Join us for a weekend of car-based camping (or in a cabin if you prefer), smack bang in the middle of the tree-filled village of Marysville, with the Acheron river running past your tent, with amazing, supportive, body positive peeps, free from judgement, diet talk, or any expectation of fitness.
The location for this camping weekend is the Marysville Holiday Park, in the Yarra Ranges, just 2hrs from Melbourne CBD, or just over an hour from Ringwood.
Start Time: Arrive at the Marysville Holiday Park anytime after 3pm. Please call Richelle on 0402936397 on arrival to gain access.
Finish Time: we need to vacate the park by 10am on Sunday morning.
The park is a 2 min walk from the local supermarket, and the main street of Marysville. It has electric BBQ's, undercover seating, and a full, large camp kitchen. The campsite has plenty of toilets and showers.
Marysville is at the foot of the stunning Lake Mountain, with some great summer walks around the summit. The beautiful Steavensons Falls is a short drive away, with different options for short or longer walks.
You will need to have your own camping gear for this one. But the best part is that you will be have your car, so you can bring all the mattresses, doonas and pillows you desire! You will need a tent, a sleeping mat/mattress, sleeping bag or doona, a camping chair, your food, something to eat with/on, and a way to cook it (if you want to cook it). All these bits are available cheaply at Kmart or anaconda if you are just starting out, or if you prefer, we might have some bits you can borrow - shoot us a message at email@example.com
The plan for this weekend is easy. Set up your tent. And relax!!! Richelle will lead some walks on Lake Mountain, and to Steavensons falls if you are keen to join in (including a nighttime one to see the falls lit up at night). Or simply relax by the river, its up to you!
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! In fact the whole weekend is downtime!
Parking: There is strictly parking for 1 car for each site/cabin, so we will be shuffling cars, some will need to be parked on the street. Consider carpooling if you are keen to do that!
- Tent (ask us to bring one for you if you don't have one)
- Sleeping stuff (sleeping bag, doona or blankets - bring plenty if you get sold, and an inflatable mat or foam mattress to sleep on, don't forget a pillow)
- Food and snacks for meals other than those included (feel free to bring anything to share!)
- Esky/cooler (incl ice) - ice is available at the park
- Cooking stove (or use ours if you don't have one!)
- Camp chair - this is THE most important thing to remember, you will spend a lot of time in it, so make sure its comfy! THIS APPLIES TO CABIN GUESTS TOO!
- Bug spray
- A big hat
- A book
- Warm clothes for nighttime. Most people have Oodies or similar to keep warm.
- Clothes for walks Bring changes of clothes in case its raining.
- Raincoat or poncho if you have one.
- Thongs/flip-flops for around camp and showers
EYCZ paid 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. . Or contact RIchelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code.
Refunds for campsites are available until 1 December 2022. Refunds for cabin bookings are available until 19 October. After this point, refunds are only available if your spot is taken by someone else.
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.
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Private double room in a basic 2 bedroom cabin. Cabin has bathroom, kitchenette and sitting area. Those staying in cabins will share all experiences with those camping, but will just have a warm comfy bed to retire to! Cabins may be be a 2-3 min walk from the campsite.