1-4 Apr (Fri-Mon): AIRLY CAR CAMP (E-M-X, cycling)
Base camp near cars, off Capertee-Glen Davis Road. Our usual camp with a range of day walks, possibly cycling and great camp fires. Bring everything but toilets provided. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice (2011)2-8 Apr 2010 (Fri-Thu): Capertee and Colo Rivers (H)
Wilderness walkers wanted for the third COLO COLOSSUS! Join in this wonderful journey across the Wollemi through magnificent gorges, and do a little feral plant control along the way. This is the third event of a biannual exercise conducted by the Friends of the Colo, aimed at keeping willows and other serious weeds out of the Capertee and Wolgan Rivers and the upper part of the Colo. Start near Glen Davis and finish on the Culoul Range. There is no track, and participants can expect lots of wading and rock-hopping. Experience in multi-day off-track wilderness trips is essential. Transport will be provided to the start and from the finish. Limit: 16. Map: Mount Morgan and Six Brothers. (2010)2-5 Apr (Sun-Wed): EASTER WALK - LOCATION TBA (E-M-X)
Expression of interest: Anyone up for a 4-day walk over Easter? (I know, it always rains, we have raincoats, right?). Either Wild Dogs (Breakfast Creek - Konongaroo Clearing via Cox's River - Yellow Pup - Black Horse Ridge) or Kanangra - 100 man cave and return. Please book in if you're interested, and we'll discuss options Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra or Jenolan (2000)2-5 Apr (Fri-Mon): Mudgee (E-M-H)
Mudgee Bike Muster: This event is held over the Easter Weekend and I was thinking about going along if some club members can join me. You can check out the full details on www.bikemuster.com.au. It is one for all the family or on your own and caters for all levels of bike fitness. Also includes visits to Wineries. Adult fee is $132 this includes a powered camp site, breakfast and lunch, organised rides and all other activities. Please let me know if you are interested email is best Limit: 0. Map: (2010)2-3 Apr (Sat-Sun): PETRIES GULLY (M-X)
Overnight walk up Petries Gully at Newnes. We will probably set up camp early at a camp cave (tents optional) and then spend the rest of the day exploring. Most of the gully is rainforest so we will be out of the sun. There will be some rock scrambling and walking in shallow water. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Ben Bullen (2011)2-3 Apr (Sat-Sun): WOLLEMI CREEK MARK 2 (H-X)
A further attempt to find a historic cave (the last effort was cancelled due to the extreme hot weather). Descend to Wollemi Creek at the Goba Creek junction (the pass down is exploratory) and walk Wollemi Ck to Crawfords Pass. Lilos optional (they are no faster than walking in this section due to the amount of portaging). Steep descents and ascents, rough walking along the river. Magnificent gorge and wilderness. Limit: 5. Map: Six Brothers (2016)4-5 Apr 09 (Sat-Sun): Lincoln Creek- Aquila Point (M-X, scrub, )
The Oaks, spur to Lincoln Ck, short section of a favourite rainforest cave creek then via Dadder Ridge, crossing Aquila Ravine and short carry water to camp overlooking the mighty Erskine at Aquila Point. Out via the camping cave, Lincoln Creek and Monkey Ropes spur. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith (2009)5-6 Apr (Sat-Sun): SHOALHAVEN RIVER ()
A combined Willow Warriors/SBC activity. We will camp at Bungonia on Friday night before being dropped of at Matador ridge, above the greater Horseshoe Bend (2 km; 330m descent. On the river (manly Grade 2) we will packraft down the Shoalhaven (16km), including Blockup Gorge, treating isolated willows and tree of heaven, exit at Bungonia creek (3km; 490m ascent). Limit: 10. Map: Nerringa, Touga (2014)5-6 Apr (Sat-Sun): WOODFORD BEDFORD CREEK CIRCUIT ((M-H-X, Scrub,Cliffs)
Murphys Glenn, Bedford Creek and then ascend near the edge of an interesting wetland to the Woodford Fire Trail. Visit the tall forest of Toby's Rill (diatreme) and then a short way along explore a large rock platform knoll. We then make our way along a ridge to camp by a big pool on Bedford Creek. The next morning we ascend a side creek and make our way towards Scorpion Hill but turn east for a gentle descent to an interesting saddle. Lastly we walk downstream along Bedford Creek to Murphys Glenn. 16km approx including 4km fire trail. This is a co-lead walk Limit: 8. Map: Jamison and Penrith (2014)6-7 Apr (Sat - Sun): CARNE CREEK GLOW WORM TUNNEL ROAD ()
