What we're about

Aussie Explorers is all about coming together to explore Sydney, Australia and around the world...

Members are welcome to suggest an event if they think something might be great to do as a group.

We travel mostly using public transport, explore the more remote areas by arranging car pooling with no area left unexplored across Australia, from the big Blue Mountains National Park (did you know the seven national parks that make up the greater Blue Mountains national park is bigger than metropolitan Tokyo?) to Ku rin gai chase in the north, Royal National Park in the south and all in between, did I mention the rest of Australia? Across the world? That's us in a nutshell!

To see more about us click here: Welcome to Aussie Explorers (https://www.meetup.com/Aussie-Explorers/pages/28346376/Welcome_to_Aussie_Explorers/)

Upcoming events (5+)

WEDNESDAY COASTAL WALK: COOGEE TO MALABAR

Circular Quay - Wharf 2

Meeting at Circular Quay, (9:30) or Coogee Beach (10:15) we take the less trod coastal track from Coogee Beach to Malabar, via clifftops, rockpools, boardwalks, ocean views and beaches. Lunching at Maroubra beach, loads of cafes or bring a packed lunch. A very easy 13 kms, and hopefully WHALES 🐳 along the way. There is a bus stop at the end of the walk, that will have you delivered back to Circular Quay, or to the light rail.... or a beverage at the Randwick Golf Club, with its beautiful views. Please download the Covid19 gov app to join us. Please ensure you abide by the social distancing rules. If you are feeling unwell, have a cough, cold, fever, temperature please stay home. There will be a $5 cash gratuity for this walk. By RSVP this meetup you agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions of Aussie Explorers which can be found here https://www.meetup.com/Aussie-Explorers/pages/28346396/Terms_and_Conditions_of_joining_Aussie_Explorers/ Aussie Explorers its organisers and leaders accept no liability during this meetup, leaders try to ensure the safety and well being of members at all times travelling, exploring different areas and hiking in the great outdoors accidents happen, please take responsibility for your own safety and your belongings.

Evening Walk: Taronga Zoo to Mosman, Buena Vista Hotel

Taronga Zoo

Current COVID restrictions limit walks to 30 people. So it's super important that you manage your RSVP, even if you are on the waitlist. We will not tolerate no shows! This week, we take a walk along the north side of Sydney Harbour from Taronga Zoo Wharf to the Buena Vista Hotel in Mosman. Lots of spectacular harbour views and a varied and interesting walk. From Taronga Zoo Wharf, we turn right and walk along a short stretch of Bradleys Head Road to the bush track. You will then experience jaw-dropping views of Sydney Harbour (including the harbour bridge and opera house) as we continue to Bradleys Head. From Bradleys Head, we continue towards Clifton Gardens and Chowder Bay. Views are now of the Eastern suburbs and out towards North Head. It's then a steepish ascent via Pauls secret bush tracks to Rawson Park and more spectacular views of the harbour. We then continue via Middle Head Road to the Buena Vista Hotel. Distance: 6K Type of Walk : Mainly on bush tracks with some sections on parkland and local streets. Difficulty : Medium. The track is relatively flat, except for one steep ascent after Chowder Bay. There will be rocks, tree-roots and uneven surfaces to deal with. Meeting Point: Taronga Zoo Wharf entrance Transport : Catch the 5:45pm ferry from Circular Quay, which arrives Taronga Zoo at 6:01pm. If you miss this ferry, you miss the walk, so allow plenty of time to get to Circular Quay. At the end of the walk, bus 247 will take you back to the City at 8:17pm, 8:47pm, 9:17pm or 9:48pm. I will walk you to the correct bus stop. If you are driving, you should be able to park on Bradleys Head Road fairly close to Taronga Zoo Wharf. There are buses back to Taronga Zoo Wharf at 8:03pm and 8:16pm (Route 430) or 8:31pm, 9:01pm and 9:32pm (Route 247). What to Bring : • Good walking shoes or trainers • Water • Snacks • Insect Repellent • Torch (I hope to complete this walk in daylight, but this can't be guaranteed) • Warmer layers and a waterproof if the weather looks unsettled on the day. Walking Pace : Quite leisurely. We will check out the scenic viewpoints and keep a look out for interesting wildlife. Please remember to social distance and abide by the current COVID recommendations. We're not out of the woods yet! After Walk Pub: Buena Vista Hotel - Serves good food and drinks. Gratuity: There will be a $3 gratuity for this walk. By RSVPing to this meetup you agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions of Aussie Explorers that can be found here https://www.meetup.com/Aussie-Explorers/pages/28346396/Terms_and_Conditions_of_joining_Aussie_Explorers/ Please manage your RSVP, even if you are on the waitlist. If you don't turn up, then there will be an awkward silence when I call out your name and record you as a "no-show". If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Look forward to seeing you on this walk. Paul [masked]

