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.

Sun 25 Aug, 2019   Walk: Budawangs / Little Forest Plateau

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Our annual visit exploring the wonders of the eastern Budawangs but now that Gadara Point & Ngaityung Falls are defined as in the main exclusion zone for unexploded ordinance our 20 years of leading that walk has sadly come to an end. This time we will do Florence and Rusden Heads which are outside the zone.

Joint walk with NPA.

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

Sun 25 Aug, 2019   Walk: South Coast Islands 4 – St Georges Basin foreshore

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

View the islands while strolling the Basin foreshore walk. Start at the nearby track head. Meet paddlers for lunch and afternoon tea.  Please email leader to register and supply mobile number in case of weather cancellation.

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

Sun 25 Aug, 2019   Paddle: South Coast Islands 3 – St Georges Basin Islands

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

Paddle around Sepulchure and Garden Islands and explore little bays. Launch from the St George’s Basin boat ramp at the end of
Island Point Road; walkers start at the nearby walk trackhead. The groups meet for lunch and afternoon tea. PFDs compulsory; spray skirts advised.  Please email leader to register and supply mobile number in case of weather cancellation.

Distance: approx 15 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 26 Aug, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Ride from Wilson Memorial park to Barrack Point riding mostly on lake shore cycle way. Mostly flat with final hill. Coffee at Boonerah Point.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Mon 26 Aug, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: David Currie    View Leaders List

This leisurely, friendly cycle that is almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to come along. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8:30 am

Tue 27 Aug, 2019   Cycle: Booderee Circuit

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

A circuit of Booderee National Park. Riding on sealed and gravel roads within the park, fire trail, and walking track with some sand  Long uphill ride to finish. Fantastic views. Hybrid or Mountain bike required. Bring morning tea and lunch.

Park Entry Fee $13 per car ($6.50 pensioner)  Can be prepaid   https://parksaustralia.gov.au/booderee/

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 28 Aug, 2019   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 29 Aug, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 31 Aug, 2019   Walk: Historical Mount Kembla Circuit.

Leader: Jennifer Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk to various sites including Miners Memorial Pathway, Old Kembla Mine site, Windy Gully, Ring Track and Mount Kembla Village. One steep off track section. Rain forest and Coastal views.

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

Sun 01 Sep, 2019   Trip Away: Echuca to Murrabit via Gunbower Creek (Start and Finish in the Murray river)

Leader: Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Paddle along the Murray River starting at Echuca finishing at Murrabit via Gunbower Creek. Total distance 250k Camping out of Kayaks approx 8 day paddle. All types of Sea kayaks canoes suitable no fast water . Total paddle distance per day 35k. Detailed Itinerary and Maps send after Recon.

Distance: 250 Km    Duration: 8-12 days Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 01 Sep, 2019   Walk: Barren Grounds and Cooks Nose

Leader: Michelle Webb    View Leaders List

Lovely walk through heathland with beautiful views over Kangaroo Valley. With luck the spring wildflowers will be out.

Distance: 13.5 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 02 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Stunning scenery from start  to finish. Almost all flat biketrack. Can sometimes be busy. Coffee at Bulli.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Top carpark Flagstaff Hill Wollongong Time: 8:30

Tue 03 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Lake Illawarra to Minnamurra

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Via Shell Cove. Ocean and escarpment views. Coffee at Minnamurra

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Kiosk at Reddall Reserve Time: 8.30

Wed 04 Sep, 2019   Walk: Otford to Burning Palms Loop

Leader: Michelle Webb    View Leaders List

Cliff tops, Palm Jungle, beautiful views with steep descent and ascent. Enjoy the Royal mid-week without the crowds.

Distance: 13.5 Km    Duration: 5-6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 05 Sep, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 07 Sep, 2019   Walk: Mount Kembla Tracks

Leader: Jennifer Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk on tracks and fire trails from Mt. Kembla Lookout to 3 locations – Mt. Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Ridge Track. Forest and coastal views.

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

Sun 08 Sep, 2019   Walk: Stanwell Park to Austinmer

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Along the Illawarra escarpment one way with a car shuffle.  Steep climb to start with and then undulating for 11 km.  Steep descent with ladders to finish.

