The Wilderness Society Bushwalkers
Wilderness Walks, January, 2005 – June, 2005 and Advance Notices
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Note: Bushfires may have made are not a strong swimmer) as there Creek, with its stately Round-leaved Ph: 0408 270 461 (between 8pm and
some walks impossible to do because are several long (100m plus) swims. Blue Gum. Then its off to the Gross 10pm only)
of areas being closed. An alternative No abseiling is involved but there will Mountain Look out with its views of Grade: Easy to medium (13 km)
walk may be arranged, contact the be some scrambling over large rocks the Cumberland Plain and the Grose Limit: 12
leader early in the week of the at times and some previous River Gorge, before taking a side trip Smugglers Ridge in Marramarra N.P.
activity. canyoning experience is desirable. up Grose Head South and its great is said to be named after the practice
views west up the Grose Valley. The of smuggling rum into the young
DECEMBER 2004 Sun 12 December - Daywalk walk includes a side trip to the Grotto, colony of NSW, and is a very
Royal N. P. which gives us a cool peaceful place pleasant walk indeed. We will be
Sat/Sun 4/5 December Route: Engadine to Waterfall. to relax and contemplate. exploring the remains of early farming
Full Pack Walk Leader: Dennis Cassidy activity (with wild orange orchards)
Kanangra-Boyd N. P. Ph: 9567 3109 (h) evenings only FEBRUARY 2005 and some Aboriginal rock carvings
Route: Box Creek Grade: Easy/medium before we get to Marramarra Creek.
Leader: John Williams Limit: 10 Sat 5 February - Daywalk Highlights of the walk include some
Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-8.30pm) or We’ll walk to the head of navigation Royal N. P. very good lookouts of the
email@example.com on Kangaroo Creek and thence to Route: Heathcote to Engadine Hawkesbury River and surrounding
Grade: Easy Overnight Ulooloo Falls. Swimming. Leader: Dennis Cassidy areas.
Limit: 10 Ph: 9567 3109 (h) evenings only
This will be a gourmet, swimming JANUARY 2005 Grade: Easy/medium Sat 26 Feb - Daywalk
weekend as the walk to the campsite Limit: 10 Royal N.P.
is only a few km. The campsite is one January, 2005 A walk via Karloo Poll and Kangaroo Route: Otford/Burning Palms/Otford
of the best in area; flat, green, 9 day - Full Pack Walk Creek. Lots of swimming Leader: Jeff Bembrick
protected. A spectacular waterfall is South Coast Track, Tasmania opportunities to beat the heat. Ph: 9938 5925 (h)
only metres away! Route: Melaleuca to Cockle Creek Grade: Medium - some steep
Leader: John Williams Sun 6 February - Daywalk sections
Sun 5 December - Daywalk Ph: 9988 4478 (h) (7-8.30pm) Morton N.P. Limit: 15
Royal N. P. Grade: Medium. Route: Bundanoon-Bundanoon Great coastal views. Swimming.
Route: Kangaroo Creek to Uloola Limit: 6 Creek-Bundanoon
Falls to Karloo Pool A visit to a remote part of Tasmania Leader: Bob Morgan Sun 27 February - Daywalk
Leader: Brian Sisk featuring two four walks with a rest Ph: 9807 2361 (h) (7-10 pm) Sydney Harbour N.P.
Phone: 0408 270 461 (between 9 pm day and food drop in the middle. e-mail: Route: Spit to Manly
and 10 pm only) Fully guided and catered trip with firstname.lastname@example.org Leader: Clare Woods
Grade: Easy (12 km) Tasmanian Expeditions. A high level Grade: Medium, 10 km, 400m ascent Phone: 9427 3535 (between 7 pm
Limit: 12 of fitness and experience needed due Limit: 10 and 9 pm week of walk only)
This is definitely a walk with a lot of to possible extremes of weather and A very scenic walk taking in several Grade: Easy
variety! We follow Kangaroo Creek a 1000 metre climb on day 4. lookouts before descending Limit: 12
down stream past gentle waterfalls, Bookings need to be made early to to our lunch stop by a pool on An easy walk with the chance for
waterholes and pools, and go through ensure places on trip . Contact me beautiful Bundanoon Creek. There swims and a cool drink at the end.
