Participants please note:

If you register for an activity or trip away then find you cannot attend, please advise the leader as soon as possible.

Non-members are welcome to attend two one-day activities before joining, but must contact the leader to discuss the activity and register.

For information about levels of difficulty and fitness required check the Grading & Guidelines.  

Planned itineraries and starting times are not negotiable.

Mon 27 Jan, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: John Healy    View Leaders List

Stunning scenery from start to finish. mostly flat Cycle way with hill to Thirroul. Can sometimes be busy. Coffee at Bulli.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Tue 28 Jan, 2020   Cycle: Lake Illawarra to Minnamurra

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle from kiosk in Reddall Reserve through Shellcove to Minnamurra and return. Coffee at Minnamurra.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Kiosk in Reddall Reserve Time: 8:30 am

Thu 30 Jan, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 01 Feb, 2020   Walk: Comerong Island

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Walk from Shoalhaven Heads, across closed off Shoalhaven River entrance then along Severn Mile Beach (low tide at 8:15 so easy walking) to Crookhaven River entrance. Good swimming spot in sheltered area. Return via Coal Wharf Rd on Comerong Island to the cars.

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

Mon 03 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Wilson Memorial Park Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Ride from Wilson Park Albion Park rail to Barrack Point and return to Boonera Point for Coffee.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park Albion Park Rail. Time: 8.30 am

Mon 03 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced cycle  from Stuart Park car park to Bulli Cafe for coffee. An optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul beach & then return to Bulli cafe to join others for coffee. The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and a few quiet suburban streets. New or intending members very welcome to join us.

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

Tue 04 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Reddall Parade Kiosk or Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Ross Coleman    View Leaders List

Start at either Reddall Parade Kiosk at 7:00 am or at Stuart Park at 8:30 am for a return trip to Thirroul. Mainly flat.

Distance: 30-70 Km    Duration: 3-4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Wed 05 Feb, 2020   Walk: Shellcove Marina Entrance to Bushrangers Bay

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Pleasant walk on beach and rock platforms. Some rock scrambling.

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

Thu 06 Feb, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 08 Feb, 2020   Trip Away: Paddle and Pedal the Nambucca Valley

Leader: Jan Phillips    View Leaders List

Leisurely paddles on various north coast rivers such as the Bellinger, Kalang, Nambucca, Upper Nambucca and Werrell Creek. Based at van park in Urunga. 7 paddles and 2 cycles. Contact leader to register and for further information.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sat 08 Feb, 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 09 Feb, 2020   Walk: Scarborough to Stanwell Park

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A series of summer early short walks to fill gaps in the program. No need to register, just turn up.
Walk 3 – Meet Scarborough station the 9:02 when train arrives from the south. Walk the “Grand Pacific Walk” to Stanwell Park beach café for morning tea or bring your own, then walk 15 mins up the hill to Stanwell Park station to catch the 11:34 train heading south. Walking on paths and some beach. Couple of steady hills. If trackwork that day call leader for updated plan.

Distance: 7.5 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Scarborough Station Time: 9:02 am

Mon 10 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

A very scenic ride on flat bike track wedged between the escarpment and the sea.. Newcomers very welcome. Coffee at Bulli.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: flagstaff Hill Lighthouse top carpark Time: 8:30am

Tue 11 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Oak Flats to Killalea

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

From Skiway Park we ride through Blackbutt Reserve skirting Shellharbour using bike path on main Road to Killalea for Coffee. Returning via Shellharbour village along the seashore and lake route.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Skiway Park, Oak Flats Time: 8:30 am

Wed 12 Feb, 2020   Walk: The Bay Run

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Iron Cove Bridge to Old Rozelle Hospital and light rail back to Central.

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

Thu 13 Feb, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park Time: 8:30 am on water

Fri 14 Feb, 2020   Miscellaneous: Deadline for Autumn Program

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Submit actvities for inclusion in the autumn program by today.

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

Sat 15 Feb, 2020   Trip Away: Lord Howe Island

FULLY BOOKED

Lord Howe Island trip 15-23 Feb 2020.  Lovely walks and many other activities are available on this beautiful island paradise.

