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1 Jul, Mon 9:35AM Fort Rock to Mt Victoria
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Fort Rock and Mt Boyce Rock Climbers Cave on the way. Mostly follows the railway line with views to the west. Where old wooden steps once were, look for metal spikes remaining to trip you up.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. View

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

2 Jul, Tue 9:19AM Glenbrook NP
Grade:3/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Mt Portal & return to station. Steep climbs & descents, fire trails (with loose rubble & slippery surfaces), bush tracks & roadways. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

2 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Macquarie Pass – Cascade Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the Cascades car park climb steeply beside the waterfall and continue to a service road. Descend via old forest trails. The second section of this walk is very steep with the need to hang on to tree roots etc for stability. Some off-track traverse through fairly easy terrain.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

2 Jul, Tue 9:48AM North Strathfield – Wangal Park – Burwood
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, cycleways, lots of parks (including remediated quarry), mostly flat. Coffee in Burwood Park. Train return to city. View

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

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

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

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

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

6 Jul, Sat Perrys Lookdown Car Park Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  600m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cars required to the start at the parking area. A circuit walk via Pulpit Rock, Govetts Leap, Junction Rock, Blue Gum Forest and finish with a long 400m steep ascent to Perrys. Multiple cliff edges, loose surface’s, creek crossings. Strict limits apply. Book early.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

6 Jul, Sat 4:47PM Rogaine – “Nychtophobia Buster”
Grade:4/6 Branch
General Community Event
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEvent run by Run by NSW Rogaining Association. Choice of 2.5 or 5 hour event. See www.nswrogaining.org for information and entry - teams of 2-5 persons. View

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

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

8 Jul, Mon 8:37AM Sun Valley and Florabella
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Chance to finish early or start late at Warrimoo Station. Walk down to Sun Valley and follow Sun Valley Trail to the old swimming pool. Climb up to Warrimoo Station and cross the highway. Follow Florabella and Pippas Passes to Blaxland. Some steep sections.
Location: Valley Heights
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

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

9 Jul, Tue 9:29AM Garigal NP / Manly Dam Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Forestville via Engraving Track to Seaforth Oval, then to upper Manly Dam Reserve to Manly Vale. B-Line Bus return to city. Steep sections, rough & rocky bush tracks, steps, fire trails. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

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

10 Jul, Wed 10:05AM Grand Canyon, Blackheath
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Beautiful scenery, rainforest, good bush track, steps up and down. Creek crossing. No need to contact leader. View

10 Jul, Wed 9:55AM Kissing Point to Meadowbank
Length 2km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(WOW) Ramble from Kissing Point to Meadowbank. Options to extend. View

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

10 Jul, Wed Wentworth Falls to Katoomba
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  600m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A classic walk with lots of variety and fabulous views. Starting at Wentworth Falls Station follow roads and paths to Conservation Hut. Descend and cross Lillians Bridge then ascend to skirt around the Fairmont Resort. Follow Sublime Point Road and locate good tracks to Gordon Falls, Leura Cascades and Leura Forest. Follow the Federal Pass to Furbers Steps and ascend to Katoomba Station. Lots of steps and ups and downs on this walk. Will alter exit point if Furbers steps are still closed. Multiple cliff edges, slippery loose surfaces. Strict limits apply, book early.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

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

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

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

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

14 Jul, Sun 8:29AM 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 long(Nearly fully booked) Lake 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

16 Jul, Tue 6:30PM Wildlife at the Watering Hole
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Join Richard Swain, an Aboriginal man and one of Australia's most experienced river guides as he takes you on a journey combining recent science and Aboriginal insights to combat the myths andmisconceptions surrounding the feral horses of the Snowy Mountains. Having spent his life in the Snowy Mountains, Richard is a passionate advocate for the protection of Kosciuszko National Park. More information at facebook.com/events/868263156841227/. View

17 Jul, Wed 9:00AM Garie Beach to Burning Palms
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  750m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk. Garie to Burning Palms, the Palm Jungle and back to Garie via Era (hills). 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 8:37AM Heathcote to Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 21km  480m 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.(Changed Transport Details) RSVP essential. We walk from Heathcote Station to Bundeena. An interesting walk through the unique flora and sandstone forests of the Royal National Park, passing through Audley Weir, Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, then on an overgrown track to Maianbar and then to Bundeena. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

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

22 Jul, Mon 7:23AM Leura to Katoomba via Prince Henry Cliff Walk
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.Great views, good tracks, steps up and down some street walking. View

22 Jul, Mon Mt Solitary Traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  920m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCommencing from the locked gate on Kedumba Valley Road follow and pick up Mt Solitary walking track. Cross Kedumba River and follow very steep ascent, 770m, through Solitary Pass to Mt Solitary. Continue along with further steep sections and then descend the Korrowall Knife Edge. Continue along the Ruined Castle track and finish with a steep ascent up the Golden Stairs. Cliff edges and river crossing.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jamison 89302N and Katoomba 89301S 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

23-24 Jul, Tue-Wed Wollangambe Crater
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPack walk to one of my favourite campsites in a remote area beside the iconic Wollangambe River. Pagodas galore and great views from a rock feature known as "Centre of the Universe". Bring campfire goodies to share and warm winter woollies a very good idea. Expressions of interest pls Contact Leader, Joint with Bush Club Inc.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 8. View

23-24 Jul, Tue (08:13AM)-Wed (00:00AM) Wollangambe Crater
Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Walk full.
Location: Blue Mountains NP 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 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

24 Jul, Wed 8:00AM Wattamolla to Eagle Rock
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  300m 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.An early morning photographic walk along the coastal track heading south from Wattamolla. Returning for lunch.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

24 Jul, Wed Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  650m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCommencing from the locked gate on Kedumba Valley Road, follow and pick up the Sublime Point Trail. Follow this long descent/ascent, 600m, with lots of ups and downs. Great trail walking with picturesque 360 degree views taking in Mt Solitary, Kedumba Walls and the Three Sisters. Ascend numerous steps to Leura Cascades and Leura. Creek crossings, slippery conditions.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jamison 89302N and Katoomba 89301S View

26 Jul, Fri 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

26 Jul, Fri Wentworth Falls Circuit to Vera Falls and return
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  450m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRoads and paths to Conservation Hut. Descend Valley of Waters Creek to Vera Falls. Return via Hippocrene Falls, Slacks Stairs and Darwins Walk to station. Creek crossings, cliff edges and slippery conditions.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

27 Jul, Sat 9:41AM Pyrmont Bay to Fish Market
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Pirrama Park. Flat walk following the foreshore paths of Pyrmont, Johnstons and Blackwater Bays. Many drop out points (Ferry & Light Rail), water available, coffee options. Light Rail return to Central. View

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

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

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

28 Jul, Sun 9:49AM Oxfam trail: Section 1: Brooklyn to Cowan
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) 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 Station. This is a popular section of the Great North Walk, with scenery ranging from foreshore to ridge top lookouts. We will follow the Great North Walk from Hawksbury Station on to picturesque Jerusalem Bay, then on to Cowan Station This walk is a great one-way trip from station to station with numerous water views, including a circumnavigation of Brooklyn Dam whilst enjoying a wonderful diversity of flora along the way. We walk to Cowan Station to catch train home. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

29 Jul, Mon 8:24AM Glenbrook to Lapstone
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Marges and Elizabeth Lookouts thence under the Highway near the RAAF base to walk the old tramway to the Glenbrook Gorge Lookouts. Returning to Lapstone Station. Some rough sections. Slippery wet rocks may be encounted.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. 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 Helensburgh Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCommencing with a short steep climb from the station followed with a gradual descent on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Cross the river and ascend to the Garawarra farm area. Follow cliff track and descend on the Lilyvale Track. Locate and follow the Karingal and Red Cedar Tracks to again cross the Hacking. Locate and follow a trail and ascend short off-track section to pick up a variety of tracks and return to station. River crossings, slippery conditions.
Location: Royal NP and Garawarra SCA
Map: Appin 90291S, Otford 91294S, and Royal NP View

31 Jul, Wed 9:02AM Olympic Park: Concord West to Meadowbank
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Olympic Park: from Concord West via Brickpit, Wentworth Common, Waterbird Refuge and Badu Mangroves to Rhodes then Meadowbank. Start at Concord West Station, walk various pathways in Sydney Olympic Park, then walk back to Meadowbank Station via Rhodes Corso. Enjoy a variety of environments in Olympic Park, including the Brickpit ring walk, home of the Golden Bell Frog, Wentworth Common, the Waterbird Refuge – stilts, ducks, black swans - and Badu Mangroves. Walk out at Rhodes and along the Corso, across Meadowbank Railway Bridge and finish at Meadowbank Station. Limit: 20. 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

2 Aug, Fri 8:55AM Woodford Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow a section of Coxs Road to Linden. Cross over the railway. Pass Kings Cave, Donohoes Grave to Caleys Repulse. Follow track to Paradise Pool. Then tracks back to Woodford Station. A very small amount of main road walking. Some rough, slippery and steep sections. Limit: 15. 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

3 Aug, Sat Otford to Waterfall
Grade:3/6 Length 23km  450m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSteep climb from station onto the Coast Track. Follow to Burning Palms and ascend the Burgh Track to meet Bola Ridge. Follow along faint track and descend to Lady Carrington Drive. Follow Forest Island, Couranga and Uloola Tracks to station. River crossings, slippery conditions.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Appin 90291S and Otford 91294S 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 long(Nearly fully booked) Illawarra 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 9:40AM Oxfam Trail: Section 2 Cowan to Berowra
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  900m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) The 100km Oxfam trail is part of 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 Station and finishes at Berowra Station. 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. Berowra Waters, in the middle of the walk, is a great place for lunch. Bring morning tea, lunch, snacks and water. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Berowra Valley NP
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 9:43AM Georges River
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 alongside the river to Simmos Beach Reserve. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to Glenfield Station. Roadways, fire trails (a steep descent on loose rubble with a slippery surface), bush tracks. 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 Berowra to Bobbin Head and on to Mt Kuring-Gai
Grade:4/6 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.(Updated Details) Berowra to Bobbin Head is section 3 of the 100km Oxfam trail which is along the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. We start at the Berowra station, walk along the Benowie Track, head up Lyrebird Gully to Mt. Kuring-gai, then descend towards Cowan Creek on the Mt. Kuring-gai Track, continue alongside the water's edge and finish the section at Bobbin Head and then go back to Mt Kuring-gai Station. You would have the option to leave at Bobbin Head, walk along Bobbin Head Road to the Ku-Ring-Gai Creative Arts High School bus stop and take the 577 bus to Turramurra Station. This walk is one of the most pleasant in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, with great views over the water as well as nice views from the ridge at Berowra. We would pass through Apple Tree Bay and stop at the cafe for a cuppa in Bobbin Head before heading off to the Mt Kuring-Gai station. 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 8:50AM Lane Cove
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.A circuit walk via Stringybark Creek Reserve, Blackman Park, Lovetts, Burns Bay & Tambourine Bay Reserves. Moderate pace, carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish at Lane Cove Bus Interchange, buses to Wynyard Lang Park York St or Chatswood Station. Steep sections, rough & rocky bushtracks, possible slippery surfaces, steps. 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

13 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Special forum on using eDNA for wildlife detection
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The Ecology Special Interest Section of the EIANZ is convening a one-day forum featuring a series of special presentations about an innovative technology and approach that enables the detection of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand using eDNA. The presentations will cover a wide range of aspects. More information and registration at https://www.eianz.org/events/event/ecology-special-forum-on-using-edna-for-wildlife-detection. 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.(Cancelled) 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

17-18 Aug, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Overnight Kayak and Camp Berrilee to Marramarra NP
Length 28km Sydney Branch
Kris M.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Cancelled) Joint activity with the Bush Club. Contact leader for details. We will kayak from the Berrilee boat ramp to the twin beaches for morning tea then on to Marramarra Creek and Marramarra Camp ground. We will have lunch, explore the area and camp overnight for a return the same way the next day. All gear and drinking water must be carried. Own kayak, PFD and transport required. This trip is weather dependent. We are crossing open water so care must be taken. Other craft may be encounted and there are areas of oyster leases to be negotiated.
Location: Marramarra NP and Berowra Creek
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 10. 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 8:38AM Oxfam Trail: Section 4
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
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. The 100 km 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 and finish at the Wildflower garden. Then we catch a bus back to Wynyard. Angelo will be leading some sections of the Great North Walk. Join this walk so that we get to know each other better. Bring snacks and drinks. Slippery sections. Limit: 15. 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 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW AGM
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Topic: Back from the brink. Past president of the Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club, Bill Boyd, reveals how they grew the club from 15 members to 300 members – and the vibrant, thriving club it is today with 365 activities a year! 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

20 Aug, Tue 9:34AM Knapsack Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
(Shirley’s Group) Jim W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via the former Lucasville Station (Historic Rail Route), Elizabeth & Marges Lookouts & Lennox Bridge finishing at Glenbrook Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, steps, bushtracks, rough & rocky sections. 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 9:02AM 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.(Changed Transport Details) RSVP essential. We walk from  Bundeena to Otford in one day. The only public transport is at Otford and Bundeena. Early exit is not possible. Steep Slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 8. View

24 Aug, Sat 9:49AM Jubilee Park Circuit
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Flat circuit around Rozelle and Blackwattle Bays. We will cross the Anzac Bridge, walk by the Fish Markets and return to Jubilee Park. Drop out points and water available, coffee options. Light Rail return to Central. View

