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Camino Community in Melbourne - JUNE 2018 Gathering (WALK & LUNCH)

Dear Pilgrims, 

This is a great opportunity for testing out your Camino gear so load your backpack and bring it along with you on this walk.


VENUE:  Fairfield Boathouse to Studley Park Boathouse - Round Trip is approx 9km.

ADDRESS: Fairfield Park Dr, Fairfield VIC 3078

DATE:  Sunday 24th June 2018 @ 10:30am

TIME: 10:30am to 2:30pm (approx)

COST: $5 per person (to be collected on the day) 

Both of these historic boathouses are over 100 years old and are the only remaining boathouses from an original seven. Each of them offer a variety of dining options, but favourite of course are the Devonshire teas (scones, cream and tea or coffee) and delicious ice creams.

I will meet you near the toilet block at the car park on Fairfield Park Drive. Fairfield.

We will start our walk from Fairfield boat house and walk along the walking trailto Studley Park Boat house, where we will stop to eat at their cafe. 

After our brunch we will return back to Fairfield Boathouse. 


Start at the Fairfield Boathouse (carpark entrance off Heidelberg Road Melways J12), cross over the high level pipebridge and turn right after the bridge to join the dirt track which follows along the left hand side of the river until we reach Fling Fox Lookout and the Bellbrid Picnic Area. From here we rise up to walk beside Yarra Boulevard for a way before descending back down beside the river and passing Kanes Suspension Bridge to have a well deserved rest at Studley Park Boathouse then return to Fairfield Boathouse.

We will cross over Kane's Bridge and turn left to walk along the right hand side of the Yarra past the old site of Deep Rock Swimming club, to Dights Falls. Turn right at Merri Creek and walk under the Eastern Freeway then follow the Main Yarra Trail on the right bank of Merri Creek. Just after the old Fairfield Hospital, turn right to join the path which crosses Yarra Boulevard once more and goes beside the NMIT Campus through Fairfield Park back to the Boathouse. 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes so we can start walking at 10:30am sharp.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Rain Coat
  • Hiking Poles
  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Back Pack - fully loaded (optional)

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Fairfield Boathouse

Limited free 4-hour (7am -7pm) and disabled car parking is available at the top of Fairfield Park Drive, in the car park off Heidelberg Road. As an alternative if you are wanting to stay longer there are no restrictions on Heidelberg Rd after 9:30am.

When it is busy on weekends, during school holidays and when the weather is warm, leave enough time to park and walk to the venue.

The nearest train station is Fairfield on the Greensborough/Hurstbridge/Eltham Line, and the 546 bus line runs regularly along Heidelberg Rd.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Buen Camino

Joanne Cashman

If you need to contact me, please ring me on mobile: 0417 137 369

This gathering is for the purpose of connecting with fellow pilgrims who have walked the Camino or wish to walk the Camino in the near future. 

The intention is to keep the spirit of the Camino alive within our hearts, and they are a great opportunity to get to know each other, share our Camino stories and hopefully inspire others to embark on their own pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.