THE WATAGAN WANDERERS BUSHING CLUB INFORMATION
As our name suggests we have regular bushwalks in the Watagan Mountains. We also walk in the Newcastle/Central Coast areas plus many other areas in Australia and are regular visitors to New Zealand.
We have Public Liability & Personal Accident Insurance & are affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. We have a monthly newsletter, & a formal program for 3 months at a time. The Watagans are one of our favourite places, but we walk & adventure in many areas. We were formed in 1993 & welcome new members. Our members come from a wide area, from all over Newcastle , Lake Macquarie , the Hunter Valley, the Central Coast & even Sydney.
social walk up to G5, harder & frequently off track. On Sundays there is often another activity such as canoeing or cycling & there are camps, sometimes during the week & sometimes weekends - both car based camps & pack walks. If you are new to bushwalking it is a good idea to contact the leader of the activity you are proposing to attend to gauge whether the activity is within your capability. Any new activity takes a few attendances to reach full fitness, & some activities, other than walking, need specified mandatory safety equipment.
Membership fees are $35 per annum plus a once only joining fee of $1 provided continuous membership is maintained. We like you to come along a couple of times before joining, but we expect people to join when they have
come as a visitor three times, as our insurance for
visitors cuts out after 3 visits. In the second half of our financial year (January to June), the $35 fee is
reduced to $18, plus the joining fee. The
membership can may be used to obtain discounts
being offered by some camping gear shops.
BRING TO A WALK - backpack with lunch, morning tea &/or snacks, a bottle with at least 1 litre of water (more in summer),raincoat, sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, small first aid kit, any personal medications needed (& advise leader privately of any medical conditions that could surface during a walk). Wear casual clothes (jeans are not advised as they stay wet & cold if caught out in rain) & joggers or walking boots or shoes, with good tread on the soles. It is a tradition in this club that the leader provides afternoon tea at the completion of the activity, so bring along a cup & a thermos of hot water so you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. (This does not apply to walks travelled to by train.)
Contact us for further details on the given e-mail address.