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Bushwalking

The Cartophiles Bushwalking Club provides an opportunity for the people of Wahroonga to share the wonderful bush of our region in a relaxed, friendly group. The Club is open to both members and non-members of the congregation of St John’s Uniting Church.The Club aims to do about eight day walks a year, mostly of easy/moderate grade, three or four overnight walks of a moderate grade and one or two harder walks of 3-4 days duration for experienced walkers. Membership of the Club is free.Our Walks Leader is Kit Craig, a former army officer and scout leader who has trekked locally and overseas. Kit can provide advice and training, if required, on equipment, camping or navigation for novices.For more information please call Kit on 0411 507 422, or e-mail him at cartophiles@stjohnswahroonga.org.

A full schedule of planned walks for 2014 is available by following this link 2014 Walk Program (MS Word format) or this link  2014 Walk Program (PDF format).

Recent Cartophiles News

Wondabyne Station to Kariong Brook waterfall Saturday 23rd August, 2014

Sadly, we have to cancel this walk in May because track work prevented us getting to the start point at Wondabyne railway station, the only railway station in Australia which has no road access. This time for sure!
The tranquil and beautiful Kariong Brook falls and waterhole are a wonderful surprise for walkers along the Great North Walk in  the Brisbane Waters National Park. …

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Kalkari & Birrawanna Loop Track, Saturday 16th August, 2014

The very first Cartophiles’ bushwalk was along the 5.1 km Kalkari and Birrawanna Loop Tracks circuit in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in April, 2010.  It’s been far too long, so we’ll repeat it as the Cartophiles’ next day walk.
This is an easy walk although there is a short but steep climb up from Bobbin Head.  …

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The Old Great North Road, 19/20 June, 2014

This was our second overnight walk for the year, and the cold weather clearly frightened a number of people off.
Regular day walk Cartophile Tim took on his first overnighter with Adam and Kit, an all boys jaunt along the historic Great North Road, built using convict labour between 1826 and 1836.…

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“Thar She Blows!” — Kamay Botany Bay National Park Walk, Saturday 21st June, 2014

Whales, sea cliffs, sand dunes, lighthouse, historical monuments, sunshine … our last day walk had it all!  This may become one of those walks we repeat year to year, provided we can all put up with the 1½ hour drive to the start point at Kurnell.
The travel distance and the relative obscurity of the visitors’ centre meant that gathering us all together was a challenge. …

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