DateGradeRoute and DescriptionTransport and Meeting DetailsLeader (preferred contact listed first)
February 2023
Wed1 FebCYCLE Medium grade Central CoastCycle Tuggerah – The Entrance and Return:Moved to Wed 8 Feb
Wed1 FebGrade 3 MMedium pace13km650m total climbsBlue Mountains NPKatoomba circuit via Norths Lookout, Nellies Glen, Six-foot Track and Devils Hole: Meet at Katoomba Station. Either walk to Explorers Tree or take a bus. From Explorers Tree walk to Norths Lookout, down Nellies Glen along the newly reopenned Six-foot Track to the valley, back up via Devils Hole Track, then through old Golf Course and track along the creek back to Katoomba Station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossing and some rock scrambling Joint walk with NPA. 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.Walk full
Fri3 FebGrade 3+ MLTWMedium pace17km650m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWondabyne to Kariong via Girrakool: GNW from Wondabyne Stn, over Scopas and Leochares Peaks to Piles Creek, then Piles Ck & Girrakool circuits, with side trip to Monolith Cave, before exiting via Scout Camp boundary track to Kariong for a bus to Gosford. Panoramic views, swing bridge, hanging swamps, waterfalls, caves, engravings. Tracks, trails, boundary track might be overgrown, wet in parts. Tougher end of grade 3. Previous 2 times this walk ended early at Girrakool because of flash flooding in Piles Creek.   Map: GosfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat4 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km450m total climbsBlue Mountains NPSpringwood Circuit via Martins Lookout: Springwood Station - Sassafras Gully Track - Perch Ponds-Martins Lookout- Magdala Creek Track- Springwood Station. All on track - mostly lovely shaded walk. Map: SpringwoodAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat4 FebGrade 3 MMedium pace14km340m total climbsBerowra Valley NPHornsby to Thornleigh via Cherrybrook Lakes: The walk will start from Hornsby Station, joining the GNW and breaking off to walk around the Cherrybrook Lakes. We'll then retrace our steps and head for the walk's end at Thornleigh Station. An early start, with minimal breaks and a limit of 10.  Map: HornsbyAll 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.Walk Full
Sat4 FebGrade 3 MMedium pace12km150m total climbsBouddi NPPutty beach~Maitland Bay~McMasters Beach: When the heat is on ,head for the coast and on this easyish walk I plan to stop for several swims as we make our way along the littoral zone.  Map: Broken BayNon-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat4 FebGrade 5 MMedium pace8km250m total climbsBlue Mountains NPCorkscrew and Bowens Creek South Canyons: Co-leader: Geoff Fox. Two beautiful canyons. No abseils. Plenty of rock hopping, scrambling and some narrow and slippery ledges to negotiate. Several swims. Helmets are mandatory. Bring dry bags. Wetsuits strongly recommended. Joint walk with SBW, NPA, UBMBC. Map: Mount WilsonNon-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun5 FebCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace60kmFlatm total climbsCronullaTempe 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: CronullaAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun5 FebtoSun12 FebGrade 4 MMedium pace60km2000m total climbsTasmaniaWalls of Jerusalem: The Walls of Jerusalem is a spectacular area located on Tasmania’s Central Plateau in a World Heritage listed wilderness. We start and finish at Launceston. Following a transfer drop-off we will spend 3 to 4 days exploring Dixons Kingdom and all the major highlights on offer in the WoJ (weather dependant) – King Davids Peak, Lake Salome, Pool of Bethesda, Solomons Throne, The Temple, Mt Jerusalem and Lake Ball – then will pick up the Overland Track and walk out to Lake St Clair and get transferred back to Launceston. This is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self-sufficient in terms of all gear and food requirements. Map: TASMAP Walls of Jerusalem Maps 1:25,000All 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.Trip Full
Sun5 FebtoFri17 FebGrade 3 MMedium pacevarious kmvarious climbsWilsons 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.Trip Full
Sun5 FebtoFri10 FebCommercialMedium paceDaily walk:10-17kmup to 900m climbsTasmaniaMt 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.Expressions of interest to Jon Hestelow for more information and bookings.First listed 21 Aug 2022 but Trip cancelled as we needed early interest to secure the cottage accomodation
Mon6 FebSocialKirribilli ClubMonthly 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.12 noon at the RSL club:11 Harbourview Cres, Lavender Bay5 minutes walk from Milsons Point Station(first Monday of month)
