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|8 Dec, Wed 9:35AM||Victoria Falls and Ikara Head|
|(Date Changed) Car shuttle from Blaxland Station to the car park at the end of Victoria Falls Road, walk down to the Cascades and Victoria Falls and back. After that drive back along the road, park the car near Ikara Head track, walk to lookouts, old mine site including off-track sections and back to car park. Steep, slippery, muddy sections, off track and creek crossings.
Location: Mt Victoria Limit: 15. View
|10 Dec, Fri 9:30AM||The Colour walks series No 12: Annandale to Darling Square|
|(SWAG) Bob R.|
|RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. The best of Annandale, such as Beale Piano Site, Whites Creek wetlands , Whites Creek community garden and many more historic buildings. Of special interest is a Victorian Stone Work carved by Neville Wran's Great Grandfather. Beautiful Glebe Foreshore, award-winning Frank Gehry building, a colour changing building, historic Goods Line, (with 36-LEVER FRAME INTERLOCKING MACHINE). Many options for lunch at the end of the walk.
Map: Sydney View
|11 Dec, Sat 8:00AM||Catherine Hill Bay – Cotton Candy sea caves – Fraser Beach – Birdie Beach|
|ALL INTENDING WALKERS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED AND BE ABLE TO PRODUCE YOUR DIGITAL CERTIFICATE UPON REQUEST.
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
|11 Dec, Sat 8:30AM||Footsteps of the Convicts|
|Passes through 2 LGA's.
Central Coast Council
Hawkesbury City Council
|(NEW!!!) (Updated Details) (Almost Full) This walk near Wisemans Ferry oozes history. It's a steady climb up Devines Hill, the old convict-built road that contains so many remnants of the 1820s, plus lots of information signs. Once at the top of the hill we'll take the Shepherds Gully Loop and then return to the Old Great North Road. Then we'll take the Finchs Line track back down to Wisemans Ferry Road. A 3km car shuffle will be involved. Joint walk with The Bush Club. The lower section of Finchs Line is very rough underfoot.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Lower Portland 90312S Limit: 12. View
|12 Dec, Sun 9:07AM||The Great North Walk: Section 2|
|Grade:3/6||Length||16km||400m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Today we walk from North Ryde to Thornleigh. It's a beautiful bushwalk along the Lane Cove River, somewhat rocky but generally good track, ending with a steep climb to Thornleigh Station at the end. There are 5 mild creek crossings. Beautiful sandstone caves, magestic gum trees and grass trees are there to welcome you. The track is adorned with wildflowers: Boronia, wattles, rice flowers, grevillea and more. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cover River Park Limit: 15. View
|13 Dec, Mon 9:00AM||Christmas walk and / or lunch at Lawson|
|Options to walk or just meet at Lawson Hotel for pub lunch (numbers will be Covid dependent).
Walk from Hazelbrook via Burgess Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Queens Road fire trail to Lawson.
When booking indicate if walker only, diner only or both walker and diner. Include your mobile #, emergency # and NPA #. Covid restrictions apply. Steep, rough tracks, could be slippery.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View
|15 Dec, Wed 9:00AM||Mt Victoria – Bardens Lookout, Mt York and Lockyers Track Head|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Travel by car to start of Cox Road Walking Track along Mt York Road, pass through a couple of lookouts including Bardens Lookout to Mt York and then on to Lockyers Track Head and back along Lockyers Road track. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mount Victoria Limit: 12. View
|17 Dec, Fri 10:00AM||Neighbourhood walk 22: Sheldon forest|
|(Fully Booked) This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. Echidnas, bowerbirds, water dragons, golden whistlers, pardalotes and powerful owls have been seen. We will check out Rofe Park as well. Optional lunch at Hanuman Thai. Steep and sleepy sections View|
|18 Dec, Sat||Victorian High Country – car camping|
|(Nearly fully booked) 4WD touring, car camping, historic townships, grade 3-4 day walks in mid-December 2021 to mid-January 2022 (actual dates tbc). Join us for one week, or two, three or four! The choice is yours. BYO 4WD (high clearance & low range). Plan to travel in (loose) convoy between campgrounds, staying for one or a few nights at each campground to enjoy the walking, scenery, history and company in a relaxed environment. Visit relics and ghost towns from the gold rush era, old stock huts, pubs and spectacular views. From Bright (in the North) to Licola (in the South) and Dargo (in the East). Call or email me for more information.