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

Sun 16 Feb, 2020   Walk: Mount Keira Tracks

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Ken Ausburn Track, Maintenance Track and through the bush to the Ring Track.  See pristine rainforest and coastal views.  Very steep uphill with lots of steps, but downhill on return.  Early start and finish to beat the heat.

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

Mon 17 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: David Currie    View Leaders List

Ride mostly on cycle paths along lake and ocean shore with some streets into Shellharbour village. Mostly flat with hills at Barrack Pt and Shellharbour. Coffee at Shellharbour

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8:30 am

Mon 17 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

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

Mon 17 Feb, 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

Tue 18 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Dunmore to Jamberoo

Leader: Ross Coleman    View Leaders List

Ride through Minamurra, Kiama and through quiet roads and paths except for entry into Jamberoo on main road.  Some short steep climbs. Coffee at Jamberoo.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Dunmore Station Time: 8:30am

Wed 19 Feb, 2020   Walk: Kanahooka to Tallawarra

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Level walk beside Lake Illawarra. Spectacular views

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

Thu 20 Feb, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park Time: 8:30 am on water

Fri 21 Feb, 2020   Social: Lunch at Collegians Balgownie

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

Come along and enjoy lunch with friends at Collegians at Balgownie.

Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Sun 23 Feb, 2020   Walk: Ben’s Walk and Bomaderry Creek Gorge

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Two beautiful short walks in Nowra. Great rock formations and a paperbark grove are part of the walk.

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

Mon 24 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Shell Cove

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Ride on lakeside cycle path to Barrack Point  then through Shellharbour and onto Shell Cove shopping centre. Hills at Barrack Point and Shellharbour. Ride on streets through Shellharbour and cycle paths through Shell Cove.

 

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

Tue 25 Feb, 2020   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride along the coast track with spectacular views from Minnamurra headland. Undulating terrain. Coffee in Kiama.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore Station Time: 8:30 am

Thu 27 Feb, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park Time: 8:30 am on water

Mon 02 Mar, 2020   Cycle: Austinmer to Port Kembla Ride Swim in the Coast’s Best Pools

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

A leisurely ride stopping for a dip at 5 of our remarkable swim spots. Bike track virtually all the way. The only hill is out of Austenmer. Catch the train to Austenmer. Catch the train home from Port Kembla.  Coffee most likely at Bulli. Lunch at Port Kembla in the park after a refreshing surf and shower. Swimmers who aren’t cyclists are welcome to enjoy the pools and drive from one to the next.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Austinmer Station East Side Time: 8:31am

Tue 03 Mar, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and then return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Thu 05 Mar, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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 08 Mar, 2020   Walk: Otford to Burning Palms

Leader: Jennifer Meharg    View Leaders List

Follow tracks along clifftops, through forests to Burning Palms. Return via Garrawarra Ridge. Coastal and escarpment views.

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

Tue 10 Mar, 2020   Cycle: Manly to Narrabeen then Around the Lake

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

An easy train ride to Circular Quay followed by enjoyable ferry ride to Manly. The 30k ride after that is with very gentle hills and 1 hill the ebikers will use to justify their purchase. Morning Tea by a beach. Lunch by the lagoon. An enjoyable day out.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 12 Mar, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Mon 16 Mar, 2020   Trip Away: Croajingolong NP Trip

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Car camp (or cabin) with day walks in East Gippsland Victoria, mainly in Croajingolong NP. This coastal NP offers a mix of wilderness and less wild walking experiences. We will explore a variety of walks in the Mallacoota area. Contact leader for information pack. Joint activity with NPA – joint limit applies.

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

Mon 16 Mar, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Thu 19 Mar, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Thu 26 Mar, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Mon 30 Mar, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Thu 02 Apr, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Mon 06 Apr, 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

Wed 08 Apr, 2020   Walk: Wedderburn: Exploring the Western Dharawal

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

3 short walks. O’Hares Creek Lookout (Grade 2), Minerva Lookout and Pool (Grade 3) Jingga Pool (Grade 3+). Something for everyone. Choose, 1 or 2 or the lot. Minerva Pool is magnificent but swimming is restricted to ladies only. Jingga is open to all swimmers. Getting to the Jingga pools is via a partly steep, no longer used access road of mainly cricket ball sized stones. In just over a kilometre there is a 120 meter altitude drop. One section of the park provides trailside rest chairs but only 1 toilet. May be late spring wildflowers. Morning tea and lunch in the park. Coffee at Appin after. Limit 16.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 16

Thu 09 Apr, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Mon 13 Apr, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Thu 16 Apr, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Thu 23 Apr, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Mon 27 Apr, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Thu 30 Apr, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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

Thu 07 May, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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 May, 2020   Walk: Forest Walk

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Follow tracks through forests from Maddens Plains to Mount Mitchell (overlooking Stanwell Park) and return. Coastal and escarpment views.

