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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

23 Sep, Sat Holts Heaven
Grade:5/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Waratahs and Pagodas in Holts Heaven. Find out why this unique part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected, now. This walk is a ramble and scramble through the amazing pagoda terrain of Holts Heaven, with a camera in hand and an eye on the Waratahs, which should be out by then. We will access the area through a fire trail at GR 463 965.
Location: Newnes State Forest View

27 Sep, Wed 8:00PM The Fungi of Australia
Length 0km Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.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.The amazing diversity of Fungi and the vital role they play in ecosystems. The Fungi of Australia form an enormous and phenomenally diverse group, occupying a huge range of freshwater, marine and terrestrial habitats with many ecological roles. Guest speaker David Noble is a bushwalker who carries a camera and takes the time to look around at the local fungi. A short NPA Southern Sydney Branch AGM will take place prior to the talk. View

29 Sep, Fri Nature Focus – NPA Photo Exhibition
Length 0km Branch
NPA NSW Office
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.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!!!) Bring a friend and enjoy this stunning visual celebration of the natural environment by NPA members. The exhibition features the best images from NPA’s 60th Anniversary Photographic Competition. Vote for People’s Choice. Volunteers are needed as gallery attendants. Please telephone NPA on 9299 0000 or email npansw@npansw.org.au. View

10 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Carrington Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Explore the rims around Carrington Falls.
Location: Budderoo NP Limit: 12. View

17 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Oatley Park
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Now that the wildflowers are out in profusion and the birds are nesting and raising young we will return to this site for an all-day meander. Limit: 10. View

20 Oct, Fri 9:00AM Barren Grounds in Spring
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Enjoy a slow walk around this montane heath country to explore the wildflowers and wildlife. Limit: 12. View

24 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Bonnum Pic Track
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
John A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment edge. This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic Track. Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment. Wild flowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Steep rough track slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 89292N Limit: 20. View

24 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Maddens Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Enjoy some scrambling exploration around this delightful area before some more sedate walking to enjoy the spring wildflowers. Some rough tracks and off-track walking.
Location: Dharawal NP Limit: 10. View

30 Oct, Mon 9:00AM Mount Kembla Ring Track
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Explore the old coal mining heritage in the rainforest of Illawarra Escarpment. Some steep slippery areas.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 10. View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM NPA Picnic Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 3km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Walk in from North Ryde Station to arrive at Tunks Hill in time to participate in the NPA 60th birthday barbecue and picnic. Excessive eating.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 20. View

9 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Old Ford Track
Grade:2/6 Length 2km  20m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Not far, not fast. Easy walk on a fire trail to a most spectacular waterhole on the Georges River. Interesting vegetation. Identify a mountain devil, possibly spot a koala. Enjoy the wildflowers. Water. Prickly vegetation. Bunyips. Limit: 12. View

13 Nov, Mon 9:00AM Curra Moors
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Enjoy the spring wildflowers on the moors.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

16 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Ingleburn Weir
Grade:1/6 Length 3km  10m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.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)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Not far, not fast. Easy walk along the river. Note some environmental issues. Interesting vegetation. Check out what makes good platypus habitat. Enjoy the wildflowers. Water, prickly vegetation, bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP Limit: 12. View

22 Nov, Wed 8:00PM Birds and wildlife of the Everglades and beyond
Length 0km Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Gary Schoer, NPA’s Southern Sydney Secretary, finished a recent trip to the USA with an expedition to a bird and wildlife refuge near the south-west Everglades. He carried his bigger telephoto to try to get up close and personal with wetland birds and wildlife. While Gary is a keen amateur, he tries to hone his photography skills by walking with other NPA photo enthusiasts in the Royal National Park. View

22 Feb, Thu 10:00AM Old Ford Track
Grade:1/6 Length 3km  10m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.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.(NEW!!!) Not far, not fast. An easy and gentle downhill stroll to the Georges River, with heathland to explore on one side, and rainforest in the gully. There are wildflowers here that are seldom found elsewhere other than in the upper Georges. Orchids and ferns. We can take our time to fossick through this most interesting area. The Old Ford Track was originally the main road from Campbelltown to Heathcote. Roughish walking surface. Some drop offs. Bunyips
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 20. View

1 Mar, Thu 10:00AM Ingleburn Weir
Length 3km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Not far, not fast. Easy walk to the Georges River. Stop to enjoy the wildflowers. Take not of a few environmental issues, and note what makes great platypus habitat. Interesting vegetation. Prickly bush, optional gently scramble. Bunyips
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Liverpool 90302S Limit: 20. View

16-15 Mar, Fri (10:00AM)-Thu (15:00PM) Riverview Road, Kentlyn
Grade:1/6 Length 3km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.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)Fast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.(NEW!!!) Not far, not fast. Easy walk on a fire trail to spectacular spot overlooking a beach on the Georges River, and Platypus Pool. Take time to enjoy wildflowers. Bring along a teaspoon, and you can discover "Ant Lions" Short hill. Roughish underfoot. Prickly bush, Bunyips
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 20. View

3-23 Aug, Fri (10:00AM)-Thu (15:00PM) Minto
Length 3km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) Not far, not fast. An easy stroll through sandstone woodland to the Georges River. A little visited section of the river, with interesting trees and shrubs. Identify a Geebung, and hear about the Geebung Polo Club Short steep section. Prickly bushes, bunyips
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 20. View