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Bush Club Current Quarterly Walks Program 2018
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Notes:
Members have access to the full version which includes leader and meeting, transport arrangements and advance notices for overseas trips.
Extra walks are added at short notice throughout the season.
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DateGradeRoute and Description
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MAYClick here to view or download the grading guide - 3 pages
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Fri
11 May
to
Fri
18 May
4 M
Medium pace
153.8km
various climbs
Hume and Hovell Track Stage 1.
Yass to Tumut via Hume and Hovell Track.
https://www.humeandhovelltrack.com.au/plan/ Map: TBA
The Hume and Hovell Track is an epic trail in the south east of NSW that traverses rugged and beautiful countryside following a mix of public roads, fire trails, purpose built single track and over 100 footbridges.
The track stretches 426km and passes through the towns of Yass, Wee Jasper and Albury and nearby the towns of Tumut, Talbingo and Tumbarumba offering a variety of topographies, vegetation types and land uses, as well as numerous points of historic interest. Along the way, there are 17 campsites, picnic facilities, numerous boardwalks and three major bridges over significant rivers.
I am planning on doing the walk in three stages, stage one being from Yass to Tumit. This section is a 7 day 6 night walk, camping along the way. More info can be accessed via the website listed above.
6
Fri
11 May

3 M
Medium pace
approx 20km
Minor undulations
(New)
Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Watson's Bay to Circular Quay: Join the 'Tartan Terrors' for a Scottish themed walk from the Bay to the Quay via South Head, Hermitage Track, Rushcutters Bay, Kings Cross, Botanics to the Quay.
Shortbread provided!
 
7
Fri
11 May


Medium pace
10km
250m climb
(New)
Kuring-gai NP
Flint and Steel Bay carpark to West Head Battery: Track from Steel and Flint bay carpark down to the beach then taking advantage of the low tide @ approximately 11:14hr we will rock hop around the headland to the West Head Battery. You need to be confident with rock/boulder hopping and exposure. It will be slippery at times, as we will be clambering over rocks and walking in shallow water across slippery surfaces.You will probably get wet feet, so wear old boots if you are worried about them getting wet and gloves to stop your hands being cut on rocks etc. Time permitting we may do the Resolute track before walking a short distance along the West Head Rd back to the carpark. Swimming possible. Joint walk with SBW  Map: Mt Kuring-gai
8
Fri
11 May

Moved
5 M
Medium pace
8km
400m climb
Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
The Ravine South of Point Hatteras and more:
Postponed until Mon 31 July
9
Sat
12 May

3 M
Medium pace
17km
200m climb
Heathcote National Park
Heathcote to Waterfall: From Heathcote station follow roads and tracks to pick up Pipeline Track. Follow Pipeline until Battery Causeway and then along the Bullawarring track visiting picturesque pools and lookouts along the way. Climb Mt. Westmacott and finish at Waterfall Station. Joint walk with NPA.  Map: Campbelltown
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Sat
12 May

4 M
Medium pace
23km
750m climb
Brisbane Water National Park
Wondabyne to Little Wobby: We'll start with a hill climb from Wondabyne Station then walk via Kariong Brook to Mt Wondabyne, then on fire trails to Rocky Ponds and Little Wobby. We'll get a mid-afternoon ferry from there to finish at Brooklyn. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW)  Map: Gosford & Broken Bay
11
Sun
13 May

POSTPONED

Medium pace
20km
1120m climb
(New)
Blue Mountains National Park

POSTPONED due to control burns in the area

Mount Solitary Traverse: Joint walk with NPA.
Starting at Kedumba Valley Road and finishing at The Golden Stairs. Walking the length of Mt Solitary and enjoying great views from lookout points. Steep ascent and descent with some rocky climbs to negotiate.  Map: Katoomba and Jamison
12
Mon
14 May


Medium pace
16km
Minimal climbs
(New)
Northern Beaches, Sydney
North Narrabeen to Manly: Coastal walk with the chance to explore Long Reef headland at low tide. Joint walk with NPA.  Map: Walking Coastal Sydney or CMA Mona Vale & Sydney Heads
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Tue
15 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
15km
500m climb
(New)
Royal National Park
Otford to Figure of Eight Pool circuit: The walk starts with a short climb at Otford Stn before entering the Royal National Park. Mostly bush track and fire trail. Beautiful views along the coast. Side trip to the Figure of Eight Pools (low tide due at 2pm). Will require rock hopping.  Map: Otford
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Wed
16 May

3 M
Medium pace
14km
260m climb
Sutherland Shire
Sutherland to Heathcote: From Sutherland Station follow roads and tracks to Woronora River. Continue along Pipeline fire trail and bush tracks to Heathcote Station. Joint walk with NPA  Map: Port Hacking/Campbelltown
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Thu
17 May

