Newcastle Bushwalking Club Inc
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.
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 email@example.com with details and we will follow up with the leader if required.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VISITORS:
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
CURRENT CONFIRMED ACTIVITIES:-
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Kayak - Morning Paddle. Blackalls Park
Leader: Tom C - email@example.com
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Walk - NBC Christmas Party - Twilight Walk & BBQ - Blackalls Park - Members Only S-E-25
Book in with firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Walk - Twilight Walk and BBQ - Murrays Beach. Members Only. Bookings required.
Leader: Bob L - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 21, 2023
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 – email@example.com
Monday, January 01, 2024
Walk - New Years Day sunrise walk - Newcastle Beach and Nobbys
Leader: Victoria - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.