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DateGradeRoute and Description
August 2022
Fri
12 Aug
to
Sun
21 Aug
Commercial trip 

Medium pace

Typical days walk:
15km
900m total climbs

Total trip:
165km
6500m total climbs
France, Switzerland, Italy
The Complete Tour du Mont Blanc: Complete circuit of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, passing through France, Italy and Switzerland.
An original route along less frequented trails enabling you to enjoy a more serene "off the beaten track" mountain experience.
Day packs only. Luggage transfers each day. No tents. Mixed dorm accommodation.
Typical daily walk: 15km, ascent 900m, same descent, many steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Highest altitude is 2660 metres.
Commercial guided trip organised by the local company Altitude Mont Blanc. English-speaking guide. Departure irrespective of numbers is guaranteed by Altitude Mont Blanc. Group limit 14.
This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Evidence of insurance must be provided to Altitude Montblanc.
More information: https://www.altitude-montblanc.com/gb/traveling-trekking-hike/the-complete-tour-of-mont-blanc--38.html
Cost. EUR 1135. Must be fully vaccinated, no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Sat
13 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
500m total climbs
Royal NP
Stanwell Park to Helensburgh station: We will travel via the Clifftop, Burgh and various other tracks that will take you to some places you might have never seen before including the Old Otford Tunnel and various other places of interest. Bring a torch along and a sense of adventure! Joint walk with NPA. Map: Royal NP tourist map
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
13 Aug

Grade 4 M
(due to distance)
Medium pace
27km
830m total climbs
Dharug NP
Western Commission trail - Finchs Line Loop: This is a big day out, mostly on fire trails and begins with an early 2km car shuffle. We'll head up the Western Commission trail, with 250m of ascent over the first 4kms. It's then steady fire trail walking to the Finchs Line junction. At that point we will have walked 21.5kms. It's another 5.5kms to Wisemans Ferry Road. Early start, Limit 8  Map: Gunderman, Mangrove
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
14 Aug

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadowbank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - Lidcombe - Parramatta - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
14 Aug

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
50m total climbs
Middle Harbour
Lindfield to Forestville (Via The Austrian Club for lunch): A scenic walk starting at 9am from the east side of Lindfield Station via Two Creeks Track with views of Middle Harbour, Bantry Bay along the Magazine Track, Natural Bridge and finishing at the Currie Rd exit. We then return to Chatswood/City via Bus from Warringah Rd. Lunch is at The Austrian club @ 12.30pm offering live Austrian music, food, beer and gluhwein (mulled wine).
Limited numbers, preference is given to those attending lunch.  Joint walk with All Nations. Map: Middle Harbour
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
14 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
24km
500m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote To Bundeena: Heathcote-Uloola Falls- Hacking River-Audley-Winifred Falls-Anice Falls-Cabbage Tree Basin-Bundeena. .
Scenic walk through mixed forest on good bush tracks. Delightful waterfalls, interesting rock formations, streams, river. Aboriginal engravings-grinding grooves. Taking advantage of low tide from Cabbage Tree Basin, rockhop to Bundeena wharf  Map: Port Hacking
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Mon
15 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
15km
300m total climbs
Woronora area
Oatley to Sutherland: From Oatley Station via Myles Dunphy Reserve - Como Bridge walkway - Como Pleasure Grounds - Paruna Reserve, Como West - Jannali - The Glen Reserve, Bonnet Bay - Burnum Burnum Sanctuary - Woronora road bridge - Prince Edward Park - ending at Sutherland Station. We will walk through attractive bushland reserves connected by a few local streets. Numerous superb views of Georges and Woronora Rivers.
We will inspect the site where Henry Lawson reputedly lived in a cottage for several years - the foundation stones of the cottage being all that remains. Nearby he would sit on a rock overlooking the Woronora River while writing poetry.
Lunch on the banks of Woronora River.Then there is a steep climb up to Prince Edward bushland reserve, no other significant climbs. 
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
16 Aug

Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
15km
400m total climbs
Royal National Park
Heathcote Circuit: Karloo Track to Karloo Pool and Uloola Falls, Uloola Track to Robertson Knoll and Kangaroo Creek, Engadine Track back to Heathcote Station. Creek crossings and slippery surfaces. One 200m climb  Map: RNP
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
16 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Upper Lane Cove Valley circuit: The route for this walk includes Lorna Pass, Conscript Pass, Morona Avenue Reserve, crossing Water Dragon Creek via a little used track, STEP track, Whale Rock, Byles Creek and Pennant Hills Park. Several short steep ascents and descents including a steel rung on the ascent out of Water Dragon creek. Some slippery bits.  Map: Hornsby and Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
17 Aug

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
55km
Flatm total climbs
Cooks River
Sth Strathfield to San Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) Circuit: Sth Strathfield - Tempe - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - return to Sth Strathfield. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Strathfield
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
17 Aug

Grade 3

Unhurried pace
18km
600m total climbs
Suburban
Balmain East to Lane Cove: Ferry from Circular Quay to Balmain East. Walking through an interesting area of Balmain we head around to Ballast Point and on to Birchgrove. From here we head to White Horse Point, along the waterfront and cross the Iron Cove Bridge. The walk then heads through Drummoyne, crossing the Gladesville Bridge and Hunters Hill, crossing Tarban Creek Bridge and Fig Tree Bridge. We then walk through Linley Point, around Burns Bay and Tambourine Bay. Finally some street walking brings us to Lane Cove shopping centre.
There are quite a lot of steps along the way as well as some steep streets.
From the Lane Cove Interchange there are buses to the City, Chatswood, Epping and Macquarie Centre.  
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Thu
18 Aug

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
14km
630m total climbs
Southern Royal NP
Otford Double Loop:
Sat
20 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
425m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Umina Heights to Warrah Lookout via Elephant Rock: For wildflower lovers this will be a gem of a walk. Starting at Umina Heights the walk route will be via Van Dahls Trail (GNW),
the Waratah Patch, Elephant Rock and Warrah Lookout with spectacular views over Patonga and the Hawkesbury. We'll return much the same way.
Help may be provided for a limited number of walkers from Woy Woy Station to the walk start.  Map: Broken Bay
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
60km
Flatm total climbs
Cronulla
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: Tempe Stn - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - Taren Point - Cronulla - Kurnell - return to Tempe Stn. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Cronulla
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
10km
165m total climbs
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Henry Head Track to Cape Banks return: Starting at La Perouse we will walk this track to Cape Banks and then return. Great coastal views, historic sites, beaches and great bird watching along the way. Track muddy and slippery in places.  Map: Kamay Botany Bay NP
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug
to
Wed
24 Aug
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
250m total climbs
Barrington Tops NP
Barrington Tops car camping: Car camping with day walks: This is a spectacular sub-alpine National Park located about 320 km or 4 hours north of the Wahroonga M1 on ramp.
The idea is to travel early on Sunday 21 August. There would be Grade 3 walks on the Monday and Tuesday of 14 & 16kms. On Wednesday 24 August, leave at your leisure. We'll camp at the Polblue Campground, which has 45 sites and is the highest campground in NSW you can drive to, at 1500 metres. Limit: 12.   Map: Moonan Brook & Barrington Tops.
Must be fully vaccinated. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
8.5km
250m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Brooklyn Loop via Sandy Bay, Peak Hill and Porto Ridge: We start at Brooklyn and make our way on track (overgrown at times) to Sandy Bay via Parsley Bay and Deadhorse Bay. From here we go off track through light to medium scrub (you may have to push through) climbing 180m to the summit of Peak Hill. Steep at times with rock scrambles. We then pick up a cairned track to Porto Ridge and return to Brooklyn picking up the fire trail near the end. Fabulous water and distant views, rock formations and hopefully the rock lilies will be in full flower. The Porto Ridge track was shown to me by Bob Seibright who is very knowledgeable about this area and has agreed co lead.  Map: Cowan
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
24km
500m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote To Bundeena:
Tue
23 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
11km
200m total climbs
Duffys Forest
Mt Murray Anderson: A scenic walk out to Mt Murray Anderson through hopefully masses of early wildflowers/Waratahs. An early lunch on a great rock outcrop overlooking Cowan Creek and Stingray Bay. Some offtrack variations and Indigenous engravings en route. A very pretty walk.   Map: Hornsby CMA
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
24 Aug

Grade 3 or 4 
(see description for details)

Medium pace
16km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Duffys Forest: Duffys Wharf, Slade Lookout, Long Track: Great views and Spring wildflowers. Time to stop to look at them. Pace on unhurried side of medium.
Nearly all firetrails with one steepish offtrack climb of 160m making it Grade 4.
Rather than do the offtrack climb, you can walk back up the steep track and along a firetrail to Slades Lookout to meet the offtrackers. Grade 3.
These walks are not qualifying walks as they are mainly on firetrail. However, prospectives are welcome.
NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, CBD  Map: Hornsby topo, NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, CBD
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
24 Aug

