The Leaders contact list appears at the end of the Activities Program

Tue 20 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour through Blackbutt Forest

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle over Stony Ridge past Shellharbour Hospital through Blackbutt Forest and to Shellharbour Village for coffee.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Ski Park, Reddall Parade, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Wed 21 Feb, 2018   Walk: Dover Heights to South Head Lighthouse

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Mostly on footpaths, some boardwalk and steps.  Lovely ocean views from the coastal path.  Possible swim at Camp Cove if people are interested.  Trains, buses and ferry return from Watsons Bay.  Opal card required.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 22 Feb, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 24 Feb, 2018   Walk: Robertson to Flat Rock via Kangaroo River

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Fountaindale Road, Lorna Doone Pool, Missingham Steps, Kangaroo River.  Mostly downhill.  Some wading and rock hopping.  Lots of river crossings possibly up to your waist depending on levels.  On the face of it an adventurous walk but nothing technically difficult at all.  On track except for the river bit. Car shuffle needed.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 8 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 25 Feb, 2018   Walk: Bong Bong Pass

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Very steep climb up to magnificent viewpoint.  Some clambering up and down involved and many cliff edges.  A short but adventurous walk.  Agility required.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Mon 26 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride along the cycleway beside the ocean. An optional extension to Thirroul Beach from Bulli. Coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe. New people are welcome to join us.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.15 am

Mon 26 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Time: 8.30 am

Tue 27 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Around the Lake

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

A satisfying cycle around Lake Illawarra. This time if people agree we could stop at Yallah for coffee. The outlook from the spit at Tallawarra is outstanding.

Distance: 42 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Fish & Chips, Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley Time: 8.30 am

Wed 28 Feb, 2018   Walk: Thirroul Station to Fairy Meadow Station along the beaches

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Part 2 of Walking Wollongong’s Northern beaches. Barefoot along the sea edge, sandals around the headlands and swimmers in case it gets too hot. Coffee along the way.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 01 Mar, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 03 Mar, 2018   Walk: Thirlmere Lakes NP.

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk through eucalypt forests on fire trails following Blue Gum Creek to Little River and return.

Distance: 15 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 04 Mar, 2018   Walk: Wombat Hill Lookout Trail

Leader: Barry Voller    View Leaders List

We walk through the Ettrema Wilderness area of Morton National Park to visit some spectacular lookouts overlooking the upper Shoalhaven and Mts Moollatoo, Carrialoo and Skanzi.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 6.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 04 Mar, 2018   Trip Away: Tasmania, Lake Gordon

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

Explore Lake Gordon and upper reaches of the Gordon River and possibly Lake Pedder.  Camping out of the kayaks.  Participants must have camping equipment suitable for South Western Tasmania’s variable weather.

Distance: 60 Km    Duration: 7 days Hr    Grade: 5 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 05 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Austinmer to Port Kembla dipping in the pools

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

From Austinmer station a flat ride, most likely with a tail wind. Stop for a brief dip in 5 or 6 pools on the way. Bring lunch to dine out at Port Kembla after a short surf. Southern riders best leave their cars at Port Kembla station. Non riders who want to drive for this poolathon are most welcome.

Distance: 32 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Austinmer Station Time: 8:31 am

Mon 05 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Robert Lynn    View Leaders List

Social cycle to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 06 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Brendon Parker    View Leaders List

Great ride along the coast, one hill into Thirroul.  Coffee at Thirroul.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Wed 07 Mar, 2018   Walk: Minnamurra Station to Kiama Station

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

From Minnamurra Station walk along headlands and beaches via Boneyard to Kiama Station and return by train.  Some sand and easy rock walking.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 08 Mar, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 10 Mar, 2018   Walk: Explore Burrawang Creek near Belmore Falls

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

New Walk!  Explore Burrawang Creek. Wet, slippery and steep at times. No tracks. Follow creek down from Belmore Falls Road as far as possible and return. Lovely rainforest.  Off track experience necessary.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 11 Mar, 2018   Walk: Shoalhaven River

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List

Level path along north bank of river.  See cliff formations and rainforest.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 12 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli. Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 12 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Pat Robson    View Leaders List

Social cycle to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 13 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Bowral to Moss Vale

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Mostly bike tracks through Bowral suburbs, some busy road crossings. Bong Bong track along the Wingecarribee River to Moss Vale for coffee. Bring bike lock/chain. Optional BYO lunch at end of ride.

