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DateGradeRoute and Description
December 2022
Tue
6 Dec

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
44km
351m total climbs
Narellan
Harrington Park to Luddenham: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Starting at Harrington Park - Northern Rd - Luddenham - Northern Rd - Harrington Park. On shared paths / cycleways passing the new airport at Badgery's Creek. Plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Campbelltown
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
6 Dec

Training 
LTW
Unhurried pace
4km
50m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Navigation Training : Navigation training using the MapOut App for iPhone.
A theoretical and practical course using the App. Suitable for beginners. This course will only be suitable for iPhone users. Please download the app before the course.
Course will cover following and recording existing tracks as well as recording your own tracks.
Navigating to a destination, locating coordinates and using topo maps. How to place and name waypoints.
Following theory, we will do a short walk around Lane Cove NP to demonstrate learned theory.
We will also discuss limitations/risks of using digital navigation as a Bushwalker.   Map: Lane Cove NP Tourist
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
6 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Taronga Zoo to Manly: A very picturesque walk meandering around Sydney Harbour foreshore from Taronga Zoo to Manly with public transport at both ends. Great harbour views throughout walking mainly along well graded bush tracks and a few short stretches along residential streets. Public transport at both ends. Map: Parramatta River & Sydney Heads 1:25,000

Please note - delays in email response should be expected due to Leader undertaking multiple multiday walks.

All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Wed
7 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
12km
370m total climbs
Royal National Park
Loftus to Heathcote: Loftus station to Heathcote via track along Temptation Creek, Bungoona Lookout, Audley Weir, Engadine Track and Parlands Trail.Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Joint walk with NPA. 
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
7 Dec

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
5km
200m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Birrabang Canyon: A very pretty canyon with lots of crayfish, gaiters useful. No abseils but wet feet guaranteed. Some scrambling and a short ledge sidle where you wet everything if you fall in. A bit wild and woolly in places but well worth the effort. A magnificent lunch spot with great views into the Grose Valley. 5k with a 200m steep, scrambly desc/ascent. Map: Mt Wilson
Note :Grade 4 is a Bushwalk grading not a canyon grading.
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.
Thu
8 Dec
Committee
Meeting
Annual General Meeting and get-together Agenda

To view or download the Agenda and Committee Reports

All committee positions become vacant at the AGM. Nominations have been received for some Committee positions. Please let us know if you would like to nominate for any Committee position.

Motions / Written Nominations / Comments for the AGM must be submitted to the Bush Club Secretary by Thursday 18th November

The location for the AGM is McMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point Road @5:00pm
Thu
8 Dec

Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
15km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove Valley
Turramurra to Epping: This is one of my favourite local walks. We'll head off from Turramurra Station and make our way to Epping via Sheldon Forest, Twin Creeks Reserve, the GNW and Terrys Creek Walk. We'll pass through some beautiful areas of high forest, rainforest and local bushland; bustracks, firetrails, minor creek crossings and streets; some short steep sections, rocky in places, a tiny scramble required. Shade for most of the way.  Map: Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
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.
Fri
9 Dec

CYCLE Easy/medium grade 

Unhurried pace
45km
Minor climbs
Tuggerah Lake
Cycle Tuggerah – The Entrance North and Return: Tuggerah Station – Chittaway Point – Killarney Vale – Long Jetty – The Entrance - North Entrance – Return Quiet streets and shared scenic cycleway along the foreshore of Tuggerah Lake. Shady paths and a breeze off the lake makes this a pleasant easy ride. Coffee at The Entrance, lunch at Chittaway Bay Lions Park and an easy 6ks back to Tuggerah Station. BYO lunch morning tea and lunch. Suitable for all types of bikes. Helmet, Lights and Hi Viz vest please. Back at Tuggerah Station around 2.30pm.   Map: Google maps
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
10 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
Minor climbs
Sutherland
Cronulla station to Kurnell: moved to Sat 17 Dec
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
Lower North Shore
Artarmon to Castle Cove: There are some hidden gems throughout this walk. Starting at Artarmon Station we'll head past Henry Lawson's Cave (it has a story to it) to Flat Rock Gully and Tunks Park (under the Long Gully Suspension Bridge of 1892) before completing the Flat Rock Gully Loop. Then we'll head to the Griffin Federation Track, do a little street walking to the Harold Reid Foreshore Reserve & North Arm Tracks, finishing with a bus ride to Chatswood. After all the rain the leeches will be waiting.  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.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
550m total climbs
Ku-ring-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 well 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. Public transport at both ends. Map: Cowan 1:25,000
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.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace
11km
100m total climbs
NSW South Coast
Minnamurra to Kiama: From Minnamurra we will follow the coast south, venturing along the way onto the scenic Bombo headland and also will allow time for several swims as we explore the littoral zone down to Kiama. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Kiama
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 4 M

Medium pace
15km
650m total climbs
Springwood
Valley Heights to Springwood via Lost World: Starting at Valley Heights Station walk to Martins Lookout, down across Glenbrook Creek and up to Sharks Head Cave and climb up to Lost World, then Bunyan Lookout and on to Perch Ponds, Martins Falls, Magdala Falls and to Springwood Station.  Joint walk with NPA. 
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.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
East Creek Glories: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the future generations.
Park near spot height 1057 at GR 427 060. The walk will start by coming down into East Creek Galleries, then visiting a spectacular side ravine. We will move on to the West Side Falls and West Side Chamber; continue to East Creek Falls; then exit on the eastern side to visit the top of the falls. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
11 Dec