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
13km
400m total climbs
Blue Mtns NP
Waterfalls of Lawson and Hazelbrook: From Lawson Station follow paths and firetrail and follow new tracks to the Hazelbrook waterfall circuit including two waterfalls and pools. Return on different tracks to the Lawson Circuit visiting five waterfalls with a side trip, off track to Leslie Falls.  Joint walk with NPA. 
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Sat
27 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13km
300m total climbs
Dharug NP
Grass tree circuit & Group Six: From Mill Creek campground we follow the beautiful Grass trees circuit visiting along the way a very significant Aboriginal art site which is listed on the Register of the National Estate, as well be welcomed by a plethora of wild flowers, spectacular viewpoints and rainforested gullies. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Gunderman
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
27 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
11.5km
400m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne to Pindar Cave & return: Starting with a 100m ascent from Wondabyne station it's a fire trail and track across the ridges to Pindar Cave. This is the time for Spring wildflowers and it doesn't come better that on the track to Pindar. Also, it's the usual time for the Sydney rock orchids above the cave. Let's hope they're better than last year. Limit: 14  Map: Gunderman
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
27 Aug

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA/Newnes State Forest
Angus Place Pagodas: Find out why this area must be better protected for future generations. Park at the bottom of Angus Place Trail and follow it till about GR 312 052. Descend into a gully to the south west and traverse the extremely dissected pagoda terrain, generally following the cliff line, for as long as the time allows. Exit to Angus Place Trail and walk back to the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with NPA, SBW, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
28 Aug
to
Sun
4 Sep
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
800m total climbs
Andorra
Andorra Alpine day walks: Andorra is a compact walking, duty-free shopping and tax haven paradise tucked in the central Pyrenees between France and Spain. Enjoy uncrowded tracks with panoramic views of an entire country. The central valley is developed, but the side valleys and hills where we will walk are pristine. The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is World Heritage listed. Our base will be the same hotel for the entire stay. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 12 km, ascent 800m, same descent, some steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Savour Catalan, French and Spanish cuisine. Duty-free drinks, shopping and discreet private banking services. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish and French, but not Catalan.
Must be fully vaccinated, no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Mon
29 Aug

Grade 1 

Unhurried pace
12km
Minor climbs
Town Hall to Jubilee Park via Ultimo and Blackwattle Bay
Hidden Sydney Part 10: An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity for participant input and cappuccinos at Sydney Fish Market. In this walk we find out why Johnston's Bay was not called Esther Abraham's Bay. We see the witches' houses, where the Hell Hole was and Sydney’s first fire station. This is essentially a flat walk on paved surfaces, ideal for those seeking an easy but interesting walk. There is the option of an early return by tram (8km) or by walking (12km).  Map: Sydney UBD
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
30 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
18km
500m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Circular Quay to Chatswood: Our walk will start out from Circular Quay to catch a ferry to Woolwich and then walk along the first section of the Great North Walk however exiting at Chatswood. A winding mix of bush track interspersed with residential street walking. Public transport at both ends. Map: Parramatta River 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Tue
30 Aug

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
18km
450m total climbs
Garawarra State Conservation area and Southern Royal NP
Helensburgh long circuit via Burgh, Lilyvale and Red Cedar Tracks: Commence with a short steep climb from the station followed with a gradual descent 210m on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Cross and ascend 220m to Garawarra Farm. Follow cliff track visiting a variety of lookouts. Descend 190m on the Lilyvale Track, pick up the Red Cedar track to again cross the Hacking. Follow the Hacking River firetrail and ascend steep off track section and follow a variety of tracks to Helensburgh. Great Bushtrack walking.  Joint walk with NPA. 
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Wed
31 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Gordon to North Ryde via Blackbutt Track, GNW, and Riverside Track: This is a pretty walk which starts at Gordon Station. We will walk through a few streets before picking up Blackbutt Creek Track. We will cross Lady Game Drive, and then follow the pipeline track to join the Great North Walk until De Burghs Bridge. We will follow Riverside Walk to Chatswood Weir, then rejoin GNW into Fairyland, and finally follow Epping Road to finish at North Ryde Station. There is one creek crossing.  Map: Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
September 2022
Sat
3 Sep

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
38km
335m total climbs
Hills District
Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District : Bella Vista Metro - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills) Map: Castle Hill
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
3 Sep

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
13km
300m total climbs
Sydney Harbor NP
Rose Bay to Watsons Bay: A scenic coastal walk with beaches, city views, historic sites. We will meet at Rose Bay Ferry terminal and walk to Nielsen park via the Hermitage Foreshore Track, the Gap and South Head via Vaucluse House ending at Watsons Bay Ferry. No major climbs but steps and beach walking.  Map: Sydney Harbor NP
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
3 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13km
275m total climbs
Kulnura area
McPherson State Forest: This forest was closed for quite some time after being badly damaged during the 2019-2020 fires. It's a great area for spring flowers. The walk is primarily on fire trail with some off-track and minor scrambling.
  Map: Kulnura
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Mon
5 Sep

SocialKirribilli RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at Kirribilli RSL club. Open to all members and a great opportunity for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members. Seniors menu has 9 meals to choose from plus a dessert and coffee or tea for $25.
No need to book - simply check in at reception as a guest and move to the restaurant on level 1. The club is about 5 minute walk from Milsons Point station  
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof when you come.
Tue
6 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
175m total climbs
Botany Bay NP & Cronulla State Park
Kurnell to Cronulla: This is another nice coastal walk with great views through the area where Captain Cook first visited in 1770. We will meet at Cronulla Station and then catch a bus to Kurnell before walking around Cape Solander and the Kurnell Penninsula visiting both Botany Cove and Bait Harbour. We then walk along the five beaches to Cronulla. We then have the option of walking around the Cronulla Peninsula and Gunnamatta Bay and back into Cronulla adding approx. 5km however will decide on the day. Map: Port Hacking 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Thu
8 Sep
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
10 Sep

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
780m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Taffys Rock: Cowan Station - Great North Walk - Jerusalem Bay - Taffys Track - Taffys Rock - return.
A rather pretty walk with great views from Cowan to Taffys Rock and return taking in some nice ridge top walking with a few ups and downs for good measure. All on track with a few rough patches. Map: Cowan 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sat
10 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
320m total climbs
Yengo NP
Mogo Campground to Mt Lockyer & return: Starting from Mogo Campground the walk will be on bush track and fire trails to Mount Lockyer trig and return. This walk is wildflower heaven plus there's plenty of history from the convict era to go with it.  Map: Kulnura
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
11 Sep
to
Sun
18 Sep
Grade 1 
Slow pace
8km
200m total climbs
Spain
Barcelona and surroundings Day walks: Spain's second city and the capital of Catalonia. Walks in the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Antonio Gaudi buildings, La Boqueria market, Montjuic castle Day trips to Montserrat monastery, Girona and Tarragona with walks there. Our base will be a hotel in Barcelona. No huts, no tents. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 8 km, ascent 200m, same descent, slow pace, photo stops, coffee stops, cava stops. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish but not Catalan.  Must be fully vaccinated, no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Sun
11 Sep

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
14km
630m total climbs
Southern Royal NP
Otford Double Loop: Two loops close to Otford Gap. Tides will determine which loop will be done first. From Otford Station ascend to Coast Track. Follow link track to Bald Hill, descend and follow tracks and rocky shoreline to Snake Gully. Ascend, sometimes on exposed ledges and follow off track section to Bulgo (shack) village. Ascend to coast track. Follow coast track, with a side trip to Split Rock Canyon. Descend on old faint track to Werrong. Cross creek and ascend to coast track and finish at station. Strict limit of 12. Joint walk with NPA. 
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Tue
13 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Brisbane Waters NP
Wondabyne to Woy Woy via The Hieroglyphs: A nice walk through Brisbane Waters NP starting at Wondabyne Station and meandering through to Woy Woy via the Great North Walk, Piles Creek and Kariong with a side trip to view the “hieroglyphs”. Mostly bush track and management trail with some ups and downs and a little street walking at the Woy Woy end. A few minor creek crossings to negotiate. Public transport at both ends. Map: Gosford & Broken Bay 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Fri
16 Sep
and
Sat
17 Sep
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace

Day 1 13km
300m total climbs

Day 2 19km 900m total climbs
Katoomba area
2 day pack free walk on the Six Foot Track: The Six Foot Track winds from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Whilst parts of the track remain closed, there is a 32km continuous track open. We will start at the Black Range Camp Ground and walk to the Six Foot Track Echo Lodge on the first day. On the 2nd day we will walk back to Katoomba via the Devils Hole Track. Cost $94pp based on 8 people. Limit 8. The first day is relatively flat and on fire trail, (19km), the Devils Hole track is steep and can be slippery (13km).  
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
17 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
500m total climbs
Dharug NP
Mill Creek Campground to Group 6: This is a cut-down version of a much more strenuous walk, but still has plenty to offer including a short rock scramble. If you're into wildflowers, then you should enjoy this one, plus there's a pretty good aboriginal engraving site as well.  Map: Gunderman
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
17 Sep

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
550m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn via Porto Ridge: A nice walk along the Great North Walk starting from Cowan Station before heading off-track along a faint pad to the cairn atop Porto Ridge where we'll follow the ridge back to the GNW and then onto Brooklyn. A few of ups and downs including a 220m ascent at Jerusalem Bay, a bit of off-track and some fire trail walking towards Brooklyn.  Map: Cowan 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Mon
19 Sep
to
Fri
23 Sep
Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace

various km
South Coast - Murramarang NP
Variety of walks in or nearby to Murramarang: There are many walks in this beautiful national park, many coastal but others inland. Variety of accommodation options from cabins, camping or off-site in nearby town. However it would be a good idea to express interest early as the place is popular. Preference will be given to those willing to lead alternative walks  Map: South Coast Forestry map
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
24 Sep

