AUSTRALIA DAY PICNIC AT CARDINIA RESERVOIR PARK
Starting at Kangaroo Flat 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
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Jan 30 Fri
Rainbow Yoga is a women’s yoga group meeting once a week in Melbourne, I welcome all yoginis who identify as LGBT to join me in experiencing the mental and physical benefits of yoga in a non-judgmental friendly environment. EVERY WEEK EXCEPT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
www.rainbowyoga.org
Jan 31 Sat
TEAM MELBOURNE MIDSUMMA SPORTS DAY
As part of the annual MidSumma Festival, Team Melbourne is hosting there annual sports festival.
There will be over 16 sporting groups participating on the day. All sports are FREE and you will get to see and try the huge variety of activities in a very friendly environment, no experience necessary. Get off the couch, out of the pub and meet some new friends!
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
 
Feb 1 Sun
PRIDE MARCH AT ST KILDA
Come along to march with Pride alongside other Nomads and friends. The more the merrier, so please bring along your friends – you do not 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 4:00pm. 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
Pride March - Fitzroy St St Kilda
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Feb 3 Tue
SOCIAL NIGHT
For a change, we will travel by train this month to have a meal at the historic Coach and Horses Inn in the tiny village of Clarkefield. On arrival, we will walk the 2 minutes to the Hotel where one of the Dining Rooms will be set for us.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 4 Wed  
 
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Feb 7 Sat
NOMADS MIDSUMMA COMMUNITY WALK
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
NOMADS MIDSUMMA COMMUNITY WALK
This urban walk is an opportunity to appreciate both houses and gardens from an era referred to as “Marvellous Melbourne”. The walk starts at the area of the former Palmer Estate and tracks around Yarra St, Isabella, Shakespeare and Coppin Groves to reach the Yarra at Bridge Rd. Following the Boulevard around to Swan St, the next attraction is the seldom visited gardens of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment, Burnley Campus. Next, the route is across the Yarra River to Heyington and Toorak, where contemporary wealth is displayed in the houses of Lansell Rd and St Georges Rd. Alexandra Ave offers some glimpses of classic houses, but it will be a relief to escape from the traffic into the Botanic Gardens and through the Domain to Princes Bridge.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 8 Sun
GVRT PART 4 YEA TO MOLESWORTH
This section of the GVRT is one of the most interesting sections of the rail trail with a walk through of the Cheviot Tunnel (1889) being the highlight of the day.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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Feb 15 Sun
POINT ADDIS TO ANGLESEA BEACH WALK
This walk starts thru bushland and then walks along the beach from Point Addis towards Anglesea. We plan to walk below the cliffs as it will be low tide.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
SPECIAL WALK, SPRING CREEK
(NORTHERN BRISBANE RANGES)
A special walk near the northern park edge of the Brisbane Ranges National Park on remote 4wd tracks and animal pads.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 16 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
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Feb 21 Sat
SATURDAY 21ST
& SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY BAIRNSDALE TO LAKES ENTRANCE CYCLE RIDE
OPTIONAL MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY LAKES ENTRANCE TO ORBOST CYCLE RIDE
This event has been planned as either a two-day or three-day cycle tour of East Gippsland. This is a scenic discovery ride through rich farmlands, rolling hills and forests with views to the famous Gippsland Lakes and the ocean. The trip has be timed to take advantage of the end of the main holiday season but the enjoyment of fine weather and daylight saving. Lakes Entrance offers the best range of facilities and enjoyment for the overnight stay.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Feb 22 Sun
22 Feb Victoria Park.
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Feb 28 Sat
NIGHT CRUISE

