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.

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

Sun 24 Mar, 2019   Walk: Bundanoon Lookouts

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Steep in places with lots of steps.  Could be wet underfoot.  See waterfalls and magnificent views.

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

Mon 25 Mar, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

An easy ride mostly on level cycle paths around the lake with a final climb to Barrack Point. Returning to Boonerah Point for coffee. A good ride for any new rider.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Tue 26 Mar, 2019   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: John Healy    View Leaders List

Mainly level cycle tracks  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park car park Time: 8:30 am

Wed 27 Mar, 2019   Walk: Windang Island

Leader: James Cowling    View Leaders List

Mostly on footpaths some sand to island. along edge of lake

Coffee at end if desired. Ring or text before 9pm

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

Thu 28 Mar, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 30 Mar, 2019   Walk: Kangaroo Ridge, Barren Grounds

Leader: James Cowling    View Leaders List

Undulating  bush walk, no mountains, open terrain mostly on track.

Panoramic views over Kangaroo Valley at lunch. Unhurried pleasant walk but open to weather

Distance: 18 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 31 Mar, 2019   Walk: Towradgi Creek

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Explore an urban waterway from the mouth through suburbia into escarpment forest.

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

Mon 01 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Oak  Flats Skiway Park to Shellharbour. Return to Boonerah Point for Coffee.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am

Mon 01 Apr, 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 am

Tue 02 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Mount Annan Botanic Garden

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Undulating ride, mainly on on-way road – little traffic.  Beautiful views.  New section through adjoining surburb to Lake Yandelora. BYO lunch.

Distance: 22 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Main car park, near the Information Centre and cafe. Entrance to the gardens is in Narellan Road. Time: 9.00 am

Wed 03 Apr, 2019   Walk: Cronulla Beach

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Starting at Cronulla Beach walk the shoreline of the peninsula of  Bass and Flinders Point and Gunnamatta Bay taking in several ocean rock pools, playgrounds, beaches and impressive real estate.  We will then walk northward towards Wanda Beach, before returning to the Esplanade in Cronulla.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 04 Apr, 2019   Paddle: Shoalhaven River

Leisurely paddle starting from Riverfront Caravan Park exploring 2 side creeks.  Return to park for lunch.

Entrance to the park and use of facilities will cost $8 per car.

Paddle dependant on weather.

Distance: 15 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sat 06 Apr, 2019   Walk: Loves Bay to Werri Beach and return

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Undulating walk along coastal cliffs. Ocean and farmland scenery

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

Sun 07 Apr, 2019   Walk: Forest Path

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk from Darkes Forest on tracks through eucalypt forests to the junction of the Bullock Track overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal views.

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

Mon 08 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Social cycle from Skiway Park to Shellharbour Village for coffee.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park, Oak Flats Time: 8:30

Tue 09 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Around the Lake

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Scenic ride anti C/W around Lake; short Freeway section Berkeley to Kanahooka road, past Tallawarra PS to Boonerah Point for Coffee. Returning home through Primbee.

Distance: 39 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley Harbour Car park Time: 8:30 am

Wed 10 Apr, 2019   Walk: Minnamurra Falls

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Minnamurra Falls track to the top of the falls has now been completed after repair work.  Beautiful rainforest, may see lyre birds.  Fairly steep track up to the falls.  Buy morning tea in a cafe in Jamberoo after.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 11 Apr, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 13 Apr, 2019   Walk: Jacks Corner to Griffins Farm

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Walk from Jacks Corner  on fire trails through eucalypt forests,  crossing Yarrunga Creek to Griffins Farm and return. Lunch on an open area at Griffins Farm. Views of the Kangaroo Valley landscape.

