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Walks Program

Date: Fri, 21/12/2018 to Wed, 26/12/2018

  1. Title: FULLY BOOKED - Christmas in Clancy Ski Lodge, Smiggin Holes, Snowy Mountains - 5 nights
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    Date: Fri, 21/12/2018 to Wed, 26/12/2018
    Grade: 1-5
    Leader name: Catharina Muller
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Catharina Muller
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Details:

    THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

    I'm seeking 7 or more people to join me at Clancy Ski Lodge this Christmas for a 5-night stay.

    The lodge is located at Smiggin Holes, which is close to Perisher and approx. 7 hours drive from Sydney.

    There are lots of walks to do such as the Lakes Walk with great views or you can climb Mount Kosciuszko. You can arrange your own activities or walking or just stay in and read a book!

    It's about an hour's drive to Thredbo if you want to take the ski lift or explore the area. It's a 30 minute drive to Jindabyne for local shopping.

    The lodge is very comfortable with 12 bedrooms (sleeping up to 32 people) with single and bunk beds, its own bathrooms, heating, a kitchen with dining area, stoves, fridges, games room with pool table, fire place, coffee machine, cupboards for storage and a freezer. The lodge also has a laundry with washing machine and dryer.

    Cost per person is $250 on a twin share basis, or $375 if you don't want to share a room (though I'm trying to negotiate with the owners on this).

    If you want to join please let me know by December 4.

    If 8 people or more are interested FULL PAYMENT will be required by December 4.

Date: Sun, 23/12/2018

  1. Title: North Head Circuit
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    Date: Sun, 23/12/2018
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Andrea McDonnell
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Andrea McDonnell
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 100
    Descents (m): 100
    Details:

    Walk starts at Manly Wharf and visits many highlights of North Head including Quarantine Station and Cemetery, former School of Artillary, cliff tops and beaches. There will swimming opportunities and we will likely find a spot for a pre Christmas drink on our return to Manly (or you can finish off your Christmas shopping). 

Date: Sun, 30/12/2018

  1. Title: Lapstone, Glenbrook, Zig-Zags, lookouts, and secret tunnels
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    Date: Sun, 30/12/2018
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Nick Collins
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Nick Collins
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 280
    Descents (m): 230
    Details:

    We'll explore some historic. scenic, and secret spots in the Lapstone and Glenbrook areas.

Date: Sun, 06/01/2019

  1. Title: Explore Wentworth Cave, Grose River, Blue mountains NP
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    Date: Sun, 06/01/2019
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 400
    Descents (m): 400
    Details:

    Following the Donna Track we will drop down into the Grose River and follow it 1 klm downriver to the junction of Wentworth Creek, where Wentworth's cave is located.

    The cave was used as a base for the cutting in of the engineers track in the late 1800's.

    Once off Donna's track, the going is very steep and requires numerous rock scrambles. All of this section is off track, including on the Grosew River.

    We will return the same route.

Date: Thu, 10/01/2019

  1. Title: Thursday Survey walk: Victoria Brook and Odin Head
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    Date: Thu, 10/01/2019
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Nick Collins
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Nick Collins
    Maximum number of people: 8
    Distance (km): 8
    Ascents (m): 200
    Descents (m): 200
    Details:

    A scenic and interesting exploration of an area to the north of Mount Victoria. It is largely off-track, and there could be some slightly scrambly or exposed bits, but nothing too scary I think. There are caves, canyons, and waterfalls to see, and the view from Odin Head should be excellent. Early start, with a car pool from Sydney.

Date: Sun, 13/01/2019

  1. Title: Walk: Furbers Steps to Ruined Castle via Giant Landslide. Blue Mountains
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    Date: Sun, 13/01/2019
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 14
    Ascents (m): 120
    Descents (m): 120
    Details:

    An undulating and mainly shady walk through rainforest on an historic horse drawn coal railway track.

    The walk passes over the debris from the 1931 Giant Landslide which is rough in parts with some easy scrambling.

    We eventually arrive at the natural feature of the Ruined Castle and ascend a steep and short scramble of 80 metres to its summit for great views.

Date: Tue, 15/01/2019

  1. Title: Committee meeting
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    Date: Tue, 15/01/2019
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Paul Monaghan
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Paul Monaghan
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    Come and join in our Committee meeting.

    All members are welcome to contribute or just see how your organisation is run.

    You'd never know, you might even want to become a committee member and that would be great.

    Meeting will be held in Surry Hills, if any member wishes to attend, you must confirm attendance in advance.

    6.30pm

Date: Wed, 16/01/2019

  1. Title: Walk: Rhodes Station return via Cabarita and ferry
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    Date: Wed, 16/01/2019
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 9
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    A level walk starting with the Kokoda track and following the shores of Brays, Yaralla, Majors & Kendall Bays to Cabarita wharf.

    The ferry will take us to Wentworth Point for a cafe/restaurant lunch.

    Afterwards it is a short walk back to Rhodes station via the shared pedestrian/cycle bridge over Homebush Bay.

     

Date: Sun, 20/01/2019

  1. Title: Springwood loop via Martins Lookout and Batman Track
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    Date: Sun, 20/01/2019
    Grade: 4
    Leader name: Richard Barnett
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Richard Barnett
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 14
    Ascents (m): 400
    Descents (m): 400
    Details:

    From Springwood we use the Sassafras Gully Track to reach Sassafras Creek. Following this down past Perch Ponds, we climb up to Martins Lookout where we can enjoy the views & have lunch (well-earned after the steep ascent). We return to Springwood via Martins Lookout Trail, Batman Track, & Fairy Dell Track.