Wed8 FebCYCLE Medium grade Unhurried pace45km200mm total climbsCentral CoastCycle Tuggerah – The Entrance and Return: Tuggerah Station – Chittaway Point – Killarney Vale – Long Jetty – The Entrance – Shelley Beach – Bateau Bay – 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. Easy pace and lots of drink stops. BYO lunch morning tea and lunch. Suitable for all bike types.. Helmet, Lights and Hi Viz vest please. Back at Tuggerah Station around 2.30pm.   Map: Google mapsAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Thu9 FebCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
Fri10 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace17km450m total climbsBrisbane Water NPKariong to Woy Woy via Bulgandry, Glyphs, Spion Kop and Koolewong Ridge: Bus from Gosford to Kariong, then Bulgandry, Lyre Trig, Glyphs, Koolewong Ridge to Anvil Rock, Waterfall Creek, Spion Kop and return, Honeycomb Caves, Parks Bay, Woy Woy. Aboriginal sites, interesting hieroglyphs, sparkling water views, spectacular tafoni weathered caves. Tracks, trails, waterfront walkways. One trail steep and slippery, one track a bit overgrown.  Map: GosfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat11 FebCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace56km500m total climbsPenrithPenrith Stn Circuit to Bringelly Village: Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Penrith Stn Return via Northern Rd to Bringelly Village. On shared paths / cycleways. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: PenrithAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat11 FebGrade 4 Medium pace10km170m total climbsLower Blue MountainsPisgah rock~Erskine creekGorge~Jack Evans track: From the lofty heights of Pisgah rock we will drop into the incredibly scenic Erskine creek Gorge which we will follow downstream all the way to Jack Evans track,stopping along the way for a swim or three and enjoying this beautiful part of the lower blue mountains. Joint walk with NPA. Map: PenrithNon-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun12 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace14km500m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPCowan to Berowra: Explore Berowra Waters with great views & lookouts along the many ridge tops. There are a number of steep climbs on the route. This is a Grade 3 + walk with the climbs. Map: CowanAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon13 FebGrade 3 MLTWUnhurried pace13km450m total climbsHawkesbury RiverBroken Bay Sport & Rec Centre: Northern Section: Brooklyn, Little Wobby, Highway Ridge Track, Rocky Ponds, The Icicles and return. Possible swim at Spring Beach on the way back. Delightful old ferry ride, spectacular views over the Hawkesbury. Tracks, trails, climbs, some steep. Numbers limited.   Map: Broken BayAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Wed15 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace16km480m total climbsRoyal National ParkOtford to Figure of Eight Pools Circuit: The walk starts with a short climb at Otford Stn before entering the Royal National Park. Mostly bush track and fire trail. Beautiful views along the coast. Side trip to the Figure of Eight Pools (low tide due at 10.58). Will require rock hopping. Map: OtfordAll 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.Walk full, wait list operating
Fri17 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace19km400m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWoy Woy to Patonga via Blackwall Mt & Beaches: Woy Woy Station, Blackwall Mount, Ettalong, Ocean, Umina, and Pearl Beaches, Arboretum, Green Pt Ck Waterfall, Crater Track, Dark Corner drop-down, Patonga. Bus back to Woy Woy. Spectacular lookouts, splendid beaches, interesting botanical reserve. Waterside walkways, trails, tracks, beaches. Leech repellent useful for bush areas. Lowish tide should suit access to rock shelves around Umina and Green Points, and Dark Corner. There should be time at Patonga for a hot or cold drink at the Boathouse Hotel.  Map: Broken BayAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat18 FebCYCLE Medium grade Medium pace62km50m total climbsCronulla, SydneyCycle Cronulla to Fox Studios Return: Must be confident riding on roads. Cycling via Brighton Le Sands and return to Cronulla. Mostly on cycle lanes and cycle paths. Coffee along the way, lunch at Fox Studios. Returning to Cronulla by approx. 3:30 pm. Must book in with leader. When Must bring spare tube (s) and repair kit. No Helmet No Go! Limited numbers. We will meet at Dune Walk, Woolooware (off Captain Cook Drive, near Sharkies stadium). Joint walk with NPA. Map: SydneyNon-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader with Full Name, Mobile No, Emergency contact details, Name of Club (s) & membership number (where applicable), First Aid Yes/No.