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
10km
480m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP. Springwood
Martin's Lookout-Shark head Cave Circuit: Martin's Lookout-Glenbrook creek-Shark head Cave-Lost World Lookout-Bunyan Lookout-Glenbrook Creek-Martin's Lookout.
Classic lower Blue Mountains walk with beautiful rock overhangs, caves, pagodas, stunning views from 3 lookouts. Steep scrambly ascent to Shark head cave-Lost World Lookout. Then Bunyan Lookout-steep descent to Glenbrook creek. Locate 23 psalm inscribed in rock face. Lunch-cool dip in a beautiful large rockpool. Steep ascent to Martin's Lookout.
Exceptional walk packed with features for fit agile walkers. Mainly on good bush tracks. Short section off-track, scrambling. Minor exposure. 2 steep ascents-180 metres.  Joint walk with SBW. UBMBC. Map: Springwood
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
11 Dec

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
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.
Mon
12 Dec

Grade 1 

Unhurried pace
8km
Minor climbs
Sydney Harbour
Hidden Sydney Part 15 - Sydney Harbour - 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. Having the water close by, this is a great walk for a summer's morning and with a short sea voyage as well; what could be better! There are some steps. Coffee in Watsons Bay and an early finish.   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.
Wed
14 Dec

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
10km
140m total climbs
Suburban Musical Meander
Wollstonecraft to St Andrews Cathedral CBD: From Wollstonecraft station we head along the Gadyan Track, around Balls Head, on to Sawmillers Reserve and Mc McMahons Point, around Lavender Bay and on to Milsons Point. From Milsons Point we cross the bridge then head down through city streets to Darling Harbour. Once we reach Pyrmont Bridge we walk up through city streets to St Andrews Cathedral where the Police Band will entertain us with their Christmas concert at 12:30. A gold coin donation is requested.
There are quite a number of steps on this walk. Bring a good morning tea as there will be no lunch stop. After the concert there is an option for lunch at Cheers Bar and Grill just down from the Cathedral in George St. Partners and non walkers are welcome to join us for the concert and/or lunch. The concert is usually 1 hour so lunch will be about 1:45.
If you wish to come to Lunch at Cheers YOU MUST LET ME KNOW BY TUESDAY DECEMBER 6TH.
There is also an option for walkers who prefer a later start to join the group at Milsons Point.  
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.
Fri
16 Dec

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
400m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne Stn to Pindar Cave: Wonderful ridge-top track to Pindar Cave. with lots to see. Steep 100m climb at beginning.   Map: Gosford
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 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
Minor climbs
Sutherland
Cronulla station to Kurnell: Cronulla station to Kurnell via Gunnamatta Bay, South Cronulla peninsula via Bass and Flinders point, beach walking at low tide along Cronulla and Wanda beach, Boat Harbour , cliff tops to Bailey lighthouse, then to Kurnell. Beautiful bays beaches rock formations and stunning views for all the walk . Note: if forecast is for temperatures greater than 30 degrees walk will be postponed.  Map: Street directory
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.
Sat
17 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
250m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai: Starting from Wahroonga Station, the walk will head through the local laneways and down the Grosvenor Track and through to Bobbin Head & Apple Tree Bay.
We'll then take the Kuring-gai Track up to Mt Kuring-gai Station.
Early start with minimal breaks and a Limit of 10.  Map: Hornsby
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 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
10km
250m total climbs
Macquarie Pass NP
Clover Hill trail: If you love waterfalls then this is the walk for you as we walk and swim our way up the Macquarie rivulet to Clover Falls. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Macquarie pass
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
18 Dec

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
46km
396m total climbs
Leppington
Leppington Stn Circuit: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Leppington Stn Circuit via Bringelly Rd, Oran Park, Harrington Park Lake. Map: Leppington
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
19 Dec

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
5km
70m total climbs
Hawkesbury
Bernie's Christmas Lights of North Richmond plus Bernie's Light Show: Starting from the Community Centre we will be following the streets to look at the Christmas Displays, meeting their creators, 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 maybe tempted to see videos of the Light Display here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8694046
This year I am supporting The starlight Foundation and you can access my fundraiser page: https://starlightfundraisers.org.au/bernard-h  Map: Hawkesbury
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
20 Dec

CYCLE Medium grade 

Unhurried pace
45km
200m total climbs
Brisbane Waters Central Coast
Cycle Woy Woy - Gosford - Woy Woy - Umina: Cycle Woy Woy to Gosford Art Gallery and Edogawa Gardens for coffee. Return to Woy Woy and cycle on to Umina Beach Surf Club for lunch and return to Woy Woy station. Cycling shared paths quiet back streets along the Brisbane Waters foreshore passing through parks, and reserves. Relaxed pace plenty of stops. Mostly flat with 5 moderate hills. Suitable for all bike types. Helmet, bell, high visibility vest please. 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. Map: Google Maps
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
24 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
16.5km
400m total climbs
Garigal NP
Roseville to St Ives: Starting from Roseville Station the walk will head through the streets to Moores Creek & The Little Digger Track. From there its through Middle Harbour to the Cascades and up to St Ives.
We'll get a bus to Gordon Station.
Early start, minimal breaks and a Limit of 10.   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
25 Dec

