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3-5 Mar, Sun-Tue Pilliga Coal Seam Gas Tour
Armidale Branch
Pat S.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWould you like to learn more about the coal seam gas exploration in The Pilliga, between Coonabarabran and Narrabri? Santos is operating on an exploration licence with 53 exploratory coal seam gas wells, mostly on public land in Pilliga East State Forest. Armidale Branch of NPA gathered community support in the past to stop destruction of The Pilliga for industrial charcoal, and again to have large parts reserved as National Park and Conservation Areas. We plan to visit some of the beautiful areas, as well as areas being damaged by coal seam gas mining and its infrastructure. Tentative Itinerary (this will change depending on the time participants have available) Day 1: Meet at Pilliga Bore Baths - camp at the bore baths ($5 night) or stay at Pilliga Pub (2 family rooms available, budget accommodation). Relax in the warm artesian pool. Dinner at Pilliga Café (about $25) or self-cater.
Day 2: Leave 9am. Visit the Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine; Sculptures in the Scrub at Dandry Gorge; the Sandstone Caves. Stay at Pilliga Pottery. Accommodation: bed in shared room $30/person/night, or camp $10. Pat will book for the whole group. Woodfired Pizza dinner (about $20) or self-cater. Blue Wren Café offers alcohol, cappuccinos, meals, snacks.
Day 3: Self-cater breakfast (the Blue Wren Cafe breakfast is served too late). Purchase packed lunch $10-12 or self-cater lunch. Leave Pilliga Pottery 8:30am. An activist may lead the tour. Visit the coal seam gas wells; Bibblewindi plant; see how much forest gets cleared for each well; visit rehabilitated evaporation pond and well sites; see the forest fragmentation caused by pipelines and roads; see forest areas where more wells are planned; view Leewood plant from the gate. We may drive to Wando near Leard Forest for views of the mines in Leard Forest if time permits. Return to Armidale or head home.
Join just for a day or the whole trip. For more information or to register contact Pat. Carry drinking water, fill up with fuel in Narrabri before starting the tour, and passing through Narrabri ending the tour. I use almost a full tank of fuel on the tour in a Subaru Forester, there is no fuel available for long distances in The Pilliga. It is more convenient to self-cater breakfast and lunch and snacks each day. Car sharing and rail travel can be organised. View

15-17 Mar, Fri-Sun Skyline Traverse in Bylong Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 30km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStrictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. Day 1. Set up the shuffle. Walk from Spring Log Creek to Growee River south of Goat Mountain. Day 2. Climb Goat Mountain and complete a Skyline Traverse to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 3. From Painted Rock to Growee Gulf. Finish the shuffle. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Growee 89324S and Talooby 89324N Limit: 8. View

16-17 Mar, Sat-Sun Mt Victoria Station to Blackheath Station
Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk via Victoria Falls, Grose River and Junction Rock. Camp overlooking Mt Banks. Steep descent from Victoria Lookout, big climbout to finish. Must have packwalking history (with hills!). Joint with SBW. View

17-26 Mar, Sun-Tue Mid South Coast Day Paddles
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Lake Conjola, Narrawelle Inlet, Burrill Lake, Meroo Lake, Lake Tabouri, Termeil Creek, optional 1 day bike ride. Base camp at Lake Tabourie Caravan Park and travelling out each day. Many of the paddles are only short days leaving a lot of time to explore on your own, take your push bike, swim, fish etc. This is an active holiday. Paddlers will need a kayak trolley for 2 of the paddles. Sit in kayaks with rudders only. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 12. View

23-30 Mar, Sat-Sat Port Stephens area
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Tony T.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Day walks out from Nelsons Bay. Berry Park to Big Rocky; Yacaaba Head; Tomaree Head; Wreck Beach; Soldiers Point; Broughton Island; Box Head and Fingal Island; Morna Point; Birubi Point. Accommodation in cabins or camping. Limit: 20. View

23-24 Mar, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Section of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn easier pack walk in the Megalong Valley along a section of the Six Foot Track. Lovely scenery and a great campsite next to the Coxs River.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

24-29 Mar, Sun-Fri Far South Coast NP’s
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) Caravan park based camping or cabins. Day walks Bournda, Ben Boyd and South East Forests National Parks. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Limit: 15. View

31 Mar - 12 Apr, Sun-Fri Mt Hotham and Jagungal Wilderness
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) There are spaces left on the second part (Jagungal Wilderness Area).
This trip has two sections. The first part is in the Mt Hotham and Dinner Plains area of the Alpine National Park from 31 Mar to 8 April 2019, a series of six day walks. The walks are Mt Tabletop (10km), Brandy Creek to Cobrunga River (8km), Mt Feathertop Summit via Razorback Track (22km), Cobungra Ditch Walk (12.5km), The Huts Walk (15km), Brabralung Trail (12km). Five of the walks are Grade 3 and the Mt Feathertop Summit is Grade 4. Accommodation will be in a self-catering ski lodge in Mt Hotham. Limit is 18. Between trips there is two days in Corryong. The second part of the trip is in the Jagungal Wilderness Area in the Kosciusko National Park from 10 April to 12 April. A 43km three day circuit pack walk. Day 1 is 16km - Round Mountain Car Park to O’Keefe’s Hut, Day 2 is 13km with a 400 metres steep ascent - O’Keefe’s Hut to Derschkos Hut via Mt Jagungal, Day 3 is 14km from Derschkos Hut to Round Mountain Car Park. This is a Grade 3. Accommodation is camping. Limit is 10. It is possible to do the entire trip or only one section. For full trip information and a copy of itinerary contact Adrian. View

