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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.(NEW!!!) 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)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. 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 longOne Track for All from Ulladulla, coffee in Ulladulla.
Map: Milton 89272N 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 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.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.(NEW!!!) 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 long(NEW!!!) Stanwell 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.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 8. 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 long(NEW!!!) Stanwell 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 part of the The 'Gong walks.
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 9:52AM 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

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 long(NEW!!!) This 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 long(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. 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 longFrom 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. View

1 Oct, Mon 8:55AM Transit of Venus
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  285m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mabel Falls, Edith Falls, Hazel Falls, Burgess Falls, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls. Rough track in places.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

1-5 Oct, Mon (14:00PM)-Fri (16:00PM) Upper Blue Mountains Exploration
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore the Mount Victoria area with several 10-15k walks including Hartley, Mt York, Jenolan Caves, Newnes and Mt Tomah. Arrange own accommodation.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

2 Oct, Tue 11:35AM Bombo – Spring Creek Wetlands – Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 5km 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.(NEW!!!) Streets then explore Spring Creek Wetlands, then more streets to Kiama (ups and downs). Purchase fish and chips for lunch in Kiama (or bring your own lunch if preferred), then we may wander up to the Blowhole (weather permitting). Coffee in Kiama, train return to city. View

2 Oct, Tue 9:05AM Botany Bay
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.Walk from Rockdale Station to Sans Soucci via Kyeemagh, Brighton-Le-Sands, Sandringham, to Rocky Point. Moderate pace. At finish a bus to Kogarah Station. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Streets, pathways. View

2 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Mount Westmacott
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  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.Morning photographic walk. Photographic friendly sandstone country with lots of wildflowers.
Location: Heathcote NP Limit: 10. 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

2 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Tabourie circuit MTB
Grade:3/6 Length 25km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Cycle | A cycling tripFrom Tabourie South Car park follow forest trails to Blackbutt Road and thence to Princes Hwy south along Hwy (good wide shoulders here) to Meroo Point Road, to Meroo Point and north to Termeil Lake. Return to Hwy along Blackbutt Road, then into Lemon Tree Road and various tracks in the Termeil State Forest before returning to the car park. Contact leader essential.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

3 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Old Blotchy
Grade:1/6 Length 3km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.A short return walk on fire trail and footpad to view one of the very few enormous spotted gums (Corymbia Maculata) that escaped logging in the area in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. View

3 Oct, Wed 9:30AM Olympic Park to Rhodes
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble to Rhodes. View

4 Oct, Thu 10:59AM Norman Lindsay Gallery to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 6.5km 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.Norman Lindsay Gallery - Bushwalk - Faulconbridge - Buttenshaw Park - Springwood. Walk around grounds of gallery, bushtrack, ups & downs, then streets and parks. Hopefully the Wisteria will be in bloom in Buttenshaw Park. Train return to city from Springwood. View

5 Oct, Fri 9:55AM Mt Irvine
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  20m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVisit the Tessellated Pavement with views over Wollangambe River.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

6 Oct, Sat 10:28AM Forresters Creek to Pitt Road
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.Forresters Creek - Spoon Bay - Wamberal Beach - Wamberal Lagoon Wetland - Pitt Road. Streets, reserves, wetlands, beach. Bus return to Gosford, train return to city. View

6 Oct, Sat 8:00AM Mona Vale Rd to Narrabeen Lagoon
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 and some weeding. Please bring gloves. Allow 4.5 hours. View

7 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Gadara Point Beehive Pass Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
32009
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Bushwalker Car park walk to Mt Bushwalker and on to Gadara Point. Some of the best views in the Budawangs! Descend pass to base of cliff, visiting spectacular overhangs, return via Beehive Pass. Rock scrambling and some agility required.
Map: Tianjara 89271S Limit: 10. View

7 Oct, Sun 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  200m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Half day walk on tracks through forest from Byarong Park to Mount Keira Summit and return. Option to BYO morning tea or purchase at Keira summit cafe. Extensive coastal views.
Location: Mount Keira View

7 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Weddin Mountains NP
Length 7km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Eualdrie Walking Track from Holy Camp (Peregrines Lookout and the Trig). Hard 7 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. View

8 Oct, Mon 9:01AM Lawson to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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.Visit Adeline Falls, Junction Falls, Federal Falls, Cataract Falls, Victor Falls and Terrace Falls. Creek crossings may be slippery.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

8 Oct, Mon 3:00PM Walk Leaders Meeting
Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Non leaders, especially prospective leaders, are also welcome! Planning of walks for Spring – September, October and November. Note that this is a tentative date only at this time... View

