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23 Sep, Sat 10:24AM Glenbrook – Zig Zag – Lapstone
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.Streets, tracks, bush, steps, ups & downs, historic Zig Zag. Train return from Lapstone to city.
Location: Blue Mountains 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.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

23 Sep, Sat 9:14AM Mystery Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  340m 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.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

24 Sep, Sun 9:00AM The Basin Track
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStart from St Georges Basin on a level shoreline walk with great views over the Basin via Macleays Point to Sanctuary Point and return.
Map: Huskisson 90274N View

25 Sep - 4 Oct, Mon-Wed Bibbulmum Track, WA
Grade:4/6 Length 210km Sydney Branch
Joanne A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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

25 Sep, Mon 9:02AM Mt Sinai
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
Mal J.
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!!!) Explore the old Zig Zag railway from Bottom Points to Top Points and Mt Sinai, including tunnels and viaducts.
Map: Lithgow Limit: 20. View

26 Sep, Tue 9:38AM Greystanes – Prospect Reservoir
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Via Lower Prospect Canal Park. Mostly flat, streets, cycleway, historic viaduct, some lovely bush, views. Lunch at Prospect Reservoir, bus return to Parramatta from Hassall T-way stop.
Location: Western Sydney View

26 Sep, Tue 10:33AM Parramatta
Grade:3/6 Length 10km 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 Parramatta Park, then via streets to Parramatta Reserve for a circular walk on bushtracks with creek crossings, rough tracks and steps. At finish a bus return to Parramatta Station. Moderate pace. View

26 Sep, Tue Red Rocks NR
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  75m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRed Rocks Nature Reserve is at the top of Mt Camberwarra. A rough fire trail leads out to a trig point overlooking Kangaroo Valley. On the return a side track leads out to Brown Mountain Lookout over the coast. Aboriginal rubbings are seen on both tracks. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, slippery after rain.
Map: Berry 90283N Limit: 20. View

27 Sep, Wed 10:30AM Blackheath to Pulpit Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk Hat Hill Rd to Pulpit Rock, then to Popes Glen and return to Blackheath. Stunning views from Pulpit Rock and along the cliff. No need to contact leader. Bush tracks, some rough and muddy, creek crossings, steps up and down, and some roads.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N 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

28 Sep, Thu 11:46AM Patonga To Umina Via Pearl Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Zenia P.
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.(NEW!!!) Start at Patonga with steep climb to fire trail at the top. Panoramic views of Patonga, Pearl Beach, Lion Island, Palm Beach. Walking pole handy. Then mostly downhill. Cross two beach inlets with possible wet feet at Umina. Bus return to Woy Woy Station. Late finish. Train return to city from Woy Woy. View

29 Sep - 3 Oct, Fri-Tue Basecamp at Walaay Camp
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Without a doubt the Warrumbungles are a walker's paradise and with the well maintained track system it is a delight to experience with so many mountains worth climbing! Plus you can expect a myriad of flowering plants, lots of wildlife and yes, hot showers each day to soothe tired bodies before a welcoming campfire and bonhomie with cherished friends! The NPA will have exclusive use of the campsite I've booked for us too, which is a bonus! So bring your comfy chair, some yummy food to share and be ready for a Warrumbungles wonderment! Mostly on tracks with a small bit of off-track thrown in.
Location: Warrumbungle NP Limit: 20. View

29 Sep, Fri Koopartoo Ravine Ledge
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Ledge between Koopartoo Ravine and Koopartoo Gully Park at GR 412 209 on Wolgan Rd and climb NW into Koopartoo Ravine. Walk up the ravine, then climb E to the base of the cliffs at about GR 405 217. Follow the ledge SE and then around to the extent possible, ideally all the way to Koopartoo Gully at about GR 415 221 or even beyond to GR 420 221. Descend to the Wolgan Rd. Includes possibly impossible sections. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. 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.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

29 Sep, Fri 8:54AM Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave and return
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk from Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave and return to Wondabyne Station. We climb up to the plateau from the station, turn off the fire trail to walk through thick bush and over steep and rocky outcrops to the overhanging rock ledge that forms the cave. Enjoy beautiful spring wild flowers including rock orchids. Comfortable pace. Marilyn Cross (email or text to register attendance). Dense bush, steep and rocky in places. Take plenty of water.
Location: Brisbane Water NP Limit: 12. View

30 Sep, Sat North of Penrose Gully
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAbseil | A trip involving abseilingPark on Wolgan Road at GR 429 220, cross Wolgan River, use Glowworm Tunnel track for a while, then climb to the top cliff line and traverse it, looking at slots. Climb up to the plateau at GR 432 206, using one of the two known passes, then walk to the top of the ridge and north to about GR 438 215 – the start of Rock-in-the-Wall Gully. Descend the gully and attempt to find a way around the first abseil. Depending on what we find, we will return the same way or down at about GR 439 220. Exploratory. Includes possibly impossible sections. Scrambling and exposure. S333E.
Location: Wollemi NP View

30 Sep, Sat 9:56AM Penshurst – Hurstville Grove – East Oatley
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
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.Via Poulten Park, Oatley Park Memorial Walkway, Moore Reserve. Some water views. Train return to city from Oatley. Some street and lots of reserve walking, some well formed bush tracks. Lots of uneven surfaces. Ups & downs, some steps (including one fairly short set of steep steps up). Could be some muddy and/or slippery sections if recent rain.
Location: Southern Sydney View

1 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Barren Grounds NR
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Our annual springtime walk to view the wildflowers at their peak. Griffiths Trail Circuit and Cooks Nose Lookout. Great views to the south Illawarra Coast. Combined activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Click here to check the 'Gong trail guide. Cliff edges, one creek crossing.
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. Best Walk: Griffiths Trail Loop Walk View

2 Oct, Mon 9:01AM Lawson Ridge
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  220m 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.Kangaroo engraving, Blue Mountain, North Lawson Fire Trail, Frederica Falls. Mostly on fire trails. Creek crossings near waterfalls.
Location: Hazelbrook Limit: 20. View

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