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1 Jun, Fri 9:55AM Coxs Road
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m 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) Coxs Road to Hartley Vale. Return by Lockyers Road.
Location: Mt York
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

2 Jun, Sat Blaxland to Faulconbridge
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  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.From Blaxland Station follow Pippas Pass to Florabella Pass and then descend 120m to cross Glenbrook Creek. Ascend 140m and follow faint track to Kings Link Track, visiting Lost World and Bunyan Lookouts. Descend to cross Glenbrook Creek again and follow Glenbrook and Sassafras Creeks gradually ascending on good tracks to Faulconbridge.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

2 Jun, Sat 12:00PM Duffys Forest
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk to 'Moon Rock' Aboriginal carvings and through endangered Duffys Forest Ecological Community. View

2 Jun, Sat Neubecks Spur and Hermit Spur
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park the vehicles at GR 263 090. Walk SW and explore Neubecks Spur and then Hermit Spur. This walk has both the spectacular pagoda landscapes and fascinating historical elements in it. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

2 Jun, Sat 9:56AM Rhodes Circuit
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.Walk from Homebush Bay to Brays Bay. Streets, parks, cycleway, lots of water views, Kokoda Track. Train return to city. View

3 Jun, Sun 11:08AM Engadine crcuit walk
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.We start from Engadine with a fairly steep descend, then we walk along the Woronora River until we climb a steep ascend to Lucas Heights.  We will return to Engadine along the river. Tracks are not obvious and some scrambling is involved, but it's easy paced. Pristine river, fantastic view and spectacular flora. If you are lucky, you may see an owl. Bring drinks and lunch/snack. River crossings, slippery sections, rock scrambling, moderate rain forecasted.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Heathcote Limit: 5. View

3 Jun, Sun 8:00AM Gaolhouse Pass, Claydons Creek & beyond
Grade:4/6 Length 18km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. From Bushwalker car park follow track to Gaolhouse Pass and descend on the old horse track through lower pass, then follow the creek downstream to Claydons Creek, and possibly on to the Clyde River junction for lunch. Return uphill all the way on same route.
Map: Tianjara 89271S Limit: 10. View

4 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Kamay Botany Bay Inspection, Stage 1
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  70m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.An inspection walk of the Kurnell Precinct of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in preparation for the Branch submission on the new draft plan of management. Part of a series of three NPA field trips to different parts of the park to help inform people interested in writing and submissions for the new Kamay-Botany Bay NP DPOM. That will include the Captain Cook Memorial site, the new captain's pick by ScoMo for the "Colossus of Cook", Alpha and the site for the new visitor centre, museum, etc and then up to Yena via Inscription Point and the Leap and also through to the whale watching centre.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP Limit: 12. View

4 Jun, Mon 9:12AM Overcliff and Undercliff
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  320m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Conservation Hut. Then down stairs to Overcliff Walk. Visit Den Fenella Lookout. Follow Undercliff Walk to Wentworth Falls and Round Walk.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

5 Jun, Tue 9:00AM Basin View to Huskisson ride (Road/Mtn)
Grade:2/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. From Basin View boat ramp, mainly on cycleway to St Georges Basin, along foreshore track to Sanctuary Pt Cycleway again to Huskisson. Return on cycleways and roads. Swim possible if hot.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View

5 Jun, Tue 9:20AM Blue Mountains NP at Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Jim W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via roadways, bush tracks to Euroka Clearing Campground, then a circuit walk before returning to Glenbrook Station. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep climbs, many steps, rough tracks, moderate pace.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

5 Jun, Tue 10:01AM Featherdale Wildlife Park
Grade:1/6 Length 2km 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.A chance to see 1700 native animals of 250 species and the largest group of koalas anywhere. This park has an excellent reputation. Cost: $32 Adult / $27 Pensioner / $21 Senior. Bus & train return. View

