About Span

Thank you for your interest in Span Outdoors Inc (Span). Span is a Sydney based outdoor club with approximately 150 members ranging in ages 25 years to 65 years. Span trips cover a wide range of outdoor activities, including bushwalking, road cycling, mountain bike riding, canyoning, kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing and skiing together with regular social activities. Our activities are notified on our website, by email and in a program. Span also holds regular training days so you can increase your outdoor knowledge.

Span usually holds a meeting every third Wednesday night of the month (except December), where someone will present an interesting presentation, check the program if you wish to attend. We usually meet at the pub for dinner before the meeting. We also hold social nights out on the second and fourth Wednesday night as listed on the program.

Where we meet

Meetings are held at:

Quakers Hall (lower level) 
119 Devonshire St 

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This is opposite Holt St and 5 minutes walk from Central Station. Entry to the hall is via the passage on the right of the building.

All are welcome to get together prior to the meeting upstairs at the Madison Hotel (corner of Devonshire and Chalmers St) at around 6:30 pm.

Before you join

All trips are led by volunteers. Span's program depends on members volunteering to lead trips/social activities. We encourage you to attend a visitor marked activity on Our Program to meet us. Select a suitable trip and contact the leader, giving details of your recent outdoor experience and any relevant medical conditions to allow the trip leader to decide whether you are suitable to attend the trip. When you attend the trip you will complete a sign on form.

Please read our Membership Guidelines which set out some hints on how to make your trip enjoyable. Our trips are covered by insurance.

As a visitor you are entitled to come on 3 trips before joining as a member.

Joining Span

Initial membership of Span costs $40 per financial year (if you join from July to December) or $20 if you join in the second half (January to June). Thereafter, renewal of membership is $40 payable each July. Membership is limited to those over the age of 18 years as we do not allow children to attend our activities.

To become a member, either:

After you join

Once you are a member you will get access to the Span web site. Also you will be sent instructions on how to get access to the Span group email list, where last minute trips are advertised, and changes to existing trips are announced.

If you have any questions then please contact the membership secretary.