Wood Days

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Preparation is already underway for the 2017 Old Time Wood Days. Those of you who have attended past Wood Days will know what a wonderful experience this is, filled with fun and fellowship in a bush setting in Western Victoria. You can download a flyer for this year's event, to be held on Novrember 11 and 12, by clicking here.


This awe inspiring CIKA event will feature all of the usual attractions including:
demonstrations of post and rail fencing;
log snigging with horses;
wood cut with old time dragsaws;
sawbenching with oil engines;
rope making;
whip making;
wood turning.


There will also be a display of old photographs in which you can see things as they once were.

All of this will take place in a tranquil bush setting between 10 a.m and 3.30 p.m. each day.

Everything that is cut is for sale.



This year's raffle has some amazing prizes:


Following some very generous donations Christine and Andrew have put together an exciting opportunity for some lucky CIKA supporter to be the recipient of some wonderful prizes.
Tickets are only $3.00 each and the lucky winners will be drawn at The Wood Days weekend in November.
As all goods were donated 100% of all the monies raised will be directed to the CIKA research programs


Tickets are only $3.00 each.

The raffle will be drawn at The Wood Days weekend and the winners notified.

As all goods were donated, 100% of all the monies raised will be directed towards the CIKA-funded research programs.



First prize: Whitsunday holiday, value $3,500
Jetstar return flights to Proserpine for four
"Airlie Adventure" one Jetski for two adults
Four people either Northern Exposure or Southern Lights Ocean Rafting tour donated by
Ocean Rafting Whitsundays
Deluxe Studio Cabin accommodation for two adults and two children at Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Holiday Resort

Second prize: Dolls' house, value $1,000
Made with love by Jan Plowright, Victoria for CIKA's Wood Days

Third prize: Suitcases, value $500
Set of three Victoria Station silver hard cover suitcases

Here are the details in a nutshell:
Where: Henty Highway Milltown, 11 km North of Heywood. (See below for details of how to get there.)
When: 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12.
Raffle draw: 3 p.m., Sunday November 12.
For more details: Contact Andrew Duyvestyn on 03 5576 1217 or 0457 612 171 or Christine Duyvestyn on 0427 101 559


The 2018 Wood Days Calendar will be available very soon.


Milltown is situated between Hamilton and Portland on the Henty Highway. Vicroads country directory page 88 D 2.

It is about four and a half hours from Melbourne via Geelong. At Geelong take the Hamilton Highway to Penshurst, then the Macarthur Penshurst Road to Macarthur. Turn north onto the Hamilton Port Fairy Road and after 3 km turn west (left) onto the Condah Macarthur Road. At the Henty Highway turn south (left) towards Heywood and Portland.

If using a GPS, put in cnr Henty Highway and Milltown Mission Road and you will be very close. There will be signs on the highway when you are nearly there.


To download these directions as a pdf file, click here.


Click here to find Milltown in Google Maps.


Don't forget to check out Dean Duyvestyn’s Face book page about the Wood Days by clicking here. We hope this gives people who have never had the good fortune to attend an insight into what takes place and stimulates them to come along next year and see it all happening.

For a report on the 2016 Wood Days, click here.