2011 BUSHWALKING

Manly Dam December 18 Manly Dam Circuit
Waterfalls and rockpools, beautiful and variable forest walking with some ideal swimming locations, about 9 klms. Grade easy. Meet at the Dam entrance carpark or, Annandale 8.15am.
December 4 Blue Mountains NP
Kanuka Brook and Crayfish Pool in the lower Blue Mts, with optional other locations of interest in the area, for example, Red Hands Cave. Entrance via Glenbrook causeway [fee payable] and 7 klms of unsealed road. The walk is mostly on track with some scrambling around and above the falls. Excellent for swimming. Grade easy/medium, about 7 klms. Meet at Annandale 8am or Glenbrook, 9am.
Southern Escarpment November 20 Southern Escarpment
Southern Escarpment-Stanwell Park station to Thirroul Station via cliffline track–Maddens Plain-Sublime Point-ladders to Bulli. Meet on train from Central or Wolli Creek, Details will follow. Grade medium hard.
Wyrrabalong NP November 13 Wyrrabalong NP
Spectacular Forests and Beaches are the hallmark of this area near Tuggerah Lakes. We follow the ancient Palm and Cycad sand dune circuit to Pelican Beach and Nora Head Historic Lighthouse. Grade is Easy.
Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve October 30 Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve
Windang Island and Bass Point via Pt. Kembla. Grade Easy. Meet at Annandale 7.50am or Tempe 8.10am.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park October 23 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Basin carpark and north to Hungary Beach nr. Broken Bay with off-track descent on side creek nr. waterfall. 6 klms., grade easy to medium. Meet at Annandale 8am.
Budderoo NP October 16 Budderoo NP
Spring wildflowers in the Barren Grounds on the escarpment above Kiama. Circuit of 8 klms. Grade easy. Meet at A’dale 7.50am or Tempe 8.10am.
Sydney Harbour NP October 2 Sydney Harbour NP
Manly to Shelly Beach-North Head-Collins Beach-Little Manly Cove. Grade Easy. 7 klms. Meet at Manly Ferry wharf west side boardwalk at 10.30am.
Cancelled.
Ku-ring-gai NP September 25 Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Lambert Peninsula and Basin track to Pittwater and return. 6 klms. Grade easy. Meet at Annandale 8am.
Cancelled.
Blue Mts NP September 18 Blue Mts NP
Bells Line-Mt.Banks and scenic rim overlooking Grose Vally, mostly on track. 7 klms. grade easy / medium. Meet at Annandale 8am, or Bilpin.
Wollemi NP September 4 Wollemi NP
Mt Townsend above the Colo River. Mostly trackless terrain on high ridges, to this rarely visited and remote peak. About 11 klms. Grade medium/hard. Meet at Annandale 7.45 am.
Cancelled.
Dharawal CA August 28 Dharawal Conservation Area [via Wedderburn]
Some off track [20% of the walk] in a new section of O’Hares Creek Grade medium. 11 klms. Meet at Annandale 7.45am or Tempe 8.10am for tunnel access.
Botany Bay NP August 21 Botany Bay NP
An exploratory walk to an unfamiliar location near Kurnell with Captain Cooks Landing Place Historic Site, Cape Solander and Cape Baily. Grade Easy, 7 klms. Meet at Annandale 7.45 am and Tempe 8.05 am.
Blue Mts NP August 14 Blue Mts NP
Bells Line-Mt Banks panorama, overlooking Grose Valley with awesome scenery on this basalt capped peak of 1089 metres as we follow the scenic rim overlooking the Grose river valley--30% being off track. 11 klms. grade medium. Meet at Annandale 8am.
Changed.
Sydney Harbour NP August 7 Vaucluse and part of Syd. Harb. NP
The walk,starting at Johnson’s Lookout on New South Head road to cliffline path nr.Macquarie Lighthouse to Dunbar Head, The Gap, Watsons Bay, to Parsley Bay Suspension Bridge, Neilson Park, Strickland House overlooking Rose Bay and ascent via Olola Avenue nr. Vaucluse House. Up to 8 klms. grade easy. Meet Annandale 9am or Johnston’s lookout 9.30am. Coffee included. [parking OK in Captain Pipers Road, opposite.]
