SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BUSHWALKERS inc.
WALKS PROGRAM Sept 2018 to February 2019

              
SAT SEPT 22.    BROKERS NOSE. Climb Illawarra Escarpment from Tarrawanna 13k return 400 metre  undulating ascent on track but exploratory. 
                                             
David M. 0431 858 611
                                                 
SUN SEPT 30.    MARTINS CREEK  Hill Top
Circuit walk in Nattai N.P. To Martins Creek waterfall and swamp including off  track section to lookout over Troys Creek. Mix of fire trail, tracks through scrub and some off track. 20k – long day.
                                       
Michael        0408 684 432


Labour Day  1st October

SUN OCT 7   CIRCULAR QUAY TO BALLS HEAD
Approximately 15km.  Train to Circular Quay. Walk across Harbour Bridge. Walk to Lavender Bay. Visit Wendy Whiteley's garden, then around Blues Point, through Sawmillers Reserve, Waverton Park and Balls Head Reserve. Walk to Waverton Station for train to Central and then return to Highlands. 
                                                      
Brett   0428 961 470
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WED OCT 10  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SES HQ Bessemer St. Mittagong (next to railway line) at 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome – see “notes”
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SUN OCT 14     SUBLIME  PT & FOREST WALK CIRCUIT. 
Scenic & challenging walk from lookout down to coast & up to Illawarra Escarpment. Stunning lookouts & rainforest. Many steps & ladders on way down, approx 14kms. Bring opal card for train from Austinmer to Coalcliff.        Jenny B. 4681 9992 

OCT 21   MT. ANNAN BOTANIC GARDENS
12k Moderate walk around the tracks and gardens. Some steep sections.  If anyone wishes to purchase coffee etc  prior to start of walk please arrive early as the cafe is very crowded.                        Stephanie 0490 803 576

  

SUN OCT 28     BLAKEMANS LOOKOUT 
Kangaroo Valley. An easy walk to Blakemans Trig visiting Hole in Wall and Faulks Lookout with views over Barrengarry Creek. Approx  9km. return
                    
Richard 4861  1821  or  0499 185 828

SUN NOV 4
   WOMBAT HILL     Meryla
Steep short ascent to Wombat Hill Lookout overlooking Kangaroo Valley then to trig with an optional  off track exploratory for the more adventurous (given time)  followed by a visit to Rebeccas View.  A mixure of fire trail and rough off track. Approx 15k (not including the optional exp.)                        Julie 0408 480 150    
          


WED NOV 7   CLUB MEETING  - see “notes

SUN NOV 11   HAZELBROOK – WATERFALL
WAY
and could include Terrace Falls and Willaway Pool.
 
Many steps up and down. Approx. 10-12k
                                        
 Jenny  4681 9992

                            
SUN NOV 18   FOREST ISLAND CIRCUIT &
PALONA CAVE.
 Royal National Park.  Approx 11k.
Moderate wet eucalyptus forest and limestone rock
features.  Undulating walk with possible exploratory. Bring
leech protection.        
Greg   0419 330  908 
 
              
SUN NOV  25    CHRISTMAS PARTY   Wirrimbirra
Sanctuary.  (See  important note)    
From 10.30am.
Meat, tea, coffee and punch will be provided.
Please bring
PLATE, CUP
& CUTLERY and inform me a few days
before whether you will be bringing salad, sweets or
nibblies.                   

            IMPORTANT NOTE:    Wirrimbirra may be in
doubt for this years party.  You will be informed of any
change.               
                                  Margaret  0490 803 576

SUN FEB 3    KANGAROO VALLEY
Short section through lush rainforest, beside mountain
stream and waterfall. Ideal beginners walk. 6k overall.
Moderate 2k uphill on return.
          
Mal.   0405 524 707   or  0490 805 576
   

SUN FEB 10   Possible pack raft details to follow.
                     
   
                                          
WED FEB 13     CLUB MEETING
 ____________________________________________                                                                                                                                                                          CLUB MEETINGS are held at SES HQ Bessemer St. 
Mittagong next to railway line at 7.30pm. second
Wednesday of each month. Visitors welcome.
Enquiries:         Malcolm 0405 524 707 or
                          David      0427  864 251
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NEXT YEARS CAR CAMP  will be based at Katoomba
Falls Blue Mountains Tourist Park Phone  number 02 4782
1835. from Sunday 5th May. 2019.
However as some people are choosing to arrive on Monday
6th May the main walks will take place on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday and can include Friday if enough
people still remain. The cabins range from small to large.
Please phone the park for details.
 You must book your own accommodation. Camp sites also
available. More details next programme.
  
Enquiries:         Margaret 0490 805 576