2007 BUSHWALKING

Harbour Foreshore walk December 23 Sydney Harbour Foreshore walk..1/2 day.
Scenic bushland overlooking the harbour with newly acquired public sites of scenic and historic interest, starting at Wollstonecraft station, bush track to Berry Island, AGL site,Coal loading wharf near Balls Head--BP site- Waverton Park-Sawmillers Reserve-Blues Point Road thence hotel for Xmas drink…. returning by train from Nth.Sydney station. Grade.. Easy. .Meet at HH.8.30 am or W'Craft station exit 8.50am
Blue Mountains NP December 16 Blue Mts NP
Leura Fairmont Resort to Roberts Pass / Gladstone Pass-Lindeman track lower Gordon Falls-Leura Cascades-Cliff Drive..12 klms...grade medium/hard Meet at HH 7.30 am or at Wentworth Falls café 8.55 am
cancelled
Dharawal SRA December 9 Dharawal Nature Reserve via Darkes Forest.
A circuit through the Dahlia swamp and O'Hares Creek wilderness. 30 % being off track. 17 klms. grade hard. dt.70 mins. Meet at Annandale 7.15 am and Tempe 7.50 am.
Wollemi NP December 2 Wollemi NP
Colo River from Colo Heights [via Wilberforce] on the Turner track, and after a swim across the river [lilo assisted] walk upstream to the rapids for lunch [waterproof packs recommended] Grade medium..11 klms. dt. 100 mins. Meet at HH at 7.30 am or Colo Xing 8.45.
Royal NP November 25 Royal NP
Heathcote-- Bottle Forest -- Kangaroo creek- Yaala Ridge. 7 klms.-some off track ..grade medium. dt. is 50 minutes. Meet at Annandale 8 am or at Tempe 8.25 am
Wyrrabalong NP November 18 Wyrrabalong NP - Central Coast.
Spectacular Forests and Beaches are the hallmark of this area near Tuggerah Lakes as we follow the ancient Palm and Cycad sand dune circuit to link with Pelican Beach and Nora Head Historic Lighthouse. 10 klms. Grade Easy/medium dt. 100 mins. Meet at HH 7.20 am or at Toukley 8.50 am [coffee stop]
Mt. Kembla region November 4 Mt Kembla region
with rainforest and wet schlerophyl forest abounding in the circuit of this prominent mountain near Wollongong, followed by the ascent on a graded track with fine views over the Illawarra. 8 klms.- grade easy /medium ...dt. 90 minutes. Meet at Annandale 8 am or at Tempe 8.20 am, or at Mt. Keira lookout.
cancelled
Blue Mountains NP October 28 lower Blue Mts NP
Glenbrook Ck. and upstream to Kanuka Brook with the Duck Pool. Many creek crossings and swimming opportunities. Grade easy. 6 klms.  dt. is 50 mins.[driving time to start of walk ].Meet at Annandale 8.45am
Gardens of Stone NP October 21 Gardens of Stone NP
part exploratory, with the historic Wolgan Valley shale mine railway tunnels. 12 klms..easy /medium. A torch is required. There is over 2 hours drive each way with about 20 klms. of unsealed road. Meet at HH. 7.15 am or at Bilpin 8.30.
Kuringai Chase NP October 7 Ku-rin-gai Chase NP
Mt. Arden - Yeomans track and Castle Bay with a waterfall overlooking Cowan Water, 20% being off track.. 9 klms. Grade medium. Meet at HH. 8 am
Manly to North Head September 30 Manly to North Head via Shelly Beach
This is a 1/2 day walk with some exploratory on a new track…8 klm.followed by a ramble around the music festival at lunch. Grade easy. Meet at Manly ferry Wharf 9.30-9.45 am, or contact Len closer to the date for ferry times from Woolwich, or the Quay, preferred access.
Blue Mountains NP September 23 Blue Mts NP
Leura-Mt. Hay road to Flat Rock-Fortress Buttross and Darkes Cave--some off track to this remote site with grand vistas of the Grose Valley. grade easy /medium- 8klms ..dt. 120 min. some un-sealed road north of Leura. Meet at Annandale 7.45 am or at Wentworth Falls [post office coffee shop] around 9.10 am
Blue Mountains NP September 16 Blue Mts NP [lower]
Glenbrook Creek and Kanuka Brook with about 30 % being off track over hilly terrain..grade medium..10 klms. CMA is Penrith..dt.45 min. Meet at HH. 8 am or at Glenbrook car park.
Kuringai Chase NP September 2 Ku-rin-gai Chase NP
Lovers Jump and Cockle Creek giving access to the Gibberagong salt water estuary of Bobbin head and the Sphinx trail, I hour of this walk being of steep descent and off track. Grade easy/medium---dt. is 40 mins. Meet at HH [hunters hill] 8.30 am or Turramurra 9.05 murroa st.
Blue Mountains NP August 26 Blue Mts Hydro Majestic bushland area
Medlow Bath with “the colluseum” and the historic graded tracks and steps which lead to the Megalong Valley, very scenic, steep and narrow historic tracks—grade easy / medium..dt. 110 min. CMA map is Katoomba. Meet at Annandale 7.30 am or at Wentworth Falls 8.45am
Mt. Kembla region August 19 1/2 day ..Two exploratory walks in the Illawarra region
The first being the area below Saddleback Mt. via Jamberoo adjacent to The Barren Grounds, Noorinan Head and Wyalla Falls, thence to Mt. Kembla and the north east spur track to the summit…grade medium…up to 10 klms. Meet at Annandale 7.30am and at Tempe 7.50 am
cancelled
Royal NP August 12 Royal NP
Heathcote--Tuchowa Rill-- Yaala Ridge-- Kangaroo creek- Bottle Forest. 7 klms.-some off track and wet crossings on creek..grade medium. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am or at Tempe 8.40 am. CMA map is Port Hacking. dt. is 60 minutes.