From 3km past the Rocky Creek turnoff from the Glowworm tunnel Rd take a firetrail to the cliff's edge and explore for pagodas and large overhangs including Rain Cave. After this camp at the dry canyon camp site near to the cars (bring water for camping) and do another half day walk the next morning. Cross country walking and scrambling but not all that far. Limit: 6. Map: Cullen Bullen Ben Bullen (2019)6-8 Apr (Sat-Mon): GROSS VALLEY (M-H)
Weeding in the Grose Valley. A chance to spend a few nights in the spectacular Grose Valley and assist in removing weeds along remote sections of Govetts Creek. A good level of fitness is required. This activity is weather dependant. Numbers are limited for this activity. PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY WITH VANESSA on 47873112 firstname.lastname@example.org Limit: 0. Map: Mt Wilson (2013)6-7 Apr (Sat-Sun): KANANGRA ()
Overnight walk to Hundred Man Cave on Tiwilla Plateau.About 18km return. Camp in cave and return by the same route on Sunday. Hope after recent rain thee will be water near the cave, so will need to carry plenty in case. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra (2013)6-14 Apr (Sat-Sun): LOWER HUNTER AREA ()
SBC Big Ride. Our annual members bike ride and camp involves rides of from about 40 to 100 km per day mostly on quieter roads with two camps, at Clarencetown and Karuah. Tent/van/cabin camping of choice. First in gets cabins as they are limited. Experienced riders with good off-road or touring bikes, some gravel possible. Routes and maps being prepared. Support vehicles. Covered (for SBC members) by club insurance, so membership of Bicycle NSW not essential. Cost $100, payable on booking, covers organisation and support, with any remainder given to a charity. Plus camping costs. Limit: 20. Map: Lower Hunter region (2013)7-15 Apr 2018 (Sat-Sun): COWRA - ORANGE (E-M, cycling)
Our 10th SBC Bigride cycling camp, this time at Cowra and Orange (4 nights each). An assortment of rides mostly on back roads and some good gravel tracks, suitable for road bikes. Some MTB options for those with suitable bikes. Rides vary from about 40 to 100 km mostly finishing soon after lunch. We stay in well-equipped campgrounds and have plenty of time to explore the towns and local areas. $100 registration cost covers support and a dinner. Contact leader if you want to share cabins. Limit: 25. Map: UBD (2018)7-14 Apr (Sat - Sat): NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK ()
We'll camp at 2 locations in the Park, to enjoy the varied aspects of this area. Early pastoral history, alpine forest views over the ranges and a few swimming spots. Car camping, tents only. Limit: 10. Map: Namadgi N.P. map and guide (2018)7-28 Apr (Tue-Tue): NEPAL (M/H)
Numbur Trek - A 15 day trek in the Himalayas in the peak of spring to see the rhododendrons, magnolia and daphne in full bloom. A circuit walk from Phaplu in the Solu Region of Nepal to Dudh Kund below Numbur peak, well away from the popular trekking routes. This is a privately organised fully-supported expedition, and my 14th trek! I will supply comprehensive information to those interested. Participants will need appropriate fitness, camping experience, and a good attitude. Limit: 10. Map: (2015)8-10 Apr (Sat - Mon): GROSE VALLEY ()
Multi-day activity rock hopping and wading through the Upper Grose River. Search for and destroy weeds before they spread further into the wilderness. Book directly with Vanessa on (02) 4787 3112 or email@example.com by Wednesday 5th April. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson (2017)8-15 Apr 2018 (Sun-Sun): NORFOLK ISLAND (E-M-H-X, history)
Note change of date. The group booking is closed. If you really want to come you can try ringing the travel agent and getting a quote. Trip includes 7 days car hire, return airport transfers, entry to World of Norfolk Exhibit, Norfolk language class, Half day orientation tour, Wonderland by night show, Life as a convict tour, Pitcairn pioneers tour
Two course welcome dinner and shopping and dining discounts. current price (until Oct 18th) is around $1200.
