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|24 Sep, Thu 9:20AM||Engadine to Heathcote|
|Grade:3/6||Length||10km||250m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(NEW!!!) A delightful walk from Engadine to Heathcote via Karloo Pool and Bottle Forest Trail. The best year for wildflowers that many can remember. The best time of the year for wilflowers. Special emphasis is on the Climbing Orchids and Waratahs. Steep and slippery parts.
Map: Heathcote Limit: 10. View
|24 Sep, Thu||Rushcutters Bay Darling Point|
|Amble Trumper Park, then the foreshore of Rushcutters Bay and pause at the historic naval site now known as David Martin Reserve. View many historic 19th Century buildings including Bishopscourt 1850 and Swifts 1882. Circular walk some ups and downs. Social distancing. Limit: 10. View|
|25 Sep, Fri 9:30AM||Barden Ridge Walk|
|Grade:2/6||Length||7km||120m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Nearly fully booked) A walk along the Blue Track Circuit at Barden Ridge to Barden Creek and back. A chance to see and photograph native orchids and other flora. Some rough areas.
Location: Barden Ridge, NSW Limit: 8. View
|25 Sep, Fri 9:30AM||Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 4 Chiswick to Drummoyne|
|Grade:3/6||Length||13km||150m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Nearly fully booked) Essential to RSVP by email. Include your member no, mobile no and emergency contact no. This is a continuation of the series of walks "Crossing the Blue Mountains" and "The Great West Walk". This is video of the GWW walks:GWW 2020. We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Chiswick to Drummoyne along the Parramatta River. Attractions: Bill Fisher Reserve, Taplin Park, Brett Park, Nield Park, Leichhardt Park, Callan Park, King George Park, Iron Cove Bridge. We can possibly have morning tea at Birkenhead Shopping Centre and lunch at Callan Park.
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Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer.
Location: Parramatta River
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 13. View
|26 Sep, Sat||From Grand Balcony to Minotaur Lair via The Labyrinth|
|Park one car at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road, then drive to Newnes and park another car at locked gate GR 420 250. Walk up Capertee Creek Valley and climb the Grand Balcony, continue to Eldorado Traverse and Eldorado Slots. Then use the Ariadne Thread to descend into Minotaur Lair for the return to the first car. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View
|26 Sep, Sat 4:00PM||Special event – webinar|
|(NEW!!!) All NPA members are invited to take part in a Zoom based webinar being hosted by Illawarra branch. ‘Drivers and trends in bushfire risk and how it affects the Illawarra’ being presented by NPA member Dr Owen Price. Owen is the director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at the University of Wollongong. He joined the bushfire centre in 2007 after researching wildlife conservation for 15 years. He has pioneered studies to measure the effectiveness of bushfire risk reduction strategies including prescribed burning. Registration is essential, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the details to join the webinar. View|
|26 Sep, Sat 7:30AM||Splendour Rock and the Wild Dogs Circuit|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This is one of those classic Blue Mountains walks that you really must do to appreciate what this world heritage area has to offer! Splendour Rock offers superlative views and getting there is half the fun! Our route takes us from Green Gully, down Carlons Creek then up Black Horse Ridge, along the Wombat Parade and up and over Mounts Merrimerrigal and Dingo until we reach our goal, Splendour Rock. From here we drop down to the main track to Mobbs Swamp before retracing our steps back down the ridge to breakfast and finally the last section back to the cars. Rock scrambling in a few sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N Limit: 15. View
|26-27 Sep, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM)||Splendour Rock Pack Walk|
|Time to reboot with some pack walks. And where better than a trip to camp at Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time with a bright but not yet full moon. A wonderful experience to see the landscape under moonlight, and at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park Limit: 8. View
|26 Sep, Sat 11:00AM||What’s Growing on my Bush Block|
|General Community Event|
|(NEW!!!) The Upper Campaspe Landcare Network is proud and excited to bring you - Biodiversity for your Bush Block. Macedon Ranges local, ecologist Bianca Aquilina, talks about ways to enhance and protect the indigenous flora you have on your land and how to encourage more to regenerate through seed setting and plantings. View|
|27 Sep, Sun 11:00AM||Great North Walk Section 8 :Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney|
|Grade:3/6||Length||10km||325m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leader: Hugh Hodge. Starting with a steep climb from Wondabyne Train station you will explore a series of large rock platforms with wide views over the Brisbane Water National Park and visit Scopas Peak. After Scopas walk you cross a few pleasant rocky gullies before crossing Piles Creek on the Phil Houghton suspension foot bridge. Here the walk heads towards Mooney Mooney Creek before walking up to the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead on the Old Pacific Hwy. You'll need to bring a car for car shuffling purposes. Be prepared for 1 hour of car shuffling before start of walk. Video of Martins Lookout to Lost World. Lost World Tahmoor Gorge: Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools
View Esther's future walks Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covifsafe app.
