1-16 Sep 2016 (Thu-Fri): BIBBILUM HIGHLIGHTS (M-H)
Fly to Perth, hire a car or two and do supported day and overnight walks of the highlights of the iconic Bibbulum Track in SW WA. Hut and shelter accommodation and lots of amazing coastal scenery and wildflowers. No huge hills but may be some longish days. Each walker will have a day or two to drive, support walkers and get supplies. Express your interest in this excellent excursion by the 30th of May. Warning long distance walking can be addictive and positively effect your physical and mental health. Limit: 8. Map: Various WA (2016)1-2 Sep (Sat-Sun): BLUE GUM FOREST ANNIVERSARY ()
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the saving of Blue Gum, with a camp and community campfire near Acacia Flat. Our party will be one of many. We will walk in via Lockley Pylon and arrive in time for a big birthday cake for afternoon tea. Musicians, story-tellers and poets will have their opportunity at the campfire. Overnight walk. 6km each way, 700 metres descent and ascent. (Please note: anyone planning to walk to the celebrations independently must register with NPWS at Blackheath.) Limit: 15. Map: Katoomba (2012)1-2 Sep (Sat-Sun): BONNUM PIC + AHEARN LOOKOUT (M)
Sat. Bonum Pic is an imposing peak on the Wanganderry Tablelands at Mittagong, and first seen by Barrallier in 1802. This peak is visible from Kanangra and looks out over the Burragorang Valley. Dinner in Mittagong, as it will be a long day! Great rock formations with wildflowers! Stay overnight and come on---
Sun. Ahearn Lookout is a spectacular lookout at the end of a fairly flat ridge in the Middle Nattai, offering views of the Nattai Gorge, Mt. Jellore and Russells Needle. An easier walk than Sat.! Limit: 12. Map: Hilltop (2018)2-30 Sep (Sat-Sat): FLINDERS AND GAWLER RANGES, PILDAPPA ROCKS AND EYR (M)
Camping and walking in South Australia. Full itinerary at a later date!! 5 cars ONLY!!
A NATIONAL PARKS TRIP Limit: 10. Map: Tourist map, South Australia (2017)3 Sep to 2 Oct (Thu-Fri): THE BEST OF THE WEST ()
Perth to Adelaide, via the Nat. Parks of the S.W. of Western Aust. Darling Ranges, Margaret River, Capes Naturaliste and Leeuwin and the Stirling Ranges, to name a few. On to Esperance and Cape Arid, then across the Nullabor to Eucla and Eyre Peninsula. Experience some of the amazing flora of the S.W. at their flowering peak. We're going to take 30 days. Come for some or all; we've hired a camper van. 4 vehicles, so either couples or singles travelling together. Limit: 8. Map: S.W. Western Aust. (2015)3 Sep to 5 Oct 2011 (Sat-Wed): THE ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE ()
This is our ultimate African Safari and it can be yours too!!!
Come and join us. Fly into Capetown, then spend 2 weeks walking in some of S.Africa's wonderful N.Parks. Whale watch along the coast and wander amongst wildflowers; all from a comfortable base. Namaqua N.P. has 3,500 plant species.
Next, drive up the West Coast with a guide to Orange River, Fish River Canyon and the Kalahari. Etosha N.P. ranks as one of the world's greatest wildlife venues. On to Okavango and Nunda River Lodge where there are 430 species of birds. Then the Skeleton Coast, Botswana and Victoria Falls.
Finish with a week in the game parks of Kenya and Tanzania and see the Big 5 and the 1.2 million flamingos of Lake Nakuru. Stay in tented game lodges close to the action at Samburu and Masai Mara etc.
Approx. 33 days and $14,000 all founded, with some meals and all airfares. Contact us for an itinerary.
Limit: 12. Map: (2011)4-7 Sep (Sat-Tue): COLO RIVER FROM T3 TO MTB ()
After completing the two days near Tootie Creek (above), walk down to another delightful spot at Mount Townsend Bend (treating a few rogue weeds on the way), where we’ll continue our search and destroy of cape ivy. In association with the Friends of the Colo. Involves a steep 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon.
Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2010)4-9 Sep (Tue-Sun): MT JAGUNGAL ()
Ken Campell and I are doing a cobined snowshoe X country ski trip from Munyang Power station to various locations in the Mt Jagungal region. We will visit and or stay at the following huts Horse Camp, Whites River, Schlink Hilton, Mawsons, Valentine, Tin and the Aquiduct hut. Weather permiting we will climb Mt Jagungal. The exact route is also weather dependant. We do not intend to camp but a tent or bivvy bag should be brought in case of emergency. Distance could be up to 60k lots of up and down 700m climb from start to Mt Jagungal. This is not going to be a fast trip we are going to have a good look around. Limit: 8. Map: Khancoban and Mt Kosciusko (2012)4-5 Sep (Sat-Sun): T3 TRACK TO COLO RIVER ()
Walk the T3 track to the Colo River for the ongoing mop-up of lantana. Camp by the river in delightful surroundings while doing your bit for the National Park. The walk is on a track and only takes half a day, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. If you can find the extra time, stay with the crew and walk down the river to Mount Townsend Bend (see below). In association with the Friends of the Colo. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2010)5-6 Sep (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER ()
Overnight walk to the Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. This is a weed-control activity, in conjunction with Friends of the Colo, suitable for beginner bush-regenerators â€“ or just bludging. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner. Map: Mountain Lagoon. Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2009)5-6 Sep (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CK ()
A Friends of the Colo activity. Help stop the advance of lantana into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing control of the (now scarce) lantana in the area. Camp in delightful surroundings. The walk in is on a track and only takes 1.5 hours, but involves 500 metres of steep descent/ascent. This activity is the first two days of the Dead Wallaby Hop (see below) ? for those who can only make the weekend. Limit: 12. Map: Mtn Lagoon (2015)5-10 Sep (Sat-Thu): THE DEAD WALLABY HOP (M-H)
A Friends of the Colo activity. This will be the fourth Dead Wallaby Hop, an activity designed to control lantana, tobacco tree and moth vine along the generally-pristine 4 km of the Colo from Bob Turners Track to Mt Townsend Bend. (The origin of the name is only divulged to those who participate.) It will conclude with a check of the Mt Townsend Bend cape ivy patches. Great campsites in wonderful surroundings, with deafening dawn choruses guaranteed. We will only move camp once, so will be base-camping most of the time. Steep 500-metre descent on the first morning, and 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon. Limit: 8. Map: Mtn Lagoon (2015)6-7 Sep (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CREEK ()
A Friends of the Colo activity. Help keep the Wollemi Wilderness pristine! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek for the ongoing mop-up of lantana and some other weeds 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. This is the first 2 days of the Dead Wallaby Hop (see below) — for those who can only make the weekend. Limit: 8. Map: Mtn Lagoon (2014)6-11 Sep (Sat-Thu): THE DEAD WALLABY HOP ()
A Friends of the Colo activity. A 6-day walking activity to control lantana, cape ivy and other unwelcome plants along the generally-pristine 4 km of river from Bob Turners Track to Mt Townsend Bend. Great campsites in wonderful surroundings. We will only move camp once or twice, so will be base-camping most of the time. Steep 500-metre descent on the first morning, and 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon. Limit: 8. Map: Mtn Lagoon (2014)7-8 Sep (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER AT TOOTIE CREEK ()
This is a Friends of the Colo activity. 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. This is the first 2 days of the Dead Wallaby Hop (see below) Limit: 12. Map: Mtn Lagoon (2013)7-12 Sep (Sat-Thu): COLO RIVER: THE DEAD WALLABY HOP ()
This is a Friends of the Colo Activity. A 6-day activity to control lantana, cape ivy and other nasties along the generally-pristine 6 km of river from Bob Turners Track to Mt Townsend Bend. Great campsites in wonderful surroundings. We will only move camp once or twice, so will be base-camping most of the time. Steep 500-metre descent on the first morning, and 400-metre ascent on the final afternoon. Note the option to come just for the first two days (see walk of 7-8 September). Limit: 12. Map: Mtn Lagoon (2013)7-8 Sep (Sat-Sun): RYLESTONE-WOLLEMI (M-X)