5 Jun, Tue 5:00PM Walk Sydney Vivid
Grade:1/6 Length 7km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.We start with an optional Malaysian meal at Lee's kitchen (corner George and Hunter Street). Meet at 5pm if you wish to have a quick meal. Join later if you do not wish to eat beforehand. Vivid Walk starts at 5:45pm. We shall follow the Vivid Route Map and catch the lights at Martin Place, State Library, The Conservatorium of Music, The Opera House, The Royal Botanic Garden, Custom House, and the Rocks. Walk will conclude at Wynyard Station. https://www.vividsydney.com/sites/default/files/Vivid%202018%20Map%20-%20Zcard-website.pdf No need to RSVP but email contact leader is appreciated. Light rain forecasted.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney Harbour View

5-17 Jun, Tue (10:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) Wild Light
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.An exhibition of photographs by Henry Gold OAM from Tuesday 5 June to Sunday 17 June 2018 to raise funds for the Colong Foundation for Wilderness. Gallery hours 10am – 5pm daily. Showcasing beautiful colour images of NSW wilderness areas. Official opening by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney – 6pm Wednesday 6 June. Everyone welcome. View

5 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Wombat Hill Lookout & Rebecca’s View
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
John A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWombat Hill Lookout and Rebeccas View. The walk begins at Meryla Pass in Morton NP. From the locked gate continue on the fire trail along the ridge. There are several view points which look towards Mt Carrialoo, Crankeys Creek and Lake Yarrunga until reaching the end of the track overlooking Wombat Hill. On the return there is an optional trail leading to Rebeccas View over Sandys Creek on the other side of the ridge. Rough track, unfenced cliffs.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

6 Jun, Wed 10:05AM 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.Blackheath - Evans Lookout - Govetts Leap - Popes Glen - Blackheath. Great views, good bush tracks, steps up and down. View

6 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Bundidgerry walking track
Length 7km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBundidgerry walking track Rainforest Walk, Narrandera - Lake Talbot loop (seven kilometres) follows a scenic route around Lake Talbot and the majestic Murrumbidgee River. 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

6 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Iron Cove Rozelle Hospital
Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble Iron Cove. View

6 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Kamay Botany Bay Inspection, Stage 2
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(Cancelled) The second inspection of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in preparation for the draft plan of management. Inspect the southern section of the park, entering via the road past the desalination plant. There is limited parking at the end of that road. We will check that road, the illegal access by 4WD, trail bikes, horses, etc and also look at weeds, track work, regeneration after fire, etc. Plan to walk along the coast to and perhaps a bit beyond the lighthouse. Part of a series of three NPA field trips to different parts of the park to help inform people interested in writing and submissions for the new Kamay-Botany Bay NP DPOM.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP Limit: 12. View

6 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Mollymook Mystery Tour
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore through little back alleys, reserves and little known paths as we head towards Tallwood Ave, the oval and golf course. Mostly easy walking with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views. Hills will be kept to a minimum, but there will be some! Coffee at Mollymook Bathers. View

6 Jun, Wed Wentworth Falls to Very Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  570m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Postponed) Postponed due to track closures. Will advise on new date when track re-opens. A return walk. From Wentworth Falls Station follow paths and road to the Conservation Hut. Descend to Wentworth Pass then onto Vera Falls. Return via Hippocrene Falls, Slacks Stairs and Darwins Walk.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

7 Jun, Thu 9:34AM Wolli Creek (Bexley North) to Tempe Stations
Grade:3/6 Length 5km  87m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Medium pace along part of the Two Valley Trail on rough walking tracks and across parklands. Click here for route map.   Tree roots, rocks, uneven surfaces, other tripping hazards and mud.
Location: Wolli Creek Regional Park View

8 Jun, Fri 9:29AM Bruces Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  200m 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) Any section of Bruces walk is challenging. For experienced walkers only. We will be doing Medlow Bath to Katoomba which involves crossing the steep Katoomba Gorge. Long sections of fire trails and roads. A steep and challenging gorge with a crossing of Katoomba Creek to be negotiated.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

8 Jun, Fri Inca Pathway
Grade:5/6 Length 16km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the Little Capertee Creek Campground, follow the track along the northern side of the Wolgan River. Just past the crossing of Petries Gully commence the ascent of the ridge following the Pipeline Track to the saddle at the head of Green Gully. From this point, follow the ridge generally north east, firstly on a canyoners track and then untracked, walking with some rock scrambling. Spend time at the Inca Pathway. The return journey will be by the same route. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

