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15 Aug, Sat 7:30AM Mt Solitary Traverse
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  1,100m 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.(Postponed) This is recognised as one of the classic big walks of the Blue mountains with a full day of walking from the Golden Stairs, up and over Mt Solitary, off the Col pass and down to the Kedumba River. Then another decent climb up to the finish spot near the Queen Victoria hospital. So walkers intending on coming should be relatively fit as a reasonable pace is required. However that doesn't mean I intend to run this walk as I do want to stop occasionally and admire the superb views along the way! Steep track sections in places.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 14. View

15 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Narrowneck – Red Ledge Pass – Devils Hole Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of the more interesting passes off the Narrowneck is Red ledge Pass which offers the bushwalker wonderful views and numerous photographic opportunities! Expect rock scrambling, some nice short waterfalls and sections of unburnt forest along the way. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. View

22 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Jews Creek – Baal Bone Point – Pantoneys Crown
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Pantoneys Crown is an isolated flat-topped Mesa rising from the floor of the Capertee Valley, the worlds second-largest canyon and for this my 20th visit to the crown i'm going via a very spectacular route right along the spine of the great diving range to Baal Bone Point. From this lofty vantage point, we descend someway to the valley below before the not too difficult climb up the southern end of Pantoneys to the top via a large slot. Once on top we can explore the pagodas and have lunch before retracing our steps back to the cars. Rock scrambling and off-track walking
Location: capertee
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 10. View

29 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Tracks,lookouts and caves of Mt.Victoria
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.At Victoria, there is a maze of tracks which offer the walker fabulous lookouts, interesting caves and a dash of history. Some of the places we will visit include Bushrangers Cave, Rennit Track, Pulpit Rock, Coxs Cave and the Fairy Bower Track Steep sections of track and some rock scrambling
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

30 Aug, Sun 8:30AM Baal Bone Gap – Mercury Boot ridge and return
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Not far from Baal Bone Gap is a very interesting ridge full of fantastic rocky outcrops in the shape of all sort of creatures and objects including possibly the most famous, The Mercury Boot. On this walk we will explore this pagoda rich ridge, photographing anything that takes our attention. Of course, there are brilliant views of the Capertee Valley including the mesa-like Pantoneys Crown to also hold our interest. Lots of rock scrambling and off track walking.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

5 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Russells Needle and return
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  450m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Rising steeply from the Nattai River valley, Russells Needle is as its name would imply a precipitous spire-like peak protected by its impressive cliff lines but with superb views once you reach the top! Access is via Slott Way and some offtrack walking along the Nattai with a scramble to the top also offtrack. Rock scrambling and offtrack walking in parts.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 15. View

12 Sep, Sat Mt Airly tramway trail and the Towers
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This walk includes something for everyone such as loads of history from an old settlement,plenty of rock scrambling around the beautiful pagodas plus an old tramway and superlative views over this rugged and interesting region west of lithgow. Rock scrambling and some off track walking
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 15. View

19 Sep, Sat 8:30AM Girrakool – Staples Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  650m 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.Girrakool - Piles Creek - Scopas Peak - Kariong Brook - Staples Lookout. At this time of the year, Brisbane Waters National Park is full of wildflowers and is a joy to walk in! On this trip we will travel along various scenic trails visiting peaks and waterfalls along the way, enjoying the spring blossoms and good views.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S View

26 Sep, Sat 7:30AM Splendour Rock and the Wild Dogs Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  1,300m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This is one of those classic Blue Mountains walks that you really must do to appreciate what this world heritage area has to offer! Splendour Rock offers superlative views and getting there is half the fun! Our route takes us from Green Gully, down Carlons Creek then up Black Horse Ridge, along the Wombat Parade and up and over Mounts Merrimerrigal and Dingo until we reach our goal, Splendour Rock. From here we drop down to the main track to Mobbs Swamp before retracing our steps back down the ridge to breakfast and finally the last section back to the cars. Rock scrambling in a few sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N Limit: 15. View

2-5 Oct, Fri (09:00AM)-Mon (12:00PM) Warrumbungles National Park
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) It's very hard to beat the Warrumbungles National Park in spring if you want to commune with nature and do some truly spectacular walking on an impressive track system. Add hot showers and good amenities and it all adds up to a fantastic time in the bush. Also, there should be a good display of wildflowers to enjoy. I plan to start the first walk on Friday morning after setting up camp. Rock scrambling on some walks. The walk will be contingent on the current restrictions on camping easing in time.
Map: Warrumbungles View

10 Oct, Sat 7:28AM Otford to Waterfall
Grade:4/6 Length 26km  780m 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.Starting at Otford Station this is the big walk for all lovers of the Royal National Park! On our journey through the southern section of this historic park we will travel along the following tracks, Cliff, Palm Jungle, Coast, Curra Moors, Walumarra, Couranga and Uloola to finish up at Waterfall Station. A wonderful walk through heathlands, rainforests, beaches and clifftops, showcasing the best the Royal has to offer! Lots of steps.
Location: Mount Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

