Three days notice must be given to the Leader if you want to participate in any of the walks
On each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday a club cycling event is held. For further details see the Cycling Page
Check out the Abseiling Page for any club mid week abseils
Wednesday August 2 Boogarem Falls Abseil Recce
Recce Abseil of Boogarem Falls at Koonyum Range
Grade 7 Shane 0427557823 email@example.com
Saturday Aug 5 Blackbutt Plateau
We start where the NP touches Huonbrook Road near Mill Road and go up to the abundant unusual flora on the rocky outcrop on Blackbutt Plateau. We have a steep climb. A bit of hands and feet for a couple of hundred metres until we join the ridge track above the private property. We continue up till we reach the plateau with the flora where there is good outlook for lunch. We return the same way. Distance 13 km Grade 4 Burringbar Map
Leader Steve 0414312917 0266840378 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday August 12 to Sunday August 13 Kayaking Sandon River and Lake Arragan
This time we will be exploring Candole Creek, the north arm of the Sandon River. Lunch will be enjoyed somewhere along the way. If you're coming to Brooms Head for the Sandon River kayaking on Saturday 12th, why not stay over and join us for a paddle on Lake Arragan as well. Yes, we have confirmed that it is currently full of water, unlike our comical attempt late last year when it was a desert. We'll have a leisurely late morning start, wind our way down the creek leading into Arragan, cross the Lake, then explore the winding narrow creek that flows in from the north west. Leaders Heike and Winston Text/call Winston on 0414997722
Sunday August 13 Angourie to Lake Arragon
This is a beach and headland walk with some board walking. The coastal views are stunning. Distance 25km return. Grade 2/3
Leaders Bill and Ruth on 0409151378 or at email@example.com
Saturday August 19 to Sunday August 27 Blue Mountains and Six Foot Track Option
One day walks in the Blue Mountains plus Six Foot Track option staying in the Eco Lodge. Based at Blackheath Glen Caravan Park.
Six Foot Track Option August 24 to August 25 Leader John F. 0438527286 This will involve a car shuffle to make the walk 2 days, 1 night. Staying at the Eco Lodge either in a cabin or camping in the grounds. Please register with John if you wish to walk the Six Foot Track and have booked your accommodation at the Six foot track Eco Lodge
We will arrrive on August 19 ready to start walking on the Sunday. A programme of day walks featuring the best walks in the Blue Mountains.There will be a choice of walks depending on the weather conditions. Walks planned are National Pass, Ruined Castle, Sassafrass Gully, Lockley Pylon / Fortress Rock, Grand Canyon / Rodriguez Gully, Pierces Pass and Blue Gum Forest
Please book your own accommodation. NRBC members will receive a 15% discount
Tel 02 4787 8101 email firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bmtp.com.au . Please register with Ian after booking you accommodation
Leader Ian 0459496194
Saturday August 19 to Sunday August 27 Walking in Gardens of Stone and Wollemi NPs
Sat 19 Aug - drive to Capertee, stay at Royal Hotel. Capertee for 3 nights.
Sun 20 to Tue 22 August. Day walks in Gardens of Stone, Mugii Murum-ban SCA.
Blackheath as follows:
Tue 22 to Fri 25 - drive to Newnes, stay in cabin for 3 nights.
Wed 23 to Fri 25 Aug. Day walks in Wollemi NP.
Fri 25 Aug. Drive to Blackheath. Stay at High Mts Motor Inn, Fri 25th & Sat 26th.
Grades exploratory. Map: The Gardens of Stone Visitors map. Topo maps: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen, Mt Morgan.
Leader David Robertson 0427298339 email email@example.com
Sunday August 20 The Cougals and Boyds Butte
This walk in the eastern section of Springbrook NP starts along Currumbin Creek and cascades. It has some very steep off track and dense rainforest as well as rocky scrambling sections with good views following a ridge line. From Mount Cougal east peak we follow the border fence down and an old road to The Garden of Eden Road so a car shuffle will be necessary. Distance 8km Grade 4. For members with experience only. Map Springbrook. Detailed map - https://goo.gl/FXyJNd Leader Phil S. Tel 66770153 0424301221
Sunday August 27 to Thursday August 31 NRBC has rented the Pittwater Youth Hostel Fully Booked
To get to the Pittwater YHA hostel we catch the ferry from Church Point to Halls Wharf. We walk up the hill to the hostel, using the wheelbarrows where possible.(Graeme will provide info on public transport, carparking and food shopping details a bit later). You will need to bring your own sheets, towels and pillow cases. No alcoholic spiritsw are allowed. (Beer and wine fine!)
Hiking. From the rear of the hostel we take the Towlers Bay track up to the West Head Road (Note: Towlers Bay is now know as Morning Bay, but some old signage is still around). We walk along this sealed road and take any of the western tracks as our walks including: Topham Track; America Bay Track; Challenger Track. They’re all worthwhile and it’s probably worth exploring the three if we have time. West Head itself is probably too far to hike but well worth the visit so my suggestion would be we access this headland by car and do a walk once at West Head (see the attached map).
Kayaking. We will take the kayaks to Coasters Retreat and walk up the Basin Track to view the aboriginal engravings gallery. These are quite extensive. There are 6 double kayaks. Other kayak trips can be organised if this is attractive to members.
Relaxing. The hostel environment is so beautiful and tranquil some people may prefer to spend a day or two of leisure, reading a book or doing their own thing around the hostel.
Here is the link to the park that may be of assistance to those coming along on this trip -
Staying at The Pittwater Youth Hostel we will explore some of the best of Sydney’s non-coastal walking tracks
Leader Graeme 0410667090
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm. Social night at Crawford House, 10 Wardell Rd Alstonville.
Suzie Rosedale on Minimal Impact Bushwalking
Shane Malone showing slides and clips of the amazing abseiling that he has led, right here in our own backyard.
For those members who haven't been to a Club social night, it is a chance over tea and bickies to catch up with friends and a presentation
of a recent activity. All very welcome.