Program listing

Program listing

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3 Aug, Mon 7:23AM Sassafras Gully and more
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  340m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Lawsons Lookout, Picnic Glen, Sassafras Gully, Magdala Creek. Use social distancing, bring hand sanitiser. Please provide contact number, emergency number and NPA number. Rough, steep tracks. Possibly leeches.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

3 Aug, Mon St Leonards to Greenwich Wharf, Berry Island and Waverton
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Date Changed) We are walking to Gore Hill and following Gore Creek through the Lane Cove Bushland Park to beautiful vistas of the Lane Cove and then Parramatta Rivers to Greenwich Ferry Wharf. From there we will walk around Gore Cove to Berry Island Reserve, thence to Waverton Station. Some street walking. You might like to bring a torch for the tunnel under River Road. Muddy conditions during and after rain. Some small creek crossings and a long stair case to climb towards the end.
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

4 Aug, Tue Carrington Falls & Nellies Glen
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) From Carrington Falls around to top of Stevos Track followed by short drive to Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout and top of Missingham Steps. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water, cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

4 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  580m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) (Leader changed) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley.  The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Return by the same route. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

4 Aug, Tue Mt Gibraltar
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Mt Gibraltar is the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. It also has some heritage listed Trachyte quarries. Walking tracks provide access to these sites as well as providing lookouts where on a clear day Sydney can be seen. Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mittagong
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View

4 Aug, Tue 2:00PM Recovering after bushfires – what role can Landcare play?
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) Chris Cobern from the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network in Victoria was heavily involved in the recovery efforts following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. He worked with local communities, government, and volunteers for many years to help the landscape heal and recover. In this webinar Chris will chat about how he navigated issues around sourcing funding and volunteers, providing training, supporting local landholders, and what he’s learnt that can help groups and organisations working in similar circumstances today. Chris will also be joined by Landcare Australia’s Rowan Ewing, who will give an update on our bushfire recovery fund activities to date, and what’s planned for the coming months. View

5 Aug, Wed 9:40AM Fullers Bridge Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walk from Fullers Bridge via Swaines Creek, Ferndale, Stringybark Creek, Yangoora Bushland, Epping Rd and then back to Fullers Bridge either via Fairyland or Mowbray Park.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 15. View

5 Aug, Wed 6:00PM NSW Marine Parks: Are we serious about their place in the reserve network?
Branch
NPA NSW Office
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) Our presenters for the evening will be: John Turnbull marine scientist, campaigner, educator and former NPA President Gary Schoer educator, campaigner and Secretary of the Southern Sydney branch of NPA Sharnie Connell Senior Campaigns Officer NPA We will be leading a discussion on issues that include: What are marine protected areas and how do they compare to terrestrial reserves? The science behind marine parks. How do we create protected areas on land or in the sea? Emerging threats to sanctuary zones. Where to from here? View

5 Aug, Wed 9:00AM The Woronora Plateau -Warrangarree Drive Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.There are some delightful bushy reserves outside the national park estate and this is one of them. Scenic, with pleasant sandstone vegetation, river views and climbs... bring a camera and explore what we have of our remnant bushland. Limit: 10. View

5 Aug, Wed 7:00AM Waterfall circuit via Mt Westmacott, Bondel Pool and Kingfisher Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Starting from Waterfall Station walk along Camp Coutts Track and Camp Road, passing the Scout Camp, to Mt Westmacott and back, then on to Bondel Pool and Kingfisher Pool back to Waterfall Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

6 Aug, Thu Cockatoo Island
Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Explore Cockatoo Island's heritage. Currently it is hosting the Biennale with public artworks anchored in this year’s theme: NIRIN. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 8. View

6 Aug, Thu 6:15PM The nature of national parks
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) Come along to this webinar to discover:
· How some of our iconic national parks came into being
· The importance of national park and conservation reserves for wildlife and habitat
· Some of challenges in managing these important places
Learn more here and RSVP for the first of the series: The nature of national parks. View

7 Aug, Fri 9:30AM The Great West Walk: Part 3
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.See info on The Great West Walk  https://greatwestwalk.com.au/ This is section 3 of the Great West Walk.  We walk from Marayong to Rooty Hill Points of interest: Nurragingy Reserve, The Nurragingy Blacksmith, Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, New Zealand Garden, Miniature Railway, Colebee Centre, Western Sydney Parklands; Blacktown International Sports Park, Western Sydney Parklands; Rooty Hill Historic Site. Optional drinks/late lunch at Lone Pine Tavern near Rooty Hill Station View Esther's future walks No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app. Limit: 10. View

8 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Grass Trees Crcuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(Cancelled) This walk incorporates a very special Aboriginal art site of great significance which is a short side trip off the main Grass Trees Circuit so really is something worth seeing apart from the beautiful Sydney sandstone scenery. Some steep sections along the track.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 14. View

8 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Part of six foot track
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  530m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longReturn walk from Megalong Road to Ecolodge. Attraction: Cox's River, Megalong Valley, suspension bridge. Steep and slippery sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Megalong Limit: 10. View

9 Aug, Sun 9:27AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 15B – Bridges, Railways and Tunnels
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Co-leader: Kevin Cliffe. This is a historic walk. We will visit Lennox Bridge, John Whitton Memorial and Gatekeepers Cottage Ruin,  Knaksack Bridge, both portals of the disused tunnel, ZigZag Railway, Funicular railway, Winding Base House, View videos of section  8 CBM8 section 7 CBM7 Some very steep sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

9 Aug, Sun - 29 Aug, Thu Noosa and Brisbane North Side Pedal and Paddle
Grade:2/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(Cancelled) A holiday based at two beautiful locations, Tewantin at Noosa and Scarborough on the Redcliff Peninsula northern Brisbane. A range of peddles and paddles at both locations with plenty of time off. MT Bikes not needed. Email leader for a detailed itinerary. Preference will be given to those who wish to both paddle and pedle. Trip is suitable for partners who do not wish to paddle or pedle. Trip combines with another club. Three of the paddles involve open water crossings which are generally very sheltered. PFD compulsory. Limit: 12. View

10 Aug, Mon 8:50AM Linden to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Linden Station to Linden Ridge. Take turn off to Faulconbridge Linden Link Ridge across Linden Creek. Then up to Grose Rd and on to Tom Hunter Park. Follow steep track down to Springwood Creek and on to Springwood Station. A long walk but mostly on roads and trails. Creek crossings. Bring a torch just in case.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Springwood 90304S Limit: 14. View

11 Aug, Tue Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  580m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley. The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

11 Aug, Tue Mt Gibraltar
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Fully Booked) Mt Gibraltar is the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. It also has some heritage listed Trachyte quarries. Walking tracks provide access to these sites as well as providing lookouts where on a clear day Sydney can be seen. Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mittagong
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View

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