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Jun 22 (Tue) SYDNEY COASTAL CLIFFWALK
Bondi Icebergs, Tamarama, Clovelly, Coogee, Maroubra. Only the brave need bring swimmers. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Gregorys, Google. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC


Jun 24 (Thu) MEADOWBANK - PETERSHAM - COOKS RIVER - MEADOWBANK - Cycling
Meet at Meadowbank then to Gladesville Bridge, Drummoyne around Iron Cove to Hawthorne Canal & on to Summer Hill, Dulwich Hill & Petersham. Taste the Portuguese Tarts and then home via Marrickville, Cooks River to Meadowbank. Please ring to confirm details by Tues. Helmets & high visibility jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Jun 26, 27 BLUE MOUNTAINS NP - WILD DOGS (Q)
Galong Farm, Hobbles Spur, Black Horse Ridge, Mobbs Swamp, Brindle Dog Ridge, Merrigal Creek (camp), Blue Pup Spur, Blue Dog Ridge, Cattle Dog Ridge, Pots and Pans Spur, Ironpot Ridge, Galong Farm. Classic walk in the Wild Dogs, 3 steep ascents of over 400m each. There may be some short sections of scrub. Small party due to limited capacity of campsite. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $38.
** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - SBW. **


Jun 28-Jul 8 2021 WEST MACDONNELL RANGES NP (N.T.) (Q)
Expressions of interest sought for this walk in the West Macs. Ochre Pits, Inarlanga Gorge, Alice Valley, Giles Spring, Chewings Range, Mt Giles, Canyon of Defiance, Portals Canyon, return via Alice Valley and Ochre Pits. Stunning panoramic vistas and exploring canyons. Base camp at Defiance/Portals for 2-3 nights. Carry water (5+ litres) for one top of the range camp. Mostly off track in hard, rocky, spinifex country so only for fit and experienced walkers. Good boots. needed. Stoves. Take lightweight day pack.NB: This walk depends upon rainfall in the area in the next 5-6 months and the lifting of all Covid restrictions. Limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: West Macs NP 1;100, 000 Map 1. TRANSPORT: $LOTS. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Jun28-Jul1 GARDEN OF STONE NP
Camp for 3 nights, 1km South of Baal Bone Gap. Drive in via the Bicentennial National Trail (Subaru Forrester or equivalent required). We will carry packs for 2km from the point where the 4WD track becomes impassable. Potential destinations for day walks from the campground include the Pondage, Baal Bone Point, Cameron Point and Mt Davidson. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen. TRANSPORT: $54.


Jun 29 (Tue) KAMAY N P (q)
From Kurnell, via Cape Solander, follow Cape Baily Track along the coast to Potter Point and return. Great coastal scenery and the chance to see a few whales along the way. Also have a look at what they are building at Cape Solander. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Sydney Street Directory TRANSPORT: NOT MUCH.


Jul 1 (Thu) MEADOWBANK - GLADESVILLE - HABERFIELD - MEADOWBANK - Cycling
Start at Meadowbank Wharf, Gladesville Bridge, Drummoyne, Haberfield, Ashfield Park, Croydon, Canada Bay, Concord West, Olympic Pk, Rhodes, Meadowbank. A varied ride on both sides of Parramatta River including some delightful areas around Haberfield. Please ring to confirm details etc by Tuesday. Helmets high, vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Jul 6 (Tue) ROYAL NP (q)
Helensburgh Station, Burgh Track, Garrawarra Farm, Squeeze Way, Burning Palms, Coast Track, Otford Station. Partially exploratory walk for leader. Start time 9.06am train at Helensburgh. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS: RNP Tourist TRANSPORT: TRAIN


Jul 8 (Thu) SYDNEY INNER WEST SUBURBS - Cycling
A chance to see the transformation (for better or worse!) of the old industrial suburbs south of Redfern Station to the Airport. Epping or Meadowbank, Gladesville Bridge, Drummyone, Lilyfield, Leichhardt, Stanmore, Newtown, Redfern, Technology Park, Alexandria Canal, Tempe, Cooks River, Olympic Park, Meadowbank, Epping. Please ring by Tuesday to confirm details etc. Helmets, Hi, Vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube & repair kit required. Party limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Jul 10, 11 WANGANDERRY WALLS (Q)
Wanganderry Road, Bonnum Pic footpad, offtrack to the Wanganderry Cliffs.return the same way.Views of Bonnum Pic. “Exploratory “. This idea is to camp with a view of the Bonnum Pic. Due to Bushfires and regrowth please take this into account. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Hilltop. TRANSPORT: $36