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

Mon 09 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Reddall Reserve Kiosk to Killalea

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle from Kiosk in Reddall Reserve along shared pathway on foreshore then through Shell Cove to Killalea State Park. Coffee at Killalea then return.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Kiosk at Reddall Reserve Time: 8.30 am

Tue 10 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Mainly level bike path, ocean and escarpment views.  Short steep hill in and out of Thirroul.  Coffee at Thirroul beach.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30am

Wed 11 Sep, 2019   Walk: Zoo to Neutral Bay plus May Gibbs House

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Ferry to the Zoo, then walk via Mosman Bay and Cremorne Point to Neutral Bay for return ferry to the Quay. May Gibbs House (Nutcote) is only 5 mins walk from the Kurraba Point ferry so we can visit the gardens and teashop for an entrance fee of  $8 (concession).  Full day out Opal card required.

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

Thu 12 Sep, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 14 Sep, 2019   Walk: Mt Keira

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Walk from Byarong Park to Robertsons Lookout and return via the new section of the Ring Track if it’s open.

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

Sun 15 Sep, 2019   Walk: Royal NP West to East

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

West to east traverse of the Royal starting at Loftus and finishing at Bundeena Ferry Terminal for the return trip by ferry and train. Joint walk with NPA. Limits apply. Phone before 8:30pm, SMS or e-mail.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 16 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Starting from Oak Flats Ski Park cycle on lake shore and beach front cycle paths, then local streets to Shellharbour with a couple of hills towards Shellharbour.

Coffee at Shellharbour then return

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Ski Park Time: 8:30 am

Tue 17 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Dunmore to Jamberoo – New Ride!

Cycle from Dunmore to Minnamurra headlands and onto Jamberoo via Kiama Downs. Mainly cycle paths, but some on road, including Jamberoo Road.  Coffee at Jamberoo.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore Station. Time: 8.30 am

Wed 18 Sep, 2019   Walk: Loves Bay to Werri Beach and Return

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Coastal scenery. Undulating walk on exposed but well made track

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

Thu 19 Sep, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 21 Sep, 2019   Walk: Corrimal to Brokers Nose

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb and descent, with a few changes to the usual.  Views and rainforest.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Glenlea Street, Corrimal Time: 8.30 am

Sun 22 Sep, 2019   Walk: Fitzroy Falls

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Walk the East  Rim side of the falls to see the wildflowers and return to  do the West Rim walk with great views of the valley. On return we may call in to see the Waratahs at the Robertson Station

Distance: 10.5 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 23 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

This is a leisurely, friendly cycle and we ride almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets to cross. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to join us. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café or another venue negotiated on the day.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park near the picnic hut in the corner of the park Time: 8:30 am

Mon 23 Sep, 2019   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

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

Tue 24 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

A short but sharp cycle. Lovely views from Minnamurra Headland. Coffee in Kiama.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore Railway Station (retired) Time: 8.30

Wed 25 Sep, 2019   Walk: Kissing Point to Cabarita via Concord West

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Ferry from Circular Quay to Kissing Point.  Walk along Parramatta River to Rhodes, visit Kokoda Track Memorial walkway, “Yaralla House”,  Dame Edith Walker Hospital, through to Breakfast Point and ferry at Cabarita Wharf.

Distance: 8-9 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 26 Sep, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Fri 27 Sep, 2019   Social: A SPRING Lunch

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Let’s Celebrate the Arrival of SPRING by having a Social Lunch together
This time NO stairs to deal with!
No Booking or phoning ..just turn up on the day

Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Collegians Club Wollongong near the Bar Time: 12 noon

Sat 28 Sep, 2019   Walk: Curra Moors Loop Track

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

A pleasant walk through heath land with cliff and coastal views. Check the regeneration after bushfires.

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

Sun 29 Sep, 2019   Walk: Forest Walk

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Follow tracks from Darkes Forest to the Bullock track junction overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal and forest views.

