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

1 Mar, Fri 8:49AM Lapstone Zig Zag
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  120m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Generally, downhill from Glenbrook to Emu Plains walking through some old railway cuttings and over Knapsack Bridge. Some steps, not many. That is, unless you want a better view of the Knapsack Bridge from below or find the mysterious vertical shaft.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

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

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

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

2 Mar, Sat 10:10AM Watsons Bay – Nielsen Park
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Watsons Bay - Nielsen Park via coast and Christison Park. Swim. Bus return to city. Streets, paths, ups & downs. View

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

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

4 Mar, Mon 9:01AM Bedford Creek Pools
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Rocky Towers Lookout and Pyramid Falls. Then explore Bedford, Lester and Willawong Pools on Bedford Creek. Rock scrambling and creek crossings.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

5 Mar, Tue 10:55AM Dora Creek + pancakes at Warnies Cafe
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Easy flat walk on streets following Dora Creek and return for lunch break. Then train to Warnervale for pancakes and coffee at Warnies Café and train return to city. View

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

5 Mar, Tue 9:10AM Parramatta River
Grade:2/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk around Abbotsford Bay, Hen & Chicken Bay, to Cabarita Wharf. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Streets, pathways & reserves, some steps. Moderate pace. View

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

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

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

7 Mar, Thu 10:36AM Kincumber Mountain Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Climb to Honeymans Rock, continue via Yanina Cave and Track to Colin Watters Lookout and Nyari Lookout. Descend to Bronzewing Drive Exit and Erina Fair. Bus return to Gosford, train return to city. Rough tracks, climbs, rocks, views, tall forest. View

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

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

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

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

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

9 Mar, Sat 10:00AM Parks of Bondi
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Ramble through streets and small parks of this historic suburb. Gentle ups and one steep down. Finish in Double Bay or Rose Bay for coffee, then bus return to Edgecliff. View

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

10 Mar, Sun 8:30AM Shoalhaven – Broughton Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Paddle from Berry to the junction of Broughton Creek and the Shoalhaven River. Mostly pastoral and meadow areas, views of the Shoalhaven countryside. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 16. View

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

11 Mar, Mon 8:25AM Mount Portal Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Tunnel Lookout, Portal Lookout, Portal Waterhole. Mostly fire trails. Steep fire trail, loose surface.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

12 Mar, Tue 9:31AM Eastern Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Maroubra Beach via clifftops & reserves, streets, some steps to climb, pathways. Moderate pace. Bus return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

12 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Gunrock Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(Date Changed) Gunrock Creek Fire trail meanders though forest to Gunrock Creek. Views of the falls are possible with a little scrambling. A lovely lunch spot overlooks Bundanoon Creek. Rough track, slippery rocks, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Meryla State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

12 Mar, Tue 11:26AM Newcastle: Part 3
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk from the magnificent Newcastle ANZAC Memorial Walk and Bridge down steps to Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach and Merewether Beach via The Bathers Way. Streets, paths, ups and downs, lots of great views. Coffee at Merewether Surfhouse Café then bus return to either Broadmeadow or Newcastle Interchange then train return to Sydney. View

13 Mar, Wed 9:14AM Killara to Roseville
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Killara to Roseville via Swains Garden, Wombin Reserve, Two Creeks Track with views of Middle Harbour Creek, The Little Diggers Track. Station to station with some street walking, but mostly fire trails. Cafes at Roseville.
Location: Garigal NP View

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

13 Mar, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Social get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains. Crossing the car park.
Location: Emu Plains View

15 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Curra Moors
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.It's time to review the regrowth 14 months after the fires. We also take in that glorious coastline.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 12. View

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

15 Mar, Fri 8:12AM Sublime Point Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  800m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Park cars near as possible to top of Kedumba Valley Road. Walk down Kedumba Valley Road. Follow Sublime Point Trail towards Katoomba. Ascend Giant Stairway and make way to Katoomba Station. Drivers taken back to cars. Steep fire trail sections with loose surface are to be encountered. There are some creek crossings involved.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. View

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

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

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

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

17 Mar, Sun 10:30AM Boyd Tower – Leatherjacket Bay
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  274m Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Coastal walk passing through red sands & rock folding.
Location: Ben Boyd NP
Map: Kiah 88231S View

17-26 Mar, Sun-Tue Mid South Coast Day Paddles
Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Lake Conjola, Narrawelle Inlet, Burrill Lake, Meroo Lake, Lake Tabouri, Termeil Creek, optional 1 day bike ride. Base camp at Lake Tabourie Caravan Park and travelling out each day. Many of the paddles are only short days leaving a lot of time to explore on your own, take your push bike, swim, fish etc. This is an active holiday. Paddlers will need a kayak trolley for 2 of the paddles. Sit in kayaks with rudders only. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 12. View

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

18 Mar, Mon 9:18AM Leura Points
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly walking on roads to get to lookouts. Visit Inspiration Point for Moya and Gladstone Lookouts. Visit Sublime Point and Golf Links Lookout. Some lookouts unfenced.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

18 Mar, Mon 8:50AM Taronga Park Zoo to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  500m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Classic harbour walk with great views. Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay. Low tide at Balmoral will allow us to rock hop (some scrambling) to Chinamans Beach avoiding the hill, possible early lunch. Spit to Manly walk completes a good leg stretcher. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

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

19 Mar, Tue 11:46AM Morpeth Town Walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Explore the historic town of Morpeth, with coffee stop before boarding 2:32pm bus 184 to Victoria Street Station, train to Hamilton, train to Sydney. Late finish due to train connections. View

19 Mar, Tue 10:00AM Photography Excursion
Branch
Gary S.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Wildlife Photographer of Year exhibition. Meet in foyer of National Maritime Museum. More info at https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/exhibitions/wildlife where you can buy an advanced ticket. Then cafe lunch after somewhere on way to Australian Museum for those interested to see the photo exhibition re historic building of collection way back. See https://tinyurl.com/y3j9rogf for preview. Photography of urban scenes in between venues. Normal to wide angle/fish eye lens recommended. Limit: 15. View

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

19 Mar, Tue 9:18AM The Spit Bridge to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from The Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf via Manly Scenic Walkway Track. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, many steps, bush tracks with rough & uneven surfaces. Moderate pace. View

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

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

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

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

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

21 Mar, Thu 9:38AM Dee Why – Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sophie A.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Beautiful beach walk with some bush tracks. Promenades with some street walking. Finish at Queenscliff or Manly for lunch and swim. View

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

22 Mar, Fri 8:40AM Red Hands Cave to Duck Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Walk to Causeway then usual track to Red Hands Cave. Follow overgrown trail and rough track down to Kanuka Brook. Look for sundial. Cross Glenbrook Creek. Views of the Duck Hole on way back to Glenbrook Station. Creek crossings. Rock scrambling.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View

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

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

23 Mar, Sat 10:09AM Pioneers Track: Carlingford – Epping
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Please use the toilet facilities at Epping Station as there are no toilets until lunchtime. Coffee at Epping, train return to city. Streets, tracks, bush, paths, ups and downs, lots of local history, parks. View

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26 Mar, Tue 11:35AM Bombo – Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Bombo - Spring Creek Wetlands - Kiama + fish and chips. Streets then explore Spring Creek Wetlands, then more streets to Kiama (ups and downs). Purchase fish and chips for lunch in Kiama (or bring your own lunch if preferred) then we may wander up to the Blowhole (weather permitting). Coffee in Kiama, train return to city. View

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

26 Mar, Tue 9:20AM Woolwich to Kissing Point
Grade:2/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Kelly Bush, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Bedlam Point & Putney to Kissing Point Wharf. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Reserves, streets, steps. Moderate pace. View

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

27 Mar, Wed 8:30AM Middle Head
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A day exploring the section of Sydney Harbour National Park from Taronga Wharf to Middle Head. Lots of delightful scenery and historic buildings. Bring a camera.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP Limit: 12. View

27 Mar, Wed 9:00AM Milton Rainforest & backstreet meander
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Ever gone any further in Mick Ryan Reserve than the car park? Now you can, as we sneak out it’s back door into the semi rural and quaint back streets on our way to the little bit of remaining temperate rainforest in the middle of Milton. It’s a surprise adventure that is an easy walk for everyone. Coffee back in town. View

27 Mar, Wed 6:00PM NPA environmental book club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.The NPA environmental book club is a place to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment. Each six weeks our friendly gathering considers a book with an environmental theme and shares ideas. If this appeals to you then we would be very pleased to have you join in. At this meeting we will be discussing The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley. View

29 Mar, Fri 9:45AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  600m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follows the Great North Walk downhill from Cowan Station to Jerusalem Bay. Then on to Brooklyn Dam and down to Brooklyn. Steep sections. Creek crossings.
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View

30 Mar, Sat 10:19AM Centennial Park
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Explore Centennial Park entering via the Paddington Gates, walking the Centennial Park Labyrinth, visiting “Wild Play” and enjoying the “Birthplace of the Nation”. Walk along dedicated pathways. View

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

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

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

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

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

2 Apr, Tue 10:08AM Castle Hill – Fullers Road Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Castle Hill - Castle Hill Heritage Park - Fullers Road Reserve. Drop out point at lunchtime. Bus return to Parramatta, coffee stop, train return to city. Streets, tracks, paths, fire trails, ups & downs, steps, local history including a convict well, lovely bush. View

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

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

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

3 Apr, Wed 9:00AM Oatley Park
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow photographic walk around this gem in suburbia. Limit: 12. View