Saturday 28th February 2015, 7pm sharp

The Lady Cutler

Pier 9, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

Limited pre-sale tickets on sale at Midsumma

Your ticket includes ouzo shot on arrival, the latest and traditional Greek sounds presented by DJ Lambros and so much more.
SATURDAY 28th
& SUNDAY 1st MARCH BAIRNSDALE TO LAKES ENTRANCE CYCLE RIDE
OPTIONAL THIRD DAY MONDAY 2nd MARCH LAKES ENTRANCE TO ORBOST CYCLE RIDE
This event has been planned as either a two-day or three-day cycle tour of East Gippsland. This is a scenic discovery ride through rich farmlands, rolling hills and forests with views to the famous Gippsland Lakes and the ocean. The trip has be timed to take advantage of the end of the main holiday season but the enjoyment of fine weather and daylight saving. Lakes Entrance offers the best range of facilities and enjoyment for the overnight stay.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
 
Mar 1 Sun
FIRTH PARK, WOMBAT STATE FOREST
This 2 ½ hour walk starts from the site of the former Firth homestead, goes to the site of the former Anderson sawmill and then returns along forest roads, all within the Wombat State Forest.
A leisurely picnic lunch and BBQ under shady trees will end a relaxing day.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 2 Mon  
 
Mar 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, meal prices start at $15.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
CHILLOUT SCENIC MORNING BUSHWALK
A great opportunity to enjoy the fresh mountain air, make new friends and see a most picturesque spot in Daylesford on a pleasant 5km walk (approx 2.5hrs) past Jubilee Lake and through the tall forests along Wombat Creek.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Mar 4 Wed  
 
Mar 5 Thu  
 
Mar 6 Fri
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Chillout - 6 to 9th March Dayelsford
Mar 7 Sat
7 March - Sydney
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MQFF 19 to 30 March MQFF.com.au
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This is a celebratory night for the over ??? who remember the older Melbourne gay scene in particular Pokeys. Music by Andrew Collins with shows by Doug Lucas, Terri Tinsel and Amanda Monroe. Free Entry and the counter meals are cheap.

It's on at the Mersh - Commercial Hotel Yarraville
www.hotelcommercial.com.au/
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5pm - City Square (Not Fed Sq) Free Event. All welcome.
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May 30 Sat
GV Pride are hosting a James Bond extravaganza! This magical night will commemorate the organisation's 10th birthday! With the help of "Drags Aloud", blackjack and roulette tables, hunky gents from "Manhunt", Live Band "The Murks" and the girls from "Lola's Pole School" the night is sure to be a grand affair. Nibbles are provided and Drinks will be available at bar prices.
Concert - James
Tatoulis Auditorium - More details to come.
May 31 Sun  
 
 
Jun 1 Mon  
 
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Jun 7 Sun
CYCLING- FEDERATION SQUARE TO WILLIAMSTOWN
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 cycling 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 tour through Westgate Park.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 8 Mon
LAL LAL FALLS
We will travel in convoy to the start of the first walk of the day. We will take a circuit walk to Moorabool Falls and overlook Granite Falls on the way. From there, we travel to Lal Lal village where we will have a lunch stop before heading to the Lal Lal Blast Furnace. From the Blast furnace, we return to the cars to drive to the last location of the day, namely the Lal Lal Falls. We will take a circuit walk past the vantage point used by Eugene von Guerard to create his oil painting of the Lal Lal Creek that forms the falls as they tumbling over the edge of the collapsed lava tube. We hope the falls will be be flowing furiously.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 9 Tue  
 
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Jun 14 Sun
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
We commence the easy walk from the train station, through pretty, picturesque Woodend country. After walking 7km, we will arrive at The Hanging Rock. Their Discovery Centre answers questions about the history, mystery and geology of the Rock and its surrounds. The rock sits at 711m above sea level, but the peak is only 100m from the surrounding ground level.
From the base of the Rock, the track is reasonable, but becomes a bit of a rock scramble as you climb to the top, and this is optional. At the top (weather permitting), you will be rewarded with a panorama that extends from Mt Macedon to the Cobaw Ranges.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jun 15 Mon  
 
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Jun 21 Sun
WINTER SOLSTICE DINNER
Come and enjoy the delights of authentic Indian and Nepalese cuisine in the comfort of a very intimate restaurant. The menu is being designed for those with a low tolerance heat factor, although if you want “fire” then all you have to do is ask.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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Jul 1 Wed
MID-WEEK LUNCH AT MALDON BY TRAIN
We will travel by train from Southern Cross to Castlemaine and then join the Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train to Maldon. At Maldon, we will walk into the town to the Maldon Hotel for lunch. After lunch, there will be some time to wander for some sightseeing in the town before walking back to the Station for the journey to Castlemaine and thence back to Melbourne
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 2 Thu  
 
