2009 BUSHWALKING

Manly Dam Gulgadya Muru Grasstree Track December 27 Manly Dam Gulgadya Muru Grasstree Track
A very scenic walk, with a diverse habitat and prolific bird life, good swimming locations away from the crowds, presenting an attractive new walk close to home, some exploratory. Grade easy. 8 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.30am or at King st., Manly Vale if by bus, or at 1st car park near entrance on site about 9.15am.
Harbour Foreshore walk December 20 Sydney Harbour NP
Foreshore ½ day Scenic bushland overlooking the harbour with 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, hotel for Xmas drink, returning by train at your leisure, from Nth.Sydney station. Grade.. Easy. Meet at HH. 9 am or Wollstonecraft station road bridge 9.25am
Len&George Thursday evening December 17 Social Xmas drinks
on balcony, 1st floor of The Xchange Hotel, roundabout cnr. Of Beattie and Mullins, Balmain at 6.30 pm onwards.
manly December 13 Sydney Harbour NP
Manly ferry wharf-ocean front-Shelly beach-new coastal track to North Head peninsula-Tourist info.Office-Collins Beach-Little Manly Reserve-ferry wharf, 2 swimming opportunities -grade easy. Meet at Manly wharf 10 am
Tahmoor Canyon December 6 Tahmoor Canyon via Picton
Bargo River and Mermaid Pool with some boulder hopping off track. Grade medium.,or option for easy, by awaiting our arrival at the pool and avoiding the canyon. Drinks at the Picton Hotel. (trip to similar area). Meet at Annandale 7.40am, Tempe at 8am, or at Picton.
Royal NP November 29 Royal NP
Helensburg to Hacking-Garrawarra-Burning Palms-Palm Jungle to Otford station. The walk will provide for a swim in the ocean with some of the finest wet schlerophyl and rainforest walking in the region. Grade medium. (trip to similar area 1, 2). Meet on Sth. Coast train from Central at 8.40am or Wolli Ck. 8.51 am. Collect at Annandale for Wolli Ck.at 8am
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif November 22 lower Blue Mts NP via Glenbrook
Jack Evans track to Erskine creek and Nepean River, grade easy/ medium. Meet at HH. 8 am or at Glenbrook 8.40 am
cancelled
Bouddi NP November 15 Boudi NP
Ferrycat from Palm Beach wharf across Broken Bay to Wagstaffe to commence our walk through a variety of forest and coastal heath to Box Head, with its fascinating geology,and return via Little Tallow ocean beach. Grade easy [fee is charged for the ferry]. Meet at HH 7.40 am or at Palm Beach wharf 8.57am.
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif November 8 Blue Mts NP
Leura-Flat Rock-Fortress Buttress, with canyon and waterfall--stupendous views of Grose Valley. Some unsealed road access, grade medium. (trip to similar area). Meet at Annandale 7.45 am or at Leura 9am.
Kuringai Chase NP November 1 Ku-rin-gai Chase NP
Mt Topham and Yeomans track to the "wave cave " overlooking Cowan Water, grade easy/medium. (trip to similar area). Meet at Annandale 8am.
Royal NP October 25 Royal NP
South West Arm Creek to Winifred Falls, and Anice Falls to Mainbar road, some off track for 1 klm., grade easy/medium, with SCC. (trip to similar area). Meet at Annandale 7.45 am and Tempe 8.10am
Budderoo NP October 18 Gerringong Falls, Budderoo NP
Overlooking Kangaroo Valley, all on track in predominantly flat terrain with swimming opportunities in the lagoon adjacent to the falls, with open areas of forest and grassland, grade medium. Drive via Albion Park and Jamberoo Pass. Meet at Annandale 7.45 am and Tempe 8.10 am
northbridge.jpg October 4 Northbridge to Cammeray via Flat Rock Creek
grade easy, 7 klms. Daylight saving begins. Meet at Annandale 8.30am or at Dorset Road, Northbridge 9am
Blue Mountains NP September 27 Blue Mountains NP
Faulconbridge to Springwood via Numantia Falls. A diversity of rainforest leading to the falls, followed by open forest on ridgetops. Grade medium. Meet on train to Faulconbridge, leaving Central at 8.18am, Strathfield 8.31am arriving 9.44am. 2nd. carriage please. Optional collect @HH 7.55 am. for Strathfield.