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

Sun 14 Apr, 2019   Walk: Stanwell Park to Austinmer

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Walk the Illawarra escarpment one way with car shuffle.  Steep climb to start with and then undulating for 11km.  Steep descent with ladders to finish.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 15 Apr, 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 am

Mon 15 Apr, 2019   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List
Distance: Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade:
Meet at: City Diggers, Wollongong Time: 2:30 pm

Mon 15 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point and return.  Coffee at Boonerah Pt on return. An easy ride mostly on cycle path along lake shore. New riders welcome.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Tue 16 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Skiway park to Killalea

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Leaving  Skiway Park we ride through Blackbutt Reserve skirting Shellharbour using bike path on main Road to Killalea for Coffee. Returning via Shellharbour village along the seashore and lake route.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: Skiway park, Oak Flats Time: 8:30 am

Wed 17 Apr, 2019   Walk: Mt Keira Scout Camp

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Walk from Byarong park along track to explore the Mt Keira Scout Camp.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 18 Apr, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 20 Apr, 2019   Walk: McPhails Fire Trail

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

McPhails Fire Trail is a downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley.  The walk is along a rough fire access road and a rough track.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 21 Apr, 2019   Walk: Belmore Falls and the Yarrawa Track

Leader: Barry Voller    View Leaders List

Walk mostly along firetrails to view spectacular waterfalls and rarely seen lookouts in Budderoo N.P.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 22 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Gerry Riordan    View Leaders List

An easy ride mostly on level cycle paths around the lake with a final climb to Barrack Point. Returning to Boonerah Point for coffee. A good ride for any new rider.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Tue 23 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Kangaroo Valley to Flatrock.

Leader: Noelene Bearns    View Leaders List

Cycle path and quiet roads (Upper Kangaroo Valley). Undulating. Morning tea at Flat Rock.   Lunch at Kangaroo Valley Village.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Kangaroo Valley swimming pool car park Time: 9.00 am

Wed 24 Apr, 2019   Walk: McMahons Point to Greenwich

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Catch ferry from Circular Quay to McMahons Point and then walk to Waverton enjoying Harbour views and quiet waterways before arriving at  Balls Head and Berry island, where there is tangible Aboriginal history.  After our lunch stop here we walk onto Greenwich where we will catch the ferry back to Circular Quay.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: Full day Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 25 Apr, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 27 Apr, 2019   Walk: Byarong Park to Mount Keira

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb up watercourse.  Return via Dave Walsh Track and west side Ring Track.  Views and rainforest.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Byarong Park Time: 8:30 am

Sun 28 Apr, 2019   Walk: South Coast Islands 3 – Crookhaven Heads

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

Explore the Culburra Beach, Crookhaven Heads (an attached island), Crookhaven River delta and bays and Wollumboola Lake area at the northern end f the Shoalhaven. Wonderful scenery, ruined lighthouse, amazing bird life (bring binoculars). Mostly flat, with some easy beach and rock walking.

Distance: 12.5 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 29 Apr, 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 am

Mon 29 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Lake Illawarra to Killalea

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

Cycle Lake Illawarra to Killalea and return. Coffee at Killalea

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Lake Illawarra Kiosk car park, Reddall Parade Time: 8:30 am

Tue 30 Apr, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: John Healy    View Leaders List

Ride from Wilson memorial park to Barrack point, riding mostly on lake shore cycle way. Level ground except for final hill.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Wed 01 May, 2019   Walk: Spit to Manly

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Interesting and varied Sydney Harbour walk.  Some steep sections.  Beautiful scenery and views.  See the fishing shacks at Crater Cove.  Public transport involved.  Full day out.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 02 May, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 04 May, 2019   Walk: Hoddles Track Kiama

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

Walk historic Hoddles track from Saddleback Mt towards Barren Grounds. Very steep at times and slippery if wet. Wander through beautiful rainforest with spectacular views  from the summit. All on track

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 05 May, 2019   Walk: Dharawal NP circuit

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

A walk exploring some wonders of eastern Dharawal. Some off track and scratchy. Two creek crossings, both easy but one is boots off. Joint walk with NPA.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 06 May, 2019   Cycle: Oak Flats to Shellharbour

Oak Flats Skiway Park to Shellharbour. Return to Boonerah Point for Coffee.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Oak Flats Skiway Park. Time: 8:30 am

Tue 07 May, 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 Wingercarribee River to Moss Vale for coffee.  Bring bike lock/chain.  Optional BYO lunch in the park at the end of the ride.

