• Registration is essential for walks and paddles, at the discretion of the leader for bike rides.
  • Registration and participation implies your Acknowledgement of Risk and Obligations.
  • If you need more information about any activity, please contact the Leader – click on Leaders List.
  • Social distancing must be practiced whenever possible, participants must bring their own hand sanitiser.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate in any activity.

Thu 06 May, 2021   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 leader for details .

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats, Skiway Park Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 08 May, 2021   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 May, 2021   Walk: Forest Walk

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Starting at Maddens Plains, walk through a variety of forests to lunch overlooking Stanwell Park. Return on the same track. Coastal and escarpment views.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 10 May, 2021   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Rudy Drmota    View Leaders List

This cycle is mostly on the bike track from Stuart Park car park to Thirroul beach and return. There are a few quiet streets and 2 hills on the way to Thirroul Beach. Coffee and chat is at Bulli Beach Café on the return journey.  This leisurely ride is an opportunity for intending members to come along and join us.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park on the grassed area Time: 8.30 am

Tue 11 May, 2021   Cycle: Bowral to Moss Vale

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Cycle through old Bowral, the eastern suburbs and Burradoo – then along the Wingercarribee River to Moss Vale for coffee.  Mainly cycle paths, some hills and a few busy road crossings.  Bring a bike lock/chain.  Optional BYO lunch to enjoy in the park at the end of the ride.

Please let me know if you’re coming so that I can contact you if there is a change of plan due to the weather.

Distance: 36 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 13 May, 2021   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 leader for details .

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats, Skiway Park Time: 8.30 am on water

Sun 16 May, 2021   Walk: Garie Beach to Wattamola return

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

The beautiful Coastal track is a favourite walk with waterfalls, Eagle Rock and spectacular scenery.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 16 May, 2021   Cycle: Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley mountain bike route

Leader: Michael Dulihanty    View Leaders List

Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley cycling route. Combining scenic riding with some downhill runs. Cycling to the top of Meryla Pass, head down through Yarrunga Creek Valley and finish at Jacks Corner Road. Plus exploring of Yarrunga Creek walking track.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 9 Hr    Grade: 4 Energetic
Registration Essential
Limit: 8

Mon 17 May, 2021   Meeting: Ramblers Committee and Program Review

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2:00 pm

Wed 19 May, 2021   Walk: Leichhardt North, Rodd Point and Birkenhead Point

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Light Rail from Central to Leichhardt North, walk around the Bay to Birkenhead Point and return.

Distance: 10-12 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 20 May, 2021   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 leader for details .

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats, Skiway Park Time: 8.30 am on water

Sun 23 May, 2021   Walk: Wombat Hill Lookout and Rebeccas View Lookout.

Leader: Michael Dulihanty    View Leaders List

Walk on the tracks to Wombat Hill Lookout and Rebeccas View Lookout.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 8

Wed 26 May, 2021   Walk: Urban Bushland and the Legacy of the Burley Griffins in Castlecrag

Leader: Jan Liddiard    View Leaders List

Train to Wynyard, bus to Castlecrag. Lots of uneven bush rock steps. Pole recommended.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 7 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Thu 27 May, 2021   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 leader for details .

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats, Skiway Park Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 29 May, 2021   Walk: Belmore Falls Gorge

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Return to forgotten tracks, steps, obscure lookout, cave,  secluded creeks and all that real estate speak.

Explore the gorge below the obvious 2 falls to find more waterfalls and the gorge.  Leader has been there recently.

Return via the main falls track involving a crossing of the creek which may not be possible depending on water levels and abilities.  We may have to return up the western route if we decide not to get our feet wet.

Wet feet is only at the end of the walk.

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

Mon 31 May, 2021   Trip Away: Paddle Islands in Wallaga and Corunna Lakes

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

Monday 31 May to Thursday 3 June.  Depart 4 June

Stay at Ocean Lake Caravan Park on Wallaga Lake.  One paddle around the islands and creeks of Wallaga Lake; one paddle on Corunna Lake.  Optional paddle/s on two locations to be decided or one day walk on Mt Dromedary, depending on participants inclination.

