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    Mudgee Bushwalking and Bike Riding Inc.

    Three Capes Walk Tasmania, 13-16 September, Victoria Mcadam Where would we be without our Elly and Joby who organised everything.. All 16 of us very happy traveler’s say thank you. Wouldn’t happen without all your effort. We arrived in Hobart a little late, a slight moment of concern was had that the hire car company […]

    Newcastle Ramblers 60th Anniversary

    Formed in 1961 as Newcastle YMCA Ramblers Bushwalking Club, the Club later became just Newcastle Ramblers. The club was due to celebrate its 60th birthday last year, but COVID caused several postponements. The celebration is now scheduled for Saturday 15 October and will be held at Rathmines Hall on Lake Macquarie. The day will begin […]

    The Bush Club

    Hidden Sydney – Balmain, Monday 18 July 2022, Col Prentice and Trevor McAlister A total of 25 Bush Club participants discovered Hidden Sydney while walking from Circular Quay to Circular Quay via Balmain and the ferry. Participants benefited from the combined expertise of two experienced leaders/historians while walking around this most interesting of Sydney’s suburbs. […]

    Happy 90th Birthday Bushwalking NSW and Blue Gum Forest!

    On 21 July it will be 90 years since the Federation of Bushwalking Clubs (now Bushwalking NSW) held its inaugural meeting. Soon after, on 2 September, we’ll see the 90th anniversary of the reservation of the iconic Blue Gum Forest, in the Grose Valley, following a campaign by bushwalkers. The two events are not unrelated. […]

    Hill View Bushwalkers

    A wander in Hornsby, Normanhurst, Waitara & Wahroonga, 8 July 2022, Barbara R After a week of flooding rain, necessitating the cancellation of the three planned walks for July 8th, a huge mob (41) of Hill View Bushwalkers turned up at Hornsby Station to enjoy an urban walk in brilliant sunshine. After a longer briefing […]

    Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 26-28 August 2022

    Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2022: Event Volunteers needed! Oxfam Trailwalker is a community event that brings people together from all walks of life. Event organisers are looking for dedicated volunteers to create an incredible experience for teams, helping them walk 100km in 48 hours to raise much needed funds to tackle poverty. The event from the […]

    Coffs Hikers

    Coffs Hikers climb Tuckers Nob, Orara West State Forest/Bindarra National Park, March 2022, Yvonne, Coffs Hikers Tuckers Nob is a local landmark, with a great view to the Dorrigo escarpment, and the Bellinger Valley to the sea. In March, walkers from Coffs Hikers set off from the north side of the mountain following Frontage Creek […]

    Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club

    NRBC Walks, Gibraltar Range National Park, April 2022, Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club There’s not many National Parks open at the moment due to all the rain and flood damage, but 22 walkers from Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club (NRBC) managed to get some walks in at Gibraltar Range National Park. It was a bit wet underfoot, […]

    The Walking Volunteers add more walks!

    The Walking Volunteers add more walks!  The Walking Volunteers Inc. have added 113 kilometres of walking tracks in the Hills District to their extensive network of public walking routes across Greater Sydney. These routes include the 65 kilometre long Hills Circle that takes advantage of the excellent tracks built by The Hills Shire Council, Hornsby […]

    Sydney Bush Walkers

    A Week of Walks, Kosciuszko National Park, Christmas/New Year 2021/22, Sydney Bush Walkers, Report by John Kennett, Photos by John Pozniak Between Christmas and New Year 2021/22 myself and thirty other members of Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW) travelled, walked and gathered on the trails and in the ski-lodges of beautiful Kosciuszko National Park. Every day […]

    Watagan Wanderers Bushwalking Club

    3 day hike, Barrington Tops NP, February 2022, Watagan Wanderers Bushwalking Club, Report & Images David Whyte This hike was meant to be down Paterson’s Gorge but the predicted rain made that walk too dangerous. A nice alternative in the same area, and one we have done before, was to walk to Selby Alley hut […]

    Southern Highlands Bushwalkers

    Mount Jellore, Nattai National Park, Southern Highlands Bushwalkers A recent walk that Southern Highlands Bushwalkers managed to slot between various lockdowns was a hike up Mt Jellore in Nattai National Park. It had been couple of years since the Club had been on the Mount Jellore Walk as it has only recently re-opened after the […]

    Great West Walk extended from Penrith to Katoomba

    In great news for bushwalkers – the Great West Walk has been extended from Penrith to Katoomba! The Walking Volunteers have loaded the walking route onto their Sydney Walking Tracks map and Great West Walk. If you have downloaded either of these maps onto your PS, smartphone or tablet they will be automatically updated to […]

    Bankstown Bushwalking Club

    FAULCONBRIDGE – VICTORY TRACK – NUMANTIA FALLS – MAGDALA CREEK – SPRINGWOOD, Saturday 23 October 2021, Report by Lynda Paju, Bankstown Bushwalking Club A group of nine keen fully vaccinated walkers from Bankstown Bushwalkers gladly emerged from lockdown to enjoy the bush together again. Not being sure of fitness levels after such a long time […]

    Walking in Declared Wilderness Areas – Is There a Party Limit?