Visit an obscure and scenic part of Wollemi. From as we can go on the fire trail to Never Never below Nullo Mountain (4WD appreciated), walk onto the GDr above Widden Brook follow the ridge NE and N to a point overlooking Corricudgy Creek, work our way through the cliff line and around to Razorback Creek to camp. Explore the eponymous razorback and return via the creek and more of the GDr. The leader has previously walked about half the route. The expected distance is around 7-8 km with many detours and possible scrambling. Limit: 6. Map: Olinda, Coricudgy (2013)8-10 Sep (Sat-Mon): KANANGRA (H)
Three peaks in three days. Starting at Kanangra car park walk to Mt Cloudmaker via Kanangra Gorge and Thunder Bend for first night camp. Day 2 climb Mt Paralyser camping at Whalania Deep at the base of Nooroo Buttress. Final day climb Nooroo Buttress to Mt Guoudgang. Distance approx 50km 2,500 meters climbing. Limit: 6. Map: Kanangra (2012)8-10 Sep (Fri - Sun): PUTTY VALLEY (PRIVATE PROPERTY) CAR CAMPING ()
Putty privet eradication - a Friends of the Colo activity. Camp on beautiful private property and wander along pretty Putty Creek in search of occasional privet. Come for the three days (Friday-Sunday) or just the weekend (camper trailer friendly). Possible BBQ dinner with the Putty community on the Friday night, campfire on Saturday night. Limit: 40. Map: Putty, Wirraba (2017)9-11 Sep (Fri-Sun): MEADOW FLAT (, Social)
It's on again - the car camp at Meadow Flat. Saturday we will go to 'Daffodils at Rydal', $10 admission to all gardens and events. Sunday - Evans Crown. Drinking water on site. Bring food to share for dinner on Saturday evening. Please contact for location of property. You can arrive at the property Friday afternoon. Limit: 20. Map: Lithgow (2011)9-15 Sep (Sun-Sat): NORTH OF MT CAMERON WOLLEMI NP (H-X)
Walk to Mt Cameron then further north along the plateau to view the junction of Wolgan and Rocky Creeks. Turn West and head down a gully to cross Rocky Creek and walk up a side creek to Heart Attack Canyon exit. Total distance approx. 35km. Ascent/descent 500m. All off track. Limit: 6. Map: Rock Hill, Mt Morgan (2012)9-10 Sep (Sat-Sun): RNP COAST TRACK (E-M)
Change of date due to rain. One of the world's iconic walks just got better - they have upgraded the track between Otford and Bundeena (maybe I exaggerate, but it's close!). This walk takes in some fantastic coastal scenery, remnant palm forest, beautiful beaches, freshwater pools and even the controversial Wedding Cake Rock. Stay overnight at Era. Ideal for new members. Leave cars at Sutherland or Waterfall and use public transport at both ends (ferry + train from Bundeena to Sutherland and train from Sutherland to Otford). Limit: 14. Map: Royal National Park tourist map (2017)10-17 Sep (Sat-Sat): THE SAPPHIRE COAST (M)
A 50 peaks week!!! Rainforests, white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and some big hills. Pigeon House, the Castle and Gulaga will certainly feature, as will coastal walks in Murramorang N.P. and Wallaga Lake. We may also be able to claim Little Dromedary Mtn. and Mt. Agony. Camp 2 nights Budawangs and 5 nights Dalmeny; tents only!!! Scenic walks each day and catch up with former members John and Narelle. Limit: 12. Map: Nerriga and Tilba (2016)11-14 Sep (Tue-Fri): POPRAN/BRISBANE WATERS (M-X)
This is a great time of year to see the wildflowers in these parks so we will use the Kariong Scout Camp as our base and explore the area through a series of day walks. Day 1: Emerald Pool- 9kms Popran NP; Day 2: Scout Camp to Somersby Falls-13km Brisbane Waters NP; Day 3: Koolewong Ridge-11km Brisbane NP; Day 4: Bulgandry Art Site to Camp Kariong-8kms Brisbane Waters NP This is a car camping trip and the cost is $8.50 p/p p/n. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman/Gosford (2012)11-13 Sep (Sun - Tue): WOLGAN VALLEY ()
Visit some spectacular passes out of the Wolgan Valley below Rocky Creek, and examine a historic route. 14-km walk down from Newnes on Day 1, full off-track day-walk on Day 2 (500m ascent and descent), walk back to Newnes on the final morning. Limit: 6. Map: Mount Morgan (2016)12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun): BARNACLES AREA EXPLORATION (E-M-X, off track)
Location changed to an area that's actually open, about 3km north east of Bell, in an area we’ve investigated before – and very close to the ‘Barnacles’. Phil and Jan have done numerous day walks in this area and it’s full of pagodas and potential canyon-like creeks.
