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Summer Activities Program01-Jan-2020 to 31-Mar-2020


Sat - 21-Mar-2020
5 H - Day Walk
6 foot track in one day
42 km in length on fire trails with steep ascents and descents. An historic track which many groups often tackle over 2- 3 days. We are aiming to do this in 10 or so hours and then we will be staying at Caves House to recover.
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 21-Mar-2020
4 MHX - Creek
Victoria Brook via the Odin Head track.
Presuming the area is open. We will access the brook just below the long undercut (approx 479 797) walking in via the Odin head track thus avoiding the 5metre swim. Rock hopping and some wading, mainly knee high. A wild and spectacular creek with a large waterfall to descend, a tape will be set. We will then exit back up to the Odin head track after arriving at the Victoria Creek junction.
Map: Mt Wilson

Tue - 10-Mar-2020
2 EM - Day Walk
Under cliff, Over cliff track
After this track has been closed for six months due to track improvements and fires we'll explore this and some other parallel tracks that are a little overgrown.
Map: Jamison

Fri - 28-Feb-2020
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

Fri - 21-Feb-2020
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

Sun - 16-Feb-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Cowan-Porto Ridge-Brooklyn
Cowan-Jerusalem Bay-Viz Spur-Porto Bay- Porto Ridge-Deadhorse Bay-Brooklyn.Combination on track-offtrack exploratory- along interesting ridges spurs. Rock-scrambling descent Viz Spur to Porto Bay- amazing mangroves- Locate a way up to Porto Ridge from Mud Point- then Deadhorse Bay for a swim. Adventurous day out. Suitable for experienced off track walkers who enjoy a challenge.Joint activity Bush Club
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 15-Feb-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Devils Throat and the Cliffs of Camp Creek
Find out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations.Park cars at GR 435 069 and drop down into Camp Creek. Follow it, inspecting overhangs along the way, then scramble above the amazing Devils Throat. Next, descend back into Camp Creek and head east into the gorge and visit the Devils Throat from the bottom. Depending on the time, return via a pass to the south or via East Creek. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 14-Feb-2020
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

Wed - 12-Feb-2020
3 M - Creek
Mares Forest Creek Limestone Gorge
Mares Forest Creek is at Wombeyan Caves, North of Goulburn. It is a grade 3 canyon with no abseils. There are plenty of swims and wades. The canyon features beautiful limestone cliff walls and an excellent swimming hole with jumps and a slide. A wet suit is recommended. On Tues 11 Feb we arrive at Wombeyan Caves, set up camp and visit some of the caves. Camping and cave visitation fees apply. The camping ground has excellent facilities. On Wed 12 Feb, starting mid morning, there is a short walk to the limestone gorge which we follow upstream for 1 km, returning the same way and finishing mid afternoon. It is possible to drive from Sydney or the Blue Mountains and return the same day. (3 hours drive from Katoomba via Oberon or 3 ½ hours from Parramatta via Goulburn). You can choose to camp overnight or travel down and back on the same day.Due to the current bushfire situation the Wombeyan Caves National Park is closed until 31st Jan. The decision will be reviewed mid January
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 09-Feb-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Historic tracks of the Foy's Hydro Majestic
Retracing the maze of tracks built in the Hey day of the Hydro. We will visit 3 Brothers, the Flying Fox, the Sunbath, the Coloseum Track to the landslide section, and Mark's Tomb finishing on the Wonderland track and returning via Station St past the Hydro itself
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 08-Feb-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Watsons Bay history walk
Watsons Bay South Head, The Gap (jumping not allowed!), Macquarie Lighthouse, Wentworth House. Parsley Bay to Watsons Bay. Nice harbour and sea views, history and some street walking.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 02-Feb-2020
2 EM - Day Walk
Kiama to Gerringong coastal walk
This is a very easy walk all on track that meanders along the cliff tops bringing us down to a number of bays. Great scenery with a swim along the way if anyone wishes to.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 01-Feb-2020
4 MHX - Day Walk
Beaches and tracks around Jervis Bay Cancelled - Bushfire
As an alternate to the mountains due to the fires we'll spend Saturday exploring around the Jervis Bay tracks, that walk will include snorkeling/swimming at Murray's beach. Sunday will be an easy half day exploring the grotto at Nowra. You are welcome to come to both days or just one.
Map: Sussex Inlet

