Shoalhaven Bushwalkers thrives as an active bushwalking club situated in the stunning Shoalhaven region of New South Wales' south coast, with its central hub in Nowra, just 160 kilometres south of Sydney. A non-political, community-oriented organisation, the Club is proudly affiliated with Bushwalking New South Wales.
The Club’s primary goal is to foster a deep appreciation for nature while emphasising responsible outdoor enjoyment. When you become a part of our community, you can expect a diverse and enriching experience. Our program offers a wide range of activities, from easy strolls to challenging adventures, ensuring there's something for everyone. You'll also enjoy various social activities, fostering connections with like-minded individuals. Additionally, your membership includes the benefits of Bushwalking NSW, providing insurance coverage and access to their risk management procedures for your safety. We offer opportunities to develop navigation and leadership skills, and as a member, you'll be part of a group dedicated to environmental conservation. Our Club library houses a wealth of bushwalking-related books, and most importantly, you'll have the chance to meet people of all ages and backgrounds, united by a shared love for the great outdoors.
Safety is paramount within the Shoalhaven Bushwalkers community. It's not just a priority; it's a culture. The importance of safety cannot be overstated, as it directly influences the well-being of all members and the preservation of the natural environment they explore. By adhering to established safety protocols, the Club ensures that each activity is not only enjoyable but also free from unnecessary risks. From navigation skills to appropriate gear, every aspect of safety is meticulously considered. This dedication to safety fosters a sense of trust and security among members, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the outdoors, confident that their welfare is the top priority. All procedures, guidelines and information sheets are available in the Members Area of the Club’s website. It is expected that all members be aware of such procedures and to exhibit their own safety awareness of inherent dangers while taking part in Club activities.
The Club is run on a completely voluntary basis. Active participation is valued with the expectation that all members will make a contribution to the running of the Club whether it be as an enthusiastic participant, a walk leader, a committee member or a guest speaker at Club meetings.
Joining Shoalhaven Bushwalkers offers a gateway to adventure and community in the captivating landscapes of New South Wales. Members embrace responsible outdoor exploration, forge lasting friendships, and share unforgettable experiences in the picturesque Shoalhaven region.
It is the Policy of the Shoalhaven Bushwalking Club to ensure that all Participants on Club Activities do so in a safe manner. To achieve this, the Club has followed the guidelines set out by Bushwalking Australia and/or Bushwalking NSW. A risk assessment is used to determine perceived risks to Participants on club activities. Procedures, guidelines and information sheets are developed to assist in keeping Participants safe during Club Activities. All Procedures, guidelines and information sheets are available on the Club’s website. It is up to Participants to be aware of such procedures and to exhibit their own safety awareness of inherent dangers while taking part in Club Activities.
Shoalhaven Bushwalkers get a group discount for Nowra Player productions. If you would like to be included on the email list for interested theatre goers from the club to receive emails containing the latest news about productions, including last minute ones, email Mary Furness at email@example.com.
Nowra Players shows are performed at the Players Theatre (opposite Bomaderry Railway Station in Meroo Street).
Shoalhaven Bushwalkers is affiliated with Bushwalking NSW. We adhere to the Bushwalkers Code of Ethics and the Natural Areas Policy Shoalhaven Bushwalkers Inc. acknowledges the traditional custodians of Yuin Country and Dharawal Country, and acknowledges and respects their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge their custodianship of the country in which we walk.