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1 May, Tue 10:13AM Rydalmere to Concord West
Grade:2/6 Length 13km 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 via Parramatta River, Narawang Wetland, Wentworth Common, and Bicentennial Park to Concord West Station. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Moderate pace. View

1 May, Tue 9:30AM Thirlmere Lakes NP
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Lake Couridjah car park we will traverse anti clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri, and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigoran Picnic Area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wild flowers are in abundance. Rough track, fallen trees.
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 20. View

1 May, Tue 11:07AM Wyrrabalong NP
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.Ramble ridge via Crackneck Lookout and Cromarty Hill down to Forresters Beach. Bus return to Gosford, train return to city. View

2 May, Wed 9:30AM Manly Dam
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.Ramble Manly Dam. Little up and down. View

2 May, Wed 6:00PM Naturally Accessible: Bushwalking in Sydney using a wheelchair
Sydney Branch
Matt McClelland
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.
Bushwalking in Sydney using a wheelchair talk. Want to go on a bushwalk using a wheelchair but don’t know where to start?  National Parks Association of NSW and Sargood on Collaroy will be hosting a free webinar and talk on how-to-go bushwalking in Sydney for people with disabilities.
Naturally Accessible is a new framework that is about overcoming access issues on bushwalks through better information. The Naturally Accessible webinar will be streamed live from Collaroy, Northern Sydney. There will also be limited places available for those wishing to attend the event in person. Registration is essential.
More information and registrations through Eventbrite or Facebook

Location: online View

2-4 May, Wed-Fri Shoalhaven
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip2 days paddling. Thursday - paddle Sussex Inlet and cross a short section of St Georges Basin (weather conditions permitting), back via canals and the entrance. Friday - paddle down Wandandian Creek from Bewong to St Georges Basin, cross a short section of open water (weather permitting) and follow an estuary to Tullawalla Lagoon. Return via direct route. Come for 1 or both days. Cabins and powered sites available at Holiday Haven Tourist Park, Swan Lake if required on Wednesday (2nd) and Thursday (3rd) nights. Will not go onto open water in unfavourable wind conditions. PFDs and Splash decks compulsory. Must have own kayak and transport.
Location: Sussex Inlet , Wandandian Creek Limit: 12. View

4 May, Fri 10:00AM May Day: its History, Achievements & Challenges
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.WEA/Unions NSW event. Learn about this celebration that was first celebrated in Australia by striking shearers at Barcaldine in Queensland in 1891. The course will include a light lunch followed by a short walk to Sussex Street, for a guided tour of Unions NSW's May Day display and their historic Banner Room. This course will also acknowledge the contribution that the union movement has made to the environment movement including the outstanding contribution that the Green Bans made in protecting Sydney’s urban environment. View

4 May, Fri SE cliffs of Genowlan Mountain
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark vehicles on the Capertee to Glen Davis Road at approximately GR 268 298. Head out along a spur to the north, descend into and cross Dog Trap Creek at approximately GR 271 306 before ascending a long north orientated ridge towards the cliffs of Mount Genowlan. Climb up a further 200m to reach a point on the cliffs where the drainage tips to the west. From this point explore the headwaters before ascending through the next line of cliffs before heading ENE to a compound slot at GR 275 330. Descend through the cliff line and return to the cars via a northern tributary network of Dog Trap Creek. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

5 May, Sat 10:29AM Nan Tien Temple
Grade:2/6 Length 5km 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.Explore Temple and beautiful grounds. Paths, ups & downs, steps, hopefully autumn colours. Great views. Bus return to Wollongong, coffee at Wollongong, train return to Sydney. View

6 May, Sun Bridge to Bridge walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Sydney Harbour Bridge to Clifford Love Bridge via Berrys Bay, Gore Cove, Greenwich, Longueville, Lindley Point, Lane Cove River, the Boreen, East Ryde, an unusual shoreline walk mainly on tracks.
Location: Sydney Harbour Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

6 May, Sun Macquarie Pass NP
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  300m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Half day walk exploring the tracked and off-track ascent to Prominent Rocks view point on the southern Illawarra escarpment.
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 12. View

6 May, Sun 11:00AM May Day Rally
Branch
Janine K.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.This international day celebrates workers’ rights, struggles and solidarity and the union movement’s achievements that include sick leave, annual leave, superannuation, paid maternity leave and medicare. 2018’s May Day Rally will be a call for restoring power to the people. Join Unions NSW for a family fun day with food, entertainment, free rides and more. For more information facebook.com/unions.nsw or 0488 838 605. View