9-11 Jun, Sat (10:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) Dunns Swamp Kayak & Camp
Sydney Branch
Gary L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Cancelled) Kayak & car camp at Dunns Swamp on the June long weekend, 9-11 June. It's four hours drive from Sydney to this short portion of Cudgegong River in an astonishing photogenic bushland setting. Paddles can be figured out as we wish on the days, interspersed with bushwalking & socialising. Turn up any time from late Friday onwards. No shops nearby - bring enough food, water, nibbles, etc. It can get chilly so pack your thermal long johns, and everyone must bring a bag of kindling or firewood for the fire pits. It's a National Park; fees per night $6 adult & $3.50 child; bring the right change. http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/dunns-swamp-ganguddy-campground PFDs compulsory.
Location: Dunns Swamp View

9-11 Jun, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Newnes to Canobla Gap
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  1,200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of my favourite circuit walks in the Gardens of Stone National Park! Starting at Newnes and following Little Capertee Creek, then onto Point Nicholson and past the justifiably famous Red Rocks, before continuing along Canobla Creek down to Canobla Gap. Day 2 will see us exploring either Mt Canobla or Point Anderson before returning on day 3 via a different route back to Newnes. The grassy comfortable campsite has water nearby and is in a superb location surrounded by the magnificent GOS National Park. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

9 Jun, Sat 10:00AM Petersham to Glebe
Grade:1/6 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.Walk via Whites Creek along treets, cycleways, parks. Return to city by bus or light rail. View

9 Jun, Sat The Wild Dogs
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  450m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDunphys car park – Medlow Gap Fire Trail – East Glenalan Spur – Breakfast Creek – Poodle Dog Ridge – Faithful Hound Ridge – Faithful Hound Lookout – Medlow Gap Fire Trail – Dunphys car park. This walk is just a small taste of Wild Dog country. Fire trail, track, off-track with mild scrub, minor scrambling and minor creek crossing.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N and Jamison 89302N Limit: 12. View

10 Jun, Sun 8:30AM Comerong Island Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk across lagoon to sanctuary for migratory birds. Continue to Old Coal Wharf via Surf Beach, sandbar and mangrove swamps. Swim optional at lunch stop. Return via coastal vegetation.
Map: Nowra 90283S View

10 Jun, Sun 10:00AM Cromer to Oxford Falls
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStart at 10am from Cromer Rd. Allow 4 hrs and bring lunch to see great carvings near Red Hill, fantastic views over Narrabeen Lagoon and as typical for this catchment very different vegetation communities. Plant ID as we go. We will walk down to Oxford Falls and carpool back. Bookings needed. View

10-21 Jun, Sun (08:00AM)-Thu (17:00PM) Kakadu National Park, NT
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimming(Details now confirmed) Koolpin Creek to Twin Falls via Jim Jim Falls. My last trip like this was super! So now a fantastic full-pack walk arranged just for the NPA by Willis’s Walkabout in the wonderful Kakadu NP. Majestic in places with interesting diversity in the landscape and interesting rock art. Lots of swimming and great camping spots. A long walk with a pack, made easier by the benign climate and our ability to share gear. Contact me for costs and further information.
Location: Kakadu NP Limit: 15. View

10 Jun, Sun Pittwater Shoreline
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) From Elvina Bay to the Basin. We catch a ferry from Church Point to Elvina Bay where we walk around the shoreline to Flagstaff Lookout, the YHA Hostel and then wade across Morning Bay and ascend the old YHA track to a spectacular lookout. The Bairne Track then takes us to Soliders Point and Bennets Wharf for the ferry ride to Palm Beach.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Mona Vale 91301S and Broken Bay 91301N View

10 Jun, Sun Royal NP – West to East
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Neally fully booked) West to east traverse of the Royal. Honeymoon Track to Audley then Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, Bonnie Vale, Bundeena. Train and ferry connections.
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 15. View

