• Walk in the Footsteps of Darwin. A walk, history & Lunch ....

    Wentworth Falls Station

    A$16.00

    This will be a leisurely walk along the beautiful & iconic Charles Darwin Track. The intent of the walk is to be an easy walk with a social & history flavor. Along the way I will present details of the life of Darwin....The author of one of the worlds greatest books.. "The Origin of the Species....." After the walk we will adjourn to the local RSL club for the roast of the day. The walk will be about 2 - 3 hours, although an extension to the midpoint of the falls or to Rocket Lookout will be available if time permits. As the RSL is a very small club, I need to book and pay for the event by the 11 June..hence no refunds after this date!! Please deposit the lunch payment of $16.00 into my account prior to the 10th June. Bruce Henderson ING BSB[masked] A/C[masked] Recommended train 7.24 am ex Central Arrives Wentworth Falls 9.16am.. I will re confirm the train details closer to the event given there is currently a lot of trackwork occuring on the mountains lines. We will commence the walk at 9.30 am. Details of the walk (excluding possible extension...) http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-wentworth-falls/charles-darwin-walk.html Basic walk Grade 3 - moderate...6 km.

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  • City to Surf Route without the crowds! June long weekend!

    St Mary's Cathedral Square

    We will cover the 14 kms route of the City to Surf! The route starts at Hyde Park near St Mary’s Cathedral and then winds its way through the Eastern suburbs all the way to Vaucluse where it does a U-turn down to Bondi Beach. A chance to enjoy the route without the crowds or start your preparation for the real event in August. From Bondi Beach there are various buses to Bondi Junction train station and the city. A great scenic walk! If 14 kms is too much for don’t worry there are plenty of opportunities to opt out of the walk. Bring your own lunch, we will find a nice place to stop along the way. There is a $5 fee to be paid at the beginning of the walk. Meet in front of St Mary’s Cathedral in College Street. See you there, Michelle

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  • Taronga Zoo Wharf to Chowder Bay

    Taronga Zoo

    A$5.00

    Light, easy and breezy...this is a sweet little walk that has a bit of everything, shady bushland, gorgeous harbour views and a cafe that serves excellent coffee at the end! The walk takes about 1.5 hours one way. We will do the return circuit back to Taronga Zoo Wharf, so 3 hours all up.

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  • I need to get back into the bush!!! Waterfalls - re run!! Springwood

    Empire Pass Circuit 9km. Grade 3 – 4. (Med to Hard) Approx 3.5 hours Train - Central - Leaves @ 8.25am. Arrives @ Lawson approx 10.12am. If coming by car, head west along the Great Western Highway, turn right into Badgery Cr, just before the road goes over the railway line at Lawson. Drive along Badgery Cr and turn right into Hughes Ave. Drive to the end of Hughes Ave. Walkers will be here by approx 10.30 after walking from the station. This is a 9 km 3.5 - 4 hour, grade 3 - 4 bushwalk, with approximately 300m ascent/descent. After the walk we will adjourn to a local cafe for a well deserved coffee. The trail will vary from fire trail to narrow tracks along the edge of gully’s, to creek crossing over some slippery rocks. Some of the tracks are a bit overgrown and I expect it may be wet and muddy. The Empire Pass Track was constructed in the early 1900s, and improved and re-opened on Empire Day, 1913, hence the name. It passes through a beautiful gully of temperate rainforest and visits several delightful waterfalls in the North Lawson area, including Dantes Glen, Fairy Falls, St Michaels Falls & Frederica Falls. Note There is a $5.00 gratuity for this event. Approximate route details :- http://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=803 HEALTH & SAFETY. Please remember that everyone is responsible for their own health and safety. Wear good enclosed bushwalking shoes/boots and long pants. Bring a backpack, picnic lunch/snacks a hat, sunscreen, rain jacket, first aid kit, necessary medication and at least 1.5L water. SAFETY WARNING. Please stay away from cliff/gully edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks. It is not worth the risk to get close to waterfalls or cliff edges to get a better photo, as you could be endangering the lives of yourself and other people. If you see any potential health or safety problems, please ask the people involved to be careful and not risk accidents or injuries to themselves or other people. By RSVPing to this event you and your guests agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the WWW Meetup group which can be found on the left side of the homepage in the about us section.

