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|17 Nov, Fri 8:55AM||Murphys Glen to Bedford Creek|
|(Mal’s Group) Allan P.|
|(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.
Map: Jamison and Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|17 Nov, Fri||The Wonders of Alcatraz|
|Note 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|
|(Jean’s Group) Judith H.|
|Mostly flat. Walk through Darling Harbour, then ups & downs at Barangaroo.
Location: Darling Harbour View
|18 Nov, Sat||Gang Gang Canyon|
|The 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|
|(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|
|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|
|Two creek crossings Limit: 12. Best Walk: Light to Light Walk View|
|19 Nov, Sun 10:40AM||Mt Victoria|
|(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|
|(Mal’s Group) Allan P.|
|Mabel Falls, Edith Falls, Hazel Falls, Burgess Falls, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls. Rough track. Could be slippery in places.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View
|21 Nov, Tue 9:05AM||Botany Bay|
|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|
|(Jean’s Group) Margery W.|
|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|
|Mt 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|
|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|
|Level ramble. View|
|22 Nov, Wed 9:00AM||Yatte Yattah NR with Landcare|
|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|
|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|
|Not 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|
|24 Nov, Fri||Mothers Arms and more|
|Early 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|
|(Mal’s Group) Marilyn C.|
|(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:
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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