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Jul 5 Sun
WILLIAMSTOWN WALK
Prior to straightening the Yarra with the cutting of the Coode Canal in 1887, Williamstown was the main port for Melbourne, handling both imports of manufactured goods and export of grain. With shipbuilding, a railway workshops and other industry, the area flourished, especially with the impetus of the gold rush of the 1850s. When the sea trade moved up the Yarra to Melbourne, Williamstown became a forgotten backwater and was spared the “development” of the 1950s and 60s. This leisurely walk along wide tree-lined streets will provide an opportunity to see notable Victorian and Edwardian era homes of sea captains and masters of industry, as well as cottages of wharfies and labourers. The walk ends at Williamstown Beach station, which is a short walk for anyone who may have left their car at North Williamstown.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 6 Mon  
 
Jul 7 Tue
SPRING PLANNING AND 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
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Jul 12 Sun
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AT MT ST GWINEAR
Mount St Gwinear is great place for testing your cross-country ski skills for the trails wind between the snow gums that covered plateau. It is only 2½ to 3 hours from Melbourne with only a small portion of the trip on dirt roads. The mainly track up to St Gwinear is the best place to learn on the mountain unless there is very good snow cover. Experience is desirable but not necessary but it may limit you to how far you will be able to go, a Nomad will be giving tuition if needed.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
THE TANGLEFOOT TRACK
In the forested area north of Healesville, this popular walk starts at the Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk and heads south on a closed forest road towards Mount St Leonard then north through eucalypt and sassafras stands past Mt Tanglefoot before returning down Myrtle Creek to a primeval display of lichen-encrusted old beech myrtles.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 13 Mon  
 
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Jul 19 Sun
PUFFING BILLY & WALK
We will travel by train from Belgrave Puffing Billy station to Lakeside station, There, we will take a circuit walk in the extensive Emerald Lake Park, including the Nobelius Heritage Garden, with lunch at a suitable spot in the park.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 20 Mon  
 
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Jul 22 Wed
MID-WEEK LUNCH AT SHEPPARTON
Leave the cold winter Melbourne day behind us and travel to Shepparton for a great day out. We will travel in the first carriage (behind the loco) which is the unreserved car, so everyone can sit together. BYO morning tea to have on the train or buy from the cafe car. Menu on V/Line web site. On arrival at Shepparton, we will walk 10 minutes to the Goulburn Valley Hotel where we will have up to 90 minutes for lunch. Afterwards we walk two blocks to the Maude St Mall then climb the lookout tower to view the surrounding area. Now we go to the Goulburn River & follow to Victoria Park & walk around Lake Victoria before heading back to the station to catch our train home.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Jul 23 Thu  
 
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Jul 26 Sun
MARIBYRNONG RIVER / MOONEE PONDS WALK
“An urban walk along one of Melbourne’s lesser known waterways, you may be surprised to find it is not just the industrial drain that you might believe” is the original description for this walk. I have altered the start of the walk from its original starting point at the river car park in Francis St to Seddon Station to make it more public transport friendly & to avoid a lengthy walk along a busy street as we cannot walk along the river at this point. After meeting Seddon Railway Station, we walk about 1km to the Maribyrnong River, which we then follow upstream passing Newells Paddock Wetlands Park & Footscray Park to Fairbairn Park where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will continue on to Canning Reserve then a short walk along the road to the tram stop.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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Aug 1 Sat
Melbourne IVF is holding a free public workshop, the Rainbow Families Seminar Series, for same sex couples who would like to understand the options available to them to start their family at the Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street.

