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DateGradeRoute and Description
To book on a walk, please provide leader with Name, ph no., emergency contact no. & whether or not you have first aid qualifications. If unknown to the leader, also your walking history.
NOVEMBER
Fri
27 Nov

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
(New)
Gardens of Stone National Park
From Flying Carpet to Michelangelo Cave via Koan Pass: Park one car at GR 423 131 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, descend The Gurgler and visit the Flying Carpet. Walk back underneath the cliff line to Koan Cave, then continue south via Koan Pass and above the cliff line, all the way to Michelangelo Cave. Visit Michaels Chair and re-connect with the first car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Map: Cullen Bullen
Sat
28 Nov

Grade 3 
Medium pace
10km
250m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cover River
Macquarie Park to North Ryde: Macquarie Park station to North Ryde station via Lane Cove River (Riverside walk), Great North Walk. Early start as warm day forecast. Street walking to start and finish, largely bush track in between. Short, steep climb from Fullers bridge.   Map: Parramatta River
Sat
28 Nov

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Medium pace
62km
50m total climbs
(New)
Cronulla
Cycle Cronulla to Fox Studios, via Brighton Le Sands, and return: Generally on flat cycles lanes and cycle paths. Coffee along the way, lunch at Fox Studios. Return to Cronulla by about 3.00 PM.   
Sat
28 Nov

Grade 3 
TRAINING WALK
for any
NEW LEADERS
Medium pace
13km
400m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: NEW LEADER TRAINING WALK – This walk is ONLY open to members who are interested in Leading walks for the Club now or in the future. This will be a relaxed walk for new aspiring Leaders where you can ask questions of experienced leaders and learn all about leading walks for the Bush Club. For further information on the walk or Leader Training please contact me.  Map: Cowan
Sat
28 Nov

Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace
11km
Minorm total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove River Valley
Nature Walk # 28 Pennant Hills to Eastwood: Through the 'burbs of Pennant Hills and the sports grounds to ridgetop on firetrail down to the GNW at Lane Cover River. Down the river to Browns Waterhole, then up Devlins Creek to Eastwood. We pass through a mix of shrubby woodland on the ridge near the Pennant Hills Sports Complex, then valley forest along the river and creek. Varied landforms, and lots to see. LIMIT 12. Map: Hornsby, Parramatta River
Sat
28 Nov
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
11km
300m total climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Hornsby to Thornleigh: Beautiful bush land and well marked bush walk, we will join the GNW a short distance from Hornsby station where we will begin our flight down ~350 steps to reach Hornsby Park at the bottom. We will continue further down to the Blue Gum walk, cross Fishponds Lookout and many sections criss crossing Berowra Creek, Zigzag creek, fire trails, some undulating sections and reach end of track in Thornleigh. A short walk will take us to Thornleigh Station where we will finish our walk by early afternoon. Map: Berowra Valley NP
Sun
29 Nov

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
17km
250m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP
Bundeena To Little Marley-Variation: Bundeena-Jibbon Beach-Balconies-Big Marley-Little Marley-Port Hacking Point-Bundeena
Scenic Classic Coast Walk mainly on a variety of tracks, some historic. Some rockhopping, wide open high rock platforms offering stunning ocean views. Beautiful rock formations, sandstone forts, ocean caves, a mini canyon, Majestic sand dunes, lagoons, beaches and more- to be enjoyed at unhurried pace. Bring your camera. Map: Port Hacking
Sun
29 Nov

Grade 5 M
(approval pending)
Medium pace
11km
150m total climbs
(New)
Brisbane Water NP
Patonga to Pearl Beach circuit: From Patonga we will take the high road and get great views over Broken Bay and Lion Island. After lunch the hard work will begin on the return route via the shoreline. Expect a lot of rock scrambling for a full body workout. Timed to coincide with low tide, sure footing and balance a necessity as slippery sections will be encountered. The reward will be a cooling off swim at Patonga on return. (Numbers limited.) Joint walk with All Nations. 
DECEMBER
Tue
1 Dec

Grade 3+ 
Medium pace
20km
588m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
North Turramurra - Kuring-gai Loop: Starting at Murrua Rd, we take a less travelled side track to avoid street walking before joining the Sphinx Track, down to Bobbin Head, back up the Gibberagong Track, before taking a sharp left down Wallaby Pass to join the fire trail and return to Murrua Rd. Combination of well worn tracks, less worn tracks, fire trail and a small segment of easy off track. Limit 12. As this is a new leader walk, it is not suitable for prospectives.   
Tue
1 Dec