Distance: 38 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Bowral Swimming Baths car park Time: 9.00 am

Tue 13 Mar, 2018   Walk: Booderee Bush Tucker

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Expressions of interest are required by today so that the free activity on 12 June can be booked and go ahead. Learn about culinary and medicinal use of plants in the only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens in Australia.  For more details refer to entry on 12 June.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Wed 14 Mar, 2018   Walk: Heathcote Railway Station to Waterfall Railway Station

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

We  venture into central Royal National Park along a well maintained bush track.  The walk goes via beautiful Karloo Pool and Uloola Falls.  It then continues along a service track to Waterfall station.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 15 Mar, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 17 Mar, 2018   Walk: Mt Gibraltar

Leader: Maria (Ria) Pegg    View Leaders List

Mt Gibraltar Reserve has interesting walking trails which link 3 major lookouts.  There is also the Heritage Quarries Circuit through the trachyte stone quarries in use since 1867.  Some steep steps into the quarry.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 18 Mar, 2018   Walk: Waterways of the Illawarra 1 Towradgi Creek

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Following the guidebook published with the recent Walking Upstream exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery, we explore some of our myriad and complex waterways. The creeks are often on private land or they disappear into pipes, so we follow them as far as we can. We walk on streets, pathways and through public land. We begin by following Towradgi Creek from its mouth through Tarrawanna to the escarpment.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 19 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point

Leader: John Healy    View Leaders List

Cycle from Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point and return.  Coffee.

Distance: 27 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Tue 20 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Victoria Rail Trails – Lake Hume and Rutherglen/Corowa areas

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

7 days of cycling on Rail Trails round Lake Hume and Rutherglen/Corowa areas.  This activity is now fully booked.

Distance: 30 daily Km    Duration: 7 days Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Tue 20 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Sam Garrett-Jones    View Leaders List

Scenic ride mainly on bike track. Short extension to Thirroul beach (on road). Coffee at Thirroul Beach Cafe.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park (nearest Novotel) Time: 8:30 am

Wed 21 Mar, 2018   Walk: Windang Island

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Flat easy walk from Boonerah Point to island and back.  Coffee at end.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 22 Mar, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 24 Mar, 2018   Walk: Mount Ousley to Brokers Nose

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

On track to Brokers Nose then off track along cliff base on return.  Views, rainforest.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Top of Mt Ousley east side truck stop. Time: 8.30 am

Sun 25 Mar, 2018   Walk: Port Kembla Harbour to Hill 60 and Breakwater Battery Museum

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Some beach walking, steep walk to top of Hill 60.  Spectacular ocean and inland views. Return to Seascape cafe for coffee and visit the Breakwater Battery Museum (admission $3, pensioners $1).

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 26 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 26 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Oak Flats Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Mal Bilaniwsky    View Leaders List

Cycle paths, some street riding. One steep hill into Shellharbour.

Distance: 23 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Ski Park Time: 8.30 am

Tue 27 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: John Healy    View Leaders List

All on busy bike track.  Coffee.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Wed 28 Mar, 2018   Walk: Milsons Point to Greenwich Wharf

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Travel by train and ferry. Opal card is required.  Walk will take in Wendy Whiteley’s secret garden at Lavender Bay, leafy reserves and bush tracks with beautiful harbour views.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 29 Mar, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 31 Mar, 2018   Walk: Audley to Audley via Karloo Pool

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

From Audley to Head of Navigation, then to near Heathcote, Karloo Pool, and back to Audley.  Lots of up and down and steep in places.

