Body Positive Hikes, Dingo Cuddles weekend at Baw Baw

Mt Baw Baw

EY
8 reviews
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023
Group size: 5 - 8
Body Positive Hikes, Dingo Cuddles weekend at Baw Baw
Mt Baw Baw

8 reviews

A$NaN
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

*Note new dates*

Join us for a weekend away taking in the green season beauty and fun at Mt Baw Baw. 


- Hike out to the spectacular, towering Mushroom Rocks, and through the beautiful snowgums on the Baw Baw summit walk (these are Slow and Steady walks - more challenging Mount St Gwinear Walk is an option for those seeking a bigger challenge) 

- Walk with and and get cuddles from the local Dingoes as part of the Dingo Experience,  

- Eat pancakes for breakfast, with all the trimmings, overlooking the snowgums

- BBQ snags and burgers, watching the sun go down

- A beautiful, comfy mountain ski lodge to relax in

- Comfortable, private rooms (1 person per room) with the lodge all to ourselves

- All this with an amazing supporting body positive group, free from judgement, diet talk or any expectations of fitness.  



WHAT IS ESCAPING YOUR COMFORT ZONE BODY POSITIVE ADVENTURES?

This is a body positive, slow paced trip, hosted by leaders Melissa and Cindy at Escaping Your Comfort Zone. 

Escaping Your Comfort Zone is Body Positive Adventures for women and non-binary crew. The outdoors don't care about your size, your speed or your fitness, and neither do we! 100% body positive, no focus on weightloss. Just having fun in the outdoors, cause we can! As always, we walk at the pace of the slowest person, and no one is left behind.

Location

Mt Baw Baw Village, 1.5hrs from Warragul and approx 2.5hrs from Melbourne CBD. 

We'll be staying at Edski lodge with private rooms for everyone.

Start time: Check in after 2pm - 31 March 2023

End time: Check out 12noon - 2 April 2023.


You will need to make your own way to Mt Baw Baw, thought carpooling is encouraged.  We will arrange carpooling to and from the hikes.


Mt Baw Baw tourist village is located 1.5hrs from Warragul. This makes it the closest ski resort to Melbourne (although we'll be there in the green season!). Mt Baw Baw is also only an hour from the historic village of Walhalla, which could make a great stop on your way. 


We are staying at EdSki Lodge with private rooms for everyone. The lodge also contains a pool table, table tennis, tv room and library. You'll need to bring a sheet, doona/sleeping bag and pillow as well as toiletries and a towel.


Mt Baw Baw is easily reached via either the South Face Rd from Moe, or via the Tourist Rd from Noojee. Both will take the same time from Warragul, however for an easier drive I recommend South Face Rd - it is wider and less windy, although it is a (well-graded) gravel road for 25kms. Going via South Face Rd means you can also visit Walhalla on your way. The route via Nojee is definitely for the adventurous, with a narrow and very windy road for approx 60km. 


Please note there is NO petrol after Moe (if going via South Face Rd) and Neerim South (if going via the Tourist Rd). Please ensure you fill up before heading up the mountain.  

Is it for you?

 YES! I cannot stress enough this is VERY beginner friendly, or those just starting out. You can opt in or out of any activity, and only do those you are comfortable with. You don't need any level of fitness, there's plenty of downtime for naps, or heading across the road for coffee!  

What to bring

- Bottom sheet (size TBA)

- pillow

- towel

- doona/sleeping bag

 -toiletries

-first aid kit, including any medications you may need, this includes antihistamines if you suffer from allergic reactions, as well as bandaids, etc. Your health is your responsibility.

-comfortable clothing for activities (lycra tights, trackies, t-shirts all all ok. No denim)

- backpack for the hike/s

-sturdy runners with laces, or hiking boots.  

- walking poles

-Insect repellent.  

-warm clothes for lounging around.  This includes PJ's and slippers, you will want to keep warm and cosy after being outside! (extra socks because warm + dry feet = happy faces).  Oodies are highly recommended!

-waterproof jacket/poncho

-hat, sunscreen, sunnies

-water bottle (at least 1 litre)

-earplugs in case the walls are thin

-Drinks and snacks 


EYCZ Discount

 EYCZ Members receive 10% off this trip, please use the discount code provided to you in the Member's (Be the First to Know) section of the EYCZ App. Want to become a member?   Click here for membership.    