sparse but beautifully wild terrain, ASAP to express interest. Cost for will be ample time for a swim for
with narrow sandstone cliffs. Lower trip $1650 approx. those interested before we make the Sun 27 February – Snorkelling
downstream we have stretches of steep, but not long, ascent back into Shelly Beach and Fairy Bower,
medium eucalypt forest - a feature of Sat 22 January - Daywalk Bundanoon for après-walk Manly
this forest are the Waratah and Royal N. P. refreshments. Leader: Karin Kirkpatrick
Gymea Lilies, which flourish along Route: Bundeena to Deer Pool/rtn. Ph: (02) 4751 9578 (h) (7-9 pm week
side Smooth Barked Apple. We take Leader: Dennis Cassidy Sun 13 Feb - Daywalk of walk)
a diversion to Uloola Falls on the Ph: 9567 3109 (h) evenings only Royal N.P. Grade: Easy
Karloo Track – the majority of the Grade: Easy Route: Bundeena to Wattamolla via Limit: 10
walk is on a narrowly defined trails, Limit: 10 Coast Walk Come and enjoy stunning underwater
and not tracks, following this beautiful A walk via Coast Track and Big Leader: Lyn Wallace beauty and a shady lunch spot.
creek for almost the entire walk. Marley. We will catch a ferry to start Phone: 9764-1319 7pm-9pm
our day and finish with a cool drink Catch the ferry from Cronulla to a day MARCH 2005
Xmas Restaurant Night with a big vista.. Swimming at lunch of views, swims, superb lunch spot
Thursday 9 December break at the serene Deer Pool and refreshment at Bundeena at the Fri/Sat/Sun 4/5/6 March
7 pm Australian Hotel, 100 end of the walk. Cycle Tour
Cumberland St., The Rocks. Sat/Sun 29/30 January Route: Stockton to Nelson Bay
Gourmet pizzas/Burragorang Overnight Canoe Trip Restaurant Night area/Rtn.
Bock/Scharer’s Lager. Come along Clyde River - near Batemans Bay Thursday 17 February Leader: John Williams
and meet fellow walkers. Join us to (South Coast) 7pm Boom Bi Na Korean restaurant, Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-8.30pm) or
celebrate another great year of Leader: S Casburn 545b Kent St. Sydney (near Liverpool email@example.com
shared activities. Bookings/enquiries, Ph: 9398 5254 (h) St.) Come along and meet fellow Grade: Medium
John Williams Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7- Grade: Easy/Medium walkers. New leaders always Limit: 8
8.30pm) or Limit: 10 welcome. Bookings/enquiries, John Train to Newcastle. Ferry across
firstname.lastname@example.org An overnight camping/canoe trip Williams Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7- Hunter River to Stockton. Approx
along the beautiful Clyde River. Must 8.30pm) or 50km ride to two night stay in Port
Sat 11 December - Canyon trip be a confident swimmer and need to email@example.com Stephens YHA’s bungalows. The ride
Blue Mountains N.P. book early to secure a canoe or is fairly easy, as it is flat all the way.
Route: Mt Wilson - Du Faurs Canyon kayak. Sat/Sun 19/20 February Hostel is in a bushland setting with
and return Full Pack Walk Samurai Beach close by and a
Leader: Bob Morgan Sun 30 January - Daywalk Morton N. P. courtesy bus on Fri & Sat nights to
Ph: 9807 2361(h) (7-10 p.m.) or 9218 Blue Mountains N.P. Route: Monolith Valley & return take us to dinner. A mini holiday with
6483(w) Route: Winmalee to Shaws Ridge to (Via Braidwood) lots of relaxation on Saturday.
Grade: Medium Grose Mountain Lookout Leader: Martin Harris
Limit: 10 Leader: Brian Sisk Ph (02) 9570 1227 Sat 12 March - Day Paddle
This canyon provides a distinct Phone: 0408 270 461 (between 9 pm Grade: Medium Royal N.P.
contrast to normal bushwalking and 10 pm only) Limit: 6 Route: Lilli Pilli Point/South West Arm
as much of it is fairly narrow and Grade: Easy (15 km) Some exploration, time permitting. Creek
there is little direct sunlight along the Limit: 12 Leader: Philip Travis
way. Partly because of the lack of This Blue Mountains track features Sun 20 February - Daywalk Ph: 9501 1886 (h)
sunlight the water should be a little tall stately forest and some great Marramarra N.P. Grade: Medium
cooler than in other areas and views of the Grose River Gorge. We Route: Smugglers Ridge to Limit: 10
wetsuits are recommended. Lilos are take the ridge top trail through Marramarra Creek to Marramarra The water quality is pristine with lots
also recommended (essential if you medium eucalypt forest before Ridge of sandy beaches. PFD and canoe
descending into Blue Gum Swamp Leader: Brian Sisk essential.
