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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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) Darwins Walk, Rocket Point, Lincolns Rock. View

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

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

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

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

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

2 Jun, Sun 9:55AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong : Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 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. 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 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.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 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

8-10 Jun, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) Morton’s Misty Mountains
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk to the famous Monolith Valley 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 8:30AM 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 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 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.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

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 11
Grade:3/6 Length 26km  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.This week we are walking from Port Kembla to Minnamurra. 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

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 9:00AM 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.(NEW!!!) 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 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

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 9:39AM Barrenjoey to Gerringong: Section 12
Grade:3/6 Length 28km  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 Minnamurra to Gerringong. 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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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.Walk from Stanwell Park via Wodi Wodi Track to Austinmer. The walk involves fairly steep and slippery sections but you will be rewarded with expansive views across Stanwell Park and Bald Hill. You may see hang gliders flying.
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

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 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.RSVP essential. 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 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 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.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

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

4 Aug, 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.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

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 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.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

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.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 9:46AM 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.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

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

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.(NEW!!!) 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

21 Sep, Sat 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Led by Bob Crispin, who has done the 100 km Oxfam Trail many thanksMrs. 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 long(NEW!!!) A 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 longNamadgi National Park with its wonderful array of habitats is a great place to explore! Fantastic boulder ridges, alpine frost hollows and bountiful swamps are just a few worth seeing on its expansive system of tracks. This is a car based camp, costing $10 a person per night at the comfortable Honeysuckle Creek Campsite, only a short drive from the nations capitol. I expect to also visit Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve during our stay as lots of wildlife worth spotting within its confines. Optional rock scrambling.
Map: Corin Dam 86261N and Rendezvous Creek 86261S Limit: 25. View

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

12-13 Oct, Sat (10:30AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Introductory pack walk
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
33081
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) This would be very good as a 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 down hill 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) . Slippery sections
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 8. 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 long(NEW!!!) Flying 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 long(NEW!!!) A 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.(NEW!!!) 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 long(NEW!!!) Evans 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 long(NEW!!!) If 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 long(NEW!!!) With 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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.(NEW!!!) 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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