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|1 Mar, Fri||Kenobi Canyon, Jedi Point and Double Decker Cave|
|Park 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|
|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.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View
|2 Mar, Sat 8:00AM||Galong Creek Canyon|
|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|
|Explore 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.
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 12. View
|2 Mar, Sat 9:00AM||State Council meeting|
|NPA NSW Office|
|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|
|(Jean’s Group) Fran C.|
|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|
|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|
|Would 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|
|Visit Rocky Towers Lookout and Pyramid Falls. Then explore Bedford, Lester and Willawong Pools on Bedford Creek. Rock scrambling and creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View
|5 Mar, Tue 10:55AM||Dora Creek + pancakes at Warnies Cafe|
|(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.|
|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|
|(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|
|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|
|General Community Event|
|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|
|(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.|
|WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble, option to extend. Walk includes Art Gallery. View|
|6 Mar, Wed||Waterfall to Helensburgh|
|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|
|(Jean’s Group) Margery W.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|(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|
|Find 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
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