“Bushwalking for Pleasure”

Welcome to the CAEX Bushwalking Club


What is in a name?

For members of the CAEX Bushwalking Club part of the answer means living up to our motto, 'Bushwalking for Pleasure'. One of the ways we do this is each activity leader brings a cake to share over a cup of tea or coffee at the end of the walk. This tradition began with our first walk and has continued ever since.

Our activities are planned to ensure safe enjoyment of the bush and other natural places.  Our activities include day walks, weekend base camping trips, some cycling trips, annual lodge based stays at Falls Creek and Mt Hotham, as well as extended excursions in Victoria, interstate and occasionally overseas. Our activities include a strong social element including restaurant nights, film nights and other social activities.  Base camps, lodge based trips and expeditions often include social activities such as visiting wineries, 'happy hours' and group meals.

CAEX (pronounced 'cakes' of course) was formed in June 1982 by a group who had completed a bushwalking course run by the Council of Adult Education (CAE), hence the unusual name. We will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2022.

CAEX is a small and friendly Melbourne based club with members from many backgrounds who live all around Melbourne and beyond.  Members range in age from 5 to 80+.

We invite you to explore our website and Contact Us if you would like to know more about the club.

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