Bushcare Coastal Walks Calendar 2012

Wednesday 11th January   6 – 8pm Windang

Meet at eastern end of Boronia Ave (turn left at 2nd set of traffic lights when approaching Windang from the north and drive to the end of the road to park) Walk will include dune vegetation including littoral rainforest; Bushcare restoration, beach walking looking at shells and sea birds – particularly the protection of the endangered Little Tern’s nesting sites.  Estimated distance 3.5k. Flat.

Wednesday 18th January 6 – 8pm Hill 60, King George V Oval, and Coomaditchie, Port Kembla

Meet at the white building on the top of Hill 60.
We will head south to Coomaditchie, walk around the fresh-water lagoon where the cormorants roost and head north east across King Georges Oval, to northern side of Hill 60 and back through the bush to the top. Estimated distance 4.5k. Some hills.

Wednesday 25th January 6 – 8pm Puckey’s Estate, Fairy Meadow

Meet at Fairy Meadow surf club at the end of Elliotts Rd. Round trip through Puckey’s Estate and back along beach
Introduction to the heritage and history of the area. Estimated distance 4k. Flat.

Wednesday  1st February 6 – 8pm Wollongong SLR, Fairy Meadow

Meet at Fairy Meadow surf club at the end of Elliots Rd Walk will head north along cycle track to WSLR and back along the beach. Estimated distance 2.5k.  Flat.

Wednesday 8th February 6 – 8pm Towradgi

Meet at end of Towradgi Rd and head north looking at Towradgi Dune restoration, detouring along Towradgi Creek to the Blue Divers bridge, around Corrimal surf club Bushcare site and back along beach if the creek isn’t flowing. Estimated distance 2.5k. Flat.

Wednesday 15th February 6 – 8pm Bellambi Dune

Meet at the end of Bott Drive, Bellambi and walk circular track thro the dunes and then south along the cycle track to view the wetland, lagoon and dune. Estimated distance 3.5k. Some hills.

Wednesday 22nd  February 6 – 8pm Sandon Point and McCauleys Beach, Bulli

Meet at Sandon Point car park. We will walk around Sandon Point, along to the Tent embassy and McCauleys Beach. Estimated distance 2.5k. Some slopes.

Wednesday 29th February   6 – 8pm Brickyard Point, Austinmer

Meet at beach car park off Headlands Ave, Austinmer. We will walk along the top of  Brickyard Point to Coledale beach and then back along the beach  (tide permitting). Estimated distance 2k. Some slopes.
Wednesday 7th March  6 – 8pm Stanwell Park

Meet at kiosk car park nearest the beach and walk through dunes south to Lower Coast Rd and then north along beach and up along Hargraves Creek to The Drive. 2.5. Flat.

Points to note and things to bring:

Please wear strong shoes, long pants and long sleeves and a hat and bring some water to drink.
You might like to bring a camera to capture the beauty and binoculars to help spot the wildlife.
Bring a sandwich or snack to eat along the way or come early and have a picnic before we set off.

For more information about any of the above walks contact Paul Hellier, Wollongong City Bushcare on 4227 8113.