Upcoming Trips: November 2017

Trips Program

Some of the trips on this program are open to Visitors. You may contact the leader of a 'visitors welcome' trip by clicking on the leaders name. This link is only available for trips commencing within the next two months.

We invite prospective members to take the oportunity to experience our activities and meet our members before joining our club. Due to insurance restrictions we can only allow prospective members to participate in a maximum of two trips. To participate in additional trips you must join our club.

All persons participating in our trips must be aged 18 years or older.

Before contacting the trip leader you should read our Guidelines and Acknowlegment of Risk pages. Our guidelines page should answer many of your questions on how our trips are organised.

Bushwalk: Heathcote park explorer

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Anne
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Area:
Heathcote National Park
Maps:
Ottford

I have heard there are some nice swim pools down Mirang Creek - never been there before , want to come and check it out? Fire trails and tracks and some off track

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Leader:
Paul
 
Area:
Newnes Forest
Maps:
Rcok Hill

A few short abseils and a swim. Not too difficult.

Canyon: Serendipity Canyon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Mount Wilson
Maps:
Mount Wilson

Nice canyon with about 5 abseils, we will meet up in Sydney and drive up to the fire station at Mt Wilson. Approx. 45 minutes walk from fire station to start of canyon. Bring the usual canyoning gear including harness + gear, helmet plus wetsuit and spray jacket as few swims / small waterfalls. Bring lunch, plenty of snacks, 2 litres of water. After progressed through canyon will head 10 minute upstream and have lunch at base of exit track and then a 1.25 hour+ walk out back to cars. Abseil / canyoning experience required. Some beginners welcome. Ring leader if you have any questions. You will be required to sign the Span Acknowledgment of Risk Form and also understand Spans risk management procedures, both are available on Span website. Span loan gear is available - harness, descender, helmet.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Leader:
Maddy
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Area:
cremorne orpheum cremorne junction
Maps:

Join me for a movie on Cheap Tues at the cremorne Orpheum art deco Picture Palace. It is the most beautiful movie house in Sydney. Movie will be chosen the Thurs before and advertised ONLY on the span groups email. Contact me by email if interested or telephone after the 20th.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Kayak: test

Cancelled
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
test
 
Area:
Maps:

test

Bushwalk: Lower Kangaroo Creek walk

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Medium
Leader:
Peter
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Area:
Royal NP
Maps:

Meet at Heathcote railway station. Walk past Karloo Pool and proceed down Lower Kangaroo Creek to explore other pools. Return to Heathcote station via Bottle Forest fire trail. Involves 4+ km rough track from Karloo Pool, plus a steep scramble up to the fire trail. Excellent pools for swimming (for the brave).

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Leader:
Paul
 
Area:
Newnes Forest
Maps:
Mt Morgan, Rock Hill

A dry canyon with about 4 abseils. Should be fun.

Rogaine: Socialgaine

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
John
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Area:
Newcastle
Maps:

http://www.nswrogaining.org for more details. A rogaine is an orienteering style event. Spend 6 hours travelling in a team at your own pace, visiting as many checkpoints as you have the time or desire. Swap stories over the meal afterwards. Grade: For you and your partners to choose Maps: Supplied

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Canyon: Koombanda Canyon

Visitors Welcome
Grade:
Easy / Medium
Leader:
Glenn
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Area:
Mt Wilson
Maps:
Mt Wilson

A nice little canyon with 2 or 3 abseils and a short climb-down. Canyon ends at the remains of a long abandoned coal mine, previous abseiling and canyon experience required. It is a wet canyon although you aren't in the water for too long so wetsuit is optional and probably just wear thermals. Some beginners welcome.

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

Social: Span Xmas Party

Visitors Welcome
Leader:
John
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Area:
Dangar Island
Maps:

The laidback bowls and Xmas lunch at the Dangar Island Bowling Club in 2106 was such great hit that it is on again.

Catch the 11 am ferry from Brooklyn and take time to walk around the Island before bowls, or catch the 12 noon ferry and head straight to the club.

Those who wish, can play bowls before we relax over lunch and some Xmas cheer.

Requests for RSVP will be sent out near the date

Visitors Welcome
Visitors are welcome on this trip. Please contact the trip leader for more information.

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Suggested programs are shown to the left. Trips which are open to visitors are highlighted in green.

Use the calendar to view trips available on a particular date. You may view details of an individual trip, and obtain contact information for the trip leader, by clicking on the trip title.

SPAN Members

SPAN Members have access to the Full Program, which includes trips not available to visitors, and trip reports for completed trips.