  2. Title: Looking Glass Bay Ku-Ring Gai NP
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    Date: Sun, 20/01/2019
    Grade: 5
    Leader name: Liam Heery
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Liam Heery
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 400
    Descents (m): 400
    Details:

    From Cowan station we will visit the Aboriginal carvings just off the Jerusuelm Bay track, and then head into the bush to link up with Looking Glass Spur and follow it to where it overlooks Cottage Point.

    The majority of this walk will be off track and unsurveyed, so an excellant oppertunity to try out off track walking close to Sydney if you haven't tried it before.

Date: Sun, 27/01/2019

  1. Title: City walk
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    Date: Sun, 27/01/2019
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Denise Kruse
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Denise Kruse
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 12
    Ascents (m): 50
    Descents (m): 50
    Closing Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Details:

    Come and join me on this relaxed walk around the city.  We will be meeting at Wynyard train station and walking to Botantical Gardens.  After some time drooling over the flowers and scenery we will walk through the Rocks to Barangaroo.

Date: Fri, 08/02/2019

  1. Title: Genesian theatre: "A Room with a View" by E.M. Forster
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    Date: Fri, 08/02/2019
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
    Details:

    A magical story of young love, and a choice between duty & convention, or love & desire.

    Be transported from Florence, Italy to England & return.

    Cost: Adults $30.65, Concession $25.65

    ( pensioners, seniors & full-time students)

    The play commences @ 7:30pm.

     

Date: Sun, 10/02/2019

  1. Title: Gibberagong and Bobbin Head Reversed
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    Date: Sun, 10/02/2019
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Deidre McCallum
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Deidre McCallum
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 13
    Ascents (m): 150
    Descents (m): 150
    Details:

    A new take on a familiar walk. We will do the track in reverse, starting down the fire trail and the short steep descent to the Gibberagong Waterholes. We then slowly wind down along the Cockle Creek through the temperate rainforest to the Empire Marina.  A lovely stretch along the Cowan Creek and then up the hill to the Sphinx Memorial. 

    We will meet at Turramurra Train Station and will need cars to get to that start. 

    Will try to statt a little earlier to avoid the midday heat. 

    As always, please provide your mobile number and membership when booking and advise if have a vehicle.  

Date: Sun, 17/02/2019

  1. Title: Bondi to Watsons Bay
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    Date: Sun, 17/02/2019
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: denise Kruse
    To Book or ask questions: Contact denise Kruse
    Maximum number of people: 12
    Distance (km): 11
    Ascents (m): 150
    Descents (m): 100
    Closing Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Details:

    Come and join me on this coastal walk following the coast from Bondi to Watsons Bay. Although there is some road walking, it is a chance to drool over some nice properties.   At the end there will be the option of swimming.

  2. Title: Walk: 40 Foot Falls and Box Vale Railway Loop near Mittagong, Southern Highlands
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    Date: Sun, 17/02/2019
    Grade: 3
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 170
    Descents (m): 170
    Details:

    A walk to 40 Foot Falls including steel steps and then afterwards a natural stone bridge across Nattai Creek.The path is partly overgrown with fallen trees on the way to a natural arch.

    The walk then continues to the abandoned Box Vale railway via a steep incline with the original coal skip haulage cable still in place.

    We finish this circular walk through a tunnel and the railway cuttings.

Date: Wed, 27/02/2019

  1. Title: Walk: Bundeena to Maianbar to Jibbon Point. Port Hacking
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    Date: Wed, 27/02/2019
    Grade: 2
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 10
    Ascents (m): 20
    Descents (m): 20
    Details:

    This relaxed walk involves beach walking, quiet village streets and easy bush tracks.

    After returning from Maianbar to Bundeena we head east, mainly along Jibbon Beach, to excellent aboriginal engravings at the point.

    All the day's activity is accessed by ferry across Port Hacking from near Cronulla station.

Date: Sat, 02/03/2019

  1. Title: Pymble Players: "Embers" by Campion Decent
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    Date: Sat, 02/03/2019
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Details:

    Recounts the courage, survival & community strength during the Victorian bush fires in 2003.

    Scripted from transcripts & interviews.

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

    The play commences @ 8pm.

Date: Sun, 10/03/2019

  1. Title: Walk: Thirlmere Lakes circuit and Steam train ride from Rail Museum
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    Date: Sun, 10/03/2019
    Grade: 1
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Maximum number of people: 10
    Distance (km): 6
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Details:

    A mainly flat walk around three of the lakes and known as a site for excellent bird watching, with up to 140 species.

    The track is rough with many obstacles and occasional steps as it passes varied native plant species; both terrestrial and aquatic.

    A heritage pump station used to pump water for steam trains is also passed on our walk.

    After the walk we will visit the Rail Museum and from there a 45 minute steam train ride to Buxton and return.

    The cost of this is as follows:

    Adults $35 (museum only $15);

    Concession $25 (museum only $10)

Date: Fri, 05/04/2019

  1. Title: Genesian theatre: "Enright on the Night" by David Mitchell and Melvyn Morrow
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    Date: Fri, 05/04/2019
    Grade: Social
    Leader name: Len
    To Book or ask questions: Contact Len
    Distance (km): 0
    Ascents (m): 0
    Descents (m): 0
    Closing Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
    Details:

    A revue featuring Nick Enright's wit & songs.

    Nick started work @ the Genesian in the early 1970's as a young actor/director.

    In his subsequent career he won AWGIE & Helpmann awards & was nominated for an Academy Award.