3rd Grade 3 MACULATA RD AND WHITEMAN’S RIDGE G3 Interesting walk all on track. Map: Dooralong.

 

3rd Grade 5 WOLLOMBI BROOK Off track and creek walk from The Basin in and around Wollombi Brook. Map: Murrays Run

 

10th Grade 2 SYDNEY URBAN TRAILS #10: LEICHHARDT Explore the history of this "Italian" suburb with a guest local historian in the morning and the walk leaders in the afternoon. About 9kms. MEET: 7:30am train at Morisset connecting with the Inner West Light Rail at Central 9:33am to Leichhardt North. Map: Google Maps Leichhardt.

 

10th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg.

 

17th BROUGHTON IS CRUISE From Nelson Bay. On island  guided walk to wildlife breeding areas, swim. snorkel, explore. On return journey (time/weather permitting) boom-net rides and dolphin watching are offered. Cost is $95 or $85 conc.  BOOK.

 

17th Grade 5 SOMERSBY FALLS TO MOONEY MOONEY CREEK following Floods Creek, Narara. Possible swim at sandy beach on Mooney Mooney Creek. Return to Somersby Falls via trails. Steep, rocky, off track. Map: Gosford.

 

24th Grade 3 SOMERSBY TO MOONEY MOONEY CREEK GNW TRACKHEAD This walk covers most of Section 15 of GNW but in the reverse direction. Approx 14 kms with about 400 metres ascent and 680 metres descent. Includes a lovely section of Mooney Mooney Creek and a visit to the Lower Mooney Dam. Some steep descents and a potentially slippery creek crossing. Check with leader if there has been recent heavy rainfall. Car shuffle required (approx 15 minutes). Maps: Gosford, Gunderman, Wyong

 

24th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg.

6th Grade 3 MT SUGARLOAF to MT VINCENT and return. Along fire trails and tracks mainly undulating with one small climb at Mt Vincent, 10/12 km.

 

6th Grade 5 SP EXPLORATORY WALK, off track BOOK with coordinator

 

13th Grade 3 RED HAND CAVE& CAMPFIRE CK LOOP See one of the most significant examples of rock art in the Blue Mountains. Walk starts & finishes from Glenbrook station. Approx 13 km. 300m ascent & descent.

 

13th Grade 5 GREENS BREAK Undercliff walk around Greens Break Road off Martinsville Hill Rd in Watagans. Steep, undulating, crosses several creek tributaries. Map: Morisset

 

20th Grade 3 MUNIBUNG Easter eggs & lake & hill walk to great views.

 

20th Grade 5  Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track BOOK

 

27th Grade 3 BOW BOW CREEK GORGE. Private property, protected area, fossils, wildlife refuge. Donation of $3 per person or $5 per couple to go to Mt. Vincent Landcare. Map: Quorrobolong. BOOK. LIMIT 20 PEOPLE.

 

27th Grade 5 SP EXPLORATORY WALK, off track BOOK

 

 

30th-8th May BIKE CAMP GOLD COAST CYCLE PATH SECTIONS AND BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL BOOK.

 

7th SUN BEGINNERS ROPE April Your chance to learn to abseil. BOOK

 

10th-12th (Wed, Thur, Fri) 3 DAY KAYAK TRIP MYALL LAKES  Leave from Naranie and head for Shelly Beach, the base ourselves for 2 nights. Second day is a long exploratory day trip coming back to Shelly Beach. BOOK.

 

14th SUN ROPE DAY - ABSEIL SHARK HOLE  BOOK. about 2k walk in, very dependent on weather, tide & swell. Difficult exit. Must have club basic standard for abseiling.

 

18th MEETING (Thursday evening)  SLIDES : THE ISLAND OF HAIDA GWAII, Christine Harvey BOLTON PT COMMUNITY HALL 68A Middle Pt Rd, Bolton Pt, at 7.30 p.m.

 

28th Grade 2/3/SOCIAL Sunday CAVES TO PINNEY BEACH RETURN & LUNCH Approximately 7km. Lunch at Caves Beach Hotel.

