Upcoming Trips: September 2018

Trips Program

Some of the trips on this program are open to Visitors. You may contact the leader of a 'visitors welcome' trip by clicking on the leaders name. This link is only available for trips commencing within the next two months.

We invite prospective members to take the oportunity to experience our activities and meet our members before joining our club. Due to insurance restrictions we can only allow prospective members to participate in a maximum of two trips. To participate in additional trips you must join our club.

All persons participating in our trips must be aged 18 years or older.

Before contacting the trip leader you should read our Guidelines and Acknowlegment of Risk pages. Our guidelines page should answer many of your questions on how our trips are organised.

Bushwalk: Manly Dam Circuit walk

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy
Leader:
Glenn
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Manly Vale
Maps:
Manly Vale

Manly Dam walk is a 7.3km circuit trail around Manly Dam which is surrounded by 377 hectares of native bushland. Manly Dam Reserve is known as the largest freshwater lake in Sydney. The lake was created as a result of the damming of Curl Curl Creek (now Manly Creek) in 1892. It is nice walk on a sunny winter day and would be a good walk for those that are new to Span or haven't done a walk for a while. The route we will take is the Nature Trail, McComb Hill Track and Wildflower Walk which form part of the Manly Dam Circuit walk, before we continue on to the Wetlands, and at most northen point we will cross Manly Creek and towards end of walk we can walk on top of the Dam wall. Start of walk is at Manly Vale and I can pick up a few people from North Sydney station for anyone coming by train.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Bushwalk: Spit Bridge to Manly

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy
Leader:
Glenn
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Middle Harbour / Manly
Maps:
Middle Harbour / Manly

The classic Spit Bridge to Manly walk - an easy 10 km walk along the harbour foreshore and boasting native bush land, some aboriginal rock engravings and beautiful middle harbour bays and beaches. Probably take 3 or so hours depending how quickly we walk and if people are taking photos. A great walk for a nice sunny winter day and would be a good walk for those new to Span or those who haven't walked for a while. We will start at the Spit Bridge and we will end up at Manly. After walk we can have a wander around Manly where people can either have a bite to eat or catch a ferry back to the city or a bus back to the start of the walk. I will drive to start of walk from Coogee and so can pick up a few people from North Sydney raiilway station if that suits anyone. Otherwise people can catch a bus to the start of the walk. At end of walk I will catch the bus back from Manly to the Spit Bridge.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Bushwalk: Helensburg to Bundeena

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium / Hard
Leader:
Anne
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Royal National Park
Maps:
Ottford and Port hacking

South Coast early train and then taking the Burge Track from Helensburge to Garrrawarra then on to the Coast track to Bundeena Medium Hard because of the length - 28 kms in one day Inland rain forest as we walk out from Helensburg then wonderful coastal health to Bundeena

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Bushwalk: Bell to Wollangambie Crater and return

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium / Hard
Leader:
John
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Blue Mountains
Maps:
Mt Wilson, Wollangambie

Often done as an overnight trip but thought it would be worth visiting in a day trip. The total distance is about 18km. Lots of pagoda formations and views of the Wollangambie Wilderness.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Canyon: Juggler canyon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Glenn
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Katoomba
Maps:
Katoomba

A nice short canyon with five abseils and a few easy rock scrambles, a good one for beginners with some abseiling experience. A dry canyon with only one area where the abseil leads down to a pool, you can avoid getting wet by scrambling to the side. Wetsuit not required but recommend thermals and rain jacket in case of cool weather on the day. Longest abseil is 20 metres. Finish canyon at end of Grand Canyon walk and then we walk out the Pilcher Track back to the cars.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Canyon: Tiger Snake Canyon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Glenn
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Newnes Plateau
Maps:
Ben Bullen / Mount Morgan

Good winter canyon as it is classified as dry and we shouldn't get wet above our knees. Tiger Snake Canyon is a narrow, twisting tributary of Deanes Creek in the South Wolgan area. Abseiling experience is required and there is at least one climb down of 5 metres and 3-5 abseils with longest being 25 metres.. The canyon consists of two constrictions with the lower part being deep, dark and spectacular. As the canyon is out at Newnes Plateau it will be a relatively early start to the day.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Leader:
Bob
 
Area:
Wiseman's Ferry
Maps:
Mangrove

A loop ride starting from Wiseman's Ferry Road and going via Old Convict Road, Ten Mile Hollow, Simpson's track, Mangrove Creek and returning via Western Commission trail. Some rocky parts and some significant hills. Approx. 50km.

Leader:
John
 
Area:
Royal NP and Sutherland Shire and beyond
Maps:

We will ride from Waterfall to Bundeena. Then, we will cross Port Hacking on the ferry to Cronulla. We then will ride mostly on cycleways, over Captain Cook Bridge, and around Botany Bay, before the finsh at Rockdale Station. If the group is keen we may follow the Cooks River Cycleway to extend the ride.

Kayak: Gloucester Mountain Man Triathlon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium
Leader:
John
Contact Leader
 
Area:
Gloucester
Maps:
na

The friendliest triathlon around, with half the town to cheer you on. Mountain bike, paddle and run, with each leg about 1 hour. www.gloucestertri.com.au

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Rogaine: Spring Rogaine Western Blue Mountains

Grade:
Easy / Medium
Duration:
2 days
Leader:
John
 
Area:
Abercrombie River National Park
Maps:
Supplied

Sep 22-23 Become a NSW champion, even if it is a sport nobody else knows about. All levels welcome, beginner to experienced. Enjoy the Abercrombie River National Park. http://www.nswrogaining.org/

Leader:
Paul
 
Area:
Mt Jagungal
Maps:
Khancoban 1:50000

In via Cesjack's Hut and down Doubtful Creek to Boo Bee Hut for the first night. Next day over to Round Mountain Hut area. 3rd day is to Derschko's Hut, and final day out cars.

September 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Suggested programs are shown to the left. Trips which are open to visitors are highlighted in green.

Use the calendar to view trips available on a particular date. You may view details of an individual trip, and obtain contact information for the trip leader, by clicking on the trip title.

SPAN Members

SPAN Members have access to the Full Program, which includes trips not available to visitors, and trip reports for completed trips.