• Activities are limited to 10 participants including the leader.
  • Registration is essential for all activities.
  • Registration and participation implies your acceptance of the club’s Liability Disclaimer.
  • Social distancing of 1.5m must be practiced whenever possible.
  • Participants must bring their own hand sanitiser and use it regularly.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not participate in any activity.

Tue 02 Jun, 2020   Cycle: Minnamurra to Jerrara

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

From Minnamurra ride along the coast track to Bombo, then through Spring Creek Wetlands and up to Cedar Ridge and Old Saddleback Road. Then ride on rural roads through Jerrara. Return via Swamp Road and Gainsborough.

A very hilly ride with narrow rural roads. Electric bikes not essential but an advantage

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Tue 02 Jun, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Northern ride along our coast to Thirroul. Take away coffee then return.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Wed 03 Jun, 2020   Walk: Killalea Circuit

Leader: James Cowling    View Leaders List

A pleasant easy walk around killalea lagoon, then along beach to the mouth of the Minnamurra river and back through campground to Killalea car park.

Ring leader before 9pm to register

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

Thu 04 Jun, 2020   Paddle: Shoalhaven River – upstream

Leader: Jan Phillips    View Leaders List

After launching at North Nowra, paddle upstream towards Long Point, exploring a couple of stunning creeks with magnificent rock formations and a waterfall before returning back the same way. Morning tea on a deserted beach upstream.

Distance: 15 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Thu 04 Jun, 2020   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

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

Thu 04 Jun, 2020   Paddle: Nowra Bridge to Greenwell Point

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Paddle with tide on Shoalhaven River from Nowra Bridge to Greenwell Point. Experienced paddlers only. High tide at bridge 8.53am. Car shuffle to Greenwell Point. Lunch at Greenwell Point. Can be wind affected.

Distance: 18 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Sat 06 Jun, 2020   Walk: Mount Keira Ring Track

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Morning walk only.  We will circle the mountain the hard way by ascending hundreds of steps.  Track may be rough and muddy in places. Limit of 10 participants.

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

Mon 08 Jun, 2020   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

A leisurely paced ride from Stuart Park to Thirroul Beach.  Leaders choice of coffee location.

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
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Mon 08 Jun, 2020   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Shellharbour

Leader: Ross Coleman    View Leaders List

Coastal ride with ocean views and short rise into Shellharbour for coffee

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Wed 10 Jun, 2020   Walk: Wattamolla to Deer Pool and Little Marley

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Climb from Wattamolla, Morning tea at Deer Pool. Lunch at Little Marley and then back along interesting rock features.

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

Sat 13 Jun, 2020   Walk: Mt Keira Ring Track

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Walk the Mt Keira ring track in clockwise direction which will take us down the new steps. Start at Byarong Park. Morning walk only

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

Sun 14 Jun, 2020   Walk: Killalea to Minnamurra sand spit

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Walk from Killalea along some  very quiet tracks down to Minnamurra River around the sand spit along beautiful Mystics beach (very firm sand) and return up short steep section then meander via edge of golf course back to coffee shop.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 10

Sun 14 Jun, 2020   Walk: Bundewallah Waterfall (Berry)

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Possibly jointwalk with Shoalhaven Bushwalkers. A gentle, out and back walk
from Mark Radium Park at Berry along Kangaroo Valley and
Bundewallah Rds followed by a rather steep, on-track walk up
to the waterfall which is situated in rainforest on the side of
Broughton Head.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Tue 23 Jun, 2020   Cycle: Ride around the Lake

Leader: Ross Coleman    View Leaders List

A pleasant ride around Lake Illawarra with cofee at Boonerah Point. Mainly flat.

Distance: 40 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 1 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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