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 be registered with the leader.

Planned itineraries and starting times are not negotiable.

Wed 26 Sep, 2018   Walk: Byarong Park to Mt Keira Scout Park

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Ever wanted to explore the beauty of the Mt Keira Scout Camp?  Well here is your chance!!  After meeting at Byarong Park and walking along the Mt Keira Ring track we will be met by the Caretaker Leanne who is offering to escort us and inform us of the History of this peaceful place.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Thu 27 Sep, 2018   Paddle: Minnamurra River

Leader: Kathie Webb    View Leaders List

Paddle Minnamurra River with tide in both directions. Meet at car park at river mouth. Current forecast strong N wind.

Distance: 14 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 29 Sep, 2018   Walk: Stanwell Park to Austinmer

Leader: James Cowling    View Leaders List

Train from Austinmer to Stanwell Park, then up to Mt Mitchell from Stanwell Park station.  Continue along to Sublime Point then down to Austinmer.  See spring wildflowers. Perhaps coffee at Sublime Point.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 30 Sep, 2018   Walk: Budawangs – Little Forest Plateau

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

NEW DATE. My annual excursion to the Little Forest Plateau section of Morton NP.  Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point and Ngaityung Falls. The easiest way to enjoy the vista of the Budawang Ranges – a wilderness experience. Some scratchy sections. Phone before 8:30, SMS or e-mail to register.

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

Mon 01 Oct, 2018   Trip Away: Upper Blue Mountains Exploration

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Five days exploring Mt Victoria area with several 10-15 km walks including Hartley, Mt York, Jenolan Caves, Newnes and Mt Tomah.  Arrange own accommodation. October 1-5.

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

Mon 01 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Wilson Memorial Park 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: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Tue 02 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Berkeley to Port Kembla

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Cycle alongside the lake to Warrawong, then along back streets, through Port Kembla to the Inner Harbour via the Surf Club.  Optional detour via Windang for those who need more kms.  Coffee at Seascape before heading back to Berkeley.   Mainly level, one or two hills, possible heavy traffic in Shellharbour Road.

Distance: 32 Km    Duration: 3.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Fish & Chips, Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley Time: 8.30 am

Wed 03 Oct, 2018   Walk: Spit To Manly – Sydney Area

Leader: Anne Murdoch    View Leaders List

Full day out with travel by train, bus and ferry. Beautiful harbour views. A varied and interesting walk.

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

Thu 04 Oct, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 06 Oct, 2018   Meeting: RAMBLERS AGM

Leader: Phil Prentice    View Leaders List

Come for morning tea at 10 am followed by the AGM, then a bushwalk followed by a barbecue lunch.  See the Rhododendron Park in full bloom!

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

Sun 07 Oct, 2018   Walk: Belmore Falls and the Yarrawa Track

Leader: Barry Voller    View Leaders List

We walk through Budderoo National Park, along fire trails and formed tracks to view spectacular waterfalls and rarely seen lookouts over Kangaroo Valley.

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

Mon 08 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people very welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Tue 09 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Berry

Leader: Stuart Almond    View Leaders List

Ride on rural roads with pleasant views.  Lunch at pub after ride.

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

Wed 10 Oct, 2018   Walk: Walumarra Track And Forest Path RNP

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Some easy broad fire trail walking to start.  Then the track narrows and descends to Bola Creek.  A couple of creek crossings brings us back to Lady Carrington Drive where we follow the Forest Path back to the cars.

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

Thu 11 Oct, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 Oct, 2018   Walk: Carrington Falls Circuit via Kangaroo River

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

Falls top then Missingham Pass (now called Stevo’s on some maps).  Kangaroo River rock hop across and up Missingham Steps.  Rainforest walking both sides of the valley.  Waratah time in the area.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Sun 14 Oct, 2018   Walk: Fitzroy Falls

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Beautiful Spring walk, the East Rim is a wild flower walk and the West Rim has great views.

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

Mon 15 Oct, 2018   Meeting: Ramblers Committee

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

Mon 15 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point then return to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Tue 16 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Mainly on cycle tracks.  Ocean and escarpment views.  Short steep hill in and out of Thirroul.  Coffee at Thirroul Beach Pavilion.