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

Wed 08 May, 2019   Walk: Wetlands at Lime Kiln Bay and Oatley Park

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Train to Oatley, some street walking to park entrance.  Bush tracks throughout the park, but fairly easy terrain.  Return via Como Bridge and Como Pleasure Gardens.  Walking on to Como Station to connect with the S. Coast train at Sutherland.  Opal card required. Coffee at a cafe along the way.  Beautiful bushland and views of Georges River.

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

Thu 09 May, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 11 May, 2019   Walk: Macquarie Pass, Top to Bottom

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Top to Bottom. Joint Walk with Shoalhaven Bushwalkers. Starting at Mt Murry Rd, descend following old Bullock track and off track to Illawarra Hwy. Cross the Hwy and off track to Clover Hill Rd then another off-track section to cross the Hwy then pick up Cascades track to return to cars at the bottom of Illawarra Hwy. Car Shuffle required. Map: Robertson.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

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 12 May, 2019   Walk: Waterfall to Heathcote via Lake Eckersley

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Undulating walk through beautiful bushland to Lake Eckersley.  The long uphill section to Heathcote.  Train back to the start.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 13 May, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Les Clark    View Leaders List

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

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Mon 13 May, 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 am

Tue 14 May, 2019   Cycle: McKeons to Windang

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Leaving McKeons we travel East to Springhill Rd then North to cross the road at Lysaghts traffic light, due to  heavy work traffic. We then continue to Inner harbour, MM Beach with short break at PK SLSC then on to Windang. Returning to SeaScape for coffee. Anybody who wanted a shorter ride can turn back at PK SLSC.

Distance: 36 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: McKeons over flow car park on Five Island Road Time: 8:30 am

Wed 15 May, 2019   Walk: Rose Bay to Watsons Bay

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Walk along Hemitage Foreshore Reserve and Sydney Harbour National Park to Nielson Park. Visit Vaucluse House, Parsley Bay to Watsons Bay. Travel by Train, Bus and Ferry.

Distance: 6-7 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 16 May, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 17 May, 2019   Miscellaneous: Deadline for Winter Program

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

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

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

Sat 18 May, 2019   Walk: Bong Bong Pass

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

The Bong Bong Pass in Dapto. Very steep and rough in sections.

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

Sun 19 May, 2019   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb and descent.  Ladders near the top.  Views.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Austinmer railway station, east side Time: 8.30 am

Mon 20 May, 2019   Cycle: Lake Illawarra to Killalea

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

Cycle Lake Illawarra to Killalea and return.Coffee at Killalae.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Reddall Reserve kiosk car park Time: 8:30 am

Mon 20 May, 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 21 May, 2019   Cycle: Berry

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Cycle rural roads from Berry, great rural scenery, few hills. Lunch at the pub afterwards

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Apex Park, Albert Street, Berry Time: 9:00 am

Wed 22 May, 2019   Walk: Stanwell Park to Kelly’s Falls

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Steep climb up from Stanwell Park Station to Stanwell Tops.  Spectacular views over the ocean, then on to Kelly’s Falls and Romeo and Juliet Falls via the fire trail.  Return along Princess Marina track, then steep descent back to Stanwell Park.  Morning walk, optional coffee and/or lunch afterwards.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Wed 22 May, 2019   Cycle: Dharwhal National Park, Bike Trail and Bushwalk

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Offroad 24km round return.  1km bushwalk into the gorge at the north end. Fire Trail is on the ridge and consists mostly of light gravel.  A few short rough spots require fatter tyres. See https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/cycling-trails/10b-cycling-trail

Start 8.30am at Appin Road opposite the BOM radar: S34.260013, E150.876673 (S34° 15′ 36″, E150° 52′ 36).    6.9km from Southern Gateway Centre at Bulli Tops (there is a right turn lane). Take the Appin Road B69 signposted Campbelltown from Bulli Tops.

