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1 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Cremorne Point to Mosman
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.Level ramble Cremorne Point to Mosman. View

2 Aug, Thu 9:45AM Kingsford to Botany Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) fcabela
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Kingsford - Daceyville - Pagewood - Botany - Botany Bay. See the mosaic honouring Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, after whom the suburb is named. Mostly flat suburban walking, crossing several parks. A few steps. Great views of Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany from the Penrhyn Estuary Lookout. Bus return to city after coffee at Croquembouche, Botany. View

2 Aug, Thu 9:30AM Milton rainforest walk
Grade:2/6 Length 2km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVery short but interesting walk through a remnant of old rainforest. Coffee at Milk Haus out along Croobyar Road, Milton on return.
Map: Milton 89272N 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

3 Aug, Fri 9:35AM Six Foot Track
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  600m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPart of the Six Foot Track from Megalong Road to Bowtells Swing Bridge on Coxs River. Bring a torch just in case.
Map: Hampton 89304S Limit: 15. View

4 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Meryla Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  350m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Meryla Road down Meryla Pass (an old access road linking Moss Vale and Kangaroo Valley) stopping at Griffins Farm and on to Yarrunga Creek and return. Good views of forests and gorges towards Kangaroo Valley.  
Location: Morton NP Limit: 16. View

4 Aug, Sat 1:00PM Mount Bushwalker
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Bushwalker car park walk to Mt Bushwalker possibly exploring Gaolhouse Pass enroute. Some of the best views in the Budawangs, and no hills to climb!
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

4 Aug, Sat 9:19AM The Ponds Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8.5km 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.Carlingford - Rydalmere. Walk along streets, parks, reserves, tracks, bush, ups & downs, steps. May be muddy / slippery after rain. Coffee at Rydalmere, bus to city. View

5 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Berrara Creek Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk from North Bendalong to Berrara, including creek, waterfall, forest and Monument Beach.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

6 Aug, Mon 8:55AM Springwood to Blaxland
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.Springwood to Blaxland via Bunyan Lookout. Magdala Creek, Kings Link Trail, Bunyan Lookout then follow ridge north of Saint Helena Gully to Ross Cres, Blaxland. Creek crossings. Some steep and rough sections.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

7 Aug, Tue 10:25AM Chipping Norton Lakes to Liverpool
Grade:1/6 Length 7km 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, parks, cycleway, water views. Walk or bus return to Liverpool Station. 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 | An activity 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)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

8 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Paddington to Kings Cross
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.Level ramble Paddington to Kings Cross. View

8 Aug, Wed 9:49AM Pulpit Rock at Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk part of Hat Hill Rd then down to Pulpit Rock and onto bush track along the cliff and back to Blackheath through Popes Glen. Some road walking, bush tracks, some rough, some muddy, 1 creek crossing, steps up and down, beautiful views. View

8 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Yatte Yattah NR
Grade:3/6 Length 2km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn opportunity to stroll with local native plant expert David Bland and Landcarers through this stunning remnant rainforest. View

9 Aug, Thu 10:25AM Murrua Track
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.Short street walk, then easy bush tracks with ups & downs. Hopefully lots of wildflowers. Bus return to Turramurra, train return to city.
Location: Kur-ring-gai NP View

10 Aug, Fri 8:30AM Pippas Pass to Duck Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  180m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pippas Pass then down to Glenbrook Creek and head downstream. Exit at the Duck Hole. Some steep sections. Overgrown and rocky.
Location: Blaxland
Map: Springwood 90304S and Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

10 Aug, Fri Theseus Slot and Ariadne Thread
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road and make our way up Minotaur Lair Gully. Pass through Minotaur Lair, then turn north and climb up the tributary creek to about GR 421 234. Explore the many slots of The Labyrinth, moving westwards, until about GR 415 233. Exit via Minotaur Lair Gully. The exact route will depend on how we go and may include Ariadne Thread. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

11 Aug, Sat 10:10AM Cremorne to Taronga Zoo Wharf
Grade:2/6 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 along streets, paths, water views, steps, ups & downs. Ferry return to city from Taronga Zoo Wharf. 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 longPantoneys 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

12 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Bushwalker Track Working Bee
Length 7km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Barry Tomkinson & NPWS. Tasks to be carried during out the day under the guidance of NPWS staff. Morning tea and lunch will be eaten on the track and we will regroup at about 2:30pm for afternoon tea at the car park.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

