Here's a sample of what Yarrawoodians get up to
WHAT’S ON JUNE 2019
Sunday 2nd June Day Walk Otford - Burning Palms, Royal National Park
This is a walk in the RNP which I have been interested in, combining the coast and bushland. Suggested meeting time around 9.00am start with late afternoon finish. If anyone needs to come by train then I can co-ordinate with train timetables if required.
This is an 11 km walk circuit walk which starts and finishes at Otford Train Station. Highlights include views of the escarpment and coastline, and the famous Figure of Eight Pool.
This is a medium walk as there are some up and downs.
Monday 10th June Social Randwick Ritz Theatre Sydney Film Festival
"Amazing Grace" a previously unreleased film of a 1972 concert by Aretha Frankiln
Tickets are selling fast so even though it is short. It is now too late to get in on the group booking but you may be able to get individual tickets and just meet us there - but still let me know if you are coming. Afterwards we can meet up at a local cafe or pub - I will look into options depending on numbers. Monday 10 June 4.15pmTickets $21
Saturday 22nd June Day Walk Fortress Ridge Trail
A fantastic return walk with stunning views, this track leads along the Fortress Ridge, out to the cliffs above the Grose Valley. The views from the lookout and along the trail are superb, with the sheer cliffs and a deep valley to put it all in perspective. The track is popular with canyoners, who use it to access Fortress Canyon. If time permits we can also visit the spectacular Darks Cave.
Meeting place will be at Leura.
Thursday 27th June ½ Day Walk (public transport access) Milsons Point – Wollstonecraft Station
Following foreshore tracks where possible, this route passes Wendy Whiteley's garden in Lavender Bay, the infamous Blue's Point tower, Sawmiller's reserve and Balls Head. There is an opportunity to leave the walk at Waverton Station. Walk continues through Berry's Island and Smoothey Park to Wollstonecraft Station.
The full walk is approximately 10 km, with many steps and stairs and some steep sections of track. There is some street walking.
Sunday 30th June Day Walk Penrith/Emu Plains
The plan for the day is broken up in two parts.
- After meeting at my place at a respectable 9.00am we will drive down to the Nepean river and walk, exploring along its banks and perhaps venturing below the weir. Lunch back at my place.
- After lunch we will go for a wander up into the foothills above my place somewhat off the beaten track and perhaps stumbling upon the odd tunnel or bridge.
Selection of future Walks
Friday 19th July (Please note that this is a Friday) ½ day Walk Bombo – Kiama (public transport access)Starting at Bombo Station, this walk takes in the interesting geology and industrial history of Bombo Quarry before following the beach and headland route to picturesque Kiama. Combined with the very scenic train trip, this walk adds up to a colourful and easy excursion (although there is some rock platforms to negotiate).
Saturday 20th July New look Yarrawood Bushwalking Club Launch
Thursday July 25 Bundeena Wharf – The Water Run (Whale watching) Day walk (minimum of 6 walkers)Very scenic, this largely coastal walk has the added attraction of whale watching during July and August. It takes in The Balconies, a headland that usually offers close views of migrating whales. The walk combines two tracks, the second being one of the best in the Royal National Park. Bundeena is reached by a short but delightful ferry trip from Cronulla, which is no more than a hour in the train from Central. Some steady ascending and descending are involved with one short steep descent and ascent into and out of the Water Run.
Thursday August 8th Minerva Pool and Jingga Falls, Dharawal National Park (near Campbelltown)
Using motorways, Campbelltown and Dharawal N.P. are easily reached from all parts of the city. (Why not find someone with whom to travel and share costs?). It is well worth the journey, as Minerva Pool and Jingga Falls are scenic gems located comfortable distances from the picnic site (with toilet) near the area where cars are parked. There will 6 km of walking (with a shorter option if the Jingga Falls leg is omitted). The path to Jingga Falls is steep.
Sunday August 11th Day Walk Dadder Cave via Pisgah Lookout and Erskine Creek
This walk is somewhat challenging in that there is a short and steep scramble down to and up from Erskine Creek at the start and the end of this walk. Dadder Cave is a well known camping cave in a spectacular location. Meeting place will be at Glenbrook
September 14th – 27th
Car Camp Exploring New England Tablelands National Parks
For many years now I have wanted to explore some of the lesser known national parks in this area.
I have started to put a plan together.
Saturday 14th – Tuesday 17th
Yuraygir National Park Illaroo Campground
We start off on the coast where activities could include kayaking, whale watching and coastal walks.
Tuesday 17th – Friday 20th
Washpool & Giraltar Range National Parks
Stopping for supplies in Grafton we then head up the Gwydir Highway to the World Heriage listed Washpool and Gibraltar Range National Parks. There are many walks that we can do here and perhaps take a drive along the old Grafton to Glenn Innes Rd
Which follows or crosses the Nymboida, Boyd, Mann and Henry Rivers and goes through and old convict tunnel.
The rest of the trip, time permitting would be taken up with visits to parts of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Cathedral Rocks National Park and other areas of interest in this region. Nothing set in stone.
Come for the whole two weeks or for part of it.