Map: Brisbane Waters National Park Limit: 15. View
|28 Sep, Mon||North Wahroonga to North Turramurra via Bobbin Head|
|(NEW!!!) We are walking the pretty Gibberagong Walking Track, following Cockle Creek to Bobbin Head and then taking the fire trail with wildflowers and great views, to North Turramurra. The NPWS burn off in this area has been postponed so we will enjoy the area before that occurs. Creek crossings, steps, rough track surfaces in places with a steep climb up, at first, from Bobbin Head. The fire trail does not have much shade.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 12. View
|28 Sep, Mon 5:00PM||Scaling Up Ecosystem Restoration|
|General Community Event|
|(NEW!!!) There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems. Forests, grasslands, heathlands, wetlands, savannahs, and other terrestrial, as well as marine ecosystems are all in dire need of restoration. The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration unites the world behind a common goal: preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. This Decade is a catalyst for unifying and practical action around the principle of respect and affection for our unique and precious natural world. Join Christine Milne A.O. Master of Ceremonies with international and Australian speakers to learn about how they are applying the principles of ecosystem restoration and how these bright spots in early leadership can be scaled for global impact. View|
|28 Sep, Mon 8:42AM||Springwood South tracks|
|(Allan’s Group) Janet R.|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From Springwood Station walk the top section of Magdala Creek Track, turn off up to Batman Park. Walk to Martins Lookout and down to Perch Ponds. Return up Wiggins Track to Springwood. Email or sms reply with contact details (mobile phone if replying by email), emergency contact and NPA # please. Steps, steep narrow sections, slippery.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View
|29 Sep, Tue 11:00AM||Flora, Fauna and Fire – Regenerating a scorched landscape|
|General Community Event|
|(NEW!!!) Flora, Fauna and Fire – Regenerating a scorched landscape will look at some of the bushfire recovery efforts following the devastating 2019/20 bushfire season and some of the innovative ideas that have helped. What lies ahead for our iconic species and what is the role of biosecurity? View|
|29 Sep, Tue||Griffiths Walk|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||300m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) 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.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Barrallier 8929-3N Limit: 14. View
|29 Sep, Tue||Joadja North NR|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8.5km||300m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Fully Booked) Joadja Nature reserve was created in 2001. The management trail meanders through Eucalypt forest to a rocky lookout giving views over creeks and farmland. Returning to the Wombeyan Caves Rd we cross and walk a little way to another fire trail and lookout towards Wombeyan Caves. This is a lovely lunch place. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Wombeyan Caves Rd
Map: Barrallier 8929-3N Limit: 14. View
|29 Sep, Tue||The Boxvale Track|
|Grade:3/6||Length||11km||350m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) A circuit walk which includes the old tramway track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Rough tracks, creek crossings and some steep sections.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View
|29 Sep, Tue 9:30AM||Wildflower walk|
|Grade:3/6||Length||11km||250m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(NEW!!!) I heard that there are 70 waratahs up Terrey Hills way, plus abundant other wildflowers.
Location: Terrey Hills Limit: 10. View
|30 Sep, Wed 6:00AM||Blackheath Circuit via Centennial Glen and Porters Pass|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Starting at Blackheath Station, walk to Centennial Glen, Fort Rock, Centennial Pass, Porters Pass back to Blackheath Station. Steep and slippery sections, fallen trees and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View|
|30 Sep, Wed||Engadine to Loftus via Audley|
|People can drive to Loftus and park the car there and just pick up the train (1 stop) to Engadine.
Medium walk, lots of up and downs. Contact leader for booking.
Location: Royal NP View
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