Current Walks Program - from 11/04/2017

 

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Notes on Distance and Trip Grades


Apr 11 (Tue) KIAMA TO GERRIGONG (q)
Train to Kiama then follow coastal walkway through to Gerrigong, some street walking to start off, train from Gerrigong to Sydney (approx. 15kms). DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: COASTAL SKETCH MAP. TRANSPORT: Train.

Apr 14-17 BUDAWANGS (Q)
Wog Wog Camping Area, Corang Peak, Burrumbeet Brook, Bibbenluke Mt, Mt Owen, Monolith Valley, Seven Gods Pinnacle, around Mt Cole, return. An Easter escape approaching the Budawangs from the west that includes a day walk to the iconic Monolith Valley and fantastic views of The Castle and Pigeon House from Mt Owen. Mostly on track but some scrambling up and off Mt Owen. . Party limit 8. Stoves only - no campfires. Bring a day pack. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: CORANG. TRANSPORT: $82. Leader Advises Trip is now FULL

Apr 14-17 KOSCIUSZKO NP (Q)
Tantangara Reservoir/Pockets Saddle Rd/Currangorabia Ck, Pocket Saddle Rd, Pocket Hut, Goodradigbee river, Laura Gap, Along Bimberi range via dead Horse Gap & Bimberi Peak, Murrays Gup, Oldfiels Hut. Plan to camp Bimberi Peak if weather is nice (carry water). Start midday Friday & finish midday Monday. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Rendezvous Creek, Rules Point. TRANSPORT: $140 approx. Leader Advises Trip is now FULL

Apr 14-17 BLUE MOUNTAINS NP - COXS RIVER (Q)
A four day Easter trip. From Dunphys Camp above Carlons, walk to Mobbs Soak to camp, with a side trip to Splendour Rock. Down Yellow Pup to the Coxs River to camp at Kanangaroo Clearing, then upstream to camp in the vicinity of Breakfast Creek. Up Breakfast and Carlons Creeks back to the cars. Good views and river walking. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan, Jamison, Kanangra. TRANSPORT: $38. ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - Canberra Bushwalking Club. **

Apr 14-17 KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Kananga Walls, Gingra track to Fourth (or Fifth) top, and down to Kowmung River. Then a leisurely walk upstream, returning via either Roots or Brumby Ridge. A classic walk to the sacred Kowmung River. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: KANANGRA, YERRANDERIE. TRANSPORT: $58

Apr 18 (Tue) SYDNEY HARBOUR NP (q)
Cremorne Point to Balmoral Beach via Mosman Bay, Sirius Cove Reserve, Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head, Taylors Bay, Clifton Gardens and Georges Heights. Return options dependent on enthusiasm of the group. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: $2.50

Apr 20 (Thu) MEADOWBANK - ROOKWOOD - BANKSTOWN - Cycling
Meadowbank, South Strathfield, Rookwood Cemetery, Regents Pk, Birrong, Bankstown, Padstow, Riverwood, Earlwood, Cook's River, Meadowbank. A multicultural tour of inner west!. Please ring to confirm details etc. Helmets & high-vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: BIKE

Apr 22-25 KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Expressions of interest sought for the classic K2K. Kanangra Walls, Cloudmaker, Dex Creek, Moko Creek, Cox's River, Yellow Pup/Dog Ridge, Splendour Rock, Medlow Gap, Tarro's Ladder, Narrow Neck, Katoomba. Walking over 4 days with a minor variation that includes the Bush Walkers annual Anzac Day Dawn Service at Splendour Rock. We would hire a vehicle to transport us to Kanangra Walls Friday evening for an early start next day. Shared cost. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: KANANGRA, JENOLAN, JAMISON. TRANSPORT: $TBA Leader Advises Trip is now FULL

Apr 23 (Sun) BERRY TO SHOALHAVEN HEADS - Packrafting
Meet at Shoalhaven Heads then car shuffle or local taxi to Broughton Creek (Berry). Paddle down Broughton Creek to the Shoalhaven Junction and then to Shoalhaven Heads. People with kayaks could also join this trip. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: See Leader. TRANSPORT: $43

