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05 January 2020
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Social Slant kicks off in 2020 with a BBQ or Picnic Lunch at Badger Weir Picnic Grounds. Bring your Picnic or BBQ food. The Park is almost back to how it was before the big storm in 2016.

A favourite picnic spot in the Yarra Valley, located at the end of Badger Weir Road, off Don Road in Healesville/ Badger Creek, 7km from the Healesville township.

Old-style shingle roof rotundas, landscaped grounds and barbeques, surrounded by the beautiful Mountain Ash trees of the Yarra Ranges National Park, this is the perfect spot to picnic with family and friends, whilst watching the local resident birdlife including the Australian King Parrot, Crimson Rosella and the Superb Lyrebird.

Club Members have been fortunate to have the birdlife attend our gathering on a previous visit. The weir is a water catchment for Melbournewas constructed in 1909.

Enjoy a short walk around the Badger Weir:

• Badger Weir via Slip Creek Track (1.4km, approx 30 minutes, Moderate) - Due to steps, not suitable for prams and strollers.
• Badger Weir via Coranderrk Track (1.1km, approx 30 minutes, Easy) - Follows vehicle track to weir).
• Badger Weir via Lyrebird Track (1.1km, approx 30 minutes, Easy) - A few steps.

MEET: 11:00am Chirnside Park Shopping Centre for 11.30 Departure. Members may choose to get there a little earlier to grab a coffee.