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

4 Apr, Thu 10:12AM Kariong – Point Clare
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk up then downhill via Kariong Fire trail through bush to Point Clare. Train return to Sydney from Point Clare. Rough tracks, wildflowers, views. View

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

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

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

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

6 Apr, Sat 10:00AM Manly and surrounding beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Circular route from Manly to Shelly Beach and across to Collins Beach. Possible swim. Some gentle ups and downs. Coffee at Manly then ferry return to city. View

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

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

7 Apr, Sun 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk from Darkes Forest on tracks through eucalypt forests to the junction of the Bullock Track overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal views. Limit: 16. View

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

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

8 Apr, Mon 9:00AM Maitland Bay Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  362m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Coastal walk with a variety of vegetation & views. Bush tracks, beaches & some road walking after lunch. Wagstaffe to Box Head (morning tea), Putty Beach to Maitland Bay (lunch & swim). Marie Byles Lookout, Manly View Drive to Hardys Bay (coffee shop) & return to ferry.
Location: Bouddi NP Limit: 15. View

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

9 Apr, Tue 9:16AM Carss Park
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Oakley Station via streets, reserves/parks & some bush tracks with uneven surfaces, steep sections, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

9 Apr, Tue 9:57AM Castle Hill – Crestwood
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Castle Hill - Baulkham Hills - Crestwood. Streets, parks, cycleways, ups and downs, lovely bush along Toongabbie Creek. Walk in reserves most of the way. Bus return to Parramatta, coffee at Parramatta, train return to city. View

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

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

10 Apr, Wed 9:01AM Gordon to Roseville
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  120m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Blackbutt Creek and Pipeline Track,  Great North Walk through Lane Cove National Park and visitor centre, Symons Track to Crimson Hill, then a short and steep off-track section to Sugarbag Creek. Then some street walking via Loyal Henry Park to Roseville Station. Mostly shady. Short off-track section, some steep parts. Street walking.
Location: Lane Cove NP View

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

10 Apr, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

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

11 Apr, Thu 9:00AM Bundeena Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Via The Balconies, Waterrun and Marley Head then returning inland. Map of walk. Variable surfaces - good tracks, many steps, good landscapes and seascapes to peruse.
Location: Royal NP View

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

12 Apr, Fri 9:42AM Little Zig Zag
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  375m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pulpit Rock, Bushranger Cave, Little Zig Zag, Mt Piddington. Old track, poorly maintained. Rock scrambling.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. View

13 Apr, Sat 10:12AM Botany Cemetery – La Perouse + Fran’s Farewell
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Explore historic cemetery then through coastal reserves to La Perouse. Lunch: Fran’s annual farewell at Danny’s Fish’N’Chips. Bus return to city. View

13 Apr, Sat 8:30AM Kangaroo Valley
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk from Jacks Corner on fire trails though eucalypt forests, cross Yarrunga Creek to Griffins Farm and return. Lunch at Griffins Farm open area. Views of Kangaroo Valley landscape. Creek crossing. Limit: 16. View

13 Apr, Sat 8:45AM Springwood Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Jill G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Springwood Station to Sassafras Gully, Perch Ponds, Martins Lookout and return to Springwood via Magdala Creek Track. Swim possible or detour to Psalm Rock. Short section of slippery rocks and rough tracks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

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

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

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

15 Apr, Mon 9:12AM Lincoln Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Darwins Walk to Lincoln Rock. Some rough sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

15 Apr, Mon Newnes Galleries
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, explore the area to the east and north east, named Newnes Galleries on a previous walk. It contains spectacular rock formations. Return the same way. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

16 Apr, Tue 10:43AM Coalcliff to Scarborough/Wombarra
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Sea Cliff Bridge. Swimming possible. Train return to Sydney. View

16 Apr, Tue 9:15AM Middle Head
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Beauty Point, The Spit Reserve, Balmoral Beach, Middle Head to Chowder Bay. Bus return to city. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, steps, some bush tracks with rough & rocky surfaces. Moderate pace. View

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

17 Apr, Wed 8:00PM Exploring the Hacking River
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.A photographic exploration of the Hacking River Catchment, the waterway at the heart of Royal National Park. We’ll follow the water from the top of the catchment to the sea, stopping along the way at a few of my favourite places such as Bola Creek, Karloo Pools, Lady Carrington Drive and Shiprock Aquatic Reserve. Guest speaker Gary Dunnett Executive Officer of the NPA. View

17 Apr, Wed 10:07AM Point Clare to Gosford
Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Option to extend. View

17 Apr, Wed 9:00AM Tabourie to Stokes Island
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Park near Tabourie Fireshed. Walk to Stokes Island along trail behind sand dunes. Return via beach. Coffee in Ulladulla.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

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

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

19-22 Apr, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (14:00PM) Gardens of Stone wilderness basecamp
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  800m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked) From Newnes we will walk to our superlative basecamp at Canobla Gap via Little Capertee Creek, the famous Red Rocks and Canobla Creek. Then follows 2 day walks climbing Mt Canobla and Point Anderson both of which offer fantastic views of the surrounding Gardens of Stone National Park. This basecamp has reliable water, acres of grassy river flats to camp on and no crowds and is one of my favourite campsites ever! A bit of rock scrambling here and there.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

20 Apr, Sat Audley Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circuit walk from Loftus to Heathcote via Temptation Creek, Audley, Head of Navigation. A nice part of the Royal and public transport friendly. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 8. View

20 Apr, Sat 10:14AM Cumberland State Forest
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Tracks, paths, fire trails, ups & downs, steps, some small steep sections. Lovely bush, plant nursery. Bus return to Pennant Hills, train return to city. Coffee somewhere. View

22 Apr, Mon 9:00AM Burgess Falls and Woodford Dam
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  430m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Horseshoe, Oaklands and Burgess Falls. Then walk to Woodford Dam and return to Hazelbrook Station. Mostly trails and roads. Some rough track. Slippery wet rocks.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

23 Apr, Tue 9:00AM Engadine to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Helena S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Come and celebrate RNP Birthday. 140 years old tomorrow. Start at Engadine Station down to Head of Navigation, up to Robertsons Knoll, named after acting premier  at the time Sir Robertson who conceived and developed idea of RNP. Then down to Audley, where leader will provide cake, and then back up to Heathcote Station via Head of navigation. Creek crossing, tree roots, slippery sections and short ladders.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

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

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

23 Apr, Tue 10:00AM Oatley Circuit Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Oatley Circuit Walk via Jewfish Bay and Lime Kiln Bay Nature Reserve. Street walking at start and finish of walk. Bush reserves, some overlooking waterways. Some unformed and uneven tracks which could be slippery after rain. Steps, ups and downs. Train return to city from Oatley. View

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

24 Apr, Wed 10:08AM In search of the Royal
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  30m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.If you love photography or birds, this is a walk for you. We expect to see Royal Spoonbills, egrets, cormorants, black swans, pardalote, Ibis, pelicans, ducks and other birds. The long jetties along there are also very photogenic. If you don't like steep hills, this is also the walk for you. We walk along Tuggerah Lake from Chittaway Bay to the Entrance. The terrain is absolutely flat. Early exits possible. Bring morning tea and lunch. After the walk we can choose to have drinks at The Entrance. Easy pace. Usual hazards with walking.
Location: The Entrance
Map: Central Coast street map Limit: 12. View

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

26 Apr, Fri 8:35AM Patonga to Woy Woy
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow the Great North Walk from Patonga for about 10km before deviating past the tip and then along the road to Woy Woy. Steep sections. Creek crossings.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

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

27 Apr, Sat 9:00AM Black Range
Length 8km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMedium 8 kilometres. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. View

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

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

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

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

29 Apr, Mon 9:06AM Red Gum Park
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Explore Red Gum Forest, Minnatonka Falls, South Bullaburra. Some off-track. Poorly maintained tracks.
Location: Bullaburra
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

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

30 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Thirlmere Lakes Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)From Lake Couridjah Car park we will traverse anti clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri, and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigoran Picnic Area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wild flowers are in abundance. Rough tracks, fallen trees.
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 20. View

30 Apr, Tue 9:42AM Warriewood to Mona Vale Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Warriewood Wetlands then across to Narrabeen Head, Turimetta Head to Mona Vale Beach. Bus return to city from Barrenjoey Rd. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, steps, rough bush tracks, beaches. Moderate pace. View

30 Apr, Tue 10:07AM Wentworth Falls Lake Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Wentworth Falls - Wentworth Falls Lake Circuit - Wentworth Falls. Streets, paths, tracks, mostly flat, hopefully nice autumn colours, lake views. Train return to city. View

1 May, Wed 9:30AM Collaroy to Manly
Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) ramble. Some hills options. View

1 May, Wed 9:30AM Warden Head
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Meet at 9:30 am at car park for Sports Ground on Deering St, walk along Cliff Top Walk to lighthouse, maybe a bit further, then return. Coffee in Ulladulla. View

2 May, Thu 10:55AM Dora Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Exploratory along southern side of Dora Creek to confluence with Lake Macquarie and return. Coffee somewhere, train return to Sydney. View

3 May, Fri 9:00AM Bundeena to Little Marley
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Let's look at the coast while everyone else is at work! Amazingly beautiful.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

3 May, Fri 9:42AM Mount Irvine
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  200m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.There and back to visit the Tessellated Pavement with views over Wollangambe River.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