12 Aug, Sun Cronulla to Fox Studios
Grade:3/6 Length 62km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripApproximately 62 kms return, Cronulla to Fox Studios return, mainly flat riding. Combination of cycle paths and cycle road lanes. Some traffic, but mostly quiet streets. Must be confident riding on roads. Bring picnic lunch or buy lunch at Fox Studios. Markets at Fox Studios may be open so bring your pannier bags if you want to shop for some treats. Bring water and sun cream. No helmet - no go! Combined activity with Sutherland Bushwalking Club, National Parks Association, Bush Club and St George Bicycle User Group. View

12 Aug, Sun McCarrs Creek to Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mc Carrs Creek to Narrabeen. We walk up McCarrs Creek to the waterfall, then up the Wirreander Creek Valley to Ingleside to cross to the Caleyi Trail and the Deep Creek Valley and then to Narrabeen Lagoon.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP and Garigal NP
Map: Mona Vale 91301S View

12 Aug, Sun 10:00AM Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Transverse
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWith plant ID. BYO lunch. View

12 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Waterways of the Illawarra 3: Collins Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  100m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOur third creek exploration from the mouth to the escarpment, walking on paths, roads and through parkland. Collins Creek has been extensively modified and redirected through the suburb of Woonona, but we can still trace its path through various stages of urban development. Possible overgrown and boggy sections.
Location: Wollongong
Map: Bulli 90292N 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

14 Aug, Tue 10:22AM Greystanes to Central Gardens
Grade:1/6 Length 7km 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.Greystanes - Viaduct - Lower Prospect Canal Park - Central Gardens. Walk along streets, cycleways, parks, ups & downs, historic viaduct, nice bush. Time to explore the impressive Central Gardens. Bus to Parramatta, train to city. View

15 Aug, Wed 10:19AM Cabarita Wharf to Concord
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 Cabarita Wharf to Concord. View

15 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Giriwa Bagan Walking Trail, Burrill Lake
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Barry & Penny Tomkinson. New cultural walk on shores of Burrill Lake. 4 kms with new interpretive signs. Hopefully to be led by NPWS Ranger.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

16 Aug, Thu 9:09AM Edgecliff to Circular Quay
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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.Through Rushcutters Bay then up the first of many steps to Kings Cross. On to Bears Park, past the Koi Pond and Elizabeth Bay House, through Embarkation Park then on to Circular Quay through the Botanical Gardens. Many steps throughout the day - both up and down. View

17 Aug, Fri Woolpack Gap, Alcatraz and Liberty Gully
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNumbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east to enter Woolpack Gap. Next, walk around Woolpack Rock and climb the Watch Tower Spur to the west of it. Follow it north west all the way to about GR 332 204, then walk west to the escarpment and descend into Liberty Gully. Visit Liberty Chamber before proceeding to climb the Alcatraz. From here, use Alcatraz Pass to get back to the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

18 Aug, Sat Airly Turret and the Clifftops to the East
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Leave one vehicle at Airly Mountain and drive to Airly Gap. Climb towards Airly Turret, approaching it from the west, then explore the turret and its slots. Continue east through dissected terrain of pagodas and ravines until we join the road which will take us down to the first car. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

18-19 Aug, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Hawkesbury River
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Kris M.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Paddling from Mooney Mooney up the Hawkesbury River to camp overnight at Marramarra. Partly open waters. Camping gear, food and drinking water to be carried in kayak. PFDs compulsory. Own kayak and some experience required. Limit: 8. View

18 Aug, Sat Kellys Creek Valley, Glenorie
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNeich Road - Fire Trail - Wild Flower Ridge - Kellys Creek Valley - Mini Blue Gum Forest - Neich Road. This should be a very good wild flower walk and there is a nice stand of Blue Gums in Kellys Creek valley. Fire trail, track, off-track with mild scrub, minor scrambling.
Map: Wilberforce 90301N Limit: 12. View

18 Aug, Sat 8:22AM Taren Point to Cronulla
Grade:2/6 Length 7.6km  60m 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.Along Bate, Woolooware Bays, Georges River, Shell Point and Taren Point Shorebird Reserve. Map of walk. Good paths and parks.
Location: The Shire View