For more information and to register, please visit mivf.com.au or call 1800 111 483
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Aug 2 Sun
ASSAULT ON MOUNT MACEDON
We will start with a 350m ascent to the memorial cross on the top of Mt Macedon. This will be done slowly. Near the cross we will have morning tea at the “Top of the Mountain” café. From there we will walk to McGregor’s Picnic ground for lunch. After lunch we will continue around Camel Hump with the option of climbing to the top at 1008m the highest point in the area. From there we will walk to Sanatorium Lake. There are great views of surrounding country, and a lot of interesting history in the area. Anticipate afternoon tea back at Macedon.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 3 Mon  
 
Aug 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, meal prices start at $15.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 5 Wed  
 
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Aug 7 Fri
FRIDAY 7TH TO FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST SKI WEEK AT FALLS CREEK
A 7-day ski trip at Falls Creek is being planned for Friday 7th August to Friday 14th August. We will be staying at the cosy Cosela 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 snowboard week.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 8 Sat  
 
Aug 9 Sun
DOONGALLA FOREST
We visit the remains of Doongalla Homestead and its gardens and stables. We head to the top of the range near the TV Transmitters where we get great views over the city and of course, the forests and ferns the Dandenong’s are famous for. At the end of the walk, we will retire to a local café for afternoon tea. NO DOGS PLEASE.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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MASONS FALLS / MOUNT SUGARLOAF
Kinglake National Park was burnt out in the 2009 bushfires & now is slowly recovering. The park facilities have been rebuilt & the trees have regrowth on them. After meeting at the Mason’s Falls Picnic Area we will have a look at the falls then follow Running Creek Track to Mt Sugarloaf where there are views towards the Melbourne skyline. On the return walk, we follow the Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track, which is undulating and follows the road back to Mason’s Falls.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 17 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
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Aug 22 Sat
Melbourne Rainbow Band Trivia Night
DOCKLANDS AND BAY WALK
We will start out doing the tourist thing through Southbank before continuing on to 29 South Wharf (which is directly under the Bolte Bridge) We will then backtrack and inspect the trams at Southbank Depot before continuing on the rail (now Tram) reservation to Port Melbourne and beyond to St Kilda for a Catani Gardens lunch stop. After an adequate respite, we will return to the city via Albert and Falkner Parks and the Botanical Gardens.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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SOUTH FROM SANDRINGHAM
This is a straight shot walk along the Bayside Trail from St Kilda to Mordialloc to help blow off those winter barnacles. Although the walk is long, there are no hills and one may drop out at any time and catch a train or connecting bus back to Melbourne. We will visit Elwood, Brighton, Hampton, Sandringham, Black Rock, Ricketts Point, Parkdale and Aspendale Beaches before arriving in Mordialloc towards dusk. The Bayside Coastal Art Trail features 38 boards with artworks from artists of the Heidelberg School. The trail borders the beach and often passes through coastal shrub land and heath before emerging onto cliff tops. In various places we need to share the path with cyclists.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Aug 30 Sun
SUTHERLAND CREEK / BRISBANE RANGES
Most of this walk is along undulating unsurfaced roads or tracks with only one substantial climb. We pass by old diggings, mineshafts, and tailing dumps near Steiglitz, and walk among Grevillia, Stringybark’s and Peppermint gums. At the end of the walk, we will retire to a local café for afternoon tea.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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Sep 1 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, meal prices start at $15.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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BACK O' LERDERDERG / TOP OF LERDERDERG – SPECIAL WALK
This is a Special Walk. Please contact the Nomads for details.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Sep 20 Sun
BRISBANE RANGES NATIONAL PARK – TED ERREY NATURE CIRCUIT
This 12km circular walk involves a small twisting gorge, a historic reservoir and four scenic lookouts. Wildflowers maybe out at this time. Walking poles maybe handy.
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WESTERN YOU YANGS WALK
This 5hr circuit covers the seldom visited Western Plantations which are normally the province of mountain bikers and horse riders, However, there are sufficient tracks among the trees to not interfere with their activities. Starting with a visit to Big Rock, the walk heads out into the eucalypt plantations, crossing Sandy Creek Rd into the western section of the park. Hovell Ck marks the western boundary of both the park and the walk, which returns around the southern portion of the plantations.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER PYRAMID HILL
