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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.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.(Cancelled) 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
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) Old 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

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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.From 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. Best Walk: Mt Bushwalker 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.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.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 Best Walk: Mt Keira Ring Track 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 10:00AM Patonga Wild Flower Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  100m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Cancelled) Short amble to enjoy, identify and photo beautiful spring flowers in Brisbane Water National Park bushland. Waratahs, orchids, woody pear, native rose and more. Steep bush track if walking Great North Walk from Patonga to Warrah Trig.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/brisbane-water-national-park/patonga-to-warrah-trig-station.html Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91312S Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N20Sydney Limit: 8. 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

9 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Mt Kembla – combined Summit and Circuit walks
Grade:4/6 Length 9.5km  800m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Kembla Lookout, we'll make our way up the rocky, steep at times, but reasonably well formed track. After 1.7km we'll reach the plateau atop Mount Kembla and 180m above the car park. There are a number of excellent lookouts over the Illawarra Region (weather permitting :)) for a lunch break. We'll return down the track and then follow the ring track to traverse Mount Kembla escarpment through rainforest, and historic mining sites. We'll take a short afternoon tea break with an optional detour to a historic mine site. Some steep steps that will be a bit slippery in the wet. Unfenced cliff edges at lookouts.
Location: Mount Kembla- Wollongong
Map: Wollongong 90292S Limit: 22. 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.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.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 Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena 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 10:00AM Patonga Wild Flower Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  50m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Short amble to enjoy, identify and photo beautiful spring flowers in Brisbane Water National Park bushland. Waratahs, orchids, woody pear, native rose and more. Led by Syl Caspaney & Marilyn Cross. http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/brisbane-water-national-park/patonga-to-warrah-trig-station.html Bush tracks.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 8. 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 9:00AM 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

14 Oct, Sun 10:00AM Mount Banks one trail loop
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  550m 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.(Updated Details) Jointly led by Ewan Cain, Kevin Cliffe and Esther Chow The track leads off to the south from the Bell's Line of Road between Mount Tomah and the Mount Wilson turn-off, and there is a sign indicating Mount Banks. You can park at the end of the road. Walk out to the lookout and return over the top. This is a lovely walk and not too difficult. There are superb views of the Grose Valley at the lookout, and wonderful northern views as you come down off Mount Banks. There are many wild flowers at this time of the year. If time allows, we'll visit Mount Tomah to see the beautiful waratahs and proteas on the way back. Slippery sections
Location: mt banks Limit: 12. 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

15 Oct, Mon 10:08AM Wombat walk
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
Theo H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra. Walk in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, many ups and downs, follow Mt Kuring-gai Track to Cowan Creek, turn north following Cowan Creek for about 5 km then turning east to Berowra Station. Easy pace.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP Limit: 8. 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Flying 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. Best Walk: Griffiths Trail Loop Walk 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.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

19 Oct, Fri 8:55AM Wondabyne to Woy Woy
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  450m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We start this lovely walk from Wondabyne Station, climbing up the ridge with views along the Hawkesbury River and Mooney Mooney Creek. Then it’s bush track to beautiful Kariong Brook Falls and fire trails and tracks to Mt Wondabyne with panoramic views. To finish we pass Woy Woy tip and road walk to Woy Woy station. Approx 6 hours. wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/brisbane-water-national-park/wondabyne-to-woy-woy.html Steep and rocky in places, bring plenty of water, experienced capable walkers. 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Caves 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. Best Walk: Catherine Hill Bay 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 10:15AM Darwins Walk Botanical Exploration
Length 5.6km  189m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Join the Australian Plant Society, ParraHills group, in a relaxed amble to enjoy, identify and photo beautiful spring flowers in Blue Mountains National Park bushland. Grevillea, Epacris, Ti-Tree and more. The Charles Darwin Walk follows the beautiful Jamison Creek south, arriving at the top of Wentworth Falls. Moderate track. 4 hrs – slow walking. wildwalks.com/wildwalks_custom/walk_pdfs/saved/The%20Charles%20Darwin%20Walk%20(nsw-bmnp-tcdw).pdf Bushtracks.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: NSW-91301N20Sydney 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk to Rookwood Cemetery then explore cemetery. Bus return to Lidcombe, train to city. View

21 Oct, Sun 9:07AM 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 Geoffrey Lee and Esther Chow. No need to contact but email rsvp is appreciated. 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 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.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. Best Walk: Kurnell to Cape Baily View

23 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) This 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.First 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. Best Walk: Goobang Creek 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 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.(Date Changed) Norman Lindsay Gallery - Bushwalk - Faulconbridge - Buttenshaw Park - Springwood. Walk around grounds of gallery, bushtrack, ups & downs, then streets and parks. Train return to city from Springwood. 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

27 Oct, Sat Waterfall to Helensburgh
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A shortish walk with lots of variety following fire trails and seldom walked tracks. Visit Camp Coutts, Cawley Creek and Wilson Creek Dam. Scheduled to finish at Helensburgh Shopping Centre with option to walk to railway station, extra 4 kms, otherwise bus to station. Joint walk with Bushwalk the 'Gong.
Map: Otford 91294S View

28 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Harbour Circle Part 4
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  200m Sydney Branch
Kevin C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.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. No need to contact but email rsvp is appreciated. 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 8:30AM Otford to Burning Palms
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Illawarra Branch
Sam G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Otford Lookout to Burning Palms Beach and return via Coast Track, Palm Jungle, Burgh Ridge and Cliff Track. Varied vegetation and great coastal views. In collaboration with Bushwalk the 'Gong. Cliff edges
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 8. Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.From car park south of Tabourie Lake, a circular walk on forest trails and beaches to Nuggan Point & return. Swim if hot.
Map: Tabourie 89272S Best Walk: Lake Tabourie to Nuggan Point 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

30 Oct, Tue 8:00PM Talk on Climate Change
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Prof Lesley Hughes will provide an update on how the world's and Australia's climate is changing, and the impacts it is having and will continue to have, with an emphasis on species and ecosystems. Prof Hughes is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Macquarie University. She is a former federal climate commissioner and was lead author in the IPCC’s fourth and fifth assessment reports. She is also a director for WWF Australia, a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, the director of the Biodiversity Node for the NSW Adaptation Hub and a member of the expert advisory committee for Future Earth Australia. 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

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