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Summer Activities Program01-Jan-2021 to 31-Mar-2021


Sat - 27-Mar-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Winburndale lagoon Creek
Winburndale Nature Reserve is 1 hour from Mount Victoria a large reserve with interesting conglomerate formations and casuarina lined streams. This time we will be exploring Lagoon Creek. Good views on the way down and hopefully an interesting creek
Map: Meadow Flat

Sun - 21-Mar-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Hydro Tracks
Extensive exploration of the network of tracks behind the Hydro Majestic hotel, built by master stonemason Murdo McClennan. The day includes a short history tour of the property with insight into the it's founder, the eccentric Sydney retailer Mark Foy. Up to 400m ascent/decent, rock scrambling, mostly on track.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 20-Mar-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Hay, Boorong crags
We drive to the end of Mt Hay Rd and then walk over Mt Hay to the ridge on the other side.We follow this to a group of interesting rocks with great views over the Grose Valley.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 13-Mar-2021
4 MH - Creek
Deep Pass and River Caves
Our annual visit to these creeks no full length wet suit needed but plenty of wading . There are fixed ropes in Nayook Creek - hope they are still there!! Some deep wading and full emersion if you slip in .
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 07-Mar-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Pyramid Rock and Carne Creek Caves
This walk is suitable for experienced walkers. Pyramid Rock is situated in Carne Creek.. We drive to the Newnes Plateau and park on Fire Trail 7. Our walk takes us to some huge caves in the cliffs, including the Rain Cave, the Gemini Cave and the Double Arch Cave. There are some exposed ledges. We descend into the valley and walk to the base of Pyramid Rock. Climbing to the top of the rock is optional. We return through Miracle Pass.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 27-Feb-2021
4 MH - Creek
Upper Hat Hill 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. Once we descend into 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. A car shuffle will be required.Map: Mt Wilson
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 21-Feb-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Exploring Gooches crater
This is a walk to an interesting natural phenomenon, surrounded by stunning rock formations.The route into the area will be decided by the weather.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 19-Feb-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 13-Feb-2021
4 MHX - Creek
Beefsteak Creek and Little River
A walk and wade day in the Hampton Forest, pleasant creeks which haven't been burnt out. 4 WD needed for access.
Map: Hampton

Sat - 13-Feb-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Fortress Ridge including Darks Cave
Great views of the Grose and a lovely place to see the bushfire regeneration. Fortress Ridge is an easy walk on track (2EM - 3 km return) however the path to Dark's cave is a bit of a scramble with a creek crossing to navigate. 150 m descent/ ascent. Total walk less than 7 km.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 07-Feb-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Donkey Mt Cancelled - Fire Damage
When I visited Donkey Mt in 2020 it was badly fire affected. This is a exploratory trip to see if the bush has recovered. Donkey Mt in the Wolgan Valley has been described as ab adventure playground for bushwalkers. There are passages, pagodas and cracks to explore. Access and exit are via steep slopes. Experienced walkers only. Booking open on 1st February 2021.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 06-Feb-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Canyon
This can be a mainly dry canyon trip, near Kanangra Walls, but if the weather is good, we may do a few of the easier wet abseils to spice it up. The trip involves 5 abseils, with the longest being 33 metres. All abseils have easy starts and it is a good trip for members new to abseiling. The wet option would involve two short waist deep wades at the bottom of the waterfalls. Wetsuits not really required.This area has just been opened up again by NPWS after the fires so extra gear will be taken in case some of the anchors are missing. NOTE: All the abseils can be walked around in case we have any issues.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 06-Feb-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Howling Arch, the Pool of Diana and the Pool of Aphrodite
Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now.Drive to approximately GR 468 058 on the Deep Pass Trail. Head down a spur and visit Howling Arch, an amazing natural feature. Enter Dingo Creek and progress downstream for about 1.3km, visiting the scenic Pool of Diana on the way, continue underneath high cliffs to GR 476 048, the start of a north, north west trending ravine. Follow the ravine up, visiting the spectacular Pool of Aphrodite along the way, to eventually reconnect with the trail and the vehicles. About 6km. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 05-Feb-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 04-Feb-2021
2 EM - Day Walk
Under cliff over cliff Wentworth falls
Easy to medium half day walk along beautifully constructed tracks Start and finish at the conservation hut where, Covid allowing, we’ll have coffee or a light lunch
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 30-Jan-2021
4 MH - Creek
Du Faurs Creek Deferred
Enter by Banksia Creek to Clatterteeth Canyon and then down the Creek to exit at Joes - a full day but a wonderful creek. Lot of deep swims and wades wet suit essential.. As all creeks - weather dependent
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 29-Jan-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Deferred
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 28-Jan-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Navigation using Phones Deferred
A training course on the use of phone GPS and Maps for navigation at Bluegum Swamp, Winmalee. Marchelle will be co-leading. The training will cover:- Use of phone Apps to work out where you are, to find waypoints and to follow a track - How to find co-ordinates on a phone app and relate that to a topographical map- Precautions and limitations of using phones and GPS devices in general- How save and share waypoint and track files (GPX files)If you already have a navigation app you are welcome to use it. Otherwise we will be recommending Gaia for the training.We will plan to do a circuit of the Bluegum Swamp and Shaws Ridge trails which will be up to 9km.
Map: Springwood

