Useful Links

Track Notes

Bushwalking NSW - information on bushwalking in NSW - national parks, track notes, walk reports, sketch maps, book reviews and links. Not to be confused with the other Bushwalking NSW (formerly the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs of NSW),

Wildwalks - online bushwalking, hiking and camping guidebook to NSW

Discussion Forums

Bushwalk.com Forum - here you will find discussions on gear, food, routes and regions. Originally focused on Tasmanian bushwalking, it is now nationwide with 2750 members, including several SBW members.

Clubs & Associations

Bushwalking NSW (formerly the Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs of NSW) is the peak body representing bushwalking clubs in NSW. They also have an in depth FAQ on many aspects of bushwalking.

Bushwalking Australia is the representative organisation for all state associations/confederations. If you're looking for a club outside of NSW, check this out!

Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club - in September 2010, an informal affiliation was made between SBW and Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club in order to promote interaction for the mutual benefit of each club's members. To read more about what the affiliation entails, click to read this document - SBW and the Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club Informal Affiliation (PDF 74 KB)

Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad - volunteer rescue association, of which many SBW members are also members

Kosciuszko Huts Association (KHA)

Navigation Events

NSW Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield - NavShield - organised by BWRS, this is the premier navigation event for bushwalking clubs and emergency services, held on the first weekend in July each year.

NSW Rogaining Association - rogaining is the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Events are typically from 6 to 24 hours, and are an excellent way of learning and practising your navigation

Sydney Summer Series - these are 45 minute events on Wednesday evenings where you navigate around the streets trying to score as many points as possible. Good for navigation under pressure.

Orienteering NSW - orienteering is a sport involving cross country running and navigation

Environmental & Cultural

Wilderness Truths

Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Experience - beautiful site with great 360° imagery of the Blue Mountains World Heritage areas

Friends of the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby

National Parks

National Parks and Wildlife Service

National Parks

Park Closures (Fires, Floods)

Sydney Catchment Authority - Protected and Special Areas

Maps

Land and Property Information - NSW government department responsible for maps and mapping. Order maps and view maps online.

BWRS Charity Fundraiser - NSW Topographic Map Sale - BWRS has secondhand topographic maps available for sale. All proceeds raised go to BWRS for the purchase of equipment necessary in its role as a volunteer remote area search and rescue group.

Mapworld - SBW Members receive 10% discount

Weather and Tides

Bureau of Meteorology - town and district forecasts, radar (current rainfall), flooding

Weatherzone - long range forecasts

Willy Weather - tide information

Astronomy In Your Hands - sunrise/unset and the phases of the moon

Transport

transportnsw.info - NSW public transport information (replaces 131500.com.au)

Other

Fat Canyoners Good Grub Guide - great site if you're looking for info on dinner options after a walk. All over the Blue Mountains and a few other places.

News

New Members Information Night
New Members Information Nights are held every month except January, at 16 Fitzroy Street Kirribilli, 7:30pm - 8:30 pm on the second Wednesday the month.

 

May 2017 - Winter Program released!

The Winter Program for 2017 is now out and has been emailed to members. Check it out for lots of great walks around Sydney and beyond. If you haven't got your copy, it can be downloaded from the Member's Area of the website. You'll need to login to access it.

 

Prospective Members, watch your Qs

Are you a Prospective Member and have completed your Qualifying (Q) day walks and overnight trip as well as the first aid and navigation training requirements? If yes, then you're eligible to become a Full Member!

 

Contact
Please send any news items to communications@sbw.org.au.

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