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Walks Program

Date: Sat, 01/07/2017

  1. Title: Botany Bay to Cronulla incl Whale Watching - NOW FULLY BOOKED
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 01/07/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Helen Hindin
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Helen Hindin
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 14
    Ascents (m): 50
    Descents (m): 50
    Details:

    Starting in Botany Bay National Park and heading to the coast to spend some time at Cape Solander, one of Sydney's premier whale-watching spots, this walk then continues along the beach back to Cronulla via a short detour to Cape Bailey Lighthouse.

     

  2. Title: Hunters Hill Theatre: (A new venue for ANB theatregoers) "The Murder Room" by Jack Sharkey.
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 01/07/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
    Details:

    A tad flighty and nasty Mavis, is stuck in an unhappy marriage with her stodgy upper-crust husband Edgar.

    What's a woman to do?

    A spoof of all crime thrillers, and a counterballance to our previous play by Agatha Christie?

    There will be an opportunity for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Cost: Adults $30, Concession $28 (pensioners, seniors)

    Please book and pay by Thursday 8th June.

Date: Sun, 02/07/2017

  1. Title: Lane cove River Ramble
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 02/07/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: john renzenbrink
    To Book or ask questions: Contact john renzenbrink
    Distance (km): 17
    Ascents (m): 80
    Descents (m): 80
    Details:

    A varied circuit walk along the shores of the Lane Cove River.

    Most of it on bushland tracks, small sections of street.

    Start and finish near Hunters Hill Hotel, Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill.

    Historical sites, mangrove boardwalk, river scenery.

    Ready access to water, toilets, but no shops until the end.

Date: Sat, 08/07/2017

  1. Title: Moonlight walk - Marramarra NP
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 08/07/2017
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: liam heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact liam heery
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Details:

    A moonlight walk in the Marramarra NP, on fire trails and bush track. Experience the bush at night, starting in the dark and finishing in the wee hours of the next morning, Bring something to cook on the open fire or your own. Share a meal, platter or drink with your fellow night owls.

    Not to be taken lightheartedly, this is a "real" bushwalk and you need to be prepared with your night wits as well as torch, food and warm clothing. Learn what it's like if you're ever caught out unprepared.

    Due to the late finish car pooling will be required so numbers will depend on available drivers.

Date: Sun, 09/07/2017

  1. Title: Mt Kembla Circuit
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 09/07/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    This bushwalk incorporates the Ring and Summit tracks only (ie not the Bridle track).  Weather permitting you will get fabulous coastal views from the summit of Mt Kembla as well as visiting historic sites related to early mining activities plus a burrawang forest.  The climb up and down Mt Kembla is on a steep, narrow, potentially muddy, track, 220m ascent & descent.  Remainder of walk is on a mix of broad track, firetrail and paved road. 

    Numbers for this walk will be determined by availability of transport so, if you are willing to drive and give a lift to others, please let me know when booking.  A waiting list will be created pending transport availability.

Date: Sun, 16/07/2017

  1. Title: Walk: Bairne Track to Pittwater lookouts, Coasters Retreat & return. Ku-Ring-Gai Chase N.P.
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 16/07/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 157
    Descents (m): 157
    Details:

    Great lookouts with wonderful views over Pittwater.

    Mainly on fire trails with steep bush track down to Coasters Retreat & return.

  2. Title: Porters Pass, cafe lunch - Blackheath
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 16/07/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Richard Barnett
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Richard Barnett
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Details:

    Explore the lesser-known side of Blackheath near Kanimbla Valley. This walks packs a lot of punch in a short distance. Walk along Walls Ledge (a well known rock climbing site); down the side of a waterfall; across Colliers Causeway; up Porters Pass and through Centennial Glen. All on track, which may be narrow or eroded in parts.

    Starts at Blackheath Station. After the walk we'll go for lunch in a Blackheath cafe.

    7:22 train from Central (arriving Blackheath at 9:36) so that we aren't eating lunch too late.

Date: Sun, 23/07/2017

  1. Title: Milsons Point to Taronga Zoo walk
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 23/07/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Michele Mawer
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Michele Mawer
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Closing Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
    Details:

    A lovely walk through the suburbs of Kirribilli and Neutral Bay and then along the harbour from Cremorne Point to Taronga Zoo. Very scenic.

  2. Title: Crayfish Pool and Red Hand Caves Circuit-Lower Blue Mountains
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 23/07/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Suseela
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Suseela
    Maximum number of people: 15
    Distance (km): 15
    Ascents (m): 300
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    Enjoy the sights of the lower Blue Mountains, only one hour from Sydney.