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds are available until 31 January.  After this point, refunds are only available if your spot is taken by someone else.

Code of Conduct

 Escaping Your Comfort Zone (EYCZ) is a community of body positive adventurers. We welcome women and non-binary people. No weight loss focus, slow paced and non-judgemental. Purely for fun. This group is for making new friends, and finding like minded people to get outdoors with. We are a not for profit bushwalking club, as part of Bushwalking Victoria. 

Please ensure you read this first before joining any of our trips or walks.

Payment

 To hold your place, you must pay your deposit amount of $100 via CC when you sign up for this journey, to secure your spot.  This will include a small CC fee of approx $2.50.

Ongoing payments can be made using WeTravel, with a CC fee of 2.5%.  Also as our payment processor is not in Australia, your bank may apply an international conversion fee (from experience many banks don't, but just in case).  

Alternatively you can avoid these fees, and pay your installments (or full amount) directly into the EYCZ bank account, please email us at hello@escapingyourcomfortzone.com for bank details.

What’s included

  • Accomodation
    2 nights in a private room, in a super comfy lodge just for our group
  • Dingo Walk
    1 hr walk with the dingos as part of the Dingo Experience. 1 group on Saturday, 1 group on Sunday)
  • Meals
    2 x breakfasts, 1 x lunches, 1 x dinner. Gluten free, vegetarian and allergy options available if needed (please advise us). Please BYO milk if you prefer non dairy.
  • Insurance
    This trip is insured by Bushwalking Australia
  • 1 x restaurant dinner
    Dinner on Saturday night in the restaurant is at own cost
  • 1 x Cafe lunch
    Lunch at cafe on Sunday is at own cost
  • Snacks and drinks
    Please BYO snacks and drinks outside meals mentioned
  • Linen
    Please BYO sheets, towel, doona/sleeping bag & pillow. Bed size TBA
  • Transport to Mt Baw Baw
    You will need to drive yourself or carpool from home to Mt Baw Baw

Itinerary

Day 1-Fri 31 March 2022
Arrival

 Arrive at your leisure anytime after 2pm.  Please advise us what time you are planning on arriving.  Sunset is at 7pm, there will be wildlife on the roads after 6pm, so please allow plenty of time to arrive before this (we suggest you take the day off for a leisurely drive up!)


 DINNER: BBQ at the Lodge, watching the summer sun go down 

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EY
Escaping Your Comfort Zone Inc
8 reviews
Body positive, slow paced adventures for women & non-binary people. The outdoors don't care about your size, your speed or your fitness, and neither do we! 100% body positive, no focus on weight loss. Just having fun in the outdoors, cause we can!

Reviews

AF
This was my first ever trip (Uluru) with EYCZ (I’d only done the SUP activity once before). I was very nervous prior to going, but had absolutely no reason to be. What an adventure! I had the most wonderful time with an awesome group of people. I felt safe and was always able to take things at my own pace, with never ending support along the way. A big thank-you to everyone who helped make it happen. I loved it so much, as soon as I got home I was looking for the next one to book 😆
By Aimee F for Uluru & Red Centre Body Positive Adventure on 25 Oct, 2022
I had the best time and didn't feel rushed or pressured to complete specific activities. It was an excellent experience and glad i pushed myself to go. Way outside my comfort zone.
By Catherine M for Uluru & Red Centre Body Positive Adventure on 07 Oct, 2022
This trip was amazing. Fabulous company, awe inspiring walks, great food and a wonderful time all round. Getting the opportunity to head back to the NT and explore some of the most iconic Indigenous locations is something I'll always cherish.
By Casey C for Uluru & Red Centre Body Positive Adventure on 27 Sep, 2022
Such a well organised trip with lovely people. Enough spare time to relax in combination with some wonderful hikes to amazing places that I wouldn't have gone to on my own. Thanks EYCZ!
By Amy H for Body Positive Grampians - 3 night Lookouts & Waterfalls on 07 Sep, 2022
CW
A well thought out weekend! Fabulous food and great company.
By Carolyn W for Body Positive - Wilsons Prom hiking - Lodge weekend (WAITLIST) on 28 Aug, 2022
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