9 Oct, Tue 8:40AM Edensor Park to Canley Vale
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  -45m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Along one of the many Orphan Creeks. Meet leader at Fairfield’s Stand A bus stop. Map of walk.
Location: Western Sydney View

9 Oct, Tue 10:18AM Garrawarra SRA & Heathcote 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.Walk to Waterfall Station via Cawleys Ridge & Camp Coutts. Steep sections, rough & rocky bush tracks, creek crossings, firetrails. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

10 Oct, Wed 10:10AM Bundeena to Little Marley
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Bundeena, walk the Coastal Track to Marley and return via the Inland Track. Lovely views. Rough track, some rock platforms, steep climbs and some street walking.
Location: Royal NP View

10 Oct, Wed 9:37AM Cockatoo Island
Length 2km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble the island. View

10 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Milton Rainforest & Environs
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Explore this little bit of remaining temperate rainforest almost in the middle of Milton, and stretch your legs on the new shared pathway to Frogs Hollow and back before coffee back in town. View

11 Oct, Thu 9:14AM Wollstonecraft to Milsons Point
Grade:3/6 Length 10km 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.Streets and urban bush with many, many steps - both up & down - during the day. Very rough, eroded bush tracks with exposed roots and slippery stones. At Milsons Point, there is a choice of return ferry to Circular Quay or train to city. View

12 Oct, Fri 8:25AM Crayfish Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  380m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From the station to the causeway and up to Red Hands Cave. Then on to Crayfish Pool. Return mostly by same route. Track to Crayfish Pool has a short section of rock scrambling.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

13 Oct, Sat 8:00AM Illawarra Escarpment Traverse
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.If you're after some superlative views, wonderful sections of rainforest and colourful flowering heathlands then this walk from Stanwell Park Station to Austinmer Station via the Wodi Wodi, Bullock and Escarpments Tracks should be high on your priority. Add a magnificent historic viaduct and 10 out of 10 lunchspot at Sublime Point will all add up to a day walk to remember. The Wodi Wodi Track can be slippery in a few sections.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

13 Oct, Sat The Heads
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVictoria Falls Road – Ikara Head – Girraween Cave – Thor Head - Asgard Head – Victoria Falls Road. This is a walk to 3 heads with fabulous views and superb wild flowers. Track, off-track with mild scrub, cliff edges and fire trail.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. View

14 Oct, Sun 9:32AM Berowra to Mt Kuring-gai
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  550m 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.(NEW!!!) Berowra Station to Mt Kuring-gai Station. From the ridges above Cowan Creek, this walk takes in some great lookouts (especially around Mt Kuring-gai) as well as enjoying an extremely pleasant bush track along the creek. We'll spare some time for a dawdle around the bays on Cowan Creek. Jointly led by Kevin Cliffe and Esther Chow. No need to contact but email RSVP is appreciated.
Location: Mount Kuring-gai Limit: 12. View

14 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Little Forest Exploratory V
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk through local trails on both private and public bushland and skirting up from Little Valley Way to the base of Pointer Mountain through a variety of vegetation types, including Mallee Gum trees, heath plants and sedges. Keep your eyes out along the way for local kangaroos, wallabies and an array of bird life, such as honeyeaters, wrens and colourful parrots. The walk comprises both well-formed tracks and trails as well as some lesser used old trails. It is suggested that you wear long pants. There are a few water crossings, especially in wet conditions.
Map: Milton 89272N View

15 Oct, Mon 9:22AM Walls Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  260m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.View of Greaves Creek Dam. Walls Cave. Walk to Blackheath Station via roads and various bush tracks. Steps and stepping stones.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

16 Oct, Tue 9:24AM Baulkham Hills
Grade:2/6 Length 9km 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 in the Terry Burn, Sophia Doyle & Crestwood Reserves. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Pathways, streets. Bus return to Parramatta Station. 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

16 Oct, Tue 9:31AM Penshurst to Oatley
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.Penshurst - Moore Reserve - Oatley Pleasure Grounds - Oatley. Mostly level walking through reserves and quiet streets. Water views at lunchtime. Mostly formed sealed tracks and footpaths. Some unsealed surfaces which may be slippery and/or muddy after rain. Some steps, shared cycleways. One short steep descent and one short but very steep ascent on sealed paths, which we will take at a very slow pace. Train return to city from Oatley. View

17 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Charles Darwin Walk, Wentworth Falls
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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.Lovely creek walking from the village to the falls with the option of exploring below. Limit: 12. View

17 Oct, Wed 9:30AM Parramatta Park
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble. View

17 Oct, Wed 9:30AM Racecourse Beach
Grade:2/6 Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Meet at the parking area at the north end of the beach: South Pacific Crescent at 9:30am. Coffee in Ulladulla. Walk distance depends on members' choice at the time. View