19-22 Apr, Fri-Mon Baker Labyrinth and more
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader Ian Thorpe. A 4-day pack walk adventure that will include crossing of the incredible Baker Labyrinth and exploration of the nearby areas. Details to be advised. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Coricudgy 89322N and Mount Pomany 89321S View

19-22 Apr, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (14:00PM) Gardens of Stone wilderness basecamp
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  800m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity 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.From Newnes we will walk to our superlative basecamp at Canobla Gap via Little Capertee Creek, the famous Red Rocks and Canobla Creek. Then follows 2 day walks climbing Mt Canobla and Point Anderson both of which offer fantastic views of the surrounding Gardens of Stone National Park. This basecamp has reliable water, acres of grassy river flats to camp on and no crowds and is one of my favourite campsites ever! A bit of rock scrambling here and there.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

12-26 May, Sun-Sun Nth NSW and Sth QLD NP’s
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) Road trip with car camping in NP’s parks to explore and day walk in the north of NSW and south of Qld. Hat Head NP, Gibraltar Range NP, Girraween NP, Bald Rock NP (pending the fires), Bunya Mts NP, Sunshine Coast hinterland parks. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more details. Limit: 12. View

8-10 Jun, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) Morton’s Misty Mountains
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk to the famous Monolith Valley and Mt Owen camping in overhangs which means no tents needed! We will have time to explore some of the interesting country between Mounts Cole and Owen including an incredible slot that gives access to Mt Coles summit. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 15. View

15-16 Jun, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Splendour Rock Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 28km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe annual trip to Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time on the weekend of full moon. Just two weeks later, in Chile, this moon has a meeting with the sun in a total eclipse. Splendour Rock is a wonderful experience seeing the landscape under full moon, and at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park View

8-22 Aug, Thu-Thu Tanzania and Kenya National Park Tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) This remarkable journey is truly all encompassing, including the best safari and wildlife viewing in Kenya and Tanzania whilst returning at night to superb permanent tented camps and lodges. Including all the areas frequented by the migration on their annual route, you will have the best opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in the world. Some of  the highlights include... Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, Ngororongoro Crater, the world famous Serengeti National Park as well as the Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park. With a wonderful variety of wildlife, village culture and adventure with some walking involved, this is a truly unforgettable experience. Contact the leader for full details. Limit: 12. View

23-25 Aug, Fri (08:26AM)-Sun (20:00PM) Oxfam 2019
Grade:4/6 Length 50km  1,000m Branch
32531
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Expression of interest is sought to walk the 50km Oxfam walk against poverty. https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/sydney/
Key dates
26 Feb 2019 17:30 - 26 Feb 2019 20:30 Sydney 101 Night
01 Aug 2019 Start times announced
13 Aug 2019 Safety Briefing Night – Mandatory
16 Aug 2019 Minimum fundraising ($1600) deadline
16 Aug 2019 Team changes deadline
23 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019 Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2019
23 Sep 2019 Fundraising soft close
26 Sep 2019 Celebration Night
Location: Brisbane Water NP Limit: 4. View

6-16 Sep, Fri (07:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Fraser Island Great Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 76km Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Steal some time off in September 2019. We walk the length of the Great Walk on the Fraser Island at a leisurely pace taking 8 days. We will have two food drops on the way and so the packs will not be too heavy. A lovely walk with a variety of vegetation and scenery, beautiful lakes, and spectacular sand dunes. The tall trees in the Valley of the Giants are a must to see! Spaces strictly limited because of transport requirements along the beaches of Fraser Island. Limit: 13. View

28-30 Sep, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Colo Meroo
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  580m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A 3-day full pack walk from Mountain Lagoon to camp at Colo Meroo on the Colo River. Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley near the river. We spend a full day and two nights at the campsite to enjoy the area.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 15. View

4-7 Oct, Fri (09:00AM)-Mon (11:00AM) Namadgi National Park
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNamadgi National Park with its wonderful array of habitats is a great place to explore! Fantastic boulder ridges, alpine frost hollows and bountiful swamps are just a few worth seeing on its expansive system of tracks. This is a car based camp, costing $10 a person per night at the comfortable Honeysuckle Creek Campsite, only a short drive from the nations capitol. I expect to also visit Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve during our stay as lots of wildlife worth spotting within its confines. Optional rock scrambling.
Map: Corin Dam 86261N and Rendezvous Creek 86261S Limit: 25. View

25-28 Oct, Fri (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Bushwalkers Resort Full Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  800m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFull pack walk to the famed “bushwalkers resort” in the rugged upper Kowmung River, then two wonderful days to chill out at the best bush campsite in the Blue Mountains with nice side trips. The final day is a full pack walk back up the hill to the cars (sigh!). A walk that is short in distance but rugged in nature.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View

8-14 Dec, Sun (17:00PM)-Sat (12:00PM) Koscie 2019
Grade:3/6 Length 60km  2,000m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMore magic with my 8th annual Koscie walk. This year we start from Round Mountain, and camp near Derschkos, Grey Mare, Pretty Plain and Wheelers Huts with an optional climb of Dargal Mountain. The usual great scenery and the usual lovely Koscie bushland and flowers.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

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