Participants please note:

If you register for an activity or trip away then find you cannot attend, please advise the leader as soon as possible.

Non-members are welcome to attend two one-day activities before joining, but must contact the leader to discuss the activity and register.

For information about levels of difficulty and fitness required check the Grading & Guidelines.  

Planned itineraries and starting times are not negotiable.

Thu 17 Jan, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sun 20 Jan, 2019   Walk: Forest Path from Darkes Forest to Mount Mitchell

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Forest Path from Darkes Forest to Mount Mitchell and return. This walk consists of a bush track, a very shallow water crossing and lots of lookouts.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 21 Jan, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Ride on bike path following lake shore and cost. Short section on road with a couple of hills. Coffee at Shellharbour.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park Time: 830 am

Mon 21 Jan, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

This leisurely, friendly cycle that is almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to come along. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Car Park (near the T junction) Time: 8.30

Tue 22 Jan, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Port Kembla

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride on cycle paths and roads. Few hills. Coffee at Sea Scapes.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats, Ski Park Time: 8:30

Wed 23 Jan, 2019   Walk: Windang Island, Windang

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

Meet Boonerah Point and walk along bike track to lake mouth, then across beach to island.  Back to Boonerah Point and coffee.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 24 Jan, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra.

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 26 Jan, 2019   Walk: Boxvale Track and Beyond

Leader: Jim Cowling    View Leaders List

From car park Mittagong flat to Boxvale Track and tunnel, diversion to 40 foot falls.  Steep with steps down to falls.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 27 Jan, 2019   Walk: Northern Illawarra

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Summer morning beat the heat half day walk series – walk 2
9:00am start after train trip or drive to Scarborough. Walk Seacliff Bridge and on to the new section of the ‘Grand Pacific Walk’ to Stanwell Park. Morning tea at the new beach café or BYO. Train back from Stanwell Park in time for lunch at home.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Energetic
Registration Essential

Mon 28 Jan, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride on bike path following lake shore and coast. Short section on road with a couple of hills. Coffee at Shellharbour.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats, Ski Park Time: 8:30

Tue 29 Jan, 2019   Cycle: Bowral to Moss Vale

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Mostly bike tracks through Bowral suburbs, some hills and busy road crossings, Bong Bong track along the Wingecarribee River to Moss Vale for coffee.  Bring bike lock/chain.  Optional BYO lunch in the park at end of ride.

Distance: 38 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Bowral Swimming Baths car park Time: 9.00 am

Wed 30 Jan, 2019   Walk: Thirroul to Towradgi

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Walk the beaches and swim the pools.  Train to Thirroul, walk through McCauley Beach Estate to Sandon Point, then onto Bulli for a swim and coffee.  Continue along the beaches via Woonona, Bellambi and east Corrimal – optional swims along the way or just enjoy wading at the water’s edge.  A final swim  and lunch at Towradgi Point.  Bring your swimmers and wear suitable walking shoes/sandals and clothing for beach walking, rock hopping and possible creek crossings.  Direction and distance may change depending on the weather.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 31 Jan, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 02 Feb, 2019   Paddle: Minnamurra River

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Kayak from the Minnamurra River entrance to Swamp Road and return. Swimming. PFD’s compulsory.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 02 Feb, 2019   Walk: Crocodile Head and Boat Harbour, Beecroft Weapons Range.

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Joint walk with Shoalhaven Bushwalkers. Visit headland near Crocodile Head (yes you will see the crocodile) for morning tea overlooking the Pacific. Return to the main road and then walk to the Jervis Bay side to see the inner tubes and hopefully find a way down to Boat Harbour for a swim and lunch. Nearly all on track and road. Gets a bit scratchy near Boat Harbour. On return to cars, possible short drive out to Pt Perpendicular for a look.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 03 Feb, 2019   Walk: Mount Kembla Tracks

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

3 separate tracks starting from Mount Kembla Lookout – Summit, Ring, and Ridge. Rain forest and coastal views.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 04 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

This leisurely, friendly cycle that is almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while, or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to come along. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park (near the T junction) Time: 8.30

Mon 04 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Wilson Memorial Park Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Ride from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return to Boonerah Point for coffee