Sun 13 March - Daywalk Sun 3 April - Dayywalk Restaurant Night Sun 15 May - Daywalk
Royal N. P. Ku-Ring-Gai Chase N.P. Thursday 21 April Blue Mountains N. P.
Route: Loftus to Waterfall Route: Great Mackerel Beach to 7pm Nepalese Kitchen restaurant, Route: Mt Solitary
Leader: Dennis Cassidy West Head to 481 Crown St., Surry Hills (near Leader: Lyn Wallace
Ph: 9567 3109 (h) evenings only White Horse Beach Devonshire St.) Come along and Phone: 9764-1319 7pm-9pm
Grade: Medium Leader: Brian Sisk meet fellow walkers. New leaders Grade: Medium/hard 16km 400m
Limit: 10 Ph: 0408 270 461 (between 8pm and always welcome. Bookings/enquiries, ascent
A walk via Lady Carrington Drive and 10pm only) phone John Williams 9988 4478 (h) Limit: 10
Forest Island. We will catch a tram to Grade: Easy to medium (11 km) (7-8.30pm) or You'll be rewarded with spectacular
start our day and finish with at Limit: 12 firstname.lastname@example.org views over Warragamba, Kanangra
Waterfall Station. Chance of lyre bird The West Head area offers excellent and the Jamieson Valley from the top
sightings and swim. views of Pittwater and the Sat 23 April - Daywalk of Mt Solitary. Some steep sections.
Hawkesbury River – the area is also Blue Mountains N. P.
Sun 13 March – Daywalk of historical interest with landmarks Route: Mt Hay Road to Fortress Hill Sat 21 May - Daywalk
Burragorang Valley associated with Governor Phillips Leader: Karin Kirkpatrick Royal N.P.
Route: Bonum Pic & return early expeditions to World War II era Ph: (02) 4751 9578 (h) (7-9 pm week Route: Otford – Waterfall
Route: Entry &return via Mittagong ruins. We walk along beaches, across of walk) Leader: Coralie Wilcher
Leader: Martin Harris creeks, past Cabbage Tree Palms Grade: Easy Phone: 0401 947 843
Ph (02) 9570 1227 before heading to West Head. This Limit: 10 Grade: Medium 17km
Grade: Medium has brilliant lookouts with views over Spectacular views over Govetts Limit: 10
Limit:8 Broken Bay, Barrenjoey, Pittwater Creek are the reward for this short A longish walk which is a good
Interesting views and Palm Beach. We take in other walk. Lunch will be a gourmet, introduction to the variety of the Royal
great lookouts with views over Lion sharing affair. If time permits we will – coastal vistas, heathland and
Sat/Sun 19/20 March Island and Brisbane Waters National visit the top end of Fortress Creek rainforest.
Full pack walk Park, and more great beaches like Canyon.
Murramarang N. P. Flint and Steel. Sun 29 May - Daywalk
Route: Pebbly Beach to Pretty Sun 24 April - Daywalk Marramarra N.P.
Beach/return Sat 9 April - Day Cycle Blue Mountains N. P. Route: Coba Ridge to Coba Point
Leader: John Williams Sutherland/Royal N.P. Route: Springwood – Magdala Falls – Leader: Brian Sisk
Ph: 9988 4478 (h) (7-8.30pm) Route: Waterfall to Sutherland via Lost World Lookout Ph: 0408 270 461 (between 8pm and
Grade: Easy Helensburgh, Otford, Audley Leader: Coralie Wilcher 10pm only)
Limit: 10 Leader: Jeff Bembrick Phone: 0401 947 843 Grade: Easy to medium (14 km)
A 5 km walk to our camping spot, Ph: 9938 5925 (h) Grade: Medium 17km Limit: 12
right on the beach. This is always a Grade: Medium/ long ride, much dirt Limit: 10 There are many panoramic lookouts
popular weekend. Limit: 15 This is a seldom visited track which to be visited on this walk where we
Pleasant ride adjacent and in Royal offers some quiet pools, waterfalls gain magnificent views of Berowra
Sat 19 March - Daywalk Nat Park. Some fire trails, one steep and a great lunch spot with views Creek, Coba Bay, Bar Island and the
Blue Mountains N.P. section. over the Glenbrook section of the Hawkesbury River. The track passes
Route: Ruined Castle park. through forests of Red Bloodwood,
Leader: Coralie Wilcher Sat - Fri 9-15 April – Canoe Trip Scribbly Gum, Stringybarks with
Phone: 0401 947 843 4 day canoe paddle MAY 2005 under storeys of Banksia, Grevillia,
Grade: Easy 8km Coolloola Wilderness area, Qld. Geebung and Mountain Devil. This is
Limit: 12 Route: Noosa river Sun 1 May - Daywalk an interesting alternative to the Blue
A mostly flat and shady walk with a Leader: John Williams Thirlmere Lakes N.P. mountains !