Sat18 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km200m total climbsRoyal NPHeathcote circuit: Heathcote - Parklands Trail - Karloo Pool - Uloola Falls - Uloola Track - Robertson Knoll - Engadine Track - Parklands Trail - HeathcoteNice walk through Royal with possible swimming along the way. Interesting country. Creek crossings Joint walk with NPA. Map: Port Hacking 1: 25 000Non-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat18 FebGrade 3 MMedium pace6km100m total climbsWollemi NPThe River Caves Canyon and environs: This canyon is a short but very scenic and easy canyon set deep within the Wollemi National Park.There are no abseils or compulsory swimming. I intend to take a look also up Bungary creek to explore a bit! Joint walk with NPA. Map: Rock HillAll participants must be fully vaccinated (2 jabs) AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please indicate your status when booking on the walk and carry proof on the walk.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat18 FebGrade 5 MMedium pace6km350m total climbsGardens of Stone SCAGang 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 BullenNon-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun19 FebCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace49km440m total climbsGuildfordGuidford Stn Circuit via Lizard Log / M7 Cyclway / Bonnyrigg: Guidford Stn - Lizard Log - M7 Cycleway - Fairfield - Yennora - Guidford Stn. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: GuildfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon20 FebGrade 3 MLTWUnhurried pace14km300m total climbsHawkesbury RiverBroken Bay Sport & Rec Ctr: Southern Section: Brooklyn, Little Wobby, Midway Ridge track to Juno Point, Little Patonga Beach, Patonga Creek Lookout, Horseshoe Track, Spring Beach, Little Wobby. Delightful old ferry ride. Magnificent views over Hawkesbury River and Patonga. Tracks, trails, climbs, some steep. Numbers limited.  Map: Broken BayAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon20 FebtoFri24 FebGrade 3 MUnhurried paceSee trip description for distancesBogong Alpine area, VictoriaBogong High Plains circuit: This is a beautiful area that the Club has not visited for quite some time. Easy circuit visiting many huts and some optional hills/mountains.Day 1:After arranging car at walk finish, we walk from Pretty Valley Pondage to Tawonga Hut: 4.5km plus optional side trip to Mt Jaithmathang - excellent views.Day 2:Tawonga Hut to Ryders Yards Hut via aqueduct 6km + optional side trips to Mt Jim, Young Hut, High Plains Ck falls. Day 3: Ryders Yards hut to Fitzgerald Hut via Cope Saddle hut, Cope Hut, Wallace Hut. 16km but flat. Day 5:either stay at Fitzgerald hut or do several side trips including Johnston Hut, Mt Nelse & Nelse north, Edmundson Hut, Spion Kopje summit, Kelly Hut, perhaps Ropers Hut. Day 6: exit via Heathy spur and back to cars, 7.5km Interested people must contact leader regarding important travel issues.   Map: SV map - Bogong Alpine AreaAll 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.WALK FULL, Wait list operating
Fri24 FebGrade 4 MLTWMedium pace21km850m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWondabyne to Patonga via Goatsville: Wondabyne Station, Kariong Brook, Mt Wondabyne, Umina Plateau, Goatsville, Waratah Patch, Tessellated Pavement, Elephant Rock, Warrah Trig & Lookout, Patonga. Bus back to Woy Woy at the end. Impressive views, remarkable rock platforms, the highlights of southern BWNP. Tracks, trails, some connecting tracks heavily overgrown/off-track. Kariong Brook Falls closed due to rockfall risk. There should be time at Patonga for a hot or cold drink at the Boathouse Hotel.  Map: Gosford, Broken BayAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat25 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace18km600m total climbsBlue Mountains NPBlackheath circuit via Grand Canyon: Blackheath Station to Neates Glen via Braeside Fire Trail - Grand Canyon - Evans Lookout - along the Cliff Top Walk to Govett's Leap - return to Blackheath via Pope's Glen. Map: KatoombaAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat25 FebGrade 3 MMedium pace12km200m total climbsMunmorah SRACatherine Hill Bay~Mooney beach~Fraser Beach~Red Ochre beach: Colourful sea caves,stunning beaches,blowholes and several places to stop and swim or snorkel along the way make this a superb Summer walk. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Catherine Hill BayAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun26 FebtoTue28 FebCYCLE Medium/hard grade Unhurried pace150km500m total climbsCentral Coast and Newcastle3 days Cycling Central Coast and Newcastle:Day 1 Norah Head – Hamlyn TerraceCycle Noraville – Norah Head - Budgewoi - Buff Point - San Remo – Hamlyn Terrace returning via Soldiers Beach for lunch. Shared cycle ways and quiet streets. Enjoy beach and lake views, parks, bird life and wonderful angohora's, as we cycle the shared path to North Lakes. 45ks Day 2 Swansea – Newcastle Cycle Swansea - Blacksmiths – Belmont -Fernleigh Track – Adamstown - Newcastle and return on shared pathways and quiet streets with coffee and lunch along the way. Lake river and ocean views a long the way with the well shaded gently graded Fernleigh Track make for a good days cycling. 60ksDay 3 The Entrance – Shelley Beach – Bateau Bay – Long Jetty – Killarney Vale – Berkley Vale – Chittaway Bay – Tuggerah – South Tacoma and return to The Entrance 45ks flat ride with a few minor hills. The shared path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay is along the Tuggerah Lake foreshore 45ksExperienced riders comfortable with road and shared pathway riding. Suitable all bike types, bell, helmets, high viz top, spare tube and pump. Relaxed pace, plenty of stops, coffee and lunch. Accommodation Caravan Park Norah Head. Expressions of interest  Map: Google cycle mapsAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon27 FebGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km500m total climbsBouddi NPCopacabana to Wagstaffe via Maitland Bay and Marie Byles LO: Copacabana, MacMasters & Little Beaches, Bombi Moor Trail & Coastal Walk to Maitland Bay, Bullimah Spur Tk to Marie Byles Lookout, Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach, Wagstaffe. We will aim to catch 3:20pm ferry to Ettalong at end ($3.30 card only), then bus to Woy Woy Stn. A top coastal walk with amazing views. Tracks, trails, some connecting roads.  Map: Broken Bay, GosfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon27 FebtoMon6 MarGrade 3 & 4 MMedium paceup to 18km300-800m total climbsKosciuszko NPSnowy 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 weatherLimited numbers. Mondays are driving days Map: mostly Perisher Valley topoAll 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.Walk full, wait list operatingfirst listed July 2022
March 2023
Thu2 MartoSat4 MarGrade 4 MLTWUnhurried pace40km600+m total climbsKosciusko NPMt. 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 campDay 2: Climb JagungalDay 3: Return to carsThis is a Wilderness walk and numbers will be limited. Jont with NPA  Map: Jagungal and Toolong Range CMAAll 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.Club carsFirst listed 16 Oct 2022
Fri3 MarGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace14km400m total climbsBrisbane Water NPWondabyne to Pindar Cave: Wonderful ridge-top track to Pindar Cave. Steep 100m climb at beginning. Map: GosfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun5 MarCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace54km300m total climbsGuildfordGuidford Stn Circuit via Lakes / Bankstown / Warwick Farm / Yennora: Guidford Stn - Fairfield - Canley Vale - Bankstown - Chipping Norton - Warwick Farm - Yennora - Guidford Stn. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: GuildfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun5 MartoSun12 MarMixed Grades Medium pace12km200m total climbsMt Kosciusko NPSnowy 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.Trip Full
Mon6 MarSocialKirribilli ClubMonthly 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.12 noon at the RSL club:11 Harbourview Cres, Lavender Bay5 minutes walk from Milsons Point Station(first Monday of month)
Tue7 MarGrade 3 MMedium pace23km550m total climbsEastern SuburbsMalabar to Watsons Bay: A variation of the popular La Perouse to Bondi walk avoiding the walk through golf courses (and expected golfer rage normally experienced). Our walk will start with a walk around Malabar Headland before picking up the coastal walkway through to Bondi and then the extension through to Watsons Bay. Fantastic coastal views throughout with a combination of coastal walkway, beach and residential street walking.  Map: Bondi & Sydney Heads 1:25,000All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.Please include Proof of Covid vaccination, mobile contact number, emergency contact name/number, first aid qualifications and membership status when nominating for walk.
