Congratulations to Margaret Covi, our long-standing club Secretary and co-founder of the Watagan Wanderers on being awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours 2024, for "Services to bushwalking".
We are proud of you, Margaret!
Welcome to the Watagan Wanderers Bushwalking Club
The Watagan Wanderers Bushwalking Club runs day walks every week on Wednesday and Saturday (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) in a broad area including: Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, the lower Hunter Valley, the Central Coast and Sydney. Our day walks vary from Grade 2 (easy) through to Grade 5 (difficult and off-track).
In addition, we run a number of other outdoor activities, including abseiling/canyoning, cycling, kayaking/paddling, multi-day pack walks, car-camps, and snow-shoe walks. We are fully insured for public liability and personal accident through our affiliation with Bushwalking NSW.
Non- members may trial walking with us for up to three occasions before joining.
We run a monthly Club night, on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30pm at the new Landcare and Sustainability Centre, Teralba (from January 2024), and occasional social activities.
- G5 Creek walk off Heaton Road 23rd February 2024 Four willing wanderers explored another beautiful creek in the Watagan Forest. Frank led the group down an upper tributory of Congewoi Creek, we were delighted with a lovely open creek that, even though being damp after recent rain, was fairly easy to negotiate. ... more
- Time to put on your thinking caps 23rd February 2024 We're now preparing our events program for the next 3 months (April to June). We're looking for a variety of events suitable for autumn and winter adventures. New leaders are always welcome so, if you have an idea and you'd like support in leading the event, talk to the relevant Event Sub Coordina... ... more
- Gills Point Road 4th February 2024 Watagan Forest Creek Walk 31 January 2024 This exploratory creek walk was in the Wyong River catchment area and 8 keen walkers including John, who was trying a G5 walk for the first time, set off on a warm but cloudy day. We left the cars at the junction of Watagan Forest Road and Gills Point Road ... ... more