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

25 Aug, Sun Florence & Rusden Heads, Budawangs
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Illawarra 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 8:15AM The Great North Walk: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m 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.The Great North walk is a mammoth multi-day hike and at 250 km, it’s not for the faint-hearted. Created in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary, the walk links Sydney with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. It is a one-stop-shop for some of the best scenery New South Wales has to offer. To make it more convenient, we will walk in sections. Public transport is available for the first few sections. Subsequent sections will mostly require car transport. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to walkers who attend all sections. Today we walk Section 1 : Macquarie Place to North Ryde. The first segment starts from Macquarie Place, corner of Bridge and Loftus Street. The enjoyable walk takes into history, seaview, grand houses, gardens, and churches. Kookaburras, lorikeets, boats, orchids, grand trees and plants were seen along the way. This walk involves a ferry ride. The second segment is a lovely bush track along the Lane Cove River. Cormarants, herons, brush turkey, lorikeets and other birds are expected to be seen. Wildflowers abound. Salt Marsh, sandstone caves, trees  and plants are all very lovely. Please include your mobile no when RSVP. Slippery sections.
Map: Sydney Limit: 20. 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

26 Aug, Mon 8:55AM Woodford to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  410m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWoodford to Hazelbrook via Bulls Creek, Mabel, Edith and Hazel Waterfalls and the Transit of Venus Track. Mostly on quiet off-road tracks and fire trails. Slippery and steep sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

27 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Kangaroo River Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) The Kangaroo River Fire Trail leads from Tallowa Dam Road down to Lake Yarrunga. The fire trail winds through forest with beautiful ferns, orchids and interesting rock formations to a lovely lunch place on the banks of Lake Yarrunga. Return by the same route. Rough, steep fire trail and fallen trees.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. 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

27 Aug, Tue 10:07AM Sth Wyrrabalong 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 Forresters Beach via steep sections, beaches (possible waterways across & open to the sea) steps, bushtracks. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to Gosford Station. View

27 Aug, Tue 10:01AM Sylvan Grove Native Garden
Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa 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.Tracks, ups & downs, some steps, hopefully native flowers and orchids. Lovely bush. Bus return or walk to Panania, coffee at Panania, train to city. 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 9:00AM Taronga to Cremorne Point
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  70m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Fancy a slow stroll through some historic shoreline on the lower north shore? It's best to do it in the morning on a work day! See old artists' haunts and explore the industrial heritage of this part of Sydney.
Map: Sydney Street Directory Limit: 12. View

28 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

29 Aug, Thu 7:00AM Brooklyn to Lane Cove
Grade:4/6 Length 60km Sydney Branch
Ted W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Great North Walk - Brooklyn to Lane Cove 60 km (joint walk with the Bush Club). Brisk-paced walk. Leader is in training for the 24-hour NSW and Australasian Rogaining Championships. Participants can pull out along the way and need not do the full walk. 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

30 Aug, Fri 9:12AM Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  490m Southern Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Start at Wentworth Falls Station, go along Charles Darwin Track to Fletchers Lookout, Wentworth Falls Lookout, Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, Breakfast Pont Lookout, Lyrebird Lookout, Queen Victoria Lookout, Empress Lookout and then Grand Cliff Top Track and Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Leura Station. Steep, slippery sections and stairs.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

31 Aug, Sat 8:00AM McCleans Pass – Mt Jamison – Point Cameron and return
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a walk which must rate as one of my favourite in the Gardens of Stone National Park. The views along the way are quite frankly incredible with wide ranging vistas of Pantoneys Crown and the Capertee Valley as we seek out and explore such beautiful spots as McCleans Pass, Dead Tree Camp Canyon and Point Cameron before returning the same way. The pagodas along the way are a photographers delight and you would be hard pressed to find a better skyline traverse. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 15. 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 9:06AM The Great North Walk: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is an identical walk to Sunday 1/9. Walk one day or both days. Today we walk from North Ryde to Thornleigh. It's a beautiful bushwalk along the Lane Cove River, somewhat rocky but generally good track, ending with a steep climb to Thornleigh Station at the end. There are 5 mild creek crossings. Beautiful sandstone caves, magestic gum trees and grass trees are there to welcome you. The track is adorned with wildflowers: Boronia, wattles, rice flowers, grevillea and more. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Location: Lane Cove River Park
Map: Lane Cove Limit: 15. 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

1 Sep, Sun 9:00AM Termeil SF
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom opposite River Road at Tabourie follow bush tracks to upper reaches of Lemon Tree Creek Road before returning to vehicles via alternate tracks and roads. Mostly a loop walk.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

1 Sep, Sun 9:06AM The Great North Walk: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is an identical walk to Saturday 31/8. Walk one day or both days. Today we walk from North Ryde to Thornleigh. It's a beautiful bushwalk along the Lane Cove River, somewhat rocky but generally good track, ending with a steep climb to Thornleigh Station at the end. There are 5 mild creek crossings. Beautiful sandstone caves, magestic gum trees and grass trees are there to welcome you. The track is adorned with wildflowers: Boronia, wattles, rice flowers, grevillea and more. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cove Limit: 15. View

2 Sep, Mon 8:55AM Murphys Trail
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.Explore rock formations along Murphys Trail including Linda Rock. Visit Murphys Glen then take Turpentine Track and Murphys Trail back to Woodford.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. 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

3 Sep, Tue 9:11AM Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Grade:4/6 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.This is a Grade 4 walk (all on tracks), walk from Mount Kuring-gai Station via Apple Tree Bay & Bobbin Head to Mount Colah Station. A long steep descent on a very rough, rocky & eroded bush tracks with unstable edges, slippery surfaces, steps & long climbs. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

3 Sep, Tue 11:00AM Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Roads, paths, tracks, ups & downs, hopefully wildflowers. Bus return to Gordon Station, coffee at Gordon, train to city. View

4 Sep, Wed 9:00AM Engadine to Audley and return
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  180m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Some delightful ridge walking with a nice return climb to and out of Kangaroo Creek. There should be lots of wildflowers to enjoy.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. 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

4 Sep, Wed 7:30AM South Coast Islands Paddle 4
Length 15km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSussex inlet to Oaky Island. Launch from Sussex inlet and paddle into St Georges Basin for morning tea at Oaky Island then paddle down the inlet to the entrance. Return after lunch.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

5 Sep, Thu 10:55AM Dora Creek
Grade:1/6 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.Walk along northern side of Dora Creek to confluence with Lake Macquarie and return. Coffee at Dora Creek, train return to Sydney. 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

6 Sep, Fri 8:51AM Ruined Castle
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  950m Southern Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Katoomba Station to Ruined Castle via Scenic World, Golden Steps and back to Katoomba Station. On the return trip, there will be the option to take the bus from Scenic World back to the station, reducing the walk by 3 km. Steep, slippery and rough sections, stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

6 Sep, Fri 8:51AM Submarine Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Walk to Submarine Rock for views over Wollangambe River and the rugged Wollemi NP.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

7 Sep, Sat 9:58AM Hunters Hill – Kelly’s Bush – Hunters Hill
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Easy paced walk with Harbour views and bushland. We will take our time on some steep steps. Coffee at Hunters Hill, bus return to city. View

7 Sep, Sat 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk on tracks and fire trails from Mt Kembla Lookout to 3 locations - Mt Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Ridge Track. Forest and coastal views.
Location: Mount Kembla- Wollongong Limit: 16. View

8 Sep, Sun 8:47AM The Great North Walk: Section 3
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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.From Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station we walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway we start wandering through the Berowra Creek Valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Mt Kuring-gai
Map: Mt Kuring-gai and Hornsby 91304S Limit: 15. View

8 Sep, Sun Waterfall to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  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.A classic walk in the Royal. Waterfall Station to Heathcote Station via Uloola Falls and Karloo Pool. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the 'Gong - combined limit applies so book early.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 16. View

9 Sep, Mon 8:46AM Faulconbridge to Springwood via Numantia Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  340m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walking from Faulconbridge on the Victory Track to Numantia Creek and Numantia Falls, to Sassafras Gully and back to Springwood. Some rough sections of track, with stairs and slippery creek crossings.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

9 Sep, Mon 8:42AM Lost World
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  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.(Cancelled) Martins Lookout, Kings Link Trail, Bunyan Lookout, Lost World. Returning to Springwood Station via Martins Lookout and then streets. Creek crossings of Glenbrook Creek could be slippery. Many steep and rough sections.
Location: Springwood
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

9 Sep, Mon Narrabeen Circuit Walk to Moon Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  165m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Narrabeen Tramshed bus stop, Deep Creek, Slippery Dip Fire trail, Moon Rock, Model plane Aerodrome, Road to nowhere Track, Deep Creek. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Northern beaches
Map: CMA Mona Vale and Hornsby 91304S Limit: 15. View

10 Sep, Tue 9:28AM Mount Annan Botanic Garden
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.A circuit walk of surrounding areas & gardens via roads & tracks, hilly sections. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to Macarthur & Campbelltown Stations. View

10 Sep, Tue 9:30AM The Boxvale Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Pamela W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) A circuit walk which includes the old tramway track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Rough tracks and some steep sections.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

10 Sep, Tue 10:11AM Toongabbie – Greystanes Creek – Prospect
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Co-lead by Dianne Edmonds and Margery White in place of Theo Holla. Streets, parks, cycleways, ups and downs, lovely lakes, remnant Cumberland Forest. Possible dropout point at lunchtime. Bus return to Blacktown, coffee at Blacktown, train return to city. View

11 Sep, Wed 9:15AM Belrose to Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  150m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Belrose to Narrabeen following Deep Creek, fire trails, eroded bush tracks and street walking around Narrabeen Lagoon. Waterfalls, creek crossings and varied flora.
Location: Garigal NP View

11 Sep, Wed 8:00AM Four Heads
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  300m Sydney Branch
Kaye B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAsgard, Thor, Valhalla and Ikara Heads. Perhaps Asgard Mine. Fantastic views into the Grose wilderness.  Joint walk with Bush Club. Some off-track walking.
Location: Mt Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. 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 9:00AM Lemon Tree Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the substation opposite Lemon tree Road at Tabourie, head west into Termeil State Forest and follow various tracks before reaching Lemon Tree Creek bridge. Follow the path beneath the powerlines to return to cars.
Map: Tabourie 89272S 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

13 Sep, Fri 9:35AM Hat Hill
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.Hat Hill to Bald Head. Views of Hat Hill Creek and Grose Valley.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

14 Sep, Sat 7:30AM Little Wobby Beach – Great North Walk – Patonga
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is one of my favourite walks for views and blooms in the beautiful Brisbane Water 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

14 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Mt Keira
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Byarong Park to Robertsons Lookout and return. If the new section of the Mt Keira Ring Track is open we'll go on that. Steep in parts including steps.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 15. View

14 Sep, Sat 10:13AM Parramatta – Wisteria Gardens – Westmead
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Ramble through Parramatta Park to Cumberland Hospital Wisteria Gardens. Train return from Westmead. Coffee at Parramatta. View

15 Sep, Sun 9:00AM Burrill Lake West Arm
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA very short and easy walk for a Sunday! From Lions Park to Dolphin Point Dam then West Arm of lake via bush/cycle tracks and Romney Park Rd. Return via NPWS walking track and Aboriginal Cave to Lions Park. View

15 Sep, Sun 10:30AM Ginns Lookout
Grade:5/6 Length 5km 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 through private property to Ginns Lookout in Mimosa Rocks NP. Descend to Picnic Point Beach. Lunch at campground. Return via coastal mahogany/banksia/macrozamia forest. Difficult walk with fallen timber across ridge track. Very steep descent to beach.
Location: Mimosa Rocks NP View

15 Sep, Sun 8:01AM Middle Harbour Creek Loop via Two Creeks Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  400m 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 walk explores Middle Harbour, Moores Creeks and Garigal National Park. You will see some great water views, sandstone caves and heritage sandstone works.  https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map--43651 Slippery sections.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Garigal NP Limit: 15. View

15 Sep, Sun Royal NP West to East
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  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.West to east traverse of the Royal starting at Loftus and finishing at Bundeena Ferry Terminal for the return trip by ferry and train. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 16. View

16 Sep, Mon 9:35AM Baltzer Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.Burramoko Ridge to Baltzer Lookout and views of Grose Valley and Hanging Rock. Possibility of doing the steep, rough section for a closer view of Hanging Rock. Mostly fire trail. May encounter cars up to the gate and bicycles on the trail.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. View

16-17 Sep, Mon-Tue Point Nicholson
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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)Expressions of interest. High camp (water carry required) on the Red Rock cliffs with magnificent views overlooking Pantoneys Crown and the Capertee Valley on close to a full moon night. Pagodas, slots and chambers. Joint with Bush Club. Cliff edges. Mostly off-track.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 6. View

17 Sep, Tue 10:09AM Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Cancelled) cancelled due to weather..... Circuit walk of Wallumatta Nature Reserve then we walk to Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge. Walk mostly downhill on bush tracks then along boardwalk to lunch spot. Hopefully lots of wildflowers out. Exit to bus stop via boardwalk and steps (uphill). Bus return to city / Macquarie Centre (coffee stop).
Location: Wallumatta NR 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

