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26 Aug - 1 Sep, Sat-Fri Ballina
Grade:3/6 Length 20km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Week of day paddles in Northern Rivers region. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers run by Helen and Scott Rawstorne, ​who runs the Global Paddler website and has published several Paddlers Guides - to NSW, QLD, VIC. There will be 6 day paddles, chosen with weather conditions in mind, 15-25km daily. One free day midweek. Sit in kayaks; experienced paddlers. PFDs compulsory. Kayaks also available for hire. Limit: 25. View

26 Aug, Sat 10:32AM Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Leader: Sheila Walker, tel: 0408 588 400. Walls Ledge - Colliers Causway -Porters Pass. On the western side of Blackheath, this  spectacular track passes along ledges, cliff tops and a little canyon. The walk takes about 4 hours. Train back from Blackheath at 3:14 pm or 3:44 pm. 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. No need to contact leader but RSVP by email is appreciated. Some eroded, but manageable sections with steps and handrails.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

29 Aug, Tue Nattai NP
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAherns Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlights Track. Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Aherns Lookout. This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified. Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

30 Aug, Wed 9:13AM Woolwich to Fullers Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  50m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Woolwich Wharf to Fullers Bridge, W Chatswood, via east side of the Lane Cove River. Some street walking but mainly tracks finishing in Lane Cove NP. No need to contact leader who will meet at the ferry, unless enquiry. Some rocky sections.
Location: Lane Cove NP 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

3 Sep, Sun 9:00AM Burrill To Tabourie
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Lions Park at Burrill to the Aboriginal Rock shelter before heading south along Wairo Beach to Tabourie for lunch. Then visit the Tabourie Museum ($2.50 entry fee) with the possibility of a little quiz before rejoining the cars at car park on the southern side of the lake.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

4-7 Sep, Mon-Thu Emu Plains to Katoomba
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 longFour day camping and hotel trip with vehicle support. From Emu Plains Station to the top of the Golden Stairs, Narrow neck, Katoomba. Two nights camping and one night hotel accommodation. Day 1 - Emu Plains to Glenbrook, overnight camp. Day 2 - Glenbrook to Woodford, overnight camp. Day 3 - Woodford to Wentworth Falls, hotel accommodation. Day 4 - Wentworth Falls to Katoomba. Cliff edges, river crossings, loose rocks and slippery sections. One section off-track, about 1 to 2 hours.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

4 Sep, Mon 9:55AM Rienits Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m 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.Pulpit Rock, Bushrangers Cave, Little Zig Zag, Rienits Pass. Witches Glen, Mt Piddington. Old track, poorly maintained.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson and Hartley Limit: 20. View

5 Sep, Tue Milsons Point to Wollstonecraft
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity. Limit: 12. View

9 Sep, Sat 9:30AM Temple of Doom and Blackfellows Hand Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Sydney Branch
James M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader Mark Goodson. 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. We shall walk to The Temple of Doom and spend some time exploring the pagodas.  After morning tea, we shall walk down to the creek, passing many wonderous rocks. On the way back, we shall visit Blackfellows Hand Cave. Email Esther (eeesee@gmail.com) for more details. Steep climb, rock scrambling, rugged and slippery at times.
Location: Newnes
Map: Lidsdale Limit: 10. View

10 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Blacks Waterhole Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Steamers Beach Car park along tracks through coastal bushland and views. A moderate amount of up and downhill.
Location: Booderee National Park
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

11 Sep, Mon 9:35AM Porters Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.Fort Rock, Walls Ledge, Centennial Glen, Colliers Causeway, Porters Pass. Rough, steep and in poor condition.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

12 Sep, Tue 9:30AM The Boxvale Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  50m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) A circuit walk which includes the Old Tramway Track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Rough tracks and some steep sections.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

13 Sep, Wed 8:40AM Patonga to Woy Woy
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Start along the shoreline at Patonga and walk in beautiful bushland in Brisbane Waters NP. Enjoy spring flowers including waratahs and native rose. Water views of the Hawkesbury, Broken Bay and Woy Woy Bay. No need to contact leader. Bush tracks, some steep, rocky and slippery. Some street walking at end.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N 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

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

18 Sep, Mon 9:29AM Great Blue Mountains Trail
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.Walking the shared pathway between Medlow Bath and Katoomba. On the way stopping at the Three Brothers in Medlow Bath and the Explorers Tree and Therabulat Lookout in Katoomba. Hoping to see some wildflowers along the pathway. Bike riders may use the pathway.
Location: Medlow Bath
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. 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

19 Sep, Tue 9:32AM Valley Heights to Blaxland
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Blaxland Station via Sun Valley, Fitzgeralds and Criple Creek Tracks. Moderate pace. Steep sections, descents and climbs, some rough and rocky with loose surfaces, small creek crossings, fire trails. View

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