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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

2 Nov, Fri 9:00AM Taronga to Balmoral
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Taronga Wharf to Balmoral Beach round the Harbour. Beautiful views through to the Heads. Wildflowers. About 4 hours at a comfortable pace. Sydney Harbour tracks & steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP Best Walk: Sydney Harbour 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 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Mandagery NP
Length 8km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMeet at 9am at the Parkes Lions Park. Medium, 8 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. 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

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 6:00PM NPA Dinner and Trivia Night
Branch
NPA NSW Office
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Join us at our annual dinner, a fun and relaxed fundraising trivia night and a three-course meal. This is a great opportunity for all of the NPA community to come together and celebrate. Meet the NPA Executive, State Council, staff and other members and supporters. Learn more about our current activities, programs and conservation work, and share ideas to make 2019 another successful year. You will also have the opportunity to bid on framed images from our 60th anniversary photographic competition and celebrate the hard work of our dedicated volunteers with an award ceremony. View

3 Nov, Sat Save Kosci: Royal Botanic Gardens – Hurlstone Park
Length 12km Branch
General Community Event
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 longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Save Kosci walk: day 1. Day 1 is a slow-paced 12km in about 6 hours including a buy-your-own lunch in vibrant King Street. Footpaths, some main roads, lots of quiet suburban streets. At day’s end, walk 800 metres to Canterbury Train Station to return to your accommodation. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.From 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 Best Walk: Durras Mountain View

4 Nov, Sun Save Kosci: Ewen Park – Moorebank
Length 19km Branch
General Community Event
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 longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Save Kosci walk: day 2. Initially 45 minutes of pleasant walking in reserves beside the Cooks River and Cup & Saucer Creek, then a mixture of quiet surburban streets. Finishing on footpaths beside busy Canterbury, Milperra and Newbridge Roads. Walk ends at Foodlovers supermarket and cafe, Moorebank. Possible to exit at various points to train stations, or at the end of the day with a lift in one of the support cars to Liverpool Train Station, to return to your accommodation. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

5 Nov, Mon Save Kosci: Moorebank to Glenfield Station
Length 11km Branch
General Community Event
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Save Kosci walk: day 3. A shorter day at 11 km total. A couple of kilometres of quiet streets with mown grass footpaths, and paths through a park. Then a couple of kilometres beside a main road. The rest on footpaths through parks beside the Georges River. Includes a long lunch break at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre with time to view the exhibitions (free entry). At day’s end, catch a train to your accommodation or get a lift with a support car to Crossroads Hotel or nearby Country Comfort motel. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 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 Save Kosci: Glenfield Station to Camden
Length 25km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 4. A longer day at 25 km, some country road-side walking but much of the day on a bike path through landscaped verges along the almost level Camden Valley Way. Accommodation on pleasant and quiet grassy sites in Poplar Caravan park, on the edge of the Nepean River. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 Save Kosci: Camden to Picton
Length 21km Branch
General Community Event
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 longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Save Kosci walk: day 5. An undulating 21 km of roadside walking through farming country, with some views, and afternoon tea at the Common Ground Bakery. Accommodation at the historic George IV Inn (budget rooms), described as ‘quiet on weeknights’. Can exit the walk here via the Picton Train Station. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

8 Nov, Thu 6:00PM Butterfly Lovers, Artists, Naturalists and Advocates
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.19th Century naturalists were fascinated with the richness and beauty of Australian butterflies. Joseph Banks' collection of Australian butterflies remain an important record of Lepidoptera. By the early 19th century, butterfly collecting was regarded as an educated hobby, with many women artists given the task to scientifically illustrate these beautiful insects. Butterflies are a powerful reminder of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, particularly with threats from chemicals, land clearing and climate change. 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 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.Mostly flat. Paths, cycleways, streets, parks, ups & downs, lots of water views. Bus return to city from Narrabeen. Best Walk: Belrose to Narrabeen View

8 Nov, Thu Save Kosci: Picton to junction of Coates Road & Wilson Drive
Length 25km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Save Kosci walk: day 6. A 25 km day. Starts with a winding route to Thirlmere for morning tea at a café (or nearby park). Then the route dodges the busy Wilson Drive by using quieter roads and tracks which run parallel to it. The scenery is mainly rural properties, villages, and natural bush. Much of the walking terrain is mown footpath or tree-lined gravel road. The day finishes with a scenic 1.5 km walk along disused railway line through the dramatic Big Hill Cutting, built around 1863. Support cars will then ferry the walkers on a 15 minute drive to a bush camp site in Nattai NP. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 Save Kosci: Junction of Coates Road & Wilson Drive to Mittagong
Length 17km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci: day 7. A 17km day, mostly downhill or flat. Walking to Hill Top village on the dis-used railway line, to avoid the narrow verges and cuttings of Wilson Drive. Then some quiet side roads, a bit of busier road. In Colo Vale we start to encounter the wide, mown verges that are a feature of the garden-proud Southern Highlands. The fringes of Mittagong provide another good opportunity to drop hand-outs in letterboxes. Allow 5 to 6 hours walking time. Suggested accommodation – Melrose and Mittagong Motels. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 11:00AM Blackheath 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 Garden - Blackheath. Slow pace. Streets, ups & downs, paths, tracks, hopefully lots of Rhododendrons in flower (they were not out last time). Gold coin donation entry to Rhododendron Gardens. Train return to city from Blackheath. 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Come and visit the coast via the delights of the Palm Jungle.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena 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 Otford to Helensburgh
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Start with a steep ascent to Otford Gap and follow Coast Track and Cliff Top Track to Garrawarra Farm. Descend to Hacking River and follow various tracks to station. Great views and pristine bush tracks. Joint walk with Bushwalk the 'Gong.
Map: Otford 91294S View

10 Nov, Sat Save Kosci: Melrose and Mittagong Motels to Moss Vale Village Caravan Park
Length 20km  300m Branch
General Community Event
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 longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Save Kosci walk: day 8. 20km, with a climb of 300 metres in the morning then mostly downhill or flat. Highlights include walking the shady tourist road through the Mt Gibraltar Reserve in the morning, with morning tea at Bowral Lookout. The route also provides an introduction to some of the wealthier suburbs of the Southern Highlands, where mansions are set in manicured gardens, and verges have been mown for us by the staff. Through the main streets of Bowral and Moss Vale for some publicity for the cause, and nearly 5km of path through fields for some tranquility for the soul. Accommodation at the clean and green Moss Vale Village Caravan Park. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 swimming(Cancelled) Approx. 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

11 Nov, Sun Save Kosci: Rest day, Moss Vale
Branch
General Community Event
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 longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSave Kosci walk: day 9. Dinner at a local café or pub. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 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.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. Best Walk: Govetts Leap View

12 Nov, Mon Save Kosci: Rest day, Moss Vale
Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 10. Option for a side-trip ‘real bushwalk’ to Sandy Creek Falls, where the falls drop from an ampitheatre of cascades and hanging gardens into rainforest. Plus a delightful section of flattish sandstone creek with unusual potholes. A 6km circuit including some scrub, shallow wading and straightforward scrambling. A moderate pace. Sorry, you can’t book just for this bit – you need to do at least one other day as well 😊. Walk leader: Linda Groom. Numbers limited. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 9:03AM Jacaranda walk
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  200m Sydney Branch
Kevin C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNothing says summer in Sydney like a street of jacaranda trees in full bloom. As if Sydney wasn’t already the prettiest city in Australia,  we find ourselves living in nothing short of a magical, lavender coloured, wonderland. Let's start with the Royal Botanical Garden, cross the Harbour bridge, and explore the streets of suburbs like lavender bay and Wollstonecraft. Jointly led by Kevin Cliffe and Esther. No need to contact leader but email RSVP is appreciated.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 8. 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 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.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Date Changed) 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 Best Walk: Kurnell to Cape Baily 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

13 Nov, Tue Save Kosci: Moss Vale Village Caravan Park to Bundanoon Village
Length 17km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Save Kosci walk: day 11. The first 4.7km along the Illawarra Highway – a busy road but with generally wide verges. Then south for 5.3km on the Exeter Road. Suggest lunch in a café or under a shady tree in the charming village of Exeter. Follow tree-fringed back roads in the afternoon past rural properties to the village of Bundanoon. Car ferry (or optionally walk an extra 1.3 km) to the NPWS campground at Gambells Rest which has hot showers. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

14 Nov, Wed Helensburgh Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  440m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Commence with a short steep section from the station followed with a long gradual descent on various tracks to cross the Hacking River. Ascend to Garawarra Farm and follow Cliff Track visiting various lookouts to Lilyvale Track. Descend and follow rarely walked Karingal and Red Cedar Tracks to cross Hacking River again. Ascend and follow fire trails and tracks back to the station. Medium pace.
Map: Appin 90291S and Otford 91294S 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 9:00AM Nangar NP
Length 5km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMeet at 9am at Eugowra Rest Area. Easy, 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. 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

14 Nov, Wed 6:00PM NPA Environmental Book Club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. As this is the last meeting for the year we plan on starting the meeting in the NPA office and then moving to the restaurant downstairs for dinner at 7pm. 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

14 Nov, Wed Save Kosci: Bundanoon Village to Tallong Memorial Park
Length 24km Branch
General Community Event
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 longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Save Kosci walk: day 12. A mix of waking beside the moderately-busy Penrose Road and on quieter gravel roads that run parallel to it. Lots of native forest and a more remote feel in the afternoon. A couple of coffee options at the village stores in Penrose and Wingello. Accommodation: to be advised. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

15 Nov, Thu 8:20AM Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  -1m 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.From Bundeena south along the Coast Track, via The Balconies and crossing The Waterrun to Marley Head and returning along the Big Marley Fire Trail. Maybe some late whales. Walk map.
Location: Royal NP View

15 Nov, Thu Save Kosci: Tallong Memorial Park to Long Point on the Shoalhaven River
Length 12km  450m Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 13. 12 kilometres, descending 450 vertical metres. 8 fairly level kilometres on back roads to the Long Point car park. Then, saying a temporary farewell to the support cars, 3.5 km on NPWS walking track with dramatic views, down steeply to the Shoalhaven River to camp among the giant casuarinas and optionally have a swim. This section of the walk is carry-everthing. Despite the descent, this off-road route is the shortest way south for us from Tallong. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

15-16 Nov, Thu (07:30AM)-Fri (15:00PM) Tallong-Long Pt-Bungonia
Grade:3/6 Length 23km  450m Illawarra Branch
Sam G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.From Tallong via Long Point to overnight camp at the Shoalhaven River. Ascend Mt Ayers track and Green Track to Bungonia SRA. Note: In support of 'Save Kosci: Save the Kosciuszko National Park from wild horses and other feral animals'. Participants are asked to register or donate min. $12 at https://savekosci.org/
Location: Morton NP
Map: Wingello 89284S, Caoura 89283N, and Bungonia 88282N Limit: 8. 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

16 Nov, Fri Save Kosci: Shoalhaven River to Bungonia NPWS campground
Length 11km  450m Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSave Kosci walk: day 14. 11 kilometres, ascending 450 vertical metres. The first 8 km are off-road – along the Shoalhaven (no track), then up the Mt Ayres track, then across the tops on the ‘Green track’ to the NPWS campground. Lunch and possibly a siesta at the campground. Then an afternoon walk of 3.5km to take the edge off the next day, which otherwise would be a long day. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

17 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

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

17 Nov, Sat Save Kosci: Lookdown Road to Jacqua Road, Quialigo
Length 23km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 15. Today is the first day of ‘big sky country’ walking. 22.5km, mostly level or uphill. Via the Lookdown Road (fairly quiet), Oallan Ford Road (busier, but reasonably wide verges, 4.4km) and then the quiet Lumley Road. Day’s end is the junction of Lumley Road and Jacqua Road. The support car(s) will then drive back to the NPWS Bungonia campground. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

18 Nov, Sun 10:30AM Alexanders Hut Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km 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.Meet at Nunnock Camp Ground. Cattleman's link track, off Packers Swamp Rd.
Location: Tantawangalo
Map: Glen Allen 87241S 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 9:00AM Kiama Coast Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 24km Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
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.Minnamurra to Gerrigong. Jointly led by Geoffrey Lee and Ping Xie. A stunning 24 km pathway accompanying our sparkling coastline. The spectacular walk begins at Minnamurra and wanders past headlands, rivers, beaches, Kiama town centre up to Blowhole Point then on towards the Little Blowhole passing more beaches and bays before winding up at Werri Beach. The last 6 km between Loves Bay and Werri Beach is particularly blessed with its own rugged and untouched natural beauty. Keep an eye out for whales,  sea eagles and hawks. https://kiama.com.au/kiama-coast-walk Slippery sections. Limit: 12. View

18 Nov, Sun 9:38AM Minnamurra to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Jointly led by Graham Burgess and Esther Chow. This walk is in conjunction with the 24 km walk led by Geoffrey and Ping. We start together but finish at Kiama while the energized group continues to Gerrigong. We start from  Minnamurra to Blow Hole Point and it takes  about 3 hours. We'll pass Jones Beach, Cathedral Rocks, Bombo Beach and KiamaHarbour on our way to the famous blowhole. Other attractions include the Boneyard and the Spring Creek Wetlands. Near the blowhole is the 1881-built Pilot’s Cottage Museum and the heritage-listed Kiama Lighthouse. The trail also takes us past the Kiama Golf Club, which charms with panoramic views, a restaurant and an 18-hole course. No need to contact leaders. Slippery sections.
Location: Kiama Coast View

18 Nov, Sun Save Kosci: Jacqua Road to Tarago
Length 26km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 16. The second day of ‘big sky country’ to reach Tarago. Though the walking is mostly flat, even a little elevation gives pleasant views left and right, including views to the distant Budawangs and Mt Palerang. Pass the dry lake bed called ‘The Morass’, one of the Bathurst Lake group. For most of the day, on Lumley Road, traffic is limited to about 1 vehicle every 20 minutes. A long day at 25.6 km but the terrain makes it easy to get into a good pace. Overnight at The Loaded Dog, Tarago, an old country pub full of character. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.(Updated Details) Kings Cave, Paradise Pool then up to Woodford Station. Track is rough in places.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

19 Nov, Mon Save Kosci: Tarago to Merigan Homestead
Length 19km Branch
General Community Event
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Save Kosci walk: day 17. At 18.8km a shorter day, with the highlight being a catered afternon tea at historic Merigan Homestead. We vary 3km from the most direct route, in order to avoid extended narrow verges on the Tarago-Bungendore Rd. Instead the route follows the Braidwood Road for 8.4km (less busy than the Kings Hwy and better verges), then takes the quieter Mt Fairy Road, initially sealed but later gravel, for a 7.6km wander though a varied rural landscape with pleasant views. Arriving at Merigan Homestead, around 2:30pm, we meet a bunch of local walkers for afternoon tea & a short talk on the station’s history by the owner Tim de Mestre. Then join the local walkers for 2.7km on farm road through an avenue of deciduous trees to the Merigan boundary, with a good viewpoint on the way. Return the 2.7km to the homestead in the support car(s). Overnight at the homestead, either very comfortable accommodation in the renovated ‘Maids quarters’ indoors, or camping. Dinner is roast local lamb and salads at $15.50 a head. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

19 Nov, Mon 9:20AM Wombat walk
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  190m Sydney Branch
Theo H.
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.(Cancelled) Glenbrook. Walk from the station to Station Rd, where the track will start. Follow the track to Duck hole,then following the creek to the next crossing, a bit of looking for the right spot. Following the creek there is no track but it is reasonable level and and not to difficult. Next crossing the creek to arrive at a nice beach where we will have lunch and time for a swim. Leaving we will have a small climb between narrow rocks. There are 3 beaches on the walk. Easy pace, no hurry. Limit: 8. 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) 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.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

20 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Macquarie Pass – Cascade Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk on various tracks. Limit: 20. View

20 Nov, Tue Save Kosci: Merigan Homestead boundary to Bungendore
Length 17km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 18. 17.3km, mostly downhill or flat. A good day if you like views of wind farms on distant hills. After about 4km you cross into Monaro, John Barilaro’s electorate. Every person that sees you is potentially a voter – you’re usefulness just took a leap 😊. Overnight at the friendly Royal Hotel, built to last in 1882, iron lace balconies. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

21 Nov, Wed Save Kosci: Bungendore to Captains Flat Rd roundabout
Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 19. The route joins the Kings Highway so this is a day of high visibility for the walkers, except for two sections of walking parallel to the highway on tracks or fire trails. At day’s end, support cars will ferry walkers 5 minutes to accommodation on the farm of Save Kosci supporters in Carwoola – serene bush camping with a dinner generously provided by our hosts. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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

22 Nov, Thu Save Kosci: – Captains Flat Rd roundabout to Hume, ACT
Length 14km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 20. A shorter day at 14km. We will spend 20 minutes or so outside John Barilaro’s office in Queanbeyan, sending a clear message about feral horse damage and meeting local supporters there. The walk continues on footpaths, a quiet bike path and a short stretch of bike lane on moderately-busy Lanyon Drive. Should finish in the industrial area of Hume before 2:30pm. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

23 Nov, Fri 8:00AM Heathcote circuit walk
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Helena S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will descend from Heathcote Station down to Kangaroo Creek, up to Robertsons Knoll along Uloola Track, with a side trip to Peach Tree Trig and then on to Aboriginal site, continue down to Uloola Falls, and then off-track along Kangaroo Creek to short scramble up Bottle Forest Trail. Back to Heathcote Station. Tree roots, slippery surfaces, off-track and short scramble up Bottle Forest Trail. Some short ladders.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 15. 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

23 Nov, Fri Save Kosci: rest day
Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 21. As an option, the Canberra Bushwalking Club will offer one or two activities designed for the preferences of visiting Save Kosci walkers. Possibilities include Serenity Rocks in Tallaganda State Forest (1 hour drive, beautiful forest and ferns, viewpoint, 4 hours walking on track) or Orca Rock in Namadgi NP (1 hour drive, open woodlands beside a creek, steep climb with scrub, viewpoints, dramatic granite rock formations, 5 to 6 hours walking of which the last hour is on grassy track) or a couple of hours kayaking on Lake Burley Griffin. Own arrangements in Queanbeyan or Canberra. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

23 Nov, Fri 6:00PM Sydney’s World Heritage Matters
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Sydney is one of the few cities in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage area – the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Learn about the history of this global achievement, its unfinished business and what current challenges it faces. Learn how the Blue Mountains was world heritage listed has inspired others to call for world heritage listing of their national park, including Royal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Learn why World Heritage listing matters, its rewards and challenges. View

24 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Lockley 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 Manly to Avalon Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.As we enjoyed the 24km South Coast Walk last Sunday, we'll do another 24km coastal walk much closer to home. Expect spectacular scenery as we walk from Manly to Avalon Beach. You are welcome to finish earlier. There are many exit points. Slippery sections.
Map: Manly Limit: 15. View

24 Nov, Sat Save Kosci: rest day
Branch
General Community Event
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Save Kosci walk: day 22. There may be a rally or some interaction with federal politicians on this day – to be confirmed. Dinner provided for Save Kosci walkers on Saturday night by supporter(s) at a venue to be advised. Own arrangements in Queanbeyan or Canberra. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

24 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Sussex Inlet Kayaking
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Cancelled) Paddle 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 Nov, Sun 9:45AM Berowra Bewilderness Rogaine
Grade:4/6 Sydney Branch
Ted W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBerowra Bewilderness (Rivers, Rocks and Ridges). Assembly: Berowra Community Centre, Gully Road. Area covered: Bounded to the east by Cowan Creek and the west by Berowra Creek. Run by NSW Rogaining Association (not an NPA activity). Distance: Choice of 4 or 8 hour event. View

25 Nov, Sun 10:00AM Bob Turners Walk
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJointly led by Ewan Cain and Esther Chow. From Colo heights to the Colo River. Limit: 8. View

25 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Mount Arthur Reserve
Length 6km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMeet at 8:30am at the Parkes Lions Park. Hard, 6 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. 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

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 Save Kosci: Hume to Royalla
Length 19km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 23. Today is the first day on which we use the abandoned Queanbeyan to Cooma railway easement to provide a change from road walking. The industrial Canberra suburb of Hume gives way to quiet walking on rail-side tracks as the route gradually gains height through forest and farming country, with some views to the Brindabellas. Car ferry back to Canberra accommodation. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Cancelled) Cancelled as ferry still not running. 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. Best Walk: Bouddi Coastal Track View

26 Nov, Mon Save Kosci: Royalla to Kelly Road
Length 17km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 24. At 24km, a long day but straightforward, a mix of highway verge, off-highway tracks and quiet country road. Peaceful scenery with views to distant hills. Starts in the delightful Swainsona Reserve, the pride of the Royalla locals. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 10:55AM Dora Creek + Coffee at Warnies Cafe
Grade:1/6 Length 4km 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. Morning tea break first then easy flat walk on streets following Dora Creek and return for lunch break. Then train to Warnervale for our (long awaited) coffee stop at Warnies Café and train return to city. 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