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

Mon 30 Sep, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Shellharbour

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Mainly bike path alongside the lake from Albion Park, via Oak Flats, Reddall Reserve and Barrack Point to Shellharbour for coffee.  Lake and ocean views, short hill in and out of Shellharbour.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Moderate
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Tue 01 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Liverpool to Wolli Creek via Parramatta

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Lots of places you’ve never been to in just one day.  Almost totally flat, almost totally bike track, some bike route. See Cabramatta, thriving Parramatta, the Parramatta River, Homebush and much more. Train from Macarthur to Liverpool to start the ride and Wolli Creek back to Macarthur to return.

Distance: 55 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Wed 02 Oct, 2019   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.  Visit the tulip festival at Corbett Gardens.  Entry Fee:  Adults $12, Concession $7.  BYO lunch.

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

Thu 03 Oct, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Mon 07 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Starting from Oak Flats Ski Park cycle on lake shore and beach front cycle paths, then local streets to Shellharbour with a couple of hills towards Shellharbour.

Coffee at Shellharbour then return

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Ski Park Time: 8:30 am

Tue 08 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Bowral to Moss Vale

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Bowral in Spring!  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

Wed 09 Oct, 2019   Walk: The Goods Line and Barangaroo plus Chinese Gardens

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Train to Central.  Walk the Goods Line past Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.  Visit Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour ($4.50 senior or $3 pensioner).  Walk through Cockle Bay and Barangaroo to Circular Quay for return train home.

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

Thu 10 Oct, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Fri 11 Oct, 2019   Trip Away: Camping/caravanning Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas SA

Leader: Noelene Bearns    View Leaders List

Variety of walks, bike rides and possibly kayaking.  See national parks, spectacular coastline, birds, plants, fascinating geology and historic sites..  Group activity from 11 Oct (Port Wakefield, SA) to 4 Nov (Port Augusta). Individual, or can car pool, travel to and from South Australia.

This trip is now full.. Please contact the leader if you would like your name to be put on the wait list.

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

Sat 12 Oct, 2019   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 13 Oct, 2019   Trip Away: Wallaga Lake

Leader: Jack Gal/Gerry O'Leary    View Leaders List

Wallaga Lake (2-3 paddles), Narooma/Wagonga Inlet, Bermagui River, Wapengo Lake or Brogo Dam.  All paddles are leisurely to moderate. Paddle days are Monday 14/10/19 to Saturday 19/10/19, a rest day is included.  Sunday 20/10/19 is travel home day.  Book your own accommodation at Ocean Lake Caravan Park – Phone: 02 649 34055.

More info at a later date.

Distance: Each day 10-15 Km    Duration: Each day 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 13 Oct, 2019   Walk: Farmborough Hts to Mt Kembla Summit

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Farmborough Hts to Mt Kembla with some variations and return.

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

Mon 14 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Greg Tillman    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 15 Oct, 2019   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 16 Oct, 2019   Walk: Heathcote Railway Station to Waterfall Railway Station

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Drive or catch train to Heathcote railway station for the beginning of our walk We descend 390 metres to Karloo Pools for morning tea
Then a steep climb up and over loose stones and large rocks to our Lunch stop at Uloola Falls
A long walk ..but worth it to see the spring flowers and birds amongst the heath
Trekking poles can be an advantage
Bring Morning tea,Lunch and 1.5 -2 Litres of Water
Train back to Heathcote or train home to Wollongong

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 19 Oct, 2019   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 20 Oct, 2019   Walk: McPhail’s Trail Top to Bottom

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

A downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley. Fire trail and bush track

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 21 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Robert Lynn    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 Boonerah Point.

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

Tue 22 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Berry

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Cycle rural roads with farmland and escarpment views. Undulating terrain.

Lunch at the pub afterwards.

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

Wed 23 Oct, 2019   Walk: Bottle Forest Track and Karloo Pools

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

The Bottle Forest Track starts at Heathcote Station.  This walk is a circuit returning to the station.  Wide fire trail to start then steep uneven track down to the river.  Steep climb out but we can take our time.

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

Thu 24 Oct, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 26 Oct, 2019   Walk: Carrington Falls circuit via Missingham Pass and Kangaroo River to the Steps.