Joint trip with The Bush Club.
Location: Victorian High Plains View
|19 Dec, Sun 9:01AM||Shelly Beach Christmas picnic and walk to North Head|
|(Cancelled) 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|
|19 Dec, Sun 5:01PM||Twilight Walk: Harold Reid Foreshore and North Arm Walking Track|
|Leader: Steve Ringbauer Fancy seeing the sun set, the moon rise over Middle Harbour and watch the Cockatoos returning home? Pack a fancy picnic dinner to enjoy while we wait. We'll also see the Willis Castle on the way. View|
|24 Dec, Fri 10:00AM||Neighbourhood walk No 30: Oxford Street ramble : Op-shops galore|
|Catching xmas spirits. Starting with a coffee, we ramble along Oxford Streets to do Op-shop shopping. May be a bargain dress for Xmas? Instead of wearing the same red or green dress every year, I may find something different for 2021!! Ends at a pub lunch. View|
|26-31 Dec, Sun (14:00PM)-Fri (09:00AM)||Kosciuszko National Park day walks|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) ALL INTENDING WALKERS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED AND BE ABLE TO PRODUCE YOUR DIGITAL CERTIFICATE UPON REQUEST.
Kosciuszko National Park is always popular in the summertime and staying at a very comfortable lodge at Charlottes Pass 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 communal 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 5.
It's essential to book early onto this walk as every year I usually have a long waiting list.
Location: Kosciuszko NP View
|26 Dec, Sun 8:46AM||The Great North Walk Section 3: Thornleigh to Hornsby|
|Grade:3/6||Length||11km||350m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|From Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station we walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway we start wandering through the Berowra Creek Valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View
|31 Dec, Fri 10:14AM||NYE Walk|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) A short walk around Watsons Bay, South Head, The Gap Bluff and Green Point to catch the festivities. See the yachts getting ready for the evening's fireworks. Finish with a swim at Camp Cove Beach and have Fish and Chips at Doyles, Ferry back to Circular Quay View|
|7 Jan, Fri 10:01AM||Culture Walk Series No 3 St James to Justice & Police Museum|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Heather Lakiss We walk from St James Station via the Royal Botanical Garden to Justice and Police Museum where we will view the exhibitions. Entry fee is $15 ($12 concession). There is also a conducted group tour option of $20 per head(min 10 ppl). Please indicate your preference: 1} Entry fee only 2} Conducted tour. This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and visit to the museum. View|
|8 Jan, Sat 9:00AM||Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit|
|(Date Changed) ALL INTENDING WALKERS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED AND BE ABLE TO PRODUCE YOUR DIGITAL CERTIFICATE UPON REQUEST.
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
|9 Jan, Sun 9:00AM||The Great North Walk: Section 4 Hornsby to Galston Gorge|
|Grade:4/6||Length||16km||700m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby Train Station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds and along Berowra Creek. The walk passes through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and then into Galston Gorge. From here we walk to Hornsby Heights via McKay Firetrail where we will catch a bus to Hornsby. Steep and slippery sections. A few creek crossings. Need to watch out for some of the unsteady stepping stones at Galston Gorge
Location: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View
|15 Jan, Sat 8:30AM||Hat Hill Canyon|
|Fully inside Blue Mountains City Council|
|ALL INTENDING WALKERS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED.
Hat Hill Canyon is a spectacular canyon in the upper Blue Mountains which doesn't require abseiling. There are a few short swims so a wetsuit is required as the water is usually cold. A helmet is also a good idea and if you don't have one I have plenty I can lend out. This trip was cancelled previously due to the fires then floods in 2019/20 so I'm hoping, third time is lucky. A few short compulsory swims with rock scrambling and hopping along the creek.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View
|21 Jan, Fri 10:00AM||The Colour walk series 13 : 50 shades of Pink|
|Not quite the Jacaranda walk, but there are many shades of pink apart from the pink Crepe Myrtle lined streets. We walk from Canterbury Station to Ashfield, where there are many options for lunch. Walk will be cut short if it is a hot day. Points of interest: Canterbury Park Race Course, Canterbury Park, Gough Reserve, Yeo Park, Trinity Grammar School of which I have an affinity for, Peace Park, Peace Park Viewing Tower, beautiful old houses. There is a coffee shop at the start and for morning tea (V, GF).
Map: Canterbury View
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