Sun - 24-Jan-2021
5 H - Canyon
Lower Bell Creek Deferred
Lower Bell Creek is a classic canyon, rated 10/10 by Tom Brennan. There are rope assisted climb downs and long tunnel swims. The canyon formations are amazing. We set up are car shuffle and begin at Watertrough Hill. A pleasant walk across the ridges brings us to Belfry Canyon which leads into Bell Canyon. When we reach Du Faurs Creek we swim upstream to Joes Canyon and climb to the Mt Wilson Fire Station. It is a long demanding day., Bookings open 18 Jan 2021.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 23-Jan-2021
5 H - Creek
Odin track via Victoria Brook and Rientz mine Deferred
We’ll walk in via Ridgewell road and visit the mine then make our way down to the junction of Victoria Brook and Victoria Creek. Then walk up the brook going up the waterfall before exploring the ravines above it. Then an easy exit via the spiked tree and Odin track. A car shuffle will be required and definately wet feet, maybe more.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 20-Jan-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Deferred
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 17-Jan-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Hassans Walls Explore Deferred
There is lots to explore and we will decide on the area based on the weather/ flora available as some areas are exposed and some sheltered. Further details to be provided the week before via Google Groups. Not more than 15 km in day and at an easy pace, some scrambling possible and 200 m ascent/descent. Check out: Painter, K "Hassans Walls Prized and Pillaged" for photos
Map: Lithgow

Sat - 16-Jan-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Lockleys Pylon, Yardleys cave Deferred
Classic walk from Mt Hay Rd along ridge to Grose Valley.Then along cliff line to Du Faurs Head and around a gully to Yardleys cave. This is an excellent camping cave that overlooks the valley.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 15-Jan-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Deferred
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 11-Jan-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
A section of Bruces Walk at North Katoomba Deferred
From Minnehaha Reserve, a track will be followed to intersect Bruces Walk at the top of a ridge, than follow Bruces Walk down and up Katoomba Creek to Medlow Bath Trig Station at Katoomba Airfield. A car shuffle will occur.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 09-Jan-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest and Blue Mountains National Park: Cerberus Canyon, Cerberus Falls and Hair of the Dog Ravine Deferred
Half of this walk is in an unprotected area of Newnes SF; the other half is in the Blue Mountains NP. The straight boundary line, drawn by politicians, makes no sense when it comes to natural beauty. See it for yourself!Park the vehicles at the locked gate at the end of Waratah Ridge Road. Walk into and down the Hair of the Dog Ravine at GR 493 038. After exiting the ravine, make our way west to Cerberus Creek and its canyon. Go through the canyon, visiting Cerberus Falls and exit at about GR 472 038. Walk on the road back to the cars. About 10k.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 09-Jan-2021
4 MHX - Creek
Upper Bell Creek Deferred
Beautiful Creek, deep pools canyon cliffs and yabbies' a lot of swims so wet suit essential as water is cold
Map: Mt Wilson

Thu - 07-Jan-2021
4 MH - Canyon
Galah Canyon Deferred
Galah canyon is a great canyon in the lower reaches of Rocky Creek, Newnes Plateau. It has about 7 or so abseils up to 35m and a magnificent cathedral-like chamber at the end. There is some wading involved so a wetsuit is optional, and there is a bit of a scramble at the exit (with a rope for assistance). It is a longish day with about 12km walk. It may be lightly raining according to the current weather report.
Map: Rock Hill

Mon - 04-Jan-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
River Caves, via Glowworm Tunnel Road, Newnes Plateau
On the 21 December we had to do Plan B as not the best weather. So on the program again. Road access not suitable for conventional vehicles. A short walk in distance less than 5km but all off track. Walking in the River Caves water up to thighs. Up their as one of the best iconic water walks. We will have two groups as large interest in this walk.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 02-Jan-2021
3 MX - Pack Walk
Bell To Wallongambe Crater-Return Cancelled - Weather
Bell Station-Centre of The Unuverse Pagoda-Wollangambe River-CraterScenic walk with some nice pagodas. Camp by the Wollangambe riverJoint activity Bush Club
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 02-Jan-2021
3 M - Canyon
Wollangambe One
This is a blue mountains classic! Come and join us on a lazy day floating or swimming down the Wollangambe at Mt Wilson. There are long swims and rock scrambling below magnificent cliff walls. No abseils or ropes are involved. The day ends with a steep climb out and return to Mt Wilson. Bookings open on 28 Dec 2020.
Map: Wollangambe

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