31 Oct, Sat 9:00AM Fairmont Resort – Sublime Point
Grade:5/6 Length 6km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fairmont Resort - Gladstone Pass - Lindemans Pass - Copeland Pass - Sublime Point. Calling all adventurous walkers! This is an exciting walk which takes in the very scenic Gladstone Pass with its patches of rainforest then onto Lindemans Pass before tackling the steep Copeland Pass with its ascent via a system of ropes which will give us access to Sublime Point. Rock scrambling on ropes and along the base of the escarpment. Slippery in places.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

7 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Birrabang Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Birrabang Canyon is a perfect canyon for beginners as it involves no abseils and no swims although you will get wet feet. The canyon has some spectacular sections as well as an interesting walk out amongst the pagodas with great views in all directions. Rock scrambling/hopping.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

14 Nov, Sat 7:30AM Mt Bouddi – Pretty Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Mt Bouddi - Maitland Bay - Putty Beach - Hawke Head Trail - Tallow Beach - Box Head - Flannel Flower Track - Pretty Beach. Coastal cruising at its finest with the occasional stop for a swim, photograph opportunity or simply to take in the view. This walk incorporates tracks, fire trails, beaches and maybe a short section of off-track walking.
Location: Bouddi NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

28 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Long Point Lookout – Shoalhaven River – Badgerys Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk with 2 impressive lookouts and numerous opportunities to swim and enjoy the mighty Shoalhaven River as we wander downstream within the magnificent Shoalhaven Gorge. This is the perfect walk to welcome in the warmer weather. Rock hopping in parts. Steep climb up Badgerys.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 15. View

5 Dec, Sat 7:30AM Caves Beach – Red Ochre Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCaves Beach - Pinny Beach - The Sharkhole - Catherine Hill Bay - Moonee Beach - Fraser Beach - Red Ochre Beach. When the heat of summer descends there's few places better to cool off than along the coast and on this trip along the littoral zone. We will have time to swim, snorkel, explore and enjoy all the bays, beaches and nooks and crannies of the beautiful Munmorah SRA.
Location: Munmorah SCA
Map: Swansea 92314N and Catherine Hill Bay 92314S View

12 Dec, Sat 8:30AM Hat Hill Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  230m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Hat Hill Canyon consists of 3 distinct sections separated by lovely creek walking and requires no abseils, though there are a few short swims involved. The Canyon is impressive and not very far from Blackheath so easily accessible and is the prefect summer trip which allows you to cool off and escape the heat. Wetsuits are required to do this trip. Rock hopping, scrambling and a few very short (under 20 metre) swims.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

19 Dec, Sat 9:00AM Shelly Beach picnic, swim, snorkel and optional North Head walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This is becoming an annual event where the opportunity to catch up with friends from the NPA, have a chat, a swim, a snorkel and a short walk to North Head and back. So bring along some yummy food to share, your swimmers, sunscreen etc and suitable clothes for a relaxing walk.
Map: Manly Limit: 15. View

26-31 Dec, Sat (13:00PM)-Thu (09:00AM) Kosciuszko NP
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Summer in the high country is a delight with beautiful displays of wildflowers and sulerb walking. We will be based in a very comfortable ski lodge in ensuite rooms with full amenities and DIY catering. This is my most popular trip by far so early bookings are essential. For this trip to go ahead all depends on what plays out over the next 7 months with the current health situation. Payment for the rooms not required until later in the year closer to the arrival date. Rock scrambling on some walks.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Mt Kosciuszko and Perisher Valley 85252S View

23-26 Jan, Sat (09:00AM)-Tue (14:30PM) Kowmung
Grade:4/6 Length 38km  900m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMegalith Ridge - Kowmung River - Morong Deep - Rudders Rift - Hatchers Hollow - Sombre Dome - Uni Rover Trail. Quite simply, this will be one of the finest wilderness walks you can ever do in our wonderful state! Within the Kanangra Boyd National Park lies the untamed Kowmung River and on this walk, we will explore the many diverse landscapes it flows through as it makes its way down towards its junction with the Coxs River. Some of the highlights include the incredibly beautiful Morong Deep, a place of Olympic sized pools, multiple cascades and pink granite formations, Rudders Rift and the 5-star campsite of Hatchers Hollow with its hectares of grassy expanse and the possibility of spotting a platypus. Our ascent will take us via Sombre Dome, an impressive peak with expansive views and the well known Uni Rover Trail back to the cars. Rock scrambling, and offtrack walking.
Location: Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Kanangra 89303S, Gurnang 88291N, and Yerranderie 89294N View

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