After a couple of months planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of the new Koonung Bushwalking club website.
Come join us!
We’d love to see you!
Koonung Bushwalking Club
There are 7 great benefits to belonging to KBC!
Not just where you’ll go and the skills you’ll learn, but financial benefits too. All for a dirt cheap annual fee!
1. You’ll discover amazing places
Some you never knew existed. And many you’d never be able get to on your own.
You can choose from a huge variety of activities – day walks, base camps, themed walks, charity walks (we support Oxfam and Movember Charity for Mens Health and conduct an annual walks day. )
And we cater to your fitness level – our bushwalks are graded from ‘easy’ through to ‘medium ’ or ‘hard’ .
Plus, all our trips:
• are impeccably organised – transport shared, published trip outlines, experienced leaders, contingency plans
• have a focus on safety – trip briefings, a few common sense rules, trained experienced leaders
• are cheap as chips!
2. You’ll get fitter
There’s nothing quite like getting out in nature and moving the body. Why would anyone want to go to a gym! Our walks will work wonders for your fitness – and your soul.
3. You’ll meet like-minded people
Spend a few hours or days bushwalking with someone and you might just end up friends for life.
Many of our members are. Also Base Camps are a great way to get to know people – you will quickly feel like you have always known each other!
4. You can learn from others
There’s massive outdoor experience in our Club. You’ll likely pick up some new outdoor skills, and get up to date information on great gear options and food choices.
5. A chance to socialise
Our regular club nights are a casual, relaxed setting for meeting and socialising with other club members.
Many long term friendships (and romances are formed). Visitors are always made to feel welcome.
6. You’ll be helping protect our wild places
At Koonung Bushwalking Club you can also join our Conservation activities. We have an adopted tracks in Bunyip State Park where we complete regular track clearing with the local Park Ranger. This includes assisting with Bushfire Recovery to assist with restoration of walking tracks.
We assist at Arthurs Seat with Boneseed weeding annually where we have own block we look after!
You’ll be helping Parks Victoria and Local Councils with their crucial conservation work.
7. You can save money!
Koonung Bushwalking Club membership provides significant discounts at several major outdoor equipment retailers.
Become a Volunteer!
We would welcome your offer of assistance.
There are lots of areas where we need volunteers – walk leaders, leader assistance (whips), committee, sub committees, car-pooling, supper roster, walk talk newsletter, Facebook page, webpage, helping with special events, etc
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