Apr 25-28 THREE CAPES, TASMANIA (Q)
A four day walk with a good track and excellent huts. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: See Leader. TRANSPORT: $Lots

APR 29,30 KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Kananga Walls Rd, Mount Thurat, Thurat Ridge, Mt Paralayser, Kanangra Ck(Camp), Mt Marooba Karoo, High Gangerang, Kanangra Walls. One of the Classic Kanangra Region Walks. Party size of six please. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: HARD MAPS: Kananagra. TRANSPORT: $58

Apr29-May9 NORTHERN FLINDERS RANGES (Q)
Located in station country just south of the Gammon Ranges: Mt Goddard to Mt Andre starting and finishing at Narrina station. This would be a similar if harder walk to the CMW walk in the same area described in ITB 263 (August 2016). Trip grade = long to medium-hard. Rob Jung has received an invitation to join an Adelaide Bushwalkers trip which is exploring and climbing peaks in the Northern Flinders Ranges. Please contact Rob if you would like to join this group. (Don’t try to contact Rob between 14 and 28 February 2017). DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD. MAPS: SEE LEADER. TRANSPORT: $LOTS: ** NOTE: THIS TRIP ALSO APPEARS ON THE WALKS PROGRAM OF ADELAIDE BUSHWALKERS CLUB **

Apr 30-May 5 MOUNT FIELD NP - TASMANIA (Q)
Will Stay in the Government Huts and do day walks. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: MT FIELD NP. TRANSPORT: Lots.

May 2 (Tue) KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q)
Berowra station to Mount Ku-ring-gai station via Apple Tree Bay (lunch). Down Waratah Gully Track, return up Mt Ku-ring-gai Track. . DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: COWAN. TRANSPORT: $2.50

May 5-7 WOLLEMI NP (Q)
Newnes, Mt Dawson, Wolgan/Capertee Divide, Woolpack Rock, Blue Rock Gap, Mclean Pass, Baal Bone Trail. Car swap will be needed. Classic Three Day Walk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: HARD MAPS: Ben Bullen. TRANSPORT: $58 ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Programme of - Cumberland Plains Walkers . **

May 5 (Fri) COWAN CREEK - Bushcare
Come and help us keep Cowan Creek (at least between Appletree Bay and Berowra) free of weeds. Something for everyone, from small fiddly weeds to those needing strong pulling muscles. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Hornsby. TRANSPORT: NOT MUCH.

May 6,7 SHOALHAVEN RIVER - Packrafting (Q)
Matadoro Ridge, Shoalhaven River - packraft downstream to exit at the Long Point Lookout Track. Car shuffle required. We will camp somewhere in the vicinity of the Blockup Gorge. A very scenic part of the Shoalhaven. Trip also suitable for experienced Liloists. Towing charges apply - :) DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM. MAPS: CAOURA , TOUGA. TRANSPORT: $42.

May 7,8 MAITLAND AND SURROUNDS - Cycling
The plan is to leave Sydney early Sunday and catch the train to Maitland. We'll then ride to Paterson and stop at the "Tocal Field Day" before riding onto to a bed and shower in Vacy (population of 400). Estimated distance for Sunday is approximately 40km. Monday's ride may go via Gresford before heading back a different way to Maitland or perhaps Tarro. As there's only one motel in Vacy, please contact me ASAP so that we can book accommodation. Limit 6 riders as its a two carriage train that travels to Maitland. Trip is graded both medium and exploratory. I have not done this ride previously, but would like to explore the area for more cycle touring in the future. As at 3rd February there does not appear to be any track work planned for the Sydney, Newcastle, and Hunter train lines. Please bring bicycle repair kit, and high visibility clothing. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS: TBA. TRANSPORT: TRAIN

May 9 (Tue) GARIGAL NP (q)
Stones Parade Davidson, Cascade Track Middle Harbour track, cross creek at Bungaroo, cross Rocky Creek, Lockley Track, Gordon Creek, Two Creeks Track. Ormonde Road Roseville. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Step Map1/2. TRANSPORT: BUS

May 11 (Thu) SEVEN BRIDGES. INNER CITY SUBURBS - Cycling
Start at Epping Station, Epping Rd, Burns Bay Rd, Fig Tree Bridge, Tarbon Ck Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Harbour Bridge, back to Epping via Gore Hill & Epping Rd cycle way. Feel free to start & finish to suit yourself. Great views of our Harbour city! Mainly 'On Road' riding but mostly on surprisingly quiet streets. Please ring to confirm details etc. Helmets & high-vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: BIKE

May 13,14 BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q) - Bushcare
SAT. Tree planting and maintenance. Stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. SUN. Walk to suit the party. Suggest: Green Gully, Tinpot Mtn. The Frying Pan, Breakfast Creek, Carlon Creek, Green Gully. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $38.

