|23 Aug, Wed 9:30AM||Harris Park to Parramatta|
|Level walking. View|
|25 Aug, Fri 8:49AM||Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens|
|(Mal’s Group) Mal J.|
|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|
|(Jean’s Group) Judith H.|
|Bus / ferry return to city from Balmain East. Streets, parks, steps, ups & downs, water views. View|
|26 Aug, Sat 10:32AM||Blackheath|
|(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.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|26-27 Aug, Sat (08:23AM)-Sun (15:00PM)||Colo Meroo Camp|
|Mountain 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
|26-27 Aug, Sat (07:00AM)-Sun (06:49AM)||Sydney Oxfam Walk 2017|
|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 email@example.com for more details. Slippery sections.
Map: Great Northern Limit: 4. View
|28 Aug, Mon||Cathedral Canyon|
|Park 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|
|(NEW!!!) Walk to Dargan Arch and then walk the historic zigzag track
Map: Lithgow Limit: 20. View
|29 Aug, Tue 9:15AM||Circular Quay – Taronga Wharf|
|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 10:01AM||Sylvan Grove Native Garden|
|(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.|
|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|
|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|
|Park 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|
|(Jean’s Group) Zenia P.|
|(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|
|(NEW!!!) Visit Rocky Towers Lookout and Pyramid Falls. Then explore Bedford, Lester and Willawong Pools on Bedford Creek. Rock scrambling and creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View
|2 Sep, Sat 8:20AM||Snow Gum Flora Reserve|
|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|
|(Jean’s Group) Margery W.|
|Fire trail, wildflowers (maybe waratahs), ups & downs. Bus return to Turramurra, train to city.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP View
|4 Sep, Mon 9:55AM||Rienits Pass|
|(Mal’s Group) Allan P.|
|Pulpit Rock, Bushrangers Cave, Little Zig Zag, Rienits Pass. Witches Glen, Mt Piddington. Old track, poorly maintained.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson and Hartley Limit: 20. View
|4-14 Sep, Mon-Thu||The Grampians, Victoria|
|Day walks for ten days in the Grampians, including The Pinnacle, Sundial Turntable, The Balconies, Beehive Falls & Briggs Bluff, Mount Difficult, Boronia Peak, Mackenzie Falls, Mt Rosea and others. Cabin accommodation at Halls Gap. Walking in the Grampians includes steep and slippery tracks and rough surfaces. 6-11km per day. Walk grades 2-4/6. Limit: 20. View|
|5 Sep, Tue 10:23AM||Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve, Kareela|
|(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.|
|Streets, paths, ups & downs, steps, hopefully lots of wildflowers blooming. Bus return to Miranda, train to city.
Location: Southern Sydney View
|5 Sep, Tue 10:12AM||Lake Macquarie|
|Walk to Toronto beside the lake, fire trails and bushtracks, reserves, streets. At finish a bus to Fassifern Station. Moderate pace. Short steep sections and steps, some rough tracks. View|
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