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Walks and Activities

NOTE:Walks are back on! Please check the program regularly as leaders are re-scheduling previously cancelled activities.

The listing below shows all club activities. Contact details for each activity are available to paid-up members after logging into the member area.

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WalkID: 3966
2 Jan 2021 (Sat) 2021: HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK (M) Down Heathcote Creek to Kingfisher Pool, then on the Bullwarring Track to the Goanna Track and over to Kingdom Come, a great swimming spot. Limit: 12. Map: Campbelltown.
WalkID: 4061
3 Jan 2021 (Sun) 2021: SOUTH SPRINGWOOD CREEKS (M) Sassafras Gully, Glenbrook Creek junction, Perch Ponds, Magdala Creek, Picnic Glen. Classic Springwood Walk along creeks. This walk is unique in that it avoids prolonged steep ascents on exit. All on track. Early start to avoid heat. Mostly shady rainforest. Interesting geological, botanic and cultural features will be revealed and discussed en-route. Lengthy stops for rests and swims. Apre walk refreshments. 9 crowometers 200 m descent and series of stepped ascents, each of which would be less than 40m. Short car shuffle. Graded M due to lenght and possible heat Limit: 10. Map: Springwood .
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WalkID: 4079
6 Jan (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 4083
9 Jan (Sat) 2021: KAYAK CASTLEREAGH TO YARRAMUNDI AND RETURN (M, KAYAK) Put Kayaks in at Devlin Road Castlereagh. Paddle towards Yarramundi and return. 15KM approximately. This is an extension to the easy paddle we usually do. It will involve a few small sections of fast flowing water and some portage. Bring morning tea and lunch. You will need your own Kayak, PFD and paddle. This paddle is being co-led with Gordon Watson. Limit: 12. Map: Castlereagh.
WalkID: 3714
10-17 Jan 2021 (Sun-Sun) 2021: CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H) WALK FULL. Join us for the second attempt at the 8th annual visit to Charlotte Pass. Comfortable accommodation in a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains National Park. We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia, plus lots of slightly lower peaks. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost Single: $375, Double $576. Limit: 21. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam.
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WalkID: 4085
13 Jan (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 4090
14 Jan (Thu) 2021: STRATHFIELD (M) Cycle Strathfield to Botany Bay. A leisurely, flat ride along cycle paths and local roads to the bay and back, mostly along Cook's River. Morning tea at Earlwood and a fish and chips lunch (or BYO) at Brighton le Sands where those who want to can swim. The distance is approximately 45 km and the ride will take approximately four hours. Limit: 16. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 4071
16 Jan 2021 (Sat) 2021: CATARACT RIVER DOUGLAS PARK (VH-Exp, Kayak) Exploring the Cataract and Nepean Rivers at Douglas Park. Fast flowing water and portage involved. Two 12 km trips, starting and finishing at the same location. Limit: 6. Map: Picton.
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WalkID: 4089
17 Jan (Sun) 2021: ERSKINE CREEK - SWIM (E) One of the best swimming spots in the Blue Mountains. Short walk down a hill to Erskine Creek, swim up or down the creek, return the same way. Half day activity, bring a lilo if you have one, but not essential. NOTE: Glenbrook causeway is closed (10/1/2021) - alternatives will be organised if we can't get into the park. (Probably Martin's lookout) Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4077
17 Jan 2021 (Sun) 2021: SASSAFRAS GULLY SPRINGWOOD (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - Prospective members: This is our introduction to the Club and safe bushwalking practices. It is an easy-medium standard walk through rainforest down Sassafras Gully, to the unnamed pool at the junction of Sassafras and Glenbrook Creeks. Return will be via The Wiggins Track up to Yondell Rd. In all, this is a 5 km walk with 200m descent and ascent with some rough sections of track. The walk will include stops where we will go over items in the introduction course. About 3.5 hours or a little more. Full members are very welcome, as always. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4087
20 Jan (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E, Cycle) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Description of walk: Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 4067
20 Jan 2021 (Wed) 2021: KANUKA BROOK (M) Crayfish Pool This was a lovely location. We have not been there in sometime. We know it became popular with the public. This is a morning only walk. The walk is in Glenbrook off the Red Hands fire trail. Elevation gain and loss 147m along the walking trail. Bring morning tea and swimmers. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
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WalkID: 4104
21 Jan (Thu) 2021: NORTH RICHMOND (E-M, Cycle) Richmond to Windsor, mostly flat, 30km. Back roads and cycle paths, suitable for road bikes. Start at Smith Park on Francis Street Richmond. Firstly west along Old Kurrajong Road then right along Triangle Lane, Powell’s Lane, Edwards Road, Cornwallis Road, then cycle path into Windsor. Morning tea at Windsor and then return to North Richmond Option for some riders to cross the Windsor Bridge, ride up Freeman’s Reach road to connect with Terrace Road to ride back to North Richmond and cross the bridge back to Smith Park. Bring lunch to have in Smith Park at the end or head home. Limit: 16. Map: Gregory.