6 May, Sun 9:00AM Rusden Head
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Dave W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from the car park at Little Forest Plateau to Rusden Head and escarpment. Spectacular views. Walk mainly on track, could be wet in places. Optional side excursion to “the carriages”.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N View

7 May, Mon 9:11AM Wentworth Falls
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Darwins walk to Rocket Point Lookout. From here we take the scratchy Kings Tableland Track to Flat Rock. Fantastic views of the Jamison Valley. Return via Darwins Walk. The track goes close (but not too close) to the cliff tops.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

8 May, Tue 9:39AM Auburn Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
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 short way to Gardens. Wander the Gardens (hopefully some nice autumn colours) then walk along Duck Creek to Clyde Station. Train return to city. View

8 May, Tue 9:30AM Joadja North NR and “Gates” view for lunch
Grade:3/6 Length 8.5km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWombeyan Caves Road Walk into Joadja North Nature Reserve, one very short steep up and down, mostly even trail, beautiful lookout for lunch. One very short steep up and down.
Location: Joadja NR
Map: Barrallier 8929-3N Limit: 12. View

8 May, Tue 9:18AM Lane Cove to St Leonards
Grade:3/6 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.Lane Cover Bushland Park, walk under River Rd via Pipe Tunnel (Gore Creek running through - dark and wet - torch required), Gore Creek Reserve, Manns Point Park, Greenwich, Berry Creek Track, then onto St Leonards Station. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep section, rough bushtracks, steps, streets. Moderate pace. View

9 May, Wed 9:00AM Matron Porter Dr to Garrards Reserve
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on trails through forest to return to meeting point, with maybe a short diversion to Narrawallee Inlet. This is a very gentle downhill walk most of the way. Bring refreshments to have at Narawallee Inlet on the site of the old Oyster Farm. View

9 May, Wed 9:30AM Middle Head to Balmoral
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Ramble Middle Head to Balmoral. Little up and down. View

9 May, Wed 9:30AM North Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.North Wahroonga to Mt Kuring-gai via Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay. Two fairly steep climbs.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP View

10 May, Thu 9:32AM Canterbury to Tempe
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
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 Canterbury Station to Tempe Station along the Cooks River Canal - flat walk through reserves. Train return to city from Tempe. View

11 May, Fri The Ravine South of Point Hatteras and more
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on the fire trail and visit Mine in the Sky. Continue to Spot Height 1031m, then descend into the gorge to the east. Explore the gorge, eventually linking with Genowlan Mountain Trail at about GR 256 330. Next, visit The Grotto and Ladders Defile, before walking back to the vehicle. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

12 May, Sat 9:45AM Alex Colley and his Forest Vision
Branch
Janine K.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Turramurra to Sheldon Forest walk. FOKE (Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment) Event. This Turramurra walk will highlight Ku-ring-gai's wilderness champion Alex Colley OAM (1909-2014) who worked tirelessly to ensure that NSW’s forests were loved, appreciated and protected into the future. Reflect on the paths he walked for conservation that involved the Sydney Bush Walkers, the Federation of Bush Walking Clubs, and even the Turramurra Branch of the Liberal Party who, in the 1960s, unanimously supported the saving of the Colong Caves in the southern Blue Mountains. Come and be inspired by Sheldon Forest – one of Sydney’s rarest urban forests. As well learn more about Turramurra’s heritage that includes the Little Village Park and the Hillview Conservation area. This FOKE walk is in partnership with the Colong Foundation for Wilderness where Alex Colley was Secretary for many years. 2018 celebrates the Colong Foundation for Wilderness’ 50th Anniversary. Bring hat, water & wear good walking shoes. If wet, wear raincoat and bring umbrella. View

12 May, Sat Cochrane Dam
Branch
Jamie B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk organised by Geehi Bushwalking Club. Contact leader for further details. View

12 May, Sat 9:23AM Concord West to Bicentennial Park
Grade:1/6 Length 6km 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.A return walk via streets, paths, boardwalks, ups & downs, lake, mangroves, parklands. Train return from Concord West to city. View

