Trip Details

Helensburgh - Burning Palms Beach - Otford (Royal National Park). Sunday 17th September 2017. WAITLISTED.

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Date:17/09/2017
Leader:Bruce Stafford
Email:bstaffor [replace this stuff with the at symbol] med [this one is meant to be a dot] usyd [this one is meant to be a dot] edu [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Helensburgh - Burning Palms Beach - Otford (Royal National Park). Sunday 17th September 2017. WAITLISTED.
Phone:0419392690
Description:
Helensburgh - Burning Palms Beach - Otford (Royal National Park).
Sunday 17th September 2017.

A reasonably easy walk of 12-13 km. A good introductory walk for new members. Moderate grades on which a fit beginner should have no problems.
Helensburgh is just under an hour by train from Sydney.
Great views of Illawarra Escarpment and the Sea.
(Note: we will also look at Metropolitan Tunnel only if it is accessible and not flooded)
Leeches: low chance if you are careful; high chance if you keep stopping to check for them!

Travel by train - meet up at Central Station. Details of where and when given once you sign up. It won't be too early!
Train fare with Opal Card is $2-60 return.
Back to Sydney by 6.30pm.
What you need: You need to bring: lunch, good shoes (Volleys are OK), sunscreen, 1.5 Litres water, and a headlamp or small torch is advisable, the sort that cost $5 or less at KMart or a camping store. Swim clothes if you want to swim.

We will be able to take a look at Figure 8 Pool as the tide will be low at lunchtime that day. Even so, it will depend on the seas not being rough. If it is not safe, we will not look at Figure 8 Pool. A condition on joining this trip is that you MUST follow the trip leader's (i.e. My) advice about this. All trip leaders write trip reports at the end of walks, and if you disobey instructions you will be named!

Please see this article: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/tourists-flock-to-dangerous-rock-pool-despite-warnings-20170112-gtq6yk.htm

Please note that smoking is not allowed on trains, nor in National Parks. I also prefer that smokers not smoke throughout the whole walk.
In NSW the penalty for discarding a lit cigarette is $660. If it's day of total fire ban, the fine is doubled to $1320.

Pets not allowed.

You MUST be a member of either SUBW or Suboir to join this trip, which you can do through the SUBW website. Only sign up if you are sure you can come. We take a dim view of "no-shows".

Also, if you miss out on a place on this walk, please do not just turn up at the station hoping a place will come up.
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