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
600m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote Loop: Starting from Heathcote Station we will walk to Karloo Pool and then Uloola Falls where we will visit an Aboriginal rock engraving site. Then following the Uloola Track to Audley before heading back to Heathcote via Kangaroo Creek and the Engadine Track. Map: Port Hacking 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sat
24 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
12km
250m total climbs
Popran NP
Popran Loop: Starting from the Ironbark Picnic area we'll walk through Donovans Forest to the 248 Track Lookout. From there, we'll make our way to the spectacular Emerald Pool, checking out Aboriginal engravings in Hominy Creek.
Then, it's an upwards return journey, visiting an Aboriginal Women's site and probably noting a few waratahs and other wildflowers on the way. We'll conclude with a couple of mystery items. Limit: 12  Map: Gunderman, Mangrove
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
October 2022
Sat
1 Oct
to
Fri
7 Oct
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace

40km over 4 days

300m total climbs
South Australia
Hiltaba Nature Reserve adjoining the Gawler Ranges: Group 1 Expressions of interest for a 6 night stay at the Nature Foundation Reserve at Hiltaba. This consists of 4 day walks plus 1 day's activity on a working bee as a contribution to the foundation.
You will be staying in shared accommodation in the shearers quarters with all meals provided. This is a NOT a commercial trip and costs will be based on group share accommodation and an initial group purchase of flights Sydney - Adelaide - Whyalla. We then hire a 12 seater commuter bus with trailer for a 5 hour drive to Hiltaba. Maybe around $1,400 all up.
Group 1 limit is 12. For the working bee, members will be covered by Nature Foundation Volunteer status.  Map: Gawler NP
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Sat
1 Oct
to
Fri
7 Oct
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace

40km over 4 days

300m total climbs
South Australia
Hiltaba Nature Reserve adjoining the Gawler Ranges: Group 2 Expressions of interest for a 6 night stay at the Nature Foundation Reserve at Hiltaba. This consists of 4 day walks plus 1 day's activity on a working bee as a contribution to the foundation.
You will be staying in shared accommodation in the shearers quarters with all meals provided. This is a NOT a commercial trip and costs will be based on group share accommodation and an initial group purchase of flights Sydney - Adelaide - Whyalla. We then hire a 12 seater commuter bus with trailer for a 5 hour drive to Hiltaba. Maybe around $1,400 all up.
Group 2 limit is 10. For the working bee, members will be covered by Nature Foundation Volunteer status.  Map: Gawler NP
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Mon
3 Oct

SocialKirribilli RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at Kirribilli RSL club. Open to all members and a great opportunity for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members. Seniors menu has 9 meals to choose from plus a dessert and coffee or tea for $25.
No need to book - simply check in at reception as a guest and move to the restaurant on level 1. The club is about 5 minute walk from Milsons Point station  
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof when you come.
Sat
8 Oct
SocialThe Bush Club 83rd Birthday Celebrations
Commandment Rock (Venue 16), Lane Cove National Park from 1pm.
There will be a number of walks of various grades which will end at the venue for the party.
Invitations will be sent to all.
Sat
8 Oct

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
7km
flat
Northern Sydney
Birthday Walk - Lindfield to Commandment Rock: To honour one of the Founders of The Bush Club we’ll walk via Paddy Pallin Park and Paddy Pallin Reserve then along tracks to the Lady Game boardwalk and on to Fullers Bridge. Then we’ll take the Riverside walk to the Commandment Rock Picnic area arriving in time for the festivities. One small hill - one creek to cross  Map: Lane Cove Valley Walking Tracks – Sheet 1
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
8 Oct

Grade 2 

Medium pace
11km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Birthday walk - Chatswood to Commandment Rock: Chatswood Station to Lane Cove NP via Rail to River walk then GNW to De Burghs Bridge before walking in the park to Commandment Rock arriving in time for the lunchtime gathering. All on tracks and walking through pleasant bushland.  Map: Parramatta River
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
8 Oct

Grade 4 M
(due to distance)
Medium pace
25km
480m total climbs
Berowra Valley & Lane Cove NPs
Birthday Walk - Hornsby to Commandment Rock: Beginning at Hornsby Station we'll walk to Thornleigh and then through the Lane Cove Valley to the Bush Club's 83rd birthday commemoration at Commandment Rock in Lane Cove NP.
It'll be a very, very early start with limited numbers.  Map: Hornsby, Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
15 Oct
to
Sat
22 Oct
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
12km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Spring Walk on Lord Howe Island: Living in the uncertainties of a pandemic, we try to maximise our chance to enjoy this little paradise within NSW. Lord Howe Island is full of life in October with seabirds courting nonstop. The bushwalkers groups in May and June 2021 have set an excellent trip format that we will continue. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures, guided walks (day walks, night walks, reef walks, mystery walks, museum walk) and any fun activities that we can slot in. We will engage the best-known local expert Ian Hutton to share his in-depth knowledge about the flora, fauna, history and conservation of this world heritage. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island
Thu
14 Oct
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
16 Oct
to
Fri
21 Oct
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
60km
Mainly flat coast walking
Tasmania
Tarkine Coast: Expressions of interest are sought for a multiday walk over 6 days along the wild and remote Tarkine (takayna) Coast in north west Tasmania from Temma to Pieman Heads.
This area provides for some of the most spectacular coastal walking anywhere with plenty of wildlife and rich in indigenous history. The walk itself is rather short in terms of daily distances however mostly on sand with a few wet crossings and the shorter days allow for ample time to explore the amazing coastal sections throughout the day and from camp – a photographers paradise!
This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Transfers will be organised from Launceston to Temma and back from Corinna to Launceston as well as pick-up by boat from Pieman Heads to Corinna along the picturesque Pieman River. Dates may change slightly once transfers are booked. Walk is partly exploratory for the leader and has a limit of 8 walkers - preference will be given to those members also wishing to join the Wall of Jerusalem walk 24-28 Oct.  Map: Venables, Interview, Hardwicke, Lagoon, Ordnance, Temma 1:25,000 or Nelson Bay 1:100,000
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Mon
24 Oct
to
Fri
28 Oct
Grade 4 

Medium pace
50km
climbs TBC
Tasmania
Walls of Jerusalem: Expressions of interest sought. The Walls of Jerusalem is a spectacular area located on Tasmania’s Central Plateau. Following transfer drop-off we will spend 4 days base camped at Dixons Kingdom undertaking day trips to all of the major highlights on offer in the WoJ (weather dependant) – King Davids Peak, Lake Salome, Pool of Bethesda, Solomons Throne, The Temple, Mt Jerusalem and Lake Ball. This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Final dates may vary slightly depending on transfer bookings. Walk is exploratory for the leader and has a limit of 8 walkers - preference will be given to those members also wishing to join the Tarkine Coast Walk (16-23 Oct).   Map: TASMAP Walls of Jerusalem Maps 1:25,000
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Tue
25 Oct
to
Wed
26 Oct
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
60km each day
450m total climbs
Wollongong
Cycle Thirroul to Kiama & Return: Our two day cycle will start from Thirroul (start of cycleway). Beautiful coastal scenery as we cycle through Wollongong. We then cycle parallel to the industrial area of Port Kembla for a few kilometers before re-joining the coastal route to Kiama
The cycle is mostly on shared cycleways with limited cycling on quiet roads / streets. Following an overnight stay in Kiama we return the same route to Thirroul. Limited Numbers / Dates subject to change / 120kms round trip  Map: Wollongong
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
ADVANCE NOTICES
Sat
5 Nov
to
Sat
12 Nov
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
12km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
November bushwalking on Lord Howe Island: Be as active or as relaxed as you like on this little island of paradise, listed by Lonely Planet as a Top 5 travel destination. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures and a variety of guided walks. We will stay at a centrally located lodge, go out bushwalking and birdwatching during the day, and enjoy lectures and delicious restaurant meals in the evening. You can also challenge yourself climbing up the unique cloud forest of Mt Gower, snorkelling with Galapagos nurse sharks and green turtles, doing outdoor yoga with the best view, taking your best ever bird photos. Joint walk with NPA and SBW. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at [email protected] 
All participants must be fully vaccinated AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Sun
6 Nov
to
Thu
15 Dec
Grade 5 
LTW
Medium pace
670km
Many climbs from 500m to 1,200m
Australian Alps Walking Track
AAWT from Walhalla, Victoria to Tharwa, ACT: The Australian Alps Walking Track is one of Australia's most picturesque, long-distance bushwalks - 669.6kms from Walhalla in Victoria to Tharwa in the ACT. The track passes through Baw Baw, Alpine, Kosciuszko and Namadgi National Parks, traversing some of the most spectacular alpine areas in Australia. Approx. 45 days including 3 rest days and 5 food drops. If you are interested in joining me, you must have had experience with multi-day hikes and can carry 8 days of food. Joint walk with SBW and CMW. Contact me for more details. Map: Many! Vicmap and LPI-NSW topographic maps of the Australian Alps
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Mon
28 Nov
to
Fri
2 Dec
Grade 3 
Medium pace

average day:
16km
200-450m climbs
Kanangra Boyd NP
Kanangra-Boyd day walks: Car camping at the Boyd River Camping Area and a series of day walks including Kanangra Walls to Crafts Wall Cave, Kanangra Walls to Coal Seam Cave, Kanangra Falls and Morong Falls walks. Mostly on track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Limit 10  Map: Kanangra-Boyd NP or Kanangra & Yerranderie topos
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Mon
28 Nov
to
Fri
2 Dec
Grade 3/4 M

