Trial My Sunrise
Join us and help raise much needed funds for cancer research....
We welcome you to trial a Sunrise Bushwalk with us. During September/October our group is running a fundraiser for cancer research. For every new participant our club will double the $10.00 participation subscription in aid of cancer research.
Our early morning bushwalks which start at 7.30am are sure to get your endorphins excited and get you kinetically energised for the rest of the day. It's nature's drug that helps with health and well-being. It can also decrease the risk of heart disease and some cancers among other things.
Simply register below, trial the walk, meet and greet our members then if you choose, join our members for morning tea afterwards.
If you enjoy the event you may choose to continue on, and if not, you may choose to move away.
The choice is entirely yours.... You are under no obligation!
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Check Out Our Next Trial My Sunrise Day:
01. Saturday 14 January Kayaking: Introduction to Kayaking - Beyond The Bibbenluke
Flat water kayaking - A great experience and fun day on the water.
Join us for this memorable paddle along Cowan Creek to the Bibbenluke, an isolated little sandy beach overlooking the beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Our kayaking journey is an easy estuary paddle which is suited to the novice and experienced alike, and is a great introduction to paddling. Journey through a mangrove forest and see grand sandstone architecture along the way as our paddle takes you up into the backwaters of Cowan Creek to a delightful secluded beach. This is a great place for morning tea and to relax or have a swim. Dependent on conditions on the water, the paddle will cover approximately 10 kilometers.
Event Inclusions: Kayaks, paddles, dry storage and buoyancy vests (PFDs) plus complimentary morning tea with chocolate treats is made available on the day.
02. Saturday 21 January Sunrise: Sphinx Circuit 🕖
The Sphinx Circuit is renowned for its scenery from open forests to sandstone architecture and beautiful views of the waterway. This walk first takes you along the ridgetop before skirting the Cowan Waters foreshore then climbs out at the end for an endorphin building workout. Meet at Bobbin Head for an 8.00am departure. Distance is approximately 9.6km. Expected event finish time is 10.15am.
03. Saturday 28 January Sunrise: Devlins Creek via The Steps
This energising Sunrise walk takes you through a section of Lane Cove Valley from South Turramurra to Epping via the Lane Cove Creek and Devlins Creek where the historic Great North Road passed through Epping. On the return journey, the walk captures the Step Track which was named after the STEP Inc, a community-based environmental protection group. The area offers excellent bird watching opportunities for bushland species such as Grey Fantails, Yellow Robins and Red-browed Finches. Meet at South Turramurra for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected finish time is 10.10am
04. Saturday 04 February SunrisePlus: Little Wobby to Juno Point ☕ MT Members Only
This trek departs from the Brooklyn Public Wharf and returns via Dangar Island where we will stop off for a short period for morning tea with the event finally finishing at Brooklyn at 11.45am. This relatively moderate trek takes in some magnificent views of the Broken Bay area including Lion Island with more views to the west looking down onto Dangar Island, Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge. On this trek you will discover the original power poles from WW2 that carried power out to the Juno Point defense post. Here you will see some of the remnants of a gun emplacement, bunker and ammunitions storage area. Juno Point had two 18pounder guns which were backed up with defenses at West Head and Hungry Beach. On the river upstream from Juno Point there were further gun emplacements at the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge and Flat Rock Point at Brooklyn. Accompanying these river defences, a submarine boom net stretched across the Hawkesbury River between Brooklyn, Dangar Island and Little Wobby. Pittwater also had a submarine boom net stretched across its entrance. From the gun emplacement at Juno Point there is a clear view of Lion Island and the entrance to Broken Bay which gave our defence forces the opportunity to see any enemy ships attempting to sail into the Hawkesbury River which gave them a clear vantage point to defend possible Japanese invasion. Note: 1. The land that this trek traverses, is private property and individuals and walking groups must first seek written permission from the property owners before entering the land which we have had authorized and granted for this event . Note: 2. To complete this Sunrise, participants require sufficient cash to cover the cost of an $18.60 Adult return ferry transfer or $9.40 Adult Conc. Note: 3. Members must have sufficient fitness to complete this walk as there is nowhere during the walk that a member can pull out safely. Meet at Brooklyn for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 7.0km. Expected event finish time 11.45am.
Seniors Festival Bushwalk:
All Funds Raised From This Event Go Towards Our Cancer Research Fundraising Campaign.
05. Saturday 11 February SunrisePlus: The Kalkari and The Birrawanna Circuit
This very popular sunrise walk takes you from the Hornsby Plateau at Mount Colah along a ridge then descends to Bobbin Head returning via the Birrawanna Circuit. On the lower hillsides the forest is rich with beautiful views that extend down to the bay. Meet in parking area outside Naional Park entry, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 12.2km. Expected event finish time is 11.00am. After the walk, please feel free to join us at the Bite Me Bakehouse, Pacific Highway, Mount Colah for morning tea (own expense).
Note: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SUBSCRIBE BELOW BEFORE ATTENDING THIS EVENT.
06. Saturday 18 February Kayaking: Pourmalong Creek to Lake Petite Members Only
This paddle takes you across the open waters of Lake Macquarie to Lake Petite, a smallish lake measuring just 350m at its widest point. It is a quiet little bay with several dwellings built on its shores, while on the other hand our paddle takes a turn to venture several kilometers along the secluded waters of Pourmalong Creek. The creek seems wild with its deeply forested foreshore that’s full of birdlife. Dependent on conditions on the water, the paddle will cover approximately 15 kilometers.
Event Inclusions: Kayaks, paddles, dry storage and buoyancy vests (PFDs) plus complimentary morning tea and †afternoon tea with chocolate treats is made available on the day. (BYO craft welcomed) - Inclusions: morning & †afternoon tea.
07. Saturday 18 February Sunrise: Joe Crafts Creek & The Rock
Don’t be put off with the short distance as it is a 100% heart pumper in both directions. At the midway point we will reach ‘The Rock’ where someone has ideally placed a seat for tired bushwalkers to rest their weary feet. Ladies first of course! This Sunrise takes you across Joe Crafts Creek valley while travelling along one of the many beautiful sections of the Great North Walk. Meet at Berowra Heights for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 5.3km. Expected finish time is 9.30am.
08. Saturday 25 February Sunrise: The Gully to Sams Creek
This sunrise takes us from Berowra via Sams Creek on a circuitous style walk. Sams Creek is an area with rich lush vegetation including rainforest and is a great place to take photographs. After a brief stop, we climb out of the valley on a zig zag trail for some heart pounding exercise before settling into some easier grades to the finish. Meet at Berowra for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 6.8km. Expected finish time is 9.30am.
09. Saturday 04 March SunrisePlus: The Pool of Solitude ☕ MT Members Only
This is another of our fabulous mini Sunrise WildTrek Series of walks which will take us through the heart of Rocky Creek to The Pool of Solitude. Above the pool is an overhanging rock with a solitary eucalypt tree standing gracefully as it casts its reflection into the water below. Participants can expect beautiful scenery with a mesmorising outlook. Note: This event has off track sections and may encounter difficult terrain from time to time. Meet at St Ives for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 6.5km. Expected finish time is 10.45am.
Note: Our club charges a $10.00 event subscription/donation that is payable on the day of the event. 100% of all subscriptions received from the TrialMySunrise goes to our cancer research fundraising campaign. Our club's beneficiary is the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Doubling our Donation for Cancer Research:
By joining any of our TrialMySunrise events as a guest, our club will match your $10.00 subscription/donation making it a $20.00 donation to Australia Cancer Research Foundation. How good is that.... "You get to be fit and healthy while saving lives, it's a win, win situation for all"