6th GradeEMERALD POOL CIRCUIT

Popran National Park walk including Mount Olive.1.5 km, on track and fire trails. Map: Mangrove & Gunderman

 

6th Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track BOOK with coordinator to obtain venue, meeting place & time.

 

13th Grade 2/3 SUMMERLAND POINT TO GWANDALAN RETURN Pretty lake side walk around Summerland Point, Gwandalan and bush land linking the two. Lovely lake views and finishing at Sandy Beach 10 km approx. Map: Catherine Hill Bay

 

13th Grade 5 STEWARTS CK  Exploratory Watagans creek walk Map: Morisset

 

20th Grade 3 SWANSEA CIRCUIT – Lakeside circuit

 

20th Grade 5 WATAGAN CAMP TO BOARDING HOUSE DAM Creek walk Map: Quorrobolong 

 

27th Grade 3/4 ROSEVILLE TO WILDFLOWER GARDENS 17km Walk through spring wildflowers 

 

27th Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track,

2nd-5th Packwalk LITTLE WOBBY TO PT CLARE Beautiful Hawkesbury packwalk. Map: Gosford, Gunderman & Cowan.

 

7th BEGINNERS ROPE DAY your chance to learn to abseil..

 

7th Sunday TWILIGHT WALK AT NEWCASTLE FORESHORE AND WICKHAM then. Dinner

 

10th -16th C/C GRAMPIANS NP Car camp with day walks Maps: NP series

 

16th BIKE NEWCASTLE CITY - Cycleways. From Adamstown  explore Newcastle along shared pathways and cycle-lanes from west to east, from the Harbour to the south. .

 

18th MEETING (Thursday evening)  SLIDES : HIKING in the Italian Alps (Dolomites), French Alps (Mont Blanc Circuit Highlights) and Swiss Alps (Mt Eiger and the Matterhorn), Peter Franklin & Joanna Davidson BOLTON PT COMMUNITY HALL 68A Middle Pt Rd, Bolton Pt, at 7.30 p.m.

 

23rd-24th P/W 6 FOOT TRACK Classic Blue Mountains packwalk Maps: Jenolan, Hampton & Katoomba

 

25th OCTOBER SOCIAL DAY (Thursday) TEA GARDENS 11am Ferry from Nelson Bay to Tea Gardens  2 hours to wander around Tea Gardens and have lunch along the foreshore. Ferry back, approx 1hr each way. Pre-book.

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November

7th Grade 3 ELEVEN KILOMETRE CIRCUIT FROM MILL CREEK. Lovely walk around this circuit Map Gunderman.

 

7th Grade 5 BLARNEY CREEK  14 G3 THE SPIT TO MANLY. Scenic harbour foreshore walk. should be plenty of wildflowers. App 11kms. Map: Sydney Street Directory.

 

14th Grade 5 CRUMPS RETREAT Exploratory creek walk in the Watagans. Map: Morisset

 

21st Grade 3 ROCKLILY AND LYREBIRD TRAILS Lovely walk from The Basin beside Wollombi Brook Map: Murray's Run

 

2st Grade 5 TAYLORS RD Exploratory walk down creek with possible under cliff near Taylors Road.

 

28th Grade 3 SOMERSBY STORE TO MOONEY MOONEY CREEK. Part of GNW. 16 kms and 400 metres ascent 680 metres descent. Some steep descents and slippery creek crossings. Maps: Gosford, Gunderman, Wyong.

 

28th Grade 5 BOGGY POINT/WYONG RIVER Exploratory off track and creek walk from McCormicks Road. Olney State Forest. Map: Morisset

3rd Grade 3 BOX HEAD A beautiful bush walk from Hardy's Bay with spectacular views over the mouth of the Hawkesbury R. and across to the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

 

3rd Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

10th Grade 3 REPEAT OF RED CEDARS IN THE WATAGANS. Rope Rd in the Watagans. Walk to end of road to see big grass trees (10+ spikes) & view over Congewai Valley. Down Click Creek fire trail to see the grove of mature red cedars at the end of the valley. Lunch amongst the cedars. Return steep uphill along the fire trail visiting an interesting aboriginal art cave Maps: Morisset and Quorrobolong.

 

10th Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

17th Grade 2/3 POINT WOLSTONCROFT (Gwandalan & Summerland Point) Walk Gwandalan waterfront, bush track to the end of Point Wolstoncroft, to Summerland Point, and Summerland Pt waterfront, Some street walking, Possible swimming. 14 klm.

 

17th Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

24th Grade 3/4 POPRAN NATIONAL PARK. Track to Mt Olive then to Upside Down Man Cave with aboriginal art - this is a bit of off track. Will then visit an area close by with a nice waterfall.. Map: Gunderman  

 

24th Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

2nd-4th CANYONS (Fri,Sat,Sun) 3 canyons at Katoomba. Grand Canyon, Jugglers Canyon and Empress Canyon.