    From the National Park office at Glenbrook, descend to Jellybean Pool and follow Glenbrook Gorge to the Causeway. Follow Camp Fire Creek circuit and gradually climb to the Red Hands car park.

    Take a worthwhile detour to Crayfish Pool for lunch. Enjoy a waterfall and a sandy beach. Return to the Camp Fire Creek track and stop to see Red Hands Cave with its significant Aboriginal rock art.

    The track to Crayfish Pool (1.8km) is steep and rough in parts. The rest of the walk is on good bush track and a small section of fire trail.

    Start and finish at Glenbrook Station. There will be a short drive to the National Park entrance if there are enough cars.

Date: Wed, 26/07/2017

  1. Title: Spring Program (September, October November) Time to think of activities
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Wed, 26/07/2017
    Grade: all
    Leader name: tba
    To Book or ask questions: Contact tba
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0

Date: Sat, 29/07/2017

  1. Title: Rouse Hill morning walk (Optional: Rouse Hill House & Farm, lunch)
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 29/07/2017
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Yuko
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Yuko
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    This loop walk starts from Connie Lowe Reserve, Rouse Hill to walk along the creeks and ponds where you may see water birds. We continue on to the bushland, reserves, and residential areas. After the walk, we may visit 'Rouse Hill House & Farm' (free entry with Sydney Museums Pass or $12 per adult) and/or lunch in a local eatery, depending on the level of interest.

  2. Title: Pymble Players: "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 29/07/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Details:

    "Diners at a dinner party are shattered by the unexpected appearance of an inspector investigating the death of a young woman."

    There is an opportunity for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Cost of play: Adults $30, Concession: $27 (pensioners & seniors)

    Please book & have payment reach me no later than Thursday 29th June & indicate interest in a pre-theatre dinner.

     

Date: Sun, 30/07/2017

  1. Title: Wondabyne to Woy Woy
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 30/07/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Denise Kruse
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Denise Kruse
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 15
    Ascents (m): 646
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    This walk takes us through the stunning Brisbane Water National Park with views of the Hawkesbury.  The walk is on well marked tracks and fire trails taking in Kariong Brook Falls and Mt Wondabyne.  And did I mention the walk through Woy Woy rubbish tip - a highlight!!!

     

    The walk is an easy grade 3 and will be a relaxed pace.

Date: Sat, 05/08/2017

  1. Title: Lake Macquarie Rogaine
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 05/08/2017
    Grade: 3-5
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Details:

    Rogaining is the skill of navigating as part of a team across a course using just a map and a compass to locate marked controls, each of which has a points value, the aim being to amass as many points as you can within the designated timeframe (6 hours in this case).  Think of it as a Treasure Hunt for bushwalkers. 

    This rogaine is a regular one that will be located somewhere around (but not in) Lake Macquarie.  As for all rogaines, the actual location and starting point is not divulged until after entries have been received.  This particular rogaine takes place on a Saturday, usually starting at noon and finishing at 6:00pm  A car camp on Saturday night, returning to Sydney on Sunday morning, is an option to consider when booking.

    Further information will be provided in July but, in the meantime, please contact me to be part of an ANB team or if you have any queries. 

Date: Sun, 06/08/2017

  1. Title: Meadowbank to Parramatta
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 06/08/2017
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Julie Armstrong
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Julie Armstrong
    Maximum number of people: 15
    Distance (km): 11
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Walk across the converted Rail Bridge at Meadowbank and alongside the Parramatta River to Parramatta. There is a small section of industrial area to walk through at Rydalmere. Optional lunch at the Albion Hotel. Ferry or Bus back to Meadowbank.

  2. Title: Berowra - Cowan via Berowra Waters
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 06/08/2017
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Richard Barnett
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Richard Barnett
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 450
    Descents (m): 450
    Details:

    This takes in two sections of the Great North Walk: Berkeley & Benowie tracks take us down to Berowra Waters where we'll pause before embarking on the climb up the Hawkesbury track to Cowan. There will be some great views across Berowra Creek, some creek crossings, and a fair bit of ascent & descent. We'll be on good bush tracks for the whole walk. Start at Berowra station, finish at Cowan station.

Date: Tue, 08/08/2017

  1. Title: firetrail 7 and wolgan pinnacle
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Tue, 08/08/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: harold thompson
    To Book or ask questions: Contact harold thompson
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200

Date: Sun, 13/08/2017

  1. Title: Taronga Zoo-Balmoral walk, Mudgee Food & Wine Fair at Balmoral Beach
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 13/08/2017
    Grade: 1 or 2
    Leader name: Suseela
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Suseela
    Maximum number of people: 15
    Distance (km): 7
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Join us for this popular annual event. Meet at the Taronga Zoo ferry wharf about 10am. Leisurely walk from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral through bushland, enjoying magnificent harbour views. Some minor ascents and descents.

