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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+)

Near Full Moon Walk (waning Gibbous) - 80% Spit Bridge to Manly walk 9kms -

Carpark - North End of Spit Bridge

A$5.00

Please do not click not going unless already RSVP Sorry Guys the Moon will be one day off its glorious best - 90 odd percent visible IDEALLY HEAD LAMPS FOR NIGHT WALKING - This is one of my favourite all seasons walks, Spit Bridge to Manly we will start at Spit Bridge, and take the coastal track onto Manly Wharf where our walk will finish, But if we would like to have a social chat and or a drink at one of the many pubs in Manly lets do it. #Sorry Guys we wont be seeing the above image in this glorious light *Please NOTE we will need - Ideally HEAD LAMPS - Relatively easy walk some uneven ground and short climbs distance around 9km finish in Manly for a cold drink/Dinner or hot chocolate depending on the weather! The Spit to Manly walk is a classic Bushwalk on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The walk follows a well-maintained track and provides beautiful views over Middle Harbour. This walk is great for those looking for exercise or just a stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour. If you have time, the Sidetrips down to Grotto Point and up to Arabanoo Lookout are definitely worth the effort. There are also a few places to get a bite to eat along the way Please bring , Snacks, at least 1/2 L of Water, HEAD TOURCH Rain Jacket in case of a change in weather, Warm Clothes for the finish, Sturdy Walking Shoes and a sense of fun and adventure. # Transport options visit http://www.131500.com.au please see the link below for # Buses leaving from Wynyard: https://tp.transportnsw.info/nsw/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2 # Buses leaving from Chatswood: https://tp.transportnsw.info/nsw/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2 With options 2 and 3 your best ones. Busses normally leave the City (Wynyard) on the half hour to the North Shore, there will also be plenty of busses leaving Manly for your ride home - From George St before Quay St, Haymarket (Stop[masked]) to Mosman service to Spit Junction/ Spit Bridge, Military Rd, Mosman (Stop[masked]) I Carry a First Aid Kit and PLB on all my walks - By RSVP this meetup you agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions of Sydney Explorers for more information click http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Explorers/about/ This is an outdoor activity walking over rough terrain and uneven walking paths, roads with traffic and multiple use paths, you are responsible for your own safety and belongings.

Royal National Park 28km Coastal Track. Be active, healthy & happy! โ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ™‚โ›ฐ๏ธ

Otford to Bundeena: Royal National Park Coastal Walk. 28km ๐‘๐๐ ๐‚๐Ž๐€๐’๐“ ๐–๐€๐‹๐Š This is Sydney's premier coastal walk, taking us through the world's second oldest national park, the magnificent Royal National Park, Sydney. @7.28AM our starting point is the village of Otford, at the southern end of the RNP. From Otford Station we have a steep climb out of Otford Valley, to the RNP entrance, at Otford Lookout. Our first stop will be about 2.5 hours in, for a break at Garie Beach. From there we push on to Wattamolla Beach, another 2.5 hours walk, where we will have a lunch break. From Wattamolla, itโ€™s another solid 2.5 hours walk to Bundeena where we can catch the 3pm Ferry across Port Hacking to Cronulla Railway Station. Distance: 28 km Type of walk: This classic walk is a full day adventure filled with great natural beauty, coastal tracks, a rich diversity of pristine eco-systems and abandoned beaches. There are some moderate climbs. Difficulty: HARD.โš ๏ธ, Because of the distance and because we must maintain a good pace all day. We will be winding through forest, up and down headlands and crossing long beaches. A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED.โš ๏ธ โš ๏ธNO EARLY EXIT POINTS.โš ๏ธ. If you attend you must commit to finishing the entire distance. Walking Pace: We will maintain a steady pace all day and average 4-4.5km per hour. Meeting Place & Transport: Our train leaves Central Station Platform 25 at 6.29AM. We will muster (space permitting) in the second last carriage, upper deck. As Otford has a short platform, please be sure to travel in one of the last 4 carriages. We arrive at Otford Station at 7.28AM. Transport back is by Ferry across Port Hacking to Cronulla Railway Station for the 45 minute service back to the City. All transport is Opal Card, except the Ferry which is currently $6.80. Please bring cash change to purchase your ticket on board the Ferry. What to bring: Good walking shoes/boots or trainers; 2-3 litres of water; hydrolytes; two snacks and one lunch; light rain jacket depending on conditions; sunscreen and a cap or hat with a wide brim. Positive attitude. Gratuity: There will be a $5 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/ If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. I look forward to seeing you on this walk. I will post my mobile number closer to the day. Mark F.๐Ÿ˜Ž

Narrow Neck Tarros ladder Car Camp Perry's Look Down hike to Acacia Flat/ Sunday

Please do not click not going unless already RSVP We will need to arrange a car pool from the station, taxis may be required if not enough cars for the shuttle, This walk follows the Glenraphael Drive management trail along Narrow Neck, enjoying plenty of great views of the Jamison Valley and across to Mount Solitary. The climb down Taro's ladder requires skill, and much care and caution should be used. There are plenty of pleasant spots to rest along the way. As this walk follows the management trail, there are likely to be people on mountain bikes sharing the area. A long walk mainly along fire trails but gives fantastic views over the valley, at the end climb down Tarros Ladder have a quick explore before heading back up the fire trail - to our start point Medium/ Hard (because of distance) grade and around 25km so a LONG WALK, please be confident you can walk this distance, Also you will need to bring lunch, snacks, at least 2L of water, sunblock, jacket in case of a change in weather and sturdy walking shoes/boots. we will finish around 4pm ish depending on our pace and how stops we make ### we will then Camp after this walk at Perry's Look Down Camp Site - ( Black heath) this is CAR CAMPING / Great Location with great views as the next day we will do the Perry's Look Down Walk to Acacia flat - 10km. approx Getting there: Central station / Blue Mountains line Central station - 05:48 Katoomba - 07:50 Note - i will update transport closer to the date We will need some people driving so we can do the short car pool from Katoomba station to the start point Important note: "Aussie Explorers, its organisers and leaders accept no liability during this meetup event. As this event requires hiking in remote areas, leaders will try to ensure the safety and wellbeing of members at all times however, accidents may happen. Please take responsibility for your own safety and your belongings. By RSVP to this meetup you agree with and are bound by the terms and conditions of Aussie Explorers please click here for more information (http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Explorers/pages/Terms_and_conditions_of_Joining_Sydney_Explorers/)

Chatswood to Parramatta (31km, Easy)

Chatswood

This walk is a combination of two riverside walks โ€“ Lane Cove River and Parramatta River. Weโ€™ll meet at Chatswood Station at 8:00 am and go down to the Lane Cove National Park where we join the Great North Walk. First part of the walk we will follow Lane Cove River to Hunters Hill. From there weโ€™ll cross suburban area to Parramatta River and weโ€™ll continue along the river all the way to Parramatta. We will have a few stops on our way including lunch break in Putney. The plan is to complete the walk by no later than 5:30pm, with a tasty beer (or any other cold drink) at The Woolpack Hotel. Distance: 31 km Type of Walk: riverside, rugged bush tracks, local roads. Difficulty: Easy. Walking Pace: We will maintain a steady pace all day and must average about 4 km per hour to finish on time. Meeting Place and Transport: 8:00 am at Chatswood Station. Train from Parramatta back to the City. What to bring: Good walking shoes/boots or trainers; 1.5 โ€“ 2 litres of water, refill available along the way; hydralytes; two snacks and one lunch; light rain jacket depending on conditions, torch. Gratuity: There will be a $5 gratuity for this walk. Pub: The Woolpack Hotel. 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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