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DateGradeRoute and Description
Covid-19 Restricitons:
Walks program suspended from 6pm on Sat 26 June until further notice
AUGUST
Thu
5 Aug
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, online
Sat
28 Aug

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
13km
50m total climbs
(New)
Barren Grounds NR
Griffith's Loop plus Cooks Nose: Griffith's Loop picnic area - side trip to Cooks Nose - Natural Stone Bridge - loop track back to picnic area. All on tracks. Nice walk through heathland and forest with exceptional views at times.  Joint walk with NPA. Map: Kangaroo Valley 1:25 000
Sat
28 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
Nil climbs
(New)
Carlingford and Parramatta
Nature Walk # 69. Carlingford to Parramatta. : From the top of Mobbs Hill (Carlingford) to Parramatta via The Ponds Creek to the Parramatta River on The Ponds Track through Galaringi Reserve, Rapanea Community Forest, and Marri Badoo Reserve. Mostly on shaded bush track, ending on suburban streets and the concrete Parramatta River cycleway. Downhill or level all the way. LIMIT 12.   Map: Parramatta River
Sun
29 Aug

Cycle Easy / Medium
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
Tue
31 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
Blackheath
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) - Grade 4 due to distance. Map: Blackheath
ADVANCE NOTICES
Wed
1 Sep

Grade 2 
LTW
Unhurried pace
14km
Nil climbs
(New)
Nature Reserves of NW Cumberrland Plain
Nature Walk # 70. Nature reserves of the NW Cumberland Plain: Explore four of the nature reserves on the north-western edge of Sydney: Windsor Downs, Castlereagh, Wianamatta, and Agnes Banks. We’ll walk on fire trails in each reserve, then drive to the next. Very varied jewels conserving threatened ecosystems in an expanding Sydney. Quite different to the usual sandstone of most other reserves. LIMIT 12.   Map: Riverstone, Springwood
Sat
4 Sep

Grade 2 
LTW
Unhurried pace
14km
Nil climbs
(New)
Nature reserves of the NW Cumberland Plain
Nature Walk # 71. Nature reserves of the NW Cumberland Plain: Explore four of the nature reserves on the north-western edge of Sydney: Windsor Downs, Castlereagh, Wianamatta, and Agnes Banks. We’ll walk on fire trails in each reserve, then drive to the next. Very varied jewels conserving threatened ecosystems in an expanding Sydney. Quite different to the usual sandstone of most other reserves. LIMIT 12.  Map: Riverstone, Springwood
Sat
4 Sep

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
7km
700m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains
Centennial Glen Circuit: A circuit starting at Centennial Glen, across the clifftop track to Fort Rock and Porters Pass, down and back up the valley on Centennial Pass, then doing another circuit of Walls Ledge to finish. Mostly an easy track but with some ill-defined sections, slippery creek crossings and a few fallen trees to negotiate. Lovely views of the Megalong Valley and a nice variety of creeks, cascades and open forest walking.  Map: Katoomba
Sun
5 Sep

Grade 5 M
LTW
Medium pace
12km
450m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Cave, Grose river via Patterson ridge and Donna Track: From Patterson Ridge we will follow an "old" and indistinct fire trail before dropping down to the Grose river. There we will locate and follow the "old" engineers track down river to Wentworth Cave. The return will involve locating the Donna track to take us back to Patterson ridge.
This is a great "wilderness walk" requiring route navigation skills in a pristine area far from the maddening crowd.  Joint walk with All Nations. 
Mon
6 Sep
to
Wed
15 Sep
Grade 4 

Medium pace
128km
Minor climbs
(New)
Yuraygir NP & Coffs Coast Regional Park
Yamba to Sawtell: Expression of Interest to go from Yamba to Sawtell in a series of 8 separate day walks following the length of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk and Solitary Islands Walk. Every day is full of new experiences traipsing beaches, rock platforms and coastal foreshores heading north to south. Boat transfers across rivers. Each night accommodation is in a different location with shared costs. All food, personal items and travel costs at own expense. Intend to travel XPT/coach Yamba and XPT return from Sawtell. Overall time includes 2 travel days. Limited numbers 6 only  Map: NPWS Maps Yuraygir Coastal Walk Solitary Islands Coastal Walk
Tue
14 Sep