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

Tue 16 Oct, 2018   Trip Away: Cycling from Narooma to Victoria

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Expressions of interest are required by the end of August.  This will be a combined effort between Joe Pike and myself for a 7-10 day biking trip starting at Narooma and going down into Victoria Rail Trails territory. Itinerary will be supplied after numbers are in. Helpful suggestions of the most enjoyable previous sites are welcome.

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

Wed 17 Oct, 2018   Walk: Barangaroo and Darling Harbour Area

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

Leisurely stroll around harbour foreshores in Barangaroo and Darling Harbour areas.  Level walk with harbour views.

Distance: 10 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 18 Oct, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 Oct, 2018   Walk: Forest Path from Darkes Forest to Mount Mitchell

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Walking the Forest Path from Darkes Forest to Mount Mitchell and return. A bush track with great views.

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

Sun 21 Oct, 2018   Walk: Barren Grounds

Leader: Maria ( Ria ) Pegg    View Leaders List

Follow a circuit track with optional extension to Cooks Nose.

Distance: 8-12 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Mon 22 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people very welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Mon 22 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park to Shellharbour via Blackbutt and Shell Cove

Leader: Tony Ashton    View Leaders List

From Ski Park some uphill through Blackbutt forest. Picturesque ride to coffee at Warrigal Shell Cove.  Return via Shellharbour village and lake cycleway.  Very short distance on a quiet road.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park Oak Flats Time: 8.30

Tue 23 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Sam Garrett-Jones    View Leaders List

Scenic ride mainly on bike track. Short section on road. Coffee at Thirroul Beach Cafe.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park (nearest Novotel) Time: 8.30 am

Wed 24 Oct, 2018   Walk: Mosman Wharf to Balmoral Beach

Leader: Patricia Mackey    View Leaders List

Scenic Harbourside walk through Little Sirius Cove, past Taronga Zoo and on to the Artists Camp of the 1880’s.  Bradley’s Head is our next stop for lunch and to explore this historic area with gun emplacements from 1839.  Next is Taylor’s Bay, Clifton Gardens, past the Chowder Bay Barracks constructed in 1890 and on to Balmoral Beach.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 25 Oct, 2018   Trip Away: Paddle Sussex Inlet Waterways

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

2 days paddling staying at Holiday Haven – Swan Lake Holiday Park on Wednesday (24th) and Thursday (25th) nights. On Thursday, paddle the waterways of Sussex Inlet and nearby section of St. Georges Basin.  Come for one or both days. Will not go onto open water if wind conditions are unfavourable. PFDs and splash deck compulsory.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 25 Oct, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 26 Oct, 2018   Paddle: Wandandian Creek Waterways

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

2 days paddling staying at Holiday Haven – Swan Lake Holiday Park on Wednesday (24th) and Thursday (25th) nights. On Friday, paddle the waterways around Wandandian Creek, nearby section of St. Georges Basin and Tullarwalla Lagoon. Will not go onto open water if wind conditions are unfavourable. Come for one or both days. PFDs and splash decks compulsory.

Distance: 16 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 27 Oct, 2018   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 Oct, 2018   Walk: Garie to Wattamolla

Leader: Pam Hayes    View Leaders List

Follow the Coast Track from Garie to Wattamolla and back.  Steep climb to start with, then mainly level with beautiful ocean views.  Steep descent at end.

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

Mon 29 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Skiway Park to Illawarra Yacht Club

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Easy going as pretty much level all the way, mainly on bike tracks, with refreshment homeward bound at Primbee.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Skiway Park Oak F;lats Time: 8.30 am

Tue 30 Oct, 2018   Cycle: Lakeside Park to Horsley

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Moderately energetic ride, with delightful Lake views past Tallawarra Power Station. We then proceed along Huntley Road to Cloverdale Road with a breather after some short inclines. Turning towards escarpment and Horsley we return to Dapto for coffee at ‘The Café’.