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

Mon 11 May, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to coffee at Bulli Beach Cafe with an optional 4 kms extra to Thirroul Beach and return to Bulli to join others for coffee.

The ride is almost entirely on cycle way and with a few quiet suburban streets. New and intending members will be made very welcome.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Thu 14 May, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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 17 May, 2020   Walk: Mount Kembla History Circuit

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Follow pathways, tracks, (one section of steep off track) and quiet road. Visit the Miners Memorial Pathway, Old Kembla Mine site, Windy Gully and Kembla Ring Track. Coastal and escarpment views.

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

Mon 18 May, 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 21 May, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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 24 May, 2020   Walk: Mittagong and Nattai NP

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Lake Alexandra, 40 Foot Falls, Boxvale Lookout and return. A walk with varied bush, river and expansive views. Some short steep sections, some flat.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 28 May, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Gerald O'Leary    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 May, 2020   Walk: Bridal Veil Falls, Dtharowal Creek, Kangaroo River and Missingham Steps

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Gradual climb down the creek bed mostly off track in remarkable rainforest.

Steep climb to see the falls.  (Plan B if rain not significant is Carrington Falls top to bottom – similar description)

More off track down the side of the creek to the Kangaroo River.

Uphill on track through remarkable forest to Missingham Steps with some mild rock climbing through a remarkable forested canyon.

Return via Lorna Doon pool where you might get wetter feet.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 18 Jun, 2020   Trip Away: Kimberley Tour day walks

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Trip from Kununarra to Broome supported by Kimberley Walking Tours.  18-30 June 2020.  Camping, day walking, swimming, sight seeing.  If you want to see some of the Kimberleys without exhausting yourself or your finances, this is your chance.  Limited numbers – trip will fill up long before Christmas.  To see brochure click here.  If you need any further information contact Jim Cowling.

Distance: 1 to 10kms per day Km    Duration: 13 days Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 13 Jul, 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 27 Jul, 2020   Trip Away: Cycle Rail Trails of Brisbane Valley and Kingaroy to Kilkivan

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail runs from Ipswich to Yarraman and is the longest rail trail in Australia at 161km and there is short distance between it and the Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail.
Cycling on Rail Trails some only recently opened through forests, grass trees and beautiful countryside and villages. 8 days including 2 non cycling/relocating days.
Mountain bike or hybrid required. Most tracks dirt or gravel not suitable for road bike.
We will use local shuttle bus and trailer to transport cyclists and bicycles on some sectors to avoid backtracking.
Contact Jill for detailed itinerary.

Distance: 30 - 40 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 02 Aug, 2020   Walk: Royal NP West to East

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Across the Royal from Loftus to Bundeena via Audley, Winifred Falls, Mainabar, Cabbage Tree Basin. Return to start by ferry and train. A steadily undulating walk taking many of the Royal’s features.

Distance: 17 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 16 Aug, 2020   Walk: Bargo River Gorge

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

An exciting walk above and in the spectacular gorge taking in Mermaids Pool and more. Some boots on river crossings and a bit scrambling.

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

Mon 17 Aug, 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

Sat 19 Sep, 2020   Meeting: Illawarra Ramblers Club AGM

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Come for morning tea followed by the AGM, then a bush walk followed by a barbecue lunch.  All members are invited to attend.  See the Rhododendron Gardens in full bloom!

Distance: Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Rhododendron Gardens, Parrish Avenue, Mount Pleasant Time: 10.00 am

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

Sat 31 Oct, 2020   Trip Away: Western Snowy Mountains 2020

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

31 Oct – 6 Nov, Sat-Fri.

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

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

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