Distance: 24 Km    Duration: 6.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

Sun 01 Apr, 2018   Walk: Killalea State Park and beyond

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Join us on Easter Sunday for a varied walk from Shell Cove to the Minnamurra River via Killalea SP and Mystics Beach. Great views in every direction. All on track, not roads.  A section of the ‘Great South Coast Walk’ – check it out at greatsouthcoastwalk.net

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 02 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Tue 03 Apr, 2018   Cycle: McKeons to Windang

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Easy ride mostly on bike track with some road.  Turn around at Windang SC. Coffee at SeaScape.

Distance: 37 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Over-flow car park at McKeons swim centre 5 Islands Rd, Unanderra. Time: 8.30 am

Wed 04 Apr, 2018   Trip Away: Canberra Pedal and Paddle

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

Nine days based at the Alivio Tourist Park (Caravan, Cabin or Camp).  Paddle Lake Burley Griffin, two rides around the Lake visiting various exhibits/places on the way, the Zoo, Botanical Gardens and new Arboretum. A long bike ride to Belconnen and Gungahlin etc. Do as little or as much as you like.

Distance: Km    Duration: 9 days Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 04 Apr, 2018   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Steep climb up escarpment with 8 steel ladders towards the top.  Walking on established tracks with many high steps. Coffee or a cool drink at Sublime Point Cafe as a reward for your task.  Well worth the effort.

Distance: 2 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 05 Apr, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 07 Apr, 2018   Walk: Carrington Falls Top to Bottom

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Descend a little known pass into the Kangaroo River Canyon.  3m body abseil via tree roots.  500m upriver to the Falls where you may get your feet wet.  Big swimming hole.  Boulders the size of your house. Traverse along 400m contour inside forest on return to Missingham Steps.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 7 Hr    Grade: 5 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 08 Apr, 2018   Walk: Waterways of the Illawarra 2 Byarong Creek

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Following the guidebook published with the recent Walking Upstream exhibition at Wollongong Art Gallery, we explore some of our myriad and complex waterways. The creeks are often on private land or they disappear into pipes, so we follow them as far as we can. We walk on streets, pathways and through public land. We continue by following Byarong Creek from Figtree to some way up Mt Keira.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 09 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Robert Lynn    View Leaders List

Social cycle to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Mon 09 Apr, 2018   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2.30 pm

Tue 10 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Berkeley to Shellharbour

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Clockwise from Berkeley to Lake South on bike track then along beach front to Barrack Point and Shellharbour.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Fish and Chips, Northcliffe Drive. Time: 8.30 am

Wed 11 Apr, 2018   Walk: Bundeena Circuit

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Visit Jibbon Beach, Jibbon Head Aboriginal rock carvings, Wedding Cake Rock, Marley Beach and the Deer Pool. Return to Bundeena Drive. Car shuffle required. All on track.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 5.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 12 Apr, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 14 Apr, 2018   Walk: North Wollongong to Thirroul

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

From station follow coast to Thirroul, train back to North Wollongong. On bike track and beach, coffee.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 15 Apr, 2018   Walk: Forest Path – Darkes Forest to Mount Mitchell

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Pleasant walk with great views and through varied vegetation .

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 16 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack point

Leader: Mal Bilaniwsky    View Leaders List

Lake views

Distance: 27 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Tue 17 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Berry

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Cycle rural roads around Berry. Undulating terrain with pleasant views. Lunch at the pub after.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Apex Park, Albert Street Time: 9:00 am

Wed 18 Apr, 2018   Walk: Byarong Park to Robertsons Lookout and return

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List

Mountainous walk.  Attractive forest, lovely views.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 19 Apr, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 21 Apr, 2018   Walk: Byarong Park To Byarong Park

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb up water course.  Return via Dave Walsh Track and western Ring Track.  Views.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Byarong Park Time: 8.30 am

Sun 22 Apr, 2018   Walk: Dharawal NP

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Walk exploring some gems of eastern Dharawal. O’Hares Creek, hidden waterfall and more. Some off track, couple of creek crossings, one with boots off. Phone before 8:30 pm, SMS or e-mail to register.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 23 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail To Barrack Point

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Time: 8.30 am

Tue 24 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Berkeley to Windang

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Lake and escarpment view.  Coffee.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Time: 8.30 am

Wed 25 Apr, 2018   Walk: Mt Kembla Summit

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Short steep walk to summit of Mt Kembla.  Can be extended to include the Ring Track.