Distance: 25 Km    Duration: 2 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Meet at: lakeside Park Time: 8-30

Wed 31 Oct, 2018   Walk: Sculptures by the Sea

Leader: Trish Mackey    View Leaders List

Walk from Bondi to Bronte viewing sculptures on the way.  Travel by train and bus.  Beautiful coastal views.

Distance: 8 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 01 Nov, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 03 Nov, 2018   Walk: Explore Burrawang Creek Near Belmore Falls

Leader: Ronda Guy    View Leaders List

New walk!  Explore Burrawang Creek.  Wet, slippery and steep at times.  No tracks.  Follow creek down from Belmore Falls Road as far as possible and return.  Lovely rain forest.  Off track experience necessary.

Distance: 5 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 04 Nov, 2018   Walk: Morton NP

Leader: Col Meharg    View Leaders List

Descend Meryla Pass on Fire Trail through forest to Griffins Farm, Yarrunga Creek and return. Lunch on the flat at the ruins of Griffins Farm.

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

Mon 05 Nov, 2018   Trip Away: Western Snowy Mts 2018

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Group 1 – Arrive Mon 5th Nov, depart Sat 10th.  These dates for those who have not been on the trip before or it’s a long time since you’ve been – the usual series of walks. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts & northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Day walks and exploring the region while learning about Snowy Hydro Scheme, Hume & Hovell and the impact of wild horses. Own transport or find a buddy. Will be some dirt road driving to walks. Contact leader for more detail. Note:  A waiting list has been started for this activity.

Distance: Up to 13 Km    Duration: Up to 6 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 05 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people very welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8.30 am

Mon 05 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Ski Park Oak Flats to Shellharbour village

Leader: Tony Ashton    View Leaders List

Social ride mostly on shared pathway to Shellharbour Village for coffee or return to Boonerah Point

Distance: 22 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Meet at: Ski Park Oak Flats Time: 8.30 am

Wed 07 Nov, 2018   Walk: Jacaranda Walk – Huntleys Point To Hunters Hill

Leader: Teresa Urbanski    View Leaders List

River Cat to Huntleys Point wharf.  Walk through historic Gladesville Hospital and along Parramatta River to Hunters Hill viewing the beautiful “Blue” Jacaranda Trees overlooking the Lane Cove River.  Return from Woolwich by ferry to Circular Quay.

Distance: 6-7 Km    Duration: 4-5 Hr    Grade: 2 Leisurely
Registration Essential

Thu 08 Nov, 2018   Trip Away: Paddle Edwards River

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

12 days paddling the full length of the Edwards River (200 km) camping out of the kayaks/canoes. The Edwards River is an anabranch of the Murray River from Picnic Point to 60km downstream of Swan Hill.  There will be a number of irrigation weirs to portage.

Distance: 200 Km    Duration: Hr    Grade: 3 Leisurely
Registration Essential
Limit: 12

Thu 08 Nov, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 10 Nov, 2018   Trip Away: Western Snowy Mts 2018

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

Group 2 – Arrive Sat 10th Nov, depart Thur 15th. These dates for those who have been on the trip before – a series of walks we have not normally done. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts & northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Limits apply.  This activity is NEARLY FULL.

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

Sat 10 Nov, 2018   Walk: Austinmer to Sublime Point and Cliffhanger Lookout

Leader: Peter Harrison    View Leaders List

Steep climb with ladders at the top.  Gibson Track then up to Sublime Point.  Views and rainforest.

Distance: 7 Km    Duration: 4.5 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Meet at: Austinmer railway station, east side Time: 8.30 am

Sun 11 Nov, 2018   Walk: Old Bundanoon Lookouts

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Out and back walk visiting 5 old lookouts overlooking Bundanoon Creek gorge. All on track with some ups and downs.

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

Mon 12 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Albion Park Rail to Barrack Point

Leader: Dave Currie    View Leaders List

Cycle from Wilson Memorial Park to Barrack Point then return to Boonerah Point for coffee.

Distance: 20 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Wilson Memorial Park, Albion Park Rail Time: 8.30 am

Tue 13 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Penny Howes    View Leaders List

Mainly level cycle track. Ocean and escarpment views. Short steep hill in and out of Thirroul.  Coffee at Thirroul Beach Pavilion.

