Ranges from day dawdles in tranquil settings right through to the epic snow walks and two-week adventures in some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery this country has to offer. We cater for all whims and desires and can arrange hire equipment you may lack at an absurdly low price.


Where do we go?

…Many places including

  • Closer to Melbourne, day trips to Lerderderg State Park, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Kinglake National Park and more
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park
  • Alpine National Park
  • Otways National Park
  • Tasmania

What do I need?

Check out the gear list before your trip to ensure you have everything you need to get you from A to B. Your Trip leader will assist you with hiring items you require from our Gear store

This list is primarily for overnight walks, day walks will require less equipment.

Gear list

Items in Italics you can hire from club

  • Backpack (size will depend on trip length and other details, usually 60L+ ) Preferably not a "Travel pack"
  • Pack liner - large orange garbage bags work fine if you are gentle with them
  • Tent, pegs, poles (appropriate to the conditions)
  • Stove + fuel
  • Sleeping bag (temperature rated approximate for conditions) + Sleeping bag Liner
  • Sleeping mat (not optional, it's not just for comfort, it's for warmth)
  • Water containers (need to be able to carry 3-5L if required
  • Good Rainjacket/raincoat. Not "spray jacket". Ideally Gore-Tex or similar
  • Overpants/Rain Pants (like a rain jacket for your legs)
  • Headtorch
  • Water filter or other purification/treatment options (tablets etc)
  • Eating implements (plate or bowl, mug, knife, fork, spoon)
  • Cooking equipment (pots etc)
  • Hiking Boots (depending on where you go sturdy runners may be ok)
  • Walking clothes- t-shirt/shorts, thermals, jumper, socks (NO COTTON, NO JEANS)
  • 1 (and only 1) complete change of clothes to keep DRY at all costs
  • Good socks, ideally wool, wool blend or hiking specific synthetic socks.
  • Beanie, gloves, sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Food for X days, including breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner, plus some extra in case of emergencies. 
  • Toilet paper
  • Matches/lighter
  • Personal hygiene products (lip balm, sunscreen, toothbrush+toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, quick drying mini towel, feminine hygiene products)
  • Survival/ 'space' blanket
  • Whistle 
  • Personal first aid kit, including at a minimum band-aids, disinfecting wipes and personal medications

Items that may be group or individual depending on circumstances:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency satellite communicator (Garmin Inreach Mini) / PLB
  • Map + Compass


Other things that are nice to have (optional):

  • Gaiters
  • Hiking pillow
  • Hiking poles
  • Down jacket / Polar fleece (no cotton hoodies!)
  • Alternate shoes to wear at night (thongs, Crocs, sandals, old runners)
  • Buff/Balaclava
  • Pencil and paper
  • Ear plugs (for snoring neighbours or loud storms etc)
  • Waterproof pack cover
  • Swiss army knife/pocket knife
  • Small and lightweight cards/games


Bush Search and Rescue

Participating in club activities, particularly bushwalking is a good way to increase your skills so that you can join Bush Search and Rescue LUMC periodically organises info nights on BSAR