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

4-5 May, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Starlight Track Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA shorter pack walk from Hilltop, near Mittagong, down the Starlight Track to camp on the Nattai River (Macarthur Flat). Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley with tall cliffs around.
Location: Nattai NP View

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 May, Tue 9:30AM North Sydney history
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Explore some of the treasures of North Sydney, finishing with a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. View

7 May, Tue 9:26AM Ryde Park to Chatswood West
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Led by Jim Ward / Shirley Hillier (No need to contact). Walk via Field Of Mars Reserve, Buffalo Creek, Lane Cove River, Magdala Park, Fairyland Reserve to Fullers Bridge. At finish a bus to Chatswood Station. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, bush tracks, rough & rocky tracks, steps, streets. Moderate pace. View

8 May, Wed 10:00AM Bundeena to Little Marley
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Bundeena walk the Coastal Track to Little Marley and return via the Inland Track. Lovely views. Some rock platforms, steep climbs, fire trails and some street walking.
Location: Royal NP View

8 May, Wed 9:30AM Cookamidgera NR
Length 5km Lachlan Valley Branch
Martin B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEasy 5 kilometres. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. View

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

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

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

8 May, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

9 May, Thu 10:20AM Camden – South Camden
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Camden - South Camden via Nepean River Cycleway. Walk along a few streets and then cycleway along the Nepean River to South Camden, then a few more streets to Bowman Reserve for lunch. Mostly flat, a few ups and downs, lovely reserves and a bit of bush. Hopefully some lovely autumn colours. Bus return to Camden, coffee in Camden, then bus to Campbelltown, train return to city. View

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

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

10 May, Fri 8:46AM Sassafras Ridge
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  270m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow trail next to railway line and then walk Sassafras Ridge and Kangaroo Ridge. Exit via Sassafras Gully Rd to Springwood. Some off-track. Some steep loose track. Some rock scrambling. Creek crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

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

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

13 May, Mon 9:22AM Cliff Drive Lookouts
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Peckmans, Cahill, Narrowneck, Hildas, Landslide, Cyclorama Point, Malaita Point, Eagle Hawk Lookouts then back to Katoomba Station. Watch out for cars when walking on the black stuff. Lots of downs to the lookouts and then ups to the road. Quality of track is poor at some lookouts.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

14 May, Tue 9:58AM Chittaway Bay to The Entrance
Grade:2/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk around the bay to The Entrance via Long Jetty. Shared pathways with bike riders. At finish a bus to Gosford Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

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

14 May, Tue 10:20AM Picton
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Picton - Picton Viaduct - Picton Botanical Gardens - Picton. Streets, parks, cycleway, Botanic Gardens, historic viaduct, mostly flat, hopefully lots of autumn colours. Bus return to Picton Station, train to Campbelltown, change for train to city. View

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

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

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

16 May, Thu 10:39AM Auburn Botanic Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk through the Gardens - some steps and rock paths. Visit the Rose, Scented and Rainforest Gardens - an oasis in suburbia. May be a small entrance fee. Then walk by the Duck River for coffee at the Auburn Tennis Club and walk to station. View

17 May, Fri 9:06AM Lawson Cave Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Parts of Bruces Walk. Visit a few caves and the waterfall. Off-track with scrambling over logs and rocks. Slippery wet rocks.
Location: Bullaburra
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

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

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

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

19 May, Sun 9:53AM Tuggerah Lakes to The Entrance
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Cancelled
Map: The Entrance Limit: 15. View

20 May, Mon 9:20AM Ida Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Changed Transport Details) Walk from Lithgow to Oaky Park and through culvert to Ida Falls. Visit Blast Furnace Park and Lake Pillans Wetlands on way from Lithgow Station. Catch bus back to Lithgow. A torch for the culvert might be handy if it is foggy. One creek crossing is on logs and a metre above creek. A couple of steep dirt embankments have only rough steps cut into them.
Location: Lithgow
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 20. View

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

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

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

21 May, Tue 9:30AM Walls of Camelot
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs. The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes Track. Walk starts at end of Wattle Ridge Rd at the locked gate. Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP Limit: 20. View

21 May, Tue 10:32AM Warragamba
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Warragamba - Warragamba Dam - Warragamba. Scenic bus ride with hopefully lots of autumn colours. Mostly flat. Streets, parks, lookout over Warragamba Dam & Visitor Centre. Bus return to Penrith, train to city. Coffee somewhere. View

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

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

22 May, Wed 9:30AM Rhodes to Cabarita
Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble. Options. View

23 May, Thu 9:44AM Lane Cove Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  179m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Walk cancelled due to the track being difficult to navigate. Walk commences at Blaxland Road. A riverside walk along the Lane Cove River. View

23 May, Thu 9:00AM Taronga to Balmoral
Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk one of the iconic trails in Sydney. Leave Taronga Zoo and walk through bush with the harbour a constant companion. Time to make the acquaintance of the many water dragons who call this part of the city home. A steep climb (taken slowly) up to Bradleys Head for lunch then after lunch down the steps to Balmoral. Three choices now available: 1. Catch the bus to Taronga and a ferry back to Circular Quay. 2. Catch a bus back to the city. or 3. Join the leader on a bus to Manly with a ferry ride back to the city. View

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

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

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

25 May, Sat 10:37AM Denistone East – Denistone – Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Streets, parks, ups and downs, tracks, some lovely bush including remnant Blue Gum High Forest, autumn colours. Coffee at Eastwood, train return to city. View

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

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

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

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

26 May, Sun 8:45AM Manna Mountain
Length 8km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Hard 8 kilometres. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. View

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

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

27 May, Mon 8:44AM Palm Beach to Newport
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  250m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Meet at Governor Phillip Park Bus stop. Bus arrives approx. 8:40am. Climb to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Bangellay headland for lunch, Avalon, Newport. Joint walk with Bush club.
Location: Northern Beaches
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

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

28 May, Tue 11:36AM Galston
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Galston - Fagan Park - Galston. Streets then explore Fagan Park. Possible short bushwalk/s in Carrs Bush. Ups and downs, steps. Hopefully nice autumn colours. 3:29pm bus 638 return to Pennant Hills, train return to city. Coffee at Galston/Pennant Hills (depending on bus time). View

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

28 May, Tue 10:03AM Woonona to Wollongong
Grade:2/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via shared pathways, beaches, reserves, streets to Wollongong Station. Very little shade throughout the day. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

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

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

29 May, Wed 9:30AM Racecourse Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Meet at 9:30am at car park on South Pacific Drive. Coffee in Ulladulla. View

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

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

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

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

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

3 Jun, Mon 8:14AM Emu Plains to Penrith
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk past the present prison farm then out to the Nepean River at the end of Russel St. After a wander through Emu Plains we cross the new footbridge over the Nepean and on to Penrith. Mostly footpaths. Some gravel road. At the end of Russel St we follow old car tracks through the sand, grass and scrub; so not all smooth.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

4 Jun, Tue 10:13AM Rydalmere to Concord West
Grade:2/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Parramatta River, Narawang Wetland, Wentworth Common & Bicentennial Park to Concord West Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

4 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Waverton Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) 3607
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Waverton - Coal Loader - Balls Head – Waverton. Streets, parks, ups and downs, bush. Coffee at Waverton, train return to city. View

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

5 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Deer Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.We will be walking through the heath, taking time to enjoy the flowers and the birds, going through the Deer Pool and on to Little Marley before returning the same way. Nice easy pace to take in what the park offers.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

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

5 Jun, Wed 9:30AM La Perouse to Henry Head
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) ramble from La Perouse to Henry Head. Some hills. Options. View

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

6 Jun, Thu 11:24AM Terrigal Area
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Country Club end of Terrigal Lagoon, then cross beach to Wamberal Lagoon Wetland. Bus return to Gosford, train return to Sydney. View

7 Jun, Fri 8:50AM Fauloconbridge Ridge to Grose River
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  600m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Along Faulconbridge Ridge and down to Grose River. Return same way. MTB riders on trail. Steep and rough sections down to Grose.
Map: Springwood 90304S and Kurrajong 90304N Limit: 15. View

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

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

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

8 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Byarong Park to Mount Keira Summit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Half day walk on tracks from Byarong Park to Mount Keira Summit. Purchase morning tea at the summit kiosk or BYO. Return to Byarong Park.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 16. View

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

8 Jun, Sat 9:51AM La Perouse Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.La Perouse - Pioneer Cemetery - Henry Head - La Perouse. An easy paced walk up to view the Pioneer memorials and then bushwalk to Henry Head and return to La Perouse. Coffee at the La Perouse Museum, bus return to city. View

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

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

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

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

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

10 Jun, Mon 9:31AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  550m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a repeat of section 1 of the series of Barrenjoey to Gerringong walk spanning 300km. We are walking from Barrenjoey to Collaroy. Walk as much as you like. There are various exit points. This is an one-off walk and is not a repeat of the whole series. Slippery sections.
Location: Palm Beach
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 12. View

10 Jun, Mon North Narrabeen to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  115m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Scenic Coastal day walk with plenty of beach walking. North Narrabeen to Long reef, Dee Why headland to Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff, Manly. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Northern Beaches Sydney
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

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

11 Jun, Tue 10:00AM Macquarie University – Shrimptons Creek – Denistone East
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, cycleway, ups & downs. Coffee at Midway Shops, bus return to city / Macquarie University. View

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

11 Jun, Tue 9:26AM West Pymble to Pennant Hills
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from West Pymble via Lane Cove River (GNW), STEP Track, Sth Turramurra, Pennant Hills Park to Pennant Hills Station. Steep sections, fire trails, creek crossings, bush tracks, steps, streets. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

