Melinda Turner

Melinda at Bungonia


Why do you bush walk?


No choice, would go crazy if I didn't!


I love being out there in wilderness areas. The beauty and sense of freedom found in such areas has become an essential part of my life.


When did you join SBW?

July 2006


What's your favourite piece of gear in your pack and why?

Latest fav piece of gear is my new overnight pack, very practical and very light. It's a new Gossamer Gear Kumo, check it out!


What is the average weight of your overnight pack, without water?

6-7 kilos. (Depends on the season).


What's one piece of advice you can offer new walkers that you wish you knew when you started?

Light weight, light weight, light weight... email me if you want a few pointers!

A memorable walk?

My recent trip to the Tarkine, we crossed the Norfolk Range and then traveled down the Tarkine Coast to the Pieman River. I'm very passionate about seeing this area given World Heritage listing status and was humbled by the wild beauty of this area!


What kind of walks do you like?

I love exploratory trips into the unknown.


Do you have a walks philosophy or motto?

'Never at the top, 'til I'm going down!'

What's on your walking wish list?

More Budawangs, more SW Tasmania ... and let's not forget the Flinders Ranges.


Any other passions/interests?

Canyoning / protecting our wilderness areas!



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.


February 2017 - Autumn Program released!

The Autumn 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!


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