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Description below sounds a bit horrendous but it is quite a easy scramble overall. Walk across the River at the top of the falls and to Izzards lookout and Stevos pass.  Maybe some wild Waratah in flower this time of year. Some mild off track and rough sections.  Depending on weather the river could become impassible but I doubt it. Descend parts of Missingham Pass and scramble down to the Kangaroo river at the junction of Dtharowal Creek. Ascend the other side of the gorge and Missingham Steps to the northern top.  Mild rock climbing. Various lookouts on the northern side.  View the sign which paraphrases “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” (after you did it!)

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 28 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Berkeley to Port Kembla

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Ride alongside the lake from Berkeley to Warrawong, then via Shellharbour Road to Port Kembla Surf Club and the Inner Harbour.  Olympic Boulevard Eatery at Port Kembla beach for coffee on our return.  Mainly bike paths, busy section along Shellharbour Road.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Fish and Chips, Northcliffe Drive Time: 8:30 am

Tue 29 Oct, 2019   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour over Stony Ridge

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle up pathway past Shellharbour Hospital then through Blackbutt Forest to Shellharbour Village for Coffee. Return via Warilla beach.

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

Wed 30 Oct, 2019   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. This 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 31 Oct, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Mon 04 Nov, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Greg Tillman    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 05 Nov, 2019   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: Les Clark    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

Wed 06 Nov, 2019   Walk: Jacaranda Walk – Huntleys Point to Hunters Hill.

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

River cat to Huntleys Point, walk through the historic Gladesville Hospital, along Parramatta River, then to Hunters Hill, viewing the beautiful “Blue Jacaranda Trees” to Clarkes Reserve. Ferry  from Woolwich to Circular Quay.

Distance: 8-9 Km    Duration: 4- 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 07 Nov, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 09 Nov, 2019   Walk: Bong Bong Pass

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Steep descent,  and some scrambling up rocks. Excellent views.

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

Sun 10 Nov, 2019   Trip Away: Cycle trails Narooma and Moruya

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Four days of cycling on off road paths and quiet roads

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

Mon 11 Nov, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Robert Lynn    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 Boonerah Point.

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

Wed 13 Nov, 2019   Paddle: Shoalhaven Waterways

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Two days paddling, staying at Holiday Haven Swan Lake Tourist Park 2 nights (13th and 14th Nov.). Day 1 (Thurs.) – 15km, paddle the waterways of Sussex Inlet including a section of St. Georges Basin and out to the entrance. Day 2 (Fri) – 17km, paddle the waterways of Wandandian Creek including a section of St. Georges Basin and Tullarwalla Lagoon. Come for one or both days. PFD’s and splash decks compulsory. Will not go onto open water if weather conditions are unfavourable.

Distance: 17 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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Wed 13 Nov, 2019   Walk: Coalcliff to Thirroul

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Meet at Coalcliff railway station to start our scenic walk along the Seacliff Bridge Walk along roads through streets and headlands as we walk south.
A long walk but also an enjoyable one.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
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Thu 14 Nov, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 16 Nov, 2019   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 17 Nov, 2019   Walk: Mount Keira Tracks

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

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

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
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Mon 18 Nov, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

This is a leisurely, friendly cycle and we ride almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets to cross. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to join us. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café or another venue negotiated on the day.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park near the stone picnic hut at the corner of Stuart park Time: 8:30 am

Mon 18 Nov, 2019   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 20 Nov, 2019   Walk: Bondi to Watson’s Bay

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Walk from Bondi to Watson’s Bay on the coastal path passing the Macquarie Lighthouse, the Dunbar Memorial at the Gap.  Lunch at Watson’s Bay with a possible walk onto North Head and return to Watson’s Bay.
Return from Watson’s Bay by Ferry.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
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Thu 21 Nov, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Sat 23 Nov, 2019   Walk: Carrington Falls top to bottom and out via Missingham Steps

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Kangaroo River at the top of the falls. Izzards lookout then steep scramble down into the gorge.  May require a rope assisted scramble of 3m.  Slight detour due to belay tree having become deceased. Gorge could be a bit wet depending on conditions but last time I managed to keep my feet dry.  Visit the deep black ominous looking pool at the bottom – you do not have to swim.  The English all hope abandon, ye who enter here comes from an 1814 translation of Divine Comedy.  A bit of off track to find Missingham steps on the north side of the gorge.  Missingham steps requires a bit of mild rock climbing.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
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Sun 24 Nov, 2019   Walk: Gerringong Circuit

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A circuit walk exploring the beaches, headlands and rock platforms around Gerringong. Joint walk with NPA. Limits apply. Ring before 8:30pm, SMS or e-mail.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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Mon 25 Nov, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Starting from Oak Flats Ski Park cycle on lake shore and beach front cycle paths, then local streets to Shellharbour with a couple of hills towards Shellharbour.

