Barrington Tops – Corker Trail and Explore Plateau (+Mt Royal ..)

Barrington Tops – Corker Trail and Explore Plateau (+Mt Royal ..)

Party: Dean Smith, Emilie Wilkie Leader: Dean Smith Date: 25-28/1/2018 Despite promising cool temperatures up in the mountains, in the end our party was made up of just the two of us. With plenty of time and no major hurry, it was a relaxed start, leaving Maitland...
Umina-Patonga

Umina-Patonga

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Olivia, Cathie, Wei, Zhong, Zhen, Fadi, Nathalie, Matthias, Ansuya, Chloe, Liu, Chao, Xintong (Deb). Date: 21/01/2018 Planning this walk meant keeping a close eye on the local weather forecasts for several days beforehand, hoping that the...
Bondi Beach to Malabar

Bondi Beach to Malabar

Walkers: Athena (leading), Monica, Karen, Greg, “Girl of Finland (guest), Bruce (writing this report). Date: 28/12/2017 It is curious that on so many bushwalks into distant national parks we see few or no animals or birds, yet here we are on a walk in...
Sassafras Gully, Springwood

Sassafras Gully, Springwood

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Zhong, Cathie, Maria S, Kundi, Zhen, Yahren. Date: 10/12/2017 Although 8 people signed up, only 5 people got off the train at Springwood Station (Zhong had driven up and was waiting for us there). Within a few minutes I got a call from person...

Bondi Beach to Malabar

Walkers: Athena (leading), Bruce (writing this report), Wendy, Michael, and for a short while Gabriel. Date: 27/11/2017 We all met up at Bondi beach (except Gabriel who would join us at Coogee) and set off about 4.30pm to follow the Coast more or less to Malabar...
Bungonia Gorge

Bungonia Gorge

Party: Stella, Kosta, Leonardo, Thijs, Ashwin, Boris, Christian (Leader) Date: 4/11/2017 Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vqTSYF0QNCpJlfmn2 Bungonia Gorge has some great walks. It has a spectacular 400m deep canyon, lovely river scenery as well as good views from the...
Halloween walk, Bondi – South Head

Halloween walk, Bondi – South Head

Party: Bruce, Eliza (both co-leading), Cathie, Elodie. Date: 30/10/2017 Originally 8 people signed up but 4 dropped out, with one person not giving a reason. So I first met Cathie at Bondi Junction Station and as it was early we spent some time in the air-conditioned...
Killcare Beach – Maitland Bay – Mt Bouddi

Killcare Beach – Maitland Bay – Mt Bouddi

Party: Ning, Cathie, Xiaoxia, Zhong, Zi Hui, Mingxin, Bruce (leading). Date: 17th October 2017 With two withdrawals (one for family reasons, one for eating “off” food the day before (!)), we started off from Woy Woy with 7 people for this walk. Originally...
Robert’s and Lindeman’s Passes and Lawton’s Creek Canyon (2/3rds)

Robert’s and Lindeman’s Passes and Lawton’s Creek Canyon (2/3rds)

Party: Bruce leading), Ashwin, Cathie, Peter, Phil (Meng), Xiaoxia. Date: 2/10/17 A good turnout for a walk on the October Long Weekend with relatively short notice. The long spell of dry weather was a chance to walk what are normally rather damp (and leech infested)...
Helensburgh-Burning Palms-Otford

Helensburgh-Burning Palms-Otford

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Victoria, Cathie, Joyce, Genlei, Zhong, Deng, Kasey, Maranna, Zhen, Robert McK, Harriet, Rebecca, Ralf. Date: Sunday September 17, 2017. Because the walk was listed 3 weeks before the walk day, it was not too surprising that there were some...
Mt Victoria – Mt York

Mt Victoria – Mt York

Party: Bruce (leading), Douglas, Erin, Zack, Liam, Joyce, Candice, Gong, Frances, Zhong. Date: 27/8/2017 Trackwork on the Northern Line caused a slight change of routine for me, needing to drive to Gordon Station and picking up Candice at Wahroonga on the way. At...
Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops

Party: Bruce (leading), Candice, Cathie, Emily, Karen, Gen Lei Mo, Dong, Xinyi. Date: 18-20/08/2017 The Friday morning started off with my Samsung mobile phone dying as it stubbornly refused to recognise that it had a SIM card installed. With a vital need for a...
Umina – Patonga

Umina – Patonga

Party: Bruce (leading), Zhen, Gong, Lin, Aoi, Cathie, Tanay, Joyce, Yiling, Grace, Meng, Sara, Stine, Stuart Lawrence, Kasey. Date: 6th August 2017 As can be seen, a good turnout including some who joined up in 2nd Semester. We all met up at Woy Woy Station and I got...

Red Rocks

Party: Ashley Burke, Christian Wilson, Emilie Wilkie, Joel Johnsson, Josephine Roper, Nolan Wu, Patrick Wark, Savannah Montenegro. Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 15-16/7/2017 In the leadup to this trip I was expecting subzero temperatures at Newnes on the Friday night and...
Midwinter Walk

Midwinter Walk

Party: Bruce (leading), Harriet, Hendrick, Cathie, Zhong, Gong. Date: 24/6/2017 6 people was not a bad turnout for a saturday walk in the middle of exam period. I originally had 11 sign up but 3 pulled out for health reasons, and 2 just pulled out – didn’t...
Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Party: Candice, Nolan, Derek, Christian (Leader) Date: 10-12 June 2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/iXAowm9y4ryb8Rts9 Some mountains are so remote , they can remain on your “to do” list for a long time. Such is the case with the Cobberas Mountains in far north east...
Balloon Retrieve at Kolonga Labyrinth

Balloon Retrieve at Kolonga Labyrinth

Party: Nat, Tim, Carina Leader: Nat Date: 28/05/2017 Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxIzIR-kWPgkVWdxazJfNDBUdlE?usp=sharing It all began with a random phone call from an engineer friend – a Usyd research team is looking for someone to retrieve a high...
Mt Mouin

Mt Mouin

Walkers: William, Savannah, Rhett, Leonardo, Clara, Georgina, Chris Leader: Chris Date: 27/5/2017 The group met at Blackheath station bright and early, a bit smaller than anticipated with 2 pulling out in the days leading up and 2 no shows. With a lot more space in...
Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Party: Bruce (leading), Victoria, Amanda, Nina, Cathie, Joyce. Date: 27-28 May 2017. We all met up at Strathfield and set off in Victoria’s car and mine for the drive to Mount Victoria. The railway station loos were used for our comfort stop. After a short break...
Mt Wondabyne

Mt Wondabyne

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Victoria, Mu, Xuan Trang, Joyce, Cathie, Jingyue, Kim, Natalia. Date: 7/5/2017 Most of us met up wuth me at Wondabyne Station – except Natalia, who found herself in the front 4 cars of the train and couldn’t get off at this small...