17 Sep, Tue 9:08AM Royal NP
Grade:4/6 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.This a Grade 4 walk (all on tracks) involving rock scrambling, rough eroded tracks, steep & rocky terrain, creek crossings (can be slippery). Walk from Waterfall Station, via Uloola & Karloo Tracks & a long steep climb out to Heathcote Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

18 Sep, Wed Blaxland to Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  450m 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 Blaxland Station locate and follow Pippas Pass. Descend steep section to cross Glenbrook Creek and then ascend initially steep then gradually following a faint sometimes overgrown track to St Helena Fire Trail. Now descend along ridge to the Duck Hole. Cross Glenbrook Creek again and follow a variety of tracks and paths to Glenbrook. Cliff edges, loose rocky areas and creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Penrith 90303N and Springwood 90304S 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

19 Sep, Thu 10:09AM Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Circuit walk of Wallumatta Nature Reserve then we walk to Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge. Walk mostly downhill on bush tracks (expected to be muddy) then along boardwalk to lunch spot (only toilets on the walk). Hopefully lots of wildflowers out. Exit to bus stop via boardwalk and steps (uphill). Bus return to City / Macquarie Centre (coffee stop).
Location: Wallumatta NR View

19 Sep, Thu 9:00AM Landing Lights
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  10m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.A morning photographic session in this remnant wetland near Rockdale. Limit: 10. View

20 Sep, Fri 9:55AM Ikara Head
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Ikara Head and Girraween Cave. Cross Ikara Gully and find way up to ridge. Return to cars by trail along ridge. Steep track down to cave. Some off-track.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 15. View

21 Sep, Sat Cycle M7
Length 50km Sydney Branch
Rob 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 10:13AM Rydalmere Wharf – Silverwater – Rhodes
Grade:1/6 Length 7km 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.Parramatta River crossing. Walk part 1 of 6 parts. Walk Silverwater and Bennelong Bridges, foreshore paths both sides of river, some suburban streets. Mainly flat walking with close river views. Water available and dropout points. Coffee options. Train return from Rhodes. Joint walk with WEA Ramblers. View

21 Sep, Sat Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Unbelievable views, rock formations and pagodas. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View

22 Sep, Sun 9:00AM Bushwalker Track Working Bee
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTasks to be carried during out the day under the guidance of NPWS staff. Morning tea and lunch will be eaten on the track and we will regroup at about 2:30pm for afternoon tea at the car park.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View

22 Sep, Sun 8:00AM Gerringong to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  300m 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.Come and enjoy this delightful rural coastline. It might be 17 km but there is enough time to stop and soak in the views.
Location: Kiama Coast
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 12. View

22 Sep, Sun 7:47AM Oxfam Trail: Section 5 and 6
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Led by Bob Crispin, who has done the 100 km Oxfam Trail many times. RSVP essential. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 5 starts from St Ives Showground. Section 6 starts from Frenches Forest Showground. We finish at Davidson Park.  Bring snacks and drinks. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: St Ives Limit: 15. View

22 Sep, Sun 9:45AM Wildflowers Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Kevin 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.Patonga to Umina. Wildflowers are especially abundant in our Parks this year. On this walk, we will see many Waratahs, Grevillea Speciosa, Boronias, Dillwynia, Banksia, Wattles, Pea Flower, Epacris, Rice Flower, Christmas Bells, Hardenbergia and more. Bonuses are beautiful old trees, Grass trees, magnificent sandstones,  waterviews to the Barrenjoey and Lion Island, visiting Pearl Beach and Patonga beach. We will also take a circuit bus ride at Patonga to see the township before setting off on our walk. Some steep and slippery sections. Where we walk to Umina from Pearl Beach along the water edge, there is a sign to say "Walk at own risk" as we have to walk next to a Rockface.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Brisbane Waters National Park Limit: 15. View

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

24 Sep, 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 on the way back.
Map: Sassafras 89271N, Nowra 90283S, and Huskisson 90274N View

24 Sep, Tue 9:16AM Parramatta Park & Lake
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Parramatta Park, then via streets to Lake Parramatta Reserve for a circuit walk on bushtracks with creek crossings, rough tracks, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Parramatta Station. 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

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

24 Sep, Tue 8:00AM Tempe Wetlands
Grade:1/6 Length 3km  20m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Date Changed) A morning photography session in and around Tempe Wetlands and incorporating parts of Wolli Creek and the Cooks River. Limit: 10. View

25 Sep, Wed 8:00PM Documentary Screening: Cultivating Murder
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Filmmaker Gregory Miller began making the documentary Cultivating Murder soon after the murder of OE&H compliance officer, Glen Turner near Moree in 2014. The film follows the murder trial and conviction of Ian Turnbull, a major rural producer form Croppa Creek. It also reveals the large scale illegal land clearing that was taking place at the time, and questions whether the amount of land in NSW under cultivation is already too much. At the time of the court case the NSW Government set about changing the entire environmental legislation and introduced the new Bio Diversity Act, which is largely based on self assessment principals which are not beneficial for the environment and biodiversity in the state. The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. View

25 Sep, Wed 8:40AM Patonga to Woy Woy
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Start along the shoreline at Patonga and walk in beautiful bushland in Brisbane Water National Park. Enjoy spring flowers including Waratahs and native rose.Enjoy water views of the Hawkesbury, Broken Bay and Woy Woy Bay. Comfortable pace. Finish at Woy Woy station.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S View

25 Sep, Wed 9:00AM Ulladulla Headland & Rockshelf
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walk around the headland to the lighthouse and continue along the cliff-top track until we reach the steps down to the rock shelf. Return to car park via the rock shelf and stairs. Wear shoes that you are willing to get wet. Coffee afterwards. View

25 Sep, Wed 9:00AM Wentworth Falls Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  650m 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.By now the wildflowers in the mountains will be looking delightful and there are always waterfalls to enjoy! Limit: 12. View

26 Sep, Thu Engadine, Lucas Heights and Barden Ridge Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Car transport from station will be arranged to the start. Descend to Woronora River with a scramble over the pipeline. Follow the river and ascend 150m then cross New Illawarra Road. Follow the Barden Creek circuit along a variety of tracks. Return to start location. Great views and impressive rock formations throughout this walk. Cliff edges, slippery loose conditions and river crossings.
Location: Sutherland Shire
Map: Campbelltown 90291N and Port Hacking 91294N View

27 Sep, 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 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

27 Sep, Fri 8:14AM Emu Plains to Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  180m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Starting at Emu Plains Station. Cross river at Yandhai Nepean Crossing, walk through Tench Reserve, recross river and up to Lapstone. Cross under GWH to zigzag railway line. Knapsack Bridge, Elizabeth Lookout, Lennox Bridge, Mt Sion, Glenbrook Lagoon finishing at Glenbrook. One steep hill.
Map: Penrith 90303N and Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

28 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Barren Grounds
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Date Changed) Enjoy spring in the southern highlands. Bring a camera and enjoy the wildflowers and possibly the birds!
Location: Barren Grounds NR Limit: 12. View

28 Sep, Sat Cake Cave
Grade:4/6 Length 8.5km  200m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSunnyside Ridge – Carne Creek Tributary – Cake Cave – Van Lierops Crack – Cash Ridge – Birds Rock. Not a long walk but a very interesting area with surprising features. Mainly off-track, mild scrub, some fire trail, creek crossing.
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N 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 9:26AM Engadine – Sutherland
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 a steep climb up to Sutherland Station. Coffee at Sutherland, train return to city. View

28 Sep, Sat 8:30AM Pisgah Rock Track – Dadder Cave – Monkey Ropes Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  180m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA wonderful day walk on our doorstep of Sydney with the promise of a swim in the beautiful pool in Erskine Creek. I want to check out Dadder Cave so the walk will only be on trails until the bottom of the Pisgah Rock Track then boulder hopping up the creek. Rock hopping along the creek and rock scrambling up Mnkey Ropes Creek.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

28 Sep, Sat Refuge Bay, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  300m Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe follow the Topham Track to its end and then keep going off-track till we hit the shoreline of Refuge Bay, part of Broken Bay. We then walk along the low tide sand flats to the celebrated Waterfall Beach where Z Force was based during WW2. A water taxi then takes us to America Bay where we climb a hill to the return track to the road past a lovely swimming hole. This is a short but very scenic walk on a route not often walked. Limit: 16. View

29 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Maddens Plains
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Follow tracks from Darkes Forest to the Bullock Track junction overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal and forest views. Limit: 16. View

29 Sep, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands 4
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on beaches, bush tracks, rock platforms and quiet back streets to explore the coast line from Washerwomans Beach to lake Conjola entrance and out to Green Island.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S and Cunjurong Point 90273N View

29 Sep, Sun 8:56AM The Great North Walk: Section 4
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  750m 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.Hornsby to Mt Kuring-gai. This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby Train Station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds and along Berowra Creek. The walk passes through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and then into Galston Gorge. From here the walk keeps following the Berowra Creek through the Crosslands campsite to Calna Creek, and then up to Mt Kuring-gai. Steep and slippery sections. A few creek crossings. Need to watch out for some of the unsteady stepping stones at Galston Gorge
Map: Ku-ring-gai Chase Limit: 15. View

1 Oct, Tue 10:18AM Garrawarra SRA & Heathcote 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.Walk to Waterfall Station via Cawleys Ridge & Camp Coutts. Steep sections, rough & rocky bushtracks, creek crossings, fire trails. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. 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

1 Oct, Tue 10:24AM Penshurst – Hurstville Grove – East Oatley
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.Walk via Poulten Park, Oatley Park Memorial Walkway, Moore Reserve (option of lunch at Oatley Pleasure Grounds depending on weather - there will be a steep decline and exit on a sealed path which we will take very slowly). Some water views, streets and lots of reserve walking, some well-formed bush tracks. Lots of uneven surfaces, ups and downs, steps. Could be some muddy and/or slippery sections if recent rain. Coffee option, train return from Oatley Station. View

2 Oct, Wed 10:00AM East Balmain to White Bay
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. Ramble 4 km. Options to extend. View

2 Oct, Wed 9:33AM Sefton to Granville along Duck Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  75m Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longInitially some streets and then along good paths along the Duck River to find chook colonies on the way. View

2 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Wallumarra Track and extensions
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m 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)This walk will begin at Forest Island Path, extend along Lady Carrington Drive to Palona Brook and then return to walk along Bola Creek and along the Walumarra Track before returning to the cars. Depends on the weather but could be slippery and might be a few leeches ....
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N and Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

3 Oct, Thu 10:45AM Gosford – Kariong – Mt Penang Parklands
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.Streets, paths, native garden, swamphen walk, ups & downs. Bus return to Gosford, train return to city. Coffee somewhere. View

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

4 Oct, Fri 8:55AM Wilsons Glen
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.Explore various fire trails and tracks in the area. Mostly out and back. Rock scrambling and creek crossings. Some off-track is a possibility.
Location: Woodford
Map: Jamison and Katoomba Limit: 15. View

5-7 Oct, Sat-Mon A 3-day Pack Walk
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRoute to be advised later on, based on water availability and other factors. Watch short notice announcements.
Location: Wollemi NP Limit: 6. View

5 Oct, Sat Caves Beach to Munmorah SCA
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  50m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Caves Beach - Catherine Hill Bay - Munmorah SCA. Great coastal walking with interesting beaches and inlets. One way walk with possible swims along the way.
Location: Munmorah SCA
Map: Catherine Hill Bay 92314S Limit: 10. View

5 Oct, Sat 10:21AM Windsor Exploration
Grade:1/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Gail S.
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.Very easy, nearly all flat. Morning tea stop then some history and walk to Deerubbun Park along River to bridge, George Street. Lunch at The Terrace. After coffee stop walk back to Windsor Station for train return to city (every 30 mins). View

7 Oct, Mon 9:07PM North Lawson to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  525m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Public Holiday train timetable after Day light saving. Walk Lawson, Empire Pass, various falls to Hazelbrook. Steps, rough, some steep parts.
Map: Katoomba 89301S 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

8 Oct, Tue 10:21AM Castle Cove – Castlecrag
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 via Nth Arm & Harold Reid Reserves, to Castlecrag. Steep sections, steps, bushtracks rough & rocky sections, possible slippery surfaces. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish buses to Chatswood or city. View

8 Oct, 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.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View

8 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Rouse Hill Tracks Circuit
Grade:1/6 Length 6km 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.Circuit walk from Rouse Hill Metro Station. View

9 Oct, Wed Highlights of Waterfall Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  375m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
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.Circuit walk to include a climb to Mt Westmacott and visiting Lake Toolooma and Kingfisher Pool. Lots of time for a swim. Finish by following the Bullawarring and Mooray Tracks back to the station. Good views of Heathcote National Park and a few nice waterfalls. Cliff edges, slippery loose conditions. Creek crossings.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Appin 90291S and Royal NP View

9 Oct, Wed 10:00AM Huntleys Point to Hunters Hill
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. Ramble 4 km. Options to extend. View

9 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Nuggan Pt, Meroo Headland
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walk to Nuggan Point from Meroo Head Campsite. This is an easy and delightful walk with coastal forest, lake and sandy beaches. Expected return at 1:30pm. Coffee at Ulladulla. View

9 Oct, Wed 9:10AM Penrith Great River Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Walk from Penrith Station to Nepean River to walk Great River Loop and return to Penrith Station.
Location: Nepean River View

