Walks Calendar


March – June 2024

Sunday, 10 March      Faulconbridge Point & Grose River               Leader: Jocelyn

H approx 17kms. This walk follows the ridge line out to Faulconbridge Point which overlooks the Grose Valley. There is a descent and scramble down to the gorgeous Grose River for a swim. Return via the same track. 

Sat, 16 March       Narrowneck Plateau (Katoomba) to Taros Ladders, Medlow Gap to Dunphys Campground (Megalong Valley)                                                            Leader: Jocelyn

16km, Hard, full day walk, mostly firetrail, steep downhill section.  Wonderful long walk with steep descent into Megalong Valley via ladders or easier pass. Great views into the valley and walk back along firetrail through rainforest sections.

Saturday, 23 March   NPWS Rainbow Lyrebirds - Bush Regenertaion activity at Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park.  Join NPWS Rainbow Lyrebird network for a special bush regeneration activity.  This will feature a guided tour of the historic headland and promises to be both educational and rewarding.  9.30am-2.30.  Book by 11 March 2024 at npws.rainbow.lyrebirds@environment.nsw.gov.au

Sunday, 24 March      Macro Lems – Fairfax Walking Track, Blackheath  Leader:  Juls

E, 1.8km one way or 3.6km down and back. Easy, photography walk.

Friday, 29 March – Monday, 1 April (Easter) – long weekend camping & accommodation on private property near Yass. Bushwalking, birdwatching, horses, mountain biking, plus Saturday evening visit to the very special Mulligans Flat in Canberra (bettongs, sugar gliders, owlet nightjars etc).

Join us for a weekend in Kiama……(yes this has been rescheduled again! Better luck this time!) 

Saturday, 6 April   Snorkelling at Bushrangers Bay, Kiama   Leader: Rachael

Come and join us for a snorkelling adventure down at Bushrangers Bay aquatic reserve, on the beautiful south coast. Explore the rock pools and look for soft corals, sea urchins, parrot fish, giant cuttlefish, rays, and maybe a friendly seal. Location is Bass Point tourist road, Shell Cove, NSW (near Shellharbour, north of Kiama).

For those staying over on Saturday night, we can dine together in Kiama

Sunday, 7 April   Kiama Coastal Track walk              Leader: Fran

Two options for the walk following the snorkelling day on Saturday.

Option 1 - catch the train from Kiama to Minnamurra and walk back to Kiama -numerous beautiful swimming locations and spectacular  scenery along this 8.5 km walk. Cliff tops, paved paths and some beach walking involved.

Option 2 - catch the train from Kiama to Gerringong and walk back to Kiama - scenic cliff top walk with spectacular views and the option for a swim at the end in one of the Kiama rock pools. Total distance 14 kms with 6 kms of undulating hills along grassy paths and pavements - short beach section after lunch. 

Will decide on best route closer to the date.  Both walks are spectacular with beautiful ocean views and great options for lunch stops and varying locations for a swim.

Tuesday, 9 April   Mid-week walk – Grand Canyon circuit, Blackheath   Leader: Anne  M, 5.5km, approx. 4 hours. Iconic walk through heathland, canyon and creek.  One of the most beautiful walks in the mountains. Lots of stairs, 350m descent and ascent, plus a stoney creek crossing.

Saturday, 13 April      Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk           Leader: Britta

E, 6.5km one way or 13km return.  Catching the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo ferry wharf where we begin our walk, taking in secluded beaches, picturesque bays, historical sights and lookouts.  Includes walking through Bradleys Head, Clifton Gardens Reserve, Chowder Bay, coming into Balmoral Beach we will stop for lunch and swim.  This is truly a picturesque walk with plenty to see.

Saturday, 20 April   Kamarah Gully explore , Upper Grose Valley   Leaders:  Jocelyn/Anne

M-H, 7km, some scrambles, explorations, and small but steep ascent/descent.  This gully is an incredibly magical rainforest area! Numbers will be limited.

Wednesday, 24 April  Mid-week walk – Lockleys Pylon                  Leader: Anne

E-M, 9km return, 4hrs.  An iconic Bush Lemons walk and this is a special one!  It isn’t hard but the rewards at the end are fantastic HUGE views of the magnificent Grose Valley. 