    Walking in Declared Wilderness Areas – Is There a Party Limit? Yes, there is. Its 8. Many members will be aware that in NSW there are places declared as Wilderness Areas under the Wilderness Act 1987. Wilderness areas are large, natural and mostly intact areas of land that form part of our national park system. […]

    Blue Mountains Conservation Society

    Various Bushwalks, Blue Mountains and surrounds, Words by Doug Nicholls, Blue Mountains Conservation Society. A typical lunch break, sitting under an overhang enjoying the view. This particular walk was on the Undercliff Track Wentworth Falls which is often done as a circuit with the Charles Darwin Walk and the Conservation Hut. The Grand Canyon Circuit […]

    Comerang Mountain – Batemans Bay Bushwalkers

    Comerang Mountain, Dampier State Forest, Sunday 21 February 2021, Walk Report by Rob Lees, Batemans Bay Bushwalkers Seven hikers from Batemans Bay Bushwalkers set off on an exploratory walk to visit interesting geology seen on aerial photography in the creeks downslope from Comerang Mountain. By definition an exploratory walk has not been reccied.  However, we […]

    2022 Great Ocean Road Trek Early Bird

    As a keen bushwalker we’d like to let you know about the early bird discount now open for the 2022 Great Ocean Road Trek.   About the Great Ocean Road Trek The Great Ocean Road Trek is one of Australia’s most iconic walks, starting at Apollo Bay and finishing at the Twelve Apostles. The 100km […]

    Mt Keira Ring Track, Illawarra Ramblers Club

    Mt Keira Ring Track plus Robertson’s Lookout, Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area 26 June 2021, Walk Report by Russell Verdon, Illawarra Ramblers Club We walked Mt Keira ring track anticlockwise plus the extension to Robertson’s Lookout. There were hundreds of steps to negotiate. Total Distance: 8 Km, Duration: 4 Hr, Grade: 3 Moderate. Eight Ramblers […]

    Light to Light Walk, Ben Boyd National Park

    Light to Light Walk, Ben Boyd National Park In 2019 the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) exhibited a draft Light to Light Walk Strategy along with amendments to the Ben Boyd NP Plan of Management. The draft Strategy proposed a signature multi-day coastal walk, transforming the existing campground walk experience with hut to […]

    Canberra Bushwalking Club – Safe River Crossings Training

    River Safety Training, Cotter River, February 2021, Canberra Bushwalking Club At the start of 2021 Canberra Bushwalking Club held a challenging and interesting activity for members – a river-crossing training exercise. Held in the clear waters of the Cotter River, 26 club members attended keen to learn how to cross rivers safely. The training was […]

    Byron Hikers – The Healing Power of Nature

    The Healing Power of Nature –  Byron Hikers “When you go out there, you don’t get away from it all. You get back to it all. You come home to what’s important. You come home to yourself.”  Peter Dombrovkis Tasmanian Wilderness Photographer, 1945 – 1996 Human beings have lost our connection to nature – and therefore […]

    The Bush Club – Marie Byles Commemorative Walks

     Marie Byles Commemorative Walks , The Bush Club, Walks Report by Astrid van Blerk & Kevin Yeats, Images by Astrid van Blerk and Ian Evans The Bush Club is one of the major walking clubs in Sydney, which offers its currently over 850 members a huge variety of activities such as day and pack walks, […]

    Armidale Bushwalkers – 2020 Walks Report (extract)

    2020 WALKS REPORT (extract), Armidale Bushwalkers           Like many, Armidale Bushwalkers 2020 walks program got off to a very slow start. The Club held a one day walk in January around Point Lookout with five members. The smoke from fires still lingered in the valley below Wrights Lookout although where we […]

    All Nations Bushwalkers – Little Digger and Two Creeks Track Ramble

    LITTLE DIGGER AND TWO CREEKS TRACK RAMBLE, 21 February 2021, Walk Report by Dee McCallum, All Nations Bushwalkers Parts of this track were known to me but not all, so I was pleased Leah had put this walk on. We met at Roseville Station where several of the group started with a morning coffee, then […]

    Dalmeny-Narooma Bushwalkers – Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens

    Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens Easy 6km walk, Dalmeny-Narooma Bushwalkers, Saturday 27th March 2021 A recent Dalmeny Narooma Bushwalkers Club walk was an easy 6kms in Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens. The Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens are set on 42 hectares of Mogo State Forest, adjacent to Deep Creek Dam. The site has not been logged since […]

    The Walking Volunteers

    Sydney Trackwatch  The Walking Volunteers Inc. have been proof-walking, mapping and providing walking routes around Sydney to walkers for 17 years. They now have over 1,300 kilometres of walking routes on their map and hope to add another 200 kilometres in the next month after approval has been granted by various land managers. However, keeping […]

