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26 Aug - 1 Sep, Sat-Fri Ballina
Grade:3/6 Length 20km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Week of day paddles in Northern Rivers region. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers run by Helen and Scott Rawstorne, ​who runs the Global Paddler website and has published several Paddlers Guides - to NSW, QLD, VIC. There will be 6 day paddles, chosen with weather conditions in mind, 15-25km daily. One free day midweek. Sit in kayaks; experienced paddlers. PFDs compulsory. Kayaks also available for hire. Limit: 25. View

26-27 Aug, Sat (08:23AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Colo Meroo Camp
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  600m Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMountain Lagoon to Colo Meroo Campground via Gospers Ridge and Mailes Ridge, steep final descent to Colo River, superb views along the way. Camping on grassy flats alongside the river, with the opportunity for some off-track exploring and/or river walking as the mood takes us. Return the following day, 600m ascent. Joint walk with the Bush Club. Co-leader Kris Moore.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 8. View

4-7 Sep, Mon-Thu Emu Plains to Katoomba
Grade:3/6 Length 0km Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFour day camping and hotel trip with vehicle support. From Emu Plains Station to the top of the Golden Stairs, Narrow neck, Katoomba. Two nights camping and one night hotel accommodation. Day 1 - Emu Plains to Glenbrook, overnight camp. Day 2 - Glenbrook to Woodford, overnight camp. Day 3 - Woodford to Wentworth Falls, hotel accommodation. Day 4 - Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. Cliff edges, river crossings, loose rocks and slippery sections. One section off-track, about 1 to 2 hours.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

4-14 Sep, Mon-Thu The Grampians, Victoria
Grade:6/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Tony T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Day walks for ten days in the Grampians, including The Pinnacle, Sundial Turntable, The Balconies, Beehive Falls & Briggs Bluff, Mount Difficult, Boronia Peak, Mackenzie Falls, Mt Rosea and others. Cabin accommodation at Halls Gap. Walking in the Grampians includes steep and slippery tracks and rough surfaces. 6-11km per day. Walk grades 2-4/6. Limit: 20. View

15-17 Sep, Fri-Sun Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 0km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(NEW!!!) There will be a 3-day pack walk in the Wollemi Wilderness that weekend. I am currently working out the details, which will be advised. Numbers are strictly limited. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP View

18-21 Sep, Mon-Thu Budawang Range
Grade:3/6 Length 0km Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Car camping trip with four classic day walks, Pigeon House Mountain, The Castle, Byangee Mountain and Mt Bushwalker. Various kms, grades 3 and 4. Camp site - Long Gully. Cliff edges, rock scrambling, river crossings, loose rocks and slippery sections. Rope will be placed to assist scrambling to summit of the Castle. Best Walk: Monolith Valley View

25 Sep - 4 Oct, Mon-Wed Bibbulmum Track, WA
Grade:4/6 Length 210km Sydney Branch
Joanne A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Expressions of interest for a 10 day packwalk from Walpole to Albany, average 20km per day (but 2 days will be 30km - fairly flat but some beach walking). Extra days needed to travel to and from Walpole and Albany WA. Food 'drop' options - contact Joanne Armstrong. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. The track takes walkers through towering Karri and Tingle Forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline. Please note that we are only doing the Walpole to Albany section. Limit: 8. View

29 Sep - 3 Oct, Fri-Tue Basecamp at Walaay Camp
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Without a doubt the Warrumbungles are a walker's paradise and with the well maintained track system it is a delight to experience with so many mountains worth climbing! Plus you can expect a myriad of flowering plants, lots of wildlife and yes, hot showers each day to soothe tired bodies before a welcoming campfire and bonhomie with cherished friends! The NPA will have exclusive use of the campsite I've booked for us too, which is a bonus! So bring your comfy chair, some yummy food to share and be ready for a Warrumbungles wonderment! Mostly on tracks with a small bit of off-track thrown in.
Location: Warrumbungle NP Limit: 20. View

13-15 Oct, Fri-Sun Canberra Cycling
Length 0km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Cycling various day trips, mainly bike paths around Canberra and Queanbeyan. Planning to stay at Alivio Tourist Park, O’Connor which has a pool, tennis court, powered and unpowered sites. Opportunity for site seeing too. Come for all or selected days. View

9-25 Nov, Thu-Sat Overland Track & Three Capes Walk, Tasmania
Grade:3/6 Length 121km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTwo iconic tracks in Tasmania. First the Overland Track (with a beautiful Pine Valley extension) which is a must do walk for either the first time or the fifth time, 75km. Then we do the Three Capes Walk, 46km, which is just lovely and greatly enjoyed by my group in 2016. Do either or both. Both require permits booked as early as possible (from July 1 for Overland Track; now for Three Capes). Limit: 15. View