Grade 4 
(due to distance)
Medium pace
25km
500m total climbs
(New)
Eastern Suburbs
B2G7 - La Perouse to Bondi: This is our seventh walk in the Barrenjoey to Gerringong series and a lovely coastal walk meandering from La Perouse to Bondi. We will meet at Circular Quay and catch a bus to La Perouse from where we will follow the coast line north to Bondi where we will find somewhere to have a post-walk celebration. Spectacular views expected throughout. Public transport available at both ends of the walk. Joint walk with SBW. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Botany Bay & Bondi 1:25,000
Thu
3 Dec
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting & AGM, 3.00 pm.
Thu
3 Dec

Grade 3
LTW
Unhurried pace
10km
120m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Nature Walk # 29 Piles Creek Track and GNW: A fabulous walk down the east side of Piles Creek from Girrakool Picnic Area to junction with GNW, then GNW to Mooney Mooney Bridge on the Old Pacific Highway returning up the western side of Piles Creek. Very varied vegetation from ridge-top scrub to semi-rainforest and mangroves. Cliffs, waterfalls and great views into the valley. Mostly shaded, so ideal for hot weather. Many steep and rough steps up and down (poles for habitual users). Max. individual climb 50 m. LIMIT 12. Map: Gosford, Wildwalks "Piles Creek Loop"
Thu
3 Dec

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
450m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase
Ku-ring-gai Chase Figure Eight Circuit: A mix of track (Gibberagong and Murrua Tracks), small pads, and off-track walking as we head from North Wahroonga towards Bobbin Head, then loop back via a couple of off-track ridges, cross and re-cross Cockle Creek and eventually find our way back to the cars. Plenty of exercise and plenty of fun. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Hornsby
Thu
3 Dec

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.  Joint walk with Other. Map: tba
Fri
4 Dec

Grade 2 
Slow pace
8km
Minor climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour
Hidden Sydney Part 12 - Rose Bay to Watsons Bay: A shortened version of the popular Circular Quay to Watsons Bay walk in which we will just do the best part. Spectacular views of our harbour, interesting historical aspects, some street walking with a brief commentary. A good walk if a hot day. Coffee and/or lunch in Watsons Bay and early finish.   Map: Sydney UBD
Sat
5 Dec

Grade 3
Unhurried pace
12km
100m total climbs
Lane Cove River Valley
Nature Walk # 30 Eastwood to Thornleigh: From Eastwood to Browns Waterhole via Terrys Creek, then up Lane Cove River on the GNW to past Devlins Creek. A steep climb to the ridgetop and a fine view across the valley to the city. A gentle rise on a good track through dense scrub leads us to Thornleigh Oval, and a 700 m walk to Thornleigh Station. Varied landforms, and lots to see. LIMIT 12.  Map: Hornsby, Parramatta River
Sat
5 Dec

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
6km
300m total climbs
Newnes State Forest
Devils Throat and the Cliffs of Camp Creek: Find out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations.
Park cars at GR 435 069 and drop down into Camp Creek. Follow it, inspecting overhangs along the way, then scramble above the amazing Devils Throat. Next, descend back into Camp Creek and head east into the gorge and visit the Devils Throat from the bottom. Depending on the time, return via a pass to the south or via East Creek. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km. Map: Cullen Bullen
Sun
6 Dec

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
50km
150m total climbs
(New)
Olymipc Park-Western Sydney
Meadowbank Circuit Bike Ride-Variation: Meadowbank Wharf-Homebush Bay-Bicenntenial Park-M4 Cycleway-Parramatta Park-Parramatta River Cycleway-Meadowbank.
Very scenic ride with much variation from usual routes
Explore Olympic Park and surrounding cycleways- areas, in fine detail. Shipwrecks, mangroves, lakes, bird sanctuaries, Newington Armory, spiral hills with great views creeks, bays, a river, stadiums, brick pit museum, and more. Some undulating sections with no major ascents.All on good sealed cycleways. Not a lycra event. Bring camera. Early start to beat the heat.  Map: Urban Directory
Mon
7 Dec

Grade 3
LTW
Unhurried pace
10km
100m total climbs
Yarramundi
Yarramundi to Grose River: From Yarramundi we walk along a fire trail before heading down on track to the Grose, where we continue along a rough track to a river gauge where we can have a swim in lovely deep and wide pools. We can choose to continue if the group wishes or just sit by a pool.  Map: Kurrajong and Springwood
Mon
7 Dec