27 Nov, Tue Save Kosci: Kelly Road to Ingelara Cutting
Length 18km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 25. 17km. An equal mix of highway-verge, quiet country road and peaceful off-highway tracks. The route crosses some hilly country, but with a gentle gradient. Morning coffee stop in Michelago. Camping tonight and tomorrow at Scottsdale Bush Heritage Reserve, a private property. Dinner provided by supporters. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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.(Cancelled) (Postponed then cancelled due to severe weather warning) 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

28 Nov, Wed Save Kosci: Ingelara Cutting to Scottsdale Bush Heritage Property
Length 14km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 26. A shorter day - 14 km, with varied scenery. Some highway verge but mostly off-highway and peaceful. Camping at the same place as last night. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

28 Nov, Wed 8:00PM The Georges Riverkeeper
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Managing an urban river in a rapidly changing urban landscape. The Georges River catchment is at the forefront of Sydney’s rapid urban expansion. The Riverkeeper program is proactively altering its strategy to manage a liveable urban river while protecting the vital bushland of the rivers source, mouth and foreshore corridors. Guest speaker Tony Wales will talk about the history of the program and plans for the future. View

29 Nov, Thu 9:15AM Glebe and environs
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  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)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.From Pyrmont along the waterfront to explore Historic Glebe and Forest Lodge. Meet leader outside the lift at the Fish Markets Light Rail Stop at street level. Map of Walk. Half of it is along flat waterfront parks on shared pathways the rest along streets, laneways and walkways. One small climb and a few steps. View

29 Nov, Thu 9:00AM Minnamurra to Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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)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.(Date Changed) Photographic walk with times for swimming. Remember to wear a hat, bring sunscreen and carry lots of water.
Location: Kiama Coast Limit: 12. View

29 Nov, Thu Save Kosci: Scottsdale to Rothlyn Rd junction
Length 19km Branch
General Community Event
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 27. The route runs on footpads and old 4WD tracks with a short section on quiet country road. Wide-open country. Via Bredbo. Two shallow wades or gully crossings. Car ferry 25 minutes at day’s end to the bush property of a supporter – extensive camping on creek flats with a 2 room cottage for cooking, in a forested valley which is dotted with large callitris trees and home to bark-chewing koalas. Dinner provided by supporters. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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 Save Kosci: Rothlyn Road to Cooma
Length 22km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 28. Mainly off-highway walking with a crossing of the Numeralla River, plus a short section of quiet country road, ending on the footpaths of Cooma. Wide-open views of rolling hills. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ 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

1 Dec, Sat 10:48AM Avalon to Taylors Point
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Avalon - Paradise Beach - Clareville Beach - Taylors Point. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Bus return to Avalon from Taylors Point then bus/es to city. View

1 Dec, Sat Save Kosci: Cooma to Rocky Plain Road
Length 22km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 29. The 22 km route returns to walking beside the main road, but the wide verges allow some discretion e.g. walking over the tops of cuttings rather than through them. As we leave Cooma, the sight of the Snowy Mountains, possibly with a few patches of snow still visible, is a reminder that this epic walk does have an end. Car shuffle back to Snowy Mountains Tourist Park for the night. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

2 Dec, Sun 9:00AM Bendalong – Cunjurong Point – Green Island Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walking on beaches, bush tracks, rock platforms and quiet back streets we explore the coast line from Washerwomans Beach to Lake Conjola entrance, and out to Green Island. Optional swimming. Purchase afternoon tea en route at the newly revised café at Manyana. 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

2 Dec, Sun 5:00PM NPA Christmas Party
Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.BYO picnic at Peter and Merran’s property Moorillah, Cookamidgera. 5pm. All welcome. View

2 Dec, Sun Save Kosci: Rocky Plain Rd to junction Glenrowan Road
Length 17km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 30. An easier day, 16.8 km, across the high Monaro Plains and through the village of Berridale for lunch. The day finishes at the top of the climb beyond Berridale. All on the verge of the Kosciuszko Rd. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

3 Dec, Mon 9:04AM Farmers Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Clarence Zigzag Lookouts plus Farmers Creek Dam. Steep sections and creek crossings.
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 20. View

3 Dec, Mon 10:02AM Grass Tree Circuit and more
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Jointly led by James Moule and Esther Chow. This beautiful circuit walk goes through a range of dry and wet forest along the valley, and offers some great views. There are plenty of grass trees along the way to add to the scenery and the creek crossings are very picturesque. The side trip to a large Aboriginal engravings site alone is worth the entry price! At this time of the year, there is an abundance of wild flowers. Some rocky steep sections of track. Bring lots of water as it is getting warm.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 8. 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

3 Dec, Mon Save Kosci: Glenrowan Road to Jindabyne
Length 21km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 31. 21km. Across the high plains then lake views as we descend into Jindabyne. Mostly on road verges, some long grass. Gaiters recommended. Accommodation is being organized by Save Kosci in a ski lodge For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

4 Dec, Tue 10:15AM La Perouse
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Short bushwalk to Henry Head in the morning before lunch at Danny’s Fish’N’Chips (or bring your lunch if preferred). Possible swim at La Perouse. Bus return to city. 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 longWalk 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

4 Dec, Tue Save Kosci: Rest day, Jindabyne
Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 32. A good chance to chat to the locals about why we are walking, maybe do some letter-boxing. Not to mention clothes washing … For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

4 Dec, Tue 9:27AM Woy Woy to Umina
Grade:3/6 Length 12km 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 Woy Woy Station via parks then a steep climb up & descent of Blackwall Mountain on rough & rocky bush tracks, with loose & slippery surfaces & on a steep descent on narrow tracks with soft edges, then streets & beaches to Umina shops. Bus return to Woy Woy Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day.
Location: Brisbane Water NP View

5 Dec, Wed 9:30AM Musical Walk
Grade:1/6 Length 3km 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.Leaders: Judith Hill & Nina. Walk The Goods Line, Chinatown and Hyde Park. An early lunch at Hyde Park Barracks then proceed to St Andrews Cathedral for a 12:30pm recital by the Royal Australian Navy Band. Cost is free, but a donation to the Cathedral would be appreciated. View

5 Dec, Wed Save Kosci: Jindabyne to Sawpit Creek camping area
Length 15km Branch
General Community Event
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 33. 15km, uphill. The first 5km on winding lakeside path; then 4.4km beside Kosciuszko Rd; then, yay, we are in Kosciuszko National Park. We take the 5.5km Pallaibo track up past cascades. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

5 Dec, 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.This is a sublime coastal walk along the flat, sheltered, wide open beaches and bushland from the Walter Hood Monument. Come join us for a mostly shaded, peaceful summer's day walk. You’ll never want to leave! Coffee back in Milton. 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

6 Dec, Thu 9:36AM Gosford – Point Clare
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk up then downhill via Kariong Fire Trail through bush to Point Clare. Rough track, wildflowers, views. Train return to Sydney from Point Clare. View

6 Dec, Thu Save Kosci: Sawpit Creek camping area to Perisher
Length 16km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 34. Initially on the pleasant Waterfall Track to avoid an extended high-risk section of Kosciuszko Road, then a short but rough 650 metres across country, then beside the Kosciuszko Road. Proper alpine scenery now! For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

6-10 Dec, Thu (11:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Save the Kosciuszko NP
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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 longSave the Kosciuszko National Park from wild horses and other feral animals. One of the walks we do will be the last leg of the 37 day Save Kosci Walk from Sydney to Mount Kosciusko. I will be traveling to stay at a Perisher Valley Ski Lodge from Thursday to Monday. You can travel on Thursday or Friday and leave Monday. You must arrange your own car transport. Only RSVP if you can commit because pre-payment is required once confirmed. Please indicate the dates of accommodation you require with your full name, I'll see if I can secure accommodation for you. The cost is about $40 per person per night. Bring all food and linen. We must leave the lodge in the same condition we found it. Strong wind, rain, snow patches, slippery sections.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Kosciuszko Alpine Area - Spatial Vision Limit: 12. View

7 Dec, Fri 8:33AM Dantes Glen
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.North Lawson. Echo Bluff, Echo Point, Fairy Falls, Dantes Glen, Empire Pass, Frederica Falls. Rough track in places. Creek crossings.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

7 Dec, Fri Save Kosci: Perisher to Charlotte Pass
Length 10km Branch
General Community Event
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSave Kosci walk: day 35. A comfortable 10km, beside the Kosciuszko Rd. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

7 Dec, Fri 7:31AM The Ultimate Traverse
Grade:6/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) As the name of the walk suggests, I expect this to be one of the most incredible traverse journeys in the Greater Blue Mountains. Early start. Leave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive to 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 and to The Citadel and then to the tip of the spur at GR 255 301. Use a known pass to descend to the first car. Pagodas and views paradise. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

8 Dec, Sat Asgard Plateau
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVictoria Falls Road – Valhalla Head Fire Trail – Folkvangr Head – Valhalla Head - Asgard Swamp – Asgard Swamp Mine – Asgard Fire Trail - Victoria Falls Road. This is a walk to two heads, a swamp, an abandoned mine and fabulous views. We will visit a head not often seen. Possible wild flowers. Track, off-track with mild scrub, cliff edges, creek crossing, possible snakes and fire trail.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. 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

8 Dec, Sat Ethereal Canyon & Falls
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why Newnes State Forest, situated within the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park one vehicle at GR 465 014 off Waratah Ridge Road and another one at about GR 460 005. From the first vehicle, descend into Ethereal Canyon and follow it through a beautiful canyon section and to the falls. No abseiling, but wet feet and more likely. Then visit the small but stunning Midsummers Night Grotto. From there, ascend to the Five Ladies Lookout over the Bungleboori and its pagodas (Three Sisters, watch out). Re-connect with the second car. Spectacular scenery, all unprotected within the State Forest.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Wollangambe 89312S View

8 Dec, Sat Save Kosci: Stand-by day
Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 36. We will go to the summit of Kosciuszko today if the weather forecast for today is much better than tomorrow. A decision on the final day will be made on the evening of Wednesday 5th December and emailed to all registered participants. Otherwise, a rest day. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

9 Dec, Sun Beehive Fort Tour
Branch
General Community Event
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNPWS is conducting a series of guided tours of this historic fortification in Sydney Harbour National Park. We'll explore the rarely opened Beehive Casemate as part of this tour at Middle Head, near Mosman. The Beehive Casement battery was built in 1872 as part of the outer line of defence for Sydney Harbour. Normally all you'll see of the battery are three 3.7m x 2.1m-high openings in a cliff face. On this tour you'll go beneath the cliffs of Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour to view the inside of the fortification. You'll also gain an insight into what the soldiers did for entertainment during World War I. It's a good idea to wear sturdy walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat, snacks, drinking water and a torch.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park View

9 Dec, Sun 10:00AM Christmas at Narrawallee Inlet
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
32009
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.From the reserve, an optional short walk around the area, possibly exploring some newly constructed walking tracks. Or just picnic and socialise and swim if hot. BYO picnic lunch and cool drinks. The December meeting will be held at around 1:30pm. Guests welcome.
Map: Milton 89272N View

9 Dec, Sun 8:00AM Faulconbridge to Springwood
Grade:5/6 Length 18km  600m Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
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.Lovely shady walk from Faulconbridge to Perch Ponds, along Glenbrook Creek and up to Martins Lookout, to spy our destinations on the other side of the creek, Bunyan Lookout and Lost Worlds Lookout. With the option of a refreshing dip in the creek on our return, we'll wind our way up the Magdala Creek Track to Springwood. Couple of steep climbs of about 200m each, creek crossings. Please note I will have no comms at all 15-25 Nov. Joint walk with SBW.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 9. View

9 Dec, Sun Save Kosci: Charlotte Pass to summit and return (unless we walked it yesterday)
Length 19km Branch
General Community Event
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 longSave Kosci walk: day 37. Contacts on the morning: try 0473 919 441 or 0409 764 785 or 0488 071 203. Suggest you persist till you hear a human voice – unfortunately text messages and left-messages may get missed in the rush. The main group of walkers will head up the closed road from Charlotte Pass to the summit, 19 km return. Small groups will be converging on the summit from other directions – so far we know of two groups walking in from Victoria, one along the Main Range, one from Guthega and one up Hannels Spur. Walkers seeking an easier day can walk from Thredbo Top Station. The several lines of yellow-vested walkers converging on the summit at lunch time will make a great shot from the air, for which Save Kosci is hiring a helicopter. On the summit, please stay on tracks and rocky ground to be kind to the vegetation. Impeccable courtesy to regular tourists please, the media will be watching. After the walk, return to your lodge or drive home (or keep walking, if you are doing the AAWT!) Parking: Please park in Charlotte Pass village and arrange own car shuffles or walk up to Charlotte Pass turning circle (i.e. leave some space near Charlotte Pass for regular tourists). Three Save Kosci support drivers will be assisting with shuffling walkers to the start. Start: Turning circle at Charlotte Pass i.e. at locked gate on Kosciuszko Road. Please arrive between 7:30 and 8:15am for an 8:30am start. Collect yellow vests and sign in. Re-group at Rawsons Pass 11:15 am to 11:45am, rather than head on up at your own pace (better for photos). Arrive summit 12:15 to 12:30pm. Lunch on summit. Wave at helicopter. Not planning any speeches. Return at own pace, aim to be back at trail head by 4pm. Sign out and optionally return yellow vests. Accommodation: Own arrangements. Transport to start and at end of day: Own arrangements. For more info and to register go to https://savekosci.org/ View

10 Dec, Mon 8:50AM Victory and Wiggins Tracks
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.Victory Track, Numantia Creek to Numantia Falls, then walk to Springwood Station via Wiggins Track and roads. Creek crossings and a couple of steeper rougher sections. Track along Numantia Creek is poor. Watch out for tree trunk at the top of stairs on Wiggins Track.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

11 Dec, Tue 10:43AM Coalcliff to Thirroul
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Coalcliff - Sea Cliff Bridge - Scarborough - bus to Austinmer - Thirroul. Streets, ups & downs, walk over the Sea Cliff Bridge. Bus to Austinmer for lunch and swim. Walk to Thirroul. Train return from Thirroul to city. View

11 Dec, Tue 9:30AM McPhails Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMcPhails Fire trail is a downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley. The Pipeline Lookout is an excellent morning tea stop before descending through rain forest and around Mt Carrialoo into the valley. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, very steep descent.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

11 Dec, Tue 9:31AM Northbridge to Artarmon
Grade:3/6 Length 11km 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 to Artarmon Station via Folly Point & Tunks Park. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, rough bush tracks, streets, creek crossings (slippery surfaces) steps. View

12 Dec, Wed 11:00AM Bundeena
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bundeena to Jibbon Head. Bush tracks, beach walking, Aboriginal engravings, optional swim at end of walk at own risk. 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

12 Dec, Wed Narrabeen Circuit walk to Moon Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk from Narrabeen Tramshed bus stop to Moon Rock via Deep Creek. Panoramic views & wild flowers. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Northern Beaches
Map: CMA Mona Vale & Hornsby Limit: 15. View

12 Dec, Wed 8:00AM NPA Photo walk
Grade:1/6  50m Branch
Gary S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.NPA Photo walk at Botanic Gardens. Bring hat, water, snack, walking shoes. Steps trip hazard. Limit: 10. View

12 Dec, Wed 3:30PM Nuggan Pt, Meroo Headland and bbq
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk to Nuggan Point from Meroo Head Campsite. This is an easy and delightful walk with coastal forest, lake and sandy beaches. PLUS: After the walk, return to campsite and parking area for light BBQ. BYO meat and associated foods and drink. View

13 Dec, Thu 9:20AM Engadine – Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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.Fire trails and bush tracks over the day with coffee at Heathcote, then train return to city. View

13 Dec, Thu 8:00AM Wollongambe Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  250m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Wollongambe Canyon via Joe's, Du Fuars and Bell Creek Canyons. A taster of several canyons, each with its own distinct character. The side trip up Bells is a classic. Wetsuits, lilos, volleys/similar required. We will enter via Joe's, travel down Du Faurs, side trip up Bells and exit vie Wollongambe. Usual scrambling/frolicking with a steep climb out. Must be comfortable in cold deep water, slippery boulders and a largish blockup to negotiate. Otherwise good fun.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Wollongambe Limit: 8. View

14 Dec, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

14 Dec, Fri 8:22AM Nellies Glen to Devils Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  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 the Six Foot Track down Nellies Glen. Return to Katoomba via Devils Hole. Steep descent on old steps and track. Some rock scrambling ascending Devils Hole. Some sections will be damp and maybe slippery.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

15 Dec, Sat 9:00AM Bunnings sausage sizzle
Grade:1/6 Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic 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.We are raising funds for the Koalas by way of a Bunnings sausage sizzle(9am to 4 pm). Come and enjoy the day by having a sausage sizzle and a drink. If you would like to help during the day, please contact Esther on eeesee@gmail.com or 0424064588. We will have shifts for members to cook, serve and take payments. You can also choose to hand out NPA brochures and talk to the public. View

15 Dec, Sat 9:56AM Cronulla Circuit Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Changed Transport Details) Cronulla - Gunnamatta Bay - Shelly Beach - Cronulla. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Christmas Quiz. Wear red/green and Santa hats. View

15 Dec, Sat 2:00PM The Ravines – Little Forest Plateau
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) Walking along the Tianjara fire trail to points of interest. Brilliant views over Conjola and to the north – Swan Lake, St Georges basin, Jervis Bay & Point Perpendicular. ... Bring afternoon tea to enjoy at lookout above the spectacular geological feature known as the Ravines.
Map: Milton 89272N View

16 Dec, Sun 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Walk around Mount Kembla points of interest including the Miners Memorial Pathway, Old Kembla mine site, Windy Gully, ring track and more. One steep off track section. Rain forest and coastal views.
Location: Mount Kembla- Wollongong Limit: 16. View

17 Dec, Mon 9:35AM Govetts Leap
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  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.Popes Glen to Govetts Leap Lookout, and descend to base of the falls. Return to station via Govetts Leap Road. Some wet rocks could be slippery. Steep climb up from falls with lots of steps.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

18 Dec, Tue 10:24AM Church Point and Scotland Island
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.After morning tea and exploring Church Point heritage, catch the 11:30am ferry to the “Tennis Court” Wharf on Scotland Island ETA 11:40am (additional return fares of $15.00 Adult / $8.50 Concession apply). Ramble around Scotland Island and lunch before returning by ferry and buses to the city. View

18 Dec, Tue 9:18AM Macquarie Park to Turramurra
Grade:3/6 Length 10km 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 via Browns Water Hole, Lane Cove River, then to Sth Turramurra, Sheldon Forest to Turramurra Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, climbs, steps, creek crossings, fire trails, bushtracks, streets. View

18 Dec, Tue 9:00AM Mountain-mike ride west of Berrara
Grade:3/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingCafe | 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. Plan on a swim if hot ...
Map: Tianjara 89271S and Sussex Inlet 90274S View

19 Dec, Wed Birrabang Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Birrabang Canyon/Grose Valley Lookout. A very pretty canyon with lots of crayfish. No abseils but wet feet guaranteed. Volleys/sneakers recommended. Gaiters useful. Mostly off-track with some scrambling and a short ledge sidle where you wet everything if you fall in. A magnificent lunch spot with superb views into the Grose Valley. A steep scrambly descent into the canyon, slippery rocks and some jump downs but generally nothing too dramatic. A steepish climb out.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 8. View

19 Dec, Wed 9:00AM Conjola – Narrawallee Wander
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of road at Conjola Beach. Walk along beaches, headlands and forest tracks towards Narrawallee inlet and return.
Map: Milton 89272N View

20 Dec, Thu 10:00AM Coogee – Bronte – Bondi Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
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.Summer walk enjoying the eastern beaches of Sydney. Some steps up and down. Bus return to city. View

21 Dec, Fri 5:30PM Bushwalk, Picnic dinner and X’mas Lights
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
James M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Changed Transport Details) This event is weather dependant. Contact leader if in doubt. Walk from Sutherland Station to Burnum Burnum Sactuary where we shall explore lookouts, overhangs and a cave before picnic dinner by the Woronora River. After dinner, we'll walk to Bonnet Bay to see the Xmas lights. Return home by walking to Jannali Station. Jointly led by James Moule and Esther Chow. No need to contact leader but email RSVP is appreciated. Slippery sections. Steep parts, some rock scrambling. Be prepared for a late night as it won't get dark until 9pm.
Location: Sutherland View

21 Dec, Fri 8:58AM Florabella to Magdala
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Florabella Pass up to Greens Rd. Make way down, and then up to Farm Rd. At Batman Park make way down to Magdala Creek. Then up through Fairy Dell to Springwood. Some rough steep sections. Some off-track. Creek crossings.
Location: Warrimoo
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

21 Dec, Fri 9:41AM Mount Piddington
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
7537
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Mt Piddington, many attractive tracks lead to the Fairy Bower, Coxs Leap, Ferrous Cave and Boronia Point. A picturesque upper cliff walk with views of the Kanibla Valley from Hornes Point takes in the Witches Glen. There are some short steep sections which may be slippery if wet.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