It is a fair way to go for a 7km walk, but it is somewhere we have not been before & will be a relaxed day starting with the 3 hr 10 minute train trip to Pyramid (Pyramid Hill). With the warmer Spring weather there should be wild flowers in bloom & pleasant walking.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER 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
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SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER YARRA RIVER CANOEING
This is an easy to medium paddle. We will initially head downstream from the Fairfield Boathouse to the Studley Park Boathouse, where we will have morning tea. Afterwards, we will swap partners for the return trip back to the Fairfield Boathouse.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
2pm Laird Hotel
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WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER MID-WEEK LUNCH AT WAURN PONDS
Travel the new RRL line via Wyndam Vale to Geelong & on to Waurn Ponds which is also a new station & is now an outer suburb of Geelong. We will connect with a bus for a short ride to the Waurn Ponds Plaza from where we walk 150 metres to the Waurn Ponds Hotel for lunch. After lunch we can walk along the Waurn Ponds Creek through the Waurn Ponds Valley Parklands & make our way to the Marshal Station to catch a train home.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER DANDENONGS SPRING WALK
This walk is designed to capture the magnificence of spring in the Dandenong’s. We set off from Belgrave via the Pound Track before tackling what is considered to be the steepest grade in the Dandenong’s. In order to reach Ferny Creek, we will then continue along a little known bush track before encountering a stint of bush bashing and a section of newly laid track to reach our lunch spot.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER – TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER CUP WEEKEND AT WYPERFELD NATIONAL PARK BASE CAMP
While there are more historical relics in the north of the park, the area around Wonga campground offers eight walks of up to 13.5km, several of which can be done in half a day with a return to base for lunch. Walks will be selected on the day. The vegetation comprises mainly eucalypts (Red Gum, Black Box), with Pine-Buloke and heath in the sandy areas. Some 200 species of birds have been recorded.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
FRIDAY 30TH OCTOBER TO TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER YANAKIE/WILSONS PROMONTORY (CUP DAY 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 considering 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
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TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 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
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SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER THE TANGLEFOOT TRACK
In the forested area north of Healesville, this popular walk starts at the Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk and heads south on a closed forest road towards Mount St Leonard then north through eucalypt and sassafras stands past Mt Tanglefoot before returning down Myrtle Creek to a primeval display of lichen-encrusted old beech myrtles.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER LEADERS’ DAY – MT ST LEONARD AREA
Roger H. Graham W. and John M. will organize an interesting and fun day of instruction, and refresher for leaders and potential leaders. They will act in conjunction with experienced members that may be on the trip. 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. This guide is downloadable on the Members section of the website (under Events).
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.
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SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER RESERVOIR TO FITZROY VIA THE MERRI CREEK PATHWAY
Travel through the Northern suburbs along the Merri Creek and experience the varied environment from manicured parks to industrial backyards.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER WILLIAMSTOWN TOWN WALK
Prior to straightening the Yarra with the cutting of the Coode Canal in 1887, Williamstown was the main port for Melbourne, handling both imports of manufactured goods and export of grain. With shipbuilding, a railway workshops and other industry, the area flourished, especially with the impetus of the gold rush of the 1850s. When the sea trade moved up the Yarra to Melbourne, Williamstown became a forgotten backwater and was spared the “development” of the 1950s and 60s. This leisurely walk along wide tree-lined streets will provide an opportunity to see notable Victorian and Edwardian era homes of sea captains and masters of industry, as well as cottages of wharfies and labourers. The walk ends at Williamstown Beach station which is a short walk for anyone who may have left their car at North Williamstown.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
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Dec 1 Tue
TUESDAY 1ST DECEMBER ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BBQ
Join us on the banks of the Yarra for a pre-Christmas BBQ, in lieu of our monthly social evening, at Yarra Bank Reserve in Hawthorn, a pretty, secluded spot that is protected from wind and extreme sun.
More Info: 0428 447 539 or thenomads@thenomadsinc.org.au or www.thenomadsinc.org.au
Positive Living Centre - All welcome - Details to follow
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