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park Albion Park Rail. Time: 8.30 am

Tue 05 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride along coast track with spectacular views from headland. Some hills.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore Station Time: 8:30

Wed 06 Feb, 2019   Walk: Manly to North Head

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Leisurely walk from Manly Wharf to North Head passing Shelley Beach, through the hole in the wall and stopping for lunch and time to view the Memorial Walk, which honours those who served in the Wars with five memorial stones.  After lunch we continue to North Head before returning by Little Manly Point to Manly Wharf.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 07 Feb, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 09 Feb, 2019   Walk: Minnamurra to Kiama

Leader: Fred Morrison    View Leaders List

Coastal walk to Kiama, optional swim at Kiama.  Return by train.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 10 Feb, 2019   Walk: Port Kembla Coast

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Summer morning beat the heat half day walk series – walk 3
8:00am start. Port Kembla beach to Hill 60, MM Beach and experience the 1km long outer harbour southern breakwater and return. Some may pop into Seascape café on return leg or you can BYO and sit near the beach.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 11 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride on bike path following lake shore and coast. Short section on road with a couple of hills. Coffee at Shellharbour.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats, Ski Park Time: 8:30

Tue 12 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: John Healy    View Leaders List

Mainly level cycle track.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8.30 am

Wed 13 Feb, 2019   Walk: Bundeena Bonnie Vale Maianbar to Yenabilli Point and return

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Beach, bush tracks and some street walking around the foreshores of Port Hacking.  Swimming opportunity on the return trip.  Coffee at a cafe at the finish.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 14 Feb, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Fri 15 Feb, 2019   Miscellaneous: Deadline for Autumn Program

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Please submit activities or items for inclusion in the Autumn program by today.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade:
Meet at: Time:

Sat 16 Feb, 2019   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point and Cliffhanger Lookout

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb and descent on steps and ladders.  Views.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Austinmer railway station, east side Time: 8:30 am

Sun 17 Feb, 2019   Walk: Ben’s Walk and Bomaderry Creek walk

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Two small but interesting walks near Nowra. Ben’s walk starts at the Showground and follows a river through beautiful bush land. Bomaderry creek has amazing sandstone rock formations and  patches of remnant rainforest.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 18 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

This leisurely, friendly cycle that is almost entirely along the coastal bike track with just a few quiet suburban streets. Cyclists who haven’t ridden for a while or intending members who may want to experience a Rambler activity and meet some members are most welcome to come along. There is an optional extra 4 kms to Thirroul Beach and always a coffee and chat on the return journey at Bulli Beach Café.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park (near the T junction) Time: 8.30

Mon 18 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Gerry Riordan    View Leaders List

Enjoy a social ride to Barrack Point returning to Boonerah Point for coffee

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Mon 18 Feb, 2019   Meeting: Committee and Program Review

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2.30 pm

Tue 19 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Around the Lake

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Scenic ride around the lake. May be broken into 2 groups – one fast and one more leisurely. The leisurely group will enjoy the panorama from the spit at Tallawarra and coffee at the Woolshed.

Distance: 40 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Harbour, Fish & Chips carpark Time: 8.30 am

Wed 20 Feb, 2019   Walk: Iron Cove Bridge to Balmain East Wharf

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Walk from the Iron Cove Bridge around the Harbour Foreshore, passing White Horse Point and the Dawn Fraser Pool onto Yurulbin Point in Birchgrove, and Balfast Point Park and through historic Balmain, once a notorious slum area and now a sought after location, to Balmain East Wharf.  Mostly flat walking, but some steps.  Transport train, bus and ferry.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 21 Feb, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Sat 23 Feb, 2019   Walk: Cascades Macquarie Pass

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Cool off. A great way to spend a hot morning. Climb up cascades from bottom of the pass northern side exploring each picturesque waterfall.  Swimming optional. Wet, slippery . We will go slow and steady.

Distance: 3 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 24 Feb, 2019   Trip Away: Mid North Coast of NSW

Leader: Jan Phillips    View Leaders List

Paddle on the mid north coast of NSW, from 24th Feb to 5th March 2019.  5 paddles of up to 20km, over a week exploring the Camden Haven, Hastings, Lansdowne  and Manning Rivers.  Staying at caravan parks at Camden Haven and Harrington. Experienced paddlers only.

