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Wed 29 May, 2024   Walk: Lake Illawarra to Windang Island

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Leisurely walk along the foreshore of Lake Illawarra to Windang Island and return.  Easy level path with Coffee stop.

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

Thu 30 May, 2024   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

Fri 31 May, 2024   Walk: Dulwich Hill to Wolli Creek

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Before the rails get ripped up. Train to Dulwich Hill.

Walk: Friday 5k & Koffee

A pleasant mainly parkland walk down the Cooks River Valley shared path to Tempe and across the river past old Tempe House. Koffee at Dulwich Hill. Kosmopolitan lunch at Wolli Creek. Meet on the 2nd last carriage of the train leaving Oak Flats at 8:13, Dapto at 8:23, Wollongong at 8:37 and Thirroul at 8:48. 1.5 hour walk plus morning koffee, lunch and travel time. Bring OPAL card.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: On the train as above. Time: 8:48

Fri 31 May, 2024   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Graham Smith    View Leaders List

Easy coastal ride. Cycle path and best beach scenery. Mostly flat and relaxed riding. A couple of stops. Coffee at Thirroul then return by the same route.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Cnr Cliff Rd and George Hanley Dr Time: 8.30 am

Sat 01 Jun, 2024   Walk: McPhails Trail Kangaroo Valley

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Walk from top of Barrengarry Mountain to Jack’s Corner Road. Some ups but lots of down! Very beautiful after we turn off the Promised Land Trail. There may also be time for a coffee break and a short 500 metre walk at Robertson

Distance: 8-10 Km    Duration: 3-4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 16

Mon 03 Jun, 2024   Cycle: Upper Kangaroo Valley Ride on World Bicycle Day

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Leisurely ride on cycle path, after crossing historic Hampden Bridge continue to Upper Kangaroo River road. Then along Upper Kangaroo River Road. A quiet rural road but with a couple of rough spots.

Lunch in town on return

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Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Kangaroo Valley Fire Station car park Broughton Street at west end of town Time: 9.30 am

Mon 03 Jun, 2024   Cycle: Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse to Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

From the lighthouse head down the coastal route shared path route to the harbour and staying on the shared path to Stuart Park. Pause to collect new riders then stay on shared path beside Puckeys Estate to and beyond Fairy Meadow to the Towradgi Rest stop. The next rest/water stop will be at the Sandon Point Carpark prior to coffee after a short on-road section to the Thirroul Beach Cafe. Return via the same route.

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

Tue 04 Jun, 2024   Cycle: Lake Illawarra to Kiama Downs

Leader: Graham Smith    View Leaders List

Ride from Reddall Reserve to Kiama Downs via Warilla Beach, Barack Point, Shellharbour, Shell Cove and Minnamurra. Mostly shared paths with some quiet roads. Coffee at Kiama Downs

Distance: 35 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Reddall Reserve Kiosk, Lake Illawarra Time: 8:30 am

Wed 05 Jun, 2024   Walk: Circular Quay to Zoo

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Ferry to Cremorne Wharf, walk along Cremorne Reserve to Mosman, Sirius Cove to Zoo.  Very scenic views of our beautiful city along the way.  Ferry back to Circular Quay.

Distance: 9-10 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 06 Jun, 2024   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

Fri 07 Jun, 2024   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Graham Smith    View Leaders List

Easy coastal ride. Cycle path and best beach scenery. Mostly flat and relaxed riding. A couple of stops. Coffee at Thirroul then return by the same route.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Cnr Cliff Rd and George Hanley Dr Time: 8.30 am

Thu 13 Jun, 2024   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

Fri 14 Jun, 2024   Walk: Forest Island, Royal National Park

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Walk: Friday 5k and koffee

Enjoy one of the oldest continuous walking tracks in Australia. At this time of year if there is a little residue dampness, morning sun may produce a Tolkienesque atmosphere with steam rising from mossy logs. 250 metre side trip to the Hacking River. Prepare for the odd leech. Mainly level with occasional steps.

Koffee at the Sunrise Nursery Helensburgh. Home for  lunch.

Make sure your National Park pass is up to date.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: The gateway where the southern end of Lady Carrington Drive meets Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. Time: 8:30am

Sat 15 Jun, 2024   Walk: Fitzroy Falls to Manandoo Point

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

This walk is mostly on-track, however the final 800m are off-track through recently burnt open scrub.  Starting at the Fitzroy Falls car park we’ll walk out along the West Rim Track to Renown Lookout taking in the very impressive waterfall views at all the lookouts along the way.  We then follow fire trails which eventually peter out at the ruins of an old stone hut.  After this there is the off-track section south to spectacular views from Manandoo Point before retracing our steps back to the cars.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 19 Jun, 2024   Walk: Stanwell Park to Sea Cliff Bridge

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Leisurely walk from Stanwell Park, along the new cycle/walking path, following the beautiful coastline to the Sea Cliff Bridge and return.

