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Autumn Activities Program01-Mar-2024 to 31-May-2024


Mon - 27-May-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Sharks Head Cave - Lost World LO - St Helena Spur
Martins LO – Glenbrook Creek - ascent/clamber/climbing Sharks Head Cave - Lost World LO - St Helena Spur – Bull Ant Track – Pippas Pass
Map: Springwood

Sat - 25-May-2024
4 MHX - Day Walk
West of Bowen Hill
Only a couple of spots left. Park at the locked gate on Bowen Hill Trail, GR 689 967. Head north on an old fire trail till GR 688 992. Walk south west under cliffs till GR 682 988. Climb on the ridge, retrace to GR 685 985, the descend into a gully to the north, north east. Explore under cliffs till GR 690 989, then climb on the ridge and return to cars. Exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 25-May-2024
5 HX - Day Walk
Winburndale Nature Reserve
A trip back to Winburndale which has good vistas and interesting rock formations. We will re-acquaint ourselves with Winburndale Brook and surrounding ridges. Winburndale is about an hours drive from Mount Victoria towards Bathurst.
Map: Meadow Flat

Mon - 20-May-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Exploring the cliff line at the base of Mount York
Last Mondays walk we found a pass from the top cliff line to the base. We will descend and explore the base of the cliff line around the end of Mount York and ascend the old original Coxs Road.
Map: Hartley

Mon - 20-May-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Victoria Falls
Check out Victoria Falls and Silver Cascades after the recent rain
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 19-May-2024
5 H - Day Walk
Poseidon Arena: Poseidon and Hades Ridges
Find out why this spectacular area must be better protected for future generations. Park at GR 284 190 on Moffitt Trail. Walk south and explore Poseidon Ridge and its remarkable rock formations. Descend from the end of the ridge and climb Lower Hades, the southern end of Hades Ridge; then ascend Hades Ridge and follow it northwards, enjoying its pagodas and rock sculptures. At around GR 289 192, walk down to Moffitt Trail and back to cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6k.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 18-May-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Deans Creek Falls
Deans Creek Falls are situated near the Galah Mt road on the Newnes Plateau. The walk is 6 km off track and features pagodas, ledges and overhangs. The falls are in a highly dissected area with huge cliffs. I expect the regrowth to be thick and slow going. Bookings open on Monday 13 May. No bookngs before then, please.
Map: Rock Hill

Fri - 17-May-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Glow Worm Tunnel - Wolgan View / The Dry Canyon
Subject to NPWS finishing work and opening area. (Alternative walk Deep Pass & Natural Bridge) Explore the recently revamped Glow Worm Tunnel walk, return via Tunnel Creek (Approx 3.1km) & visit Wolgan View / The Dry Canyon walk through dry canyon with great views over the Wolgan Valley(Approx 3km)
Map: Lithgow

Thu - 16-May-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Wirralie Ridge
I’ve only recently discovered this area and it has become one of my happy places! There are expansive upland swamps fringed by woodlands of spreading Scribbly Gums, babbling brooks, waterfalls and evidence of aboriginal occupation.
Map: Katoomba

Mon - 13-May-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Exploring around Mount York
Checking out view points on the western side of Mount York, and at least one old off track lookout, now called Stirrup Lookout.
Map: Hartley

Mon - 13-May-2024
4 MHX - Day Walk
Flat Rock creek
Park on Wheeny Gap North Trail at GR 769 931. Descend north under cliffs and follow them generally eastwards for as long as interest and time allow. Exit back on the trail and walk back to the vehicles. Exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 11-May-2024
5 HX - Day Walk
Miners Track Mount Solitary
The Miners Track was used by miners coming off Mount Solitary to the Kedumba Valley. We park at the locked gate . Cross the Kedumba River and up to the Solitary Coll, which is very steep. Go along Mount Solitary and find the way down to the Kedumba River via the route of the Miners Track and then up the fire trail back to the cars. 600 metres ascent /descent
Map: Jamison