11 Jun, Mon 9:22AM The Gully
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk around the old racing track and the newer Gully Walk. Then follow Kedumba River down through The Gully and see it descend into Jamison Valley.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

12 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Beasleys Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWhite Cat Mountain (local name). The walk follows Winters Fire Trail to a Beasleys Lookout giving views towards Sydney looking down on the M5 Mortorway. From the top an indistinct track leads down to the Nattai River. After crossing the river a well formed track leads to Lake Alexandra. Rough track, slippery rocks, river crossing steep descent.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 15. View

12 Jun, Tue 9:12AM Ryde Park to Chatswood West
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Jim W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Field of Mars Reserve, Buffalo Creek Reserve, Lane Cove River, Magdala Park, Fairyland Reserve to Fullers Bridge. At finish a bus to Chatswood Station. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep sections, bush tracks, rough and rocky, streets, steps. Moderate pace. View

12 Jun, Tue 10:55AM Saratoga – Mt Pleasant – Davistown
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.Walk around Saratoga foreshore, climb Mt Pleasant, walk Illoura Reserve and Davistown Circuit. Return by ferry from Central Wharf to Woy Woy (additional fares apply), train return to city. View

13 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Birchgrove to East Balmain
Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble Birchgrove to East Balmain. View

13 Jun, Wed 6:00PM Explore Vivid
Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
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. Crowding.
Location: The Rocks and the Botanic Gardens View

13 Jun, Wed 9:10AM Meadowbank to Halliday Park
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Meadowbank to Halliday Park, Five Dock - Hen & Chicken Bay (15km), via Cabarita (10km) along picturesque and historical Parramatta River. View

13 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Walter Hood Monument to Washerwomans
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA perfect, often protected, walk along the flat, sheltered, mostly deserted, wide open beaches and scenic tracks of Bendalong. No wet and slippery rocks! Coffee back in Milton. View

14 Jun, Thu 9:50AM Engadine to Sutherland
Grade:3/6 Length 8.5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Engadine Station walk down to Forbes Creek for lunch. Then after lunch, a steep climb up to Sutherland Station. Option to exit at Woronora and catch a bus to Sutherland Station. Fire trails, many ups & downs, creek crossings and Jean’s “pig orchid”. Distance to Forbes Creek 7.1km, to Sutherland 8.5km. View

14 Jun, Thu Newnes to Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek Gorge
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 420 250 and walk up Capertee Gorge as far as the terrain allows, then climb out on the southern side and walk to Mount Dawson. There are a number of options for the return route - that will be decided closer to or during the walk. The first section will be through private property. Access has been arranged. About 10km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

16 Jun, Sat 9:30AM Circular Quay – Town Hall
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.Walk via Barangaroo . Meet leader at 9:30am outside Wharf 6, Circular Quay. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, harbour views. Finish by lunchtime. View

16 Jun, Sat Stanwell Park to Helensburgh
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Descend from Stanwell Park Station on paths and road to unnamed track. Ascend to Bald Hill and follow link track to Otford Pass and Coast Track. Follow Coast Track to Burning Palms and ascend Burgh Track to Garawarra Farm. Continue on Burgh Track and cross the Hacking River. Follow unnamed tracks to Helensburgh.
Location: Royal NP and Illawarra Escarpment View

17 Jun, Sun Namadgi bike ride
Branch
John H.
Cycle | A cycling tripMt Clear area. A ride organised by Geehi Bushwalking Club. Contact leader for further details. View

17 Jun, Sun 9:00AM Picnic at Pickering Point
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicFrom Bhundoo Cottages walk upstream along the Clyde to where Dead Man’s Gulch Rd crosses the river for the first time. Stroll, explore, relax, skim stones etc. Real Billy tea will be served with lunch ... so bring a cup (and lunch!) Return mostly on the same route along the Clyde.
Map: Corang 89273N View

17 Jun, Sun 9:30AM Waterways of the Illawarra: Towradgi Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will make another attempt to explore this urban waterway from the mouth through Wollongong suburbs to escarpment forest. We walk on paths, roads and through parkland.
Location: Wollongong
Map: Wollongong 90292S Limit: 15. View