Grade 3+ 

Medium pace
15km
500m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai chase NP
Cowan to Taffy's Rock: In the Ku-ring-gai chase NP we follow the Great North Walk from Cowan to just above Jerusalem Bay. There we turn off and follow Govett ridge out to Taffy's Rock where we'll enjoy a pleasant (Christmas) lunch, before heading back the way we came. Opportunity for a swim at Jerusalem Bay (most likely on the way back) to cool down and refresh. The walk is all on bush track with a number of sharp up's and downs just to make it worthwhile. The rewards are magnificent with views over Jerusalem Bay, Cowan creek and the Hawkesbury out to Lion Island and beyond. Joint walk with All Nations. 
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Tue
27 Dec
to
Tue
3 Jan
2023
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
18km
400m total climbs
Kosciuszko National Park
Day walks in the Snowy Mts : Lodge accommodation at Guthega. Limited spaces. Walks on and off track with climbs up to 400m. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Perisher, Guthega, Thredbo, Tourist Map
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
29 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
660m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Berowra: Join me to wear off some of that festive season excess on a shortish walk along the Great North Walk track with a few ups and downs and some nice ridge top walking. Great views over Berowra Waters and lovely bushland throughout. Public transport at both ends. Map: Cowan 1:25,000
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.
Fri
30 Dec
to
Fri
6 Jan
2023
Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
10-20km
some major climbs
Kosciuszko NP
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.
Sat
31 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13.5km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove NP & Council Reserves
Chatswood to Linley Point: A nice easy morning stroll to see out 2022. Beginning at Chatswood Station we'll head for the Rail to River Track to join the GNW through Fairyland and Magdala Park. We'll then follow the Lane Cove River to Hunters Hill, cross Figtree Bridge and end with a bus trip from Linley Point to Chatswood.
Early start, minimal breaks and a Limit of 10.  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.
January 2023
Mon
2 Jan

SocialKirribilli RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at the Kirribilli 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 $30.
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.
Mon
2 Jan
to
Sat
7 Jan
Grade 4 
LTW
Medium pace
70km
800m total climbs
Kosciusko NP
Wheeler's Hut to Kiandra: Extended 6-day pack walk, medium hard, big climbs, optional side trips, on and off tracks. Tooma Rd. - Wheeler's Hut - Derschko's Hut - Mackey's Hut - Brooks Hut ruin - Tabletop Mt. - Kiandra
A hard but rewarding and interesting walk. Visit old goldfields, climb Mt. Jagungal, walk on tracks as well as off tracks in unique alpine country. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Contact leader
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Tue
3 Jan

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
Berowra Valley RP
Pennant Hills to Hornsby: Our walk will start out from Pennant Hills Station and then make our way along residential streets to the Great North Walk which we will then follow exiting at Hornsby. A few minor creek crossings along the route. Public Transport at both ends. Map: Hornsby 1:25,000
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.
Wed
4 Jan
to
Tue
10 Jan
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.
Sat
7 Jan

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17.5km
300m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Chatswood to Cheltenham: Beginning from Chatswood Station we'll take the Rail to River Track down to the Lane Cove National Park entrance.
From there, we'll follow the GNW to Devlins Creek at North Epping and up to Cheltenham Station.
The walk is lengthy but the ascents are meagre. A nice early start with minimal breaks and a limit of 10.  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.
Sat
7 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Berowra Regional Park
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
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
8 Jan

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadow Bank, 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.
Thu
12 Jan
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
14 Jan
Grade 5 M

Medium pace
10km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
From Camp Creek to East Creek via Devils Throat: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the 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. Return via a pass to the south or via East Creek. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Mon
16 Jan
to
Fri
20 Jan
Grade 3 & 4

Medium pace
80km
Various climbs
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. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk.
Fri
20 Jan
to
Sun
22 Jan
Grade 6 M

Medium pace
20km
1000m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Pass 30a to the Colo and Knife-Edge North of Blacksmiths Creek: A 3-day adventure.
Day 1 – Drive to Drip Rock Trail and leave vehicles there. Descend to the Colo via Pass 30a. Establish a base camp.
Day 2 – Explore the knife-blade spur north of Blacksmiths Creek. Probably return via Blacksmiths Creek.
Day 3 – Exit via Pass 30.
Brilliant swimming in between the walking. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Colo Heights, Mountain Lagoon
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Tue
24 Jan