4 M
Medium pace
28km
700m climb
(New)
Royal National Park
Otford to Bundeena: Perhaps Sydney's most iconic coastal walk traversing the length of Royal National Park from south to north with spectacular views all the way. It will be an early start from Otford Station and a long and rewarding day. It will also be an opportunity to see the Park post the fires. The pace will be on the brisker side of medium. A number of ascents but nothing major.  Map: Otford and Port Hacking
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Fri
18 May


CYCLE
Unhurried pace
38km
85m climb
(New)
Central Coast
Norah Head to North Lakes and return: We commence at Norah Head and follow a shared cycle way along Budgewoi Lake Foreshore to North Lakes and return. Coffee break and lunch along the way. Cars required.  Map: Central Coast Cycle ways and Google maps
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Sat
19 May

3 M
Medium pace
13km
700m climb
Blackheath area
2 Popular Blackheath walks: Grand Canyon, Evans Lookout Circuit and Walls Ledge, Porters Pass and Centennial Glen Circuit; Use cars to connect the two walks; joint walk with NPA Map: CMA Katoomba
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Sat
19 May

4 M
Medium pace
26km
900m climb
Ku-ring-gai Chase & Berowra Valley National Parks
Brooklyn to Berowra: This walk will be on the GNW from Hawkesbury River Station to Berowra Station. We'll be on fire trail for the first 6kms then on track to Cowan via Jerusalem Bay, then to Berowra via Berowra Waters. There are lots of individual climbs in this walk, so must be fit. A joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW).   Map: Cowan & Hornsby
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Sat
19 May

4 M
Medium pace
10 km min
300m climb
(New)
Blue Mtns
Mt Hay to Boorong Crags, Venus Tor and beyond: From the end of Mt Hay Rd, we walk out over Mt Hay then descend to Venus Tor and Boorong Crags. Time permitting, we will continue NE on a very faint pad towards Marie Byles Pass.   Map: Katoomba and Mt Wilson
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Sat
19 May

5 M
Medium pace
10km
400m
climb
Ben Bullen State Forest and Gardens of Stone National Park
Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point: Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Unbelievable views, rock formations and pagodas. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen
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Sat
19 May
to
Sun
20 May
Grade 3M Medium pace 36km
1000m cum ascent
(new)
Great North Walk overnighter
Thornleigh to Cowan: a great packwalk close to Sydney along the Great North Walk. Mostly good bush track, some fire trail. Water and toilets at Crosslands, although we'll continue onto Lyrebird Creek to camp. Lots of ups and downs, maximum ascent 220m, multiple creek crossings. Maps: Hornsby, Cowan.
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Sun
20 May

4 (due to distance)
SEA
Medium pace
29km
300m total climb
(New)
Manly to Taronga via North Head
Manly to Taronga - PACK WALK: This walk is one of a series of single-day PACK WALKS for those looking to enjoy some great bush walking while getting a feel for the challenge of carrying a full pack or increasing fitness for those already familiar with pack walking. On each walk, I shall carry my fully loaded trekking pack but you can decide your own load. Pace will be adjusted to accommodate the weight we are all carrying.

The route is all on-track/path, but packs will make the few ascents more challenging. Route starts at the ocean end of Manly Corso, heads to Shelly beach and climbs steadily to take in views from North Head, then back down to Manly wharf via Spring Cove. From Manly wharf we follow the well-known foreshore walk to Clontarf, the Spit, Balmoral, Chowder Bay and to Taronga Zoo wharf. Grade 4 due to distance only. Joint walk with SBW.
 
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Mon
21 May

3 M
Fast pace
16km
150m climb
(New)
Northern Beaches
Narrabeen lagoon with a side trip up Deep Creek on the Caleyi track and return the same way. Mostly on good track or fire trail with a short climb on a narrow, slightly steepish track and a log crossing over a creek.
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Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
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Tue
22 May


Unhurried 
pace
8km
No Major climbs
Lapstone
Discovering Hidden Sydney Part 5: A shortened version of a popular Club walk taking in the Old Lapstone Tunnel, the Spurline and Lukersville Platform. Fascinating historical aspects, some street walking with a brief commentary, wonderful views, coffee and lunch in Glenbrook and early finish. Map: Sydney CBD
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Tue
22 May

3 M
Medium pace
16km
200m ups & downs
Northern Sydney
Oxfam Trailwalker Stage 2 - Cowan to Berowra: Practicing what I preached by leading a Themed Walk. Why wear yourself out over 48 hours when you can do gently over 7 days. Second in a series of 7 to cover the 2017 trail from Brooklyn southwards to Tania Park in Balgowlah. This stage follows the GNW from Cowan to Berowra.  Map: Oxfam Trailwalker Book
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Wed
23 May