18 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Kamay Botany Bay Inspection, Stage 3
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The third of the inspection walks in readiness for the draft plan of management for Kamay Botany Bay. This one will focus on the La Perouse section and the coast on the northern side of the Bay. The plan is to meet at La Perouse at 9am (we in the south might combine cars). There are some good coffee lounges there if we would like to arrive early. I intend to make this much of the day so we can not just check the La Perouse lease to Randwick Council but the track through Congwong Bay to Henry Head and on to Cape Banks. For those with energy we will also include the bitou bush control site and the Coast Hospital Cemetery. Part of a series of three NPA field trips to different parts of the park to help inform people interested in writing and submissions for the new Kamay-Botany Bay NP DPOM.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP Limit: 12. View

18-22 Jun, Mon (09:30AM)-Fri (15:00PM) Lake Conjola and South Coast
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Illawarra Branch
Caryll S.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Paddle Lake Conjola, Burrill Lake, Lake Termeil etc depending on weather. Possible walk to Mt Bushwalker and coastal walks depending on participants. Accommodation Lake Conjola lakeside Van Park. Cabins, power or camp. Wind. Power boats. View

18 Jun, Mon 8:55AM Murphys Glen
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk along road and trail to Murphys Glen. Then follow track to Bedford Creek. Mostly road and fire trail. Track to pool on Bedford Creek rough in places.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

19 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Bungonia Green Track
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBungonia National Park Green Track is a circuit walk taking in the lookouts over Bungonia Gorge. There are opportunities to extend the walk and to spend time at the various lookouts. Rough track some steep sections.
Location: Bungonia NP
Map: Bungonia 88282N Limit: 20. View

19 Jun, Tue 9:34AM Bus trip
Grade:1/6 Length 2km 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.Explore the longest bus ride in Sydney from Parramatta to Sutherland. We will have a break at Bankstown for a look at their excellent library and vertical garden. Return by train from Sutherland. View

19 Jun, Tue 8:58AM Parramatta River
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Jim W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cockatoo Island Historical Walk followed by ferry to Huntleys Point Wharf and walk via Banjo Patterson Park, Looking Glass Bay (lunch), Putney, finishing at Kissing Point Wharf for a ferry return to the city. Some short steep sections, steps, streets and bush tracks. Moderate pace. View

19 Jun, Tue 7:45PM Pygmy Possums
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.STEP talk. Treatened Species and Habitats in Ku-ring-gai. View

19 Jun, Tue 10:00AM Walk in North Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Theo H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is an ideal walk for slow bushwalkers, from Lawson Station we go to Frederica Falls, then following the Empire Pass to Dantes Glen and having a look at St Michael Falls and Fairy Falls, next continue to Lawson Station. Elevation variation about 150 meters, some creek crossings and steep steps wich could be slippery. View

20 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Collers Beach Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore Collers Beach and rockshelf in this gentle loop around the headland and One Track For All. Coffee afterwards. View

20-25 Jun, Wed-Mon Hinchinbrook Island
Branch
jcrocker
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Updated Details) Six days of paddling and camping around Hinchinbrook Island. Participants would need to have their own boats and be prepared for six days of boat-based camping. We will paddle from Lucinda, along the eastern side of Hinchinbrook, over to Goold Island, then over to Cardwell. A car swap or car hire will be needed at the end. PFDs compulsory. View

20 Jun, Wed 9:30AM La Perouse to Henry Head and return
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Ramble La Perouse to Henry Head and return. Little up and down. View

21 Jun, Thu 8:30AM Bundeena to The Balconies
Grade:2/6 Length 5.5km  160m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) James 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)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.Map of Walk. Walk along The Coast Track to the coast and hopefully there will be whales. NOTE: Walk was supposed to be led by Sue Wicks.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP View

