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Nomads Outdoors Group – Wailing At The Full Moon Night Walk
Saturday, 4 July, 2020
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Yarra Bend National Park
Noting that you have endured many Saturday nights stuck at home with nothing open under COVID-19 lockdown, here is an opportunity to “frock up” in your best winter outfits and head outdoors. Limit of 10 participants.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Easy, approximately 8 km, circuit walk.
The July 2020 full moon is due to be observed in Melbourne on Sunday 5 July. We will venture out on Saturday night (with better public transport options) for a sneak preview. Winter provides the best possibility of clear skies to maximise viewing the stunning moonlight. Yarra Bend Park provides an area with minimal artificial light thus maximising the impact of moonlight. The surface for this walk is 100 per cent pavement or compacted “blue metal”. Totally flat or undulating except for two small “huff and puff” inclines.
The walk will commence at the car park and head south along Yarra Bend Road past the old Fairfield Hospital (now Melbourne Polytechnic) to cross the Yarra at Kane’s bridge. The walk will then proceed along The Boulevard in Kew past Bellbird Park (home to the Fruit Bats), crossing the Eastern Freeway; an area which is a “hot spot” for watching New Years Eve fireworks. Crossing the Yarra River via the Water Pipe Bridge we will re-enter Fairfield Park.
MAP REFERENCE: Melway map 30 grid H12 | Google map goo.gl/maps/EE9kCEsq3a4bood46.
TRANSPORT: Dennis Railway Station (Hurstbridge Line) is nearby. If coming from Dennis Railway Station head south along Victoria Rd and Jeffrey St, turn right into Heidelberg Rd (200m only) then left into Yarra Bend Rd. Collection from Dennis Station is possible if pre-arranged.
WHAT TO BRING: Suitable clothing for a night-time event that will see the temperature drop. Comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress according to the weather forecast. Bring a torch; preferably one you can wear on your head. Make sure you have a 1 litre (minimum) water bottle with you.
BOOKING: By Thursday 2nd July. Click on Get Tickets to register.
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