May 13,14 GARDENS OF STONE NP (Q)
Bird Rock, Bird Rock Fire Trail No 2, explore the Pagodas along the Carne Ck Cliff Face, Camp at Spot Height 179 Mts,Return via Bird Rock Fire Trail No 1 to Bird Rock. Lovely Weekend Outdoors. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Cullen Bullen. TRANSPORT: $43 ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Programme of - Cumberland Plains Walkers . **

May 16 (Tue) BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
A classic walk down Erskine Creek, Pisgah Rock to Jack Evans Track. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Penrith. TRANSPORT: $19.

May 18 (Thu) KINGS LANGLEY - PRESTONS VIA M7 CYCLE WAY - Cycling
Start at Mercury Pl, Kings Langley & ride the whole length of this wonderful 'Off Road' cycle way. Note if you want to come by train there is a 3.5km link track from Seven Hills Station. The ride is 82 km return or you can pull out or turn around at Rooty Hill Station. Please ring to confirm details etc. Helmets & high-vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: BIKE

May 20,21 KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Kanangra car park, Kanangra Walls, Crafts Walls, Pages Pinnacle, Gingra Creek, Gingra Track, Coal Seam Cave, Kanangra Walls. This walk takes in some of the best views in the Kanangra area. Mostly open ridge and track walking with some scrub along the creek. Pretty campsite on the creek. Possible wet feet. Good walk for fit prospectives. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: KANANGRA, YERRANDERIE. TRANSPORT: $58


May 21 (Sun) RIDGES ABOVE HAWKESBURY RIVER (q)
Little Wobby, Junction Hill, Highway Ridge Tk, Tank Ck and return. Scenic ridge walk following at times a vague and rough track. Regular views from rock platforms to the Hawkesbury River. Transport: train to Hawkesbury River, ferry to Wobby and return. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Cowan, Broken Bay 1:25000. TRANSPORT: TRAIN / FERRY.

May 23 (Tue) BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Woodford station, Florabella Pass, Edith Falls, Hazel Falls, Woodford Creek, John's Seat, John's Place (ruins), Paradise Pool, Linden, Kings Cave, Linden station. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Katoomba. TRANSPORT: Train.

May 25 (Thu) WOY WOY - BRISBANE WATER CIRCUIT - Cycling
Catch an early train to Woy Woy to avoid a crowded train home in the afternoon. We will ride in a anti clockwise direction around the delightful Brisbane Waters. Great lake side scenery with a mix of shared pathways & 'On Road' cycle tracks, this is one of our favourite rides. Please ring to confirm details etc. Helmets & high-vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: BIKE

May27-Jun4 FLINDERS RANGES (Q)
Mawson Plateau: Freeling Heights: a classic walk in the far Northern Flinders Ranges. This is a trip organized by the Adelaide Bushwalkers and there could be a place for an 1 or 2 additional CMW walkers. Moolawatana HS, Terrapinna waterhole, Hamilton Ck, Tee Jn waterhole (Mawson Plateau), Freeling Heights, The Armchair, Arkaroola village. A fairly direct route in 7 days, 85 km. Depending on the participants and there may also be some additional shorter trips in the Arkaroola area after this walk. Contact Leader for more information. . Transport to Arkaroola then fly to start: Arkaroola to Moolawatana station, Flight = $540 / 4-5 people. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: See Leader. TRANSPORT: $LOTS ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Programme of - Adelaide Bushwalkers Club. **

May 30 (Tue) LA PEROUSE TO MAROUBRA (q)
Coastal Walkway through to Maroubra, picnic lunch enroute. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM. MAPS: COASTAL SKETCH MAP. TRANSPORT: Bus

