Melbourne Gardens 10 kms +

Date(s) - 9 May 2015


  • Grade 2
  • Leader: Tim Weyland
  • Phone: 0488444196 after 6pm
  • Participant numbers:
  • Final booking date: Wednesday,6th of May

This is not your usual day outing with the Border Bushwalking Club.  I am working in Melbourne for a few months I’ve decided to put on a day walk from Flinders Street Station where we will walk along the Yarra River out to Como House to admire the heritage listed house and gardens.
From there we will back track to the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and spend an hour or so investigating the Gardens before wandering back toward the city.
We’ll plan to have lunch at any number of places between the Botanic Gardens and the city.
In the afternoon, we may investigate all the hiking shops around little Burke Street so you can replace some of your old tired gear or buy that special bit of kit you don’t know you need yet.

Depending on what different members of the group want to do, another choice is to catch public transport down to Rippon Lea Estate to walk around the Gardens and to also see the Phryne Fisher costume exhibition within Rippon Lea if that appeals to you.

The train leaves Wodonga at 0645am and gets into Melbourne at 1030am. If you wish to catch the train back that day, it leaves at 6.02pm or 7.50pm for the XPT.

If you decide to stay in Melbourne overnight, I will be putting on a walk down at the Point Nepean National Park the next day.