Mt. Kembla region August 5 Mt Kembla
With rainforest and wet schlerophyl forest abounding in the circuit of this prominent mountain near Wollongong. 6 klms. grade easy. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am or at Tempe 8.40. or on Mt. Keira. CMA map is Wollongong...dt. [driving time to start of walk ] 90 minutes.
Kuringai Chase NP July 29 1/2 day walk Ku-rin-gai Chase NP
Cowan, on old Pacific Hgy…Pie in the Sky [ coffee ] Jerusalem Bay on saltwater estuary -Govetts Ridge-Campbells Crater- easy -6 klms. Meet HH. 8am or at P in Sky.
Blue Mountains NP July 22 Blue Mts NP
Blackheath to escarpment overlooking Grose Valley at Hanging Rock and a minor diversion to Pulpit Rock and Hat Hill lookout. 8 klms. easy…with awesome scenery. Meet at Annandale 8am or at Wattle Cafe Blackheath around 9.45
Royal NP July 15 Royal NP
Heathcote- Kangaroo Creek - Yalla Ridge and Bottle Forest. 9 klms. grade easy /medium with some off track. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am or Tempe 8.35 am.
Dharug NP July 8 Dharug NP [via Wisemans  Ferry]
Mill creek- Biamee creek to Aboriginal engraving site..20 % of the walk being off track..13 klms. grade medium/hard. Meet at HH 7.45 am or at Wisemans Ferry pub o/s at 9.15 am
Blue Mountains NP July 1 Blue Mts NP
Katoomba-Narrow Neck-Redledge Pass- Megalong- Devils Hole. About 20 % of the walk is off track, and a 250 metre ascent. Steep exposed areas which require care with grand scenery…10 klms. grade is medium/hard. Meet at Annandale 7.30 am or at Wentworth Falls [coffee] 9am
Mt. Kembla region June 24 Mt Kembla Recreation Area
An exploratory walk in this new area as we attempt to access the top via a new unexplored northeast spur. Some fine wet schlerophyll and unique rainforest is to be seen. Grade medium to hard..about 10 klms. Meet at Annandale 7.45 am or Tempe at 8.05 am
cancelled
Dharug NP June 17 Dharug NP [via Wisemans Ferry]
Mill creek- Biamee creek to Aboriginal engraving site..30 % of the walk being off track..11 klms. grade medium / hard. Meet at HH 7.45 am or at Wisemans Ferry pub o/s at 9 am
cancelled
Mt. Kembla region June 10 1/2 day Mt Kembla rainforest circuit track
An exploratory walk with uncertain conditions, expect some slippery track and 120 metre uphill. Grade should be… easy / medium...about 6 klms. Meet at Annandale 7.30am, or at Tempe 7.50am NOTE : This walk was very successful and the area has great potential for more exploratory walks which will follow.
Blue Mountains NP June 3 Blue Mts NP
Blackheath-Centennial Glen-Porters Pass. Grade easy / medium..7 klms. Meet at Annandale 7.30am or at Waratah Cafe Blackheath about 9.20
Mt. Kembla region May 27 Mt Kembla and environs
Summit track walk to this prominent peak on the Illawarra Escarpment above Wollongong … grade easy .. 5 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.30 am or on Mt Keira lookout 9.30…coffee stop.
Blue Mountains NP May 13 Blue Mts NP
Faulconbridge to Springwood via Sassafras Creek and Numantia Falls.. grade easy /medium..distance 9 klms. Meet at Annandale 8 am or at Faulconbridge station about 9 am.
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Budderoo NP March 25 Budderoo NP via Robertson
Carrington Falls to the Missingham Pass and and Missingham Steps.. much rainforest in this region of Kangaroo Valley, steep in places and some off track---optional wading upstream to look at fossils ...[with tevas, volleys or crocks as required footwear] ...grade medium/hard Meet at Annandale 6.50 am ...Tempe 7.15 am or at Robertson pie shop around 9am
Royal NP March 18 Royal NP
Garrawarra..Era..Burning Palms..Figure of 8 pool...coastal rock walking to Werrong Beach [unclad]..low tide at 2.50pm, and rainforest access to escarpment and coastal track... 12 klms....grade medium/hard. Meet at Annandale 7.50am..Tempe 8.15 am.or at Waterfall at 9.05
Royal NP March 11 Royal NP
Curracurrong Creek and remote rock pool-Eagle Rock and coastal track to Garie Head and beach ...25 % being off track.. 8 klms. grade medium Meet at Annandale 7.40am or Tempe 8 am, or at Audley.
Mt. Kembla region March 4 Mt Keira conservation area
...at over 450 metres above the ocean on the escarpment above Wollongong, the air is invigorating and the scenery breathtaking, with cool rainforest walking and local history at the Kembla village..6 klms. Grade easy... Meet at Annandale 7.25am or Tempe 7.45 am
Blue Mountains NP February 25 Blue Mts NP
Pierces Pass [off bells line of road] to Grose River with an excursion upstream ...swimming optional. Grade medium/hard..9 klms. Meet at HH. 7.45 am. or at Bilpin 9 am
Royal NP February 18 Royal NP
Anice Falls -Winifred Falls - salt water estuary - Southwest Arm Creek and off track for 2 klms to Mt. Bass. 7 klms. ..grade is easy /medium. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am..Tempe 8.40 am or at Audley