Jun 7 (Wed) KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q)
Cowan station to Taffys Rock & return. Superb views, Aboriginal carvings. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM. MAPS: Cowan. TRANSPORT: TRAIN

Jun 10-12 ETTREMA (Q)
Greta Rd, Old 4WD track, Manning Saddle, Dingo Cave, Possibility Point, return the same way. Track walk, c.16km to a base camp at Manning Saddle over flat undulating country. Day 2, c. 12km return day walk to the isolated and rarely visited Possibility Point with it's 320 degree panoramic views from an eerie like narrow peninsular 2m wide, 400m high above Ettrema and Cinch creeks. Arguably the best view in the Ettrema Wilderness. Some scrub on day 2 as track becomes overgrown. A good solid walk for those who don't like ascents/descents! Bring a small day pack. Only for fit walkers. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: NERRIGA, YALWAL. TRANSPORT: $73

Jun 13- Jul 6 APENNINES ITALY (Q)
This is a 23 day, 400km walk through the Apennines on the GEC (Grand Escursione Appenninica) from Bocca Trabaria to Patigno. It roughly follows the Tuscany/Emilia Romagna border. Track walking but about 700m ascent and descent daily. Staying in refugios and village hotels. Plan to enjoy lots of good meals along the way. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS:. TRANSPORT: $Lots

Jun26-Jul10 LARAPINTA TRAIL - WEST MACDONNELL RANGES NP (Q)
Expressions of interest sought for this iconic Australian walk from Redbank Gorge eastwards back to Alice Springs.c. 230ks. 15 nights on the trail and a night either side would be necessary in Alice Springs. Possibility not to do last section (24ks)and have an extra 1-2 days in more interesting places. We would descend 600m(offtrack)down a ridge from Mt Sonder, a variation from usual route. Stoves only. Only fit and experienced walkers. 3 food drops. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: NT Govt. Parks maps, Larapinta Trail sections 1-12, 6 Maps. TRANSPORT: $LOTS

Jul 16-26 2017 KAKADU NP (Q)
Jim Jim Falls, Jim Jim Creek, Upper Twin Falls Creek, Jim Jim Creek, Jim Jim Falls. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Jim Jim Falls 1:50,000. TRANSPORT: $Lots.

Jul 18 - Aug 10 ICELAND (Q)
Expressions of interest for about 3 weeks of walking in Iceland. Most likely a mixture of track and off track walking. Experienced walkers only. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS:. TRANSPORT: $Lots

Jul26-Aug8 WEST MACDONNELL RANGES NP (Q)
You will need to be in Alice Springs on Tues 25 July and not leave AS until Wed 9 August. Two walks (six and eight days each) over two weeks in the West Macs. Week 1: Explore the narrow ridges and gorges on the western side of Mt Razorback from base camps by delightful pools in Crawford Creek. I don't know what we will find, but it looks spectacular! Off-track walking with steep climbs and scrambles. Week 2: West from Ellery Creek along the north side of the Chewings Range, exploring gorges and climbing to the tops. Mainly off-track. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: West MacDonnell NP Maps 1 and 2. TRANSPORT: : $ lots - return flights to Alice Springs, bus transport to start and end of walks. Leader Advises Trip is now FULL. **Note: This trip is also on the Walks Program of Canberra Bushwalking Club **

Aug 13-24 AUSTRIA (Q)
Expressions of interest sought for hut to hut alpine walking. Options: Stubaier Hohenweg 7-9 days, Kaunertal valley to Otztal valley 3 days. Accommodation in mountain gites or refuges offering DBB. Some hotels may be needed. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: SEE LEADER. TRANSPORT: $ Lots ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Programme of - Sydney Bush Walkers **

Oct 2017 SUNDOWN, GIRRAWEEN, BALD ROCK, RICHMOND RA NPs (Q)
Approx two weeks of car camping with day and overnight walking in a selection of these and other NPs in southern QLD and Northern NSW. There are two 2, 3 day walks in Sundown NP and day walks of different lengths in them all. Spectacular spring flowers and granite tors in some, rainforest in Richmond Ra. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: See leader. TRANSPORT: Lots ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Programme of - Canberra Bushwalking Club. **