Medium pace
80km
Kosciuszko NP
Top 10 Peaks from Base Camp: A multiday walking experience from a base camp nestled below Mt Kosciuszko in the spectacular Wilkinson Valley. We will have a relatively easy 12 km walk from Charlottes Pass to our base camp and each day we will set out with light day packs to “bag” the top 10 peaks on the Australian Mainland with a few others thrown in for a bit of fun !
Day 1 – Charlottes Pass to Wilkinson Creek via Mt Stilwell (2040m) and Mt Kosciuszko (2228m)
Day 2 – Rams Head (2190m), Rams Head North (2177m), Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge (2180m)
Day 3 – Muellers Peak (2129m), Mt Townsend (2209m), Alice Rawson Peak (2160m), Abbott Peak (2145m), Byatts Peaks/Mt Du Faur (Unnamed peak south-west of Abbott Peak) (2159m)
Day 4 – Carruthers Peak (2145m), Mt Twynam (2195m), Watsons Crags (Mt Dubious, Tenison Wood Knoll) (2136m)
Day 5 – Wilkinson Creek to Charlottes Pass via Mt Northcote (2131m), Mt Clarke (2101m)
This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self-sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Prior multiday walk experience is advantageous. Party limit 8. Map: Perisher Valley & Youngal 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sun
11 Dec
to
Fri
17 Dec
Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
30km
Kosciusko National Park
Cesjack Hut and Surrounds: Problem with Cesjacks hut is you gotta cross a river and a notorious creek then drive to 1650m. We’ve been turned around 4 times now but come Dec11th we’ll be there again. Then it’s a short walk to Cesjacks Hut which sits on a bench above the Doubtful River. Base camp there for 4 nights. Then all walking is off track searching for Moulds Hut Ruin to the north on Munyang Range. Visiting The Basin downriver from the Vertical Rock.
These features are on the old Jagungal and Brassy Mts sketch map. It will all be pretty Cruisey. I’ll have a map/compass. This is a pretty nice area. Off Track, Undulating Terrain. Transport must be real 4 Wheel Drives, or at the very least high clearance all wheel drive SUVs   Map: Jagungal or Rooftops or Old Jagungal Sketch map
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.

Mid Dec
to
Mid Jan
2023
Grade 2, 3 & 4 

Unhurried pace
0km
0 Details TBCm total climbs
Victoria
Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure: Expressions of Interest sought for:
A four week adventure including plenty of opportunity for walking. It will operate as a tag-along (self-drive convoy) 4WD trip with new locations on most days. You may camp, attach a vehicle camper (preferred) or tow an off-road camper-trailer.
Mallee country, visiting Murray-Sunset NP, Big Desert Wilderness Park & Wyperfeld NP featuring a vast desert with saltbush flats and grassland plains scattered with sand dunes and the famous Pink Lakes are outstanding subjects for photography, with large numbers of emus, kangaroos, native birds, attractive woodlands and colourful spring wildflower displays.
followed by:
The Grampians NP, spectacular mountain peaks and dramatic rock formations feature picturesque waterfalls, panoramic views and fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. Dramatic lookouts and a network of excellent walking tracks.
Joint adventure with the NPA.Travel guides available - (request by email to leader).Strict limit on vehicle numbers
All participants must be fully vaccinated AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Fri
30 Dec
to
Fri
6 Jan
2023
Grade 3 & 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
10-20km
some major climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Expressions of Interest for Day walks from Smiggins lodge: We will enjoy day walks from our lodge at Smiggin Holes including 2 Snowy iconic walks, Kunama Hut, Mt Tate and others depending upon the ability of the group and the weather. Grades will be 3 and 4 but expect some off track, boggy ground, button grass, perhaps pushing through low height scrub. Distances will vary between 10km and 20km. Tracks may be off track routes, formed tracks, fire trails, steep ascents. Expect stunning mountain scenery, magnificent wildflowers and wide open spaces. Numbers will be limited by availability of accommodation. First and last days are travel days. Own transport to Smiggin Holes.  Map: Perisher Valley, Chimneys Ridge, Jagungal, Geehi
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
4 Jan
to
Tue
10 Jan
2023
Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
80km
2650m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Main Range Ramble: This is a great post-Christmas full pack walk taking in some of the best of the Snowy Mountains alpine areas. A mid/late morning start from Munyang (Guthega Power Station) – Schlink Pass/Hut – Mt Gungartan – Kerries Ridge – Mawsons Hut – Mt Jagungal – Brassy Mountains – Tarn Bluff – Tin Hut – Gungartan Saddle – Schlink Pass – Rolling Ground – Guthega Trig – Guthega. Walking will be mainly off-track however mainly open alpine meadows and the route/duration may vary depending upon prevailing conditions. Fit and suitably prepared Members with prior multi-day full pack walking experience are welcome. Car shuffle required. Party limit = 8. Map: Jagungal, Geehi Dam, Perisher Valley 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Mon
27 Feb
2023
to
Mon
6 Mar
2023
Grade 3 & 4 M

Medium pace
up to 18km

300-800m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Snowy Mountains 6 day walks - Expressions of Interest: Each organising our own accomodations in Jindabyne, we will meet up every day for a walk. Walks will be weather dependent, grades 3 & 4 and will include some off track. Possibilities include:
* Charlotte Pass to Mt Sentinel return G4 (15km, 800m)
* Charlotte Pass to Guthega & return along the new Snowy Iconic trail G3 (18km, 550m)
* Thredbo Top - Rams Head loop G4 (10km, 350m)
* Perisher to Charlotte Pass on the new Snowy Iconic trail G3 (14km, 410m)
* Charlotte Pass to old chairlift ruins & return off-track via Kangaroo ridge G4 (11.1km, 325m)
* Charlotte Pass to Mt Townsend return G4 (21km, 600m)
* Mt Kosci & Lakes loop G3 (22.2km, 750m)
* Some easier walks for bad weather
Limited numbers. Mondays are driving days Map: mostly Perisher Valley topo
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
5 Mar
to
Sun
12 Mar
2023
Mixed Grades 

Medium pace
12km
200m total climbs
Mt Kosciusko NP
Snowy Mountains : Our annual pilgrimage to the Snowy Mtns staying at the spacious and comfortable St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne. This gives us equal access to both Thredbo and Perisher Valleys. A variety of walks & grades covering most of the popular areas, plus some remote areas.   Map: Kosciusko NP plus various topos.
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
21 Mar
2023
to
Fri
24 Mar
2023
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
120km
450m total climbs
Canberra
Cycling in Canberra: Two days of cycling around Canberra. Distances will vary between 50 – 60 kms each day with average climbs of 450m. Shared accommodation will be in the Alivio Tourist Park (https://aliviogroup.com.au/). Numbers are limited.   Map: Canberra
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
30 Apr
2023
to
Fri
5 May
2023
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
15km
400m total climbs
Central West NSW
Orange in the Autumn: Expressions of interest are invited for a great 4 days of walking in the beautiful Central West of NSW. The group will be based in shared self contained accommodation at the base of Mt Canobolas, 14 kms from Orange. We arrive at our accommodation on Sunday afternoon and depart the following Friday morning. The cost of $360 covers 5 nights accommodation and 4 evening meals. Extra money may be needed to cover the cost of petrol. Club cars will be used on walks and preference will be given to people who are prepared to use their cars to transport members to and from the walks. The full amount, $360, will need to be paid by November 10th 2022 and no refund will be given unless the leaders can find a suitable replacement.   
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
6 May
to
Sat
13 May
2023
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
May Bushwalking on Lord Howe 2023 #1: Lord Howe Island is considered as the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand. On our tour, we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide to not only show us the best of Lord Howe, but also to share his expert knowledge about the plants, birds, geology, history and conservation of the island. Ian is the museum curator, author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers. The tour includes lectures, guided bushwalks, low tide reef walks and night walks. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, snorkelling or golfing. The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. Joint walk with other bushwalking clubs. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. Detailed trip plan is available upon request.   Map: Lord Howe Island
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
13 May
to
Sat
20 May
2023
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
May Bushwalking on Lord Howe 2023 #2: Lord Howe Island is considered as the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand. On our tour, we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide to not only show us the best of Lord Howe, but also to share his expert knowledge about the plants, birds, geology, history and conservation of the island. Ian is the museum curator, author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers. The tour includes lectures, guided bushwalks, low tide reef walks and night walks. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, snorkelling or golfing. The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. Joint walk with other bushwalking clubs. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. Detailed trip plan is available upon request.   Map: Lord Howe Island
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
DateGradeRoute and Description
August 2022
Fri
12 Aug
to
Sun
21 Aug
Commercial trip 