9 Oct, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

10 Oct, Thu 9:56AM Ryde Park – Wallumatta Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 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.Ryde Park - Canon Bicentennial Walk - Field Of Mars Wildlife Refuge - Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Streets, parks, bush tracks, ups and downs, steps, boardwalks. Hopefully lots of wildflowers out. Lunch at lower end of reserve, then climb back up to East Ryde and complete circuit of Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Bus return to city / Macquarie Centre (coffee stop). View

11 Oct, Fri Glen Trig
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly start. From the Glen Davis Camping ground, climb to the top of Glen Trig via the canyon route. Return the same way. Stunning views of the Wolgan and Capertee Valleys. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory for the leader.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Morgan 89311S and Gospers Mountain 89311N View

11 Oct, Fri 9:08AM Long Angle and Cripple Creeks
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  320m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly roads and fire trails. Follow Long Angle Creek and Cripple Creek trails to Blaxland. Cyclists and horse riders also use the fire trails. Some steep sections. Some loose surface on trails.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

12 Oct, 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 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: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. 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

14 Oct, Mon 9:00AM Maitland Bay Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  365m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Palm Beach ferry at 9am to Wagstaffe, Box Head, Putty Beach (Kilcare), Maitland Bay, Marie Byles Lookout, Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach, Wagstaffe. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Bouddi NP and Central Coast
Map: CMA Broken Bay Limit: 15. View

14 Oct, Mon 9:29AM Medlow Bath to Grand Canyon
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.Old coach road to Grand Canyon from Medlow Bath. A lot of trail and road walking. A few awkward moves on descent into Grand Canyon.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

15 Oct, Tue 10:48AM Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, paths, ups & downs, steps, hopefully lots of wildflowers blooming. Bus return to Miranda, coffee at Miranda, train to city. View

15 Oct, Tue 9:31AM Kincumber Mountain RR
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.From the start a very long & steep challenging climb up to the top of the mountain, other steep climbs & descents. A natural bushland area. Lunch at Honemans Rock picnic area (TANK Water Only - NOT for DRINKING) fire trails, slippery surfaces, steps, rough bushtracks. Finish at Erina for a bus return to Gosford Station. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

16 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  650m 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.Lots of nice ups and downs and even some wildflowers to enjoy along the way.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP Limit: 12. View

16 Oct, Wed Delights of Narrowneck
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  500m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVisit Diamond Falls on a short return walk for a spectacular view of the falls and cliff line. Continue to Castle Head Lookout and other un-named lookouts. Finish with an out and back course to Redledge Pass on narrow exposed ledges. Great views throughout this walk. Cliff edges, narrow exposed ledges.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N View

16-24 Oct, Wed-Thu Mornington Peninsula
Grade:4/6 Sydney Branch
Tony T.
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 longNine days of walking the 100 km Mornington Peninsula Walk. A series of day walks based on shared cabin accommodation in Rosebud. Walks are from five to six hours per day. Walks will vary from grade 1-4. 9-17 km. Make own transport arrangements; some car shuttles will be required. Limit: 25. View

16 Oct, Wed 9:30AM Tempe to Tempe
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. Ramble 3 km. Options to extend. View

17 Oct, Thu 9:25AM Wollstonecraft – Milsons Point
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue 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.(Leader Changed) Walk from Wollstonecraft Station to Milsons Point. Urban bush and parks with many steps over the day, both up and down. Coffee at Milsons Point, train return to city. View

18 Oct, Fri 9:29AM Medlow Bath Wander
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  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.Wander various tracks at Medlow Bath including parts of Valley Farm Track and Wonderland Track. Expect a number of out and back or down and up sections. Variable steps and some exposure.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. View

19 Oct, Sat 10:00AM Meadowbank Wharf – Bicentennial Park – Concord West
Grade:1/6 Length 7km 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 part 2 of 6 parts. Walk the historic John Whitton Bridge (1886), Rhodes foreshore path by Homebush Bay to Bicentennial Park. Mainly flat walking with close river views. Water available and dropout points. Coffee options. Train return from Concord West. Joint walk with WEA Ramblers. View

19-20 Oct, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Water Race Creek to Shoalhaven River
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA fantastic return 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

20 Oct, Sun 8:16AM Great North Walk: Section 5
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  730m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan. Ridge tops, grasslands, creek crossings and spectacular views are all part of this walk as it ventures from the ridge above Berowra Creek down to water level and back up again. Conserve your energy for the steep sections between Berowra Waters and Cowan. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

21 Oct, Mon 9:12AM Wentworth Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  480m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Darwins Walk to Wentworth Falls, Slacks Stairs, Wentworth Pass, Valley of the Waters, Fletcher St, Falls Road back to the station. Lots of steps. Wet rocks in places. Old timber boardwalk is uneven.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Basin View to Huskisson Bike (Road/Mtn)
Grade:2/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingFrom Basin View boat ramp, mainly on cycleway to St Georges Basin, along foreshore track to Sanctuary Pt. Cycleway again to Huskisson. Return on cycleways and roads. Swim possible if hot. Depending on participants there are longer variations with some fire trail riding.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View

22 Oct, Tue 9:16AM Cromer Heights
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 to Cromer via Beacon Hill, Red Hill & Cromer Heights. Steep sections, bushtracks, fire trails (rough & eroded - possible pools of water across). Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Wynyard Station (via Dee Why, Pittwater Rd.) View

22 Oct, Tue Helensburgh Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.Commence with a short steep climb from the station followed with a gradual descent on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Backtrack and follow the Hacking River Fire trail and cross the river. Follow the Karingal and Red Cedar Tracks and return across the river. Ascend a short off-track section to pick up a variety of tracks back to Helensburgh Station. River crossings, steep edges.
Location: Garrawarra State Conservation Area
Map: Appin 90291S and Otford 91294S View

22 Oct, Tue 10:06AM Lane Cove NP – West Side
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk from Riverview Picnic area along the West (easier) side of the River to finish at Ryde Road for coffee at Eden Gardens. Bus return. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(Leader Changed) 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 9:30AM Bondi Beach Area
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. Ramble 3 km. Options to extend. View

23 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Tabourie Lake Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom beach car park south, follow lake foreshore and River Road to highway. Walk north along shared pathway, cross the lake before accessing Wairo Beach. Head south along beach to return to cars.
Map: Tabourie 89272S 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

25 Oct, Fri Newnes Balcony and Daves Pass
Grade:5/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk in Capertee Gorge, then climb out to the north at about GR 397 243, then explore the amazing Newnes Balcony between two cliff lines, starting at GR 400 240 and going east. Retrace our steps to a pass to the tops, traverse north east and use Daves Pass to come down at the Newnes Hotel. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

26 Oct, Sat From Heaven to Hell and Back
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBen Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, 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. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. This walk includes a visit to the stunning Hall of Elrond. All off-track, scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

26 Oct, Sat 8:30AM Temple of Doom and Lost Arc Point
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCome and see why the superb pagoda formations that comprise the Temple of Doom and Lost Arc Point plus all the surrounding area must be protected in a greater Gardens of Stone National Park.This is a wild area that must be preserved for future generations. On the way back from the TOD we have a brief look at Blackfellows Cave. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 15. View

26 Oct, Sat 9:15AM Wild flowers, limestone cave, waterfalls walk
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.I would call it a good walk if it has any of the three features of this walk... wildflowers, limestone cave and waterfalls. This route is courtesy  of Faye and Brian Everingham. I joined their walk on 2 October. We walked along Forest Path and Lady Carrington Drive to Palona Creek, then we walked Walumurra Track along Bola Creek and return to the car. We saw 4 species of orchids, many gymea lilies at eye level and other wildflowers. There were waterfalls to delight. We walked along the tall turpentine trees adorned Bola Creek and visited the beautiful limestone cave. We also climbed a 300 meters hill to a sandstone overhang to enhance our fitness. All that was accompanied by an amazing bird chorus. We also saw a pair of suicidal Superb Lyrebird as we drove to the walk! This walk is 3 weeks later. We’ll find out what’s there.  Graeme Bradburn will be there to help us identify the orchids and he might surprise us by taking us to other nearby areas for orchid sightings. Steep and slippery sections. Creek crossings
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Heathcote Limit: 10. View

27 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Burrill Lake Bush and Shoreline
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Wildflower Reserve walk west to upper reaches of lake. Follow shoreline to boat ramp then fire trail and track to Cooper Creek. Some off-track to shoreline then to outskirts of Kings Point. Return to Wildflower Res via bush track. Figure of 8 walk can be varied. View

27 Oct, Sun 9:00AM Gymea Fair
Branch
Gary S.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Gary Schoer will be at a stall to be shared with Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. The Branch will be supporting the gathering of signatures on a petition related to water losses in our drinking water catchments caused by long-wall coal mining and promoting memberships and our bushwalking program. View

27 Oct, Sun 8:40AM The Great North Walk: Section 6
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  650m Southern Sydney Branch
Hugh H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cowan to Brooklyn. This is a popular section of the Great North Walk, with scenery ranging from foreshore to ridge top lookouts. We will follow the Great North Walk from Cowan Station down to the picturesque Jerusalem Bay, then climb up over a series of ridges before descending into Brooklyn. This walk is a great one-way trip from station to station with numerous water views, including a circumnavigation of Brooklyn Dam whilst enjoying a wonderful diversity of flora along the way. Slippery sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

28 Oct, Mon 9:12AM Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
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 from Wentworth Falls to Edinburgh Castle Rock, Lillians Bridge, behind Fairmont Resort, Pool of Siloam, Lyrebird Dell to Leura. Steps, some steep rough parts.
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

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

29 Oct, Tue 11:00AM Penrith – Emu Plains – Penrith Via Nepean River Reserves
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.Cross Nepean River on the new Yandhai Nepean Crossing (opened 28 October 2018) then walk both sides of the Nepean River and bus return to Penrith for coffee. Drop out points possible. Streets, parks, cycleway, ups & downs. Train return to city. View

29 Oct, Tue 9:19AM Woronora River
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 to Sutherland Station, via Loftus & Forbes Creeks, reserves & Woronora Bridge. Steep sections, fire trails, creek crossings, slippery surfaces, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

30 Oct, Wed 9:00AM Berowra to Kuring-gai
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  550m 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.Another delightful walk on the north side. Relax along the waters of Apple Tree Bay and Cowan Water before returning to the station.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Hornsby 91304S and Cowan 91304N View

30 Oct, Wed 9:25AM Glenbrook to Red Hands Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Walk from Glenbrook Station to Red Hands Cave and return. No need to contact leader. Some steep sections, a little rock scrambling, ups and downs, and some street walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

30 Oct, Wed 8:00AM South Coast Islands Paddle 5
Length 12km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripLake Conjola Islands. Launch at the end of Lake Conjola Entrance Road (through the caravan park), explore Chinamans, Princess and Conjola Islands, Berringer Lake and, if the entrance is open, Pattimores Lagoon. View

31 Oct, Thu 10:22AM Coogee – Sculpture By The Sea – Bondi Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.An easy paced walk through magnificent ocean views and fabulous sculptures (this may be the last year Sculpture By The Sea is held in this location). Some stairs, ups and downs. Coffee at Bondi Beach, bus return to city. View

31 Oct, Thu 9:00AM Wises Track
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.The walk has some fascinating bits off the track and we will explore some of those areas as well as the extension along the Karani Ridge. Pace will be slow as we poke our noses into places and get off the beaten track Be ready for some thick vegetation on occasions
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

1 Nov, Fri 9:03AM Waterfalls Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Lawson station to Hazelbrook Station via South Lawson Fire trail, Adelina Falls, Junction Falls, Federal Falls, Cataract Falls, Terrace Falls, Victor Falls and Bedford Creek. Mostly shady. Slippery sections. Limit: 15. View

2 Nov, Sat 11:00AM Barrington Tops NP 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Branch
General Community Event
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Please join us in celebrating the past, present and future of this remarkable, ancient landscape.
Please arrive by 11am for light refreshments before the official event begins at 11:30am.
Join a free guided tour of Polblue Swamp Walk from 2pm, or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
Please bring your own picnic lunch. Families are welcome—there’ll be plenty to keep the kids busy. Please note: The weather can change rapidly in Barrington Tops so please come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear. Please RSVP by 6 October by email Ibi.Zsiros@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone Ibi Zsiros on 02 4927 3275. View

2 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Croobyar – Kingiman Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 11km Milton Branch
32009
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk will go from Croobyar Road up an unnamed steep (and not on the map) fire trail to the Kingiman road, then on a track around an unnamed peak and up the ridge to the peak(off track) and back to the Mt Kingiman Road, down the hill on Turpentine Road back to Croobyar. About 11km with a climb of about 300m. Short and sharp, bring morning tea, but back in time for lunch. View

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

2-3 Nov, Sat-Sun Mt Canobla and Mt Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Cancelled due to nearby fire and smoke risks. A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required. Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully. Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Glen Alice 89314N View

3 Nov, Sun 9:30AM Berrara Creek Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Milton Branch
Jim G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk from North Bendalong to Berrara, including creek, waterfall, forest and Monument Beach.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

3 Nov, Sun 8:20AM The Great North Walk: Section 7
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  665m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Essential to RSVP. Patonga to Wondabyne. This walk explores some grand views, pleasant cascades, varied bushland and remote areas of Brisbane Waters National Park. From Patonga you will walk up the ridge and take a short side trip to enjoy the wonderful views from Warrah Lookout, before following a series of dirt roads and management trails to Patonga Creek in the heart of the national park. The walk then leads along a mix of trails and tracks mostly passing Mt Wondabyne, a worthwhile side trip, before crossing a few gullies with cool creeks and cascades. Past Myron Brook you will walk back down the waters edge at the remote and unique Wondabyne Train Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Central Coast Limit: 12. View

