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Walks and Activities

Program: Activities have restarted and will be carried out in line with the public health orders. Please check the government COVID websites for the latest rules.

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: 4402
1 Dec (Wed) 2021: LAWSON (E-M) A half day circuit walk: North Lawson Park: 5km approx: Danty's Glen, St Michael's Falls, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls, Echo Bluff, (The best echo in the mountains) and Fairy Falls. Between Frederica Falls and Echo Bluff we will take a track that avoids the steep slog up a fire road that goes to San Jose Avenue. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4426
2 Dec (Thu) 2021: NGULA BULGARABANG/RADIATA PLATEAU (E) Come check out one of our newest conservation areas. We will walk out along an old firetrail to the end of the plateau and wonderful views over Megalong Valley. On the return, we'll explore some of the numerous walking trails on the plateau, before returning to cars. Roughly 6km in total, mostly gentle grades. A shortish day; I plan to finish about 2pm. Limit: 10. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4363
4 Dec (Sat) 2021: NEPEAN RIVER PENRITH (E, kayak) A leisurely paddle up the Nepean river to Euroka and return 12km. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4318
4 Dec (Sat) 2021: ROYAL NATIONAL PARK (M) Winifred Falls Trail. Scenic walk to rock platforms and Fall, with plenty of time for swimming. We will also discover S-W Arm and Anice Falls. Some rock scrambling! Limit: 12. Map: Royal National Park Tourist Map.
WalkID: 4384
5 Dec (Sun) 2021: PLATYPUS LOOPS BEFORE THE CLUB PICNIC (E-M, Water Changed conditi) Before the Club Xmas picnic we load insulated picnic gear into a car or two and travel to the top of the Jack Evans Track. Descend the track and cross Erskine Creek. Make our way around the Platypus Loop- this was fairly well tracked but may have been altered after the 19 and 20 floods. Have a swim or two and then ascend the Jack Evans Track, then drive to the picnic. If it is really hot we may just make our way to Erskine Creek for some lazy swimming. 5km and 150m descent and ascent. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4375
5 Dec (Sun) 2021: SBC CHRISTMAS PICNIC PARTY (E, Social!) Our outdoor December meeting...formalities will be kept to a minimum, as more importantly the occasion will be our Christmas picnic party!! Venue: Euroka Clearing in the National Park at Glenbrook following the successful format of last year. The Club will supply snack foods and a variety of soft drinks plus some bushwalking-relevant giftlets and perhaps something more substantial for a lucky attendee or two. BYO your complete picnic kit and lunch. Weather permitting and prevailing covid regulations apply. Leaders may arrange for various Club activities to coincide at Euroka Clearing-- in which case arrangements may be facilitated for ferrying your lunch, cold beverages, picnic gear etc to the venue. You must, however, book by the 2nd of December for training, quality control and especially catering purposes. Limit: 100. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4424
7 Dec (Tue) 2021: BIRDWOOD GULLY (E) Annual firefly and glow worm pilgrimage. FF numbers vary from year to year but we won't know if we don't go and look. Meet at 7.30pm, Max 2 hour activity, in the dark so bring a torch or two. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4422
8 Dec (Wed) 2021: SPRINGWOOD (E-M) Walk: A half day circuit walk incorporating the Old Yondell track: 6km approx. The Wiggins track to Sassafras Gully track then up Magdala Creek track to Magdala Falls, from there up Old Yondell track to the cars. Bring morning tea. Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4316
11 Dec (Sat) 2021: CHRISTMAS EVENT- BEDFORD CREEK (M) A Christmas-themed walk to Bedford Creek. Morning tea and Santa at Murphys Glen, so bring a unisex present up to $10 for Santa's sack and something to share for a Christmas morn. tea. A short, but picturesque walk will take us to a sandy beach, with plenty of swimming and relaxing! Limit: 12. Map: Springwood.
WalkID: 4359
11 Dec (Sat) 2021: WINDSOR (M, kayak) Kayaking from Windsor towards North Richmond and return. 15 plus km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Kurrajong.
WalkID: 4387
12 Dec (Sun) 2021: KARIWOGA RIDGE GROSE RIVER WATER GAUGE TRAIL (M, Scrub, Cliffs?) Early start with car shuffle. Faulconbridge Point Fire Trail, Kariwoga Ridge with its excellent views and spiritually significant saddle. Descend steeply to the Junction of the Grose River and Springwood Creek. Rock hop and make our way downstream to the Water Gauge and then on track to Mountain Avenue. Net down hill and opportunity for swims. 8km on track and 3 map km off-track 400m descent and approx 100m ascent. Opportunities for swimming. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 4417
16 Dec (Thu) 2021: LEWERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH (E, Cycle) Glenbrook ride out to Whitewater Stadium and then Riverbank Drive (option to shorten to River Loop depending on the weather) then back to Lewers for our Christmas lunch. Please advise if lunching at Lewers (for booking purposes) Limit: 20. Map: Gregory.
