The Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW - Overnight walks to extraordinary places

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* Meetings and Social Program

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* Notes on Distance and Trip Grades

 

Current Walks Program

 

Apr 24 (Tue)  HAWKESBURY RIVER (q)
Ferry from Brooklyn to Little Wobby. Then along the Pacific Trail to the beautiful Tank Creek with spectacular views from the clifftops along the way. Return by the same route. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Hawkesbury River. TRANSPORT: $OPAL
 

Apr 25 (Wed)  KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q)
Cowan Station to Berowra Station via Great North Walk Track. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Great North Walk. TRANSPORT: TRAIN
 

Apr 25 (Wed)  BOUDDI NP (q)
Bouddi N/Park,  From Car Park of Putty Beach,  around the Coastal Reserve to Maitland Bay,  Up Mt Bouddi Spur,  Fire Trail,  Maitland Bay Information Centre if open,  stop at Maria Byles Lookout,  then down a track (I was told by a local & did  last time) return to car park. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: BUSHWALKS IN THE SYDNEY REGION, VOLUME 1 ed 6, WALK 18. TRANSPORT: $26.
 

Apr 26 (Thu)  HORNSBY AREA  - Cycling
Meet Hornsby and follow old Highway to Brooklyn,  coffee stop at Pie In The Sky,  then corkscrew descent to Brooklyn. Helmets,  high-viz jacket,  water,  spare tube,  pump & repair kit required. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Gregorys. TRANSPORT: Bike.
 

Apr 27 (Fri)  COWAN CREEK  - Bushcare
Come and help us to free Cowan Creek of weeds. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Hornsby. TRANSPORT: $NOT MUCH
 

Apr 28, 29   GARDENS OF STONE NP (Q)
Sunnyside Ridge Trail No 7, Wolgan Pinnacle, camp near Wolgan Pinnacle, return the same way. Great Padgoa Country with views of the surrounding area. Exploratory, some scrub, Will bring camera gear, Fire Trail Walking. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Cullen Bullen. TRANSPORT: $43
 

May 1 (Tue)  CIRCULAR QUAY FORESHORE WALK VIA RUSHCUTTERS BAY THROUGH TO DOUBLE BAY (q)
Meet at Circular Quay and follow foreshore via Rushcutters Bay through to Double Bay. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Gregorys. TRANSPORT: $2.50 (SENIORS)
 

May 5-7   KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Drive to Kanangra Friday evening.  Kanangra Walls, Cloudmaker, 100 Man Cave, 1000 Man Cave and return.  We will spend two nights enjoying the ambience of 100 Man Cave and pay a relaxed visit to 1000 Man Cave with day packs on Day 2.  Spectacular views, including the Sydney skyline from Ti Willa Plateau if it's fine. Mainly on track.  Carry at least 2 litres water for the dry ridges on Days 1 and 3.  Party limit of eight. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Kanangra. TRANSPORT: $58. ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of -  Canberra Bushwalking Club. **
 

May 6 (Sun)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Faulconbridge,  Victory Track,  Sassafras Creek,  Martins Lookout Trail,  Valley Heights. Good day walk for Prospectives,  navigation instruction given to those interested. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Springwood. TRANSPORT: TRAIN.
 

May 8 (Tue)  COOKS RIVER
Meet at Tempe Station and follow Cooks River on eastern side walking track to Canterbury and return on western side via Cup and Saucer Creek. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Local Sketch Map. TRANSPORT: $2.50 SENIORS
 

May 10 (Thu)  INNER WEST OF SYDNEY - SEVEN BRIDGES RIDE  - Cycling
Start at Epping Station ride the Epping Rd cycleway to Lane Cove then its down Burns Bay Rd to the Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Ck Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Barrangaroo Reserve, Observatory Hill, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Millers St to Cammeray followed by the Gore Hill & Epping Rd Cycleways back to Epping. Note,  there a plenty of options to join or leave this route. A mix of 'on road' riding & shared paths, bring your own lunch. Please ring to confirm details. Helmets, high-vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit of 8 riders. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: N/A
 

May 12, 13   KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Kanangra walls Rd, Krungle Bungle Range, Mt Guouogang, Bullagowar Ridge. Camp Junction of Kanangra & Whalania Creeks, Mt Paralyser, Mt Cyclops, Mt Thurat, Kanangra Walls Rd. Classic Kanangra bushwalking. Car swap needed. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: HARD MAPS: Kanangra. TRANSPORT: $58.
 

