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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 SOLD OUT :National Parks Association Southern Branch 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.
  • Come celebrate this milestone with us and 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. Here's the menu.
  • Dietary requirements are catered for.
  • Cost: at an incredible price of $30  Use below link to buy tickets
  • https://tinyurl.com/yc8tzfwd
  Dress code: Smart Casual. Sold Out 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

9-11 Jan, Tue-Thu Colo and Nepean Rivers
Length 22km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Camping at the Upper Colo Reserve with a beautiful sandy beach and crystal water for two nights. Day 1. Penrith White Water Stadium to White Water Raft. Cost approx $85. Day 2. Paddle 13km on the Lower Colo River. (flat water). Day 3. 22km paddle up Nepean Gorge to the junction of the Warragamba and Nepean Rivers. All equipment and wet suits provided for the White Water rafting with a guide. PFDs compulsory.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 12. View

4-10 Mar, Sun-Sat Lake Gordon, Tasmania
Grade:5/6 Length 50km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Lake Gordon and the upper reaches of the Gordon River. Isolated and rarely visited. 6 days camping out of kayaks in the South West Tasmania Wilderness. Paddlers need to be competent and equipped for cold weather camping and paddling. Potential cold weather camping and paddling. Some exposed water. PFDs compulsory.
Location: Tasmania Trip Limit: 8. View

10-11 Mar, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Starlight Track
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(NEW!!!) A short full pack walk from Hilltop, near Mittagong, down the Starlight Track to camp on the Nattai River (Macarthur Flat). Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley with tall cliffs around.
Location: Nattai NP Limit: 15. 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

4-12 Apr, Wed-Thu Canberra in the autumn
Length 0km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCycle | A cycling tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.A beautiful time of year to explore Canberra. Based at the Alivio Tourist Park. You can caravan, cabin or camp. Come for the paddle, cycle or both. Flexible days where you can opt to do your own thing. Some of the planned activities are Paddling Burley Griffin, 2 cycling days around the lake visiting galleries & exhibits etc, Canberra Zoo, Botanical Gardens & Arboretum and a 40/60 km ride to Belconnen and Gungahlin. Virtually all the cycling shall be on bike trails. Weather will determine the day/days we paddle. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 18. View

8-16 Aug, Wed-Thu Foster
Length 0km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Four day paddles and 3 days cycling based at a caravan park so you can caravan, cabin or camp. Two day paddles around the lake and its creek systems, upper Myall Lakes at Neranie and Smith Lake. 3 days bike riding around Foster and forestry tracks. Participants can chose to simply cycle or paddle however the weather may determine activities  each day. Priority will be given to those wishing to both cycle and paddle. Paddlers must be competent and equipped for open water paddling. PFDs compulsory. If we ride some forestry trails those rides will be more suited to hybrid or mountain bikes. Limit: 18. View

3-11 Sep, Mon-Tue Gems West of the Mountains
Grade:3/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Based at Lithgow and Rylstone we shall spend 9 days pagoda hopping and exploring some very interesting and scenic locations. Caravan, cabin, motel or camp. Evans Crown, Gouches Crater, Hassans Walls, Deep Pass, BlackFellows Hands, Blackmans Crown, Dunns Swamps Pagodas and Ferntree Gully Nature Reserve. All of the walks are short possibly 4km or less but you will need to be agile, enjoy exploring. Climbing and scrambling, can be some exposure at heights.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP Limit: 12. View

8-19 Nov, Thu-Mon Edwards River
Length 200km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Paddling the full length of the Edwards River. The Edwards is an annabranch of the Murray starting at Picnic Point and rejoining the Murray 60km down stream of Swan Hill. Camping out of the kayaks/canoes. The pace is easy but paddlers need to be able to pack and camp out of their kayaks for up to 5 days and there will be number of weirs to portage. Snags in the river and weirs to portage. PFDs compulsory.
Location: Murray Valley NP Limit: 12. View