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Shoalhaven Bushwalkers Inc.

PO Box 403
Nowra NSW 2541

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How to Join
Overview of the Club

The Club
Shoalhaven Bushwalkers Inc. is a bushwalking club based in the beautiful Shoalhaven region on the south coast of New South Wales which is centred in Nowra - approximately 160 kms south of Sydney. The club is a non-political, community group affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. The club has a "live" program (unavailable to the public) of weekend walks, Wednesday walks (the main walking day for most club members) and social events, and also produces an e-newsletter containing various articles, walk reports and photographs.

Images from the club's walks and social activities are posted regularly on our Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking the button at the top of any page or by clicking this link - our Facebook page

We also have a Youtube channel which is occasionally updated with movies taken on our walks as well - see our Youtube channel

Sample Wednesday Walking Program

Grade 1 - Andante
7 mile beach Walk, Gerroa to 7 Mile Beach National Park - 8km
Walk along the beach to 7 Mile Beach National Park for morning tea , then return along the beach to Gerroa for lunch

Grade 3 - on track
Gerroa to Impassible Gulch - 9km
Walk grassy trails and rock platforms to Walkers Beach and the Impassible Gulch. We have options to come back via headlands behind the houses or through the golf course and along the bike path depending on the weather on the day. Meet at Emery Park at Gerroa at 9.30am in time for a coffee before heading off.

Grade 4 - Some off track
Boongan Mountain to Hancocks Creek Road - 16km
A circuit walk, on and off track, above and below Jerrawangala escarpment. Butterbush Trail to the escarpment, views, creeks and waterfalls, out to the rocky tip of Boongan Mountain. Below escarpment, walk through lush vegetation, largely untouched by 2019 bushfires. Scramble back to top of escarpment.

Grade 3 - Multi Day
Sydney Harbour over 3 days - 50km in total
Iconic harbour walks - a circuit, walking from Manly around the harbour to Circular Quay and then on to Watsons Bay.

Grade 4 - Mountain Bikes plus walking
We’ll ride (MTBs needed) the Endrick Fire Trail for 5 or 6 km, leave bikes and head off-track to explore around the Newhaven Creek / Endrick River confluence. Short canyonesque sections, cascades and swimming holes (bring swimmers) with a visit to nearby Battleship Rock.

Click here to visit the Outdoors and Beyond website

Members of the Shoalhaven Bushwalkers are eligible for a 10% discount on most items at Outdoors & Beyond in South Nowra. This offer includes a large range of hiking and camping gear. Exceptions are kayaks, fridges, and Weber BBQ's. Click the logo to go to their website.

Leader Information
How to Submit Walks
Leader Responsibilities
Suggestions for Leaders
Links for Leaders
Distances from Nowra
Car Shuffle Calculator
Emergencies on Walks
Accidents, Injuries, Incidents
Attendance Sheet
Incident Report

Club Information
Overview of the Club
Club Calendar
Applying for Membership
Renewing Membership
Walks Program / Newsletter
The Committee
OBE, Life, 10 & 20 Year Members
Car Sharing Cost
Nowra Players Theatre
The Club Library
Club Equipment

Overview of the Club
Applying for Membership
Renewing Membership
Membership Form
Walk Grading System
Walker Responsibilities
First Aid Kit recommendations

Walk Information
Wednesday Walk Numbers
Walk Grading System
Walks Program / Newsletter
Walk Coordinators
Walker Responsibilities
Safety Procedures
Emergencies on Walks
Accidents, Injuries, Incidents
Protocol for Overdue Walkers

Accidents, Injuries, Incidents
Incident Report
First Aid Kit recommendations
First Aid Information
Snake Bite First Aid
Lightning Safety
000 vs 112
Safety Procedures
Emergencies on Walks
Protocol for Overdue Walkers

Membership Form
Attendance Sheet
Incident Report
Late Walker Reporting
Emergency Form
Track Notes Examples
Track Notes Form
Track Notes Word documents
Committee Member Nomination Form
Life Membership Nomination Form

Reports and Articles
Communications for Bushwalkers
Nav Shields
Grid References - new vs old
Grid References and UTM
Shoalhaven Trigs
Shoalhaven's Highest Mountains
First Aid Information
Little Forest Plateau 2nd Ed. (73.7MB)
The Shoalhaven Bushwalkers March

Shoalhaven Trigs

The Club History
Early Days
Club Formation
The Years that Followed
Other Activities
The Navigation Shield
Search and Rescue
Office Bearers
SBW in the Media
Member Numbers

Shoalhaven Bushwalkers Inc is affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. We adhere to the Bushwalkers Code of Ethics and the Natural Areas Policy

Shoalhaven Bushwalkers Inc. acknowledges the traditional custodians of Yuin Country and Dharawal Country, and acknowledges and respects their connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge their custodianship of the country in which we walk.