Unhurried 
pace
15km
minor climbs
Sydney Coastal Walk
Day 6 of 9: Circular Quay to Watsons Bay. Walk via Darling Point, Point Piper, Neilson Park, Vaucluse. See where the poor folk live. Mainly street walking. Top coffee.  Map: Sydney Great Coastal Walk
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Wed
23 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
20km
600m climb
Blue Mountains
Crossing the Blue Mountains Stage 5 - Leura to Blackheath: Bruce's walk to Katoomba airport then Pilcher track, Grand Canyon, Evan's Lookout then Clifftop track and Braeside track to Blackheath. Opportunity to stay in the mountains and do Stage 6 the next day. Some accommodation available  Map: Katoomba
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Thu
24 May

3 M
LTW
Medium pace
19km
250m climb
Blue Mountains
Crossing the Blue Mountains Stage 6 - Blackheath to Hartley Vale: Short street walk on the western side of the highway then bush track to Mt Boyce, Fairy Bower, Mt Piddington, Witch's Glen and Pulpit Rock, Mt Victoria. Street walking to Lockyers Long Alley before descending to the valley floor to complete our Blue Mountains Crossing.   Map: Katoomba, Mt Wilson
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Fri
25 May

5 M
Medium pace
8km
400m
climb
Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
South West Mount Airly returning via Gap Creek: Park vehicles at Airly Gap, GR 238 326. Walk south and then west following the alignment of the former ‘tramway/self- actuated incline to the transfer station site then the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the SW end of Mount Airly; climb the spur to the top of the SW corner of Mount Airly, inspect the crest /edge of cliff line before heading north to descend into a tributary of Gap Creek and hence back to the vehicles. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Glen Alice
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Sat
26 May

Training 

(New)
Kirribilli
Leadership Training - Join other club members in a collegial and supportive learning environment, half day session lead by experienced club leaders. Extensive course notes and catering provided. The Gallery Room - upstairs, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 - 18 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli. 10:50am to 3:00pm 
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Sat
26 May

3 M
Medium pace
15km
400m climb
Blue Mountains National Park
Historic Walks at Mt. Victoria.: Joint walk with NPA. Experience historic sites and great walks at Mt. Victoria. Visit iconic sites eg Engineers Cave, Pulpit rock, Coxs and Bushrangers caves and plenty more.  Map: Mt Wilson, Hartley
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Sat
26 May
to
Sun
27 May
Sat 3 M
13km, 300m climb
Sun 2
9km, 150m climb
Unhurried 
pace
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Two day-walks: This could be a good introduction to this area via two day walks rather than a full pack walk. Camping at Boyd River Camp Ground. Map: Kanangra
34
Sun
27 May


SEA
Medium pace
18km
300m total climb
(New)
Eastern Suburbs Coast Walk
Watsons Bay to Coogee - PACK WALK: This walk is one of a series of single-day PACK WALKS for those looking to enjoy some great bush walking while getting a feel for the challenge of carrying a full pack or increasing fitness for those already familiar with pack walking. On each walk, I shall carry my fully loaded trekking pack but you can decide your own load. Pace will be adjusted to accommodate the weight we are all carrying.

The route is all on-track/path, but packs will make the few ascents more challenging. Route starts at Watson’s Bay, climbs steadily for a lap of South Head, then follows the well-known coastal walk to Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly beaches to Coogee. Joint walk with SBW. 
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Sun
27 May

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CYCLE
Medium pace
50km
300m climb
(New)
Western Sydney
Guildford Loop Bike Ride: Guildford-Prospect Reservoir-Western Sydney Park-lands- Sugar-loaf Ridge- Fairfield-Guildford
Linking 5 separate sealed cycleways (including excellent section of M7 cycle-way) to enjoy some great cycling in Western Sydney.
Undulating route with nice views along the ride. Several long gradual ascents and one steep climb of 110 metres.
Recovery lunch at Le Shish restaurant following ride. Suitable for all types of bikes.   Map: Urban Street Directory
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Sun
27 May
to
Tue
29 May
3 M
Unhurried pace
25km
700m climb
(New)
Namadgi National Park
3 day full packwalk: Reads Hut otherwise known by Bushwalkers as Bushfolds Hut No 6. A short but steep walk in, via a 300M ascent into the Hut. Built by George Read in 1954. Destroyed by Canberra's fires in 2003 and rebuilt after that. On day 2 we'll ascend Mt Tennent 1384M about 11 km by rejoining and then turning off the AAWT. A 400M ascent on track for some good views before returning to camp. Expect cold nights.
Water can be a problem at this venue, some rain in the next 6 weeks would be good.  Map: Williansdale
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Tue
29 May
to
Thu
31 May