WalkID: 4389
28 Dec (Tue) 2021: SHAWS CREEK AND DYARUBBIN EXPLORATION (M-Exp) This is an exploratory walk which culminates in a search for cultural features as indicated in the excellent book- People of the River. From White Cross Road, Shaws Ridge Fire Trail. Off track via Spot Heights 302 and 325, and then descend northwards into the cool rainforest of Shaws Creek and follow it to the Nepean at Yellowmundee. Swims. Find and inspect various rock shelters and make our way to the old Nepean Ford where there will be a compulsory swim? across the Nepean to hopefully discover the sharpening grooves and carvings at Blacks Falls. Car shuffle. 10km and mostly down hill dropping approx 300m. Early start to beat the heat. Weather permitting. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 4393
28-30 Dec (Tue-Thu) 2021: KEDUMBA TO MT SOLITARY (M) Parking at the end of Tablelands Road Wentworth Falls,at 3pm Tuesday 28th Dec, to walk to the campground via a 9km walk down Kedumba Pass, along Kedumba Valley fire trail. The walk is very steep so bring 4 - 5 L of water. At the bottom of the valley there are plenty of flat campsites to choose from, as well as toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings for a barbecue and tea. It takes 2 to 3 hours to hike down and 3 to 4 hours to hike back out. We will leave early on Wednesday to walk to Mt Solitary and possibly Ruined Castle. The creek running off Kedumba River has to be treated to drink and it is usually deep enough for a good dip. On Thursday we check out heritage-listed Maxwell’s Hut, the original Maxwell family homestead, and keep an eye out for red-necked wallabies and wombats. The NP site notes that "At dawn and dusk you might see platypus in the river, near the majestic stand of rare Camden white gums". We will leave the site at about 1 pm to get back to the cars at about 4pm. Limit: 8. Map: Jamison.
WalkID: 4362
2-5 Jan (Sun - Wed) 2022: BEROWRA CREEK AND HAWKSBURY RIVER (M, Kayak) A three or four day (to be confirmed) kayaking trip camping at the Twin Beaches, Bar Point and exploring the surrounding water ways. Camp site is free with toilets but no power or water. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 4390
5 Jan 2022 (Wed) 2022: SAND CAVE AND MAGDALA CREEK (M) An easy paced walk on tracks with opportunities for swimming and cooling stops and no huge hills. From Martin Place at Faulco we descend to Sand Cave creek checking out some cultural features. Then into the rainforest along Sassafras Creek on the Victory Track. A languid break and swim at the lovely pool at the junction of Sassafras and Glenbrook Creeks. Thence to the Perch Ponds and a long shady gentle ascent along Magdala Creek to arrive at Picnic Point for refreshments. Short car shuffle. 12km on track with some rough sections. Easy walking but Medium grade due to distance and possible heat. Limit: 8. Map: Springwood .
WalkID: 4134
9-16 Jan (Sun - Sun) 2022: CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H) Join us for the 9th annual visit to Charlotte Pass. Comfortable accommodation in a private ski lodge in the heart of the Kosciuszko 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: $515. Double: $792. Limit: 21. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam.
WalkID: 4427
20 Jan 2022 (Thu) 2022: A MORNING CANYON (M) A green canyon at Went. Falls, through private property. Steeply down the hill on a small pad to a delightful canyon full of ferns, large trees and the ground covered in moss. A few fallen logs to clamber over and some off-track walking. A very sensitive area! Plenty of time for photography! Limit: 8. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4414
20 Jan 2022 (Thu) 2022: BEROWRA WATERS (E, kayak) A leisurely paddle to Crossland's Reserve and back to Berowra Waters with the tide 10-15 km return. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 12. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 4407
22 Jan 2022 (Sat) 2022: WHEENY GAP; AN ADVENTUROUS WALK (M-H) A walk with sub-tropical rainforest out from Bilpin. The track goes down steeply into an amazing gorge with a couple of waterfalls and plunge pools. Bring swimmers and shoes to cross the creek. Limit: 12. Map: Mountain Lagoon.
WalkID: 4401
26 Jan 2022 (Wed) 2022: SYDNEY HARBOUR (E) BALMORAL TO THE ZOO. Celebrate Australia Day with a classic harbourside walk. Great views of activities both on and over the harbour. Lots of swims. Bring something with an Australian theme to share for morning tea. Wear an Australian flag T shirt. Limit: 15. Map: Google.
WalkID: 4405
29 Jan 2022 (Sat) 2022: RIVER CAVES (M) A walk-through canyon, out near the Natural Bridge on the Mt. Cameron Road. You WILL get wet, so bring water gear for the canyon. We will leave our packs and dry gear on the beach. Plenty of time for tripod photography. Limit: 12. Map: Rock Hill.