May 12,13   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
Sat: Tree planting and maintenance. Social evening and stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. Sun: Walk TBA. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM.  MAPS: JENOLAN. TRANSPORT: $37
 

May 15 (Tue)  SYDNEY'S EASTERN SUBURB BEACHES (q)
Coastal Walk from Bondi to Maroubra via Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee Beaches. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Street. TRANSPORT: $2.50 - SENIORS
 

May 17 (Thu)  EPPING - BOBBIN HEAD - EPPING  - Cycling
'On Road' cycle tracks to Browns Waterhole & then Kissing Pt Rd & back streets to Bobbin Hd, Then its up to Mt.Colah & back streets to Asquith, Hornsby, Turramurra & back down to Browns Waterhole and Epping Station. A mix of 'on road' riding & shared paths, bring your own lunch. Please ring to confirm details. Helmets, high-vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit of 8 riders. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: N/A
 

May 18 (Fri)  COWAN CREEK  - Bushcare
Come and help us to free Cowan Creek of weeds. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Hornsby. TRANSPORT: $NOT MUCH
 

May 20 (Sun)  SOUTH COAST NSW
A leisurely walk from Minnamurra to Kiama of approximately 8km, which includes walking along Bombo beach.  If the tide is favourable we’ll walk around the headland from Bombo to Kiama. The trip leader is likely to have a swim in the surf at Bombo or the sea pool at Kiama. Note -  The train from Central to Minnamurra takes just over 2 hours. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Kiama. TRANSPORT: TRAIN. ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of -  SPAN. **
 

May 20 (Sun)  HAWKESBURY RIVER (q) - Packrafting
Brooklyn,  paddle to Dangar Island,  inspect old 1889 Hawkesbury River bridge pylons,  Mullet Creek. Exit the creek and climb out north of "The Icicles". Join Tank Creek track an descend into the headwaters of Patonga Creek. Paddle to Patonga and catch bus to Woy Woy Station (or walk around to Little Wobby and catch ferry to Brooklyn,  depending on time). Packraft of Alpaca type or equivalent required. See: http://www.alpackaraft.com/product/alpacka-series/. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Cowan,  Broken Bay 1:25000. TRANSPORT: TRAIN.
 

May 22 (Tue)  HORNSBY AREA (q)
Thornleigh station, Great North Walk, Refuge Rocks, Cherry Brook Lakes, GNW, Thornleigh  . Short section off track to Refuge Rocks. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Hornsby. TRANSPORT: TRAIN.
 

May 24 (Thu)  GUILDFORD - PROSPECT - FAIRFIELD - GUILDFORD  - Cycling
Choice of leaving from Epping, Olympic Pk (Victoria Ave) or Guildford Station. The ride takes us out along the pipeline/ canal to Prospect Reservoir, south to Fairfield City Farm, down Orphan School Ck to Fairfield then up Prospect Ck and back along the canal to Guildford. Approx return distances Epping, 95km, Olympic Pk, 80km, Guildford, 50km. A mix of 'on road' riding & shared paths, bring your own lunch. Please ring to confirm details. Helmets, high-vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit of 8 riders. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: N/A
 

May 26,27   KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Start of Uni Rover Trail, Wallarra Heights, Barraliers Crown, Christys Ck, Amble Easy Ridge,  Uni Rover Trail.  Generally open ridge walking with steepish 300-400m descent/ascent into and out of the creek.  1/3 on track.  A great early winter walk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: YERRANDERIE. TRANSPORT: $58
 

