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

Thu 14 Dec, 2017   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 15 Dec, 2017   Social: RAMBLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Dress up and enjoy a convivial evening with lively people at Dapto Leagues Club function centre. Lots of good food, entertainment and prizes to be won. The cost will be $38 per person.  Doors open 7 pm.  Please book in by 5 December.

Distance: Km    Duration: 3-4 Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Sat 16 Dec, 2017   Walk: Cloverhill Rd Macquarie Pass to Macquarie Rivulet

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Explore down a side creek from Coverhill Rd to Macquarie Rivulet.  Wet, slippery, steep at times. No tracks.  Beautiful rainforest area.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 8

Sun 17 Dec, 2017   Walk: Mount Kembla Tracks

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk to 3 locations from Mount Kembla Lookout on tracks and firetrails. Mount Kembla Summit, Ring and Ridge Track. Rainforest and coastal views.

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

Mon 18 Dec, 2017   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Wilsons Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return with coffee at Boonarah Point.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Mon 18 Dec, 2017   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul and Xmas Coffee

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

A recent traditional pre-Xmas Northern Ride put on by popular demand.  Coffee at Bulli

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park North Beach Time: 8.30 am

Tue 19 Dec, 2017   Cycle: Berkeley to Shellharbour

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Around the lake via Barrack Point to Shellharbour for coffee.  Lake and ocean views.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Fish & Chips, Berkeley Time: 8.30 am

Wed 20 Dec, 2017   Walk: Stanwell Park to Kellys Falls

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Steep ascent to Stanwell Tops, then a level walk to Kellys Falls.  Return via Princess Marina walk.  Lovely views and interesting stone structures.

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

Thu 21 Dec, 2017   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 23 Dec, 2017   Walk: Summer Solstice Sunrise Breakfast

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Enjoy breakfast in beautiful surroundings and watch the sun rise.  This will be followed by a walk with spectacular lake and escarpment views.  Very early start and finish.

Distance: 15 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 27 Dec, 2017   Walk: Lower Mount Kembla

Leader: Joan Polonis    View Leaders List

Gradual uphill walk.  See views and hear history of the area.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 28 Dec, 2017   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 30 Dec, 2017   Walk: Vincentia to Hyams Beach Circuit

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Circuit walk, a lot of beach walking as well at track, shared foot/bike track and road.

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

Mon 01 Jan, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along the cycleway. There is an optional extension to Thirroul beach from Bulli. Coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe. New people are very welcome.

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

Tue 02 Jan, 2018   Cycle: McKeons to Windang

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Ride from McKeons swimming pool Unanderra to Windang and return via Seascape Cafe.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: McKeons swimming pool, Five Islands Road, Unanderra Time: 8:30 am

Wed 03 Jan, 2018   Walk: Maroubra back to Bondi Beach

Leader: Trish Mackey    View Leaders List

Coastal track with beautiful ocean views.  Travel by train and bus.  Full day out.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 04 Jan, 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 05 Jan, 2018   Social: Lunch at the Wollongong Golf Club

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

Come along and celebrate the new year. Members, intending members and friends very welcome. Registration essential by 2nd January for catering and seating arrangements. Please ring Barbara.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sat 06 Jan, 2018   Walk: Corrimal to Brokers Nose

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep ascent and descent.  Some off track.  Rainforest, views.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Meet at: Glenlea Street, Corrimal Time: 8.30 am

Mon 08 Jan, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: David Jenkins    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return via 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 09 Jan, 2018   Paddle: Colo and Nepean Rivers

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

The best of Western Sydney.  White water rafting at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, cost $85 then camping at the Upper Colo Reserve for two nights. Day 2. 13 km paddle on the Colo River.  Day 3.  22km paddle up Nepean Gorge.

