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5 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Neighbourhood walk No 6: Epping to Pennant Hills
Grade:2/6 Length 8.5km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Leader will be Ian Edwards. Today we walk from Epping to Pennant Hills via the Pioneers Track and Chilworth Reserve. It covers the history of Devlins Creek,  Martin Bros Quarry, First Settlers, C Tucker, Ross & Maher, Mobbs, Brick Kiln, Trunks .  The steepest climb involves about 30 steps.  Optional lunch at pub.
Location: Epping Limit: 19. View

11 Mar, Thu Port Pyrmont History Walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Due to popular demand - 2nd offer of this walk. On this circular walk we will visit key sites in this industrial, cultural and maritime historic area. Including, 1904 original facade Powerhouse (electric), 1867 St Bede Church, 1806 Elizabeth Macarthur favourite family picnic ground, 1877-1946 Pyrmont Tidal Baths, 1855 Paradise Quarry and the 1922 Angel of Peace WW1 Memorial. Flat foreshore walk with some up and down street walking. Return to city L1, bus or ferry. COVID safe participant numbers.
Location: Pyrmont, Sydney Harbour View

11 Mar, Thu Wolli Creek – Bexley North to Tempe and beyond
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) A medium pace walk route along part of the Two Valley Trail party on rough walking tracks and across parklands.
* Booking is mandatory. Hazards include tree roots, rocks, uneven surfaces, other tripping hazard include slips and trips after rain.
Location: Wolli Creek Regional Park Limit: 10. View

17 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Griffiths Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)A slow midweek walk on the Griffiths Trail, possible inclusion of Cooks Nose, to check out the autumn wildflowers and birds. Bring binoculars and/or camera. Cliff edges, rough track in parts, creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 10. View

18 Mar, Thu Abbotsford Wharf – Chiswick Wharf return
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | 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)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk the foreshore from Abbotsford Wharf to Chiswick Wharf (Blackwall Point) following the foreshore track by Abbotsford Bay where possible. View the 1890 Abbotsford House at Figtree Bay. Some street walking, steps and street climbs from foreshore. Return by same scenic route. COVID-19 safe numbers. View

19 Mar, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk No 8: Paddington explorer
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Co- Leader  HL. The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Paddington. Points of interest:  Trumper Park, Paddington Reserve Garden. With its immaculate gardens, boardwalk, lighting and furniture, Paddington Reservoir Gardens offers a relaxing oasis for the community to enjoy in the heart of Paddington.It has been described as a combination of the Baths of Caracalla and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Optional lunch at The Lord Dudley Hotel.  It is one of Sydney's oldest and most loved family run English pubs. After lunch, there will be a second walk.  Highlights are: Five-ways, UNSW Art and Design, Victoria Barrack, Art Galleries, St Francis Assisi's Catholic Church, St Matthias Anglican Church
  Limit: 12. View

26 Mar, Fri 9:31AM Neighbourhood Walk No 9: Cooks River
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  70m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore the Cook Rivers. Meet at Canterbury station and walk via the Cooks River path to Tempe and back to Hurlstone Park. See how the hard work of local community organisations and local councils is bringing this once heavily polluted waterway back to life. Walk is all on paved paths. Option to bring lunch or buy it from Lynne’s favourite cafe/bakery in Hurlstone Park after the walk. Leader will be Lynne Hewitt.
Map: Cooks river Limit: 12. View

2 Apr, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk No 11: Meadow Bank to Rhodes
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Leader will be Kevin Cliffe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we walk from Meadow Bank to Rhodes. Different lunch  options available. Limit: 12. View

16 Apr, Fri 10:15AM Neighbourhood Walk: Cockatoo Island
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob R.
Walk | 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(Nearly fully booked) Known in the Dharug language as Wareamah, meaning ‘Women’s land’, Cockatoo Island is a former convict penal establishment and naval shipyard, located in the heart of Sydney Harbour... Cockatoo Island is a source of intrigue and inspiration for visitors owing to its heritage buildings, distinctive terrain and panoramic views. Popular attractions include heritage and campground accommodationwaterfront cafés and picnic spots. We meet at Cockatoo Island wharf at 10:15 am. There are some steep stairs. A rough estimate of length is 4km, including a walk to a pub or cafe in Balmain for lunch after catching a ferry from Cockatoo Island to Balmain after touring the island.
Location: Cocakatoo Island
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