12-18 May, Sat (16:00PM)-Fri (16:00PM) Explore the Great Koala National Park
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.The leader won the Great Koala National Park Getaway package in last year's NPA auction. We'll use the accommodation at Two Styx Cottages near Ebor for four nights then move on to Bellingen for another three. The area also includes some of NSW's most magnificent forests. We'll do a 10-15 km walk each day, guided by Oisin's recommendations. Expressions of interest by 6 April please.
Location: New England NP and Dorrigo NP Limit: 12. View

12 May, Sat Heathcote to Waterfall
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  110m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From station follow roads and tracks to Pipeline Track. Follow scenic track along Heathcote Creek to Battery Causeway. Cross creek and follow Bullawarring Track to Waterfall stopping at pools and lookouts along the way. River crossings and slippery track conditions.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N View

12 May, Sat Watsons Bay Breakfast Paddle
Grade:5/6 Length 15km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Cancelled) Kayak, Grade 5 (weather dependant), early start. Bring drinking water and breakfast. Kayak Port Jackson and Watsons Bay. Sea kayaks essential (contact leader to discuss suitable kayak and experience), start and finish at the beach near Robertson Park, Military Road, Watsons Bay. Paddle past Camp Cove, Bottle Glass Point, Shark Bay, Steele Point, Shark Island, Rose Bay then back to Watsons Bay. Conditions: Open water, tidal, some heavy traffic. PFDs compulsory. View

13 May, Sun 9:00AM Burrill Lake Bush
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Wildflower Reserve walk west to upper reaches of lake. Follow shoreline to boat ramp then fire trail and track to Cooper Creek. Some off-track to shoreline then to outskirts of Kings Point. Return to Wildflower Res via bush track. Figure of 8 walk can be varied. View

13 May, Sun 9:45AM Butterflies, Camellias and Blue Gums
Branch
Janine K.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Killara to Gordon Walk. FOKE (Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment) Event. Discover the remarkable story of Dr Gustavus Athol Waterhouse (1877-1950), famed for his expertise on butterflies. Athol lived close to his famous younger brother - Professor Eben Gowrie Waterhouse whose home and garden ‘Eryldene’ is today one of the most significant and popular house and gardens to visit in Sydney. Athol’s house, ‘Allowrie’ was built in Stanhope Road around 1905. Its memorable gardens were once the site of a magnificent ‘butterfly garden’. It was also near to some of the best butterfly collecting places along the hill top bushland ridges of east Killara. This leisurely walk will wander along Killara’s streetscapes of camellias and blue gums. Perhaps even a butterfly may be spotted? The walk will finish at ‘Eryldene’ where visitors have the option to enter this beautiful camellia garden (entry fee $12 where Eryldene has arranged a special dedicated tour for those interested in joining this tour) or if they wish join a Mother's Day High Tea (bookings essential as this is Eryldene’s busiest day and the celebratory teas need to be pre-booked with Eryldene on (02) 9498 2271 or www.eryldene.org.au). Note the Garden Café will not be open over the Mother’s Day weekend). Bring hat, water & wear good walking shoes. If wet, wear raincoat and bring umbrella. View

13 May, Sun 8:30AM Mount Solitary Traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  1,120m Sydney Branch
Kris M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(Postponed) Starting at Kedumba Valley Road and finishing at the Golden Stairs. Walking the length of Mount Solitary and enjoying great views from lookout points. Steep ascent and descent with some rocky climbs to negotiate. Some steep and rocky sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 8. View

14 May, Mon 9:30AM Devils Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  500m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Foot track via Nellies Glen, Megalong Valley then return via Devils Hole. All tracked. Some very steep and rocky bits and steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

14 May, Mon 9:00AM North Narrabeen to Manly via Long Reef
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | 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.Walk from North Narrabeen to Manly via Long Reef at low tide. Joint walk with Bush Club. View

15 May, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW General meeting – Warragamba dam wall
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.You are invited to the Bushwalking NSW May General Meeting. The keynote presentation: How can we keep the Warragamba dam wall as is? To be presented by Harry Burkitt, Colong Foundation & Alex Allchin, Bushwalking NSW. Hear about the latest in the NSW state government’s plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall. The proposal would, during flood events, inundate 4,700 hectares of pristine World Heritage listed national parks and 65 kilometres of wild rivers - twice the length of the Franklin River that was under threat in the 1980s. How can bushwalkers help protect these precious, wild places? Come to learn about this issue from a bushwalker’s perspective and learn how you can take action! www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au View

