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...
Otford – Burning Palms Figure 8 Pool

Otford – Burning Palms Figure 8 Pool

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Sophia, Nolan, Zi Hui, Victoria, Michael C, Xiang (Skylar), Leonardo, Merridy, Julia S., Cathie, Rebecca P. Date: 9/4/2017 After receiving advice several weeks ago from Alex Allchin that the Metropolitan Tunnel was flooded due to the constant...
Packrafting Blockup Gorge

Packrafting Blockup Gorge

Present: Paul Griffiths, Marty Frappell, Clint Felmingham, James Cordukes, Chris Berwick Leader: Paul Griffith Date: 18/03/2017 Photos: on SUBW Facebook page and in two albums on Flickr: album 1 and album 2. Packrafting is a great alternative when there has been too...
Macquarie Rivulet Canyon

Macquarie Rivulet Canyon

Present: Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Marty Frappell, Clint Felmingham, Ron Sandoval, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Greg Salway Date: 12/03/2017 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130167675@N03/albums/72157677969574354 This was the reward for the old hands who helped with...
Beginners Canyoning: Macquarie Rivulet Lower (Tourist) Section

Beginners Canyoning: Macquarie Rivulet Lower (Tourist) Section

Leader: Paul Griffith Date: 11/03/2017 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130167675@N03/albums/72157679058418892 This is the second year we have held this trip. This is the ideal spot to learn basic canyoning skills, as two of the old hands who had not been here...
Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Attendees: David Myles, trip was posted last minute so no one else signed up. Location: Robertson / Kangaroo Valley Date: Mon 31st Oct – Tue 1st Nov 2016 Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/664y6qs8pk6298r/AADjzpCWHFOsQf7dXX13Cggja?dl=0 (will be available for ~30 days)...
Loftus to Heathcote

Loftus to Heathcote

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Hiswaty, Tim H, Kristian, Sergey, Yumeng, Maria S, Olivia, Joyce, Fabio, Alex, Cathie. (and no “no shows”). Date: 23rd October 2016. Because the weather was forecast to be a slightly unseasonable 19 Degrees and fine, I decided it...
Loftus – Bundeena

Loftus – Bundeena

Date: 15 May 2016. Walkers: Bruce (Leader), Anqi, Cathie, Tim, Harry, Jia, Hiswaty, Jason. (But sadly two no shows). Most of met up at Central Station, and proceeded to Loftus, picking up Hiswaty along the way, and Cathie waiting at Loftus. Normally there is a gap of...
Stanwell Park via Metropolitan Tunnel and part of Wodi Wodi Track

Stanwell Park via Metropolitan Tunnel and part of Wodi Wodi Track

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Scott, Jasmine, Lewis, Tim, Zeyu, Linn, Jason, Sophia, Oxana, Hiswaty, Maricar, Cathie, Chelsea, Megan. Date: 13th March 2016 Again, a full turnout for a nice walk on a nice day (with one unfortunate late withdrawal due to a sports injury)....
A canyon in the Illawarra

A canyon in the Illawarra

Party: Tim Fisher, Marty Frappell, Paul Griffiths(TL), James Cordukes Leader: Paul Griffiths Date: 13/03/2016 This proved easier than we had anticipated from the sparse descriptions available online, but still a spectacular trip. The day before we had run a beginners...
Beginners Canyoning: Macquarie Rivulet

Beginners Canyoning: Macquarie Rivulet

Present: Paul Griffiths, Marty Frappell, Tim Fisher, Zurina Nwe, Joel Palte, Harry Gordon, Ted Price, Anne Hoeg Andersen, Hui Ping Tay, Martin Daly, Brendan Brauer, Loren Apokourastos, Peter Baxter, Jia Min Lim, Lynette Du Plessis, Chee Wong, + two guests Leader: Paul...
Tahmoor Gorge & Mermaids Pool

Tahmoor Gorge & Mermaids Pool

Party: Anna, Lauren, Hiswaty, Prab, Andrew, Christian (leader) Date: 20/02/2016 Photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/Hf1rBKTkqwekiyNR6 The Tahmoor Gorge, (or Canyon as it’s otherwise named) and Mermaids Pool are located on the Bargo River, just north of Mittagong....
Stanwell Park Exploratory

Stanwell Park Exploratory

Walkers: Bruce, Lilian, Cathie, Tony, Lisanlu, Gunika. Date: 6/12/2015 As I expected the walk to not take too long, I decided that we could all sleep in a bit and get the 9.25am South Coast train from Central to our destination, Stanwell Park. BUT, there was a...
Wodi Wodi track – Forest Way – Sublime Point

Wodi Wodi track – Forest Way – Sublime Point

Walkers: Bruce, Anqi, Alireza, Farahnaz, Cathie, Zurina. (and no no-shows). Date: Sunday, 22/11/2015. Having been postponed from the previous weekend because of the wet weather, this Sunday was much kinder, with the forecast only being “a slight chance of...
Loftus – Winifred Falls – Bundeena

Loftus – Winifred Falls – Bundeena

Walkers: Bruce, Alex, Catriona, Cathie, Bruce Li, Yang. Leader: Bruce Date: 11th October 2015. This was an interesting exploratory walk which ended up being a good day despite some initial setbacks due to communication problems. For a start, it had to be postponed for...
Otford to Burning Palms

Otford to Burning Palms

Walkers: Bruce, Josephine, Sophie, Andrew, Udit,Thushan, Jingyan, Elie, Zurina, Grant, Alexandra, Dominique,Ivanilda, Cathie, Phil. Leader: Bruce. Date: 2/8/2015. The weather forecast for this day had changed almost hourly, from cloudy to “a few showers”to...

Macquarie Rivulet (lower section)

Present: Paul (trip leader), Marty, John, James, Geoff (guest) Date: 15/5/2015 Leaving the house on the 9C morning last Thursday I was wondering if this  a good weekend for a wet canyon! However, on the day it was sunny, 20C and windless, so a beautiful day for it,...
Helensburgh – Burning Palms – Otford

Helensburgh – Burning Palms – Otford

Walkers: (in no particular order): Anqi (honey-angel), Kiu, Thushan, Yangni, Huanyu, Saw, Xue, Jessica, Yanping, Emily, Rodrigo, Daniel C, Daniel J, Muhammad, Vanessa, Zeyu (dreamcatcher), Xinyee, Bruce (leading). Date: 22/3/2015 Although I had expected a few drop-out...
Stanwell Park Gully & Wodi Wodi Track

Stanwell Park Gully & Wodi Wodi Track

Party: Emily, Isabelle, Andrew, Luke, Daniele, Holly, Christian (leader) Date: 28/2/2015 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0093009/photos/107791016@N07/sets/72157651046500456/ The start of a new Semester always sees an influx of new members to SUBW, so it’s...
Helensburgh to Otford

Helensburgh to Otford

Walkers: Bruce, Julien, Heloisa, Conrad, Sherry, Julie, Alexandra, Isaac, Gabriel, Martin A. Leader: Bruce. Date: 14th September 2014. The morning dawned fine as I left home, promising yet another fine Sunday – my luck still holding after the previous several...