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  • Night Bush Walk (Six Foot Track)

    Megalong Valley

    A$250.00
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  • Blackheath to the iconic Pulpit Rock

    Blackheath Station

    A$5.00

    This walk is rated as a Grade 4, Hard, 5 hours, approx 14 km. Suggested train 7.24am ex Central, arrive Blackheath 9.38am. Our adventure will start at Blackheath railway stn; we will walk via Popes Glen to Pulpit Rock and return via the same route. The track will lead us through a diverse array of vegetation and offer some spectacular views of the Gross Valley....…views Charles Darwin called “stupendous”. Pulpit Rock (our lunch stop) is a dramatic blade of rock with several different viewing platforms jutting out into the valley ….giving sweeping views of vast forested gorges and magnificent Grose Valley below. After the walk we will adjourn to a local cafe for a well deserved coffee. There is a $5.00 gratuity for this walk http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-blackheath-/govetts-leap-loop.html http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-blackheath-/pulpit-rock-track.html These track notes given an idea of the walk; we will turn off prior to Govetts Leap. Any questions phone[masked]. HEALTH & SAFETY. Please remember that everyone is responsible for their own health and safety. Bring a backpack, lunch, snacks, a hat, sunscreen, rain jacket, first aid kit, necessary medication and at least 2 ltr water. Blackheath weather can be very changeable windy & cold, so please bring suitable layers. I would also recommend wearing suitable boots and long pants as Pulpit Rock and part of the track are very exposed to the sun and weather. SAFETY WARNING. Please stay away from cliff/gully edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks. It is not worth the risk to get close to waterfalls or cliff edges to get a better photo, as you could be endangering the lives of yourself and other people. If you see any potential health or safety problems, please ask the people involved to be careful and not risk accidents or injuries to themselves or other people. By RSVPing to this event, you and your guests agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the WWW Meetup group which can be found on the left side of the homepage in the about us section.

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  • Full Moon Night Bush Walk (Six Foot Track)

    Megalong Valley

    A$250.00

    This two-day adventure in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area starts with observing the nightlife of the Australian bush as we walk the 8km section of the famous Six Foot Track between the historic Megalong Cemetery and the Eco Lodge on Coxs River. Along the way, local guide Daniel Lewis will tell you about the amazing history of the track and its rich Aboriginal culture. You will spend the night at the Eco Lodge, enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning and have a swim in the Coxs River before Daniel guides you back to the cemetery. We will cook up all main meals for you during this trip. Day 1 - Friday On Friday at 18.00 we will meet for the start of our adventure at the Historic Megalong Cemetery, which is on the corner of Megalong Road and Aspinall Road, a sometimes steep and winding 20-minute drive south from Blackheath along the Megalong Road. There is car parking available. (Shuttle is available for those catching a public transport - see the bottom of this page) On our 8km night walk between the cemetery and the Eco Lodge, we will observe nocturnal animals and wild scenery during the various stages of light from sunset to twilight, dusk and finally moonlight. All of this will be accompanied by well-researched stories of the track and the Blue Mountains. Half way through we will serve camp oven kangaroo goulash full of native bush tuckers (mountain pepper, bush tomatoes, ground wattle seeds, salt bush) with a lemon myrtle & wattle seed damper. We will make some hot native sarsaparilla tea infused with finger limes. On arrival at the lodge, we will gather around the open fire to tell some more stories and taste local wine from the Six Foot Track’s own Dryridge Estate in the Megalong Valley. Day 2 - Saturday We will start the day with a buffet breakfast. You will have the opportunity to ask the Eco Lodge hosts, Pavel and Lucie, any questions about off-grid living. After breakfast, we will go for an optional dip in the Coxs River and explore a few special natural places there. Then Daniel will guide you back to your cars, telling stories centred around the history of the track and its natural beauty you can better observe during daylight. You will return to the cemetery at around 12.30pm. Just before you reach the Cemetary, you will have the option to pay a visit to the local wineries – Dryridge Estate and Megalong Creek Estate. Terms & Conditions and Other important information: The track is moderately hard, 8km long each way (approximately 4 hours at night and 2 hours during the day). The track is not suitable for young children under 12 years. The walk also includes crossing of Coxs River using a spectacular wire swing bridge. This can be challenging for people afraid of heights. What to pack: Solid, fully enclosed footwear, long trousers and a long-sleeve shirt, warm clothing, waterproof jacket, a minimum two litres of water, a torch with extra batteries, a towel, swimming costume and some snacks and toiletries and medications. What we provide: Red light head torch, accommodation with all beddings, drinking water at the eco lodge, main meals during this trip and drinks. The attendees must come to the meeting point by 18.00 pm at the latest – we cannot wait for anyone. If you are catching a train to Blackheath, we can pick you up from the Blackheath station at 17.35 pm and take you to the starting point of the walk. Please let us know in advance. Price per person is $250. All profits from these walks will go into bush regeneration at the Eco Lodge and along the Six Foot Track. To book, please contact us by email on [masked]. Places are limited to 10 people max. This walk will take place every month on the Friday closest to the full moon.

