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1-2 Sep, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Colo Meroo overnight walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  600m Sydney Branch
Kris M.
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)(Changed Transport Details) Starting from the trackhead on Sams Way in Mt Lagoon, we will follow Mailes Ridge down to the Colo River for an overnight camp at the Meroo Campground. Spectacular views of the river and Wollemi NP. The final descent is steep, rocky and uneven, but worth it! Some undulations and rocky sections with a final steep uneven climb down to the campground.
Location: Colo River
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 10. View

1 Sep, Sat 9:59AM Doonside – Nurragingy Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, tracks, parks, nice bush. Return to Doonside Station for train to city / Blacktown (coffee stop). View

1 Sep, Sat 7:30AM Perrys Lookdown to Pierces Pass
Grade:5/6 Length 22km  1,300m Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Perrys Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest - Grose River - Hungerford Track - Pierces Pass Picnic Area - return.  A strong and picturesque walk, with two big ascents of around 600m: Pierces Pass late morning and the burn up Perrys Lookdown to finish. Reasonable track, river crossing (we usually get over OK on the rocks). Joint walk with SBW.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 7. View

1 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Six Foot Track
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  300m 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)Stage 2 of the entire Six Foot Track, meandering down to the Coxs River before returning the same way.
Location: Megalong Limit: 12. View

2 Sep, Sun 1:00PM Alex Colley Symposium 2018
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Speaker: Andy Macqueen. Speach title: Re-Imagining Wilderness: Finding Soul in a Dystopian World. Andy will present challenging ideas about perceptions of wilderness, and how the road ahead should be tackled. Following Andy’s talk, delicious complimentary food and drink will be provided, as part of the Colong Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Register here. View

2 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Rusden-Florance Head Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 14km Milton Branch
Bob B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Bob and Celia Black. Walk to Rusden Head, then follow cliffline (rough track) all the way around to Florance Head, visiting Jindelara Falls enroute. Optional excursions down the two South-West passes.
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

3 Sep, Mon 9:35AM Centennial Glen & Porters Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  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.Fort Rock, Centennial Glen, Fairy Grotto, Colliers Causeway, Porters Pass. Old tracks require sustained concentration, creek crossings, rock scrambling, muddy sections.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

3-11 Sep, Mon-Tue Gems west of the mountains
Grade:4/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(Nearly 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

3 Sep, Mon North Narrabeen to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 17km Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMostly beach walking North Narrabeen to Dee Why, some bushtracks and footpaths. Minimal climbs. Good views. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney View

4 Sep, Tue 8:53AM Brisbane Water NP
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Led by Jim Ward / Shirley Hillier. Walk to Pindar Cave, long steep climb at start, steps other steep sections, rough & rocky bush tracks (wet & muddy at times). Return to Wondabyne Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

4 Sep, Tue 11:36AM Galston – Fagan Park – Galston
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets then explore Fagan Park. Possible short bushwalk/s in Carrs Bush. Ups and downs, steps. Bus return to Castle Hill Interchange, then choice of buses to Pennant Hills / Beecroft / Macquarie Park / Parramatta / Blacktown / city. Coffee at Galston / Castle Hill (depending on bus time). 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, Wed 9:00AM Little Forest Farm Wander
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Barry & Penny Tomkinson. Explore the fields and hills of the Little Valley around Duckpond, and saunter along the twists and turns of the Yackungarrah Creek. Coffee after at Penny and Barry’s.
Map: Milton 89272N 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

6 Sep, Thu 10:36AM Kincumba Mountain Reserve
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.Rough tracks, climbs, rocks, views, tall forest. Climb to Honeymans Rock, continue via Yanina Cave and track to Colin Watters Lookout and Nyari Lookout. Descend to Bronzewing Drive Exit and Erina Fair. Bus return to Gosford, train return to city. View

7 Sep, Fri 9:55AM Ikara Head
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Ikara Head and Girraween Cave. Rough track.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

7 Sep, Fri Newnes Galleries
Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, explore the area to the east and north east, which I named on a previous walk Newnes Galleries. Return the same way. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory. 6M.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