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
16km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga Station to Mt Ku-ring-gai Station via Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay: Some street walking at the start before joining the Gibberagong track to Bobbin Head. From Bobbin Head the walk takes us to Apple Tree Bay and on to the Mt Ku-ring-gai track. Lovely bushtrack with some firetrail walking. Map: Hornsby
Mon
7 Dec
to
Wed
16 Dec
Grade 3 & 4 
Unhurried pace
60km
Various climbs (nothing severe)
Gibraltar Range & Washpool National Parks
Destination NSW - Gondwana Rainforest car-based camping: in two parts and in two adjacent NPs
Part 1: various shortish (<20km) walks in Gibraltar Range National Park (Mulligans Campground) 7-12th Dec
Walk a) The Needles 6km G3
Walk b) Lyrebird Rock, Dandahra Falls, Murrumbooee Cascades 12km G3
Walk c) World Heritage Walk (part) ~12km G3
Walk d) Dandahra Crags & Anvil Rock 10km G3
Walk e) Forest Walk 3km G2
Walk f) Tree Fern walk 9km G3
Part 2: various shortish (<20km) walks in Washpool National Park (Bellbird Campground) - 13-16th Dec
Walk a) Red Cedars, Cedar Creek Falls (Washpool walk) 10km G3
Walk b) Coachwood Pool (swimming optional) 2km G3
Walk c) Mt Albert 16km G4
Walks may vary dependant upon weather & participants. Can't make the whole trip? No problem come and join us for part of the time (by prior arrangement) NPWS campsite booking required & Park entry fees apply (or annual pass). Joint walk with NPA. Map: CANGAI 9338-1N & COOMBADJHA 9339-2S
Tue
8 Dec

Grade 3 
Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
(New)
Kurnell Peninsula
Kurnell to Cronulla: This walk passes by Cape Solander Lookout and Whale Observation Platform, Cape Bailey Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach and Rock Platform, Wanda and Elourea beaches, finishing at Cronulla Beach. There may be some wet and muddy sections and some exposed sections. Opportunity for a swim. Coffee at the end of the walk. Bring morning/afternoon tea and picnic lunch.
  
Tue
8 Dec

Grade 4 
(due to distance)
Medium pace
28km
800m total climbs
(New)
Royal NP
B2G9 - Otford to Bundeena: This is our ninth walk in the Barrenjoey to Gerringong series and is another classic coastal walk traversing the length of Royal National Park from south to north with spectacular coastal views all the way. However a little out of order. There will be an early start from Otford Station and it will be a long and rewarding day. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Otford & Port Hacking 1:25,000
Wed
9 Dec

Grade 3 
CYCLE
Unhurried pace
45km
Nil climbs
(New)
Central Coast
Cycling Tuggerah To The Entrance North and return: The first section of the ride (4ks) is on a shared path alongside Wyong Road to Chittaway Bay Lions Park. We ride out to Chittaway Point and return to commence our scenic ride along the foreshore of Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance, and over the Bridge to North Entrance and coffee back at The Entrance. The many groves of trees provide plenty of shade along the path and the breeze from the lake makes for a pleasant ride. Riding along the lake you will enjoy the pelicans, black swans, egrets and many other birds. Our lunch stop on our way back is Chittaway Bay Lions Park. Refueled we ride the last 6 ks to Tuggerah Station. The ride out to Chittaway Point is on quiet streets and a short section on dirt trail. Bike Helmet, bell and Hi Viz vest please. Limit 10  Map: Google Cycle maps
Thu
10 Dec

Grade 3 
Medium pace
14km
350m total climbs
Garigal NP
Manly Dam and Bantry Bay: Two lovely local loops combined into a short day of pleasant tracks and a few decent views - and just enough climbing to get the heart pumping. Pace will be on the fast side of medium. Joint walk with SBW. 
Fri
11 Dec
to
Sun
13 Dec
Grade 4 M
Unhurried pace
45km
1850m total climbs
Katoomba and Jenolan
Six foot track: Katoomba to Jenolan Caves staying at accommodation along the way, with meals included. Basic accommodation. Costings to be worked out. MUST BOOK ASAP due to the popularity of convenient walking destinations during the pandemic. Otherwise it would become a pack carrying (camping) walk. Map: Katoomba, Hampton, Jenolan
Fri
11 Dec

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
12 Dec

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
22km
250m total climbs
Royal NP
Loftus to Bundeena : Loftus - Honeymoon track - Audrey - Winifred Falls - Mt Bass - Marley - Bundeena   Map: R N P
Sun
13 Dec

CYCLE 
LTW
Medium pace
38km
Flat
Parramatta
Cycle - Westmead to Olympic Park: Parramatta Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Meadowbank - Sydney Olympic Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Return to Parramatta Park. Lovely cycle along the Parramatta River on mainly cycleways-cycle lanes. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
Tue
15 Dec

