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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) Marjorie 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

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