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|25 Sep, Sat 7:57AM||Golden Stairs to Mt Solitary and return|
|Fully inside Blue Mountains City Council|
|(NEW!!!) Is this the Blue Mountains most classic walk? If not then surely one of the top 10 and as the Waratahs should be in full bloom worth a look. Aim to walk up to Chinamens Gully and search around the area taking in the lookouts and wildflowers along the way. Rock scrambling up onto Mt Solitary.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 5. View
|2-4 Oct, Sat (08:31AM)-Mon (14:30PM)||Mcleans Pass to Dead Tree Camp (the Pondage) 3 day campout and exploration|
|(Cancelled) Quite simply this is my favourite campsite in the entire Gardens of Stone NP as it is situated in an area of extreme beauty as well as having the advantage of a spectacular and pristine canyon nearby which gives us pure water and seemingly endless pagodas to explore, photograph and enjoy. The sunrises and sunsets from here have to be seen to be believed with wonderful views of Pantoneys Crown, Baal Bone ridge and far beyond. This will be a weekend to submerge yourself in the realm of the senses, relax with friends and emerge refreshed and energized! Rock scrambling.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View
|9 Oct, Sat 9:00AM||Capertee Valley birdwatching and photography|
|(Cancelled) The Capertee Valley on the western fringe of the Blue mountains is a bird watchers' paradise if you know where to go with a wide variety of birds not often seen around Sydney. So bring your binos, camera and picnic lunch, and we'll try and spot as many of our feathered friends as possible. View|
|23-30 Oct, Sat (13:23PM)-Sat (15:00PM)||Mount Kaputar camp|
|(NEW!!!) Mt Kaputar is a walker's paradise and from our comfortable base at Dawsons Springs, we will explore the park via day walks enjoying the mountain scenery as well as local places of beauty like Sawn Rocks. Car based camping with hot showers and good amenities. View|
|6 Nov, Sat 8:30AM||Mount Victoria tracks, lookouts, caves and hidden treasures|
|On the south side of Mt Victoria is a maze of tracks, superb lookouts, fascinating historical caves and some beautiful unburnt bushland which we will explore and photograph. Highlights include Bushrangers, Coxs, Ross caves and some amazing viewing points just to name a few!
This walk will be in conjunction with another offered later on ... the Grand Canyon by night walk. People coming on this walk are welcome and encouraged to join the second much shorter trip. Lots of steps!
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View
|6 Nov, Sat 8:00PM||The Grand Canyon … by night|
|From Neates Glen after sunset we will descend into the world of the night creatures and walk through the Grand Canyon, exiting at Evans Lookout Track. The prime reason for doing this walk is to see the amazing displays of glow worms which leave the colony in the Glowworm tunnel for dead with their brightness and sheer numbers. Plus we might see possums, gliders, the odd frog and experience this world heritage walk in a completely different way. People doing this walk are encouraged to do the walk to Mt Victoria beforehand and to stay in the mountains to avoid the long drive home. Care is needed walking in the dark and a good torch is essential.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View
|13 Nov, Sat 8:00AM||Girrakol – Scopas Peak – Kariong Brook – Girrakool|
|Fully inside Central Coast Council|
|(NEW!!!) (Updated Details) Springtime is upon us, and this walk will showcase a bounty of wildflowers that only the Sydney sandstone region can achieve. We will follow the eastern side of Girrakool Creek down over Piles Creek before heading south over Scopas Peak, then the Hawkesbury Track, the old Woy Woy Road, past the scout camp and back along the Western Girrakool circuit to the start. Expect lots of scenic lookouts, beautiful waterfalls and of course, masses of wildflowers, including waratahs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S View
|20 Nov, Sat 8:30AM||Birrabang Canyon|
|Birrabang Canyon is one of the easier canyons to explore as there's no abseils or swims involved but it still has some spectacular sections and is a beautiful and rewarding canyon worth visiting. On the walk out are some spectacular pagodas also worth a look as a bonus. Rock scrambling and wet feet with some slippery rocks in parts.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View
|27 Nov, Sat 8:28AM||Minnamurra to Kiama via Bombo headland|
|This is a littoral cruise type of walk, visiting and swimming our way down the coast from Minnamurra via the very picturesque Bombo headland to finish to Kiama for a well-earned ice cream! There will be 3 swimming spots (at least) to enjoy as we saunter along past beaches, rock pools and places of interest. Slip, slop, slap.