Grade 3 
Medium pace
15km
175m total climbs
(New)
Eastern Suburbs
B2G8 - Kurnell to Cronulla: This is our eighth walk in the Barrenjoey to Gerringong series and 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. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Port Hacking 1:25,000
Thu
17 Dec

Grade 3 
Medium pace
18km
200m total climbs
Manly - Spit
Manly to The Spit via North Head: Fresh sea air and more fresh sea air! Add in a few ascents, a couple of beach stops with ice cream potential...what better way to spend a summer's day. Joint walk with SBW.
Fri
18 Dec

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
19 Dec

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
15km
345m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Mount Colah to Berowra: Beginning at Mount Colah Station, the walk will be 1.5kms through the streets to near the park entry booth, where we go bush.
It’s an undulating walk on bush tracks down to the Kalkari Discovery Centre and then Apple Tree Bay for morning tea. From there the walk winds its way along Cowan Creek to Waratah Bay, then up the hill to Berowra Station. This walk has a good deal of shade for a warm day. An early start for an early finish. Limit: 14   Map: Hornsby
Sun
20 Dec

CYCLE 
LTW
Medium pace
55km
Flat
Cooks River
Cycle - Sth Strathfield to San Souci (Captain Cook Bridge): 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. Opportunity for a swim at Brighton le Sands. Map: Strathfield
Sun
20 Dec

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
18km
150m total climbs
Glenbrook
Various tracks in the park: From station, head down to the Causeway, onto the Euroka Trk before crossing over the Woodford Range track, then down unnamed track to Camp Fire Ck track, up to Red Heads Cave and back to station via Red Hands Track.  Opportunity to shorten if some want to. No major climbs  Map: Penrith
Tue
22 Dec

Grade 1 
Unhurried pace
5km
50m total climbs
Hawkesbury
North Richmond Christmas Lights plus Bernie's Light Show: Starting from the Community Centre we will be following the streets to look at the Christmas displays featuring some lights that are computer controlled and set to music. There is a stroll through the park along Redbank Creek and some special gem displays before terminating at my house where we will share a glass of wine while watching my light show (which goes for about an hour with lights set to18 songs). Leave when ever you please, it's a 2 min stroll back to the carpark. You can see a sample video of one of my songs from Light Display here https://vimeo.com/450002653
NOTE: Some displays collect for charities, so it would be nice to carry some loose change for support. It will also be good to carry either a torch or head lamp for your own safety.  Map: North Richmond Street Map
Tue
29 Dec

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
Blue Mountains
Blackheath Circuit via Grand Canyon & Evans Lookout: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - return to Blackheath via Grand Canyon / Braeside Trail (due to Cliff Top & Pope Glen track closures). Note, this is a "Grade 3 plus" walk, due to distance. Map: Blackheath
0JANUARY
Sun
3 Jan

CYCLE 
LTW
Medium pace
60km
flat
Kurnell
Tempe Stn to Kurnell: 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. Opportunity for a swim at Brighton le Sands / Kurnell. Map: Kurnell
Sun
3 Jan
to
Fri
8 Jan
Grade 4 M
Medium pace
70km
500m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Wheeler's Hut - Kiandra: Extended 6-day pack walk, medium-hard, big climbs, on and off tracks. Tooma Rd. - Wheeler's Hut - Derschko's Hut - Mackey's Hut - Brooks Hut - Tabletop Mt. - Kiandra. A hard but rewarding and interesting walk. Visit old goldfields, climb Mt. Jagungal, walk on tracks as well as off track in unique alpine country. Joint walk with NPA Map: Contact Leader
Thu
7 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
15km
200m total climbs
Wentworth Falls
Upper tracks of Wentworth Falls: From station via Charles Darwin track (if open) or Falls Rd to top of Wentworth Falls thence to Rocket Point and unnamed tracks south along the Tableland. Return return to various upper tracks (Overcliff, Underciff) to Consoc Hut thence out via the road, or extend the walk to Edinburgh Castle Rock and exit via Nature Track. Map: Katoomba
Fri
8 Jan
Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
9 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Hornsby
Hornsby to Thornleigh via Refuge Rock: Start from Hornsby Station. Some street walking to start of GNW track. Follow GNW track before descending to cross Berowra Creek and then climb to Refuge Rock. From here a mix of bush tracks and firetrails to the Jungo and back to Thornleigh Station. Map: Hornsby
Sat
9 Jan

