What we're about

Hi and welcome to our club. We have a varied program with lots to offer to active people looking for fun and friendship in the great outdoors. There is plenty to choose from with outdoor activities such as bushwalking, sailing, cycling, kayaking & snorkelling plus weekends away staying at hostels or car camping while on the social side we have restaurant nights, theatre parties, trivia nights and picnics. The club is open to everyone aged 18 and above. People looking for a full and active involvement are welcome.

We have no joining or membership fees as we receive funding from YHA in appreciation of some general maintenance work that we do at the Hawkesbury Heights (North Springwood) Hostel.

We trust that you will find something of interest and hope to see you soon.

For information on YHA Australia (http://www.yha.com.au/about/), membership (http://www.yha.com.au/membership/) and hostels and bookings (http://www.yha.com.au/hostels/) go to http://www.yha.com.au .

Upcoming events (5+)

Camping weekend to see glow worms @ Gambells Rest Campground ⛺️🎇🚶🏽‍♂️🐛🐛 🐛

Bundanoon Visitor Info: https://bundanoon.com.au/ Gambells Rest Campground: The campground is only a hop skip and a jump from the town of Bundanoon. This is a gorgeous, quiet campground – surrounded by mountains and wildlife and what’s even better, Glow Worm Glen is right around the corner. Glow Worm Glen: One of the great evening activities for visitors is a trip down to Glow Worm Glen. The best time to see the glow worms is from December to February. Info on the glow worms: https://bundanoon.com.au/glow-worm-glen/ ITINERARY Saturday, 23 Feb (12noon - 3pm): Pitch the tents upon arrival & check out campground facilities etc. Sausage sizzles lunch is provided. 3.15pm - 4.45pm: We will visit Bundanoon village centre for a walkabout (10 mins drive from the campsite), checking out grocery shop, coffee shop or a pub for a drinks or early dinner etc. 5pm - 7pm: Back at the campsite. In the evening after dinner around 7.15pm, we will go for a sunset walk (7km return medium walk with lots of stairs) to see the charming Glow Worm Glen. Returning to the campsite around 10pm (depending how long we will spend time at the glen) the same way. Please bring jumper or warm jacket, torchlight or headlight for this walk. For those who are driving straight to the glen, please park at the top end of William Street. Glow Worm Glen Walk: https://canberranoticeboard.com.au/glow-worm-glen-walk-bundanoo-nsw/ Sunday 24 Feb: After breakfast (around 10.30am), we will walk to Fairy Bower Falls about 6 km return trip, medium walk to the bottom of the falls with 50 steep stairs. Please wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes as the trails can be slippery when wet. It may takes 3-4 hours depending on how long we stop for a rest, picnic, swim etc. Please bring swimmers if you wish to swim. Fairy Bower Falls Walk: https://pioneerwalks.com.au/walk/fairy-bower-falls/ We aim to leave home from the campground before 4pm. Others may want to leave after breakfast or go for a short walk from the campground or visit a nearby winery instead. What to bring: Comfortable walking/hiking shoes, swimmers, sunscreen, hat, jumper/jacket, food, drinks, coffee mug, torch or head light, tent, sleeping bag or warm blankets etc. IMPORTANT: To secure your camping spot (small area with only 10 campsites), please book your own campsite at: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/gambells-rest-campground Cost: $17 for two persons per night and $8 park entry fee per vehicle per day. If you like to glam it up staying at hotel/motel or guesthouse in town, pls book directly with the establishment or through booking agents - Trivago, booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Airbnb etc. Please update comments if you need a lift with shared petrol cost. Also please update if you do not have a tent and would like to share or hire a tent. I created this event as the glow worms peak generally between Dec to Feb. Other Meetup groups event may requires 4WD, an experienced or intermediate hikers scrambling through rocks or more challenging walk (overnight walk carrying all camping gears - which means no toilet!) in the Blue Mountains or further afield to see the glow worms. Some parts of the trails may require to swim to the other side in the cave in pitch dark. However, for this particular event, all are welcome. No camping or walking experience required (easy/medium) although the walk have lots of stairs. Gratuity: $10 gratuity towards research, planning, preparation and execution of this event. Sausage sizzles, coffee, tea, milk & light breakfast (cereal & fresh fruits) will be provided. Please bring cash on the day. Please note - you are responsible for looking after your own health and safety. You must also take care not to put other people at risk. This is a joint event with other groups. Please only RSVP if you are 💯% committed to attend. Looking forward seeing you there. Norra 😎[masked] (text only)

SEE The Inner City Charm (formerly known as the Amazing Race)

