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SAMPLE
Bush Club Spring Walks Program 2019
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NOTE: Members have access to the full version which includes leader and meeting, transport arrangements and advance notices for overseas trips.

Because extra walks are continually added at short notice throughout the season, this sample contains the completed and full program from the previous few months.
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DateGradeRoute and Description
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NOVEMBER
5
Sat
16 Nov

Training 

(New)
Turramurra
"Provide First Aid" Training
: A terrific one day (9 am to 5 pm) face-to-face course including practical skills & assessment to provide basic first aid in an outdoor environment. A "Unique Student Identifier (USI) number is required. If you do not have a USI, apply on-line at www.usi.gov.au before enrolling in the course. Enrol in the course by emailing walterbaer@yahoo.com.au. Course provider will be ALL AID/First Aid. Cost is $125. Full refund for club walk leaders and 50% refund for club members on successful completion of the course. 
6
Sat
16 Nov

1
Unhurried pace
10km
Flat
Inner west
Barangaroo - Green Square: Starting and finishing in a rapidly changing area of Sydney, we will briefly visit Carriageworks and Sydney University before finishing at the remarkable Green Square library Map: street directory
7
Sat
16 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
14km
200m climbs
Munmorah SRA
Caves Beach to Red Ochre Beach: If you like coastal cruising with the odd swim and snorkel then this littoral saunter should be right up your alley as we journey down the coast past numerous beaches,coves and scenic spots. Expect rock shelves, colourful heathlands and enough time to enjoy this magnificent coastline. Joint NPA walk Map: Swansea/Catherine Hill Bay
8
Sat
16 Nov

5 M
Medium pace
9km
300m climbs
Newnes State Forest
Point Green and Wolgan Falls:
This is a walk in another spectacular, unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently under threat. We will visit Point Green and the Wolgan Falls, starting and finishing on Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 9km. Scrambling and exposure.  Map: Cullen Bullen
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Fri
15 Nov

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
17km
500m climbs
Berowra and Cowan Valleys
Loop walk from and to from Mt Kuring-Gai:
Mt Kuring-Gai to Berowra via Cowan Creek then descend to Berowra Creek and return to the start. Nice tracks and varied views of bushland and waterways. Good tracks with several nice lookouts
 
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Fri
15 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
13km
250m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
North Turramurra to Mt Colah
: We start with a bus ride from Turramurra Station to Kuring-gai High School at North Turramurra. We take a short walk to the Sphinx Memorial, and then follow the Sphinx Track to the intersection with the Warrimoo Track which follows Cowan Creek to Bobbin Head (our lunch stop). Then we travel up the Birrawanna Track to the Kalkari Centre, then follow the Kalkari Track to Mt Colah Station.  Map: LPI Hornsby
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Fri
15 Nov

6 M
Medium pace
24km
1500m climbs
Blue Mountains National Park
Point Repulse:
A very big day with serious exposure and nasty scrub plus two 750 m climbs.
Descending into Kedumba Valley from the locked gate we will stride out on the Cedarland Fire Trail close to the forbidden zone. We then scramble up onto the Korrowall Ridge and along the 4 km dangerously exposed ridge onto Mt Solitary. The route back may be via the East Col track or by Miners Pass if time and stamina allow. Scrambling and exposure.  Map: Jamison
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Thu
14 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
About 12km
One big climb of about 175m
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Cowan Creek:
Visiting the Firefighters Memorial, a sunlit golden cave and a Map of Australia rock formation on our way to Morning Tea at Apple Tree Bay. Then along numerous bays (lunch somewhere) before the climb up to Berowra Station. Not a very long walk but lots of winding track. Map: UBD
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Wed
13 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
About 12 km
300m total climbs
(New)
Brisbane Water NP
Wondabyne to Pindar Cave and return
: Wonderful ridge-top track with wildflowers (the orchids are finished). Steep 100m climb at beginning. Unhurried side of medium pace.
It's an early start so I can explore a way down to the creek below the waterfall. This will be an optional extra, off-track.  Map: Broken Bay
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Tue
12 Nov

moved to Fri 15 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
14km
450m total climbs
(New)
Kuring-gai Chase NP
North Turramurra to Mt Kuring-gai:
We start with a bus ride from Turramurra Station to Kuring-gai High School at North Turramurra. We take a short walk to the Sphinx Memorial, and then follow the Sphinx Track to the intersection with the Warrimoo Track which follows Cowan Creek to Bobbin Head (our lunch stop). We then proceed to Apple Tree Bay and continue following Cowan Creek before heading up the ascent to Mt Kuring-gai Station.  Map: LPI Hornsby
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Tue
12 Nov


Medium pace
17km
290m total climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Circular Quay to Watsons Bay:
Great views throughout as we weave our way along Sydney Harbour’s southern foreshore starting from Circular Quay and ending at beautiful Watsons Bay. From Circular Quay we walk around the Opera House, along the foreshores of the Botanic Gardens, past Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay, Darling Point, Double Bay and Rose Bay, before linking up with the Hermitage Walk, which leads to Nielsen Park. We then cross the suspension bridge over Parsley Bay before arriving at Watsons Bay. Return to the city by bus or ferry.  
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Mon
11 Nov

CANCELLED

CYCLE
Unhurried pace
32km
nil climb
(New)
Tuggerah Lake
Cycle Tuggerah – The Entrance and Return
: Cycle from Tuggerah Station on a shared path to The Entrance. Enjoy the scenic ride along the foreshore of Tuggerah Lake from Chittaway Bay to The Entrance and a coffee stop. Lots of shade along the path and a breeze off the lake make this a pleasant ride. On the return ride we stop for lunch at Chittaway Bay Foreshore park. Then ride the 5km back to the station. Map: Cental Coast Street Directory
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Sun
10 Nov