22-24 Jun, Fri (09:00AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Bungonia / Shoalhaven
Grade:4/6  500m Sydney Branch
2354
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingLong Track to the Shoalhaven River. From the top we descend steeply, all on track, to the river where we set up camp. We will explore downstream and/or upstream, swim or just sit and read. This is a lovely part of the world not often visited. It will be preferable to drive down on the Friday night and camp near our cars so that we maximise the weekend. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Bungonia NP
Map: Caoura 89283N Limit: 10. View

22 Jun, Fri Matisse Caves, Faberge Caves
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMatisse Caves, Faberge Caves and maybe more. Park at Little Capertee Creek Campground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, visit Matisse Caves and Faberge Caves, and explore the immediate area for more ‘artistic’ caves. Return the same way. Partly exploratory.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

22 Jun, Fri 9:22AM Ruined Castle
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Scenic World to Golden Stairs on Narrowneck. Descend stairs and walk to Ruined Castle. Return to Scenic World. Some rough sections. Plenty of steps. Steep sections.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

23 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Golden Stairs to Mt Solitary
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  600m 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.A return walk to Mt Solitary is one of those classic Blue Mountains walks and if we have the time I'd like to reach the actual summit of the mountain. There should be some winter blossoms out to enjoy along the way. Rock scrambling up to Mt Solitary.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. View

23 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Jacks Corner
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Jacks Corner on fire trails through eucalypt forests to Crankies Creek via Yarrunga Creek and Griffins Farm and return. Good lunch spot at the ruins of Grffins Farm flats. Creek crossings.
Location: Morton NP Limit: 16. View

23 Jun, Sat 9:26AM Riverwood – Narwee
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.Walk along streets, boardwalks, parks. Train return from Narwee. View

24 Jun, Sun Pretty Beach to Gannet Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGeology & whales. A coastal stroll with a car shuffle. Mike will point out interesting geological features along the way, and the time will still be right for good views of whales migrating north to the Great Barrier Reef to mate. http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/ View

25 Jun, Mon 9:41AM Faulconbridge to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Theo 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.We will take the Victory Track which follows Sassafras Creek and continue on Wiggins Track then Bee Farm Rd to Springwood Station. Elevation variation about 250 meters, some steep sections and Blue Mountain steps. View

25 Jun, Mon 8:33AM Fitzgerald Creek Views
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.Down to Sun Valley Trail then along to Cripple Creek Trail. Long hill up to Rickard Trail. Out to Warrimoo Lookout. Some roads, some fire trails and some single tracks.
Location: Warrimoo
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

26 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Beehive Point
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the end of Jacks Corner Road follow Griffins Fire trail to a track to the left. Follow this through the forest to a steep descent to the main dirt road leading to Beehive Point on Lake Yarrunga. Return by the main dirt road. Rough track, steep descent and ascent.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

26 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Campsie to Tempe Recreation Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) 4079
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Easy walk. We will walk along paved tracks next to the Cooks River to Tempe Recreation Reserve. Part of the Two Valleys Trail. Return to Tempe Station for train back to city. View

26 Jun, Tue 9:42AM Macquarie University – Shrimptons Creek – Denistone East
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.Walk along streets, parks, cycleway, ups & downs. Coffee at Midway Shops, bus return to city / Macquarie University. View

27 Jun, Wed 6:30PM At Nature’s Pace Exhibition
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Les Irwig is exhibiting 40 large scale fine art photographs of northern Sydney beaches and bushland http://photography.irwig.com/at-natures-pace Exibition opening 27 June 2018, 6:30-8:30pm Guest speaker: Tom Keneally The Bathers’ Pavilion, 4 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach RSVP  ASAP at lirwig@yahoo.com or phone 0416101819.  The exhibition will then be open from 28 June to end August. Every day 7am until late.  View

27 Jun, Wed 8:00PM Birds and Wildlife of Florida USA
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity. Guest speaker Gary Schoer will show stunning photos of wetland birds and wildlife and share tips on wildlife photography and gear purchase. A short Branch AGM will take place prior to the talk. This is your change to get involved with Branch activities. Multi Purpose Centre, 123 Flora Street, Sutherland (5 min walk from Sutherland Station, near Belmont St). All Welcome View