Royal NP July 31 Royal NP
Otford coastal track and Garrawarra, to Hacking river and Helensburg. Dry woodland and rainforest abound in this classic Royal bushwalk. Grade medium.12 klms. Meet on Sth.Coast train from Central 8.39 am or Wolli Creek station 8.51am, on 2nd carriage.
Southern Highlans July 17 Southern Highlands via Mittagong
Welby Shale Mine Railway & tunnels track, down to 40 foot Falls and Nattai River and 220 metre ascent to railway cutting via cable track. Distance 14 klms, grade is medium. Meet at Tempe 8am.
Blue Mts NP July 3 Blue Mts NP
Numantia Falls via Faulconbridge. About 9klms. Easy / medium, with 10%off track to a large waterfall with sandy beach in a remote area, access being on dry sclerophyll ridge country, returning via picturesque rainforest on track to Springwood station. Meet on 2nd carriage from front of train departing Central for Blue Mts. @ 8.18, or with Len at Strathfield at 8.31am
Brisbane Waters NP June 19 Brisbane waters NP
Old Pacific Highway, Mooney Mooney bridge to Piles creek and upstream, then part of Great North Walk south to Leochares Peak and Scopas Peak, returning on suspension bridge to estuary trail. Walk begins with tall wet forest along salt water estuary near mangroves and ascent to dry forest overlooking Hawkesbury. Grade medium. 13 klms. Meet at Annandale 8.15 am.
Forest Coastal Escarpment June 5 Forest Coastal Escarpment
Near Sublime Point, Darkes Forest, and Madden Plains. Some rain forest and wet schlerophyl forest amidst glorious coastal views. Some off track, grade easy, 7 klms. Meet Tempe 8.15 am.
Dharug NP May 22 Dharug NP
via Wisemans Ferry. Mill Creek Circuit, wonderful walking all on track with a steady ascent through rain forest to Hawkesbury sandstone dry schlerophyl, 13 klms. Grade easy to medium. Meet at Annandale 8 am.
Blue Mts NP May 15 Lower Blue Mts
Warimoo and Florabella Pass to Glenbrook creek, Pippas Pass and Blaxland. Grade Easy 9 klms. Meet on 2nd carriage from front of train departing Central for Blue Mts. @ 8.18, or with Len at Strathfield at 8.31am, or at café at Warrimoo coffee antique shop 9.35am
Bass Point Reserve and Killalea SRA May 1 Bass Point Reserve and Killalea SRA
via Shellharbour. A return visit to survey an area of interest on the coast, south of Wollongong, which has been upgraded recently, grade easy, about 6 klms. Meet at Tempe 8am.
Royal NP April 24 Easter Sunday Royal NP
Track reconnaissance exercise from Kalani Ridge off Wises track to Palona Brook, to improve access to large waterfall upstream. 7 klms. Grade, Easy enough . Meet at Tempe 8 am Collect also at Annandale 7.45 am.

Cancelled.
Blue Mts NP April 17 Autumn in the Blue Mts at Blackheath
From coffee shop nr. Station to Porters Pass overlooking Kanimbla Valley and scenic walk below cliffline, then up to Shipley Plateau, thence through streets to station. Grade easy/ medium, 8 klms. Meet on 2nd carriage from front of train departing Central for Blue Mts. @ 8.18, or with Len at Strathfield at 8.31 am or at Waratah café opposite Blackheath station at 10.35 am.