This is a fairly easy walk in (around 3km), there are at least two potential campsites close to water. The plan is to set up camp just after lunch, and spend the afternoon exploring downstream of the creek, which is a tributary of the Wollangambe River and runs into some pretty impressive clifflines. Not sure how far down we’ll be able to get, but this area burnt recently and it should be much easier to navigate now.
The walk in is straightforward, but the creek and pagoda exploration could be interesting and is unknown. Nothing has a name, but the location is around GR 490 910 (Wollangambe) Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe (2020)12-20 Sep (Thu-Fri): CANBERRA & HARDEN (E-M, Cycling)
Change date and marked this entry cancelled. New listing of this activity made. Limit: 24. Map: Canberra and Harden (2019)12-20 Sep (Sat - Sun): CANBERRA & HARDEN ()
Rescheduled Annual SBC Big Ride. We are revisiting an area we rode in 2012 but there are so many ride options and places of interest down there that we may not even repeat the earlier rides. Day rides of about 50 - 90 km on good bike trails and minor roads, mostly well packed gravel or bitumen, some optional rides on side trails with some steeper hills. Camp in campgrounds chosen for good facilities, cabins etc. Shared backup car support. Safe health practices to be strictly observed. $100 registration fee covers support and a group dinner with excess going to conservation charities. If interested book on and pay the fee. Details of rides, campgrounds and bank account for payment will be sent or have been sent to those interested. Limit: 24. Map: Canberra and Harden (2020)12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun): Cedar Valley: Jamie where are you? (M-X)
From the Ruined Castle we descend Jamie's mistake spur into the wilds of beautiful Cedar Creek and start to explore our way down stream. Sunday ascend via Walls pass. This trip will be part one of a series. We will be making a mockumentary. Bring your camera & lots of cards & batteries. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison (2009)12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun): Mountain Lagoon - Colo ()
Overnight pack walk from Mt Lagoon along Mailes Ridge, with great views over Colo River, to a pleasant camping area for overnight camp at Colo Meroo. Return same way next day. Some scrambling & 500 m ascent on return, but not difficult. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Lagoon - Wollemi NP Tourist (2009)12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun): SPLENDOUR ROCK (M)
Overnight camp in the saddle below Splendour Rock, with easy access to this iconic lookout. Start and end at Dunphy's carpark (the old Packsaddlers, at the end of Megalong Valley). We may have to carry water a short distance (or longer, if it's been dry). We'll walk out via Medlow Gap, return via Black Horse Ridge. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan, Jamison (2015)12-13 Sep (Sat-Sun): WISEMAN FERRY (E-M)
Start from Wiseman Ferry with a car shuffle, then back to start the Old Great North Road (Devine's Hill) and Finch's Line Circuit. The GNW is a old convict road build between 1826 and 1836. See the old sandstone roads, and Hangmans Rock, also great views of the Hawkesbury River. Camp at Mill Creek for the night. Next day we will walk the Mill Creek Circuit though sandstone country and open forests and shady creeks. Limit: 8. Map: Gunderman,Lower Portland, St Albans (2015)13-14 Sep (Sat-Sun): DAWES AND LINDEN CIRCUIT ((M-H-X, Scrub Cliffs)
Starting at Faulconbridge follow the 'Jennings Track' to Linden Ridge, thence west to spot height 538 and down its ridge to Dawes Creek. We will attempt to reach Dawes Ridge saddle and if not ascend to spot height 519 on Dawes Ridge and camp in the known cave on Dawes Saddle Creek. Next morning will be a few kms of fire trail then, just after Mt Twiss, we will head SE to explore the gentle bowl and its twin waterfalls on our way onto to the Linden Ridge fire trail to return to our cars via 'Jennings Track'. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood (2014)13-15 Sep (Sat-Mon): GROSS RIVER REMOTE ()
NPWS - Spring Great Grose Weed Walk
For the more adventurous come & spend 3 days walking & weeding along a section of the Grose River. This trip will focus on "Little Blue Gum" & removing weeds after the 2013 Grose Valley Fires. A good level of fitness & some experience is necessary for this activity. Limit: 8. Map: (2014)13-14 Sep (Sat-Sun): JENOLAN CAVES ()
Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve Sycamore War: Help control the 50ha of weed trees invading bushland at Jenolan Caves. Training in techniques & weed identification given. Accommodation & main meals provided. BBQ Dinner & Saturday evening activity eg. Guided Cave Tour or Native Fauna spotlight walk. Limit: 0. Map: (2014)13-17 Sep (Mon - Fri): WOLGAN WALLOP: ROCKY CREEK TO BINNINGS FLATS ()
A Friends of the Colo activity. A check for cape ivy near the river between Rocky Creek to the Binnings Flats (formerly called Wallaby Flats). If time allows we may spend a day looking at some remote sites down to Annie Rowan Creek. Base camping at Binnings Flats. Participants may have to walk some or all of the way from the Newnes gate (17km to the campsite). Experience in multi-day off-track wilderness trips is essential. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan (2021) 13-Sep to 14-Sep-08: Wollangambe Crater (E-M)
An easy overnight walk with spectacular wildflower displays. Limit: 8. Map: Mount Wilson, Wollangambe (2008)14-20 Sep (Mon-Sun): FLINDERS RANGES (supported)
A club member (Maria P) is organising a walk with Flinders and Beyond Camel Treks.