8 Sep, Sat 10:00AM Chasing the waratahs
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Jointly led by Kevin Cliffe and Esther Chow. No need to contact leaders but be on time because we won't wait. The majestic Waratah flowers were spotted by bushwalkers last Sunday at this track. We should be able to see the beautiful red Waratah flowers as well as other wildflowers on this bushwalk from Woy Woy to Pearl Beach. This walk has fantastic views too. We will get taxis to start of bushwalk to avoid a boring 4km street walk. At the end of walk at Pearl Beach, we can have takeaway fish & chips or a picnic on the beach. Bring money(small denomination), snacks, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Slippery sections
Location: Brisbane Waters
Map: Brisbane Waters Limit: 12. View

8 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Conimbla NP
Lachlan Valley Branch
Graeme and Liz 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)2 walks will run concurrently on the day and walkers can choose which to join, meeting up again in the afternoon. Ironbark Track, Medium, 4 kms, leader Merran Cannon OR Ironbark Track to Cherry Creek and return via the fire trail, Hard, 9kms, leaders Graeme and Liz MacRaild. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. We spend lots of time watching birds and spiders. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. 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

8 Sep, Sat 9:44AM South Cronulla Peninsula
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Updated Details) Gunnamatta Bay - Darouk Park - Oak Park - Shelley Beach - Cronulla. Streets, parks, ups and downs, steps. Train return to city. View

8 Sep, Sat The Citadel
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis unique but unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be protected for future generations. Leave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive another to GR 249 322 on the plateau. Walk southwards close to the rim of the escarpment all the way to Ultimate View and The Citadel; then to the Citadel Point at GR 255 301. Use a known pass to descend to the first car. Scrambling and exposure. 5M
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

9 Sep, Sun Audley Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circuit walk from Loftus to Heathcote via Temptation Creek, Audley, Head of Navigation. A nice part of the Royal and public transport friendly. This is the first in a series of joint walks with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong, so come along and meet some of the BWtG gang.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 16. View

9 Sep, Sun 8:30AM 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.Co-led by Kevin Cliffe and Esther Chow. No need to contact leaders but be on time because we won't wait.  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. Walk  starts from Greenwich Point 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

9 Sep, Sun 9:00AM Picnic at Pickering Point
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Bhundoo Cottages walk upstream along the Clyde to where Dead Mans 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

10 Sep, Mon 9:29AM Medlow Bath to Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Wonderland Track, Great Blue Mountains Trail, Mermaids Cave. Mostly fire trail and road. Steep down to Mermaids Cave.
Location: Medlow Bath Limit: 20. View

11 Sep, Tue 9:28AM Mount Annan Botanic Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A circuit walk of surrounding areas & gardens via roads & tracks, hilly sections. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to Macarthur & Campbelltown Stations. 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

11 Sep, Tue 10:51AM Wollongong Botanic Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 5km 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.Ramble through Wollongong Botanic Garden, ups & downs. Bus return to North Wollongong, train to city. 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

12 Sep, Wed 8:35AM Patonga to Woy Woy
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m 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.Steep tracks, rocky, slippery creek crossings. Start along the shoreline at Patonga and walk in beautiful bushland in Brisbane Water National Park. Finish at Woy Woy Station. http://wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/brisbane-water-national-park/patonga-to-woy-woy.html
Location: Brisbane Water NP View

12 Sep, Wed 9:00AM South Pacific Heathland Reserve
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe South Pacific Heathland Reserve is a 14 hectare flora and fauna reserve on the cliffs above the rock platform between Rennies Beach and Racecourse Beach at the southern end of Ulladulla. As the southern limit of Sydney sandstone region it is a special place because of its diversity of local flora, birdlife, and spectacular heathland and panoramic coastal views. Whales may be seen from the viewing platforms during their migration seasons. The main feature is the Chris Humphries Nature Walk - an easy two kilometre walk on a gently undulating track. Nick de Jong has recently published a book detailing the fauna and flora to be found on the reserve and he will be accompanying us to share his extensive knowledge of the area. Coffee afterwards at the mysterious Mayan! View

13 Sep, Thu 7:48AM The Seven Creeks Way
Grade:3/6 Length 10km 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.Walk Map. Good track, flowering plants and wildlife to Stokes Creek and return.
Location: Dharawal NP
Map: Appin 90291S View

13 Sep, Thu 6:00PM The Murray-Darling: A Web of Rivers, Wetlands & Flood Plains
Branch
Janine K.
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.The Murray-Darling Basin is a vast, complex and sensitive ecosystem that stretches from NSW to Queensland to South Australia. Its floodplains and wetlands provide some of the most important habitat for Australia’s waterbirds. These internationally significant wetlands are protected under the Ramsar Convention, a global treaty for the protection of migratory birds. However since the 1980s many of these important wetlands have seriously declined as a result of water over-extraction and altered flood regimes. Waterbird numbers have plummeted. Yet hope came with the flooding rains of 2010 and 2011 and gave a welcome reprieve for waterbird numbers. How can the Murray–Darling Basin be restored to health again? View