There is also some walking to be done on the island, and some swimming. Limit: 8. Map: Norfolk island (2018)8-10 Apr (Mon-Wed): WOLGAN VALLEY ()
This is a Friends of the Colo Activity. Survey and treatment of willows, cape ivy and tree of heaven in the area between Starlight Creek and Wallaby Camp of the fabulous Wolgan Valley. Lots of wading and rock hopping, but with vehicle support so full packs need not be carried much if at all. Participants have the option of carrying on with the Colo Colossus on the 10th. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan (2013)8-10 Apr (Mon-Wed): WOLGAN VALLEY ()
This is a Friends of the Colo activity. Survey and treatment of willows, cape ivy and tree of heaven in the area between Starlight Creek and Wallaby Camp of the fabulous Wolgan Valley. Lots of wading and rock hopping, but with vehicle support so full packs need not be carried much. Participants have the option of carrying on with the Colossus on the 10th. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan (2013)9-10 Apr 2011 (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER ()
Stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing mop-up of lantana in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. In association with Friends of the Colo.
Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2011)9-11 Apr (Tue-Thu): SHOALHAVEN (M, kayak)
Three day kayaking trip from Tallowa dam to Fossickers Flat on the Shoalhaven River. Free campsite with toilets, no power or water. Limit: 12. Map: Burrier (2019)10-15 Apr (Thu-Tue): COLO COLOSSUS (H)
This is a Friends of the Colo activity. A wonderful 7-day journey through the magnificent gorges of the Wolgan and Colo, targeting some small cape ivy and tree of heaven weed patches on the way. Start on the Wolgan below Newnes, and finish on the Culoul Range. There is no track, and participants can expect lots of wading and rock-hopping, but beaut campsites and plenty opportunities to swim or enjoy the scenery. Experience in multi-day off-track wilderness trips is essential. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan, Six Brothers (2014)10-14 Apr (Wed-Sun): COLO COLOSSUS (H)
This is a Friends of the Colo activity. A wonderful 5-day journey through magnificent gorges, targeting a handful of small cape ivy patches. Start on the Wolgan at the Wallaby Camp, and finish on the Culoul Range. There is no track, and participants can expect lots of wading and rock-hopping. Experience in multi-day off-track wilderness trips is essential. This Colossus is slightly abbreviated and accelerated compared with previous. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan, Six Brothers (2013)10-14 Apr (Wed-Sun): COLO COLOSSUS (H)
Survey and treatment of willows, cape ivy and tree of heaven in the area between Starlight Creek and Wallaby Camp of the fabulous Wolgan Valley. Lots of wading and rock hopping, but with vehicle support so full packs need not be carried much. Participants have the option of carrying on with the Colossus on the 10th. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan, Six Brothers (2013)11-17 Apr 09 (Sat-Fri): Glen Davis to Coloul Range (H)
This is the inaugural COLO COLOSSUS walk, organised by the Friends of the Colo. It involves a trip down the Capertee and the upper part of the Colo gorge, to the Culoul Range. Apart from enjoying the walking and the scenery, participants will deal will a few of the weeds which threaten to invade the wilderness. This is a challenging walk, involving a lot of wading and rock-hopping, so it's for experienced multi-day remote-area walkers only. (There will be a second COLO COLOSSUS in early November, starting at Newnes.) Limit: 16. Map: Mount Morgan, Six Brothers (2009)13-16 Apr (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY (E-M-X, cycling)
Airly car camp. Usual day walks, optional bike rides, camp cooking. Range of walks for everyone, multiple leaders. We may explore new areas as well as more of nearby Capertee NP. Toilets provided, bring everything else. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice (2012)14-18 Apr (Tue-Sat): COOLAH TOPS (M)
Cycle Touring. 275km loop. 3100m of climbing.
