Bushwalks

Bushwalks – Semester 2, 2017

Several wonderful bushwalks have been arranged for Semester 2, 2017
See the Course Book for details

Bobble Kersten is the leader and booking secretary for all bushwalks.
She can be contacted at:
Tel: 02 8854 1646
Mob: 0410 873 605
Email: bobbiekersten@iinet.net.au

Safety

All walks are medium grade bushwalks.
You are responsible for your own safety on the walks.

  • Bring a hat, water, lunch and block-out cream
  • Wear shoes with a safe walking tread
  • Layered clothing is best for walking.
    • A thin inner layer is good if it gets hot, as it lets you peel off warmer outer layers.
    • There can be a severe cold snap on even the hottest day. Bring some spare warm outer layers just in case.
  • Rain can sweep in during a clear and sunny day. Make sure you carry a waterproof to protect you from unexpected rain.

Transport

The Course Book has details of the transport arrangements for each bushwalk.

  • If traveling by train, we are in the third carriage
  • Timetables are subject to change!
    Check the Transport Info Line:
    Phone 131500, or
    Internet www.transportnsw.info
  • Call Leader for Late Program changes.
  • Held last Sunday of each month

Bushwalk Reports

June 2015: Leura to Katoomba

The first month of winter in Leura greeted 24 U3A walkers, with a magical crystal clear day.

Making our way through Leura shopping centre, gave the girls mini minutes to window shop. A short walk led us to Lone Pine, this tree was grown from a seed, brought back from Gallipoli.

Morning tea in Leura Park, before trekking onto Prince Henry Cliff walk. From different lookouts, views of Mt. Solitary, Jamison Valley, the back of The Three Sisters and far in the distance, Narrow Neck.

Lunch at Leura Cascades, followed by a return walk of the Cascade Falls. We continued along Prince Henry Cliff track, before finishing up at Echo Point, then a connecting bus to Katoomba railway station, for the train back to Central.

May 2015: Pyrmont to Blackwattle Bay

A cool overcast day greeted 23 U3A walkers at Central Station. We boarded the Light Rail to The Star station.

Starting with a short walk along Pirrama Rd. to Pyrmont Park. Here Jones Bay,Johnston Bay and Barangaroo revealed their beauty as we strolled on a timber wharf to Elizabeth Macarthur Bay for morning tea.

A short break, before crossing The Anzac Bridge, then into Bicentennial Park. Here we had lunch, over looking Rozelle Bay, which entertained us with Dragon boat racing and a canoeist who over turned and had to be saved by a passing boat.

After lunch a shoreline walk into Blackwattle Bay Park, which lead to The Sydney Fish Markets, then the Light Rail back to Central Station.

April 2015: Thornleigh to Cherrybrook

The weather for the Thornleigh to Cherrybrook Circuit walk was overcast with intermittent drizzle.

To Bobbie’s surprise, 25 U3A walkers arrived at Thornleigh railway station. From the railway station, via some street walking we entered into the Berowra Valley Regional Park. Starting on the Benowie track then joining on to The Great North Walk, we made our way to Nyrippin creek crossing, which was flowing rapidly.

Having Morning tea here gave everyone time to continplate crossing a fast flowing creek without getting too wet.

Once arriving at The Lake of Cherrybrook Park, the walkers stopped for lunch. From here we trekked beside the Nyrippin Creek, through picturesque ferns and mossy rocks, before returning back to Thornleigh Station.

February 2015: Freshwater to Collaroy Coastal Walk

A humid warm day greeted 25 U3A walkers at Circular Quay for the ferry to Manly, then a bus from Manly to Freshwater for the start of the coastal walk.

This exciting walk involved many conditions: boardwalks, crossing lagoons, beach walking and bush tracks with ocean views.

Due to the high humidity, the Collaroy RSL was a welcome drink stop, before returning by bus to the city.

Bushwalk Archives

Bushwalk reports for 2014 are on the Bushwalks Archives page