• Activities are limited to 20 participants including the leader.
  • Registration is essential for walks and paddles.
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  • 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 08 Aug, 2020   Walk: Barren Grounds Circuit

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Walk round Griffiths Trail with extension to Cook’s Nose. Beautiful views from lookouts.

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

Tue 11 Aug, 2020   Cycle: Berkeley to Darcy Dunster Reserve

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Around the lake from Berkeley, via Warrawong and Oak Flats to Albion Park Rail, then along the Macquarie Rivulet Arboretum track to Darcy Dunster Reserve.  Return to Boonerah Point for coffee before heading back to Berkeley.  Lake and river views and an opportunity to check out the Albion Park bypass roadworks west of the freeway including the bridge over Macquarie Rivulet.

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

Wed 12 Aug, 2020   Walk: RNP Palona Cave and Forest Island

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

An ideal winter walk in the brisk National Park air to what should be the rapidly flowing Palona Falls for morning tea then a steady bushy backtrack to the Forest Island circuit lunching by the Hacking River

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 13 Aug, 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 15 Aug, 2020   Walk: Audley to Winifred Falls, South West Arm and Anice Falls

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

From Audley take steeply ascending Winifred Falls track before descending steeply to Falls.  Follow trackless section beside river to South West Arm.  After returning to Winifred Falls, cross river and climb steeply to Anice Falls.  Return by same route.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 16 Aug, 2020   Walk: Wombat Hill lookout

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

This walk is replacing the Bargo walk which has moved to a new date. Will be led on the day by Barry Voller as it’s his usual gig. I’m collecting the names. Some Bargo walkers have already jumped on this walk but still some spots to fill. Bit of a drive on a road that can be rough to the start of the walk. Rebeccas View and Wombat Hill service trails to lookouts. 11km, elevation gain about 100m.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 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

Wed 19 Aug, 2020   Walk: Barrack Point to Windang Bay

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Leisurely coastal walk along formed paths/tracks, part of Shellharbour Beach, to Barrack Point with great views of coastline and Tasman Sea, to Windang Bay and return.

Distance: 10-11 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 20 Aug, 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

Sun 23 Aug, 2020   Walk: Hoddles Track – Saddleback Mountain

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Walk through rainforest and dry sclerophyll forest to rocky lookout. Some steep and slippery sections

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

Mon 24 Aug, 2020   Cycle: Flagstaff Lighthouse to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

A pleasant flat, safe view filled ride on shared paths.

Most likely coffee at Bulli.

Distance: 31 Km    Duration: 3.0 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Top Carpark Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse Wollongong Time: 8:30 am

Tue 25 Aug, 2020   Walk: Bargo River Gorge

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Change of date for this walk to avoid the weekend crowds in these testing times. Is nearly full with those that had already booked but with the new date a couple of spots available.

An exciting walk above and in the spectacular gorge taking in Mermaids Pool and more. Some boots on river crossings which can be slippery depending on water levels and a bit of scrambling.

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

Wed 26 Aug, 2020   Walk: Bellambi to Thirroul and return

Leader: Janelle Tyson    View Leaders List

A leisurely beach and cycleway walk, depending on tides. Great views, coffee along the way.

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

Thu 27 Aug, 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 29 Aug, 2020   Walk: Abrahams Bosom

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

A beautiful walk through native woodland, spectacular cliffs and beautiful beaches. Crawl through Gosangs tunnel  and stand on the cliff looking out to sea. Start at Currarong near Nowra

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

Sun 30 Aug, 2020   Walk: Bong Bong Pass

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Very steep uphill to just below the cliff line on the escarpment.  Clamber up steep water course on hands and knees to first lookout followed by more climbing to the top.  Level through scrub to second lookout.  Return by same route.  On this walk we will not be trespassing on Water Board land.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 09 Sep, 2020   Trip Away: Paddle the Murrumbidgee River Maude To Balranald

Leader: Denis Whitfield/Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

We will launch into the Murrumbidgee River at Maude and paddle 210 Km to Balranald. There are no towns to call into for provisions and so we will need to be self sufficient for seven days of camping on the river bank. Detailed information will be available from the joint leaders closer to the time.

Distance: 210 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 13 Sep, 2020   Walk: Beehive Point, Kangaroo Valley

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Joint walk with Shoalhaven Bush Walkers. Circuit walk from the end of Jacks Corner Rd, Kangaroo Valley down to Lake Yarrunga at the confluence of Yarrunga Creek and Kangaroo River. All on track or Fire Trail. 150m elevation change. We will take the easier way up hill. Map: Bundanoon

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

Mon 14 Sep, 2020   Cycle: Flagstaff Hill to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Ride on coast cycleway. Fabulous views, Coffee at Bulli

Distance: 31 Km    Duration: 3.0 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Top Carpark Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse Wollongong Time: 8:30 am

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

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.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 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: 3 New Rail Trails to explore – Tumbarumba, Yackandandah and Beechworth

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Join us to ride three newly completed sections of Rail Trails, staying 2 nights in Tumbarumba and riding on the first ever Rail Trail in NSW and then driving 2 hours to Beechworth for 4 nights to ride 2 newly completed extensions of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and the ever popular Beechworth to Myrtleford downhill run.

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

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

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

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

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

Fri 18 Dec, 2020   Social: ILLAWARRA RAMBLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

To be held at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club.  Further details closer to the date.

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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