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Spring Activities Program01-Oct-2020 to 31-Dec-2020


Sat - 19-Dec-2020
4 MH - Creek
Wollangambe 2
Take time to float/wade down this beautiful stretch of the Wollangambe River. Wetsuits recommended, lilos an option
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 13-Dec-2020
4 MH - Creek
Upper Hathill Creek
This beautiful creek in Blackheath is a grade 4 creek walk. The walk is only 3 km, and begins on a well-formed bush track that takes us to cliffs above Hat Hill Creek. From here we look down on a large cave or amphitheatre. Descending the cliffs is made easier with three fixed ropes used by rock climbers. The descent can be made without using the ropes. Once in the creek we look around the amphitheatre then make our way upstream to Robb Ave. On the way there is some very pleasant creek walking with cliffs, pagodas, pools and small waterfalls. There are some rough sections and we cross the creek several times. Gloves must be worn if descending the ropes.Map: Mt Wilson
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 12-Dec-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Shaw's & Springwood Ridges Winmalle
Walk along Shaw's ridge to visit Little Blue Gum forest, then climbing to visit the Grose Valley lookout,before returning in a big loop via Springwood ridge. This walk is all on tracks.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 05-Dec-2020
4 MH - Creek
Ethereal Canyon/creek
Re-scheduled due to weather last time. A walk through canyon/creek. Some water may be ankle high. Accessed off the Waratah Ridge Road, rated Grade 4 as it is all off-track. Spectacular undercuts, canyon sections and a waterfall. After walking through the canyon/creek we will walk back to the cars via the cliff lines above.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 28-Nov-2020
4 MHX - Day Walk
Hailstorm retreat and scatters canyon Newnes
Interesting walk among pagodas and canyon sections. Possible rock scrambling and wet feet
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 27-Nov-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Gardens of Stone National Park: From Flying Carpet to Michelangelo Cave via Koan Pass
Park one car at GR 423 131 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, descend The Gurgler and visit the Flying Carpet. Walk back underneath the cliff line to Koan Cave, then continue south via Koan Pass and above the cliff line, all the way to Michelangelo Cave. Visit Michaels Chair and re-connect with the first car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 22-Nov-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Point Green and Wolgan Falls
This is a walk in another spectacular, unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently under threat. We will visit Point Green and the Wolgan Falls, starting and finishing on Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 9 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 21-Nov-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Ikara Head Circuit
We begin at the Ikara Head trail, passing via Girraween Cave to meet a rock climbers track. This section includes off track scrambling to reach our mystery lunch spot. Return is a steep scramble back to a fire trail.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 20-Nov-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Green Gully Divide
Park on the eastern edge of the Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and make our way up Petries Gully, all the way to the dazzling Rainbow Caves at GR 438 295 and, if time permits, spot height 958. Return via a narrow ridge above Green Gully with breathtaking views onto the Wolgan-Capertee Divide along the way. About 13 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 14-Nov-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Yileen Spur
This walk comes in from Bells Line of Rd and explores the northern side of the Grose Valley. We head down a ridge to a beautiful creek which I plan to explore. Then there’s a short climb up to Yileen spur which we follow to the cliff over the Grose, just west of Pierces pass which is below us. Spectacular views and hopefully wildflowers.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 07-Nov-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Dicksonia Ravine
Renewing our acquaintance with this lovely tree fern valley and hoping the fires missed it.; off the lower Deep Creek road
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 07-Nov-2020
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Hefrons Hole and Beyond
A 3-day pack or base camp walk. Details to be advised.Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 01-Nov-2020
3 MX - Abseiling
Juggler and grand canyons
2 canyons in one day! 6 abseils in Juggler, a dry canyon, and then on the walk out, a detour to Grand canyon. One abseil in and then a wet walk through a beautiful canyon.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 31-Oct-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Cathedral Cave and Diamond Cavern
This is a walk in the unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently threatened by coal mining. We will visit two stunning locations – Cathedral Cave and Diamond Cavern, starting and finishing on a firetrail off Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. All off track. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 31-Oct-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Romp with the Norse gods
I am repeating this walk because a lot of people missed out. We drive down Victoria Falls Rd and visit Asgard Head, Thor Head and then go to Valhalla.Spectacular views of the Grose Valley.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 30-Oct-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: More of The Labyrinth
Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol. Continue east, then north, exploring high pagodas around the cliff edge. Then walk west to the central spine and have a look at the blind slot at GR 422 233. Head along the spine of the ridge and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 420 236. The idea is to explore the next 250 m of pagodas and slots, until 4170 E. Return either via Ariadne Thread or down to Minotaur Lair, if there is no time. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 25-Oct-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Valley of The Waters-Wentworth Falls
Darwins Walk-Rocket Point-Slacks Stairs-Hippocrene Falls-Vera Falls-Empress Falls-Conservation Hut- Wentworth Falls.Variation on this classic Blue Mountains walk. At intersection of Jamison & Valley of Waters Creeks we will explore downstream the beautiful green rainforest world for approx 1 km.. Stunning views, waterfalls, rainforest, rock-pools
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Oct-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Celestial Chamber and Scimitar Slot
