Walks Program January to March 2023

 

 

January 2023

Date

Grade

Activity

Wed

Jan 4

G2

 

Green Point Reserve Map: Google Maps

Easy summer half day walk from Valentine in lakeside reserve. 6 to 8 km

Meet in park at end of Dilkera Ave, Valentine. Bring morning tea, & lunch to eat in park at Valentine on return.

Book- Margaret

 

G5

Ourimbah State Forest Elliots Creek to junction with Dillons Gully and exit via Bill Jacks Point Road.

Map: Sixmaps Wyong

Meet 9.30am corner of Yarramalong Road and Bumble Hill Road.

Book- Greg

 

Thurs Jan 5

Abseil

Location TBA. Abseil Basic Standard Required.

Book- Merrilee

 

Sat

Jan 7

G3

A good walk planned. Details later.

Book- Phil and Ruth

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Wed

Jan 11

G2/3

Norah Head Coastal Walk Map: Toukley

Pretty coastal walk with opportunities for swimming, Cabbage Tree Harbour Pool, Soldiers Beach or Pelican Point. Some bush tracks and maybe a bit of beach walking on hard sand, and interesting rock platforms. Will determine distance on day depending on weather, but could be 10-12 kms if we get to Pelican Point.

Book- Kay

 

G5

Gap Creek or Dubbo Gully Map: Morisset or Mangrove

Off track exploratory walk in either Gap Creek or Dubbo Gully depending on weather and road closures.

Book- David

 

Sat

Jan 14

G3

Lake Macquarie Art Trail 

An easy summer walk around lakeside feature between Speers Point and Eleebana.

Book- Margaret

 

G5

Watagans Creek. Map: Morisset Exploratory walk.

Book- Graeme

 

Sun

Jan 15

Paddle

Dora and Stockton Creeks† Maps: Swansea and Morisset

Paddle a beautiful local waterway. Up to 20 km flat water.

Book - Karl

 

Wed

Jan 18

 

G3

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park Map: Hornsby
Cowan Creek from Berowa Station to Ku Ring Gai Station.
Steep down and up at beginning and end. Approx 180m elevation on well-formed tracks.
A couple of small creek crossings. Approx 9k Leisurely pace.
Book - 
Julie

 

G5

Gap Creek or Dubbo Gully Map: Morisset or Mangrove

Off track exploratory walk in either Gap Creek or Dubbo Gully depending on weather and road closures.

Book- David

 

Thurs

Night

Jan 19

Meet- ing

Club Meeting 7.30 pm VENUE TBA Speaker - David

Topic -"Paddling on the Ocean - voyages in a sea kayak along the Australian Coast"

 

Frid

Jan 20

Paddle

Bardens Bay to Pulbah Island and return Map: Swansea, Distance: 16km

Open lake paddle from Bardens Bay to Pulbah Island and return. Will stop on Pulbah for some small exploratory walks. Will change to suit the prevailing wind on the day

Book- David

 

Sat

Jan 21

 

G3

Marmong Point from Booragul. Map: Wallsend

A beautiful lake and bush walk of about 16 kms with 270 metres of climbing.

Book- Bob

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sun

Jan 22

Paddle

Bardens and Wyee Bay Maps: Swansea and Catherine Hill Bay Distance - 10 km

See - Trinity Point Marina, sandstone cliffs and caves, paddle along Pourmalong Creek and Wyee

Bay. Book- Marilyn or Joy

 

Wed

Jan 25

G3

Frazer Park and Wybung Head. Map: Catherine Hill Bay.

Explore an interesting area of coastline.

Book- Graeme

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sat

Jan 28

G3

Budgewoi Lakeside, Beach and Wetlands. Map: Catherine Hill Bay

A walk along the western shore of Lake Munmorah and return then wetland and short revegetation dune and wetland walk. Distance: 12 to 15km easy, mostly flat walking.

Meeting Arrangements: 9.30am Slade Park

Book - Greg

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sun Jan 29

Bike Ride

 

Raymond Terrace to Medowie Maps: Newcastle Street Directory, Karuah and Williamtown
A lovely ride, mostly on bike tracks & quiet country roads passing around Grahamstown Dam.
Approx 40k Easy pace. Mostly flat.
Meet: 9am Riverside Park. Hunter Street. Raymond Terrace.   
Book-
Julie

 

 

February 2023

Date

Grade

Activity

Wed

Feb 1

G3

A good walk planned. Details later.

Book- Phil and Ruth

 

G4/5

Myall River State Forest - Saggers Creek Map Markwell 1:25,000

An opportunity to visit magnificent rock pools and waterfalls involving off track walking. 

