Peter Bruce


Why do you bush walk?


I have always bushwalked, parents were into walking, involvement in scouting kept that happening.  My level of bushwalking accelerated when I first met my now wife, Liz, back in 2012.  She introduced me to so many new areas to walk in both Australia and overseas.  Realized fairly early on if I wanted my relationship with Liz to last I needed to do a lot of bushwalking and as a result my life has been so much richer for the amazing experiences and locations we have been to.


When did you join SBW?



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

I’m not a gear junkie.  If I had to choose one piece it would be my hike tent, it is a MSR Hubba Hubba.  It is only favourite because it was a wedding present for Liz and I when we got married in 2014.


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

My pack is always way too heavy, I prefer the comfort to ultra light.  For a multi day walk would normally be around 12kgs


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

There are just so many unique locations to walk to.  The destinations can be incredible but the journey to get there will be memorable.  So don’t get stuck in a rut walking the same places, explore new destinations and a club like SBW helps open up those new destinations to you.


A memorable walk?

Hinchinbrook Island.  I walked this with Liz and it was a very beautiful  & scenic 3 day walk along the length of the island.  Most romantic walk I have ever done.

What kind of walks do you like?

Like all kinds of walks from a simple harbour walk from Manly to the Zoo, to multi day walks in the Snowy Mountains or exploring new areas overseas


Do you have a walks philosophy or motto?

I try to keep things very basic when I am struggling on a walk.  I just repeat to myself a few basic things like “Left foot, right foot, repeat” or “it’s only a hill if you look up”

What's on your walking wish list?

Lots of overseas destinations.  European Alps, Nepal, more of New Zealand.  Also the South Coast Track in Tassie.


Any other passions/interests?

Huge passion is soccer, both playing and watching.  Also cycling, tennis, running, the list goes on and on.



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.


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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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