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
450m total climbs
(New)
Heaton State Forest
Watagan HQ to 'The Grotto': Starting from the Watagan Forestry HQ campground, the walk will follow the GNW to Hunter and MacLeans Lookouts.
From there it’s a further 3.5km to a lovely hidden grotto on Wallis Creek, a few metres off the GNW. Some great views plus the magical seclusion of the grotto. Plenty of shade if hot and the opportunity to tip the toes (or more) in the cool waters. Cars required. There is no public transport option for this walk. Joint activity with Sydney Bush Walkers.  Map: Quorrobolong
Sat
9 Jan

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes State Forest and Blue Mountains National Park
Cerberus Canyon, Cerberus Falls and Hair of the Dog Ravine: Half of this walk is in an unprotected area of Newnes SF; the other half is in the Blue Mountains NP. The straight boundary line, drawn by politicians, makes no sense when it comes to natural beauty. See it for yourself! Park the vehicles at the locked gate at the end of Waratah Ridge Road. Walk into and down the Hair of the Dog Ravine at GR 493 038. After exiting the ravine, make our way west to Cerberus Creek and its canyon. Go through the canyon, visiting Cerberus Falls and exit at about GR 472 038. Walk on the road back to the cars. About 10k.   Map: Wollangambe, Rock Hill
Sun
10 Jan
to
Sat
16 Jan
Grade 3 & 4 
LTW
Medium pace
various km & climbs
Kosciusko NP
Smiggin Holes - lodge based day walks: The mountains are a great area to walk in summer with cooler temperatures than on lower altitudes. 5 days of day walks with walkers staying at Gunuma lodge at Smiggin Holes. Car pooling to walks will be used where appropriate. Walks will be determined depending upon the capability of the group and the areas National Parks declare open. Accommodation is subject to Lodge opening and availability and COVID-19 requirements. Lodge is self catering and if a single you may be required to share a room. Bathrooms are shared. Expressions of interest. Pre booking of and payment for accommodation will be required once confirmation of lodge opening is received.   Map: Perisher Valley, The Chimneys, Geehi and Jagungal
Fri
15 Jan
Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
16 Jan
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
18km
200m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Patonga to Woy Woy: Patonga - Pearl beach - Umina - Ettalong - Woy Woy  Map: Brisbane water NP
Sun
17 Jan

CYCLE 
LTW
Medium pace
38km
Flat
Parramatta
Westmead to Olympic Park: Parramatta Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Meadowbank - Sydney Olympic Park - Rydalmere Bridge - Return to Parramatta Park. Lovely cycle along the Parramatta River on mainly cycleways-cycle lanes. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops on mainly flat route. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Parramatta River
Mon
18 Jan
OPENING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE AUTUMN PROGRAM
(Mar 2021 - May 2021) Send your walks to the Walks Secretary:
1. via the online form on the Bush Club website (preferred)
2. by email to [email protected]
3. by letter post to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565
Wed
20 Jan
Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Tue
26 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga to Manly: Celebrate Australia Day on Sydney Harbour. All on defined track. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea / coffee at Frenchy's Cafe on Chowder Bay Road. Map: Sydney Harbour
Thu
28 Jan

CLOSING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE AUTUMN PROGRAM
(Mar 2021 - May 2021) Send your walks to the Walks Secretary:
1. via the online form on the Bush Club website (preferred)
2. by email to [email protected]
3. by letter post to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565
Fri
29 Jan
Grade 5 M
Medium pace
km tba
total climbs tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
0FEBRUARY
Mon
1 Feb

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
Cowan
Cowan to Berowra: Explore Berowra Waters with great views & lookouts along the many ridge tops. There are a number of steep climbs on the route. This is a Grade 3 + walk with the climbs. Map: Cowan
Thu
4 Feb
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Fri
5 Feb
Grade 5 or 6
Medium pace
km tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
6 Feb

Grade 5 M
Medium pace
6km
Newnes State Forest:
Howling Arch, the Pool of Diana and the Pool of Aphrodite: Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now. Drive to approximately GR 468 058 on the Deep Pass Trail. Head down a spur trending slightly west of south and then south as it nears Dingo Creek. Visit Howling Arch, an amazing natural feature. Enter Dingo Creek and progress downstream for about 1.3km, visiting the scenic Pool of Diana on the way, continue underneath high cliffs to GR 476 048, the start of a north, north west trending ravine. Follow the ravine up, visiting the spectacular Pool of Aphrodite along the way, to eventually reconnect with the trail and the vehicles. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Map: Rock Hill, Cullen Bullen
Sun
7 Feb

CYCLE 
LTW
Medium pace
55km
flat
Cooks River
Sth Strathfield to San Souci (Captain Cook Bridge): 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. Opportunity for a swim at Brighton le Sands. Map: Strathfield
Thu
11 Feb

