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Welcome to my bushwalking page

In New Zealand it's called tramping. In North America it's called hiking. In the Himalayas it's called trekking, in the UK hill walking, in Europe it might be called a randonee. Here in Australia we call it bushwalking. It's about packing what you need for a day, two days, a week or even longer, and then heading out into the bush for a walk. The Blue Mountains near Sydney provides almost limitless bushwalking opportunities.

This part of my web site contains photos and writeups of bushwalks that I have done around Australia, primarily in the Blue Mountains and Tasmania. If you are interested in bushwalking overseas, in places such as New Zealand, the Himalayas and Europe, then visit my trekking page.

I regularly take interested people with me on bushwalking trips around Sydney and elsewhere. I do most of these trips with the Sydney University Bushwalkers, of which I have been a member since 1985. If you are interested in pursuing any of these activities, you can either join SUBW or if you like you could always contact me directly using the email link above.

I tend to enjoy incorporating an element of exploration to most of my bushwalks, and thus many of my walks are not confined to established trails or tracks. It is often interesting to head off track and venture through the country on rarely travelled routes, following natural landscape features such as ridges and water courses. Travelling in this way allows you to visit areas not otherwise accessible. Doing so usually involves navigating with map and compass. If you are interested in learning to navigate through the bush with map and compass, you can come along on one of my trips or take a look at my navigation page.

The Blue Mountains near Sydney includes a large area of wilderness stretching from near Mittagong in the south right up to the Hunter Valley in the north. This is all fantastic bushwalking country and is featured in many of the photos and trip reports that you will find on this website.

Index to Photos and Trip Reports

Trip Date(s) Content
9-10 Dec 2009 Christmas Dinner Walk, Coxs River,1989
19-20 Feb 2005 Hanrahans Creek, Kanangra Boyd National Park
23-25 Apr 2005 Hatchers Hollow and Redcliff Creek, Kanangra Boyd National Park
21-22 May 2005 Capertee Valley weekend exploration
14-20 Jan 2006 Lower Wolgan and Capertee Valley Exploration. Photos by Jo Boyd
14-17 Apr 2006 Woila Creek and Mother Woila, Deua National Park. A 4 day Easter trip
22-24 Apr 2006 Coricudgy area, Wollemi National Park, Anzac Long Weekend 2006
8-12 Jul 2006 Blue Breaks, Southern Blue Mountains, a 5 day trip
22-23 Jul 2006 My 40th birthday trip to Kowmung River
2-3 Sep 2006 Red Rocks traverse
6-9 Apr 2007 Deua National Park, Easter 2007
25-27 Apr 2008 Kowmung Mountain, Chiddy Obelisk and Lannigans Spur, Kanangra Boyd National Park
28-29 Jun 2008 Red Rocks, Wollemi National Park
25-26 Oct 2008 Pantoneys Crown, Gardens of Stone National Park
28-29 Mar 2009 SUBW Freshers Walk, Colo River
10-13 Apr 2009 Coricudgy area, Wollemi National Park, Easter 2009.
6-8 Jun 2009 Axehead Range, Kowmung River and Kanangra Walls, June Long Weekend 2009
3-5 Oct 2009 Kowmung River (President's Bludge Trip), October Long Weekend 2009
17-18 Oct 2009 Donkey Mountain, Wolgan Valley, 17-18 Oct 2009
24-26 Apr 2010 Tonalli Mountain and Axehead Range, 24-26 Apr 2010
12-14 Jun 2010 Yerranderi Plateaus, 12-14 Jun 2010
13-14 Nov 2010 Red Rocks, Wollemi National Park
2-3 Apr 2011 Another Red Rocks trip - Wollemi National Park
12-13 Nov 2011 Yet another Red Rocks trip - Wollemi National Park
31 Mar 2012 Splendour Rock, Wild Dog Mountains - SUBW Freshers Walk 2012
9-11 Jun 2012 Mt Gundungaroo, Capertee Valley
1-2 Sep 2012 Pantoneys Crown, Gardens of Stone National Park
27-31 Dec 2012 Morong Deep and Kowmung River
5-7 Oct 2013 Kowmung River (President's Bludge Trip), October Long Weekend 2013
14-15 Dec 2013 Christmas Dinner Walk, Coxs River, 2013
7-9 Jun 2014 A 3 day walk in the Budawangs - Folly Point, Holland Gorge, Tarn Bluff
19-20 Sep 2015 Red Rocks - Wollemi National Park
3-5 Oct 2015 Kowmung River (President's Bludge Trip), October Long Weekend 2015
30-31 Jul 2016 Red Rocks - Wollemi National Park

Three Peaks Page

The Three Peaks is a classic 48 hour bushwalking challenge in the Southern Blue Mountains. Visit my Three Peaks page for more information.

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This page last updated 3 Aug 2016.

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