Contact leader for any further information and to register.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 23 May, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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 25 May, 2019   Walk: Abrahams Bosom

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

A beautiful walk around the Beecroft Peninsular, through native woodland and lowland scrub to high cliffs and the amazing Gosangs tunnel. This is a relatively easy walk, except for a rocky descent to the beaches and the crawl through the tunnel which is optional.

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

Mon 27 May, 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 am

Mon 27 May, 2019   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Gerry Riordan    View Leaders List

An easy ride mostly on level cycle paths around the lake with a final climb to Barrack Point. Returning to Boonerah Point for coffee. A good ride for any new rider.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8:30 am

Tue 28 May, 2019   Cycle: Dunmore to Kiama

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Scenic ride along Minnamurra head lands from Dunmore, with some interesting undulations along the way. The pace will be moderate to accommodate all riders, including the leader. Coffee will be at Amaki; then returning via Blowhole as usual.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Dunmore Railway Station Time: 8:30 am

Wed 29 May, 2019   Walk: Walumarra Track and Forest Island

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Starting with a wide fire trail with uneven stoney path.  Then a narrow winding track down through tall forest trees to Bola Creek.  A shallow creek crossing with stepping stones.  A hiking pole is handy if you have one.  We will finish with a circuit of the Forest Path through ferns and palms.  A car shuttle is required to start the walk.

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

Thu 30 May, 2019   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

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

Wed 12 Jun, 2019   Walk: Lilyfield; Rodd Point; Birkenhead Point.

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

Light rail from Central to Lilyfield.  Walk round Iron Cove Bay to Birkenhead point for lunch and return to Lilyfield.

Travel by Train and Light Rail.

Distance: 5-6 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sat 15 Jun, 2019   Walk: Garie Beach to Wattamola return

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Steep ascent at the beginning which leads to a beautiful cliff top walk over creeks and past waterfalls. Come and see how our bush land regenerates so quickly after a fire.

Distance: 14.5 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Wed 19 Jun, 2019   Walk: Manly to North Head

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Ferry to Manly then walk through the Corso to Shelly Beach and on through Hole in the Wall to North Head Sanctuary and onto Australia’s Memorial Walk, a paved pathway with five monuments to remember the major military conflict period in Australia history and stopping to view this area.  Onto see the sights of the Harbour and the City from North Head,and return to Manly wharf.

Distance: 11 Km    Duration: 8 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
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

Sun 14 Jul, 2019   Walk: Natai National Park – Mittagong

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Lake Alexandra, 40′ Falls, Boxvale Track to lookout and return. An interesting walk with some good views at the lookout. Some creek crossings which are usually easy. Joint walk with NPA.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 04 Aug, 2019   Walk: Bargo River Gorge

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Our annual visit exploring the wonders of the Bargo River and gorge with great views and rock formations. Rock hopping, river crossings. Some steep sections. If river is high walk will be adjusted to suit conditions. Joint walk with NPA.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 24 Aug, 2019   Walk: Pigeon House Mountain – Morton NP

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Very steep in places and ladders to the summit. Great views. Come for one or both days of walking in the Morton National Park.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 25 Aug, 2019   Walk: Budawangs / Little Forest Plateau

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Our annual visit exploring the wonders of the eastern Budawangs. Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point, Ngaityung Falls. A wilderness experience. Some off track and scratchy. Joint walk with NPA.

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

Fri 11 Oct, 2019   Trip Away: Camping/caravanning Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas SA

Leader: Noelene Bearns    View Leaders List

Variety of walks, bike rides and possibly kayaking.  See national parks, spectacular coastline, birds, plants, fascinating geology and historic sites..  Group activity from 11 Oct (Port Wakefield, SA) to 4 Nov (Port Augusta). Individual, or can car pool, travel to and from South Australia.

This trip is now full.. Please contact the leader if you would like your name to be put on the wait list.

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

Sat 12 Oct, 2019   Meeting: Illawarra Ramblers Club AGM

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Come for morning tea followed by the AGM, then a bush walk followed by a barbecue lunch.  All members are invited to attend.  See the Rhododendron Gardens in full bloom!

Distance: Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Rhododendron Gardens, Parrish Avenue, Mount Pleasant Time: 10.00 am

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