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WalkID: 4072
23 Jan 2021 (Sat) 2021: LAKE LYELL (H, Kayak) 20 km paddle around Lake Lyell. Please bring morning tea and lunch. $5 parking fee applies. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow.
WalkID: 4042
23 Jan 2021 (Sat) 2021: MADDENS, KELLYS AND JULIET FALLS (M) On the edge of the Woronora Plateau, near Waterfall is Maddens, with a short walk in. Then, we'll go over to Stanwell Tops to check out the other 2 Falls. Limit: 12. Map: Appin and Otford.
WalkID: 4063
24 Jan 2021 (Sun) 2021: KINGS TABLELAND - INGAR (M) Mountain bike ride from Kings Tableland to Ingar picnic area for a picnic, swim and/or to lounge about or check the lookout. We may well have the place to ourselves. Good quality dirt road without traffic but need cooperation getting through the gate. 30 crowometres with 350m gentle rise on return. Return late afternoon to avoid heat. Possible dinner at a mid mountains restaurant? Limit: 10. Map: Jamison.
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WalkID: 4088
25 Jan (Mon) 2021: KANGAROO CREEK (E, lilo required) Take Monday off to make a 4-day long weekend and join us. Walk down to Karloo pool and lilo down the Kangaroo Creek to the track back to Audley. I have one spare lilo, otherwise they can be purchased at disposal stores. This is not a canyon, there are a couple of places where scrub and rocks need to be negotiated. Car swap Audley - Heathcote. Limit: 10. Map: RNP.
WalkID: 4050
26 Jan 2021 (Tue) 2021: SYDNEY HARBOUR (E) BALMORAL TO THE ZOO. Celebrate Australia Day with a classic harbourside walk. Great views of activities both on and above the harbour. Lots of swims. Bring something with an Australian theme to share for morning tea. Wear an Australian flag T shirt/hat/shorts. Limit: 15. Map: Google.
WalkID: 4086
27 Jan (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E, c) Easy cycle from Springwood on quiet local back roads - usually about 15 -20km, no real hills Limit: 10. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 4043
30 Jan 2021 (Sat) 2021: TERRACE FALLS AND ILLAWONG POOL (M) We've been here a few times, but it's an ideal spot to spend a summer's day. Plenty of swimming options and Terrace Falls itself is not to be missed. Some steps! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4062
1-4 Feb 2021 (Mon-Thu) 2021: OBERON HOLIDAY (E-M-Exp) Cancellation so two spaces now available. The idea is to enjoy high altitude balmy weather by staying at Jenolan Caravan Park in Oberon. Cheapest camping for two starts at $25pn, with powered sites $35pn, and there are a range of cabins. I havent stayed there but the blurb looks good... and it is in town near the pool and tennis courts. A bit like our annual Snowies holiday but with self catering- the plan is to have a range of activities around Jenolan, Oberon, Yerranderie etc. Some may wish to bring push bikes. Limit: 26. Map: Jenolan Oberon.