Medium pace

Typical days walk:
15km
900m total climbs

Total trip:
165km
6500m total climbs
France, Switzerland, Italy
The Complete Tour du Mont Blanc: Complete circuit of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, passing through France, Italy and Switzerland.
An original route along less frequented trails enabling you to enjoy a more serene "off the beaten track" mountain experience.
Day packs only. Luggage transfers each day. No tents. Mixed dorm accommodation.
Typical daily walk: 15km, ascent 900m, same descent, many steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Highest altitude is 2660 metres.
Commercial guided trip organised by the local company Altitude Mont Blanc. English-speaking guide. Departure irrespective of numbers is guaranteed by Altitude Mont Blanc. Group limit 14.
This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Evidence of insurance must be provided to Altitude Montblanc.
More information: https://www.altitude-montblanc.com/gb/traveling-trekking-hike/the-complete-tour-of-mont-blanc--38.html
Cost. EUR 1135. Must be fully vaccinated, no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Sat
13 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
500m total climbs
Royal NP
Stanwell Park to Helensburgh station: We will travel via the Clifftop, Burgh and various other tracks that will take you to some places you might have never seen before including the Old Otford Tunnel and various other places of interest. Bring a torch along and a sense of adventure! Joint walk with NPA. Map: Royal NP tourist map
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
13 Aug

Grade 4 M
(due to distance)
Medium pace
27km
830m total climbs
Dharug NP
Western Commission trail - Finchs Line Loop: This is a big day out, mostly on fire trails and begins with an early 2km car shuffle. We'll head up the Western Commission trail, with 250m of ascent over the first 4kms. It's then steady fire trail walking to the Finchs Line junction. At that point we will have walked 21.5kms. It's another 5.5kms to Wisemans Ferry Road. Early start, Limit 8  Map: Gunderman, Mangrove
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
14 Aug

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadowbank, Olympic Park, M4 Cycleway: Westmead Stn - Rydalmere - Olympic Park - Lidcombe - Parramatta - Westmead. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
14 Aug

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
50m total climbs
Middle Harbour
Lindfield to Forestville (Via The Austrian Club for lunch): A scenic walk starting at 9am from the east side of Lindfield Station via Two Creeks Track with views of Middle Harbour, Bantry Bay along the Magazine Track, Natural Bridge and finishing at the Currie Rd exit. We then return to Chatswood/City via Bus from Warringah Rd. Lunch is at The Austrian club @ 12.30pm offering live Austrian music, food, beer and gluhwein (mulled wine).
Limited numbers, preference is given to those attending lunch.  Joint walk with All Nations. Map: Middle Harbour
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
14 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
24km
500m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote To Bundeena: Heathcote-Uloola Falls- Hacking River-Audley-Winifred Falls-Anice Falls-Cabbage Tree Basin-Bundeena. .
Scenic walk through mixed forest on good bush tracks. Delightful waterfalls, interesting rock formations, streams, river. Aboriginal engravings-grinding grooves. Taking advantage of low tide from Cabbage Tree Basin, rockhop to Bundeena wharf  Map: Port Hacking
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Mon
15 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
15km
300m total climbs
Woronora area
Oatley to Sutherland: From Oatley Station via Myles Dunphy Reserve - Como Bridge walkway - Como Pleasure Grounds - Paruna Reserve, Como West - Jannali - The Glen Reserve, Bonnet Bay - Burnum Burnum Sanctuary - Woronora road bridge - Prince Edward Park - ending at Sutherland Station. We will walk through attractive bushland reserves connected by a few local streets. Numerous superb views of Georges and Woronora Rivers.
We will inspect the site where Henry Lawson reputedly lived in a cottage for several years - the foundation stones of the cottage being all that remains. Nearby he would sit on a rock overlooking the Woronora River while writing poetry.
Lunch on the banks of Woronora River.Then there is a steep climb up to Prince Edward bushland reserve, no other significant climbs. 
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
16 Aug

Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
15km
400m total climbs
Royal National Park
Heathcote Circuit: Karloo Track to Karloo Pool and Uloola Falls, Uloola Track to Robertson Knoll and Kangaroo Creek, Engadine Track back to Heathcote Station. Creek crossings and slippery surfaces. One 200m climb  Map: RNP
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
16 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Upper Lane Cove Valley circuit: The route for this walk includes Lorna Pass, Conscript Pass, Morona Avenue Reserve, crossing Water Dragon Creek via a little used track, STEP track, Whale Rock, Byles Creek and Pennant Hills Park. Several short steep ascents and descents including a steel rung on the ascent out of Water Dragon creek. Some slippery bits.  Map: Hornsby and Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
17 Aug

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
55km
Flatm total climbs
Cooks River
Sth Strathfield to San Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) Circuit: Sth Strathfield - Tempe - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - return to Sth Strathfield. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Strathfield
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
17 Aug

Grade 3

Unhurried pace
18km
600m total climbs
Suburban
Balmain East to Lane Cove: Ferry from Circular Quay to Balmain East. Walking through an interesting area of Balmain we head around to Ballast Point and on to Birchgrove. From here we head to White Horse Point, along the waterfront and cross the Iron Cove Bridge. The walk then heads through Drummoyne, crossing the Gladesville Bridge and Hunters Hill, crossing Tarban Creek Bridge and Fig Tree Bridge. We then walk through Linley Point, around Burns Bay and Tambourine Bay. Finally some street walking brings us to Lane Cove shopping centre.
There are quite a lot of steps along the way as well as some steep streets.
From the Lane Cove Interchange there are buses to the City, Chatswood, Epping and Macquarie Centre.  
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Thu
18 Aug

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
14km
630m total climbs
Southern Royal NP
Otford Double Loop:
Sat
20 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
425m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Umina Heights to Warrah Lookout via Elephant Rock: For wildflower lovers this will be a gem of a walk. Starting at Umina Heights the walk route will be via Van Dahls Trail (GNW),
the Waratah Patch, Elephant Rock and Warrah Lookout with spectacular views over Patonga and the Hawkesbury. We'll return much the same way.
Help may be provided for a limited number of walkers from Woy Woy Station to the walk start.  Map: Broken Bay
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
60km
Flatm total climbs
Cronulla
Tempe Stn to Kurnell return: Tempe Stn - Brighton le Sands - Sans Souci (Captain Cook Bridge) - Taren Point - Cronulla - Kurnell - return to Tempe Stn. Cycle along mainly cycleways-cycle lanes with some road crossings. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Cronulla
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
10km
165m total climbs
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Henry Head Track to Cape Banks return: Starting at La Perouse we will walk this track to Cape Banks and then return. Great coastal views, historic sites, beaches and great bird watching along the way. Track muddy and slippery in places.  Map: Kamay Botany Bay NP
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug
to
Wed
24 Aug
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
16km
250m total climbs
Barrington Tops NP
Barrington Tops car camping: Car camping with day walks: This is a spectacular sub-alpine National Park located about 320 km or 4 hours north of the Wahroonga M1 on ramp.
The idea is to travel early on Sunday 21 August. There would be Grade 3 walks on the Monday and Tuesday of 14 & 16kms. On Wednesday 24 August, leave at your leisure. We'll camp at the Polblue Campground, which has 45 sites and is the highest campground in NSW you can drive to, at 1500 metres. Limit: 12.   Map: Moonan Brook & Barrington Tops.
Must be fully vaccinated. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
8.5km
250m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Brooklyn Loop via Sandy Bay, Peak Hill and Porto Ridge: We start at Brooklyn and make our way on track (overgrown at times) to Sandy Bay via Parsley Bay and Deadhorse Bay. From here we go off track through light to medium scrub (you may have to push through) climbing 180m to the summit of Peak Hill. Steep at times with rock scrambles. We then pick up a cairned track to Porto Ridge and return to Brooklyn picking up the fire trail near the end. Fabulous water and distant views, rock formations and hopefully the rock lilies will be in full flower. The Porto Ridge track was shown to me by Bob Seibright who is very knowledgeable about this area and has agreed co lead.  Map: Cowan
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
21 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
24km
500m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote To Bundeena:
Tue
23 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
11km
200m total climbs
Duffys Forest
Mt Murray Anderson: A scenic walk out to Mt Murray Anderson through hopefully masses of early wildflowers/Waratahs. An early lunch on a great rock outcrop overlooking Cowan Creek and Stingray Bay. Some offtrack variations and Indigenous engravings en route. A very pretty walk.   Map: Hornsby CMA
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
24 Aug

Grade 3 or 4 
(see description for details)

Medium pace
16km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Duffys Forest: Duffys Wharf, Slade Lookout, Long Track: Great views and Spring wildflowers. Time to stop to look at them. Pace on unhurried side of medium.
Nearly all firetrails with one steepish offtrack climb of 160m making it Grade 4.
Rather than do the offtrack climb, you can walk back up the steep track and along a firetrail to Slades Lookout to meet the offtrackers. Grade 3.
These walks are not qualifying walks as they are mainly on firetrail. However, prospectives are welcome.
NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, CBD  Map: Hornsby topo, NPWS Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, CBD
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
24 Aug