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
42km
517m total climbs
Guildford
Guildford Stn to Leppington Stn via M7 Cycleway / Bringelly Rd: Gildford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - M7 Cycleway - Bringelly Rd - Leppington Stn. On shared paths / cycleways. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guildford
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
29 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
290m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Mt Kuring-gai Stn to Berowra via Lyrebird Gully : Great North walk through the Lyrebird Gully and Calna creek with an ascent to Berowra station. Map: Hornsby
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.
February 2023
Sun
5 Feb
to
Fri
17 Feb
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Wilsons Promontory and Mt Buffalo
From Sea to Summit - Wilsons Promontory and Mt Buffalo: Expressions of interest. 4 full days at Wilsons Prom followed by 6 days in the Mt Buffalo (Victorian highlands) area plus travel times. You will need to make your own way to each area.  
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 Feb
to
Fri
10 Feb
Commercial

Medium pace

Daily walk:
10-17km
up to 900m climbs
Tasmania
Mt Field NP Explorer: This trip offers an opportunity to explore the Mt Field NP in Tasmania. This is a customised trip, run for us by Tasmanian Hikes. We plan to do various walks in the Mt Field NP and also the walk to Mt Eliza (part of the Mt Anne Circuit). The walks vary from 10 - 17km, with grades similar to Club grades 3 & 4, with one walk involving some boulder hopping.
The group will be of a small size due to the NP restrictions on group sizes on some walks. During the trip we will be staying at Sassafras Springs accommodation in Ellendale, in cottages.
This is a commercial trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Map: Tasmap Mount Field 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.
Mon
6 Feb
SocialKirribilli Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at the Kirribilli 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 $30.
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.
Thu
9 Feb
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
18 Feb
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
200m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote circuit: Heathcote - Parklands Trail - Karloo Pool - Uloola Falls - Uloola Track - Robertson Knoll - Engadine Track - Parklands Trail - Heathcote
Nice walk through Royal with possible swimming along the way. Interesting country. Creek crossings Joint walk with NPA. Map: Port Hacking 1: 25 000
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
18 Feb

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
6km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the future generations.
Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting the cave at about GR 309 400, as well as the cave at GR 405 043. After exploring the Gang Gang Tunnels, turn south and walk to the falls at GR 407 045, whilst inspecting the caves along the way. Continue south to visit Lots Wife and the adjacent cave. Find a way out to the western side and re-connect with the cars. About 6km. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Mon
27 Feb
to
Mon
6 Mar
Grade 3 & 4 M

Medium pace
up to 18km

300-800m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Snowy Mountains 6 day walks: 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)
* Some easier walks in case of 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.
ADVANCE NOTICES
Thu
2 Mar
to
Sat
4 Mar
Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
40km
600+m total climbs
Kosciusko NP
Mt. Jagungal Wilderness: A 3 day packwalk incl. asc/desc of Mt. Jagungal, the Bushwalkers Mountain , one of the “biggies” in Australia at over 2000m(2042m). Approx 40km from Round Mtn gate and return, with a lovely shaded campsite amongst the snowgums, and an ascent of Jagungal with daypacks only. Luxury!
Day1: Walk to camp
Day 2: Climb Jagungal
Day 3: Return to cars
This is a Wilderness walk and numbers will be limited. Jont with NPA  Map: Jagungal and Toolong Range 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.
Sun
5 Mar
to
Sun
12 Mar
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
to
Fri
24 Mar
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.
Thu
6 Apr

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo To Manly: Our annual moonlight walk. 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.  
  Map: Sydney Harbour
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
16 Apr
to
Thu
20 Apr
Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
350m total climbs
Barrington Tops NP
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.
Sunday 16 April will be a travel day. There will be Grade 3 walks on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of 12 to 17kms length. On Thursday 20 April, 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
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
to
Fri
5 May
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
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
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.
Late May
to
Mid Jun
Grade 4 & 5 

Unhurried pace
125km
2500m total climbs
West MacDonnell NP
Chewings Range: Expressions of interest are invited for a 15 day full-pack walk (one food drop) in the remote western section of the Chewings Range (approx. 200km west of Alice Springs) with spectacular views, amazing gorges and waterholes.
Our planned route will include Spencer Gorge – Giles Yard Spring – Portals Gorge – Upper Giles Spring – Mt Giles (side trip) – Ormiston Gorge (food drop) – Bowmans Gap – Letterbox Gorge – Canyon of Defiance - Ormiston Gorge plus much more. The planned route may vary subject to Remote Walking Permit approval from NT Parks.
Previous multi-day walk experience is a must. This walk is entirely off-track in an arid environment with some parts being steep, rocky and rough where you will be required to carry up to 7 days food and possible water carries depending on recent rainfall. One high camp planned. Walk is partly exploratory for the Leader. Party limit = 8. Map: West MacDonnell NP – Maps 1 & 2 - 1:100,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sun
17 Dec 23
to
Mon
15 Jan 24
Grade 2, 3 & 4
Unhurried pace
km TBA
Victoria
Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure: Expressions of Interest sought.
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.
DateGradeRoute and Description
December 2022
Tue
6 Dec

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
44km
351m total climbs
Narellan
Harrington Park to Luddenham: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Starting at Harrington Park - Northern Rd - Luddenham - Northern Rd - Harrington Park. On shared paths / cycleways passing the new airport at Badgery's Creek. Plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Campbelltown
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
6 Dec