Self supported - you may need to fit a rack or frame bags to your bicycle.
D1 - 25km - 530m ascent to The Barracks Camping Area, plus short walks.
D2 - 30km - 460m ascent to Breeza Lookout, plus short walks.
D3 - 65km - descend 1200m down to S, prior to 26km of the Golden Hwy to the town of Merriwa.
D4 - 95km - 800m ascent. Merriwa to Blackville, a small village.
D5 - 60km - 600m ascent. Blackville – Cunningham’s Gap – Coolah Tops NP. Limit: 3. Map: Coolah (2020)16-21 Apr (Mon-Sat): BARRINGTON TOPS (M-X)
From our base at Moonan Brook forestry cottage, which is fully self contained (need to bring your own bedding) we will do a series of tracked day walks exploring the Barrington Tops plateau. Cost is $30pp per night (cheaper if we get more than 6). A deposit of $30 is required when booking. Limit: 10. Map: Barrington Tops National Park Tourist Map (2012)16 Apr to 14 Jun (Fri-Mon): CHILE/BOLIVIA/PERU (M-H, M/H)
This walk is cancelled for next year but I'm hopeful I can put it on for 2017. Limit: 8. Map: various (1999)16-17 Apr (Sat-Sun): GROSE VALLEY SUNRISE (E-M)
Something different! A short walk Saturday afternoon for photos of the Grose Valley followed by an early BBQ dinner. We'll then take our overnight packs with us on a moonlight walk along a gently undulating fire trail to our campsite. We'll wake just before dawn to wait for the sunrise over the Grose. After a lazy morning visiting a few nearby vantage points for photos we'll pack our gear and return along the fire trail. Short sections of off-track walking through scrub. Reliable alarm clock, headtorch and caffeine are essential. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson (2011)16-17 Apr (Sat-Sun): OVERNIGHT CAMP IN THE SAND CAVE (E)
In this area of Newnes Plateau, there are 10 large caves, including the Rain Cave and the Twin Arch Cave. Approx. 1km. walk in and no tent needed. Campfire cooking. We'll bring the barbie and watch the sun go down on the pagodas and the firelight shadows in the sand cave. We'll meet Sat. lunch time and will finish early Sun. Limit: 10. Map: Cullen Bullen (2016)17-25 Apr (Sat-Sun): GUNNEDAH - QUIRINDI (E-M-X, E-M-X, Pushbi)
Rolling along from the success of the inaugural ride. Up to nine days of pedalling quiet, picturesque rural roads - ranging from 40 to 100km- with softer options for those who are cyclically challenged. Camping or caravaning at well appointed Quirindi & Gunnedah van parks. Plenty of time for comraderie & exploring. Last year $100 per person covered support vehicle expenses, signage and maps. You must be a member of bicycle NSW or be able to demonstrate adequate insurance. Limit: 20. Map: To be provided (2010)18-26 Apr (Sat-Sun): ANNUAL BIG BIKE RIDE (M, Cycling)
.Come join us for a week of companionship, cycling and history. We commence at West Wyalong on Saturday and move to Boorowa on Wednesday, staying to the following Sunday. We stay in camp grounds in both towns, your choice of cabin, camper, van or tent. Ride distances typically 50 - 80 km mostly on good minor roads and completed by mid-afternoon. All rides are suitable for most bikes with rides having very little requirement for dirt roads; road/hybrid tyres are suitable. Riders their partners and support drivers are invited. Maps: Hema. Contact for full trip brief: Limit: 25. Map: (2015)18-21 Apr (Fri-Mon): ETTREMA GORGE (M-H-X)
Enter Ettrema Gorge from The Jumps on the Tolwong Road and walk down Bullfrog Creek to Ettrema Creek. Walk down stream through Sentry Box Canyon. Exit gorge via Myall Ridge with excellent views from up top. Distance approx.: 26 km Elevation approx.: 1,200m Limit: 6. Map: Touga & Nerrriga (2014)18-19 Apr (Sat-Sun): FINISH OF THE B-B ()
Overnight in cabins. Day 1. Walk from Otford South, via Wodi Wodi Track to Seacliff Bridge.