CYCLE Easy/medium grade 
Unhurried pace
35km
Minor climbs
(New)
Central Coast
Noraville to North Lakes and return: Noraville - Budgewoi - Buff Point - San Remo - return. Shared cycle way and quiet streets to Budgewoi Lake. Enjoy lake views, parks, bird life and wonderful angohpora's, as we cycle the shared path to North Lakes for coffee. On the return ride we stop for lunch at Jenny Dixon Reserve Noraville. Relaxed easy pace with plenty of drink stops and photo opportunities. Bring your lunch. Morning tea BYO or indulge yourself at our coffee shop stop. Suitable for all bike types. Bell, helmet, lights and Hi Viz vest please. Mostly flat with minor ups and downs. Cars required  Map: Central Coast UBD
Fri
17 Sep
to
Sun
19 Sep
Various grades
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes / Gardens of Stone NP
"Newnes 2" Weekend Away: Following on from last years successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last years weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is.
* Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon, share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes cabins, or stay in the five star camping ground. Friday night, the famous ukes will be back for a sing along out the front of the pub.
* Saturday, a range of walks will be offered with various grades and leaders, the glowworm tunnel with a small canyon will be one. Saturday night includes surprise entertainment on the grassed area outside the pub including a toast to Jim.
* Sunday morning sleep in then walk to the top of Mystery Mountain for brunch, great views and pagoda exploring. For those interested a walk around the ruins on Sunday afternoon is available.
Cost is approximately $120 pp for both nights in a cabin or $50 for a campsite. Left over money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Ben Bullen
Wed
22 Sep
to
Mon
27 Sep
Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
20km
variable climbs
Kosciuszko
Pack walk to a base camp at Cascade Hut: D1 - drive and stay in Jindabyne. D2 - walk 10k from Dead Horse Gap to Cascade Hut and set up camp. D3 - explore with day packs eg walk out towards Tin Mine huts, or Tin Mine Falls, returning to Cascade hut. D4: stay at camp or head part-way back, camping on the way. D5: return to Jinders. D6: drive home Lots of options! Distances variable, min 20  Map: Chimneys Ridge, AAWT guide book, Tom Groggin
Sat
2 Oct
to
Sun
17 Oct
CYCLE M
Medium pace
430km
Gradual climbs
Victoria
Victorian Rail Trails: A series of bike rides on a variety of Victorian Rail Trails. Trails are mostly compacted gravel and can be soft with rough sections, particularly after rain. No steep sections, all ascents are gradual, although can sometimes be several kilometres long. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes (no road bikes) and a reasonable level of fitness and bike riding experience required. More information on www.railtrails.org.au and itinerary and trip notes from leader. Trip was previously listed for October 2020 and now re-scheduled foe 2021 Joint walk with NPA. Map: Victorian rail trail maps, various.
Mon
4 Oct
to
Wed
13 Oct
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
100km
1000+m total climbs
(New)
Victoria
Great Ocean Walk - Expressions of Interest: Walk the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles over 7 days, staying at 2 accommodation places along the way. Daily walks with car shuttles to start and from the end of each day's walk. Shared accommodation will be at Johanna (6 days) and Princetown (2 days). Accommodation is for 8 or 16 people and the number on the walk will be either 8 or 16 depending on the level of interest. Vehicles required for car shuttles. Steep and slippery sections. Creek crossings. Joint walk with NPA. 
Tue
5 Oct

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
13km
Mostly flat
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 3: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. From Blacktown Station we'll catch a bus to Gipps Street near Munroe Street in Greystanes. Then we'll walk westwards south of the Prospect Reservoir then follow the Sydney Water Supply Channel till we meet the M7 at Cecil Hills. Exit by bus to Liverpool Station.  Map: UBD 209,208,207,227
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 Moolooloo Station 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 NP
Sat
Late Oct
to
Early Dec
Grade 5 

Medium pace
270km
between 300m and 1000m daily climbs
(New)
Australian Alps
Australian Alps Walking Track : 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. It has long been on my bucket list and this is the year for it: approx. 45 days including 3 rest days, with 5 food drops.

