Saturday 16 September, 2023 - Wednesday 01 May, 2024

OAC Kayaking Activities- 2023-2024 Spring/Summer

Organizer: Salome Hussein Participants 99

G'day, The water is warming, days are getting longer, it's nearly kayaking season. We have a few things to look forward to, so keep an eye out. October 28/29:First up, those of you who took Paddle Skills 1 (or have the appropriate background) that activity is now accepting bookings. At this stage, we're prioritising people who could eventually help us run trips (i.e. volunteer oriented with other guide related training and [...]

Thursday 23 November, 2023 - Wednesday 31 January, 2024

Committee Nominations for 2024!

Organizer: Sean Ealey Participants 1000

Hi Everyone, It's that time of year again where we start wrapping things up for the year and start looking towards 2024! Part of this is forming the new driving force that will spearhead the club's progression for the year, the committee. As a valued member of this committee, you'll have the opportunity to contribute your unique skills and perspectives to drive meaningful initiatives forward, directly impacting the growth and [...]

Friday 01 December, 2023 at 10:30 am - 2:15 pm

Megafest Appetiser: Friday hiking in Blackheath

Organizer: Sunil Vijay Participants 10

Heya, It's mega fest-eve and we just can’t wait, so we will be running an easy hike on Friday the 1st. This hike is aimed at people who will be going up early to Cathedral Ferns and will be camping an extra night. Of course, those who will be going back home are welcome as well. It’s a nice trail and easy to get to. It’s relatively easy, so if [...]

Friday 01 December, 2023 - Sunday 03 December, 2023

SAVE THE DATE: 2023 Megafest Weekend (Registration)

Organizer: Megan Calder Participants 99

It is that time of year again - Save the date for Megafest 2023! Megafest is our annual camping weekend, where the whole club comes together for an adventurous two days in the Blue Mountains. We will be camping at Cathedral of Ferns from Friday night, however you are welcome to only come from the Saturday. From there we will have numerous trips running on both the Saturday and Sunday, [...]

Friday 01 December, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

[MEGAFEST Friday evening] Grand Canyon Glowworms

Organizer: Thomas Henderson Participants 10

Plan is to reverse grand canyon on the Friday before megafest to appreciate the beauty of glow-worms and canyons. Preference will be give to those who have cars and personal gear; Helmet, headtorch and whether you decide to bring a wetsuit is up to you, word is you can avoid most swims with water level. Meeting at Evans lookout car park, time tbc.

Saturday 02 December, 2023

[FULL] Water Dragon Canyon – Megafest Saturday

Organizer: Elaine Tomazic Participants 8

Hi all, Birger and I will be running a trip to Water Dragon canyon on Saturday the 2nd of December for Megafest. This is an intermediate canyon - you must have prior canyoning experience, be comfortable with heights, jumps into water, abseiling and extended swims. Things to bring: - Swimmers to wear under your wetsuit - Old shorts or board shorts to wear over your wetsuit - Lightweight rain jacket [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023

[FULL] Whungee Wheengee Canyon – Megafest Saturday

Organizer: Christopher Augood Participants 8

Whungee Wheengee Canyon is a spectacular canyon on the north side of the Wollangambe River. It features two beautiful constrictions, a few short abseils, with the longest being 15m and, depending on water levels, a couple of duck under. Prerequisites: - Good level of fitness – This will be a 7–10 hour trip with multiple steep ascents - Confident swimmer – Should be able to swim 200m without assistance confidently [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023

[Megafest Saturday] Trad Climbing @ Piddo

Organizer: Evan M Participants 6

If bolts are feeling a bit too bomber then trad climbing is perfect for you 😉 Sean & I will be running an Intermediate trad trip to Piddo on Megafest Saturday. This trip is for those who have completed Trad Skills and have some experience placing gear. Depending on the crowd, we can set some top ropes up for practice or you can lead. Please let us know your climbing [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023 - Sunday 03 December, 2023

2023 MegaFest Assassins! A weekend long battle

Organizer: Niamh Craw Participants 50

Bwahahaha! Welcome, dear subjects, to one of Niamh’s favourite flavours of chaos. Assassins!! Whilst many of you have proven your bravery and perseverance in the face of physical danger, none have demonstrated an ability to be ruthless and cunning towards each other. Assassins is a round robin ‘battle royale’ style game in which players will have someone to hunt, whilst they themselves are being hunted. Your aim, should you choose [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023

Megafest – Bell Creek Lilo Canyon

Organizer: Thomas Henderson Participants 6

Join Toby and Tom as we explore the stunning canyon formations around Bell Creek via scrambling, wading and liloing (No Abseils). Expect the canyon to be very cold, dark, stunning and around 7-10hrs. If you have done intermediate bushwalks or canyoning before this trip could be for you! Please let us know your bushing walking and or canyoning experience in the sign up information. What to bring; Lunch 2L water [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023

Megafest Saturday – Gooch’s Crater Hiking

Organizer: Susan So Participants 8

Howdy Folks! Welcome to Megafest hiking - Gooch's Crater with Jess and Susan. This hike is located at Bell. A cruisy 14km Distance. 437m elevation. We'll be hiking to a large crater dry lake, exploring pagodas and caves. What to bring: • Backpack to carry all the below: • At least 2 liters of water, • Hat, sunnies, sunscreen, • Sufficient lunch and snacks to sustain you for 6 hours [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Megafest Saturday 2nd Dec: Multi-pitch at James Bond Crag

Organizer: Nadiah Roslan Participants 5

Multi-pitchin' and mega-fest'n. Woo! Nadiah, Marcos and Adam will be leading Mr Big (19), a 3-pitch climb in Blackheath on the Saturday morning of Megafest, 2 Dec 2023. Check it out here: We may do single-pitch climbs in the area afterwards, time-permitting. A few important notes to consider before registering interest: Prequisites: Rock Skills 4. Ideally Improvised Rope Rescue Skills. Transport note: Megafest transport to Saturday activities, then to [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Megafest ’23 Saturday: Spicy climbing at Shipley

Organizer: Megan Calder Participants 9

Need some extra spice in your life cos curry doesn't make you sweat no more? Johann & I will be running an Intermediate climbing trip to Shipley on Megafest Saturday. This trip is for those who have completed Rock Skills 1, are confident top ropers & pushing their limits with lead climbing. Please let us know your climbing experience in the sign up information (how often, indoor/outdoor, skills trips completed) [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023 at 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

[Megafest Saturday] Beginner hiking and swimming at Glenbrook Pools

Organizer: Lucas Brown Participants 9

Let's bring in the start of Summer and Megafest with a chill 8km riverside hike round Glenbrook Creek, which offers peaceful and fun walking, as well as multiple beautiful swimming opportunities. What to bring: • Backpack to carry all the below: • At least 2 litres of water, • Hat, sunnies, sunscreen, • Lunch and snacks (bonus points for bringing something to share) • Warm comfortable clothing and a light [...]

Saturday 02 December, 2023 at 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

[Now Open] MEGAFEST SAT Night: Happy Valley Glowworms

Organizer: Salome Hussein Participants 26

The fun of Megafest always continues well after sundown. Ehren and I are going to check out some glow-worm spots near camp after dinner Saturday night. We can probably split up to make smaller groups, make the experience a little calmer, and minimize the cars involved. It'll be a short walk in 1.0-2.5km, but it will be dark. It should be appropriate for absolutely anyone who wants to partake, but [...]

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