Clean-Up the Gross Grose!

Clean-Up the Gross Grose!

It was definitely cold when we got out of the cars at Blackheath Station. I thought it strange that no one was waiting for us… I checked my mobile and it turned out that Ruby was still 40mins away… apparently I can’t read the time and David and I had...
Freshers Trip to Splendour Rock

Freshers Trip to Splendour Rock

After a week of intense rain and closures in Glenbrook due to the flooding of the causeway, the initially planned route down to Erskine Creek had to be changed. And so the 11 km walk over two days was changed to a 26 km return walk to Splendour Rock. In total, we were...
Manly to The Spit, Chinaman’s Beach, Balmoral, Taronga Wharf

Manly to The Spit, Chinaman’s Beach, Balmoral, Taronga Wharf

Another very lucky break with the weather; just one day later and we would have been lashed with rain and strong winds. As it turned out we had an overcast but rainless walk. Eight of us met up at Circular Quay for the Manly Ferry, and sat out on the rear deck and...

Beginners’ Abseiling and Canyon

The trip started with some trouble on my part in locating Felix and his crew at Lithgow, which in hindsight wasn’t really that hard to figure out… Hats off to those who got up early for the 3-hour train ride in. Once all 3 cars were on the same side of the...
Camping, Bushwalking and Canyoning at Newnes

Camping, Bushwalking and Canyoning at Newnes

We left Sydney Uni at 1.30 on Friday. Heavy traffic and finding somewhere to refill a gas bottle in the mountains meant we arrived at 4.30, setting up camp along the river opposite the old Newnes Hotel. The pub looks much as it did when it served its last drinks sixty...
An Easter day walk through Sassafras Gully

An Easter day walk through Sassafras Gully

Date: 5/4/2015 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36870668@N02/sets/72157651751495452/with/16853036509/ Despite the poor weather forecast, our group met promptly at Springwood station under a wonderfully blue sky. From this point, we sauntered southwest through the...

A Very Kowmung Easter (Kanangra Walls to Mt Colong)

Good Friday On departing for the Katoomba meeting spot at 7:00am I saw a note from Thomas letting me know he had slept in but was still keen, so I sent him back the plan for the day so he could try to meet up with us at the first campsite. Tony and I then drove out to...