15 May, Tue 10:11AM Douglas Park
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.Streets, parks, ups & downs, lovely district views, hopefully great autumn colours in this cute little town. Train return to Macarthur for coffee, train to city. View

15 May, Tue 9:30AM McPhails Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.McPhails Fire Trail is a downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley. The Pipeline Lookout is an excellent morning tea stop before descending through rain forest and around Mt Carrialoo into the valley. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, very steep descent.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. Map: Bundanoon 8928-1-S View

15 May, Tue 10:40AM South Coast
Grade:2/6 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.Coastal walk to Kiama via headlands, beaches (waterways, maybe across open to the sea) and some rock walking (slippery surfaces). Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Train return to Central. View

16 May, Wed 9:00AM Fire Ecology
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.It's time to do a check on how the bush is recovering after the January fires. Multiple site visits and short walks. Burnt bush land might be more than a little black.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

16 May, Wed 9:37AM Huntley Point to Hunters Hill
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 Huntley Point to Hunters Hill. View

16 May, Wed Sutherland to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From the station follow road and tracks to Woronora and river. Pick up Pipeline Track and follow diverting at times to bush tracks and viewing points. Eventually cross Heathcote Road and continue to scouts training camp and along roads to finish. Steep sections, slippery conditions.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N and Campbelltown 90291N View

17 May, Thu 9:49AM Cabarita to Rhodes
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ann 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.Streets, paths, water views, ups & downs. Train return to city. View

17 May, Thu 6:00PM Rachel Carson’s Ocean Trilogy
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.NPA/WEA Event. Rachel Carson’s ‘ocean trilogy’ cannot be underestimated. Her ‘biography of the ocean’, that she wrote between 1941-1955 empowered readers to understand the fragility of Nature and led her to write her final masterpiece Silent Spring (1962). Book at WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 www.weasydney.com.au View

18 May, Fri 8:30AM Manly to North Head
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)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.A walk via Shelly Beach. Delightful coastal walking and lots of cultural history as well. Bring your camera.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 12. View

18 May, Fri Red Rock Creek and Woolpack Gap
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Early start. Numbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east towards Woolpack Gap. Stay underneath the cliffs and try to find a way up at about GR 347 205 (alternatively, traverse further east to Collett Gap). Once on top, walk west to the lookout point at GR 341 203. From here, walk north east and down underneath the cliff line above Red Rock Creek, at around GR 342 210. Traverse underneath the cliff line all the way to Woolpack Gap, descend through the pass and walk back to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

18 May, Fri 8:55AM Wilsons Glen
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Explore various fire trails and tracks in the area. Mostly out and back. Rock scrambling and creek crossings. Some off-track is a possibility.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

19 May, Sat 9:30AM 2 popular Blackheath walks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  700m Sydney Branch
Jill G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Grand Canyon, Evans Lookout Circuit and Walls Ledge, Porters Pass and Centennial Glen Circuit. Use cars to connect the two walks. Some rock scrambling.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

19 May, Sat 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment: Stanwell Park to Austinmer
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Illawarra Branch
Sam G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Walk the Illawarra Escarpment one way from Stanwell Park to Austinmer via the Forest Walk and Sublime Point Track. All on track; steel ladders to descend Sublime Point. Cliff edges.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 14. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

19 May, Sat 9:00AM Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Transverse
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk is a hidden gem and offers the most amazing variety of vegetation. Also lovely scenic views and sometimes rare fauna. Plant ID as we go and a brief lunch break BYO. Bookings essential. View

19 May, Sat 10:06AM Point Clare to Gosford
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa 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.Flat walking, lots of water views. Train return to Sydney from Gosford. View

19 May, Sat Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron & Tara Point
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Unbelievable views, rock formations and pagodas. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View

19 May, Sat 9:30AM Yerong Walking Track
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Rock (Wagga Wagga). Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person, morning tea. Invite your friends on Facebook. RSVP required via email. View

20 May, Sun 8:00AM Byangee Walls
Grade:5/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Park at Long Gully car park. Walk up to gap east of Castle and ascend Byangee Walls - rope assist available. Lunch at top near visitor’s book and return same route. Great views if weather is kind.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 10. View

