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Feeling sporty? Get sweaty at ChillOut 2017
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Feeling sporty? Get sweaty at ChillOut 2017

CREATED ON // Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Author // Rachel Cook

Yes, it’s time for ChillOut - the greatest gay getaway in the country, but it all doesn’t have to be about parties, eating out and spas, there’s plenty to do for the sports-minded among us too.

The Nomads are back and their walking tours are a great way to start your Saturday mornings.

Enjoy a relaxed 4km (2.5 hour) circuit walk from Lake Daylesford into Hepburn Regional Park, tasting the local mineral springs along the way (bring a cup). Morning tea provided midway. Optional lake swim at the end. Sensible footwear is advised and you should, BYO water, hat, sunscreen too. Saturday March 11, 10am – 12.30, Registration at 17 Leggatt Street, Daylesford, $5 members, $10 non-members (cash payment at registration).

Heard of the Postie Bike Tours? This is a wonderful way to see the landscapes of central Victoria over two or eight days.

You’ll travel on a traditional postie bike through Daylesford’s magical district staying in unique places and towns. The tour takes you through magnificent forests and places that are not readily accessible by car. The tour is aimed at those with an adventurous streak, a willingness to get out of your comfort zone and a sense of humour.

Fully registered Honda CT110 Postie Bike for the tour, support team, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Saturday 9am – 4pm, Cost $295, Phone 0407 197 138 to book.

Anyone for tennis?

The Vic Tennis Picnic and Fast4 Tournament is great for the budding tennis champs among us.

Bring your racquet and have a hit, or if you are in the mood for some fierce competition contact VicTennis to enter the comp as a team of two (or they can pair you up). All welcome.  Saturday March 11, 12pm-4pm, Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club, 64 West St, Daylesford, gold coin donation.

Ready to get wet? Then head to the Baywatch Pool Party presented by VAC and ChillOut

Whether you want to play it cool like The Hoff or bust out like Pam Anderson, slow run your way down to the Baywatch Pool Party.  Hosted by the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and ChillOut, this Saturday session is a great way to enjoy a snag poolside while listening to music. Join in on a round of Bumpa Polo with Water Polo Victoria. Never heard of Bumpa Polo? Get into one of the inner tubes on the day and you’ll soon find out.  Saturday March 11, 1pm – 5pm, Daylesford Pool Central Springs Road.

For more information head to chilloutfestival.com.au

(Top image from Vic Tennis Facebook page).

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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook has worked in both the queer and mainstream media for over a decade. Before becoming editor of Melbourne Community Voice, she was a producer for ABC radio. Her book, Closets are for Clothes: A History of Queer Australia, is currently in use in high schools across Australia.

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