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3 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Cascades Waterfall Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Scott A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk along Cascades track to waterfall, up steep track above waterfalls to service road, return via service road and old forest tracks. Steep, rough, slippery track, particularly if wet, track near waterfall at times, some high steps/rock scrambling. Old forest tracks overgrown and tree fall, some off track walking required.
Location: Macquarie Pass
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 8. Map: Robertson View

8 Jul, Sun Nattai NP
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk Mt Alexandra Reserve and edge of Nattai NP to 40’ Falls and Boxvale Lookout and return. A nice varied walk in the "wilderness" close to town.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 15. View

10 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Les Lambert Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLes Lambert Lookout. Walk through the locked gate at the entrance to Budderoo National Park and follow the Hindmarch Pass Track until reaching an unmarked track to the left which leads to Les Lambert Lookout. This provides a lovely lunch place among the rocks with wonderful views into Upper Kangaroo Valley. Rough track, fallen trees, unfenced cliffs and steep ascent/descent.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S Limit: 20. View

17 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Gibbergunyah NR
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGibbergunyah Nature Reserve is between Bowral and Mittagong. The walk takes in views of Mt Gibralter (highest point between Sydney and Canberra), Ninety Acre Hill Lookout and a track which winds through a beautiful fern gully. The track is sometimes overgrown and difficult to locate. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: GibbergunyahNR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 12. View

21 Jul - 9 Aug, Sat-Thu Sri Lanka Trip
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCycle | A cycling tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) A walking and cycling trip in Sri Lanka from 21 July to 9 August 2018. Medium level day walks and sightseeing in some of Sri Lankas iconic national parks. Three road cycles of up to 70 kms. Included in trip cost is bike hire and support vehicle. View

24 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Saddle Back Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSaddleback Mountain. The walk commences at the top of Saddleback Mountain and descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track. The track leads along the cliff face and ascends up to enter Barron Grounds. The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Rough track, very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 12. View

29 Jul, Sun Bargo River Gorge
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk exploring Bargo River Gorge and surrounds. Come and have a look why the NPA think it’s an area worthy of more protection. Creek crossings and slippery sections.
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 12. View

31 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Mt Gibraltar NR
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt 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: Mt Gibralter NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

2 Aug, Thu 10:00AM Minto
Length 3km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Photography | 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.Not far, not fast. An easy stroll through sandstone woodland to the Georges River. A little visited section of the river, with interesting trees and shrubs. Identify a Geebung, and hear about the Geebung Polo Club. Short steep section. Prickly bushes, bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 20. View

7 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout & Cyrstal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longManning Lookout to Crystal Pool. 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: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View

8-16 Aug, Wed-Thu Foster
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(Fully Booked) Four day paddles and 3 days cycling based at a caravan park so you can caravan, cabin or camp. Two day paddles around the lake and its creek systems, upper Myall Lakes at Neranie and Smith Lake. 3 days bike riding around Foster and forestry tracks. Participants can chose to simply cycle or paddle however the weather may determine activities  each day. Priority will be given to those wishing to both cycle and paddle. Paddlers must be competent and equipped for open water paddling. PFDs compulsory. If we ride some forestry trails those rides will be more suited to hybrid or mountain bikes. Limit: 18. View

11 Aug, Sat 7:30AM Pantoneys Crown from the Capertee Valley
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  520m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Pantoneys Crown is quite simply one of the best walks in the Gardens of Stone National Park and the 360 degree view from the summit is worth every ounce of energy getting there! We will access the Crown via a friendly property owner in the Capertee Valley, the shortest and easiest route. Interested parties might want to stay at the Capertee (Royal) hotel the night before. Rock scrambling and off-track walking. I'll take a safety tape for backup.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

14 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  630m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBudderoo Track to Gerringong Falls. The walk follows the Budderoo Fire trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right. Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek. Follow the creek along to the falls. Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

