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Nomads Outdoors Group – Naturist Bushwalk to the White Elephant Reserve, Bacchus Marsh
This event is for naturists. Come and climb up the large “white elephants” to reach the top of the White Elephant Range for great views into the valleys north and south. The “elephants” won’t move, they are very large white clay cliffs which were mined in the 1950s and 1960s. Visit a small museum hidden in the forest where you can see photos of the early days in this area (no clothes needed).
Please Note: Running naturist walks in Spring is quite risky weatherwise. Should Sunday 19th November be totally unsuitable weather, our backup date is Sunday 3rd December.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Moderate 6 to 7 km circuit walk. Comfortable footwear is recommended as the track varies from smooth white clay to small rocks, to 4WD tracks and kangaroo pads.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: We are meeting at the BP Service Station at 65 Grant St, Maddingly, a suburb on the south side of Bacchus Marsh for a coffee and short catch up before we go on the walk. (This is very close to the Bacchus Marsh Railway Station). The BP Service Station has very good rolls and sandwiches. The coffee is from a push button machine, but is quite good. If you want barista coffee you could get it in Bacchus Marsh before arriving at the meeting place. From the BP Service Station we will car pool 18 km (18 minutes) to the start of the walk. The reserve is surrounded by private land, which we have permission to drive through to get to the front gate. Once there we can get suitably unattired for a comfortable naturist walk. We can first check out the large white elephants before doing a gentle climb to the top of the range for views and lunch. Following lunch we plan to visit a small museum with photos from the early days in the area. The museum is reserved for us so we can do a naked tour. We will then make our way back to the cars before returning to the BP petrol station to collect cars which had been left there in the morning, and then go to Flanagans Border Inn Hotel in Bacchus Marsh for cool drinks, coffee, snacks and dinner if you wish to stay on.