12 Jun, Wed “Orana” Eugowra Road, Parkes
Length 5km Lachlan Valley Branch
Andy T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEasy 5 kilometres. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated. View

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

12 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Kings Cross to city
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble from Kings Cross to city. Options. View

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

12 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Parramatta to Meadowbank
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  20m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk beside historic & environmentally improving Parramatta River (efforts of volunteers & Council). View

12 Jun, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

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

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

14 Jun, Fri 9:01AM Lawson Swamp Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Walk up to Queens Road. Visit Sunset Rock and Dragon Rock. Walk Lawson Swamp. Wander trails north of Hazelbrook. Walking back to Hazelbrook. This extended version of Lawson Swamp Trail goes through some prickly Hakea scrub. Gloves and protective clothing needed.
Location: Hazelbrook
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

14 Jun, Fri 8:55AM Murphys Trail Wander
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Explore rock formations along Murphys Trail including Linda Rock. Visit Murphys Glen then take Turpentine Track and Murphys Trail back to Woodford. Some off-track. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

15 Jun, Sat 9:30AM Kings Cross to Town Hall
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via El Alamein Fountain - Botanic Gardens - Hyde Park. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, harbour views. Finish by lunchtime. View

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

15-16 Jun, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Splendour Rock Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 28km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe annual trip to Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time on the weekend of full moon. Just two weeks later, in Chile, this moon has a meeting with the sun in a total eclipse. Splendour Rock is a wonderful experience seeing the landscape under full moon, and at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park View

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

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

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

17 Jun, Mon 8:51AM Submarine Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  540m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Submarine Rock for views over Wollangambe River and the rugged Wollemi NP. Rough track.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 20. View

18 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Bungonia Green Track
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Bungonia National Park Green Track is a circuit walk taking in the lookouts over Bungonia Gorge. There are opportunities to extend the walk and to spend time at the various lookouts. Rough track and some steep sections.
Location: Bungonia NP Limit: 20. View

18 Jun, Tue 10:00AM Rouse Hill Rail & T Way
Grade:1/6 Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Travel from Chatswood to Rouse Hill by train. Morning tea at Rouse Hill. Return by bus (T Way) to Parramatta for lunch. This is a chance to explore the new Metro Train Line. View

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

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

19 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Burrill Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Sue T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Meet at 9am at Lions Park, Burrill Lake for a relaxed walk around local beaches and lakeshore. Coffee afterwards. View

19 Jun, Wed 9:30AM Cremorne to Mosman
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW (Worn Out Walkers) level ramble from Cremorne to Mosman. Options to extend. View

19 Jun, Wed 6:00PM Environmental Book Club
Sydney Branch
Anne D.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The NPA environmental book club is a place for members to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment. Each six weeks our friendly gathering considers a book with an environmental theme and shares ideas. If this appeals to you then we would be very pleased to have you join in. At this meeting we will be discussing White Beech: The Rainforest Years, Germaine Greer. View

19 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Wallumatta Nature Reserve
Grade:1/6 Length 1km  5m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a tiny but very special nature reserve in the heart of Sydney's Ryde area. We are not really walking so much as exploring the towering turpentine and ironbark forest that attract botanists. Bring botanical guide books and study a little known patch of special bushland.
Location: Sydney CBD Limit: 12. View

20 Jun, Thu 9:19AM Engadine to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fire trails and bush tracks over the day with coffee at Heathcote before taking train back to the city. View

21 Jun, Fri Capertee Creek Gorge to Little Capertee Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk via Newnes Balcony. Set up a car shuffle. Walk into Capertee Creek Gorge until GR 386 243 then climb out to the north east via the western part of Newnes Balcony. Continue north east and descend into Little Capertee Creek. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

21 Jun, Fri 9:12AM Edward Street Track
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk paths and streets for 3km to Edward St. Explore trail and track to gain possible views to north over Wentworth Creek. Maybe do a circuit of the Lake on the way back. Some off-track. Some rock scrambling possible.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

21-23 Jun, Fri (06:02AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Ski/ Learn to ski
Grade:3/6 Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Snow | A trip through snow on snowshoes or skis.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Lead by Anne-Maree Mitford who is a keen skier. Interest is sought for skiing at Thredbo. We'll be staying at a private ski lodge. The cost is $136 per person per night, based on twin share. The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are various programs run by Thredbo for beginners – the start being a one day lift and lesson ticket for $99. Then packages for lift and lessons. Details on www.thredbo.com.au Alternatively, you could just enjoy the winter – there should be some snow. You need to express interest and forward payment ASAP.  We need to book quickly to secure weekend booking. Snow.
Location: Thredbo View

22 Jun, Sat 9:30AM Circular Quay to Central Railway
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra 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.Walk via Walsh Bay - Barangaroo - Darling Harbour. Slight rise as we walk through The Rocks then down to Walsh Bay. Flat walk following the foreshore to Darling Harbour. Then we follow The Goods Line to Central Railway. Many drop out points (Ferry and Light Rail), water available, coffee options. View

22 Jun, Sat Egyptian Rock
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  220m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPeninsula between Lambs Creek and Kangaroo Creek – Egyptian Rock Lookout - Kangaroo Creek Valley – return to cars. A beautiful walk on a peninsula and through a valley with ferns, forest and surrounded by pagodas. Tracks, off-track with mild scrub, minor scrambling.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

22 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Traverse of the Gods, Mt Banks
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe grandly named Traverse of the Gods is a walk along the upper terrace of Banks Wall following the claystone level past various slots, overhangs, patches of rainforest, one of which, the Devils Throat, is the most interesting and various ledges. Expect good views along the way, lots of rock scrambling, some scrub bashing in parts and the feeling that not many people have come this way before! Rock scrambling and scrub bashing.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. View

22 Jun, Sat 11:15AM Walks From Newnes
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Bushexplorers Michael Keats, Brian Fox and Yuri Bolotin invite you to this special event. They especially welcome those who have not experienced Newnes and all it has to offer.
11:15am for 11:30 - Guests arrive
11:30 - 12pm - Walks from Newnes talk by Bushexplorers; Q+A
12pm - 12:45 - Book signing and lunch (see below)
12:45 – 13pm – Split into 3 groups to do 3 different short walks. Walks briefing
13pm - 15pm – Each of the Bushexplorers leads a walk from Newnes.
15pm - Close
Lunch – Thomas Ebersoll, the proprietor of Newnes Holiday Cabins, will make some complimentary wood fired pizzas, but also please bring BYO food and snacks. Coffee and tea will be available (by donation to Newnes Holiday Cabins). The numbers are strictly limited, so you must book by sending an email to yuri@bigci.org View

23 Jun, Sun 9:00AM Pigeon House Leisurely
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Sue T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk celebrates the installation of new easy-to-negotiate ladders (more like just steep steps now) making the magnificent views from the top of Pigeon House more accessible. The pace will be measured and Sue will provide all the encouragement you need to get to the top for lunch.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N 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

24 Jun, Mon 9:03AM Dantes Glen
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) A circuit walk of North Lawson tracks entering and leaving from Hughes St. Creek crossings. Rough track in places. Some sections may be muddy.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

24 Jun, Mon 10:30AM The Duck Hole
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Michael, Brian, Yuri and John would like to invite you to the launch of the new book, The Duck Hole, by Michael Keats and John Fox.The Duck Hole is a section of the Glenbrook Creek that has long been a popular bushwalking and swimming destination. Those who were observant would have noticed some infrastructure on the track down and at the water's edge and may have been curious about what its origins were. The book includes many historic photographs and reads like a detective story. The authors set out to learn more about the historic infrastructure, and a systematic investigation was made. In the process, they refuted local folklore and discovered the real story behind a fascinating period of rail history in the Blue Mountains. View

24 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Whales
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Let's go and enjoy both the coast and whatever whales we can find!!!!! Bring the long distance lenses and binoculars!!!!
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. 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

25 Jun, Tue 9:48AM Penrith – Emu Plains – Penrith
Grade:1/6 Length 9km 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.Walk via Nepean River Reserves. Cross Nepean River on the new Yandhai Nepean Crossing (opened 28 October 2018) then walk both sides of the Nepean River and return to Penrith for coffee. Drop out points possible. Streets, parks, cycleway, ups & downs. Train return to city from Penrith. View

25 Jun, Tue 9:12AM Prospect Resevoir
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 Prospect Reservoir via the disused Sydney Water Canal. Mostly shared pathways with bike riders. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Parramatta Station. View

26 Jun, Wed 8:00PM Free Talk: Global pollution, Global solution
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Marine Scientist Sarah-Jo Lobwein will discuss #SwapfortheSea - simple solutions to avoid single use plastic pollution to stop the sea drowning in plastic, raising the awareness of contributing countries, communities and individuals, and marine conservation and empowering individuals and communities to change behaviour. An engaging look at a serious problem including the ‘hidden’ plastics we use, the true sources responsible for plastic pollution, the effects on marine life and humans, and easy preventative actions for individuals no matter where you live in the world. View

26 Jun, Wed 9:37AM Springwood Sassafras Gully
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  501m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circuit walk. Lovely bush with a few creek crossings. View

26 Jun, Wed Stanwell Park to Helensburgh
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  290m 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 the station we will follow a variety of roads, fire trails and tracks to Helensburgh Station. We will visit Bald Hill, Coast Track, the historic Lilyvale Track and then cross the Hacking River. Continue following un-named tracks and easy off-track section along the river to the Hacking River Track. A short steep off-track section will lead us to a variety of tracks to the station. Cliff edges, loose surface, river crossings. Strict limits will apply. Book early.
Location: Garawarra SCA and Royal NP View

26 Jun, Wed 9:00AM Taronga to Cremorne Point
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  70m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Fancy a slow stroll through some historic shoreline on the lower north shore? It's best to do it in the morning on a work day! See old artists' haunts and explore the industrial heritage of this part of Sydney.
Map: Sydney Street Directory Limit: 12. View

28 Jun, Fri 9:55AM Hourn Point
Grade:4/6 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.(NEW!!!) Mount Piddington then take the trail out to Hourn Point. Take climbers track on return. Loose surface on trail. Steep sections. Rock scrambling.
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

29 Jun, Sat Stanwell Park to Otford
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From station ascend the Goat Track and then follow the Princes Marina Track to Kellys Falls. Continue along a variety of un-named tracks and a steep off-track descent to Otford Road. Follow on paths to pick up link track to Bald Hill. Descend to old tunnel. Continue along coast tracks, faint at times, and scramble along coastal rocks until steep ascent. Follow gully and off-track section to Bulga huts. Side trip to large cave and then ascend to road for a steep descent on paths to Otford Station. Cliff edges, narrow ledges at height, rock hopping. Strict limits will apply. Book early.
Location: Royal NP and Illawarra View

29 Jun, Sat 9:15AM Wallaby and Ironbark Trails
Length 8km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMedium 8 kilometres. Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated.
Location: Conimbla NP View

30 Jun, Sun 10:06AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 11
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This week we are doing the last stage: from  Gerringong to Minnamurra . We'll have a special morning tea when we'll give out awards. Bring a little something to share if you wish. You can exit at Kiama for a shorter walk.
Map: Gerringong Limit: 15. View

30 Jun, Sun Moffitt’s Gardens of Stone Celebration
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Celebrating Vernon Moffitt (1924-2001) & Joyce Moffitt (1930-1999), Strong Unionists, Strong Environmentalists with the installation of a commemorative plaque at State Mine Heritage Park, State Mine Gully Road, Lithgow. Travel to Lithgow - stay overnight - or catch 8:24am train departing Central to be picked up by coach at Lithgow Railway Station at 11:15am to see Lithgow's spectacular pagoda landscape at Dobbs Drift Lookout and then return to State Mine Heritage Park for a ceremony where Vern and Joyce will be remembered not only as revered coal mining unionists but also being the greatest advocates for protecting Lithgow's Gardens of Stone. View

30 Jun, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands 3
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBowen Island. Park near Murrays Beach and walk the Governor Head Circuit for views over Bowen Island. After lunch drive to Hyams Beach to walk along the Instagram famous white beaches. Park entrance fees apply. Distance: 7km & 5km.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S, Huskisson 90274N, and Walks 25 & 23 in the Shoalhaven Walks by Gillian & John Souter View

1 Jul, Mon 9:35AM Fort Rock 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. Where old wooden steps once were, look for metal spikes remaining to trip you up.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. View

1 Jul, Mon 8:45AM North Head
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  160m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Circular walk from Manly wharf to North Head via Shelley Beach, Old School of Artillery, Hanging Swamp, Fairfax Lookout, North Fort (lunch), Q Station, Collins Flat, Little Manly. Joint walk with Bush club.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

2 Jul, Tue 9:19AM Glenbrook NP
Grade:3/6 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 to Mt Portal & return to station. Steep climbs & descents, fire trails (with loose rubble & slippery surfaces), bush tracks & roadways. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. 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: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

2 Jul, Tue 9:48AM North Strathfield – Wangal Park – Burwood
Grade:1/6 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.Streets, cycleways, lots of parks (including remediated quarry), mostly flat. Coffee in Burwood Park. Train return to city. View

3 Jul, Wed 9:30AM Parramatta Park
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble Parramatta Park. Options to extend. View

3 Jul, Wed 9:30AM South Pacific Heathland Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Sheila B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Meet at northern entrance on Dowling St at 9:30am. Coffee in Ulladulla on return. View

4 Jul, Thu 10:00AM Dee Why Beach to Narrabeen
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via South Creek - Dee Why Wetlands - Narrabeen Lagoon - Jamieson Park. Streets, parks, reserves, wetlands. Bus return to city from Narrabeen. View

5 Jul, Fri 8:25AM Erskine Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Out and back to Nepean Lookout along trail. Take Jack Evans Track to Erskine Lookout and then descend to Erskine Creek. Return same way. Poor track. Some off-track. Some rock hopping.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

6 Jul, Sat 9:00AM Glow Worm Tunnel circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a delightful and relatively easy walk starting from the Wolgan Valley Road and after a shortish climb of 200 metres we follow the old shale railway route to the Glow Worm Tunnel. Patches of rainforest plus a dry side canyon are worth exploring as are numerous pagodas on the plateau above the Pagoda Track. Torches needed in tunnel.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

6 Jul, Sat Perrys Lookdown Car Park Circuit
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.Cars required to the start at the parking area. A circuit walk via Pulpit Rock, Govetts Leap, Junction Rock, Blue Gum Forest and finish with a long 400m steep ascent to Perrys. Multiple cliff edges, loose surface’s, creek crossings. Strict limits apply. Book early.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

7 Jul, 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.(Date Changed) 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

7 Jul, Sun 9:34AM Stanwell Park to Astimer
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  650m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP essential.Walk from Stanwell Park via Wodi Wodi Track to Austinmer.  The first 2 km involves going slippery and very steep downhill on a track that's not in good condition. This is followed by a 1 km steep ascent of 250 m. The end involves climbing down ladder for 350m. However, your hard work will be rewarded with expansive views across Stanwell Park and Bald Hill. You may see hang gliders flying. It's not advisable to walk if the track is very wet. Contact leader in doubtful weather. slippery and very steep sections
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

8 Jul, Mon 8:37AM Sun Valley and Florabella
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.Chance to finish early or start late at Warrimoo Station. Walk down to Sun Valley and follow Sun Valley Trail to the old swimming pool. Climb up to Warrimoo Station and cross the highway. Follow Florabella and Pippas Passes to Blaxland. Some steep sections.
Location: Valley Heights
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

9 Jul, Tue 9:40AM Chiswick to Balmain
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Some slight hills, river views. View

9 Jul, Tue 9:29AM Garigal NP / Manly Dam Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Forestville via Engraving Track to Seaforth Oval, then to upper Manly Dam Reserve to Manly Vale. B-Line Bus return to city. Steep sections, rough & rocky bush tracks, steps, fire trails. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. 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 10:05AM Grand Canyon, Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Beautiful scenery, rainforest, good bush track, steps up and down. Creek crossing. No need to contact leader. View

10 Jul, Wed 9:55AM Kissing Point to Meadowbank
Length 2km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble from Kissing Point to Meadowbank. Options to extend. 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.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 Jul, Wed Wentworth Falls to Katoomba
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.A classic walk with lots of variety and fabulous views. Starting at Wentworth Falls Station follow roads and paths to Conservation Hut. Descend and cross Lillians Bridge then ascend to skirt around the Fairmont Resort. Follow Sublime Point Road and locate good tracks to Gordon Falls, Leura Cascades and Leura Forest. Follow the Federal Pass to Furbers Steps and ascend to Katoomba Station. Lots of steps and ups and downs on this walk. Will alter exit point if Furbers steps are still closed. Multiple cliff edges, slippery loose surfaces. Strict limits apply, book early.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

11 Jul, Thu 10:06AM Middle Cove to Castlecrag
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Harold Reid Reserve, Sugarloaf Track. Lovely bush views, good track with steps up and down. Walk back to Castlecrag. Bus return to Chatswood. View

12 Jul, Fri 8:50AM Gully off Victory Track
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk down Victory Track to where a gully was partially explored on our last visit by some members of the group. More time is allowed to explore the gully. Return to Victory Track and take probably Magdala Creek up to Springwood. Some rock scrambling. Some off-track. Slippery rocks. Small creek crossings. Leeches maybe.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

12 Jul, Fri Koan Cave and Flying Carpet
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark one car at GR 419 130 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, take an old fire trail north west, then descend the Long Zig Zag Pass. Continue south east underneath the cliff line, visit the incredible Flying Carpet and then Koan Cave. Move generally south under the cliffs until the Koan Pass. Re-connect with the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

13 Jul, Sat Western Escarpment of Wolgan Valley
Grade:5/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. After placing vehicles at each end of the walk, leave from near Wolgan Gap Trig, climb to the top of the cliff line, then follow the ins and outs of the cliff line for about 7km. Stunning views.
Location: wolgan state forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

14 Jul, Sun 8:35AM Berowra to Wahroonga
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  1,100m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP essential. This walk starts at Berowra station with a steep descend,  via Bobbins Head and ends with a relatively steep ascend to Wahronga  station. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Berowra and kuringai 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

14 Jul, Sun 9:00AM Ulladulla Foreshores
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the South Pacific Headland Reserve follow coastal tracks to Mollymook Surf Club, then return including walks through Warden Headland Cultural Tracks and North Head One Track for All. View

15 Jul, Mon 9:22AM Round Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m 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.Visit Katoomba Cascades, Reids Plateau and Round Walk with a side track to the base of the first drop of Katoomba Falls. Then follow Kedumba River up through The Gully. Wet and muddy sections of track. Steps and steep sections.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

16 Jul, Tue 9:07AM Balmain
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 Hawthorne Canal, Callan Park, Ballast Point & in the Balmain area. Some steep sections, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Ferry or bus return to city from Balmain East Wharf. 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

16 Jul, Tue 10:23AM Mount Annan Botanic Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Leisurely walk near lakes and through gardens. Ups and downs, steps. Some unsealed and uneven tracks. Could be slippery or muddy after rain. Mostly well-formed walking surfaces, street walking. Bus return to Campbelltown Station, train return to city. Coffee somewhere (time permitting). View

17 Jul, Wed 9:00AM Garie Beach to Burning Palms
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  750m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk. Take in the beauty of the coast, the beaches, the inlets, the headlands and the escarpment as we explore the southern end of Royal National Park. It might be too cold to swim but this doesn't stop the surprises along the way.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

17 Jul, Wed 9:30AM Newtown to Campertown
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble from Newtown to Campertown. View

18 Jul, Thu 9:25AM Rockdale to Brighton Le Sands
Grade:3/6 Length 9km 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 urban bush and parks to Brighton Le Sands for bus return to Rockdale Station, train return to city. View

19-21 Jul, Fri (06:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) 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 View

20 Jul, Sat 10:14AM Abbotsford to Bayview Park
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Hen & Chicken Bay. Streets, cycleways, paths, ups and downs, some steps. Mostly flat, lots of water views. Bus return to Burwood for coffee, train return to city. View

20 Jul, Sat Amphitheatre Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBirds Rock Trail No 2 – Kestrel Point – Amphitheatre Creek – Carne Creek Lookdown – Amphitheatre Creek - Middle Ridge – Birds Rock Trail No 1. Fabulous views, creek walking with canyon like features, usually dry but possible wet feet. Fire trails, off-track with mild scrub, creek walking, minor scrambling.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

20 Jul, Sat 8:30AM Mystery Mountain Traverse and Zobels Point
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMystery Mountain dominates the skyline from the Newnes area and is a mountain certainly worth climbing! There is a rough track after crossing the Wolgan River that takes you to the base of the cliff line followed by an amazing cliffline traverse that goes for almost 1500 metres, south towards Zobels Point. Then a climb up onto the plateau where there will be time to explore the photgraphic opportunites amongst the pagodas. After that a descent down a gully will take us onto the the Wolgan River Trail back to our cars. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S Limit: 15. View

21 Jul, Sun 8:29AM Heathcote to Bundeena
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) RSVP essential. We walk from Heathcote Station to Bundeena. An interesting walk through the unique flora and sandstone forests of the Royal National Park, passing through Audley Weir, Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, then on an overgrown track to Maianbar and then to Bundeena. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

21 Jul, Sun 9:00AM Old Blotchy and Beyond
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the Termeil Roadhouse walk along the Old Highway to Ingolds Knob Lookout before following Boardinghouse Road and crossing the highway onto 18 Mile Peg Road. Complete a short loop walk and off-track diversion to reach Old Blotchy, a huge Spotted Gum. return to vehicles via forest roads. Car shuttle required.
Map: Kioloa 89261N and Tabourie 89272S View

23 Jul, Tue 9:20AM Gosford Reserves
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Erina Heights to Gosford via Katandra & Rumbalara Reserves. Steep sections, fire trails, bush tracks, a long & strenuous (1.5km) climb to St Johns Lookout. Possible leeches during walk. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Finish at Gosford Shops. Train return to city. 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

23 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Marayong to Doonside
Grade:1/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Breakfast Creek - Lake Woodcroft. Streets, cycleways, paths, nice parklands and Lake Woodcroft. Mostly flat. Option to catch bus to Blacktown Station after 6.5km or 2km further walk to Doonside Station. Train return to city. View

23 Jul, Tue 8:00PM Native Bees
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Talk on Native Bees. Event organised by STEP. View

24 Jul, Wed 9:00AM Chatswood to Top Ryde
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  50m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Rail to Road Track to Fullers Bridge, GNW to Buffalo Creek Reserve, Field of Mars then Canon Bicentennial Trail to Ryde Park. View

24 Jul, Wed 9:30AM Narrawallee Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Meet northern end near Inlet at 9:30am. Walk to southern end and return. Coffee at cafe by the Inlet. View

24 Jul, Wed 9:00AM Uloola Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  390m 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.Heathcote to Waterfall via Uloola Falls. The track down to Karloo Pool is always pleasant and then the walk up and across to Uloola Falls opens up into delightful heath. There should be lots of flowers out! After that we have the pleasant fire trail back into Waterfall. Keep an eye out for orchids!
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

24 Jul, Wed 10:10AM Watsons Bay to Vaucluse
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble from Watsons Bay to Vaucluse. View

27 Jul, Sat 9:41AM Pyrmont Bay to Fish Market
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra 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.Walk via Pirrama Park. Flat walk following the foreshore paths of Pyrmont, Johnstons and Blackwater Bays. Many drop out points (Ferry & Light Rail), water available, coffee options. Light Rail return to Central. View

28 Jul, Sun 9:00AM Burrill Lake Bush and Shoreline
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStarting at the Wildflower Reserve walk west to upper reaches of lake. Follow shoreline to boat ramp then to lake again via outskirts of Kings Point. Follow shoreline and track to Cooper Creek. Return to Wildflower Res via bush track. A circuit walk. View

28 Jul, Sun Bushwalkers First Aid Course
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) St John Ambulance First Aid course for bushwalkers is happening at Kingsgrove in July/August. See https://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/. All participants attend day one (Sunday July 28th) and gain their Provide First Aid certificate. If they wish, participants can come back the next weekend (August 3rd and 4th) for days two and three and gain their Remote First Aid certificate. Can’t make it in July? The following course will happen at St Ives in November. Want to know more? Read the details on the link above. Still have questions? Go to the link above and look up “Who Can I Contact if I Have Further Questions?” View

28 Jul, Sun Delights of Narrowneck
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk originated from Jim Smith’s book, How to see the Blue Mountains. A walk to Castle Head Lookout with a possible side trip to other lookouts. A visit to Diamond Falls and an out and back trip to Redledge Pass. Numerous cliff edges, possibly overgrown tracks and slippery loose surfaces... Strict limits apply, book early.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

30 Jul, Tue 9:00AM Basin View To Huskisson Bike (Hybrid/Mtn)
Grade:3/6 Length 50km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. From Basin View boat ramp, mainly on cycleway to St Georges Basin, along foreshore track to Sanctuary Pt. Cycleway again to Huskisson, (with possible diversions along lesser used trails ... and a few hills ... depending on participants). Bring your lunch or sample the Fish & Chips at Huski. Return on cycleways and roads.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways 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

30 Jul, Tue 8:52AM Narwee to Lugarno
Grade:3/6 Length 16km 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 in the Narwee, Riverwood, Padstow, Peakhurst & Lugarno areas, via Parks, pathways, many boardwalks (caution slippery when wet) fire trails, some bush tracks (rough & rocky) steps & streets, steep sections. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish buses to Riverwood (T8 - Line) or Hurstville (T4 - Line). View

30 Jul, Tue 10:48AM North Head
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.Let’s see what is flowering at North Head. View

31 Jul, Wed 10:00AM Woolwich Wharf to Boronia Park
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  175m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Taking in the historic Woolwich Wharf, the important Green Ban site of Kellys Bush and the streets of Hunters Hill, this half day walk starts late, stops for coffees and ends up in the centre of the suburb at Boronia Park. Bring a camera.
Location: Hunters Hill
Map: Sydney Street Directory Limit: 12. View

1 Aug, Thu 10:36AM Kincumba Mountain Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Rough tracks, climbs, rocks, views, tall forest. Climb to Honemans Rock, continue via Yanina Cave and track to Colin Watters Lookout and Nyari Lookout. Descend to Bronzewing Drive exit and Erina Fair. Bus return to Gosford, train return to Sydney. View

2 Aug, 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. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

3 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Heathcote to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  650m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via Audley and the Uloola Ridge. Some of this area was treated in a hazard reduction burn in April. Let's see how it is going in the three months since that burn. Don't wear white clothes but take your time and we will look at the regrowth along the way
Location: Royal National Park and Royal NP Limit: 12. 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

5 Aug, Mon 9:35AM Popes Glen and Braeside Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  380m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Popes Glen to Govetts Leap Lookout. Then Clifftop Track to Govetts Leap Creek and Barrow Lookout. Back to Blackheath via Braeside Walk. Wet and muddy sections of track. Rough track in places.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

6 Aug, Tue 9:44AM Liverpool – Chipping Norton Lakes
Grade:1/6 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.Streets, parks, cycleway, water views. Coffee at Market Plaza Shops, bus return to Liverpool Station, train return to city. 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

7 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Curra Moors Circuit
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.August is the perfect time to return to Curra Moors and delight in the heath, the coast, the fresh air.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N and Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

7 Aug, Wed 9:45AM Hunts Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Full loop around Parramatta Lake, back to Pennant Hills Rd, near Kings School. A medium bush walk. View

7 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Lake Parramatta Area
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble Lake Parramatta area. View

7 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Mollymook Beach South to North/Return
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.Meet at Mollymook Beach Reserve Car park at 9am. Walk may be on beach or Mitchell Pde. Coffee at Beach Hut on return. 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

9 Aug, Fri 8:50AM North Faulconbridge Wander
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.Walking next to the highway. Out and back to Highland Road. Hopefully find remains of old saw mill. Visit Ticehurst Park. Some rough steep sections. Highway noise.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

11 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Conjola to Narrawallee Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Kathy M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of road at Conjola Beach. A circuit walk including beaches, headlands, Narrawallee inlet from the ocean to the mangroves upstream, Burrawang forest under wonderful Old-man banksias, and a few big old stumps harking back to logging early last century.
Map: Milton 89272N View

11 Aug, Sun Western Sydney Harbour
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Have you heard of the Boreen, the Riverview Rotunda, Badangi Reserve and Sawmillers. If you haven’t then you have never done this walk which is along Sydney Harbour’s shoreline all the way from North Ryde to the Bridge with 75% in bushland. It links up all the shoreline reserves, some well known, others remote.
Map: Lane Cove Council Reserve track map and street directories View

12 Aug, Mon 8:55AM Bulls Camp
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.(Cancelled) Visit rocky outcrop at the end of Beauford St. Along the highway to look at the history of Bulls Camp and some railway relics. Some litter is to be expected.
Location: Woodford
Map: Springwood 90304S and Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. 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

13 Aug, Tue 10:00AM Kangaroo Valley Mountain-bike
Grade:2/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on cycleways, quiet sealed and gravel roads through scenic Kangaroo Valley following the upper Kangaroo River. Lunch at Flatrock Pool and return same route. View

13 Aug, Tue 10:25AM Murrua Track
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.Short street walk, then easy bush tracks with ups & downs. Hopefully lovely wildflowers. Bus return to Turramurra, train return to city.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP View

14 Aug, Wed 10:22AM Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Blackheath - Pulpit Rock - Popes Glen - Blackheath. Great views, some road, bush tracks, one creek crossing steps up and down. View

14 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Florance Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDrive to car park on Little Forest Plateau. Walk is mainly on track with a few diversions through scrub to points of interest. Brilliant views over Milton and to Pigeonhouse. Wildflowers galore. Bring morning tea to enjoy at lookout.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N View

14 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Rocks Area
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble Rocks area. 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.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 Aug, Thu 9:40AM Wollstonecraft to Waverton
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 via Berry Island. An easy paced walk through typical Sydney Bush so close to Sydney. Some stairs up & down. Coffee at Waverton, train return to city. View

16 Aug, Fri 9:35AM Centennial Glen Creek
Grade:4/6 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.Fort Rock then Centennial Glen. Then out and back on Centennial Pass. Some exposure. Wet rocks and mud. Some rough going on obscure track. Creek crossings.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

16 Aug, Fri Little Capertee Creek and the Plateau to the South
Grade:5/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the camping ground at Newnes, walk along Little Capertee Creek to about GR 380 250, then climb to plateau top, head east to about GR 390 250 and descend a tributary creek. Return to Newnes camping ground. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

17 Aug, Sat Silkpod Point and Silkpod Gorge
Grade:5/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the cars on Fire Trail No. 4 off Sunnyside Ridge Road, at about GR 402 078. Head south east into a gorge and down to the junction with Carne Creek. Continue downstream and explore 2-3 other ravines running north before reconnecting with the cars.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

17 Aug, Sat 9:19AM The Ponds Walk: Carlingford – Rydalmere
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, reserves, tracks, bush, ups & downs, steps. May be muddy / slippery after rain. Coffee at Rydalmere, bus to city. View

18 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Bawley Beach to Meroo Point
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Kathy M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTrack and beach walk from Bawley Beach to Meroo Point, return via Nuggan Point.
Map: Tabourie 89272S and Kioloa 89261N View

18 Aug, Sun 7:00AM Corang River Lagoon & Lower Cascades
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Wog Wog Car park follow the Corang Peak then Corang Lagoon tracks to the lower cascades for lunch and billy tea (and a quick dip if you are brave/silly enough!) Return via same route. Alternate walk to Corang Arch if there are access problems.
Map: Corang 89273N View

18 Aug, Sun 9:49AM Pulpit Rock at Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Some road walking, bush tracks, some rough, some muddy, 1 creek crossing, steps up and down, beautiful views. Walk part of Hat Hill Rd then down to Pulpit Rock and onto bush track along the cliff and back to Blackheath through Popes Glen. No need to contact leader. View

19 Aug, Mon 8:51AM Lawsons Long Alley
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  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.Bell to Mt Victoria via Hartley Vale and Lawsons Long Alley. Cars on narrow road down to Hartley Vale.
Location: Bell
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. 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

20 Aug, Tue 10:22AM Greystanes to Central Gardens
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Viaduct - Lower Prospect Canal Park. Streets, cycleways, parks, ups & downs, historic viaduct, nice bush. Time to explore the impressive Central Gardens. Bus to Parramatta, train to city. View

21 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Fitzroy Falls Rim Tracks
Milton Branch
Elaine R.
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.Led by Elaine & Jon Rigter. Come and do one or both of the Rim Walks (most have only walked one of the walks!) at Fitzroy Falls when the wildflowers should be out and the water is flowing. BYO morning tea and lunch or buy it at the NPWS cafe. Easy to medium tracks. NB National Parks entry fee. View

21 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Milsons Point to Waverton
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Balls Head. It's surprising just how many parks one can find around Sydney and just how much history they contain. This half day meander can be extended into all types of corners as we look at the western side of the Harbour Bridge.
Location: North Sydney View

21 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Paddington to Central
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(WOW) Ramble from Paddington to Central. View

23-25 Aug, Fri-Sun Lee Creek and Bylong Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 24km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 3-day adventure. From a base camp at Lee Creek, explore the surrounding wild terrain of Bylong Labyrinth. Further details to be advised.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Growee 89324S and Talooby 89324N 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

23 Aug, Fri 8:28AM Warrimoo Wander
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  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.Rickard Rd to Lookout. Check out trail we saw motor bikes on last year. Creek crossings. Rough tracks. Steep sections. Some rock scrambling. Some off-track maybe. Motor bikes hopefully not encountered this time.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

24 Aug, Sat 9:49AM Jubilee Park Circuit
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra 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.Flat circuit around Rozelle and Blackwattle Bays. We will cross the Anzac Bridge, walk by the Fish Markets and return to Jubilee Park. Drop out points and water available, coffee options. Light Rail return to Central. View

24-25 Aug, Sat-Sun Kanangra-Boyd NP
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  1,000m Central Coast Branch
Roy J.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This is a fantastic overnighter at Kanangra. Beginning from the Kanangra Road we'll trek over the Pindari Tops and down the Colboyd Ridge, over Mt Great Groaner to Central Christys and an excellent campsite with water on tap. On day 2 we'll climb Wallarra Ridge to the imposing Barralliers Crown. We'll be off-track to hit the Uni Rover Trail trackhead. A joint walk with SBW. View

25 Aug, Sun Florence & Rusden Heads, Budawangs
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longIllawarra Branch's annual visit exploring some wonders of the eastern Budawangs but now that Gadara Point & Ngaityung Falls are defined as in the main exclusion zone for unexploded ordinance our 30+ years of leading that walk has sadly come to an end. This time we will do Florence & Rusden Heads which are outside the main exclusion zone. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

25 Aug, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands Walk 4 & Paddle 3
Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicLed by Evelyn May (walk) 0407 909 308 Helen Moody (paddle) 0408 241 454. 10km easy walk or about 15km easy/medium paddle (PFDs compulsory). View the islands while strolling the Basin foreshore walk or paddle around Sepulchure and Garden Islands and explore little bays. Paddlers will launch from the St Georges Basin boat ramp at the end of Island Point Road. Walkers start at the nearby walk trackhead. The groups meet for lunch and afternoon tea.
Map: Huskisson 90274N View

25 Aug, Sun Traverse of the Eastern Section of Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe route is from Terrey Hills down to the tidal limit of Smith Creek then east to the Lambert Peninsula, the Gravestone Track, the historic Flagstaff Lookout, the Pittwater Youth Hostel and then finishing at Halls Wharf and the ferry ride to Church Point. It features some little known sections of the park that might surprise those who know the park well.
Map: Mona Vale, Hornsby View

27 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Parma Creek Mountain-bike
Grade:3/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on gravel roads and fire trails (some quite steep and stony) to visit waterfalls on Parma Creek and its tributaries. Small section of bitumen on Turpentine Road.
Map: Sassafras 89271N, Nowra 90283S, and Huskisson 90274N View

28 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Calgaroo Road Ramble
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walk from Martins Ridge Road on Calgaroo Road fire trail through several rainforest gullies and across some pretty creeks (and up a few decent hills) to Porters Creek Road. Coffee afterwards. Car shuffle needed.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

28 Aug, Wed 8:56AM Wondabyne Station to Pindar Cave
Grade:4/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Steep uphill start to fire trail then rough bush track to cave. Maybe wet and muddy in parts. Wildflowers and orchids should be in profusion.
Location: Brisbane Water NP View

29 Aug, Thu 9:40AM Austinmer to Thirroul (with a different twist)
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Urban bush and rainforest with some steep climbs then street walking to Austinmer and lunch on the beach. After lunch, walk along the beach to Thirroul and coffee, then train return to Sydney. View

30 Aug, Fri Ariadne Thread and Theseus Slot
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark on Wolgan Road and make our way up Minotaur Lair Gully; pass through Minotaur Lair, then turn north and climb up the tributary creek to about GR 421 234. Explore the many slots of The Labyrinth, including Theseus Slot, moving westwards, until about GR 417 234. Exit via Ariadne Thread and Minotaur Lair Gully. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

