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.

Persons considering joining the club, and member’s guests, can participate as visitors in up to three activities at no cost before joining.  

You must participate in at least one activity as a visitor before applying to join the club after which we will 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 monthly meeting.

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


Saturday, December 09, 2023

Please note this walk has been postponed due to forecast extreme temperatures - revised date will be advised when known

Walk - SOME OF THE COASTAL WONDERS OF REDHEAD - including an out and back to the tessellated rocks, Redhead Lookout and 2nd Creek wetland ~ 10 km. Map: Swansea 9231-4N 1:25,000. Grade S-M-180. Optional picnic lunch upon completion of the walk - BYO or buy. BYO chair. Booking required.

Leader: Steve C -

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Kayak - Morning Paddle. Blackalls Park

Leader: Tom C -

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Walk - NBC Christmas Party - Twilight Walk & BBQ - Blackalls Park - Members Only S-E-25

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Ride - Walka Water Works to Maitland.  30km maybe.  Different route than usual, now includes Aberglasslyn.   Meet at Walka Water Works. Grade M-M-50.  Be ready to start riding at 8.30 am.  Bookings preferred in case of inclement weather.

Leader: George V –

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Please note that due to a change of leaders the venue for this walk has also changed.  Those who have booked into the previous Rocky Crossing walk should rebook with the leader of the new walk, Steve C, if they wish to join it.

Walk - Marmong Pt - Awaba Bay - Kooroora Bay - Bolton Pt Circuit - 12 km, including the extensive bushland of Lake Mac SRA (Awaba Bay), “gravel pit” wetlands, weathered quarries, a walk-by of the marina and, if time & temperature permits, Marmong “Wetlands". The tracks provide remarkable lake and bushland views. They were the regular teenager commutes of the leader. Bring morning tea. Optional lakeside byo picnic lunch (byo contingency chair). Grade S/M-E-200. Maps Wallsend & Swansea 1:25,000.

Leader: Steve C -

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Walk - Elebana to Warners Bay with breakfast at Hippo Expresso. Meet Elebana boat ramp car park 7.15 am for 7.30 start, for 8 am breakfast. Numbers limited to 15 and members given first preference so please book early with leader via text or phone before Thursday 14th December.  Grade, relaxed.

Leader: Jenny H - 0429 414 098

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Kayak - Twilight paddle - Blackalls Park - LT Creek Christmas Lights. Come along and join us for our Christmas paddle. Bring a picnic tea to eat in the park. Then decorate your kayak in tinsel, lights and other creative Christmas decorations before we paddle LT creek to admire all the Christmas lights on the houses.

We will be paddling at dusk, just on nightfall so please include suitable navigation lights on your craft.

Leader: Glen H -

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Walk - Twilight Walk and BBQ - Murrays Beach. Members Only. Bookings required.

Leader: Bob L -

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Ride:  The Entrance to Wyong Milk Factory 38 km. Enjoy some flat lakeside riding on the way to Wyong, then take in a few hills to the Wyong Milk Factory which is now a café. Meet at Picnic Point Reserve – enter off end of Manning Road, The Entrance. Be ready to start riding at 9.00 am.  Bookings preferred in case of inclement weather. 

Leader:  Robert L  –

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Kayak - No Paddle - Boxing Day

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Ride - Jewells to Kotara via Gateshead. 30km. Ride to Gateshead, Hillsborough, Kotara and return via the Fernleigh Track. Meet at Jewels Station, Kallaroo Road Jewells. Grade M-E-160.  Bookings necessary please to see if anyone will actually turn up.       

Leader:  Donna – 

Monday, January 01, 2024

Walk - New Years Day sunrise walk - Newcastle Beach and Nobbys

Leader: Victoria -

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.