Distance: 33 Km    Duration: 3 days Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Tue 09 Jan, 2018   Cycle: Berkeley to Windang

Leader: Jenny Ellis    View Leaders List

Ride along the lake to Windang Surf Club returning via Seascape for coffee. Then to Berkeley.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkley harbour Time: 8:30 am

Wed 10 Jan, 2018   Walk: Windang Island

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Easy flat walk mostly on paths from Boonerah Point to Windang Island.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 11 Jan, 2018   Paddle: Kayaking Safety and Rescue Training

Leader: Kathie Webb    View Leaders List

Kayaking skills practice including: paddling strokes, towing techniques, assisted rescues and self rescue.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 13 Jan, 2018   Walk: Bomaderry Creek

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Beautiful walk with spectacular rock formations and spotted gums.  Mainly shaded with two creek crossings.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 14 Jan, 2018   Walk: Barrack Point to Bass Point.

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk from Barrack Point on tracks, beaches and rock platforms to Bass Point and Bushrangers Bay for lunch and return.

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

Mon 15 Jan, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairahll    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 15 Jan, 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: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Reddall Parade, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Mon 15 Jan, 2018   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

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

Tue 16 Jan, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Jenny Ellis    View Leaders List

Mainly level bike path. Moderate hill in and out of Thirroul. Ocean and escarpment views. Coffee at Thirroul beach.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Wed 17 Jan, 2018   Walk: Cook Park Trail- Wolli Creek to Sans Souci

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Flat walking through parks and shared cycle/footpaths.  Exterior view of historic Tempe House.  Lovely views over Botany Bay.  Possible swim.  Train to Wolli Creek and bus back to Hurstville Station.

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

Thu 18 Jan, 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 20 Jan, 2018   Paddle: Minnamurra River

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Paddle from Minnamurra River mouth to Swamp Road and return. Swimming. PFD’s essential.

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

Sat 20 Jan, 2018   Walk: Byarong Park to Mt Keira

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb up the watercourse.  Return via Dave Walsh Track and west side.

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

Sun 21 Jan, 2018   Walk: Garie, Curramoors Circuit

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Beach walk to start, then steep climb.  Level walk to Eagle Rock with steep descent and beach at end.  Very early start, early finish.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

Mon 22 Jan, 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: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Reddall Parade, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 23 Jan, 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

Wed 24 Jan, 2018   Walk: Big Blowhole to Little Blowhole

Leader: Joan Polonis    View Leaders List

Ocean views.  Undulating walk on headlands and quiet streets.  Great coastal walk.

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

Thu 25 Jan, 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 27 Jan, 2018   Walk: Otford Burning Palms Circuit

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Otford to Burning Palms for lunch and swim.  Return via Garrawarra to Otford.

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

Sun 28 Jan, 2018   Walk: 7 Mile Beach

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A perfect summer walk, beach and bush at Gerroa and 7 Mile Beach National Park.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 20

Mon 29 Jan, 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

Tue 30 Jan, 2018   Cycle: Berkeley to Windang

Leader: Jenny Ellis    View Leaders List

Ride along the lake to Windang Surf Club returning via Seascape for coffee. Then to Berkeley.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkley harbour Time: 8:30 am

Wed 31 Jan, 2018   Trip Away: Tasmania Trip

Leader: Kathie Webb    View Leaders List

One month camping and kayaking, with some bushwalking and sightseeing in eastern and south eastern Tasmania Jan 31 – Feb 28, 2018. Participants must be experienced sea kayakers able to paddle distance easily and competent in extreme weather conditions. All participants must be very self reliant, able to perform rescues and be able to be rescued in deep water. Spray decks compulsory on all paddles.

Distance: 30-40 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 5 Energetic
Registration Essential
Limit: 13

Wed 31 Jan, 2018   Walk: University to Mt Keira Ring Track

Leader: Sue Martin    View Leaders List

Early walk from University, following the cutting for the train to Mt Pleasant Colliery, up to the fire trail. Then along the ring track and back down the Ken Ausburn track and around the University.

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

Thu 01 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 03 Feb, 2018   Walk: Uni to Mount Keira

Leader: John Stewart    View Leaders List

Walk to top of Mt Keira (short steep off track section up old creek bed) from Uni then descend via Dave Walsh track. Bring morning tea to have at the top.