Wed8 MarGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km350m total climbsMnt Kuring-gai Chase NPSphyinx to Murrua Rd via Bobbin Head : Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head via Sphinx & Warrimoo tracks, Rain Forest, Gibberagong track to Murrua Track, then to Murrua Rd. Map: HornsbyAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Thu9 MarCommittee MeetingBush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli2nd Thursday of month
Sat11 MarCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace38km335m total climbsHills District Bella Vista Metro Stn Circuit via Hills District : Bella Vista Metro - Kellyville - Beaumont Hills - Rouse Hill - Kellyville North - Hills Showground. On shared paths / cycleways / quiet streets. This will be a leisurely cycle with plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. (One steep hill / Lots of short hills)   Map: Castle HillAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat11 MarGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace15km50m total climbsMunmorah SCACaves Beach - Munmorah SCA: via Catherine Hill Bay. Great coastal walking with interesting beaches and inlets. One way walk with possible swims along the way. Minor car shuffle involved.  Joint walk with NPA. Map: Catherine Hill Bay 1:25 000Non-vaccinated members welcome.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat11 MarGrade 3 MMedium pace14km550m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPCowan 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.   Map: Cowan 1:25,000All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.Please include Proof of Covid vaccination, mobile contact number, emergency contact name/number, first aid qualifications and membership status when nominating for walk.
Mon13 MartoFri17 MarGrade 3 & 4 Medium pace70km2400m total climbsKosciuszko NPAnother Main Range Ramble: A multiday walking experience along the Main Range taking in some fantastic ridge top walking and great campsites.Day 1 – Charlottes Pass to Mt Twynam for our 5-star campsite near the headwaters of Pound CreekDay 2 – Mt Twynam to Schlink Hut or PassDay 3 – Schlink Hut to Dicky Cooper Bogong (return – day trip)Day 4 – Schlink Hut to Guthega TrigDay 5 – Guthega Trig to Charlottes PassThis is a full pack walk with walkers expected to be self-sufficient in terms of all gear (tent, sleeping bag, cooking, etc) and food requirements. Prior multiday walk experience carrying a full pack is advantageous. Party limit = 8. Map: Perisher Valley, Youngal, Geehi Dam 1:25,000All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.Please include Proof of Covid vaccination, mobile contact number, emergency contact name/number, first aid qualifications and membership status when nominating for walk.
Sun19 MarCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace61km600m total climbsGuildfordGuildford Stn to MacArthur Stn via M7 Cycleway: Gildford Stn - Prospect Reservoir - M7 Cycleway - Camden Valley Way - Narellan Rd - MacArthur Stn. On shared paths / cycleways. Plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Public Transport at both ends. Map: GuildfordAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Tue21 MartoFri24 MarCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace120km450m total climbsCanberraCycling 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: CanberraAll 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.Trip full, wait list operating
Tue21 MarGrade 3 MMedium pace15km175m total climbsBotany Bay NP & Cronulla SPKurnell to Cronulla: This is another nice coastal walk with great views through the area where Captain Cook first visited in 1770. We will meet at Cronulla Station and then catch a bus to Kurnell before walking around Cape Solander and the Kurnell Penninsula visiting both Botany Cove and Bait Harbour. We then walk along the five beaches to Cronulla. We then have the option of walking around the Cronulla Peninsula and Gunnamatta Bay and back into Cronulla adding approx. 5km however will decide on the day. Party limit = 16.  All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.Please include Proof of Covid vaccination, mobile contact number, emergency contact name/number, first aid qualifications and membership status when nominating for walk.
