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Shaws Rd
Ballan VIC 3342
Bostock Reservoir Ballan
Event Organiser: 
Jacinta Walsh
Phone Number: 
5321 1500 / 0458 384 080
Event Fees: 


Do you want to meet new people while getting fresh air and exercise in some great locations in Golden Plains and surrounding areas?

Trailblazers provides great opportunities to participate in group walks, just turn up to take part – we even have a bus to get you there!


Walk dates - August to December 2017



Meet at 10.00am

Bus Times

3 August 2017


De Soza Park

Midland Highway Buninyong

Bannockburn 9.15am

Meredith 9.25am

7 September 2017

Inverleigh Flora and Fauna Reserve

Inverleigh Golf Club

24 Common Road Inverleigh

Smythesdale 9.00am

Rokewood 9.30am

12 October 2017

Seniors lunch provided


Meredith Community Centre

4 Russell Street Meredith

9.15am Smythesdale

9.30am Bannockburn


2 November 2017

The Horse Shoe Loop


Smythesdale Well

19 Heales Street

Bannockburn 9.00am

Rokewood 9.30am

7 December 2017

Christmas lunch provided

Bostock Reservoir


Bostock Reservoir

Shaws Road Ballan

Bannockburn 9.00am

Meredith 9.20am

Smythesdale 9.10am




Walk details

Date and time:           First Thursday of the month, 10.00am (except for 12 October 2017)

Distance:                     5–6km 

Terrain:                       Some hills and some uneven and unsealed paths


Morning tea/Lunch

· Tea, coffee and light morning tea will be provided after walks where possible.

· Twice a year there will be a light lunch provided for a gold coin donation.

Bus Bookings

· To travel on the bus to and from the walk location, contact Jacinta before the walk via phone or email on 53211500 / 0458 384 080 or

· Gold coin donation requested for bus travel.


What to bring

Water, sunscreen, snacks, medications, suitable clothing


Bus pick up points


Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street, (main entrance under the awning)

Cape Clear

Shop/Post Office, Scarsdale-Pitfield Road (available upon prior request if possible)


Dereel Community Centre, Swamp Road (available upon prior request if possible)


Bus stop on Midland Highway, opposite the petrol station


Car park opposite the café, Ferrars Street


The Well, 19 Heales Street


Cancellation policy

If the temperature is forecast to be over 26C walks will automatically be cancelled. We will decide by midday the day before and try to contact Walking Group Coordinators and all persons who we know are coming. However, walkers are responsible for checking the weather forecast. Contact us if you are unsure.



· Dogs are allowed and must be on a leash.

· Dogs are not allowed on the bus or in Golden Plains Shire vehicles excluding registered guide and assistance dogs.

· Owners are responsible for their dog at all times and for poop scooping in all locations.


You might also be interested in these informal Walking Groups….


Bannockburn - Tuesday 10.00am

Meet at the Shire Hall, contact Gail 0400 520 874

Berringa - Tuesday 9.30am

Meet at the Hall, contact Dianne 5342 2250

Dereel - Tuesday 8.30am

Meet at Community Centre, contact Lucy

5346 1521


Inverleigh - Thursday 10.00am

Meet at Sonny’s Café, contact Mary 5265 1138

Linton - Wednesday 8.30am

Meet at Rotunda, contact Sharon 5344 7500

Rokewood - Tuesday 9.00am

Meet at Hesse Health, contact Gwen 5346 1450

Smythesdale - Thursday 10.00am

Meet at The Well, contact Denny 0419 666 860

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.