Mountain to Mouth Extreme Arts Walk in Victoria
Mountain to Mouth is an 80km walk, a two-day journey of discovery that will see participants walk from the You Yangs mountain range, crossing Geelong's industrial heartland at nightfall and arriving into the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark.
The next day, walkers will follow the Bellarine Rail Trail to the river mouth at Barwon Heads at sunset. Walkers have the choice of walking the full distance, or choosing the distance and challenge of sections of the 80km course.
The route is punctuated with edgy artworks commissioned especially for M~M including the lead ephemeral artwork, Canoe, by Papua New Guinean artist Leonard Tebegetu and Australian artist Mahony Maia Kiely. Artists from the Geelong region will be involved in the creation of 12 'Walking Circles' which have the theme of 'Air' located along the journey.
Three major walk ceremonies will also take place across the journey. The three ceremonies, entitled 'Gathering of the Elders', 'Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities' and 'Gathering of the Elements' will celebrate the land and the people of the Geelong region.
The walk begins in the You Yangs, crosses through Geelong (to coincide with Geelong After Dark) before following the Bellarine Rail Trail through the heart of The Bellarine to the river mouth at Barwon Heads.
Note: map location(s) may be approximate.
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