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News:
1. Members. January is the time to renew your subscription. If you have not paid then do it now because there is a limited time available to renew without incurring additional costs. Do not forget to include your name with the bank transfer or we will not know who you are. If you have paid and not returned the subscription form or lost it then there are a number of ways to return it to the Membership Secretary. Download the form |located here|, complete it, sign it and:
a. Post it to the club in Hill Top.
b. Scan the signed form and email it to the club or to Malcolm.
c. Return the signed form to Malcolm on any walk. If Malcolm is not present then it may be given to any committee member or David.

2. There is a new photo narrative of a trek taken in May 2005 by four club members from Hill Top to Yerranderie. The normal access to this report will be via the photos page but as an introduction there is a | direct link here. |


 

Mission Statement
Southern Highlands Bushwalkers (Inc) is an outdoor activities club which
develops friendships through exploring natural wilderness and National Parks

We endeavour to plan activities to suit the needs of both individuals and families.
Activities range from short day walks to overnight backpacking hikes and car camp out weekends.
However, other special activities may be included in the activity programme.

The club was formed in 1990 as the Highland Adventurers then underwent a name change to become the Southern Highlands Bushwalkers (Inc) in 1994.

Since inception, membership has grown to about 60 and the members hail from as far afield as Palm Beach in the north to Goulburn in the south
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Location

Southern Highlands Bushwalkers (Inc) is located in the Mittagong, Bowral, Berrima area of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

This area has a great diversity of flora and fauna and access to many national parks and forested areas.

Most of the local area is undulating to steep, easy walks are very few and a reasonable standard of fitness is required.

The worn Sydney sandstone of the area offers some many interesting and beautiful windblown features with views from ridges into valleys, creeks and gullies.

These offer glimpses of lush cool rain forest, eroded sculptured landscapes and stunning views down the valleys formed by the rivers such as the Nattai.

Off track walking may be through thick and difficult vegetation which requires experience and good navigation skills.

The club offers mostly day walks from moderately easy to strenuous with a range of overnight backpacks or car camps and the occasional bus trips to more distant destinations.