Daylesford to Castlemaine - The Golden Way.
Date and time: Sunday 5th July 2020
Location: Daylesford - Castlemaine
===== COMPLYING WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ======
The maximum convoy limit is now based on the number of people on the trip, not the number of cars, and there are hoops that we need to jump through to comply with the restrictions.
As part of your registration, we need to know how many people are in your car. We use the "Guest" option but in this case; a guest is ANYONE that is not you. This includes your partner and/or children that live with you (i.e. the club's standard family membership criteria).
COVID-19 Passenger Restrictions :
- Maximum people in the group is 20
- Temporary Members are not allowed.
COVID-19 - ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS
These additional restrictions have been put in place to confirm with the Government regulation. It's the trip leader's responsibility to ensure they are adhered to and you will be asked to confirm each one during registration. So it's more important than ever to follow the Trip Leader's instructions.
- All passengers are your family members (partner or child, in same household)
- As the club member, you are responsible to ensure your passengers are aware of and follow the restrictions.
- Everyone must respect social distancing, of 1.5m, from other members - particularly during:
- Breaks - briefings, tea breaks, lunch breaks, etc.
- Recoveries - stay in your car where possible, unless asked to help.
- You cannot attend If you are feeling unwell, been in close contact with anyone suspected of having the virus, or recently returned from overseas
- Bring hand-sanitiser along with your normal kit.
- There will be no access to public toilets or other facilities because they are closed.
- We also suggest that you use the COVIDSafe app.
All passengers must be named for tracking purposes. Use the Guest's function at the bottom of the registration page.
If you bring anyone that has not been registered as a guest, you will not be allowed on the trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE -
The number of people on the trip must remain within the prevailing restrictions or the organiser and participants might receive large fines, as well as greater chance of infection.
So, before you start registration, make sure there are enough places for everyone in your car. Note: that does not guarantee they will be there by the time you finish, particularly if there are a few of you.
If you fail to get everyone registered, let us know and we'll add them to the waitlist.
=== Using the Guest/passenger registration ===
The "Add a Guest" button is at the bottom of the registration page. Before you start registration, make sure there are enough places for everyone in your car. Note: that does not guarantee they will be there by the time you finish, particularly if there are a few of you.
You need to register each person (including children) individually, by filling their name (phone and email if different from yours), and clicking Done.
Once everyone is listed, click Next to go to the Confirmation page. Everything else is the same as normal registrations.
Note: If the number of spare places run out before you add everyone, it means that someone else was registering at the same time as you. There is no way to avoid this clash and it's first come, first in.
===== End of COVID-19 Restrictions Section = Enjoy the trip ======
Description: The trek winds its way from Daylesford to Castlemaine on forest roads and tracks through heritage rich goldfields. Leaving Daylesford we travel on tracks through the Hepburn Regional Park stopping in at the historic Blowhole. Continuing on we briefly stop at the Swiss-Italian 19th century Lavandula Farm and at Cricket Willow, which are both worth visiting and staying for some time on another occasion. We then travel through the Dry Diggings State Forest on forest roads before visiting the village of Yandoit. Crossing the Midland Highway, we then travel on forest roads and tracks through the Upper Loddon State Forest to Vaughan Mineral Springs, stopping for a cleansing mineral water. We then trek through the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park where we will visit the ruins of the largest water wheel in the world, being the Garfield Waterwheel and given time, will walk the Eureka Reef Walk. The Castlemaine Diggings was once the world’s richest shallow alluvial goldfield with the landscape we will travel through being reflective of this history.
Daylesford is approached either along the Western Highway via Ballan or the Calder Highway via Woodend. The distance from Melbourne either way is approximately 115 km.
Weather: Its winter so bring or wear whatever you need to keep you warm and dry.
Equipment: Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club). Usual recovery gear should be carried.
Trip Standard: Easy to medium
Fuel: Full tank ex Daylesford
Distance: Approximately 80km
Duration: 1 day
Convoy limit: 20 participants maximum in line with COVID-19 requirements but convoy will also be restricted to a maximum of 10 vehicles
Meeting Arrangements: 09:00 at the Daylesford Information Centre, just south of the roundabout at the top of the hill in the main street of Daylesford.
Trip Leaders: Lloyd & Shanna Hetrick. Contact Lloyd on 0418 336 156 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries