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1 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

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.(NEW!!!) 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 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 longFrom 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 Limit: 16. 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.(NEW!!!) 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 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

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.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.(NEW!!!) 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 long(NEW!!!) The 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: Platypus walk Djanbung Gurahr, Minyon Falls and Protestor 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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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 Circular Quay to N Bondi
Grade:3/6 Length 26km  500m 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. This week we walk from Circular Quay to North Bondi, via Rushcutters Bay, Rose Bay, and South Head. 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

17-26 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 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.(NEW!!!)
Location: Multi Purpose Centre 123 Flora St Sutherland(nearBelmont St) 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

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 10:09AM 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 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 long(NEW!!!) Start 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.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 long(NEW!!!) Walk 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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 long(NEW!!!) Booking required 0432 643 295. View

31 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong : Section 7
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  1,250m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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 8:30am. 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, Sun 8:30AM Harper Head Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Celia B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Mt Bushwalker Car park, take old fire trail towards Harper Head. Morning tea at lookout with views to Dromedary. If time an off-track explore to Harper Head, visiting Pigeonhouse reflection pool. Return via Ngaityung Falls, Gadara Point and Mt Bushwalker. Spiky shrubs, wet feet, slippery rocks.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N and Tianjara 89271S 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.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.(NEW!!!) Slow photographic walk around this gem in suburbia. 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 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 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

12 Apr, Fri 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

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.(NEW!!!) 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 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. 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 swimming(NEW!!!) For 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

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 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.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.(NEW!!!) Easter Sat & Sun 2 walk series - do one or both. 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

21 Apr, Sun Heathcoate NP Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Easter Sat & Sun 2 walk series - do one or both. Circuit walk from Waterfall via Lake Toolooma, Kingfisher Pool, Myuna Pool and more. A great section of the park with plenty of water, we hope. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the 'Gong.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 8. 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 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

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 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

28 Apr, Sun 10:57AM Barrenjoey to Gerrigong: Section 6
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  200m 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.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 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 longJointly 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. Expression of interest invited. Please state how many passengers you can take in your vehicle. Prepayment 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 Limit: 6. 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 9:42AM 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.(NEW!!!) 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 longA 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 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 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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) 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.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

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(Nearly fully booked) 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 10:20AM Picton
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.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

18 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.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

19 May, Sun 9:30AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 8
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  150m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) 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 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

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

20 May, Mon 9:04AM 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.Walk to Oaky Park and through culvert to Ida Falls. Visit Blast Furnace Park and Lake Pillans Wetlands on way to Lithgow Station. 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: Zig Zag
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 20. 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) 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.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 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.Walk commences at Blaxland Road. A riverside walk along the Lane Cove River. 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

25 May, 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

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 8:00AM 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
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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

28 May, Tue 11:36AM Galston
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.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 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.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 longRising 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 17km  50m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) 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 walking from Thirroul to Wollongong. Walk as much or as little as you wish. There are exit points. Slippery sections.
Location: Wollongong Limit: 15. 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 9:30AM La Perouse to Henry 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) ramble. Some hills. Options. 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 longA walk to the famous Monolith Valley and Mt Owen camping in overhangs which means no tents needed! We will have time to explore some of the interesting country between Mounts Cole and Owen including an incredible slot that gives access to Mt Coles summit. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 15. 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

12 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Kings Cross to city
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

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.(NEW!!!) 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

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 10:07AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 10
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  100m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) 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 walking from Wollongong to Port Kembla. Limit: 15. 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

19 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Cremorne to Mosman
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 to extend. View

23 Jun, Sun Royal NP – West to East
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.West to east traverse of the Royal starting at Loftus and finishing at Bundeena Ferry Terminal for the return trip by ferry and train.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

25 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Beehive Point
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the end of Jacks Corner Road follow Griffins Fire Trail to a track to the left. Follow this through the forest to a steep descent to the main dirt road leading to Beehive Point on Lake Yarrunga. This is a lovely picnic area and chance for a swim. Return by the main dirt road. Rough track and some steep sections both up and down.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

30 Jun, Sun 9:25AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 11
Grade:3/6 Length 26km  450m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) 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 walking from Port Kembla to Minnamurra. Slippery sections.
Map: Wollongong 90292S Limit: 15. View

2 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Macquarie Pass – Cascade Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the Cascades car park climb steeply beside the waterfall and continue to a service road. Descend via old forest trails. The second section of this walk is very steep with the need to hang on to tree roots etc for stability. Some off-track traverse through fairly easy terrain.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Albion Park 90281N Limit: 20. View

9 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Les Lambert Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 9.5km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk through the locked gate at the entrance to Budderoo National Park and follow the Hindmarch Pass Track until reaching an unmarked track to the left which leads to Les Lambert Lookout. This provides a lovely lunch place among the rocks with wonderful views into Upper Kangaroo Valley. Rough track, fallen trees, unfenced cliffs and steep ascent/descent.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S Limit: 20. View

10 Jul, 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.(NEW!!!) 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

14 Jul, Sun 9:39AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 12
Grade:3/6 Length 28km  500m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) 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 last stage: from Minnamurra to Gerringong.
Map: Gerringong Limit: 15. View

14 Jul, Sun Mittagong & Nattai NP
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLake Alexandra, 40' Falls, Boxvale Track to lookout and return. An interesting walk with some good views at the lookout. Some creek crossings which are usually easy. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers.
Location: Nattai NP Limit: 15. View

16 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Gibbergunyah Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGibbergunyah Nature Reserve is between Bowral and Mittagong. The walk takes in views of Mt Gibraltar (highest point between Sydney and Canberra), Ninety Acre Hill Lookout and a track which winds through a beautiful fern gully. The track is sometimes overgrown and difficult to locate. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

23 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Hoddles Track, Saddleback Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk commences at the top of Saddleback Mountain and descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track. The track leads along the cliff face and ascends up to enter Barren Grounds. The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Rough track, very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 20. View

30 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Mt Gibraltar
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt Gibraltar is the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. It also has some heritage listed Trachyte quarries. Walking tracks provide access to these sites as well as providing lookouts where, on a clear day, Sydney can be seen. Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mt Gibralter NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

4 Aug, Sun Bargo River Gorge
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longIllawarra Branch's annual visit exploring the wonders of the Bargo River and gorge with great views and rock formations. Rock hopping, river crossings. If river is high, walk will be adjusted to suit conditions. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 15. View

6 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley. The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Return by the same route. Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

8-22 Aug, Thu-Thu Tanzania and Kenya National Park Tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) This remarkable journey is truly all encompassing, including the best safari and wildlife viewing in Kenya and Tanzania whilst returning at night to superb permanent tented camps and lodges. Including all the areas frequented by the migration on their annual route, you will have the best opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in the world. Some of  the highlights include... Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, Ngororongoro Crater, the world famous Serengeti National Park as well as the Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park. With a wonderful variety of wildlife, village culture and adventure with some walking involved, this is a truly unforgettable experience. Contact the leader for full details. Limit: 12. View

13 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  630m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk follows the Budderoo Fire Trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right. Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek. Follow the creek along to the falls. Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 15. View

14 Aug, 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.(NEW!!!) 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

20 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Ahearns Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAhearns Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlights Track. Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearns Lookout. This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified. Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

23-25 Aug, Fri (08:26AM)-Sun (20:00PM) Oxfam 2019
Grade:4/6 Length 50km  1,000m Branch
32531
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.Expression of interest is sought to walk the 50km Oxfam walk against poverty. https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/sydney/
Key dates
26 Feb 2019 17:30 - 26 Feb 2019 20:30 Sydney 101 Night
01 Aug 2019 Start times announced
13 Aug 2019 Safety Briefing Night – Mandatory
16 Aug 2019 Minimum fundraising ($1600) deadline
16 Aug 2019 Team changes deadline
23 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019 Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2019
23 Sep 2019 Fundraising soft close
26 Sep 2019 Celebration Night
Location: Brisbane Water NP Limit: 4. View

25 Aug, Sun Little Forest Plateau to Gidara Point
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longIllawarra Branch's annual visit exploring the wonders of the eastern Budawangs. Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point, Ngaityung Falls. Some off-track and scratchy. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers.
Location: Morton NP Limit: 12. View

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

11 Sep, 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.(NEW!!!) 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

17 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Griffiths Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland. A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast. There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

22 Sep, Sun 9:45AM Wondabyne to Woy Woy
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  650m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) This walk starts at a small isolated train station, and takes in some great scenery on the way to Woy Woy station. The walk gets most of the climbing out of the way quickly. Once up on the main ridge there are great views along the Hawkesbury River and Mooney Mooney Creek. Highlights of the walk include Kariong Brook Falls and Mt Wondabyne, the highest point in the area. We will catch a taxi from Woy Woy landfill to Woy Woy Station to avoid 4 km of boring road walk.
Location: Brisbane Water NP Limit: 10. View

24 Sep, Tue 8:02AM Spit to Manly
Grade:3/6  250m 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.Scenic walk through bush and coast with lovely views of Middle Harbour and Sydney Harbour. Quite a few steep steps and descent to Manly. Hurried pace in order to catch 4pm train home. A lovely walk in the middle of suburbia. Even walk, few rocks and up and down bush track.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

26 Sep, Thu 10:30AM Little Wobby
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Meet on platform at Hawkesbury River Station. Take ferry from Brooklyn to Little Wobby. Explore Pacific Trail, Horseshoe Trail and Midway Ridge Trail. Superb views, grass trees abound, lots of wildflowers. Return to Brooklyn by ferry in the afternoon. Bring exact fare for  ferry (return fare is adult $15.40 and $7.80 for seniors), lunch, drinks and snacks. Slippery sections, some bush bashing and rock scrambling.
Location: Hawkesbury River
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 8. View

28-30 Sep, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Colo Meroo
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  580m 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(NEW!!!) A 3-day full pack walk from Mountain Lagoon to camp at Colo Meroo on the Colo River. Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley near the river. We spend a full day and two nights at the campsite to enjoy the area.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 15. View

1 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Old Argyle Road circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  625m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a circuit walk along Old Argyle Road into Penrose State Forest. Circle back through the forest crossing the upper reaches of Paddys River to return to Old Argyle Road. Rough track, creek crossings, need sandals or alternative footwear.
Location: Bundanoon
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

4-7 Oct, Fri (09:00AM)-Mon (11:00AM) Namadgi National Park
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNamadgi National Park with its wonderful array of habitats is a great place to explore! Fantastic boulder ridges, alpine frost hollows and bountiful swamps are just a few worth seeing on its expansive system of tracks. This is a car based camp, costing $10 a person per night at the comfortable Honeysuckle Creek Campsite, only a short drive from the nations capitol. I expect to also visit Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve during our stay as lots of wildlife worth spotting within its confines. Optional rock scrambling.
Map: Corin Dam 86261N and Rendezvous Creek 86261S Limit: 25. View

8 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Beasleys Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk follows Winters Fire Trail to Beasleys Lookout giving views towards Sydney looking down on the M5 Motorway. From the top an indistinct track leads down to the Nattai River. After crossing the river a well formed track leads to Lake Alexandra. Rough track, slippery rocks, river crossing steep descent.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 15. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m 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)This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic Track. Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment. Wildflowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Walk starts at Wanganderry Fire Trail yards. Steep rough track slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP View

23 Oct, Wed 9:50AM Jacaranda Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Nothing 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. View

25-28 Oct, Fri (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Bushwalkers Resort Full Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  800m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFull pack walk to the famed “bushwalkers resort” in the rugged upper Kowmung River, then two wonderful days to chill out at the best bush campsite in the Blue Mountains with nice side trips. The final day is a full pack walk back up the hill to the cars (sigh!). A walk that is short in distance but rugged in nature.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View

5 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Mt Jellore
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
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.
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 15. View

19 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Red Track Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk follows the track through forest, along creeks and beneath the M5 Motorway. The Nattai River and Gibbergunyah Creek are crossed on the way. There are views and waterfalls along the route. Rough track, steep steps, slippery rocks and 4 creek crossings.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 15. View

3 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Dharawal Pools
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis park protects the largest surviving koala population is greater Sydney. Stokes and O’Hares Creeks enclose a succession of idyllic waterholes, three of which are accessed on this delightful walk. Keep looking up for those koalas! It's December and beautiful waterholes so bring your cossies 🙂 Well formed tracks/fire trails. One steep section of track. Some clambering down sandstone near swimming holes.
Location: Dharawal NP
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 20. View

8-14 Dec, Sun (17:00PM)-Sat (12:00PM) Koscie 2019
Grade:3/6 Length 60km  2,000m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMore magic with my 8th annual Koscie walk. This year we start from Round Mountain, and camp near Derschkos, Grey Mare, Pretty Plain and Wheelers Huts with an optional climb of Dargal Mountain. The usual great scenery and the usual lovely Koscie bushland and flowers.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

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