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
13km
400m total climbs
Blue Mtns NP
Waterfalls of Lawson and Hazelbrook: From Lawson Station follow paths and firetrail and follow new tracks to the Hazelbrook waterfall circuit including two waterfalls and pools. Return on different tracks to the Lawson Circuit visiting five waterfalls with a side trip, off track to Leslie Falls.  Joint walk with NPA. 
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Sat
27 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13km
300m total climbs
Dharug NP
Grass tree circuit & Group Six: From Mill Creek campground we follow the beautiful Grass trees circuit visiting along the way a very significant Aboriginal art site which is listed on the Register of the National Estate, as well be welcomed by a plethora of wild flowers, spectacular viewpoints and rainforested gullies. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Gunderman
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
27 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
11.5km
400m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne to Pindar Cave & return: Starting with a 100m ascent from Wondabyne station it's a fire trail and track across the ridges to Pindar Cave. This is the time for Spring wildflowers and it doesn't come better that on the track to Pindar. Also, it's the usual time for the Sydney rock orchids above the cave. Let's hope they're better than last year. Limit: 14  Map: Gunderman
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
27 Aug

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA/Newnes State Forest
Angus Place Pagodas: Find out why this area must be better protected for future generations. Park at the bottom of Angus Place Trail and follow it till about GR 312 052. Descend into a gully to the south west and traverse the extremely dissected pagoda terrain, generally following the cliff line, for as long as the time allows. Exit to Angus Place Trail and walk back to the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with NPA, SBW, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
28 Aug
to
Sun
4 Sep
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
800m total climbs
Andorra
Andorra Alpine day walks: Andorra is a compact walking, duty-free shopping and tax haven paradise tucked in the central Pyrenees between France and Spain. Enjoy uncrowded tracks with panoramic views of an entire country. The central valley is developed, but the side valleys and hills where we will walk are pristine. The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is World Heritage listed. Our base will be the same hotel for the entire stay. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 12 km, ascent 800m, same descent, some steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Savour Catalan, French and Spanish cuisine. Duty-free drinks, shopping and discreet private banking services. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish and French, but not Catalan.
Must be fully vaccinated, no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Mon
29 Aug

Grade 1 

Unhurried pace
12km
Minor climbs
Town Hall to Jubilee Park via Ultimo and Blackwattle Bay
Hidden Sydney Part 10: An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity for participant input and cappuccinos at Sydney Fish Market. In this walk we find out why Johnston's Bay was not called Esther Abraham's Bay. We see the witches' houses, where the Hell Hole was and Sydney’s first fire station. This is essentially a flat walk on paved surfaces, ideal for those seeking an easy but interesting walk. There is the option of an early return by tram (8km) or by walking (12km).  Map: Sydney UBD
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
30 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
18km
500m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Circular Quay to Chatswood: Our walk will start out from Circular Quay to catch a ferry to Woolwich and then walk along the first section of the Great North Walk however exiting at Chatswood. A winding mix of bush track interspersed with residential street walking. Public transport at both ends. Map: Parramatta River 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Tue
30 Aug

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
18km
450m total climbs
Garawarra State Conservation area and Southern Royal NP
Helensburgh long circuit via Burgh, Lilyvale and Red Cedar Tracks: Commence with a short steep climb from the station followed with a gradual descent 210m on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Cross and ascend 220m to Garawarra Farm. Follow cliff track visiting a variety of lookouts. Descend 190m on the Lilyvale Track, pick up the Red Cedar track to again cross the Hacking. Follow the Hacking River firetrail and ascend steep off track section and follow a variety of tracks to Helensburgh. Great Bushtrack walking.  Joint walk with NPA. 
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Wed
31 Aug

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Gordon to North Ryde via Blackbutt Track, GNW, and Riverside Track: This is a pretty walk which starts at Gordon Station. We will walk through a few streets before picking up Blackbutt Creek Track. We will cross Lady Game Drive, and then follow the pipeline track to join the Great North Walk until De Burghs Bridge. We will follow Riverside Walk to Chatswood Weir, then rejoin GNW into Fairyland, and finally follow Epping Road to finish at North Ryde Station. There is one creek crossing.  Map: Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
September 2022
Sat
3 Sep

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
38km
335m total climbs
Hills District
Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District : Bella Vista Metro - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills) Map: Castle Hill
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
3 Sep

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
13km
300m total climbs
Sydney Harbor NP
Rose Bay to Watsons Bay: A scenic coastal walk with beaches, city views, historic sites. We will meet at Rose Bay Ferry terminal and walk to Nielsen park via the Hermitage Foreshore Track, the Gap and South Head via Vaucluse House ending at Watsons Bay Ferry. No major climbs but steps and beach walking.  Map: Sydney Harbor NP
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
3 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13km
275m total climbs
Kulnura area
McPherson State Forest: This forest was closed for quite some time after being badly damaged during the 2019-2020 fires. It's a great area for spring flowers. The walk is primarily on fire trail with some off-track and minor scrambling.
  Map: Kulnura
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Mon
5 Sep

SocialKirribilli RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at Kirribilli RSL club. Open to all members and a great opportunity for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members. Seniors menu has 9 meals to choose from plus a dessert and coffee or tea for $25.
No need to book - simply check in at reception as a guest and move to the restaurant on level 1. The club is about 5 minute walk from Milsons Point station  
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof when you come.
Tue
6 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
175m total climbs
Botany Bay NP & Cronulla State Park
Kurnell to Cronulla: This is another nice coastal walk with great views through the area where Captain Cook first visited in 1770. We will meet at Cronulla Station and then catch a bus to Kurnell before walking around Cape Solander and the Kurnell Penninsula visiting both Botany Cove and Bait Harbour. We then walk along the five beaches to Cronulla. We then have the option of walking around the Cronulla Peninsula and Gunnamatta Bay and back into Cronulla adding approx. 5km however will decide on the day. Map: Port Hacking 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Thu
8 Sep
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
10 Sep

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
780m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Taffys Rock: Cowan Station - Great North Walk - Jerusalem Bay - Taffys Track - Taffys Rock - return.
A rather pretty walk with great views from Cowan to Taffys Rock and return taking in some nice ridge top walking with a few ups and downs for good measure. All on track with a few rough patches. Map: Cowan 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sat
10 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17km
320m total climbs
Yengo NP
Mogo Campground to Mt Lockyer & return: Starting from Mogo Campground the walk will be on bush track and fire trails to Mount Lockyer trig and return. This walk is wildflower heaven plus there's plenty of history from the convict era to go with it.  Map: Kulnura
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
11 Sep
to
Sun
18 Sep
Grade 1 
Slow pace
8km
200m total climbs
Spain
Barcelona and surroundings Day walks: Spain's second city and the capital of Catalonia. Walks in the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Antonio Gaudi buildings, La Boqueria market, Montjuic castle Day trips to Montserrat monastery, Girona and Tarragona with walks there. Our base will be a hotel in Barcelona. No huts, no tents. Day packs only. Typical daily walk: 8 km, ascent 200m, same descent, slow pace, photo stops, coffee stops, cava stops. Cost. About EUR 800 / person twin share, including meals, local transport and non-alcoholic drinks. Single supplement may be available. This is an overseas trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own international air travel and travel insurance. Leader speaks Spanish but not Catalan.  Must be fully vaccinated, no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof of vaccination status on the walk.
Sun
11 Sep

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
14km
630m total climbs
Southern Royal NP
Otford Double Loop: Two loops close to Otford Gap. Tides will determine which loop will be done first. From Otford Station ascend to Coast Track. Follow link track to Bald Hill, descend and follow tracks and rocky shoreline to Snake Gully. Ascend, sometimes on exposed ledges and follow off track section to Bulgo (shack) village. Ascend to coast track. Follow coast track, with a side trip to Split Rock Canyon. Descend on old faint track to Werrong. Cross creek and ascend to coast track and finish at station. Strict limit of 12. Joint walk with NPA. 
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Tue
13 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
600m total climbs
Brisbane Waters NP
Wondabyne to Woy Woy via The Hieroglyphs: A nice walk through Brisbane Waters NP starting at Wondabyne Station and meandering through to Woy Woy via the Great North Walk, Piles Creek and Kariong with a side trip to view the “hieroglyphs”. Mostly bush track and management trail with some ups and downs and a little street walking at the Woy Woy end. A few minor creek crossings to negotiate. Public transport at both ends. Map: Gosford & Broken Bay 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Fri
16 Sep
and
Sat
17 Sep
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace

Day 1 13km
300m total climbs

Day 2 19km 900m total climbs
Katoomba area
2 day pack free walk on the Six Foot Track: The Six Foot Track winds from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Whilst parts of the track remain closed, there is a 32km continuous track open. We will start at the Black Range Camp Ground and walk to the Six Foot Track Echo Lodge on the first day. On the 2nd day we will walk back to Katoomba via the Devils Hole Track. Cost $94pp based on 8 people. Limit 8. The first day is relatively flat and on fire trail, (19km), the Devils Hole track is steep and can be slippery (13km).  
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
17 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
500m total climbs
Dharug NP
Mill Creek Campground to Group 6: This is a cut-down version of a much more strenuous walk, but still has plenty to offer including a short rock scramble. If you're into wildflowers, then you should enjoy this one, plus there's a pretty good aboriginal engraving site as well.  Map: Gunderman
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
17 Sep

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
550m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn via Porto Ridge: A nice walk along the Great North Walk starting from Cowan Station before heading off-track along a faint pad to the cairn atop Porto Ridge where we'll follow the ridge back to the GNW and then onto Brooklyn. A few of ups and downs including a 220m ascent at Jerusalem Bay, a bit of off-track and some fire trail walking towards Brooklyn.  Map: Cowan 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Mon
19 Sep
to
Fri
23 Sep
Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace

various km
South Coast - Murramarang NP
Variety of walks in or nearby to Murramarang: There are many walks in this beautiful national park, many coastal but others inland. Variety of accommodation options from cabins, camping or off-site in nearby town. However it would be a good idea to express interest early as the place is popular. Preference will be given to those willing to lead alternative walks  Map: South Coast Forestry map
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
24 Sep