Fri - 10-May-2024
5 HX - Pack Walk
Yodellers Range South Adventures
Co-leader Kevin Songberg. One two-day overnight walk and one one-day walk from a base camp exploring the southern part of the Yodellers Range. The plan for each walk is to be advised, and our progress will depend on the terrain and availability of water. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km every day.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 06-May-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Hanging Rock and above Crayfish Creek, Blackheath
Third exploration of Crayfish Creek, Blackheath. This walk will start at the end of Ridgewell Road to Hanging Rock and explore the area back from the cliff line.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 04-May-2024
5 H - Day Walk
Watertrough Hill to upper Du Faur Creek (changed from "Little Crater Ridge")
This walk was previously advertised as "Little Crater Ridge", but has been changed because of park closures. The ridges and creeks in this area north of the Bells Line of Road are a great place to explore. Come and see for yourself! Off track but not overly scrubby.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 29-Apr-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Second explorative of Crayfish Creek, Blackheath.
This walk will start where we finished last Monday from Burramoko Hill to Crayfish Creek, working our way upstream.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 29-Apr-2024
5 HX - Day Walk
Skylight Cave and More
Park at the locked gate on Bowen Hill Trail, GR 689 967. Head north on an old fire trail, then continue on the ridge till GR 682 987. Descend northwards under the cliffs and traverse north east till GR 690 993. Turn south and scramble to Skylight Cave and then two more caves above. From here, traverse north east and investigate a few cliff lines along the way. Climb out on the main ridge and walk back to cars. Mainly exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Wed - 24-Apr-2024
4 MH - Pack Walk
Splendour Rock - Anzac Day Service
Pack Walk - Wednesday 24th April to Thursday 25th April. The walk will start at Carlons Farm, in the Megalong Valley and out to Splendour Rock and return.14 klm walking each day. It will be a 5.30 am rise on Anzac Day for dawn service at 6.00 am. This site is the bushwalkers memorial site where a plaque was placed in 1948 and the services commenced from that date. The walk is along recent tree-fall damaged tracks, all the way with a couple of steep climbs. Water is not available at the campsite and needs to be carried about 2 klm. Tent and cooking equipment required.
Map: Jenolan

