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Program listing

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17 Nov, Fri 8:55AM Murphys Glen to Bedford Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  400m 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.(NEW!!!) Walk from Woodford Station to Murphys Glen mostly on road and fire trail. Then follow track to Bedford Creek. Return the same way but this will be uphill. Bring 2L water at least. Could be hot and thirsty on the way back to Woodford Station.
Location: Woodford
Map: Jamison and Katoomba Limit: 20. View

17 Nov, Fri The Wonders of Alcatraz
Grade:6/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNote early start. Only a few places left on this walk, which promises to be a spectacular adventure. Numbers are strictly limited due to multiple private properties access. Park at GR 357 188 on Wolgan Road. Walk N, then NW, then SSW and locate a narrow ridge at around GR 332 192. Now, climb this ridge and find a way to the tops. Follow the escarpment NW, then N around a tributary of Liberty Gully till about GR 331 201. From here, walk SE and visit a high point at around GR 333 199. Retrace NW, descend the gully to the W and make our way to the top of Alcatraz. Find a descent via the gully to the S; alternatively, use Woolpack Gap. 6M, M333E. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

18 Nov, Sat 9:30AM Central – Barangaroo – Wynyard
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Judith H.
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.Mostly flat. Walk through Darling Harbour, then ups & downs at Barangaroo.
Location: Darling Harbour View

18 Nov, Sat Gang Gang Canyon
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe spectacular Gang Gang Falls and the ecosystems of Gang Gang Gorge that they are feeding are unlikely to survive the expansion of underground coal mining, recently approved by the Government. See this unique area whilst you can. Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting a cave at about GR 309 400 seen on the previous trip, as well as the cave at GR 405 043. After exploring the Gang Gang Tunnels, turn south and walk to the falls at GR 407 045, whilst inspecting the caves along the way. Continue south to visit Lots Wife and the adjacent cave. Find a way out to the western side and re-connect with the cars. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 8. View

18 Nov, Sat 8:28AM Leura Cascades to Golden Stairs
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Branch
Carolyn L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Leader Changed) Carolyn will be leading this walk for Mark Goodson. Walk via Dardanelles and Federal Pass Walking Tracks. One of the classic routes in the Katoomba area past numerous waterfalls and of course those knockout views as we walk below the clifflines between Leura and the Narrowneck. A good walk, especially on a hot day. Some creek crossings so can be slippery in parts.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. Best Walk: Wentworth Falls to Katoomba View

18 Nov, Sat 10:00AM People, Passion & the Protection of the Australian Environment PART 2
Length 0km Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Who are the people who argued for the protection of the Australian environment? What made them so passionate about saving Australia’s wildlife, forests and landscapes? What were their interests, concerns and motivations? What have been the key environment campaigns of the 19th and 20th Centuries? What contemporary issues continue to passionately engage people in calling for the protection of the Australian environment? View

19 Nov, Sun 10:30AM Bittangabee Bay – Hegartys Bay, Ben Boyd National Park
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  248m Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks. Two creek crossings Limit: 12. Best Walk: Light to Light Walk View

19 Nov, Sun 10:40AM Mt Victoria
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m 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) RSVP by email is essential. Leader: Sheila Walker (0408 588 400). This is a circuit walk around Mt Piddington. Visit some interesting sites - the Grotto, Dunns Leap, Ferris Cave, Witches Glen. Some short steep ascents and a walk along a cliff ledge. 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. Meet on Mt Victoria station  at 10:40 am. Return train from Mt Victoria at 3.07pm or 3.37. Some eroded sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 20. View

20 Nov, Mon 8:55AM Transit of Venus
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  285m 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.Mabel Falls, Edith Falls, Hazel Falls, Burgess Falls, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls. Rough track. Could be slippery in places.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

21 Nov, Tue 9:05AM Botany Bay
Grade:2/6 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 from Rockdale to Sans Soucci via Kyeemagh, Brighton-Le-Sands, Sandringham, Rocky Point. At finish a bus to Kogarah Station. Moderate pace. Streets, pathways, beaches. View

21 Nov, Tue 10:02AM Malabar – Maroubra
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery 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.Walk from Cromwell Park clockwise via Ocean Track, views and Magic Point to Maroubra, doing whole circuit in contrast to previous anti-clockwise walk. Bus return to city.
Location: Malabar Headland NP View

21 Nov, Tue Mt Alexander NR
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt Alexander Circuit - Red Track. This walk follows the track through forest, along creeks and beneath the M5 Motorway. The Nattai River and Gibbergunyah Creek are crossed on the way. There are views and waterfalls along the route. Rough track, steep steps, slippery rocks and 4 creek crossings.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. 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 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Wollstonecraft to Greenwich
Length 4km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble. View

22 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Yatte Yattah NR with Landcare
Grade:3/6 Length 2km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.An opportunity to stroll with local native plant expert David Bland and Landcarers through this stunning remnant rainforest. View

23 Nov, Thu 6:00PM Alexander von Humboldt – Lost hero of science
Length 0km Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.This book study - The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in articulating why nature had to be understood from both a scientific and artistic perspective. He was a friend and mentor to many - including Joseph Banks, Goethe, Darwin, Thoreau, John Muir, and Ernst Haeckel. An incredibly inspirational biography. View

23 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Derby Street Minto
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  10m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNot far, not fast. Walk through Myrtle Creek on a fire trail, up to the start of the 100 steps. Descend to the Georges River. Enjoy the wildflowers. Identify a Geebung, and hear about the Geebung Polo Club. Water, rough steps, prickly vegetation, bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP Limit: 12. View

23 Nov, Thu 6:30PM National Parks Association Southern Branch 60th Birthday Dinner
Grade:1/6 Length 0.5km Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.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.(Fully Booked)
  • Come celebrate this milestone with us and help us as we prepare to fight for our special places.
  • Date: 23 November 2017 (6:30 to 9:30pm)
  • Restaurant: Excelsior International Restaurant: 16/7-9 Belgrave St, Kogarah
  • MC: Brian Everingham
  • Our guest speaker for the evening is the former Premier, Bob Carr, a passionate supporter of national parks and a man determined to protect the Royal National Park.
  • Dinner: 3 courses and tea/coffee, plus Winnie's famous cake. If you have never tried Winnie’s cooking this might be the treat of the evening. Here's the menu.
  • Dietary requirements are catered for.
  • Cost: at an incredible price of $30
  •  Prizes galore, including a chauffered ride in a 1935 Rover 14
  • Wear your name badge, if you have one
  Dress code: Smart Casual. You are welcome to put your name on the waitlist. Limit: 78. View

24 Nov, Fri Mothers Arms and more
Grade:6/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly start. Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 267 355; explore the area to the east, moving southwards towards the northern extent of Mothers Arms at GR 268 348. Explore Mothers Arms, moving southwards and re-join the road at about GR 267 345. Walk back to the vehicles. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 8. View

24 Nov, Fri 8:54AM Wondabyne to Woy Woy Bushwalk
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  650m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) We start this lovely walk from Wondabyne Station, climbing up the ridge with views along the Hawkesbury River and Mooney Mooney creek. Then it’s bush track to beautiful Kariong Brook Falls and fire trails and tracks to Mt. Wondabyne with panoramic views. To finish we pass Woy Woy tip and road walk to Woy Woy station. Approx 6 hours. Email or text to register attendance: marilyncross@netspace.net.au Mob 0427632756 (text only) Steep and rocky in places, bring plenty of water, experienced capable walkers.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/brisbane-water-national-park/wondabyne-to-woy-woy.html Limit: 12. View

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