January

   There was no walk in December nor will there be a walk in January 2019.

   Next Walk

  Monday 25th February – Rhodes to Kissing Point (Details will be given at the February meeting)

February  There was no walk in January 2019.

Next Walk

Monday 25th February – Rhodes Railway Station to Kissing Point Ferry Wharf.

As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at

Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am.

We will change trains at Redfern to catch a train to Rhodes.  From there we will walk to the Rhodes ‘Waterside’ shopping centre. Then we will walk along the riverside walkway to the Ryde (road) bridge before crossing the bridge and walking on to Kissing Point Park.   After lunch we will then catch a Rivercat ferry back to Circular Quay for the return trip home.

Don’t forget your lunch and plenty of water.  Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney.  I guarantee that you will see places and points of interest that you may have never seen before and highly unlikely to see again.

March Walk

Monday 25th March – University of New South Wales to Bondi Junction.

March  On Monday 25th February thirteen walkers enjoyed the fine and sunny day to walk from Rhodes railway station to Kissing Point ferry wharf. After changing trains at Redfern and then on to Rhodes we had a quick visit to the Rhodes ‘Waterside’ shopping centre. We then walked along the riverside walkway to the Ryde (road) bridge before crossing the bridge and walking on to Kissing Point Park where we had lunch. We then took a Rivercat ferry back to Circular Quay for the return trip home, arriving at Engadine at about 2.00pm.
March Walk Monday 25th March – We will be walking from University of New South Wales at Kensington to Bondi Junction. We will catch a bus from the city to the University and then walk through the campus (where we will catch a glimpse of campus life) before walking through the backs streets of Randwick to have lunch at Queens Park. The plan is to then walk on to Bondi Junction where we will catch the train home. As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am .
Don’t forget your lunch and plenty of water. Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney. I guarantee that you will see places and points of interest that you may have never seen before and highly unlikely to see again. 
April  

On Monday 25th March the small group of nine walkers successfully gambled on the doubtful weather, which turned out far better than forecast, and enjoyed the fine and cloudy day to walk from the University of New South Wales at Kensington to Bondi Junction.After leaving the train network at Circular Quay and then catching a bus to Kensington we walked through parts of the university campus before taking in the sights of the back streets of Randwick.We stopped for lunch at Queens Park.After the lunch break, we walked on to Bondi Junction, and made a quick visit to the Lego Shop before catching the train home.   We had walked about 4.5 kilometres, arrived at Engadine at about 2.30pm.

April and May Walk

There will be no walk in April as our walk day coincides with Easter Monday, also there will be no walk in May as I will be on holidays.

May

 MAY: There will be no walk in May as I will be on holidays.

JUNE: Monday 24th June - We will walk from Wolli Creek railway station to Kyeemagh and Brighton-Le-Sands. Further details will be given at the June General Meeting.

June  JUNE:  Monday 24th June – Wolli Creek to Brighton-le-Sands

As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at

Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am

The plan is to catch the train to Wolli Creek railway station and then walk past Tempe House and through Cahill Park to join the walk and cycle pathway that follows the Cooks River and Muddy Creek to Kyeemagh. This will be followed by walking along the walkway on the edge of Botany Bay until we reach Bay Street, Brighton-Le-Sands where we will then catch a bus to Rockdale railway station to catch a train home.

Don’t forget your lunch and plenty of water.  Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney.  I guarantee that you will see places and points of interest that you may have never seen before and highly unlikely to see again.

JULY WALK

22nd July   -  Mosman to Mosman ferry wharf

July  Monday 22nd July       Wolli Creek to Brighton-le-Sands June Walk

Monday 24th June was not a good weather day for walking a route with little cover and protection, let alone public transport escape options.

Despite this, 10 hardy souls started off as planned and as discussed prior to leaving the train we reassessed the weather at Wolli Creek railway station.

The decision was then made to implement ‘Plan B’.  We joined a train to the city and then another train to Chatswood.

Then we took a trip on the Northwest Metro to Tallawong.  Where is Tallawong you might ask?  It is the last station at the western end of the Metro line just past Rouse Hill.

After a short exploration around the Tallawong station we returned to Rouse Hill top have a meal break in the Town Centre shopping area. Then we re-joined the Metro to return home via Chatswood and the City.  We arrived at Engadine at about 2.00pm after travelling about 180 kilometres on the day.

JULY WALK 

As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at

Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am .

The plan is to catch the train to Wolli Creek railway station and then walk past Tempe House and through Cahill Park to join the walk and cycle pathway that follows the Cooks River and Muddy Creek to Kyeemagh. This will be followed by walking along the walkway on the edge of Botany Bay until we reach Bay Street, Brighton-Le-Sands where we will then catch a bus to Rockdale railway station to catch a train home.

AUGUST WALK  -  Monday 26th August  -  Mosman to Mosman Ferry Wharf

Don’t forget your lunch and plenty of water.  Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney.  I guarantee that you will see places and points of interest that you may have never seen before and highly unlikely to see again.

August

July Walk

This time Monday 22nd July was a great weather day for walking from Wolli Creek railway station to Brighton-le-Sands.

After catching the train to Wolli Creek railway station and we took time to have a close look at the exterior of Tempe House before walking through Cahill Park to join the walk and cycle pathway that follows the Cooks River and Muddy Creek to Kyeemagh. We went past construction work on the M4 and M5 motorway connection, as well as the Eve Street (Cooks River) Wetlands, Barton Park, and two huge working Chinese vegetable gardens.We then followed the walkway under General Holmes Drive to the edge of Botany Bay until we reached Bay Street at Brighton-Le-Sands where we had lunch before catching a bus to Rockdale railway station and the train home.We walked about 4.5 kilometres and arrived at Engadine at 2.00pm.

