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Oct 1-3 MORTON NP. ETTREMA WILDERNESS CAVES CIRCUIT. WANDANDIAN COUNTRY (Q)
Greta Rd, Old 4wd Track, Bundundah Ck, Waterfall Cave, Discovery Cave, Passages of Time, Moore Ck, Bollards Cave, Plain Ck, Old 4WD track, Greta Rd. This is my classic Caves Circuit taking in 3 of the best camp caves (sandstone overhangs) on the Ettrema Plateau. 80% offtrack through mainly undulating burnt out and regrowth country with some minor scrambling. There will be some sections of thick scrub bashing involved. Well also explore the the Passages of Time rock formations. Bring stoves, tent/tarp. Suitable for fit prospectives. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Sassafras, Nerriga. TRANSPORT: $65. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL **


Oct 1-4 MORTON NP (Q)
Mt Sturgiss & Hidden Valley. An on and off track walk. From Sassafras ride bikes along for 12km fire trail to The Vines. Leave bikes there and walk into near Hidden Valley to camp. Some scrub bashing likely as post fires the track is gone. From Hidden Valley, over the top of Mt Sturgiss, then camp near Mt Elliot. May go down to either Angel Creek or Sluice Box Falls from there if we have time and conditions permit. Some exposure on Mt Sturgiss. Return same way. Suitable for fit & experienced walkers. party limit 6. some sections may be exploratory. steep ascents/descents and scrambling. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Corang. TRANSPORT: $91
** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - South Coast Bushwalkers. **


Oct 2 (Sun) BOUDDI NP (q)
Putty Beach, Maitland Bay, Mt Bouddi Circuit. Meet at Hornsby Station. Drive from Hornsby to Putty Beach car park. Bring swimmers, food, water and sunscreen. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Best Bush And Coastal Walks Of The Central Coast NSW by Matt McClelland. TRANSPORT: $33


Oct 2 (Sun) LANE COVE RIVER TRACKS (q)
We hope to c u this Sunday 2nd Oct …repeated this Sunday as insufficient interest last Sunday. --from Chatswood (Blue Gum Ave.) to Fig Tree Bridge at Lindley Point via Blue Gum Ck Forest Tk. Fairyland and the Lane Cove River. A very accessible local heritage and history walk with some very scenic bushland sections with lots of fabulous wild flowers post rain and historic features. We follow the Blue Gum Creek track from Chatswood accessed from Blue gum Ave., and follow the pleasant Blue Gum Ck valley down to the Lane Cove River for coffee and hot food stop. Features along the way include—Blue Gum Ck waterfall and Blue Gum High forest,Kobada Rocks, Fullers Park, Fullers Bridge, Fairyland Historic Site, Epping Hwy bridge, footbridge back to west side of river, Sugarloaf Point, Sugarloaf Hill, Buffalo Ck Reserve fascinating Mangrove track, ,Salt marsh displays, Old wharf remains, Salt marsh footbridge, Aboriginal middens and rock shelters, Tipperary Falls, Hunters Hill historic houses, Fig Tree Bridge crossing to Lindley Point finish, cars waiting. Drinks at Gladesville Hotel beer garden afterwalk. Grade Easy/medium. Flat or down hill on tracks. Some footpaths., board walks. Meet Corner of West Pde and Hllside St Chatswood 8.30 am Distance about 13 klms Phone, text or email to book in Geoff 0429 042999 xcyt1@optusnet.com.au. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Sydney. TRANSPORT: Public Transport.


Oct 4-9* GREAT OCEAN WALK (VICTORIA) (Q)
A 6 day walk from Apollo Bay to 12 Apostles (Port Campbell) using the Parks Vic campsites. Apollo Bay to campsite at Blanket Bay (22 km), 21 km to Aire River camp site, 14 km to campsite at Johanna Beach, 14 km to campsite at Ryan’s Den, 13 km to campsite at Devils Kitchen, 16 km to 12 Apostles and shuttle back to Apollo Bay. Link to info on the Parks Vic web site - Great Ocean Walk (parks.vic.gov.au). A local company will provide, a trailer for us to lock away our gear. Large packs are transported on the first 3 days. Drinking water is also stored in the trailer and we can leave rubbish in the trailer for removal. The trip is limited to 6 walkers as the trailer can only transport 6 packs. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Great Ocean Walk (1:25) Inf guide and Map TRANSPORT: $Lots.