WalkID: 4047
2 Feb 2021 (Tue) 2021: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) This year, we'll go out to Mt. Hay, to see the Christmas Bells and the Pink Flannel Flowers, along with amazing views. Bring supper to share, as well as plates etc. and tongs to serve. Sanitizer will be on hand. You will also need a torch! Limit: 16. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 4038
6 Feb (Sat) 2021: NEPEAN RIVER COBBITY TO CAMBEN (H-VH-Exp, kayak) Kayaking from Cobbity to Camden and return 25 km, fast flowing water and portage involved. Please bring spray skirt, P.F.D. morning tea and lunch. Limit: 6. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4045
6 Feb 2021 (Sat) 2021: ETHEREAL CANYON (M) This isn't a long canyon, but is an enchanting walk, just off Waratah Ridge. It has some beautiful light play for photographers. Wet feet at least! We will also do Bungleboori Arch and Pagodas. Limit: 12. Map: Lithgow and Wollangambe.
WalkID: 3953
6-7 Feb (Sat-Sun) 2021: BOX CREEK FALLS (E-M-VH, off track) This walk will happen one day, but dates are dependent on this area opening to hikers again and covid-crisis lockdowns being lifted. From the Kowmung River Fire Trail, walk to Box Creek Falls, then camp below the falls somewhere. Follow the Box Creek down to the Kowmung River, and climb back up - probably via Boss Peak. There is a walks report of this being done some time ago, with difficulty finding a campsite, so numbers restricted to 6. Return to cars via the fire trail. If you were previously booked, please sign up again. Limit: 6. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 4064
7 Feb 2021 (Sun) 2021: BEDFORD CREEK WOODFORD (M-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) From Murphys Glen via track to Bedford Creek, then cross country downstream fording Coolana Brook and more downstream to explore an interesting short and very shaded tributary which is opposite Scorpion Hill. 6 Crowometers and around 100m ascent. Opportunities to swim in large pools. Limit: 8. Map: katoomba .
WalkID: 4082
8-11 Feb (Mon - Thu) 2021: THREDBO - GUTHEGA WALK + BICYCLE (M-H) Alpine walking (above the treeline), along the Main Range. D1. Drive from Thredbo to Guthega - Walk down to dam wall - camp up at Mann Bluff. Camp above the treeline with good views. 8km. 1000m ascent. D2. Main Range walking, with side trip out to The Sentinel. Leave the watershed to access Alice Rawson Peak and an exploration of our nation’s second-highest peak, Mt Townsend, prior to camping at Mt Du Faur. 21km. 1700m ascent. D3. Abbott Peak - down to Wilkinson Ck - 300m+ climb to Mt Kosciuszko summit via it's western face. Depart along Kosciuszko South Ridge - Corrie Top - Rams Head, which is Australia’s 4th highest peak at 2191m elevation. 10km. 700m ascent, and 800m descent, prior to arriving at Eagle’s Nest. Chairlift down to Thredbo Village at some monetary expense. D4. Road cycling (to retrieve car). Thredbo - Jindabyne - Smiggins Holes - Guthega - car. 70km, 1400m ascent. Or hang about/wait in and/or near, Thredbo. Limit: 8. Map: various.
WalkID: 4048
11 Feb 2021 (Thu) 2021: AN EXPLORE OF HAT HILL (M) Just out of Blackheath, there's a stunning landscape with history thrown in on a morning walk. Mostly on tracks! Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4091
13 Feb (Sat) 2021: BLACKHEATH GRAND CANYON (E-M) A wonderful circuit walk on a recently refurbished track. All on track and not really difficult except for the 350 m descent/ascent (all on easy NPWS steps) - 6.5km Car swap if we get enough people, otherwise we'll walk back to the start.early start (8am at Blackheath) to avoid the post-lockdown crowds. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4069
13 Feb (Sat) 2021: NEPEAN RIVER COBBITY TO BENTS BASIN (H-VH, kayaking) Kayaking from Cobbity to Bents Basin and return 25 km, fast flowing water and portage involved. Please bring spray skirt, P.F.D. morning tea and lunch. Limit: 6. Map: Warragamba.
WalkID: 4044
13 Feb 2021 (Sat) 2021: BOLA CREEK AND PALONA CAVE (M) This walk is at Waterfall. Rainforest, sparkling creeks and a cave or two. Two short walks, joined together, to make a great day out. Swimming possible Limit: 12. Map: Royal National Park Tourist Map.
WalkID: 4102
14 Feb (Sun) 2021: FORTRESS CANYON (M) This canyon features 1 or 2 short abseils and some long swims which lead to a great lunch spot atop a 50 mt waterfall. Must have own gear including helmet and wetsuit. Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba .
