About Us

The Melbourne Howlers Full Moon Hash House Harriers are a group of cross-country runners who enjoy getting out of the suburban area into the Australian bush to explore bushland and enjoy a great run within a drive of about one hour from the Melbourne CBD. We follow the running traditions of the original Malaysian Hash House Harriers with some modifications.  

 The Run
Runs are set on the Sunday nearest the full moon and commence at 3.00 p.m. in winter and at 4.00 p.m. during daylight saving time. Two runs are set from the starting point.
The main run is of duration about one to one and a half hours, and we have a shorter and easier trail for those who choose to walk. The Hare sets the runs and provides bread and salad.
The hare is also responsible for the write up of the run on the following month.

 What You Need to Bring

We welcome all and there are no fees. However you will need to bring your own meat to cook on the BBQ facilities provided by the hare and suitable drinks for yourself and also to contibute to the Grogmaster for any charges that may be brought against miscreants. 

By attending our monthly outings, you undertake not to hold the organisers, any affiliated individuals or the managers and owners of properties you traverse, responsible for any injuries, or mishaps whatsoever, and accept full responsibility for all your own actions. 

If you choose to run with us, you must agree and accept that the MHFMHHH Committee, the hare(s) duly appointed by the Committee, and the owners of the land and property where the run will take place will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and well being of the participants, but accept no liability for any injury, damage or loss, however these may occur. You will also not hold the committee, its members or any affiliated person(s) responsible for any accident, loss, damages or injury sustained by yourself before, during or after the run. 
Grand Master - Larry "Motamouth" Andreatta- 0409 093 843 - larry.andreatta@bigpond.com 

Sergeant - Dr Dementia: brianwalsh44@yahoo.com.au
On Sec - Simon "Lubang Oz" Wreford - 03 9853 6366 - wrefo@hotmail.com
Grogmasters - Mike "Pol Pot" Hodgson0407263502 - mikepolhodgson@gmail.com & Jack "Phantom" Walker - 0414839746  - jackphantomwalker@gmail.com

Webmaster - Alan "Canny" McCann - 0417 330076 - a.mccann@bigpond.net.au


4 Feb 18
Jack (Phantom) Walker & Mike (Pol Pot) Hodgson
Nobelius Siding, Emerald
 127 G44.00 pm
4 March 18
Joan(3 Speed) & Alan (Canny) McCann
Bunyip State Park
 14 - R124.00 pm
8 April 18
Bo Bo and Yogi Bear

29 April 18221
Big Ears
Murrindindi Scenic Reserve








Run 218
Sunday 4 February 2018 at 4.00 pm

Hare - Jack (Phantom) Walker and Mike (Pol Pot) Hodgson

Location  - Nobelius Siding Emerald - Melways 127 G4
The next run to be expertly set by Phantom and Pol Pot is in the hills at Nobelius Siding, Emerald, Mel. Map 127 G4.  Get to Emerald the best way possible and find Beaconsfield - Emerald Road.  From Emerald, 300m down the road on the left and just before the Puffing Billy rail crossing, find Crichton Road. Proceed 100m down through a gate and turn left again and travel 150m down to the Nobelius Heritage Park and Museum. We will set up opposite the car park and/or use the small wood BBQ on site or bring our own gas BBQ.  Toilets are available at the museum and there are plenty of trees for shade or shelter plus a rotunda if we are hit by a cyclone.

Run 219
Sunday 4 March 2018 at 4.00 pm

Hare - Joan (3 Speed) and Alan (Canny) McCann

Location – Bunyip State Park at Four Brothers Rocks, with access via Burgess Road and Link Road.


Melways Key Map Page 14 square R12.


This run-site is in the centre of Bunyip State Park, located on Burgess Road which is accessed from Link Road, which runs north-south between Black Snake Creek Road and Tonimbuk Road. From the demographic centre of Melbourne in Glen Iris, it takes just over an hour to drive to the run-site.


The quickest way is to take the SE Arterial (M1) past Packenham. Turn left from the Princes Freeway onto the Tynong North Road, signposted Mill Ranch and Cannibal Creek. Head north for about 11 km, turn right at the junction with the Gembrook- Tonimbuk Road, and drive about 1 km to Link Road on your left. Follow Link Road for about 4 km, to Burgess Road on your right. Follow Burgess Road for about 1.5 km to the car park.


An alternative is to go via Gembrook. From Gembrook, head east on the Beenak East Road and after about 1.5 km turn right on Tonimbuk Road, and follow this for about 12 km to the junction with Tynong North Road. Then proceed as above (i.e. drive about 1 km to Link Road on your left, follow Link Road for about 4 km, to Burgess Road on your right, follow Burgess Road for about 1.5 km to the car park.)


The car parking area is shaded by majestic trees, but there are no facilities so please bring your own picnic chairs and tables etc. A portable gas BBQ will be provided.


The car park is the same location as two years ago, but the run will be in all new terrain, and shorter and not as steep as two years ago. There will be a run and a walk, all shaded by trees, with the possibility of sighting a variety of wildlife including echidnas, goannas, koalas, wallabies, and a variety of birds including blue wrens, crimson rosellas, lyre birds and eagles.


Note that dogs are not permitted in the State Park.