Medium pace
44km

Total ascent and descent: 1,500m/1,700m
(New)
Blue Mountains NP - Walk Full
6 Foot Track in 3 days: This classic walk takes you from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves via a historic horse route. Starting on Tuesday 29 May from Explorers Tree/Katoomba and finishing on Thursday 31 May at Jenolan Caves in time for the 3:30pm bus back to Katoomba. The walk travels mainly along well-maintained service tracks and explores Nellie’s Glen, Megalong Valley, Cox’s River, Black Range, and Jenolan. The first day is a modest 15kms through the picturesque Megalong Valley, camping at the Ecolodge private campsite ($25 pppn) or you can choose to bunk down at the Ecolodge where bedding is supplied ($45 pppn). Dinner can be arranged at the Ecolodge for a fee. The second day will be a challenging hike of 19kms – all on dirt road, an unrelenting ascend with some very steep sections. We will aim for an early start so as to arrive at the campsite in Black Range before dark. Day 3 will be10kms, from Black Range to Jenolan Caves where we will catch the Trolley bus to Katoomba. Note that a special rate of $30 is available online from the Blue Mountains Trolley Bus website till 1 April if you want to take advantage of this promotion.  Limit of 6. Map: 6 foot walking track
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Wed
30 May

3 M
Medium pace
10km
260m asc/desc
Blue Mountains National Park
Blackheath Circuit: Circular route all on track visiting Porters Pass, Colliers Causeway, Centennial Pass plus a short circuit to view the climbing wall.  Map: Katoomba
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Thu
31 May

3
Medium pace
15km
Gentle slopes
(New)
Scheyville National Park
Long Neck Lagoon, Hawkesbury River & Migrant Heritage Walk: A wander around Scheyville National Park. Visit Long Neck Lagoon, the Hawkesbury River (option to buy a soft drink, tea etc at kiosk) and the Migrant Heritage Walk. A mixture of fire trails and walking tracks with a little bit of open forest or old paddocks to cross.   Map: Rogaining map
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JUNE
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Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
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Sat
2 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
13km
550m climbs
Brisbane Water NP
Woy Woy to Spion Kop & return: From Woy Woy Station we'll head for a steep climb up on to Koolewong Ridge. We'll visit a nice aboriginal cave, then head for Waterfall Creek and Spion Kop. There are great views over Woy Woy. We'll then return the same way. Map: Gosford
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Sat
2 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
18km
250m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Blaxland to Faulconbridge: Joint walk with NPA. From Blaxland Station follow Pippa Pass and descend and cross Glenbrook Creek. Ascend Bullant Track to Kings Link track and Lost World and Bunyan Lookouts. Descend to cross Creek again and follow Glenbrook and Sassafras Creeks along well formed tracks to Faulconbridge. 
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Sat
2 Jun

4+ M
Medium pace
17km
600m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Megalong Valley - Galong Creek, Coxs River, Ironmonger: From Ironpot Ridge locked gate, about 3.5km off-track (but open country) to Galong Creek, then a lovely tracked walk beside the Coxs River, then up Ironmonger Spur, Irongpot Mtn and return to cars. This is a big day, at a moderate pace, so an early start will be needed. High end of grade 4.   Map: Jenolan
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Sat
2 Jun

5 M
Medium pace
8km
Unknown climbs
Ben Bullen State Forest
Neubecks Spur and Hermit Spur: Find out why Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park the vehicles at GR 263 090. Walk SW and explore Neubecks Spur and then Hermit Spur. This walk has both the spectacular pagoda landscapes and fascinating historical elements in it. Scrambling and exposure. Map: Cullen Bullen
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Tue
5 Jun


Unhurried pace
14km
Minor climbs
Circular Quay to Central Station
Discovering Hidden Sydney Part 6: An amble through some of Sydney’s historical and lesser-known attractions with a brief commentary and plenty of opportunity for participant input, cappuccinos and cakes. Our walk takes us through King’s Cross, Darlinghurst, Paddington and Centennial Park and Surry Hills. This does include a 35 minute walk along Oxford Street but you will see where Juanita Nielson, Henry Keck, Kate Leigh and Robert Cooper lived.  Map: Sydney UBD
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Wed
6 Jun

4 M
Medium pace
10km
570m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls to Vera falls and return: Joint walk with NPA. Wentworth Falls Station to Vera Falls via Conservation Hut and return via Darwins Walk. Please note this route may have to be changed - Contact Leader for details.
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Thu
7 Jun


Unhurried pace
7km
Minor climbs
Lane Cove Valley
St Leonards to Lane Cove (repeat of wet 13 March walk):
St Leonards Station to Lane Cove Plaza via Gore Hill cemetery, Ronald and Cove Bushland parks, Warraroon Reserve and Tambourine Bay Reserve. Some street walking and well formed bush tracks with steps and stairs. Opportunity for early finish or lunch/coffee in Lane Cove Plaza at end of walk.  Map: STEP Walking Tracks of Lane Cove Valley. Bushwalks around Lane Cove. 7th edition also useful.
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Thu
7 Jun
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
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Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
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Fri
8 Jun