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
11km
350m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley Regional Park
Thornleigh Station to Hornsby Station:
From Thornleigh Station its a short road walk to start of bush track. We follow Zig Zag creek followed by Berowra Creek. All on track. Little street walking at the start and finish. Steep 'stepped' climb to Hornsby station at the end. Early afternoon finish. Map: Berowra Valley Regional Park
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Sun
10 Nov
to
Wed
20 Nov

Unhurried pace
15km
800m per day climbs
(Listed 15 Nov 18)
Taiwan - WALK FULL, wait list operating (first listed 15 Nov 2018)
Day walks in Taiwan mountains: Sub-tropical forested mountains, hot springs, exotic foods, bustling Taipei.
Day walks (Grade: easy 3 to hard 3)
Typical day walk will be 15 km, ascent 800m, same descent, steep sections some days. All on track. No creek crossings. Minimal rock scrambling. Day packs only.
Hotels. No huts, no tents.
The trip is a low budget self-guided non-commercial trip using public transport. Estimated cost for food, accommodation, local transport for the 10 nights is about A$2,000 per person twin share or double. Plus alcohol, plus international air fare.
This is an overseas trip, so the personal accident insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.
As for all Club trips, there is no need to be a friend of the leader to express interest.
Leader cannot speak Mandarin or Taiwanese, but has been to Taiwan twice previously and can decipher trail signs and some common Chinese characters. Party limit 14.
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Sat
9 Nov


Unhurried pace
10km
No major climbss
(New)
Sydney Harbour
Artarmon to The Spit :
No big climbs, sections of tracks and streets, coffee possibility at end of walk. Finish at lunchtime. Bus to Manly, St Leonards, Chatswood, or City at end of walk. 
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Sat
9 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
10km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove River NP
Thornleigh to Eastwood:
Thornleigh station to Eastwood station via Lane Cove River & Terrys Creek. Mainly bush track with street walking to start and finish. Creek & river crossings, possibility of wet feet if rain. Map: Parramatta River
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Sat
9 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
19km
420m climbs
Garigal NP
St Ives to Lindfield : The walk will start with a bus ride from Gordon to St Ives.
We'll then take the Cascade, Middle Harbour and Governor Phillip tracks to the Davidson Picnic area. From there it's over the Roseville Bridge and on to the Two Creeks Track to Lindfield Station. Limited numbers and an early start. Joint walk with SBW. Map: Parramatta River
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Fri
8 Nov

Cancelled
3 M
Medium pace
Approx 15km
Some climbs of 50m
Northern Sydney
Walk 8 in the series for Oxfam Trailwalker 2004 route - St Ives to Davidson Park:

Cancelled as it was incorporated into the walk of Mon 21 Oct. See that Walk Report for explanation.
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Fri
8 Nov

5 M
Medium pace
8km
350m climbs
Gardens of Stone National Park
From Flying Carpet to Michelangelo Cave via Koan Pass:
Park one car at GR 423 131 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, descend The Gurgler and visit the Flying Carpet. Walk back underneath the cliff line to Koan Cave, then continue south via Koan Pass and above the cliff line, all the way to Michelangelo Cave. Visit Michaels Chair and re-connect with the first car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.  Map: Cullen Bullen
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Thu
7 Nov

Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
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Tue
5 Nov

4 M
Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
(New)
Brisbane Water National Park
Spion Kop & Koolewong Ridge:
Spion Kop from Woy Woy Bay without the D-spikes. Woy Woy Bay, Phegans Lookout, Scotts Creek, Skull Rock, off-track climb to ridge, Spion Kop, Waterfall Creek, Anvil Rock, Koolewong Ridge, Cathedral Cave, Parks Bay, Woy Woy Station. Spectacular water views, rock formations, waterfalls. Tracks, trails, off-track. Max climb 150m. Map: Gosford
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Tue
5 Nov

4 M
Medium pace
20km
Minor climbs
(New)
Garigal NP
Upper Middle Harbour Loop:
This walk starts and finishes near Roseville Bridge and explores the northern end of Garigal NP along well marked trails and less trodden footpads. We will pass by the wide waterways of upper Middle Harbour, rock overhangs, and wooded valleys. From Roseville Bridge we follow Two Creeks Track connecting with the Lockley Track at Gordon Creek. We then follow the water's edge, meet with Bungaroo Track, then cross the creek to meet with the Governor Phillip Track, before making a side-trip to the cascades. We return via the Lyrebird Track and Davidson Park, crossing Caroll Creek on the way. A few creek crossings which could be slippery. Grade 4 due to distance and a little off-track.  
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Mon
4 Nov


Unhurried pace
12km
No Major climbs
East Sydney
Circular Quay to Central via Kings Cross (Repeat Walk) and Darlinghurst:
East Sydney - Hidden Sydney Part 6 - Kings Cross and Darlinghurst. A repeat of a walk washed out in June when we attempted to amble through some of Sydney’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and opportunity for participant input, cappuccinos and cakes. Our walk takes us through King’s Cross, Darlinghurst, Paddington and Surry Hills. I can show you some hidden treasures among the chaos of Darlinghurst residential living and you will see where Juanita Nielson, and Henry Keck lived and the nightclubs of Abe Saffron and Big Jim Anderson.
 Map: Sydney UBD
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Sat
2 Nov