Jul 13 (Tue) BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Glenbrook Station, The Causeway, Campfire Creek, The Ironbarks, Euroka, Nepean River, Euroka track, Glenbrook Station. The 8:18am train from Central arrives Glenbrook at 9:20am. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Penrith. TRANSPORT: TRAIN


Jul 13, 14 Tue/Wed ROYAL NP (Q)
Heathcote to Waterfall walking track taking in Lake Eckesley and Mirang Pool, camping at Kingfisher Pool. Small campsite. Stoves only. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: RNP Tourist Map. TRANSPORT: $Public
Leader Advises Trip is now FULL


Jul 15 (Thu) TWENTY PARKS RIDE - INNER CITY SUBURBS - Cycling
Start from Meadowbank & cycle through or past at least 20 parks scattered around our fabulous city. Ask the leader for a complete list! Approx 55 kms. Mostly on road riding. Please ring to confirm details etc by Tuesday. Helmets, high vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Party limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Jul 17, 18 BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (Q)
Perrys Lookdown, Bluegum Forest, Walford Gully, camp and return the same way. Possibly an off-track afternoon walk downstream on Saturday for those interested. Traditional Bluegum weekend. Note: Perrys Lookdown descent and ascent covers about 400m of contours. The track is steep in places but well maintained. Suitable for fit prospectives but in a spectacular part of the universe. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Mount Wilson 1:25000. TRANSPORT: $36. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Jul 17, 18 BLUE MOUNTAINS NP - Bushcare
Sat: Bushcare, tree planting and maintenance. We are working from the new causeway. Social evening and stay overnight in cabins at Green Gully before we lose the cabins as guests of NPWS. We are working in a new area which is a level site. Sun: Walk TBA. All new volunteers have to log on to the NWPS VIP site (just the once) and complete the registration. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Jenolan 1:25000. TRANSPORT: $38.


Jul 17-19 YERRANDERIE (q)
Drive to Yerranderie Friday afternoon and set up camp for three nights. Saturday and Sunday: Day walks to Yerranderie Peak, the Axeheads, and exploring the old mining town. Drive home Monday morning (or Sunday night if you wish). Spectacular views of the southern Blue Mountains, mainly walking on tracks or fire trails, but off-track walking along the Axeheads with steep, slippery slopes and rock scrambling. We can light fires at Yerranderie - bring firewood. You will need to book a spot online at the public campsite at Yerranderie ($6 per vehicle for the period, max 4 people per vehicle). Party limit 12. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Yerranderie. TRANSPORT: $82 ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - Canberra Bushwalking Club. **


Jul 23-25 BUDAWANGS (Q)
Wog Wog Campground, Corang Peak, Corang Arch, Mt Bibbenluke, Corang River (camp 2 nights). Day 2: Day trip to Mt Cole and Monolith Valley with time to explore this spectacular area. Some sections of rock scrambling and very mild exposure possible. Day 3: Return via same route.The scenery from the open ridge out to Corang River is even better at present due to the recent fires. Gently undulating, almost the entire walk is on a very well-formed track with continuous grand views and impressive rock formations. 3-day trip commencing Friday; Some scrambling possible; Bring stove. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Corang. TRANSPORT: $82.
** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - SBW. **


Jul 29, 30 Thu/Fri BLUE MOUNTAINS (Q)
Six Foot Track, cars at the trackhead, Megalong Rd, just past the Megalong Creek ford. Walk track to Bowtells Swing Bridge.Camp @dedicated campsite 1/2 k past bridge, return next day, same route. NOTE - This is a weekday walk -Thursday /Friday - take stoves. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Hampton. TRANSPORT: $36.