Distance: 3 or 7 Km    Duration: 3 or 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

Thu 26 Apr, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Fri 27 Apr, 2018   Walk: Sydney Biennale

Leader: Joan Polonis    View Leaders List

Visit various venues on this interesting day out, including Cockatoo Island and the Carriage Works.  Travel by public transport.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sat 28 Apr, 2018   Walk: Loves Bay to Werri Beach and return

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Undulating walk along coastal cliffs. Ocean and farmland scenery.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 29 Apr, 2018   Walk: Bundanoon Walkabout

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

See Glow Worm Glen, Riverview Lookout, The Amphitheatre, the bottom of Fairy Bower Falls (Jurassic Park without the wildlife). Long climb out and return to car park. For those still willing and able, we will visit the old Erith Coal mine, well worth the visit, another 4 km return from the car park. All on track or fire trail. Car shuffle back to the day’s starting point.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 30 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 30 Apr, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Social cycle to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 01 May, 2018   Cycle: Mount Annan Botanic Garden

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Undulating ride around Mount Annan Botanic Garden.  Mainly road, very little traffic.  Beautiful views. BYO lunch.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Mount Annan main car park. Entrance to the gardens is in Narellan Road. Time: 9.00 am

Wed 02 May, 2018   Walk: Drawing Room Rocks, Berry

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Meet in Berry then carpool to start of walk. A lovely stroll, but steep and rough in parts, to unusual rock formations and great views to the South Coast. Hope we have mist in the valleys.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 03 May, 2018   Trip Away: Sussex Inlet

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Paddle from Sussex Inlet to St. Georges Basin, cross a short section (weather permitting), return via canals and the entrance. PFDs and splash decks compulsory. Cabins and powered sites available at Holiday Haven Tourist Park, Swan Lake if required on Wednesday (2nd) and Thursday (3rd) nights. Come for 1 or both days.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Fri 04 May, 2018   Trip Away: Wandandian Creek

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Paddle down Wandandian Creek from Bewong to St. Georges Basin, cross a short section and follow an estuary to Tullawalla Lagoon. Return via the direct route. Cabins and powered sites available at Holiday Haven Tourist Park, Swan Lake if required on Wednesday (2nd) and Thursday (3rd) nights. Come for 1 or both days.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 05 May, 2018   Walk: To Top of Mt Keira and return

Leader: John Stewart    View Leaders List

Walk via Ken Ausburn Track and Ring Track then short steep off-track section to top of Mt Keira. Return via Dave Walsh track and Ring Track. See temperate rain forest, tall trees and ferns.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 06 May, 2018   Walk: Macquarie Pass NP – Prominent Rocks

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Half day walk exploring the tracked and off track ascent to Prominent Rocks view point on the southern Illawarra escarpment. Phone before 8:30 pm, SMS or e-mail to register.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 07 May, 2018   Cycle: Oak Flats Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Mal Bilaniwsky    View Leaders List

Road and cycleway.

Distance: 23 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Ski Park Time: 8.30 am

Tue 08 May, 2018   Cycle: From Berkeley Around the Lake

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Lake and escarpment views.  Coffee.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Time: 8.30 am

Wed 09 May, 2018   Walk: Boronia Park (Hunters Hill) to Lane Cove NP

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

This walk is part of the Great North Walk following bush tracks along the Lane Cove River.   Full day out using trains and buses.  Opal Card required.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 10 May, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 12 May, 2018   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb and descent.  Ladders near the top.  Views.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Austinmer railway station, east side Time: 8.30 am

Sun 13 May, 2018   Walk: Barren Grounds

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List

Level walk involving outstanding views.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 14 May, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 14 May, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Pat Robson    View Leaders List

Social cycle to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 15 May, 2018   Walk: Booderee Bush Tucker

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

As a commitment to the walk in Booderee Botanic Gardens on 12 June, please book in by today to finalise numbers.  See entry on 12 June for full details.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Tue 15 May, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park to Shellharbour

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Lake and ocean views.  Coffee.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park Albion Park Time: 8.30 am

