The club's main activity is bushwalking.
As a club member, you're kept up to date by our quarterly program, and a short notice walks program email that comes out every Monday. These programs advertise day trips on most Saturdays and Sundays, as well overnight trips on most weekends.
The major walking areas for the club are within a couple of hours drive of Sydney. Popular areas for day walks are the Blue Mountains NP, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP in Sydney's north and The Royal NP to the south of the city. Overnight walks regularly go to the Blue Mountains NP, with Kanangra-Boyd NP, Wollemi NP and Morton (Budawangs) NP also visited.
There are also extended walks of 4 days to several weeks or more. These can be in parks in NSW that are further afield, in other parts of Australia, or even overseas. These include areas like the Snowy Mountains (Kosciuszko NP), Kakadu, Tasmania, New Zealand and occasionally to Europe, Asia and South America.
Shoalhaven River walking
Photo (c) Tom Brennan
Compared to most other clubs, Sydney Bush Walker walks in general tend to be harder and rougher. While there are still some easier walks on the program, a higher proportion of our walks involve elements like big climbs, off track sections, rock-hopping down creeks or scrambling.
You can have a look at the walks available in the most recent programs from the last year. Here are the Winter Program, Spring Program, Summer Program and the current Autumn Program. Leaders' contact details are only available to members, so are omitted from these versions of the program.
As well as bushwalking, there are a number of other activities that regularly appear on the club program. Canyoning trips in the nearby Blue Mountains feature most weekends in summer. There are also abseiling, li-loing, kayaking, cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, cycling and social events.
The Sydney Bush Walkers are a club, not a commercial organisation. All walks are led by other Members, and we encourage Members to start leading walks once they have built up their skills.
The Mid-Week Walkers are an informal group of SBW members who have time to spare for mid-week activities (mostly retirees and some shift workers), some of which are shown on the Walks Program and some organised at short notice and advised by a monthly MWW newsletter.
The SBW Tiggers is an informal group of the younger members of the Club. Tigger members are roughly in their 20s and 30s, although not exclusive.
Take a look at what our trips are like by viewing some of the Current Albums, or visiting us on Facebook. If you are interested in finding out more information, or are considering joining, we encourage you to come along to our New Members Information Night, held on the second Wednesday of each month (except January, when it is the third Wednesday).