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|8-9 Feb, Thu (09:23AM)-Fri (16:23PM)||Gorgeous by day Magical by night series: Burralow Creek|
|Leader: Philip Wright. Starting from Burralow Creek campground, we walk once during the day so as to familiarise with the route in day light. Then we have a break to have dinner before we walk in the dark to see the Glowworms. Leader is planning to stay at Archibald Hotel at Jurrajong. Camp ground is available at Burrlow Creek. You must commit to both day and evening walks before RSVP. Bright headlamp, preferably with red light, with spare batteries is essential for your safety. If you arrive with no headlamp, you will be turned back. Next day, we will do some other hikes, maybe Mount Tomah and Mount Banks before heading home. Crossing creek. Limit: 8. View|
|9-12 Feb, Fri (14:00PM)-Mon (10:00AM)||Bundeena Car Camping Weekend|
|Grade:2/6||Length||8km||120m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Car camping weekend Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2024. As it will be in the middle of summer and possibly hot, activities will not be set in concrete. However walks from the campsite to Jibbon Beach, Jibbon Head, Aboriginal rock carvings and possibly a litter further on Saturday will be available, and on Sunday, wander across the bridge up to Maianbar. Plenty of opportunity the rest of the day for swimming, kayaking, paddle boards etc and a quiet supper on the beach watching the sun go down. Kayaks can be hired, or bring your own watercraft. PFDs compulsory. Explore the beautiful Cabbage Tree Basin! Small tents are the go. No Taj Mahals. Bookings for Bonnie Vale Camping Ground are essential.
Location: Royal National Park Limit: 30. View
|10 Feb, Sat 8:30AM||Smugglers Ridge circuit walk|
|Smugglers Ridge - Marramarra Creek - Marramarra Ridge.
Interesting walk in Hawkesbury sandstone country. Possible swimming in Marramarra Creek.
Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Marramarra NP
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View
|12 Feb, Mon 9:00AM||Hazelbrook to Lawson|
|Visit Terrace Falls, Victor Falls, Cateract Falls, Federal Falls, Adelina Falls and Junction Falls. This requires a bit of out and back walking, because of track closures. Some rough track. Slippery wet rocks. Creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|13 Feb, Tue 9:30AM||Clover Hill Rd to Balancing Rock (#540)|
|Fully inside Shellharbour City Council|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||250m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet. After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall. Return is by the same route.
Hazards: Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View
|13 Feb, Tue 8:30AM||Kayak Kangaroo R. – Bendeela towards Hampton Bridge (#K100)|
|Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council|
|Grade:3/6||Length||6km||1m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|Bring your own kayak or rent. Book kayaks with leader at least 1x week beforehand. From Bowral Pool we depart at 8:30 am which is one hour earlier than normal departure time. We drive to Safari Kayaking located in Kangaroo Valley arriving around 9’ish where we select our kayaks/canoes and life jackets. Kangaroo Safari will transport our kayaks to Bendeela and the car pool follows on. Once set up and in the water, we head upstream for about 3km to a lunch spot and then make our way back to Bendeela where our boats are returned to Safari Kayaking and we drive back to Bowral. The cost per person for boat hire (TBC). Leader will provided details when established with hire co. Cash payable on the day. Please have the right amount of cash as we need to make a single payment. Cossies, hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water will be the go. Mostly still water. Possibility of one short section with quick flow if river is flowing. Participants required to wear a correctly fitted PFD.
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View
|13 Feb, Tue 8:30AM||Narrawallee Inlet Kayaking|
|Leaders: Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Grade: Easy, PFDs compulsory. Paddle upstream with tide through mangroves with crystal clear water. Morning tea and lunch on banks.
