The Club offers a varied programme including day, weekend and extended walks, twilight walks in summer, liloing, canyoning, still water canoeing, abseiling and extended holiday trips. Most trips are in the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions, with some extending to the Blue Mountains, Wollemi and Goulburn River NPs, the Upper Hunter, Barrington Tops and further afield. The current program (minimal information) showing the range and timing of activities at different times of the year can be downloaded here. A copy of the current walks program is available at meetings, at various bushwalking and camping shops, and from the Secretary by post or by e-mail.
Meeting places and times for walks and other activities are decided at the club meeting prior to the activity. People who wish to join an activity are required to give the leader reasonable notice, by signing a walks form at the meeting or by phoning the leader several days in advance. It is essential that the leader knows that you wish to attend, as arrangements can change at short notice. If you decide not to go on an activity, it is also essential to advise the leader to avoid any inconvenience and unnecessary concern.
The Club provides a grading for every walk, but check with the leader if in any doubt. Select walks that you believe are within your ability but keep in mind that some walks may be exploratory or there could be unexpected changes due to track closure, weather conditions, etc.
Visitors may attend a maximum of three walks after which they are expected to apply for membership. Visitors are covered by the Club’s personal accident insurance policy.
- Walk leaders may decline to accept any person.
- Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and remain that person’s responsibility during the walk.
- All participants have an ‘individual responsibility’ for their own wellbeing and safety.
- They must have appropriate fitness, ability and adequate equipment for the activity.
- They must notify the walk leader if they are unsure of their ability, are taking medication or have any physical or other limitation that might affect their participation in the activity.
- Participants must obtain the leader’s permission before bringing any other person on an activity or leaving the activity early.
- All participants are required to sign an ‘Assumption of Risk’ (waiver) form prior to undertaking any Club activity.