Sat - 01-Feb-2020
4 MH - Pack Walk
Pack Hike-Bundeena To Otford
Bundeena-Jibbon Point-Marley-Wattamolla-Eagle Rock-Garie Beach-Burning Palms- Palm Jungle-OtfordEnjoy this classic coast walk over two days Taking some routes less traveled on our way to OtfordSea caves, old forts, unique rock formations, Beaches bays, creeks Rain-forest, lookouts, great ocean viewsJoint activity Bush Club
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 31-Jan-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Cancelled - Bushfire
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

Wed - 29-Jan-2020
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Macquarie Pass
At present Macquarie Pass NP is open. We drive to Albion Park then to the car park at base of Macquarie Pass. From the Clover hill car park we have a pleasant walk in to the lower section of Macquarie Rivulet. There are 5 abseils and some jumps (optional). .After completing the canyon we continue downstream to the lower car park. .
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 26-Jan-2020
3 M - Abseiling
Abseiling and Rope Practice
With some canyons now being opened it's a good time to practise rope skills. At a location near Mt Victoria there will a drop in and practice morning where you can "do your own thing" with ropes. There will be opportunities to prussik, tie knots, set up anchors, use ascenders and descenders and practice rescues. It's a good opportunity to learn frin case hte day is cancelled. om others. Stay as long as you like, Abseiling experience is necessary. Please book in so you can be contacted
Map: Hartley

Sat - 25-Jan-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Berowra East-West sides
West side- Berowra-Calna creek-Lyrebird Gully-Mt KuringaiEast side- Mt Kuringai-Cowan creek-Waratah Bay-BerowraBeautiful bushland, rainforest, creeks, bays. Interesting rock formations, huge cave. LookoutsJoint activity Bush Club
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 23-Jan-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Giant's Steps / Furber's Steps
This short but steep tourist walk has has its geology described in "Geology of the Blue Mountains: A Tourist's Guide" by Paul Gorjan. I intend to do this walk on Thursday to look at the features described in the book. We can stop at various points along the way to identify the features described in the book. Those who wish to avoid walking up Furber's Steps are welcome to fork out the $25 for a trip up on the scenic railway. Anyone with a knowledge of geology is encouraged to come along and share their knowledge to save us diving in and out of the guidebook. Thought it would be a good idea to do this walk at the moment as tourist numbers are down.
Map: Katoomba

Tue - 21-Jan-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head and Empress Falls
Some areas of the Blue Mountains are now open following the devastating bushfires. On Tues 21 January John Murray and I will lead abseiling trips to Boars Head at Katoomba, perhaps another abseil near Boars Head 9 (depending on time) and Empress Falls at Wentworth Falls. Boars Head is dry. It has 5 abseils. Abseil 2 is reached by straddling a narrow slot which is quite exposed. We drive to Empress in the afternoon. The maximum temperature forecast for Tues is 27 degrees. A wet suit is recommended for Empress because there may be a wait in the pool before the final abseil. These trips may be changed or postponed due to park closures.
Map: Katoomba

Tue - 21-Jan-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Cancelled - Bushfire
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 - 20-Jan-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Sydney Harbour Walk
Spit to Manly
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 18-Jan-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Cowan To Taffy's Rock
Kuringai Chase NP. Map CowanCowan-Jerusalem Bay-Govett Ridge-Taffy's RockFrom Cowan station we descend through mixed forest to delightful Jerusalem Bay. Steep ascent to Govett Ridge undulating track to Taffys Rock for great ocean views-Lion Island- Cowan creekInteresting rock formations-platforms, caves, aboriginal engravingsWalk starts-finishes Cowan railway stationJoint activity Bush Club
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 18-Jan-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Taroonga Zoo to Balmoral return
Taronga Zoo to Balmoral and return via Sirius Cove. Medium grade. Nice harbour views, history , the old dedicated tram route and some street walking. Map UBD.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 18-Jan-2020
4 MHX - Day Walk
Winburndale Nature Reserve
Winburndale Nature Reserve, just 80 minutes drive west of Mount Victoria, has glorious open ridge walking, spectacular rocky escarpments and stunning views. At the time of writing, it has not been touched by the recent bushfires. From the western boundary of the park we will walk North-East along a ridge to the edge of the escarpment just North of Middle Arm Creek. From there we will descend into Middle Arm Creek and head North below the cliffs, then ascend Lickhole Gully back to the ridge. This walk will be ~12-14 km mostly off track. About half of the walk will be exploratory for the leaders. The walk will only proceed if the park is open and if the forecast is for not-too-hot conditions.
Map: Portland