18 Oct, Thu 10:05AM Castle Hill to Heritage Park
Grade:3/6 Length 9.5km 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.Streets, parks, tracks, ups & downs, a few short steeper sections, lovely bush. Some more bush and local history at the Castle Hill Heritage Park. Drop out point at lunchtime (5.5km). Bus return to Castle Hill Interchange for coffee then choice of buses to Pennant Hills / Beecroft / Macquarie Park / Parramatta / Blacktown / city. View

20 Oct, Sat 8:00AM Bonnum Pic
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBonnum Pic is a spectacular peak which rises above the Wollondilly River, but on this trip we will approach it without a big climb by following the rocky Escarpment Route which is a wonderful skyline traverse and hopefully the flowers will be out in force. Last time we didn't quite make it to the end so I'm hoping to do better this time! Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 15. 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 Bushwalking NSW Annual Bush Camp. Lead or join walks, canyons, or training sessions. Book your campsite and save the date in your calendar now! http://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/bushwalking/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Annual-Bush-Camp-Proposal-2018.pdf
Location: Bungonia Campground and National Park View

20 Oct, Sat Caves Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  50m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCaves Beach – Catherine Hill Bay – Munmorah SCA – Campbell Drive. Great coastal walking with interesting beaches and inlets. One way walk with possible swims along the way.
Location: Munmorah SCA
Map: Catherine Hill Bay 92314S Limit: 10. View

20 Oct, Sat 8:30AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The classic Cowan to Brooklyn walk with the benefit of fish and chips at the end of the walk. A lovely walk done at an easy pace with great scenery.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP Limit: 15. View

20 Oct, Sat 10:00AM Rookwood Cemetery
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Judith H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Rookwood Cemetery then explore cemetery. Bus return to Lidcombe, train to city. View

21 Oct, Sun 8:37AM Harbour Circle Part 3
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  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 3 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 Kevin Cliffe, Geoffrey Lee 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 3 starts from Huntleys Point Wharf and finishes at Balmain East Wharf. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Some slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Walk Coastal Sydney Limit: 12. View

21-27 Oct, Sun-Sat Kosciuszko
Grade:3/6 Length 45km  200m Sydney Branch
2354
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEasy 5 day pack walk from Round Mtn hut to Pretty Plain hut, returning via Wheelers Hut.   F/T walking + some off-track, with a rest day or day-walk on day 4.   Accommodation at beginning and end of the walk.   Expressions of interest sought.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Kosciuszko Alpine Area - Spatial Vision Limit: 8. View

21 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Oakey Beach to Durras
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA coastal stroll with a car shuffle. Mike will point out interesting geological features along the way, and the time should be right for good views of whales and calves migrating south from their breeding grounds to feed in Antarctic waters over summer. http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/
Map: Durras 89261S and Kioloa 89261N View

22 Oct, Mon 9:22AM PHCW to Leura
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  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.Walk to Leura Cascades, Bridal Veil View Lookout, Gordon Falls Lookout and Lyrebird Dell. Lots of ups and downs. Some wet, muddy, possibly slippery sections.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

23 Oct, Tue 10:30AM Blackheath circuit walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Blackheath - Memorial Park - Rhododendron Gardens - Blackheath. Streets, ups & downs, paths, tracks, hopefully lots of Rhododendrons in flower. Gold coin donation entry to Rhododendron Gardens. Train return to city from Blackheath. View

23 Oct, Tue 10:24AM Kamay Botany Bay NP
Grade:3/6 Length 16km 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.Coastal walk from Kurnell via rock walking, cliff tops & tracks, some rough, then a long beach walk & streets before finishing at Cronulla Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. 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

24 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Goobang Creek
Length 6km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
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)Meet at 9am at the Parkes Lions Park. Medium, 6 kilometres. Leader: Martin Bell (TBC) or Peter Cannon. 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

24 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Matron Porter Drive to Garrads Reserve
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on trails through forest to return to meeting point, with maybe a short diversion to Narrawallee Inlet. This is a very gentle downhill walk most of the way. View

25-26 Oct, Thu (08:30AM)-Fri (15:00PM) Shoalhaven Waterways
Length 16km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip2 days paddling staying at Holiday Haven - Swan Lake Holiday Park on Wednesday (24th) and Thursday (25th) nights. On Thursday, paddle the waterways of Sussex Inlet and nearby section of St Georges Basin. Friday, the waterways around Wandandian Creek and nearby section of St Georges Basin. Come for one or both days. PFDs and splash decks compulsory. Will not go into open water if wind conditions are unfavourable. Limit: 16. View