5 M
Medium pace
16km
Unknown climbs
Wollemi National Park
Inca Pathway: From the Little Capertee Creek Campground, follow the track along the northern side of the Wolgan River. Just past the crossing of Petries Gully commence the ascent of the ridge following the Pipeline Track to the saddle at the head of Green Gully. From this point, follow the ridge generally north east, firstly on a canyoners track and then untracked, walking with some rock scrambling. Spend time at the Inca Pathway. The return journey will be by the same route. Scrambling and exposure.   Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan
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Sat
9 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
18km
250m climbs
Sydney Harbour NP
Spit Bridge to Manly & return: This is the walk with some of the best Sydney Harbour views. Starting from the Spit Bridge, we'll head to Manly for coffee/morning tea, then return for fish 'n chips at Clontarf Beach and a finish where we started. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW).   Map: Parramatta River & Sydney Heads
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Sat
9 Jun
to
Mon
11 Jun

Medium pace
30km
1000m climbs
Newnes - Gardens of Stone and Wollemi NPs
Iconic three day pack walk along the Wolgan/Capertee divide. This classic walk has spectacular views and excellent walking and camping in amazing pagoda country. Newnes, Mt Dawson, Collet Gap, Red Rocks Gap, Blue Rocks Gap. Pt Cameron, McLeans Pass. Camping two nights, possibly time for some side trips. Mostly off-track. Some easy scrambling.  This route can be very dry. The leader will check water supplies before the walk but the final arrangements may have to change if the water holes have dried up and possibility of carrying extra water for camping on the first day. Limit 10.
This is a walk for experienced walkers. Please contact leader if you would like to come or would like to know more about the walk. Map: Ben Bullen and Cullen Bullen
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Tue
12 Jun

3 M
LTW, SEA
Medium pace
19km
no major climbs
Sydney Harbour
Tarronga Zoo to Manly: Taronga Zoo to Manly via Spit Bridge: All on defined track. Some street and beach walking. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea at Frenchy's Cafe, Chowder Bay Road.    Map: Sydney Harbour
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Wed
13 Jun


Unhurried pace
13-14km
Minor climbs
City and Inner west
Barangaroo wharf - Pyrmont - Glebe - Chippendale - Barangaroo: Urban walk following harbour foreshores from Darling Harbour to Tramsheds and then to the architectural heritage of Glebe . Two "morning tea" breaks, no planned lunch stop. Plenty of pull out spots. 
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Thu
14 Jun

5 M
Medium pace
10km
Unknown climbs
Wollemi National Park
Newnes to Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek Gorge: Park at GR 420 250 and walk up Capertee Gorge as far as the terrain allows, then climb out on the southern side and walk to Mount Dawson. There are a number of options for the return route - that will be decided closer to or during the walk. The first section will be through private property. Access has been arranged. Scrambling and exposure.   Map: Ben Bullen
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Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
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Sat
16 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
18km
280m climbs
Royal NP and Garrawarra State Recreation Area
Stanwell Park to Helensburgh: Joint walk with NPA. From Stanwell Park Station follow roads and fire trails to unnamed track ascending to Bald Hill. Continue along Coast Track to Garawarra Farm. Follow the Burgh Track and unnamed tracks to Helensburgh. 
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Sun
17 Jun
4 M
Unhurried pace
9km
250m climbs
(New)
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Peak Hill: Hawkesbury River station - Sandy Bay - Green Point Lookout - Peak Hill - Porto Ridge - Hawkesbury River station: A short beautiful walk but mostly off- track, rough track and bush bashing. Party limit 6    Map: Cowan
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Mon
18 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
17km
Mostly flat, final ascent 200m.
Great North Walk
Hunters Hill to Roseville: Ferry from Circular Quay to Valencia St and then follow the GNW through Hunters Hill, Magdala Park, Fairyland to Fullers Bridge and then up to Roseville Station  Map: STEP Lane Cove Valley
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Wed
20 Jun


Medium pace
16km
150m climbs
Northern Beaches
Narrabeen Circuit walk Deep Creek area: Narrabeen shops to Deep Creek Reserve. Follow Deep Creek to waterfall. Circuit walk to Moon Rock for lunch. Some bush tracks are rough and will require some scrambling.  Map: CMA Mona Vale & Hornsby
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Wed
20 Jun

4 M
Medium pace
18.5km
280m climbs
Illawarra Escarpment Traverse
Stanwell Park to Austinmer: Joint walk with NPA. From Stanwell Park Station follow the Wodi Wodi track then ascend to Mt. Mitchell. Follow the Forest Walk and Link track to Sublime Point. Descend ladders to follow roads to Station. Steep and rough track in parts.
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Thu
21 Jun