Fri - 17-Jan-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Cancelled - Bushfire
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

Wed - 15-Jan-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Bouddi NP Coastal Walk
Bouddi National Park is located on the Central Coast near Gosford. The 8.5 km, (one way) coastal walk is all on track. The walk begins at Putty Beach and finishes at McMasters Beach. It features board walks, beaches sea cliffs and ocean views. The walk will be conducted at a leisurely pace. There are several steep climbs between headlands. We will pause at Maitland Bay and Little Beach for a swim or relaxing on the beach. An early start from the Blue Mountains is required. The drive takes 2 1/2 to three hours.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 13-Jan-2020
2 EM - Day Walk
Sydney Harbour Walk
Shelly Beach - North Head walk- Fairfax LOs - Quarantine Station - road – wharf
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 12-Jan-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Manly to The Spit
Manly to the Spit. See Crater Cove and the shacks. Good harbour and sea views and a bit of history, Some street walking.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 11-Jan-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Heathcote Circuit Royal NP
Heathcote-Kangaroo Creek-Karloo Pool-Olympic Pool-Uloola Falls Pleasant walk in the Royal NP with a bit of varietySome great rock-pools along delightful Kangaroo creek for a swim or two-nice rock formations-forest-views. Joint activity Bush Club
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 11-Jan-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Long Gully Canyon - Bungonia Cancelled - Bushfire
Long Gully is a multi pitch abseil trip down a gorge and is a dry trip. There is one 60 metre abseil and about 8 other smaller abseils. It is quite exposed and has a very steep climb out from the Shoalhaven River.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 11-Jan-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Mount Victoria and around
Repeat of my walk before Christmas going on the Roger Park route from Hourn Point to Fairy Bower. A bush track a bit vague at times goes under the cliffs to Fairy Bower. A chance to see where Dunn leapt from and landed and the Cox's Cave.Attractive cliffs adn some rain forest and moisture!! See my recent photos
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 11-Jan-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Wild Gorge, Dome Cave and Cosmic Cave Cancelled - Bushfire
Find out why this spectacular and threatened area must be protected for future generations.Park on a fire trail off Sunnyside Ridge Road and walk east to the head of a tributary of Wild Gorge. Descend it, visiting Dome Cave along the way, then explore both branches of the gorge, including Pinch Point Circle. Move south east and out towards Carne Creek, then climb out and visit Cosmic Cave. Exit via Split Rock Point and Pass. Re-connect with the cars. About 8k. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 10-Jan-2020
5 H - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon Cancelled - Bushfire
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

Wed - 08-Jan-2020
3 M - Abseiling
Macquarie Pass Canyon Cancelled - Bushfire
Macquarie Rivulet is in Macquarie Pass NP, near Wollongong. It is an ideal canyon for less experienced canyoners. We are doing the lower section which has five short abseils with easy starts. There are also jumps into pools which can be walked around if you don’t like jumping. A wet suit is not needed on a hot day. It is a short canyon. The drive from Katoomba or from Sydney takes 2 ½ to 3 hours. The walk in and out is quite short and very pleasant. Members who have recently completed the UBMBC canyon training will be given priority. Please do not book in until 4 Jan. By then I should know if the park is still open.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 06-Jan-2020
2 EM - Day Walk
Zoo wharf to Balmoral
Sydney Harbour NPBradleys Head - Clifton Gardens - Georges Head - Balmoral
Map: Not Specified

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