 

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1st Grade 3 WAVERTON TO MILSONS PT. Pretty and interesting Harbour walk. Sawmillers res. Blues Point, Wendy’s Garden, awesome. All on paths and tracks app 12kms.

 

1st Grade 5 ANOTHER ARM OF REEDY CK Watagans exploratory off track creek walk Map: Morisset.

 

8th Grade 3/4 BEROWRA LOOP WALK: A 13km, 5 hour Berowra loop walk from Berowra Station return. This walk takes in the subtle, suburban, architectural ambiance of red brick and tiled roofs, asbestos cladding, possible gnome and other wildlife sightings, big men's sheds and lesser known bush tracks with views. 
There are creeks, steep sections, a short, marked but challenging rock scramble to negotiate then a climb out from Sams Creek back to the station. Bring your sticks! Total climbing ~300m/Walking time ~4 1/2 hrs

 

8th Grade 5 MURRELLS ROAD UNDER CLIFF- PART 1 From under cliff below communication tower above Brunkerville Gap on east side of Murrells Road and continue north making our way around north ridge and coming back on west side.

 

15th Grade 3 NORAH HEAD TONIA & WAYNE CANTON BEACH & NORTH WYRRABALONG NATIONAL PARK . Linking the trails & return to Canton Beach for afternoon tea. Approx 13 km. 

 

15th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg.

 

22nd Grade 3 RICHTERS CAVE. A forgotten cave that was once a tourist attraction. Walk up Campbell’s Ridge and do a little off track to get to cave.

 

22nd Grade 5 BOGGY PT Exploratory off track and creek walk. Steep rocky creek down to Wyong River from Wollombi Forest Road then bush bash to Boggy Point Road for return. Olney State Forest, Map: Morisset

 

29th Grade 3 CONGEWAI, EAST TRACKHEAD TO BARRABA TRIG AND RETURN. Part of the GNW. All uphill to the trig. Elevation gained about 400 metres. MEET leader at the trackhead on Congewai Rd, Congewai at 9.30 am Map: Quorrobolong

 

29th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg.

 

 

 

4th Grade 3 CAVES BEACH TO NTH CATHERINE HILL BAY & rtn G3. Walk inland from Caves Bch via Radar Hill/Mine Camp to vicinity of Nth Catherine Hill Bay, including taking in several old mine & railway sites. Some short sections off track. Return trip on shoreline as far as practicable, mostly easy to moderate rock platform walking. Map: Catherine Hill Bay Total height gain, ~ 400m, ~15km.

 

4th Grade 5 CONGEWAI CK FROM TURNERS RD. Fourth creek to the right along Turners Road, check out huge water fall and return via parallel track that meets up with Turners road. MEET 9.00am at Old Forest Headquarters opposite Turners Road.Map: Quorrobolong.

 

11th Grade 3 STRICKLAND FOEST, BELLBIRD TRAI, ARBORETUM, STRICKLAND FALLS, CABBAGE TREE LOOP & ROCK ENGRAVINGS Approx 10 km. 320 m descent & ascent.

 

11th Grade 5 BANGALOW CREEK natural arch and undercliff at Mount Sugarloaf. Steep, rocky, off track. Map: Wallsend.

 

18th Grade 3 BRISBANE WATER NP - Woy Woy Station to Spion Kop and return via Koolewong Ridge, Waterfall Creek and a little known cave with Aboriginal red ochre artwork. Steep climb but no ladders and rope. 14klm. All on track.

 

18th Grade 5 SP EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

25th Grade 3/4 STEPHENS PEAK Climb Stephens Peak & explore Fingal Bay area.

 

25th Grade 5 SP EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

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For more details about the walk, meeting places and times contact the secretary at secretary@wataganwanderersinc.org.au or webmaster at webmaster@wataganwanderersinc.org.au

Walks Program April to June 2019

 

June

5th Grade 3 MURRAYS BEACH, the LOOKOUT & GALGABBA RESERVE Walk up to  the spectacular Lake Macquarie secret lookout. Return via Galgabba Reserve. Walking on urban streets, bush tracks and fire trail. Some steps going down in Murrays Beach.