Thu23 MarGrade 3 MMedium pace15km660m total climbsKu-ring-gai Chase NPCowan to Berowra: 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. Party limit = 12.  Map: Cowan 1:25,000All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.Please include Proof of Covid vaccination, mobile contact number, emergency contact name/number, first aid qualifications and membership status when nominating for walk.
Sat25 MarGrade 3 MMedium pace20km400m total climbsSydney Harbour ForeshoreTaronga 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. Party limit = 12.  Map: Parramatta River & Sydney Heads 1:25,000All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.Please include Proof of Covid vaccination, mobile contact number, emergency contact name/number, first aid qualifications and membership status when nominating for walk.
Wed29 MarGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace13km350m total climbsBerowra Regional ParkHornsby 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: HornsbyAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
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Thu6 AprGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace19km400m total climbsSydney HarbourTaronga 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 HarbourAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon10 AprCYCLE Medium/hard grade LTWMedium pace54km518m total climbsCampbelltownMacArthur Stn to Glenfield Stn via Mnt Annan Gdns, Oran Park & Fig Farm : Cycling out in Greater Western Sydney. Starting at MacArthur Stn - Narellan Rd - Mnt Annan Gdns - Oran Park - Fig Farm - Camden Valley Way - Glenfield Stn. On shared paths / cycleways. Plenty of stops. Suitable for all bike types. Map: CampbelltownAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Mon17 AprGrade 3 MLTWMedium pace13km375m total climbsMt Kuring-gai Chase NPCowan to Brooklyn: Cowan to Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay: Cowan to Brooklyn is part of the Great North Walk starting from Cowan Station and ending at Brooklyn (Hawkesbury River Station). Some fire trail walking towards the end.  Map: CowanAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sun30 AprtoFri5 MayGrade 3 Unhurried pace15km400m total climbsCentral West NSWOrange 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.Walk full, wait list operating
Sat6 MaytoSat13 MayCommercial trip Unhurried pace10km200m total climbsLord Howe IslandMay 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 IslandAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Sat13 MaytoSat20 MayCommercial trip Unhurried pace10km200m total climbsLord Howe IslandMay 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 IslandAll 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.Contact leader giving phone no, emergency contact no, 1st aid qualifications and vaccination status.
Late MaytoMid JunGrade 4 & 5 Unhurried pace125km2500m total climbsWest MacDonnell NPChewings 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 - 1:100,000All participants must be up-to-date with vaccinations (at least 3 jabs) / no medical exemptions allowed.WALK FULL - reserve list in place
Mon18 SeptoFri22 SepCYCLEMixed Grades Medium pace45-55km per dayCowraCycling – Cowra, Central West, NSW : This is a THREE DAY cycle. Three different routes to/and from our base in Cowra. Cycles will be on sealed roads. Daily cycle distance will vary between 45km and 55km (subject to change). Accommodation (4 nights) will be arranged in Cowra. Cars + bike racks needed for the drive to Cowra. Hybrid or Road bikes recommended. Limited numbers. Expressions of interest sought.  Map: CowraAll 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.Walk full, wait list operatingFirst listed 22 Dec
Sun17 Dec 23toMon15 Jan 24Grade 2, 3 & 4Unhurried pace km TBAVictoriaMallee & 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 numbersAll participants must be fully vaccinated AND medical exemptions ARE allowed. Please carry proof on the walk.NOTE: You must have (or have use of) a suitable vehicle for this adventure! members own 4WD vehicle with High Clearance and High & Low Range gearsfirst listed 29 Nov 22