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

Wed 14 Nov, 2018   Walk: Byarong Park to Mount Pleasant

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

Meet at Byarong Park for early walk with chance of spotting some deer.  Walk along Mt Keira ring track and Mt Pleasant track to return .. some steep sections.

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

Thu 15 Nov, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 16 Nov, 2018   Miscellaneous: Deadline for Summer Program

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Please submit activities or items for inclusion in the spring program by today at the latest.

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

Sat 17 Nov, 2018   Walk: Nelsons Creek and Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley

Leader: Greg Smith    View Leaders List

Starting with a walk down Nelsons Creek (off track and beautiful rainforest) until we pick up the circuit walk in the Kangaroo Valley nature reserve. Here we will venture under the Hampton Bridge. A short back track to continue down Nelson Creek to follow the Kangaroo River down to Bendeela Camping Ground (short car shuffle). Some off track and cliffs followed by flat walking with a lot of wombats and kangaroos on Kangaroo River flats.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 6 Hr    Grade: 5 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 18 Nov, 2018   Walk: Waterways of the Illawarra 5: Fairy Creek

Leader: Helen Wilson    View Leaders List

Follow Fairy Creek (when we can see it) from the lagoon through central areas of Wollongong to the slopes of Mt Keira. Some hazards created by concrete and gabion modifications and dumping.

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

Mon 19 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people very welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Mon 19 Nov, 2018   Meeting: Committee and Program Review

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

Tue 20 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Sam Garrett-Jones    View Leaders List

Scenic ride mainly on bike track. Short section on road. Coffee at Thirroul Beach Cafe.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 1 Moderate
Meet at: Stuart Park car park (nearest Novotel) Time: 8.30 am

Wed 21 Nov, 2018   Walk: The Hermitage Trail, Rose Bay to Watsons Bay

Leader: Ros Tierney    View Leaders List

Scenic Harbour views as the track hugs the water as we pass Strickland House, Nielson Park, and Parsley Bay on the way to Watsons Bay.  A detour into the grounds of Vaucluse House is interesting and where we will have lunch.  Travel is by train and ferry.  Full day out.  Opal Card required.

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

Thu 22 Nov, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 24 Nov, 2018   Walk: Carrington Falls Top to Bottom

Leader: Edward Popham    View Leaders List

On the south side near Izzards lookout is a scramble down, possibly requiring a rope descent of 3m but we may be able to find a different route to last time.  Scramble 500m upstream to the falls (depending on Water levels).  Return along 400m contour offtrack through some interesting rain forest to Missingham Steps.  Requires an early start.

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 7 Hr    Grade: 5 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sat 24 Nov, 2018   Trip Away: Two Days of Paddling St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet

Leader: Helen Moody    View Leaders List

Two day paddles in St Georges Basin area.  Joint activity with NPA. Saturday paddle to mouth of Sussex Inlet then, wind & weather permitting, the southern section of the Basin, or alternative if needed. Sunday paddle the north-east section of the Basin from Sanctuary Point. Route will depend on wind on the day.  Lunch and afternoon tea with NPA Milton branch walkers doing the Basin foreshore track. Come for one or both days, or stay at nearby campsite, please contact leader to discuss. Communal BBQ Friday night and dinner out Saturday night possible if there is interest. Contact leader on helenmd12@gmail.com. PFDs & spray skirts compulsory.

Distance: 14-20 daily Km    Duration: 2 days Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Sun 25 Nov, 2018   Walk: Mount Kembla Lookout and Ring Track

Leader: Peter Doughty    View Leaders List

Mount Kembla Lookout and Ring Track.  This walk includes lookout, bush track, fire trail, and sealed road.

Distance: 9 Km    Duration: 5 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Mon 26 Nov, 2018   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 27 Nov, 2018   Cycle: Around the Lake

Leader: Neil Williams    View Leaders List

Cycle from Berkeley Harbour with short section on freeway. Cycle path then Kanahooka Rd and Lakeside Dr  with lake views. Pass Tallawarra power station and on to Boonerah Pt for coffee. Continue back around to Berkeley.