19 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Harbour Circle Walk Part 1
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This is Part 1 of a 60 km, four-day walk, circling Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour and Gladesville Bridges as its eastern and western points. This walk is co-led by Sheila Walker and Esther Chow. This is a magnificent walk focusing on the Harbour itself – the expanse of water, the bridges, islands, urban bushland and city skyline. The route winds along parts of the foreshore, into bays and on to headlands, through bush, along historic streets and over grand bridges. Part 1 starts from Circular Quay and finishes at Greenwich Wharf. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Some slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 12. 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

19 Aug, Sun 6:30AM The Castle
Grade:5/6 Length 17km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ascend via Kaliana Ridge, follow track west around base and ascend to Castle Saddle. Final climb to top, rope assisted. Traverse to eastern end for views over Byangee for lunch. Agility and a head for heights essential. Return via Meakins Pass.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N 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

21 Aug, Tue 10:00AM Kangaroo Valley
Grade:3/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripMountain bike ride led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on cycleways, quiet sealed and gravel roads through scenic Kangaroo Valley following the upper Kangaroo River. Lunch at Flatrock Pool and return same route.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View

21 Aug, Tue 10:08AM Lindfield Heritage and Swain Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 5km 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.Street walking to enjoy the Federation and Interwar homes of Lindfield, including Billy Hughes’ and Ethel Turner’s homes. Walk to Swain Gardens for lunch. Return by walking or bus, then train to city. View

22 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Blackheath Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  533m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Circuit walk. Blackheath Station, Neates Glen, Grand Canyon, Evans Lookout, Govetts Leap, Popes Glen, Blackheath. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. Best Walk: Govetts Leap View

22 Aug, Wed Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:4/6 Length 20km Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStart at locked gate on Kedumba Valley Road. Descend to Jamison Creek and then long ascent on Sublime Point Trail. Lots of ups and downs with numerous stairs towards Leura. Good fire trail walking with great 360° views taking in Mt Solitary, Kedumba Walls and the Three Sisters. Finish at Leura Cascades Car park.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

22 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Westmead to Parramatta
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.Level ramble Westmead to Parramatta. View

23 Aug, Thu 9:01AM Telopea to Dundas
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  90m 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.We will traverse Vineyard Creek Catchment through open vistas and closed native forests and cut through several blends of Coastal Enriched Sydney Sandstone Moist Forest, Coastal Sydney Sandstone Gallery Rainforest, Coastal Shale-Sandstone Forest and Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest looking for Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua). See Page 11 of this brochure. View

24-26 Aug, Fri-Sun Skyline Traverse in Bylong Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 36km Sydney Branch
YB
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStrictly limited numbers. Day 1: Set up shuffle. Walk from Growee Gulf to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 2: Walk from Painted Rock to south of Goat Mountain. Day 3: From south of Goat Mountain to Hefrons Gap. Complete shuffle. Further details tba. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Growee 89324S and Talooby 89324N Limit: 6. View

25 Aug, Sat 10:27AM Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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 along streets, tracks. Walk around Glenbrook Lagoon, mainly level to Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery. Train return to city. View

25 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Little Wobby Beach to Wondabyne Station
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The highlight of this walk is the superb displays of wild flowers which are always outstanding and the fantastic views from the Highway Ridge Walking Track. Also worth noting is the view from Mt Wondabyne and the beauty of Kariong Brook Waterfall.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

26 Aug, Sun 8:30AM Pretty Beach & Durras Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom NPWS Pretty Beach car park, ascend Durras Mtn along forest tracks. Descend to coast via the east trail and return via coast. Some rock – hopping. One of the best walks in the region! Note early start to beat the heat and leave time for leisurely lunch, swim/snorkel at Snake Bay.
Map: Kioloa 89261N View

28 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Ahearns 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

28 Aug, Tue 10:01AM Sylvan Grove Native Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 4km 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.Tracks, ups & downs, some steps, hopefully native flowers and orchids. Lovely bush. Bus return or walk to Panania, train to city. View

29 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Conjola Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExploratory ramble with local historian Barrie Wilford to explore some lesser known caves in the Conjola area. Coffee afterwards.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

29 Aug, Wed 9:37AM Springwood Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Lovely bush with a few creek crossings. View