14 Sep, Fri 9:35AM Baltzer Lookout
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.Burramoko Ridge to Baltzer Lookout and views of Grose Valley and Hanging Rock. Mostly fire trail. May encounter cars up to the gate and bicycles on the trail. Possibility of doing the steep rough section for closer view of Hanging Rock.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. View

14 Sep, Fri Pagoda Spurs and Ravines south of Point Hatteras
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Point Hatteras Trail to GR 250 330; walk east100m, then turn south and explore the first spur to its end at GR 251 328; descend into the gorge to the east and walk up it to its end at GR 251 332. From here, move east and explore the second spur to its end at around GR 253 328. Walk NE, cross another ravine and attempt to gain a high point on the cliff edge at GR 255 330. Walk N from here to GR 255 333 above the W-E running gully; walk above the gully W to the trail. Re-connect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 5M.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

15 Sep, Sat Ben Bullen SF
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  350m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGreat Dividing Range in Ben Bullen SF – Neubecks Valley – Snake Ridge – Hermit Lodge – Neubecks Valley. Return to cars on GDR.. Another nice walk in pagoda country. Fire trail, track, off-track, steep descent with loose surface, mild scrub.
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

15 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Braeside Walk & Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDelightful mountain scenery whatever the weather.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 12. View

15 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Cromer to Oxford Falls
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Walk with plant ID. 3.5 hours. 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

15 Sep, Sat 10:33AM Parramatta to Westmead
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Updated Details) Ramble through Parramatta Park to Cumberland Hospital Wisteria Gardens. Note: As the Fete is cancelled in 2018, please bring your lunch. Train return from Westmead. View

15 Sep, Sat 10:30AM Sandy Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 6km Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk the Sandy Creek loop track. Steps, rough track, creek crossings.
Location: Bournda NP
Map: Wolumla 88242N Limit: 12. Best Walk: Amphitheatre Creek View

16 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Culburra & Wollumboola Lake
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk in two parts. First a 7.3km circuit around Orient Point via the ruined Crookhaven Lighthouse and Crookhaven Delta. Than a short drive before a 5.2km circuit via Wollumboola Lake, Penguin Head Lookout and Culburra Beach. Fabulous, varied views, many birds. Opportunity for Wednesday walkers to do first section only.
Map: Crookhaven 90282S and Nowra 90283S View

16 Sep, Sun 9:30AM Waterways of the Illawarra 4: Stanwell Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  280m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore Stanwell Creek from the mouth at Stanwell Park Beach into the rainforest and under the viaduct to the Wodi Wodi Track. Side trip up Mt Mitchell to look down on the route. Proceed to Stanwell Park Station and through the village back to the start. Steep track may be slippery. Scrambling over boulders not good for bad knees or in wet weather.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 15. View

16 Sep, Sun World Tour of Avalon
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  380m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is an annual event and not your normal suburban walk because it includes rock hopping, a cave investigation, off-track walking, 3 beaches, two nature reserves, a bat colony and both the Pittwater and Tasman Sea shorelines. Most of the walk is in the bush away from roads. Map: Mona Vale or a local street directory.
Map: Mona Vale 91301S View

17 Sep, Mon 12:15PM Murray-Darling in Crisis
Branch
Janine K.
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.How can the rivers, wetlands and flood plains of the Murray-Darling Basin be restored to health? How can water be retained to ensure the river continues to flow through the driest continent on Earth? What must be done to end the illegal extraction of water? How can this life blood of the nation be saved into the future? Examine the controversy surrounding the illegal extraction of water from the Murray Darling Basin. View

17 Sep, Mon 9:03AM North Lawson Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Echo Bluff, Frederica Falls, North Lawson Trail, Lawson Swamp and Sunset Rock. Fire trail with loose surface. Sections of rough steep track.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

18 Sep, Tue 9:00AM Basin View to Huskisson Bike (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

18 Sep, Tue Cycle the M7
Grade:3/6 Length 50km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling trip(Date Changed) Approx 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