Rose Bay to South Head (10km) EASY

Rose Bay Wharf

This walk combines the Hermitage Foreshore Track from Rose Bay to Vaucluse with the South Head Heritage Trail in Watsons Bay. Taking the 9:47am ferry from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay we meet up outside Rose Bay Wharf at 10:00am. We then begin the walk to the Hermitage Foreshore Track which we follow to Nielsen Park. We then continue through Parsley Bay to Watsons Bay where we have lunch. After lunch we walk the South Head Heritage Trail with panoramic views of the harbour and North Head. We also visit the famous ocean cliff, the Gap. From here we finish the walk by 1:30pm. This walk will be done at an average 4km/h easy pace. NOTE: We advise all members to download the COVIDSafe app before attending group events. Please ensure you abide by social distancing rules and wear a mask on public transport. If you are feeling unwell, have a cough, cold, fever, flu etc. please stay home! Limit of 30 people unless things change so please only RSVP if 100% committed to attend! Cancellations within 12 hours of the event will be marked as NO-SHOW. Accumulative NO-SHOW`s are banned from attending future events in respect of other members and COVID restrictions. Bring: a litre of water, hydralytes, snacks, lunch, sun protection, rain gear. There will be a $5 cash gratuity for this walk. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns:[masked]. SAFETY WARNING: Please stay away from cliff edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks and surfaces. Please stay within sight of the group at all times and do not walk in front of the leader. If you get lost you are on your own and must find your own way out. DISCLAIMER: Your health and safety is our priority and we take care to minimize risk and avoid accidents and injuries. However, Organizers and Hosts are not responsible for your health and safety and do not accept any liability for accidents and injuries that may occur during Meetup activities and events. Please take responsibility for your own safety and belongings. By RSVPing to this event you and your guests agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the Aussie Explorers Meetup group which can be found in the link below: https://www.meetup.com/Aussie-Explorers/pages/28346396/Terms_and_Conditions_of_joining_Aussie_Explorers

CITY SUNSET AND TWILIGHT WALK (Thursday)

Circular Quay - Wharf 2

A twilight walk of Sydney, watching Sunset over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, then watching the City lights come to life. This walk will take in The Opera House, Mrs Macquaries Chair, The Rocks, Dawes Point, Observatory Hill and Barangaroo. We will return to Circular Quay, or you may want a 🥂 with a World Class view. I know the spot. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your camera and a light jacket. There is a $5 cash gratuity for this walk. Please be mindful of others and practice safe social distancing. SAFETY WARNING: Please stay away from cliff edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks and surfaces. Please stay within sight of the group at all times. DISCLAIMER: Your health and safety is our priority and we take care to minimize risk and avoid accidents and injuries. However, Organizers and Hosts are not responsible for your health and safety and do not accept any liability for accidents and injuries that may occur during Meetup activities and events. Please take responsibility for your own safety and belongings. By RSVP to this event you and your guests agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the Aussie Explorers Meetup group which can be found in the link below: https://www.meetup.com/Aussie-Explorers/pages/28346396/Terms_and_Conditions_of_joining_Aussie_Explorers

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Walk postponed: North head NP CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE

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