• Activities are limited to 20 participants including the leader.
  • Registration is essential for walks and paddles.
  • Registration and participation implies your acceptance of the club’s Liability Disclaimer.
  • Social distancing of 1.5m must be practiced whenever possible.
  • Participants must bring their own hand sanitiser and use it regularly.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate in any activity.

Sat 19 Sep, 2020   Meeting: Illawarra Ramblers Club AGM

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

AGM, followed by a bush walk.  Bring own morning tea. See the Rhododendron Gardens in full bloom!

Limited numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions

Distance: Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 20

Sun 20 Sep, 2020   Walk: Mount Kembla Tracks

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

From Mt. Kembla Lookout, walk to 3 locations, – Mt. Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Bridle Track. Mostly on tracks (a short section of quiet road) through a variety of forest. Escarpment and Coastal views.

Fully Booked

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

Mon 21 Sep, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Coastal Views on mainly flat leasurely ride.

A few undulations on the optional section north of Bulli Beach Cafe to Thirroul.

 

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Grass corner George Hanley intersection with Cliff Drive. Time: 08:30 am

Mon 21 Sep, 2020   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Shell Cove

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Cycle on lake cycle path to Barrack Point then through Shellharbour to Shell Cove. Mostly cycle path with suburban streets through Shellharbour.  A couple of Hills at Barrack Point and Shellharbour. Coffee at Shellcove

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Koona St., Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Tue 22 Sep, 2020   Cycle: Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal National Park

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Ride through National Park beautiful bush terrain best suited for hybrid or mountain bike followed by coffee/lunch at Audley picnic ground. Lovely snacks available or bring your own.     We depart from Audley shop area 10.00 am.  National Park entry permit required.  Apply online or pay at Audley.  Annual Pass free for concession holders but takes a couple of weeks.

Distance: 20 return Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Wed 23 Sep, 2020   Walk: The Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

This Spring lets go Exploring the largest Native Botanic Garden in Australia.  Undulating paths, some steps.

Bring your Lunch, water and Hand Sanitizer.  Coffee Available to purchase.

Distance: 5-10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 24 Sep, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 26 Sep, 2020   Walk: Nelsons Creek and Kangaroo River

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

This walk is in the Kangaroo Valley nature reserve. We walk to Hampton Bridge then onto Bendeela Camping Ground. This walk is a hard level 4 walk. It consists of rocky river bed, uneven ground, 5 km of scrub bashing, a small cliff face, and 8 km of fire trail and track. A car shuffle is required from the start to the finish of the walk.

To register you should be capable of –

  1. Walking 13 km
  2. Pulling yourself up and over a rock or two.
  3. Lifting your legs up and over fallen timber and light vegetation for 5 km.
  4. Removing your boots to walk across the creek, if required.
Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 27 Sep, 2020   Walk: Mount Bass Trail to Anice and Winifred Falls

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Fire trail slopes gently down to Anice Falls, then steeply down and across South West Arm Creek to Winifred Falls.  If possible, follow the creek down to lovely deep pools.  Steep uphill to Mt Bass Trail on the return.

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

Tue 29 Sep, 2020   Cycle: Berkeley to Shell Cove

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Around the lake via Warrawong and Primbee to Windang.  Then over the bridge, onto Barrack Point and Shellharbour to the Shallows.  Coffee at the Shell Cove shopping centre.  Mostly bike paths, some quiet back streets, level most of the way, a short hill into Shellharbour.  Lake and ocean views.

Distance: 38 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Fish and Chips, Northcliffe Drive Time: 8.30am

Wed 30 Sep, 2020   Walk: Stuart Park to Bellambi

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Leisurely walk from Stuart Park through Puckeys Estate along walkway to Fairy Meadow, Towradgi, Bellambi Lagoon to Bellambi Harbour, and return.

Distance: 8-10 Km    Duration: 3-4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 01 Oct, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 05 Oct, 2020   Cycle: Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Panoramic Scenery, Almost totally on shared bike path. Flat. An e-bike battery savers dream.

Distance: 31 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Top Carpark Flagstaff Hill Wollongong. Time: 8:30 am

Wed 07 Oct, 2020   Walk: Bowral in Spring

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Cherry Tree Walk then follow the path alongside Mittagong Creek to the Bradman cricket oval.  Meander through the streets of Old Bowral – see beautiful old homes and heritage buildings.  Sadly no Tulip Festival this year but we will visit Corbett Gardens anyway.  The parks and gardens are always full of colour at this time of year.  BYO lunch in the park at the end of the walk.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 08 Oct, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 12 Oct, 2020   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

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

Mon 12 Oct, 2020   Trip Away: New Tumbarumba Rail Trail and Quiet Roads Around Tumut

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Join us to ride the newly completed Tumbarumba Rail Trail, staying 2 nights in Tumbarumba and riding on the first ever Rail Trail in NSW,  then driving to Tumut for 3 nights to ride 2 loops on quiet country roads from Tumut.

Previous Victorian section cancelled.

Contact Jill to register or for further details.