Wed 16 May, 2018   Walk: Mt Pleasant Track, Mt Keira Ring Track to Robertson’s Lookout and Mt Keira Summit

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

From Mt Pleasant, a steep climb up to the beautiful rainforest along an established track.  Continue our walk along the Mt Keira Ring Track towards Robertsons Lookout with a steep climb to the Lookout where we shall rest and have morning tea.  Then down to Mt Keira Rd and along the road to Mt Keira summit for beautiful views over  Wollongong.  Return to Mt Pleasant.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 17 May, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Fri 18 May, 2018   Miscellaneous: Deadline for Winter Program

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Please send in activities or items for inclusion in the winter program by today at the latest.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Time:

Sat 19 May, 2018   Walk: Illawarra Escarpment: Stanwell Park to Austinmer

Leader: Sam Garrett-Jones    View Leaders List

Walk the Illawarra Escarpment one way from Stanwell Park to Austinmer via the Forest Walk and Sublime Point Track. All on track; steel ladders to descend Sublime Point. Cliff edges. Maps: Appin; Bulli.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 20 May, 2018   Walk: Gerroa Blackhead rock platform fossil walk

Leader: Maria (Ria) Pegg    View Leaders List

The walk follows the rock platform around Blackhead to look at the amazing collection of Permian marine fossils embedded in the area. We will continue along Shelly Beach to Walkers Beach. Return along the northern side of Gerringong Golf Course, along the Crooked River Road footpath and back to the carpark. This section is a little steep.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 21 May, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 21 May, 2018   Meeting: Committee and Program Review

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2.30 pm

Tue 22 May, 2018   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Long hilly ride.  Coffee.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 5 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore (Station) Time: 8.30 am

Wed 23 May, 2018   Walk: Tom Thumb Lagoon

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Easy walk through remnant of lagoon, to beach and coffee.  Back via Wollongong Conservation Park.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 24 May, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 26 May, 2018   Walk: Burning Palms Circuit

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Walk from Otford head of track to Burning Palms and return via Garrawarra track. A few hills, lovely forest and coast, swim if warm enough.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 27 May, 2018   Walk: The Royal NP. Rainforest

Leader: Barry Voller    View Leaders List

We walk through the rainforests and along creekbeds of our Royal NP to reach National Falls.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 28 May, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30

Mon 28 May, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Social cycle to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 29 May, 2018   Cycle: Lakeside Park to Huntley/Horsley

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Scenic ride along Lake past Tallawarra PS on bike track then turn west to Cloverdale Rd and Horsley.  Several small hills easily ridden. Back to The Café for coffee.

Distance: 27 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Lakeside Drive carpark, Dapto Time: 8.30 am

Wed 30 May, 2018   Walk: Blaxland Riverside Park

Leader: Joan Polonis    View Leaders List

See Bicentennial Park including wetlands and brick pit.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 31 May, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change. Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sun 10 Jun, 2018   Walk: Royal NP – West to East

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

West to east traverse of the Royal. Honeymoon Track to Audley, Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, Bonnie Vale, Bundeena. Train and ferry connections. Phone before 8:30 pm, SMS or e-mail to register.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Tue 12 Jun, 2018   Walk: Booderee Bush Tucker

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Booderee Botanic Gardens are the only Aboriginal-owned botanic gardens in Australia.  On this free walk learn about bush tucker and medicinal uses of plants and the long association that Koori people have with the area and the plants of south eastern Australia.  There will be an afternoon scenic walk in the park to make a full day.  Car sharing will be organised.  Expressions of interest are required by 13 March and bookings by 15 May for this activity to go ahead.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 08 Jul, 2018   Walk: Nattai NP – Mittagong

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Walk Mt Alexandra Reserve and edge of Nattai NP to 40’ Falls and Boxvale Lookout and return. A nice varied walk in the “wilderness” close to town. Phone before 8:30 pm, SMS or e-mail to register.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 29 Jul, 2018   Walk: Bargo River Gorge

