Welcome to the Bayside Bushwalking Club Facebook page. It aims to provide some information and inspiration for walkers and aspiring walkers. Feel free to send some photos, recipes, tips and tricks, or any other useful information!

It’s a very good idea to always have gaiters with you as an option, depending on the terrain.

Planning on hiking through frosted peaks of the alpine regions, heading out for a hike during this spring’s colossal snow melt or lacing up for an ultra-long trek? The extra layer of protection provided by gaiters will help keep your outing a challenging adventure rather than a painful suffer-fest...
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We enjoyed a beautiful walk in the Bunyip State Forest on Saturday. Started early to beat the heat!

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For the cyclists among us.....

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my biiiike...

Yes! These definitely add some color to our hiking days!

First, there was glamping, now there is gliking! Here are three ways to add a touch of glamour to a bushwalk #funfriday #bushwalking #gliking #outdoorfun #bushwalkingvictoria

Are you a Gliker? Fancy the idea of a bushwalk, but not the oh so practical attire? Chances are that you are a Gliker (glamorous + hiker). Here are three ways to be practical and a little bit glamorous when bushwalking: Colourful accessories Who said earthy colours are a must, it's not like we.....
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Parks Victoria

Come and join one of our free guided nature walks to help celebrate Parks Week from 10-18 March!

Nature works wonder for our physical and mental well-being, and... parks are also vital in creating liveable cities and thriving connected communities.

Choose from a variety of locations including Kinglake National Park, Shepparton Regional Park, Kings Billabong, Braeside Park and Serendip Sanctuary.

For a full list of walks and to register, visit ParkConnect:

Greater Shepparton City Council City of Whittlesea City of Kingston Mildura Rural City Council City of Greater Bendigo City of Wyndham Yarra City Council Latrobe City Council Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

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Bushwalking Victoria are very keen to promote family bushwalking. Should we be doing more of it too?

Have a look at this great guide from Eco Explorers Australia for bushwalking with kids! #natureplay #outdoors #excersice #fun

What makes a great outdoor adventure for kids? Trees? Rocks? Beaches? Nature play? Wildlife? Yes, yes, yes! We have all these and more covered in our list of must-do bush walks and nature play spaces for kids.

When the family asks”Do you know a good place to.......” this is a good list to have at your fingertips!

Hitch up your caravan, or scrabble around to find the tent pegs you know you packed near the Esky last holiday, it’s time to get back to nature at these excellent family-friendly campsites just a hop, skip and jump from the Melbourne metropolis.

Yes we love the Prom, and no we don’t want boats landing on pristine beaches.

Love the Prom?

Three large amphibious boats, each holding 34 people, could soon be operating from the Prom’s most popular beach – endangering swimmers and to the Prom’s traffic chaos.

There are much better options for Prom boat tours.

Sign this petition to save the Prom’s best family beach>>

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Minister for Environment : Hands Off the Prom! No private boat tours from Wilsons Prom's Norman Bay beach!

How cute is this little guy!

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Parks Victoria

With its bulging eyes and spiky hide, this Knob-tailed gecko might have the appearance of a cartoon character native to the desert, but it actually calls Serend...ip Sanctuary home.

Knob-tailed geckos are native to Australia and are recognisable by their unusual appearance - big head, big eyes, short body and no tail.

This one is living a happy life at Serendip and is in care by local staff.

Plan a trip to Serendip Sanctuary:
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Olho D’Água is a popular snorkeling spot known for its crystalline waters—especially when the hiking trails are flooded.

Very useful to know......

If you were stuck in the bush, how long would you last? We went bush to brush up on our survival skills.
Add these 10 fun balance exercises to your daily walks. You can improve your performance and reduce your risks of falls from trips and slips.

With a bunch of overnight hiking trips coming up this is a timely read.

Are you trying to Get Fit for Hiking? If you exercise regularly, you may be ready for short trips and easy terrain right now. Get Fit for Hiking.

There was a steep descent on the walk I did on the weekend. Wish I’d read this last week!

Hiking downhill is often taken for granted. In the minds of some it represents the equivalent of "backcountry gravy"; the reward that follows the exertion of a long, challenging ascent. Yet hiking downhill takes its toll. Twists, slips and tumbles are most likely to occur whilst descending and no

Our ground-breaking paper looked at the many safety issues presented by Victoria's growing number of shared paths - particularly for pedestrians.,_the_issues.pdf

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This is an excellent guide to packing your hiking backpack, whether you’re a beginner or not.

If you have been hiking for a while then chances are you already know how to correctly pack your backpack; but maybe you don’t. In fact there really is no one ‘correct’ way but rather a series of principles that you apply to achieve the best outcome for you as an individual. This article discu...