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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

2 Sep, Sat 8:20AM Snow Gum Flora Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.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

16 Sep, Sat 7:07AM Little Wobby Beach to Patonga
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  150m 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.We will catch the 7:30am ferry from Brooklyn to Little Wobby Beach then via the Highway Ridge Track and Great North Walk make our way down to Patonga to catch the ferry back to Palm Beach, then bus back to city. You can expect wonderful displays of wildflowers along the way and superb views across the Hawkesbury River as we take the high route through the spring bushland. All on tracks except for the first short off-track section up to Junction Hill.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

16 Sep, Sat The Pagoda Walls
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Birds Rock Trail – Birds Lookout – The Pagoda Walls – Birds Creek - 1029 – Fire Trail No 4 - Birds Rock Trail. More spectacular pagoda country with a fabulous lookout, fern lined gullies and impressive forest areas. Fire trail, rough track, off-track, bike trail, easy scrambles and minor scrub.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. Best Walk: The Pagoda Walls View

17 Sep, Sun 10:30AM Kangarutha Track
Grade:4/6 Length 11km Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Must contact leader by COB 14 September, as car shuttle required. Rugged coastline, isolated bays, stunning views. Steep steps & gullies.
Location: Bournda NP Limit: 12. Best Walk: Kangarutha Track 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

17 Sep, Sun 8:42AM The Pittwater Track
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  350m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | 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.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is one of NPA's 60 Best Walks in NSW. The track runs the full distance down Western Pittwater from West Head to Elvina Bay. It includes two water crossings, one camp site, one YHA, many historic lookouts and buildings, continuous fabulous scenery, one big waterfall, high chance of sighting wallabies and goannas, very drinkable sweet water from many streams, and all this easily accessible by public transport at both ends. Slippery rocks and oysters.
Map: Mona Vale 91301S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 20. Best Walk: Pittwater Track 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

19 Sep, Tue Barren Grounds
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  50m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Griffiths Walk is a circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland. A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast. There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. Best Walk: Griffiths Trail Loop Walk View

23 Sep, Sat 9:14AM Mystery Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  340m 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.Rising opposite the Newnes Pub Mystery Mountain is certainly worth a visit as it rewards the adventurous soul superlative views across the Wolgan river valley and beyond. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S Limit: 12. View

29 Sep - 3 Oct, Fri-Tue Basecamp at Walaay Camp
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Without a doubt the Warrumbungles are a walker's paradise and with the well maintained track system it is a delight to experience with so many mountains worth climbing! Plus you can expect a myriad of flowering plants, lots of wildlife and yes, hot showers each day to soothe tired bodies before a welcoming campfire and bonhomie with cherished friends! The NPA will have exclusive use of the campsite I've booked for us too, which is a bonus! So bring your comfy chair, some yummy food to share and be ready for a Warrumbungles wonderment! Mostly on tracks with a small bit of off-track thrown in.
Location: Warrumbungle NP Limit: 20. 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

14-15 Oct, Sat (07:46AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Morton National Park
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  250m 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.Little Forest Plateau, Rusden Head, Wombat Ridge and Pigeon House Gorge. This is a walk I consider to be the best camp cave I've ever stayed in with superlative views across Pigeon House Creek within the heart of the mighty Morton National Park. With the added bonus of a profusion of spring wildflowers this will be a wonderfully colourful wander! Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

17 Oct, Tue Barren Grounds
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  50m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Flying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley. The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout a wonderful lunch spot. On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views. Rough track often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. Best Walk: Griffiths Trail Loop Walk View

11 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Fortress Ridge
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Enjoy spectacular Blue Mountains scenery along a delightful ridge.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. Best Walk: Fortress Ridge View

13 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Federal Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Allan P.
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.Furber Steps to Leura Forest via Federal Pass. Then climb up to Leura Cascades. From there walk back to Katoomba. Good track. Lots of stairs.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

18 Nov, Sat 8:28AM Leura Cascades to Golden Stairs
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m 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.Walk via Dardanelles and Federal Pass Wlking Tracks. One of the classic routes in the Katoomba area past numerous waterfalls and of course those knockout views as we walk below the clifflines between Leura and the Narrowneck. A good walk, especially on a hot day. Some creek crossings so can be slippery in parts.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

25-26 Nov, Sat-Sun Lakes Loop Walk, Mt Kosciuszko
Length 0km Branch
Frank B.
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.A walk organised by Geehi Bushwalking Club. Contact leader for further details. Best Walk: Main Range Circuit View

25 Nov, Sat 8:15AM Putty Beach to McMasters Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimming60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.A walk via Maitland Bay. This is one of my favourite coastal walks and I plan to stop for numerous swims along the way. If lucky we will also have a snorkel at Little Bay so bring your swimmers, mask and flippers.
Location: Bouddi NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

2 Dec, Sat 8:35AM Spit bridge to Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimming60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.If there is a more iconic walk that epitomises the beauty of Sydney Harbour I'd certainly like to know about it! Expect several swimming stops and a side trip to Crater Cove along the way as we cruise along the littoral zone.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 20. View

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