3 M
LTW, SEA
Medium pace
20km
600m climbs
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
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Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
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Fri
22 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
About 18km
Ups and downs of 200m
Northern Sydney
Oxfam Trailwalker Stage 3 - Berowra to Mt Ku-ring-gai: Practising what I preached by leading a Themed Walk. Why wear yourself out over 48 hours when you can do it gently over 7 days. Third in a series of 7 to cover the 2017 trail from Brooklyn southwards to Tania Park in Balgowlah. This stage goes southwards from Berowra via Calna Creek to Mt Ku-ring-gai – but to make it longer we’ll do a loop down to Apple Tree Bay and back via the pipeline track to Mt Ku-ring-gai Railway for good measure. Possibility to escape the first time we reach Mt Ku-ring-gai (after 10 k).  Map: Oxfam Trailwalker Map Book
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Fri
22 Jun

5 M
Medium pace
6km
Unknown climbs
Wollemi National Park
Matisse Caves, Faberge Caves and maybe more: Park at Little Capertee Creek Campground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, visit Matisse Caves and Faberge Caves, and explore the immediate area for more ‘artistic’ caves. Return the same way. Partly exploratory, likely scrambling and exposure.  Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan
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Sat
23 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
20km
400m climbs
Garigal NP
Roseville Chase to Seaforth & return: The walk will begin from beneath Roseville Bridge. We'll travel via Bantry Bay to Seaforth Oval and return the same way. The views are excellent.  Map: Parramatta River
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Sat
23 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
17km
150m climbs
Royal NP
Heathcote to Waterfall: Heathcote, pipeline, Lake Eckerley, Bullawarring track, Kingfisher Pool, Lake Toolooma, Waterfall  Map: R.N.P
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Sat
23 Jun
to
Sun
24 Jun
4 M
Medium pace
Min 7 km, more is optional but choices are unlimited
500m climbs
Bungonia/Shoalhaven Area
Long Track to Shoalhaven River: From top of Long Track L/O, we descend steeply (all on track) to the river where we set up camp. We can then explore downstream or upstream, swim or just read. This is a lovely part of the world, not visited in recent times by the Club. We should aim to camp at the top of the track on Friday night to make the most of our time.  Map: Caoura
70
Mon
25 Jun


Medium pace
14km
Total ascent 700m climbs
Brooklyn to Cowan
Brooklyn to Cowan: This walk is around 14km through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, from Hawkesbury River Station to Cowan Station via Jerusalem Bay. Some steep climbs of over 100m and more gradual ones of 200m through beautiful bushland. All on track and some fire trail. Decent level of fitness required. Joint walk with SBW. 
71
Tue
26 Jun


Unhurried pace
17km
Mostly flat, some climbs
Sydney's Great Coastal Walk, Barrenjoey to RNP Cronulla
Day 7 of 9, Watsons Bay to Coogee: Following the Federation Track. Lovely winter walk, foreshore views. Walking on sealed pavement. Coffee 
72
Wed
27 Jun


Unhurried pace
13km
Minor climbs
Harbour Foreshore
Taronga, Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay: This walk will follow the harbour foreshore path from Taronga Zoo Wharf, around Sirius Cove, Cremorne Points, Kurraba Point etc to cross Sydney Harbour Bridge, finishing with a pleasant circuit of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the Opera House followed by refreshments at Circular Quay. All on track or pavement, there are only a few short climbs and flights of stairs. Joint Walk with SBW.  
73
Thu
28 Jun

4 M
Medium pace
22 km
200m climbs
Middle Harbour
The Spit to Lindfield: The Spit - Seaforth Oval - Bantry Bay - Davidson Park - Two Creeks Track - Lindfield  Map: STEP Sheet 2 - Roseville Bridge
74
Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
75
Fri
29 Jun
to
Sun
1 Jul
4+ M
Medium pace
38km over 3 days
2,000m climbs
Blue Mountains and Kanangra-Boyd NPs
Dunphy's Campground to Kanangra Walls: Dunphy's Campground - Black Horse Ridge -- K2K track - Konangaroo Clearing (camp) - Mt Strongleg - Dex Creek - 100 Man Cave (camp) - Mt Cloudmaker - Mt Stormbreaker - Crafts Wall - Kanangra Walls. Stunning walk through pristine wilderness. River crossing at Yellow Pup Point. Some significant and steep climbs: approx 400m up Black Horse Ridge, 600m up Mt Strongleg, plus multiple "undulations" by comparison. Rough, rocky and unformed track in places. Contribution to car shuffle/share transport costs required. Joint walk with SBW.  Map: Jenolan, Kanangra
76
Sat
30 Jun


SEA
Medium pace
15km
300 climbs
Garigal National Park
Davidson Park to Manly Dam PACK WALK: This walk is one of a series of single-day PACK WALKS for those looking to enjoy some great bush walking while getting a feel for the challenge of carrying a full pack, or increasing fitness for those already familiar with pack walking. On each walk, I shall carry my fully loaded trekking pack but you can decide your own load. Pace will be adjusted to accommodate the weight we are all carrying.