Proposed dates are between 14 September to 25 September ? a 7 day walk around the northern area of the Flinders Ranges, leaving from Blinman and return to Blinman travelling through the country and camping as we go, not a strict routine. Cost is $1750 per adult. Costs include all food and drinks, dinner and accommodation in the Blinman pub on return.
This has been organised with camel trainers Ryan and Nat who are excellent guides and have experience mapping flora and fauna in the area as well as the historical sites. If you're interested, I'll forward your request to Maria. Limit: 3. Map: (2015)14-18 Sep (Tue - Sat): MORNING WALKS. EXPLORING NEW TRACK COMBINATIONS. ()
A trial series of 2 to 3 or so hour long, early morning on track walks around Yondell Avenue, Springwood. Each is flexibly designed with an available leader for up to five double jabbed locals. We will have one, two or three leaders available- so there could be up to three groups of 5 -each starting at a slightly different time and doing a slightly different walk - to avoid intermingling. Book at least by 5pm the day prior to get the starting time and place and a brief description of the route. The walks will all be exploring the tracks shown on the article and map in our newsletter about newly discovered tracks. If this works then it could be continued until lockdown is over. If there are sufficient prospective members (3), then introduction talk may be available for the Saturday walk. First in is best dressed if you comply with health orders.
Limit: 5. Map: Springwood (2021)15-17 Sep (Sat - Mon): BLACKHEATH ()
Grose Valley Remote. A joint SBC/NPWS weeding activity. A multi-day activity rock hopping and wading through the Upper Grose River searching for and destroying weeds before they spread further into the wilderness. This activity is only for the fit and experienced. Numbers are limited. Book directly by Saturday 8th September with John on (02) 4787 3108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson (2018)15-17 Sep (Mon-Wed): ILLAWARRA ()
We and Marnie are planning to spend three days doing some of best walks in the Illawarra area. These include the Mt Keira Ring Track(5km)and the Escarpment Traverse(13km) both of which have fantastic views. Accommodation will be in a cabin at the Bulli Caravan Park. Cost will be approx $25-30 p/p per night depending on numbers. If you are interested in coming you need to book in early so that the accommodation can be booked. Limit: 8. Map: Bulli (2014)16-18 Sep (Sat - Mon): BLACKHEATH ()
Grose Valley Remote Weeding. A joint NPWS/SBC activity. This multi-day activity is ideal for the fit and adventurous who want to spend a full 3 days rock-hopping and weeding along the Grose River. Some experience at overnight self-reliant camping is required and numbers are limited. Book direct with Vanessa by Monday 11th September on 4787 3112 or email@example.com. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba (2017)16-18 Sep (Sun-Tue): JAGUNGAL WILDERNESS AREA - KOCIUSZKO (H)
Three day cross country ski trip. Updated route - Dead horse gap to Mt Townsend via Ramshead. Experienced cross country skiers and snow campers only. Limit: 6. Map: Jagungal (2018)17-20 Sep (Thu-Sun): COLO GORGE AND MOUNT SAVAGE (VHExp)
Walk cancelled Limit: 5. Map: Colo Heights (2015)17-19 Sep (Sun-Tue): HAWKESBURY RIVER (E-M)
A three day car camping trip to explore the Mt White, Brooklyn and Berowra Creek areas.