22 Dec, Sat 10:12AM Coogee – Maroubra
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, paths, ups & downs. Swim. Bus return to city from Maroubra. View

25 Dec, Tue 12:26PM Xmas for Orphans
Grade:1/6 Length 4km  50m Sydney Branch
James M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.All alone on Xmas day? Join James, Jung, Ping, Justine and Esther for a picnic followed by a short walk. If you are not alone, join us anyway. Bring food, fruits and drinks to share. Talk about our experiences, the walks we did and our expectations. Enjoy friends. Be merry and free.
Location: Barangaroo View

26 Dec, Wed - 2 Jan, Wed Mount Kosciuszko
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Nearly fully booked) Haven't sorted out your post Christmas holidays yet? Join us at Mount Kosciuszko from 26 December to 2 January. This is in conjunction with my other post, except this group will be staying at a Ski Lodge at  Perisher Valley. Both groups will be doing the same walks. Walks range from 10km to 20km and will be lead by Sheila Walker. Only RSVP if you can commit because pre-payment is required once confirmed and it is not refundable. The cost of accommodation will be $224 per person for the 7 nights. Please provide your full name and if you will be driving. If so, how many passengers can you take. Bring all food and linen. Share cooking is encouraged. Cleaning the lodge afterwards is essential. We must leave the lodge in the same condition we find it. Strong wind, rain, snow patches, slippery sections.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Kosciuszko Alpine Area - Spatial Vision Limit: 8. 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.An 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. Best Walk: Mt Jagungal View

27 Dec, Thu 10:23AM Newport – Bilgola – Avalon
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Steps, ups and downs, streets, paths, a couple of steep climbs and descents, but we will take it slowly to enjoy the views from a number of scenic lookouts. Long lunch and swim at Avalon Rock Pool, then bus return to city / Manly. Coffee somewhere. View

28 Dec, Fri 7:45AM Faulconbridge Ridge to Grose River
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  650m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.(Cancelled) Along Faulconbridge Ridge and down to Grose River. Return same way. MTB riders on trail. Some rough steep sections. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

29 Dec, Sat 9:30AM Rockdale – Ramsgate
Grade:1/6 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.Easy level walk with water and canal views. Bus return from Ramsgate. View

29 Dec, Sat 9:00AM The Woronora
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.A lazy half day walk and scramble along the Wononora River in Engadine to photograph, swim and see a delightful bush corridor. Limit: 10. View

30 Dec, Sun Gerroa & 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

2 Jan, Wed 8:00AM Sphinx Track to Mt Kuring-gai
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  550m Sydney Branch
lchua
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Sphinx Track to Mt Kuring-gai via the Pipeline Track at Apple Tree Bay. A bus ride from Turramurra Station will take us to the start of the Sphinx Track and then descend to Bobbin Head where we will have morning tea. As a New Year treat the leader will provide morning tea (gluten free tucker). From Bobbin Head we go up the Pipeline Track via Apple Tree Bay to Mt Kuring-gai Station. Walk will finish before lunch but you can bring lunch and have it before we reach Mt Kuring-gai Station, especially if we have just missed the train. Joint walk with The Bush Club. A bit of off-track and rock scrambling on the Pipeline Track.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 12. View

3 Jan, Thu 11:30AM Port Kembla circuit walk
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Port Kembla - Hill 60 - Port Kembla Pool. Streets, ups & downs, 1 steep climb, water views (no rock hopping). Swim. Bus return via Warrawong Plaza (for coffee) then train from Wollongong. View

4 Jan, Fri 8:42AM Burra Korain Flat
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m 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 Burra Korain on the Grose River. On the way visit Victoria Falls. Lots of steps. Rough track. Creek crossings.
Location: Mt Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

4-14 Jan, Fri-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

5 Jan, Sat 10:10AM Watsons Bay to Nielsen Park
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Coast and Diamond Bay. Streets, paths, ups & downs. Swim. Bus return to city. View

6 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Conjola – Narrawallee Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of road at Conjola Beach. Walk along beaches, headlands to Narrawallee. Leisurely lunch and swim optional. Return inland via estuary, Burrawang forest.
Map: Milton 89272N View

6 Jan, Sun 1:00PM Eco Paddle on Narrabeen Lagoon
Sydney Branch
Tony C.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripThis paddle will visit the Western Basin, Deep and Middle Creeks. Deep Creek attracts migratory birds from as far away as Russia and Middle Creek has been the subject of a substantial remediation programme. A relaxing 2 to 3 hour paddle from 1pm. To register email or call. No previous kayaking experience required, tuition given. BYO boat or hire kayak can be arranged. PFD required. View

6 Jan, Sun 10:05AM Waterfalls: Hazelbrook to Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.Co-lead by Kevin Cliffe and Esther Chow We walk from Hazelbrook Station to Bedford Creek. Then we walk to Lawson via South Lawson Fire trail. There are many waterfalls on the way, Victor Falls, Terrace Falls, Cataract Falls, Federal Falls, Junction Falls, Adelina Falls and some unknown falls. Swim in the creek and splash under the water falls. Mostly shady. Perfect summer walk. Slippery rocks, creek crossing.
Location: Blue Mountains
Map: Lawson Limit: 9. View

6 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Wolli Creek Railway Station to Sydney Olympic Park
Grade:3/6 Length 50km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripCycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Sydney Olympic Park, via Homebush Bay and Cooks River Canal; then Newington Nature Reserve, Parramatta Foreshore return to Wolli Creek Rail. Meet Wolli Creek Railway Station at 9am for 9:15am start. Finish approx. 3.30 to 4pm. Must book with leader. Bring picnic morning/afternoon tea and/or lunch or purchase along the way. No Helmet No Go! View

7 Jan, Mon Narrabeen Lagoon circuit & swim
Grade:2/6 Length 15km  100m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Circuit walk of Narrabeen Lagoon plus option to add a swim at North Narrabeen pool afterwards. Joint club walk. Good summer walk. In 2018 the walking was over by lunch time.
Location: Northern Beaches
Map: CMA Mona Vale Limit: 15. View

7 Jan, Mon 8:42AM Sassafras Gully & Magdala Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Fairy Dell, Picnic Point, Sassafras Gully, Glenbrook Creek, Magdala Creek. Creek crossings may be slippery.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

8 Jan, Tue 10:18AM Marks Park to Clovelly
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Marks Park - Tamarama - Bronte - Clovelly. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Bus return. View

8 Jan, Tue 2:41PM Swimming/Snorkeling at Clovelly
Grade:2/6 Length 2km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Swimming and snorkeling in a shallow cove. This is about the safest snokelling spot I can think of in Sydney. There are always many fishes around. If you haven't done snorkeling before, this is a good chance to learn. You need to buy a properly fitted snorkel. Bring drinks, snacks, sun protection and towel. There is a kiosk at the beach. We are starting the day late because low tide is at 5 pm. We might finish the day with  dinner at a pub. Surf. View

9 Jan, Wed 9:10AM Ettalong to Patonga
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  500m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
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.Coastal tracks, some steep and rocky, beach walking. Walk from Ettalong to Patonga round the coast. Lunchtime swim at Pearl Beach. Finish at Patonga to catch bus back to Woy Woy. If hot we'll walk to Umina Beach and catch a bus back to Woy Woy Station. View

9 Jan, Wed 9:00AM Faulconbridge to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  630m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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)Take in the cool of the rainforest cover while walking the track from Faulconbridge to Springwood. Time for swimming.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 12. View

9 Jan, Wed 9:30AM Hyde Park Botanic Gardens
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble around Hyde Park Botanic Gardens. Option to extend. View

9 Jan, Wed 9:00AM Mollymook Mystery Tour
Grade:1/6 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 little trecked back alleys of reserves and bushland from the oval, up through the top of Hilltop Golf Course, across Mollymoke Farm Creek and back to Tallwood Cafe for a not so mysterious refreshment. Gentle walking, mostly downhill except for the parts that go up ... (the “other bits”). View

10 Jan, Thu 9:57AM Pennant Hills – Cheltenham
Grade:3/6 Length 6km 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.Bushwalk via Whale Rock and Devlins Creek. Lovely bush but a couple of steep sections and possible wet feet if there has been recent rain. Train return from Cheltenham to city. View

10 Jan, Thu 8:00AM Upper Wollangambe Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  250m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(Date Changed) Upper Wollangambe Canyon/Lower Geronimo Canyon. A seldom visited section of the Wollangambe, up and back with time for messing about. A very grand and beautiful section. Wetsuits, lilos volleys/similar. Usual scrambling. Joint with Bush Club. Cold, deep water, slippery rocks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 8. View

11 Jan, Fri 8:35AM Centennial Glen and 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

11 Jan, Fri 7:26AM Wolgan State Forest: Stargate Slots and more
Grade:6/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a recce walk for a planned traverse later this year. Park at GR 306 175 and make our way to Mount Jamison. Head to Stargate Slots and check for passes down; then traverse along the ledges and tops in a south easterly direction towards Cape Horne. Reconnect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km. 6M.
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

12 Jan, Sat 2:00PM Florance Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDrive to car park on Little Forest Plateau. Walk is mainly on track with a few diversions through scrub to points of interest. Brilliant views over Milton and to Pigeon House. Wildflowers galore. Bring afternoon tea to enjoy at lookout.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N View

12 Jan, Sat Howling Arch, Pool of Diana & Pool of Aphrodite
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now. Drive to approximately GR 468 058 on the Deep Pass Trail. Head down a spur trending slightly west of south and then south as it nears Dingo Creek. Visit Howling Arch, an amazing natural feature. Enter Dingo Creek and progress downstream for about 1.3km, visiting the scenic Pool of Diana on the way, continue underneath high cliffs to GR 476 048, the start of a north, north west trending ravine. Follow the ravine up, visiting the spectacular Pool of Aphrodite along the way, to eventually reconnect with the trail and the vehicles. All off-track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N 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

12 Jan, Sat 10:30AM Manly Wharf – Forty Baskets Beach – Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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 Forty Baskets and return after lunch and swim (own risk). Ferry return to city. View

13 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Bendalong Bush & Beaches
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Milton Branch
Jim G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk along coastal bush tracks to beaches and rock platforms. Meet leader at Corner of Bendalong Road & Maple Street Bendalong at 9.30am. Optional swim or snorkel.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S and Cunjurong Point 90273N View

13 Jan, Sun 9:00PM Kangaroo Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.A morning walk and swim in a delightful location. Short scramble.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

14 Jan, Mon 9:00AM Dolphin Point Picnic
Grade:3/6 Milton Branch
Helen M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSnorkel, swim, chat, walk, picnic, Dolphin Point. Meet at 9am at Dolphin Point car park (off Seaside Parade). Snorkel or swim on the turning tide. Then short walk on the rock platform to Pot Holes & return for picnic lunch. Own snorkeling gear required. View

14 Jan, Mon 9:12AM Wentworth Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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 Conservation Hut. Then take Short Cut, Stonehaven Pass and Undercliff tracks to the falls. Down to base of first drop and return. Back to station via Darwins Walk. Some steps. Track can be muddy in places.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

15 Jan, Tue 9:20AM Bundeena
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Bundeena – Maianbar – Bundeena. Mostly flat and easy walking along the beach and through reserves. Some steps and street walking. Water views most of the day. Some sand walking (hopefully mostly hard sand). Very relaxed pace. There is a short section each way where there is an ascent/descent over unsealed and uneven surfaces which may be slippery after rain. We will take this section very slowly. Swimming option on return to Bundeena. Coffee options at Bundeena or Cronulla (depending on ferry times).Ferry return to Cronulla, train return to city. View

15 Jan, Tue 9:27AM Northern Beaches
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coastal walk to Manly via reserves & beaches. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Some steep sections, rough bushtracks, steps. View

15 Jan, 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

16 Jan, Wed 9:30AM Tempe to Tempe
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Warn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. View

17 Jan, Thu 10:36AM Kincumba Mountain Reserve
Grade:3/6 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.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 Sydney. View

17 Jan, Thu 8:15AM Upper Thredbo River
Grade:4/6 Length 19km  400m Sydney Branch
Ted W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Dead Horse Gap (1600m) along Boggy Plain up the Thredbo River to its source (1800m), visiting Teddys Hut (1740m), The Chimneys (1835m) and possibly Mount Terrible (1850m). Climbing The Chimneys and Mount Terrible is optional. Joint walk with the Geehi Bushwalking Club. View

18 Jan, Fri 7:59AM Du Faurs Creek Canyon
Grade:5/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimming(Updated Details) A day of wading, swimming and liloing through Du Faurs Creek Canyon. Start and finish at Mount Wilson. Must be able to swim well. Wet suit recommended. Bring helmet and dry bags. About 12k.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Wollangambe 89312S View

18 Jan, Fri 8:29AM Medlow Clifftop Wander
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  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.Wander along various tracks along the clifftop at Medlow Bath. Out and back to check out various side tracks. Some rough bits. Some off-track.
Location: Medlow Bath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

18 Jan, Fri 8:00AM Wattamolla to Marley
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  340m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCoastal walking at its best and with time for swimming.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

19 Jan, Sat 7:33AM 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 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 Escarpment Tracks should be high on your priority. Add a magnificent historic viaduct and a top lunch spot at Sublime Point will make this a day walk to remember. The Wodi Wodi Track can be slippery in parts after rain.
Location: Stanwell Park
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. Best Walk: Illawarra Escarpment Traverse View

19-20 Jan, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Jenolan River full packwalk
Grade:5/6 Length 20km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGalong Farm - Ironpot Mountain - Tinpot Hill - Galong Creek - Coxs River - Jenolan River (camp) - Coxs River - Breakfast Creek - Ironmonger Hill - Galong Farm.  Mixture of track, open off-track and riverside walking, with delightful camping around the junction with the Jenolan River.  River crossings; steep climb out 580m will be in the early part of the day. Packwalking experience essential. Joint walk with SBW.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N Limit: 6. View

19 Jan, Sat 10:35AM North Sydney to Cremorne
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.North Sydney - Neutral Bay - Maccallum Pool - Cremorne. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Ferry return. View

20 Jan, Sun 1:18PM Clovelly swimming and snorkeling
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Swimming and snorkeling in a shallow cove. This is about the safest snokelling spot I can think of in Sydney. There are always many fishes around. If you haven't done snorkeling before, this is a good chance to learn. You need to buy a properly fitted snorkel. Bring drinks, snacks, sun protection and towel. There is a kiosk at the beach. We are starting the day late because low tide is at 2:55pm. Hazards associated with beach activities. Limit: 10. View

20 Jan, Sun 8:00AM Gerringong to Loves Bay (Kiama)
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBegin our walk at Boat Harbour parking area and follow the Kiama Coastal Walk. Proceed to the whale watching platform in Boat Harbour Reserve and then stroll across Werri Beach (shallow water crossing possible but unlikely at north end). From north end of Werri Beach follow shoreline cliffs and bays to cliffs overlooking Loves Bay. On the return journey enjoy the views from a different perspective.
Map: https://kiama.com.au/uploads/maps/kiama---coast-walk-brochure---web.pdf View

21 Jan, Mon 9:22AM Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Katoomba Cascades. Follow Cliff Walk past Echo Point and Three Sisters to exit at Merriwa Street. Walk back to Katoomba Station. Quite a few stairs to ascend approaching Echo Point.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

22 Jan, Tue 9:30AM Flying Fox & 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

22 Jan, Tue 9:30AM Harbour South Shore
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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 through Darling Point to McKell Park, then around Double Bay to Murray Rose Pool for swim and lunch. Optional extension to Point Piper and Rose Bay. Bus or ferry return. View

22 Jan, Tue 9:30AM North Sydney
Grade:3/6 Length 12km 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 Wollstonecraft Station to Milsons Point Station via Reserves & Bays. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, many steps, some bushtracks. View

23 Jan, Wed 8:00AM Clatterteeth Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  250m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Clatterteeth Canyon with side trip up Lower Bell Canyon and exit via Wollongambe Canyon. Entry via Joes Canyon, Clatterteeth Canyon, side trip up Bell and exit via Wollongambe Canyon. The side trip up Bell is of classic canyon beauty. Wetsuits, lilos, volleys/similar. Usual scrambling. One fairly easy blockup to negotiate. 8k, 250m desc/asc carrying wet gear uphill with a steepish climb out. Slippery rocks, deep cold water. Some rough scrub.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 8. View

23 Jan, Wed 9:30AM Queenscliff to Manly
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. View

23 Jan, Wed 4:00PM Ulladulla Headland & Rockshelf
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk east on the track around the headland to the lighthouse and continue along the cliff-top track until we reach the steps down to the rock shelf. Return to car park via the rock shelf and stairs. Wear shoes that you are willing to get wet. Dinner afterwards for those who would like to partake, location to be determined. View

24 Jan, Thu 10:59AM Bundeena – Jibbon Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sophie A.
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.Bushtracks, rocks, beach walking, Aboriginal engravings, optional swim at end of walk (own risk). Ferry return to Cronulla, train return to city. View

25 Jan, Fri 7:07AM Bowens Creek South Canyon (non abseiling route)
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimming(Updated Details) A beautiful canyon. We’ll enter via Corkscrew Canyon in order to get into our canyon without abseiling. Plenty of rock hopping and scrambling and some narrow ledges to negotiate. Several wades and/or short swims. An interesting exit with a couple of scrambles - rope may be used. Some exposure at the exit and in the canyon. Bring your helmets and dry bags. Wetsuits recommended. About 8k. 5M, S223E; Canyon Grade 2.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N 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 long(Cancelled) The 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

26 Jan, Sat 9:02AM Australia Day celebrations
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m Sydney Branch
James M.
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.This is the third year we are doing this beautiful walk to celebrate Australia Day and Lydia Chua's 41st Anniversary of her arrival in Australia. Meet outside circular Quay Wharf 2. We walk across the bridge and along the coastline to Balmoral. Enjoy spectacular views and Aerial Display. Ample swimming opportunities. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are many exit points. In previous years some walked as far as Manly. The coffee shop outside Wharf 6 sells large cappuccino for $2.50 before 9am. slippery sections
Map: Sydney Harbour View

26 Jan, Sat 10:32AM Circular Quay to Bradleys Head
Grade:1/6 Length 2km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Australia Day) Circular Quay - Taronga - Bradleys Head. Harbour side tracks. We’ll watch Harbour Festivities along the way and lunch at Bradleys Head. Return to city from Taronga Wharf. View

26 Jan, Sat 8:00AM Rocky Creek Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimmingHailed as the most dramatic canyon of its type in the Blue Mountains, Rocky Creek Canyon is spectacular in all aspects with its twisted walls, cascades and hanging gardens of ferns growing up the walls. Rock scrambling and a few short swims.
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 15. View

27 Jan, Sun 8:00AM Snorkeling and walk at Shelly Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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.Join us snorkeling to see the blue grouper and other fishes at Shelly Beach, followed by a walk to North Head. On the way, we'll stop at the ice cream shop.
Map: Manly Limit: 15. View

28 Jan, Mon 9:45AM From the Mountains to the Sea
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  83m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
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.(Updated Details) Escape the heat of the mountains and enjoy this cooler walk with its spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. We will walk from Watsons Bay to Rose Bay via Nielsen Park, where there will be time for a quick swim in the netted harbour pool. It includes some street walking. Note: This day is a public holiday. Some stairs and uneven ground in places.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 20. View

29 Jan, Tue 9:30AM Carrington Falls
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCarrington Falls and Stevos Track followed by a short drive to access Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout. There will be an opportunity to swim at Nellies Glen. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

29 Jan, Tue 9:24AM Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:2/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to South Head Watsons Bay then to Nielson Park Beach for a 1 hour stop for lunch & optional swim at own risk, then Hermitage Track Walk, to Rose Bay. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus or ferry return to the city. Bushtracks, some steep steps to climb. View

29 Jan, Tue 11:06AM Wollongong day out
Grade:1/6 Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.At beach by 1pm for lunch and swim. Minimum walking. Bus and train return to Sydney. View

30 Jan, Wed 9:30AM Northern Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Collaroy, Long Reef, Dee Why, Curl Curl, Harbord and then Manly. A beach walk with headland bush tracks. Some streets. Coastal scenery, and walk in the water on a hot day. No need to contact leader. View

31 Jan, Thu 9:41AM Austinmer – Thirroul
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Urban bush and rainforest with some steep climbs. Street walking to Austinmer and lunch at the beach. After lunch, walk along the beach to Thirroul and coffee, then train return to Sydney. View

1 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

1 Feb, Fri 1:50PM Snorkeling at Gordons Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-led by Mark Goodson  (mgoodson@bigpond.net.au, 0425313173) and Esther Chow. It was good fun snorkeling at Clovelly Beach on 8/1/19. Water was warm. The group wants to do it again, except this time we go Gordons Bay as it has flat surf. If you haven't done snorkeling before, this is a good chance to learn. Several members bought a full face mask at $60 at Decathlon and said that it makes snorkeling easier. Low tide is at 1:42pm. We'll meet at the Clovelly Bus Terminal at 1:50pm. Then we walk to head of Gordons Bay where there is a small beach. Bring drinks, snacks and sun protection. Slippery rocks, risks associated with swimming.
Map: Clovelly Limit: 10. View