Mon - 22-Apr-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Explore Crayfish Creek near Burramoko Head, Blackheath.
We will be looking for something specific in our exploration, to be revealed at the start of the walk.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 20-Apr-2024
4 MHX - Day Walk
MugiiMurum-ban SCA The Towers
The Towers are a group of pagodas, waiting to be explored, off the way to the volcanic plug. A long walk in about 6 kilometres past the old Airlie Village ruins and return. For those that haven't been to Airlie a look into the past.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 19-Apr-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Asgard Swamp, Victoria Falls Road, Mt Victoria - visit Asgard Historic Mine & Kiln, Asgard Head
Visit Asgard Historic Mine & Kiln, Asgard Head, Thor Head Approx 10km. Historic Sites and high points overlooking the Upper Grose Valley. - Great Views.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 17-Apr-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Nature Connection Walk - Fungi in the forest
Nature connection walks are short walks of grade 3 maximum, which are conducted at quieter slow pace to allow time for photography or other place sharing. We stop for an hour or so for morning tea to have our own nature connection activity - whatever that is. I usually bring along reference material (birds, maps, history etc. of the area) for interest also. My activity is nature journaling so I will sit and paint/ write for the hour. This walk will either be at Mermaids Cave Reserve or Centennial Glen Reserve near Blackheath depending on which has the best fungi options. In either case the walk may involve ascents/descents of less than 100m on tracks and be less than 8km and be a half day only. Walk is cancelled in bad weather. I will confirm the location one week before based on weather forecast and my fungi reccy.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 15-Apr-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Neates Glen, Blackheath and old tracks
11 March we walked to Walls Cave, and I was going to do 2nd part, but we found so many interesting old tracks we ran out of time. So, this Monday the old tracks off Neates Glen, there are a few to explore.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 14-Apr-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Wentworth Falls-Waterfall Circuit
Wentworth Falls Station-Darwins Walk-Lincolns Rock-The Wentworth Falls- Under cliff Track-Empress Falls-Nature- Wentworth Falls. Beautiful waterfalls, stunning views, variety of tracks, including recently reopened Charles Darwin's walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 13-Apr-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Bungleboori ridges
Park at the Waratah Ridge car park. Explore the spectacular ridges to the south and southeast. All off-track, some rock scrambling.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 12-Apr-2024
5 HX - Day Walk
T3 to Tootie Cascades
Park on T3 Trail at GR 812 013 and proceed west for a few hundred metres to GR 811 012. Descend into the gully to the north and walk all the way to Tootie Cascades. Swimming opportunities. From here, return via the gully rising towards the south east towards T3 Track. Re-connect with the vehicles. Exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Mon - 08-Apr-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Three Brothers, Kedumba Walls Cancelled - Weather
Along the cliff line on Kedumba Walls are orphan rock pinnacles. Known as, Three Brothers as early as 1909. Time to investigate them.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 07-Apr-2024
5 H - Day Walk
Pagoda Heaven and South East Genowlan Mountain
This unique area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be better protected for future generations. Park vehicles on top of the escarpment above Airly Mountain and follow the Genowlan Mountain Trail as far as GR 266 330. Climb north north east to the tops, then explore Pagoda Heaven, a highly dissected, pagoda-studded area to the east and south. Descend underneath the cliff line in a southwesterly direction to GR 266 327. From here, climb a narrow south trending ridge. Continue to the top of the escarpment and follow it south west all the way to Genowlan Trig. Take the fire trail from there to reconnect with the vehicles. About 10 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 07-Apr-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Wentworth Falls-Waterfall Circuit Deferred
POSTPONED TO 14 APRIL DUE TO BAD WEATHER AND TRACK CLOSURES. Wentworth Falls Station-Darwins Walk-Lincolns Rock-The Wentworth Falls- Under cliff Track-Empress Falls-Nature- Wentworth Falls. Beautiful waterfalls, stunning views, variety of tracks, including recently reopened Charles Darwin's walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 06-Apr-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Harmil Ledge and Dumphy's Pass Cancelled
Harmil Ledge and Dunphy's Pass The walk is on Narrow Neck at Katoomba. It is graded 4 and is suitable for less experienced walkers who like a challenge. Harmil Ledge is newer pass of Narrow Neck, discovered by George Harley and Geoffrey Milton in the 1950s. (See M Keats and B Fox, The Passes of Narrow Neck). This walk links Harmil Ledge to Dunphys Pass (1926). We begin at the locked gate on Narrow Neck and follow the access road to the Fire Tower. (6 km) The road is undulating and offers great views of the Megalong and Jamison Valleys. Just past the fire tower we descend to Harmil Ledge. After signing the visitors' book, we follow Harmil Ledge for 900m. The ledge is quite wide and there are excellent views across the Wild Dogs Mountains all the way to Kanangra Walls. The descent of Glenraphael Head is achieved through a cleft on the sheltered side. A rope will be set for those who need it. Once below the cliff line we follow a well worn track under the cliff line to the climb to Dunphys Pass. We pick up the ledge leading to the exit, a steep climb through the cliffs to Glenraphael Swamp. A track crosses the swamp and brings us to the road that takes us to the Fire Tower then the locked gate. Reference: The Passes of Narrow Neck, Michael Keats and Brian Fox, 1st Ed, ISBN 978064648112-8 (pbk)
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 06-Apr-2024
2 EM - Day Walk
Popes Glen and braeside
Meet at the duck pond. After viewing the upgraded toilets and duck pond walk down popes Glen to govetts leap then down to the braeside and up the braeside track - half day walk. Bring morning tea
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 06-Apr-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Spurs of Upper Hat Hill Creek Cancelled - Weather
Hat Hill Creek is only two km from the village of Blackheath. The walk begins in bush above Hat Hill creek and follows a rough track down to the creek. We encounter some spectacular pagoda country and climb onto several spurs above the creek. The walking is steep and off track so there will be plenty of opportunities to rest and take photos. Highlights of the walk include lovey creek sections, a magnificent hanging swamp and a great overhang cave. The exit involves an easy climb through the cliffs where fixed ropes are in place. There are some creek crossings so wet feet are possible. The total distance is around 6 Km.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 03-Apr-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Dicksonia Ravine
We visit 4 spectacular gorges, including Dicksonia Ravine, on this walk. We take the Deep Pass road, which has been upgraded to 2wd standard, east of the Glowworm Tunnel road, in Wollemi NP. The descent into Dicksonia Ravine is a bit steep. There are almost no well defined tracks, but the terrain is not difficult.
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 31-Mar-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Nellie's Glen-Devils Hole Circuit
Katoomba-Therabulat Lookout-Nellies Glen-Bonnie Doon Falls-Devils Lookout-Cahill's Lookout Katoomba visit 5 lookouts with stunning views. Rainforest, waterfalls. Explore Overhangs, ledges, waterfall below Devils Hole. Some easy offtrack, scrambling.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 30-Mar-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Kamarah Ridge, Junguburra Ledges and Wilkinson Hill
Kamarah Ridge, Jungaburra Ledges, Wilkinson Hill. The walk starts on the Bells Line of Road about 1.5 km east of Bell It heads down Kamarah Ridge and cuts south towards Jungaburra Brook. We join a climbers’ ledge half-way down the cliff line, follow this on the northern side of Jungaburra Brook, then cross over the brook and continue along the southern side of the brook. We climb up onto the western end of Wilkinson Hill and may visit some great viewpoints – Kestrel Lookout, Corkscrew Rock. We then head north and follow the ridge back to Bells Line of Road. Half of the walk is off track through open bush. Limited exposure. Map: Mt Wilson
Map: Wollangambe