Cattai NP September 20 Cattai NP & Scheyville NP via Pitt Town
Exploratory walk in new area, the Cattai park includes small pockets of wetland, tall forest, and gallery rainforest, the Scheyville is more of an historic nature, entry fee could be $7 per car. Grade easy. Meet at HH 8.15 am or in Cattai Rd. Pitt Town 9am [coffee ]
Budderoo NP September 13 Kiama and Escarpment
Kiama and Escarpment, Saddleback Mt.. adjacent to The Barren Grounds & Noorinan Head via "Hoddles Track" in Budderoo NP. ,..possibly some rope assisted short steep section… grade medium..up to 8 klms. some off track. Meet at Annandale 7.30am and at Tempe 7.50 am or Blowhole Café Kiama.
September 6 Illawarra Recreation Area
Illawarra Recreation Area-Madden Plains on the escarpment above Clifton, Scarborough and Coalcliffe, along Forest Trail, about 6 klms., to Stanwell Park station for train to Austinmeer, and stairway track to Sublime Point lookout..car shuffle required. 10 klms.,grade medium. Meet at Annandale 8 am or Tempe 8.20am
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif August 23 Blue Mts NP
Pierces Pass to Grose Valley-Little Blue Gum Forest and return. 10 klms. and 520 metre ascent, grade medium / hard. Meet at HH 7.45 am or at Bilpin 9am
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Yengo NP August 16 Yengo NP [via Bucketty]
Mt. Manning-Judge Dowling Range-Sampsons Pass-Mt. Lockyer 14 klms., grade easy / medium. Meet at HH 7.45 am or at Kulnura roadhouse 9.10 am
Royal NP August 9 Royal NP [with SCC]
Heathcote -Audley track to Kangaroo Creek-Red Gum-Yaala-Bottle Forest, 7 klms.,some off track, grade easy/medium. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am , Tempe 8.30 (Jean's photo's).
Tahmoor Canyon August 2 Tahmoor Canyon
Tahmoor Canyon [crown land] Bargo River & Mermaid Pool [via Picton ] Exploratory walk of 10 klms. possible 200 metre ascent. Mostly on track-grade medium. Meet at Annandale 7.55am Tempe 8.15 am (Jean's photo's).
Royal NP July 26 Royal NP
Waterfall-Couranga-Hacking River-Fosters Flat-Gomera Ridge-National Falls. 30% off-track. Grade Medium. Meet on train, 2nd carriage, departs Central at 8.40, Wolli Ck. 8.51am for Waterfall [sth. coast train platform ]
Ku-rin-gai Chase NP July 12 Kuringai-Chase NP
Expressway near Pie in the Sky to Taffy's Rock overlooking Cowan Water, mostly on track. Grade Medium. 14 klms. Meet at HH. 8am or at Pie in the Sky via Cowan on old highway at 8.45am -take 2nd exit from freeway. (Jean's photo's).
Sublime Point July 5 Wodi-Wodi track near Sublime Point
to escarpment above Clifton, Coalcliffe and Stanwell Park, mostly on track. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 8.10 or Tempe 8.30am. (Jean's photo's).
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif June 28 Blue Mts NP
Bells Line-Mt. Charles to Bowens Creek with some exploratory, 50 % off track. 7 klms. 170 metre ascent. Grade medium. Or option to return on road, grade then being Easy. Meet at Annandale 8am,HH 8.15 am or at Bilpin 9.30am (Jean's photo's).
pine-creek.jpg June 14 Brisbane Waters NP
Lower Mooney mooney Creek to Piles Creek Suspension Bridge and up to Skopas Peak on the Gt. North Walk overlooking the Hawkesbury. 13 klms. Grade medium Meet at Annandale 7.45 am (previous trip).
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Bells Line to Pierces Pass and valley track to Grose River and downstream to Little Blue Gum Forest, and return. Grade hard. 12 klms. Meet at HH 7.30 am or at Bilpin 8.45 am
cancelled
Dharug NP May 24 Dharug NP
Dharug NP walk, from the ferry at Wisemans to Finches Road and across the tops to the historic Gt.Nth. Road with its historic links to the convict past, grade easy, 8 klms. Meet at HH 8.15 am or at Wisemans statue near pub 9.40am
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif May 17 Blue Mts NP
5 waterfalls track, Lawson to Hazelbrook, very scenic with surprisingly good quality forest on a well graded trail. Grade easy. Meet on train to Lawson, leaving Central at 8.18am and stopping at Strathfield 8.31am arriving 10.02 at Lawson. 2nd. Carriage please.
(Jean's photo's, a previous trip).