3
Unhurried
pace
8km
250m climbs
Evans Crown Nature Reserve
Exploration! On this walk we will explore the various granite outcrops along the short but spectacular Evans Crown NR taking time to photograph, rock scramble and generally enjoy the surroundings. Joint NPA walk Map: Tarana
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Sat
2 Nov
to
Sun
3 Nov
2019
6 M
Medium pace
10km
500m climbs
Wollemi National Park
Mt Canobla and Mt Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point:
A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required. Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully. Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen
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Fri
1 Nov

3 M
Medium pace
13km
380m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP
Gordon to Chatswood via Lane Cove NP:
From Gordon Station we take a short street walk to start of Blackbutt Creek Track. Following the track down to and crossing Lady Game Drive, we'll follow pipeline down to the Lane Cove River. A morning tea break. Then we trek along the eastern shore south to Fullers Bridge. We'll stop at the LCNP picnic area for lunch (water taps and toilets). Then we will follow the Rail to River Walk and Ferndale Tracks up to Chatswood Station. Opportunity for post walk refreshments. Some loose rock surface on fire trail and minor ups and downs. Slippery track if raining.  Map: STEP Walking Tracks Of The Lane Cove Valley
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OCTOBER
32
Thu
31 Oct


Unhurried pace
6km
Some undulations and steps
(New)
Sydney Coast
Sculpture by the Sea:
Walk from Coogee viewing Sculpture by the Sea along the way from Tamarama to Bondi. Finish with dinner at Icebergs Map: Walking Coastal Sydney
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Thu
31 Oct

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
500m total climbs
(New)
Cowan
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).  Map: Cowan
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Wed
30 Oct


Medium pace
15km
360m climbs
Upper Blue Mountains
Hanging Rock:
This is a pleasant walk which offers great views of Hanging Rock and the Grose Valley, along with the opportunity to view spring flowers such as (hopefully) waratahs and terrestrial orchids. From Blackheath Station we proceed on footpath to Ridgewell Road. A short road walk is followed by a fire trail for most of the distance. Once at the lookout a short steep track down to the left takes you to even closer views of Hanging Rock. We return on the same track. On the way back there is an optional visit to the Rhododendron Gardens for spectacular views of the gardens, gold coin entry. Map: Katoomba and Mt Wilson
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Wed
30 Oct


LTW
Medium pace
16km
737m total climbs
(New)
Kiama Coast
Gerringong to Kiama:
This picturesque section of the Kiama Coast Walk takes a dramatic, coast-hugging route across open grassy fields and cliff tops. Plenty of moderate ups and downs, but mostly easy walking. All on track. (A little street walking either end) Map: Kiama Coast Walking track
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Tue
29 Oct


Medium pace
10km
550m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley National Park
Mount Kuring-gai to Berowra:
Starting at Mount Kuring-gai Station we follow the Great North Walk – Lyrebird Gully through some spectacular sandstone overhangs to Calna Creek, then picking up a bit of the Benowie track along Berowra Creek, then taking the lesser used route up Sam’s Creek Track to the Berkeley Fire Trail and on to Berowra. Joint walk Bush Club and Sydney Bush Walkers. 10km, 550m ascent, 4 hours Map: Hornsby, Cowan
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Tue
29 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
15km

Accumulated ascents of 585m but no significant climbs
(New)
Garigal NP & Manly Dam
Bantry Bay / Manly Dam circuit:
We enter Garigal NP via the Currie Rd trail, then join the Natural Bridge track to reach the Bluff Lookout overlooking magnificent Bantry Bay. After winding down to the foreshore, we then ascend Timber Getters track to reach Seaforth Oval. A little street walking connects us with the Manly Dam walking track which offers spectacular views from both sides of the dam. Finally, we cross Forestville Park to end the walk where we first began. Mainly bush tracks, a little street walking, and plenty of pretty views along the way. A lot of buses along Warringah Rd to get you home.
 
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Mon
28 Oct

3M
Unhurried pace
13Km
660m climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Cowan to Berowra: Cowan to Berowra via Berowra Waters: Explore the valleys and ridges around Berowra Waters. Spring wildflowers - and time to photograph them. Great views including Naa Badu Lookout. Several steep individual climbs of up to 200m. All on track, with some scrambles - high end of Grade 3 Map: 91304N Cowan
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Sat
26 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
21km
390m climbs
Lane Cove NP & Various Reserves
Chatswood to Waverton: Starting from Chatswood Station we'll take the Rail to River route to the Great North Walk and then through Fairyland and along the Lane Cove River to Boronia Park, Linley Point, Gore Creek Reserve & Waverton Station. Joint walk with SBW Map: Parramatta River
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Sat
26 Oct

4 M
Unhurried pace
10km
150m climbs
Newnes SF
Temple of Doom and Lost Ark point and return: Come and see why the pagoda formations that comprise the Temple of Doom and the nearby Lost Ark Point are worth protecting and should be incorporated into a Greater Gardens of Stone National Park.There will plenty of time for photos and on the way back if time allows we can visit the Blackfellows cave as a side trip. Joint NPA walk. Map: Cullen Bullen
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Sat
26 Oct

5 M
Medium pace
8km
300m climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest
From Heaven To Hell And Back:
Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, 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. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. This walk includes a visit to the stunning Hall of Elrond. All off track, scrambling and exposure.  Map: Cullen Bullen
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Fri
25 Oct


LTW
Medium pace
16km
737m total climbs
(New)
Kiama Coast
Gerringong to Kiama:


Rescheduled to Wed 30 Oct
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Fri
25 Oct