31 Aug, Fri Cliff line below Mount Jamison-Mount Davidson
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNumbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk west, then north west to underneath the cliff line at GR 310 190, below Mount Jamison. From here, follow it north east all the way to Blue Rock Gap, exploring for overhangs, slots and more. Return to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 8. View

31 Aug, Fri 7:30AM Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  1,300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly follows the Great North Walk along Berowra Creek. A variety of track types are to be encountered. Note the distance and amount of climbing to be done. Bring a torch and extra food and water just in case.
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 15. View

2 Sep, Sun 8:00AM Harbour Circle Part 2
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  200m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This is Part 2 of a 60 km, four-day walk, circling Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour and Gladesville Bridges as its eastern and western points. This walk is co-led by Sheila Walker and Esther Chow. Part 2 starts from Greenwich Wharf to Woolwich Wharf. This is a magnificent walk focusing on the Harbour itself – the expanse of water, the bridges, islands, urban bushland and city skyline. The route winds along parts of the foreshore, into bays and on to headlands, through bush, along historic streets and over grand bridges. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Some slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Walk Coastal Sydney Limit: 12. 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 | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.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, Goochs 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 Southern Highlands 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, Wed 9:35AM Balmain East to White Bay
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.Ramble Balmain East to White Bay. Some hills. 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 | An activity 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 11km, 620m ascent; 10.5km, 1100m ascent; 11km, 700m descent; 8.5km, 340m ascent and a 18km, 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 35km 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

8 Sep, Sat Cycle the M7
Grade:3/6 Length 50km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripApprox 50 kms return, Casula to Rooty Hill return, cycle path all the way. Lunch at Rooty Hill Pub (Lone Pine Tavern). An enjoyable ride with some hills. Bring water and sun cream. No helmet - no go! Combined activity with Sutherland Bushwalking Club, National Parks Association, Bush Club and St George Bicycle User Group. View

8-9 Sep, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Kalianna Ridge to the Monolith Valley and return
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  800m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is one of our states classic walks featuring the spectacular and photogenic Monolith Valley which we will reach via the iconic Kalianna Ridge Track. Everywhere you look on this walk you'll be rewarded with unparalled views of some of our finest landforms! Tents not needed as we camp in the aptly named Sunrise cave. Steep track in some parts.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 12. 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

12 Sep, Wed 9:39AM Carlingford to Telopea
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.Downhill ramble Carlingford to Telopea. View

15-16 Sep, Sat (12:00PM)-Sun (16:00PM) Events at Ahimsa
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The events at ‘Ahimsa’ provides a rare opportunity to visit the property and learn more about its background. There is no charge to attend. The National Trust Marie Byles exhibition panels will be on display at ‘Ahimsa’ and tell the story of Marie’s extraordinary life and interests. The panels will be on display from 12 noon to 4pm on 15 and 16 September, and combined with a Sunday afternoon Spring wildflower walk in Pennant Hills Park organised by the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust followed by afternoon tea in the Hut of Happy Omen. 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

19 Sep, Wed 10:05AM Woy Woy area
Length 2km 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 Woy Woy area. View

21-27 Sep, Fri-Thu Mid North Coast Paddle Week
Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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

22 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Grass Tree Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe aptly named Grass Tree Circuit is full of variety and an abundance of wild flowers and as an added bonus on this trip we visit a large Aboriginal engravings site as a side trip. This alone is worth the entry price! Some rocky steep sections of track.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 15. 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

26 Sep, Wed 8:00PM People power in the Powerful Owl Project
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents. The Powerful Owl Project is a citizen science project that provides a conduit for the community to learn about and get involved with owl and habitat conservation actions in the urban environments. Project Officer Beth Mott will share what we have learned about urban Powerful Owls in the last seven years, and what we can do to help keep them in our urban environments
Location: Multi Purpose Centre 123 Flora St Sutherland(nearBelmont St) View

29 Sep - 1 Oct, Sat-Mon Rusden head to Pigeon House Mtn and return
Grade:4/6 Length 30km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.On this adventurous walk we will explore the upper pigeon house gorge and also do a daywalk to Pigeon House Mointain via rarely used firetrails and tracks. Our base is a very comfortable camp cave overlooking Mt Talaterang with water only metres away so you wont need a tent! Rock scrambling and off-track walking in parts
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 15. 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