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View
|14 Feb, Wed 9:30AM||Cronulla Circuit|
|A short but pleasant walk with beautiful water views, beaches and parks. We walk along the Esplanada, Darook and Gunnamatta Parks and back to the station. Mostly paved paths, a little sand walking and street walking. Mainly flat but with a few ups and downs. Limit: 14. View|
|14 Feb, Wed 11:30AM||Walkers get together|
|Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains. View|
|14 Feb, Wed 9:00AM||Washerwomans Beach to Cunjurong Point|
|Walk from Washerwomans Beach via Red Head, Inyadda Beach and Manyana Beach to Cunjurong Pt. This is a mix of beach and road for the best views ever! Coffee etc. at Cunjurong Point Café. View|
|16-18 Feb, Fri (15:19PM)-Sun (15:19PM)||Colo Gorge, Boorai Creek and Barakee Pass|
|A 3-day adventure. Day 1: From Culoul Range Trail, descend to the Colo River. Establish a base camp. Day 2: A recce day to explore a route up through the cliffs on the western side, and beyond for a future trip (around Barakee Pass). Day 3: Walk up Boorai Creek to about GR 737 220 and then climb back to the ridge and the cars. About 20 km total. Great swimming in between walking. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Colo Heights 90313N and Six Brothers 90314S View
|16 Feb, Fri 9:25AM||Gorgeous by Day, Magical by night series : Adelina Falls, Junction Falls, Federal Falls, Cataract Falls, Convict Hole|
|Leader: Philip Wright. Starting from Lawson, we walk once during the day so as to familiarise with the route in day light. Then we have a break to have dinner before we walk in the dark to see the Glowworms. Chinese/Lawon Hotel/IGA/Bowling Club/ Petrol Station available at Lawson. You must commit to both day and evening walks before RSVP. Bright headlamp with spare batteries is essential for your safety. If you arrive with no headlamp, you will be turned back. The evening hike will be shortened to ensure we make the last train home from Hazelbrook at 10:35 pm. Steep steps, tree roots, slippery section. Limit: 8. View|
|18 Feb, Sun 8:30AM||Mount Kembla Tracks|
|Walk on tracks, fire trails and short section of a quiet road from Mt Kembla Lookout to 3 locations - Mt Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Ridge. Great bush scenery and coastal views. Possible leeches.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 16. View
|18 Feb, Sun 9:00AM||Point Upright and Durras Trails|
|Stunning scenes including pristine beaches, remnant rain forest and spectacular cliffs with steep headlands, followed by a gentle forest amble along the shoreline of Durras Lake and its nature trail. The swell on the day will define how far we can travel along the rocky shoreline, but we will anyway have to pay close attention to the prevailing local conditions as we scramble over sometimes slippery boulders. Options for swim if conditions are right.
Map: Durras 89261S View
|19 Feb, Mon 8:34AM||Grand Canyon|
|Note early train. From the station, walking to Evans Lookout via Braeside Trail. From Evans Lookout follow the Grand Canyon to exit up Neates Glen. Aiming to catch bus to Katoomba for express train back to Sydney. Wet rocks and stairs. Short tunnel has uneven floor. Sometimes you will need to duck your head and crouch where the path goes underneath rock overhangs.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|20 Feb, Tue 9:30AM||Drawing Room Rocks & Brogers Creek & Swim (#102)|
|Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council|
|Grade:3/6||Length||5km||400m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|This is a short walk but leads to a beautiful lookout over the coast. The track is steep but is well worth the effort. After returning to the cars, we will take a short drive to Brogers Creek for a bonus short walk to a lovely waterhole so bring along your cossies if you feel like a swim.
Hazards: Rough track, steep sections, unfenced cliffs.
Location: Barren Grounds NP (Woodhill)
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View
|21 Feb, Wed 9:30AM||Cheltenham to Cheltenham|
|Walk from Cheltenham Station and return through lovely bush tracks with creek crossings. Some street walking.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 15. View
|21 Feb, Wed 9:00AM||Secrets of St Georges Head|
|We will mostly follow ‘walk 28’ in the book Best Walks of The Shoalhaven beginning on Steamers Track and, amongst other beautiful places, visit Kittys Beach, St Georges Head and Steamers Beach, returning via Blacks Waterhole. Limit: 10. View|
|23-29 Feb, Fri (00:00AM)-Thu (00:00AM)||Central West Cycle Trail|
|Those who are seriously considering joining us, will be provided with our itinerary and accommodation bookings, however you will need to make your own accommodation bookings. Numbers are limited! The Central West Cycle (CWCT) Trail is the premier Western New South Wales cycle route with relatively gentle gradients the majority of the way and plenty of resupply points, pubs and small town take away joints. It is suggested that you bring morning and afternoon teas and lunches as there may not be facilities when we stop for breaks. This is an unsupported trip, therefore there will be no support vehicle.
Thursday 22 February, arrive in Mudgee, NSW
Friday 23 February, commence CWCT, Mudgee
Friday 1 March, finish CWCT, Mudgee
Length: 364.19 kms. Route type: circular. This route is a mixture of lovely gravel roads and sealed tarmac. Although gravel might not be every ones cup of tea it makes for nice riding with less traffic.Taking everything you would need for bicycle repairs, including two (2-3) spare tubes is essential for this ride as well as a first aid kit, sun screen, water, helmet.
Location: Mudgee View
|23 Feb, Fri 10:51AM||The Alphabet series: “U”Umina Beach to Woy Woy|
|(SWAG) Brad S.|
|RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Enjoy a bit of Italy. Walk from Umina Beach to Woy Woy via Ettalong where we have lunch at a unique Mediterranean inspired village. Take a scenic train ride to Woy Woy and then bus to the start of the walk at Umina Beach. Walking mostly beside beaches and Brisbane Water; mainly on footpaths and cycle paths. Occasional uneven ground.
Location: Brisbane Water Limit: 15. View
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