26-29 Oct, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (17:00PM) Bushwalkers Resort
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

26 Oct, Fri 9:15AM Mount Kuring-gai to Berowra
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  550m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow Lyrebird Gully Track down to join Great North Walk Track. Follow GNW Track to Naa Badu Lookout before heading to Berowra Station. Rough and steep sections of track.
Location: Mount Kuring-gai
Map: Hornsby 91304S and Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View

27 Oct, Sat 9:14AM Dulwich Hill to Strathfield
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  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.Along the Cooks River to Strathfield South (Coronation Pde). Riverside, parks and a couple of streets. A flat riverside walk on good paths along the northern shore of the Cooks River via Canterbury to Strathfield South ( Coronation Parade).Map of walk. View

28 Oct, Sun 8:47AM Harbour Circle Part 4
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  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 4 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 Kevin Cliffe,  Geoffrey Lee and Esther Chow. This magnificent walk is 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 4 starts from Balmain East Wharf and finishes at Circular Quay. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Some slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Walk Coastal Sydney Limit: 12. View

28 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Tabourie – Nuggan Point Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Kathy M.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom car park south of Tabourie Lake, a circular walk on forest trails and beaches to Nuggan Point & return. Swim if hot.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

28 Oct, Sun Temple Creek, Holy Grail Ravine and Last Crusade Point
Grade:5/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this unique unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park vehicles on the Blackfellows Hand Trail at GR 327 090. Walk north down into Temple Creek, then turn west and walk along the base of the cliffs to Last Crusade Point and Ravine. Climb to the tops, then descend into Holy Grail Ravine. Walk to the end, then climb out on the eastern side and return to the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

29 Oct, Mon 8:50AM Taronga Park Zoo to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  150m 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.Classic full day walk with great views of the harbour and beaches. Zoo to Balmoral & the Spit then Manly Scenic walkway to Manly. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

29 Oct, Mon 9:12AM Water Nymphs Dell
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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.Water Nymphs Dell, then walk around Wentworth Falls Lake. Steep well worn steps can be slippery at the Dell.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. 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

30 Oct, Tue 9:35AM Blue Mountains NP
Grade:2/6 Length 14km 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 along Burramoko Ridge, views of the Gross Valley from Baltzer Lookout. Moderate pace. Return to Blackheath Station (expect to catch a return train to city after 3pm). Steep section sections, fire trails, some bush tracks, streets. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

30 Oct, Tue 10:49AM Newcastle and Bathers Way Part 2
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.Walk to Newcastle Beach from Shuttle Bus stop. Walk south along Bathers Way to link up with bus (TBA) for return to Newcastle Interchange to connect with 2:23pm train to Sydney. View

30 Oct, Tue 9:00AM Parma Creek Mountain-Bike
Grade:3/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on gravel roads and fire trails (some quite steep and stony) to visit waterfalls on Parma Creek and its tributaries. Small section of bitumen on Turpentine Road.
Map: Sassafras 89271N, Nowra 90283S, and Huskisson 90274N View

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

1 Nov, Thu 11:06AM Noraville circuit walk
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.(Cancelled) Noraville - Red Gum Forest Loop (Lillypilly & Burrawang Trails) - Noraville. Tracks, ups & downs, a few steeper bits, beautiful bush, lake views. Hopefully flannel flowers will be as awesome as last year. Bus return to Lake Haven Shops, change for bus to Wyong, train return to city. View

1 Nov, Thu 10:35AM Rumbalara Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m 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.(Date Changed) Walk from Gosford Station to Rumbalara Reserve up steps and tracks to complete the Flannel Flower Circuit. Return to Gosford Station for train to city. View

2 Nov, Fri 8:12AM Sublime Point Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  1,100m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars near as possible to top of Kedumba Valley Road. Walk down Kedumba Valley Road. Follow Sublime Point Trail towards Katoomba. Ascend Giant Stairway and make way to Katoomba Station. Drivers taken back to their cars. Steep fire trail sections with loose surface are to be encountered. Also there are some creek crossings involved.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. 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

3-5 Nov, Sat-Mon Middle Hill and Blackwater Creek
Grade:6/6 Length 32km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Abseil | A trip involving abseilingCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDay 1. Drive to Mount Coricudgy. With water for the day, walk to Middle Hill and set camp at around GR 541 694. Explore the nearby area that shows a couple of interesting slots. About 10km. Day 2. Find a way down into the creek to the north, explore a possible volcanic ‘neck’ on the way, then descend into Blackwater Creek. Take water, climb a ridge to the west and walk back to the camp. About 10km. Day 3. Find a way down into the creek to the south and follow it to Blackwater Creek, exploring a number slots along the way. Walk up Blackwater Creek and find an exit at around GR 545 658. Walk the ridge and then the trail back to the cars. About 12km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Coricudgy 89322N Limit: 8. View