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

Thu 20 Jun, 2024   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 20 Jun, 2024   Cycle: Cool Moonlight Ride Stuart Park to Hewitts Creek Bridge, Thirroul

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Almost the longest night of the year. Enjoy a night ride, the usual shared pathway route via Squires Way, Towradgi, Bellambi and close to the coast . Witness  a 97% full moon brightening the escarpment. Cross the bridge into Hamilton Road and u-turn for the ride back to Towradgi. Enjoy a burger at the Bowlo, or an apple pie and ice cream to sustain ourselves for the ride back to Stuart Park……. Slow riding. No onroad riding.

Visitors welcome. Some people think we look better in the dark.

Make sure the batteries are charged and the headlight and tail light are working. Fluro top, pants or socks  also a good idea.

Graded a 2 because of poor light.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: Including eating time. 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Carpark North Wollongong Time: 5pm

Mon 24 Jun, 2024   Cycle: Towradgi to Thirroul via Stuart Park

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

On the coastal shared path, south to Stuart Park at North Wollongong, then north pausing at Towradgi and the Sandon Point carpark water stop.  Safe, flat and scenic.

Coffee at Thirroul Beach

Distance: 28 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: The grassy patch between Towradgi amenities block and Towradgi pool. Time: 8:30

Thu 27 Jun, 2024   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

Wed 03 Jul, 2024   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Illawarra Yacht Club Time: 2.30 pm

Fri 12 Jul, 2024   Walk: Kings Cross to the Royal Botanical Gardens

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Walk: Friday 5k & Koffee

Train to Kings Cross.  Street walking to and through historic Woolloomooloo. Strolling around the Botanic Gardens with focus on the Calyx display (gold coin donation expected) plus the fern and palm areas. Koffee near Kings Cross TBA. Lunch in the Botanic Gardens. buy or BYO. Train home from Circular Quay. A bit uphill to cross Lady Macquarie’s Road.

Meet on train, 2nd last carriage. 7:30 from Oak Flats, 7:40 from Dapto, 7:57 from Wollongong, 8:08 from Thirroul. Bring OPAL card. Most likely 2:24 home from Central.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: On the train leaving Thirroul Time: 8:08

Sun 14 Jul, 2024   Walk: Macquarie Pass, Top to Bottom

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Joint Walk with Shoalhaven Bushwalkers. An old Club favorite walk from the top of Macquarie Pass to the bottom. Starting at Mount Murry Rd we start the decent on an old bullock track then off track to Clover Hill Rd. Final decent through the Cascades to the bottom at Macquarie Rivulet. Car shuffle required between top and bottom. Obviously mainly down hill with half on/off track. Off track sections not too difficult. Some on track sections are difficult.

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

Sat 20 Jul, 2024   Walk: Bullawarring Walking Track

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

A challenging Level 3 walk with some rock scrambling and a short steep climb at the end. Beautiful creeks and views. May take a look at Lake Eckersely as well. Walk is leisurely so we can take our time over the more difficult sections. Car shuffle. Wear good walking shoes!

Distance: 10-12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

Wed 21 Aug, 2024   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Illawarra Yacht Club Time: 2.30 pm

Wed 16 Oct, 2024   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Illawarra Yacht Club Time: 2.30 pm

Sun 10 Nov, 2024   Cycle: Cycling Narooma area

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

4 Days of cycling and staying at East’s Narooma Big 4 Holiday Park,  Ph 4476 2046 for 5 nights.  Plenty of availability at present.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 6 days Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 20

Wed 20 Nov, 2024   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Illawarra Yacht Club Time: 2.30 pm

Fri 06 Dec, 2024   Social: Christmas Party

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

We are holding the Christmas Party this year at the Figtree Sports Club.  Good company, good food and lots of prizes to be won.

Registration and Payment to be advised.

Figtree Sports Club, 120 The Avenue, Figtree

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

Sat 22 Mar, 2025   Trip Away: 10 Days on Lord Howe Island

Leader: Jill Hawkes & Joe Pike    View Leaders List

Bushwalking, swimming, snorkelling , birdwatching in World Heritage area.

For more information contact Jill

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Registration Essential

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