23 Nov, Thu 6:30PM National Parks Association 60th Birthday Dinner
Grade:1/6 Length 0.5km Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Dear Friend, You and your friends are cordially invited to our upcoming NPA Southern Branch 60th Anniversary Dinner. Come celebrate this milestone with us and also help us as we prepare to fight for our special places.
  • Date: 23 November 2017 (6:30 to 9:30pm)
  • Restaurant: Excelsior International Restaurant: 16 Belgrave St, Kogarah
  • MC: Brian Everingham
  • Our guest speaker for the evening is the former Premier, Bob Carr, a passionate supporter of national parks and a man determined to protect the Royal National Park.
  • Dinner: 3 courses and tea/coffee, plus Winnie's famous cake. If you have never tried Winnie’s cooking this might be the treat of the evening.
  • Dietary requirements are catered for.
  • Cost: $30 Please use below link to buy tickets
  • https://tinyurl.com/yc8tzfwd
Looking forward to a wonderful evening with you and your friends. Only 13 spots left. Dress code: Smart Casual. As Brian is away, please direct any enquiry or dietary requirements to Esther on eeesee@gmail.com Limit: 78. View

25-26 Nov, Sat-Sun Lakes Loop Walk, Mt Kosciuszko
Length 0km Branch
Frank B.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.A walk organised by Geehi Bushwalking Club. Contact leader for further details. Best Walk: Main Range Circuit View

4-10 Dec, Mon-Sun Kosciuszko NP
Grade:3/6 Length 40km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Kiandra to Round Mountain mostly via the Australian Alps Walking Track. Some lovely areas to visit on this route, staying near some great Koscie huts. And, of course, a climb of Mt Jagungal is an option for us. Limit: 15. Best Walk: Mt Jagungal View

17 Dec, Sun Kentlyn
Grade:2/6 Length 2km Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pre Christmas retreat to sanity. No cash registers within cooee. Not far, not fast. Easy walk to the best private, secluded swimming hole on the Georges River. Bring your plant book, bring any book, and your swimmers, and prepare to relaaaxxxxxx. Bring your tent if you want to stay the night. Some unformed track. Deep water. Bunyips. View

26-31 Dec, Tue-Sun Kahane Lodge Base
Length 15km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Using the comfortably appointed Kahane Lodge in Perisher as a base, we will explore a series of walks. There will be more than one leader to take people out into this stunning national park so expect a lot of variety on what's offering! There is still places available but the lodge is filling up fast so if you are interested, book in asap. The walks are a combination of on tracks and off and will require in places some rock hopping and rock scrambling and the grades will vary from grade 3 to 4.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Perisher Valley 85252S, Geehi Dam 85252N, Kalkite Mountain 86253N, and Chimneys Ridge 85241N Limit: 40. Best Walk: Main Range Circuit View

31 Dec, Sun - 3 Jan, Wed Kosciuszko NP
Grade:5/6 Length 45km  650m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.4 days of exploring the Main Range and surrounding area of the Snowy Mountains. Great alpine walking, beautiful and unique lakes, grand views all round.
Map: Contact leader Limit: 8. View

15-25 Mar, Thu (06:00AM)-Sun (18:00PM) Great Ocean Walk in Victoria
Grade:3/6 Length 20km Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJames Moule will be leading the moderately paced 7 day walks from Apollo Bay (staying in a big house) using car shuffle. We shall walk 104 km in total with length of day walks ranging  from 10 km to 22 km. Car pool from Sydney to one night stay near Wangaratta on 15th before continuing to Apollo Bay and also on return (24th). 10 deposits are taken. You are welcome to put your name on the waitlist. Rain, wind, slippery and uneven sections.
Location: Victoria
Map: Great Otway NP Limit: 10. View

16-26 Mar, Fri (07:00AM)-Mon (19:00PM) Great Ocean Walk in Victoria, Group 2
Grade:3/6 Length 104km  500m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Due to the level of interest in The Great Ocean Walk, a second group has been formed which will walk one day later than the original group. Alison Farrell and John Thorn will be leading the moderately paced 7 day walks from Apollo Bay (staying in a big house) using car shuffle.  The walk is 104km in total with length of day walks ranging from 10 to 22km. Car pool from Sydney to one night stay near Wangaratta on 16th before continuing to Apollo Bay and also on return on 25th. 10 deposits taken. You are welcome to put your name on the wait list. Rain, wind, slippery and uneven sections. Meals coordinator: Lynette Byrnes. Limit: 10. View