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  • A walk in the Mountains..Pope’s Glen Track, Govetts Leap & Breaside Track

    An excellent walk to experience some of Blackheath’s best views without the big climbs in and out of the Gross Valley. We will also encounter several waterfalls and very diverse vegetation and break for lunch at the iconic Govetts Leap Lookout. After the walk we visit one of the local cafés for a coffee. Recommended train Leaves Central @ 7.24 am Arrives at Blackheath @ 9.37 am If you drive, please meet the group on the highway side of the railway station. Bushwalk - Grade 4 HARD – approx. 4 1/2 hour’s 12.0 kms climb 450 meters For your further information .... however we will be starting with the Pope Glen Track. http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-blackheath-/braeside-govetts-and-pope-s-glen-track.html The end of the walk has an approximately 30 minute road walk back to Blackheath shops / railway station. There is a $5.00 gratuity for this event. Blackheath (aka Bleakheath for good reason!!) is over 1000m above sea level hence is many degrees cooler than Sydney and can be quite windy; please consider bringing a warmer/windproof layer. Grade 4 - Steeper, rougher terrain & may have off-track sections (no more than one quarter of the walk) or a longer distance track walk. Opportunity to explore and discover relatively undisturbed natural environments mostly along defined and distinct tracks. Tracks can be steep. There maybe short sections of rock scrambling involved, climbing over fallen trees and crossing creeks with slippery rocks. HEALTH & SAFETY. Please remember that everyone is responsible for their own health and safety. Wear good enclosed bushwalking shoes/boots and long pants. Bring a backpack, picnic lunch/snacks a hat, sunscreen, rain/wind jacket, first aid kit, necessary medication and at least 2.0L water. SAFETY WARNING. Please stay away from cliff/gully edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks. It is not worth the risk to get close to waterfalls or cliff edges to get a better photo, as you could be endangering the lives of yourself and other people. If you see any potential health or safety problems, please ask the people involved to be careful and not risk accidents or injuries to themselves or other people. By RSVPing to this event you and your guests agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the WWW Meetup group which can be found on the left side of the homepage in the about us section. Any questions give me a call[masked]. On the day[masked]

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  • Victory Track / Sassafras Gully – Faulconbridge - Springwood. Grade 4 HARD Walk

    This walk starts at Faulconbridge and follows the Victory Track & Sassafras Gully to Springwood. We will follow Glenbrook Creek and Magdala Gully passing a couple of waterfalls and lovely moss-covered rocks in the way. The walk will be predominantly in the shade but could be somewhat humid with the recent rain. Recommended train Leaves Central @ 8.24 am Arrives at Faulconbridge @ 9.48 am NOTE Not all mountains trains stop here!! There are no public toilets or shops at Faulconbridge. If you drive, I suggest you park at Springwood and get this train (9.44am) to Faulconbridge Bushwalk - Grade 4 HARD – 11.5 kms – 5 hours - climb 688 meters There will be a $5.00 gratuity for this walk. Grade 4 - Steeper, rougher terrain & may have off-track sections (no more than one quarter of the walk) or a longer distance track walk. Opportunity to explore and discover relatively undisturbed natural environments mostly along defined and distinct tracks. Tracks can be steep. There will be short sections of rock scrambling involved, climbing over fallen trees and crossing creeks (dry??) with slippery rocks. Check it out http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-springwood/springwood-to-faulconbridge.html NOTE WE WILL BE DOING THIS WALK IN REVERSE – FAULCONBRIDGE TO SPRINGWOOD NOTE… there are fall trees to climb over and several times we will cross the creek via slippery rocks. The track also passes some prickly (lawyer) vine hence I strongly recommend long pants, long sleeves and boots. After the walk we will adjourn to a local cafe for a coffee. HEALTH & SAFETY. Please remember that everyone is responsible for their own health and safety. Wear good enclosed bushwalking shoes/boots and long pants. Bring a backpack, picnic lunch/snacks a hat, sunscreen, rain jacket, first aid kit, necessary medication and at least 2.0L water. SAFETY WARNING. Please stay away from cliff/gully edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks. It is not worth the risk to get close to waterfalls or cliff edges to get a better photo, as you could be endangering the lives of yourself and other people. If you see any potential health or safety problems, please ask the people involved to be careful and not risk accidents or injuries to themselves or other people. By RSVPing to this event you and your guests agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the WWW Meetup group which can be found on the left side of the homepage in the about us section. Any questions give me a call[masked]. On the day[masked]

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  • The Gap to Bondi

    Robertson Park Rotunda

    A$5.00

    We'll start this gorgeous ever popular 2-3 hour walk by exploring Gap Bluff and then head down along the cliffs and coastline overlooking the Tasman Sea, through Vaucluse, Dover Heights and on to Bondi....it is approximately 7.7 k's and pretty easy going...with lots of great places for coffee/lunch at Bondi...and a swim! Getting there: Bus or ferry to Watson's Bay. The Rotunda is in the middle of Robertson Park about half way from the ferry wharf to Military Road Bus Terminus. See you there. Michelle

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