2 Feb, Sat 9:00AM Broulee Walk & Snork
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Elaine R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingDrive to Broulee Beach for a leisurely walk and rock-hop around Broulee Island. Some sheltered spots for a snorkel and a picnic lunch.
Map: Craigies Batemans Bay & District View

2 Feb, Sat 8:00AM Minnamurra River
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPaddle from Minnamurra River entrance to Swamp Road and return. Swimming. PFD's compulsory.
Location: Kiama Coast Limit: 16. View

2 Feb, Sat 10:07AM Narrabeen walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Narrabeen - Narrabeen Lagoon - North Narrabeen. Streets, paths, mostly flat, water views. Swim at North Narrabeen Rock Pool. Bus return. View

2 Feb, Sat River Caves Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 5km  220m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Mt Camero Trail – Natural Bridge – Budgary Creek – River Caves Canyon – Exit upstream onto ridge – Mt Cameron Trail. A nice little canyon, no abseils, some scrambling, possible wet feet. If time permits we may also do Deep Pass Canyon. Track, off-track with mild scrub, creek walking, minor scrambling.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 10. View

2 Feb, Sat 9:00AM Waterfall to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Some nice bushland walking with a detour to swim in the river.
Location: Heathcote NP Limit: 12. View

3 Feb, Sun 8:13AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure. You will be awarded with a certificate if you complete all the sections. This week we walk from Barrenjoey to Collaroy. This wonderful walk is dominated by a series of rugged natural headlands with extensive views of the coast and Pittwater, sweeping and secluded beaches and further south, wetlands feeding into Narrabeen Lagoon. The walk forms part of one of the world’s great urban coastal walks. There are exit points if you wish to drop out at any stage. Slippery sections, some rock scrambling.
Location: Palm Beach
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

3 Feb, Sun 8:30AM Mount Kembla Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long3 separate tracks from Mount Kembla Lookout - Summit, Ring and Ridge. Walk on tracks through eucalypt and rain forest. Coastal views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment
Map: Wollongong 90292S Limit: 16. View

4 Feb, Mon 7:23AM Mt Piddington & Boronia Point (Mt Victoria)
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walking to Fairy Bower, Grotto, Coxs Cave, Ferris Cave, Boronia Point and Mt Piddington. Rough and steep in places.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 20. View

5 Feb, Tue 10:03AM De Burghs Bridge to Chatswood
Grade:3/6 Length 11km 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 to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River & Ferndale Park Tracks. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, rough bushtracks, creek crossings (slippery surfaces) steps. View

5 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Fitzroy Falls West & East Rim Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks. The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Lunch will be at an off-track lookout in the vicinity of a plane crash beyond Renown Lookout. Fenced and unfenced cliffs. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks. Off-track to get to crash site.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

5 Feb, Tue 10:00AM Kangaroo Valley Mountain-bike
Grade:3/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on cycleways, quiet sealed and gravel roads through scenic Kangaroo Valley following the upper Kangaroo River. Lunch at Flatrock Pool, great swimming hole! Return same route.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View

5 Feb, Tue 10:10AM Lake Parramatta walk & swim
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Short bushwalk on She-Oak Walk (ups and downs, steps) after morning tea, then long lunch and swim at Lake Parramatta swimming area (own risk). Bus return to Parramatta, train return to city. View

6 Feb, Wed 9:00PM Burning Palms
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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)A nice loop walk from Otford Station through the Palm Jungle with a climb out at the end of the day. Time for a swim, depending on tides and swell. Potential rocky shoreline.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

6 Feb, Wed 9:30AM Centennial Park
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. Centennial Park Darley Street entrance. View

6 Feb, Wed 3:00PM Tabourie Wander & Sausage Sizzle
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Elaine R.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn easy stroll around the lake entrance and beach, have a dip if it’s hot, then enjoy a sausage sizzle. BYO drinks and extras. Sausages and chef provided!
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

7 Feb, Thu 9:51AM Tuggerah to The Entrance
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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.Tuggerah – Chittaway Bay – The Entrance. Nature reserve, water birds, views, good track, environmental management of urban runoff into Lake, Long Jetty, The Entrance. Steady pace (no dawdling). Bus return to Gosford, train return to Sydney. View

8 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) (Check Yuri's East Creek Glories walk on Saturday as a replacement.) Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

8 Feb, Fri 7:23AM Mellow Bath to Colosseum
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
7537
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Along the many old tracks below the Hydro Magestic is a rock formation named the Three Brothers, remnants of the old flying fox used to haul goods from the Valley Farm in the Megalong to the hotel and other interesting features constructed for the enjoyment of the guests staying at the hotel in the 1900s. The walk descends to an amphitheatre, the Colosseum, and then circles back to the start via some interesting cliff caves. Some swampy areas, steep and rough sections, eroded tracks. Limit: 15. View

9 Feb, Sat 9:00AM Australian National Maritime Museum to the City
Grade:3/6 Length 6.5km 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.Walk via Pyrmont's foreshore. From the Maritime Museum around the waterfront and then through historic industrial Pyrmont and back into the city via the Pyrmont Bridge. Map of walk. Many steps. View

9 Feb, Sat East Creek Glories
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark near spot height 1057 at 427 060. The East Creek Glories walk will start by coming down into East Creek Galleries, then visit a spectacular side ravine; it will then move on to the West Side Falls and West Side Chamber; continue to East Creek Falls; then exit on the eastern side to visit the top of the falls.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

9 Feb, Sat Trestles Track
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  400m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTrestles Track – Shoalhaven River – return. Pleasant river walking with possibilities for swimming and exploring an old mine site. Steep descent (approx. 400m in 1km) to Shoalhaven River followed by flat river walking. Steep climb back to cars.
Location: Bungonia NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 12. 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 long(Fully Booked) The 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

10 Feb, Sun 10:20AM The Basin swimming and snorkeling, plus optional walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.The Basin near Palm Beach has the warmest water in Sydney for swimming and snorkeling. It's also flat surf. Bring snacks, drinks, sun protection and water gears. Wear hiking gears if you wish to do the optional walk. Hazards associated with beach activities. Slippery sections.
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 12. View

11 Feb, Mon 8:46AM Callicoma Track, Pennant Hills
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Branch
(Mal’s Group) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A delightful loop track through interesting bushland. There are several exit points with public transport if there is excessive heat on the day and the walk is shortened. Fallen trees after the recent storms and a bit of a rough track in places.
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 20. View

12 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Balancing Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longClover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet. After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall. Return is by the same route. Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

12 Feb, 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

12 Feb, Tue 8:30AM Bendeela Paddle – up Kangaroo River
Length 9km Southern Highlands Branch
Pamela W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnic(Leader Changed) We drive to Safari Kayaking located in Kangaroo Valley arriving around 9’ish where we select our kayaks/canoes and life jackets. (You have a choice of double/singles canoe/kayaks). Kangaroo Safari transport our boats to Bendeela and the car pool follows on. Once set up and in the water we head up stream for about 3km to a lunch spot and then make our way back to Bendeela where our boats are picked up by Safari Kayaking and we drive back to Bowral. The cost per person for boat hire is $40 cash payable on the day. Please have the right amount of cash as we need to make a single payment. Please let me know via email by Sunday 10 Feb if you are interested in coming and whether you require a rental kayak. Cossies, hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water will be the go... especially if this warmish weather is still around. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call. (I love making up answers). BTW, 5 bonus points for falling in. Deep water paddling. Mostly still water with one short rapid which can be walked if preferred. PFDs compulsory.
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

12 Feb, Tue 9:53AM Bronte – Clovelly
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, paths, ups & downs. Swim. Bus return to city from Clovelly. View

12 Feb, Tue 9:19AM Glenbrook to Penrith
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
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 via The Bluff Reserve, Lapstone, road walking, pathways & parks alongside the Nepean River to Penrith shops. Moderate pace. Train return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Some rough bushtracks, fire trails, uneven & loose surfaces, steps. View

13 Feb, Wed - 13 Feb, Tue Jibbon Head
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.A morning of photography and swimming around Bonnie Vale and Jibbon Head.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

13 Feb, Wed 9:30AM Leichhardt Whites Creek
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. View

13 Feb, 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

13 Feb, Wed 7:00PM NPA Environmental Book Club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage. View

13 Feb, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get-together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic 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.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains. Crossing the car park.
Location: Emu Plains View

13 Feb, Wed 9:40AM Watson Bay to Rose Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  50m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
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.Beautiful harbour and ocean views as we walk to South Head and then to Rose Bay via Parsley Bay, Neilsen Park and the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. Swimming possible at Neilsen Park. No need to contact leader.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP View

14 Feb, Thu 8:15AM Kincumber to Davistown
Grade:3/6 Length 7.5km  20m 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.Mostly along the waterfront to a ferry return from the Lintern St Wharf. Map of route. View

15 Feb, Fri Henson Glen
Grade:4/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) Guest leader: Bob Seibright. Walk Minnehaha Trail and descend into Govetts Creek via a spur. Walk/wade (some deep wades) in the creek through canyon-like Henson Glen for about 2km. Scramble out near the junction with Katoomba Creek, then re-join Minnehaha Trail and follow it back to the cars. Bring dry bags. Short wet suit is recommended. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

15 Feb, Fri 7:23AM Mt Victoria
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
7537
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) A circuit walk from Mt Piddington, Hornes Point, Witches Glen, Reinits Pass, Little Zig Zag Track, Bushrangers Cave and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Limit: 15. View

15 Feb, Fri 9:55AM Waterfalls walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.Jointly led by Sheila Walker and Esther Chow. We walk from Hazelbrook Station to Bedford Creek. Then we walk to Lawson via South Lawson Fire trail. There are many waterfalls on the way, Victor Falls, Terrace Falls, Cataract Falls, Federal Falls, Junction Falls, Adelina Falls and some unknown falls. Swim in the creek and splash under the water falls. Mostly shady. Perfect summer walk. Slippery section.
Location: Lawson
Map: Lawson Limit: 12. View

16 Feb, Sat 9:18AM Dungog Day Out
Grade:1/6 Length 4km 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.For train lovers. A journey to the far reaches of the $2.50 Opal Ticket. A delightful small train from Hamilton to Dungog. Some time to have a stroll around this hilly little town. Return the same way. A long day but a relaxing one. Late finish. Train return to Sydney from Hamilton. View

17 Feb, Sun 8:08AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 25km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure.  21 walkers took part in section 1,  Barrenjoey to Collaroy  with 13 who completed the 21 km 450 m elevation route.  Congratulations! This week we walk from Collaroy Beach to North Head via Dee Why Beach, Curl Curl Beach, Manly Beach & Shelly Beach. Featuring beaches, cliffs, magnificent headlands and historic sites, this urban coastal loop is one of Sydney's most spectacular walking tracks. The Fairfax Walk at North Head offers spectacular views over Sydney Harbour Heads. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are various exit points. Slippery sections.
Map: Manly Limit: 12. View

17 Feb, Sun 8:30AM Pretty Beach & Durras Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom NPWS Pretty Beach car park, ascend Durras Mtn 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

17 Feb, Sun West Head Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
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.Ferry from Palm Beach to Mackerell Beach and then we are on tracks to Resolute and West Head Beaches. Rock Hopping around West Head to the gun emplacements and up the new Soldiers Track to the West Head Lookout. Then on tracks to the Koolewong Circuit, Red Hand Cave and south to the Basin via Currawong. A little-off track and short rock hopping section. Ferry connects with frequent buses from the city. Many swimming opportunities at 6 separate beaches. View

18 Feb, Mon 8:25AM Duck Blue Jelly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.Station Street Trail to Duck Hole and return. Then down to Blue Pool and Jellybean Pool. Steep rough sections. Rocks could be slippery with sand or water.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

19 Feb, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking with a Purpose
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.There is more to bushwalking than bush walking. Can you imagine exponentially raising your enjoyment of bushwalking? Learn how in this presentation by Bush Explorer: Yuri Bolotin. Yuri will demonstrate that adding a purpose to your regular bush adventures could exponentially raise your satisfaction and enjoyment. This could even be your key to life’s happiness! Yuri will use his own beautiful photographs to delight you through this talk. You will also get an exclusive sneak preview of the brand new book that the Bush Explorers have in their pipeline! Come along with your own stories and share them with others on the night! See the agenda here. View

19 Feb, Tue 9:03AM Cooper Park to Bronte
Grade:2/6 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.Cooper Park - Centennial Park - Bronte. Walk to Bronte Beach via parks & streets, some bushtracks, with steep sections, steps up & down. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Bondi Junction Station. View

19 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Drawing Room Rocks
Grade:3/6 Length 4km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a short walk but leads to a beautiful lookout over the coast. The track is steep but is well worth the effort. Rough track, steep sections, unfenced cliffs.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

19 Feb, Tue 10:20AM Glenbrook walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Glenbrook - Glenbrook Lagoon - Glenbrook Olympic Pool. Streets, tracks, ups & downs. Optional swim at Glenbrook Olympic Pool ($6.60 Adult / $5.00 Concession / $2.30 Spectator / Over age 75 free). Train return to city. View

19 Feb, Tue 8:00PM Talk on Climate Wise Communities
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Jenny Scott will explain the award-winning initiative from Ku-ring-gai Council that builds local community strength and preparedness to extreme weather events. It promotes shared responsibility for disaster resilience to individuals, households and communities, as well as emergency management agencies and government. Jenny Scott is the Sustainability Program Leader at Ku-ring-gai Council. This is a STEP Inc. event. View

19 Feb, Tue 7:00PM Willoughby & North Shore Election Forum
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Meeting held at Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag. More info on https://www.facebook.com/events/230853171184655/ and https://willoughbynorthshoreelectionforumenvironment.eventbrite.com.au. Refreshments served at the close of meeting. NPA is one of the organisers of the event. View

20 Feb, Wed 9:30AM Dulwich Hill to Canterbury
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.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. View

20 Feb, Wed 4:00PM Kings Point Overlooking Stoney Creek
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Parkland Drive Reserve along the creek to the Ulladulla Ski Club and around the headland overlooking the creek. This will be a sublime view with the setting sun. PLUS, to top off the evening and experience the remaining sunset, why not enjoy a BYO BBQ at a local venue to be decided nearer the day. View

20 Feb, Wed 1:00PM Wattamolla
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Snorkelling and photography. A delightful short walk with nature thrown in!
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

21 Feb, Thu 5:00PM Full moon walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.(Cancelled) Cancelled due to unsuitable weather forecast.  Spit Bridge to Manly Walk, part of the Manly Scenic Walkway. The Spit Bridge to Manly Walk is a beautiful 10km hiking trail, boasting native bushland, quiet inner harbour beaches, picturesque bays and panoramic ocean views. Escape the heat of the day and walk in the evening with full moon. Chance to see wildlife. Relaxed pace. Bring picnic. Take the ferry from Manly to city after walk or stay behind for a drink. Slippery sections.
Location: Manly Limit: 10. View

21 Feb, Thu 9:25AM Rockdale – Brighton Le Sands
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.Walk from Rockdale Station to Brighton Le Sands. Streets, urban bush and sealed cycle paths. At Brighton Le Sands, bus return to Rockdale Station. View

22 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

22 Feb, Fri 8:22AM Leura Forest
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  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.Walk starts and finishes at Katoomba Station. Walk to Merriwa St Trackhead. Out and back to Burrabarroo Lookout. Descend to Leura Forest. Views of Leura Falls on the way up to Leura Cascades. Plenty of steps. Some rock scrambling. Rocks may be slippery near waterfalls.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

23 Feb, Sat 9:38AM Maroubra – Coogee
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, ups & downs, lots of water views. Swim. Bus return to city from Coogee. View

24 Feb - 1 Mar, Sun-Fri Car Camp Bittangabee Bay Ben Boyd National Park
Grade:3/6 Length 48km  625m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) Car based camp at Bittangabee Bay with a variety of walks including the Light to Light. Rough tracks, beach walking, navigating rocks, some steep up and down,
Location: Ben Boyd NP
Map: Kiah 88231S Limit: 15. View

25 Feb, Mon 9:11AM Valley of the Waters
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  440m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Picnic Area to Den Fenella Lookout. Overcliff Track to Valley of the Waters. Return to station via Nature Trail. Some steps. Creek crossings.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

26 Feb, Tue 9:46AM A venture to Paradise
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Join us for a swim at Paradise Pool (jump from a height if you dare). We'll walk from Linden Station, visit Kings Cave and Donahue's Tomb on the way. On the way back, we'll visit  Edith Falls, Hazel Falks and Mabel Falls before returning home via Woodford Station. Relaxed pace. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Linden
Map: Linden Limit: 12. View

26 Feb, Tue 9:15AM Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf
Grade:2/6 Length 12km 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 via Observatory Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cremorne Point, Sirius Cove Reserve to Taronga Wharf. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, streets, pathways, steps. View

26-28 Feb, Tue-Thu Day paddles on Jervis Bay
Branch
jcrocker
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripAim to explore the North-Eastern shores of Jervis Bay from a starting point on the Western side (Callala Bay preferred, but flexible). Possible destinations include Honeymoon Bay and the coastline towards Point Perpendicular, depending on weather conditions. We will be in the area from 25 February to 1 March and would plan to make arrangements the day before paddling, to take account of the weather. Most days would involve a round trip of at least 16km. Some experience paddling in open water essential and PFDs compulsory. View

26 Feb, Tue 10:00AM Faulks and Blakemans Lookouts
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGood views over Upper Kangaroo Valley. Indistinct track in places, fallen trees, creek crossings.
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View

26 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Manly Heritage & Manly Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Urban hills and steps. Explore the remains of Old Manly around Ivanhoe Park including gargoyles, Dalley Castle and the Stone Kangaroo. Return to Pittwater Road to catch the 199 bus to Nolan Reserve and walk Manly Creek to Manly Lagoon and return to Manly along the waterfront. Chance of a swim. If the weather is too hot, we will return to the waterfront and just stroll to Manly Lagoon. Return to city by ferry. View

27 Feb, Wed 8:00PM Arnhem Land: Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.First 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Gary Schoer will take you on a journey to Arnhem Land where you will be immersed in Aboriginal arts, crafts and survival skills. Cruising through the Arafura Swamp will reveal a wide diversity of bird and other wildlife. Most adventures are accompanied by local Aboriginal people who reveal insights as to how they continue to keep alive the food and medicine traditions learnt over eons of time. View

27 Feb, Wed 9:00AM Bendalong to Cunjurong Point
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.Walk from the campsite entrance around the point above Red Head joining Bendalong Beach, Inyadda Pt and Manyana Beach to Cunjurong Pt. This is a mix of beach and road. There is a minor (optional) scramble. Coffee at Cunjurong Point Café. Car shuffle. View

27 Feb, Wed 7:00PM Coogee & Vaucluse Election Forum
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Meeting held at Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda St, Randwick. More info on https://www.facebook.com/events/2038608462882119/ and https://coogeevaucluseelectionforumenvironment.eventbrite.com.au. Refreshments served at the close of meeting. View

27 Feb, Wed 9:15AM Cremorne to Balmoral
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  75m Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Beautiful harbour and city views. Some stairs.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP View

27 Feb, Wed 1:00PM Kamay-Botany Bay National Park
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.Bird-watching and photography around the southern section of Kamay-Botany Bay National Park. Various locations visited.
Location: Kurnell Limit: 10. View

28 Feb - 3 Mar, Thu-Sun Canberra Cycling
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripOption to meet 7pm, Thursday evening for dinner at local restaurant (need to book). Riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Up to approx. 40 - 60kms each day; with possible 530m elevations - 530m descents. Cycling various day trips, mainly bike paths, around Canberra and Queanbeyan. Planning to stay at Alivio Tourist Park, O’Connor which has a pool, tennis court, powered and unpowered sites (unfortunately they no longer have tent sites). Opportunity for site seeing too. Come for all or selected days. No Helmet No Go! View

28 Feb, Thu 12:03PM Pearl Beach – Umina
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Zenia P.
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.Walk Pearl Beach to Ettalong along beaches. Possible swim at Pearl Beach Pool. Possible wet feet at beach inlet at Umina Beach. Bus return to Woy Woy Station. Late finish. Train return to city from Woy Woy. View

1 Mar, Fri Kenobi Canyon, Jedi Point and Double Decker Cave
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark on Wolgan Road at GR 430 221, cross Wolgan River, use Glowworm Tunnel Track for a while, then climb to the top cliff line and traverse underneath it via Penrose Cave to Kenobi Canyon. Next, climb up to the plateau, visit Jedi Point, then walk to the top of the ridge and north to about GR 438 215. Descend to the bottom of Hole-in-the-Rock gully. Traverse under the cliffs to Double Decker Cave, then descend back towards the cars via Double Decker Gully. About 9km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

1 Mar, Fri 8:49AM Lapstone Zig Zag
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  120m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.Generally, downhill from Glenbrook to Emu Plains walking through some old railway cuttings and over Knapsack Bridge. Some steps, not many. That is, unless you want a better view of the Knapsack Bridge from below or find the mysterious vertical shaft.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

