Covid-19 restrictions announced by the NSW Government apply. 

All participants must be fully vaccinated and carry their proof of vaccination or medical contraindication certificate.

Pre-registration and number of participants are at the discretion of the leader.

Registration and participation implies your Acknowledgement of Risk and Obligations.

Before participating in an activity, please check that your equipment is in good condition, especially if you haven’t used it for a while.

Please do not attend any Ramblers Club activity if you are not feeling well.

Wed 01 Dec, 2021   Walk: Windang Bush and Beach

Leader: Jan Liddiard    View Leaders List

Morning walk with optional club lunch to follow

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

Thu 02 Dec, 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 04 Dec, 2021   Walk: Otford Circle walk – Red Cedar Flats

Leader: Gerda Caunt    View Leaders List

Royal National Park round walk from Otford – Garrawarra – Burgh Track – Red Cedar Flat – Katingal – Lilyvale – Otford, includes 2 river crossings

Distance: 15 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Sun 05 Dec, 2021   Walk: Abrahams Bosom

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

A walk through differing areas including forest track, cliff views. sea views, the last remants of the wreck of the Merimbula and the ultimate crawl through Gosangs tunnel (the last of which is not compulsory!)

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

Mon 06 Dec, 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: 8.30am

Wed 08 Dec, 2021   Social: Illawarra Ramblers Club AGM and Christmas Party

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Members and their partners are invited to attend.  Come for the day or just for the Christmas Party.  The AGM will commence at 10.30am and will be followed by a short walk and browse around the garden, then a Christmas picnic.

Tea, coffee, orange juice and a BBQ lunch will be provided, BYO alcoholic drinks.  Please bring your own plate, cutlery and cup – this is not mandatory but will help us to cut down on the rubbish that needs to be taken away as there are no bins at the venue.  It may also be a good idea to bring your own camping chair so that we can spread out and everyone can have a seat.

Come along and enjoy getting together again with other Ramblers in the beautiful Rhododendron Gardens.  Don’t forget to wear a bit of Christmas colour or bling. There will be lucky gate prizes and some Christmas fare.

To assist us with catering, please register no later than Wednesday 1 December 2021.  Contact Ros Tierney (see Members List) or email illawarraramblers.com.au

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

Thu 09 Dec, 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 12 Dec, 2021   Walk: Kiama Town & Coast

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Summer walks series – Spring Creek Wetland to Big and Little Blowholes then return. Path, beach and rock platform walking. All easy going. I’ll be using non-contact sign on so please supply your mobile and  emergency contact numbers on registering.

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

Mon 13 Dec, 2021   Cycle: Southern Christmas Bike Ride

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Redall Reserve to Killalea. A leisurely ride. Mostly cycleway with some quiet streets and a couple of hills.
Decorate your bikes and/or yourself.  Coffee and cake at Killalea.  All welcome

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Redall Reserve Kiosk Parking, Redall Parade Lake Illawarra Time: 8:30 am

Tue 14 Dec, 2021   Cycle: Dunmore to Jamberoo

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Cycle through wetlands to Minnamurra, around headland to Kiama Downs, through parklands and paddocks and then onto Jamberoo for coffee. Mainly shared pathway but will need to ride a section on Jamberoo road. Some steep pinches.

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore at the end of Dunmore road at old station Time: 8.30 am

Wed 15 Dec, 2021   Walk: Barrack Point to Windang Bay.

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Leisurely coastal walk along formed parth/track, part of Shellharbour Beach, to Barrack Point with great views of Tasman Sea, to Winding Bay and return.

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

Thu 16 Dec, 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 18 Dec, 2021   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 20 Dec, 2021   Cycle: Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

A pleasant coastal ride mainly on bike tracks with just one short hill into Thirroul. The last Monday ride before Xmas. Xmas themed dress, bike decoration and music all welcome. Coffee at Bulli.

Non riding Ramblers welcome to join us around 9:45.

Distance: 31 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: The top carpark, Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse, Wollongong Time: 8:30

Thu 23 Dec, 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

Thu 30 Dec, 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 Jan, 2022   Walk: Comerong Island

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Visit unique seabird reserve. Level beach and track walking

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 09 Jan, 2022   Walk: Gerringong Circuit

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Summer walks series – beaches, rock platforms and pathways of delightful Gerringong and Werri Beach. I’ll be using non-contact sign on so please supply your mobile and  emergency contact numbers on registering.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Sat 05 Feb, 2022   Trip Away: Lord Howe Island 8 nights

Leader: Jill Hawkes & Joe Pike    View Leaders List

A range of activities include bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling are available.
Accommodation in Ocean View Holiday Apartments including dinners on self catering basis.

These trips have been run biannually for many years and have always been booked out quickly so please register your interest as early as possible to receive information sheet.

To register interest contact Jill Hawkes

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Wed 23 Feb, 2022   Walk: Bass Point and Bushrangers Bay

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Pleasant walk along beach and rocks to Bass Point and then to Bushrangers Bay. Some rock scrambling.

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

Sat 26 Feb, 2022   Walk: Stanwell Park – Bald Hill Lookout – Otford – Return via the tunnel

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

This walk is from Stanwell Park Railway Station to Bald Hill Lookout then down to Otford and back via the tunnel. The Bald Hill bush track is steep and eroded due to the mountain bikes.

A hand torch or a head lamp is required for the tunnel.

To register for this walk you should be capable of –

  1. Walking a grade 3 walk and 8 km.
  2. Walking up a steep hill on a bush track.
  3. Scrambling up a small section of the eroded track.
Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 27 Mar, 2022   Walk: McPhail’s Trail Top to Bottom via The Lookout

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

A gradual downhill walk from the highlands via the lookout into Kangaroo Valley. Fire trail and bush track. The last 100 metres of the fire trail is a steep descent.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 30 Apr, 2022   Walk: Three Views Track

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Level walk to three beautiful view points overlooking Tallowa dam.

Three Views | NSW National Parks

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

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