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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.
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.