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WalkID: 4098
14 Feb (Sun) 2021: GOOCH'S CRATER, BILLABONG CANYON (E, some rock scrambling) Short-ish trip to the Gooch's Crater area. There's lots to do here - we'll inspect the special flannel flowers that have sprung up after the fires, check out some pagodas, a camp cave, the crater and a nice little canyon (you'll get wet, the first pool is about 1.5 m deep and optional). You can choose to stay poolside. 4WD appreciated, or we get to walk and extra km or two. Should be back at the cars by 2:30pm to beat the weekend traffic home. Limit: 8. Map: Wollangambe.
WalkID: 4066
14 Feb 2021 (Sun) 2021: WINMALEE SHAWS CREEK YARRAMUNDI (M) Whitecross road, Shaws Ridge Trail then off track to the saddle between spot heights 302 and 325. Then downstream along the length of Shaws Creek. Visit cultural site. At least one reasonable swimming hole is expected. 9 Crowometers probably with usual rainforest and creek obstacles. Car shuffle. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 4103
20 Feb (Sat) 2021: NUMANTIA FALLS, FAULCONBRIDGE (E-M) INTRODUCTION WALK AND TALK - Prospective members: This is our introduction to the Club and safe bushwalking practices. Come on an easy-medium entry level standard walk down the Victory Track, past Clarinda Falls and then along a side track to Numantia Falls, where we will have morning tea and and do the introduction talk. Return will be the way we came. In all a 5 km walk with rainforest and some rough sections of track. About 4 hours or a little more. Full members are invited to come along and will be very welcome. Limit: 10. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4046
20 Feb 2021 (Sat) 2021: DEEP PASS (M) Out on Newnes Plateau, Deep Pass is a walker's playground. Caves, cliffs and canyons to explore, or just sit in the shade and swim. Short walk in, before the fun begins. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 4065
21 Feb 2021 (Sun) 2021: SOUTH WARRIMOO EXPLORE (M-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Walk the Greens Road fire trail to end, then follow the spur to Glenbrook Creek. A short rope assisted scramble is involved. Thence downstream along Glenbrook Creek (where we might have opportunity for a cooling swim) and onto Florabella Pass. Leave the track and work our way up a rainforested creek to a platform where there are numerous sharpening grooves. Then ascend back to the fire trail. 10 crowometers with two 100m ascents. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood Penrith.
WalkID: 4052
25 Feb 2021 (Thu) 2021: WALLS CAVE (M) A morning walk. The stream cuts through an impressive rocky area, with caves. Some steps. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4041
27 Feb (Sat) 2021: BIRRABANG CANYON (M) This is a walk-through/swim-through beautiful canyon. Bring wet suit and a dry bag for your pack. Limit: 10. Map: MT. WILSON.
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WalkID: 4080
27 Feb (Sat) 2021: OBERON DAM/FISH RIVER (M-Exp, KAYAK) Exploratory paddle of Oberon Dam/Fish River. New Date. This dam is 1068 metres above sea level and classed as Alpine Waters, known for it's trout fishing. This will involve approx. 4-5 hours of paddling, exploring the river. Need to be confident in paddling 15kms approx. Supply own kayak, paddle and PFD. Bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 10. Map: Oberon.
WalkID: 4051
2 Mar 2021 (Tue) 2021: GRAND CANYON BY NIGHT (M) Always a beautiful walk, but by night it's all different, with glow worms and fireflies. Bring supper and a hot drink for a break in the rotunda, before walking out via Neates Glen. Some steps. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4096
4 Mar (Thu) 2021: HENSON GLEN AND GOVETTS CREEK (M) From Mt. Hay Rd. we'll walk down the ridge into Govetts Creek and Henson Glen. About a 5km. walk, with chance of a swim. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4084
6 Mar (Sat) 2021: AUDLEY, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (M) Audley to Audley, a looping walk through the forests of the Royal. A gentle rising track from Wattle Forest on the banks of the Hacking River leads up to Gurrumboola Ridge. At the junction with the Uloola Track we pass over Whaleback Rock towards Uloola Falls. Enroute there are indigenous rock carvings off the main track. From the falls we continue to Karloo pools and thence down Kangaroo Creek to join a sharply rising track that meets Bottle Forest Trail and eventually Engadine Track. We cross over Kangaroo Creek cataract and head up to Robertson Knoll before returning down to Audley. The walk is 14km, mostly on track. Coffee and treats are available at Audley Dance Hall. Toilets are available at the start/finish, as well as Uloola Campsite. Limit: 10. Map: Port Hacking.
