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Current Walks Program

Aug 19 (Sun)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Mt Banks car park,  Mt Banks,  Banks Wall; return via Mt Banks Track.  Spectacular views over the Grose River Valley. This walk replaces my Pindar Cave walk,  which has been moved to 2 September. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Mount Wilson. TRANSPORT: $38
 

Aug 19 (Sun)  SYDNEY HARBOUR NP
Meeting at  Meadowbank Wharf  9.00am for 9.10 ferry to Huntley's Point or meet at Huntleys wharf by 9.37am. walking back via a number of historical locations. Then having lunch at Cork and Fork food festival just upstream from Kissing point wharf, you can buy lunch or take your lunch. then finish at  Meadowbank. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Gregorys. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC
 

Aug 21 (Tue)  KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q)
Berowra Station,  Berowra Track to Apple Tree Bay; then Mt Ku-ring-gai Track to Mt Ku-ring-gai Station. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP & Berowra Valley Regional Park. TRANSPORT: $2.50 (Seniors, of course).
 

Aug 25-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  Leader Advises Trip is now FULL
 

Aug 25, 26   CAPERTEE N.P (Q)
Airly Mountain Property, Genowlan Mountain, Exploratory walking on fire trails and off track. Leader will be taking photography gear. Plenty of time and relaxed pace. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Glen Alice. TRANSPORT: $56
 

Aug 25, 26   NAMADGI NP (Q)
From the Orroral Tracking Station Site carpark, climb to Cotter Gap and descend to a pleasant, grassy campsite at Pond Creek.  Return the same way.  We will do a side trip from Cotter Gap up to the spectacular granite Cotter Rocks on either day,  depending on conditions. Mainly on fire trails and tracks with a steep,  scrubby 250 metre ascent to Cotter Rocks.  Stoves only.  Park limit of 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Corin Dam,  Rendezvous Creek. TRANSPORT: 112 ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of -  Canberra Bushwalking Club. **
 

Aug 25, 26   KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Start of Uni Rover Trail,  4wd track,  Morong Hill,  Megalith Ridge,  Kowmung River,  Ghosts Ridge,  Mt Pallin,  Uni Rover Trail.  Mostly off track in open country descending the best ridge in the Kanangra area to a beautiful campsite on the Kowmung. A steep 600m ascent  up Ghost Ridge to flat open country.  Suitable for fit prospectives. Leader will be away until Aug 11. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: KANANGRA,  YERRANDERIE. TRANSPORT: $58
 

Aug 28 (Tue)  OATLEY PARK
Enjoy a leisurely walk through this amazingly restored bushland along the Georges River. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Sydney Street Directory. TRANSPORT: TRAIN
 

Aug 30-Sep 3  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
 

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 Leader Advises Trip is now FULL
 

Sep 2 (Sun)  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
 

Sep 4 (Tue)  ROYAL NP (q)
Bundeena,  Cabbage Tree Basin,  Maianbar Road,  Anice Falls,  Winifred Falls and return to Bundeena.  Spring flowers walk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: RNP Tourist map. TRANSPORT: TRAIN & FERRY

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. **
 

Sep 8, 9   MORTON NP (Q)
Wog Wog car park,  Corang Peak,  Corang Arch,  Canowie Brook,  Burrumbeet Brook,  Corang River,  cascades and lagoon.  A Spring circuit that includes all the highlights of this stunning area.  All on track and suitable for fit prospectives. Limit 10. Bring Stoves. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: CORANG,  BUDAWANGS SKETCH. TRANSPORT: $82
 

Sep 11 (Tue)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Springwood station,  bus to leaders home for morning tea,  Batman Crk.,  Martins Lookout.,  Glenbrook Crk.,  Bunyan Lookout.,  Glenbrook Crk.,  Magdala Crk.,  Springwood Station. The 8:50am train from Central (doesn't stop Strathfield) arrives Springwood 10:00am. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Springwood. TRANSPORT: TRAIN
 

Sep 14-16 ETTREMA (Q)
Greta Road, Car camp Thursday evening, start walk on Friday on disused fire trail to lunch; then offtrack (exploratory) to find the Lost Pools. Base camp on Friday and Saturday nights and explore the surrounding countryside (cliff lines, creeks, gorges, waterfalls). Magnificent scenery. Return home Sunday. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: See Leader. TRANSPORT: $73.