3 Nov, Sat 9:27AM Thirroul to Corrimal
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  77m 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.Coastal paths, parks and a few streets. Map of walk. View

3-4 Nov, Sat-Sun Wollangambe Crater
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on tracks from Bell to Wollangambe River plus short side trip to Wollangambe Crater. Camp at Wollangambe River. Return by same route. Beautiful country, interesting walking, possible swimming.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 10. View

4 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Morton NP
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk down Meryla Pass (an old road linking Kangaroo Valley and Moss Vale) on fire trail through forest to Griffins Farm, Yarrunga Creek and return. Lunch on the flat at the ruins of Griffins Farm.
Location: Meryla Pass, Griffins Fire Trail Limit: 16. View

4 Nov, 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 Mountain on 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

5 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Three Sisters
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  600m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Katoomba Station to Three Sisters, down the Giant Stairway, Dardanelles Pass, Leura Forest, Federal Pass and Furber Steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

5-10 Nov, Mon-Sat Western Snowy Mountains 2018
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | 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 Kurnell to Cronulla
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  766m Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Medium pace walk, 377m ascent, 389m descent, approx. 5 hours. This walk passes by Cape Solander Lookout and Whale Observation Platform, Cape Bailey Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach and Rock Platform, Wanda and Elourea Beaches, finishing at Cronulla Beach. Opportunity for a swim. Coffee at the end of the walk. Bring morning/afternoon tea and picnic lunch.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP 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

6 Nov, Tue 9:05AM Sub Base Platypus – Coal Loader
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.Boardwalk to Sub Base Platypus, then continue through harbourside area to the Coal Loader. Climbs, steps, water views, parks with former industrial sites saved for environmental and community use. Also Coal Loader native vegetation community garden, vege pods, Cape Don Lighthouse Vessel. Return by train from Waverton Station. View

6 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:3/6 Length 13km 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.Circular walk via Shelly Beach, clifftops, North Head Sanctuary, North Head & Collins Beach. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, steps, bush tracks, walkways, streets. View

7 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Centennial Park
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble. View

7-21 Nov, Wed-Wed Edwards River Kayak Camping
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Nearly fully booked) 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 downstream 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 and snags in the river. PFDs compulsory.
Location: Murray Valley NP Limit: 12. View

7 Nov, Wed 6:00PM NPA Environmental Book Club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
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.Details to be confirmed. View

8 Nov, Thu 10:10AM Narrabeen Lagoon Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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.Mostly flat. Paths, cycleways, streets, parks, ups & downs, lots of water views. Bus return to city from Narrabeen. View

9 Nov, Fri 9:22AM Castle Head
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  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.Walk out along Narrowneck Trail to Castle Head. Great view to Ruined Castle and Mt Solitary. Cars and bicycles may be encountered on Narrowneck Trail.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison Limit: 20. View

9 Nov, Fri Starlight and Devil Pinch Canyons Look-in
Grade:5/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAbseil | A trip involving abseilingDrive to Newnes and park at the locked gate at the Wolgan River Trail at GR 425 262. Walk the trail to GR 464 269 and walk in at the bottom of Starlight Canyon. Proceed to the last abseil and back. Swim/wade likely. Glowworms may be seen. Then visit the bottom of Devils Pinch Canyon, starting at GR 468 269. Both canyons are very impressive in their lower parts. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

10 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Burning Palms
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCome and visit the coast via the delights of the Palm Jungle.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

10 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Emerald Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  220m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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)Come and visit one of Sydney's least visited and undiscovered national parks with a a delightful walk down to Emerald Pool which is a wonderful place for a swim. Also look for Aboriginal carvings on the slabs of rock downstream from the pool.
Location: Popran NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 15. View

10 Nov, Sat Waterfalls of Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longHonour Ave, Lawson – Adelina Falls – Junction Falls – Federal Falls – Cataract Falls – Fire Trail – Victor Falls – Terrace Falls – Bedford Creek. Return via fire trail and tracks. More waterfalls than you can poke a stick at, a nice walk for warmer days. Fire trail, track, steep slippery steps, creek crossings and possible leeches.
Location: South Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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

10 Nov, Sat Woronora River, The Needles
Length 16km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingApprox. 16 kms return. Conditions: Sheltered, tidal, light traffic. Opportunity to have a swim. Bring life jacket, hat, sun cream, water, morning/afternoon tea and lunch. PFDs compulsory. View