Cancelled
3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
850m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
North Turrumurra to Mt Kuring-gai Stn:
We take a bus ride to North Turramurra (opposite Bowling Club). Some street walking to the start of the Darri Track. From here we walk to the start of the Warrimoo track and onto Bobbin Head. We then rejoin the Birrawana track to Apple Tree Bay and then climb to Mt Kuring-gai Station Map: Hornsby
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Fri
25 Oct

5 M
Medium pace
13km
400m climbs
Wollemi National Park
Newnes Balcony and Daves Pass
: Walk in Capertee Gorge, then climb out to the north at about GR 397 243, then explore the amazing Newnes Balcony between two cliff lines, starting at GR 400 240 and going east. Retrace our steps to a pass to the tops, traverse north east and use Daves Pass to come down at the Newnes Hotel. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Ben Bullen
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Thu
24 Oct


Unhurried pace
14km
Minor climbs
Sydney Harbour and Balmain
Balmain: Hidden Sydney Part 13 - Town Hall to Circular Quay via Anzac Bridge, Balmain and ferry. This will be mostly pavement walking. There are some uninteresting sections but I hope to take you to places in Balmain that you haven't been before and alert you to traces of its history that still remain visible today. There will be a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity to stroll, to pause, to sit in the sun (I hope) and to reflect on Sydney’s past. Map: Sydney UBD
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Thu
24 Oct


Unhurried pace
approx 12-13km
No major climbs but lots of stairs
(New)
Suburban
LATE START Musical Meander
: Mosman Bay to the Conservatorium of Music. Please have lunch before catching the ferry at the Quay. From Mosman Bay we walk around the shoreline [hopefully with a lovely sea breeze] to the Harbour Bridge, across the Bridge then on to Circular Quay. We will have an early afternoon tea. At the Quay you have 3 options.....
1. Continue with the group to have your own picnic tea in the Botanical Gardens OR..
2. Stop here to buy your tea and then continue on your own to meet with the group at the 'Con'.
OR...
3. Opt out of the walk to go home.
After tea we will enjoy a free 6:30pm concert in the Recital Hall West. The Piano Division of the Conservatorium will present "Late Beethoven", giving you the opportunity to hear 3 of the composer's late sonatas plus Sonata Pathétique. This concert will be longer than the usual 1 hour performance. The concert will take approx 90 minutes [max 2 hours].
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Wed
23 Oct

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
660m climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Cowan to Berowra: Cowan to Berowra via Berowra Waters: Explore the valleys and ridges around Berowra Waters. Great views including Naa Badu Lookout.There are several steep individual climbs of up to 200m. All on track.    Map: 91304N Cowan
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Tue
22 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
14km
350m climbs
(New)
Garawarra State Conservation Area
Another Helensburgh Circuit:
Commence with a short steep climb from the station followed with a gradual descent on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River, After a break, backtrack and follow the Hacking River Fire Trail and cross the river. Follow the Karingal and Red Cedar Tracks and cross the river again. Ascend a short off track section to pick up a variety of tracks back to Helensburgh Station. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Appin/Otford
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Tue
22 Oct

3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
18km
Minor climbs
(New)
Garigal NP
Lindfield to Middle Harbour and Bantry Bay
: From Lindfield Station we walk to meet up with Two Creeks Track then follow Gordon Creek and the banks of the Middle Harbour to reach Roseville Bridge. We then follow Flat Rock Beach and Magazine track to pass by Bantry Bay. At Bates Creek we take a side trip to see the Natural Bridge and visit the Bluff Lookout for lunch. Magnificent views of the harbour. We double back to take the Currie street trail exiting at Warringah Rd.
 
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Mon
21 Oct

2
Medium pace
Approx 12km
Some climbs of 50m

this really became
Grade 3
18.5 km
Northern Sydney
Walk 7 in the series for Oxfam Trailwalker 2004 route
: St Ives Chase to St Ives
We take Forest Coach Lines Bus 195 from Gordon to the St Ives Scout Hall, then walk along Warrimoo Ave and Phillip Road. Then down the trail and up Kitchener Street to Mona Vale Road. Exit by bus 197 to Gordon Railway. Map: 2004 Trailwalker Map Book
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Mon
21 Oct

OPENING DATE FOR WALK SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM
(Dec 2019 - Feb 2020) Send your walks to the Walks Secretary:
1. via the online form on the Bush Club website (preferred)
2. by email to walkssecretary@gmail.com
3. by letter post to PO Box 207, Milsons Point, NSW 1565
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Sun
20 Oct
3 M
80 Leaders
Medium pace
16-17km
500m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Tracks above the Grose: Leura ridges above the Grose Valley, includes Darks Cave, Fortress Ridge, Lockley Pylon. A couple of 100 - 200m steep roughish uphills - some scrambling. Otherwise undulating plateau walking, stunning views into various parts of the Grose Valley. Lots of photo opportunities. Map: CMA Katoomba and Mt Wilson
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Sun
20 Oct
to
Sat
2 Nov