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
350m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Sphinx to Bobbin Head loop: Sphinx to Bobbin Head via Sphinx & Warrimoo tracks, Rain Forest, Gibberagong track to Murrua Track, then return to Sphinx. Map: Hornsby
Fri
12 Feb
Grade 5 or 6
Medium pace
km tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
14 Feb

Grade 4 M
Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
Bungonia NP
Trestles Track: Trestles Track - Shoalhaven River - return. Steep descent to Shoalhaven River followed by flat river walking with possibilities for swimming and exploring an old mine site. Steep climb back to cars. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Caoura 1:25 000
Wed
17 Feb
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
375m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Brooklyn: Cowan to Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay: Cowan to Brooklyn is part of the Great North Walk starting from Cowan Station and ending at Brooklyn (Hawkesbury River Station). Some fire trail walking towards the end. Map: Cowan
Fri
19 Feb
Grade 5 or 6
Medium pace
km tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
20 Feb
Grade 4 
Medium pace
24km
300m total climbs
Royal National Park
Otford to Waterfall: Otford - Palm Jungle - Burning Palms - Garie Beach - Curra Moors - walumarra track - Forest Island - Couranga Track - Waterfall. Map: R .N .P
Sun
21 Feb
to
Sun
28 Feb
Commercial 
Unhurried pace
various km
various climbs
Tasmania
South East Explorer Group 1: Varying day walks covering Freycinet (2 nights, 3 days) Maria Island (1 night, 2 days) and the Tasman Peninsula (3 nights, 3 days). Specially tailored for us as a non carry, day pack only. See brochure at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tm6ekk9nn48zn2TKdLkIsYrdWeLyV9OE/view?usp=sharing
All transport is provided. There are only 10 position available per group and also considering covid-19 Policies apply. Map: South East Tasmania Peninsula. As this is a commercial tour run by Tasmanian Hikes, the normal Bush Club insurance does not apply
Sun
21 Feb

CYCLE 
LTW
Medium pace
60km
flat
Kurnell
Tempe Stn to Kurnell: 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. Opportunity for a swim at Brighton le Sands / Kurnell. Map: Kurnell
Fri
26 Feb
Grade 5 or 6
Medium pace
km tba
tba
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon: Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.   Map: tba
Sat
27 Feb
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour
Sunset / Moonlight Bush Walk - Taronga Zoo to Manly: Experience the sun setting over Sydney Harbour and a bush walk under a full moon. Starting in the mid to late afternoon the walk will take us through Bradley’s Head, Clifton Gardens, Balmoral Beach to a sunset at Clontarf. Under a full moon the walk will continue to Manly for a moonlight ferry trip back to Circular Quay. All participants must carry a torch. Rest stops at Chowder Bay & Clontarf. Numbers strictly limited. Sunset @ 19.33 Moonrise @ 19.52  Map: Sydney Harbour
Sat
28 Feb

Grade 3 M
Medium pace
15km
250m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Wollangambe Crater: Walk on tracks from Bell to Wollangambe River plus short side trip to Wollangambe Crater. Return by same route, Beautiful country, interesting walking, possible swimming.  Joint walk with NPA. Map: Wollangambe 1:25 000
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Thu
4 Mar
to
Sat
6 Mar
Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
40km
600m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP (Northern)
Mt Jagungal Wilderness: A 3 day packwalk and ascent of Mt Jagungal, “The Bushwalkers Mountain “, one of the biggies at over 2000m (2042m). Approx 40k from Round Mtn gate and return. A lovely shaded camp amongst the Snowgums near Derschkos hut and an asc. Of Jagungal with daypacks only. Luxury!
Day 1 - Walk into camp
Day 2 - Climb Jagungal
Day 3 - Return to cars.  Map: Jagungal , Toolong Range
Sun
7 Mar
to
Sun
14 Mar