Distance: 39 Km    Duration: 2.5 Hr    Grade: 2 Moderate
Meet at: Berkeley harbour Time: 8.30 am

Wed 28 Nov, 2018   Walk: Mt Pleasant to Wollongong University

Leader: Margaret Ward    View Leaders List

We commence this walk from Mt Pleasant track then walk along the maintenance track.  We then descend the escarpment at the Ken Ausburn track which leads us to the university grounds for a coffee.  Steep climb on our return ….Fueled by our morning coffee!

Distance: 6 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 29 Nov, 2018   Paddle: Lake Illawarra

Leader: Graham Waine    View Leaders List

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 02 Dec, 2018   Walk: Illawarra Northern Beaches

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

My annual early summer walk on pathways, rock platforms and beaches of the northern Illawarra – train to Coalcliff walk back to Thirroul. Great ocean and escarpment views.

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

Mon 03 Dec, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  Coffee at Bulli Beach café.  New people very welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car park, North Wollongong Time: 8.30 am

Mon 03 Dec, 2018   Social: Deadline for booking for the Ramblers Christmas Party

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Please register by today at the latest for the Christmas Party on Friday December 14.  This is essential for catering purposes.

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

Wed 05 Dec, 2018   Walk: Illawarra Yacht Club to Hooka Point

Leader: Sue Martin    View Leaders List

Follow the path from the Yacht Club to Hooka Point Park and return. Stop at the park to climb the observation tower for a magnificent view and possible bird sightings in the canopy. Morning tea at Holborn Park on the way back. Opportunity to buy prawns from Berkeley Fish Shop. Many birds to see along the way.

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

Fri 14 Dec, 2018   Social: Ramblers Christmas Party

Leader: John Groom    View Leaders List

Come along to Dapto Leagues Club and enjoy a social evening with your friends from the Ramblers.  Good food and great company.  Dress up and have some fun!  Please register by Monday 3 December for catering purposes.

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

Mon 17 Dec, 2018   Cycle: Stuart Park to Thirroul

Leader: Barbara Fairhall    View Leaders List

A scenic, leisurely ride almost entirely along cycle way beside the ocean.  Optional extension to Thirroul from Bulli.  To be followed by an end of year celebratory brunch at Olive’s Cafe at Bellambi on our return journey.  As it’s the Christmas season why not put a few festive decorations on your bike!!  New people most welcome to join us.

Distance: 30 Km    Duration: 3 Hr    Grade: 1 Leisurely
Meet at: Stuart Park Car Park Time: 8.30 am

Sat 22 Dec, 2018   Walk: Summer Solstice Sunrise Breakfast

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Yes! It’s on again- breakfast at sunrise in beautiful surroundings followed by a level walk with spectacular views beside Lake Illawarra.  Very early start to beat the heat and morning tea to finish.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

Sun 30 Dec, 2018   Walk: Gerroa and Seven Mile Beach NP

Leader: Graham Burgess    View Leaders List

My annual holiday season walk to the rock platform, beach and bush tracks of the southern Illawarra. A nice place to be on summer day. Some may swim after the walk.

Distance: 13 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 3 Moderate
Registration Essential

Thu 03 Jan, 2019   Trip Away: Paddle Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers

Leader: Peter Witt    View Leaders List

January 3 – 14 2019.  Four days paddling on the Upper Murray River from Bringenbrong Bridge to Towong.  Four Days paddling the lower Mitta Mitta River from Mitta Mitta to Tallangatta.  Two days off. We will be paddling from 2/3 base camps and only doing day paddles each day. A canoe trailer will be used for the turnarounds each day. Both rivers are grade 1/2 with gravel races and willows. Plastic kayaks only.  Paddlers interested in the paddle email or phone for a more detailed information sheet. Book early as there is a limit to numbers and such trips get booked out very quickly.

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

Sat 05 Jan, 2019   Walk: Garie, Curramoors Circuit

Leader: Chris English    View Leaders List

Beach walk to start, then steep climb to top of escarpment.  Level walk via Curramoors to Eagle Rock then steep descent at the end.

Distance: 12 Km    Duration: 4 Hr    Grade: 4 Moderate
Registration Essential
Limit: 15

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

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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