80 Leaders
Unhurried pace
15km
800m per day climbs
(Listed 15 Nov 18)
Kyushu, Japan - WALK FULL - Wait list operating
Day walks in autumn Kyushu
: Autumn leaves highly likely, mountains, forests, volcanoes, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, relaxing hot springs, Japanese hospitality, exotic foods, sake.
Day walks (Grade: easy 3 to hard 3). Typical day walk will be 15 km, ascent 800m, same descent, steep sections some days. All on track. No creek crossings. Minimal rock scrambling. Day packs only.
Hotels. No huts, no tents.
Participants must: sleep on futons, sometimes in communal rooms (with our group only, not with strangers), survive on strange foods other than steak and chips, able to complete harder grade 3 walks, get clean via naked communal washing (sex-segregated), rinse off every last trace of soap before getting in the bath.
Estimated cost for food, accommodation, land transport, entry fees for the 14 days is about Y280,000 (currently A$3,400) per person twin share or double. Plus alcohol, plus international air fare.
If there are too many applicants, priority will be given to persons continuing on to my November Taiwan trip which is potentially a larger group. Leader speaks Japanese. This is an overseas trip, so the personal accident insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply. Party limit 10. 
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Tue
29 Oct
80 LeadersOne day of above trip in Kyushu, Japan
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Sat
19 Oct
3 M
80 Leaders
LTW
Medium pace
14km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Carlons to Coxs River loop: Carlons Farm to Coxs River via Ironmonger Spur and return vis Breakfast Creek and Carlon Creek. All on track including the steep descent to Coxs River. Rock hopping along Breakfast Creek and nettles likely so gaiters recommended. A classic Blue Mountains walk with great views and nice streams. Map: Jenolan
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Sat
19 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
15km
350m total climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Wahroonga to North Turramurra via Bobbin Head:
The walk will from Wahroonga Station and go via the Grosvenor & Gibberagong Tracks to Bobbin Head. Then we'll follow Cowan Creek to the Sphinx Track and getting a bus to Turramurra Station. A very early start. Joint with SBW. Map: Hornsby
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Sat
19 Oct


CYCLE
Unhurried pace
48km
100m total climbs
(New)
Botany Bay-Cronulla
Tempe To Cronulla Cycle:
Tempe-Botany Bay-Cronulla-Return Tempe
Ride starts/finishes Tempe railway station. Leisurely paced scenic cycle ride on good sealed cycleways. Cycle new section through beautiful mangroves. Lots of coffe and cake along the way. Option for a dip or two. Option to finish ride at Cronulla (24 km) for train returning to Tempe. Mainly flat ride with no major hills. Suitable all bike types  Map: Urban Directory
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Sat
19 Oct
to
Sun
20 Oct
4 M
Medium pace
15km
500m climbs
Morton NP
Water Race creek to Shoalhaven river camp: A fantastic walk along the beautiful Water Race creek with a superb 100 metre waterfall amongst its highlights. Add to this a wonderful campsite right on the Shoalhaven river with the chance to bag a trout or two and you have a memorable weekend indeed. Exit is via a steep climb up onto Gold Fever hill before reaching the Touga road. Short car shuffle is involved. Joint NPA walk. Map: Touga & Nerriga
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Thu
17 Oct

4 M
Medium pace
25km
3 climbs of about 150m
(New)
Royal National Park
Heathcote to Bundeena
: Heathcote ,Karloo Pool , Uloola Falls, Uloola Track, Audley, Winifred Falls Anice Falls, Maianbar, Bundeena. All on track . Map: Royal National Park tourist map
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Wed
16 Oct

3 M
Unhurried pace
11km
500m climbs
(New)
Blue Mountains National Park
Delights of Narrowneck
: Visit Diamond Falls on a short return walk from the car park. Spectacular views of the falls and cliff line. Continue to Castle Head Lookout and visit other un-named lookouts. Finish with an out and back course to Redledge Pass on narrow exposed ledges. Joint walk with NPA. Map: Katoomba/Jamison
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Tue
15 Oct

3
80 Leaders
CYCLE
Medium pace
50 km
No major hills
Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway to Sydney Olympic Park and return, via Homebush Bay and the Cooks River Canal; then Newington Nature Reserve Parramatta Foreshore. Approx. 50kms. Bring picnic morning tea and/or lunch or purchase along the way. No helmet no go!
62
Tue
15 Oct

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
14km
660m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley
Cowan to Berowra:
Cowan to Berowra via GNW Significant climbs Hard end of grade 3 Pace will be slightly slower on ups  Map: Cowan
63
Mon
14 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
16km
365m climbs
Bouddi National Park
Maitland Bay Circuit:
Palm Beach ferry to Wagstaffe, Box Head (morning tea), Putty Beach (Kilcare), Maitland Bay (lunch), Marie Byles lookout, Hardy’s Bay, Pretty Beach, Wagstaffe. Joint walk with NPA. Map: CMA Broken Bay
64
Mon
14 Oct


Unhurried pace
10.2km
Undulating, 525m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley Regional Park
Thornleigh to Hornsby by GNW
: From Thornleigh Station a short road walk to bush track. Follow Berowra Creek valley over various streams and historic sites.Track rough, mild exposure, stream crossings and one gap between rocks to jump over. Final climb up to Hornsby station. Map: Berowra Valley Regional Park
65
Sun
13 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
13km
550m climbs
Berowra Valley NP
Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Crosslands:
Starting at Mt Kuring-gai station we will follow the Great North Walk through Lyrebird Gully and along Calna Creek then finishing with a 200m ascent out of the valley to Berowra station. A nice mix of tracks, creek crossings plus a side trip to Crosslands Reserve.  Map: Cowan & Hornsby
66
Sat
12 Oct
SocialThe Bush Club 80th Birthday Celebrations
Commandment Rock (Venue 16), Lane Cove National Park from 1pm. Invitations will be sent to all.