2 Mar, Sat 8:00AM Galong Creek Canyon
Grade:5/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).The middle reaches of Galong Creek hold a wonderful canyon full of cascades and small waterfalls as well as numerous pools you'll want to swim in. This is a very open style canyon with lots of scrambling and people coming should be competent in this activity! Rock scrambling and steep walk down from Tin Pot Hill.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N Limit: 12. View

2 Mar, Sat 9:30AM Stanwell Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore Stanwell Creek starting at the mouth in Stanwell Park, under the viaduct and return via Wodi Wodi Track. Some off-track and scrambling in the creek bed.
Location: Illawarra
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 12. View

2 Mar, Sat 9:00AM State Council meeting
Branch
NPA NSW Office
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Friday evening welcome An informal welcome dinner will be held on Fri 1st March at the residence of Pat and Allen Schultz, 177 Brown Street Armidale. Arrive from 5.30 pm onwards, dinner served at 6:30pm. Armidale NPA members will be providing home-made dinner (please make a donation). For those arriving by train, the location is near Armidale Railway Station (scheduled arrival is 5:35pm). Lifts will be available from the station if required.
Saturday agenda outline
9am - Preliminary
9:15am - Conservation
10:45am - Morning tea
11am - Members & activities
11:20am - Strategy & governance
12pm - Finance & administration
12:30pm - Lunch
1:20pm - Afternoon forum I
2:45pm - Afternoon tea
3pm - Afternoon forum II
4:50pm - Conclusion
5pm - Close
Saturday evening & Sunday activity There will be a Saturday evening meal, either at a restaurant or same location as Fri evening. Details to be advised. A short excursion is being planned for Sunday morning. View

2 Mar, Sat 10:10AM Watsons Bay – Nielsen Park
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Watsons Bay - Nielsen Park via coast and Christison Park. Swim. Bus return to city. Streets, paths, ups & downs. View

3 Mar, Sun 8:40AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 3
Grade:3/6 Length 30km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure. 16 walkers took part in section 2,  Collaroy to North Head with 11 who completed the 22 km 400 m elevation route.  Congratulations!  This week we walk from Manly to Circular Quay. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are various exit points. Slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Manly Limit: 15. View

3-5 Mar, Sun-Tue Pilliga Coal Seam Gas Tour
Armidale Branch
Pat S.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWould you like to learn more about the coal seam gas exploration in The Pilliga, between Coonabarabran and Narrabri? Santos is operating on an exploration licence with 53 exploratory coal seam gas wells, mostly on public land in Pilliga East State Forest. Armidale Branch of NPA gathered community support in the past to stop destruction of The Pilliga for industrial charcoal, and again to have large parts reserved as National Park and Conservation Areas. We plan to visit some of the beautiful areas, as well as areas being damaged by coal seam gas mining and its infrastructure. Tentative Itinerary (this will change depending on the time participants have available) Day 1: Meet at Pilliga Bore Baths - camp at the bore baths ($5 night) or stay at Pilliga Pub (2 family rooms available, budget accommodation). Relax in the warm artesian pool. Dinner at Pilliga Café (about $25) or self-cater.
Day 2: Leave 9am. Visit the Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine; Sculptures in the Scrub at Dandry Gorge; the Sandstone Caves. Stay at Pilliga Pottery. Accommodation: bed in shared room $30/person/night, or camp $10. Pat will book for the whole group. Woodfired Pizza dinner (about $20) or self-cater. Blue Wren Café offers alcohol, cappuccinos, meals, snacks.
Day 3: Self-cater breakfast (the Blue Wren Cafe breakfast is served too late). Purchase packed lunch $10-12 or self-cater lunch. Leave Pilliga Pottery 8:30am. An activist may lead the tour. Visit the coal seam gas wells; Bibblewindi plant; see how much forest gets cleared for each well; visit rehabilitated evaporation pond and well sites; see the forest fragmentation caused by pipelines and roads; see forest areas where more wells are planned; view Leewood plant from the gate. We may drive to Wando near Leard Forest for views of the mines in Leard Forest if time permits. Return to Armidale or head home.
Join just for a day or the whole trip. For more information or to register contact Pat. Carry drinking water, fill up with fuel in Narrabri before starting the tour, and passing through Narrabri ending the tour. I use almost a full tank of fuel on the tour in a Subaru Forester, there is no fuel available for long distances in The Pilliga. It is more convenient to self-cater breakfast and lunch and snacks each day. Car sharing and rail travel can be organised. View

4 Mar, Mon 9:01AM Bedford Creek Pools
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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 Rocky Towers Lookout and Pyramid Falls. Then explore Bedford, Lester and Willawong Pools on Bedford Creek. Rock scrambling and creek crossings.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

5 Mar, Tue 10:55AM Dora Creek + pancakes at Warnies Cafe
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Easy flat walk on streets following Dora Creek and return for lunch break. Then train to Warnervale for pancakes and coffee at Warnies Café and train return to city. View

5 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Macquarie Rivulet Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) From the bottom of Macquarie Pass follow an old Bullock Track up to Clover Hill Rd. Turn down at Canyoners Track to Macquarie Rivulet and follow back to car park. Slippery, steep, off-track, scrambling on narrow rough track.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 18. View

5 Mar, Tue 9:10AM Parramatta River
Grade:2/6 Length 11km 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 around Abbotsford Bay, Hen & Chicken Bay, to Cabarita Wharf. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Streets, pathways & reserves, some steps. Moderate pace. View

5 Mar, Tue 7:15PM Powerful Owls
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Have you heard an owl hooting in the night near your place? Chances are there may be one not too far from you ... and not just any owl, but our largest and one of our most magnificent owls, the Powerful Owl. Although a threatened species, Powerful Owls are making themselves known in Sydney, and keeping them in urban spaces is a crucial part of maintaining healthy ecosystems. Dr Beth Mott will talk about the role of these top predators in urban ecosystems, why the Sydney Basin owl population is so important, and what we can do to help protect and increase the number of owls in our urban areas. There's so much we can do at small and large scales to help owls stay with us, so come along and have a hoot! Hosted by STEP, Friends of Berowra Valley and the Powerful Owl Coalition. View

6 Mar, Wed 10:09AM Emu Plains to Emu Plains
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. Walk includes Art Gallery. View

6 Mar, Wed Waterfall to Helensburgh
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  420m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Relaxed pace. A walk with lots of variety following fire trails and rarely walked tracks. Visit Camp Coutts, Cawley Creek and Wilson Creek Dam. Scheduled to finish at Helensburgh Shopping centre with option to walk to station, extra 4 km, otherwise bus to station. Creek crossing, loose, slippery conditions.
Map: Appin 90291S View

7 Mar, Thu 10:36AM Kincumber Mountain Reserve
Grade:3/6 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.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. Rough tracks, climbs, rocks, views, tall forest. View

7 Mar, Thu 9:00AM Nielsen Park to South Head
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.There are plans for some redevelopments in both the Nielsen Park section and the South Head section of Sydney Harbour National Park. Apart from it being a pleasant walk this is an opportunity to see and hear what is planned. Bring cameras and if warm, well, why not time for a swim!
Location: Sydney Harbour NP Limit: 12. View

8 Mar, Fri Hat Hill Canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Meet at Hat Hill car park (next to Hat Hill on Hat Hill Road) and drive some cars to the track in Godson St. Follow the track to Hat Hill Creek. Put on wetsuits. Continue downstream to where Hat Hill Creek plunges into the Grose. Retrace upstream to the exit point. Change into dry clothes for the walk out. If we have time, we will visit the Aboriginal engravings and grinding grooves near the car park. Drive to the start of the walk to collect vehicles. Bring the helmet and dry bags. Wet suit or thermals depending on how you handle cold water. We will be in and out of the creek all day. Shoes that grip on wet rocks. Water. I would not recommend drinking from Hat Hill Creek. There are side creeks where we can refill. Leave a change of clothes in the car.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

8 Mar, Fri 9:29AM Medlow to Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Old coach road to Grand Canyon from Medlow Bath. A lot of trail and road walking. A few awkward moves on descent into Grand Canyon.
Location: Medlow Bath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

9 Mar, Sat Devils Throat and the Cliffs of Camp Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park cars at spot height 1072, GR 413 058 and follow an old fire trail north east, then a bike track, to approximately GR 422 072. Drop down a ridge and to the left of a gully into East Creek. Head east into Camp Creek Gorge and visit the amazing Devils Throat. Return to East Creek; follow it north to the junction with Carne Creek. Take the bike track at GR 418 074 to return to the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

9 Mar, Sat 7:28AM Otford to Bundeena
Grade:4/6 Length 30km  1,244m Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bushwaking experience required. Medium pace. Walking from Otford to Bundeena via Burning Palms Beach, Garie Beach, Eagle Rock, Curracurrang, Wattamolla. Carry plenty of water, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Must contact leader. Some exposed sections, the track is fairly tough, following the coast up and over many headlands, some of which are a steep climb.
Map: Otford 91294S and Port Hacking 91294N View

9 Mar, Sat 10:00AM Parks of Bondi
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Ramble through streets and small parks of this historic suburb. Gentle ups and one steep down. Finish in Double Bay or Rose Bay for coffee, then bus return to Edgecliff. View

10 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Barren Grounds
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe banksias should be flowering so the honeyeaters will be around! It's almost as much fun as the spring season.
Location: Barren Grounds NR Limit: 12. View

10 Mar, Sun 8:30AM Shoalhaven – Broughton Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPhotography | 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.Paddle from Berry to the junction of Broughton Creek and the Shoalhaven River. Mostly pastoral and meadow areas, views of the Shoalhaven countryside. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 16. View

11-15 Mar, Mon (11:20AM)-Fri (12:00PM) Byron Bay Getaway
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  750m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFancy a few days getaway to Byron Bay way? Book your own accommodation and make your own way there. We'll be doing a beach day, a day walk to Mount Warning: the Summit Walk, and a day walk in Nightcap NP: Protestors  Falls, The three Falls walk: Minyon Falls, Condong and Boomerang Falls  Relaxed pace. Leader will stay at Murwillumbah on 11 and 12 March to do the walks. After the walks, stay at Byron Bay on 13 and 14 March to do the beach activities.  Depart on 15 March. Slippery sections, surf.
Map: Byron Bay 96404S Limit: 6. View

11 Mar, Mon 8:25AM Mount Portal Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  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.Tunnel Lookout, Portal Lookout, Portal Waterhole. Mostly fire trails. Steep fire trail, loose surface.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

12 Mar, Tue 9:31AM Eastern Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 10km 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 to Maroubra Beach via clifftops & reserves, streets, some steps to climb, pathways. Moderate pace. Bus return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

12 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Gunrock Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
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)(Date Changed) Gunrock Creek Fire trail meanders though forest to Gunrock Creek. Views of the falls are possible with a little scrambling. A lovely lunch spot overlooks Bundanoon Creek. Rough track, slippery rocks, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Meryla State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

12 Mar, Tue 11:26AM Newcastle: Part 3
Grade:2/6 Length 4km 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.Walk from the magnificent Newcastle ANZAC Memorial Walk and Bridge down steps to Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach and Merewether Beach via The Bathers Way. Streets, paths, ups and downs, lots of great views. Coffee at Merewether Surfhouse Café then bus return to either Broadmeadow or Newcastle Interchange then train return to Sydney. View

13 Mar, Wed 9:14AM Killara to Roseville
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
Gerald H.
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.Killara to Roseville via Swains Garden, Wombin Reserve, Two Creeks Track with views of Middle Harbour Creek, The Little Diggers Track. Station to station with some street walking, but mostly fire trails. Cafes at Roseville.
Location: Garigal NP View

13 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Meadowbanks to Rhodes
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. View

13 Mar, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic 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.Social get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains. Crossing the car park.
Location: Emu Plains View

15 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Curra Moors
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.It's time to review the regrowth 14 months after the fires. We also take in that glorious coastline.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 12. View

15-17 Mar, Fri-Sun Skyline Traverse in Bylong Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 30km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStrictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. Day 1. Set up the shuffle. Walk from Spring Log Creek to Growee River south of Goat Mountain. Day 2. Climb Goat Mountain and complete a Skyline Traverse to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 3. From Painted Rock to Growee Gulf. Finish the shuffle. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Growee 89324S and Talooby 89324N Limit: 8. View

15 Mar, Fri 8:12AM Sublime Point Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  800m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Park 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 cars. Steep fire trail sections with loose surface are to be encountered. There are some creek crossings involved.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. View

16 Mar, Sat Deep Pass Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 4km  120m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Fire trail car park – Deep Pass – Nayook Creek (Deep Pass Canyon) – Fire trail car park. A nice little canyon, no abseils, some scrambling, wet feet. Track, creek walking, minor scrambling, rope used to ascend small rock faces.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 10. View

16-17 Mar, Sat-Sun Mt Victoria Station to Blackheath Station
Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Victoria Falls, Grose River and Junction Rock. Camp overlooking Mt Banks. Steep descent from Victoria Lookout, big climbout to finish. Must have packwalking history (with hills!). Joint with SBW. View

16 Mar, Sat Sutherland to Heathcote
Grade:2/6 Length 14km  320m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Pipeline Track. Relaxed pace. From the station follow roads and tracks to Woronora. Continue along the pipeline fire trail and bush tracks to Heathcote Station. Excellent views of Woronora River and local flora. Lots of ups and downs on good, sometimes sealed surfaces. Loose, slippery surfaces.
Map: Campbelltown 90291N and Port Hacking 91294N View

17 Mar, Sun 8:45AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 26km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
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.Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure. Section 3 walks Manly to Circular Quay : 31km, 680m elevation. 10 out of 21 walkers completed the whole route in 8 hours. This week we walk from Circular Quay to North Bondi, via Rushcutters Bay, Rose Bay, and South Head. This is a walk for everyone. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are various exit points. Slippery sections.
Location: Watsons Bay
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 15. View

17 Mar, Sun 10:30AM Boyd Tower – Leatherjacket Bay
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  274m 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.Coastal walk passing through red sands & rock folding.
Location: Ben Boyd NP
Map: Kiah 88231S 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

17 Mar, Sun 8:00AM South Coast Islands 1: Comerong Island
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk across the lagoon to the shorebird sanctuary where many of the birds will now be flocking to prepare for migration to Siberia and Alaska. Some will be in their spectacular breeding colours. Bring binoculars. Then walk south along the beach, sandbar and mangroves to the old coal wharf. Return through the coastal rainforest.
Map: Nowra 90283S View

18 Mar, Mon 9:18AM Leura Points
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Mostly walking on roads to get to lookouts. Visit Inspiration Point for Moya and Gladstone Lookouts. Visit Sublime Point and Golf Links Lookout. Some lookouts unfenced.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

18 Mar, Mon 8:50AM Taronga Park Zoo to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  500m 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 harbour walk with great views. Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay. Low tide at Balmoral will allow us to rock hop (some scrambling) to Chinamans Beach avoiding the hill, possible early lunch. Spit to Manly walk completes a good leg stretcher. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

19 Mar, Tue 8:00PM Lane Cove’s Natural Environment
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Lynne McLaughlin, author of the recently published The Natural Environment of Lane Cove 2nd edition, will talk about her latest book. This is a STEP Inc. event. View

19 Mar, Tue 11:46AM Morpeth Town Walk
Grade:1/6 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.Explore the historic town of Morpeth, with coffee stop before boarding 2:32pm bus 184 to Victoria Street Station, train to Hamilton, train to Sydney. Late finish due to train connections. View

19 Mar, Tue 10:00AM Photography Excursion
Branch
Gary S.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.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.Wildlife Photographer of Year exhibition. Meet in foyer of National Maritime Museum. More info at https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/exhibitions/wildlife where you can buy an advanced ticket. Then cafe lunch after somewhere on way to Australian Museum for those interested to see the photo exhibition re historic building of collection way back. See https://tinyurl.com/y3j9rogf for preview. Photography of urban scenes in between venues. Normal to wide angle/fish eye lens recommended. Limit: 15. View

19 Mar, Tue 8:02AM Sydney Harbour
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cremorne Point to Balmoral Beach. This is a lovely walk around harbour passing Mosman, Taronga and Bradleys Head. Ferry from Circular Quay to Cremorne Point, bus from Balmoral to Taronga Zoo Ferry, ferry back to Circular Quay. Some rough paths and road walking. Limit: 12. View

19 Mar, Tue 9:18AM The Spit Bridge to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km 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 The Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf via Manly Scenic Walkway Track. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, many steps, bush tracks with rough & uneven surfaces. Moderate pace. View

20 Mar, Wed 8:00PM “GIVE A DAM” Documentary Screening at Sutherland
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Raising the Warragamba Dam wall would destroy 65km of wilderness Rivers and inundate 4,700 hectares of the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. There is a very real threat that raising the Warragamba Dam wall may result in the de-listing of the Greater Blue Mountains from the UNESCO World Heritage List. GIVE A DAM is the grassroots community campaign to stop the destruction of the Blue Mountains national park and the over development in western Sydney from the raising of Warragamba Dam wall. This documentary showcases the spectacular landscapes under threat and the people who are trying to save it. View

20 Mar, Wed 8:30AM Slotts Way & Starlights Trail Circuit
Grade:5/6 Length 16km  620m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.A challenging circuit walk taking in Ahearns LO, Slotts Way and Starlight Trail. Steep clambering off-track. Long uphill return. Bring plenty of water and food.
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 12. View

20 Mar, Wed 7:30AM South Coast Islands Paddle 1: Shoalhaven River
Length 13km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Alternative Thursday 21st if weather is unsuitable). Grade: medium. Launch at Shoalhaven Heads boat ramp and paddle upstream with the tide to Nowra, passing Kurrajong, Regatta, Nunbaa and Pig Islands. PFDs compulsory, spray skirts advised.
Map: Berry 90283N View

20 Mar, Wed 9:37AM Telopea to Dundas
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. Vineyard Creek. View

20 Mar, Wed Waterfalls of Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  270m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circuits of north and south Lawson waterfalls. NORTHERN CIRCUIT - start from station and follow roads and tracks to Echo Point. Continue on well formed tracks visiting 4 waterfalls. Option to explore hidden canyon from Empire Pass Track. Return to station. SOUTHERN CIRCUIT - a shorter circuit visiting another 4 waterfalls returning to station when completed. Creek crossings, wet and muddy sections, cliff edges.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

21 Mar, Thu 9:38AM Dee Why – Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sophie A.
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.Beautiful beach walk with some bush tracks. Promenades with some street walking. Finish at Queenscliff or Manly for lunch and swim. View

22 Mar, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

22 Mar, Fri 8:40AM Red Hands Cave to Duck Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  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.(Fully Booked) Walk to Causeway then usual track to Red Hands Cave. Follow overgrown trail and rough track down to Kanuka Brook. Look for sundial. Cross Glenbrook Creek. Views of the Duck Hole on way back to Glenbrook Station. Creek crossings. Rock scrambling.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View

23 Mar, Sat 8:30AM Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Heathcote Station - Goburra Track - Pipeline Track - Bullawaring Track - Waterfall Station. Hopefully we will escape the crowds of the Royal National Park and enjoy the quieter tracks of Heathcote, pausing along the way for an optional swim at Lake Eckersley and Kingfisher Pool. A good walk to experience the last warm days of the summer period.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

23 Mar, Sat 10:30AM New Bushexplorers Book Launch
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.The ever popular Bushexplorers wil be launching their new book at speaker event to be held at Lithgow Library. Michael Keats, Brian Fox and Yuri Bolotin take you and adventure after adventure exploring the hidden gems of Wollemi National Park. View

23 Mar, Sat 10:09AM Pioneers Track: Carlingford – Epping
Grade:2/6 Length 8km 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.Please use the toilet facilities at Epping Station as there are no toilets until lunchtime. Coffee at Epping, train return to city. Streets, tracks, bush, paths, ups and downs, lots of local history, parks. View

23-30 Mar, Sat-Sat Port Stephens area
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Tony T.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Day walks out from Nelsons Bay. Berry Park to Big Rocky; Yacaaba Head; Tomaree Head; Wreck Beach; Soldiers Point; Broughton Island; Box Head and Fingal Island; Morna Point; Birubi Point. Accommodation in cabins or camping. Limit: 20. View

23-24 Mar, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Section of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn easier pack walk in the Megalong Valley along a section of the Six Foot Track. Lovely scenery and a great campsite next to the Coxs River.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

24 Mar, Sun ‘The Spring Balance’ 6 hour Rogaine
Sydney Branch
Ted W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long'The Spring Balance' will show you around the best the Lower Blue Mountains can offer. If you enjoy walking or running in the bush and seeing waterfalls, streams, rock formations and grand lookouts it is a day to not be missed. View

24 Mar, Sun 10:00AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 4 Part 2
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Rose Bay to North Bondi. Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure. 9 walkers took part in Section 4 Part 1 on 17/3 (Circular Quay to Rose Bay) in heavy rain. This week we walk from Rose Bay to North Bondi, via South Head. This is a walk for everyone. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are various exit points. Slippery sections.
Location: Rose Bay
Map: Watsons Bay Limit: 15. View