First time back there after a number of years so it's 5HX as I don't know what we'll find. The walk starts from Deane's siding on the old coach road, first stop is the Scimitar Slot so named by Michael Keats due to it's shape, we descend through it to below the cliff line walking a wide ledge past numerous waterfalls before an easy climb brings us up for lunch. An easy return down via the "Coliseum" and a walk along to visit the "Celestial chamber" it's 80 metres wide and 30 metres high with interesting acoustics. We'll exit via a spiral chamber further along, there is also some Aboriginal art to view. Great views over Rock Island along the way.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 24-Oct-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
New walk from North Wentworth Falls to Bullaburra & return
Walk down to Blue Mts creek via the 132kv tower construction tracks & then a steep climb up to the end of Kent st. Then return via the historic Bruce's walk following the 66kv construction & maintenance track. In my opinion this is the best section of this walk & we will visit the old camping sites that the Linesmen's used from the 1930's to the end of the 2nd world war. I had the priviledge of reading the journal regarding the installation of this line before it was destroyed in a fire at Lawson substation around 1995. This walk has steep descents & climbs.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Oct-2020
5 H - Abseiling
Whungee Wheengee Canyon
Whungee Wheenge Canyon - Mt Wilson. - Spectacular deep dark Canyon in the Wollangambe area. A sustained and tricky canyon with several tricky abseils and a fair bit of difficult scrambling. A bit of swimming in the canyon and a lot more in the Wollangambe. There are dark and difficult duck unders if the water level is high. A long day involved.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 23-Oct-2020
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Bylong Labyrinth Adventure
This walk is full.Friday 23 October-Sunday 25 October 2020Wollemi National Park: Lost Chord Crater, Lee Castle and Labyrinth PeakMap: TaloobyA 3-day pack walk. Day 1: Park at Benjang Gap, GR 300 930. Walk to Lee Creek and then upstream to GR 328 904. Take water for the day (or carry from home). Climb to Lost Chord Crater, continue to Lost Chord Saddle, then climb south west on Tal Tal Ridge to about GR 339 890. Descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at about GR 330 884. Take water for high camp and next morning, climb westwards and camp at around GR 324 885. If time permits, explore high cliffs to the south east (we may even camp there). About 12 km.Day 2: Spend the morning exploring Lee Castle immediately to the north west, then descend into Lee Creek, take water for the high camp and the next day and climb to Labyrinth Saddle (eastern end) at GR 315 903. Then climb Labyrinth Peak, GR 311 901, to camp. About 6 km.Day 3: Return to the Labyrinth Saddle. Explore around to the north and north east. If possible, descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at around GR 316 909; otherwise return to the saddle and use a known descent route to the north. Walk back to the cars. About 8 km.Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 19-Oct-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Carne Wall and Govett Gorge Views
Exploring the north east spur line from Mount Carne. With views above Carne Wall and overlooking Govett Gorge.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Oct-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
History walk North Linden
Visit Woodford weir on Bulls ck & the old pump site, before climbing up to the visit the historic Cox's road. Then down to visit Paradise pool & then walking up west towards Woodford. Then making our way off track down through the valley to the weir & return to the carpark.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Oct-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Waratah Ridge Newnes
Follow ridge down to Bungleboori Creek and back. There are plenty of pagodas to explore and views to see
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 16-Oct-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Glen Trig
Early start. From the Glen Davis Camping Ground, climb to the top of Glen Trig via the canyon route. Return the same way. Stunning views of the Wolgan and Capertee Valleys. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 12-Oct-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Mount Carne and Point Pilcher
Exploring for a 100 year old walking track at Mount Carne, Medlow Bath and walk towards Carne Wall for extensive views down Govett Gorge
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 11-Oct-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Malaita Point
Malaita Point is a series of abseils, 7 in total, down the cliff to the track below. There is a short walk in from ScenicWorld, Katoomba and we exit via the Furber steps.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 10-Oct-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Rock Island
The walk starts after a long drive along the Newnes plateau (SUV desirable). The walk is all off track and goes through varied terrain including open forest, rain forest and huge sandstone cliffs with hand stencils. However most of the day is spent wandering along a plateau, usually covered with wildflowers and dotted with pagodas.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 10-Oct-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Winburndale Rivulet
The walk that was postponed on 25 July. Exploring the Winburndale Rivulet and surrounding ridges. Winburndale Nature Reserve is about an hours drive from Mount Victoria
Map: Meadow Flat

Fri - 09-Oct-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: From Itchenstoke To Tootie Creek and Back
Park the car at GR 685 943 on Mount Tootie Road. Take a long ridge going east all the way to Tootie Creek at GR 712 932. Walk downstream to GR 713 943, then up a ridge going south west and back to the cars. About 10 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Mon - 05-Oct-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Newnes occupation investigation
This is part of an ongoing investigation and research into the occupation sites Of Newnes Industrial era. Covering a small area and recording what we find.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 04-Oct-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Wentworth Falls To Leura via Lindeman Pass.
Wentworth Falls-Conservation Hut-Roberts Pass-Lindeman Pass-Leura.Walk begins Wentworth Falls railway station- finishing Leura station.Descend via Robert's Pass to historic Lindeman Pass Track. Wonderful views, lookouts, waterfalls, landslides, interesting terrain, rock formations.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Oct-2020
3 M - Abseiling
Rescue and Prussik Practice
Refresh your abseiling skills at a Yellow Rock, Winmalee, overlooking the Nepean River. We will practice tie offs, prussiking, VT prussik, self rescue, rigging anchors, haul systems and other skills. This is a "do your own thing" and share with others day.
Map: Penrith

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