Mt Banks Road, Saturday 19th May, 2018

The next day walk for the Cartophiles takes us to the Blue Mountains National Park near Mount Tomah. Starting at Mount Banks picnic area, the route winds along a gravel road through woodland and open heath past Mount Banks to the cliff-top at Banks Walls.  Here there are awe-inspiring views across the magnificent valley to Grose River, Govetts Leap and the spectacular Blue Gum Forest.… Read More... Read More

Magdala Park to De Burghs Bridge, Saturday 17th March, 2018

The next day walk for 2018 for the Cartophiles bushwalking club continues to follow the Great North Walk 8½ km from near Epping Road to just past De Burghs Bridge on Lane Cove Road.  This very pretty walk is rated moderate, and is mostly on bush tracks. The walk starts at Magdala Park and almost immediately crosses a 150m footbridge over the river to the ‘National Starch’ factory.… Read More... Read More

Perimeter trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Saturday 21st October, 2017

The Cartophiles’ October day walk is the Perimeter Trail, an easy-to-moderate rated walk that contours gently around the northern side of Terrey Hills on a wide mostly level trail.  This popular horse riding, mountain bike and walking trail takes us past several beautiful lookouts and picnic spots, with occasional views across Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.… Read More... Read More

Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Saturday 16th September, 2017

Each spring Muogamarra Nature Reserve puts on one of Sydney’s most vibrant natural floral shows, including waratahs, native orchids, bright pink eriostemons, purple boronias and towering Gymea lilies. The reserve is open to the public just six weekends a year so that visitors can experience the magnificent wildflowers. As we have for the last seven years, the Cartophiles will once again take this limited As usual, we will split into two teams for walks.… Read More... Read More

Metrogaine “LaneCoveRivergaine2”, Saturday 27th February, 2016

The Cartophiles’ second activity for the year is to enter teams in the NSW Rogaining Association’s (NSWRA) annual Metrograine. Last year this event started from the source of the Lane Cove River in Pennant Hills and travelled as far as De Burghs Bridge at West Pymble. This year it continues the journey down the river from De Burghs Bridge as far as Stringybark Creek in Lane Cove.… Read More... Read More

Turramurra/ Wahroonga Circuit, Saturday 20th February, 2016

The Cartophiles’ first day walk for 2016 explores some of the lesser known areas of bushland on the western side of the Pacific Highway. Using fire trails and well-defined walking tracks we travel through: The Wahroonga Estate Environmental Conservation Zone Privately owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church but open to the public, it includes remnants of Sydney Blue Gum High Forest.… Read More... Read More

Burrawang Walk & Cape Baily Track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Saturday 20th June, 2015

The Cartophiles’ sixth day walk of the year takes us back to the National Heritage listed Kamay Botany Bay National Park, rich in both Aboriginal and European history to repeat a walk we did last June. We start and finish at the Kurnell Visitor Centre and cover two walks.  First is the very easy Burrawang Walk which passes several of the area’s historic sites, including Captain Cook’s Landing Place, and includes many interpretive signs outlining the park’s cultural and natural history.… Read More... Read More

Overnight walk in June: Govett’s Leap to Mt Victoria, Queen’s Birthday Weekend

The Cartophiles’ second overnight walk of the year is a three day trek over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 6th – 8th June. We start at Govetts Leap on Saturday morning, pass Bridal Falls then drop into the Grose Valley and follow the river to the Acacia Flats campsite. On Sunday we walk through the Blue Gum Forest and continue to explore the valley to the Burra Korain Flat Camping Area.… Read More... Read More

Berowra Station to Berowra Waters and return, Saturday 14th March, 2015

The next day walk for the Cartophiles bushwalking club revisits one of the very earliest walks the club ever did: 5½ km from Berowra Station down to Berowra Waters for lunch, then return to the station. We’ll meet at the Berowra Station car park at 10.00am on Saturday, 14th March. The walking is on fire trails and well formed tracks, and all the steep sections have formed steps, but because a couple of the climbs are steep it’s rated moderate to hard.… Read More... Read More

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. … Read More... Read More

Marramarra Creek Campground and Return, Saturday 15th February, 2014

Our second walk for 2014 is in the Marramarra National Park, to a location the Cartophiles were supposed to go to last April, but we were temporarily geographically embarrassed.  This time, we’ll get it right! Set among the trees and by tranquil waters Marramarra Creek campground can only accessed by water or by foot, making it a peaceful retreat away from the crowds. … Read More... Read More