Explore this beauty of a Gem! (in this inner city) SEE (Sydney’s Exploring Escapades) is Sightseeing in Sydney with a twist……imagine Sightseeing combined with the Amazing Race & the Scavenger Hunt! Come, join us where our adventures will have you exploring Sydney & its surrounds and meeting new people. No one is a stranger at SEE! Every SEE event throughout the year is different as you discover or rediscover the diverse parts of Sydney - each with their own adventure with new challenges and possibilities! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: HOW DO I SIGN UP? RSVP yes on the Meetup site. If you are unable to attend, please do change your rsvp to no. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $15 is payable by cash on the day. The fee goes towards the research, planning, administration and execution of the event. HOW DOES IT WORK? Everyone is allocated into teams (teams on average are a size of 5). It’s fine if you don’t know anyone, we’ll sort it out on the day. By the end of the day you will know your team oh so well! You are welcome to bring friends. If you’re feeling energetic or feel like a casual day – we will find a team for you! Tasks will be distributed which will outline the rules and the processes for the day which will gain points – points win prizes. The event will go into the early evening, between 530pm to 600pm. If you are only able to participate for part of the event, that is fine – let me know on the day. At the conclusion of the event you are welcome to stay on at the bar for dinner or drinks and get acquainted with more people! Prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event. WHERE IS THE FINAL DESTINATION? The final destination will be at Low 302 Crown Street, Surry Hills. WHAT DO I BRING? A fully charged camera or phone. Our adventures will include public transport, so please bring a charged up Opal Card with minimal Sunday supplement cost. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Please dress comfortable including very comfortable shoes – you may be turned away if you are not wearing appropriate footwear. Gym gear is not required. Slip, Slop and Slap (for the non Aussies – this means slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat). Please wear lots of sunscreen! IS THERE ANY PHYSICAL RESTRICTIONS? No, whilst there is some walking involved, you don't have to be the fittest person to take part in this event. IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT? As long as you are over 18, there is no age limit. WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER? If it rains, we will still proceed. It’s rained a few times at previous events & it has never been cancelled. For confidentiality reasons I do not provide my phone number, however our exact location is noted so we won’t be hard to find. If there is any updates to be provided, it will be noted on the noticeboard. TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS: "Thanks Lu for organising such great events! I was new to Sydney & Australia when I started attending them and your events really helped me to navigate the city, learn about cool spots to return to, and meet heaps of great friends. Really appreciate it!" Itiah "Really enjoyed the day, fantastic activity and astute organisation. Had a ball! :)" Mike "Wow lots to do and plenty of fun great outing" Jerome "Thank you for hosting, had an amazing day and got to meet some great people! :)" Jenny "That was a great day despite the relentless rain. Thanks team Juice. Thank you Lu for organising it." Siobhan "Was amazing! Had a lot of fun, can't wait till the next one!! And thanks heaps Lu for organising!!" Tyler "Really well organised event and lots of fun Lu. Thanks for organising." Sandy "Such a fun way to explore the city and be out & about on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!" George "Thanks Lu for an awesome day! Very proud of the team that I was on to achieve the place that we got. Cant wait for the next one!" Aaron

Catamaran learn to sail Lake Macquarie (camping)

Email Mark directly after RSVP'ing

Enjoy pretty Lake Macquarie while zipping along on our 18-foot catamaran and getting a good introduction to sailing. More exciting than being on a yacht ! You must email me (Mark Lovi) directly (to [masked] ) as well as RSVP on Meetup. If RSVP's have not yet opened, email me to register your interest. If you have queries, please email me directly. COST: Sailing fee $ 70, camping $ 16.50, lift $ 30 tent hire $10 PLEASE ADVISE the following when emailing - this is to help organise the weekend. * Contact phone no * Do you have your own tent (we can hire for $ 10) * You need your own sleeping bag (we cannot lend these) * Do you have your own vehicle. We will try to car pool when possible. * If you need a lift (cost $ 30), what area in Sydney do you live in ? WHO WE ARE:We are a long-established sailing group run by the YHA. We hold sailing weekends every 4 weeks where we get some regular members attending (who don't RSVP on Meetup) plus a number who contact us through Meetup. NO SAILING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. Catamaran sailing is a fun and exciting way to experience the water, as the boats zip along in the wind. The boats are easy to sail and offer a good opportunity for anyone who wants to learn or experience sailing by getting some practice on either handling the jib, trapezing (hanging out the side of the boat on a harness) or skippering. We are not a "racing" group, we just like to be on the water and away from Sydney for a weekend, taking it easy. These are not yachts, these are smaller 18-foot/16-foot catamarans. We are on a lake, not the open ocean, so you don't get seasick. We also have kayaks if people want to paddle. The caravan park has an enclosed camp kitchen with electric BBQ's, microwave, fridge, so you don't need to bring cooking gear, just food/utensils. We drive to a caravan park on Lake Macquarie where we rig the boats. We sail on Saturday, camp Saturday night at the caravan park, then sail on Sunday until 4:00. Normally we take turns - one crew out on the water, with one crew waiting on shore.

Movie: Captain Marvel + Lunch

Event Cinemas George Street

"Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races." Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHxvxdRnYc Session time: 3.45pm (VMAX session) Tickets: You can purchase your tickets online at https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/Orders/Tickets#sessionId=[masked] Please get your tickets on either row S or T if you wish to sit together. Meeting point: We will meet at 3.30pm outside VMAX 2 (it is inside the cinema. Ask one of the ushers if you aren't sure). Lunch & Gelato: We will meet for lunch at 2pm at Ipoh On York (89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000). We will head for some gelato after the movie. Looking forward to meeting you all. Any queries, please ask. Thanks =)

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