11 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Conjola – Narrawallee Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of road at Conjola Beach. Walk along beaches, headlands and forest tracks to Narrawallee inlet and return. http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/
Map: Milton 89272N View

11 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Glenbrook to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Glenbrook Station to Springwood Station via St Helena Ridge, Kings Link Track, Glenbrook Creek, and Magdala Creek. A great mixture of wet and dry forest, wildflowers, and some nice views over Glenbrook Creek.
Location: Lower Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

12 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Beauchamp Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  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.Walk to Evans Lookout. Fern Gully. Take Rodriguez Pass to Beauchamp Falls. Then back up to do the Grand Canyon. Old steep track. Some rock scrambling. Creek crossings.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

13 Nov, Tue 10:00AM Bundanoon
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAmphitheatre and Fairy Bower Falls. Muddy and slippery in places.
Location: Morton NP View

13 Nov, Tue 9:00AM Kamay Bay National Park
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  5m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly flat paths. Meet leader at Stand A bus stop, Cronulla. Map of walk.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP View

13 Nov, Tue 9:29AM Oatley Park
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Como Station to Oatley Staion via streets, reserves, bush tracks, fire trails, steep sections. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

14 Nov, Wed 9:15AM Lindfield to Forestville
Length 13km  100m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Jill M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk 2 Creeks Track and Lyre Bird Track. View

14 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Rocks area
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Ramble the area. Small hill. View

16 Nov, Fri Capertee Creek Gorge and Mount Dawson
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 420 250 and walk up Capertee Gorge all the way to the non-negotiable waterfall at GR 387 242, checking out an interesting short canyon and tunnel just before that point. Now, walk back a few hundred metres, climb out on the northern side and walk to Mount Dawson. From there, head east to a pass at GR 393 238 and come back down into the Capertee Creek Gorge. Keep under the cliff line this time, whilst making our way back. The first section is through private property; access has been arranged. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

16 Nov, Fri 8:21AM Lindeman Pass to Gordon Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leura Cascades. Linda Falls. Lindeman Pass to the base of Gordon Falls. Return the same way. Rough track. Mud. Slippery wet rocks. Rock scrambling. Short eroded section with some exposure.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

17 Nov, Sat 10:00AM Meadowbank to Sydney Olympic Park
Grade:1/6 Length 8.5km 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.Meadowbank - Parramatta River - Sydney Olympic Park. Streets, parks, cycleways, ups and downs, lots of water views. Dropout point near Silverwater Bridge (5.5km). Coffee at Pierpoint Shops, ferry return to city. View

18 Nov, Sun Bar Point Exploratory
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bar Point is an isolated riverside settlement on the Hawkesbury River in Popran National Park. The proposed route of the Great River Walk runs through this settlement. The route options have never been fully explored due to the remoteness of the area. So this walk is designed to fill in the gaps in our knowledge and explore the area, particularly a possible link between Bar Point and Big Jim Point. It will be an adventure.
Location: Popran NP
Map: Cowan 91304N and Gunderman 91313S Limit: 15. View

18 Nov, Sun 8:00AM Clyde Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFollow Clyde River along Deadmans Gulch Road upstream from Yadboro into the Clyde Gorge for a sausage-sizzle lunch and real billy tea near a quiet bend in the river. There is a great swimming hole if it is hot. Return by the same route. Four river crossings. BYO bread and cup.
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 10. View

18 Nov, Sun 8:00AM Garigal NP to Morgan Rd
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Explorative walk with plant ID and weeding at end of track. Please bring gloves. Allow 3.5 hours. View

18 Nov, Sun 9:30AM Waterways of the Illawarra 5: Fairy Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFollow Fairy Creek (when we can see it) from the lagoon through central areas of Wollongong to the slopes of Mt Keira. Some hazards created by concrete and gabion modifications and dumping.
Map: Wollongong 90292S Limit: 15. View

19 Nov, Mon 8:50AM Linden to Woodford
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  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.Kings Cave, Paradise Pool then up to Bulls Camp and Woodford Station. Track is rough in places. Some off-track to Bulls Camp.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. 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

20 Nov, Tue 10:13AM Lake Macquarie
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.Walk to Toronto beside the lake, fire trails, & bush tracks, some rough tracks, reserves, streets, short steep sections & steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Fassifern Station. View

20 Nov, Tue 9:51AM Long Reef
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk along rock platform to lookout (low tide). Finish at Dee Why or Collaroy (to be decided on the day). Bus return to city. View