24 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Depot Beach to Point Upright
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Barry T.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStunning scenes including pristine beaches, remnant rain forest and spectacular cliffs with steep headlands, followed by a gentle forest amble along the shoreline of Durras Lake and its surrounds. The tide on the day will favour us but we will still pay close attention to the prevailing local conditions as we scramble over sometimes slippery boulders and possibly up a steepish cliff section. Options for swim if conditions are right.
Map: Durras 89261S View

24-29 Mar, Sun-Fri Far South Coast NP’s
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) Caravan park based camping or cabins. Day walks Bournda, Ben Boyd and South East Forests National Parks. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more detail. Limit: 15. View

24 Mar, Sun 3:00PM Narrabeen Lagoon northwest catchment
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStart at Morgan Rd at the end of Forrest Way. Grade medium. Booking required 0432 643 295. View

25 Mar, Mon 9:49AM Nellies Glen to Devils Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Changed Transport Details) Follow the Six Foot Track down Nellies Glen. Return to Katoomba via Devils Hole. Steep descent on old steps and track. Some rock scrambling ascending Devils Hole. Some sections will be damp and maybe slippery.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

26 Mar, Tue 11:35AM Bombo – Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Bombo - Spring Creek Wetlands - Kiama + fish and chips. 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

26 Mar, Tue 10:00AM Buchanans Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk commences at Glow Worm Glen Track and follows cliff line to Buchanans Lookout. If time allows the walk can be extended to further lookouts. Slippery rocks, creek crossings.
Location: Bundanoon
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View

26 Mar, Tue 9:20AM Woolwich to Kissing Point
Grade:2/6 Length 14km 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 via Kelly Bush, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Bedlam Point & Putney to Kissing Point Wharf. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Reserves, streets, steps. Moderate pace. View

27 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Kangaroo River Gorge Circuit
Grade:6/6 Length 6km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.A 250m descent & ascent into the spectacular Kangaroo River Gorge at Carrington Falls. From the car park the walking route is via Missingham Steps, Junction of Kangaroo River/Dtharowal Ck & ascend via Stevos Pass. Slips, trips, falls, ticks, leeches, snakes, flooded watercourses, steep terrain.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 90284N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 6. View

27 Mar, Wed 8:30AM Middle Head
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m 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)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.A day exploring the section of Sydney Harbour National Park from Taronga Wharf to Middle Head. Lots of delightful scenery and historic buildings. Bring a camera.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP Limit: 12. View

27 Mar, Wed 9:00AM Milton Rainforest & backstreet meander
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.Ever gone any further in Mick Ryan Reserve than the car park? Now you can, as we sneak out it’s back door into the semi rural and quaint back streets on our way to the little bit of remaining temperate rainforest in the middle of Milton. It’s a surprise adventure that is an easy walk for everyone. Coffee back in town. View

27 Mar, 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.The NPA environmental book club is a place to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment. Each six weeks our friendly gathering considers a book with an environmental theme and shares ideas. If this appeals to you then we would be very pleased to have you join in. At this meeting we will be discussing The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley. View

29 Mar, Fri 9:45AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  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.Follows the Great North Walk downhill from Cowan Station to Jerusalem Bay. Then on to Brooklyn Dam and down to Brooklyn. Steep sections. Creek crossings.
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View

30 Mar, Sat 10:19AM Centennial Park
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
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.Explore Centennial Park entering via the Paddington Gates, walking the Centennial Park Labyrinth, visiting “Wild Play” and enjoying the “Birthplace of the Nation”. Walk along dedicated pathways. View

30 Mar, Sat 9:00AM Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Transverse
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBooking required 0432 643 295. View

31 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong : Section 7
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  1,250m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
  • RSVP essential. Bundeena to Otford. Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure. This week we are doing the Coast Track in one day. It's 28km with 1250 metres elevation. The only public transport points are Bundeena wharf and Otford station. We are starting from Bundeena wharf at 9 am. The last train to leave Otford is 10:36 pm.  There is no public transport exit point in between. This section is out of sequence because we wish to do it in daylight saving hours.
Slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 15. View

31 Mar - 12 Apr, Sun-Fri Mt Hotham and Jagungal Wilderness
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) There are spaces left on the second part (Jagungal Wilderness Area).
This trip has two sections. The first part is in the Mt Hotham and Dinner Plains area of the Alpine National Park from 31 Mar to 8 April 2019, a series of six day walks. The walks are Mt Tabletop (10km), Brandy Creek to Cobrunga River (8km), Mt Feathertop Summit via Razorback Track (22km), Cobungra Ditch Walk (12.5km), The Huts Walk (15km), Brabralung Trail (12km). Five of the walks are Grade 3 and the Mt Feathertop Summit is Grade 4. Accommodation will be in a self-catering ski lodge in Mt Hotham. Limit is 18. Between trips there is two days in Corryong. The second part of the trip is in the Jagungal Wilderness Area in the Kosciusko National Park from 10 April to 12 April. A 43km three day circuit pack walk. Day 1 is 16km - Round Mountain Car Park to O’Keefe’s Hut, Day 2 is 13km with a 400 metres steep ascent - O’Keefe’s Hut to Derschkos Hut via Mt Jagungal, Day 3 is 14km from Derschkos Hut to Round Mountain Car Park. This is a Grade 3. Accommodation is camping. Limit is 10. It is possible to do the entire trip or only one section. For full trip information and a copy of itinerary contact Adrian. View

31 Mar, Sun 9:30AM Towradgi Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore an urban waterway from the mouth through suburbia into escarpment forest.
Location: Wollongong
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 15. View

1 Apr, Mon 8:50AM Submarine Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  540m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Walk to Submarine Rock for views over Wollangambe River and the rugged Wollemi NP. Rough track.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 20. View

2 Apr, Tue 10:08AM Castle Hill – Fullers Road Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 8km 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.Castle Hill - Castle Hill Heritage Park - Fullers Road Reserve. Drop out point at lunchtime. Bus return to Parramatta, coffee stop, train return to city. Streets, tracks, paths, fire trails, ups & downs, steps, local history including a convict well, lovely bush. View

2 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  160m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMedium walk along Bargo River to Seethru and Mermaids Pools then along ridge via Matilda Track to lookout. This is a well worn track offering superb views of Bargo River and includes views of Mermaids Pool and Tahmoor Gorge. For those not doing the extension walk, lunch at the lookout and then return along the Matilda Track to car park (8km return, 160m total ascent). Optional (hard) extension walk: grade 4, walk with strict limit of 12 walkers. We will continue beyond lookout and down Rosies Pass into Tahmoor Gorge for lunch. After lunch, we will continue walking along the gorge and back up to the ridge via Jacks Pass and back to car park. (Total walk: 11.5km, 400m total ascent). Unfenced cliffs. Steep ascent and descent particularly on optional extension. Rock hopping.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293N Limit: 20. View

2 Apr, Tue 10:40AM South Coast
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coastal walk to Kiama via headlands & beaches (waterways maybe across & open to the sea) and some rock walking (slippery surfaces). Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Train return to Central. View

3 Apr, Wed 10:00AM Cronulla
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Option to extend. View

3 Apr, Wed 9:00AM Oatley Park
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow photographic walk around this gem in suburbia. Limit: 12. View

3 Apr, Wed 8:30AM Slotts Way & Starlights Trail Circuit (revisited)
Grade:5/6 Length 17km  620m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.A challenging circuit walk taking in Ahearns Track, Slotts Way and Starlight Trail. Morning tea will be at "Leons Rest". Steep clambering off-track. Long uphill return. Bring plenty of water and food.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 12. View

4 Apr, Thu 10:12AM Kariong – Point Clare
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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.Walk up then downhill via Kariong Fire trail through bush to Point Clare. Train return to Sydney from Point Clare. Rough tracks, wildflowers, views. View

5 Apr, Fri 9:35AM Blackheath to Mt Victoria
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Fort Rock and Mt Boyce Rock Climbers Cave on the way. Mostly follows the railway line with views to the west. Mostly good track.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. View

5 Apr, Fri Pagoda Spurs and Ravines west of Genowlan Gorge
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk down Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 255 329 and find a way up a north-south running defile. Check the pagodas around GR 255 332 and to the south of there. From here, check the ravine and slots to the north west, then walk out on the spur to the south at GR 2525 3300. Now, use the next defile to the west to descend and eventually return back to the cars. About 8km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

5-20 Apr, Fri-Sat Yunnan Province 15 Days Tour
Branch
General Community Event
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(Fully Booked) Please note this is not a walking tour. We will be visiting Guangzhou / Kunming / Stone Forest / Yuanmou / Chuxiong / Dali / Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge / Shangri-la and staying in 4 star hotels. Tour has been arranged by Katherine Cho who has put together many tours for NPA members in the past. Limited to min 10 people or max 30 people with an escort from Australia if 16 or more. Tour guide in China only, if less than 16. Price is very reasonable with single supplement available. Brochure explaining everything is available. Contact Graham for a copy on 0422 434 988 or ggroves46@iinet.net.au
Location: China View

6 Apr, Sat 8:45AM Grose Valley
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  600m Sydney Branch
Greg B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Govetts Leap Circuit via Grand Canyon, Beauchamp Falls, Junction Rock, Govetts Leap Falls. A classic Blue Mountains walk with some great views of the Grose Valley.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. View

6 Apr, Sat 10:00AM Manly and surrounding beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Circular route from Manly to Shelly Beach and across to Collins Beach. Possible swim. Some gentle ups and downs. Coffee at Manly then ferry return to city. View

6 Apr, Sat Temple of Doom, Lost Ark Point and Indiana Gorge
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Drive to GR 332 088 on Blackfellows Hand Trail. Walk north through the magnificent Temple of Doom and then continue exploring the pagodas on the east side of the ridge, heading north. Arrive at the high cliffs above Wolgan Valley and then walk to Lost Arc Point. After enjoying the stunning views, proceed under the cliffs and into Indiana Gorge. Check out the amazing Indiana Slot and the rest of this scenic hidden valley. Exit the gorge at the south end and make our way back to the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

6 Apr, Sat 8:00AM Victoria Falls Lookout to Pierces Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  520m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk with many waterfalls, cascades and scenic views aplenty as we travel from the west to the east of the Grose Valley. If the water isn't too cold maybe even a swim can be endured! rock hopping across the grose river
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

7 Apr, Sun 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
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.Walk from Darkes Forest on tracks through eucalypt forests to the junction of the Bullock Track overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal views. Limit: 16. View

7 Apr, Sun 8:00AM Stoney Creek Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Steamers Beach Car park we follow fire trails and a short on road section to Stoney Creek for lunch and a swim if hot. After lunch we proceed south westerly on rough tracks to Paradise Rock, then a short but rough, steep and scrubby off-track section should land us on Steamers Beach for a snack and maybe another swim, and then the main track back to the cars.
Location: Booderee NP
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S Limit: 12. View

8 Apr, Mon 6:00PM Lithgow Launch of Destination Pagoda
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The Colong Foundation, Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Lithgow Environment Group have developed a visitor plan called Destination Pagoda that proposes to significantly increase the number of visitors to Lithgow through the creation of new visitor opportunities in a state conservation area reserve in which underground mining is permissible. The values in the proposal can be protected and enjoyed by thousands through the provision of basic recreation facilities that enable families to get close to nature and then enjoy a nice lunch in Lithgow. We are holding a launch event to explain this report to the community on Monday night April 8th from 6pm, at the Lithgow Workies, would you like to come? We are taking bookings on the Colong Foundation website, just follow the destination pagoda prompts at www.colongwilderness.org.au.
Tom Zubrycki, Award winning documentary maker, will launch his new work called Gardens of Stone: Living landscape that tells the story of the Gardens of Stone campaign and how the future of this spectacular region hangs in the balance.
Guest speaker Ian Brown, adventurer, climber and respected park management consultant, will then outline the potential of the Gardens of Stone as a world-class tourism and conservation reserve. Destination Pagoda (co-authored by Ian and Elizabeth Dudley-Bestow) outlines a program to create an iconic, rewarding, must-see tourist destination. View

8 Apr, Mon 9:00AM Maitland Bay Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  362m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Coastal walk with a variety of vegetation & views. Bush tracks, beaches & some road walking after lunch. Wagstaffe to Box Head (morning tea), Putty Beach to Maitland Bay (lunch & swim). Marie Byles Lookout, Manly View Drive to Hardys Bay (coffee shop) & return to ferry.
Location: Bouddi NP Limit: 15. View

8 Apr, Mon 8:25AM St Helena Ridge to Blaxland
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  620m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Glenbrook to Duck Hole then follow St Helena Ridge Trail to its junction with Bunyan Lookout Trail. Not going into Saint Helena Crater, but taking a ridge to Blaxland soon after. Unlikely bicycles on trails. Cross Glenbrook Creek twice. Steep loose descent on vague track nearing Blaxland.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

9 Apr, Tue 9:16AM Carss Park
Grade:2/6 Length 12km 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 to Oakley Station via streets, reserves/parks & some bush tracks with uneven surfaces, steep sections, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

9 Apr, Tue 9:57AM Castle Hill – Crestwood
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.Castle Hill - Baulkham Hills - Crestwood. Streets, parks, cycleways, ups and downs, lovely bush along Toongabbie Creek. Walk in reserves most of the way. Bus return to Parramatta, coffee at Parramatta, train return to city. View

9 Apr, Tue 8:00AM Lake Illawarra Bike (Road/Mtn)
Grade:3/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. From Darcy Dunster Reserve on shore of Macquarie Rivulet (turn L off Princes Hwy into Illawarra Hwy, then first R) we circumnavigate Lake Illawarra, mainly on off-road cycleways. Several short on-road sections have wide shoulders. Lunch at Windang, diversion to lake entrance.
Map: Illawarra Cycleways View

9 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMoolatoo Trig Fire Trail winds through forest. There are 4 separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over Shoalhaven Gorge towards Ettrema Wilderness. Unfenced cliffs. Sandstone rock can fracture and crumble without warning.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View

10 Apr, Wed 9:01AM Gordon to Roseville
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  120m Sydney Branch
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 and Pipeline Track,  Great North Walk through Lane Cove National Park and visitor centre, Symons Track to Crimson Hill, then a short and steep off-track section to Sugarbag Creek. Then some street walking via Loyal Henry Park to Roseville Station. Mostly shady. Short off-track section, some steep parts. Street walking.
Location: Lane Cove NP View

10 Apr, Wed 9:00AM Lapstone Zig Zag
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Time to explore some of the historic railway within the bushland from Glenbrook to Lapstone and back.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View

10 Apr, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

10 Apr, Wed 10:10AM Watsons Bay to South Head
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Option to extend. View

11 Apr, Thu 9:00AM Bundeena Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km 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.Via The Balconies, Waterrun and Marley Head then returning inland. Map of walk. Variable surfaces - good tracks, many steps, good landscapes and seascapes to peruse.
Location: Royal NP View

11 Apr, Thu 6:30PM Destination Pagoda
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.How the Gardens of Stone spectacular landscape can be protected and enjoyed through the provision of basic recreation facilities centred on Lithgow. Tom Zubrycki, award winning documentary maker, will introduce his new work Gardens of Stone: Living Landscape that tells the story of the Gardens of Stone campaign and how the future of this spectacular region hangs in the balance. Guest speaker Ian Brown, adventurer, climber and respected park management consultant, will then outline the potential of the Gardens of Stone as a world-class tourism and conservation reserve. Destination Pagoda (co-authored by Ian and Elizabeth Dudley-Bestow) outlines a program to create an iconic, rewarding, must-see tourist destination. Coma along and show your support the Gardens of Stone campaign. Register here for the Katoomba launch. View

12 Apr, Fri 9:42AM Little Zig Zag
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  375m 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, Bushranger Cave, Little Zig Zag, Mt Piddington. Old track, poorly maintained. Rock scrambling.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. View

13 Apr, Sat 10:12AM Botany Cemetery – La Perouse + Fran’s Farewell
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Explore historic cemetery then through coastal reserves to La Perouse. Lunch: Fran’s annual farewell at Danny’s Fish’N’Chips. Bus return to city. View

13 Apr, Sat 8:30AM Kangaroo Valley
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Walk from Jacks Corner on fire trails though eucalypt forests, cross Yarrunga Creek to Griffins Farm and return. Lunch at Griffins Farm open area. Views of Kangaroo Valley landscape. Creek crossing. Limit: 16. View

13 Apr, Sat 8:45AM Springwood Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Jill 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Springwood Station to Sassafras Gully, Perch Ponds, Martins Lookout and return to Springwood via Magdala Creek Track. Swim possible or detour to Psalm Rock. Short section of slippery rocks and rough tracks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

14 Apr, Sun 9:29AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong : Section 5
Grade:3/6 Length 25km  1,000m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.North Bondi to La Perouse.  Incorporating the soon to be world famous Manly to Bondi Walk, we have planned a series of bi-weekly walks from Barrenjoey to Gerringong. Come join us in this historic & epic adventure. 10 walkers took part in 17 km 460 m elevation Section 4 part 2 walk.  This week we are walking from North Bondi to La Perouse. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are various exit points. Slippery and wet sections.
Map: Botany Bay 91303S Limit: 15. View

14 Apr, Sun 8:00AM Blue Top & Conjola Creek Tributaries
Grade:5/6 Length 9km  350m Milton Branch
Jim G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will walk out along Blue Top Fire trail, then descend to a tributary of Conjola Creek where we will have morning tea beside a pretty pool. Then look for a way up and out via an unnamed creek. We will end up near cars on Martins Ridge Road. Very rough with several rock scrambles. Most of the walk is off-track. Early start.
Map: Tianjara 89271S Limit: 10. View

14 Apr, Sun 9:00AM Narrabeen Lagoon Secrets Revealed
Sydney Branch
Tony C.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingFor the first time, we are going to circumnavigate Narrabeen Lagoon by kayak - from the Western Basin to the outlet by the Ocean Street Bridge and back again. There is so much to experience (bring your lunch - we'll find a lovely place to take a break). Swim the lagoon from a clean sandy beach or take a plunge in the ocean or nearby rock pool, visit an island in the middle of the lagoon we've never been to before, explore Deep Creek in all its glory, hear about the Royal Family's connection with Middle Creek, be close enough to photograph the over 100 Black Swans that have made the lagoon their home. Plus, find out why Narrabeen Lagoon was a centre of Aboriginal settlement, be amazed at the lagoon's pre-World War 2 German connection and tell us whether you like the idea of an “aquatic walkway” jutting out into the waterway. Start at 9am, finish round 3pm. Hire a quality kayak for just $98pp. No previous kayaking experience necessary, tuition given. Only 8 places remain. Grade easy. Led by former Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment President and long-time NPA member, Tony Carr. To register phone 0417 502 056 or email tonycarr@ozemail.com.au. View

15 Apr, Mon 9:12AM Lincoln Rock
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.Darwins Walk to Lincoln Rock. Some rough sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

15 Apr, Mon Newnes Galleries
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
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, named Newnes Galleries on a previous walk. It contains spectacular rock formations. Return the same way. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

16 Apr, Tue 10:43AM Coalcliff to Scarborough/Wombarra
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Sea Cliff Bridge. Swimming possible. Train return to Sydney. View

16 Apr, Tue 9:15AM Middle Head
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 via Beauty Point, The Spit Reserve, Balmoral Beach, Middle Head to Chowder Bay. Bus return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, steps, some bush tracks with rough & rocky surfaces. Moderate pace. View

16 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Patons Fire Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Pamela W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPatons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Meryla State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

17 Apr, Wed 8:00PM Exploring the Hacking River
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.First 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.A photographic exploration of the Hacking River Catchment, the waterway at the heart of Royal National Park. We’ll follow the water from the top of the catchment to the sea, stopping along the way at a few of my favourite places such as Bola Creek, Karloo Pools, Lady Carrington Drive and Shiprock Aquatic Reserve. Guest speaker Gary Dunnett Executive Officer of the NPA. View

17 Apr, Wed 10:07AM Point Clare to Gosford
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.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Option to extend. View

17 Apr, Wed 9:00AM Tabourie to Stokes Island
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
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.Park near Tabourie Fireshed. Walk to Stokes Island along trail behind sand dunes. Return via beach. Coffee in Ulladulla.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

17 Apr, Wed Waterfall to Helensburgh
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  550m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Commencing from station follow roads and tracks to Kingfisher Pool. Backtrack to Camp Coutts passing Lake Toolooma. Hike to Mt Westmacott and return following tracks and fire trails to Cawley Creek and Wilson Creek Dam. Ascend ridge overlooking Helensburgh and descend various tracks to station. Lots of variety and great views of the Park. Creek crossings, cliff edges, loose rocky sections.
Map: Appin 90291S and Campbelltown 90291N View

19-22 Apr, Fri-Mon Baker Labyrinth and more
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader Ian Thorpe. A 4-day pack walk adventure that will include crossing of the incredible Baker Labyrinth and exploration of the nearby areas. Details to be advised. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Coricudgy 89322N and Mount Pomany 89321S View