 

5th Grade 5 MURRELLS ROAD UNDER CLIFF- PART 2 Commence under cliff below communication tower above Brunkerville Gap on east side of Murrells Road and continue north making our way around north ridge and coming back on west side. Will take at least 2 walks to do. Map Quorrobolong.

 

12th Grade 3 WATERFALLS  IN BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK Long train journey  / 7k interesting walk Train from Morisset, then train to Woodford. Map: Katoomba

 

12th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg. 

 

19th Grade 3  GOSFORD TO LISAROW via Rumbalara Reserve. 12km. Steep incline to ridge.

 

19th Grade 5 BANGALOW CREEK Redo Bangalow creek but entry and exit from different arms of creek than last walk. Will also search for natural arch. Meet at junction of Sugarloaf. Map Wallsend.

 

26th Grade 3 TRINITY POINT & MORISSET PENINSULA Bushland trails & lake foreshore walk from Bonnells Bay taking in Brightwaters, Trinity Pt & Morisset Park returning to Pendlebury Pk for afternoon tea. Approx 15 km. TONIA & WAYNE, 0412 749 134

 

26th Grade 5 BLARNEY CK Follow Blarney Creek Tributary south of Spring Rd, undercliff around to follow creek up to Wishing Well picnic area. Steep, rocky, off track. Map: Morisset

 

1st Grade 3 GIRRAKOOL TO WONDABYNE MEET on train. Arrrive Gosford then catch bus to Pile Rd stop on Pacific Hwy. Walk to Girrakool Trackhead & follow GNW, then Hawkesbury Tk to Leochares & Scopas Peaks & Kariong Brook Falls, then GNW to Wondabyne station. 15 km, 395m elevation

 

1st Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg.

 

8th  Grade 3 LAKE PARRAMATTA Train to Parramatta, follow parkland & river to lake & returnMap: Sydney Train Walks

 

8th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory creek walk Map: Morisset/Qblg

 

15th Grade 3 LEMON TREE PASSAGE CIRCUIT about 12 kms. Easy walk with just one hill to climb. Follow waterfront, inland to search for ground orchids, then morning tea at water’s edge. Continue into bush up and over Lemon Tree Hill to Mallabula, walk through Habitat Centre’s planted native area. Lunch at Tanilba Bay, or if early, at Sunset Point at Swan Bay. Return along water front & board walk amongst paper bark trees & return on water’s edge

 

15th Grade 5 EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

22nd Grade 3 GNW MILLFIELD SPUR Approx 14 km with ascent/descent of about 450m. This out and back walk along a spur of the GNW is predominantly on shaded bush tracks and fire trails. It climbs from near Millfield to a well forested ridge line and then to the Bimbadeen and Mount Bright Lookouts for exceptional views of Cessnock, Pokolbin and surrounding towns. Maps: Quorrobolong and Cessnock  

 

22nd Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory off track walk. Map: Morisset/Qblg.

 

29th Grade 3 MYSTERY WALK Details TBA

 

29th Grade 5 WATAGANS WALK Exploratory creek walk Map: Morisset/Qblg

2nd SUN ROPE DAY Practice your abseiling skills.

 

3rd-7th TELEGHERRY Car Camp Monday to Friday: TELEGHERRY FOREST PARK, Coachwood Camping area. Walks to Whispering Gully, Karuah River, Jerusalem Creek, Wangat River. Maps: Chichester, Craven, Gloucester, Gloucester Tops.

 

14th-16th WHITE BOX, GOULBURN RIVER Packwalk. Short pack walk in from White Box to base camp. 3 nights camping with 2 full days exploring a wonderful area. Map: Mount Misery

 

20th MEETING (Thursday evening)  SLIDES : VIETNAM Neil Randall & Lynne Macdonald BOLTON PT COMMUNITY HALL 68A Middle Pt Rd, Bolton Pt, at 7.30 p.m.

 

30th SUN ROPE DAY Have fun abseiling. BOOK.

 

COMING EVENTS

Sept 20th-27th CAR CAMP MT KAPUTAR-WARRUMBUNGLES; WETLANDS, August 20th

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