Tue - 26-Mar-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Valley of the Dinosaurs
The Valley of the Dinosaurs is a spectacular gorge in Mugii Murum Ban SCA, near Capertee. We will view the gorge from above, then descend into it via an easy slot, and pass through it to the entrance. Then visit the Ultimate Slot, nearby. If the gate on the 4WD trail is open, we will drive to the top in my 4WD (in 2 trips if no other 4WD is available). Otherwise theres a 1.8 km each way walk from the bottom. The walk is partially off-track with a MH grade. There are no difficult parts.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 24-Mar-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Leura-Copland Pass-Circuit
Leura station-Leura Cascades-Lindeman Pass- Copeland Pass-Sublime Point-Cliff Track-Leura. Waterfalls, rainforest, great views. Historic rough track along Lindeman Pass then steep ascent via Copeland Pass to Sublime Point. Some scrambling- exposure. Fit agile, adventurous, experienced bushwalkers
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 23-Mar-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Tributary of Bungleboorie Creek
Walk along ridge with great pagoda views then drop down to walk and wade along lovely creek. Great way to finish off the summer season.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 22-Mar-2024
4 MHX - Pack Walk
Mount Coricudgy
This is a research trip for a new book about the Australian Army activities in the area during the 1960s. Final details will depend on the state of the road, but the plan is to drive as far as possible, hopefully to the intersection at GR 522 627, establish a camp there and take day trips to the top of the mountain. Combination of trail and off-trail walking. Exploratory. Distances unknown, likely 12-15 km every day. Likely scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Wed - 20-Mar-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Nature Connection Walk - Pagodas, rocks and views
Nature connection walks are short walks of grade 3 maximum, which are conducted at quieter slow pace to allow time for photography or other place sharing. We stop for an hour or so for morning tea to have our own nature connection activity - whatever that is. I usually bring along reference material (birds, maps, history etc. of the area) for interest also. My activity is nature journaling so I will sit and paint/ write for the hour. This walk will either be amongst the Pagodas on the Eastern side of Hassans Walls Reserve in Lithgow (if shade or inclement weather) or at Castle Head on Narrow Neck Plateau Katoomba (if the weather is mild enough to sit in the open). In either case the walk will involve ascents of less than 100m on tracks and be less than 8km and be a half day only. Walk is cancelled in bad weather. I will confirmthe location one week before based on weather forecast
Map: Lithgow

Mon - 18-Mar-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Erskine Creek
Pisgah Rock - Lincoln Creek - Erskine Creek, downstream – Jack Evans Track
Map: Penrith