19 Aug, Sun Little Forest Plateau
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJoin in on Illawarra’s annual excursion to the Little Forest Plateau section of Morton NP. Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point and Ngaityung Falls. The easiest way to enjoy the vista of the Budawang Ranges – a wilderness experience. Some scratchy sections.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S and Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

21 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Kangaroo River Fire trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Kangaroo River Fire trail leads from Tallowa Dam Road down to Lake Yarungah. The fire trail winds through forest with beautiful ferns and interesting rock formations to a lovely lunch place on the banks of Lake Yarungah. Return by the same route. Rough fire trail and fallen trees.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View

28 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Ahearn’s Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAherns Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlights Track. Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Aherns Lookout. This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified. Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

3-11 Sep, Mon-Tue Gems West of the Mountains
Grade:3/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) Based at Lithgow and Rylstone we shall spend 9 days pagoda hopping and exploring some very interesting and scenic locations. Caravan, cabin, motel or camp. Evans Crown, Gouches Crater, Hassans Walls, Deep Pass, BlackFellows Hands, Blackmans Crown, Dunns Swamps Pagodas and Ferntree Gully Nature Reserve. All of the walks are short possibly 4km or less but you will need to be agile, enjoy exploring. Climbing and scrambling, can be some exposure at heights.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP Limit: 12. View

4 Sep, Tue 8:02AM Milsons Point to Wollstonecraft
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Sydney Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Train to Milsons Point Station, walk around Lavender Bay, Balls Head and Berry Island to Wollstonecraft Station. Even walk, few rocks and up and down bush track. Limit: 12. View

5 Sep - 7 Oct, Wed-Sun Slovenia and Croatia Hiking and Cycling
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) A trip to Slovenia and Croatia from 5 Sept to 7 Oct 2018. Need to be able to do the entire trip and to carry a 10-12 kg pack for 5 days in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, staying in hotels and mountain huts. This hike commences and finishes in Bled and is medium difficulty involving a 11 km, 620 mtr ascent; 10.5km, 1100mtr ascent; 11km, 700 mtr descent; 8.5km, 340mtr ascent and a 18ks, 1200m descent. There are two cycles. The first one is from Ljubljana in Slovenia to Porec in northern Croatia. Cycling for 9 days with daily distances from 35ksm to 57km. The second cycle is in the islands of Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic. It is a cruise and cycle covering 5 islands with cycling distances between 21km and 45km, difficulty grade 2 to grade 4. For itinerary and further information contact Adrian Jones. View

11 Sep, Tue 9:30AM The Boxvale Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Pamela W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit walk which includes the Old Tramway Track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Rough tracks, creek crossings, slippery rocks and some steep sections.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

18 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Griffith Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Griffiths Walk is a circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland. A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast. There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. Best Walk: Griffiths Trail Loop Walk View

21-27 Sep, Fri-Thu Mid North Coast Paddle Week
Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Updated Details) Day paddles on lakes and rivers in the Forster area. Led by local paddler John Thorn; organised by Helen Moody. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Based at camp site. Day paddles 21/9 to 27/9, plus rest day. Travel days 20/9 & 28/9. These paddling events are very popular and book out quickly. Expressions of interest to Helen by email. M​ake own accommodation arrangements. ​Camp site will require a non-refundable deposit of one night’s accommodation. ​Experienced paddlers with sit in kayaks only. Spray skirts compulsory on open water at leader’s discretion. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 25. View

25 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Red Rocks Trig
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRed Rocks Nature Reserve is on the top of Mt Camberwarra. A rough fire trail leads out to a trig point overlooking Kangaroo Valley. On the return a side track leads out to Brown Mountain Lookout over the coast. Aboriginal rubbings are seen on both tracks. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, slippery after rain.
Location: Red Rocks NR
Map: Berry 90283N Limit: 20. View