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68
Sat
12 Oct


Unhurried pace
8km
undulating
(New)
Lane Cove Valley
Great North walk Lane Cove Valley
: Commencing on the Busaco trail above Lane Cove river, the walk then crosses the river at Browns Waterhole, joins the iconic Great North Walk and follows the river south finishing at Commandment Rock for your delicious lunch. Walk commences at Busaco Road Marsfield Bus terminus. Access is via 292 Bus which starts from bus stand R at Wynyard with a stop at Macquarie Shopping Centre stand D. Map: GNW
69
Sat
12 Oct

2
Medium pace
13.5km
120m climbs
Lane Cove NP
Thornleigh to Bush Club 80th celebration: Starting from Thornleigh Station we'll take the Great North Walk via De Burghs Bridge and the Riverside Walk to the Club's 80th birthday bash.
Limit 18, start time to fit with a 1pm finish. Map: Hornsby & Parramatta River
70
Sat
12 Oct


Unhurried pace
Approx 7km
1 tiny climb
(New)
Northern Sydney
Lindfield to 80th Birthday Celebration
: To honour one of the Founders of The Bush Club we’ll walk via Paddy Pallin Park and Paddy Pallin Reserve then along tracks to the Lady Game boardwalk and on to Fullers Bridge. Then we’ll take the Riverside walk to the Commandment Rock Picnic area arriving by 1pm in time for the luncheon. Map: Lane Cove Valley Walking Tracks – Sheet 1
71
Sat
12 Oct

3
Medium pace
13km
150m climbs
Lane Cove NP
Huntley's Point Wharf to Bush Club 80th Celebration
: Ferry from Circular Quay to Huntley's Point Wharf. Then trekking north via small reserves to Boronia Park and join the GNW to Epping Road Bridge. From there we will follow the River Trail along the eastern shore to Fullers Bridge and into Lane Cove National Park and join the Club’s 80th celebration. A unique walk with harbour, bush and river views. Multiple toilet and water taps along this route. Following the celebration transportation is available after a short walk to North Ryde Station. Map: STEP Walking Tracks of the Lane Cove Valley
72
Sat
12 Oct

3
Medium pace
11km
200m total climbs
(New)
Lane Cove Valley
Chatswood to Bush Club 80th Celebration
: Chatswood station to Lane Cove NP via Rail to River track then the GNW route to De Burghs Bridge. Cross the bridge then follow the river down to Commandment Rock and join the celebration Map: STEP
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Fri
11 Oct


Unhurried pace
18km
No major climbs
Lower North Shore
Milsons Point circuit: Walk twists and turns through this old part of Sydney with steps and steep pinches. We will walk via Wollstonecraft, Flat Rock Creek and St Leonards Park. At the easier end of level 3 with plenty of pauses to look around.  Map: Walking Coastal Sydney (mostly)
74
Fri
11 Oct

6 M
Medium pace
6km
500m climbs
Wollemi National Park
Glen Trig
: Early start. From the Glen Davis Camping Ground, climb to the top of Glen Trig via the canyon route. Return the same way. Stunning views of the Wolgan and Capertee Valleys. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory for the leader.  Map: Mount Morgan, Gospers Mountain
75
Fri
11 Oct
to
Mon
21 Oct
Medium pace

17km per day

630m per day climbs
(Listed 10 Jan 19)
Southern France - WALK FULL
Tour of Ardeche: The second of two self-guided walking trips with commercial company High Point Holidays.
A seven day, through-walk in the rugged eastern extremity of the Massif Central in southern France. Staying in hotels/guest houses with 8 nights full board accommodation (except 3 evening meals, 1 lunch), and transport of luggage between accommodation. Euro 980. (may be slightly cheaper if we don't need luggage transfer).
See http://www.highpointholidays.co.uk/ardeche/  Map: na.
This is an overseas Commercial trip, so the personal accident insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.
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Thu
10 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
20km
Nil major climbs
(New)
Sutherland Shire
Kurnell to Cronulla
: Kurnell, Kamay National Park, clifftops to Bailey Lighthouse, Boat Harbour, Cronulla beaches, around South Cronulla Peninsula via Bass and Flinders Point, Gunnamatta Bay, Cronulla Station. Opportunity to leave after 15 km.Good tracks, beach walking, some pavement. Map: street directory
77
Wed
9 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
10km
375m climbs
(New)
Heathcote National Park
Highlights of Waterfall Circuit:
Circuit walk to include a climb(walking) to Mt Westmacott and visiting Lake Toolooma and Kingfisher Pool. Lots of time for a swim. Finish by following the Bullawarring and Mooray tracks back to Waterfall Station. Good views of Heathcote National Park and good waterfalls. Joint walk with NPA. Map: RNP/Appin
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Wed
9 Oct

3-4 M
Medium pace
Up to 29km
minimal climbs
(New)
Lane Cove NP & CBD
Thornleigh to Obelisk of Distances
: Your lucky day! Come for as much or as little of the walk as you would like as there are many exit points along the route. The first section of the GNW, we'll 'walk home' meandering along Lane Cove River as it widens to join Parramatta River at Woolwich, where we'll hop on the ferry to Circular Quay for the final leg up to the Obelisk of Distances in Macquarie Place. Possible creek crossings, not much in the way of hills, coffee & facilities en-route. Grade 4 walk if you get beyond Mowbray Road. Map: STEP; Gregory's
79
Tue
8 Oct

4 M
Medium pace
21km
Total ascents of 500m but no significant climbs
(New)
Willoughby Council Area
Artarmon Station to Roseville Bridge via the foreshores of Middle Harbour
. From Artarmon Station, we travel via Artarmon Reserve, Bicentennial Reserve Oval, Flat Rock Gully Reserve and Tunks Park to reach Clive Park. A little street walking through Northbridge and Castlecrag and a minor foot pad links us with Harold Reid Reserve and then the North Arm Walking Track. We then follow the western bank of Middle Harbour to reach Roseville Marina, ending our walk at Warringah Rd near Roseville Bridge. Along the way, we pass through some beautiful harbour side bushland which includes mangroves, casuarina forests, and low woodlands with plenty of magnificent views of Middle Harbour. Some street walking to connect the parks. Grade 4 due to distance.
 