Mixed Grades M
LTW
Medium pace
Various km
Various climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Mt Kosciuszko And The High Country: Our annual visit to the high country for various grade walks. Staying at a comfortable ski lodge in Jindabyne, where we have equal access to the Thredbo and Perisher Valleys. Preference given to members willing to contribute walks.  Map: Kosciuszko Tourist plus various topos
Wed
17 Mar
to
Mon
29 Mar
Grade 3 
CYCLE
Medium pace
475km
undulating rail trails
South Australia
Cycling in South Australia - Wine Districts Adelaide and Victor Harbour: Cycling rail trails and shared bike paths in the Clare, Barossa and McLaren wine districts, Adelaide and Victor Harbor. Barossa Rail and Jack Borbidge Trails Part 1 - Gawler to Rowland Flat 40ks, Barossa Rail and Jack Borbidge Trails Part 2 - Rowland Flat to Angston and return 45ks, Rattler Trail - Riverton to Auburn 38ks, Reisling Trail - Auburn to Clare and return 50kms, Stuart O’Grady Trail - Gawler to Waterloo Corner 46ks, Rest Day, Parklands Trail Loop - West Beach to Adelaide Zoo and Parklands Trail Loop 42ks, River Torrens Linear Trail- Adelaide Zoo to Athelstone 48ks, Coast Park Path - North Haven to Glenelg 49ks, Coast to Vines Rail Trail Includes Shiraz Trail - Old Reynella to Willunga 56ks, Encounter Bikeway - Victor Harbor Bluff to Goolwa Beach 60ks. All rides are out and back on sealed rail trails and shared bike paths suitable for hybrid and road bikes. A rest day is included in the program. Accommodation will be in 3 caravan parks. We will need to drive to some rides. Helmets hi viz jackets and bike bell please. Limit 10.  Map: Various Rail Trail and bike path maps for South Australia
Sat
20 Mar
to
Sat
27 Mar
Commercial 
Unhurried pace
various km
various climbs
Tasmania
South East Explorer Group 2: Varying day walks covering Freycinet (2 nights, 3 days) Maria Island (1 night, 2 days) and the Tasman Peninsula (3 nights, 3 days). Specially tailored for us as a non carry, day pack only. See brochure at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dtyaKwqjxXiVn-8SimcInlNJa4EpZB9V/view?usp=sharing
All transport is provided. There are only 10 position available per group and also considering covid-19 Policies apply. Map: South East Tasmania Peninsula. As this is a commercial tour run by Tasmanian Hikes, the normal Bush Club insurance does not apply
Sun
21 Mar
to
Wed
24 Mar
Grade 3 M
LTW
Slow pace
20km
300m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Base Camp Cesjacks Hut: Drive to 1650 M, then undulating walk to Cesjacks Hut and base camp for 3 nights. The hut sits on a bench above the Doubtful River with Jagungal in the background. An off track undulating day walk to Spencer’s Peak should be a highlight. To be an easy unhurried 4 days in an alpine environment just above 1700meters.  Map: Jagungal, Nimmo Plain
Mon
19 Apr
to
Fri
23 Apr
Grade 3 
Unhurried pace
16km
A number of ascents and descents
Central West NSW
Orange in the Autumn: This trip is an enjoyable series of walks in the beautiful Central West of NSW, first listed in Aug 2019. Due to the COVID lockdown in April 2020 the deposit for our accommodation was transferred to April 2021 and is not refundable. The walkers who had paid their deposit are keen to go in 2021. Anyone who pulls out of the present trip will not be replaced and the 2021 trip is still dependent on what COVID restrictions are in place at the time.  
Sun
9 May


Grade 3
Medium pace
13km
480m total climbs
Brisbane Water National Park
Great North Walk Section 8: Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney: This section of the Great North Walk is from the Wondabyne Station to the Old Moony Mooney Bridge. There will be a car shuttle between Hawkesbury River Station and the Old Mooney Mooney Bridge (30 mins 26 km), and participants must come in a car with no more than the driver and 1 passenger. The walk will start at Wondabyne Station after a train ride from Hawkesbury River Station. Rough track, rocks and slippery sections, unfenced cliffs. Map: Great North Walk
Fri
14 May
to
Fri
21 May
Grade 3
Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Great North Walk Sections 9-16
Mooney Mooney to Newcastle: The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. The Sydney to Wondabyne walks were completed in 2019. Section 1 from Wondabyne is on 9 May 2021. Sections 2 to 8 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 15 May to Friday, 21 May 2021 staying overnight en-route; glamping for 2 to 4 nights, possibly staying at a cabin site for 2 nights, in a pub/hotel for 2 nights and at a caravan park for 1 night. To start the walk, all walkers will assemble at Noonaweena glamping site by nightfall on Friday, 14 May for an early start on Saturday, 15 May. Car shuffles will be required for all sections and participants will need to come in a car with no more than 1 other participant. Daily walks range from 11 km to 20 km and the walk rating are 3 and 4. Rough track, steep, rough, rocky and slippery sections, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Great North Walk
Sat
15 May
to
Sat
22 May
2021
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace

average day:
10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expression of interest: Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with an interest in flora and fauna.
The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals and I will engage island expert Dr Ian Hutton to include lectures, guided bushwalks, a low tide reef walk, recognising endemic plants and bird watching. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling.
Be quick as accommodations are filling up very fast on the island. Please contact Sally Ho for more information.
As this is a commercial trip run by Lord Howe Island Nature Tours, the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.  Map: Lord Howe Island
Sun
23 May