Jul 31, Aug1 KANANGRA BOYD NP 100 MAN CAVE (Q)
Kanangra Car Park, Kanangra Walls, Crafts Walls, Mt High and Mighty, Mt Stormbreaker, Rip, Rack, Roar, Rumble knolls, Mt Cloudmaker, 100 Man Cave. Return the same way. This iconic walk is the best ridge walk in the KBNP. Sublime vistas from the tops. All track walk with several 200m and 300m ascents and descents. Suitable for fit walkers only. Carry enough water for all day. After the big floods of this year we may have to battle some weeds on the track? Party limit 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: KANANGRA. TRANSPORT: $58. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Aug 2-9 WEST CHEWINGS RANGE (Q)
Eight days bushwalking in the West MacDonnells. From Ormiston Gorge, cross Ormiston Pound and climb Corner Peak for excellent views. Continue on to the Canyon of Defiance and base camp for three to four nights. Explore different reaches of the Canyon (Alexas Reach will be new for me), and also adjoining gorges. Its possible to do a day circuit to and from Mt Giles from here. Ascend to the top of the Chewings Range via Pats Canyon and camp at the Dog Leg with superb sunset and sunrise views. Descend to Giles Yard Spring and cross the Alice Valley to the Ochre Pits. Experienced walkers with a good head for heights only. Off-track, rough broken rock underfoot, spinifex, steep slopes, short climbs. Possible wet feet. Book by 25 Feb. Party limit of 8. Motel in Alice Springs before and after the walk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: 1:100, 000 West MacDonnell NP Map 1. TRANSPORT: $LOTS ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - Canberra Bushwalking Club. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL.


Aug 3 (Tue) CUMBERLAND FOREST, BIDJIGAL RESERVE (q)
Cherrybrook to Lake Parramatta. Meet at Cherrybrook Metro Station. Walk through Cumberland Forest via the coffee stop. Oratava Ave, Bidjigal Reserve, Darling Mills Creek, Murri-Yanna walk, cross North Rocks Rd, Lake Parramatta. Bus to Parramatta Station. Two suburban bush gems – Cumberland Forest and Bidjigal Reserve. About 13 km on mostly bush tracks with a kilometre or so of leafy suburbia. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Gregorys, Google. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC


Aug 5 (Thu) SEVEN BRIDGES - SYDNEY HARBOUR CIRCUIT - Cycling
Epping to Lane Cove on backstreets & cycle paths then down Burns Bay Rd to FIg Tree Bridge, Tarban Ck Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge & Harbour Bridge. Then its up Miller St to Cammeray & back to Epping via Gore Hill & Epping Rd cycle paths. Note, there are many joining & departing options available. Please ring to confirm details etc by Tues. Helmets, Hi Vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 8 experienced riders. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Aug 7, 8 GARDENS OF STONE NP, NEWNES STATE FOREST (Q)
End of Sunnyside Ridge Road, Head South West and loop back.Fabulous views of the Wolgan Valley and interesting Pagodas. Due to Bushfires and regrowth allow extra time into the Bushwalk please.Exploratory Bushwalk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Cullen Bullen. TRANSPORT: $43


Aug 10 (Tue) KU-RING-GAI NP (q)
Meet Myoora Road Terry Hills, walk to Ryland Track, Cooyong Track, Neverfail Gully trail, Aumuna Road, Larool Trail, Larool Road, Aboriginal Engravings, Myoora Road, Terry Hills. Cafe near bus stop, Terry Hills. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Sydway. TRANSPORT: CAR OR BUS, NOT MUCH


Aug 12 (Thu) EPPING - TURRAMURRA - CHATSWOOD - LANE COVE - EPPING - Cycling
Epping, Browns Waterhole, Turramurra, St Ives, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, Roseville, Chatswood, Lane Cove NP, Epping. Please ring to confirm details etc by Tuesday. Helmets, Hi-Vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Party limit 6. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Aug 17 (Tue) ROYAL NP (q)
Waterfall, Kingfisher Pool, Battery Causeway, the boring pipeline track, Heathcote. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: RNP Tourist. TRANSPORT: TRAIN


Aug 19 (Thu) OATLEY - COMO - WORONORA - MENAI - OATLEY - Cycling
Catch train to Oatley Station. This is a scenic ride around the Georges River precinct. Great views with plenty of climbs. Oatley, Como Bridge, Como, Bonnet Bay, Woronora circuit, Bangor, Menai, Illawong, Alfords Pt, Padstow Heights, Peakhurst Heights, Lime Kiln Bay, Oatley Pk, Oatley Station. Mostly a mixture of shared pathways & on road cycle routes. Approx 45 kms. Please ring to confirm details by Tuesday. Helmets, Hi-Vis jacket, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Party limit 6. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Aug 21, 22 KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Uni Rover Trail Carpark, Uni Rover Trail, Lost Rock (Camp).Return the same way. Due to Bushfires and regrowth will be a slower Walking pace.Will camp at Lost Rock and continue to see how much of the walking pad remains.As leader has not walked here since Bushfires this will be exploratory. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Yerranderie. TRANSPORT: $58


