Past Events

Christmas Picnic Walk 2017

Please note that we have booked the Haynes Flat picnic area in the Lane Cove National Park onSaturday November 25th for this year's Christmas Picnic Walk.

More information will be sent via email closer to the date.

Kuring-Gai Chase

We started at Greenvalley Ave, stopped for morning tea in the St Ives Showground (unfortunately the monthly markets had been cancelled), lunch alongside Kuring-gai Creek then back via the Mueller Track in the Kuring-gai Wildflower Gardens. A lovely walk on a great day. It was good to have Annette back in the team. Thanks to Bob for the organisation.

Lunch beside Kuring-gai Creek

Lunch beside Kuring-gai Creek

La Perouse Loop

We had 16 walkers meet at La Perouse to complete the loop walk via Henry head, Cape Banks, Coast Hospital Cemetery and return via the Jennifer St Boardwalk. We stopped for lunch on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and were entertained by a seal feeding in the kelp. Thanks to Ursula & Geoff for the planning.

Morning Tea, looking towards Cape banks

Morning Tea, looking towards Cape banks

Easter At Kahane

Easter was a real success, fabulous weather and great company. Walks included:- Lakes walk, Porcupine, the old restaurant via Stilwell, Blue Lake, Rennix, Rainbow Lake and Guthega to Perisher via Blue Cow.

The annual slide nights provided some interesting post dinner entertainment and the Jindabyne Sculpture walk was a great day out (congratulations to Jan Owens for her award).

Many thanks to all those who attended.

At Porcupine Lookout

At Porcupine Lookout

Wollstonecraft Walk

Unfortunately, we had to cancel this walk due to the wild Sydney Weather

Narrabeen Coastal Walk

Due to the forecasted temperature of 40+ degrees we decided to pospone this walk

Annual Christmas Picnic Walk

We changed the format this year so we could celebrate Peter Collett’s 90th Birthday. Over 60 members joined us for a smorgasbord lunch and a social afternoon. It was great to see so many past and present members of the XC & BW group. Many thanks to Michael Este for arranging access to the Longueville 12’ Skiff club, it was a fantastic location, enjoyed by all.

Just a few candles short.....

Just a few candles short.....

4WD Camping in the Abercrombie

Nine campers joined us for this year’s 4WD trip to the Abercrombie. We were very lucky that the river had just dropped enough in the last week for the larger 4WDs to get across. We helped Alex and Jackie with a few projects and enjoyed some excellent camp oven dinners. It was great to have Rosemary MacDonald join us again for the week-end.

The Retreat River

The Retreat River

Ikara Head (Mount Victoria)

Nine Walkers met at Mount Victoria Station on a cold, wet and windy morning. After a hot drink we headed down the unsealed Victoria Falls road and parked near a small cairn marking the start of the walk.

It started as scrubby bushland then became open heathland with rocky outcrops, a perfect environment for Blue Mountain wildflowers. We passed many different varieties including lots of waratahs. There was a short side trip down a steep track to visit Girraween Cave then on to Ikara Head for lunch looking the magnificent Grose Valley.

After the walk we visited the newly renovated Hydro Majestic Hotel for a well earned coffee. Thanks to Marion and Andy for an excellent walk.

Waratahs on Ikara head walk

Waratahs on Ikara head walk


Kuring-gai NP

15 walkers met at the Discovery Centre to follow the Birrawanna Loop Track to Apple Tree Bay and return, lunch was taken on the foreshore north of Apple Tree Bay. Abt 11 kms. Thanks to Chris, Sharon & Harm for the planning.

Nordic Week at The Pass

19 skiers came to the Pass for this year’s Nordic Week. Each day saw several groups heading out to different destination. The rain over the previous few weeks may have affected the snow but it did provide some fabulous water falls in Wrights Creek and on the Snowy River. A great week had by all with excellent support from our Lodge managers Chris & Ally.

Skiing on Kangaroo Ridge

Skiing on Kangaroo Ridge

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 2017

Sun Jul 2 -        A ramble in Sydney with Annette & Graeme

Sun Aug 6 -       A walk in the Cronulla / Wanda area with Russell

Sun Sep 10-       A walk in the Kuring-gai NP with Chris & Sharon