We will do three walks during this trip, all have great views and the wild flowers should be out at this time.
Day 1 Big Jims Point. This is in Popran NP. This is an 11.5 km return walk with some ups and downs along a fire trail. Grade M
Day 2 Pindar Cave Brisbane Water NP. We drive to Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn catch the train to Wondabyne. This walk is about 12 km. It is on a fire trail and a track Grade E-M
Day 3 We drive over the the Berwora Ferry and out through Fiddletown to the Neverfail Fire trail. We will walk along Coba Ridge to Collingridge Point Murramurra NP. There is a at view over Berowra Creek. This is a 10km return walk Grade E
We will be camping at Greenman’s Caravan Park on the Hawkesbury River. The camping costs $20PP per night. An additional $5 for power. There also onsite vans as well. Limit: 12. Map: Cowan Gunderman (2017)17-18 Sep (Sat-Sun): POINT CAMERON (E, off track)
Return to the fabled dead gum tree campsite, canyon and pagodas on the edge of Gardens of Stone. From Mt McLean east to Mounts Jamison and Davidson then a little bit north through the scrub to find our campsite. Time to explore the next day before heading back. Only about 4 k each way, but a couple of scrambles up and down pagodas. Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen (2011)17-19 Sep (Sat-Mon): THE DEAD WALLABY HOP (H)
Help stop the advance of lantana into the wilderness! Walk the T3 track to the Colo River near Tootie Creek to search and destroy occasional lantana, and to continue work on moth vine sites. Come just for the weekend, or if possible stay on for the Monday. Steep 500m descent and ascent. Base camp by the river. Camp-oven dinner being considered. Expressions of interest are also sought regarding a possible extension of the activity to 5 days (ie till Wednesday 18th), finishing at Tobacco Creek. This could be packraft-supported to avoid carrying packs down the river while weeding. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2016)18-19 Sep (Sat-Sun): NEWNES CAR CAMP (E)
Another opportunity to do your bit for the National Parks. This activity was cancelled earlier this year when rain was forecast (but it never happened!). An easy weekend involving the planting of seedlings in an area where willows have been removed, and a search of a short section of the Wolgan River upstream from Newnes to check for surviving willows. In association with the Friends of the Colo. Limit: 12. Map: Ben Bullen (2010)19-20 Sep (Sat-Sun): COLO RIVER ()
Overnight walk to the Colo River at Mount Townsend Bend. The walk in is only 2 hours, but be prepared for a steep 400 m descent, no track, and a wade across the river. This is a weed-control activity, in conjunction with Friends of the Colo, suitable for beginner bush-regenerators â€“ or just bludging. Camping is on a beach, with shared camp-oven dinner.
Limit: 8. Map: Mountain Lagoon (2009)19-20 Sep (Sat-Sun): Green Gully (, work)
Help is needed for a Green Gully work weekend. There is painting and minor repairs to be done on the bunk house and cabins. The Green Gully area is SBCs major volunteer project with National Parks and your help is always appreciated. Accommodation and cooking facilities supplied.
If you can only help for a day your efforts will be most welcome.
Limit: 0. Map: Jenolan (2009)19-20 Sep (Sat-Sun): MELONG AND TINDA CREEKS (M-X)
Overnight walk in conjunction with the Friends of the Colo, to explore these tributaries of Wollemi Creek, and check for any willows. Will involve rockhopping and possibly some wading. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers (2009)19-20 Sep (Sat-Sun): MINNAMURRA -GERRINGONG (M)
On track all the way.DAY 1 Eleven klms. past Minnamurra Estuary, Bombo Headland and the Boneyard. Maybe stay at Grand Hotel Kiama, which is $70/night; $45 for a single, or find your own accom.The Kiama Cove Boutique Motel is a bit more up market, as another option. We will eat dinner and brekky out for those who wish. Bring lunch both days. DAY 2 17klms. to Gerringong. See 2 blowholes, heaps of beautiful beaches and rolling green farmland with precipitous cliffs. The new track between Loves Bay and Werri Lagoon forms the heart of this walk, which is mostly flat. FULL Limit: 12. Map: Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of the Illawarr (2020)19-24 Sep (Mon-Sat): WOLLEMI WILDERNESS (M-H-X)
A walk across the Wollemi from Glen Alice to Kings Waterhole via Gospers Mountain. Further research of a historic cattle route. Limit: 6. Map: Gospers Mountains, Wirraba (2011)21-24 Sep (Mon-Thu): BUDAWANGS SOUTH COAST (X)
Start at Wog Wog camp and go to Long Gully- car swap to start with.3 night camps with good camping caves.Approximate campsites Goodsell Creek, Corang Arch Mt Cole and the Castle. Planning chat this Thursday evening Sept 17. Limit: 8. Map: 1:25,000 CMA maps CORANG (8927-3-N), ENDRICK (8927 (2020)21-23 Sep (Tue-Thu): CAPERTEE VALLEY ()
We have booked a house in the Capertee Valley. We are intending to do walks and mountain bike rides in the area. Cost $35 per night.
