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The following is a list of trips proposed by club members. If you wish to participate in a trip, please have the courtesy to register as far in advance as possible as trip leaders have to organise equipment and transport and deal with lots of people at once. Some trips may be forced to change dates, leaders, or details as unforeseen things crop up. Keep a lookout on the web site and email list for the most up to date info. Note that many of the activities listed are inherently dangerous, and you could be seriously injured or even die - please be careful.
|5 Lands Walk||Saturday, 22 June 2013|
|Beginner Climbing Trip - Phegans Bay||Saturday, 22 June 2013|
|Monday Night Climbing - UTS Club Night at The Ledge||Monday, 24 June 2013|
|Frog Survey Barrington Tops to Coast||Monday, 27 May 2013|
|walk at Heathcote National Park||Sunday, 30 June 2013|
|Lake Toolooma walk||Saturday, 20 July 2013|
|HIFAR Tours||Saturday, 7 September 2013|
|Do you have a membership card?||Friday, 31 January 2014|
|FYI Membership fees and bank details||Friday, 1 February 2013|
|Did you know we have an UTSOAC Facebook group?||Saturday, 1 February 2014|
The following is from its website to help you understand better for this walk. And you need to register through the link at the end of this description or at the spot. I did because I could save time on that morning.
Inspired by Italy's Cinque Terra, and brought to you as a gift from the communities of the Central Coast of New South Wales, the 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival along 10 kms of spectacular coastline, only 1.5 hours from Sydney and Newcastle.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the original occupants of these Lands, and pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present, who were and are the Guardians of the 5 Lands. It has Aboriginal ceremony and culture, music, food, artworks, gigantic kites, whales, dance, sculptures on the beach, craft workshops, some pretty cool dogs and it showcases five different ethnic communities. They are proudly sharing their culture and food with you.
So it connects you with:
The local Aboriginal community – the original occupants of the 5 Lands whose Elders are its guardians.
The humpback whale is the totem of the Darkinjung people of the Central Coast, so the whale forms an important part of the symbolism of the 5 Lands Walk. Presentations on whales and whale watching are a popular and spectacular part of the event, and with about 12,000 whales passing our beaches during their winter migration you have an excellent chance of seeing whales during the day, from the beaches and headlands.
We call that “connecting people to people and people to place”.
Petrol, fees or whatever?
Meet club members, learn to climb, and have a laugh about the weekend.
Indoor wall climbing is a great way to exercise on your own terms, while hanging out with all the regulars from the Outdoor Adventure Club.
Cost: $6 including Free Harness Hire
Climbing shoes are available to hire at an additional cost
Location: The Ledge Climbing Centre, Sydney Uni
This circuit around Lake Toolooma makes a lovely walk through Heathcote National Park. This walk mainly follows management trails and provides a few views of the lake. Although most of the walk is not in view of the lake, there are great views from the top of the western ridge. 6.4 km one way and takes 2 hrs 30 mins.
we will share the cost of petrol if needed.?
Step inside Australia’s proud scientific past on a tour of Australia’s first nuclear reactor, HIFAR. One of Australia’s great technological achievements, for nearly
50 years HIFAR significantly contributed to Australian society through nuclear medicine production and the advancement of scientific knowledge.
After entering the building through a special airlock entrance, you will see the instruments used by research scientists and the control room where reactor operators
monitored and controlled all operations.
You will also visit OPAL, the new state-of-the-art research reactor and its adjacent neutron beam guide hall and learn how this modern scientific infrastructure is
benefiting all Australians.
The two part tour will provide a picture of the amazing advances that have been made in nuclear science and technology, and an insight of what might be possible through nuclear science in the future.
High Flux Australian Reactor
The HIFAR reactor (below) located at Lucas Heights in Sydney’s outhern suburbs operated for 50 years from 1958.
HIFAR was shut down when ANSTO’s new reactor, OPAL, started operation.
Free BUT!!! if you want to come along, you need to follow the instruction as below,
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of First and last names, Residential addresses, Date of birth, Either an Australian Drivers Licence number or passport number, Best contact number for the day of the tour
Once provided, a confirmation will be sent you, which includes information about what to expect when visiting an Australian Federal Government facility.
And join me.
It is all booked out till August. And this one is the last one before shutting down.
Petrol, fees or whatever?
Need to renew your membership for the coolest club at UTS? Here are the current membership fees:
UTS Staff, UTS Alumni, Other Students
Note that the advantage program membership is no longer available.
Your membership is valid from 1 year from when the treasurer makes you financial (probably a few days after actual payment). If you pay before your membership expires we just extend the current expiry date by 1 year.
Remember, you could be paying circa $200 to do the same activities with another company, so these prices are excellent value. Not to mention you get to hang out (sometimes literally) with some awesome people J
How to pay - you can pay in person at the sports office (building 4, 733 Harris Street) open 9-5 monday to friday. However it is easier if you transfer the cash to our bank account. If you don't have the bank account details already, join this activity and the details will be automatically emailed to you.
Join "UTS OAC" if you want to:
Connect with current and former club members
Have UTSOAC on your news-feed
Discuss and comment on past and upcoming trips
Save money by arranging to order personal gear together
Request club T-shirts and Hoodies
Ask questions to all club members
This is NOT going to replace the club website or our "Last minute climbers" google groups. If you would like to contact the committee directly, please email the Secretary.