Contact leader for more information.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 25 Feb, 2019   Cycle: South Side of Windang Bridge to Links Golf Club return.

Leader: Tony Ashton    View Leaders List

Cycle from South side Windang Bridge to Links Golf Club via Shell Cove and return. All on cycleways through beautiful parklands. Coffee at Warrigal Shell Cove.

Distance: 23 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: South Side East Windang Bridge. Time: 8.30

Mon 25 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Austinmer to Port Kembla ride and swim

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Direction may change if strong southerly blowing.  Leisurely ride from Austinmer Station visiting/swimming at 4 pools on the way and culminating in the surf at Port Kembla followed by lunch. Optional 2nd coffee at Seascape before catching the train home.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Austinmer station (East side) Time: 8:31

Tue 26 Feb, 2019   Cycle: Lake Illawarra to Killalea

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Ride mostly on bike tracks and some roads to Shellharbour then through the streets to Killalea. Coffee at “The Farm” coffee shop.  

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Lake Illawarra Kiosk, Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra Time: 8:30 am

Wed 27 Feb, 2019   Walk: Shellcove to Bushrangers Bay

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Pleasant walk on beach and rock platforms to Bushrangers Bay and return. Some scrambling on rocks.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 28 Feb, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarrra

Morning paddle on Lake Illawarra. The paddle is weather dependent so starting point may change.  Contact Leader to ascertain if paddle will go ahead.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8.30 am on water

Tue 05 Mar, 2019   Cycle: Around Narrabeen Lake

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Train & Ferry to Manly.  Ride from Manly almost totally on bike track/route. Lunch lakeside. Some very low hills for electric bikers. Top scenery. A great day out for $2.50.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 7 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 17 Mar, 2019   Trip Away: Paddle Mid South Coast For 10 days

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

Lake Conjola, Narrawelle Inlet, Burrill Lake, Meroo Lake, Lake Tabouri, Termeil Creek with optional 1 day bike ride.  Base camp at Lake Tabourie Caravan Park and travelling out each day.  Many of the paddles are only short days leaving a lot of time to explore on your own, take your push bike, swim, fish etc. This is an active holiday.  Paddlers will need a kayak trolley for 2 of the paddles. Sit in kayaks with rudders only

Distance: Km    Duration: 10 days Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Sun 24 Mar, 2019   Trip Away: Far South Coast National Parks

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Caravan park based camping or cabins – 5 nights. Day walks in Bournda, Ben Boyd and South East Forests National Parks. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Phone/SMS before 8:30pm or e-mail.

Distance: Up to 14 Km    Duration: Up to 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 28 Mar, 2019   Trip Away: Cycle Victorian Rail Trails

Leader: Jill Hawkes    View Leaders List

Eight days of leisurely rides on rail trails off road.  30 km daily average.  Please contact Jill for full details ASAP as limit applies.

Distance: Average 30 per day Km    Duration: 8 days Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 20

Sun 12 May, 2019   Trip Away: Northern NSW and Southern Qld National Parks

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

ALLMOST FULLY BOOKED

Two week road trip with car camping in National parks to explore and day walk in the north of NSW and south of Qld. Hat Head NP, Gibraltar Range NP, Girraween NP, Bald Rock NP, Bunya Mts NP, Sunshine Coast hinterland parks. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Phone before 8:30pm, SMS or e-mail.

Distance: Up to 15 Km    Duration: Up to 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 23 Jun, 2019   Walk: Royal NP – West to East

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

West to east traverse of the Royal starting at Loftus and finishing at Bundeena ferry terminal for the return trip by ferry and train. To register phone/SMS before 8:30pm or e-mail.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 23 Sep, 2019   Trip Away: Camping/caravanning Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas SA

Leader: Noelene Bearns    View Leaders List

Expessions of interest sought for trip in spring 2019. Sept/Oct with dates to be negotiated. See national parks, spectacular coastline and fascinating geology.  Walking, bird watching, fishing, etc. West to Ceduna, including Gawler Ranges.

Distance: Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

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