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Trailblazers walking group for Golden Plains residents

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Monday, 20 February 2017 - 4:30pm

Residents are invited to participate in Council’s Trailblazers walking program. The program includes a monthly group walking activity and is open to all community members in Golden Plains.

About the walks

Walks, which are 5–6km, are held on the first Thursday of the month and usually start at 10.00am. Locations change from month to month to keep the trails different and interesting. As such, terrains change too—some trails include hills and unsealed paths.  Bus transportation is provided to help make it easier for residents to participate (see below for more information).

Participants are more than welcome to bring along their dogs, provided they are on a lead. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed on the bus.

Why Trailblazers is great

Trailblazers walks are fantastic for many reasons: they help improve or maintain your fitness, provide the opportunity to make new friends and take you to parts of Golden Plains you may never have seen before!

Dates, times and locations

Meet at 10.00am
Bus times

2 March 2017

The Horse Shoe Loop

Smythesdale Well

19 Heales Street

Smythesdale 3351

Bannockburn 9.00am

Rokewood 9.30am

6 April 2017 (School holidays)


Dereel Hall

14 Swamp Road


Bannockburn 9.15am 

Smythesdale 9.15am

4 May 2017

Lal Lal

Lal Lal Falls Road

Lal Lal

Bannockburn 9.00am

Meredith 9.30am

1 June 2017




Hesse Health

57 Ferrars Street


Bannockburn 9.15am

Smythesdale 9.15am

29 June 2017 (Instead of 6 July walk)


Turtle Bend



Shelford-Bannockburn Road


Smythesdale 9.00am

Rokewood 9.30am


Bus pick up points

You are more than welcome to catch the courtesy bus. Details are as follows (contact Council to find out the times):


Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street (main entrance)

Cape Clear

Shop/Post Office, Scarsdale-Pitfield Road


Dereel Community Centre, Swamp Road


Bus stop on Midland Highway (opposite the petrol station)


Car park opposite the café, Ferrars Street


The Well, 19 Heales Street






How to get involved

You only need to RSVP if you are travelling on the bus. To travel on the bus (to and from), please contact Council’s Health and Wellbeing Officer on the details at the bottom of this page.  Gold coin donation required.

What to bring

Please bring water, sunscreen, snacks, medications and suitable clothing and footwear.

Cancellation policy

If the temperature is forecast to be over 30 degrees, walks will automatically be cancelled. Contact Council if you are ever unsure.

If you would like to find out more, contact Jacinta, Health and Wellbeing Officer on 5321 1500 or 0458 384 080. You can also email Jacinta at [email protected]

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Monday, 20 February 2017 - 4:57pm


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.