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23 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Harris Park to Parramatta
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level walking. View

23 Aug, Wed Upper Blue Mountains NP
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  670m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Changed Transport Details) Blackheath to car park on Mt Hay Road. From the station follow roads and paths to Popes Glen Track. Follow track and Pulpit Rock Track to Pulpit Rock. Follow Hat Hill Road to Perrys Lookdown Car park and descend, 670m, to the Grose River. Possible side trip to the Blue Gum Forest. Cross the Grose River and ascend 390m to Du Faur Head. Continue along Lockley Track with side trip to Lockley Pylon to car park. Cliff edges, river crossing, slippery sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

25 Aug, Fri 8:49AM Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Drive to Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens and enjoy the early spring flowers.
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 20. View

26 Aug, Sat 10:03AM Birchgrove – Balmain East
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Judith H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Bus / ferry return to city from Balmain East. Streets, parks, steps, ups & downs, water views. View

26 Aug, Sat 10:32AM Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Leader: Sheila Walker, tel: 0408 588 400. Walls Ledge - Colliers Causway -Porters Pass. On the western side of Blackheath, this  spectacular track passes along ledges, cliff tops and a little canyon. The walk takes about 4 hours. Train back from Blackheath at 3:14 pm or 3:44 pm. This is a Great Ocean Walk (March 2018) meet and greet but all NPA members are welcome. Members who wish to do the Great Ocean Walk are encouraged to join. No need to contact leader but RSVP by email is appreciated. Some eroded, but manageable sections with steps and handrails.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. 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

26 Aug, Sat Mt Solitary Traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  920m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. Commencing from Kedumba Valley Road descend and cross Kedumba River. Steep ascent to Mt Solitary. Continue uphill to eventual descent of the Koorowall Knife-edge. Follow Ruined Castle Ridge Track with a steep ascent up the Golden Stairs to the finish line. A classic Blue Mountains walk with two big up and down sections. Cliff edges, river crossing, loose rocks and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jamison 89302N and Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. Best Walk: Mt Solitary Traverse View

26-27 Aug, Sat (07:00AM)-Sun (06:49AM) Sydney Oxfam Walk 2017
Grade:4/6 Length 50km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This walk is led by Yidan Saladine. Walk 50km in a team of four, in just 24 hours. In honour of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 50th Anniversary in 2017, Oxfam is rolling out a special 50km Trailwalker in Sydney. What better way to commit to an ultimate team challenge? Get fit by walking 50km to challenge poverty. The trail starts at Bobbin Head and follows the 100km trail to finish in Balgowlah Heights with a stunning view towards the harbour. Please contact Yidan on 0414 563 558 or ysaladine@hotmail.com for more details. Slippery sections.
Map: Great Northern Limit: 4. View

27 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Bushwalker Track Working Bee
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTasks to be carried out during the day under the guidance of NPWS staff. Morning tea and lunch will be eaten on the track and we will regroup at about 2:30pm for afternoon tea at the car park.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

28 Aug, Mon Cathedral Canyon
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the vehicles at the Newnes Campground. Ascend Cathedral Canyon till about GR 421 273. From here, explore three consecutive spurs running south east. Exit via Mount Tricky and Cathedral Canyon. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S Limit: 8. View

28 Aug, Mon 8:49AM Clarence Zig Zag
Grade:2/6 Length 15km  150m Sydney Branch
Mal J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk to Dargan Arch and then walk the historic zigzag track
Location: Bell
Map: Lithgow Limit: 20. View

29 Aug, Tue 9:15AM Circular Quay – Taronga Wharf
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Observatory Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cremorne Point, Sirius Cove Reserve, to Taronga Wharf. Moderate pace. Steep sections, streets, pathways, steps. View

29 Aug, Tue Nattai NP
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAherns Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlights Track. Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Aherns Lookout. This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified. Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

29 Aug, Tue 10:01AM Sylvan Grove Native Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Hopefully native flowers and orchids. Lovely bush. Bus return or walk (2km extra) to Panania, train to city. Tracks, ups & downs, some steps. View

30 Aug, Wed 9:13AM Woolwich to Fullers Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  50m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Woolwich Wharf to Fullers Bridge, W Chatswood, via east side of the Lane Cove River. Some street walking but mainly tracks finishing in Lane Cove NP. No need to contact leader who will meet at the ferry, unless enquiry. Some rocky sections.
Location: Lane Cove NP View

31 Aug, Thu Donkey Mountain
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark on Wolgan Road at GR 370 191 (The Style). Walk up south east to the saddle on top of Donkey Mountain at GR 376 183. Descend to the first ledge on the southern side and explore it to its full extent. Return to the saddle and come down to the second ledge. Visit Masterpiece Wall and the cave before it. Retrace to about GR 373 181, climb back on top from there, then descend to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

31 Aug, Thu 9:59AM Woy Woy – Umina Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Zenia P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Slow Pace. Streets, paths, mostly flat, lots of water views. Woy Woy Station to Umina Beach around Blackwall Mountain via Ettalong along esplanade to Umina Beach. Bus return to Woy Woy Station, Train to City.
Location: Blackwall Mountain Best Walk: Blackwall Mountain View

1 Sep, Fri 9:01AM Bedford Creek Pools
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Visit Rocky Towers Lookout and Pyramid Falls. Then explore Bedford, Lester and Willawong Pools on Bedford Creek. Rock scrambling and creek crossings.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

2 Sep, Sat 8:20AM Snow Gum Flora Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Return to The Lost City. I've explored part of this wonderful region of dissected pagodas before, and on this trip we'll go deeper into the western section of the Lost City, checking out the various nooks and crannies of this fascinating but unfortunately unprotected area. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 15. View

2 Sep, Sat 9:33AM Sphinx to Ku-ring-gai Chase
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Fire trail, wildflowers (maybe waratahs), ups & downs. Bus return to Turramurra, train to city.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP View

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