80
Mon
7 Oct

1
Unhurried pace
10km
Minor climbs
Parramatta
Hidden Sydney Part 12 - Parramatta: An amble through Parramatta’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity for participant input, cappuccinos and cakes. In this walk we stroll alongside the beautiful Parramatta River and explore Australia’s second (European) settlement. We see Australia’s oldest cottage, Governor Phillip’s camping place and what remains of Greenway’s Female Factory. We find Australia’s oldest (European) grave and a house built in celebration of the eight of diamonds.  Map: Sydney UBD
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Sun
6 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
About 16/17 km
300m total climbs
(New)
Mt Victoria area
Tracks above the Grose
: Ikara Head - Girraween Cave - Asgard Swamp – near Thor Head - McKenzie's mine – near Asgard Head. All on track with some out and backs on the Asgard Plateau. Brilliant views into the western end of the Grose Valley. No climbs more than about 100m, none steep. Later start than normal as it's the first day of daylight saving.  Map: Mt Wilson, 'Back from the Brink'
82
Sat
5 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
15km
Minor climbs
(New)
Munmorah SCA
Caves Beach to Munmorah SCA via Catherine Hill Bay:
Great coastal walking with interesting beaches and inlets. One way walk with possible swims along the way. Joint walk with NPA. Minor car shuffle. Map: Catherine Hill Bay 1: 25 000
83
Sat
5 Oct

3 M
Medium pace
15.5km
300m climbs
(New date)
Yengo NP
Mogo Camp to Mt Lockyer & return: From Mogo Camp we'll walk the 3kms to Circuit Flat Bridge (a historic bridge remnant from the convict days) and then along the Old Great North Road to Mt Lockyer. This will be waratah time and there are plenty to see at Mt Lockyer. Map: Kulnura
84
Sat
5 Oct
to
Mon
7 Oct
4 M
LTW
Unhurried pace
46km
1900m total climbs
(New)
Kanangra Boyd NP
Wild Dogs-Coxs River Circuit:
Dunphys Carpark-Blackhorse Ridge-Splendor Rock-Coxs River-Ironmonger Spur-Ironpot Ridge
Experience basic pack-hiking in wilderness areas well away from the hordes. Beautiful rugged bush mainly on tracks. Suitable for fit experienced bush-walkers who enjoy an adventure.
Day 1: Dunphy's carpark-Carlon Creek-Blackhorse Ridge-Wombat Parade-Traverse of The Wild (offering stunning views) To Splendor Rock-camp for night, 15km & 600m climbs.
Day 2: Splendor Rock-Mt Dingo-Yellow Pup Ridge-Coxs River-camp
Steep descent to Coxs River. Follow Coxs River upstream for 11 km. Beautiful walking along the snaking river with many twists and turns- sandy beaches, interesting rock formations, some easy rock-hopping & numerous shallow wade crossings.19km & 300m climbs
Day 3: Coxs River-Ironmonger-Ironpot Ridge-Dunphy's Carpark.
Very steep long ascent up Ironmonger Spur- Great views along Ironpot Ridge. Finish Dunphy's carpark for drive out. 13km & 600m climbs.
Joint Activity UBMBC. Map: Jenolan-Kanangra
85
Sat
5 Oct
to
Mon
7 Oct
6 M
Medium pace
tbakm
tbam climbs
Wollemi National Park: Bylong Labyrinth Crossing via Goat Mountain
Day 1. Set up the shuffle. Walk from Jumper Creek to Growee River south of Goat Mountain. Climb Goat Mountain. Day 2. Complete a skyline traverse of Bylong Labyrinth to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 2 destination may change depending on where we will find water. Day 3. Walk from Painted Rock to Growee Gulf. Finish the shuffle. Maps Talooby, Growee
86
Fri
4 Oct
to
Wed
9 Oct
Mixed 2-5 M
Unhurried pace
Various km
Various m total climbs
(New)
Newnes, Wollemi NP
Newnes area - Wolgan Valley Spring in the wonderful Wolgan Valley - Car based camping day walks to suit everyon
e. Walk every day or just a day or three!! Overnight camping at the beautiful Newnes campgrounds beside the Wolgan River.: Daily walk selection will depend upon the walkers & the weather

Walk A: Donkey Mountain revisited: Grade 4. All off track. Steep climb (6km, +/-350m) to access a maze of slots, passages and caves. Slippery surfaces & loose rock. Be prepared for plenty of scrambling. This is the jewel in the bushwalkers crown, to be seen to be believed and an absolute MUST. Magnificent views, rock formations, ledges, caves & wildflowers.

Walk B: Mount Dawson via Little Capertee Trail: Grade 4. Partial track (15km +/-750m) views over Pantoneys Crown & the Wolgan & Capertee Valleys (NB min 8hrs req'd to complete, option to return earlier without reaching summit)

Walk C: Along the Wolgan River to Twilight Canyon Creek & return : Grade 3, on track 20km +/- 150m

Walk D: Glowworm tunnel loop Grade 3 on track 11km +/-300

Walk E: Echo Lookout / Petries Gully Grade 3 on track 8km +/-300m

Walk F: Newnes historic ruins Grade 2 3km A trip down memory lane & the ruins of the shale oil works & the old town of Newnes

Walk G: Mystery Mountain to Zobels Gully loop. Grade 5 13km +/-750m. Steep climb, scrambling great views.

