|23 Aug, Wed||Upper Blue Mountains NP|
|(Changed Transport Details) Blackheath to car park on Mt Hay Road. From the station follow roads and paths to Popes Glen Track. Follow track and Pulpit Rock Track to Pulpit Rock. Follow Hat Hill Road to Perrys Lookdown Car park and descend, 670m, to the Grose River. Possible side trip to the Blue Gum Forest. Cross the Grose River and ascend 390m to Du Faur Head. Continue along Lockley Track with side trip to Lockley Pylon to car park. Cliff edges, river crossing, slippery sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View
|26-27 Aug, Sat (08:23AM)-Sun (15:00PM)||Colo Meroo Camp|
|Mountain Lagoon to Colo Meroo Campground via Gospers Ridge and Mailes Ridge, steep final descent to Colo River, superb views along the way. Camping on grassy flats alongside the river, with the opportunity for some off-track exploring and/or river walking as the mood takes us. Return the following day, 600m ascent. Joint walk with the Bush Club. Co-leader Kris Moore.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 8. View
|26 Aug, Sat||Mt Solitary Traverse|
|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
|26-27 Aug, Sat (07:00AM)-Sun (06:49AM)||Sydney Oxfam Walk 2017|
|This walk is led by Yidan Saladine. Walk 50km in a team of four, in just 24 hours. In honour of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 50th Anniversary in 2017, Oxfam is rolling out a special 50km Trailwalker in Sydney. What better way to commit to an ultimate team challenge? Get fit by walking 50km to challenge poverty. The trail starts at Bobbin Head and follows the 100km trail to finish in Balgowlah Heights with a stunning view towards the harbour. Please contact Yidan on 0414 563 558 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Slippery sections.
Map: Great Northern Limit: 4. View
|1 Sep, Fri 9:01AM||Bedford Creek Pools|
|(NEW!!!) Visit Rocky Towers Lookout and Pyramid Falls. Then explore Bedford, Lester and Willawong Pools on Bedford Creek. Rock scrambling and creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View
|16 Sep, Sat||The Pagoda Walls|
|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|
|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
|21 Sep, Thu 7:30AM||Harbour Bridge to Manly|
|Soak up the scenery and enjoy the best of the foreshore. Via Cremorne Reserve Foreshore Walk, Bradleys Head, Chowder Bay, Spit Bridge. Formed paths, good bushtracks, rock-hopping from Balmoral to Spit Bridge (if we're making good time). Fitness is important for this walk. Swimming & coffee opportunities en-route, pub for drinks/food in Manly after the walk. Joint walk with SBW & TBC.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney Limit: 10. View
|23 Sep, Sat 9:14AM||Mystery Mountain|
|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
|25 Sep - 4 Oct, Mon-Wed||Bibbulmum Track, WA|
|Expressions of interest for a 10 day packwalk from Walpole to Albany, average 20km per day (but 2 days will be 30km - fairly flat but some beach walking). Extra days needed to travel to and from Walpole and Albany WA. Food 'drop' options - contact Joanne Armstrong. The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. The track takes walkers through towering Karri and Tingle Forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline. Please note that we are only doing the Walpole to Albany section. Limit: 8. View|
|10 Oct, Tue||Mt Alexandra NR|
|Grade:4/6||Length||9km||200m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|White Cat Mountain (local name). The walk follows Winters Fire Trail to a lookout giving views towards Sydney looking down on the M5 Mortorway. From the top an indistinct track leads down to the Nattai River. After crossing the river a well formed track leads to Lake Alexandra. Rough track, slippery rocks, river crossing, steep descent.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 12. View
|12 Oct, Thu 7:30AM||Berowra Loop|
|Scenery and wildflowers on both side of the ridge. Berowra Station - Waratah Bay - Bobbin Head - Pipeline Track - Mt Kuring-gai - Lyrebird Gully - GNW - Berowra. Mostly good bushtracks, creek crossings, Pipeline Track is less well-defined, steep and scrambly in places. Joint walk with SBW & TBC.
Location: Berowra Valley NP and Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Cowan 91304N and Hornsby 91304S Limit: 8. View
|14 Oct, Sat||Hailstorm Retreat|
|Waratah Ridge Road – Scatters Ridge – Bungleboori Creek – Hailstorm Retreat – Hailstorm Ridge – Waratah Ridge Road. A very interesting walk with varied terrain, rough country, possible wet feet. Fire trail, track, off-track with scrub, creek walking, scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 12. View
|14-15 Oct, Sat (07:46AM)-Sun (15:00PM)||Morton National Park|
|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
|23 Oct, Mon 9:29AM||Glen Rosa|
|(Mal’s Group) Allan P.|
|Three Brothers, Glen Rosa Track, Maxines Bower. Very rough and some exposure.
Location: Medlow Bath
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|18 Nov, Sat||Wolgan Pinnacle|
|(NEW!!!) Sunnyside Ridge Road – Fire Trail No 7 – Sunnyside Ridge - Wolgan Pinnacle. Spectacular pagoda country full of slots, gullies and great views of Wolgan Valley. We will explore as much of this area as we can. Fire trail, rough track, off-track, minor scrambles and a little scrub.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View
|9 Dec, Sat 8:13AM||Rocky Creek Canyon|
|Rocky Creek Canyon is justifiably the most spectacular canyon with a relative easy access and involves no abseiling to enjoy its many delights! This will be a great trip before xmas when the heat of summer is on and a lovely cool canyon is the place to be! A few short swims, slippery rocks and a steep scramble out of the creek.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 12. View