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

Sun 04 Feb, 2018   Walk: Auburn Botanic Gardens

Set in 9 hectares of lush parkland which includes a magnificent Japanese Garden, a Native and Rainforest Garden, a Scented Garden and Reflection Pool.  Excellent picnic facilities, but no cafe.  Admission $4.  A great walk for a hot summer’s day.

Distance: 4 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 05 Feb, 2018   Trip Away: Namoi River

Leader: Gary Luke    View Leaders List

Exploratory kayak trip on the Namoi River during the irrigation dam release season, 200k from Gunnedah to Wee Waa. Seven days paddling with two single day breaks in towns. Mainly camping out of the kayaks with one or two intermediate stays at caravan parks. Moving water and fallen logs. No fragile kayaks. Further details on request.

Distance: 200 Km    Duration: 10 days Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Mon 05 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Wilson Park to Shellharbour Surf Club

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Scenic ride along usual route going a little further on bike path to Shellharbour Surf Club then back to Boonerah Point for coffee.

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

Tue 06 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Jenny Ellis    View Leaders List

Mainly level bike path.  Moderate hill in and out of Thirroul.  Ocean and escarpment views.  Coffee.

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

Wed 07 Feb, 2018   Walk: Shellharbour to Bass Point

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Pleasant walk on beach and rocks.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 08 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 10 Feb, 2018   Walk: Cascades Macquarie Pass

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Climb up cascades from bottom of pass exploring each waterfall.  Swimming. Wet, slippery, steep.

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

Sun 11 Feb, 2018   Walk: Mt Keira area- afternoon walk

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Start and finish at Byarong park.  Plan is to walk along Mt Keira track, Mt Pleasant track and the maintenance track. Option of an early picnic dinner in the coolness of the park.

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

Mon 12 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 12 Feb, 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: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Reddall Parade, Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 13 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

A scenic cycle involving some hills but culminating in a lovely coffee followed by watching the spectacular blowhole.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore station Time: 8.30 am

Wed 14 Feb, 2018   Walk: Coalcliff to Thirroul along the beaches

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Graham’s traditional walk on a Wednesday. Barefoot on the beaches, sandals on the headlands, swimmers in case it gets too hot. Coffee along the way.

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

Thu 15 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

Fri 16 Feb, 2018   Miscellaneous: Deadline for Autumn Program

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Please submit walks, cycles, paddles and articles for the newsletter by today at the latest.

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

Sat 17 Feb, 2018   Trip Away: Lord Howe Island Feb 2018

Expressions of interest invited for a proposed Lord Howe Island trip 17-25 Feb 2018.  Lovely walks and many other activities are available on this beautiful island paradise.  Be early as those on the list will be given priority and these trips usually book out quickly.  Once costing is available a non refundable deposit will be required to hold your place .

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 32

Sat 17 Feb, 2018   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point and Cliffhanger Lookout

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep ascent and descent with ladders near the top, then level to Cliffhanger.

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

Sun 18 Feb, 2018   Walk: Forest Island Path and Palona Cave

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Walk Forest Island Path and Lady Carrington Drive, then up to Palona Cave.  Return by direct route.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

Mon 19 Feb, 2018   Cycle: Skiway Park to North Primbee

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Scenic ride along Lake turning North over bridge to North Primbee using old quiet road. Then back along Eastern bike path to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 26 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Skiway Park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 19 Feb, 2018   Meeting: Committee and Program Review

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

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

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

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

Tue 20 Mar, 2018   Cycle: Victoria Rail Trails – Lake Hume and Bright

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

7 days of cycling on Rail Trails round Lake Hume with optional mountain bike ride Upper Murray.  Also Bright surrounds.

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

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

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

9 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

Sat 07 Apr, 2018   Walk: Carrington Falls and visit the 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: Km    Duration: 7 Hr    Grade: 5 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Wed 08 Aug, 2018   Trip Away: Foster – Peddle and Paddle

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

9 days at Foster on the mid North Coast either caravan, cabin  or camping.  4 day paddles. Two on the Lake and creeks, then Smiths Lake and Northern Myall Lakes at Neranie.  3 day rides.

Distance: Km    Duration: 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
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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
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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
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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
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