WalkID: 4092
6 Mar (Sat) 2021: SPRINGWOOD TO FAULCONBRIDGE WATERFALLS (M) A new series of waterfalls of the Blue Mtns. Down Magdala Creek-Glenbrook Creek, then through Sassafras Gully Reserve to Faulconbridge. Falls to be visited: Magdala, Martins, Numentia and Clarinda. Maybe some swimming and all on tracks. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4093
13 Mar (Sat) 2021: HAZELBROOK WATERFALLS (M) 2 short walks will enable us to visit several falls; the Transit of Venus Track, then the Burgess Falls Walking Track. Falls to encounter; Mabel, Edith, Burgess, Lyrebird and Horseshoe. On-track and maybe some swimming. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4097
18 Mar (Thu) 2021: FRANK WALFORDS CAVE (M) Out from Mt. Carne, on a spur overlooking Govetts Creek, is a cave used by Frank, former Mayor, explorer, poet and crocodile hunter. Come and see why he loved this place. Some rock scrambling, but heaps of views. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4094
20 Mar (Sat) 2021: BRUCES WALK WITH WATERFALLS (M) This is the lower section; Bullaburra-Went. Falls, which is an old historic walk, now largely forgotten. We'll pass Claire, Podgers and Burgess Glens, as well as Water Nymphs Dell. On tracks! Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4099
25 Mar (Thu) 2021: DARKS CAVE (M) Near Fortress Creek, is a cave used by Dr. Dark and his friends in the 1930's. A short, but steep walk into this interesting area. Great views, with rock scrambling. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4100
27 Mar (Sat) 2021: CLIFFS OF MT. HAY (M) No tracks, but the cliffs go along, looking into the Grose. Some exposure, but the views go on forever! Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4095
3 Apr (Sat) 2021: EASTER WALK; ASGARD AND THOR HEADS, PLUS A MINE (M) 2 spectacular heads, all on track and a look at an old coalmine with a "Bell" kiln still intact, which is usually hidden by thick scrub, but since the fires is quite clear. Afternoon tea back at our place. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4101
17 Apr (Sat) 2021: BURRA KORAIN RIDGE, AN EXPLORE (M-Exp) A world of pagodas, cliffs and views into Victoria Creek. Some off-track. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 3980
19-24 Apr (Mon - Sat) 2021: THE COAST AND HINTERLAND OF THE ILLAWARRA (M) The Kiama area is blessed with a beautiful and rugged coastline, backed by an equally rugged and beautiful escarpment. Camp or cabins at East Beach and venture out each day for a different experience. Kiama-Gerringong, Blackhead and Gerroa, Barren Grounds and Killalea State Park are just some of the areas we can walk.Preference given to those on our last Kiama trip, as the weather defeated us. Limit: 10. Map: Coastal Walks of the Illawarra Book.
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WalkID: 4076
13-17 May (Thu - Mon) 2021: BUDAWANGS EXPLORE BROULA BROOK (M-H-Exp, Scrub, Cliffs?) Expressions of Interest at this stage. Travel to stay first, and possibly last, afternoon, bbq and night in an AirBNB four bedroom farm house. Thence Wog Wog and on track to camp at the Cascades on the Corang River. We will explore the amazing diversity of habitats and formations in and between the Goodsell Basin and Broulia Brook. After that a couple of days exploring Upper Canowie Brook and the Headwaters of Freeman Creek. Camping in Burrumbeet Brook Caves. Burrumbeet is arguably my all-time favourite place. The Budawangs are a bushwalking paradise and this is the best time as they were really toasted in January. The legendary thick scrub will be hugely reduced- greatly aiding navigation. We will be exploring, caves, waterfalls, slots and passes and will eventually exit via the Corang River Route, Canowie Brook and Corang Arch. Dates are flexible to avoid wet weather and slippery conditions. Limit: 5. Map: Corang.