2 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Old Argyle Rd
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  625m Southern Highlands Branch
John A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOld Argyle Road. This is a circuit walk along Old Argyle Road into Penrose State Forest. Circle back through the forest crossing the upper reaches of Paddy's River to return to Old Argyle Road. Rough track, deep creek crossings need sandals, crocs etc.
Location: Penrose State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

9 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Beasleys Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
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

16 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Flying Fox and Cooks Nose
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFlying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley. The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout a wonderful lunch spot. On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views. Rough track often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

19-22 Oct, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (17:00PM) Bushwalkers Resort full pack walk
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  800m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFull pack walk to the famed and remote “bushwalkers resort” in the rugged upper Kowmung River. Then two wonderful days to chill out at the best bush campsite in the Blue Mountains with nice side trips. The final day is a walk back up the hill to the cars (sigh!). A "resort" but still a solid full pack walk to get there and back. Mostly off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View

20-21 Oct, Sat-Sun Bushwalking NSW Annual Bush Camp
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMeet old friends and new at our Annual Bush Camp. Lead or join walks, canyons, or training sessions. Enjoy our Saturday fireside barbeque and Sunday morning AGM. Book your campsite and save the date in your club's calendar now!
Location: Bungonia Campground and National Park View

23 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
John A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic Track. Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment. Wild flowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Steep rough track slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

5-10 Nov, Mon-Sat Western Snowy Mountains 2018
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.ADVANCE NOTICE - Group 1 - Arrive Mon 5th Nov, depart Sat 10th. These dates for those who have not been on the trip before or it’s a long time since you’ve been - the usual series of walks. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts and northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Day walks and exploring the region while learning about Snowy Hydro Scheme, Hume and Hovell and the impact of wild horses. Own transport or find a buddy. Will be some dirt road driving to walks. Contact leader for more detail. Limit: 16. View

6 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Mt Jellore
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt Jellore is an outstanding landmark in the Southern Highlands. The walk follows a fire trail through private property to Mt Jellore. The final 150 metres are very steep and give access to a trig point. A little further on there are spectacular views. Return by the same route. Very steep and rough track, unfenced lookout.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Mittagong 89292S and Hilltop Limit: 20. View

8-19 Nov, Thu-Mon Edwards River
Length 200km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Fully Booked) Paddling the full length of the Edwards River. The Edwards is an annabranch of the Murray starting at Picnic Point and rejoining the Murray 60km down stream of Swan Hill. Camping out of the kayaks/canoes. The pace is easy but paddlers need to be able to pack and camp out of their kayaks for up to 5 days and there will be number of weirs to portage. Snags in the river and weirs to portage. PFDs compulsory.
Location: Murray Valley NP Limit: 12. View

10-15 Nov, Sat-Thu Western Snowy Mountains 2018
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.ADVANCE NOTICE - Group 2 - Arrive Sat 10th Nov, depart Thur 15th. These dates for those who have been on the trip before - a series of walks we have not normally done. It’s the 21st anniversary trip to the western slopes of the Snowy Mts and northern Kosciuszko NP. Camp or cabin at caravan park. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Limit: 16. View

20 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Mt Alexandra Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt Alexander Circuit - Red Track. This walk follows the track through forest, along creeks and beneath the M5 Motorway. The Nattai River and Gibbergunyah Creek are crossed on the way. There are views and waterfalls along the route. Rough track, steep steps, slippery rocks and 4 creek crossings.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

3-9 Dec, Mon (08:00AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Kosciuszko full pack walk
Grade:4/6 Length 80km  1,500m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis year we move north of Kiandra on the Australian Alps Walking Track, visiting some great areas and staying near more terrific Koscie huts. We stay two nights near the lovely Oldfields Hut and a climb of Mt Bimberi (highest mountain in the ACT) is then an option for us. A full pack walk requiring tents, food, and good gear as the weather can be extreme (and often is). Six nights out with the last spent near cars at Blue Waterholes.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View


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