Newcastle Bushwalking Club Inc

Activity Program

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

We will be able to welcome visitors once COVID restrictions ease with the 80% roadmap.

Visitors please note: We will be able to welcome you from Oct 25th but you must register with us first before booking. Contact activities@newcastlebushwalkingclub.org.au at least a week prior to the activity - eg by Tues 19th for Wed 27th.

Visitors are welcome at no cost and can attend up to three activities before joining. You must attend at least one before applying to join.

Booking is required for all activities at present due to COVID requirements.

The leader will give you the starting location and starting time the day prior to the activity.

NOTE - If you are not a member of the club you MUST register with us before contacting a leader.



When attending please ensure you comply with the following social distancing requirements:
  • We recommend you do not car pool except with members of your own household.
  • Leaders will not require members to take part in car shuffles/sharing. If public transport is required it will be stated in the program.
  • Do not attend if you show the symptoms of COVID-19 or are unwell – go to a COVID-19 testing station instead.
  • Maintain a 2m gap from others on the walk at all times (except members of your own household).
  • When stopping along the walk or for morning tea maintain your 2m distance and do not share food or drinks.
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For further information on COVID-19 please see the relevant NSW Government websites:

Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Regulations: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules




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

For details of our Grading System click here.


Booking is required for all activities due to COVID restrictions on numbers attending. Please e-mail the leader with your request to join the activity by 2 days before the activity. (eg by Thursday night for Saturday)


Visitors please note: We will be able to welcome you from Oct 25th but you must register with us first before booking. Contact activities@newcastlebushwalkingclub.org.au at least a week prior to the activity - eg by Tues 19th for Wed 27th


Tues 19th Oct 2021

Kayak Paddle – Brush Creek at Laurel Ave Edgeworth. Morning paddle.

Leader: Tom - thomas.cordingleyone@gmail.com


Wed 20th Oct 2021

Wangi Peninsular. 8 km. Meet Dobell Park. Bring morning tea. Lunch in park after walk. May get wet feet. Map Swansea 1:25,000. Grade S-E-80.

Leader: Yvonne – ms.whysmith@gmail.com


Thurs 21st Oct 2021

Bike Ride. Duckenfield. 32km. Ride around Duckenfield then to Morpeth. Start at Cnr Raymond Terrace Rd & Eales Rd Berry Park. Grade M-E-60

Leader: George - georgevoss@ozemail.com.au


Sat 23rd Oct 2021

Mt Royal circuit 6km Grade MM 1184m 5hrs. Mt Royal is located one hours drive north of Singleton. The road is tare sealed most of the way to the National Park and within the park it is and all weather accessible fire trail. The walk is basically all on track. From the carpark you walk to the northern end of the mountain and climb up the gentle slope of Sneaky Pinch to our morning tea spot. Then it is a rock scrabble to the very narrow ridgeline that you go along for about 300m before dropping down into the lovely Beach Forest. Continuing through the forest we come to a very ancient grove of grass trees, and further on to the trig point where we have lunch. From there we continue south through the scrub to the drop off point at the end of the plateau and down the steep slope back to the cars arriving there around 1.00pm. Meet at Singleton Visitors Centre car park. SORRY - THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Leader: Frank – frank.kupina@live.com.au


Tues 26th Oct 2021

Kayak Paddle. TBA.

Leader Wanted: If you can lead this paddle please email activities@newcastlebushwalkingclub.org.au


Wed 27th Oct 2021

Bushland walk through Booragul and Teralba following bushland trails. 13km. M_E_150. Bring morning tea. SORRY - THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Leader: Tom - thomas.cordingleyone@gmail.com


Thurs 28th Oct 2021

Bike Ride. Morisset to Martinsville. 28km. Ride to Cooranbong then out to Martinsville and return. Start at end of Beauty Point Road

Leader: Arthur - radfords@iinet.net.au


Sat 30th Oct 2021 (was previously 6th Nov)

17km near Cameron Park to the top of Mt Sugarloaf with an option for a further 3km – Some steep sections of track. Expect to take minimum 6hrs Grade M-R-400

Leader: Tom - thomas.cordingleyone@gmail.com


Tues 2nd Nov 2021

Kayak Paddle. TBA.

Leader Wanted: If you can lead this paddle please email activities@newcastlebushwalkingclub.org.au


Wed 3rd Nov 2021

Ourimbah Creek. 12 km. From Bumbles Hill, follow the Great North Walking track via Dead Horse Creek to Ourimbah Creek, Stringybark Point. Return via Great North Track. Half off track. Bring lunch. Meet Cherry Lane Kulnura. Map Mangrove & Wyong 1:25,000. Grade: M-M-400

Leader: Trevor - hendo1948@yahoo.com


Thurs 4th Nov 2021

Bike Ride. Pelican to Caves Beach. 30km. Ride to Blacksmith, Swansea Heads, Caves Beach, Murrays Beach, and Swansea. Some dirt track but can be bypassed. Start at boat ramp Lakeview Pde Pelican. Grade M-M-200.

Leader: Peter - peterlhamer@gmail.com


Sat 6th Nov 2021 (was previously 30th Oct)

Heiroglyphs walk from Point Clare. 17 km. Check out the mini canyon with walls inscribed in mysterious Egyptian Hieroglyphs, aboriginal rock carvings, waterfall, huge cave and panoramic views. Meet at Point Clare station. Bring lunch. Map Gosford 1:25,000. Grade: M-M-400

Leader: George - georgevoss@ozemail.com.au


Tues 9th Nov 2021

Kayak Paddle. TBA.

Leader Wanted: If you can lead this paddle please email activities@newcastlebushwalkingclub.org.au


Wed 10th Nov 2021

Blue gum North. Bush walk 8 km. Bush walk past the old dams, brick mine air vent and the historic cemetery. Bring morning tea.

Leader: Viola - violap@tpg.com.au


Thurs 11th Nov 2021

Bike 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). Start at Summerland Point Boat Ramp Parking Area, Cams Boulevard turn right just past shopping centre.

Leader: Seppo - bergst@tpg.com.au


Sat 13th Nov 2021

Birubi Beach/Fishermans Bay/Morna Point loop. 15km walk through Tomaree National Park either side of Boat Harbour, via inland tracks and coastal return. Picturesque views along coastline. Walk has some sandy stretches and is narrow in places. This is an extended version of the Fishermans Bay loop last run on a Wed June 2020. Meet at Robinson Reserve Fitzroy St Birubi Beach Anna Bay. Grade M-M-300

Leader: Rod - rodyvie@ozemail.com.au


Tues 16th Nov 2021

Kayak Paddle. TBA.

Leader Wanted: If you can lead this paddle please email activities@newcastlebushwalkingclub.org.au


Wed 17th Nov 2021

9km An exploration of the bushland south of Jesmond Park and including Brickworks Park (no creek walking!) S-E-75

Leader: Yvie - rodyvie@ozemail.com.au


Thurs 18th Nov 2021

Bike Ride. Entrance to Wyong. 27km. Ride to Wyong, do a loop around the old Dairy, and return. Start at Picnic Point Reserve – enter off end of Manning Road, The Entrance.

Leader: Seppo - bergst@tpg.com.au