If you are interested in joining me, you must have experience with multi-day hikes and can carry 8 days of food. There is an opportunity to join me for 1 or 2 sections if you are unable to come along for 7 weeks. Contact me for more details. Joint walk with SBW. Map: various Victorian Alps and NSW Alps
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 1: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Expressions of interest sought.  Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 2: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Mon
29 Nov
to
Sat
4 Dec
Grade 4 M

Medium pace
65km
2400m total climbs
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, NSW
Green Gully Track, 4 days & 5 nights hut walk: The Green Gully track is a self-guided 65km circuit hike, located in the World Heritage listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. We will be staying in different restored stockmen's huts along the way which are kitted out with beds, crockery, cutlery, firewood and water, enabling us to only carry our food, sleeping bag and other personal essentials.
Day 1 – 18.1kms +502m -624m
Day 2 – 14kms +451m -1033m
Day 3 – 13.6kms +407m -206m
Day 4 – 16.9kms +1043m –461m
Max 6 people   Map: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
2022
Sun
6 Mar
to
Sun
13 Mar
2022
Mixed grades
LTW
Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Kosciusko NP
Variety of walks in The High Country : Expressions of interest for our annual week of walking in Kosciusko NP.
Staying at St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne   Map: Various Local area maps
Sat
14 May
2022
to
Sat
21 May
2022
Commercial trip

Unhurried pace

Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. Following the wonderful experience of the May 2021 group and a long waiting list, I am organizing a similar tour in 2022. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
Sat
21 May
2022
to
Sat
28 May
2022
Commercial trip

Unhurried pace

Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest #2 - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. This is the 2nd group added due to popular demand. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
Tue
1 Jun
for approx. 2 weeks
2022
Medium pace
220 - 240km
Max asc / desc 800m
COMMERCIAL TRIP
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
Sun
28 Aug
to
Sun
4 Sep
2022
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.
  
mid Sep probably
Sun
11 Sep
to
Sun
18 Sep
2022
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.  
DateGradeRoute and Description
Covid-19 Restricitons:
Walks program suspended from 6pm on Sat 26 June until further notice
AUGUST
Thu
5 Aug
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, online
Sat
28 Aug

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
13km
50m total climbs
(New)
Barren Grounds NR
Griffith's Loop plus Cooks Nose: Griffith's Loop picnic area - side trip to Cooks Nose - Natural Stone Bridge - loop track back to picnic area. All on tracks. Nice walk through heathland and forest with exceptional views at times.  Joint walk with NPA. Map: Kangaroo Valley 1:25 000
Sat
28 Aug

Grade 3 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
12km
Nil climbs
(New)
Carlingford and Parramatta
Nature Walk # 69. Carlingford to Parramatta. : From the top of Mobbs Hill (Carlingford) to Parramatta via The Ponds Creek to the Parramatta River on The Ponds Track through Galaringi Reserve, Rapanea Community Forest, and Marri Badoo Reserve. Mostly on shaded bush track, ending on suburban streets and the concrete Parramatta River cycleway. Downhill or level all the way. LIMIT 12.   Map: Parramatta River
Sun
29 Aug

Cycle Easy / Medium
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
Tue
31 Aug

Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
21km
750m total climbs
Blackheath
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) - Grade 4 due to distance. Map: Blackheath
ADVANCE NOTICES
Wed
1 Sep

Grade 2 
LTW
Unhurried pace
14km
Nil climbs
(New)
Nature Reserves of NW Cumberrland Plain
Nature Walk # 70. Nature reserves of the NW Cumberland Plain: Explore four of the nature reserves on the north-western edge of Sydney: Windsor Downs, Castlereagh, Wianamatta, and Agnes Banks. We’ll walk on fire trails in each reserve, then drive to the next. Very varied jewels conserving threatened ecosystems in an expanding Sydney. Quite different to the usual sandstone of most other reserves. LIMIT 12.   Map: Riverstone, Springwood
Sat
4 Sep

Grade 2 
LTW
Unhurried pace
14km
Nil climbs
(New)
Nature reserves of the NW Cumberland Plain
Nature Walk # 71. Nature reserves of the NW Cumberland Plain: Explore four of the nature reserves on the north-western edge of Sydney: Windsor Downs, Castlereagh, Wianamatta, and Agnes Banks. We’ll walk on fire trails in each reserve, then drive to the next. Very varied jewels conserving threatened ecosystems in an expanding Sydney. Quite different to the usual sandstone of most other reserves. LIMIT 12.  Map: Riverstone, Springwood
Sat
4 Sep

Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
7km
700m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains
Centennial Glen Circuit: A circuit starting at Centennial Glen, across the clifftop track to Fort Rock and Porters Pass, down and back up the valley on Centennial Pass, then doing another circuit of Walls Ledge to finish. Mostly an easy track but with some ill-defined sections, slippery creek crossings and a few fallen trees to negotiate. Lovely views of the Megalong Valley and a nice variety of creeks, cascades and open forest walking.  Map: Katoomba
Sun
5 Sep

Grade 5 M
LTW
Medium pace
12km
450m total climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Cave, Grose river via Patterson ridge and Donna Track: From Patterson Ridge we will follow an "old" and indistinct fire trail before dropping down to the Grose river. There we will locate and follow the "old" engineers track down river to Wentworth Cave. The return will involve locating the Donna track to take us back to Patterson ridge.
This is a great "wilderness walk" requiring route navigation skills in a pristine area far from the maddening crowd.  Joint walk with All Nations. 
Mon
6 Sep
to
Wed
15 Sep
Grade 4 

Medium pace
128km
Minor climbs
(New)
Yuraygir NP & Coffs Coast Regional Park
Yamba to Sawtell: Expression of Interest to go from Yamba to Sawtell in a series of 8 separate day walks following the length of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk and Solitary Islands Walk. Every day is full of new experiences traipsing beaches, rock platforms and coastal foreshores heading north to south. Boat transfers across rivers. Each night accommodation is in a different location with shared costs. All food, personal items and travel costs at own expense. Intend to travel XPT/coach Yamba and XPT return from Sawtell. Overall time includes 2 travel days. Limited numbers 6 only  Map: NPWS Maps Yuraygir Coastal Walk Solitary Islands Coastal Walk
Tue
14 Sep

CYCLE Easy/medium grade 
Unhurried pace
35km
Minor climbs
(New)
Central Coast
Noraville to North Lakes and return: Noraville - Budgewoi - Buff Point - San Remo - return. Shared cycle way and quiet streets to Budgewoi Lake. Enjoy lake views, parks, bird life and wonderful angohpora's, as we cycle the shared path to North Lakes for coffee. On the return ride we stop for lunch at Jenny Dixon Reserve Noraville. Relaxed easy pace with plenty of drink stops and photo opportunities. Bring your lunch. Morning tea BYO or indulge yourself at our coffee shop stop. Suitable for all bike types. Bell, helmet, lights and Hi Viz vest please. Mostly flat with minor ups and downs. Cars required  Map: Central Coast UBD
Fri
17 Sep
to
Sun
19 Sep
Various grades
Medium pace
10km
300m total climbs
Newnes / Gardens of Stone NP
"Newnes 2" Weekend Away: Following on from last years successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last years weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is.
* Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon, share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes cabins, or stay in the five star camping ground. Friday night, the famous ukes will be back for a sing along out the front of the pub.
* Saturday, a range of walks will be offered with various grades and leaders, the glowworm tunnel with a small canyon will be one. Saturday night includes surprise entertainment on the grassed area outside the pub including a toast to Jim.
* Sunday morning sleep in then walk to the top of Mystery Mountain for brunch, great views and pagoda exploring. For those interested a walk around the ruins on Sunday afternoon is available.
Cost is approximately $120 pp for both nights in a cabin or $50 for a campsite. Left over money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Ben Bullen
Wed
22 Sep
to
Mon
27 Sep
Grade 3 M
Unhurried pace
20km
variable climbs
Kosciuszko
Pack walk to a base camp at Cascade Hut: D1 - drive and stay in Jindabyne. D2 - walk 10k from Dead Horse Gap to Cascade Hut and set up camp. D3 - explore with day packs eg walk out towards Tin Mine huts, or Tin Mine Falls, returning to Cascade hut. D4: stay at camp or head part-way back, camping on the way. D5: return to Jinders. D6: drive home Lots of options! Distances variable, min 20  Map: Chimneys Ridge, AAWT guide book, Tom Groggin
Sat
2 Oct
to
Sun
17 Oct
CYCLE M
Medium pace
430km
Gradual climbs
Victoria
Victorian Rail Trails: A series of bike rides on a variety of Victorian Rail Trails. Trails are mostly compacted gravel and can be soft with rough sections, particularly after rain. No steep sections, all ascents are gradual, although can sometimes be several kilometres long. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes (no road bikes) and a reasonable level of fitness and bike riding experience required. More information on www.railtrails.org.au and itinerary and trip notes from leader. Trip was previously listed for October 2020 and now re-scheduled foe 2021 Joint walk with NPA. Map: Victorian rail trail maps, various.
Mon
4 Oct
to
Wed
13 Oct
Grade 3 M
Medium pace
100km
1000+m total climbs
(New)
Victoria
Great Ocean Walk - Expressions of Interest: Walk the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles over 7 days, staying at 2 accommodation places along the way. Daily walks with car shuttles to start and from the end of each day's walk. Shared accommodation will be at Johanna (6 days) and Princetown (2 days). Accommodation is for 8 or 16 people and the number on the walk will be either 8 or 16 depending on the level of interest. Vehicles required for car shuttles. Steep and slippery sections. Creek crossings. Joint walk with NPA. 
Tue
5 Oct