Coffee at Shellharbour then return

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Ski Park Time: 8:30 am

Tue 26 Nov, 2019   Cycle: Around the Lake

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle on shared pathway past Kembla Grange then coffee at Woolshed. Cycle to viewpoint from spit at Tallawarra. Maybe split into two groups – one faster, one slower.

Distance: 42 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Fish & Chips carpark, Berkeley Harbour Time: 8.30

Wed 27 Nov, 2019   Social: Deadline for Christmas Party Registration

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Registrations for the Christmas Party on Friday 13 December close today.

Distance: Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 1
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Wed 27 Nov, 2019   Walk: Manly to North Head and return

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Catch Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly and walk to Shelley Beach, and then up through the Hole in the Wall to the Commemorative Wall Memorial to those who have fought in all Wars of the 20th Century, then view the former military barracks and onto North Head.  Return via North Head Scenic Drive to Manly Wharf.   Travel by train and Ferry.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
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Thu 28 Nov, 2019   Paddle: Currambene Creek, Woollamia/Huskisson to Falls Creek

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Paddle from Woollamia boat ramp upstream 12 kms to Falls Creek and return. Bring M/T and lunch. A very scenic river with mangroves and oysters (to avoid).

Option to stay overnight and cycle the Bay and Basin on Friday.  Hidden Creek campsite (44415809) has powered sites for vans, cabins and a camp kitchen. On 5 acres of natural bushland, wildlife and pits for campfires.

Distance: 24 Km    Duration: 6.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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Thu 28 Nov, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am on water

Fri 29 Nov, 2019   Cycle: The ‘Bay and Basin’, Huskisson

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle on shared pathways and quiet roads along Jervis Bay foreshore and then to Vincentia, Sanctuary Point and Tomerong.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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Sat 30 Nov, 2019   Walk: Kellys Falls and Beyond

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Walk from Stanwell Park station to Stanwell Tops then to Kelly’s Falls with some further exploration. Return via Princess Marina Walk with its historic stone structures.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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Mon 02 Dec, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

This is a leisurely, friendly cycle and we ride almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets to cross. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to join us. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café or another venue negotiated on the day.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park near the stone picnic hut in the corner of the park Time: 8:30 am

Sun 08 Dec, 2019   Walk: Illawarra Northern Beaches

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A walk exploring the Illawarra coast from Coalcliff to Thirroul via Seacliff Bridge, roadside pathways, beaches, headlands and rock platforms. Part of the Great South Coast Walk. Joint activity with NPA.  Limits apply.  Phone before 8:30pm, SMS or e-mail.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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Fri 13 Dec, 2019   Social: RAMBLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

We are holding the Christmas Party this year at the Warilla Bowling Club.  Good company, good food and lots of prizes to be won.  Registration and Payment to be made by Wednesday 27th November.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
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Mon 23 Dec, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

CHRISTMAS RIDE !!   HOW ABOUT SOME BIKE DECORATIONS??

This is a leisurely, friendly cycle and we ride almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets to cross. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to join us.  This is our Christmas ride so we may decide to have coffee and cake, or even an early lunch  at the Thirroul Beach cafe instead of the usual Bulli Beach Cafe. We’ll decide on the day, depending on the weather.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park near the stone picnic hut in the park Time: 8:30 am

Sun 19 Jan, 2020   Walk: Gerroa & Seven Mile Beach NP

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A great easy summer time, low tide, walk exploring rock platform, beach and bush. Joint activity with NPA. Limits apply. Phone before 8:30pm, SMS or e-mail.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
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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
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