Bushwalking – Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package

Course Overview

Escape to the great outdoors with our resident bushwalking guide, Greg Williams, who has been leading bushwalks around Sydney for over 33 years. Each term, Greg will take you on four magnificent hikes around the Sydney and Greater Sydney Basin.

Why not add some adventure to your life and reward yourself with bush walks where you can explore the great Australian outdoors?

Our bushwalks will take you from delightful and attractive babbling brooks, to hilltops with astounding panoramic views. Walk through magnificent high forests, swamp forests, littoral rainforests, and see attractive wildflowers, waterfalls and rock pools.

Come with us as we take on some of the most unique journeys in the forested bushland areas of Sydney and beyond. The bushwalks being presented this term vary from introductory, easy medium to moderate and moderately challenging, some with slight technical challenges. Take your pick of the walks or work your way through the four different experiences that we have on offer.

The Bushwalking – Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package includes all bushwalks for this term at a discounted price. You can also book each bushwalk individually.

Each walking trail is suitable for most fitness levels with various half day and full day bushwalks available. Our bushwalks are tailor made for Macquarie Community College giving you a variety of walks from which to choose and are usually different every term – you’ll probably never walk the same trail twice!

During our bushwalks you’ll experience nature’s feel good endorphins whilst enjoying secluded habitats, historic sites with artefacts, lush wet tree lined gullies with waterfalls and cascading brooks with isolated freshwater pools. You’ll have opportunities to spot native animals and see majestic mountains from atop in awe of inspiring lookouts.

All bushwalks have morning tea provided with tea, coffee and delicious chocolate treats available.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

The Bushwalking – Sunday Adventure Bushwalks Package includes the following 4 bushwalks:

  • Bushwalk 1 – Twin Creeks: Upper Lane Cove Valley
  • Bushwalk 2 – Cape Solander: Journey to Boat Harbour
  • Bushwalk 3 – The Grand Crossing: Gordon to Epping
  • Bushwalk 4 – Pindar Cave: A Wilderness Journey

Please click on the above links for more detailed information about each walk.

Course outcome

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Discovered new trails around Sydney and Greater Sydney Basin
  • Have more confidence and experience in bushwalking
  • Been inspired to accept new challenges
  • Gained an understanding of bushwalking preparedness and safety

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Macquarie Community College conducts a wide range of bushwalks for people who have limited bushwalking experience through to the experienced bushwalker. Most bushwalking trails are generally suitable for those who have a reasonable level of fitness, although the bushwalks that have been graded “introductory” are usually suitable for those who have limited bushwalking experience. If you have any questions, please contact us on 1300 845 888

What you need to provide

On our bushwalks you will need:

  • Sturdy comfortable shoes
  • Clothes for all weather conditions
  • Wet weather gear (if required)
  • Hat
  • Small backpack
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Snacks, lunch
  • Water bottles

A Course Information Guide regarding the four bushwalks will be provided the week before the first bushwalk. Please consult the Course Information Guide prior to each walk for comprehensive information on meeting places, start times, travel directions and more.

Other information

Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to get to each meeting place on time, so that the group can start on schedule.

  • Bushwalks can sometimes be rescheduled to an alternative location due to park closures, bushfires, flooding, and for other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Bushwalk amendments are usually sent out by e-mail or by phone on the Friday/Saturday before the walk.
  • To ensure you are properly informed of any changes, please be sure to enrol with your current e-mail address and mobile phone number.
Operational Conditions and Postponements
  • Macquarie Community College reserves the right to alter or postpone the bushwalk/s or part thereof due to extremes of weather or changes to operational conditions such as road closures, bushfires or conditions beyond our usual control. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary and advertised departure times, but no guarantee can be made and no compensation shall be made for failure to meet those times.
  • Our bushwalks take place in all but exceptional weather conditions. Conditions such as mist, fog showers, rain and windy conditions do not usually affect the event operation. However, if the weather is deemed to be extreme, the event/s will be postponed to another date. Pre-paid event fees will be credited to the new date or a future event.

Class details

Start Date05 May 2024
End Date16 June 2024
Sessions4
DaysSun
Time8:15am - 3:00pm
TutorGreg Williams
Location Bushwalk

$160

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study

FAQ

How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by:
• choosing the course you are interested in and;
• finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details.
• You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
• Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process.
• Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888.

To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails:
• Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions.
• Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed.
• Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement.
• Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.