 

Sep 15, 16   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (Q)
Bonnum Pic Trailhead, camp at 140 Mtrs point near the Wanganderry Walls. Return the same way. Exploratory Bushwalk. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Hilltop. TRANSPORT: $36.
 

Sep 15, 16   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
SAT: Tree planting and maintenance. Stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. SUN: Walk to suit party if there is interest. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $37
 

Sep 18 (Tue)  KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q)
Berowra to Mt Ku-ring-gai via Benowie Track and Lyrebird Gully. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: COWAN,  HORNSBY. TRANSPORT: TRAIN
 

Sep 25 (Tue)  CENTRAL COAST (q)
Point Clare to Koolewong or Woy Woy via scenic ridge. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: See Leader. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC

Sep 29-Oct 2   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (Q)
Drive to Yerranderie Fri afternoon/evening for a four day walk.  Ascend the plateau via Tonalli Pass and base camp on the tops for three nights at an upper tributary of Lacys Ck.  Two single day walks: southwest to Tonalli Peak for views over Lake Burragorang and beyond; west and north to view Vengeance Peninsula,  Shoobridge Plateau and Back Bimlow Walls.  Return to Yerranderie via Tonalli Pass on Tues.  Dramatic cliff views and prolific spring flowers. Mainly off-track,  some short rock scrambles,  some scrub.  Bring a light day pack.  Party limit of 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Yerranderie,  Burragorang. TRANSPORT: $80. ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of -  Canberra Bushwalking Club. **
 

Sep 29, 30   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (Q)
Green Gully,  Tin Pot track,  Coxs River,  Breakfast Creek,  Green Gully. A relatively easy introductory walk into classic walking country and a chance for old buffs to return to the Cox. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $38

Sep29-Oct1  KANANGRA BOYD NP (Q)
Loombah Plateau,  Spring Ridge,  Hatchers Hollow,  Kowmung River.  Return the same way. Optional day walk or bludge day on Sunday.  A great walk down to a big open campsite near the Kowmung. All off track but mostly on open  ridges with a 600m descent/ascent.  Suitable for fit prospectives.  A good intro to the Kowmung River. Possible platypus sightings. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Yerranderie. TRANSPORT: $60
 

Sep 30 (Sun)  ROYAL NP (q)
Otford to Burning Palms.  Have a very pleasant day walking from Otford to Burning Palms via Werrong Point Lookout and the Palm Jungle, and then out via the Burgh Ridge Track,  Garawarra Farm and the Cliff Track with great ocean views and if we have time, afternoon coffee or tea at Otford. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: RNP tourist map. TRANSPORT: $22.
 

Oct 6, 7  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP
Wentworth Falls,  Kedumba Valley Fire Trail,  Kedumba River Crossing campground,  return the same way.  Suitable for people new to overnight walking. https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/kedumba-river-crossing-campground/visitor-info. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jamison. TRANSPORT: $30
 

Oct 9 (Tue)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Hazelbrook station,  Horseshoe Falls,  Lyrebird Falls,  Burgess Falls,  Hazel Falls,  Edith Falls,  Paradise Track,  Paradise Pool,  Linden station. The 8:18am train from Central arrives Hazelbrook 9:55am. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Katoomba. TRANSPORT: $OPAL CARD
 

Oct 13, 14  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
SAT: Tree planting and maintenance. Stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. SUN: Walk to suit party if there is interest. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $37
 