Day 2. Coalcliff to Berambi via the Coastal Track. Limit: 12. Map: Wollongong Tourist Map (2015)18-20 Apr (Thu - Sat): SHOALHAVEN ()
Three day kayaking trip from Tallowa dam to Fossickers Flat on the Shoalhaven River. Free campsite with toilets only. Limit: 8. Map: Burrier (2019)19-20 Apr (Sat-Sun): WOLLEMI NP (H-X, Grade 5)
Colo Wilderness. Overnight pack walk incl. multiple abseils.
Yep - middle of the long weekend.
D1; 15km. Early start. Walking the familiar Boorai Ridge track to the Colo River, prior to walking up Woolshed Gully. Climbing up to an un-named ridge, to walk over to camp at spot height 476 for the night under clear skies.
D2; 9km. Just SE of camp is a chimney-like watercourse directly above the Colo River, requiring abseiling inside an eroded geological fault/sill/intrusion exceeding 80m in height that was prominently viewed on the walk in.
And Rise, out along Boorai Ridge. Ascension awaits and we can talk about a return vist. Or Second Coming and its dispensation as to Paradise.
We shall carry two ropes. Helmets, please. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers, Colo Routes and Passes sketch map (2014)20-21 Apr (Sat-Sun): CALLENDINA LOOP (M-X, Scrub & Cliffs)
Early start from Linden past Mount Twiss with along an old fire trail. Cross Dawes saddles and descend 200m into the Callendina Loop to camp on Lawson Creek (10km tracked and 6km trackless). On Sunday continue down Lawson Creek to ascend the spur at the junction of Dawes and Lawson Creeks then return via the fire trail (5km trackless and 10km tracked). Views, rainforest and wilderness for experienced walkers Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba, Kurrajong (2013)21-24 Apr (Thu-Sun): KEDUMBA VALLEY WENTWORTH FALLS (E-M)
This is a very easy backpack trip 9km down hill on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, and 9km on Sunday afternoon with a much lighter pack up hill. I have been inspired by reading The Blue Plateau, and thought how nice it would be to wake up in the valley. We shall explore a couple of the ridges during the day, and also we shall check out the old hut in the valley that parks is thinking of restoring with our help, maybe in the next year or two. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison (2011)22-23 Apr (Sat-Sun): CLUB 50TH BIRTHDAY CAMP (Social)
Car camp at Euroka clearing. Have booked two tent sites at Darug tent site for a total of 4 people so as we can set up early for our 50th anniversary celebrations as Day use sites cannot be reserved. Everyone is invited to join the overnight camp but you will need to book via the National Parks website. Cost is $12pp per night but this does not include your park entry which is $8. Limit none but will be limited by campsite availability so get in early to book. Limit: 100. Map: Penrith (2017)22 Apr to 12 May 2018 (Sun-Sat: HEYSEN TRACK HIGHLIGHTS (M-X)
The plan is to take a couple of 4wds over to South Australia to do car camping and car supported walking (day walks and overnight trips) of the best parts of the iconic Heysen trail and other excellent tracks in the vicinity of scenic Arkaroola and the Flinders and Gammon ranges. We will all take turns driving on various days, getting supplies and supporting walkers as was successfully organised for our Larapinta track excursion. Dates are nominally set to cover school holidays but are flexible. Possible option for FIFO from Adelaide. Warning: long distance walking can be addictive and positively effect your physical and mental health. Limit: 8. Map: Various SA (2018)22-25 Apr (Fri-Mon): WARRUMBUNGLES (E-M, Easter)