4 Nov, Mon 9:00AM Blue Gum Swamp
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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.Shaws Ridge and Blue Gum Swamp Trails. Loose surface on trails.
Location: Winmalee
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. 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 long(Cancelled) Mt 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

5 Nov, Tue 10:49AM Narrabeen Lagoon Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 10km 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.(Changed Transport Details) Mostly flat. Paths, cycleways, streets, parks, ups & downs, lots of water views. Coffee at Narrabeen, bus return to city.
Location: Narrabeen View

5 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Northern Beaches
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 Manly via reserves & beaches. Some steep sections, rough bushtracks, steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

5 Nov, 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 long(Date Changed) The 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

6 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Forest Lodge to Glebe Point
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. Ramble 3 km. Options to extend. View

6 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Lions Park/Wairo Beach Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Lions Park at Burrill, walk along roads to Dolphin Point before following a bush track and access road to the north end of Wairo Beach. Follow the access road back out to the highway before heading north along the cycle track back to Lions Park.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

7 Nov, Thu 10:15AM Kariong to Point Clare
Grade:3/6 Length 7.7km 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.Walk up then downhill via Kariong Fire trail through bush to Point Clare. Rough tracks, wildflowers, views. Train return to Sydney from Point Clare. View

8 Nov, Fri
Grade:3/6 Branch
Snow | A trip through snow on snowshoes or skis.(Cancelled)
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

8 Nov, Fri Flying Carpet to Michelangelo Cave via Koan Pass
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark one car at GR 423 131 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, descend The Gurgler and visit the Flying Carpet. Walk back underneath the cliff line to Koan Cave, then continue south via Koan Pass and above the cliff line, all the way to Michelangelo Cave. Visit Michaels Chair and re-connect with the first car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 5M, S333E.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

8 Nov, Fri 9:22AM Radiata Plateau
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.Explore various trails on Radiata Plateau. Including out to Mt Elphinstone and Megalong Head. Walk back to Katoomba through Bonnie Doon Reserve.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

8-10 Nov, Fri-Sun The Australian Canyoning Festival
Branch
General Community Event
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The first Australian Canyoning Festival, hosted by the NSW Canyoning Association (NSWCA) is being held at Mt Wilson, NSW. The Festival will consist of skill enhancing workshops, presentations, sponsor displays and equipment sales. This is a unique opportunity to meet other canyoners, share experiences and have fun. There are some fantastic presenters lined up. Check out the full presentation program on the NSWCA website here. View

9 Nov, Sat 10:10AM Dundas – Telopea – Carlingford – Telopea
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.The Carlingford Train Line is closing on January 5 2020. This walk is to say goodbye to this mostly single-track line and hear some of the histories of the line. This walk is in 2 parts. Walk from Dundas to Telopea via the Vineyard Creek Track (generally level to uphill) - 2.5km. Then catch the train from Telopea to the end of the line at Carlingford and return to Telopea via the K13 Memorial and The Ponds Walk (generally level to downhill) - 4.5km. Coffee at Telopea Shops then bus return to Parramatta / Eastwood. Dropout points available. Bush tracks, steps, ups and downs, a couple of short steep climbs which we will take slowly.
Location: Vineyard Creek and The Ponds Walk View

9 Nov, Sat Holts Heaven Close-up
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWollangambe Trail – The Stairway to Heaven – Bungleboori Creek – Kestrel Ridge - Wollangambe Trail. A close-up of Holts Heaven, pagodas and views galore, a fascinating area. Track, off-track with mild scrub, easy scrambles.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 12. View

9 Nov, Sat 6:00PM NPA annual dinner
Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.2019 NPA Annual Dinner - Tickets now available. This is a great opportunity for the National Parks Association community to come together and celebrate. Meet the NPA Executive, State Council, staff, other members and supporters. Learn more about our current activities, programs and conservation work while enjoying a three course meal. There will be the presentation of NPA volunteer awards,  special guest speaker Matt Kean, Minister for Energy and Environment (New South Wales), and many prizes including a classic car ride with Devonshire tea to Sublime point. Book 10 tickets with a group to reserve an entire table, come with a friend, or by yourself and make new friends! $60 for a 3 course meal. Please RSVP by Monday 4 November 2019. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-npa-annual-dinner-tickets-70856765493 If you miss the RSVP deadline, call NPA Office to see if there is any available spot from last minute cancellation.
Location: Mortdale
Map: Mortdale Limit: 100. View

10 Nov, Sun 9:30AM Give a Dam (about Warragamba) Forum
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The Mayors of Wollondilly Shire and Blue Mountains City Council are holding an important community forum to show the NSW and Federal Governments that prioritising developer interests over World Heritage is not OK by the western Sydney community - and you are invited. Register here. View

10 Nov, Sun 8:07AM Jacaranda Walk St Peters Station to Lewisham West Light Rail Station
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  230m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.November is Jacaranda time. We will explore Sydney Park, Erskineville Newtown, Camperdown to Glebe and beyond to see the majestic trees. We also vist the Grafitti Tunnel at Sydney Uni and the many murals in Newtown.  Walk as much as you wish. There are many early exit points.
Location: St Peters
Map: Glebe Limit: 15. View

10 Nov, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands 5
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Tabourie caravan park walk on beaches, rock platforms and bush tracks to explore the coast line and bush from Lake Tabourie to Meroo Lake. Walk out to Crampton Island if the tide is suitable (probably on return) and past Stokes Island. Swim if game.
Map: Lake Tabourie 1:25,000 View

11 Nov, Mon 8:30AM Lennox Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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 the shared pathway to Couglan Rd. Then visit Glenbrook Lagoon, Lennox Bridge, Marges Lookout and Elizabeth Lookout. Pathways, streets and tracks. Tracks in Knapsack Park also cater for mountain bikes.
Location: Blaxland
Map: Springwood and Penrith Limit: 20. View

12 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Amphitheatre and Fairy Bower Falls, Bundanoon
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Spectacular walk underneath the escarpment. Muddy and slippery in places.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

12 Nov, Tue 9:24AM Baulkham Hills
Grade:2/6 Length 9km 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 Torry Burn, Sophia Doyle & Crestwood Reserves. Pathways, streets. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish buses to Parramatta Station or Wynyard Station. View

12 Nov, Tue 8:00PM Fish Intelligence
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Fish are exploited by humans for food from wild stocks and intensive aquaculture as well as being a popular pet. Do we know how intelligent they are? Should we be treating them with the same level of compassion as warm-blooded vertebrates? Talk held by Dr Culum Brown, a professor at the School of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. His main field of study is the behavioural ecology of fishes with a special interest in learning and memory. View

12 Nov, Tue 10:00AM Lisgar Gardens and Hornsby Heritage
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Cancelled) Walk from Hornsby Station to Lisgar Gardens for morning tea and then explore the nearby streets in the Heritage Conservation area. Lunch at the Swimming Pool Park and coffee nearby. View

12 Nov, Tue 9:00AM Mountain-Bike Ride West of Berrara
Grade:3/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(Cancelled) Led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Riding on Mondayong, Berrara, Blackbutt, Grasstree, Cedar and Red-head fire trails in Conjola National Park. Stop for coffee in Cudmirra, maybe Monument Beach for lunch. Exact route to suit participants on the day.
Map: Tianjara 89271S and Sussex Inlet 90274S View

12 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Taren Point Shorebird Reserve
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  10m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Cancelled) This is a bird watching and photography session to welcome back whatever waders are returning from the northern hemisphere. It is timed to see them just as the tides begin to recede. It also allows us to look at the Council managed shorebird reserve. Limit: 12. View

13 Nov, Wed 9:45AM Dee Why to Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk Dee Why to Manly via beaches, bush tracks, some promenades and street walking. View

13 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Royal NP
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.(Cancelled) WOW. Ramble 3 km. Option to extend. View

13 Nov, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social get-together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to stay in touch. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

13 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Waterfall to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  480m 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)(Cancelled) There are some nice quiet pools mid-week in Heathcote National Park and the days are warming up.
Location: Heathcote NP Limit: 12. View

14-15 Nov, Thu (08:30AM)-Fri (15:00PM) South Coast
Grade:3/6 Length 17km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Two days paddling, staying at Holiday Haven Swan Lake Tourist Park 2 nights (13th + 14th Nov). Day 1 (14th Nov), 15km - Paddle the waterways of Sussex Inlet including a section of St Georges Basin and out to the entrance. Day 2 (15th Nov), 17km - Paddle the waterways of Wandandian Creek including a section of St Georges Basin, and Tullarwalla Lagoon. Come for one or both days. PFDs and splash decks compulsory. Will not go onto open water if weather conditions are unfavourable.
Location: Sussex Inlet , Wandandian Creek Limit: 12. View

15 Nov, Fri 8:12AM Hippocrene Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  670m 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) Wentworth Falls, Slack Stairs, Hippocrene Falls, Vera Falls, Valley of the Waters, Conservation Hut. Steep, poor track in sections. Lots of steps. Creek Crossings.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

15 Nov, Fri 10:02PM Night walk Circular Quay to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 31km  700m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) RSVP and head torch are a MUST. Meet at Wharf 5 at Cirular Quay. What to bring: Good walking shoes/boots, 2-3 litres of water, two snacks and one late night meal, light rain jacket. Slippery parts.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Manly Limit: 10. View

15 Nov, Fri Point Repulse
Grade:6/6 Length 24km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader: Mark Wigley. A very big day with serious exposure and nasty scrub plus two 750 m climbs. Descending into Kedumba Valley from the locked gate we will stride out on the Cedarland Fire trail close to the forbidden zone. We then scramble up onto the Korrowall Ridge and along the 4 km dangerously exposed ridge onto Mt Solitary. The route back may be via the East Col track or by Miners Pass if time and stamina allow. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jamison 89302N Limit: 8. View

15 Nov, Fri 9:00AM Winifred Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) PARK CLOSED DUE TO FIRE RISK. While we will follow the track from Audley to Winifred Falls and Anice Falls we will also do some exploring beyond the regular route. We will include the South West Arm. Be prepared
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

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

16 Nov, Sat 9:40AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  600m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) This is a popular section of the Great North Walk, with scenery ranging from foreshore to ridge top lookouts. We will follow the Great North Walk from Cowan Station down to the picturesque Jerusalem Bay, then climb up over a series of ridges before descending into Brooklyn. This walk is a great one-way trip from station to station with numerous water views, including a circumnavigation of Brooklyn Dam whilst enjoying a wonderful diversity of flora along the way.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 12. View

16 Nov, Sat 10:00AM Meadowbank Wharf – Rhodes
Grade:1/6 Length 5km 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 part 3 of 6 parts. Walk Ryde Bridge, street walking to Brays Bay and foreshore paths at Rhodes Park and Kokoda Memorial Track. Mainly flat walking with close river views. Water available and dropout points. Coffee options. Train return from Rhodes. Joint walk with WEA Ramblers. View

16 Nov, Sat Point Green and Wolgan Falls
Grade:5/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a walk in another spectacular, unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently under threat. We will visit Point Green and the Wolgan Falls, starting and finishing on Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

17 Nov, Sun 8:00AM Clyde Gorge Scenic Stroll & Sausage Sizzle
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the Bhundoo Cottages, follow Clyde River along Deadmans Gulch Road upstream into the Clyde Gorge for a sausage-sizzle lunch and real billy tea near a quiet bend in the river. There is a great swimming hole if it is hot. Return by the same route. Two river crossings. BYO bread and cup.
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 10. View

18 Nov, Mon 9:54AM Pulpit Rock to Fairy Bower
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  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.Pulpit Rock, Witches Glen, Ferris Cave, Grotto and Fairy Bower. Rough track in places.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. View

19 Nov, Tue 7:00PM Discover The Great West Walk
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Have you discovered Sydney’s brand new 65-kilometre walk? Discover The Great West Walk at the Bushwalking NSW General Meeting. We bet you’ll find something new and accessible by public-transport too in this presentation by Ian Napier, President of The Walking Volunteers! Hear how they amazingly achieved the mapping and coordination of a new walk through Sydney called The Great West Walk. Great North and South Walks Did you know that Garry McDougall created The Great North Walk along with Leigh Shearer Heriot? They put 7 years into finding, mapping and promoting the Great North Walk to local councils. The walk idea was initiated by Leigh's desire to walk the length of the Lane Cove river valley. Garry liked the idea and thought, why not go all the way to Newcastle? Garry is now working on a Great South Walk from Sydney to Canberra. Another reason to seek him out at 7pm Tuesday night, 19th November at Redfern Town Hall Small Hall on the top floor. View

19 Nov, Tue 8:59AM Oatley Park
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 Como Station to Oatley Station via streets, reserves, bushtracks, fire trails, steep sections. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. 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

19 Nov, Tue 10:59AM Tambourine Bay – Longueville – Northwood
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, steps, bush tracks, ups & downs, lots of lovely water views. Drop out point available at lunchtime. Bus return to city / Lane Cove shops (coffee stop). View

20 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Paddington to Kings Cross
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. Ramble 4 km. Options to extend. View

22 Nov, Fri Green Gully Cliff Walk
Grade:5/6 Length 15km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Newnes follow the Pipeline Track to the saddle at approximately GR 447 274. Leave the track and head north along the cliff edge for about 2.5 km to GR 437 295 and then attempt to walk out to the end of the spur at GR 435 300. Possible return via Petries Gully. Exploratory sections. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