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

18 Sep, Tue 9:13AM Manly Dam
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A circular walk around the dam & return to Manly Vale. Moderate pace. Steep sections, steps, rough & rocky bush tracks, slippery surfaces, fire trails. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. B-Line bus return to city. View

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

18 Sep, Tue 8:00AM Wattamolla to Little Marley
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Photographic walk from Wattamolla north along one of the best cliff lines possible.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

19 Sep, Wed 9:00AM Black Ridge
Length 5km Lachlan Valley Branch
Merran C.
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)60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Meet at 9am at Bushmans Dam. Medium, 5 kilometres. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. We spend lots of time watching birds and spiders. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. Best Walk: Black Range View

19 Sep, Wed 9:00AM One Track For All
Grade:1/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.One Track for All from Ulladulla, coffee in Ulladulla.
Map: Milton 89272N Best Walk: Ulladulla 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

20 Sep, Thu 6:00PM Henry Gold’s Photography
Branch
Janine K.
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.Protecting Australia’s wild and beautiful landscapes. Henry Gold is one of Australia’s foremost landscape photographers. His work has covered the Greater Blue Mountains, Kakadu, the NSW rainforests, the Snowy Mountains and Central Australia. Some even say it was his photographic masterpieces that were the final ‘clinch’ for World Heritage listing the Greater Blue Mountains in NSW in 2000. His role as the Honorary Photographer of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness began soon after Milo Dunphy convened a meeting of fifty conservation groups to prevent limestone mining near Mount Colong in the southern Blue Mountains in 1968. It was a desperate fight against the largest cement company in the world. New creative campaign tools were needed. Henry shot the image for the classic campaign brochure “Quarrying Valuable Scenery” that helped save the Colong Caves. This year the Colong Foundation for Wilderness celebrates its 50thAnniversary and the role that Henry Gold’s breathtakingly beautiful photographs have played in protecting Australia’s wild and beautiful places. Henry Gold continues to inspire many to love and protect Australia’s wilderness such as the superb pagoda wonderland known as the Gardens of Stone near Lithgow, still under threat from unrestrained longwall mining. View

20 Sep, Thu 10:30AM Little Wobby
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A steady pace must be kept up as there is only one return Ferry from Little Wobby in the afternoon. The walk takes us along the Hawkesbury River with interesting rock formations on our left. After lunch it is along a bush path back to Little Wobby to catch the ferry to Brooklyn, and coffee (if there is time), then train return to city. View

20-28 Sep, Thu-Fri 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. Campsite 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

22 Sep, Sat 10:04AM Lake Parramatta
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets then bushwalk around Lake Parramatta. Ups and downs, steps, rough tracks, creek crossing. Bus return to Parramatta, train return to city. View

22 Sep, Sat 10:20AM Wild Flowers walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  450m Sydney Branch
Kevin C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds south, through the Brisbane Water National Park. The walk crosses some long rock flats and climbs to the top of Scopas Peak, providing views spanning right across the park. The walk then continues down to Wondabyne station.  Jointly led by Kevin Cliffe and Esther Chow. No need to contact but email RSVP appreciated. We shall see helps of wild flowers. Take train to Gosford Station. Meet at taxi rank at 10:20am. Share a taxi to Girrakool Picnic Grounds. Bring money (small denominations), snacks, water and lunch. Slippery sections. Creek crossing.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Brisbane Waters Limit: 12. View

23 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Blacks Waterhole Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStarting at Steamers Beach car park and possible visits to Kittys Beach, Blacks Harbour, Corrangamite, Brooks Lookout and Steamers Beach. Meet leader at car park at entrance to Booderee National Park.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

23 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Wodi Wodi Track Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Illawarra Branch
Sam G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStanwell Pk - Wodi Wodi Track - Stanwell Ck - Mt Mitchell and return via Grand Pacific Walk. Cliff edges. All on track but some of the track is in poor repair. A scramble down to Stanwell Ck may be required. This is a joint activity with Bushwalk the 'Gong.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 8. View

24 Sep, Mon 9:55PM Engineers Cascade and Berghofers Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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.Pulpit Rock, Engineers Cascade then cross Highway and take Mt York Rd to Berghofers Pass. Down and back up Berghofers Pass. Return to Mt Vic Station. Small ladder and eroded steps to Engineers Cascade.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Hartley 89304N and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. View