Car camp at the Warrumbungles. We'll do the obligatory circuit walk to Western High Tops (via the Breadknife), and possibly Mt Exmouth or Wambelong, but I'd like to include other non-tourist off track walks such as Wedding Cake and Mopra Creek. This is Easter long weekend-this time at the end of school hols-but National Parks assures me there will be camping spots and they open a group camping area when it's busy. Limit: 20. Map: TOORAWEENAH and others (2011)23-26 Apr (Thu-Sun): Airly (E-M-X, Car camp)
Car camp, walks and cycling at Airly. Our traditional get-together car camp and optional walks and bike rides. Full day walk Friday (E-M). Walk or cycle to new area for exploration Saturday (M-X), or 60 km bike ride via Glen Alice. Shorter walks Sunday (E-M). Bring everything incl. water. Toilets provided. Limit: 30. Map: Glen Alice. (2009)23-25 Apr (Sat-Mon): ALONG THE GROSE RIVER (M-H)
Track via Lockelys Pylon to the Blue Gum, then down-stream along the Grose River to camp near Rocky Points Creek and its confluence with the Grose. Next day make our way down stream to camp next to the Grose under Mary Byles pass or a dry camp at the attic above Mary Byles Pass. On the final day we make our way over the visually stunning Boorong Crags and Mount Hay. Great views and photo opportunities assured. Short car shuffle is required. This walk is included as a true 50 peaks walk. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson (2000)24-25 Apr (Tue - Wed): ANZAC, SPLENDOUR ROCK, 2018 ()
It's early, but next year is the 70th Anniversary of placing the Plaque to remember bushwalkers who lost their lives. We plan to walk in early on the Tues. ready for the Dawn Service on ANZAC DAY. Get fit and come and join us; we'll take it easy in and out; up Blackhorse and Mt. Dingo and back the same way. Limit: 10. Map: Jenolan (2018)24-25 Apr (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER (M, M)
Overnight walk to the Colo River via the T3 Track from Mountain Lagoon, with the option to stay for the whole long weekend. Help stop the advance of lantana further into the wilderness by spending a few hours seeking errant seedlings in this otherwise pristine area. Camp in delightful surroundings, and maybe hear or see a koala. The walk itself takes about 2 hours each way and is very scenic. There is a rough track, with a descent/ascent of 500 metres. For those with more time and curiosity, there will be an option to make a 3-day trip of it and walk down to Mount Townsend Bend, returning via another route. In conjunction with Friends of the Colo and NPWS. Limit: 10. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2010)24-28 Apr (Wed - Sun): SPLENDOUR ROCK, COX'S RIVER, KANANGRA CREEK ()
walk out to camp at Mt Dingo ready for the dawn Anzac day commemoration. On anzac day, continue on to the Cox's River via Yellow Pup ridge. Camp two nights at Konongaroo clearing and explore Kanangra Creek and maybe the Cox's River. Return the same way, perhaps stopping at the Mobbs Soak alternative campsite on saturday night. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan (2019)25-28 Apr (Thu-Sun): K2K ()
A Blue Mountains Classic - Kanangra to Katoomba. We will keep out of the water on this one but will try some as yet decided variants. 45km (walking) Limit: 6. Map: Kanangra, Jenolan, Jamison (2013)25 Apr to 1 May (Sat-Fri): KATHERINE RIVER/GORGE, NT (H, 5/6)
Its 20 years since we first paddled the upper Katherine. Join us for an anniversary trip. Putting in 30 km above Katherine Gorge we will enjoy a leisurely pack raft or kayak along the upper Katherine river (Grade II-III) where freshies and sooty grunter abound. We will camp a couple of nights above Gorge 13 and enjoy some walking and rock art in the upper gorge. The full 13 gorge experience follows with a mix of paddling and portaging (in varying amounts depending on the water levels, Grade II-IV) over the next 3-4 days. This trip requires endurance in the heat, rock scrambling on slippery rocks and of course enjoyment of wild places. Dates will be reviewed depending on the size and timing of the wet season and water levels. Limit: 8. Map: Lambell,Comoye, Katherine (2015)25-30 Apr 09 (Sat-Thu): SUE'S LONG SERVICE LEAVE FANTASY (M-H-X)