WalkID: 4406
3 Feb 2022 (Thu) 2022: MORNING WALK AROUND MEDLOW (M) We discovered a few new areas during lockdown. We will visit Marks Tomb and some wonderful pagodas. Some steep sections. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4420
5 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: DEVLIN ROAD, CASTLEREAGH (E, KAYAK) This is an easy introduction to paddling. 10km approx with the option to extend for those wanting more. We paddle for 5km stopping for morning tea and then return to launch site. We then have the option to paddle up river. If you haven't paddled with the club before, then this is the paddle to do. You will need your own Kayak, oar and PFD. Kayak hire available from Horizon Line Canoes in Emu Plains. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4409
5 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: TERRACE FALLS AND WILLAWONG POOL (M) Walk in from Lake Road to Victor Falls, then Terrace Falls and around to Lake Willawong and The Lake. Some steep tracks; plenty of time for swimming. Limit: 12. Map: Katoomba.
WalkID: 4148
6-12 Feb (Sun - Sat) 2022: CHARLOTTES PASS II (E-M) This is so good that we're putting on another, thanks Rae for the idea. Join us for the ?th annual visit to Charlotte Pass. Comfortable accommodation in a private ski lodge in the heart of the Kosciuszko National Park. Self catering (group meals) and we have to clean up before we leave. 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: $515. Double: $792. Limit: 21. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam. Limit: 25. Map: perisher, geehi dam.
WalkID: 4410
10 Feb 2022 (Thu) 2022: A MORNING WALK IN MT. VIC. (M) Walk in past Ross Caves, there's about 5, then the Sundeck Cave and over to Ferris Cave, where the climbers hang out. Some of the tracks are eroded! Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4411
12 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: GALONG CREEK (M) A beautiful pink granite canyon, just right for a summer swim. We'll walk in from Ironpot Ridge, enjoy the creek and return via a closer ridge. Some scrambling in the creek and may get wet feet! Time for swimming! Limit: 12. Map: Jenolan.
WalkID: 4403
16 Feb (Wed) 2022: SUPPER IN THE BUSH (E) A short walk to a rocky area with amazing views in the Upper Mountains, near Blackheath. Bring something to share for supper, + plates, cutlery etc. and a torch for later. Limit: 16. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4408
19 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: BIRRABANG CANYON (M) A magnificent walk-through canyon with one swim and deep gorges of the Grose Valley. Beautiful forest on the way in. Bring wetsuit, drybag and shoes suitable for water walking. We'll lunch on the beach before walking out. Limit: 12. Map: MT. WILSON.
WalkID: 4419
19 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: BRISBANE WATERS, WOY WOY (M, KAYAK) Kayak Exploration of Brisbane Waters. Starting from Lions Park Woy Woy, under Spike Milligan's Bridge and into the bay - Brisbane Waters. Our destination is Waterfall Bay and visiting the other bays as well. Mangroves, small waterfall and little beaches to explore. 10-15km approx. Caution will be needed with motor boats. Must have own kayak and PFD. Limit: 10. Map: Woy Woy.
WalkID: 4404
26 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: A DAY AT KANANGRA TOPS (M) See the Camp Cave, Kalang Falls and Black Pool, as well as Kanangra Falls, then walk out to the Tops for great views over Cloudmaker and Thurat Spires. If very hot, will go to Box Creek Falls for a swim instead. Limit: 12. Map: Kanangra.
WalkID: 4416
26 Feb 2022 (Sat) 2022: LANE COVE TO FIGTREE BRIDGE (M, kayak) Paddle from the Lane Cove National Park to Figtree Bridge and return 15km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 10. Map: UBD.
WalkID: 4319
5 Mar (Sat) 2022: SWIMMING DAY ON GLENBROOK CREEK (M) Walk in via the Duckhole, then wander down to Kanuka Brook. Plenty of time to swim and enjoy the area. Limit: 12. Map: Penrith.
WalkID: 4421
12 Mar 2022 (Sat) 2022: OBERON DAM/FISH RIVER (M, KAYAK) We are returing to Oberon Dam to further explore. (It was cancelled in November due to the weather). Last time we paddled here the water level was approx 30%. It is now at over 90% which means we will be able to go further up the Fish River and Springwater Creek. 12 -15km approx. Bring morning tea, lunch, kayak and PFD. Limit: 10. Map: Oberon.
WalkID: 4413
19-20 Mar (Sat - Sun) 2022: MANGROVE CREEK SPENCER (M, Kayak) Exploring Mangrove Creek with the tide before camping at Gentleman's Halt on the Hawkesbury River. This is a easy overnight kayaking trip with minimal camping gear and distance involved. Limit: 8. Map: Mangrove.
WalkID: 4376
26 Mar 2022 (Sat) 2022: BEROWRA WATERS TO BAR ISLAND (H, kayak) Paddle out to bar Island and return 20 km with the tide both ways. Please bring morning tea and lunch. Limit: 8. Map: Cowan.
WalkID: 4395
26 Apr-4 May 2022 (Tue - Wed) 2022: KARUAH & BULAHDELAH (E-M, cycling) Annual SBC bike camp in lower Hunter area with 2 camps each of 4 days and cycling minor roads typically 50 to 100 km per day, camping in your choice of cabins, vans, tents in good Tourist Parks. Time for exploring the areas, relaxing, some swim possibilities, bushwalks. More details supplied in an email to known bike riders. Fee $100 for some costs, a group dinner with balance to conservation groups. Limit: 25. Map: Road maps.