Training 
LTW
Unhurried pace
4km
50m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Navigation Training : Navigation training using the MapOut App for iPhone.
A theoretical and practical course using the App. Suitable for beginners. This course will only be suitable for iPhone users. Please download the app before the course.
Course will cover following and recording existing tracks as well as recording your own tracks.
Navigating to a destination, locating coordinates and using topo maps. How to place and name waypoints.
Following theory, we will do a short walk around Lane Cove NP to demonstrate learned theory.
We will also discuss limitations/risks of using digital navigation as a Bushwalker.   Map: Lane Cove NP Tourist
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
6 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Taronga Zoo to Manly: A very picturesque walk meandering around Sydney Harbour foreshore from Taronga Zoo to Manly with public transport at both ends. Great harbour views throughout walking mainly along well graded bush tracks and a few short stretches along residential streets. Public transport at both ends. Map: Parramatta River & Sydney Heads 1:25,000

Please note - delays in email response should be expected due to Leader undertaking multiple multiday walks.

All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Wed
7 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
12km
370m total climbs
Royal National Park
Loftus to Heathcote: Loftus station to Heathcote via track along Temptation Creek, Bungoona Lookout, Audley Weir, Engadine Track and Parlands Trail.Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Joint walk with NPA. 
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
7 Dec

Grade 4 M

Unhurried pace
5km
200m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Birrabang Canyon: A very pretty canyon with lots of crayfish, gaiters useful. No abseils but wet feet guaranteed. Some scrambling and a short ledge sidle where you wet everything if you fall in. A bit wild and woolly in places but well worth the effort. A magnificent lunch spot with great views into the Grose Valley. 5k with a 200m steep, scrambly desc/ascent. Map: Mt Wilson
Note :Grade 4 is a Bushwalk grading not a canyon grading.
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.
Thu
8 Dec
Committee
Meeting
Annual General Meeting and get-together Agenda

To view or download the Agenda and Committee Reports

All committee positions become vacant at the AGM. Nominations have been received for some Committee positions. Please let us know if you would like to nominate for any Committee position.

Motions / Written Nominations / Comments for the AGM must be submitted to the Bush Club Secretary by Thursday 18th November

The location for the AGM is McMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point Road @5:00pm
Thu
8 Dec

Grade 3 

Unhurried pace
15km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove Valley
Turramurra to Epping: This is one of my favourite local walks. We'll head off from Turramurra Station and make our way to Epping via Sheldon Forest, Twin Creeks Reserve, the GNW and Terrys Creek Walk. We'll pass through some beautiful areas of high forest, rainforest and local bushland; bustracks, firetrails, minor creek crossings and streets; some short steep sections, rocky in places, a tiny scramble required. Shade for most of the way.  Map: Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
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.
Fri
9 Dec

CYCLE Easy/medium grade 

Unhurried pace
45km
Minor climbs
Tuggerah Lake
Cycle Tuggerah – The Entrance North and Return: Tuggerah Station – Chittaway Point – Killarney Vale – Long Jetty – The Entrance - North Entrance – Return Quiet streets and shared scenic cycleway along the foreshore of Tuggerah Lake. Shady paths and a breeze off the lake makes this a pleasant easy ride. Coffee at The Entrance, lunch at Chittaway Bay Lions Park and an easy 6ks back to Tuggerah Station. BYO lunch morning tea and lunch. Suitable for all types of bikes. Helmet, Lights and Hi Viz vest please. Back at Tuggerah Station around 2.30pm.   Map: Google maps
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
10 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
Minor climbs
Sutherland
Cronulla station to Kurnell: moved to Sat 17 Dec
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
400m total climbs
Lower North Shore
Artarmon to Castle Cove: There are some hidden gems throughout this walk. Starting at Artarmon Station we'll head past Henry Lawson's Cave (it has a story to it) to Flat Rock Gully and Tunks Park (under the Long Gully Suspension Bridge of 1892) before completing the Flat Rock Gully Loop. Then we'll head to the Griffin Federation Track, do a little street walking to the Harold Reid Foreshore Reserve & North Arm Tracks, finishing with a bus ride to Chatswood. After all the rain the leeches will be waiting.  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.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
550m total climbs
Ku-ring-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 well 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. Public transport at both ends. Map: Cowan 1:25,000
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.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 3 M

Unhurried pace
11km
100m total climbs
NSW South Coast
Minnamurra to Kiama: From Minnamurra we will follow the coast south, venturing along the way onto the scenic Bombo headland and also will allow time for several swims as we explore the littoral zone down to Kiama. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Kiama
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 4 M

Medium pace
15km
650m total climbs
Springwood
Valley Heights to Springwood via Lost World: Starting at Valley Heights Station walk to Martins Lookout, down across Glenbrook Creek and up to Sharks Head Cave and climb up to Lost World, then Bunyan Lookout and on to Perch Ponds, Martins Falls, Magdala Falls and to Springwood Station.  Joint walk with NPA. 
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.
Sat
10 Dec

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
8km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
East Creek Glories: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the future generations.
Park near spot height 1057 at GR 427 060. The walk will start by coming down into East Creek Galleries, then visiting a spectacular side ravine. We will move on to the West Side Falls and West Side Chamber; continue to East Creek Falls; then exit on the eastern side to visit the top of the falls. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
11 Dec

Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
10km
480m total climbs
Blue Mountains NP. Springwood
Martin's Lookout-Shark head Cave Circuit: Martin's Lookout-Glenbrook creek-Shark head Cave-Lost World Lookout-Bunyan Lookout-Glenbrook Creek-Martin's Lookout.
Classic lower Blue Mountains walk with beautiful rock overhangs, caves, pagodas, stunning views from 3 lookouts. Steep scrambly ascent to Shark head cave-Lost World Lookout. Then Bunyan Lookout-steep descent to Glenbrook creek. Locate 23 psalm inscribed in rock face. Lunch-cool dip in a beautiful large rockpool. Steep ascent to Martin's Lookout.
Exceptional walk packed with features for fit agile walkers. Mainly on good bush tracks. Short section off-track, scrambling. Minor exposure. 2 steep ascents-180 metres.  Joint walk with SBW. UBMBC. Map: Springwood
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
11 Dec

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
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.
Mon
12 Dec

Grade 1 

Unhurried pace
8km
Minor climbs
Sydney Harbour
Hidden Sydney Part 15 - Sydney Harbour - 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. Having the water close by, this is a great walk for a summer's morning and with a short sea voyage as well; what could be better! There are some steps. Coffee in Watsons Bay and an early finish.   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.
Wed
14 Dec

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
10km
140m total climbs
Suburban Musical Meander
Wollstonecraft to St Andrews Cathedral CBD: From Wollstonecraft station we head along the Gadyan Track, around Balls Head, on to Sawmillers Reserve and Mc McMahons Point, around Lavender Bay and on to Milsons Point. From Milsons Point we cross the bridge then head down through city streets to Darling Harbour. Once we reach Pyrmont Bridge we walk up through city streets to St Andrews Cathedral where the Police Band will entertain us with their Christmas concert at 12:30. A gold coin donation is requested.
There are quite a number of steps on this walk. Bring a good morning tea as there will be no lunch stop. After the concert there is an option for lunch at Cheers Bar and Grill just down from the Cathedral in George St. Partners and non walkers are welcome to join us for the concert and/or lunch. The concert is usually 1 hour so lunch will be about 1:45.
If you wish to come to Lunch at Cheers YOU MUST LET ME KNOW BY TUESDAY DECEMBER 6TH.
There is also an option for walkers who prefer a later start to join the group at Milsons Point.  
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.
Fri
16 Dec

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
400m total climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne Stn to Pindar Cave: Wonderful ridge-top track to Pindar Cave. with lots to see. Steep 100m climb at beginning.   Map: Gosford
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 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
20km
Minor climbs
Sutherland
Cronulla station to Kurnell: Cronulla station to Kurnell via Gunnamatta Bay, South Cronulla peninsula via Bass and Flinders point, beach walking at low tide along Cronulla and Wanda beach, Boat Harbour , cliff tops to Bailey lighthouse, then to Kurnell. Beautiful bays beaches rock formations and stunning views for all the walk . Note: if forecast is for temperatures greater than 30 degrees walk will be postponed.  Map: Street directory
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.
Sat
17 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
250m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai: Starting from Wahroonga Station, the walk will head through the local laneways and down the Grosvenor Track and through to Bobbin Head & Apple Tree Bay.
We'll then take the Kuring-gai Track up to Mt Kuring-gai Station.
Early start with minimal breaks and a Limit of 10.  Map: Hornsby
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 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
10km
250m total climbs
Macquarie Pass NP
Clover Hill trail: If you love waterfalls then this is the walk for you as we walk and swim our way up the Macquarie rivulet to Clover Falls. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Macquarie pass
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sun
18 Dec

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
46km
396m total climbs
Leppington
Leppington Stn Circuit: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Leppington Stn Circuit via Bringelly Rd, Oran Park, Harrington Park Lake. Map: Leppington
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
19 Dec

Grade 2 

Unhurried pace
5km
70m total climbs
Hawkesbury
Bernie's Christmas Lights of North Richmond plus Bernie's Light Show: Starting from the Community Centre we will be following the streets to look at the Christmas Displays, meeting their creators, 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 maybe tempted to see videos of the Light Display here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8694046
This year I am supporting The starlight Foundation and you can access my fundraiser page: https://starlightfundraisers.org.au/bernard-h  Map: Hawkesbury
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
20 Dec

CYCLE Medium grade 

Unhurried pace
45km
200m total climbs
Brisbane Waters Central Coast
Cycle Woy Woy - Gosford - Woy Woy - Umina: Cycle Woy Woy to Gosford Art Gallery and Edogawa Gardens for coffee. Return to Woy Woy and cycle on to Umina Beach Surf Club for lunch and return to Woy Woy station. Cycling shared paths quiet back streets along the Brisbane Waters foreshore passing through parks, and reserves. Relaxed pace plenty of stops. Mostly flat with 5 moderate hills. Suitable for all bike types. Helmet, bell, high visibility vest please. 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. Map: Google Maps
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
24 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
16.5km
400m total climbs
Garigal NP
Roseville to St Ives: Starting from Roseville Station the walk will head through the streets to Moores Creek & The Little Digger Track. From there its through Middle Harbour to the Cascades and up to St Ives.
We'll get a bus to Gordon Station.
Early start, minimal breaks and a Limit of 10.   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
25 Dec