Please ring to book Limit: 8. Map: Ben Bullen and Cullen Bullen (2010)21-22 Sep (Sat-Sun): WILD WEEKEND AT THE WALLS ()
We'll camp at Boyd River Fri. night ready for a great walk on Sat.,
then a shorter walk Sun. to allow an afternoon getaway. Bring firewood if you have some, as it can be cold at night. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra and Yerranderie (2013)21-22 Sep (Sat-Sun): WOODFORD TO SPRINGWOOD (M-H-X, Scrub,Cliffs)
Saturday: Murphy's Glen, Bedford Creek, The Circles, Western Ridge Fire trail. Camp on a ridge and carry water a short distance back to the camp site. Sunday: Descend the creek west of spot height 384 and east of 50r cliff to Glenbrook Creek and eventually exit via the Wiggins Track. This walk will have plenty of adventure, views, rainforest and interesting creek and ridge walking. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood, Katoomba, Kurrajong (2013)22-23 Sep (Sat-Sun): NEWNES ()
A Friends of the Colo activity to check the Wolgan up and downstream for any emergent willows. Car-based camping at Newnes, with day outings along the river. Wading and rock-hopping involved. Limit: 20. Map: Ben Bullen & Mt Morgan (2012)22-23 Sep (Sat-Sun): SPLENDOUR ROCK OVERNIGHT (E-M)
Rescheduled - in the hope it will rain sometime soon. For those who missed the Anzac day celebration. From Dunphy's carpark, walk out to Mobbs Soak alternative campsite, set up camp and then walk on to Splendour Rock (maybe even for sunset, walk back in torchlight)
Return via Black Horse Ridge and Breakfast Creek. Want to test your brand new overnight gear? This is a perfect trip for that. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan (2018)23-24 Sep (Sat - Sun): STARLIGHT'S TRACK, HILLTOP ()
I'm leading an overnight walk for the BM Conservation Society to the Nattai river, this weekend, September 23 and 24. We're walking down Starlight's track (bushranger history!). You're welcome to join. It is a 2 1/4 hour drive to Hilltop, and the walk is about 3 - 4 hours down a track. Grade 3. You need to be able to carry about 11kgs in an overnight pack, either that or hire a personal assistant. You'll need tent, sleeping gear, food, stove and clothing. There is lovely fresh water at the campsite in a side creek. You can see photos on: Facebook "BMCS Longer Bushwalks". Limit: 8. Map: Hilltop (2017)24-25 Sep (Sat-Sun): MACQUARIE MARSHES (E)
We are joining a discovery ranger weekend of walks to explore this area. At the moment there are heaps of birds breeding as the marshes are the best they have been in 10 years. Cost of the weekend is $60 p/p. This includes 3 guided walks, camping fees, a slide presentation and a barbeque dinner. Additional meals are available at a small cost. If you are interested in joining us you need to book through the Warrumbungle NP Visitor Centre 68254364. Numbers are limited so an early booking is advised. Note: date has been changed by National Parks.
Please let us know when you have made abooking Limit: 0. Map: (2011)25-26 Sep (Fri-Sat): Glen Davis (M-X)
Bike rides based in the Glen Davis area. Arrive in Glen Davis on Friday evening. Friday and Saturday night accommodation has been booked in Glen Davis. Saturday set up a car swap for a ride along the the Glen Alice trail from Red Hill near Dunns Swamp to Glen Davis (About 37ks) stops along the way. Sunday a ride around the Dunville Loop. (About 32Km). The accommodation costs $50 for two nights. Limit: 8. Map: Wollemi Tourist Map (2009)25-27 Sep (Fri-Sun): Glen Davis (M-X)
MTB Bike rides in the Glen Davis area.
