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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

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

3 Sep, Sun 10:00AM Bulli Grevillea Park
Grade:1/6 Length 2km Illawarra Branch
Pam R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace. $5 entry fee. 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

9 Sep, Sat 10:00AM Grevillea Park, Bulli
Grade:1/6 Length 2km Illawarra Branch
Pam R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace. Uphill and down sections View

17 Sep, Sun Macquarie Pass NP
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Creeks and cascades walks in the fantastic rainforest of Macquarie Pass. This is a public participation walk as part of the 60 Best Walks celebration. NPA members are still welcome. Could be some slippery sections.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 15. Best Walk: Macquarie Pass 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

1 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Barren Grounds NR
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Our annual springtime walk to view the wildflowers at their peak. Griffiths Trail Circuit and Cooks Nose Lookout. Great views to the south Illawarra Coast. Combined activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Click here to check the 'Gong trail guide. Cliff edges, one creek crossing.
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. Best Walk: Griffiths Trail Loop Walk View

4 Oct, Wed Waterfall to Otford
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  230m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From the station follow the Couranga Track crossing the Hacking River. 150m ascent on an off-track section to Bola Heights. Follow trails to the Coast Track with 230m ascent to Otford with option to visit Werrong Beach. Cliff edges, river crossing, loose rocks and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 15. View

7 Oct, Sat Royal NP
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  270m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Stanwell Park to Burning Palms and finish and Helensburgh. Follow roads and fire trail from station with a steep ascent, 190m, on track and grass areas to Bald Hill. Follow new track to Otford Gap. Continue on Coast Track, Cliff Track and descend 210m to Burning Palms. Head south on Coast Track and ascend 170m to Otford Lookout. Cliff edges, loose rocks and slippery sections.
Map: Appin 90291S and Otford 91294S Limit: 15. View

7-8 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Shoalhaven
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPaddle at 2 locations in the Sussex Inlet / St. Georges Basin area, cabins and camp sites available at a caravan park if required. Saturday - on Sussex Inlet to the entrance and back to a section of St Georges Basin. Sunday - Wandandian Creek from Bewong, cross a section of St Georges Basin and on to Tullarwalla Lagoon, return the direct route to Bewong. Splash decks and PFDs compulsory. Will only paddle on open water if weather permits.
Location: South Coast Limit: 16. View

15 Oct, Sun Kiama Coast
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A nice springtime walk hugging the coast on paths, tracks, beaches and rock platforms from Minnamurra to Little Blowhole at Kiama. Great coastal views. Some rock hopping.
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 15. View

22 Oct, Sun 8:30AM Mt Keira to Mt Kembla
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  250m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on tracks and fire trails from Mt Keira to Mt Kembla via Robertsons Lookout, Staffords Farm and Mt Kembla Ridge. Through eucalypt and rain forest. Coastal views. One off-track section, steep and loose underfoot.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

12 Nov, Sun Gerringong Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit walk on paths, beaches and rock platforms around Gerringong, south of Kiama. Slippery rocks.
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 15. View

17-25 Feb, Sat-Sun Lord Howe Island
Grade:3/6 Length 0km Illawarra Branch
Joe P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExpressions of interest invited for a proposed Lord Howe Island trip. Lovely walks and many other activities are available on this beautiful island paradise. Be early or those on the list will be given priority and these trips usually book out quickly. Once costing is available a non refundable deposit will be required to hold your place. Variety of walks up to grade 3, mostly leisurely. Harder walks optional. Limit: 32. View