    Patoneys A Different Way

    Patoneys A Different Way, Capertee Valley, NSW, 19-20 Sept 2020 by Rachel Grindlay Given how much of my time I spend looking at National Parks alerts and advising other people about closures it is somewhat ironic I failed to check all of the relevant closures information for a trip I had on the Spring Program. […]

    Clarence Valley Bushwalking Club – Bunya Mountains Trip

    Bunya Mountains Trip, Bunya Mountains and Girraween National Parks, Clarence Valley Bushwalking Club Ray Bulmer originally conceived the idea of the annual trip to Bunya Mountains and Girraween National Parks for our bushwalking holiday. He put in a huge amount of preparation and drew up a great itinerary with a good mix of walking and […]

    Settlers Track Walk with Brindabella Bushwalking Club

    Settlers Track Walk, Namadgi National Park,  1 November 2020 walk report by Luke Mulders, Brindabella Bushwalking Club Setters Track was an utterly delightful walk led by Bill Gibson in southern Namadgi NP. The weather was cool with fresh wind and no rain. After a drive of 90 minutes from Kambah and a short car shuffle, […]

    Western Sydney Parklands Mapped

    While walking volunteers mapped the northern section of Western Sydney Parklands a few years ago, they have recently mapped the Parklands southern section from Prospect Reservoir to West Hoxton. Walking routes are now available on their “Sydney Walking Tracks” online map. If you haven’t walked the Parklands before, you are in for a welcome surprise! […]

    Walks for hot days

    Have you been feeling unmotivated to bushwalk this summer due to hot weather?  To help you find some inspiration we have put together a list of cool walks for a hot day. Make sure you take lots of water and maybe choose a walk with a waterhole or beach along the way for a refreshing […]

    Kiandra to Kosciuszko – Diverted

    29 December 2019 – 5 January 2020 Trip Report by Anne Turner – for joint SPAN OUTDOOR CLUB and NSW NORDIC SKI CLUB walk In October I planned a New Year Snowy Mountains adventure walk. What about Paddy Pallin’s famous K2K route? Kiandra to Kosciuszko? After contacting SPAN Bushwalking Club and Nordic Ski Club I […]

    Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake Beach Walk

    As we all know during November and December 2019 prolonged drought and hot dry conditions lead to devastating bushfires along the east coast of Australia. The scale of the ongoing climate emergency has been unprecedented with disastrous consequences for the environment and native animals, people living in the bush, volunteer firefighters defending our communities and […]

    Packing and planning for the best trip in Europe

    One of the wonderful things about walking in Europe is the accommodation available to walkers.  Amazingly, this remote mountain refuge (Rifugio Pramparet), on stage 9 of the most beautiful walk in Europe, had the most interesting and delicious food of all rifugios on the trip!   Local communities and mountaineers have been walking these routes for […]

    Walking Volunteers Map Greater Sydney

    Walking Volunteers Map Greater Sydney The Walking Volunteers (WV) were formed in 2004 when the North Sydney Walking Volunteers and the Hunters Hill Walkers came together to walk and map a continuous walking route around Sydney Harbour and along the coast from Barrenjoey to Port Hacking. You can see most recent maps here. The group […]

    The most beautiful walk in Europe

    One of the awesome aspects of being a member of a bushwalking club is discovering new places to walk and knowing what are the most beautiful and amazing places to explore. By joining a club walk, you often save yourself weeks of time researching destinations, maps, routes, access logistics, weather conditions and all other trip details. Amazingly, […]

    A Concreted Coast

    Central Coast Council approved a Master Plan for a permanent Walkway in March 2012 to provide a fully signposted concrete path which provides a safe route from Copacabana to Winney Bay, including a new north-facing and wheelchair accessible lookout at Captain Cook Lookout. Concerned local Joy Cooper reached out to us recently concerning the concreting […]

    Larapinta Trek 2018

    Trekking the incredible Larapinta Trail is an adventure on many people’s bucket lists.   Standing on ancient escarpments and gazing out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia, following Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trekking beside one of the world’s oldest river systems is surely an adventure of a lifetime. Our friends at Melanoma Institute Australia […]

    David’s Lane Cove River Minimal Impact Training walks

    David will be leading two Minimal Impact Bushwalking Awareness Walks in Lane Cove National Park and this webpage shows the planned route. To book for these walks go to: Bushwalking NSW Minimal Impact Bushwalking Training Events The walk will start at the Koonjerie Picnic Area in the Lane Cove National Park: The walk will parts of the […]

    Two Valley Trail, Sunday 6 August, 2017

    The Two Valley Trail is a loop walk along Cooks River and Wolli Creek, for a total length of about 12km.  While many are familiar with the bicycle and pedestrian path following Cooks River, the bushland along Wolli Creek in this part of inner south west Sydney is less well known.  Indeed it’s nothing short […]