Arrive in Glen Davis on Friday evening. Accommodation is booked for Friday and Saturday. Cost $50.
Rides. Saturday From Red Hill to Glen Davis via the Glen Alice trail. (37Km) Sunday ride the Dunville Loop about 32Km. Limit: 8. Map: Wollemi Tourist Map (2009)26-27 Sep (Sat-Sun): Advanced notice - Meadowflat Car camp (E-M)
Annual car camp at Meadowflat located 20 minutes past Lithgow. Walks on Saturday and Sunday led by Phil F. There will also be medium bike rides with some hills for those who want to bring their bikes. Bring dinner to share on Saturday. There is water on site. You are welcome to arrive Friday afternoon. Limit: 20. Map: (2009)26 Sep to 4 Oct (Wed-Thu): BLUE MTS (E)
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST School Holiday Walks-by negotiation. Anyone interested in weekday walks during this period, please contact me. Children and grandchildren welcome. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood/Katoomba (2012)26-27 Sep (Sat-Sun): MELONG AND TINDA CREEKS (M-X)
Overnight walk in conjunction with the Friends of the Colo, to explore these tributaries of Wollemi Creek, and check for any willows. Will involve rock-hopping and possibly some wading. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers (2009)27 Sep to 2 Oct (Sun-Fri): HIDDEN CREEK JERVIS BAY ((M, camp, cycle & ka)
Five nights at Hidden Creek Caravan Park overlooking Currambene Creek. Tent or caravan on a campsites we have to ourselves with cabins also available. Close to good group amenities. We will be doing a number of day paddles in the surrounding waterways with opportunities for cycling, walking, swimming etc. Limit: 20. Map: Jervis bay (2020)27-28 Sep (Wed-Thu): SAINT HELENA CRATER ()
Friends of Saint Helena Crater: working bee to map and document the extent of blackberry and other weeds in the Crater. This work feeds into the NPWS planning. Overnight camp, walking in from Martins Lookout, walk out same route. Bring a water filter if you have one, the dam's water is silty. Please bring GPS if you have one, and a pen. Maps for writing all over will be supplied. (Submitted by web form per Jeanette L suggestion.) Project web site is http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/st_helena/ Limit: 100. Map: Penrith, Springwood (2000)28-30 Sep (Sat - Mon): BLACKHEATH ()
Grose Valley (Remote). A joint NPWS/SBC activity. This multiday activity is ideal for the fit and adventurous who want to spend a full 3 days rock hopping and weeding along the Grose River. Some experience at overnight self-reliant camping is required and numbers are limited. Book by Monday 23rd September direct with Grant on 0499 699 150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Wilson (2019)28 Sep-1 Oct 2018 (Fri - Mon): WOLLEMI COLO -CAPERTEE ()
An East West crossing of Wollemi from Hollow Rock to the Coorongooba campground, via the Colo Colo and Capertee Rivers over 4 days. A small party to accomodate the giant car shuffle which will need to be organised the day before. Damp feet walking along the river in some amazing gorges over the long weekend plus a day. Limit: 4. Map: Mt Morgan Six Brothers (2018)29 Sep to 4 Oct (Sun-Fri): HIDDEN CREEK JERVIS BAY ((M, Car Camp & Kayak)
Five nights at Hidden Creek Caravan Park overlooking Currambene Creek on three tent campsites we have to ourselves. Close to good group amenities. We will be doing a number of day paddles in the surrounding waterways with opportunities for walking, swimming etc. Limit: 12. Map: Jervis bay (2019)30 Sep-4 Oct 2019 (Mon - Fri): KOWMUNG RIVER ()
Not many club walks visit the more remote areas of the Greater Blue Mountains anymore. This is your chance to do a relatively easy paced walk in the stunningly beautiful upper reaches of the Kowmung River with 2 nights spent at one of the prettiest campsites on the river. Plenty of opportunities for R&R with 2 of the 5 days carrying daypacks only. There is an 800m descent on day 1 and the last day is fairly strenuous – 11 km with an 830m ascent. The rest is river walking, all of it is off track and you can expect scrub. If you think you are fit enough for this walk but don’t have the gear, email me. The walk is a shared activity with Friends of the Colo, to carry out a weed survey. Limit: 8. Map: Yerranderie (2019)