Contact leader BY EMAIL to Register or for more details

Distance: Paddles Approx 15 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: Moderate
Registration Essential

Tue 01 Jun, 2021   Trip Away: Moreton Bay Region Cycling

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

7 Days cycling off road cycle paths including Redcliffe Peninsula, Bribie Island, Nudgee Beach to Boondall Wetlands and more.
Staying Scarborough Holiday Village overlooking Bay and Marina.  Lovely spot but popular and needs to be booked ASAP

Contact Jill for further details.

Fully Booked

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

Fri 04 Jun, 2021   Social: Lunch at Collegians Balgownie

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

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

Meet at 12:00 noon. Contact Dave Currie to register.

Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Mon 07 Jun, 2021   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

This cycle is mostly on the bike track from Stuart Park car park to Thirroul beach and return. There are a few quiet streets and 2 hills on the way to Thirroul Beach. Coffee and chat is at Bulli Beach Café on the return journey.  This leisurely ride is an opportunity for intending members to come along and join us.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park on the grassed area Time: 8.30 am

Mon 21 Jun, 2021   Trip Away: Kimberley Tour with Day Walks

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Trip from Kununarra to Broome supported by Kimberley Walking Tours.  June 21 to July 3 2021.  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.  To see brochure click here.

If you need any further information please contact Jim Cowling.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Mon 05 Jul, 2021   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

This cycle is mostly on the bike track from Stuart Park car park to Thirroul beach and return. There are a few quiet streets and 2 hills on the way to Thirroul Beach. Coffee and chat is at Bulli Beach Café on the return journey.  This leisurely ride is an opportunity for intending members to come along and join us.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park on the grassed area Time: 8.30 am

Mon 12 Jul, 2021   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

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

Mon 02 Aug, 2021   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

This cycle is mostly on the bike track from Stuart Park car park to Thirroul beach and return. There are a few quiet streets and 2 hills on the way to Thirroul Beach. Coffee and chat is at Bulli Beach Café on the return journey.  This leisurely ride is an opportunity for intending members to come along and join us.

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park on the grassed area Time: 8.30 am

Wed 11 Aug, 2021   Walk: Bargo River Gorge

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A circuit walk taking in the wonderful sandstone gorge via Mermaids Pool and more. Some river crossings and scrambling over rocks. 350m ascent.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Mon 16 Aug, 2021   Meeting: Ramblers Committee and Program Review

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2:00 pm

Sun 22 Aug, 2021   Walk: Royal NP West to East

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

West to east traverse of the Royal NP – Loftus, Audley,  Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, Maianbar, Cabbage Tree Basin, Bonnie Vale, Bundeena. Return by ferry and train. Joint walk with NPA – combined limit applies. 400m ascent.

Distance: 18 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Wed 01 Sep, 2021   Trip Away: Central Queensland National Parks

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

Fully Booked.   Waiting List .

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

Sat 18 Sep, 2021   Meeting: Illawarra Ramblers Club AGM

Leader: Fred Morrison    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 11 Oct, 2021   Meeting: Ramblers Committee and Program Review

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2:00 pm

Mon 18 Oct, 2021   Trip Away: Cycle Rail Trails at Tumbarumba and North Eastern Victoria

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Five great rides on trails and quiet roads including Tumbarumba, Gilmore Valley, Beechworth to Myrtleford, new Yackandandah trail and Milawa Rail Trail
3 nights at Tumbarumba and 4 nights Beechworth Lake Sambell.

Save the dates, more details later…

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 20

Mon 15 Nov, 2021   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

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

Fri 10 Dec, 2021   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 details will be advised nearer the time.

 

 

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Sat 05 Feb, 2022   Trip Away: Lord Howe Island 8 nights Calling for expressions of interest

Leader: Jill Hawkes & Joe Pike    View Leaders List

Range of activities include bushwalking, cycling, kayakibg, swimming, snorkelling.   Accommodation in Ocean View Holiday Apartments including dinners on self catering basis.  These trips have been run biannually for many years and have always booked out so please register your interest as early as possible to receive information sheet. There is no obligation at this stage and places will be offered later to the earliest callers.

To register interest contact Jill Hawkes

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

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