20 May, Sun 12:45PM Ku-ring-gai Matters: Time for World Heritage
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.FOKE (Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment) Event. This fundraising luncheon for EDO, NSW opens with the question about whether it might be time to consider world heritage listing Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - the second national park in NSW in 1894, and one of the first in the world. Madi Maclean, President of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society will highlight the achievement of World Heritage Listing the Greater Blue Mountains in 2000. Bob Crombie from the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre will talk about their current campaign calling to World Heritage list Royal National Park. When Royal was reserved in 1879 it was the first time the words ‘national park’ had ever been used to describe a protected park area. When Yellowstone was formed in the USA in 1872 it was named a national park in the sense that the park was under federal, not State, jurisdiction. In 2017 the English Lake District’s World Heritage status was changed to include the role it played in the development of the conservation movement. This new initiative now opens the door for Royal National Park to be world heritage listed. If this is achieved, then it is timely to call for Ku-ring-gai Chase be World Heritage listed as well. After all Ku-ring-gai was one of the first parks to be formed because of the intrinsic values of nature. Eccleston Du Faur (1832-1915) the driving force behind the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park had no doubts about this when he used these words for the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park seal - Natura Ars Dei or ‘Nature is the Art of God’. Enjoy a light lunch and coffee at the heritage Café Pecorino to raise funds for EDO NSW (Environmental Defenders Office) who continue to provide legal advice to those communities fighting to defend their environment. View

21 May, Mon 9:22AM Ruined Castle
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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.Scenic World to Golden Stairs on Narrowneck. Descend stairs and walk to Ruined Castle. Return to Scenic World. Plenty of uneven stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

22 May, Tue 9:00AM Burrill Lake
Grade:3/6 Length 30km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Cycle | A cycling tripRide from Canberra Crs mainly on bush tracks. Mountain bikes recommended. View

22 May, Tue 9:29AM Forestville to Manly Vale
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 from Forestville via Engraving Track to Seafroth Oval then to Upper Manly Dam Reserve to Manly Vale. B-line bus return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep sections, rough and rocky bushtracks, steps, fire trails.
Location: Garigal NP View

22 May, Tue 9:37AM Springwood – Birdwood Gully – Springwood
Grade:3/6 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.Rough eroded track in places. Down and up. Spectacular wave rock and pleasant creek. Train return to Sydney. View

22 May, Tue 9:30AM Walls of Camelot & Rocky Waterholes LO
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalls of Camelot. The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs. The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water HolesTrack which provides a lookout over Rocky Waterholes Creek. Return by this track back to the car park. Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 16. Map: Hilltop 8929-2N View

23 May, Wed 10:00AM Cockatoo Island 21st Sydney Biennale Walking Tour
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.On Cockatoo Island, 20 artists will present works echoing the history of the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed site around movement, migration, production and participation, including works that grow or morph over the course of the Biennale. http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/whats/21st-biennale-sydney We shall meet at Circular Quay Wharf 5 for ferry to Cockatoo Island, in time for morning tea. We shall then join the free guided tour at 11:30am (45 minutes) starting from Superposition Studio. After the tour, we will explore historic Cockatoo Island at leisure and meet back at the wharf at 2pm for the 2:13 pm ferry, arriving Circular Quay at 2:40 pm. No need to RSVP but contact leader by email is appreciated.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney View

23 May, Wed 8:00PM FOKE Public Meeting
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.David Vs Goliath, Defending the Environment at a time of crisis. Join Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment’s (FOKE) public meeting to listen to David Morris who recently joined EDO NSW as its new CEO in October 2017. Hear about David’s vision for EDO NSW in defending the environment at a time of crisis. Admission is free and all are welcome. More information: facebook.com/friendsofkuringgai and foke.org.au View

23 May, Wed 10:05AM Grand Canyon, Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bush tracks, hundreds of steps up and down, beautiful scenary, creek crossing. View

23 May, Wed 10:22AM Watsons Bay to Neilson Park
Length 3km 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 Watsons Bay to Neilson Park. View

25 May, Fri 8:46AM Faulconbridge & Kariwoga Ridges
Length 16km  450m 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) Not going to Faulconbrige Point. This means more time to check out Kariwoga Ridge. Faulconbridge Ridge is a fire trail. Kariwoga Ridge is rough. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood and Kurrajong Limit: 15. View

25 May, Fri South West Mount Airly
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark vehicles at Airly Gap, GR 238 326. Walk south and then west following the alignment of the former tramway/self-actuated incline to the transfer station site then the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the SW end of Mount Airly; climb the spur to the top of the SW corner of Mount Airly, inspect the crest /edge of cliff line before heading north to descend into a tributary of Gap Creek and hence back to the vehicles. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

