Program listing

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30 Jun - 1 Jul, Sat-Sun IESCA – Mt Keira
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.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJoin us for one or more of the special events associated with the NPA NSW State Council meeting being hosted in the Illawarra at Mt Keira Scout Camp.

Saturday afternoon 30th – NPA members are invited to attend a 1 hour presentation on the Upland Swamps of the Sydney Region by renowned local expert, author and NPA member Ann Young. A great chance to learn about what we all see at Maddens Plains each time we drive to or from Sydney.

Sunday morning 1st – choice of walks with complimentary morning tea.
  1. Guided tree tour - Enjoy an easy guided walk to learn about the rainforest trees of the Illawarra Escarpment with local expert, author & NPA member, Leon Fuller followed by morning tea. 1km, Grade 1
  2. Mt Keira ascent - Mt Keira Scout Camp to Mt Keira summit and return via Dave Walsh and Mt Keira Ring Tracks. Moring tea along the way. 4km, Grade 3.
  3. Mt Keira Summit Park nature walk - Join for morning tea then take a stroll around the nature trail at the Summit Park. 1km, Grade 1.
Bookings required for each event. Numbers limited.
Map: Wollongong 90292S View

30 Jun, Sat Wentworth Falls to Katoomba
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow paths and road to Conservation Hut. Descend and cross Lillan Bridge. Follow tracks past the Fairmont Resort, Prince Henry Track, Leura Forest and the Federal Pass. Ascend the Furber Steps and finsih on roads adn paths to Katoomba Station.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

4 Jul, Wed Wentwort Falls Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  350m 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 Wentworth Falls Station follow Darwins Walk then descend to Wentworth Falls. Continue down Slacks Stairs and along Wentworth Pass. Branch off to Roberts Pass and ascend to Inspiration Point with good lookouts. Walk past the Fairmont Resort and follow the Nature Trail back to Wentworth Falls.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

8 Jul, Sun Nattai NP
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk Mt Alexandra Reserve and edge of Nattai NP to 40’ Falls and Boxvale Lookout and return. A nice varied walk in the "wilderness" close to town.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 15. View

11 Jul, Wed Stanwell Park to Austinmer
Grade:4/6 Length 19km  320m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Illawarra Escarpment Traverse. From Stanwell Park Station follow the Wodi Wodi Track. Side trip to historic railway viaduct. Ascend Mt Mitchell, great lookouts, and follow the forest path. Continue south along the link track to Sublime Point. Steep descent with some ladders to road and on to station. View

14 Jul, Sat Engadine to Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  180m 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 Engadine Station to Bundeena via the Engadine Track, crossing Kangaroo Creek, Audley, Winifred and Anice Falls, Cabagge Tree Basin. Finishing with rock platforms (tide permitting) to ferry terminal.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N View

15 Jul, Sun 8:30AM Mount Keira to Mount Kembla
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  350m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Byarong Park through eucalypt and rain forests to Mount Kembla Lookout via Robertsons Lookout, Staffords Farm and Mount Kembla Ridge. Mostly on tracks and fire trails. Wide views of Illawarra coastline. One steep off-track section, loose underfoot.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

18 Jul, Wed Otford Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  390m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A new walk with lots of variety. From station ascend Goat Track to Stanwell Tops. Proceed to Princess Marina Track and Kelly Falls. New off-track section section and road to Otford Lookout. Follow link track to Bald Hill and descend to follow faint track along coast line. Short section of coast rocks and then off-track section to Bulga. Ascend to road and finish at Otford Station.
Location: Royal NP and Illawarra Escarpment View

20-22 Jul, Fri (13:00PM)-Sun (15:00PM) Shoalhaven River Paddle
Length 12km Illawarra Branch
Caryll 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.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Paddle on the Shoalhaven River from Gradys Camp Ground. Accommodation at Gradys. Cabins or camp. Limited powered sites. Sunday paddle at Yalwal. Day paddlers welcome. Note early bookings needed as it is school holidays. Flat water paddles. Wind, power boats. View

21 Jul - 9 Aug, Sat-Thu Sri Lanka Trip
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCycle | A cycling tripCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) A walking and cycling trip in Sri Lanka from 21 July to 9 August 2018. Medium level day walks and sightseeing in some of Sri Lankas iconic national parks. Three road cycles of up to 70 kms. Included in trip cost is bike hire and support vehicle. View

29 Jul, Sun Bargo River Gorge
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk exploring Bargo River Gorge and surrounds. Come and have a look why the NPA think it’s an area worthy of more protection. Creek crossings and slippery sections.
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 12. View

4 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Meryla Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  350m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Meryla Road down Meryla Pass (an old access road linking Moss Vale and Kangaroo Valley) stopping at Griffins Farm and on to Yarrunga Creek and return. Good views of forests and gorges towards Kangaroo Valley.  
Location: Morton NP Limit: 16. View

12 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Waterways of the Illawarra 3: Collins Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  100m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOur third creek exploration from the mouth to the escarpment, walking on paths, roads and through parkland. Collins Creek has been extensively modified and redirected through the suburb of Woonona, but we can still trace its path through various stages of urban development. Possible overgrown and boggy sections.
Location: Wollongong
Map: Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. View

19 Aug, Sun Little Forest Plateau
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJoin in on Illawarra’s annual excursion to the Little Forest Plateau section of Morton NP. Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point and Ngaityung Falls. The easiest way to enjoy the vista of the Budawang Ranges – a wilderness experience. Some scratchy sections.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S and Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

22 Aug, Wed Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:4/6 Length 20km Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStart at locked gate on Kedumba Valley Road. Descend to Jamison Creek and then long ascent on Sublime Point Trail. Lots of ups and downs with numerous stairs towards Leura. Good fire trail walking with great 360° views taking in Mt Solitary, Kedumba Walls and the Three Sisters. Finish at Leura Cascades Car park.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

5 Sep - 7 Oct, Wed-Sun Slovenia and Croatia Hiking and Cycling
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) A trip to Slovenia and Croatia from 5 Sept to 7 Oct 2018. Need to be able to do the entire trip and to carry a 10-12 kg pack for 5 days in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, staying in hotels and mountain huts. This hike commences and finishes in Bled and is medium difficulty involving a 11km, 620m ascent; 10.5km, 1100m ascent; 11km, 700m descent; 8.5km, 340m ascent and a 18km, 1200m descent. There are two cycles. The first one is from Ljubljana in Slovenia to Porec in northern Croatia. Cycling for 9 days with daily distances from 35km to 57km. The second cycle is in the islands of Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic. It is a cruise and cycle covering 5 islands with cycling distances between 21km and 45km, difficulty grade 2 to grade 4. For itinerary and further information contact Adrian Jones. View

5-10 Nov, Mon-Sat Western Snowy Mountains 2018
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Group 1 - Arrive Mon 5th Nov, depart Sat 10th. These dates for those who have not been on the trip before or it’s a long time since you’ve been - the usual series of walks. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts and northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Day walks and exploring the region while learning about Snowy Hydro Scheme, Hume and Hovell and the impact of wild horses. Own transport or find a buddy. Will be some dirt road driving to walks. Contact leader for more detail. Limit: 16. View

10-15 Nov, Sat-Thu Western Snowy Mountains 2018
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Neally fully booked) Group 2 - Arrive Sat 10th Nov, depart Thur 15th. These dates for those who have been on the trip before - a series of walks we have not normally done. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts and northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Limit: 16. View

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