24 Sep, Mon 9:37AM Wombat walks
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m Sydney Branch
Theo H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will walk via Bee Farm Rd to Wiggens Track then following Sassafras Creek to Glenbrook Creek. Morning tea at the junction. We then continue along the creek to Perch Pond and turn north to follow Magdala Creek to Springwood. Level variation. Easy pace. Some steep sections, creek crossings, many ups and downs.
Map: 9030-IV-S Limit: 8. View

25 Sep, Tue 10:52AM Barrenjoey
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Steep steps, great views, uneven path. Walk up Barrenjoey for lunch and return to bus / coffee. View

25 Sep, Tue 10:33AM Parramatta Park & Lake
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Parramatta Park, then via streets to Lake Parramatta Reserve for a circuit walk on bush tracks with creek crossings, rough tracks, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Parramatta Station. 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 9:05AM Gordon to Roseville
Length 12km  120m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Blackbutt Creek, Lane Cove River Park, Great North Walk, Symons Track to Crimson Hill (former UTS site), then a short and steep off-track section to Sugarbag Creek. Then to Roseville Station via Loyal Henry Park. View

26 Sep, Wed 6:00PM NPA Environmental Book Club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The book for discussion is Where Song Began by Tim Low, an authoritative tale that challenges the orthodoxy of the origins of Australian birds. View

26 Sep, Wed 8:00PM 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.The Powerful Owl Project is a citizen science project that allows 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 learnt about urban Powerful Owls in the last seven years, and what we can do to help keep them in our urban environment. View

27 Sep, Thu 10:00AM Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?
Branch
Janine K.
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.Why are so many opposed to the Adani Carmichael mine in Queensland? How does it threatened the Great Barrier Reef? Why must this largest living structure on the planet be saved? View

27 Sep, Thu 9:46AM Little Wobby
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Jointly led by James Moule and Esther Chow. Meet on platform at Hawkesbury River Station. Take ferry from Brooklyn to Little Wobby. Explore Pacific Trail and Horseshoe Trail. Should see lots of wildflowers. Return to Brooklyn by ferry in the afternoon. Bring exact fare for  ferry (return fare is adult $15.40 and $7.80 for seniors), lunch, drinks and snacks. Slippery sections.
Location: Hawkesbury River
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 8. View

27 Sep, Thu 9:52AM Wondabyne Wildflowers
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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 Wondabyne Station up steep track then along fire trail to see wildflowers and orchids. Return to Wondabyne Station for train to city. View

28 Sep, Fri 9:11AM Wentworth Falls to Kings Tableland
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Wentworth Falls, Darwin’s Walk, Echo Point, Kings Tableland. Slippery creek crossing, steps. View

29-30 Sep, Sat-Sun Blue Gum Forest
Branch
David.S
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)Overnight walk in the Blue Gum Forest with camping at Acacia Flat. We'll be carrying our tents, food and water. This is a great first overnight walk for beginners, and a lovely place to explore for those more familiar with long hikes.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

29 Sep, Sat 10:37AM Huntleys Point – Tennyson Point
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn 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.Lots of river views. Mostly on well formed tracks and paths, mostly flat, though a couple of short steep sections which we will take at a very slow pace. Some street and reserve walking, ups and downs, quite a few steps. Some uneven and unsealed sections which could be slippery and muddy after rain. Bus return to city. View

29 Sep, Sat Mount Kembla History walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk cover various points of interest - Miners Memorial Pathway, Old Mount Kembla Mine Site, Windy Gully, Kerosene Works Site, Soldiers and Miners Church. Will describe the history of these points of interest. Bring morning tea and lunch. Some off-track scrambling.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 8. View

29 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Ruined Castle
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  670m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeisurely pace to the top of the Ruined Castle, with the temptation to wander further in search of waratahs.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. 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 fire trails and tracks. Our base is a very comfortable camp cave overlooking Mt Talaterang with water only metres away so you won't need a tent! Rock scrambling and off-track walking in parts.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 15. View

30 Sep, Sun Litte Forest Plateau
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Updated Details) Join 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. Best Walk: Mt Bushwalker View

30 Sep, Sun 6:00AM Monolith Valley
Grade:5/6 Length 17km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.From Long Gully car park ascend via Kaliana Ridge, follow track west around Castle base and ascend to Castle Saddle. Follow track to enter Monolith Valley via Nibelung Pass. Chain ascent to explore the valley – Natural Arch, Green Room and lunch at Seven Gods Pinnacles with spectacular views. Return same route.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 8. Best Walk: Monolith Valley View

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