21 Nov, Wed 9:37AM Telopea to Rydalmere
Length 4km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble. View

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

22 Nov, Thu 9:15AM Carramar to Bankstown Airport, Milperra
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  115m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Good paths along Lake Gillawarna, Orphan School and Prospect Creeks and the Georges River. View

23 Nov, Fri Red Rock Creek & Woolpack Gap
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
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 towards Woolpack Gap. Stay underneath the cliffs and use the Amphitheatres Pass to climb on top of the escarpment. Once on top, walk west to the lookout point at GR 341 203. From here, walk north east and down underneath the cliff line above Red Rock Creek, at around GR 342 210. Traverse underneath the cliff line all the way to Woolpack Gap, descend through the pass and walk back to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

23 Nov, Fri 9:22AM Rodriguez Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  650m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Evans Lookout, Horse Track then Rodriguez Pass to Govetts Leap. Possibility of catching a bus to Katoomba from Heritage Centre at Govetts Leap. Rough and steep.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

24 Nov, Sat 9:30AM Four canals and a greenway
Grade:3/6 Length 40km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Enjoy water views, riverside pathways, inner-city haunts & joints. Cycle Cooks River Canal, Lewisham, Haberfield, Lilyfield, Newtown return to Wolli Creek. Some traffic, but mostly cycle paths and quiet streets. Must be confident riding on the road. One big hill and some ups and downs. Bring water and sun cream. Can bring morning and afternoon tea, or plenty of places to purchase along the way. Lunch at Newtown. No helmet no-go. Finish between 3 – 4pm. View

24 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Lockleys Pylon
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  400m 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)This is one of the best ridge walks in the Sydney basin. Views to die for!
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

24 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Sussex Inlet Kayaking
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPaddle Sussex Inlet to the mouth, then back up the inlet into St Georges Basin explore bays and creeks if wind and weather is kind. Or canals if weather requires. Bring morning tea and lunch. Sit in kayaks only. PFDs compulsory. Spray deck recommended. Contact leader essential. View

25-28 Nov, Sun (17:00PM)-Wed (09:00AM) Paddle Hawkesbury River Tributaries
Length 20km Illawarra Branch
Caryll S.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Monday paddle top end of Moonie Moonie Creek from Old Pacific Highway Bridge return. Tuesday paddle top end of Mangrove Creek from near camp ground return. High spring tides. Camp at Glenworth Valley Outdoors Adventures on Propan Creek. Road is suitable for caravans but no power. Hot showers and flush toilets. Power boats, wind, wood. PFDs compulsory.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Dharug NP View

25 Nov, Sun 9:00AM St Georges Basin – walk or paddle
Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBasin Foreshore walk with Evelyn (Grade 2: Easy, ~10km) or paddle on the Basin with Helen (Grade 3: Easy/medium ~15km). Walkers and paddlers will start together at the boat ramp at Sanctuary Point and meet again for lunch and afternoon tea. PFDs compulsory. Spray deck recommended. Paddlers must contact leader. View

26 Nov, Mon 9:00AM Maitland Bay Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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 to Box Head, Putty Beach (Kilcare), Maitland Bay (lunch & swim) return to ferry via Marie Byles Lookout, Hardys Bay. Lovely ocean views & beaches, coastal forests & some street walking. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Central Coast
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

26 Nov, Mon 9:03AM Waterfall Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  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.Waterfall Circuit followed by Christmas lunch at Lawson Hotel. Bookings essential. Wet rocks could be slippery. Creek crossings.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

27 Nov, Tue 10:00AM 3 short but different walks
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBundanoon. 3 short but different walks to Erith Coal Mine, Lovers Walk and Dimmocks Creek.
Location: Morton NP View

27 Nov, Tue 9:00AM Mountain-bike ride west of Berrara
Grade:3/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Riding on Mondayong, Berrara, Blackbutt, Grasstree, Cedar and Red-head fire trails in Conjola National Park. Stop for coffee in Cudmirra, maybe Monument Beach for lunch. Exact route to suit participants on the day. Contact leader essential.
Map: Tianjara 89271S and Sussex Inlet 90274S View

27 Nov, Tue 9:48AM Narrabeen Lakes
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.Walk around Narrabeen Lakes via Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, then walk across to Dee Why. Moderate pace, walkways, streets parks/reserves. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. A bus return to city from Pittwater Rd, Dee Why. View

28 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Bundeena and surrounds
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  100m 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.A meander to various locations in and around Bundeena to take world class photographs!!!!
Location: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

28 Nov, Wed 9:42AM Dee Why to Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 9km 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.Beautiful beach walk with some bush tracks, promenade and some street. View

30 Nov, Fri 9:20AM Berowra to Cowan
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  880m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk down to Berowra Creek and follow Great North Walk to Berowra Waters and up to Cowan Station. Creek crossings. Rough sections.
Location: Berowra Valley RP
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View