26 May, Sat 9:38AM Denistone East to Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.Walk via Denistone via streets, parks, ups & downs, tracks, some lovely bush including remnant Blue Gum High Forest. Coffee at Eastwood, train return to city. View

26 May, Sat Mt Victoria
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExperience great walks and areas of Mt Victoria. Historic sites and caves and plenty more. Some steep sections. Cliff edges and slippery loose surfaces.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mt Wilson and Hartley 89304N View

26-27 May, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Splendour Rock Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 25km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.The annual trip to Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time with a nearly full moon. A wonderful experience! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. Best Walk: Splendour Rock View

26 May, Sat West of Pagoda Road
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Bicentennial National Trail – Pagoda Road – West of Pagoda Road – Fire trail - Bike Track back to vehicles. This is not the classic Pagoda Road walk, we will explore the country further to the west. Spectacular pagoda country under threat from mining, see it while you can. Off-track, bike track, minor scrambles and a little mild scrub.
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

27 May, Sun 9:00AM Lost World & Coles Creek Caves
Grade:4/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from end of Martins Ridge Road on fire trails & rough track to explore secret jungle gardens hidden between jumbles of fallen slabs. Some spectacular and interesting rock formations, magnificent temperate rainforest. Optional visit to the Aboriginal art site at Coles Creek after lunch, depending on time and participants.
Map: Tianjara 89271S Limit: 10. View

28 May, Mon 8:14AM Penrith River Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  100m 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.Walk the Emu Plains side of the Nepean River. Cross the Freeway Bridge and walk to the Weir. Finish walk at Penrith Station. Mostly shared paths.
Location: Emu Plains
Map: Penrith Limit: 20. View

28 May, Mon 8:24AM Wombat walks
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Theo H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Red Hand Cave, Glenbrook. Steep road to and from Glenbrook Creek, creek crossing. Easy pace and time for viewing. Limit: 8. View

29 May, Tue 6:00PM 50th Anniversary Dinner Saving Wilderness
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Colong Foundation for Wilderness 50th Anniversary Dinner Event. Join this important 50th anniversary celebration of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness that was formed in 1968 to save the Colong Caves, in the southern Blue Mountains from mining. Guest speaker Professor Bob Carr - one of NSW’s finest parliamentary advocates for the environment. View

29 May, Tue 8:45AM Dangar Island Circumnavigation
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)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.Train to Hawkesbury River then ferry to the island. Stunning 360 degree views of the river, adjacent islands and bridges. Ferry and train return to city. Footpaths, tracks and beach. No cars on the island. Click here for map. View

29 May, Tue 9:30AM Lake Alexandra to 40′ Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLake Alexandra to 40' Falls. The track follows the Nattai River from the lake to Nattai Creek where the track to the falls leaves the main track and follows the Nattai Creek Track to the falls. It is possible to climb around behind the falls for a sheltered spot in hot weather. Return by the Boxvale Track. Rough track, slippery rocks, creek crossing and steep steps.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

29 May, Tue 10:00AM Marley Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coastal walk to Marley Beach and return. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep sections, tracks (some uneven and rocky, possible slippery surfaces), steps on ascent and descent, fire trails, moderate pace.
Location: Royal NP Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena View

30 May, Wed 9:13AM Belrose to Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Deep Creek, mainly downhill with varied flora. Fire trails, eroded bush tracks, waterfalls and creek crossings. View

30 May, Wed Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circular route following roads and tracks visiting Porters Pass, Colliers Causeway, Centennial Glen/Pass with side trip to Fort Rock and climbers wall prior to finishing on steep road ascent to station. Cliff edges, slippery conditions.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

30 May, Wed 9:00AM Narrawallee Circuit
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Narrawallee Beach North walk along beach and up the bush walk, around to Bannisters Head and Jones Beach. Coffee at Tallwood Ave afterwards. greatsouthcoastwalk.net View

31 May, Thu 12:00PM Patonga to Umina
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  350m 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.(Updated Details) Walk up Patonga hill with views of Lion Island, Palm Beach, Wagstaff. Down fire trail to Pearl Beach and around headland to Umina. View

31 May, Thu 6:00PM Sydney’s Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.NPA/WEA Event. David G. Stead (1877-1957) was not only one of Australia’s most significant conservationists but a visionary marine conservationist. Learn how his marine legacy continues today. View

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