Kuringai Chase NP May 10 Ku-rin-gai Chase NP
Kuringai Chase NP on Challenger Head with views of Broken Bay and Cowan Waters. Wonderful eroded sandstone formations on this narrow peninsula, mostly off track but should be easy / medium grade and only 6 klms. Social drink follows at Terry Hills Pub. Meet at HH 8.30am
Royal NP May 3 Royal NP
Exploratory of new location south of National Falls to hopefully link up with other tracks. Walk itinerary includes Hacking River returning on Burg track to Helensburg via Wilson Creek. Grade expected to be medium with 70 % off track. Meet on South Coast train, 2nd carriage departing Central at 8.40am for Waterfall. Stops at Wolli Creek 8.51..or… meet at Waterfall station car park 9.14 am
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif April 26 Blue Mts NP
Bells Line to Mt. Wilson via Du Faurs Creek, 30% off track, 10 klms, grade medium. Meet at Annandale 7.45am or at Bilpin
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif April 19 Blue Mts NP
Hazelbrook station to Adellina Falls-Willawong-Bedford Creek-Terrace Falls-10 klms, grade easy/medium. Meet at Annandale 7.45am or H'brook station
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif April 5 Lower Blue Mts NP
Glenbrook Creek-Kanuka Brook-Duck Pond Easy track walking next to attractive creeks. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am or at Glenbrook tourist info. car park 9am
map_inset_Royal NP.gif March 29 Royal NP
Helensburgh to Waterfall via Wilsons Ck. Hacking River, Fosters Flat, Couranga Track with some off track sections along the river, a new, very picturesque walk in some of the finest of "the royal "…grade easy/medium. Meet on train, 2nd carriage departing Central at 8.40am for Helensburg and South Coast. Stops at Wolli Creek 8.51. or Sutherland…or meet at H'berg station car park (previous trip). See Judy's photo's.
pine-creek.jpg March 15 Brisbane Waters NP
Girrakool to Piles Creek and Suspension Bridge to Mooney Mooey Creek and return, some fine forest and estuary walking. Grade Easy. 10klms. Meet at HH 8.30 am or at Pie in the Sky 9.15 [coffee]. See Judy's photo's.
Dharawal SRA March 8 Dharawal Nature Reserve via Wedderburn,
To the Woolwash, Georges River and upstream on O'hare's Creek, 30 % of the walk being off-track with many swimming opportunities Grade medium, 9 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.10am, Tempe 8.30am
map_inset_Royal NP.gif February 22 Royal NP
Bundeena to Wattamolla via coastal track with spectacular sea cliffs amidst ocean views, and optional swimming at a sandy protected beach.- grade--easy - 9 klms. Car shuffle with entrance fee sharing. Meeting at Annandale 8.15am or Tempe 8.30 am. See Judy's photo's.
map_inset_Blue%20Mountains%20NP.gif February 15 Lower Blue Mts NP
Glenbrook-Evans track to Erskine Creek and Nepean River with many swimming opportunities. Park fee entrance and some unsealed road. Some off-track walking. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am or at Glenbrook [coffee] 9am
cancelled
Royal NP February 8 Royal NP
Otford to Burning Palms, Figure of 8 Pool and coastal rock hopping south to Werrong Beach [unclad] with ascent on track to Otford, low tide being at 2.40pm. 12 klms. grade medium. Meet on train to Otford from Central at 8.40am and Wolli Creek station at 8.51am…2nd carriage.
Sublime Point February 1 Sublime Point [above W'gong]
research walk with ocean swimming at Austinmeer. Minor exploration to examine repaired track. Other locations include Sea Cliff Bridge, Stanwell Park and Royal rainforest. Grade easy. Meet at Annandale 7.30am or Tempe 7.50 am
zoo.jpg January 25 Sydney Harbour NP ½ day walk
Rawson Park Mosman to-Georges Head-Chowder Bay-Clifton Gds.-Bradley's Head followed by pub drinks/lunch at Buena Vista Hotel. 8 klms. grade easy. Meet at Annandale 7.45am, HH 8am or at Cross St., Mosman 8.25am
Dharawal SRA January 18 Dharawal Reserve on O'hare's Creek via Wedderburn
To the Woolwash and Georges River, 40 % off track, some wet crossings and swimming holes opportunities. Grade medium, 9 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.10am, Tempe 8.30am
Blue Mountains NP January 11 Lower Blue Mts NP
Kanuka Brook and swimming at the exquisite Crayfish Pool with waterfall, then upstream with some off track through sandstone cliffs and then open forest in a diverse terrain. Park entry fee applys. Grade medium. 6 klms. Meet at HH. 8am or at Glenbrook 8.40am
January 8 Thursday Social gathering at Café Acoustica
7pm or later, drinks/dinner a la carte, live music from George & Len. Location is south side St.Peters station on lower King St. ample parking.

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