short uphill to the Ruined Castle for Ph: 9988 4478 (7-8.30 pm) Route: Blue Gum Creek-Little River
lunch. Grade: Medium and return JUNE 2005
Limit: 8 Leader: Bob Morgan
Sun 20 March - Daywalk We will be hiring canoes at Elanda Ph: 9807 2361 (h) (7-10 pm) Sat 4 June - Daywalk
Royal National Park Point for this trip. Final dates of e-mail: Ku-ring-gai Chase N.P.
Route: Loftus to Winifred Falls to paddle to be decided. Contact leader email@example.com Route: Cowan to Brooklyn
Deer Pool ASAP if interested Grade: Easy/medium, 15km Leader: Bob Morgan
Leader: Brian Sisk Limit: 10 Ph: 9807 2361 (h) (7-10 pm)
Ph: 0408 270 461 (between 8pm and Sun 10 April - Daywalk Thirlmere Lakes is a fairly small park e-mail:
10pm only) Wollongong Cycleway located in the southern highlands but firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade: Easy (9 km) Route: Thirroul to Woolongong it features some impressive stands of Grade: Easy/medium, 12km
Limit: 12 Leader: Dennis Cassidy tall eucalypt forest. There is also Limit: 10
The Royal N.P. contains a great Ph: 9567 3109 (h) evenings only abundant bird life in this area. The walk follows a stream to a scenic
variety of scenery including plateau Grade: Easy bay followed by a short climb, which
shrubland, valley forest and attractive Limit: 10 Sat 7 May - Day cycle features extensive views of the park.
waterfalls. We go past heath and Beach after beach! Train to start and Botany Bay We continue on To Brooklyn where
shrubland to cross the head of Muddy finish and chance for plenty of swims. Brighton to Kurnell/Rtn refreshments await at the local pub.
Creek and through Eucalypt forest to Leader: S Casburn Both the start and the finish of the
Winifred Falls – if it is hot, there is Sat 16 April - Day Walk and Dinner Ph: 9398 5254 (h) walk are on the train line.
swimming at the base of the falls. We Blue Mountains N.P. Grade: Easy
will follow the creek downstream to Route: Wentworth Falls and Valley of Limit: 10 Sat 11June - Daywalk
South West Arm bay. Other highlights the Waters A flat ride to the quiet village of Blue Mountains N.P.
include Anice Falls and Deer Pool Leader: Philip Travis Kurnell. We can do a monument Route: Grand Canyon – Bridle Track
with its views over Little Marley. Ph: 9501 1886 (h) crawl before lunch. Leader: Coralie Wilcher
Grade: Medium Phone: 0401 947 843
APRIL 2005 Limit: 10 Sun 8 May - Daywalk Grade: Medium 15km
A classic walk with spectacular cliff Bungonia Gorge
views and endless waterfalls. Book a Limit: 10
Sat/Sun 2/3 April - Cycling Route: White and red tracks
room in Katoomba YHA Beautiful fern-filled canyons,
Dungog Leader: John Williams
(www.yha.com.au) and stay for waterfalls, bellbirds, great views of
Leader: Lyn Wallace Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-8.30pm) or
dinner on Saturday night. the majestic sandstone cliffs – this
Phone: 9764-1319 7pm-9pm email@example.com
walk has them all (plus the walk up
A weekend of day cycling around a Grade: Medium/hard
Sun 17 April - Daywalk the hill at the end of the day).
beautiful valley. Farmhouse Limit: 10
accommodation for about $40/each. Blue Mountains N.P. A stunning area. We’ll visit the Gorge
Route: 6 foot track, Stage 1 Sat 18 June - Daywalk
Contact leader early February for and Shoalhaven River. Very steep
Leader: Clare Woods Blue Mountains N.P.
accommodation bookings. walk out at the end.
Phone: 9427 3535 (between 7 pm Route: Neates Glen and Grand
and 9 pm week of walk only) Canyon
Grade: Medium Leader: Clare Woods
Limit: 10 Phone: 9427 3535 (between 7 pm
Start at Nellies Glen, then the first and 9 pm week of walk only)
stage of the six foot track and return Grade: Easy
via the Devil’s hole. Limit: 10
A relatively easy walk with some
uphill and lunch at a waterfall.