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
600m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote Loop: Starting from Heathcote Station we will walk to Karloo Pool and then Uloola Falls where we will visit an Aboriginal rock engraving site. Then following the Uloola Track to Audley before heading back to Heathcote via Kangaroo Creek and the Engadine Track. Map: Port Hacking 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sat
24 Sep

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
12km
250m total climbs
Popran NP
Popran Loop: Starting from the Ironbark Picnic area we'll walk through Donovans Forest to the 248 Track Lookout. From there, we'll make our way to the spectacular Emerald Pool, checking out Aboriginal engravings in Hominy Creek.
Then, it's an upwards return journey, visiting an Aboriginal Women's site and probably noting a few waratahs and other wildflowers on the way. We'll conclude with a couple of mystery items. Limit: 12  Map: Gunderman, Mangrove
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
October 2022
Sat
1 Oct
to
Fri
7 Oct
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace

40km over 4 days

300m total climbs
South Australia
Hiltaba Nature Reserve adjoining the Gawler Ranges: Group 1 Expressions of interest for a 6 night stay at the Nature Foundation Reserve at Hiltaba. This consists of 4 day walks plus 1 day's activity on a working bee as a contribution to the foundation.
You will be staying in shared accommodation in the shearers quarters with all meals provided. This is a NOT a commercial trip and costs will be based on group share accommodation and an initial group purchase of flights Sydney - Adelaide - Whyalla. We then hire a 12 seater commuter bus with trailer for a 5 hour drive to Hiltaba. Maybe around $1,400 all up.
Group 1 limit is 12. For the working bee, members will be covered by Nature Foundation Volunteer status.  Map: Gawler NP
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Sat
1 Oct
to
Fri
7 Oct
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace

40km over 4 days

300m total climbs
South Australia
Hiltaba Nature Reserve adjoining the Gawler Ranges: Group 2 Expressions of interest for a 6 night stay at the Nature Foundation Reserve at Hiltaba. This consists of 4 day walks plus 1 day's activity on a working bee as a contribution to the foundation.
You will be staying in shared accommodation in the shearers quarters with all meals provided. This is a NOT a commercial trip and costs will be based on group share accommodation and an initial group purchase of flights Sydney - Adelaide - Whyalla. We then hire a 12 seater commuter bus with trailer for a 5 hour drive to Hiltaba. Maybe around $1,400 all up.
Group 2 limit is 10. For the working bee, members will be covered by Nature Foundation Volunteer status.  Map: Gawler NP
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Mon
3 Oct

SocialKirribilli RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at Kirribilli RSL club. Open to all members and a great opportunity for retired walkers to catch up on club news and meet up with other members. Seniors menu has 9 meals to choose from plus a dessert and coffee or tea for $25.
No need to book - simply check in at reception as a guest and move to the restaurant on level 1. The club is about 5 minute walk from Milsons Point station  
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof when you come.
Sat
8 Oct
SocialThe Bush Club 83rd Birthday Celebrations
Commandment Rock (Venue 16), Lane Cove National Park from 1pm.
There will be a number of walks of various grades which will end at the venue for the party.
Invitations will be sent to all.
Sat
8 Oct

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
7km
flat
Northern Sydney
Birthday Walk - Lindfield to Commandment Rock: To honour one of the Founders of The Bush Club we’ll walk via Paddy Pallin Park and Paddy Pallin Reserve then along tracks to the Lady Game boardwalk and on to Fullers Bridge. Then we’ll take the Riverside walk to the Commandment Rock Picnic area arriving in time for the festivities. One small hill - one creek to cross  Map: Lane Cove Valley Walking Tracks – Sheet 1
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
8 Oct

Grade 2 

Medium pace
11km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Birthday walk - Chatswood to Commandment Rock: Chatswood Station to Lane Cove NP via Rail to River walk then GNW to De Burghs Bridge before walking in the park to Commandment Rock arriving in time for the lunchtime gathering. All on tracks and walking through pleasant bushland.  Map: Parramatta River
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
8 Oct

Grade 4 M
(due to distance)
Medium pace
25km
480m total climbs
Berowra Valley & Lane Cove NPs
Birthday Walk - Hornsby to Commandment Rock: Beginning at Hornsby Station we'll walk to Thornleigh and then through the Lane Cove Valley to the Bush Club's 83rd birthday commemoration at Commandment Rock in Lane Cove NP.
It'll be a very, very early start with limited numbers.  Map: Hornsby, Parramatta River
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
15 Oct
to
Sat
22 Oct
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
12km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
Spring Walk on Lord Howe Island: Living in the uncertainties of a pandemic, we try to maximise our chance to enjoy this little paradise within NSW. Lord Howe Island is full of life in October with seabirds courting nonstop. The bushwalkers groups in May and June 2021 have set an excellent trip format that we will continue. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures, guided walks (day walks, night walks, reef walks, mystery walks, museum walk) and any fun activities that we can slot in. We will engage the best-known local expert Ian Hutton to share his in-depth knowledge about the flora, fauna, history and conservation of this world heritage. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island
Thu
14 Oct
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
16 Oct
to
Fri
21 Oct
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
60km
Mainly flat coast walking
Tasmania
Tarkine Coast: Expressions of interest are sought for a multiday walk over 6 days along the wild and remote Tarkine (takayna) Coast in north west Tasmania from Temma to Pieman Heads.
This area provides for some of the most spectacular coastal walking anywhere with plenty of wildlife and rich in indigenous history. The walk itself is rather short in terms of daily distances however mostly on sand with a few wet crossings and the shorter days allow for ample time to explore the amazing coastal sections throughout the day and from camp – a photographers paradise!
This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Transfers will be organised from Launceston to Temma and back from Corinna to Launceston as well as pick-up by boat from Pieman Heads to Corinna along the picturesque Pieman River. Dates may change slightly once transfers are booked. Walk is partly exploratory for the leader and has a limit of 8 walkers - preference will be given to those members also wishing to join the Wall of Jerusalem walk 24-28 Oct.  Map: Venables, Interview, Hardwicke, Lagoon, Ordnance, Temma 1:25,000 or Nelson Bay 1:100,000
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Mon
24 Oct
to
Fri
28 Oct
Grade 4 

Medium pace
50km
climbs TBC
Tasmania
Walls of Jerusalem: Expressions of interest sought. The Walls of Jerusalem is a spectacular area located on Tasmania’s Central Plateau. Following transfer drop-off we will spend 4 days base camped at Dixons Kingdom undertaking day trips to all of the major highlights on offer in the WoJ (weather dependant) – King Davids Peak, Lake Salome, Pool of Bethesda, Solomons Throne, The Temple, Mt Jerusalem and Lake Ball. This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Final dates may vary slightly depending on transfer bookings. Walk is exploratory for the leader and has a limit of 8 walkers - preference will be given to those members also wishing to join the Tarkine Coast Walk (16-23 Oct).   Map: TASMAP Walls of Jerusalem Maps 1:25,000
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Tue
25 Oct
to
Wed
26 Oct
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
60km each day
450m total climbs
Wollongong
Cycle Thirroul to Kiama & Return: Our two day cycle will start from Thirroul (start of cycleway). Beautiful coastal scenery as we cycle through Wollongong. We then cycle parallel to the industrial area of Port Kembla for a few kilometers before re-joining the coastal route to Kiama
The cycle is mostly on shared cycleways with limited cycling on quiet roads / streets. Following an overnight stay in Kiama we return the same route to Thirroul. Limited Numbers / Dates subject to change / 120kms round trip  Map: Wollongong
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
ADVANCE NOTICES
Sat
5 Nov
to
Sat
12 Nov
Commercial trip 
Unhurried pace
12km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
November bushwalking on Lord Howe Island: Be as active or as relaxed as you like on this little island of paradise, listed by Lonely Planet as a Top 5 travel destination. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures and a variety of guided walks. We will stay at a centrally located lodge, go out bushwalking and birdwatching during the day, and enjoy lectures and delicious restaurant meals in the evening. You can also challenge yourself climbing up the unique cloud forest of Mt Gower, snorkelling with Galapagos nurse sharks and green turtles, doing outdoor yoga with the best view, taking your best ever bird photos. Joint walk with NPA and SBW. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at [email protected] 
All participants must be fully vaccinated AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Sun
6 Nov
to
Thu
15 Dec
Grade 5 
LTW
Medium pace
670km
Many climbs from 500m to 1,200m
Australian Alps Walking Track
AAWT from Walhalla, Victoria to Tharwa, ACT: The Australian Alps Walking Track is one of Australia's most picturesque, long-distance bushwalks - 669.6kms from Walhalla in Victoria to Tharwa in the ACT. The track passes through Baw Baw, Alpine, Kosciuszko and Namadgi National Parks, traversing some of the most spectacular alpine areas in Australia. Approx. 45 days including 3 rest days and 5 food drops. If you are interested in joining me, you must have had experience with multi-day hikes and can carry 8 days of food. Joint walk with SBW and CMW. Contact me for more details. Map: Many! Vicmap and LPI-NSW topographic maps of the Australian Alps
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Mon
28 Nov
to
Fri
2 Dec
Grade 3 
Medium pace

average day:
16km
200-450m climbs
Kanangra Boyd NP
Kanangra-Boyd day walks: Car camping at the Boyd River Camping Area and a series of day walks including Kanangra Walls to Crafts Wall Cave, Kanangra Walls to Coal Seam Cave, Kanangra Falls and Morong Falls walks. Mostly on track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Limit 10  Map: Kanangra-Boyd NP or Kanangra & Yerranderie topos
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Mon
28 Nov
to
Fri
2 Dec
Grade 3/4 M