22 Nov, Fri 8:35AM Perrys Lookdown
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  1,130m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Perrys Lookdown to Blackheath Station via Blue Gum Forest. Steep down, poor track in sections. Lots of steps. Creek crossings. Steep up. Lots of steps.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Mt Wilson and Katoomba Limit: 12. View

23 Nov, Sat 3:00PM Destination Pagoda Fundraiser Bush Dance & Music
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Come and celebrate with the Lithgow community their ‘Destination Pagoda’ vision – that offers the Lithgow community a future as an eco-tourism destination to celebrate its internationally unique sandstone pagoda landscape – the Gardens of Stone. Food available for sale. BYO Alcohol. Bookings at www.TICKETEBO.com.au. Funds raised will support Destination Pagoda Visitors Plan for Gardens of Stone. View

23 Nov, Sat 10:30AM Wollemi National Park: Day Walks from Newnes – Part 2 book
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.We would like to invite you to the launch of our new book, Wollemi National Park: Day Walks from Newnes - Part 2. It contains an abridged social history of Newnes and two sections of exciting bushwalks - spectacular cliffs and rock formations, and astonishing slots and passes. Come and find out about our favourite walking destinations, like The Labyrinth, Wolgan Guardian and Minotaur Point, and get a glimpse of a unique collection of historic photographs, which is going to be shown for the first time. View

24 Nov, Sun Gerringong Coast Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A circuit walk exploring the beaches, headlands and rock platforms around Gerringong. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 20. View

24 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Steamers Beach – Blacks Waterhole Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircuit walk through forests and heathland visiting Steamers beach, Brooks Lookout, Blacks Waterhole, Blacks Harbour and Kittys Beach. Fee payable per car into Booderee NP. Meet leader at Bewong rest area.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

25 Nov, Mon 8:15AM Emu Plains to Glenbrook
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
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.A walk with a difference. Walk along the WEST side of the Nepean River towards Leonay. Look for water dragons. Through Leonay Oval to Knapsack viaduct and along the top track of the old ZigZag railway. Elizabeths Lookout, Marges Lookout, down to Lennox Bridge, then to Glenbrook, option to walk around Glenbrook Lagoon. A few rough tracks.
Map: Penrith 90303N View

25 Nov, Mon 8:45AM Narrabeen to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  145m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk vie the beaches. North Narrabeen to Collaroy (3km of sand walking), Long Reef, Dee Why, Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff, Manly. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Northern Beaches
Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Limit: 15. View

26 Nov, Tue 8:55AM Botany Bay
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 from Rockdale Station to Sans Soucci via Kyeemagh, Brighton-Le-Sands, Dolls Point & Sandringham. Pathways, streets. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

26 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Bundanoon
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long3 short but different walks to Erith Coal Mine, Lovers Walk and Dimmocks Creek.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

26 Nov, Tue 5:30PM CRUMA Film Night: Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Come at 5:30 for 6pm start. The Combined Retired Union Member Association (CRUMA) invites you to see screening of Tom Zubrycki’s documentary films ‘Gardens of Stone: Living Landscape and ‘Vern & Joyce Moffitt, Lithgow unionists & environmentalists’. These two short films tell the story CRUMA’s commitment to engaging in dialogue to protect Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone—a beautiful and endangered pagoda landscape that has the potential to become an international ecotourism destination. Join CRUMA in saluting the union movement who understand the dangers of division and the need to fight to protect workers and environmental rights. For bookings + information contact Janine Kitson, 0428 860 623, janine_kitson@tpg.com.au. View

26 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Kellyville – Beaumont Hills
Grade:1/6 Length 4km 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.(Changed Transport Details) Kellyville - Smalls Creek - Beaumont Hills. Streets, cycleways, paths, parks, ups & downs, some nice bush and water views. Coffee at Beaumont Hills, bus return to Rouse Hill, Metro Train to Epping / Chatswood, train return to city.
Location: Beaumont Hills View

26 Nov - 1 Dec, Tue-Sun Round Mtn to Mackeys and Boobee Huts
Grade:3/6 Length 50km  300m Sydney Branch
Kaye B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDay 1: Drive from Sydney to Round Mtn car park then walk steeply downhill 4kms to camp on the lovely Tumut River. Day 2: Walk up and along Farm Ridge Trail and Grey Mare F/T to Mackeys Hut 15km for 3 nights base camp at a shaded site - with a loo. Day 3: Play in the nearby waterfalls or explore other parts. Day 4: Day walk (6km return) to Boobee Hut, a fairly new hut. Day 5: Return to cars same way, drive to Tumut (or somewhere else) for dinner and a comfortable bed. Day 6: Drive home. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Toolong Range 85251N Limit: 12. View

27 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Bendalong to Cunjurong Point
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walk from the campsite entrance around the point above Red Head joining Bendalong Beach, Inyadda Pt and Manyana Beach toCunjurong Pt. This is a mix of beach and road. Coffee at Cunjurong Point Café. Car shuffle. View

27 Nov, Wed 10:00AM Bundeena to Little Marley
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m Sydney Branch
Michael B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pleasant coastal walk. Some street walking and some rock hopping.
Location: Royal NP View

27 Nov, Wed 8:00PM Talk: Sir Joseph Banks – his life and legacy
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.
Location: Multi Purpose Centre 123 Flora St Sutherland(nearBelmont St) View

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

29 Nov, Fri 9:17AM Gladstone Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  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.(Date Changed) Down Roberts Pass to Lindeman Pass. Ascend Gladstone Pass. Exposed in parts. Some awkward moves ascending Gladstone Pass. Wet rocks.
Location: Leura
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. View

30 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Green Gully – Tinpot Hill – Galong Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWith the heat of summmer upon us this is a wonderful walk to get wet and enjoy a beautiful mountain gorge complete with cascades and lots of swimming holes along the way as we walk up Galong Creek back towards Green Gully. Rock scrambling and rock hopping.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N Limit: 15. View

30 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Kellys Falls and beyond
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  150m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Stanwell Park Station to Stanwell Tops then to Kellys Falls. After some exploration return via Princess Marina Track with its historic stone structures. Overgrown and eroded tracks.
Location: Garrawarra State Conservation Area
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 15. View

30 Nov - 1 Dec, Sat-Sun Wollangambe Crater
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
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 longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Walk on tracks from Bell to Wollangambe River plus short side trip to Wollangambe Crater. Camp at Wollangambe River, return by same route. Beautiful country, interesting walking, possible swimming.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 12. View

1 Dec, Sun 8:30AM Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Illawarra Branch
Jennifer M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Mt Keira to Mt Kembla. Walk through forest from Robertsons Lookout to Mount Kembla Lookout on tracks and fire trails (some steep in places). Escarpment and coastal views. Some mountain bike activity in the area. Limit: 10. View

1 Dec, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands 6
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBrush Island And Belowla Island. Walk from Bawley Point to Pretty Beach on beaches and headland tracks, past the nature reserves on Brush Island and Belowla Island. Swim if hot. Easy car shuffle required.
Map: Kioloa 89261N View

2 Dec, Mon 9:05AM Christmas walk – lunch
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.South Lawson Waterfall Walk followed by our annual get-together and lunch at Lawson Hotel. Or just come for the lunch! Booking for lunch essential.
Location: Lawson View

2 Dec, Mon 7:00AM Wedding Cake Rock
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.An early morning walk along the track from Bundeena to Wedding Cake Rock. If there are any takers we might even begin at sunrise. Are you ready? Summer days are best enjoyed at that time of day. Return for lunch and, possibly, a swim at Bundeena. Perfect for photographers and those who just like the coast without the crowds.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

3 Dec, Tue 12:08PM Avalon – Clareville Beach – Taylors Point
Grade:2/6 Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Bus return to Avalon from Taylors Point then bus/es to city. View

3 Dec, Tue 9:34AM Blackheath
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.From Blackheath Station a circular walk via Govetts Leap & Evans Lookout via steep sections, a long steep descent & a long steep climb, both on many steps, then on return to station via streets & some bush tracks involving a short steep climb on rough large rubble. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. 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 long(Updated Details) This 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

4 Dec, Wed 9:00AM Ahearns Lookout to Slotts Way Circular
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  334m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.(Date Changed) This is a pre-walk exploratory and will involve some off-track. The goal is to join Ahearns Lookout Track with a location on the slots way and thus adding an additional lookout and creating a circular walk. Off-track, possibly steep section.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 12. View

4 Dec, Wed 10:19AM Cabarita Area
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. Ramble 3 km. Option to extend. View

4 Dec, Wed 9:00AM Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Blackened by back burning and a wacker with a burnt out car over our dry winter, the reserve has begun to come back so this is a great opportunity to view the transition from black to green. The walk will extend towards Stony Creek at Kings Point so this is a fairly untrodden path for Wednesday walkers. Something in it for everyone! Good shade if the weather is hot. Coffee afterwards. View

5 Dec, Thu 9:00AM A Quiet Swim 1
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.OK, I must confess that there is a hill to go down and then up but otherwise you will enjoy the experience. We might have it to ourselves.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

5 Dec, Thu 8:55AM Taren Point to Cronulla
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue 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)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.(Cancelled) Thursday’s temperature is predicted to be very hot with air particle pollution levels very high. These conditions and many similar previous weeks are a health risk. I am cancelling the walk and will put it on again when conditions are better. Along Woolooware Bay, Georges River, Shell Point and Taren Point Shorebird Reserve. Map of walk.
Location: The Shire View

6 Dec, Fri 9:04AM Farmers Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Climb gully near station to gain views over the old Zig Zag Railway. Then follow Farmers Creek to the dams. Creek crossings. Some sections of track overgrown or obscure. Steep slippery rough trails.
Location: Zig Zag
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 20. View

7 Dec, Sat 10:28AM La Perouse – Henry Head – La Perouse
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Short bushwalk to Henry Head in the morning before lunch at Danny’s Fish’N’Chips (or bring your lunch if preferred). Possible swim at La Perouse. Bus return to city. View

7 Dec, Sat 8:30AM neates glen~grand canyon~clifftop track~Braeside track
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Updated Details) The justifiably famous Grand Canyon walk is a great place to escape the summer heat within its coolcrainforested realm!After experiencing this beautiful area we will walk along the cliff top track with its superb views before rounding off the day along the attractive Braeside walk! This walk is to replace my cancelled wollangambe canyon trip which has been affected by park closures due to the fires. path can be a bit slippery in parts
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba Limit: 15. View

7 Dec, Sat Wombat Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 7.5km  220m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Sunnyside Ridge – Number 8 Lookout – Wombat Canyon - Sonntag Retreat – Fern Gully Ridge – Fire Trail No 8. A great introduction to canyons, no abseils, a beautiful little canyon, some scrambling, possible wet feet. Track, off-track with mild scrub, creek walking, minor scrambling.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 10. View

8 Dec, Sun Illawarra Northern Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A walk exploring the Illawarra coast from Coalcliff to Thirroul via Seacliff Bridge, roadside pathways, beaches, headlands and rock platforms. Part of the Great South Coast Walk (greatsouthcoastwalk.net). Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 20. View

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

8 Dec, Sun 9:00AM Pisgah Rock, Dadder Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  200m Sydney Branch
Kaye B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPisgah Rock, Monkey Ropes Crk, Lincoln Ck, Erskine Ck to Dadder Cave and return. There is some rock scrambling - leader will take a tape. Bring water shoes in case Erskine Creek is a bit high but it will not be a problem to cross. Joint walk with Bush Club. Some rock scrambling, stream crossings.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View

8 Dec, 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

9 Dec, Mon 8:25AM Red Hands Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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.From the station to the causeway and up to Red Hands Cave. Return via Link Track to Campfire Creek. Creek areas can be slippery.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

10 Dec, Tue 8:30AM A quiet Swim 2
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.The second quiet swim..... and with another hill but who cares! It is a magical location.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

10 Dec, Tue 10:00AM Kangaroo Valley Mountain-Bike
Grade:2/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingLed 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 – bring your swimmers! Return same route.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View

10 Dec, Tue 10:59AM Manly Lagoon – Queenscliff – Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, paths, parks. Lots of water views. Possible swim. Coffee at Manly, ferry return from Manly. View

10 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Sydney Harbour NP
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.A circular walk via Shelly Beach, clifftops, North Head Sanctuary, North Head & Collins Beach. Steep sections, steps, bushtracks, walkways, roads. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

11 Dec, Wed 9:30AM Birchgrove Oval Area
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. Ramble 3 km. Option to extend. View

11 Dec, Wed 9:15AM Conjola – Cunjurong Point
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of road at Conjola beach (through the campground). Take advantage of the naturally closed lake entrance to walk around the lake to Cunjurong Point. Great views from the lookouts. Return past Green Island along the beach. Swim optional.
Map: Milton 89272N View

11 Dec, Wed 10:05AM Drummoyne to Balmain East
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  10m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Drummoyne wharf to Balmain East Wharf. Lovely views, mainly street walking. View

11 Dec, Wed 5:00PM Evening walk – Coogee to Bondi
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  210m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Evening walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach along the coastal track via Clovelly Beach, Bronte Beach and Tamarama Beach. Bring food to eat along the way or at the end at Bondi Beach. Meet on Arden Street outside Coogee Bay Hotel at 5pm. Buses for Coogee Beach leave from Martin Place and Museum Station. There could be smoke haze. Limit: 15. View