Saturday, 27 April        Lake Lyell kayak, Lithgow                 Leaders: Jocelyn/Anne

Come along with your sit-on or sit-in kayak to explore this vast lake area with many tributaries.  Bring a picnic lunch.

Sunday, 28 April       Bike ride – Hanging Rock, Blackheath             Leader: Olga

M, 10km return.  This fire trail is easy riding and the view from the end overlooking Hanging Rock and into the Grose Valley is sublime! A well maintained mountain bike essential.

Saturday, 4 – Sunday, 5 May    Colo Meroo overnight walk , Wollemi National Park                                                                                                                        Leader: Jocelyn

H, approx. 8km walk in, this campsite is a relatively easy walk in and is beautifully situated on Colo River.  This is a good introductory walk if you have limited overnight experience.

Sunday, 5 May       Macro Lems – Mt Wilson                                    Leader:  Juls

E, autumn meander at Mt Wilson.  Easy photographic walk.

Tuesday, 7 May          Mid-week walk – Ruined Castle, Katoomba    Leader: Anne

M, 7km return walk.  Descending down Furber Stairs onto Federal Pass, and then the short stair walk up to Ruined Castle with it’s magnificent views!

Saturday, 11 May     Lawsons Long Alley & Lockyers Rd, Mt York (Mt Victoria)                                                                                Leader:  Jocelyn 

M, approx 12km.  This historic walk is on nice tracks with lovely views over Hartley, a short road section through Hartley Vale, it has a short descent/ascent.  A lovely dog friendly walk.

Saturday, 18 May     Popes Glen, Horseshoe Falls, Braeside Creek, Blackheath      Leader:  Jocelyn

M, 5 hours, 7.5km circuit.  This a lovely varied walk which follows the cliff tops along to the top of Bridal Veil Falls and then loops back along Braeside Creek, with a short road walk.

Saturday, 25 May       Sydney Harbour (west) circuit                       Leader:  Angela J.

H, approx 25km.  The walk will start and finish at Callan Park and roughly follow the Seven Bridges Walk circuit. The bridges crossed include several harbour icons - Iron Cove, Gladesville, Sydney Harbour, Pyrmont and Anzac. Some gorgeous and surprising bush pockets with rougher tracks, great views of the harbour along the way, a coffee opportunity or two and now a swim opportunity at Barangaroo! Of course we’ll get to check out some suburban and city streets along the way.

Fri, 31 May – Sun, 2 June       Jamison Valley Traverse                    Leader: Jocelyn

VH, 36km, 3 day walk incl a few good ascents/descents.  We start at the top of Furber Stairs on the Friday and spend our first night at the Western end of Mt Solitary, then walk to Kedumba Valley campsite the next day, then walk back up through the valley to Furber Stairs.  A good challenging walk and good fitness is essential!

Saturday, 8 June   GLBTQ walk (as part of Pride wknd) Nature Trail Circuit, Wentworth Falls                                                                                Leader: Jocelyn

E 3km 2.5hrs, this is a lovely easy track with a range of flora and water features.  Coffee or lunch at the Conservation Hut afterwards.

Saturday, 15 June    Rose Bay to Watsons Bay                                 Leader: Britta

M, 7.5km one way or 15km return, undulating track.  Catching the ferry from Circular Quay to Rose Bay where we begin our walk following the promenade around Tingira Park, then onto Hermitage Foreshore walking trail enjoying views of the harbour, continuing onto Neilsen Park, winding through bushy backstreets, onto a suspension bridge over Parsley Bay, then Watsons Bay for lunch.  Another picturesque walk with plenty to see.

Saturday, 22 June      Kanangra Walls to Crafts Walls (Kanangra Boyd National Park)                                                                                                   Leader: Jocelyn

M-H, 11km return.  Kanangra Walls has spectacular views, and we descend off a little pass and walk along the track which leads along the ridge to beautiful Crafts Wall.  Hopefully we will scramble to the top to write in the log book and enjoy the 360 degree views.  We will carpool to Kanangra which is around 2hrs drive from Katoomba.

Saturday, 29 June       Ingar and Andersons Fire Trails, Wentworth Falls     Leader:  Jocelyn

H, 25km, a couple of good hills.  Mostly on firetrail with some small creek crossings.  This is a long walk on a hard surface, but a great way to get some kms under your belt!