Oct 14 (Sun)  KAMAY BOTANY BAY NP
La Perouse,  Congwong Beach,  Henry Head,  Cruwee Cove,  Cape Banks.  Return the same way.  Good track through coastal heath,  historic World War II battery at Henry Head,  great views. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/cape-banks-walking-track/visitor-info. TRANSPORT: BUS
 

Oct 16 (Tue)  CRONULLA HEADLAND LOOP (q)
This walk passes through Blackwoods Beach,  Burraneer,  Cronulla Beach to Cronulla Point,  Darook Park,  Deeban Walk,  Gunnamatta Foreshore Bushland Reserve through to Windy Point back to Cronulla Station. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Cronulla Headland Loop Sketch. TRANSPORT: TRAIN
 

Oct 19 (Fri)  COWAN CREEK  - Bushcare
Please come and help us to free Cowan Creek of weeds.  The Crofton Weed will be in flower, so easy to spot. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Hornsby. TRANSPORT: NOT MUCH
 

Oct 20, 21   MORTON NP (Q)
Touga Rd,  Boomerang Pass,  Ettrema Creek,  Murray Pools,  Coolumburra,  Touga Rd.  A good introductory walk to this pristine creek meandering below towering sandstone cliffs.  All off-track with a 300 m scree descent to the creek then mostly flattish rock hopping and minor scrambling to a sublime campsite.  Suitable for fit prospectives. Quick and easy exit. Possible waist deep wade if creek is up so waterproof packs.  Limit 10. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: NERRIGA. TRANSPORT: $73
 

Oct 21-27   CANOWINDRA NSW  - Cycling
Five days of delightful rural cycling around the beautiful rolling western plains on quiet sealed roads based at CANOWINDRA.   Routes will be selected from    http://www.cyclingcanowindra.com.au/. Distances could be 50km to 85km and include very short sections on highway.   Group accommodation from $50/night bunk bed must be booked before 1 Sept,  bookings after this date may not be available.   http://www.eddysofcanowindra.com.au/   Please ring leader for full details.   Note nearly all of these rides will be 'On Road' & as such only suitable for experienced riders.    Party limit 8,  Helmets & Hi Visibility tops,  sunscreen,  water,  spare tubes & repair kit required. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: TBA. TRANSPORT: $90
 

Oct 23 (Tues)  GARIGAL/MANLY DAM (q)
Killarney Heights,  Magazine Track,  Natural Arch Track,  The Bluff Lookout,  Bluff Track,  Engravings Track,  Curl Curl Track,  Manly Dam Reserve,  Condamine Street. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Step Manly Dam Reserve. TRANSPORT: $Not Much
 

Oct 30 (Tue)  KURINGAI CHASE NP (q)
Cowan,  Cowan Creek,  Taffys Rock and return. A steep climb up from Cowan Creek. Track and some off-track walking. Magnificent views. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Cowan 1:25000. TRANSPORT: TRAIN
 

Nov 2 (Fri)  COWAN CREEK  - Bushcare
Please come and help us to free Cowan Creek of weeds.  The Crofton Weed will be in flower,   so easy to spot. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Hornsby. TRANSPORT: NOT MUCH
 

Nov 3, 4   WOLLEMI NP (q)
Anyone else celebrating 30 years' membership (or thereabouts) of CMW? Come along for a weekend of yarns,  photos,  tall tales,  gourmet refreshments. Car camping at Newnes campground. Possible day,  walks,  Pipeline Track to pass and back; Donkey Mountain; meandering along the Wolgan River; exploring historic ruins. Turn up Friday afternoon or Saturday morning (Leader is planning to arrive Friday afternoon / evening). DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Ben Bullen,  Mt Morgan,  Cullen Bullen. TRANSPORT: $58
 

Nov 6-10   CROAJINGOLONG NAT.PARK VIC.  - Social/Historical
Base camp at Thurra River Campsite. Relaxing,  Reading,  Beach Walks,  etc. Vic Parks now require online bookings. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Cann - Point Hicks 1 - 50, 000. TRANSPORT: $195.
 

