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The Nomads Outdoors Group Inc.

The Nomads Ballarat Frolic Festival Community Walk

Sat, 24 Feb 2024
10:00 - 17:00

Enjoy a walk through beautiful Ballarat parks between Wendouree Station and central Ballarat, explore some fascinating Australian history, and join the Frolic Festival picnic celebration, near Ballarat Station.

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Moderate 10 km point-to-point walk with public transport connections. 

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: Starting from the Wendouree V/Line Station, we'll walk via the Botanic Gardens and Lake Wendouree to visit the Ballarat Old Cemetery, then some historic sites in Lydiard Street, before finishing up at the Frolic Festival picnic in Alfred Deakin Place.

The event is designed to enable easy public transport access to and from Melbourne. 

BOOKING: By Friday 22nd February. To register click on Get Tickets.
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FURTHER INFORMATION: Ballarat Frolic Festival (frolicfestival.org).

MEETING TIME | LOCATION: 10am at the Wendouree V/Line Station, cnr Learmonth Rd and Gillies St, Wendouree (Ballarat). 

MAP REFERENCE: Melway map X909 grid A11 | Google map maps.app.goo.gl/DNq5VmqB3Hu5YZr49

DISTANCE | TIME FROM GPO: 122 km, approximately 1 hour 40 minutes via M8 to Wendouree, exiting onto Gillies St N/C307, which takes you to the station. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Ararat service that departs from Southern Cross at 8:14am arrives at Wendouree at 9:51am. For the return to Melbourne, services depart from Ballarat Station at 2:20pm, 3:20pm, 4:20pm, 5:20pm, 6:20pm, 7:20pm and 9:28pm. Capped fares apply on weekends and public holidays if using myki money - $7:20 Full or $3.60 Concession/Seniors.

FOOD: Carry lunch, snacks and a litre of water.

APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress according to the weather forecast. Ballarat can be several degrees cooler than Melbourne.

LEADER: Don V. | Email LeaderDonV.thenomadsinc@mail.tidyhq.com if you have any questions.
Members can access leader contact details under Members | Leader Contacts when logged in to the website.



Ticket Type Price
Member free ticket PLEASE LOG IN TO GET THIS TICKET. This is a free ticket - only one per member, per event. The ticket is not transferable. You must be a financial member on the date of the event. If you want to take a visitor, you must purchase a Visitor ticket in addition to your Member Free ticket.
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$0.00 Membership Required
Visitor paid ticket ($5 per person, per event)
This is a paid visitor ticket for non-members, including Meetup members. On check-out you will be asked to provide some basic safety information. Non-members can join the club by clicking on "ANY Membership Required".

WAIVER: By purchasing this ticket, I agree to the following:

  1. I declare that I am at least 18 years of age.
  2. I undertake to observe the Rules and By-Laws of the Nomads Outdoors Group Inc. (the Association) in force at any time.
    ( View the Rules of the group or View the By-laws )
  3. In voluntarily participating in an activity of the Association, I acknowledge that this activity may expose me to risks that could lead to my injury, illness, death or to loss of or damage to my property. I also acknowledge that I may also be found to have contributed to injury or illness or death of others or to the loss of or damage to their property.
  4. I acknowledge that I will take responsibility for my own actions while participating in any activity of the Association.
  5. I agree that no refund is available if I cancel my booking less than 24 hours prior to the event. However, if I cancel at any time due to COVID-19, or the event is cancelled by the leader, a refund will be provided. 
Total: $
Wendouree Station
Wendouree VIC 3355, Australia

PO Box 56, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 8009, Australia