This walk will start from Davidson Park, then follow marked tracks around Bantry Bay before crossing the Wakehurst Parkway and following the southern side of Manly Reservoir, finishing at the picnic area by Manly Dam. A few short climbs. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers.  
77
Sat
30 Jun

3 M
Medium pace
17km
400m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls to Katoomba: Joint walk with NPA. From Wentworth Falls Station follow roads to the Conservation Hut. Follow tracks to Lillian Bridge and past the Fairmont Resort. Continue along good tracks to Leura Forest and ascend Furber Steps and along roads to Katoomba Station. 
78
JULY
79
Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
80
Sun
1 Jul
to
Sun
15 Jul

Medium pace
120km
6,820 Up 7,620 down
Southern Julian Alps, Slovenia
Walk full
Hut walk Trenta to Petrovo Brdo: Day walk from Vrisic Pass to Slemenova spica 1911m, a beautiful walk with views of Jalovec reflected in pools. 6 days walking staying in huts following gentle valleys and ridges of the southern Julian Alps, past mountain lakes and through high forest, liberally strewn with flowers. Rest day at Petrovo Brdo. 3 days staying in huts walking through rural Slovene country with rolling hills, small hamlets, isolated farmsteads in scenic valleys, pilgrimage churches on hilltops. War relics on both walks.
Estimated cost for 3 nights accommodation in towns, 7 in huts, all food on hut walks, local transport is between €900-750 depending upon standard of huts and numbers in room.
Significant height gain or loss, rough ground, may be steep sections with easy scrambling.
This is not an organised or guided walk but, being overseas, normal Bush Club insurance does not apply.  Map: Triglavski Narodni Park
81
Tue
3 Jul

1
Slow pace
8km
Minor climbs
Parramatta
Discovering Hidden Sydney Part 7: An amble through some of Sydney’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
82
Wed
4 Jul

3 M
Medium pace
15km
350m climbs
Blue Mountains NP
Wentworth Falls Circuit: Joint walk with NPA. Circuit walk via Darwins Walk, Wentworth Pass, Inspiration Point and Nature Trail. Please note this route may have to be changed. Contact Leader for details.
83
Wed
4 Jul
to
Thu
12 Jul
Mix of 3 & 4
Medium pace
various km
Some major climbs - see description
France
TRIP FULL
Grand Tour of The Ubaye: A self guided walk of 8 days & 8 nights, walking between gites and refuges. Self guided walk booked through tour company Highpoint Holidays UK. - Discover the wonderful Grand Tour of the Ubaye, a circular walking trail through a hidden corner of the French Alps. This alpine trek following the GR56 trail and takes you through wild and picturesque mountain scenery. During your walk you’ll visit the Upper Verdon Valley (where you may well see Cayolle Ibex), the Mercantour National Park and the famous Allos Lake, as well as the Nature Reserve of Lauzanier.
Average of 6-7hrs walking per day (not including lunch stop) and between 600m and 1200m of ascent & descent. The first 6 days are harder than the last 2 and are more mountainous in character. The walks take place on well maintained and marked paths, although they are mountainous in nature with some steeper and rocky passages. 
Bush Club insurance does not apply. Participants to arrange their own international transport and insurance. Cost approx 600-800 Euro depending on numbers. Includes accommodation in some twin share and some dormitories and half board (no lunches). Please contact leader for more information if interested. Map: Le Lauzet-Ubaye Area Map
84
Thu
5 Jul
Bush Club Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Thornton Room
Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, 16 Fitzroy St, Kirribilli
85
Sat
7 Jul

3 M
Medium pace
17km
300m climbs
Dharug NP
Clares Bridge: The walk will begin at Dubbo Gully, Mangrove Mountain and go via Simpsons Track, Ten Mile Hollow and Clares Bridge, built about 1830 and the second oldest bridge on the Australian mainland. We'll then return to the cars in Dubbo Gully. There's plenty of history on this walk. As a guide, the walk start is about 65kms north of Wahroonga.   Map: Mangrove Topo
86
Sat
7 Jul

4 M
Medium pace
12km
About 400m total climbs
Medlow Bath
Medlow Bath - tourist trails and ledges: This is a walk of two distinct halves. In the first half, we will explore some of the popular trails below the Hydro Majestic in Medlow Bath. The second half involves an off-track and adventurous traverse of a ledge from beneath the Three Brothers to Blacks Ladder. Stunning views over the Megalong Valley. We will then exit via Radiata Plateau (no chains of Esgate pass in this walk). There is one scramble/shimmy with minor exposure that may require tape assistance. Most of the ledge section is off-track. Joint walk with SBW.  Map: Katoomba
87
Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
88
Tue
10 Jul
to
Mon
30 Jul

