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Nomads Outdoors Group – Mt Macedon Walk
The Nomads Outdoors Group
Sunday, 17 November, 2019
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Mt Macedon, Mt Macedon,
An energetic walk up in the snow gums with great views over Melbourne and beyond.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Medium 12 km point-to-point walk, with a 350m climb at the start. Approximately 5 hours.
We need to do a 6 km car shuffle at the start as this is a point-to-point walk. This prevents us having to do a steep downhill at the end of the day.
We will start with a 350m ascent up to the memorial cross on the top of Mt Macedon. This will be done slowly at the pace of the slowest walker, so no-one gets left behind. Near the cross we will have morning tea a Café then continue walk to McGregors Picnic Ground. After lunch we will continue around the Camels 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, which is where the cars were placed before the walk. There are great views of the surrounding country, and a lot of interesting history in the area. Anticipate afternoon tea back at Macedon.
FURTHER INFORMATION: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/macedon-r.p.
MEETING TIME | LOCATION: Meeting time 10am at the base of Mt Macedon (the leader will contact you with details).
MAP REFERENCE: Melway map 657. VicRoads map 285.
DISTANCE | TIME FROM GPO: 65 km. Allow 1 hour 15 minutes drive.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Not available. We will maximise car pooling.
FOOD: Bring own lunch and water. We will have morning tea at a Café.
APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Check the weather, but it can get quite cold on the top. Warm clothing and rain jacket should be taken. Light comfortable walking footwear. It could be slippery if wet.
To PURCHASE and for more details, please follow http://tdy.cl/se/SsG9NfI to GET a TICKET on the Nomads website.
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