Grade 3 
Medium pace
18km
300m total climbs
Newcastle
Great North Walk Section 17: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle: This is the final section of the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle.  Joint walk with NPA Map: Newcastle
Tue
1 Jun
for approx. 2 weeks
Medium pace
220 - 240km
Max asc / desc 800m
Ireland
Sheep's Head Way / Kerry Way
The walk starts in Bantry, Co. Cork on the south coast of Ireland with four days guided walking on the Sheep's Head Way. The walk transfers west to Killarney on the Ring of Kerry for eight / nine days self-guided walking on the Kerry Way. Accommodation / Evening Meal / Packed Lunch / Luggage Transfer / Bus Transfer will be included. This is an overseas commercial walk (run by Celtic Nature Tours), so the insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Participants to arrange own air flights and travel insurance. Map: Cork and Kerry
Sat
5 Jun
to
Sat
12 Jun
2021
Commercial trip 

Unhurried pace
10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora and fauna. Group limit: 16
This trip is added due to popular demand for the May Trip which is now full. June is usually the best month for bushwalking on Lord Howe Island with very calm weather at 15-20 degree.
The trip package includes flights, accommodation and meals. I will engage island expert Dr Ian Hutton to provide lectures, guided walks, a low tide reef walk, recognising endemic plants and bird watching. You can also enjoy your own walks, cycling, kayaking and snorkelling.
As this is a commercial trip run by Lord Howe Island Nature Tours, the normal insurance arrangements with the Bush Club do not apply. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Lord Howe Island
Fri
13 Aug
to
Sun
22 Aug
Commercial trip 
Medium pace
80km
7000m total climbs
The European Alps
Tour du Mont Blanc: Complete circuit of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. Passing through France, Italy and Switzerland. Day packs only. Luggage transfers each day. Typical daily walk: 15 km, ascent 900m, same descent, many steep alpine sections. All on track. Minimal scrambling. Medium pace. Highest altitude is 2660 metres. Commercial guided trip organised by the local Altitude Montblanc. Limited number of twin share rooms available, otherwise dorms. 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. Meet afternoon of 13 August 2021 in Chamonix for departure the following morning. Cost. For twin share, about EUR 1300 / person, including meals and luggage transfers.. For dorms about EUR 1150. Joint walk with SBW.
  
Sun
22 Aug
to
Mon
31 Aug
2021
Grade 4 
CYCLE
Medium pace
400km
70m total climbs
(New)
South East Queensland and Balllina
Cycling - Queensland and Northern NSW : We will cycle 2 rail trails in Queensland and 2 days cycling. Ballina we will cycle bike paths and quiet roads. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail currently the longest rail trail in Australia 164ks. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque country towns. The unsealed trail surface varies between well compacted to some short more challenging sections where it is rocky with stones and basalt rocks. The South Burnett Rail Trail is sealed and easy riding. Kingaroy to Murgon 44ks passes through farmland and forests. In Ballina we ride Ballina to Broadwater NP Distance 70 Km return moderate and Ballina to Lennox Head 30k return easy.
Rides will be on bike paths and quiet country roads. A Commercial shuttle will be used one way on 3 days . The other days the rides are out and back. Rides will vary between 45ks and 60ks. Cars are required on most days to drive to the start of the ride. Accommodation will be in caravan parks. Mountain or Hybrid Bikes with suitable tyres as BVRT is unsealed. Helmets, hi viz jackets, bike bell please. Limit 10. Expressions of interest.  Map: BVRT Map, SBRT Map and google cycle maps
Sun
29 Aug
to
Sun
5 Sep
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
12km
800m total climbs
Andorra
Andorra 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.
  
Sun
12 Sep
to
Sun
19 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.  
Tue
12 Oct
to
Wed
20 Oct

Commercial trip
Unhurried pace
average 18km
average 350m climbs
Flinders Ranges
Ikara - Flinders Ranges: This is a commercial fully catered trip for the Bush Club comprised of day walks, returning to Willow Springs for prepared meals and activities each night. Accommodation in Adelaide before and after the trip is included. I have engaged the services of Wes Moule (Tasmanian Wilderness trekking and food drops. He has extensive knowledge of the Flinders Ranges near where he grew up) and Nichole Anderson General Practitioner and consultant at Wilderness Medicine.  You can see details here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j6EDhQVLO_j62m_-raBtLtYYZoHQiSta/view?usp=drivesdk
As this is a commercial tour the normal insurance arrangements of The Bush Club do not apply. Map: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park