30 Nov, Fri The Ultimate Traverse
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly start. Leave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive to GR 235 322 on the road towards Airly Gap. Ascend the spur towards Airly Turret, then continue clockwise close to the rim of the escarpment all the way to the Ultimate View at GR 251 312 to The Citadel at GR 251 312 and then to the tip of the spur at GR 255 301. Use a known pass to descend to the first car. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

2 Dec, Sun Illawarra northern beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.My annual early summer walk on pathways, rock platforms and beaches of the northern Illawarra - train to Coalcliff, walk back to Thirroul. Great ocean and escarpment views.
Map: Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. 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 long(Fully Booked) This 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

4 Dec, Tue 9:30PM Macquarie Pass top to bottom
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
Scott A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walk from the top of Macquarie Pass near Mt Murray down through a gap in the escarpment then down a series of old trails and a service road to the bottom of Macquarie Pass. Steep, rough, uneven ground, overgrown tracks, tree fall, often off track. Illawarra Highway is crossed a number of times.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 10. View

5 Dec, Wed 11:07AM Wentworth Falls
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble. View

8 Dec, Sat 9:00AM Deep Pass Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Deep Pass is regarded as one of the prettier and most accessible canyons in the Wollemi as there's no abseiling and if careful you don't get wet past your knees. Rock hopping and scrambling and slippery rocks.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 15. View

12 Dec, Wed 9:30AM Cemetery to La Perouse
Length 4km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Level ramble. 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

30 Dec, Sun Gerroa and Seven Mile Beach NP
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMy annual holiday season walk on the rock platform, beach and bush tracks of the southern Illawarra. A nice place to be on a summer day. Some may swim after the walk.
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 15. View

30 Dec, Sun 7:00AM 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.Explorative walk from Oxford Falls. Allow 4 hours. View

3-14 Jan, Thu-Mon Upper Murray & Mitta Mitta River Paddle
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.4 days paddling on the Upper Murray River from Bringenbrong Bridge to Towong. 4 days paddling the Lower Mitta Mitta River from Mitta Mitta to Tallangatta. 2 days off. We will be paddling from 2/3 base camps and only doing day paddles each day. A canoe trailer will be used for the turnarounds each day. Both rivers are grade 1/2 with gravel races and willows. Plastic kayaks only. Paddlers interested in the paddle email or phone for a more detailed information sheet. Book early as there is a limit of 12 and such trips get booked out very quickly. Grade 1/2 gravel races and willows. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 12. View

12-13 Jan, Sat-Sun Lower Blue Mountains
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA short walk down to an excellent pool in Erskine Creek in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains NP.   Spend the day swimming and stay the night at a nice campsite near the pool. Options for the return depend on the weather but probably will be a short walk along Monkey Ropes Creek and back to the cars. A perfect way to spend a summer weekend. Limit: 15. View

25-28 Jan, Fri (08:00AM)-Mon (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 4 days. The campsite has a decent sized shelter, electric bbqs, water and tables. Cost per person is $6 a night payable to leader($18) 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, TAS
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

17-26 Mar, Sun-Tue Mid South Coast Day Paddles
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Lake Conjola, Narrawelle Inlet, Burrill Lake, Meroo Lake, Lake Tabouri, Termeil Creek, optional 1 day bike ride. Base camp at Lake Tabourie Caravan Park and travelling out each day. Many of the paddles are only short days leaving a lot of time to explore on your own, take your push bike, swim, fish etc. This is an active holiday. Paddlers will need a kayak trolley for 2 of the paddles. Sit in kayaks with rudders only. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 12. View

4-5 May, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Starlight Track Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA shorter pack walk from Hilltop, near Mittagong, down the Starlight Track to camp on the Nattai River (Macarthur Flat). Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley with tall cliffs around.
Location: Nattai NP View

25-26 May, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Splendour Rock Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 28km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) The annual trip to Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time on the weekend of no moon and hopefully brilliant stars. A wonderful experience to see the landscape at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park View

8-22 Aug, Thu-Thu Tanzania and Kenya National Park Tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(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. View

6-16 Sep, Fri (07:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Fraser Island Great Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 76km Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSteal some time off in September 2019. We walk the length of the Great Walk on the Fraser Island at a leisurely pace taking 8 days. We will have two food drops on the way and so the packs will not be too heavy. A lovely walk with a variety of vegetation and scenery, beautiful lakes, and spectacular sand dunes. The tall trees in the Valley of the Giants are a must to see! Spaces strictly limited because of transport requirements along the beaches of Fraser Island. Limit: 13. View

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