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

20-21 Oct, Sat-Sun Bushwalking NSW Annual Bush Camp
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Camp | An activity 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

26-29 Oct, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (17:00PM) Bushwalkers Resort full pack walk
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  800m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity 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

30 Oct, Tue 8:02AM Balmain East to Circular Quay
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The first/last leg of the Harbour Circle Walk with short detours in Balmain, Pyrmont, and The Rocks/Barangaroo as time permits. Fully paved with plenty of steps, coffee stops, public amenities and a touch of Sydney’s history. No creek crossings, snakes or bunyips. Return from Circular Quay Station to catch 4.01pm train from Central. Paved paths, steps, coffee shops.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

3-4 Nov, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Lees Pinch to White Box Camp
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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)The Goulburn River is a delight to walk along with its grassy banks, colourful cliff lines and a good campsite at Spring Gully to welcome the weary walker! Also the bird and mammal life is quite diverse with many species worth searching out. This is quite an easy backpack suitable for someone new to overnight camping. A bit of off-track from the river to White Box Camp.
Location: Goulburn River NP
Map: Mount Misery 89333N and Killoe 89334S Limit: 15. 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 | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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 | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Paddling the full length (200km) 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 | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Neally fully booked) 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 Cascades Waterfall Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Walk 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: 14. Map: Robertson 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 | An activity 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

26-31 Dec, Wed (09:01AM)-Mon (16:00PM) The Snowys in summer
Grade:4/6 Length 70km  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 longAn interesting walk that takes in many huts and highlights of the Kosciuszko region. From our starting point at Mt Selwyn we travel via the following huts 4 Mile Dam, Broken Dam, Brooks, Mackeys, O'Keefes, Derschkos and Round Mountain. Camping near many of these as they offer shelter when the weather turns foul and good flat campsites. The highlight of the trip is climbing Mt Jagungal from Okeefes Hut, but the various frost hollow plains and what are usually spectacular floral displays are also worth coming along for! Contact leader for more details. Off-track walking in parts.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Jagungal 85251S, Old Adaminaby 86254N, Toolong Range 85251N, and Cabramurra 85262S Limit: 15. View

25-27 Jan, Fri (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Namadgi National Park, ACT
Grade:3/6 Length 25km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Namadgi National Park has some wonderful granite formations, frost hollow plains, indigenous art galleries and great walking tracks and from the very comfortable Honeysuckle Creek Campground we will explore as much as possible during these 3 days. The campsite has a decent sized shelter, electric bbqs, water and tables. Some rock scrambling amongst the granite.
Location: Namadgi NP Limit: 16. View

9-16 Feb, Sat (08:00AM)-Sat (16:00PM) Walls of Jerusalem NP, Tasmania
Grade:4/6 Length 60km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Walls of Jerusalem is probably my favourite walking area in Australia and on this trip we will travel via the Lake Rowallen entry point into this incredibly beautiful area and spend a couple of days exploring the various peaks, tarns, lakes and forests that this world heritage area has to offer. Then we will follow the lakes track past lakes Adelaide Meston and Junction to where we enter the Never Never region, taking this to Hartnett Falls. From here it's following the Overland Track past Bert Nichols Hut then diverging for a side trip to Pine Valley to explore the Labyrinth and climb the Acropolis and if time allows Mt Geryon. This is a walk you won't want to miss as we will discover a world of uncommon beauty, including masses of flowering herbs and shrubs, towering mountains worth climbing! Mostly on tracks with sections of open country off-track. Limit: 12. View

8-22 Aug, Thu (08:00AM)-Thu (09:00AM) Tanzania and Kenya national park tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) This remarkable journey is truly all encompassing, including the best safari and wildlife viewing in Kenya and Tanzania whilst returning at night to superb permanent tented camps and lodges. Including all the areas frequented by the migration on their annual route, you will have the best opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in the world. Some of  the highlights include...Tarangire and lake Manyara national parks,Ngororongoro Crater,the world famous Serengeti national park as well as the Masai Mara national reserve and Amboseli national park.With a wonderful variety of wildlife,village culture and adventure with some walking involved,this is a truly unforgettable experience.Contact the leader for full details. Limit: 12. Best Walk: Amphitheatre Creek View

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