Aug 21, 22 BLUE MOUNTAINS NP - Bushcare
Sat: Bushcare, tree planting and maintenance. We are working from the new causeway. Social evening and stay overnight in cabins at Green Gully before we lose the cabins as guests of NPWS. We are working in a new area which is a level site. Sun: Walk TBA. All new volunteers have to log on to the NWPS VIP site (just the once) and complete the registration. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Jenolan 1:25000. TRANSPORT: $38.


Aug 24 (Tue) BRISBANE WATERS NP (q)
Classic walk to Pindar Cave, with great views across the Hawkesbury River. Spring flowers. Ideal walk for prospective members. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Gosford, Gunderman. TRANSPORT: TRAIN


Aug 26 (Thu) EPPING - BRADLEYS HD - NEUTRAL BAY - EPPING - Cycling
Epping, Lane Cove, Balmoral, Bradleys Hd, Curraghbeena Pt, Cremore Pt, Kurraba Pt, Kesterton Pk, Forsyth Pk, Nth Sydney, Cammeray, Gore Hill/Epping Rd cycleway, Epping. Lots of spectacular harbour views with plenty of ups & downs. Experienced road riders only (75kms). Please ring to confirm details etc by Tuesday. Helmets, Hi-Vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit 6. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: Bike


Sep 1-20 2021 Wed/Thu QLD CENTRAL HIGHLANDS (Q)
Approx three weeks walking and/or car camping in three different locations: 1. Six nights at Carnarvon Station Reserve (a Bush Heritage property) with drives and day walks. A high clearance 4WD is needed for travelling within the Reserve, these can be hired at a reasonable cost from Charleville; 2. Five nights in the Mount Moffatt section of Carnarvon NP, car camping with day walks. Forester-type 4WD or AWD needed for access; 3. Four days bushwalking in Isla Gorge, exploring new areas. Party limit of 8 for the Reserve, 10 for Isla Gorge, probably more for Mt Moffatt, depending on NP campsite limits. Walks range from short and easy track walks to rough with exposed rock scrambling on loose slopes with scrub. Extensive views, dramatic and colourful rock formations, spring flowers, beautiful woodlands, bottle trees. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: See leader. TRANSPORT: $LOTS ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - Canberra Bushwalking Club. **. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Sep 21 (Tue) NORTH HEAD AND MANLY ENVIRONS (q)
Meet in front of Ferry Wharf in Manly, 10am. We will explore the small streets and back lanes of the Western Hill and arrive at North Steyne Beach. Our walk continues to South Steyne and Shelly Beach where we will stop for ‘morning tea’ and have an opportunity to get a coffee. Then we will walk up toward North Head via the St Patrick’s Estate and Artillery School. At North Fort we will inspect the bush fire damage to the North Head Sanctuary which occurred in October 2020. Our return to the Manly Ferry Wharf takes us by Collins Flat and the Eastern Hill. Wear sturdy shoes. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Google Maps. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC TRANSPORT


Oct 6 (Wed) KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q) - Packrafting
Post Pandemic Packrafting - Terrey Hills to Taylors Point (Northern Beaches). Catch 284 Bus from Chatswood Station Stand C to Terrey Hills. Walk down the Nerang Track, then an off track descent to the tidal limit of Smiths Creek. Paddle down Smiths Creek with outgoing tide, a very interesting creek in its upper reaches. At the Cowan Creek junction, we paddle down to Castle Bay, then pack up the boats and climb up and over to Little Lovett Bay on The Pittwater. Finally, paddle across past Scotland Island to Taylors Point & catch a bus back to The City. Need Alpacka type or equivalent pack raft. See: https://www.packraftaustralia.com.au/built-to-order-alpacka-rafts. Also see https://www.cmw.asn.au/home/what-we-do/packrafting. *** Note: Date changed from Mar 29 due to floods and water quality issues ***. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: COWAN, HORNSBY TRANSPORT: BUS.