    Relax at the Mudgee Food and Wine Fair at Balmoral Beach.

    Option to walk back to Taronga Zoo or get a bus from Balmoral.

    One way walk-6.5km, Grade 1

    Return walk-13km, Grade 2

  2. Title: Walk: Blackheath, Braeside walk, Govett's Leap to Pulpit Rock (& return), Pope's Glen Track. Blue Mountains N.P.
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 13/08/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 250
    Descents (m): 250
    Details:

    See gardens of flowering shrubs & scribbly gums, extensive views of the Grose Valley, a Blue Mountains Ash forest & ferns & sedges beside creeks.

    The walk is on urban streets & bush tracks (some rough & wet in places).

Date: Wed, 16/08/2017

  1. Title: Spring Program (September, October November + 2 weeks December) Closing date
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Wed, 16/08/2017
    Grade: all
    Leader name: tba
    To Book or ask questions: Contact tba
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0

Date: Sat, 19/08/2017

  1. Title: Genesian Theatre:"Emma" by Jane Austen
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 19/08/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Details:

    "The mischievous & matchmaking Emma (who has pledged never to marry) is struck by love where she least expects it."

    There is an opportunity for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Cost of play: Adults:30.65, Concession: $25.65 (pensioners, seniors & full-time students).

    Please book & have payment reach me no later than Thursday 20th July & indicate an interest in a pre-theatre dinner.

Date: Sun, 20/08/2017

  1. Title: Concord and Abbotsford foreshore walk
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 20/08/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Ed Youds
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Ed Youds
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 18
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Details:

    Join Ed (and Denise) on this 18 km walk joining the Kokoda Track, Concord foreshore walk and Hen and Chicken Bay, Abbotsford.  Where I hear you ask??  It is essentially walking from Rhodes to Abbotsford which is 18 km on well marked paths with some road walking and an option to drop out at the 9km mark.  The mark is an easy grade 3 but the pace will be brisk.

  2. Title: Mayingu Marrugu Aboriginal Place, Gardens of Stone area
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 20/08/2017
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Nick Collins
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Nick Collins
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 150
    Descents (m): 150
    Details:

    Formerly known as the Blackfellows Hand Cave area, this terrific region of pagodas, chasms, 'Temples of Doom', and great wilderness views, was first explored by our Club late last year. There will be a bit of  an exploratory element, a large off-track component, and some (smallish) rock scrambles. We'll visit the cave too. It's a nice area, and will one day hopefully be part of an enlarged Gardens of Stone National Park. It's a long drive out beyond Lithgow, so it'll be an early start, with car pooling from Sydney.

Date: Sun, 27/08/2017

  1. Title: Glutton & Coastal Walk
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 27/08/2017
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Charbèle
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charbèle
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Walk from Brighton Le Sands to Sans Souci – 10kms return (this will make up for all the yummy food we will ingest on the way).

    Most of the walking paths are adjacent to the beach with some street walk.

    1st gourmet stop will be at :

    La  Promenade Patisserie The Grand Parade Sans Souci for morning tea/coffee/chocolate/milkshakes & yummy cakes

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Promenade-Patisserie/194363010575720

    Lunch at:

    Dough & Bean Rocky Point Road Sans Souci (amazing Lebanese food)

    https://www.instagram.com/doughandbean/

     

  2. Title: Valley of Waters to Sublime Point, Blue Mountains NP
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 27/08/2017
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 1,000
    Descents (m): 1,000
    Details:

    Starting from Conservation Hut, take in Roberts, Gladstone & Copeland Passes, finishing at Sublime Point.  Lots of interesting views, waterfalls and historic sites along the way.

    Don't be fooled by the distance, this is a strenuous walk involving very rough tracks at times with several steep ascents and descents on slippery slopes.  High level of fitness required.

    Meet at Strathfield Square at 8:00am or Wentworth Falls station at 9:30am.   Numbers will be limited by transport availablility as a car shuffle is required so please indicate, when booking, if you are able to drive and offer a lift to other walkers.

Date: Mon, 28/08/2017

  1. Title: 5 Day Hike to Mt Giles, Central Australia with Trek Larapinta
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Mon, 28/08/2017
    Grade: 3 Medium
    Leader name: Sandra Parker
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Sandra Parker
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
    Details:

    I am keen to do a 5 day full pack walk with Trek Tours Australia to a remote, amazing and seldom walked area to the north of the Larapinta Trail, Mt Giles. I have hiked the Larapinta Trail and have always wanted to go back and explore further.