Budderoo NP April 3 Budderoo NP
via Albion Park and Macquarie Pass. Carrington Falls to Missingham Pass and upper Kangaroo Valley, downstream from the falls, with ascent through rain forest to Missingham Steps, most of this walk now on track, very steep and slippery at times, 9 klms, for the experienced walker, grade medium to hard. Meet at Tempe 7.30am [est] Call/email if you need a lift via Annandale or Newtown, alternatively, meet at Robertson pie/coffee shop around 9.15 am
Royal NP March 27 Royal NP
Garie trig--Wises Track--Karani Ridge--Palona Brook--Forest Island--Hacking River--Walumarra track. 13 klm. Grade easy to medium. Map is Otford. Meet at Tempe 8 am. Call/email if you need a lift.
Blue Mountains March 13 Blue Mts NP
Leura--Mt Hay road for 7 km of unsealed road to Flat Rock for start of walk. Fortress Buttress with stupendous views to Mt Hay and the Grose Valley, descend on steep track to waterfall overlooking valley. Map is Katoomba. Mostly on track, grade easy to medium, 10 klm. Meet at Annandale 7.45am or at Wentworth Falls 9am.
Dharawal SRA March 6 Dharawal Nature Reserve
Wedderburn [via Cambelltown] to Georges River and Stokes Creek and O'Hares Creek, to Snake Bend with waterfall, returning through Cobbong Creek. Grade medium/hard, with up to 14 klms., about 3 klm. off track, some fast sections on road. Map is CMA Appin. This wilderness area being considered for NP status. Meet at Tempe at 8.15am or at Wedderburn circa 9am.
Kuringai Chase NP February 27 Kuringai Chase NP
The Basin car park and north on new track to Broken Bay overlooking Patonga, very scenic, and down creek with waterfall to Hungry Beach, some off track with boulder hopping in places, and coastline to White Horse Beach and Flint and Steel beach. Grade easy to medium. 8 klms. Map is Broken Bay. Meet at Annandale 8 am or, Terry Hills turnoff near roundabout @ 8.30 am. Entry fee applicable per car.
Royal NP February 20 Royal NP
Wattamolla car park, and north on the coastal track to Little Marley beach for optional swimming, then over sand hills to Marly Lagoon for lunch, returning on coastal track. 11 klm. Grade easy to medium. Map is Pt. Hacking. Meet at Tempe 8.30am. Entry fee applicable per car.
Illawarra Recreation Area February 13 Illawarra Recreation Area
Mt Kembla ascent and return. Part of the Illawarra Recreation Area. All on track, some steep sections, this scenic walk has fine views of the coast near Wollongong and passes through rain forest and wet schlerophyl. Grade easy. 6 klm. Map is CMA Wollongong. Access will be via Picton road and Mt Kiera [coffee]. Meet at Annandale 8.00am or at Mt Kiera circa 9.15am.
Dharawal SRA February 6 Dharawal Nature Reserve
Dharawal Nature Reserve--via Appin. Iluka creek and Iluka swamp. Exploratory walk in a region with potential for NP status. Distance less than 8 klm, grade easy. CMA map is Appin. Meet at Tempe 8.30am. Call/email if you need a lift to Tempe.
Dharawal SRA January 23 Dharawul Wilderness Reserve
Wedderburn to O'Hares Creek [Dharawul wilderness reserve] "The Woolwash" and then upstream to exit off-track. Good swimming, some off track. dt. 50 mins via Cambelltown. Grade easy/medium. Meet at Tempe 8.30am.
Royal NP January 16 Royal NP
Watamolla car park and north to Marley beach, Little Marley, safe swimming, lagoon behind sandhills for lunch, and return. Good coastal scenery, grade easy. Map is Pt Hacking. Meet at Annandale 8.15 or Tempe @ 8.30am.
Kuringai Chase NP January 2 Kuringai Chase NP
The Basin car park and north on new track to Broken Bay overlooking Patonga, very picturesque, and down creek with waterfall to Hungry Beach, possibly some off-track, and coastline to White Horse Beach [with Flint and Steel optional] Grade easy/medium. 7 klms. Map is Broken Bay. Meet at Annandale 8am or, Terry Hills turnoff near roundabout @ 8.30 am. Entry fee applicable per car..

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