Car pooling is a possibility, let me know if you are able to give others a lift or need transport.
The last few kilometres of the road into Newnes is unsealed but usually in good condition and 2WD suitable (except after heavy rain), let me know if you have a 4WD when booking.

If you are interested but want more information or are unsure about camping, transport etc. please contact leader.

Map: LPI Ben Bullen 8931-4S & LPI Mount Morgan 8931-1S
87
Fri
4 Oct
to
Fri
11 Oct
Medium pace

5.5hrs walk per day

460m per day climbs
(Listed 10 Jan 19)
Southern France - Walk Full
Alps to Med Trail - Mercantour to Nice:
The first of the two self-guided walking trips with commercial company High Point Holidays.

A 6 day through-walk from the high altitude pastures of the Mercantour to the wild and rocky Cote d'Azure. Full board accommodation in hotels and guest houses for 7 nights with luggage transported. Euro 895
See http://www.highpointholidays.co.uk/self-guided-walking-holidays/alps-to-med-trail.asp Map: na
This is an overseas Commercial trip, so the personal accident insurance arrangements of the Bush Club do not apply.
88
Thu
3 Oct

Committee
Meeting
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
89
Tue
1 Oct

3
Medium pace
13km
600m total climbs
(New)
Berowra Valley NP
Cowan to Berowra
: From Cowan Station we follow the Great North Walk as it undulates to Berowra Waters. Along Berowra Creek then ascend to Berowra Station. Individual climbs of up to 200 metres, several creek crossings which may be slippery. Do bring Morning Tea and some Lunch in case we're not at Berowra before then. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers.  Map: Cowan
90
Tue
1 Oct
3 M
Medium pace
18km
250m total climbs
(New)
Taronga Zoo to Manly
Clifton Gardens, Middle Head and North Head
. Morning tea Georges Heights and lunch Clontarf Reserve.Opportunity to exit early at Spit Bridge: No significant climbs 
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SEPTEMBER
92
Mon
30 Sep


Unhurried pace
8.3km
many minor ups & downs
(new)
Blue Mountains NP
Glenbrook - Red Hands Cave Circuit: The walk will start at the carpark on the other side of the Causeway, and follow Camp Fire Creek and Red Hands Gully to Red Hands Cave. Then the group will take the Link Track which is at present studded with wildflowers (photo opportunities) and loops around to join the Camp Fire Creek track and return to the cars. Track has many minor ups and downs plus a number of steps, also up and down. Slippery rocks are a distinct possibility especially after rain. Map: Penrith
93
Sun
29 Sep

3 M
Medium pace
15km
400m climbs
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Taffys Rock
: Walk from Cowan Railway Station to Taffys Rock & return via Jerusalem Bay. Long sleeve shirt and long trousers (or gaiters) recommended because of dense bush in parts. Steep climb out of Jerusalem Bay. Good views from track out to Dangar Island and Brooklyn, across to the Bahai Temple and Lion Island. Map: LPI Cowan 9130-4N
94
Sat
28 Sep

3
Medium pace
7km
180m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Pisgah Rock track/Dadder Cave/Monkey Ropes creek: A nice shortish walk but one with lots of rock scrambling, rock hopping and for those hardy souls even time for a swim in Erskine creek if you so desire! Exit is via an interesting route up Monkey Ropes creek which requires some agility but not too difficult.Joint walk with NPA Map: Penrith
95
Sat
28 Sep

3 M
Medium pace
16km
450m climbs
Garigal NP
Roseville to St Ives: Beginning from Roseville Station we'll walk to the Little Digger Track and then on to Roseville Bridge, Davidson Park Reserve, the Lyrebird, Governor Phillip & Middle Harbour Tracks, then the Cascade Trail to Douglas Street and Mona Vale Road, St Ives. Map: Parramatta River & Hornsby
96
Sat
28 Sep

3
CYCLE
Medium pace
62km
No major hills
Cycle to Fox Studios
Cronulla to Fox Studios & return:

Route changed & moved to Tue 15 Oct
97
Fri
27 Sep

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
600m climbs
(New)
Blackheath
Blackheath 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: Katoomba
98
Fri
27 Sep

5 M
Medium pace
10km
400m climbs
Wollemi NP
From Capertee Creek Gorge to Little Capertee Creek via Newnes Balcony: Set up a car shuffle. Walk into Capertee Creek Gorge until GR 386 243 then climb out to the north east via the western part of Newnes Balcony. Continue north east and descend into Little Capertee Creek. Scrambling and exposure.  Map: Ben Bullen
99
Thu
26 Sep


Unhurried pace
6.8km one way
undulating, 325m climbs
(New)
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo to Balmoral:
The walk starts at the Taronga Zoo ferry wharf and explores bushland and the bays along the way, including Bradley's Head and Chowder Bay. Option to walk back to Taronga Zoo. Map: Sydney Harbour
100
Thu
26 Sep

3 M
Medium pace
12km
350m climbs
(New)
Sutherland Shire
Engadine, Lucas Heights and Barden Ridge Circuit:
From our start location descend to the Woronora River with a scramble over the historic pipeline. Follow the river and ascend 150m then cross the New Illawarra Road. Follow the Barden Creek Circuit along a variety of tracks. Return to start location. Map: Campbelltown/Port Hacking
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