Monday 26th August       Spit Junction (Mosman) to Cremorne Ferry Wharf As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am.The plan is to catch the train to the City and then a bus from Town Hall across the Harbour Bridge to Spit Junction.  We will walk from there via Alan Border Oval and Reid Park to Cremorne Point past many magnificent homes and boats, and splendid harbour views.

Don’t forget your hat, lunch and plenty of water.  Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney.  I guarantee that you will see places and points of interest that you may have never seen before and highly unlikely to see again.

September Walk.             23rd September     -      Green Square to Redfern

September

 August Walk This time Monday 26th August turned out to be not a great weather day for walking. The sky was grey at Engadine however when we arrived at Town Hall it had been raining in the city but at the time it had stopped. 

 The 13 of us elected to carry on with the plan for the day and caught a bus across the Harbour Bridge to Spit Junction, Mosman where it had also stopped raining, yet the sky was a heavy shade of grey.

A joint decision was made to proceed with the planned walk, so we started off down the hill for Reid Park at Mosman Bay. Not long after the drizzle started and stayed with us until we arrived at the Mosman Ferry Wharf. This is where another joint decision was made as to how to fill in the balance of the day. Three of the group decided to return to city by ferry, and the balance caught a bus back up the hill to Spit Junction before catching one the ‘big yellow’ B-Line buses to Mona Vale. We returned to Manly Wharf via another bus before taking the ferry trip back to Circular Quay. We only walked about 2 kilometres and arrived at Engadine at 3.30pm. (The second part of this walk from Mosman Bay to Cremorne Point will possibly be incorporated into a future walk.)

Next Walk

Monday 23rd September Redfern to Green Square As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am . The plan is to catch the train to Redfern. We will walk from there via Redfern Oval through the major residential developments in the Waterloo and Zetland area. It is amazing to see what town planning has been done to create the environment in the area. We will finish at the Green Square Library before catching the trains home.

Don’t forget your hat, lunch and plenty of water. Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney. I guarantee that you will see places and points of interest that you may have never seen before and highly unlikely to see again.

October Walk 28th October Bondi to Tamarama - Sculptures of the Sea 2019

October  

September Walk

On Monday 23rd September eighteen (18) of us caught the usual train to Redfern.

In very pleasant conditions to start we walked from there via Redfern Oval (the home of the Rabbitohs) through the major residential developments in the Waterloo and Zetland area.  It was amazing to see what changes had been done as the result of removal of major industries and the town planning that has be undertaken to create the new environment in the area. We had a lunch break in the plaza area outside the Green Square Library.  This modern Library is really something to see. It is mainly underground, has no centre bookshelf stacks, there are many special purpose areas, and a full size (old) plane suspended from the ceiling.

We walked about 4 kilometres and arrived back at Engadine at 2.00pm.

 Next Walk

Monday 28th October    -   Bondi to Tamarama (Sculpture by the Sea)

As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at

Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am.

The plan is to catch the train to Bondi Junction and then catch a bus to Bondi Beach.

We will walk from there along the Coastal Walk to Tamarama and take in the myriad of sculptures that have been placed on display along the way.

Hopefully we will reach Tamarama to have lunch before catching a bus and then train home.

November Walk

Monday 25th November  -  Pyrmont to Rozelle

Don’t forget your hat, insect repellent, lunch and plenty of water.  Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney.  It will be interesting to see what is on display for what was being touted to be the last time this event would be held at this location, all because of a new path.

November  

WALKS                              

October Walk

On Monday 28th October seventeen (17) of us including two young visitors caught the usual train to Martin Place.   On arrival in the city there was rain about however by the time we had arrived at Bondi no rain was experienced for the rest of the day.  From there we caught a bus to Bondi Beach and started the day with the customary morning coffee break.   With what was not a big crowd we followed the coastal walk along the cliff tops from Bondi to Tamarama to take in the many sculptures strategically placed along the way.   We had lunch at Tamarama before walking towards Bronte where we then caught a bus back to Bondi Junction.   We walked about 4 kilometres and arrived back at Engadine at 3.00pm.

 Next Walk

Monday 25th November       Cronulla ‘Follow the Street Art Trail’

As usual we will be joining the second last carriage of the train at  Heathcote 8.38am / Engadine 8.41am / Loftus 8.45am/ Sutherland 8.48am.

The main objective for the day will be to ‘Follow the Street Art Trail’ in and around the commercial area of Cronulla as featured in the local media.  To conclude the day, we will then walk all or some of the Esplanade to Bass Point.

Don’t forget your hat, lunch and plenty of water.  Our walks are generally non-strenuous, a great day out with friends, and an opportunity to take in the fresh air and some interesting sights around Sydney.

There will be no walks in December 2019 and January 2020

 

December

           WALKS

On Monday 25th November eighteen (18) of us travelled by train to Cronulla.

From there we walked what may be considered some of the backstreets to the main shopping centre to view the various murals that had been painted on the walls of the buildings.   This created what was known as the ‘Follow the Street Art Trail’ which had been an official event held a couple of weekends previously.

After seeing all there was to see we then proceeded to walk through Munro Park to see a fabulous display of annual flowers before we joined the famed Esplanade.

We continued on to Oak Park where we stopped for lunch before we broke into two groups to either walk or catch a bus back to Cronulla railway station to catch a train home.

We walked about 3 kilometres and arrived back at Engadine at 2.00pm.

 

There will be no walks in December 2019 and January 2020