Walking in the Kimberleys - Carr Boyd and Coburn Ranges. Each of these ranges will take 6 days to explore. Cost for tour guide and transport will be about $1200 pp. This trip is now full. Limit: 8. Map: TBA (2009)26-28 Apr (Thu-Sat): BEROWRA CREEK AND HAWKESBURY RIVER (M, kayaking)
POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER A three day kayaking trip camping at the Twin Beaches, Bar Point and exploring the surrounding waterways. Free campsite with toilets no power or water Limit: 8. Map: Cowan, Gunderman (2018)26 Apr to 4 May (Sat-Sun): MUDGEE, ORANGE (E-M)
SBC Traditional Annual Big Bike Ride. A range of vehicle supported short to longer (30-90km) day and half day rides on quiet rural roads around Mudgee and Orange. We will be staying at a caravan park for 4 nights in each town with a choice of byo tent, byo caravan or indoor (van, cabin or cottage) accommodation. Your bike must be a going concern rather than a concern about going. $100 deposit covers support vehicle and related expenses with any remaining going to [nominated charity eg Australian Bush Heritage]. Enquire early as camp grounds need to be booked soon. If emailing Feb-March please use firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit: 20. Map: Mudgee, Orange (2014)26-28 Apr (Tue-Thu): ROBERTSON (, E-MX)
Three days will be spent walking some of the many tracked walks in the area. These will include: Drawing Room Rocks, Gerringong Falls and Hindmarsh Pass. Accommodation is at a farmstay just outside Robertson. There is also a tennis court available for those wishing to have a game.
Cost is $45/p per night. A deposit of $50 is required when booking as a booking fee has already been paid. If there is sufficient interest this trip can be extended for another night. In order to secure the accommodation we need to have members respond as soon as possible.
Limit: 8. Map: Kangaroo Valley (2011)26-28 Apr (Tue-Thu): ROBERTSON NSW (E-M-X)
We still have 2 places available for this walk. If you are interested please contact ASAP
Three days will be spent walking some of the many tracked walks in the area. These will include: Drawing Room Rocks, Gerringong Falls and Hindmarsh Pass. Accommodation is at a farmstay just outside Robertson. There is also a tennis court available for those wishing to have a game. Cost is $45/p per night. A deposit of $50 is required when booking as a booking fee has already been paid. If there is sufficient interest this trip can be extended for another night. In order to secure the accommodation we need to have members respond as soon as possible. Map: Kangaroo Valley Limit: 8 Limit: 8. Map: Kangaroo Valley (2011)27-30 Apr (Fri - Mon): K TO K (KANANGRA TO KATOOMBA) ()
Register your interest for this classic Blue Mountains walk. Dates may change, depending on the group. I plan to do this over 4 days, we'll camp on the Cox's river and have time to go fishing or explore Kanangaroo clearing. And we might finish in Carlons, Megalong, instead of Katoomba. I need to know who is interested, so we can start planning. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra, Jenolan, Katoomba (2018)27 Apr to 3 May (Tue-Mon): TASMANIA (M, M)
Autumn experience of the Overland Track, Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair with side trips weather permitting. Rain very likely. Approx dates tbc leave Cradle Mountain 27 April and arrive Hobart Wednesday 5 May. Limit: 8. Map: (2010)28-29 Apr (Sat-Sun): KANANGARA - COTTAGE ROCK (E, mud)
An easy walk out to Cottage Rock from Kanangara for some spectacular views. Perhaps walk as far as coal seam cave before returning to base. Approx 9km return, all on track but may be muddy and wet underfoot.