May 29 (Tue)  MIDDLE HARBOUR (q)
Willoughby, The Lee, Harold Reid Reserve, South Arm North Of Sugarloaf Bay Shoreline Track of Castle Cove to HC Press Reserve, return. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Step 3. TRANSPORT: NOT MUCH SENIORS OPAL CARD
 

May 31 (Thu)  KINGS LANGLEY - PRESTONS VIA M7 CYCLE WAY  - Cycling
Start at Mercury Pl Kings Langley (or option of Seven Hills Station) and ride the whole length or as much as you wish of this wonderful cycle track in Sydneys western suburbs. Full length return distance approx 80km. All on shared off road paths, bring your own lunch or buy at Prestons. Please ring to confirm details. Helmets, high-vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Limit of 8 riders. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory. TRANSPORT: N/A
 

Jun 2-4   GARDENS OF STONE NP (Q)
Mcleans Pass Carpark, Mcleans Pass, Mt Wolgan, Blue Rock Gap, Hughes Defile, Red Rocks Ck (camp), Collett Gap, Mount Dawson (camp), Ross Knob, Little Capertee Ck, Newnes. Great views in classic country. Car swap needed, need to carry water between campsites, Will bring camera gear. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Ben Bullen. TRANSPORT: $58.
 

Jun 9-11   MORTON NP (Q)
Greta Rd, old 4WD track, Manning Saddle, Dog Leg Cave, Possibility Point.  All track walk over flat undulating country.  Base camp at Manning saddle (16k) with a 12k return day walk to Possibility Point for arguably the best panoramic view of Ettrema Creek.  A great winter walk especially for those who don't like ascents/descents. Bring a small pack for day walk.  Good walk for fit prospectives. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: NERRIGA, YALWAL. TRANSPORT: $73
 

Jun 10 (Sun)  ROYAL NP (q)
Helensburgh Station,  fire trail to the Burgh Track,  Garawarra,  The Burgh Ridge,  Burning Palms and on to Otford Station via the Coast Track. Suitable for Prospectives - navigation training given to those interested. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: RNP Tourist. TRANSPORT: TRAIN.
 

Jun 16, 17   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
Sat. Tree planting and maintenance. Stay overnight in Green Gully Cabins as guests of the NPWS. SUN. Walk to suit the party. Route to be decided. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $37
 

Jun 19 (Tue)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP
Hazelbrook Station,  Bedford Creek,  Terrace Falls,  Victor Falls,  Cararact Falls,  Federal Falls,  Adelina Falls,  Lawson Station. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: KATOOMBA. TRANSPORT: Opal Card.
 

Jun25-Jul6   WEST MACDONNELL  RANGES NP (Q)
Expressions of interest are sought for this walk at the western end of the West Macs that includes climbing 4 of the highest peaks in the area.  Mt Razorback (1262), the iconic Mt Sonder (1297), Unnamed Peak (1307) and Mt Giles (1366).  This walk also includes Redbank Gorge, Ormiston Gorge/Pound, Canyon of Defiance, Giles Spring, Inarlanga Gorge and Ochre Pits.  Mostly off track with a section of the Larapinta Trail.  This is hard rugged country so only fit and experienced walkers. Fly to/from Alice Springs then bus from and back to Alice. Bring stoves and cold weather gear.  Includes food drop at Ormiston. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: West MacDonnell NP Map #1 1:100,000. TRANSPORT: $LOTS. Leader Advises Trip is now FULL <with waiting list>
 

Jul 7, 8   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
Sat: Tree planting and maintenance. Social evening and stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. Sun: Walk TBA. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $38.
 

