What we're about

Aussie Explorers formerly Sydney 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 in a group.

We travel using public transport, explore the more remote areas by arranging car pooling with no area left unexplored, 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?

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+)

Jagungul Wilderness Huts Snowies 4 day Easter adventure part 1

This is part 1 of a 2 part adventure in the Snowies, combining Easter Holidays with Anzac day do one or both up to you! Round Mountain Hut walking track winds through the Jagungal Wilderness Area in central Kosciuszko National Park. A great Snowy Mountains walk, it offers view and spring wildflowers on its way to the rustic hut. Enjoy the exquisite scenery and fascinating alpine heritage along Round Mountain Hut walking track. Starting from the signposted trackhead off Swampy Plains Road, this short summer Snowy Mountains walk takes you through a beautiful subalpine habitat into Jagungal Wilderness Area. The corrugated iron hut boasts historic remnants from yesteryear and makes a scenic spot for a picnic, before you head back along the same track. If you’re walking between April and October, take a good look at the olive-barked black sallee trees – their star-shaped clusters of flower buds are simply beautiful. This 4 day walk is for experienced walkers only starting at the head of Round Mountain Trail walk to Deschkos Hut and camp overnight, then on to Valentines hut the cutest hut in Kosciusko National Park... Camp overnight then explore Valentines Falls before walking back to Okeefe's hut my favourite amazing history all over the walls inside! Next day we walk back our cars at head of Round Mountain trail crossing the Tumut river for a late exit at the trail head. Walking distances vary each day but about 14km-21km per day, a few climbs just for good measure and we will top Mt Jagungal too! Finish time will be just after lunch on last day walking out to round mountain trail head for a drive to next destination or home! Day 1 drive from Sydney to Adaminaby stay overnight Day 2 drive to Round Mountain trail head about 1.5 hours walk into Jagungal Wilderness Area and on to Derschkos Hut 15km Day 3 Deschkos Hut to Grey Mare Hut and on to Valentines hut (if we can go via Pretty Plain hut we may) 18km Day 4 Visit Valentines Falls then walk out to Okeefe's Hut 21km Day 5 Walk out from Okeefe's Hut to Round Mountain Trail head and cars, drive on to next destination or home 14km Start/finish of the walk is here: https://goo.gl/maps/kEMFTCjQJXs The walk is subject to change as conditions vary each part of the day in Kosciusko National Park. Warning: Be prepared for snow and cold conditions... Medium grade walking as some hills and water crossings, also weather can make it a hard walk but its an amazing experience walk in remote areas in the Alpine region of Australia What to bring, Easter can bring snow, especially high up, huts are not for sleeping in we can cook in them but tents are where we sleep, water available at the huts or rivers but also plenty of creeks to draw water from along the way. Meals for 3 full days just in case we get stuck somewhere, plus the two half days start and finish snacks and wet weather gear. It can also be cold in the snowies especially at night so be prepared... 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 however as this is a weekend away travelling, exploring different areas and hiking in the great outdoors accidents happen, please take responsibility for your own safety and your belongings.

Join Ted for an Epic Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 days Easter 2019 Adventure!

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MASCOT

I really feel like climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp. How about you? Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity — beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, the qualified, full support staff who will accompany us on this trek will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world! This is an organised tour through G Adventures and yes, there will be porters and we will stay in Tea Houses each night! Please note that we will be purchasing meals each evening, which is the best option as it allows flexibility with menu choice. As a guide, meals typically cost AUD $2-$3 for dinner The price for this trek is discounted for Sydney Explorers, if booked through Discovery Travel. Currently on sale for $1,727.00 the discount price is $1,641.00 Please note that members who have not paid a deposit within 7 days of their RSVP will be removed from this meetup event. Is this tour for you? Travel Style: Active - Hiking, trekking. Service Level: Basic - Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; optional activities. Physical Rating: 5 - Challenging with serious high-altitude hikes. Trip Type: Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10 Once you have RSVP please send an email to [masked] with your name as it appears in your passport, mobile number and date of birth. David will send you a discounted invoice for payment. Important Safety Note: Travel insurance for high altitude trekking & helicopter evacuation is compulsory. Please let David know if you want a discounted quote. We arrive in Kathmandu on 19 April 2019 and depart from Kathmandu for Sydney on 3 May 2019, unless you wish to extend your stay. Members can arrange their own international flights, or ask David for suggested flight bookings through Discovery Travel. Full tour details can be found here: https://www.gadventures.com.au/trips/everest-base-camp-trek/4151/ Members should pay very close attention to all of the items which you are required to bring, and which are set out in the above G Adventure web page. Members who turn up at Kathmandu without all of the required equipment and clothing, etc, may not be permitted to proceed to Mount Everest. Event Leadership: David will not be leading this group. You are stuck with Ted as your leader! The entire trek is, of course, managed by qualified Everest mountain guides and porters from G Adventures and is a public operated tour, so attendance is not limited to Sydney Explorers members. 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 however as this is a weekend away travelling, exploring different areas and hiking in the great outdoors accidents happen, please take responsibility for your own safety and your belongings.

Special ANZAC Loftus to bundeena via Winifred Falls 18 km Medium

Loftus Train Station

A$5.00

Hello All I will be part of the 2019 OXFAM 100KM if you want to support my team: https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/my/team/33959 This hike is classifed as medium (due to elevation 1400 m)and the distance (20km)Following well-maintained bush tracks and service trails, this walk descends into the Royal NationalPark, to a spectacular set of pools and cascading falls on South Western Creek. The Royal National Park Information Centre (audley), is 1/3 of this walk and is a great spot for a quick break before continuing to the falls. From Winifred Falls we will keep going on a track to bundeena. In bundeena we will decide if we have time to get a slice of this wedding cake :) before catching the ferry to Cronula (you will need cash to catch it $6.70) By RSVP to this meetup you agree to and are bound by terms and conditions of Sydney Explorers which can be found here ( http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Explorers/pages/Terms_and_conditions_of_Joining_Sydney_Explorers/ ) Sydney 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 however as this is a weekend away travelling, exploring different areas and hiking in the great outdoors accidents happen, please take responsibility for your own safety and your belongings.

Palm Beach to Manly 33km

Palm Beach

A$5.00

Beautiful coastal walk exploring the beaches and coves of North Sydney distance is 33km there are some short climbs/hills involved. 1 heartbreak hill up to a lookout point but optional... Average walking pace about 5km per hour so medium walking pace, however as this is 33km need to keep it up the whole way, opt out points along the way. Start Palm Beach and head up over the headland to Whale Beach, Avalon Beach, Bilgola Beach on through Mona Vale along Newport and down into Narrabeen into Dee Why Curl Curl and finally into Manly for a cold beer! 33km Give or take a couple... Make sure you have plenty of snacks think carbs/sugar as protein takes too long to process. Do not skip salt... Your body requires energy to complete longer walks... Trainers are ok but bring a jacket in case of a change of weather and 2l of water, plenty of places to top up along the way, no food/coffee stops along the way though! Plenty of opt out points along the way, stops are short 5min for water/loo stops with a longer stop for lunch. By RSVP this meetup you agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions of Sydney Explorers which can be found here ( http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Explorers/about/ )(scroll to bottom of page) Sydney 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 however as this is a weekend away travelling, exploring different areas and hiking in the great outdoors accidents happen, please take responsibility for your own safety and your belongings.

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