31 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Blacks Ladders – Megalong Head – Ben Esgate Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a walk for those like some adventure in their lives! Expect some scrubby sections, climbing up and down cliffs on spikes and chains and lots of spectacular scenery along the way. A trip not often seen on the program, but worth the effort for those with a head for heights. Leader will take a length of tape for backup! Rock scrambling up and down cliffs via spikes and chains.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

31 Aug, Sat 7:28AM Coast Track in 1 day
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  970m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP essential. We walk from Otford to Bundeena in one day. The only public transport is at Otford and Bundeena. Early exit is not possible. Last ferry to leave Bundeena is 6pm. Slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 6. View

31 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Mount Kembla History Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk mostly on tracks (one steep off-track section) to points of interest - Miners Memorial Pathway, Old Kembla Mine site, Windy Gully, Ring Track and Mt Kembla village. Escarpment and coastal views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

31 Aug, Sat The Royal Wild Flowers
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  320m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAudley – Kangaroo Creek - Engadine Track – Karloo Pool – Uloola Falls – Gurrumboola Ridge – Audley. A nice little walk taking in some beautiful parts of Kangaroo Creek. With a little luck the wild flowers should be out. Mostly on track with moderate ascents and descents, creek crossings.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

3 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Brown Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCambewarra Range Nature Reserve is on the top of Mt Cambewarra. A rough fire trail leads out to a trig point overlooking Kangaroo Valley. On the return, a side track leads out to Brown Mountain with lookout over the coast. Aboriginal rubbings are seen on both tracks. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges. Slippery after rain.
Location: Cambewarra Range NR
Map: Berry 90283N Limit: 20. View

4 Sep, Wed 9:30AM Forest Lodge to Glebe
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble from Forest Lodge to Glebe. 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

8 Sep, Sun 8:01AM Middle Harbour Creek Loop via Two Creeks Track
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  1,000m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP essential. This walk explores Middle Harbour, Moores Creeks and Garigal National Park. You will see some great water views, sandstone caves and heritage sandstone works. This walk has substantial elevation and is expected to take about 8 hours. https://www.beyondtracks.com/walks/garigal-national-park/middle-harbour-creek-loop-via-two-creeks-track/ Slippery sections.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Garigal NP Limit: 10. View

11 Sep, Wed 9:30AM Harris Park Rosehill Area
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble Harris Park Rosehill area. 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.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 Sep, Sat 7:30AM Little Wobby Beach – Great North Walk – Patonga
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is one of my favourite walks for views and blooms in the beautiful Brisbane Waters National Park. From Little Wobby Beach we walk via a system of tracks and fire trails down to the scenic Patonga. If lucky we may see some early flowering waratahs, sea eagles flying past and definitely a wealth of wildflowers.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. 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

18 Sep, Wed 9:30AM Kings Cross to City
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble from Kings Cross to city. View

21 Sep, Sat Cycle M7
Length 50km Sydney Branch
Rob & Jayne G.
Cycle | A cycling tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCycle from Casula to Rooty Hill along the M7 and return - 50kms return, we will have an enjoyable lunch at Rooty Hill Pub, then return to Casula. This is a fun and safe ride along the dedicated cycle path. View

22 Sep, Sun 9:02AM Oxfam Trail: Section 5 and 6
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
33081
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Led by Bob Crispin, who has done the 100 km Oxfam Trail many times. RSVP essential. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 5 starts from St Ives Showground. Section 6 starts from Frenches Forest Showground. We finish at Davidson Park. We must walk a moderately fast pace to finish this walk in daylight hours. Bring snacks and drinks. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: St Ives Limit: 15. 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

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 longA 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

28 Sep, Sat 8:30AM Pisgah Rock Track – Dadder Cave – Monkey Ropes Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  180m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA wonderful day walk on our doorstep of Sydney with the promise of a swim in the beautiful pool in Erskine Creek. I want to check out Dadder Cave so the walk will only be on trails until the bottom of the Pisgah Rock Track then boulder hopping up the creek. Rock hopping along the creek and rock scrambling up Mnkey Ropes Creek.
Location: Blue Mountains NP 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 long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Namadgi 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

12-13 Oct, Sat (09:21AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Introductory pack walk
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
33081
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.This would be very good as the first walk for those wishing to try out pack walking.  From Hornsby station a few streets and link up with Great North walk. Head to Crosslands reserve (approx. 14km, mostly downhill and relatively easy with one tricky creek crossing). Camping at Crosslands : beautiful spot with water and toilets. Walk out next day to Berowra station (5.5km). Joint walk with Bushclub. Slippery sections
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

12-13 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Part 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 Cox River. Good introduction to full pack walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

15 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Barren Grounds Flying Fox & Cooks Nose
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFlying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley. The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout, a wonderful lunch spot. On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views. Rough track often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

19-20 Oct, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Water Race creek to the Shoalhaven river and return
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  500m 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 fantastic walk along the beautiful Water Race Creek with a superb 100 metre waterfall amongst its highlights. Add to this a wonderful campsite next to the Shoalhaven River where the wiley fisherman may catch bass or trout plus a campfire to sit around and yarn under the starry sky. Some rock scrambling along the creek.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Touga 89283S and Nerriga 89274N 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

29 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Balmain to Circular Quay
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The first/last leg of the Harbour Circle Walk with short detours in Balmain, Pyrmont, and The Rocks/Barangaroo as time permits. Fully paved with plenty of steps, coffee stops, public amenities and a touch of Sydney’s history. Return from Circular Quay Station to catch 4:01pm train from Central. Paved paths, steps, coffee shops.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 20. View

2 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Evans Crown Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEvans Crown Nature Reserve has some of the most impressive boulder formations you're ever likely to see and on this trip I plan to explore as many of these outcrops as possible with forays north and south of Crown Rock. At this time of year the wattle and various other native plants should also be in full bloom which makes for a colourful walk! Rock scrambling.
Map: Tarana 88301N Limit: 15. 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

16 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Caves Beach to Red Ochre Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longIf you like coastal cruising with the odd swim and snorkel included then this is the walk for you as we saunter along the littoral zone from the scenic Caves Beach, heading south and passing another dozen or so beaches along the way to finish up near Red Ochre sands. Expect rock shelves, colourful heathlands and enough time out to enjoy this magnificent coastline. Rock scrambling in a couple of places.
Location: Munmorah SCA
Map: Swansea 92314N and Catherine Hill Bay 92314S Limit: 15. View

19 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Red Track Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) This 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

30 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Green Gully – Tinpot Hill – Galong Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWith the heat of summmer upon us this is a wonderful walk to get wet and enjoy a beautiful mountain gorge complete with cascades and lots of swimming holes along the way as we walk up Galong Creek back towards Green Gully. Rock scrambling and rock hopping.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N 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

7 Dec, Sat 8:00AM Upper Wollangambe Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimmingSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.The justifiably famous Wollangambe Canyon is a delight especially as we float through its wonderfully sculptured narrow confines on our lilos admiring the spectacular scenery including a short detour up Crayfish Canyon. There is no abseils in this canyon but being able to swim is important and a lilo/portable raft is essential. Rock scrambling and deep water so lilo is necessary.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 12. 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 long(Fully Booked) More 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

8-23 Feb, Sat (07:00AM)-Sun (00:00AM) Lord Howe Island Trip 2020
Illawarra Branch
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Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | 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.Joe Pike and Brendan Mills are leading another great trip to Lord Howe Island in February 2020. The trip is for one week and allows for group of individual activities including bush walking, swimming/snorkeling, cycling, history insights and more. We are calling for expressions of interest. Please be early as these trips have filled up quickly in the past. Please contact Joe on josephpike3@gmail.com or 0428276883 for further information. View

5 Apr, Sun 9:50AM Oxfam trail: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) RSVP essential. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 1 starts from Parsley Bay and ends at Cowan Fire Station. We walk to Cowan Station to catch train home. Bring snacks and drinks. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

12 Apr, Sun 9:41AM Oxfam Trail: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) RSVP essential. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 2 starts from Cowan Fire Station and finishes at Berowra. Bring snacks and drinks. Step and slippery sections.
Map: Berowra Limit: 15. View

19 Apr, Sun 9:36AM Oxfam Trail: Sections 3
Grade:3/6 Length 21km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Berowra to Bobbin Head. RSVP essential. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 3 starts from Berowra and finish at Bobbins Head. From Bobbin Head, we walk to Mt Kuringai station. Bring snacks and drinks. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Ku-ring-gai Chase Limit: 15. View

26 Apr, Sun 9:46AM Oxfam Trail: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 21km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Bobbin Head to St Ives. RSVP essential. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 4 starts from Bobbin Head and finish at St Ives Showground. We walk from Mt Kuring-gai Station to start of section at Bobbin Head. Bring snacks and drinks. Limit: 15. View

12-23 Jul, Sun (08:00AM)-Thu (16:00PM) Thorsbourne Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 32km  400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A lovely pack walk on the Thorsbourne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland. This is one of Queensland’s Great Walks and is a wonderful mixture of rainforest and beaches. Some great campsites; some nice swimming holes; mostly short days; with at least one 2-night stop, all make this a really terrific walk. There is great demand for the limited walk permits at this time of the year so we need to book close to the possible one-year in advance. Seven days (6 nights) of actual walking. A day of snorkeling on the reef prior to the walk is also planned.
Location: Hinchinbrook Limit: 8. View

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