Medium pace
80km
Kosciuszko NP
Top 10 Peaks from Base Camp: A multiday walking experience from a base camp nestled below Mt Kosciuszko in the spectacular Wilkinson Valley. We will have a relatively easy 12 km walk from Charlottes Pass to our base camp and each day we will set out with light day packs to “bag” the top 10 peaks on the Australian Mainland with a few others thrown in for a bit of fun !
Day 1 – Charlottes Pass to Wilkinson Creek via Mt Stilwell (2040m) and Mt Kosciuszko (2228m)
Day 2 – Rams Head (2190m), Rams Head North (2177m), Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge (2180m)
Day 3 – Muellers Peak (2129m), Mt Townsend (2209m), Alice Rawson Peak (2160m), Abbott Peak (2145m), Byatts Peaks/Mt Du Faur (Unnamed peak south-west of Abbott Peak) (2159m)
Day 4 – Carruthers Peak (2145m), Mt Twynam (2195m), Watsons Crags (Mt Dubious, Tenison Wood Knoll) (2136m)
Day 5 – Wilkinson Creek to Charlottes Pass via Mt Northcote (2131m), Mt Clarke (2101m)
This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self-sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Prior multiday walk experience is advantageous. Party limit 8. Map: Perisher Valley & Youngal 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sun
11 Dec
to
Fri
17 Dec
Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
30km
Kosciusko National Park
Cesjack Hut and Surrounds: Problem with Cesjacks hut is you gotta cross a river and a notorious creek then drive to 1650m. We’ve been turned around 4 times now but come Dec11th we’ll be there again. Then it’s a short walk to Cesjacks Hut which sits on a bench above the Doubtful River. Base camp there for 4 nights. Then all walking is off track searching for Moulds Hut Ruin to the north on Munyang Range. Visiting The Basin downriver from the Vertical Rock.
These features are on the old Jagungal and Brassy Mts sketch map. It will all be pretty Cruisey. I’ll have a map/compass. This is a pretty nice area. Off Track, Undulating Terrain. Transport must be real 4 Wheel Drives, or at the very least high clearance all wheel drive SUVs   Map: Jagungal or Rooftops or Old Jagungal Sketch map
All participants including leader must be fully vaccinated / no medical exemptions allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.

Mid Dec
to
Mid Jan
2023
Grade 2, 3 & 4 

Unhurried pace
0km
0 Details TBCm total climbs
Victoria
Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure: Expressions of Interest sought for:
A four week adventure including plenty of opportunity for walking. It will operate as a tag-along (self-drive convoy) 4WD trip with new locations on most days. You may camp, attach a vehicle camper (preferred) or tow an off-road camper-trailer.
Mallee country, visiting Murray-Sunset NP, Big Desert Wilderness Park & Wyperfeld NP featuring a vast desert with saltbush flats and grassland plains scattered with sand dunes and the famous Pink Lakes are outstanding subjects for photography, with large numbers of emus, kangaroos, native birds, attractive woodlands and colourful spring wildflower displays.
followed by:
The Grampians NP, spectacular mountain peaks and dramatic rock formations feature picturesque waterfalls, panoramic views and fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. Dramatic lookouts and a network of excellent walking tracks.
Joint adventure with the NPA.Travel guides available - (request by email to leader).Strict limit on vehicle numbers
All participants must be fully vaccinated AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.
Fri
30 Dec
to
Fri
6 Jan
2023
Grade 3 & 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
10-20km
some major climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Expressions of Interest for Day walks from Smiggins lodge: We will enjoy day walks from our lodge at Smiggin Holes including 2 Snowy iconic walks, Kunama Hut, Mt Tate and others depending upon the ability of the group and the weather. Grades will be 3 and 4 but expect some off track, boggy ground, button grass, perhaps pushing through low height scrub. Distances will vary between 10km and 20km. Tracks may be off track routes, formed tracks, fire trails, steep ascents. Expect stunning mountain scenery, magnificent wildflowers and wide open spaces. Numbers will be limited by availability of accommodation. First and last days are travel days. Own transport to Smiggin Holes.  Map: Perisher Valley, Chimneys Ridge, Jagungal, Geehi
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Wed
4 Jan
to
Tue
10 Jan
2023
Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
80km
2650m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Main Range Ramble: This is a great post-Christmas full pack walk taking in some of the best of the Snowy Mountains alpine areas. A mid/late morning start from Munyang (Guthega Power Station) – Schlink Pass/Hut – Mt Gungartan – Kerries Ridge – Mawsons Hut – Mt Jagungal – Brassy Mountains – Tarn Bluff – Tin Hut – Gungartan Saddle – Schlink Pass – Rolling Ground – Guthega Trig – Guthega. Walking will be mainly off-track however mainly open alpine meadows and the route/duration may vary depending upon prevailing conditions. Fit and suitably prepared Members with prior multi-day full pack walking experience are welcome. Car shuffle required. Party limit = 8. Map: Jagungal, Geehi Dam, Perisher Valley 1:25,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Mon
27 Feb
2023
to
Mon
6 Mar
2023
Grade 3 & 4 M

Medium pace
up to 18km

300-800m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Snowy Mountains 6 day walks - Expressions of Interest: Each organising our own accomodations in Jindabyne, we will meet up every day for a walk. Walks will be weather dependent, grades 3 & 4 and will include some off track. Possibilities include:
* Charlotte Pass to Mt Sentinel return G4 (15km, 800m)
* Charlotte Pass to Guthega & return along the new Snowy Iconic trail G3 (18km, 550m)
* Thredbo Top - Rams Head loop G4 (10km, 350m)
* Perisher to Charlotte Pass on the new Snowy Iconic trail G3 (14km, 410m)
* Charlotte Pass to old chairlift ruins & return off-track via Kangaroo ridge G4 (11.1km, 325m)
* Charlotte Pass to Mt Townsend return G4 (21km, 600m)
* Mt Kosci & Lakes loop G3 (22.2km, 750m)
* Some easier walks for bad weather
Limited numbers. Mondays are driving days Map: mostly Perisher Valley topo
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
5 Mar
to
Sun
12 Mar
2023
Mixed Grades 

Medium pace
12km
200m total climbs
Mt Kosciusko NP
Snowy Mountains : Our annual pilgrimage to the Snowy Mtns staying at the spacious and comfortable St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne. This gives us equal access to both Thredbo and Perisher Valleys. A variety of walks & grades covering most of the popular areas, plus some remote areas.   Map: Kosciusko NP plus various topos.
All participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Tue
21 Mar
2023
to
Fri
24 Mar
2023
CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
120km
450m total climbs
Canberra
Cycling in Canberra: Two days of cycling around Canberra. Distances will vary between 50 – 60 kms each day with average climbs of 450m. Shared accommodation will be in the Alivio Tourist Park (https://aliviogroup.com.au/). Numbers are limited.   Map: Canberra
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sun
30 Apr
2023
to
Fri
5 May
2023
Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
15km
400m total climbs
Central West NSW
Orange in the Autumn: Expressions of interest are invited for a great 4 days of walking in the beautiful Central West of NSW. The group will be based in shared self contained accommodation at the base of Mt Canobolas, 14 kms from Orange. We arrive at our accommodation on Sunday afternoon and depart the following Friday morning. The cost of $360 covers 5 nights accommodation and 4 evening meals. Extra money may be needed to cover the cost of petrol. Club cars will be used on walks and preference will be given to people who are prepared to use their cars to transport members to and from the walks. The full amount, $360, will need to be paid by November 10th 2022 and no refund will be given unless the leaders can find a suitable replacement.   
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
6 May
to
Sat
13 May
2023
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
May Bushwalking on Lord Howe 2023 #1: Lord Howe Island is considered as the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand. On our tour, we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide to not only show us the best of Lord Howe, but also to share his expert knowledge about the plants, birds, geology, history and conservation of the island. Ian is the museum curator, author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers. The tour includes lectures, guided bushwalks, low tide reef walks and night walks. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, snorkelling or golfing. The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. Joint walk with other bushwalking clubs. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. Detailed trip plan is available upon request.   Map: Lord Howe Island
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.
Sat
13 May
to
Sat
20 May
2023
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
Lord Howe Island
May Bushwalking on Lord Howe 2023 #2: Lord Howe Island is considered as the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand. On our tour, we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide to not only show us the best of Lord Howe, but also to share his expert knowledge about the plants, birds, geology, history and conservation of the island. Ian is the museum curator, author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers. The tour includes lectures, guided bushwalks, low tide reef walks and night walks. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, snorkelling or golfing. The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. Joint walk with other bushwalking clubs. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. Detailed trip plan is available upon request.   Map: Lord Howe Island
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.