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|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|
|(NEW!!!) 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|
|(NEW!!!) 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|
|(NEW!!!) 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|
|(NEW!!!) 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
|24 Feb, Sat 8:00AM||Grand Canyon – Cliff Top Track – Braeside walk|
|This is one of those classic Blue Mountains walks which never fails to satisfy with its combination of waterfalls, spectacular views, sections of superb canyon and so much more!
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|25 Feb, Sun 8:30AM||Bundeena circuit|
|Bundeena - inland track - Marley Beach - Coast Track - Jibbon Head - Bundeena.
Beautiful coastal walking in Royal. Loop walk with plenty of views, aboriginal rock art and a number of beaches. Finish with a swim near Bundeena. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 15. View
|25 Feb, Sun 9:00AM||Lake Tabourie Paddle|
|(NEW!!!) Paddle Lake Tabourie from the ocean to Lucy Kings Creek. PFDs compulsory. Experience the abundant bird life of this tranquil lake. Paddle distance approximately 12km. 9 am launch. Contact leader by email email@example.com for details. View|
|25 Feb, Sun 3:17PM||The Middle Valleys|
|Gardens of Stone SCA/Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off-track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|26 Feb, Mon 9:41AM||Coxs Cave and Hourn Point|
|(Date Changed) Fairy Bower, Coxs Cave then trail out to Hourn Point. Make way back along clifftop to Ross Cave. The optional climb up ladder and clamber to Coxs Cave needs care. Clifftop track is unformed. Exposure might be felt at a couple of points where the track is close to the cliff edge.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mt Wilson and Hartley Limit: 20. View
|27 Feb, Tue 9:30PM||Flying Fox & Cooks Nose (#360)|
|Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
|Grade:3/6||Length||10km||200m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) Flying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley. The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout, a wonderful lunch spot. On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views.
Hazards: Rough track often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Location: Barren Grounds NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View
|28 Feb, Wed 8:30AM||Illawarra Lookout and Minnamurra Falls|
|(NEW!!!) Leaders: Jon and Elaine Rigter. Full day activity with two short walks on well-formed tracks. View|
|28 Feb, Wed 10:00AM||Watsons Bay to Rose Bay|
|(NEW!!!) Enjoy beautiful harbour and ocean views as we walk to South Head and then to Rose Bay via Parsley Bay, Neilson Park and the Hermitage Foreshore Track.
Location: Sydney Harbour Foreshore National Park Limit: 15. View
|1 Mar, Fri 9:50AM||The Alphabet series: “I” Illawong to Bangor|
|Leader: Philip Wright. We walk from Illawong to Bangor. It is a short trail but it is pretty. Overgrown paths. Wear long trousers and long sleeve shirts. Limit: 15. View|
|2 Mar, Sat 8:00AM||Clifflines to the East of Genowlan Point|
|This will be a spectacular walk along the clifflines to the east of Genowlan Point in the Mugii Murum Ban SCA, exploring the various nooks and crannies and pagodas along the way and topping it off with views of the Suspended Barbican and a visit to the Ultimate Shute. Expect to be amazed and delighted in an area rarely visited. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 12. View
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