Location: South Coast
Map: Kiama 90281S View
|4 Dec, Sat 8:32AM||Waterfall Station – Kangaroo Creek – Karloo Pool – Heathcote Station|
|I recently did this walk and thought to myself it would be a perfect summer trip with the option of bringing a lilo or to simply swim many of these outstandingly beautiful pools as we make our way along the spectacular Kangaroo Creek. So bring along your sense of adventure and we will walk, swim, paddle our way down this watercourse. Rock scrambling and a rough track in parts.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Royal NP View
|11 Dec, Sat 8:00AM||Catherine Hill Bay – Cotton Candy sea caves – Fraser Beach – Birdie Beach|
|The highlight and one of the main reasons for this walk is to visit the stunning and colourful Cotton Candy sea caves north of Moonee Beach. This will be one of our first ports of call as we head south along the coast, walking, swimming and exploring the beautiful Munmorah SRA. So bring your cossies, blockout and a sense of adventure. Rock hopping.
Location: Munmorah SCA View
|18 Dec, Sat 9:01AM||Shelly Beach Christmas picnic and walk to North Head|
|What better place to catch up and meet your bushwalking friends than on the beach for a picnic, swim and snorkel, then to walk off all that good food with an optional short stroll to the picturesque and historic North Head. Every time there has been quite a lot of marine life to see under the waves. Bring food to share. View|
|26-31 Dec, Sun (14:00PM)-Fri (09:00AM)||Kosciuszko National Park day walks|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Kosciuszko National Park is always popular in the summertime and staying at a very comfortable lodge at Perisher is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the region with fellow like-minded walkers! The accommodation is at a ski lodge and is via twin share/double rooms and DIY cooking. This lodge is an extremely comfortable place to stay and use as a base and all the rooms have ensuites, there is a huge commercial kitchen and plenty of room to social distance if you need to.
As in previous years, I will have several leaders to take walks on each day so you can choose who you might like to walk with and the grades range from 2 to 6.
It's essential to book early onto this walk as every year I usually have a long waiting list.
Location: Kosciuszko NP View
|8 Jan, Sat 9:00AM||Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit|
|(Date Changed) The Tahmoor Gorge circuit follows the very scenic Bargo River and includes the extremely beautiful Mermaid pools and a myriad of cascades and lesser waterfalls along the way. There is a high cliff line track too and we will follow both on this circuit. A walk not to missed especially as the spring flowers should be out in profusion. Rock hopping and some scrambling.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 View
|12-19 Mar, Sat (07:00AM)-Sat (10:00AM)||The Overland Track, Tasmania|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair. Arguably Australia's premier long-distance walk, The Overland Track is undoubtedly a walk of superlatives, not the least being the supremely beautiful landscape you travel through from Cradle Mountain all the way down south to Lake St. Clair.
On this trip I plan to do several side trips (optional), including climbing Barn Bluff, Mt Oakleigh, Mt Ossa, as well as visiting the Labyrinth. The cost of the walk is $200 and you have the option of staying in the huts along the way, open to availability, but you do have to carry a tent or arrange to share with another. We will get picked up in Launceston and taken to the walk start and again at the finish of the walk will get transported from Cynthia Bay back to Hobart. 4 seasons in one day is Tassies mantra so expect any sort of climatic conditions.
Map: Cradle Mountain by TasMap Limit: 12. View
|15-18 Apr, Fri (08:00AM)-Mon (13:00PM)||Grand Buddawangs Traverse|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This walk will take in some of the Buddawangs most spectacular walking routes and features and will be a walk you won't want to miss out on! Starting from Wog Wog campground we make our way past the following scenic locations - Mt Corang, Corang Arch, Burrumbeet Brook, Mt Tarn, Mt Haughton, Styles Creek, Hidden Valley, The Vines, and the Endrick river, to name a few! Hidden in these locations are comfortable camp caves, stunning grassy campsites, pristine watercourses and indigenous art sites, all worth exploring.
I lead this walk 4 years ago and it proved enormously popular and I think once we are able to regain our freedom again, after all the lockdowns, this trip will be just the ticket to refresh the senses! Might be some overgrown tracks to be encountered.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N View
|15-30 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (14:00PM)||The Bibbulmun Track: Walpole to Albany|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) On this trip we will experience the best that the Bibbulmun Track has to offer in Western Australia. From the small township of Walpole, we will travel along a series of good tracks through the towering Tingle forests, colourful heathlands, beautiful beaches, granite peaks and through the towns of Peaceful Bay and Denmark where new supplies can be purchased, allowing for lighter packs. The tracks are well marked and make for easy walking. Halfway through the walk we will have a rest day in Denmark. At each campsite there is a hut which can be used as well as water supply, toilets and tables so this is hardly roughing it! The wildflowers at this time of the year are outstanding and you can expect to also see a fair amount of wildlife including seals, quokkas, wallabies and numerous birds to name a few. In short, this is a fabulous walk and one not to be missed. Limit: 17. View|
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