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20 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Wisemans Ferry
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  500m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Marilyn C.
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.(NEW!!!) Devines Hill and Finchs Line Circuit. A great walk at a comfortable pace with a mixture of historic remnants of the Old Great North Rd, and some beautiful views over the Hawkesbury River and other valleys. Most of this walk follows parts of the convict built road, and a number of information signs along the way give a good insight into the construction and history of the road, making the walk more interesting. Wildflowers and sandstone bushland along Finchs Line Track. The last section of the walk, along Wisemans Ferry Rd, has some great views of the cliffs above. The historic Thomas James Bridge, just before the end of the walk, is the oldest in-use bridge on mainland Australia. http://wild.tl/dhaflc Historic road and bush tracks, steep in places. Carry sufficient water for a hot day.
Location: Dharug NP Limit: 12. View

22 Oct, Sun 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)(Date Changed) 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

4 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Avalon Beach to Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Leaders: Leslie Buchanan and Hugh Hodge (contact Hugh on 0416 114 580, hughberowra@yahoo.com.au) This is a beautiful walk with fantastic coastal scenery. The walk starts at the Avalon Surf Club kiosk located on Avalon beach at 9am. Coffee and toilets are handy. Lighthouse section which involves a bit of climbing is optional. There are swim stops along this walk. Bring snacks, water and lunch. 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. Slippery and rugged sections at times.
Location: Northern Beaches Limit: 20. View

5 Nov, Sun 8:42AM Burns Bay via Lane Cove River walk to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 8km 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Burns Bay - The Boreen - Blackmans Park - Fairyland - Fullers Bridge - Tunks Hill Picnic Area.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 30. View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Chatswood Station to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 8.5km  150m Sydney Branch
James M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.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.Walk from Chatswood Station to arrive at Tunks Hill in time to participate in the NPA 60th birthday barbecue and picnic. Bush tracks, with a bit of history thrown in. Abundant birds and wildlife. Bring water and snacks. No need to contact leader. This is a Great Ocean Walk (March, 2018) meet and greet, but all NPA members are very welcome to join. Some rugged sections. View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM North Ryde Station photographic amble to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 3km  100m 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.Public 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

9 Dec, Sat Dangar Island
Grade:2/6 Length 3.5km  626m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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.(NEW!!!) Optional lunch / barefoot bowls at Bowling Club. Coffee at Dangar Island Wharf. Ferry return to Hawkesbury River, train return to city. Streets, tracks, beach. View

17 Dec, Sun 10:00AM Retreat to Sanity
Grade:1/6 Length 3km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.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)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.On the penultimate Sunday before Christmas, please join me in a Retreat to Sanity, anytime from 10 o'clock on, at 206 Georges River Road, Kentlyn. No need to book. Just a few hundred yards easy walk to a shady spot on the upper Georges River. Swimming swimming swimming, and not a sound of a cash register within cooee. Bring your eats, drinks, picnic blankets, and prepare for a totally sybaritic day. For more info call Beth. T: Plenty of parking, or take a bus from Campbelltown railway station to Kentlyn. Deep water. Rocks. Bunyips
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 20. 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.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.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)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.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