27 Jun, Wed 9:39AM Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra Station
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mt Kuring-gai Station to Berowra Station via Cowan Creek. View

27 Jun, Wed 9:30AM South Pacific Heathland Reserve to Racecourse Beach
Grade:2/6 Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk through heathland and on to beach. Distance to be negotiated on the day. Coffee after the walk. http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/
Map: Milton 89272N View

28 Jun, Thu 10:25AM Woy Woy Station – Ettalong
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m 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.Walk from Woy Woy Station along waterfront over Blackwall Mountain (steep track) to Ettalong. Bus return to Woy Woy Station from Ettalong. Train return to city from Woy Woy. View

29 Jun - 1 Jul, Fri-Sun Dunphy’s Campground to Kanangra Walls Packwalk
Grade:5/6 Length 38km  2,000m Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDunphy's Campground - Black Horse Ridge - K2K Track - Konangaroo Clearing (camp)  - Mt Strongleg - Dex Creek - 100 Man Cave (camp) - Mt Cloudmaker - Mt Stormbreaker - Crafts Wall - Kanangra Walls. Stunning hike through pristine wilderness. Joint walk with SBW & The Bush Club. Wide river crossing at Yellow Pup Point; additional creek crossings. Some significant and steep climbs: approx 400m up Black Horse Ridge, 600m up Mt Strongleg, plus multiple "undulations" by comparison. Rough, rocky and unformed track in places.
Location: Blue Mountains NP and Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N and Kanangra 89303S Limit: 7. View

29 Jun, Fri 9:30AM Macquarie Park to Thornleigh
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFollows the Great North Walk through the Lane Cove Valley, from De Burghs Bridge to Thornleigh. Creek crossings.
Location: Lane Cove NP
Map: Parramatta and Hornsby 91304S Limit: 15. View

30 Jun - 1 Jul, Sat-Sun IESCA – Mt Keira
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Join us for one or more of the special events associated with the NPA NSW State Council meeting being hosted in the Illawarra at Mt Keira Scout Camp. Saturday afternoon 30th – NPA members are invited to attend a 1 hour presentation on the Upland Swamps of the Sydney Region by renowned local expert, author and NPA member Ann Young. A great chance to learn about what we all see at Maddens Plains each time we drive to or from Sydney. Sunday morning 1st – choice of walks with complimentary morning tea.
  1. Guided tree tour - Enjoy an easy guided walk to learn about the rainforest trees of the Illawarra Escarpment with local expert, author & NPA member, Leon Fuller followed by morning tea. 1km, Grade 1
  2. Mt Keira ascent - Mt Keira Scout Camp to Mt Keira summit and return via Dave Walsh and Mt Keira Ring Tracks. Moring tea along the way. 4km, Grade 3.
  3. Mt Keira Summit Park nature walk - Join for morning tea then take a stroll around the nature trail at the Summit Park. 1km, Grade 1.
Bookings required for each event. Numbers limited.
Map: Wollongong 90292S View

30 Jun, Sat 10:04AM Lake Parramatta
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.Slow pace. Walk through the streets then Bushwalk around Lake Parramatta. Bus return to Parramatta, Train return to City. Lead by Dianne Edmonds & Ailsa Cree. Ups and downs, steps, creek crossing.
Location: Lake Parramatta Reserve View

30 Jun, Sat 10:00AM Pigeon House
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk caters especially for those who have always wanted to see the magnificent views from the top of Pigeon House but have never done so. The pace will be measured and Fiona will provide all the encouragement you need to get to the top for lunch.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N View

30 Jun, Sat Wentworth Falls to Katoomba
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow paths and road to Conservation Hut. Descend and cross Lillan Bridge. Follow tracks past the Fairmont Resort, Prince Henry Track, Leura Forest and the Federal Pass. Ascend the Furber Steps and finsih on roads adn paths to Katoomba Station.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

30 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Wises Track, Palona Brook, Bola Creek, Walumarra Track
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  150m 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.This an interesting walk as it involves following 2 water courses not often visited within the normally crowded Royal National Park. Rock scrambling and creek walking with some scrub.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

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