Newcastle Bushwalking Club Inc

Activity Program

Newcastle Bushwalking Club (NBC) arranges a program of activities for our members including Bushwalking, Cycling, and Kayaking. Our activities include both day walks and overnight walks and also extended walks within Australia.

You must participate in at least one activity as a visitor before applying to join the club.  

After completing an activity you may apply to join by emailing and letting us know the activity/activities you have completed with the club. We will then send you an email with a link to the membership application form and payment details. Your application will then be considered by the club committee at the next meeting.

Persons considering joining the club, and member’s guests, may ONLY participate as visitors in three activities at no cost before joining.  This is a requirement of our insurance coverage.

Please do not attend activities if you have COVID-19 or have the symptoms of COVID-19 or are generally unwell.
Newcastle Bushwalking Club acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and acknowledges and respects their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge their custodianship of the Country in which we engage our bushwalking and related activities.

Please note - Membership of our Facebook page is not membership of NBC. Click here for NBC Membership information.

For details of our Activity Grading System click here.

Bookings are required for all activities by 2 days prior to the activity (unless a start time is shown, in which case members may simply turn up).  

Emails often go astray so if you don't receive a timely response after emailing a leader please email with details and we will follow up with the leader if required.


Visitors must always contact the leader before attending any activity - if you simply show up without contacting the leader beforehand you will not be allowed to join the activity

When requesting to join an activity please provide the leader with information on your experience and background sufficient that they can assess if the activity is suitable for you.  Also, please provide a phone number in case the leader needs to discuss any matters regarding your participation in the activity.

Visitors will be required to read and sign an Acknowledgement of Risks and Obligations at each activity. For details click here


Please note that future activities that may require travel and accommodation bookings are listed below.  Details may be in the current confirmed activities or at the bottom of this page


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Kayak - Meet Valentine boat ramp (Dilkera Avenue) 8 am for 8.30 am start

Leader: George C -

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Walk - Palmer's Creek Quarry - 10km

Leader: Viola -

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ride - Walka Water Works to Maitland.  About 30km maybe.   Ride around Walka Water Works, then to Lorn, Bolwarra Heights, Woodville, Wallalong, Morpeth and return to Walka Water Works.   Meet in Walka Water Works car park.   Toilets at start.   Grade M-M-50.

Leader: Cyndy -

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Walk - Bateau Bay - Toowoon Bay - The Entrance - Long Jetty Circuit ~ 13 km. This walk takes in the best of the Bateau Bay/The Entrance/Long Jetty peninsula's seaside and lakeside habitats. Preferably bring both morning tea and lunch. There may be opportunities to buy food & drinks along the way, but there is no guarantee, yet alone it will be at a convenient time. Map Gosford 1:25,000. Grade M-E/M-50. Booking required.

Leader: Steve C -

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Kayak - Blackalls Park

Leader: Glen H -

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Walk - Redhead Beach  to Dudley via the Dudley  lagoon stopping at a few spots to do  whale watching on the return leg. Approximately 10km.

Leader: Helen C -

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Ride - Whitebridge to Swansea, maybe 35 km. Ride along Fernleigh Track to Belmont, then to Swansea along quiet roads, footpaths, shared paths etc. Work out a loop for the return to Whitebridge. Meet at Whitebridge station car park.   Suggest coffee at Belmont Golf Club on return trip.  Start riding at 9:00am

Leader: Bob M -

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Walk - Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai via Bobbin Head  12km  M/E.  A suburban walk through Wahroonga, along Gibberagong bush walking track to Bobbin Head for lunch, onto Appletree Bay, along Cowan Creek and on to Mt Kuring-gai station. Train Newcastle Interchange change train at Hornsby

Leader: Frank K -

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Kayak - Rathmines

Leader; Glen H -

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Walk - Newcastle History Walk

Leader: Kerrie B -

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Feature Night - Topic to be advised

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ride - Summerland Point 30km.   Summerland Point, Chain Valley Bay, Lake Munmorah. Mainly on cycle paths and quiet roads. Approx. 5 km’s good dirt track (4 km’s dirt beside main road and 1 km dirt road).  Meet at Summerland Point boat ramp parking area, Cams Boulevard-  turn right just past shopping centre.

Leader: Lyndon -

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Walk - Bateau Bay - Foresters Beach CCT - 10km. Via Wyrrabalong Sth rock platform and returning along the Wyrrabolong Trail (or vis versa). Features of the route include Crackneck Lookout, Wyrrabalong Lookout and the coloured pebbles of Crackneck Point. Map - Gosford 1:25,000. Grade S-M-200. NOTE: the route entails considerable rock hopping. Bring morning tea. Optional picnic lunch afterwards, byo or buy nearby (traditional F&C’s, sandwich/pies/cakes, cafe, general store). Booking required.

Leader: Steve C -

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kayak - Mannering Park, Wyee Creek, Sunken Forest

Leader: Glen H -

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Walk - Fingal Bay Surf Club to Port Stephens Lighthouse - Fingal Island (provided sand spit is safe) Alternative is Fingal to Big Rocky and return

Leader: Geoff C -

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Ride - Morpeth to Woodville via Wallalong, return via Largs. 27km. Meet at Morpeth Boat Ramp, Queens Wharf Rd Morpeth. Grade M-M-100.

Leader: Cyndy -

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Walk - Scopas Peak, Kariong Ridge, Piles Creek and Girakool. Sandstone country, nice creeks, waterfalls. Mostly on track. Grade M-E-600, 17km. Bring morning tea and lunch. Meet 100m north of old Mooney Mooney creek bridge on old Pacific Highway.

Leader: Glen H -

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Kayak - Carrington

Leader: Glen H -

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Walk - Redhead Loop. ~6 Km. This will be an easy, mostly flat walk around the outskirts of Redhead. We will be using the Ken and Audrey Owens Walkway, The Fernleigh Track, fire trails and some street walking. On the way we will stop for morning tea at Liles Oval and there are a couple of viewpoints to take in on the way as well. Meet at Webb Park, Redhead. Bring morning tea. Map - Swansea 1:25,000, Grade - S-E-50

Leader: Helen C -

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Ride - Pelican to Caves Beach. 30km. Ride to Blacksmiths, Swansea Heads, Caves Beach, Pirrita Island, then back to cars. Meet at the boat ramp Lakeview Pde Pelican. Grade M-E-100. Bookings Required

Leader: Stacey G -

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Blue Mountains Walks and Rides

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Blue Mountains Walks and Rides

Monday, July 01, 2024

Blue Mountains Walks and Rides

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Blue Mountains Walks and Rides

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Blue Mountains Walks and Rides


Blue Mountains 2024 for NBC Members - Five days of walks, Saturday 29 June through Wednesday 3 July;  followed by one or two days of rides.  Come for all, or for some.   Choice of hard, medium, or easy walks or simply take in the views and the cafes.  We will split into smaller groups each day.   This is well in advance but as accommodation may book out it is better to be early than miss out.  Contact the organiser for an information sheet before you book accommodation.

Organiser:  Donna -

To see our full program please have a look at our latest magazine here. Note that the program in the magazine is subject to change and once confirmed it is put on this web page above.