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A walk exploring Bargo River Gorge and surrounds. Come and have a look why we think it’s an area worthy of more protection. Creek crossings and slippery sections.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 08 Aug, 2018   Trip Away: Forster – Pedal and Paddle

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

Nine days at Forster on the mid North Coast either caravan, cabin  or camping.  Four day paddles. Two on the Lake and creeks, then Smiths Lake and Northern Myall Lakes at Neranie.  Three day rides.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 18 Aug, 2018   Walk: Pigeon House Mountain – Morton NP

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Great views from the top after a steep climb. Ladders to the summit. Come for the day or a weekend of walking.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 19 Aug, 2018   Walk: Budawangs – Little Forest Plateau

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Join in on our annual excursion to Little Forest Plateau section of Morton NP. Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point and Ngaityung Falls. The easiest way to enjoy the vista of the Budawang ranges – a wilderness experience. Some scratchy sections. Phone before 8:30 pm, SMS or e-mail to register.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 03 Sep, 2018   Trip Away: Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

9 days caravan, cabin or hotel based day walks around Lithgow and Rylstone visiting some hidden gems and pagoda hopping.  Evans Crown, Hassens Walls, Gouches Crater, Deep Pass, Black Fellows Hands, Black Fellows Crown,  Dunns Swamp Pagodas and Ferntree Gully Nature Reserve.  All of the walks are short (max 3km) but we will be pagoda hopping and scrambling. You will need to be agile and enjoy exploring.

Distance: Km    Duration: 9 days Hr    Grade: 3 Energetic
Registration Essential

Mon 03 Sep, 2018   Paddle: Ghost Island Renmark SA

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

A 6 day and 5 nights paddle camping on the side of rivers and creeks.  Detailed instructions available on request.

Distance: 125 Km    Duration: 10 Days 3-12 Sep 18 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 05 Sep, 2018   Walk: Cherry Blossom Time in Auburn Botanic Gardens

Leader: Maria (Ria ) Pegg    View Leaders List

Set on 9 hectares and open since 1977, the park features a spectacular Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, Scented Garden, Australian native and rainforest garden, a Reflection pool and Fauna Reserve. Cherry blossom time should be very special and is very popular.  Located on the corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn.  There is no cafe, so bring your own food and beverages.

Distance: 2-3 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Fri 21 Sep, 2018   Paddle: Mid North Coast week – Wallis Lake and Forster area

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

Day paddles on lakes and rivers in the area. Led by local paddler John Thorn; organised by Helen.  Joint activity with NPA.  Based at camp site.  Day paddles 21/9 to 27/9, plus rest day. Travel days 20/9 & 28/9. These paddling events are very popular and book out quickly.  Expressions of interest to Helen by email. M​ake own accommodation arrangements. ​Camp site will require a non-refundable deposit of one night’s accommodation. ​Experienced paddlers with sit in kayaks only. Spray skirts compulsory on open water at leader’s discretion.

Distance: 12-20 daily Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 25

Mon 05 Nov, 2018   Trip Away: Western Snowy Mts 2018

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

ADVANCE NOTICE Group 1 – Arrive Mon 5th Nov, depart Sat 10th.  These dates for those who have not been on the trip before or it’s a long time since you’ve been – the usual series of walks. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts & northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Day walks and exploring the region while learning about Snowy Hydro Scheme, Hume & Hovell and the impact of wild horses. Own transport or find a buddy. Will be some dirt road driving to walks. Contact leader for more detail. Limits apply.

Distance: Up to 13 Km    Duration: Up to 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 08 Nov, 2018   Paddle: Edwards River

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

12 days paddling the full length of the Edwards River Camping out of the kayaks/canoes (200km). The Edwards River is an anabranch of the Murray River from Picnic Point to 60km downstream of Swan Hill.  There will be  number of irrigation weirs to portage.

Distance: 200 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Sat 10 Nov, 2018   Trip Away: Western Snowy Mts 2018

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

ADVANCE NOTICE  Group 2 – Arrive Sat 10th Nov, depart Thur 15th. These dates for those who have been on the trip before – a series of walks we have not normally done. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts & northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Limits apply.

Distance: Up to 12 Km    Duration: Up to 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

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