Book- Trevor

 

Sat

Feb 4

 

 

 

G2/3

Little Beach to Corlette return Map: Port Stephens

This walk follows the coast of Port Stephens Harbour through Nelson Bay and Duchies Beach to Corlette.  Lovely water views all the way.  Opportunities to cool off and swim en route. G2 10 km

Book - Jenny

Sat & Sun

Feb

4 & 5

Canyons

Blue Mountains Canyons.

Specific Canyons dependent on weather and interest. Abseil Basic Standard Required.

Book- Merrilee

Wed

Feb 8

G3

Woy Woy to Killcare Map: Broken Bay

Morning tea on Blackwall Mt, walk over Rip Bridge, check out Daley's Aboriginal rock art site, great views from Allan Strom lookout. Distance: 14km

Train Newcastle Interchange 6.20am

Book- Frank

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Thurs Feb 9

Bike Ride

Budgewoi Lake Map: Google Maps Bike Layer, or Central Coast Street Directory,
Distance approx. 35K. Easy 1/2 day ride.
Start 9.30 from McKenzie Park, Budgewoi. BYO picnic lunch
Book-
Phyllis

 

Sat

Feb 11

G3

Box Head Map: Broken Bay. Explore an interesting area of coastline.

Book- Graeme

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Mon & Tues Feb 13 & 14

Car Camp

G3

 Crowdy Head Car Camp Map: Coopernook

Let's catch up and spend a few nights at the Crowdy Head Beach Camp. Lots of walks and the beach. People can either camp or grab a motel in nearby Harrington, 2 and a half hours north from Newcastle or camp in the national park with me. 

Book- Jeffrey

 

Mon -Thurs

Feb 13

to

Feb 16

Pack-walk

 

Bouddi National Park and Box Head Map: Broken Bay, Distance 28 km
Day 1: Lookout on the Scenic Road to Little Bay. 5 km

Day 2: Little Bay to Putty Beach. 9 km

Day 3: Putty Beach to Tallow Beach and pack free to Box Head. 8 km

Day 4: Return to cars at Lookout. 6 km

Walkers who wish to only do one or two sections most welcome.

Book: Greg

Wed

Feb 15

G2

 

Davistown Walk & Lunch Map: Gosford

Train to Woy Woy.  Board ferry to Davistown, short flat walk along foreshore of Illoura Reserve to Davistown RSL for lunch. Lunch/snack specials & outdoor tables available to bring your own.

Ferry back to Woy Woy & train home.  Ferry approx. $8 return.  Approx. 6 km

Book- Jenny

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Thurs Feb 16

Bike Ride

Brightwaters to Cooranbong return - 43 km easy grade Map: Google

Ride along cycle/walkways, some roads, some bridges, including the new Dora Creek Bridge

approaching the Avondale University. Return via Lakeview Road for lunch stop and then

proceed to cars at Brightwaters.

Meet at Brightwaters Park, Brightwaters. To get there - drive along Fishery Point Road until turn right onto Bay Vista Road, then left on Buttaba Road - the park is on the left.

Bring morning tea or buy at Cooranbong Village. Lunch at Leaders home, Lakeview Road, Morisset Park, beside the lake. Tea, coffee and cake provided.

Book - Marilyn,† Joy

 

Thurs Night

Feb 16

Meet-

ing

Club Meeting 7.30 pm VENUE TBA

Speaker - Graeme Topic -"Interesting Trips in Australia".

Sat

Feb 18

G2

Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest Map: Port Stephens

Walk from Tea Gardens following the Myall River to the estuary. Return along Jimmyís Beach and tracks.† Street, tracks and beach walking. Swimming opportunities.

Book- Christine 

 

G4

Green Point Creek and Pearl Beach Map: Broken Bay

Explore Tracks in Area. Brisbane Waters NP.

Book- Merrilee

 

Sun

Feb 19

Paddle

Brisbane Water and Erina Creek. Map: Gosford (High Tide Gosford 1156)

Put in near Sailing Club at Masons Parade Gosford, past swimming pool. Paddle Point Frederick, Caroline Bay, Peeks Point and under the Punt Bridge. Paddle Erina Creek as far as possible then return. PFDs compulsory. Approx 14ks.

Book - Lynne

 

Wed Feb 22

G3

Gosford to Woy Woy Map: Gosford

A one-way walk along the shared pathway between Gosford and Woy Woy. Some shade, and the cooling influence of the waterfront. Fairly level, distance about 11 kms. † Train to Gosford and return by train from Woy Woy.   If it's hot, we could catch a bus for the first km from the train Station to the proper start of the pathway.