12 Dec, Thu 10:00AM Sydney Park
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.Ramble around Sydney Park. Coffee somewhere. View

13 Dec, Fri 8:42AM Lost World
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  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.From bus stop near Bruce St, walk to Martins Lookout, Kings Link Trail, Bunyan Lookout, Lost World. Return to Martins Lookout and walk back to Springwood by road. Creek crossings. Some steep and rough sections.
Location: Springwood
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

13 Dec, Fri 9:00AM Paddle Tallowa Dam to Camp 1 Shoalhaven River
Grade:2/6 Length 14km Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) This is a very pleasant paddle up and through the first section of Shoalhaven Gorge. We will paddle up to campsite 1 which is just opposite Monarch Bluff. Lunch and possible swim at campsite then return. Open and deep water with limited exit points. Participants must be wearing a properly fitted and approved personal floatation device.
Location: Lake Yarrunga and Shoalhaven River
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 10. View

14-15 Dec, Sat (12:00PM)-Sun (00:00AM) Car camping on annual NPA Xmas party
Grade:2/6 Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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)Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.I am leading a pack walk from Hornsby to Crosslands. This is detailed in a separate posting. We will join the NPA annual Christmas party lunch. Then we camp for the night. This is a good opportunity for you to join us at camp, if you prefer to car camp rather than pack walk. I have a couple of available spots in my booking. Contact me if you wish to join my booking. You can also make your own booking. The whole month of December is available for booking.  You can book to stay more than one night. Book on line: https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/lifestyle/sports-and-recreation/parks-and-playgrounds/crosslands-reserve or contact Council on 9847 6666. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Berowra Limit: 15. View

14 Dec, Sat 8:00AM Cowan to NPA Xmas Party
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  550m 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.We walk from Cowan to the Annual NPA Xmas Party at Crosslands Reserve. View

14-15 Dec, Sat (07:15AM)-Sun (12:30PM) Introductory Pack Walk to NPA Xmas Party
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This would be very good as the first walk for those wishing to try out pack walking. From Hornsby Station a few streets and link up with Great North Walk. Head to Crosslands reserve (approx. 18 km, mostly downhill and relatively easy with one tricky creek crossing). We join NPA annual Christmas Party at lunch time.  Then we  camp at Crosslands: beautiful spot with water and toilets. Walk out next day to Berowra Station (6 km). Slippery sections.
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

14 Dec, Sat 9:45AM Mount Kuring-gai Station to NPA Xmas party
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m 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 walk from Mount Kuring-gai Station to the Crosslands Reserve to join the NPA Xmas party. Arrive at Mt Kuring-gai station at 9.45 (train arrives at that time) to walk to Calna and then back upstream to Crosslands to join the picnic revellers. We walkers will probably just carry what we are able to eat with those who are arriving by car. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Mount Kuring-gai View

14 Dec, Sat 11:55AM NPA Annual Xmas party at Crosslands Reserve
Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.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.I have led walks for 42 years. Gee, I miss friends who have either moved on or ceased walking. I am sure other experienced leaders would feel the same. How about we have a Xmas party so that we can catch up with past, present and future friends? Gather at Crosslands Reserve for a wonderful time. Don't worry about your waistline. A few leaders would put on walks of various lengths and difficulties before and after the feast. Examples are as below: 1. Walk from Cowan to Crosslands Reserve 2. Walk from Mt. Kuring-gai Station 3. Walk from Crosslands Reserve to Berowra Station 4. Walk from Crosslands Reserve to Mt. Kuring-gai Station 5. Pack Walk from Hornsby and camp at Crosslands 6. Car camp at Crosslands Or you can simply drive to the Reserve. The picnic is self-catered. Bring a plate to share. You can choose to make a note donation instead of bringing a plate. You can do both as money raised will go to NPA. Please mention if you will be bringing a plate as we don't want to end up with just Money but no food.
Location: Berowra Valley NP View

14 Dec, Sat 2:00PM NPA Xmas party to Berowra
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  300m 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.After the NPA Xmas party, we walk from Crosslands to Berowra Station.
Location: Berowra Valley NP View

14 Dec, Sat 2:00PM NPA Xmas Party to Berowra
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  300m 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 walk from NPA Xmas Party at Crosslands Reserve to Berowra station after the party. Slippery and steep sections
Location: Berowra Valley NP View

15 Dec, Sun 11:30AM Christmas at Narrawallee Beach
Milton Branch
32009
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.We will meet any time from about 11:30am onwards to just picnic and socialise and swim if hot. BYO picnic lunch and cool drinks. The December meeting will be held at around 1:30pm. Guests welcome. View

16 Dec, Mon 9:42AM Engineers Cascade and Berghofers Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  370m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pulpit Rock, Engineers Cascade then cross Highway and take Mt York Rd to Berghofers Pass. Down and back up Berghofers Pass. Return to Mt Vic Station. Small ladder and eroded steps to Engineers Cascade.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. View

16 Dec, Mon 8:45AM North Head Manly circuit walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  135m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circuit walk from Manly Wharf to explore the often unexpected wonders of North Head. Shelley Beach, North Head Sanctuary, North Fort (lunch), Q Station (swim at secluded beach), Little Manly, Manly wharf. Joint walk with Bush Club. Meet out the front of Manly wharf 8.45am.
Location: Northern Beaches Sydney
Map: STEP Inc. North Harbour Limit: 15. View

17 Dec, Tue 10:41AM Cronulla – Gunnamatta Bay – Shelly Beach – Cronulla
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Christmas Quiz. Wear red/green and Santa hats. View

17 Dec, Tue 9:36AM De Burghs Bridge to Chatswood
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 to Chatswood Station via Lane Cove River & Ferndale Park Tracks. Steep sections, rough bushtracks, creek crossings (slippery surfaces) steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

18 Dec, Wed 9:49PM Birrabang Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 5km  200m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).(Fully Booked) (Likely will be cancelled, area currently closed due to fire, stay in touch with leader) A very pretty canyon with lots of crayfish. No abseils but wet feet guaranteed, volleys/sneakers recommended. Some scrambling and a short tricky ledge sidle where you wet everything if you fall in. A magnificent lunch spot with views into the Grose Valley. Steep scrambly desc/asc. Joint with Bush Club. Steep scrambling, slippery rocks, pretty well all off-track.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 8. View

18 Dec, Wed 9:00AM Buckleys Headland
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Mostly flat and gentle incline walk from Narrawallee Creek Point Road through weather-beaten forest to Buckleys Headland. This is a great walk for anyone who isn’t into too many hills with a rewarding unencumbered view south to Narrawallee and north to Cunjarong Point. Coffee afterwards back in Milton but if you would like a restful snack at the headland bring that as well. 🙂 Good shade if the weather is hot.
Location: Conjola NP View

19 Dec, Thu 10:00AM Coogee – Bronte – Bondi Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.Summer walk enjoying the eastern beaches Of Sydney. Some steps up and down. Coffee at Bondi Beach. Bus return to city. View

20 Dec, Fri 8:22AM Mount Solitary
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  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.Golden Stairs to Mt Solitary and return. Lots of steps. Steep sections. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 12. View

21 Dec, Sat 9:15AM Cronulla to Fox Studios
Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling tripCycle Cronulla to Fox Studios, via Brighton Le Sands, and return to Cronulla. Generally on flat cycles lanes and cycle paths. Coffee along the way, lunch at Fox Studios. Return to Cronulla by about 3pm. Contact leader for further details. View

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

21 Dec, Sat 8:00AM Shelly Beach – North Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.I am aiming for a low tide swim and snorkel at Shelly Beach then a walk around to the North Head for the views and wildflowers. Come for both types of activity or just one! Bring swimmers and snorkelling essentials plus your walking gear. Aim to have lunch on North Head. Bring plenty of blockout!
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 20. View

22 Dec, Sun 8:11AM Oxfam: Section 7
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m 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.Davidson Park to Ararat Reserve. Lovely bush track along Bantry Bay, Middle Harbour. Have morning tea at a pretty beach. See the amazing natural stone bridge and waterfalls. Lunch at Bluff Lookout for the spectacular view. Expect to see: grass trees, Boronia, rice flowers, Banksia, pea flowers, angophora, scribbly gums, turpentine trees, herons, cormarants, cockatoos, lorikeets. A couple of creek crossings and a few big rocks to climb. Slippery sections.
Map: St Ives Limit: 15. View

22 Dec, Sun 8:11AM Oxfam: Section 8
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m 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.Oxfam section 8 - Ararat Reserve to Tania Park. This is an extension of section 7 for people who want to do extra walking. It will happen at the end of section 7. This final section passes through urban areas, via the beautifully restored Burnt Bridge Creek to the underpass of Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, before heading down to the Spit Bridge, where the trail follows the stunning views of the Spit to Manly trail to finish up at the scenic Tania Park. Expect to see Boronia, wattles, angophora, turpentine trees, birds, tree ferns and other ferns, engravings, boats, luxury houses. Walk 1 km to bus stop or walk 4 km to Manly Wharf. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: balgowlah
Map: Balgowlah Limit: 15. View

22 Dec, Sun 10:00AM Spit to Manly Coastal Walk
Length 10km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Come join the Greens Bushwalking Club for this opportunity to enjoy our wonderful National Park. Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person and lunch. Note that RSVP is compulsory via the link. Any questions please contact Kym on 9230 3030 or kym.chapple@parliament.nsw.gov.au. View

23 Dec, Mon 8:50AM Martins to Magdala
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.From the bus stop near Bruce St walk to Martins Lookout and take the short cut track to the junction of Glenbrook Creek and Magdala Creek. Follow Magdala Creek back up to Springwood. Creek crossings can be slippery.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

26-31 Dec, Thu (12:00PM)-Tue (10:00AM) Kosciuszko National Park
Grade:4/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked) This will the 9th lodge based bushwalking trip I have lead staying at the very comfortable Kahane lodge at Perisher valley, doing day walks in the wonderful Kosciuszko National Park. We will explore many of the alpine tarns, ridges and peaks and enjoy the expansive wildflowers that you get at this time of the year. The lodge has a commercial style kitchen and all the rooms are twin share with ensuites. People coming on this trip often cook in groups as it is easier, practical and more fun but not compulsory. As usual, there will be 3 other leaders so people interested in a walk with have several choices each day! Walks are graded 2 to 5 Some off-track walking and rock scrambling on some of the walks, and potential for extreme weather.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 40. View

26 Dec, Thu - 2 Jan, Thu Mount Kosciuszko
Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Looking for a relaxing time in the Snowy Mountains after Christmas? We are only taking a small group and looking for expressions of interest, staying at a private ski lodge in Perisher Valley. The cost is $400  per person for the week.  Accommodation is in twin or double ensuite rooms in a luxury ski lodge.  Activities include day walks, with special interest in searching for native orchids, relaxing with a book or a swim in the creek. Walk Leaders will be Anne-Maree Mitford and Graeme Bradburn.  You are encouraged to participate in group cooking but if you have special dietary requirements, you are welcome to cook for yourself. Slippery and steep sections.
Location: perisher valley
Map: Mt Kosciuszko and Perisher Valley 85252S Limit: 8. View

28 Dec, Sat 8:30AM Minnamurra River
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Minnamurra to Swamp Road. Paddle from the river mouth to Swamp Road and return on clear water, tide assisted. Limit: 16. View

28 Dec, Sat 11:20AM Newport – Bilgola – Avalon
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Steps, ups and downs, streets, paths, a couple of steep climbs and descents, but we will take it slowly to enjoy the views from a number of scenic lookouts. Long lunch and swim at Avalon Rock Pool, then bus return to city / Manly. Coffee somewhere. View

29 Dec, Sun 9:15AM Conjola – Narrawallee Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Milton Branch
Fiona S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark cars at end of road at Conjola beach (through the campground). Walk along beaches, headlands to Narrawallee. Leisurely lunch and swim optional. Return inland via estuary, Burrawang forest.
Map: Milton 89272N View

29 Dec, Sun - 1 Jan, Wed Main Range – Snowy Mountains
Grade:5/6 Length 45km  650m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long4 days exploring the Main Range and surrounding area of the Snowy Mountains. Great alpine walking, beautiful and unique lakes, grand views all round.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 10. View

2 Jan, Thu 11:30AM Port Kembla – Hill 60 – Port Kembla Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 4km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, ups & downs, 1 steep climb, water views (no rock hopping). Swim. Bus return via Warrawong Plaza (for coffee) then train from Wollongong. View

3 Jan, Fri 8:50AM Victory Track
Grade:3/6 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.Victory Track, Numantia Creek to Numantia Falls, then walk to Springwood Station via Sassafras Gully Rd. Mostly on good track or road, but there are creek crossings and a couple of steeper rougher sections.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

4 Jan, Sat 8:00AM Putty Beach to McMasters Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWhere do you go when the heat of summer is on? A lovely coastal walk with plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel and enjoy the dramatic scenery! One of my favourites walks along the littoral zone. Swimming in open water.
Location: Bouddi NP and Central Coast
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

4 Jan, Sat 10:19AM Riverwood – Narwee
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Ailsa 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.Streets, paths, boardwalk, water views, mangroves. Coffee at Narwee, train return to city. View