19-22 Apr, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (14:00PM) Gardens of Stone wilderness basecamp
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked) From Newnes we will walk to our superlative basecamp at Canobla Gap via Little Capertee Creek, the famous Red Rocks and Canobla Creek. Then follows 2 day walks climbing Mt Canobla and Point Anderson both of which offer fantastic views of the surrounding Gardens of Stone National Park. This basecamp has reliable water, acres of grassy river flats to camp on and no crowds and is one of my favourite campsites ever! A bit of rock scrambling here and there.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

20 Apr, Sat Audley Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m 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. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 8. View

20 Apr, Sat 10:14AM Cumberland State Forest
Grade:3/6 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.Tracks, paths, fire trails, ups & downs, steps, some small steep sections. Lovely bush, plant nursery. Bus return to Pennant Hills, train return to city. Coffee somewhere. View

22 Apr, Mon 9:00AM Burgess Falls and Woodford Dam
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  430m 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 Horseshoe, Oaklands and Burgess Falls. Then walk to Woodford Dam and return to Hazelbrook Station. Mostly trails and roads. Some rough track. Slippery wet rocks.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

23 Apr, Tue 9:00AM Engadine to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Helena S.
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.Come and celebrate RNP Birthday. 140 years old tomorrow. Start at Engadine Station down to Head of Navigation, up to Robertsons Knoll, named after acting premier  at the time Sir Robertson who conceived and developed idea of RNP. Then down to Audley, where leader will provide cake, and then back up to Heathcote Station via Head of navigation. Creek crossing, tree roots, slippery sections and short ladders.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

23 Apr, Tue 9:00AM Lindfield to Forestville
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.HARD WALK. Walk to Forestville via 2 Creek Track (torch required for walking through tunnel under roadway), Roseville Bridge, Davidson Picnic Area, Lyrebird Track & Carrol Creek Track. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish from "Jamieson Square” Warringah Rd, Forestville Bus stop, buses to Chatswood Station or Town Hall via Wynyard Station. Steep climbs with rough & rocky tracks & steps. Moderate pace. View

23 Apr, Tue 10:45AM Mt Keira Ring Track
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  334m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk trails around Mt Keira, views to the coast. Some off-track and unmaintained tracks, old mines and landslip in area. Unfenced Cliffs.
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 20. View

23 Apr, Tue 10:00AM Oatley Circuit Walk
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.Oatley Circuit Walk via Jewfish Bay and Lime Kiln Bay Nature Reserve. Street walking at start and finish of walk. Bush reserves, some overlooking waterways. Some unformed and uneven tracks which could be slippery after rain. Steps, ups and downs. Train return to city from Oatley. View

24 Apr, Wed 9:20AM Glenbrook to Portal Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m Sydney Branch
Michael B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Portal Lookout from Glenbrook Station and return. Great views. Rough bush tracks and fire trails. Steep climbs.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

24 Apr, Wed 10:08AM In search of the Royal
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  30m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther 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)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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.If you love photography or birds, this is a walk for you. We expect to see Royal Spoonbills, egrets, cormorants, black swans, pardalote, Ibis, pelicans, ducks and other birds. The long jetties along there are also very photogenic. If you don't like steep hills, this is also the walk for you. We walk along Tuggerah Lake from Chittaway Bay to the Entrance. The terrain is absolutely flat. Early exits possible. Bring morning tea and lunch. After the walk we can choose to have drinks at The Entrance. Easy pace. Usual hazards with walking.
Location: The Entrance
Map: Central Coast street map Limit: 12. View

25 Apr, Thu 7:30AM Coast Track in 1 day Anzac Day
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  1,250m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP essential. Otford to Bundeena. 6 walkers took part in 28 km Section 7: Bundeena to Otford. If you missed out last time or wish to do it again, this week we are walking in reverse direction from Otford to Bundeena. Last ferry to leave Bundeena is 6 pm. Slippery sections
Location: Royal NP Limit: 6. View

26 Apr, Fri 8:35AM Patonga to Woy Woy
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  500m 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 the Great North Walk from Patonga for about 10km before deviating past the tip and then along the road to Woy Woy. Steep sections. Creek crossings.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

26 Apr, Fri West of Genowlan Trig
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive another to GR 249 322 on the plateau. Climb onto the escarpment and walk southwards, enjoying spectacular views. Next, explore the area west of Genowlan Trig. Use Citadel Pass South to descend to the first car. Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

27 Apr, Sat 9:00AM Black Range
Length 8km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMedium 8 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. 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

27 Apr, Sat Kangaroo Creek Valley
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark near spot height 1119 off Blackfellows Hand trail and walk down through huge pagodas into the top of Kangaroo Creek Valley. From here we follow an old road down the valley before leaving the road and climbing onto the peninsular above. The return trip to cars involves the off-track section of the walk and includes finding a way off the peninsular and crossing the upper part of Kangaroo Creek. This is a magnificent area, full of pagodas and ferny gullies. Fire trails, bike track, off-track, scrub and creek crossings.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

27 Apr, Sat 10:01AM Sylvan Grove Native Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Tracks, ups & downs, some steps, hopefully native flowers and orchids. Lovely bush. Bus return or walk to Panania, train to city. View

28 Apr, Sun 10:57AM Barrenjoey to Gerrigong: Section 6
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
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.13 walkers took part in section 5 of Barrenjoey To Gerringong walk. This week we are walking from Kurnell to Cronulla. This great coastal walk follows the coastline from the cliff tops near Kurnell, south to the Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve, and around the coast to Cronulla Station. Other great features of this walk are the many rock formations around the coast, the small sand dunes along the track, the hanging swamps and the Cape Bailey Lighthouse. For a more relaxing finish you could stop off at the ocean pools in Cronulla before heading to the train station. Slippery sections, rugged sections, rock cliffs.
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP
Map: Botany Bay 91303S Limit: 15. View

28 Apr, Sun 8:30AM South Coast Islands 2: Crookhaven Heads (an attached island)
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore the Culburra Beach, Crookhaven Heads, Crookhaven River delta and bays and Wollumboola Lake area at the northern end of the Shoalhaven. Wonderful scenery, ruined lighthouse, amazing bird life (bring binoculars). Mostly flat, with some easy beach and rock walking.
Map: Crookhaven 90282S and Nowra 90283S View

29 Apr, Mon 9:06AM Red Gum Park
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Explore Red Gum Forest, Minnatonka Falls, South Bullaburra. Some off-track. Poorly maintained tracks.
Location: Bullaburra
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

29 Apr - 7 May, Mon-Tue Warrumbungles, Mount Kaputar
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
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 long(Fully Booked) Jointly led by Ewan Cain and Esther Chow. We shall drive to Mt Kaputar on Monday, 29/4/19. Stay in a cabin at Mt Kaputar for 4 nights. Mt Kaputar is 1500 m high. It has many good walking tracks and water falls. Then we drive to the Warrumbungles. With its system of well graded tracks and spectacular volcanic formations the warrumbungles is a walkers paradise! Tracks graded from easy to strenuous.  Plus the added bonus of spotting abundant wildlife. Moderately paced. We'll stay 4 nights at a cabin outside the National Park.  We drive home on Tuesday 7/5. Payment for accommodation is required once confirmed and it is non-refundable, unless suitable replacement is found. Slippery at time, steep sections.
Location: Warrumbungle NP and Mount Kaputar NP
Map: mt kaputar Limit: 9. View

30 Apr, Tue 8:45AM Blackheath Circuit walk
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  529m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Circuit walk via Grand Canyon. From Blackheath Station to Grand Canyon via Nellies Glen, Evans Lookout (lunch), cliff top track to Govetts Leap and return to Station via Braeside Walk. Joint with Bush Club.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: CMA Katoomba Limit: 15. View

30 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Thirlmere Lakes Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike 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)From Lake Couridjah Car park we will traverse anti clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri, and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigoran Picnic Area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wild flowers are in abundance. Rough tracks, fallen trees.
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 20. View

30 Apr, Tue 9:42AM Warriewood to Mona Vale Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 12km 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 to Warriewood Wetlands then across to Narrabeen Head, Turimetta Head to Mona Vale Beach. Bus return to city from Barrenjoey Rd. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, steps, rough bush tracks, beaches. Moderate pace. View

30 Apr, Tue 10:07AM Wentworth Falls Lake Circuit
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.Wentworth Falls - Wentworth Falls Lake Circuit - Wentworth Falls. Streets, paths, tracks, mostly flat, hopefully nice autumn colours, lake views. Train return to city. View

1 May, Wed 9:30AM Collaroy to Manly
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.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) ramble. Some hills options. View

1 May, Wed 9:30AM Warden Head
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
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.Meet at 9:30 am at car park for Sports Ground on Deering St, walk along Cliff Top Walk to lighthouse, maybe a bit further, then return. Coffee in Ulladulla. View

2 May, Thu 10:55AM Dora Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
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.Exploratory along southern side of Dora Creek to confluence with Lake Macquarie and return. Coffee somewhere, train return to Sydney. View

3 May, Fri 9:00AM Bundeena to Little Marley
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  200m 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Let's look at the coast while everyone else is at work! Amazingly beautiful.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

3 May, Fri 9:42AM Mount Irvine
Grade:2/6 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.There and back to visit the Tessellated Pavement with views over Wollangambe River.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

4 May, Sat 7:30AM Pantoneys Crown
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  520m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is my favourite walk in the Gardens of Stone National Park and once you reach the top of this imposing mesa you'll understand why! Access is via a friendly land owner and I plan to stay at a nearby hotel the night before so we can get an early start. Rock scrambling.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. 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

4 May, Sat Warrimoo to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  600m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From station to station via Florabella Pass, two crossings of Glenbrook Creek, Bullant Track, St Helana Fire trail, Lost World and Bunyan Lookouts, Kings Link Track and ascent of tracks to Springwood. An excellent walk with lots of variety, great views and good track walking. Cliff edges, creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

5 May, Sun 8:30AM Bar Point Exploratory
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The intended route for the Great River Walk goes through Bar Point, an isolated settlement on the Hawkesbury River. Some route options have never been surveyed. This walk is intended to explore the unknown links to see if they actually exist. The notional route is Mt White to Marlow Lookout to Big Jim Point, then along the shoreline to Bar Point. Water taxi to Brooklyn. Public transport users can train to Brooklyn then pick up.
Map: Cowan 91304N and Gunderman 91313S Limit: 16. View

5 May, Sun Dharawal NP Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) A walk exploring some wonders of eastern Dharawal. Some off-track and scratchy. Two creek crossings, both easy but one is boots off. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers.
Location: Dharawal NP Limit: 12. View

5 May, Sun Killalea State Park
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA pleasant walk exploring the various parts of Killalea SP near Shellharbour, including the famous Farm and Mystics beaches. Limit: 15. View

5 May, Sun 8:00AM Long Gully / Belowra / Yadboro River Loop
Grade:4/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at long Gully camp. Follow Long Gully Road west to the Belowra Fire trail. Descend the fire trail to the Yadboro River. Follow the river downstream to return to cars. Real billy tea for afternoon tea! Expect to get your feet wet ... there are five river crossings! But you can have a swim if it's hot.
Map: Corang 89273N View

6 May, Mon 8:46AM Birdwood Gully
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  280m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Out and back to visit Peggys Pool. Then to Tom Hunter Park and descend to Springwood Creek. Walk to Springwood Station via Birdwood Gully. Some steep and loose track. Some overgrown and vague track.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

7 May, Tue 9:30AM Joadja North NR
Grade:3/6 Length 8.5km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJoadja Nature Reserve was created in 2001. The management trail meanders through eucalypt forest to a rocky lookout, giving views over creeks and farmland. Returning to the Wombeyan Caves Road we cross and walk a little way to another fire trail and lookout towards Wombeyan Caves - this is a lovely lunch place. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Joadja NR
Map: Barrallier 8929-3N Limit: 12. View

7 May, Tue 9:30AM North Sydney history
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.Explore some of the treasures of North Sydney, finishing with a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. View

7 May, Tue 9:26AM Ryde Park to Chatswood West
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
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 (No need to contact). Walk via Field Of Mars Reserve, Buffalo Creek, Lane Cove River, Magdala Park, Fairyland Reserve to Fullers Bridge. At finish a bus to Chatswood Station. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, bush tracks, rough & rocky tracks, steps, streets. Moderate pace. View

8 May, Wed 10:00AM Bundeena to Little Marley
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
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 Little Marley and return via the Inland Track. Lovely views. Some rock platforms, steep climbs, fire trails and some street walking.
Location: Royal NP View

8 May, Wed 9:30AM Cookamidgera NR
Length 5km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEasy 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. 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 May, Wed Katoomba Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk via Devils Hole. A circuit of the Katoomba area from the top of the Devils Hole including historic lookouts and tracks. Follow Bonny Doon Cliff Track to Six Foot Track, descend Nellies Glen followed by a relaxed pace ascent through the spectacular Devils Hole. Spectacular walk with excellent views. Transport to be arranged. Cliff edges, creek crossing and slippery conditions.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

8 May, Wed 9:30AM Maroubra to Coogee
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) ramble. Some hills options. View

8 May, Wed 10:30AM Sydney’s Gardens of Stone
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Why do so many Sydneysiders yet know about one of Australia’s most stunning pagoda landscapes literally a two hour’s drive away, near Lithgow? Learn about this remarkable geomorphological wonderland that many believe is unique in the world. How might the protection of these pagodas lead to a new vision for not only the environment but for Indigenous heritage? Why is this campaign so ground breaking in its call for a 'just transition economy' and a safe climate future? View

8 May, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

9 May, Thu 10:20AM Camden – South Camden
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.(Leader Changed) Camden - South Camden via Nepean River Cycleway. Walk along a few streets and then cycleway along the Nepean River to South Camden, then a few more streets to Bowman Reserve for lunch. Mostly flat, a few ups and downs, lovely reserves and a bit of bush. Hopefully some lovely autumn colours. Bus return to Camden, coffee in Camden, then bus to Campbelltown, train return to city. View

9 May, Thu 10:00AM Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Learn about this 30 year environment campaign that continues to this day, to save Lithgow’s unique and spectacular pagoda landscape, with some recently encouraging developments! View

9 May, Thu 6:00PM Supporting Jobs and Protecting the Environment
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.How can support be provided to coal depending town? How can just transition happen for coal dependent workers that are involved in an industry that is indisputably responsible for driving dangerous climate change and risking planetary damage? How can we support jobs and protect the environment? View

10 May, Fri 8:46AM Sassafras Ridge
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  270m 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 trail next to railway line and then walk Sassafras Ridge and Kangaroo Ridge. Exit via Sassafras Gully Rd to Springwood. Some off-track. Some steep loose track. Some rock scrambling. Creek crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

12 May, Sun 9:30AM Mt Bushwalker Nature Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
32009
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.This walk on Mothers Day to Mt Bushwalker with its glorious view is suitable for the whole family, so mothers, grandmothers and children are most welcome. The pace will be leisurely as we will be taking photos with our phones and cameras of the plants, insects and animals we see. Over lunch at Mt Bushwalker we'll try to identify them and if possible upload them onto the Budawang Coast Nature Mapr app. Bring lunch for yourself and something to share for afternoon tea.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

12-26 May, Sun-Sun Nth NSW and Sth QLD NP’s
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Road trip with car camping in NP’s parks to explore and day walk in the north of NSW and south of Qld. Hat Head NP, Gibraltar Range NP, Girraween NP, Bald Rock NP (pending the fires), Bunya Mts NP, Sunshine Coast hinterland parks. Own transport or find a buddy. Contact leader for more details. Limit: 12. View

13 May, Mon 9:22AM Cliff Drive Lookouts
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.Peckmans, Cahill, Narrowneck, Hildas, Landslide, Cyclorama Point, Malaita Point, Eagle Hawk Lookouts then back to Katoomba Station. Watch out for cars when walking on the black stuff. Lots of downs to the lookouts and then ups to the road. Quality of track is poor at some lookouts.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

14 May, Tue 9:58AM Chittaway Bay to The Entrance
Grade:2/6 Length 11km 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 around the bay to The Entrance via Long Jetty. Shared pathways with bike riders. At finish a bus to Gosford Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

14 May, Tue 9:30AM McPhails Fire Yrail
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMcPhails Fire Trail is a downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley. The Pipeline Lookout is an excellent morning tea stop before descending through rain forest and around Mt Carrialoo into the valley. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, very steep descent.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

14 May, Tue 10:20AM Picton
Grade:1/6 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.(Leader Changed) Picton - Picton Viaduct - Picton Botanical Gardens - Picton. Streets, parks, cycleway, Botanic Gardens, historic viaduct, mostly flat, hopefully lots of autumn colours. Bus return to Picton Station, train to Campbelltown, change for train to city. View

15 May - 4 Jun, Wed-Tue Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Hawkesbury Cumberland Branch
Vicki P.
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 longTour of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. (Trip Fully Booked and Waiting list applies) The proposed itinerary will take us to many of the well known sights within these countries where we will see museums of craft and ancient and modern art, bazaar’s, local village life and crafts, mud volcanoes, learn about the Zoroastrian worship, see ancient rock paintings, visit a unique cave complex, ride the longest cable in the world, see the first official Christian church along with many more sight along the way. We will have several cooking master classes of the local food as well as visiting several wineries along the way. The tour also includes a 20km day walk through the Shahdag National Park, an 8 km day walk through Dilijan National Park, a small hike to what is called “The Symphony of Stones”, 4x4 jeeps to the foot of Mount Kazbek (2170m) and visits to valleys and waterfalls along the way. For a detailed itinerary and costings contact Vicki. Joint with Bush Club. This is a commercial trip so club insurance does not apply. Limit: 10. View

15 May, Wed 9:00AM Granite Falls & Rainforest
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.From car park walk to Granite Falls Lookout. Return to cars and drive up to picnic area for the rainforest walk under the escarpment and up to Boyd Lookout. Coffee afterwards.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

15 May, Wed 10:00AM Meadowbank to Rydalmere
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Options. View

16 May, Thu 10:39AM Auburn Botanic Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
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.Walk through the Gardens - some steps and rock paths. Visit the Rose, Scented and Rainforest Gardens - an oasis in suburbia. May be a small entrance fee. Then walk by the Duck River for coffee at the Auburn Tennis Club and walk to station. View

17 May, Fri 9:06AM Lawson Cave Falls
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.Parts of Bruces Walk. Visit a few caves and the waterfall. Off-track with scrambling over logs and rocks. Slippery wet rocks.
Location: Bullaburra
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

18 May, Sat 8:00AM Goochs Crater
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Goochs Crater is an amazing natural formation deep within the Wollemi National Park, surrounded by a complex of rugged pagodas, canyons and slots and certainly worth exploring! In times of heavy rain it becomes a lake full of wildlife and for the nature photographer is a compelling place to visit! Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

19 May, Sun 10:30AM Mogareeka to Nelson Beach
Grade:4/6 Length 7km Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Ford Headland with remains of 1890's settlement to Nelson Beach. Route is a haven for birdwatchers. Steep sections. 172 steep steps from Moon Bay.
Location: Mimosa Rocks NP View

19 May, Sun The Castle
Grade:5/6 Length 17km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ascend via Kaliana Ridge, follow track west around base and ascend to Castle Saddle. Final climb to top, rope assisted. Traverse to eastern end for views over Byangee for lunch. Agility and a head for heights essential. Return via Meakins Pass.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 8. View

19 May, Sun 9:53AM Tuggerah Lakes to The Entrance
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m 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.(Cancelled) Cancelled
Map: The Entrance Limit: 15. View

20 May, Mon 9:20AM Ida Falls
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.(Changed Transport Details) Walk from Lithgow to Oaky Park and through culvert to Ida Falls. Visit Blast Furnace Park and Lake Pillans Wetlands on way from Lithgow Station. Catch bus back to Lithgow. A torch for the culvert might be handy if it is foggy. One creek crossing is on logs and a metre above creek. A couple of steep dirt embankments have only rough steps cut into them.
Location: Lithgow
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 20. View

21 May, Tue 7:00PM Engaging Young People in Outdoor Adventure
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Would you like to know the best ways of including young people in your outdoor adventures? Do you know how to create a community environment for youth to thrive in? Would you like some tips and tools to engage the right way? Would you like to know what is The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award? And how could clubs engage youth through the Duke of Ed AWARD? Come along to hear our two guest speakers: Matt Sawyer, Sport & Recreation Development Officer, Sport Integrity Unit, NSW Office of Sport and Mark Roach, Field Officer, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. View

21 May, Tue 10:00AM Kangaroo Valley (Mtb)
Grade:3/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingRide on cycleways, quiet sealed and gravel roads through scenic Kangaroo Valley following the upper Kangaroo River. Lunch at Flatrock Pool, great swimming hole! Return same route.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View

21 May, Tue 9:15AM Royal NP
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.STRENOUS WALK. Walk to Audley, then a circuit bushwalk & lunch before returning to Loftus Station. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Very steep descents & climbs, rough & rocky tracks, many steps. Moderate pace. View

21 May, Tue 9:30AM Walls of Camelot
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith 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)The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs. The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes Track. Walk starts at end of Wattle Ridge Rd at the locked gate. Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP Limit: 20. View