Nov 6 (Tue)  GARIGAL NP (q)
Cascade Track,  Bungaroo crossing,  Rocky Creek,  Lockley Track,  2 Creeks Track to Roseville Bridge. Meet at Fire station in Kambora Rd Davidson,   exit at Malga Ave Roseville Chase. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Step 1/2. TRANSPORT: $NOT MUCH
 

Nov 6 (Tue)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Hat Hill,  Bald Head Ridge,  Bald Head. Return via Hat Hill Rd,  Popes Glen,  Blackheath Station. Great views. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Mt Wilson. TRANSPORT: TRAIN,  TAXI
 

Nov 10, 11  MORTON NP (q)
Long point to McCalluns Flat walking track,  the easiest access to the Shoalhaven river,  but still a 500m descent.  Camp by a lovely swimming pool,  with an optional afternoon walk downstream.  A good season for bird watching. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Caoura. TRANSPORT: $54.
 

Nov 10, 11   KANANGRA BOYD NP (Q)
Kanangra Walls,  Gingra Track,  First Top,  Brumby Ridge,  camp at Orange Bluff by the Kowmung,  short walk up stream and up Great Stony Mtn,  Bullhead Range,  Gingra Track,  Kanangra Walls. Expect to be stoves only,  route may be weather dependent (i.e. if too hot). DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Kanangra,  Yerranderie. TRANSPORT: $58
 

Nov 13 (Tue)  SYDNEY COAST (q)
Bus to La Perouse and follow upgraded headland walking paths through to Malabar for picnic lunch then continue high on the coastline to Maroubra. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Coastal Sketch Map. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC BUS
 

Nov 17, 18  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
SAT: Tree planting and maintenance. Stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. SUN: Walk to suit party if there is interest. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $37
 

Nov 20 (Tue)  BLUE MOUNTAINS NP (q)
Erskine Creek,  Pisgah rock to Jack Evans Track.  An easily accessible gorge on the edge of Sydney,  but with a remote area feel.  A steep descent and rock hopping with swimming potential. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Penrith. TRANSPORT: $19.
 

Nov  22, 23 BUNGONIA NP (q) - Bushcare
Two day walks. On Thursday we will help NPWS remove the invasive weed "tree of heaven" from the bottom of Bungonia Gorge,  a 400m descent down a steep,  rough track.  Car camp in the main camping area which provides hot showers,  cooking facilities and tables and chairs.  Friday will be a day walk along Nyes Creek,  a rain forested creek in Wingello State Forest, allowing a return to Sydney mid afternoon. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Caoura,  Wingello. TRANSPORT: $54
 

Nov 27 (Tue)  SYDNEY HARBOUR NP (q)
Manly to the Spit via Fairlight Beach,  Forty Baskets Beach,  Dobroyd Head,  Grotto Point,  Clontarf Beach and Sandy Bay. Swimming opportunities so bring cozzies. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: GREGORYS. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC
 

Dec 8, 9   BLUE MOUNTAINS NP  - Bushcare
SAT: Tree planting and maintenance. Stay overnight in Green Gully cabins as guests of NPWS. SUN: Walk to suit the party if there is interest. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $37
 

Dec 26-28   KANANGRA-BOYD NP (Q)
Kanangra Walls,  Gingra Track,  First Top,  Brumby Ridge,  base camp (2 nights) by the Kowmung at Orange Bluffs,  return same way. Classic camp site,  post Xmas relaxing and swimming,  expect to be stoves only. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Kanangra, Yerranderie. TRANSPORT: $58
 

Feb 11-24 2019   MURRAY RIVER ALBURY TO ECHUCA  - Canoeing/Kayaking
From Albury we should average 35 km per day.  Some days will be a little further.  Total days could vary between 12 and 14 depending on the weather and variables such as blisters sore backs etc.  Full details will be emailed to anyone interested. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: will be provided. TRANSPORT: $Lots
 

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