Walk grades are explained on the Worth Knowing page, along with other useful bushwalking information
For a list of clothing and other items recommended for Yarrawood Activities, click here
Please note, all walks currently suspended until current NSW Health Covid -19 Stay at Home order rescinded.
Bundeena Whale Watch - Day Walk * new addition to program POSTPONED UNTIL FUTURE DATE TBA
Bring your camera and binoculars!
It is the best time of year to spot whales and here they come close to land.
The walk has great sea views all day and passes Wedding Cake Rock.
The route goes along the coast to Marley Beach then back overland via a fire-trail.
Grade: Easy/medium 8.5 km with total ascents of 170m
Dangar Island -Day walk POSTPONED UNTIL FUTURE DATE TBA
Catch ferry from Brooklyn, easy walk around island, 3 kms, have lunch in park near the bowling club, maybe coffee while waiting for return ferry. Picturesque island with interesting history.
Saturday July 17th
Mt Irvine Surrounds - Day walk
Starting from Mt Irvine walking along a ridge between Wallangambe river and Bowen creek, inspecting interesting tessellated pavement formation and some aboriginal rock carvings.
Will be a Grade 3 Easy/Moderate of about 10 km. Being relatively short we may have time to poke around Mt Wilson at conclusion of walk.
The Hacking River rainforest, Waterfall - Day Walk (Short)
This walk combines the Forest Path and the lower part of the Walumarra Track in the Royal National Park. It passes through some of the best subtropical rainforest to be seen anywhere. The start of the walk is a short drive from Waterfall station, so access for people not wanting to travel by car can be arranged.
Manly to Spit Bridge - Day walk
A classic walk following a well-maintained track along the Harbour foreshore of approx 9 kms. Starting at Manly wharf and ending at the Spit Bridge for a late picnic lunch. Bus back to City or North Sydney.
La Perouse to Little Bay Coast Walk - Day walk
We will walk out to Cape Banks and further around towards Little Bay, return to Cape Banks for lunch (if we hadn’t had it at any of the spectacular cliff tops along the way). There’s Bare Island and other historical sites at La Perouse to walk and look. Easy to get to La Perouse by buses from the city or plenty of parking. Also, plenty of places to choose from for afternoon tea
Grade: Easy – between 7- 8 kms return depending on how far we decide to walk and how many side-tracks we take.
Sunday 15th to Friday 20th August -Maule Creek -Car Camp
Maule Creek is north of Gunnedah, approximately five and half hours drive time only, from Ettalong Beach.
It’s on my daughter’s 1800 acreage property.
The property is situated in steep, remote, mountainous terrain with access by 4x4 or high clearance all wheel drives. The campsite is well set up with toilets/shower, some cover, some water. and stacks of fire wood. Everything you need must be bought in to this isolated property. There’s lots of scope for easy and rough bushwalking, birdwatching, photography and creative campfire cooking.
Grade: Various: Very Easy to Medium to hard because of steep rock formations.
Glenbrook Gorge to Nepean River - Day Walk
Please consider joining us for a walk along the spectacular Glenbrook gorge.
We will start at Glenbrook and finish at Emu Plains adjacent to the Nepean river. Transport back to Glenbrook will be arranged.
Reasonable agility will be required and wet feet are a possibility.
Balmain Peninsula foreshore walk - Day Walk
Starting the walk from Balmain Town Hall, we'll stroll down an old dunny lane as we make our way towards Rozelle to take in the foreshore, narrow streets and laneways, many historic cottages and repurposed industrial buildings .From here we'll head towards Balmain East passing through Elkington Park, Birchgrove Oval and Ballast Point park. Lunch will be Illoura Reserve overlooking Goat Is, Barangaroo Reserve and Sydney Harbour Bridge ... you can even grab a takeaway coffee at Fenwicks. After lunch we'll return via the other side of the Peninsula past White Bay Cruise terminal (cant guarantee any cruise ships!) . Balmain is well serviced by public transport. Transport: The 500 series buses stop on Victoria Rd near Darling St, 441/442 leaves the QVB to the heart of Balmain and the ferry to Balmain East wharf or Thames St wharf
Grade: Easy/Moderate (some ups and downs). Distance 12kms
Sun 5th – Thurs 9th
It is still uncertain what conditions we will be under in September, so ours is a precautionary booking at the Big4 NRMA Holiday Park (same as last year). It looks like accommodation is booking quickly so this is an early warning to get in soon. Be careful to make sure you have a free cancellation policy with your booking. Halls Gap is not a big town so any accommodation will be within a short distance of where we are staying.
There will be a multitude of activities at Halls Gap, so anyone interested need not come on all or any walks - nothing is planned at this time.
More details as we near the time.
Friday 10th – Friday 24th
Great Ocean Road – Otways – South Australia. Car Camp Touring
After Howard & Irene’s Grampians trip. I am planning to head to the Great Ocean Road, Otways and South Australia for at least 2 weeks if anybody is interested in joining me. I have always wanted to travel the coast from Portland to Adelaide, so after spending some time on the Great Ocean Rd and getting immersed in the forest of the Otways, the plan is to explore the coast to Adelaide. If time permits, we may even go north to the Remarkables before heading home.
Thursday 14th – Friday 15th October ; potentially Saturday 16th October
Mount Victoria - overnight accommodation -day walks
Accommodation at Victoria and Albert guesthouse. We plan 2 day walks;
1) Ikara Head which is a track off Victoria Falls Road to a fabulous lookout.
2) Coxs Road to Hartley Vale and return to a point on Mt. York Road where we will leave a car for a short shuttle back to Mt. York picnic area and lookout.
Please indicate initial interest as bookings for accommodation at the V&A Guesthouse in Mount Victoria will be essential (though not the only option for the area. We much enjoyed our club dinner there in 2019). We will provide more detail shortly.
For any interested weekend day-walkers, we are happy to repeat the Ikara Head walk on Saturday as it is a really interesting, easy walk out to a spectacular lookout encompassing views to both Darling Causeway and Bells line of Road.
Saturday 9th October
Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove
Ballast Point Park is the old Caltex industrial site which is now a 2.6-hectare park with walking paths and picnic spots and incredible views of Sydney Harbour Bridge. We'll coordinate sharing entrees, main and dessert (subject to any covid restrictions and weather permitting)
The next activities program for the period September 2021 - February 2022 will be added in the middle of the year after Stay at Home orders are lifted