Walking Since 1939

Fees and car-pooling

Day walks

  • Non-members – $7 ;  Members – free.
  • Car-pooling costs (see below)
  • If additional expenses (eg entrance fees or public transport) are necessary, these will be included in the walk description.
  • Fees are generally pre-paid as part of booking the walk, except for car-pooling costs.

 

Weekend and extended walks

  • Non-members – $10;  Members – free.
  • Car-pooling costs (see below)
  • Additional costs apply for accommodated, base camps and other extended activities.  These costs must be pre-paid when registering for the walk and you will not be accepted until paid.

 

Social and non-bushwalking activities 

  • Club Nights are free
  • Evening walks:  Non-members – $4; Members – free.
  • Costs for other social and non-bushwalking activities depend on the nature of the activity. Member discounts, if any, are specified in the walk program event listing.

 

Annual membership

  • $35

Use Membership Request to join.

 

Club bank account details

When registering for a walk that requires prepayment of fees you may pay by PayPal or directly into our bank account.

Bank: Westpac

Name: YHA Bushwalkers

BSB: 032000

Account: 997249

 

Car-pooling

Transport is mostly by private vehicle.

However some walks start at a public transport station / stop in which case you have the option to travel there by public transport. Sometimes, public transport is used to return from the end of the walk to the starting point.

Occasionally we hire a charter bus, however we haven’t done this since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

 

Car-pooling is available for all walks where it is not possible to travel there by public transport. We prefer to minimise the number of vehicles and environmental impact.

If you have a car we always need drivers.  However since the Covid-19 pandemic started, many drivers (understandably) prefer not to take passengers or to only take friends or family. Hence, we can’t guarantee to provide car-pooling for all walkers without a car, but we will try.

 

Leaders may allocate passengers to drivers or request drivers and passengers arrange their own car-pooling. Leaders provide contact details a few days beforehand to let drivers arrange their meeting times and places. Where possible, a driver is allocated passengers living nearby or along the route. If a driver and passenger(s) aren’t close by, passengers find their way to a convenient meeting point. Unless agreed between the driver and passengers, drivers return passengers to the same meeting place after the walk.

 

Drivers are reimbursed at $0.30 per km, plus any tolls incurred, divided by the total number of people in the car. Some drivers may choose to charge less, but it should not be more.  For example, a 200km return car trip for a driver plus three passengers,  maximum reimbursement is = $0.30 * 200km / 4 people = $15 per passenger.

 

Please pay your driver on the day, preferably not using cash.  Credit card facilities are NOT available for car-pooling costs.