Past Events

Terry Hills to Kuring-gai Wildlower Garden

Unfortunately the wild Sydney weather forced us to cancel this walk.

Box Vale Walking Track

13 members met at Mittagong to walk the old railway line to the Box Vale Mine. It was  built in 1888 and ran for only 8 years. A very interesting snippet of our mining / railway history. Thanks to Silvia for supplying afternoon tea in Bowral.

Barangaroo to Central

Annette led a very interesting walk from Circular Quay thru Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, the Goods Line, UTS(The Paper Bag building), Central Park (The White Rabbit Gallery). A great walk for a beautiful sunday in Sydney.

Easter at Perisher

We had a record roll-up for Easter this year, 39 members came to enjoy the mountains in autumn. We organised several walks including:- the Lubra Rocks, The Old Restaurant at Charlotte Pass, The Lakes Walk, Wragges Track. This Easter also saw some members enjoying the cycling options in the mountains including:- Perisher to the Pass, The Thredbo Valley Track and Perisher to Guthega. As always the combined meals were fabulous and the weather was great. Many thanks to all who attended.

Cycling on the Thredbo Valley Track

Cycling on the Thredbo Valley Track

Walking the Wragges Creek Track

Walking the Wragges Creek Track

Camping at Bendalong

14 members camped at Bendalong Caravan Park for four days of walking and swimming. It was a great week-end, the weather was kind and the water as warm. Walks included Pidgeon House Mtn, Rusden head and beach walk north and south of the camp.

Pidgeon House Mtn from Rusden Head

Pidgeon House Mtn from Rusden Head

Bobbin Head Walk

On a pleasant spring day 15 members met in Murrua St, Nth Turramurra, after organising a car shuffle we walked into the NP and followed the Gibragong Track down to Bobbin Head. We had morning tea beside Cockle Creek and lunch overlooking Bobin Head. The wildflowers were fabulous, thanks to Chris & Sharon for the organisation.

Walking along Cockle Creek

Walking along Cockle Creek

Spit to Manly

On a beautiful Sydney Sunday 14 members met at The Spit to walk the harbour foreshore track to Manly, this is a classic Sydney walk that never grows old. We had a swim at Manly Cove then adjourned to the MacDonald's home for some well earned "apres walking" and to celebrate Rosemary's Australia Day Community Award.

Morning Tea on the Spit to Manly Walk

Morning Tea on the Spit to Manly Walk

Rosemary with her Australia Day Community Service Award

Rosemary with her Australia Day Community Service Award

Christmas Picnic Walk Kurnell

Twenty six members met at the Commemorative Picnic Grounds for our last event of the year. We started with a short walk to the coast then returned for a picnic afternoon. We were honoured to celebrate Peggy Colletts 90th birthday - well done Peggy.

Celebrating Peggy's 90th Birthday

Celebrating Peggy's 90th Birthday

Blue Mountains Walk

For our annual Blue Mountains walk, 19 members met at the recently renovated Hydro Majestic Hotel. Highlights of the walk were the Three Brothers (smaller version of the “Three Sisters”), morning tea overlooking the Megalong Valley, the old flying fox that used to service the Hydro, the old “Sun Bath”. The walk ended with a well-earned coffee at the Hydro Majestic.

Overlooking the Megalong Valley

Overlooking the Megalong Valley

Nordic week at the Pass

We had 19 XC skiers at the Pass this year, the snow was excellent and the weather was fabulous, sunny days and little or no wind. With three groups operating we managed tours to all parts of the Main range and within the valley including:-

  • The A-Team - Ramshead Range, Mount Townsend, Blue Lake, Little Austria and Leatherbarrel via Cootapatamba Hut.
  • The B-Teams – Wrights Creek, Trapyard, Guthrie’s Trig, Kangaroo Ridge, Spencers Creek, Snowy Gorge.

It was a fabulous week made possible by the support of our Managers and staff.

Skiing in Little Austria

Skiing in Little Austria

Your invited

All SASC club members are welcome to join us on any of our XC events or bushwalks, if you are interested then please contact Sally or Bob Sims (our contact phone number is in the hard copy SASC Newsletter or submit an enquiry form). Updates on some of our recent programme is at the end of this section. 

Planned for 2016

Sat May 7 -        Box Vale Walking Track, Mittagong

Sun Jun 5 -        Terry Hills to Kuringai Wild Flower Gardens

Thu 23 Jun - Sun 26 Jun - Annual Summit Tour XC Ski Trip

Sun 3 Jul -          Royal National Park, Wattamolla to Garie