Grade 2 
LTW
Medium pace
13km
Mostly flat
Western Suburbs
Cumberland Circuit - Stage 3: This is another walk of The Walking Volunteers. From Blacktown Station we'll catch a bus to Gipps Street near Munroe Street in Greystanes. Then we'll walk westwards south of the Prospect Reservoir then follow the Sydney Water Supply Channel till we meet the M7 at Cecil Hills. Exit by bus to Liverpool Station.  Map: UBD 209,208,207,227
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 Moolooloo Station 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 NP
Sat
Late Oct
to
Early Dec
Grade 5 

Medium pace
270km
between 300m and 1000m daily climbs
(New)
Australian Alps
Australian Alps Walking Track : 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. It has long been on my bucket list and this is the year for it: approx. 45 days including 3 rest days, with 5 food drops.

If you are interested in joining me, you must have experience with multi-day hikes and can carry 8 days of food. There is an opportunity to join me for 1 or 2 sections if you are unable to come along for 7 weeks. Contact me for more details. Joint walk with SBW. Map: various Victorian Alps and NSW Alps
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 1: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Expressions of interest sought.  Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Fri
29 Oct
to
Tue
2 Nov
Cycle Medium / Hard
Medium pace
170km
Variable climbs
Mudgee
Cycling - Mudgee NSW Group 2: This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Mudgee. Cycles will be on sealed / unsealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 50k and 65k. Hotel accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Mudgee. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Mudgee. Mountain or Hybrid bikes recommended. Limit of 10 plus leader. Map: Google Maps - Mudgee
Mon
29 Nov
to
Sat
4 Dec
Grade 4 M

Medium pace
65km
2400m total climbs
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, NSW
Green Gully Track, 4 days & 5 nights hut walk: The Green Gully track is a self-guided 65km circuit hike, located in the World Heritage listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. We will be staying in different restored stockmen's huts along the way which are kitted out with beds, crockery, cutlery, firewood and water, enabling us to only carry our food, sleeping bag and other personal essentials.
Day 1 – 18.1kms +502m -624m
Day 2 – 14kms +451m -1033m
Day 3 – 13.6kms +407m -206m
Day 4 – 16.9kms +1043m –461m
Max 6 people   Map: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
2022
Sun
6 Mar
to
Sun
13 Mar
2022
Mixed grades
LTW
Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Kosciusko NP
Variety of walks in The High Country : Expressions of interest for our annual week of walking in Kosciusko NP.
Staying at St George Ski Lodge in Jindabyne   Map: Various Local area maps
Sat
14 May
2022
to
Sat
21 May
2022
Commercial trip

Unhurried pace

Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. Following the wonderful experience of the May 2021 group and a long waiting list, I am organizing a similar tour in 2022. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
Sat
21 May
2022
to
Sat
28 May
2022
Commercial trip

Unhurried pace

Average day: 10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lord Howe Island
Calling for expressions of interest #2 - Lord Howe Island trip for bushwalkers with interest in flora, fauna and conservation. This is the 2nd group added due to popular demand. 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, snorkelling or golf. 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
Tue
1 Jun
for approx. 2 weeks
2022
Medium pace
220 - 240km
Max asc / desc 800m
COMMERCIAL TRIP
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
Sun
28 Aug
to
Sun
4 Sep
2022
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.
  
mid Sep probably
Sun
11 Sep
to
Sun
18 Sep
2022
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.