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5-20 Apr, Fri-Sat Yunnan Province 15 Days Tour
Branch
General Community Event
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(Fully Booked) Please note this is not a walking tour. We will be visiting Guangzhou / Kunming / Stone Forest / Yuanmou / Chuxiong / Dali / Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge / Shangri-la and staying in 4 star hotels. Tour has been arranged by Katherine Cho who has put together many tours for NPA members in the past. Limited to min 10 people or max 30 people with an escort from Australia if 16 or more. Tour guide in China only, if less than 16. Price is very reasonable with single supplement available. Brochure explaining everything is available. Contact Graham for a copy on 0422 434 988 or ggroves46@iinet.net.au
Location: China View

6 Apr, Sat 10:00AM Manly and surrounding beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Circular route from Manly to Shelly Beach and across to Collins Beach. Possible swim. Some gentle ups and downs. Coffee at Manly then ferry return to city. View

6 Apr, Sat Temple of Doom, Lost Ark Point and Indiana Gorge
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Drive to GR 332 088 on Blackfellows Hand Trail. Walk north through the magnificent Temple of Doom and then continue exploring the pagodas on the east side of the ridge, heading north. Arrive at the high cliffs above Wolgan Valley and then walk to Lost Arc Point. After enjoying the stunning views, proceed under the cliffs and into Indiana Gorge. Check out the amazing Indiana Slot and the rest of this scenic hidden valley. Exit the gorge at the south end and make our way back to the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

6 Apr, Sat 8:00AM Victoria Falls Lookout to Pierces Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  520m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk with many waterfalls, cascades and scenic views aplenty as we travel from the west to the east of the Grose Valley. If the water isn't too cold maybe even a swim can be endured! rock hopping across the grose river
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

7 Apr, Sun 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk from Darkes Forest on tracks through eucalypt forests to the junction of the Bullock Track overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal views. Limit: 16. View

7 Apr, Sun 8:00AM Stoney Creek Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Steamers Beach Car park we follow fire trails and a short on road section to Stoney Creek for lunch and a swim if hot. After lunch we proceed south westerly on rough tracks to Paradise Rock, then a short but rough, steep and scrubby off-track section should land us on Steamers Beach for a snack and maybe another swim, and then the main track back to the cars.
Location: Booderee NP
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S Limit: 12. View

8 Apr, Mon 6:00PM Lithgow Launch of Destination Pagoda
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) The Colong Foundation, Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Lithgow Environment Group have developed a visitor plan called Destination Pagoda that proposes to significantly increase the number of visitors to Lithgow through the creation of new visitor opportunities in a state conservation area reserve in which underground mining is permissible. The values in the proposal can be protected and enjoyed by thousands through the provision of basic recreation facilities that enable families to get close to nature and then enjoy a nice lunch in Lithgow. We are holding a launch event to explain this report to the community on Monday night April 8th from 6pm, at the Lithgow Workies, would you like to come? We are taking bookings on the Colong Foundation website, just follow the destination pagoda prompts at www.colongwilderness.org.au.
Tom Zubrycki, Award winning documentary maker, will launch his new work called Gardens of Stone: Living landscape that tells the story of the Gardens of Stone campaign and how the future of this spectacular region hangs in the balance.
Guest speaker Ian Brown, adventurer, climber and respected park management consultant, will then outline the potential of the Gardens of Stone as a world-class tourism and conservation reserve. Destination Pagoda (co-authored by Ian and Elizabeth Dudley-Bestow) outlines a program to create an iconic, rewarding, must-see tourist destination. View

8 Apr, Mon 9:00AM Maitland Bay Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  362m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Coastal walk with a variety of vegetation & views. Bush tracks, beaches & some road walking after lunch. Wagstaffe to Box Head (morning tea), Putty Beach to Maitland Bay (lunch & swim). Marie Byles Lookout, Manly View Drive to Hardys Bay (coffee shop) & return to ferry.
Location: Bouddi NP Limit: 15. View

8 Apr, Mon 8:25AM St Helena Ridge to Blaxland
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  620m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Glenbrook to Duck Hole then follow St Helena Ridge Trail to its junction with Bunyan Lookout Trail. Not going into Saint Helena Crater, but taking a ridge to Blaxland soon after. Unlikely bicycles on trails. Cross Glenbrook Creek twice. Steep loose descent on vague track nearing Blaxland.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

9 Apr, Tue 9:16AM Carss Park
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 to Oakley Station via streets, reserves/parks & some bush tracks with uneven surfaces, steep sections, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

9 Apr, Tue 9:57AM Castle Hill – Crestwood
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Castle Hill - Baulkham Hills - Crestwood. Streets, parks, cycleways, ups and downs, lovely bush along Toongabbie Creek. Walk in reserves most of the way. Bus return to Parramatta, coffee at Parramatta, train return to city. View

9 Apr, Tue 8:00AM Lake Illawarra Bike (Road/Mtn)
Grade:3/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. From Darcy Dunster Reserve on shore of Macquarie Rivulet (turn L off Princes Hwy into Illawarra Hwy, then first R) we circumnavigate Lake Illawarra, mainly on off-road cycleways. Several short on-road sections have wide shoulders. Lunch at Windang, diversion to lake entrance.
Map: Illawarra Cycleways View

9 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMoolatoo Trig Fire Trail winds through forest. There are 4 separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over Shoalhaven Gorge towards Ettrema Wilderness. Unfenced cliffs. Sandstone rock can fracture and crumble without warning.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View

10 Apr, Wed 9:01AM Gordon to Roseville
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  120m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Blackbutt Creek and Pipeline Track,  Great North Walk through Lane Cove National Park and visitor centre, Symons Track to Crimson Hill, then a short and steep off-track section to Sugarbag Creek. Then some street walking via Loyal Henry Park to Roseville Station. Mostly shady. Short off-track section, some steep parts. Street walking.
Location: Lane Cove NP View

10 Apr, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

10 Apr, Wed 10:10AM Watsons Bay to South Head
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Option to extend. View

12 Apr, Fri 9:42AM Little Zig Zag
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  375m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pulpit Rock, Bushranger Cave, Little Zig Zag, Mt Piddington. Old track, poorly maintained. Rock scrambling.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. View

13 Apr, Sat 10:12AM Botany Cemetery – La Perouse + Fran’s Farewell
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Explore historic cemetery then through coastal reserves to La Perouse. Lunch: Fran’s annual farewell at Danny’s Fish’N’Chips. Bus return to city. View

13 Apr, Sat 8:30AM Kangaroo Valley
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk from Jacks Corner on fire trails though eucalypt forests, cross Yarrunga Creek to Griffins Farm and return. Lunch at Griffins Farm open area. Views of Kangaroo Valley landscape. Creek crossing. Limit: 16. View

13 Apr, Sat 8:45AM Springwood Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Jill G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst 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.Springwood Station to Sassafras Gully, Perch Ponds, Martins Lookout and return to Springwood via Magdala Creek Track. Swim possible or detour to Psalm Rock. Short section of slippery rocks and rough tracks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

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