Climbing Mount Royal

‘We seek to enjoy bushwalking, camping and other outdoor recreational activities, increase the knowledge of members in the art of safe bushwalking, develop leadership skills, and foster an appreciation of our environmental and cultural heritage’

The Club has grown over the years and has over 150 members from all walks of life. Our range of activities has changed over time reflecting the changing interest of members and the diversity of ages.

Our Club is unique in that it meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month allowing members the opportunity to build and enhance the close  relationships developed through walking and being out in nature. Our meetings always have something interesting which follow on from reports and planning of our currrent activities – guest speakers, presetations by members of their travels, bushwalking hints, an equipment auction each year, to mention a few items. In November we feature the results of the Club’s Photo Competition. Suppers afterwards are always something.

Our day walks and activities are more locally focused within a few hours drive of Newcastle.We have a wonderful coastline stretching from Port Stephens to the Central Coast, the Watagan Mountains,  Glenrock Reserve, Munmorah SCA, Myall Lakes NP, other close national parks, and our interesting country towns nearby to explore.

Train trips to Sydney for the walks around Sydney Harbour are programed and each year we attend the Blue Mountains Music Festival for a long weekend of music and walking. Many members have a strong interest in Aboriginal and European heritage and lead walks to little known outstanding locations.

Extended walks over one to ten nights out camping visit locations further afield to Barrington Tops, Wollemi NP, and the Snowy Mountains, as examples. We have regular bike rides every second Wednesday.

On another vein our Club particpates each year in July in the SES NavShield navigation competition. We arrange 1st Aid training and other learning opportunities as photography and plant identification.

In more recent years some members have acquired camper trailers and head off regularly together to discover the far flung quarters of Australia. For those without trailers we have car camps in lovely secluded bush locations. Others arrange overseas walking and sightseeing trips.

It is surprising just how much our members know about all manner of things and are so willing to share their knowlege

Come along for some wonderful experiences with us.

Crossing the dunes of the Worimi Conservation Lands near Stockton


Along the Murrumbidgee River in Spring
Mountains of Stone web edited
Views from Pantony’s Crown
About Us December 15, 2013