21 May, Tue 10:32AM Warragamba
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
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.(Leader Changed) Warragamba - Warragamba Dam - Warragamba. Scenic bus ride with hopefully lots of autumn colours. Mostly flat. Streets, parks, lookout over Warragamba Dam & Visitor Centre. Bus return to Penrith, train to city. Coffee somewhere. View

22 May, Wed Coalcliff to Austinmer
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  350m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coalcliff Station to Austinmer Station via paths and tracks to the Wodi Wodi Track, Mt Mitchell, Forest Track and link track to Sublime Point. Steep decent sometimes on ladders to roads and paths to finish. Excellent views and good forest walking. Cliff edges, slippery and loose conditions. Steep ladder descents.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment
Map: Appin 90291S and Bulli 90292N View

22 May, Wed 8:30AM McPhails Trail down and back
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.McPhails Fire Trail is a downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley. We will walk down into the valley and return via the same route. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, very steep descent.
Location: Morton NP View

22 May, Wed 9:30AM Rhodes to Cabarita
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.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Options. View

23 May, Thu 9:44AM Lane Cove Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  179m 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.(Cancelled) Walk cancelled due to the track being difficult to navigate. Walk commences at Blaxland Road. A riverside walk along the Lane Cove River. View

23 May, Thu 9:00AM Taronga to Balmoral
Length 7km 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.Walk one of the iconic trails in Sydney. Leave Taronga Zoo and walk through bush with the harbour a constant companion. Time to make the acquaintance of the many water dragons who call this part of the city home. A steep climb (taken slowly) up to Bradleys Head for lunch then after lunch down the steps to Balmoral. Three choices now available: 1. Catch the bus to Taronga and a ferry back to Circular Quay. 2. Catch a bus back to the city. or 3. Join the leader on a bus to Manly with a ferry ride back to the city. View

23-24 May, Thu-Fri Visit Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone
Branch
Janine K.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.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.Bring your Opal Card and catch the 8:50am train departing Central Railway Station to Lithgow. Once in Lithgow you will met by a mini bus and taken to visit Lithgow’s spectacular Gardens of Stone as well as to State Mine Museum, Eskbank House Museum, Secret Creek Sanctuary. Stay overnight at the Lithgow Workers Club Motel. Return to Central Station by 6:30pm the following evening. Cost includes lunches, dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea, transport, guided tours and entrance fees. View

24 May, Fri Mount Banks to Pierces Pass Traverse
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader Peter Medbury. A spectacular cliff edge traverse, connecting these two iconic destinations. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

24 May, Fri 9:11AM Wentworth Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Darwins Walk, Rocket Point, Lincolns Rock. View

25 May, Sat 10:37AM Denistone East – Denistone – Eastwood
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.Streets, parks, ups and downs, tracks, some lovely bush including remnant Blue Gum High Forest, autumn colours. Coffee at Eastwood, train return to city. View

25 May, Sat 2:00PM Found on a Bushwalk
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.History tales from the Wollemi and the Ghost Town of Newnes by Bushexplorers, Michael Keats OAM, Brian Fox, Yuri Bolotin. You will hear the stories of adventures in the bush and how to access exciting, off the beaten track walks. View

25 May, Sat Leura to Wentworth Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  600m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Walk via Lindemans and Gladstone passes. From Leura Station follow roads, paths and tracks to Leura Cascades. Continue descent and pick up Lindemans Pass. Follow this challenging track to Gladstone Pass. Ascend the spectacular pass to the Fairmont resort and follow various tracks to Wentworth Falls via Conservation Hut. Cliff edges, creek crossings and slippery conditions.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

26 May, Sun 9:30AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 8
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This week we are walking Otford to Thirroul. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are exit points. Slippery sections.
Location: Otford
Map: Helensburgh Limit: 15. View

26 May, Sun Ben Bullen State Forest Series: The Northern Valleys
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBen Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. All off-track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

26 May, Sun 8:45AM Manna Mountain
Length 8km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Hard 8 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. 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

26 May, Sun 8:00AM Pigeonhouse Car park to Yadboro Bridge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAscend Pigeonhouse, then descend to Pigeonhouse Fire trail. Follow the trail to Yadboro via Longfella Pass. Great swimming hole in the Clyde if its hot.
Map: Corang 89273N View

27 May, Mon 9:22AM Old Sewerage Farm
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Leader Changed) Walk to Three Sisters. Descend Giant Stairway. Walk down to Sublime Point Trail from Dardanelle and Federal Passes. Walk through the open area that was the Sewerage Farm and follow track up to Leura Cascades and back to Katoomba. Steep sections. Some metal stairways are narrow and can be slippery.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

27 May, Mon 8:44AM Palm Beach to Newport
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  250m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
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.Meet at Governor Phillip Park Bus stop. Bus arrives approx. 8:40am. Climb to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Bangellay headland for lunch, Avalon, Newport. Joint walk with Bush club.
Location: Northern Beaches
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

28 May, Tue 8:00PM Adaptation of Acacia Species to Climate Change
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Katie Rolls, the inaugural winner of our John Martyn Research Grant for the Conservation of Bushland, is studying for her PhD at Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University. Katie will talk about progress with her research on the adaptive capacity of Acacia species to climate change and also explain how the grant was able to contribute to her research. Event organised by STEP. View

28 May, Tue 11:36AM Galston
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.(Leader Changed) Galston - Fagan Park - Galston. Streets then explore Fagan Park. Possible short bushwalk/s in Carrs Bush. Ups and downs, steps. Hopefully nice autumn colours. 3:29pm bus 638 return to Pennant Hills, train return to city. Coffee at Galston/Pennant Hills (depending on bus time). View

28 May, Tue 9:30AM Lake Alexander to Forty Foot Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe track follows the Nattai River from the lake to Nattai Creek where the track to the falls leaves the main track and follows the Nattai Creek Track to the falls. From the Falls a steep climb leads to the Boxvale Track. Rough track, slippery rocks, creek crossing and steep steps.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

28 May, Tue 10:03AM Woonona to Wollongong
Grade:2/6 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 via shared pathways, beaches, reserves, streets to Wollongong Station. Very little shade throughout the day. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

29 May, Wed 8:00AM Badgerys Lookout, Shoalhaven
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.After checking out the spectacular view into the Shoalhaven River from Badgerys Lookout we descend 500m down the track to the river. Along the river we have several options: one option is checking out Tryers Gorge just upstream of Sparkes Buttress and another is to wander along the casurinas before having lunch and then ascending back to the cars via the same route. Slips, trips, falls and bites.
Location: Morton NP Limit: 8. View

29 May, Wed 10:14AM Leura to Katoomba
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  50m Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leura to Katoomba via Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Great views, good tracks, steps up an down, some street walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

29 May, Wed 9:30AM Racecourse Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
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.Meet at 9:30am at car park on South Pacific Drive. Coffee in Ulladulla. View

31 May, Fri 8:26AM Woy Woy to Wondabyne
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) About 4km of road walk to the tip then follow management trail uphill to join the Great North Walk. Visit Mt Wondabyne and Kariong Brook Falls on the way to Wondabyne Station. Steep sections. Creek crossings.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

1 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Donkey Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Rising up from the Wolgan Valley in isolation, Donkey Mountain has always had a great appeal to me and in this my 6th visit I'll explore a few nooks and crannies I haven't been to before! Be prepared to be knocked out by the superlative views from its pagoda studded summit and by the numerous small rooms, slots and passes as we travel from one end to the other. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

2 Jun, Sun 9:55AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong : Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This week we are walking from Thirroul to Port Kembla. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are exit points. 19 walkers took part in section 8 . 18 completed the 17 km 450 m walk. Slippery sections.
Location: Wollongong Limit: 15. View

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

3 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Berowra to Cowan
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  900m Sydney Branch
lchua
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.With train station at each end this walk explores the ridges and valleys around Berowra Waters. There are plenty of excellent views, especially at Naa Badu Lookout and the many creek vantage points along the way. There are some solid climbs on this walk so be sure to allow enough time. And we can even have lunch midday! We'll need the rest before heading up the hill. Some steep sections.
Location: Berowra Valley NP Limit: 12. View

3 Jun, Mon 8:14AM Emu Plains to Penrith
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.Walk past the present prison farm then out to the Nepean River at the end of Russel St. After a wander through Emu Plains we cross the new footbridge over the Nepean and on to Penrith. Mostly footpaths. Some gravel road. At the end of Russel St we follow old car tracks through the sand, grass and scrub; so not all smooth.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

4 Jun, Tue 10:13AM Rydalmere to Concord West
Grade:2/6 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 via Parramatta River, Narawang Wetland, Wentworth Common & Bicentennial Park to Concord West Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

4 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Waverton Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) 3607
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.Waverton - Coal Loader - Balls Head – Waverton. Streets, parks, ups and downs, bush. Coffee at Waverton, train return to city. View

4 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Wombat Hill Lookout & Rebeccas View
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk begins at Meryla Pass in Morton NP. From the locked gate continue on the fire trail along the ridge. There are several viewpoints which look towards Mt Carrialoo, Crankeys Creek and Lake Yarrunga until reaching the end of the track overlooking Wombat Hill. On the return there is an optional trail leading to Rebeccas View over Sandys Creek on the other side of the ridge. Rough track and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

5 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Deer Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.We will be walking through the heath, taking time to enjoy the flowers and the birds, going through the Deer Pool and on to Little Marley before returning the same way. Nice easy pace to take in what the park offers.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

5 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Granite Falls (& Rainforest Walk)
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.From car park walk to Granite Falls Lookout and return. Possibly drive up to picnic area for the rainforest walk under the escarpment and up to Boyd Lookout. Coffee in Milton afterwards.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

5 Jun, Wed 9:30AM La Perouse to Henry Head
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.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) ramble from La Perouse to Henry Head. Some hills. Options. View

6 Jun, Thu 7:30AM South Coast Islands: Paddle 2
Length 15km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCrookhaven River/Berry Canal. (Alternative Friday 7th if weather is unsuitable). Launch from Greenwell Point and paddle upstream into the Berry Canal to explore if we can get around any or all of Apple Orchard, Nobles, Mangrove and Haven Islands. Return past Orient Point to explore Goodnight, Crow and Billys Islands. PFDs compulsory. Medium grade.
Map: Nowra 90283S View

6 Jun, Thu 11:24AM Terrigal Area
Grade:2/6 Length 5km 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.Walk to Country Club end of Terrigal Lagoon, then cross beach to Wamberal Lagoon Wetland. Bus return to Gosford, train return to Sydney. View

7 Jun, Fri 8:50AM Fauloconbridge Ridge to Grose River
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  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.Along Faulconbridge Ridge and down to Grose River. Return same way. MTB riders on trail. Steep and rough sections down to Grose.
Map: Springwood 90304S and Kurrajong 90304N Limit: 15. View

7 Jun, Fri Milsons Point to Manly
Grade:5/6 Length 30km Sydney Branch
Nicola L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Pound the pavements on the northern foreshore of Port Jackson, starting from the Harbour Bridge via Taronga Zoo, Balmoral Beach & Spit Bridge and finishing at Manly Wharf. Facilities, coffee, water plentiful, along with wonderful views and some harbour history. A fast pace will be maintained given the distance. Possibility to rockhop from Balmoral Beach to the Spit depending on the weather. Joint walk with the Bush Club.
Location: North Sydney
Map: Google maps Limit: 9. View

7 Jun, Fri Ridges West of Bulga
Grade:5/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDrive to Bulga on Putty Road and ascend Milbrodale Ridge. Walk west and climb Mount Whybrow. Continue west on Milbrodale Ridge for as far as the time permits. Return the same way. Rarely visited and very pretty area.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Bulga 91324S and Parnell 90321S View

8 Jun, Sat Asgard Plateau
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVictoria Falls Road – Valhalla Head Fire trail – Folkvangr Head – Valhalla Head - Asgard Swamp – Asgard Swamp Mine – Asgard Fire trail - Victoria Falls Road. This is a walk to two heads, a swamp, an abandoned mine and fabulous views. We will visit a head not often seen. My previous two attempts to do this walk were thwarted by heat or rain. Track, off-track with mild scrub, cliff edges, creek crossing and fire trail.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. View

8 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Byarong Park to Mount Keira Summit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m 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 from Byarong Park to Mount Keira Summit. Purchase morning tea at the summit kiosk or BYO. Return to Byarong Park.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 16. View

8 Jun, Sat From Heaven to Hell and Back
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. This is a walk of great contrasts. We will drive to a spot off the Great Dividing Range and make our way through the soaring pagodas into the stunning Hall of Elrond and then down into the green valley and to the edge of an open cut coalmine. Using another ridge, we will then make our way back up to the top of the Great Dividing Range and the cars through more stunning pagodas. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

8 Jun, Sat 9:51AM La Perouse Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
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.La Perouse - Pioneer Cemetery - Henry Head - La Perouse. An easy paced walk up to view the Pioneer memorials and then bushwalk to Henry Head and return to La Perouse. Coffee at the La Perouse Museum, bus return to city. View

8 Jun, Sat 8:28AM Minotaurs Lair
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is one of the most spectacular walks in the Gardens of Stone National Park with its serpentine constrictions and spectacular views amongst the pagodas. Rock scrambling.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

8-10 Jun, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) Morton’s Misty Mountains
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  400m 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(Cancelled) A walk to the famous Monolith Valley with time on day 2 to explore the region around mounts cole and owen,mt donjon and beyond! We will stay in overhangs so no tents required.This is a area that is spectacular in the extreme and will thrill the nature lover and photographer! Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 15. View

9 Jun, Sun 9:00AM Abrahams Bosom Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of Beecroft Parade. Follow Coomies walk around Abrahams Bosom Reserve of Beecroft Peninsular. Scenic ocean views, dramatic cliffs, quiet coves.
Map: Graigies Map 21 View

9 Jun, Sun 8:33AM Heathcote Station to Bundeena
Grade:4/6 Length 25km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) We walk from Heathcote Station to Bundeena. A challenging walk through the unique flora and sandstone forests of the Royal National Park, passing through Audley Weir and Winifred Falls. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal National Park Limit: 6. View

9 Jun, Sun 8:30AM Mount Keira to Mount Nebo
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk on tracks through eucalypt and rain forests from Byarong Park to Robertsons Lookout, Staffords Farm and Mount Nebo, views of Illawarra escarpment and coastline. One steep off-track section loose underfoot.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 12. View

10 Jun, Mon 9:31AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a repeat of section 1 of the series of Barrenjoey to Gerringong walk spanning 300km. We are walking from Barrenjoey to Collaroy. Walk as much as you like. There are various exit points. This is an one-off walk and is not a repeat of the whole series. Slippery sections.
Location: Palm Beach
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 12. View

10 Jun, Mon North Narrabeen to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  115m Sydney Branch
Carole 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)Scenic Coastal day walk with plenty of beach walking. North Narrabeen to Long reef, Dee Why headland to Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff, Manly. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Northern Beaches Sydney
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

10 Jun, Mon 9:12AM Valley of the Waters
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Nature Trail, Valley of the Waters, Conservation Hut, Shortcut Track, Picnic Area. Well tracked but lots of steps.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

11 Jun, Tue 10:00AM Macquarie University – Shrimptons Creek – Denistone East
Grade:1/6 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, parks, cycleway, ups & downs. Coffee at Midway Shops, bus return to city / Macquarie University. View

11 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Mt Kembla Summit & Ring Track
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  370m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSummiting Mt Kembla and the Ring Track that circles Mt Kembla provides wonderful views over the Illawarra Coast. Very steep track and some road walking.
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 20. View

11 Jun, Tue 9:26AM West Pymble to Pennant Hills
Grade:3/6 Length 11km 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 West Pymble via Lane Cove River (GNW), STEP Track, Sth Turramurra, Pennant Hills Park to Pennant Hills Station. Steep sections, fire trails, creek crossings, bush tracks, steps, streets. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

12 Jun, Wed “Orana” Eugowra Road, Parkes
Length 5km Lachlan Valley Branch
Andy T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEasy 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. 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

12 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Couranga Track
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  370m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will be walking from Waterfall Station so it is easy for train travellers (returning to the same point). Once more there is a lot of potential wild flower to enjoy but be warned that there is a climb. Some loose surfaces on the slope down.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

12 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Kings Cross to city
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.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble from Kings Cross to city. Options. View

12 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Narrawallee Creek Reserve Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Park cars at end of Narrawallee Creek Road. Walk on fire trails through varied forest communities to Narrawallee Creek and inlet. Coffee afterwards.
Map: Milton 89272N View

12 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Parramatta to Meadowbank
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  20m 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.Walk beside historic & environmentally improving Parramatta River (efforts of volunteers & Council). View

12 Jun, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

13 Jun, Thu 10:21AM Castle Cove to Middle Cove
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via North Arm Track, Harold Reid Reserve. Beautiful bush walk with views, steps up & down. Bus return to either Castlecrag or Chatswood. View

14-16 Jun, Fri-Sun Kanangra-Boyd NP
Grade:5/6 Central Coast Branch
Roy J.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This 3 day loop at Kanangra is as good as they get. Day 1 - 19km, 550m asc, 1440m desc from Kanangra Walls down the Gingra Range and a great campsite above the Kowmung River. Day 2 - 8kms but involves 1000m asc plus the chain and spikes of Compagnoni Pass before crossing Ti Willa Plateau to Hundred Man Cave. Let's hope there's water in Ti Willa Creek. Day 3 - 13km, 920m asc, 820m desc. Back to Kanangra Walls. Joint with SBW. Must be experienced multi-day walker. Limit: 8. View

14 Jun, Fri 9:01AM Lawson Swamp Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  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.(Cancelled) Walk up to Queens Road. Visit Sunset Rock and Dragon Rock. Walk Lawson Swamp. Wander trails north of Hazelbrook. Walking back to Hazelbrook. This extended version of Lawson Swamp Trail goes through some prickly Hakea scrub. Gloves and protective clothing needed.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

14 Jun, Fri 8:55AM Murphys Trail Wander
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  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.(NEW!!!) Explore rock formations along Murphys Trail including Linda Rock. Visit Murphys Glen then take Turpentine Track and Murphys Trail back to Woodford. Some off-track. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

15 Jun, Sat 9:30AM Kings Cross to Town Hall
Grade:1/6 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.Walk via El Alamein Fountain - Botanic Gardens - Hyde Park. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, harbour views. Finish by lunchtime. View

15 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Lockyers Road to Coxs Road, Mount York
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a walk with history, great views and a relatively easy grade with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery along the way!
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

15-16 Jun, 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 longThe annual trip to Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time on the weekend of full moon. Just two weeks later, in Chile, this moon has a meeting with the sun in a total eclipse. Splendour Rock is a wonderful experience seeing the landscape under full moon, and at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park View

16 Jun, Sun 9:25AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 10
Grade:4/6 Length 25km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) RSVP essential. This week we are walking from Port Kembla to Minnamurra. This is a long walk. A brisk pace is required. Early exit is possible but you have to be self reliant to Google search for the buses to take you to a station. Also you need to be patient for the infrequent buses on a Sunday. You can also walk 20 km from Port Kembla and pull out at the new Shellharbour Junction Station. 16 people took part in section 9 (25km, 168m elevation), 4 completed. Slippery sections.
Map: Wollongong 90292S Limit: 15. View

16 Jun, Sun 8:30AM South Coast Islands 2
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCrookhaven Heads (an attached island). Explore the Culburra Beach, Crookhaven Heads, Crookhaven River delta and bays and Wollumboola Lake area at the northern end of the Shoalhaven. Wonderful scenery, ruined lighthouse, amazing bird life (bring binoculars). Mostly flat, with some easy beach and rock walking.
Map: Crookhaven 90282S and Nowra 90283S View

16 Jun, Sun 8:30AM Thirlmere Lakes to Little River
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Follow Blue Gum Creek on fire trails through eucalypt forests to Little River and return.
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 90294S and Nattai 89291S Limit: 16. View

17 Jun, Mon 8:51AM Submarine Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  540m 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 Submarine Rock for views over Wollangambe River and the rugged Wollemi NP. Rough track.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 20. View

18 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Bungonia Green Track
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith 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)Bungonia National Park Green Track is a circuit walk taking in the lookouts over Bungonia Gorge. There are opportunities to extend the walk and to spend time at the various lookouts. Rough track and some steep sections.
Location: Bungonia NP Limit: 20. View

18 Jun, Tue 10:00AM Rouse Hill Rail & T Way
Grade:1/6 Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Travel from Chatswood to Rouse Hill by train. Morning tea at Rouse Hill. Return by bus (T Way) to Parramatta for lunch. This is a chance to explore the new Metro Train Line. View

18 Jun, Tue 10:00AM Royal NP
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coastal walk to Marley Beach & return to Bundeena Wharf. Steep sections, tracks (some uneven & rocky, possible slippery surfaces) steps on ascent & descent, fire trails. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

19 Jun, Wed 10:05AM Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Blackheath - Evans Lookout - Govett Leap - Popes Glen - Blackheath. Good bush tracks, steps up and down, great views. View

19 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Burrill Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Sue T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long