Jul 10 (Tue)  NORTHERN BEACHES
Manly Wharf to Long Reef via coastal track visiting North Steyne,  Freshwater,  Curl Curl,  Dee Why and Long Reef beaches. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: $2.50 for Seniors
 

Jul30-Aug10   KAKADU NP (Q)
Expressions of interest are sought for this walk  across the Arnhem Land Plateau from Flying Fox ford on the Sth Alligator River to Jim Jim Falls.  This walk will take in many of the major highlights of Kakadu including Koolpin Gorge/Creek, Amphitheater Falls, Steps Falls, Battleship Rocks, Big Sandy Pool and Jim Jim  Creek/Falls.  Many great swimming pools and amazing Aboriginal rock art.  Note: This walk is subject to approval by Kakadu NP authorities and Indigenous owners.  For fit and experienced walkers who can handle the heat, c. 30, 32  degrees each day.  If you are uncertain about your ability to do this walk consult the leader.  The Medium/Hard grading means this trip will be more difficult than most previous CMW Kakadu trips. Fly to/from Darwin then 4WD bus from and back to Darwin. Stoves optional, campfires allowed. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Jim Jim Falls, Koolpin, El Sherana. TRANSPORT: $LOTS  Leader Advises Trip is now FULL <with waiting list>
 

Jul 31 (Tue)  SYDNEY HARBOUR NP
Rose Bay Wharf to Watson's Bay via Nielsen Park and Parsley Bay. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: $2.50 (for Seniors)
 

Aug 11, 12   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
Sat: Tree planting and maintenance. Social evening and stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. Sun: Walk TBA. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $38.
 

Aug 14 (Tue)  ROYAL NP (q)
Otford to South Era via Coastal Track and Burning Palms. Return via Garawarra Track. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: RNP TOURIST. TRANSPORT: $2.50 (for Seniors)
 

Aug25-Sep1  PODLASIE REGION. EASTERN POLAND  - Cycling
Commercial cycling trip. Bikes and bus transport from and to Warsaw provided. See website www.viaverde.com.pl/en/cycling-holiday-offer-2017/148-the-magical-podlasie-region.html. Connects to the start of the other Polish trip in Karkonosze and Jizerskie Mountains. You have to be quick to get in on this as I need to start the booking process  so contact me asap. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Bialystock, Eastern Poland. TRANSPORT: $LOTS
 

Aug30-Sep3  GREAT SANDY NP, QLD (Q)
Cooloola Great Walk, a 5 day,  88 km walk from Tewantin (Noosa North Shore) to Rainbow Beach (near Fraser Island) via the high eastern dunes of the Cooloola Sandmass. A delightful walk on tracks through coastal heath, eucalypt forest and sub, tropical rainforest. Some beach walking and sand blow traverses. Great campsites. See Ian Smith's article in ITB Nov 2015. Camping permits required. Party limit of 6. Stoves only. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Cooloola Great Walk QPWS. TRANSPORT: $LOTS  Leader Advises Trip is now FULL
 

Sep 1-24    KARKONOSZE AND JIZERSKIE MOUNTAINS, POLAND AND CZECH REPUBLIC (Q)
3 weeks walking in Poland and Czech Republic in Karkonosze Mountains and Jizerskie Mountains. Flying to Warsaw and onward to Prague for 3 days backpacker tourism. Train to Szklarska Poreba. 7 days walking in Magnificent Karkonosze Mountains, to the top of Snieska (1600m) and into Czech Republic. Day walks around beautiful Szklarska Poreba and visit to historic castle Bolczow. 3 days in the lovely Jizerskie Mountains at the source of the River Elbe. 2 days tourism in unmissable Wroclaw, in Poland and 3 days in Warsaw. No tent or sleeping bag required. All accommodation will be in mountain refuges or cheap-but-good backpacker hostels - all you will need to carry is toothbrush, good mountain clothing, water, lunch and a camera. Mostly short days of about 10km. Maximum ascent-descent 400m on wide easy paths. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Karkonsze mapa turystyczna 1:25000 plus Google maps at present. TRANSPORT: $LOTS
 

Sep 8-23 GRANITE BELT NPS, NSW AND QLD (Q)
Car camping with day and optional overnight walks in Sundown, Girraween, and Boonoo Boonoo NPs.  I plan to do two 3 day walks, one in Sundown and one in Girraween.  Beautiful rivers, big waterfalls, huge granite tors, spring flowers.  See article in February ITB for more detail about the country. The 3 day walk in Sundown NP will be partly exploratory for the leader. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: See leader. TRANSPORT: $LOTS ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of -  Canberra Bushwalking Club. **
 

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