Sun - 17-Mar-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Dalpura Creek - Bells Line of Road
A wade /walk down Dalpura Creek. There are several waist deep wades through the creek. A lovely Creek with great views of the Grose at the end.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 16-Mar-2024
4 MH - Creek
Birrabang Brook
Birrabang Brook is a beautiful creek off the Bells Line of Road. We approach and exit from Dalpura Ridge. Wet feet but not much more there is a path most of the way.. Some rock scrambling. Enjoy the Creek before the cold weather sets in
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 15-Mar-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Asgard Swamp, Victoria Falls Road, Mt Victoria - visit Asgard Historic Mine & Kiln, Asgard Head, Thor Head
Asgard Swamp, Victoria Falls Road, Mt Victoria - visit Asgard Historic Mine & Kiln, Asgard Head, Thor Head Approx 10km. Historic Sites and high points overlooking the Upper Grose Valley. - Great Views.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 13-Mar-2024
4 MHX - Day Walk
Recce Valley of the Dinosaurs Mugii Murum-ban SCA
I haven't done this walk before, and I will be following gps traces and maps from various sources. I plan to visit Ultimate Slot and Valley of the Dinosaurs from the main (north) entrances. If we can find a non-difficult route up out of the gorge at the end, we will take it, otherwise, we will return the way we came. Then view the slot and gorge from above, via the firetrail. If the gate is open we will drive to the top of the Genowlan Trail in my 4WD, otherwise there's a 1.5 km each way walk from the bottom.
Map: Glen Alice

Mon - 11-Mar-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Old tracks Walls Cave and Neates Glen, Blackheath
Rediscover and walk some old tracks now bypassed at and near Walls Cave and Neates Glen, Blackheath.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 10-Mar-2024
4 MH - Day Walk
Pisgah Rock-Erskine Creek
Monkey Ropes-Lincoln & Erskine Creeks-Dadder Cave-Blands Pool.Return via Pisgah Rock. Lunch & a swim at Blands Pool, one of the best rockpools in the Blue Mountains Walk involves scrambling- rockhopping-possible-wet feet. Great views, rock overhangs, rockpools. Carpool from Glenbrook railway station.
Map: Penrith

Sat - 09-Mar-2024
3 M - Abseiling
Fun With Ropes
Fun with Ropes is a great opportunity to extend your canyoning skills. Every canyoner should be able to prussik and self rescue. The venue is Yellow Rock Reserve at Winmalee. Skills covered could be knots, anchors, self rescue, haul systems, releasable anchors, prussiking and self rescue. Ropes will be supplied. Bring your own rope if you like. This day is for experienced canyoners and mmebers who have completed the club training course.
Map: Springwood

Fri - 08-Mar-2024
5 HX - Day Walk
Ivy League Pass and Unnamed Pass To The Colo
Park at the locked gate at the start of Gospers Ridge Trail. Walk on the trail and then use Ivy League Pass to descend to the Colo River near the end of Mount Townsend spur. Make our way back to Gospers Ridge Trail via the unnamed pass pioneered by the bushwalker Geoff Goodyear. About 13 km. Scrambling and exposure. Exploratory for the leader.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Mon - 04-Mar-2024
3 MX - Day Walk
Wentworth Creek
Starting at the corner of Lamartine Ave and View Road, Wentworth Falls walk out the end of the spur overlooking Wentworth Creek. (we walked there on the 11 December and turned back due to the extreme heat). Then down to Wentworth Creek (or just above it is depending on accessibility) walk up the creek until we cross part of Bruces Walk below the 66kV transmission line and back up the fire trail to Evans Street. Car shuffle needed.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 03-Mar-2024
4 MHX - Day Walk
Bell to Wollangambe Crater
Bell station-Perimeter trail-Centre of Universe pagoda-Wollangambe River&Crater. Good intro walking in pagoda country. Great views, camp cave, overhangs
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 02-Mar-2024
3 M - Day Walk
Blair/Athol Mine historic site, Ikara Ridge, Giraween Cave
Blair/Athol Mine historic site ,Ikara Ridge,Giraween Cave. Walk through shale mine 300metres underground, in and out. Walk Ikara ridge F/T rtn via Giraween Cave up to ridge and F/ T back to parked cars
Map: Mt Wilson

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