    I would like to do this as an independent trip but the logistics of water finding, getting to the start and from the finish, plus the best route to take in this little-walked area made me think Trek would be a more viable and relaxing option (We do carry the dehydrated food and personal needs, but Trek will do the cooking - breakfast, lunch, dinner - similar to a Willis' Walkabouts format)

    This trip is for anyone who has experience carrying a pack for multi day hikes and wants to venture more remotely into the spectacular desert area of Central Australia. Mt Giles (1389 m) is in the Chewings Range, and is the third highest mountain in the Northern Territory. We will hike cross-country to the base of Mt Giles over 2 days then climb to the top as a day trip on the third day to see the spectacular views across to Mount Sonder, Ormiston Gorge and Pound, and the surrounding ranges. We then hike back out via a different route for the last 2 days.

    For a detailed itinerary: Trek website: http://www.treklarapinta.com.au/LarapintaTrailTours/MtGiles.html

    We need 8 people to make the trip happen, 3 spots already taken. Please RSVP and pay deposit by end of June. This is a combined trip with another bushwalking club.

    My email address is avenchagirl@gmail.com

Date: Sun, 03/09/2017

  1. Title: Bella Vista Farm & Lakes walk
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 03/09/2017
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Yuko
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Yuko
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    This loop walk starts from Bella Vista Farm with a stroll around three small lakes nearby, finishing around lunch time. We are planning to join the guided tour of the homestead and explore farm buildings where you can meet sheep, then visit the lakes surrounded by Bella Vista business and residential districts, where ducks and water birds can be found. After the walk, you can join a group lunch to have delicious pizza from locally well-known "Georges Gourmet Pizzeria".

  2. Title: Walk: Pindar Cave. Brisbane Water N.P.
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 03/09/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 180
    Descents (m): 180
    Details:

    A walk with Spring wildflowers (hopefully), a lookout with distant views of the Hawkesbury River,

    a bush pool, a large overhang (Pindar Cave), & a waterfall.

    We walk on a fire trail & bush tracks with an initial steep ascent of 100 metres.

     

Date: Wed, 06/09/2017

  1. Title: Midweek Discovery Walk - Cumberland State Forest
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Wed, 06/09/2017
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Julie Armstrong
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Julie Armstrong
    Maximum number of people: 15
    Distance (km): 3
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    3kms walks include Forestry Trail, Plants Plus and Cafe at West Pennant Hills

Date: Sat, 09/09/2017

  1. Title: Hunter's Hill Theatre: "Letter from the General" by Maurice Mc Loughlin
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 09/09/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Details:

    A letter from a General at a time of revolution in 1950 has a profound effect for nuns in an orphanage; will they stay or go?

    Cost of play: Adults $30, Concession $28 (pensioners & seniors)

    There is an opportuniry for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Please book and have payment reach me no later than Thursday 10th August, and advise if interested in the dinner.

Date: Sun, 10/09/2017

  1. Title: Charles Darwin walk, Wentworth Falls
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sun, 10/09/2017
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Denise Kruse and Ed Youds
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Denise Kruse and Ed Youds
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 500
    Descents (m): 300
    Details:

    We are putting on this walk following a discussion with 2 members on a recent walk. 

    We are aiming to walk from Wentworth Falls Station to Conservation Hut via Charles Darwin walk and the National Pass.  So you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Blue Mountains, rainforest canopies and waterfalls.

     

    Although the Charles Darwin walk is easy the National Pass is challenging and is guaranteed to test your fitness.   The pace will be relaxed although you can race ahead with Ed.

Date: Sat, 07/10/2017

  1. Title: Genesian Theatre: "Figaro" by Charles Morey (based on the play "Le Mariage de Figaro" by Beaumarchais
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 07/10/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
    Details:

    This adaptation of Beaumarchais's play has been described by the New York Times as "Infectious", "Tart" and "Funny".

    Often overshadowed by the Operatic version, this hilarious romp remains tellingly relevant today.

    Cost of play: Adults: $30.65, Concession: $25.65 (pensioners, seniors & full-time students).

    There is an opportuniry for a pre-theatre dinner.

    Please book and have payment reach me no later than Thursday 7th September, and indicate if interested in the dinner.

Date: Sat, 02/12/2017

  1. Title: Christmas Party
    See map: Google Maps
    Date: Sat, 02/12/2017
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Charles Bowden
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Charles Bowden
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Rhodes

    3.00pm