Grade 3+ 

Medium pace
15km
500m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai chase NP
Cowan to Taffy's Rock: In the Ku-ring-gai chase NP we follow the Great North Walk from Cowan to just above Jerusalem Bay. There we turn off and follow Govett ridge out to Taffy's Rock where we'll enjoy a pleasant (Christmas) lunch, before heading back the way we came. Opportunity for a swim at Jerusalem Bay (most likely on the way back) to cool down and refresh. The walk is all on bush track with a number of sharp up's and downs just to make it worthwhile. The rewards are magnificent with views over Jerusalem Bay, Cowan creek and the Hawkesbury out to Lion Island and beyond. Joint walk with All Nations. 
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Tue
27 Dec
to
Tue
3 Jan
2023
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
18km
400m total climbs
Kosciuszko National Park
Day walks in the Snowy Mts : Lodge accommodation at Guthega. Limited spaces. Walks on and off track with climbs up to 400m. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Perisher, Guthega, Thredbo, Tourist Map
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
29 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
15km
660m total climbs
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Cowan to Berowra: Join me to wear off some of that festive season excess on a shortish walk along the Great North Walk track with a few ups and downs and some nice ridge top walking. Great views over Berowra Waters and lovely bushland throughout. Public transport at both ends. Map: Cowan 1:25,000
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.
Fri
30 Dec
to
Fri
6 Jan
2023
Grade 4 M
LTW
Medium pace
10-20km
some major climbs
Kosciuszko NP
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.
Sat
31 Dec

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
13.5km
200m total climbs
Lane Cove NP & Council Reserves
Chatswood to Linley Point: A nice easy morning stroll to see out 2022. Beginning at Chatswood Station we'll head for the Rail to River Track to join the GNW through Fairyland and Magdala Park. We'll then follow the Lane Cove River to Hunters Hill, cross Figtree Bridge and end with a bus trip from Linley Point to Chatswood.
Early start, minimal breaks and a Limit of 10.  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.
January 2023
Mon
2 Jan

SocialKirribilli RSL Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at the Kirribilli 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 $30.
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.
Mon
2 Jan
to
Sat
7 Jan
Grade 4 
LTW
Medium pace
70km
800m total climbs
Kosciusko NP
Wheeler's Hut to Kiandra: Extended 6-day pack walk, medium hard, big climbs, optional side trips, on and off tracks. Tooma Rd. - Wheeler's Hut - Derschko's Hut - Mackey's Hut - Brooks Hut ruin - Tabletop Mt. - Kiandra
A hard but rewarding and interesting walk. Visit old goldfields, climb Mt. Jagungal, walk on tracks as well as off tracks in unique alpine country. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Contact leader
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Tue
3 Jan

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
Berowra Valley RP
Pennant Hills to Hornsby: Our walk will start out from Pennant Hills Station and then make our way along residential streets to the Great North Walk which we will then follow exiting at Hornsby. A few minor creek crossings along the route. Public Transport at both ends. Map: Hornsby 1:25,000
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.
Wed
4 Jan
to
Tue
10 Jan
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.
Sat
7 Jan

Grade 3 M

Medium pace
17.5km
300m total climbs
Lane Cove NP
Chatswood to Cheltenham: Beginning from Chatswood Station we'll take the Rail to River Track down to the Lane Cove National Park entrance.
From there, we'll follow the GNW to Devlins Creek at North Epping and up to Cheltenham Station.
The walk is lengthy but the ascents are meagre. A nice early start with minimal breaks and a limit of 10.  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.
Sat
7 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
350m total climbs
Berowra Regional Park
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
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
8 Jan

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
50km
337m total climbs
Parramatta River
Westmead Circuit via Meadow Bank, 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.
Thu
12 Jan
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
14 Jan
Grade 5 M

Medium pace
10km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
From Camp Creek to East Creek via Devils Throat: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the 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. Return via a pass to the south or via East Creek. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Mon
16 Jan
to
Fri
20 Jan
Grade 3 & 4

Medium pace
80km
Various climbs
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. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk.
Fri
20 Jan
to
Sun
22 Jan
Grade 6 M

Medium pace
20km
1000m total climbs
Wollemi National Park
Pass 30a to the Colo and Knife-Edge North of Blacksmiths Creek: A 3-day adventure.
Day 1 – Drive to Drip Rock Trail and leave vehicles there. Descend to the Colo via Pass 30a. Establish a base camp.
Day 2 – Explore the knife-blade spur north of Blacksmiths Creek. Probably return via Blacksmiths Creek.
Day 3 – Exit via Pass 30.
Brilliant swimming in between the walking. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Colo Heights, Mountain Lagoon
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Tue
24 Jan

CYCLE Medium/hard grade 
LTW
Medium pace
42km
517m total climbs
Guildford
Guildford Stn to Leppington Stn via M7 Cycleway / Bringelly Rd: Gildford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - M7 Cycleway - Bringelly Rd - Leppington Stn. On shared paths / cycleways. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: Guildford
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
29 Jan