 

4th Sunday TWILIGHT WALK AT BONNELLS BAY AND BRIGHTWATERS. Approx 5 kms.  Then Dinner

 

8th THURSDAY BIKE RIDE KILLINGWORTH TO WEST WALLSEND return. Approx. 30k easy riding.

 

15th MEETING (Thursday evening) SLIDES: MICHAEL GOLDEN, WALKING IN NEPAL & WALKS PLANNING MEETING BOLTON PT COMMUNITY HALL 68A Middle Pt Rd, Bolton Pt, at 7.30 p.m.

 

18th CANOE WYEE CREEK CANOE DAY Map: Central Coast UBD Street Directory

 

23rd-24thGOULBURN R PACKWALK  If sufficient water in river

 

24th-25th PACKWALK GLENBROOK, Redhands Cave, Manuka Brook, Glenbrook Creek, Blue Pool and back to Glenbrook. Two-day pack walk 16 km, easy grade  Map: Penrith

 

 

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December

5th  Grade 2/3 GARIGAL NP - Lindfield Stn to Roseville Stn following the Two Creeks Track along Middle Harbour to Echo Point and return on The Little Diggers Track. 100m asc, 12klm all on track and road. A nice walk for a warm summers day.

 

5th Grade 5 UNDER CLIFF WALK round Mount Sugarloaf. from intersection of Sugarloaf Road and Sugarloaf Range Road. Map Wallsend.

 

12 Grade MANLY DAM WALK, walk right around this lovely peaceful water. All on track. Approx 10 km.

 

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

 

19 Grade 3 HEATHCOTE NATIONAL PARK. Scenic walk along Heathcote Creek visiting some lovely pools.. Maps: Campbelltown, Appin.

 

19 Grade 5 WATAGANS exploratory walk Map: Morisset/Qblg

 

26 BOXING DAY NO WALK

1 Grade3 CHATSWOOD TO THORNLEIGH, LANE COVE NP 15km Lane Cove River .

 

1 Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

8 Grade 3 LITTLE BEACH NELSON BAY TO SOLDIERS POINT 12km A pleasant walk around the bays and headlands of Port Stephens. Bring swimmers.

 

8 Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

15 Grade 3 BOGEY HOLE & NORTH OF CATHERINE HILL BAY CIRCUIT Some rock walking with uneven ground & slippery gravel tracks.

 

15 Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

22 Grade 2/3 SOC XMAS WALK CATHERINE HILL BAY Easy half day coastal walk south from CHB & possible swim followed by LUNCH at the Catherine Hill Bay pub.  Map: CHB 

 

29 Grade 3 NEWCASTLE FORESHORE & COAST Walk Harbour Foreshore, Nobbys Breakwater, beaches, King Edward Pk, Bogey Hole, etc. Map: Google

 

29 Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

2-6 C/C MT BUFFALO Car camp in Victoria with day walks.

 

7-9 /W LAKE MCLEOD Packwalk in Victoria from Lake Catani.

 

13 ABSEIL ROPE DAY Practice your abseiling skills.

 

15-16 CANYONS CANYONS  2 non abseil canyons at Mt. Wilson. Wollangambe 2 and Birrabang.

 

11 TUESDAY XMAS LIGHTS Evening walk.  Sunshine Park, for a BBQ or picnic tea, then a wander looking around Xmas lights & through the bush reserve ending at Jeff’s Xmas lights. Map: Morisset.

 

20 SOC XMAS PARTY (Thur evening) Bolton Pt  for picnic tea. followed by XMAS SUPPER in hall

 

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Walks Program October to December 2018

 

3rd Grade 2 MANLY QUARANTINE STATION TOUR and NORTH HEAD WALK Historical tour of Q Station THEN, walk along roads and boardwalks through mostly untouched bushland. -

 

3rd Grade 5 Sp EXPLORATORY WALK, off track

 

10th Grade 3/4 WONDABYNE. Climb up from station, then ups and downs to Piles Creek and part of Girrakool Circuit & to Kariong Map: Gosford

 

10th Grade 5 CREEK NEAR HEATON Exploratory walk down creek near Heaton lookout with possible undercliff. Map Quorrobolong.

 

17th  Grade 3 SAULS ROAD/CUT ROCK ROAD - MUIRS LOOKOUT AND CIRCUIT, WATAGANS Saul's and Cut Rock Roads up to Muirs Lookout on forest roads and tracks. Return via old bullock track cutting. Map: Morisset.

 

17th Grade 5 POPRAN NATIONAL PARK 248 area, aboriginal art and creek walk. Map: Gunderman

 

24th Grade 3 KURINGAI TO BEROWRA VIA COWAN CREEK Down to Cowan Creek, detour south to Apple Tree Cove, return along a very beautiful walk along Cowan Creek to Waratah Bay & up to Berowra Station. Approx 10 kilometres. Maps: Hornsby & Cowan.

 

31st Grade 3/4 UNDERCLIFF OFF GEORGES ROAD Lovely caves and cliff line. Dense undergrowth over rocky ground in places. Steep exit. Map:  Qblg

For details about meeting places and times contact the secretary at secretary@wataganwanderersinc.org.au