Optional car camp at Boyd River on Saturday night, depending on weather; and the option to do another walk or stop off at Jenolan Caves on Sunday on the way back. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangara (2012)28 Apr to 6 May 2012 (Sat-Sun): SBC ANNUAL BIG BIKE RIDE (SOUTHERN TABLELANDS) (E-M-H, Bike Ride)
Day rides ranging from 40 to 100 km. Four days in Canberra to stay in your tent, van or cabin at a Canberra van park. Transfer/rest day to Mongarlowe near Braidwood with a choice of van or tent accommodation in a rented large house. Four days of riding.
Riders must have going concern bike not a bike which is going to be a concern, insurance and must be club members. $100 non-refundable to cover support vehicle, maps and set up. Routes TBA. Email only expression of interest by end January. Deposit due end of March. Limit: 20. Map: To be supplied (2012)29 Apr-2 May 2019 (Mon - Thu): KOWMUNG RIVER ()
Walk from the Yerranderie Road down the Mt Armour track to the Kowmung River. Camp on the Kowmung for 3 nights possibly near where Church Creek joins the Kowmung . Time to explore up and down the river then return via the Mt Armour track on Thursday. It's a track walk most of the way but it could be overgrown, however there are stunning views along the way. Note: In the event of bad weather we may postpone. Descent:750m Ascent:750m Total minimum distance:20km Limit: 5. Map: Yerranderie (2019)29 Apr-7 May 2017 (Sat - Sun): LORD HOWE ISLAND ()
Join us for a week of snorkelling, walking, bike riding and relaxing on Lord Howe Island. Around $2000 (including air fares) for the week. No camping on the island, so we can't use that cheaper option. Bookings are being finalised now. Contact me if you've thought of a holiday on Lord Howe, but want some company. Everyone will be responsible for their own booking through Hello World, and we'll plan group activities. Limit: 20. Map: Lord Howe (2017)30 Apr to 7 May (Sat-Sat): CROSSING WOLLEMI NP (H-X)
West - east crossing of Wollemi NP. Walk along Railmotor Ridge, cross Nayook Creek up to Mt Mistake, cross Main Creek, join Tambo Creek and follow it to the Colo River. Exit at Canoe Creek. We will be taking it slowly so we can explore between Nayook and Tambo Creeks which are rarely visited. Limit: 8. Map: Rock Hill, Colo Heights. (2011)30 Apr to 2 May (Thu-Sat): GREAT NORTH WALK PART 2 - BENOWIE TRACK (H, Exploratory)
Starting from Thornleigh and follow the Benowie Track through Berowra Valley Regional Park then turn uphill to end at Cowan. We will pass through Galston Gorge and Berowra Waters. The walk crosses a few moist and cool gullies as well as some steep climbs to some spectacular views and some pleasant strolls alongside Berowra Creek. Distance: 34km Elevation:230m Limit: 6. Map: Hornsby, Cowan (2015)30 Apr to 8 May (Sat-Sun): HUNTER VALLEY (E-M-X, Push Bike Rid)
This is the annual SBC Big Bike Ride. This year we will be centred at Cessnock and Sandy Hollow staying at the respective caravan parks. Full day rides through some great country side, towns and wineries mainly on side roads, distances from 40-100 kms with support vehicles. We will have both short and longer rides each day. You will need to be a member of Bycicle NSW or have your own insurance.
You need to pay $100 to secure you place on the ride, this will go to cover support vehicle expenses with the remainder going to charity. Limit: 25. Map: To be supplied (2011)30 Apr to 2 May (Fri-Sun): Mudgee (, Push Bike ride)
A Weekend away cycling around the wineries in Mudgee, staying at a great camp site in town. If you are not a bike rider why not come along anyway and you can drive from winery to winery and still enjoy the fun. This is a really good weekend. Limit: 12. Map: Mudgee (2010)30 Apr to 2 May (Sat-Mon): UPPER GROSE RIVER (H)
Combined NPWS/SBC activity. A multi-day remote activity rock hopping and wading along the Upper Grose River killing a variety of weeds and stopping them spreading further downstream. This activity is only for the fit and experienced! Book with Vanessa on 4787 3112 or email@example.com. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson (2016)