Fully Booked Waitlist Only Available

Distance: 30-40 Km    Duration: 3-4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 15 Oct, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 17 Oct, 2020   Walk: Byarong Park to Mt Keira

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb up watercourse.  Return via west Ring Track.  Views, rainforest.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Byarong Park Time: 8:30 am

Sun 18 Oct, 2020   Walk: Below Drawing Room Rocks

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Joint walk with Shoalhaven Bushwalking Club. Starting off on the Drawing Room Rocks track, we deviate to follow the base of the cliff line (off track) around to an unnamed tributary of Broughton Mill Creek. Follow the creek upstream (rock hopping required) until we meet the track from Kangaroo Ridge and continue onto Drawing Room Rocks. Return to cars down the DRR track. Great off-track experience with rainforest, below cliff lines and views. Map: KV

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

Wed 21 Oct, 2020   Walk: Stanwell Park to Sea Cliff Bridge

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Leisurely walk from Stanwell Park along the new cycle/walking path following the beautiful coast line to the Sea Cliff Bridge and return.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 22 Oct, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 24 Oct, 2020   Walk: Mount Carrialoo – Kangaroo Valley

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

This walk is a hard level 4 walk.  It consists of a very steep incline, a climb through rocks, uneven ground, and 2 km of scrub bashing through the bush.

To register you should be capable of –

  1. Walking 10 km
  2. Pulling yourself up a rock by rope.
  3. Lifting your legs up and over fallen timber and light vegetation for 2 km.
  4. Climbing and sliding down between two rocks.
Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 26 Oct, 2020   Trip Away: Port Stephens walking adventure

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

October 26th till 30th

This trip is hitting the program already fully booked because it’s a trip relocated to a non fire impacted area for those that had already booked on my postponed western snowy trip. I can take a few extra names to be on a cancellation waiting list if you want to contact me.

Various grade 2-3 walks in National Parks and other activities.

COVID friendly – No car shuffles, no public transport, appropriate limited car sharing.

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

Tue 27 Oct, 2020   Cycle: Bowral to Moss Vale

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

It’s a lovely time of the year to be visiting the Southern Highlands.  We cycle through old Bowral, the eastern suburbs and Burradoo – then along the Wingercarribee River to Moss Vale for coffee.  Mainly cycle paths, some hills, a few busy road crossings.   Bring a bike lock/chain.  Optional BYO lunch to enjoy in the park at the end of the ride.

Distance: 36 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Bowral Swimming Baths car park Time: 9.00 am

Thu 29 Oct, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 31 Oct, 2020   Paddle: Minnamurra River

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

From the river mouth, paddle past beaches, mangroves and bushland to Swamp Road and return. PFD’s compulsory.

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

Mon 02 Nov, 2020   Trip Away: Paddle Tuross Lake

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

Paddle the eight islands of Tuross Lake over 4 days.  Possible walk on one day.

Fully booked.  Email to be on wait list

Distance: 12-18 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 05 Nov, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 12 Nov, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 14 Nov, 2020   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point and Cliffhanger Lookout

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb and descent on steps and ladders.  Views.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Austinmer railway station, east side Time: 8:30 am

Sun 15 Nov, 2020   Walk: Macquarie Pass National Park

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Joint Walk with Shoalhaven Bushwalking Club. Top to Bottom, mostly downhill. Starting at Mt Murry Rd, descend following an old Bullock track and off track to “Nurrewin” on the  Illawarra Hwy. Cross the Hwy and off track to Clover Hill Rd. Cross the Hwy again then pick up Cascades track to return to cars at the bottom of Illawarra Hwy. Opportunities for some participants, following coaching, to lead some sections using map and compass. Car Shuffle required. Map: Robertson.

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

Mon 16 Nov, 2020   Meeting: Ramblers Committee and Program Review

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2:30 pm

Thu 19 Nov, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 26 Nov, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. Paddle is weather dependent, so starting point may change.

Contact Paddle Coordinator Gerry O’Leary by text message to register.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Fri 18 Dec, 2020   Social: ILLAWARRA RAMBLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Sun 21 Mar, 2021   Trip Away: Western Snowy Mountains 2021

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

March 21 – 25, 2021

It’s the 22nd anniversary for this trip and it will be a trip like no other given the situation in Kosciuszko NP and surrounds. Some of the regular walks have been heavily impacted by fire, some Snowy huts and other infrastructure destroyed but others not, so we’ll need to carefully select which areas to visit. Importantly we will have the opportunity to survey and learn what’s doing with recovery of the landscape by then while offering support to the impacted communities of the region. Base at caravan park with camping, powered site or cabin options. Joint trip with NPA, combined limit applies. Contact leader for more trip detail.

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

Wed 01 Sep, 2021   Trip Away: Central Queensland Expressions of Interest

Leader: Noelene Bearns    View Leaders List

Travel via Lightning Ridge to Carnarvon Gorge NP,  Eungella NP, Porcupine Gorge NP, Hughenden, Richmond, Winton ( dinosaur country) and return down Matilda Hwy to Bourke.

Caravan, cabins, etc. Multiple nights in many places.

Possible 3.5 weeks with group to decide final itinerary several months before.

Phone Noelene if interested and for more detail.

Distance: 6000 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

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