Medium pace
10-18km/day
Climbs TBA
Western Mongolia
Walk full, wait list operating.
Trekking in Western Mongolia: This is a repeat of the amazing trip led by Robyn Christie in 2017. Experience one of the last frontiers. 2 days in Ulaanbaatar visiting the traditional Nadaam Festival before flying to Ulaaangom in Western Mongolia to start trekking. Includes visiting glaciers, waterfalls, yoghurt making. Day 13 we drive south to Olgii for overnight in local leader's camp. We witness eagle hunters and throat singers as well as traditional local ceremonies. Return to Olgii on Day 19 and visit local markets and that evening attend a Kazakh traditional wedding. Accommodation in tents, gers, and hotels. Land content for full board plus internal flights in Mongolia is USD2850. Walking distances between 10 and 18 kms per day. Some high ascents. Tour company is Bek Travel, www.backtobektravel.com. Bush Club insurance does not apply. Participants to arrange their own international travel and insurance. For more details contact leader.  Map: Mongolia
89
Wed
11 Jul

3 M
Medium pace
About 14km
Ups and downs of 200m
Northern Sydney
Oxfam Trailwalker Stage 4 - Mt Kuring-gai to North Turramurra: Practising what I preached by leading a Themed Walk. Why wear yourself out over 48 hours when you can do it gently over 7 days. Fourth in a series of 7 to cover the 2017 trail from Brooklyn southwards to Tania Park in Balgowlah. This stage goes southwards from Mt Kuring gai railway via Apple Tree Bay and Bobbin Head then the Gibberagong and Murrua tracks to the entrance gate to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park at the end of Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra. Exit by bus 577 to Turramurra Railway.  Map: Oxfam Trailwalker Map Book
90
Sat
14 Jul

3 M
Fast pace
19km
Flat climbs
Garigal National Park
Exploring Garigal National Park: Beginning at Roseville Bridge we explore the northern end of Middle Harbour Creek and end up back where we started. 
91
Sat
14 Jul

3 M
Medium pace
20km
280m climbs
Royal NP
Engadine to Bundeena: Joint walk with NPA. From Engadine Station to Bundeena via the Engadine Track crossing Kangaroo Creek, Audley, Winifred and Anice Falls, Cabbage Tree Basin finishing at the Bundeena Ferry Terminal for ride to Cronulla. 
92
Sat
14 Jul
to
Sun
15 Jul
5 M
Medium pace
23km
1000m climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
The Kowmung via Stonehag Hill: This walk will begin from the Kanangra Road near Kanangra Walls and travel over the Marrilman Heath & Pindari Tops to Wallaby Pass, the Colboyd Ridge, Arabanoo Peak & Executioner Bluffs to camp at the Kowmung/Christys Creek junction. The return journey will be via Cambage Spire & Bullhead Mountain. Some areas of exposure. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW). Group limit 8.  Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie
93
Mon
16 Jul

TIME TO SEND IN WALKS FOR THE WINTER PROGRAM
(Jun - Aug 2018) 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
94
Tue
17 Jul

3 M
LTW, SEA
Medium pace
19km
no major climbs
Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo to Manly: Taronga Zoo to Manly via Spit Bridge: All on defined track. Some street and beach walking. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. Exit for shorter walk at Spit Bridge. Morning tea at Frenchy's Cafe, Chowder Bay Road.   Map: Sydney Harbour
95
Sat
21 Jul


Medium pace
15km
600m climbs
Blackeath
Govetts leap: Govetts Leap, Rodriguez Pass, Junction Rock, Horse Track, cliff top track, Braeside walk, Blackeath. Harder end of grade 3.
96
Sat
21 Jul

5 M
Medium pace
6km
Unknown climbs
Newnes State Forest
Wolgan Loops and Point Green: Find out why Newnes State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park one car on FT No.5 off Sunnyside Ridge Road and the other car near FT 8. From the first car, walk above the Wolgan Loops, then make our way to Point Green and the second car. Scrambling and exposure.  Map: Cullen Bullen
97
Please remember: Prospective members must contact the leader of any walk before attending it, to obtain his or her permission.
98
Mon
23 Jul


Medium pace
10km
189m climbs
Central Coast
Ettalong to Patonga: Palm Beach ferry to Ettalong. Coastal Walk to Pearl Beach for lunch & chance to explore arboretum. Bush track over hill to Patonga for return ferry. Joint walk with NPA.  Map: CMA Broken Bay
99
Wed
25 Jul

3
Unhurried pace
16km
Mostly flat, some small hilly sections
Sydney's Great Coastal Walk, Barrenjoey to Cronulla
Day 8 of 9, Coogee to la Perouse: Great winter walk along some of Sydney's most spectacular scenery. Cliffs, beaches, bays to historic La Perouse. Largely on track. Short rock hopping sections. Coffee at finish.  Map: Walking Coastal Sydney
100
Sat
28 Jul

to
Sun
29 Jul
4 M
Medium pace
25km
1200m climbs
Kanangra-Boyd NP
Mt Paralyser: Kanangra Walls and return via Mt Stormbreaker-Kanangra Creek-Mt Paralyser and Mt Thurat. This is wild territory and full of great views. Joint walk with Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW) Group limit: 6  Map: Kanangra
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