Sun 19 June - Daywalk WALKS GUIDELINES
Yengo N.P. TWS Bushwalkers
Route: Howes Valley Creek to Membership Form NEW WALKS/ACTIVITIES
MacDonald River LEADERS ARE ALWAYS
Leader: Brian Sisk Name:…………………………… WANTED
Ph: 0408 270 461 (between 8pm and
10pm only) …………………………………… If you would like to lead a
Grade: Easy (14 km) walk or activity, or need
Limit: 12 Address:…………………………. further information,
Imagine a walk entirely along sandy, please contact John
flat, wide and shady creek and river ………………………………….… Williams on (02) 9988
beds with only a couple of rocky 4478.
boulders along the way! The beds of …………………………………..…
the Macdonald River and its BOOKINGS: For insurance
tributaries offer such a walk – strange Post code:………………………. reasons, walks/activities are
linear deserts within the maze of Phone: only open to members of TWS
ridges that make up Yengo National Bushwalkers. Party sizes are
Park. This is a great walk for those ………………………….….(work) kept small to reduce the
wanting something very different. impact on the environment.
……………………………(home) Please ring leaders only at the
Restaurant Night times listed.
Thursday 23June Fax:…………………………….…
7 pm Thai / Glebe Point Rd., Glebe. COSTS/INSURANCE: You
Final venue to be arranged (changed E-mail:…………………………… must be a member of TWS
from original programme) Please Bushwalkers to participate in
phone for bookings/enquiries, John …………………………………… all walks/activities. Annual
Williams Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7- Are you a walks leader? membership fee is $20, which
8.30pm) or YES/NO covers the cost of insurance
firstname.lastname@example.org Do you intend to or would like to for all activities. Please ensure
lead walks or activities? that you have paid your
Sat 25 June - Day cycle YES/NO membership fee before the
Hawkesbury Cycle path (or copy form) day of the activity. Payment
Route: Faulconbridge to Windsor may be made by phone or
Leader: John Williams *Join TWS Bushwalkers now for mail. To pay by phone contact
Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-8.30pm) or only $20/year. A brief background Annie Coleman or Kevin
email@example.com is in the Walks Guidelines. Rowson at the TWS Shop on
Grade: Easy 9233 4674, provide the details
Limit: 8 required in the TWS
A great/safe path, easy train access The financial year starts
both ends. Great views and nearly July, 2005, Renewals sent Form (see elsewhere on the
downhill or flat all the way. Lunch in now will provide insurance programme) and pay by credit
Windsor. cover until June, 2006 card. A receipt number will be
(financial year). You can issued by phone and receipt
ADVANCE NOTICES and membership card will be
renew by phone!
mailed to you. To pay by mail
Sat 20 August - Moonwalk send the completed TWS
Blue Mountains N. P. Bushwalkers membership
Route: Narrow Neck Register for the email updates and Form and $20 cheque,
Leader: John Williams early delivery of the program. See payable to TWS Bushwalkers,
Ph: 9988 4478 (h) the top of page 1. to PO Box K249 Haymarket
Grade: Easy/medium NSW 1240. A receipt and
Limit: 12 membership card will be
We’ll have supper after approx 90 mailed to you. Please take
mins walk. An out and back trip. your card with you on activities
Last time this was run Lake to verify membership. Please
Burragorang looked lie a pool of note: You must be a member
quicksilver. Bring something to share of TWS or a Wilderness
for Supper. Defender to be eligible to join
Thursday 18 August WALK GRADES: All walks
7pm Fatima’s Lebanese Restaurant have been graded based on
294 Cleveland St., Surry Hills (near experienced walker’s
cnr. Elizabeth St.). All welcome. assessments:
Bookings/enquiries, John Williams Easy: for people with no
Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-8.30pm) or prior walking experience,
firstname.lastname@example.org generally flat terrain
Medium: reasonable level
Restaurant Night of fitness required. Possibly
Thursday 20 October some trackless areas.
7 pm Dakhni Indian Restaurant, 65 Medium hard: as for
Glebe Pt. Rd., Glebe. All welcome. medium with rougher terrain
Bookings/enquiries, John Williams such as heavy scrub or rock
Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-8.30pm) or scrambling.
email@example.com Hard: fit and experienced
walkers. Longer distances,
Xmas Restaurant Night steep ascents and descents
Thursday 8 December
7 pm Australian Hotel, 100
Cumberland St., The Rocks.
Bock/Scharer’s Lager. Come along
and meet fellow walkers. Join us to More walks/activities will be added
celebrate another great year of for June in next programme
shared activities. Bookings/enquiries,
John Williams Ph: 9988 4478(h) (7-