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
13km
290m total climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Mt Kuring-gai Stn to Berowra via Lyrebird Gully : Great North walk through the Lyrebird Gully and Calna creek with an ascent to Berowra station. Map: Hornsby
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.
February 2023
Sun
5 Feb
to
Fri
17 Feb
Grade 3 M

Medium pace
various km
various climbs
Wilsons Promontory and Mt Buffalo
From Sea to Summit - Wilsons Promontory and Mt Buffalo: Expressions of interest. 4 full days at Wilsons Prom followed by 6 days in the Mt Buffalo (Victorian highlands) area plus travel times. You will need to make your own way to each area.  
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 Feb
to
Fri
10 Feb
Commercial

Medium pace

Daily walk:
10-17km
up to 900m climbs
Tasmania
Mt Field NP Explorer: This trip offers an opportunity to explore the Mt Field NP in Tasmania. This is a customised trip, run for us by Tasmanian Hikes. We plan to do various walks in the Mt Field NP and also the walk to Mt Eliza (part of the Mt Anne Circuit). The walks vary from 10 - 17km, with grades similar to Club grades 3 & 4, with one walk involving some boulder hopping.
The group will be of a small size due to the NP restrictions on group sizes on some walks. During the trip we will be staying at Sassafras Springs accommodation in Ellendale, in cottages.
This is a commercial trip, so the normal insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Map: Tasmap Mount Field 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.
Mon
6 Feb
SocialKirribilli Club
Monthly club lunch : Reintroducing the Bush Club monthly lunch at the Kirribilli 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 $30.
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.
Thu
9 Feb
Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
Sat
18 Feb
Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
200m total climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote circuit: Heathcote - Parklands Trail - Karloo Pool - Uloola Falls - Uloola Track - Robertson Knoll - Engadine Track - Parklands Trail - Heathcote
Nice walk through Royal with possible swimming along the way. Interesting country. Creek crossings Joint walk with NPA. Map: Port Hacking 1: 25 000
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Sat
18 Feb

Grade 5 M

Medium pace
6km
350m total climbs
Gardens of Stone SCA
Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls: Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the future generations.
Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting the cave at about GR 309 400, as well as the cave at GR 405 043. After exploring the Gang Gang Tunnels, turn south and walk to the falls at GR 407 045, whilst inspecting the caves along the way. Continue south to visit Lots Wife and the adjacent cave. Find a way out to the western side and re-connect with the cars. About 6km. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Cullen Bullen
Non-vaccinated members welcome.
Mon
27 Feb
to
Mon
6 Mar
Grade 3 & 4 M

Medium pace
up to 18km

300-800m total climbs
Kosciuszko NP
Snowy Mountains 6 day walks: 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)
* Some easier walks in case of 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.
ADVANCE NOTICES
Thu
2 Mar
to
Sat
4 Mar
Grade 4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
40km
600+m total climbs
Kosciusko NP
Mt. Jagungal Wilderness: A 3 day packwalk incl. asc/desc of Mt. Jagungal, the Bushwalkers Mountain , one of the “biggies” in Australia at over 2000m(2042m). Approx 40km from Round Mtn gate and return, with a lovely shaded campsite amongst the snowgums, and an ascent of Jagungal with daypacks only. Luxury!
Day1: Walk to camp
Day 2: Climb Jagungal
Day 3: Return to cars
This is a Wilderness walk and numbers will be limited. Jont with NPA  Map: Jagungal and Toolong Range 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.
Sun
5 Mar
to
Sun
12 Mar
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
to
Fri
24 Mar
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.
Thu
6 Apr

Grade 3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
400m total climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo To Manly: Our annual moonlight walk. 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.  
  Map: Sydney Harbour
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
16 Apr
to
Thu
20 Apr
Grade 3 

Medium pace
15km
350m total climbs
Barrington Tops NP
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.
Sunday 16 April will be a travel day. There will be Grade 3 walks on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of 12 to 17kms length. On Thursday 20 April, 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
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
to
Fri
5 May
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
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
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.
Late May
to
Mid Jun
Grade 4 & 5 

Unhurried pace
125km
2500m total climbs
West MacDonnell NP
Chewings Range: Expressions of interest are invited for a 15 day full-pack walk (one food drop) in the remote western section of the Chewings Range (approx. 200km west of Alice Springs) with spectacular views, amazing gorges and waterholes.
Our planned route will include Spencer Gorge – Giles Yard Spring – Portals Gorge – Upper Giles Spring – Mt Giles (side trip) – Ormiston Gorge (food drop) – Bowmans Gap – Letterbox Gorge – Canyon of Defiance - Ormiston Gorge plus much more. The planned route may vary subject to Remote Walking Permit approval from NT Parks.
Previous multi-day walk experience is a must. This walk is entirely off-track in an arid environment with some parts being steep, rocky and rough where you will be required to carry up to 7 days food and possible water carries depending on recent rainfall. One high camp planned. Walk is partly exploratory for the Leader. Party limit = 8. Map: West MacDonnell NP – Maps 1 & 2 - 1:100,000
All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.
Sun
17 Dec 23
to
Mon
15 Jan 24
Grade 2, 3 & 4
Unhurried pace
km TBA
Victoria
Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure: Expressions of Interest sought.
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.