Book- Jenny

 

G5

Undercliffs off Murrellís Road Map: Quorrobolong Distance: 5-8 kms.

An exploratory walk including some interesting caves and great views.

Book- Greg

 

Sat

Feb 25

 

G2/3

Myuna Bay to Wangi and return approx 10 klms mostly on tracks small amount on streets. Ascent descent 50 metres. Probably lunch back at start of walk. Nice views of lake plenty of shade.

Note - 8.30 am start. Book- Sylvia

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sun Feb 26 to Wed - Mar 1

Pack-walk

 

Guthega to Main Range.  Map: Kosciuszko Alpine Area (Spatial Vision).

Campsite near The Sentinel. Explore Watsons Crags and Blue Lake.

Book- Graeme

 

Wed Feb 29

 

G3

North Wyrabalong National Park to Wamberal Nature Reserve Map: Gosford

From Shelley Beach SLSC including the Coastal Track , beside Forresters Beach, to Wamberal Lagoon.

Book- Ruth

 

March 2023

Date

Grade

Activity

Wed

Mar 1

 

G3

Lemon Tree Passage Circuit Maps: Port Stephens, Karuah

A pleasant walk around the foreshore of Tanilba Bay, Lemon Tree Passage and Tilligery Creek then overland to Billy Beach.† Approx. 15km with a short steep ascent of 180m.

Book- Joanna

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sat

Mar 4

G3

Newcastle, GNW & Bathersí Way Circuit Map: Google Maps

Explore the city coastline on 2 of Newcastle's walking tracks. 

Distance: Approx 16 km. Meet in carpark above the steps at Merewether Baths. 

Book- Margaret

 

Sun 5

Abseil

Beginners Abseil Day Location TBA.

Book - Merrilee

 

Wed

Mar 8

G3

A good walk planned. Details later.

Book- Phil and Ruth

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Thurs

Feb 9

Bike Ride

Tour de Bay Map: Google Bike Layer

Ride from Fingal Bay to Little Beach, Nelsonís Bay Corlette Soldiers Point and return. 45km all next to waterline. Hidden morning tea spot and lunch at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.

Book - Brian

 

Sat

Mar 11

G3

Mt Alum Circuit Bulahdelah. Map: Bulahdelah

Check out the old mine workings, cave and great views.

Book - Frank

 

G5

 

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sun

Mar 12

Paddle

Tuggerah Lake - North Entrance, Eel Haul Bay, Canton Beach Maps: Toukley, Wyong.

(High Tide 1225 at bridge). Put in Picnic Point off Tuggerah Pde at The Entrance. Approx 16ks. Paddle channel between Terilbah Island and North Entrance. Follow shoreline along Eel Haul Bay, skirting Wyrrabalong N.P. to Canton Beach. Return along same shore and then along other side of Terilbah Island to finish. PFDs compulsory.

Book - Lynne

 

Wed

Mar 15

 

G3

Ourimbah Creek, Palm Grove and String Bark Point (Great Northern Walk) Map: Wyong
Initially walk from Ourimbah Creek Road out and back along GNW to the Palm Grove Camp site.
Depending on temperature then walk out and back to Stringy Bark Point. Distance up to 14km with and ascent of approximately 300m.

Book Ė Joanna

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Wed Mar 15 to Sun Mar 19

Pack-walk

 

Travellers Range (Tasmania) Map: Du Cane.

Explore an interesting area east of the Overland Track.

Book- Graeme

 

Thurs Night

Mar 16

Meet-ing

Club Meeting 7.30 pm VENUE TBA

Speakers - Ruth & Phil† Topic - "Touring Around Australia".

Sat

Mar 18

 

G3

Toronto Ridge Map: Swansea

Walk from Kilaben Bay along ridge & undercliff track to Stoney Creek.  Return via cycleway & Toronto baths.  Distance: 12 km

Book - Jenny

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Wed

Mar 22

G2/3

Rumbalara Reserve Ramble Map: Gosford

Easy paced walk along bush tracks featuring lookouts and statues. Distance: Approx. 10km with an ascent of 70m.
Book -

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Sat

Mar 25

G2/3

Soldiers Point Circuit  Map: Port Stephens

A pleasant walk following the coast on both sides of Soldiers Point in Port Stephens. Some bush sections and the possibility of swimming to cool off. Distance: 10 km  

Book - Jenny

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg

 

Wed

Mar 29

G3

Exploring the Hunter Coalfields and Railways Map: Cessnock

Walk in the Hunterís historic areas.

Distance: about 15km

Book- Margaret

 

G5

Day is available for someone to lead a G5 walk - please notify Greg & Marg to circulate information. Greg