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Websites

Great information about a great variety of walks and parks - by Bush Club member Tom Brennan

Greater Blue Mountains - Information and photos from walks and historical features - by Bush Club member Peter Medbury

Info about walks around NSW http://www.wildwalks.com - includes track notes and topo map sections

Blue Mountains walks http://www.pnc.com.au/~wells/

Snowies and Budawangs Track notes http://www.hikeoz.com/

NSW Lands Dept tracks (incl. Great North Walk, Hume and Hovell Track, Six foot track)

Australian Alps Walking Track

The Great South Coast Walk - a coastal path from Sydney to the NSW border?

This is just an idea at the moment, but you can read more about it, follow its progress and even offer assistance at http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/

Walking Sydney Foreshores

  • There is an excellent series of brochures published by the Department of Planning and based the research of the Walking Volunteers group. Click here to find maps to download to your computer.

All of this data is now also available in an iPhone or iPad app. Click here for details.

The app is free and can be downloaded in the usual way through itunes.

  • Two complementary sites with information and downloadable maps and brochures of all the well-known Sydney beach and harbour tracks

http://www.walkingcoastalsydney.com.au/

http://www.walkingsydney.net

The Yuraygir Coastal Walk

From logistics support to fully guided tours. Read what the company offers.

Walks in Victoria - http://www.bushwalkingvictoria.org.au/walks-directory/index.html

Mt Hotham, VIC

Cultural Heritage Officer and Track Construction supervisor Andrew Swift, of the with Mt Hotham Resorts Managenent Board, is happy to give a short talk and presentation to walking clubs that come up to the mountain. Contact him at andrewswift@mthotham.com.au for details and to sign him up.

The presentation usually explains track construction techniques, such as path and remote bridge construction, as well as flora, fauna and cultural heritage issues.

He also likes to give a bit of a history of the Hotham area and some of the gold mining history associated with the Cobungra Ditch and Spargo’s Hut.

There is also a short 14 minute re-enactment film that desribes the construction of the Cobungra Ditch water race and the sudden dismissal of over 90 men and their protest march.

Additional information on the walking track and many other walks in the area is available from the website, including track notes to download.


Forums and radio

Google bushwalking newsgroup | Bushwalk Australia forum - good for asking questions

Bushwalkers radio station.(no link) FM 88.5 2RRR. The bushwalking segment is on every Saturday between 2 and 3 pm.


Books, maps, magazines

Bushwalks in the Sydney Region Vols 1 and 2 by Stephen Lord and George Daniel (a Bush Club member).
Published by the NPA and available at their office, in most outdoor stores or click here for their online shop.
They are reasonably priced and contain about 170 walks graded and described in detail.

Lane Cove valley - Maps and New Field Guide - details from www.step.org.au

Berowra Valley - The map, "A Walking Guide to Berowra Valley National Park," produced by the Friends of Berowra Valley, is now on sale at the NP & WS offices at Lane Cove NP and Bobbin Head, and at Paddy Pallin's on the corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets, Town Hall in the CBD.

Numerous books with detailed track notes and great photos of interesting bushwalks by Bush Club member Michael Keats

Search page for back issues of Wild Magazine

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