Oct 4 (Tue) ROYAL NP (q)
Waterfall to Heathcote. Kingfisher Pool, Bullawarring Track, Battery Causeway, Pipeline Track Friendly Trail. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: RNP Tourist Map. TRANSPORT: TRAIN


Oct 6 (Thu) TUGGERAH & BUDGEWOI LAKES - Cycling
Catch the train to Tuggerah & ride anti clockwise around the lake shore cycleway to The Entrance & then north over the bridge to Norah Head Lighthouse & Budgewoi via off & on road cycle ways all the way to Wyong Station. Please ring to confirm details etc by Tues. Helmets, Hi Vis jackets, sunscreen, water, spare tube, pump & repair kit required. Double Vac. Limit 6. DISTANCE: LONG. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Street Directory TRANSPORT: Bike


Oct 11 (Tue) SYDNEY INNER WEST - Social/Historical
Town Hall, Pyrmont, Blackwattle Bay, Jubilee Park. Explore some of the small pocket parks along the way, stop at a coffee shop somewhere, but avoid the Fish Market. Catch the Light Rail back. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Sydney Street Directory. TRANSPORT: PUBLIC TRANSPORT


Oct 13 (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, Lugarno, 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 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD MAPS: Street Directory TRANSPORT: Bike


Oct 15, 16 MORTON NP (Q)
An off track walk exploring Endrick river. From Sassafras, Middle Creek, Endrick River & Battleship Rock. Suitable for fit walkers. Bush, rock plateaus, scrub, river walking and some scrambling. Some small sections will be exploratory. Swimming possible. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD/EXPLORATORY MAPS: Endrick. TRANSPORT: $91 ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Program of - South Coast Bushwalkers. **. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Oct 15, 16 DHARUG NP (Q)
Dubbo Gully, Simpsons Track, 10 Mile Hollow, Clares Bridge. Overnight at NPWS Ten Mile Hollow camping area - pit toilet and water tank. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: MANGROVE. TRANSPORT: $36


Oct 22, 23 ETTREMA CREEK, MORTON NP WANDANDIAN COUNTRY (Q)
Touga Rd, Boomerang Pass, Ettrema Creek, Murray Pools, Coolumburra. An introductory circuit walk to this stunning wilderness creek winding below towering sandstone cliffs to a beautiful campsite beside the creek. All off track with a steep 300m scree descent to the creek then some basic rock hopping and minor scrambling. Stunning swimming pools. Wet feet and some wading. Possible short 4- 5 m swim depending upon creek level. Waterproof your pack. A good walk for fit prospectives. Bring stove and tent. Early exit. Limit 9. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: NERRIGA. TRANSPORT: $93. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Oct 25 (Tue) KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP (q)
Cowan Station to Hawkesbury Station via Jerusalem Bay and the Great North Walk Track. Very steep 45 minute climb from Jerusalem Bay up to the ridge. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP. TRANSPORT: TRAIN


Nov 4-9 KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL NP (Q)
A stroll (mostly) along the Alpine Walking Track south of Dead Horse Gap to the Tin Mine area and return. Hopefully, there will be time to explore things of interest on either side of the track. Given the date and that this is the Snowies, be prepared for cold weather/snow. And, hopefully, it will be too early for March flies! Note that because Parks has a habit of closing areas at short notice, I may have to change to another route at the last minute. (This happened to my walk in May when Parks closed the area to perform an “Apocalypse Now” re-enactment and shoot little “Bambi” deers!). DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: MEDIUM MAPS: Chimneys Ridge, Tom Groggin, Davies Plain, Charcoal Range. TRANSPORT: $


Nov 15-30* TASMANIA - CRADLE MT AND MARIA ISLAND (Q)
Day walks in Tasmania at Cradle Mt and Maria Island. Travelling will be using a hired van from Hobart and return to Hobart. Plan is to travel from Hobart to Cradle Mt and stay at Waldheim Cabins for 5 nights. Travel to Triabunna and stay 3 nights at the caravan park. Catch ferry to Maria Island and spend 4 nights in Maria Island Penitentiary accommodation. Ferry back to Triabunna and drive back to Hobart. Party limit of 8. DISTANCE: MEDIUM. TRIP GRADE: EASY/MEDIUM MAPS: Cradle Mountain Day walks 1:25000, Maria Island National Park 1:50000 TRANSPORT: $LOTS. ** LEADER ADVISES: The Trip is now FULL. **


Nov 19 (Sat) BLUE MOUNTAINS NP - Bushcare
Bushcare at Green Gully. Tree planting and possibly some maintenance of previous plantings. All hands welcome. Enjoy the location, the company and doing a bit for the environment. A range of tasks will be available to suit all. As we will be working under the direction of the NPWS, Covid 19 vaccination is required. DISTANCE: SHORT. TRIP GRADE: EASY MAPS: Jenolan. TRANSPORT: $50