17 Apr, Sat 10:00AM Heritage festival
Grade:1/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.NO need to RSVP. As part of the Heritage Festival, The Tramway Museum will have trams running from the Museum to RNP terminus. Most of the 3.5-kilometre tramline winds through the bush. The timetabled departure from the Tramway Museum is 10:15am then hourly until 4:15pm, with return departure from RNP terminus from 10:30am then hourly until 3:30pm. From the RNP terminus, it is a short stroll to the Bungoona Lookout. A further kilometre’s downhill walk along the Honeymoon Track brings you to the picturesque Audley weir, Weir Cafe and National Park Visitors Centre. Guided walks will be offered by leaders from NPA.
Map: NPWS Royal NP View

30 Apr, Fri 10:12AM Neighbourhood Walk: Chittaway Bay – The Entrance
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  70m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Co-leader: Elena Mazur. Walk around Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance via Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. At finish a bus to Gosford Station. Limit: 12. View

14 May, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walks : Hornsby
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader will be Brad Sichter. Today we explore Hornsby including Lisgar Gardens. Lisgar Gardens is a wonderful, secret garden hidden in the back streets of Hornsby. Spread across 6 acres, the garden packs a lot in with a little bit of something for everyone. Lisgar Gardens  are famous for the Camellias. There are around ninety varieties in the garden." steep staircase Limit: 12. View

15 May, Sat 9:36AM Neighbourhood walk: Birdwood Gully Walk at Springwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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.Leader will be Denise Mort. Birdwood Gully Walk: Gorgeous by Day and Magical by night. It  is  a beautiful short round trip walk that showcases the rainforest environment on the valleys of the Blue Mountains. Very easy access, some steep steps, overhangs, footbridges over streams, lyre birds, ferns and amazing atmosphere. Limit: 12. View

20 May, Thu 9:30AM Minnamurra to Kiama coastal walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  400m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
Walk | 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.A coastal walk, including beaches and rock platforms, from Minnamurra to Kiama, via Bombo Headland for some whale watching and then onto Kiama Blowhole. Cliff edges, rock surfaces. Limit: 10. View

21 May, Fri 10:15AM Neighbourhood walk: Mt Penang Gardens, sculptures and cascading waterways
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.https://www.mtpenangparklands.nsw.gov.au/Mt-Penang-Gardens Opened in November 2003, Mt Penang Gardens is considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia. Its distinctive design by Anton James sets it apart from the traditional botanical garden. His garden within a garden produces an understated landscape that is less manicured and in a constant state of being. It continues to evolve today. Leader will be Elena Mazur 12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways.
Location: Kariong Limit: 12. View

4 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk : Castle Hill
Grade:2/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | 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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Castle Hill. Limit: 12. View

13 Jun, Sun Heathcote NP Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | 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.Waterfall station to Mooray Pool, Kingfisher Pool, Lake Toolooma, Camp Coutts and back to Waterfall. A pleasant circuit walk taking in some great waterholes and streams. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong – combined limit applies.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

18 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Malabar Heads
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Stuart S.
Walk | 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Malabar Heads. Optional lunch/coffee. Limit: 12. View

25 Jun, Fri 10:01AM Neighbourhood walk: The Great River Walk from Penrith to Emu Plains
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.The Great River Walk offers stunning scenery along the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Expect to see abundant water birds. It's a picturesque section of the larger walk which will cover 570 km, linking the river's mouth at Broken Bay to its headwaters at Lake Bathurst, south of Goulburn. Council, with the NSW government, has been extending the path along the river banks as it passes through Emu Plains. In future, the walk will be extended towards Penrith Lakes and then on to Windsor, Wisemans Ferry and Berowra. Optional lunch at The O'Donoghues Irish Pub at Emu Plains.
Location: Penrith
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

2 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walk: Windsor
Grade:2/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | 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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore historic Windsor. Limit: 12. View

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