5 Jan, Sun 8:00AM Honeymoon Bay to Target Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Visit a number of secluded beaches on the northern headland of Jervis Bay. Walk from Honeymoon Bay to Target Beach (on track). Stay here for swim/picnic or visit the wreck of the St Martin de Porres at the base of Longnose Point. Optional off-track/rock hopping (grade 4) on to Little Target Beach and possibly beyond to Boat Harbour. Plenty of time for any number of swims if the weather is right.
Map: Currarong 90271N Limit: 12. View

6 Jan, Mon 9:22AM Evans Lookout Clifftop Walk
Grade:3/6 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.From the bus stop near St Andrews Ave, walk to Evans Lookout. Clifftop walk from there to Barrow Lookout for views of Govetts Leap. Then take the Braeside Walk to Blackheath.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

7 Jan, Tue 9:30AM Bawley – Termeil- Kioloa Circuit Bike Ride
Length 32km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Mixed road and good dirt track. From Bawley Pt Reserve cycle back to Termeil, then on old hwy to Ingolds Lookout. Then Boardinghouse Road back to Hwy for 5 km (quite safe with wide shoulder). Up Buck’s Road (very steep) over hills and down to Pretty Beach and Kioloa. Return along quiet coast road and cycleway to start.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View

7 Jan, Tue 8:34AM Dangar Island Circumnavigation
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue 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)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.Stunning 360 degree views of the river, adjacent islands and bridges. About 100 steps up from the station and then down on return. View

8 Jan, Wed 11:00AM Bundeena to Jibbon Head
Grade:1/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bush tracks, beach walking, Aboriginal engravings, optional swim at end of walk at your own risk.
Location: Royal NP View

8-10 Jan, Wed-Fri Colo/Nepean River paddle
Length 25km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripStarting with a rafting experience at Penrith Whitewater Stadium (just plain good fun). Then camping for 2 nights at Upper Colo Reserve. Day 2 paddling the Colo River. The section will depend upon water levels. Day 3 paddling on Nepean River. Either Nepean Gorge or if sufficient water from Penrith to Wallacia. Trip combined with another club. PFD compulsory.
Location: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

8 Jan, Wed 3:30PM Nuggan Pt, Meroo Headland
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk to Nuggan Point from Meroo Head Campsite. This is an easy and delightful walk with coastal forest, lake and sandy beaches with bonus BBQ. PLUS: After the walk, return to campsite and parking area for light/BBQ. BYO meat and associated foods and drink. Expected return home by 7:30pm. View

8 Jan, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

8 Jan, Wed 6:55AM Wollangambe Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  250m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).(NEW!!!) Wollangambe Canyon via Joes, Du Faurs and Lower Bell Canyons. A taster of several canyons, each with its own distinctive character. The side trip up Bell is a classic. Wetsuits, lilos and volleys/similar required. Slippery rocks, cold deep water. Steep climb out with a heavy pack.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Wollongambe Limit: 8. View

9 Jan, Thu 10:00AM Tempe – Wolli Creek – Mascot
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.Ramble around Tempe Reserve, continue beside Alexandra Canal. Train return from Mascot. Coffee somewhere. View

10 Jan, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

10 Jan, Fri 9:50AM Pierces Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 5km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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.Walk to Grose River for lunch. Return same way. Lots of steps. Creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

11 Jan, Sat 10:30AM Coogee – Maroubra
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, paths, ups & downs. Swim. Bus return to city from Maroubra. View

11-12 Jan, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Erskine Creek Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m 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 longWe start with a walk down on the Jack Evans Track to Erskine Creek in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains NP. We then walk upstream to an excellent swimming pool on the junction with Lincoln/Monkey Ropes Creek. Spend the day swimming and stay the night at a nice campsite near the pool. Return will be a short walk along Monkey Ropes Creek and up a new track to return to the cars. This is a perfect way to spend a summer weekend.
Location: ErskineCreek and Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

11 Jan, Sat 8:00AM Hat Hill Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimmingHt Hill Canyon is a spectacular easy canyon to enjoy as it requires no abseils and only a few shortish swims so a wetsuit is definitely required. A wonderful watery trip on a hot January weekend not far from Blackheath. Rock scrambling, cold water and a few short swims, so a wetsuit is necessary.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

11 Jan, Sat 10:33PM Otford to Bundeena: Royal NP Night Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  1,000m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) RSVP and head torch are a MUST. This is Sydney’s premier coastal walk, taking us through the world’s second oldest national park, the magnificent Royal National Park. Our starting point is the village of Otford, at the southern end of the RNP. Our aim is to arrive in Bundeena by about 8:15am, to ensure we catch the first ferry of the day, the 9am service to Cronulla. Type of walk: This is a full night time adventure filled with great natural beauty, coastal tracks, a rich diversity of pristine eco-systems and abandoned beaches. There are some moderate climbs. Difficulty: Hard, because of the distance and as we must concentrate for the night walking. We will be winding through forest, up and down headlands and crossing long beaches. A good level of fitness is definitely required. There are No get out points for this walk. If you attend you must finish the entire walk. Transport back is by ferry across Port Hacking to Cronulla Railway Station for the 45 minute service back to the city. All transport is Opal Card, except the ferry. What to bring: Good walking shoes/boots, 2-3 litres of water, two snacks and one late night meal, light rain jacket. A headlight and spare batteries are essential. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

11 Jan, Sat Wild Gorge, Dome Cave and Cosmic Cave
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this spectacular and threatened area must be protected for future generations. Park on a fire trail off Sunnyside Ridge Road and walk east to the head of a tributary of Wild Gorge. Descend it, visiting Dome Cave along the way, then explore both branches of the gorge, including Pinch Point Circle. Move south east and out towards Carne Creek, then climb out and visit Cosmic Cave. Exit via Split Rock Point and Pass. Re-connect with the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

12 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Burrill Lake West Arm Walk – Morning Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA very short and easy walk for a Sunday! From Lions Park to Dolphin Point Dam then West Arm of lake via bush/cycle tracks and Romney Park Rd. Return via NPWS walking track and Aboriginal Cave to Lions Park by lunch time. View

12 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Joe’s secret pool
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.My friend Joe introduced me to his secret Olympic Size pool. It is quite amazing. However, you need to walk 10 km with a climb of 300 m to enjoy this pool. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

12 Jan, Sun 8:30AM Mt Kembla, Illawarra Escarpment
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walk on tracks and fire trails through eucalypt and rain forests from Mount Kembla Lookout to the summit, Ring Track and Ridge Track. Coastal and escarpment views. Limit: 16. View

13 Jan, Mon 9:12AM Overcliff and Undercliff
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  320m 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 Conservation Hut. Then down stairs to Overcliff walk. Visit Den Fenella Lookout. Follow Undercliff walk to Wentworth Falls and Round Walk.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

14 Jan, Tue 9:31AM Northbridge to Artarmon
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 to Artarmon Station via Folly Point & Tunks Park. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. Steep sections, rough bushtracks, streets, creek crossings (slippery surfaces) steps. View

14 Jan, Tue 11:06AM Wollongong Day Out
Grade:1/6 Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Bus ride from Campbelltown to Wollongong. At beach by 1pm for lunch and swim. Minimum walking. Bus and train return to Sydney. View

15 Jan, Wed 9:30AM Birchgrove to East Balmain
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 Ramble 3 Kms. Options to extend. View

16 Jan, Thu 10:20AM Marks Park – Tamarama – Bronte – Clovelly
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Bus return. View

17 Jan, Fri 8:42AM Burra Korain Flat
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  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 to Burra Korain Flat on the Grose River. On the way visit Victoria Falls. Lots of steps. Rough track. Creek crossings.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

17 Jan, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

18 Jan, Sat Dumbano Creek Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 7.5km  200m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Wollangambe Trail – Overgrown fire trail – Dumbano Creek – Girdwood Track - Wollangambe Trail. This is a nice introduction to canyons, no abseils, wet feet. Track, off-track with mild scrub, creek walking.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 12. View

18 Jan, Sat 10:30AM Manly Wharf – Forty Baskets Beach – Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk to Forty Baskets and return after lunch and swim (own risk). Ferry return to city. View

19 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Cave Beach, Bherwerre Beach Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on beaches (6km) and four wheel drive tracks. Good views of Pigeon House. Swim if warm. Start and finish at car park at end of Cave Beach Rd. GR: 877067. Meet leader car park Booderee NP entrance (fees apply).
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

19 Jan, Sun Gerroa & Seven Mile Beach NP
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA great easy summer time, low tide, walk exploring rock platform, beach and bush. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 20. View

19 Jan, Sun 1:00PM Narrabeen Lagoon Circumnavigation
Sydney Branch
Tony C.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingFrom the Western Basin to the outlet to the sea by the Ocean Street Bridge, you'll see it all. There's so much to experience. On this leisurely paddle you'll have the opportunity to swim the lagoon from a clean, sandy beach or take a plunge in the ocean or nearby rock pool. Visit an island in the middle of the lagoon, experience the exotic wildlife - pelicans, black swan, maybe a fish will jump into your boat! Hear about the astonishing Aboriginal history of the area and what's being done now to protect the remaining bushland. See the new Aquatic Walkway, about to be opened. Led by former president of Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment, Tony Carr. If you don’t have your own kayak we can arrange to rent one at cost for you. Grade: Easy. Limited places. Bookings essential. PFDs compulsory. View

19 Jan, Sun 11:45AM Resolute Beach and the Resolute Loop Trail
Length 6km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Come join the Greens Bushwalking Club for this opportunity to enjoy our wonderful National Park. Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person and lunch. Note that RSVP is compulsory via the link. Any questions please contact Kym on 9230 3030 or kym.chapple@parliament.nsw.gov.au.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP View

19 Jan, Sun 10:00AM The Basin
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is the warmest water I can find in Sydney for swimming and snorkelling. It is also the calmest.  Laze around, have picnic, swim, snorkel, stand up board, BBQ. Optional walking. Hazards associated with water activities and hiking
Location: Palm Beach
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 15. View

20 Jan, Mon 8:28AM Spurwood Rd
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.Walk down Spurwood Trail and cross over Cripple Creek Trail to follow bike tracks up to the ridge opposite. Follow more bike tracks out along the ridge and back. Return to Warrimoo via Rickard Road. Some steep loose sections. Not much shade on this walk.
Location: Warrimoo
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 20. View

21 Jan, Tue 10:02AM Carss Park – Ramsgate
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Lyn C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Mostly flat. A couple of short but fairly steep hills. Could be muddy and slippery after rain. Some uneven surfaces. Steps down. Mostly easy walk along the shore of Kogarah Bay then through reserves and a little street walking to Ramsgate. Option of swim at Ramsgate Baths at conclusion of walk. View

21 Jan, Tue Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

21 Jan, Tue 10:14AM Lake Macquarie
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 Toronto beside the lake, fire trails & bushtracks, some rough tracks, reserves, streets, short steep sections & steps. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At the finish a bus to Fassifern Station (CCN Line). View

22 Jan, Wed 9:00AM Mollymook Mystery Tour
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore little trekked back alleys of reserves and bushland from the oval, up through the top of Hilltop Golf Course, across Mollymoke Farm Creek and back to Tallwood Cafe for a not so mysterious refreshment. Gentle walking, mostly downhill except for the parts that go up - (the “other bits”). View

22 Jan, Wed 10:03AM Olympic Park 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 Ramble 3 Kms. Options to extend. View

23 Jan, Thu 10:59AM Bundeena – Jibbon Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sophie A.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bush tracks, rocks, beach walking, Aboriginal carvings, optional swim at end of walk (own risk). Ferry return to Cronulla, train return to city. View

24 Jan, Fri 9:35AM Colliers Causeway
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.Walk down to Colliers Causeway. Then up Porters Pass and across to Fort Rock before heading back to Blackheath. Old tracks, creek crossings, scrambling and muddy sections.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

25 Jan, Sat 10:21AM Brighton-Le-Sands – Ramsgate – Sandringham
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Updated Details) Streets, parks, ups & downs, water views. Swim at Sandringham Baths. Dropout points available. Bus return to Kogarah, coffee at Kogarah, train return to city. View

25-27 Jan, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) The Mighty Morong Deep
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  700m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longIf you want the ultimate river trip you simply can't go past the mighty Morong Deep! This is an incredibly beautiful section of the upper Kowmung River populated by numerous cascades, cool refreshing giant swimming pools and slabs of pink granite which is perfect for scrambling over, sunbaking on and allowing perfect grip as you explore your way down the river. In short, having the time of your life! Add to this the real chance of bagging a wild trout and some lovely campsites and you have all the attributes for an amazing experience worthy of saluting the Australia Day weekend in style! The walk involves walking down into the deep via Megalith ridge,establishing a basecamp at a loverly grassy campsite then exploring with day packs the Kowmung river upstream into the Morong Deep and downstream too which has a completely different character. Lots of rock scrambling.
Location: Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Kanangra 89303S, Shooters Hill 88302S, Gurnang 88291N, and Yerranderie 89294N Limit: 12. View

26 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Australia Day Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 31km  700m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Circular Quay to Manly, OR as much as you wish. There are many exit points. Australia Day Celebration. This is the third year we are doing this walk to enjoy the fun Australia Day Celebration. See aerial display, water activities, festivities.  Stop for swimming at various beaches.  If you arrive early, you may be able to get free sausage sizzle and coffee at the Rocks area. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 15. View

26 Jan, Sun 10:32AM Circular Quay – Taronga – Bradleys Head
Grade:1/6 Length 2km 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.Leader to be decided on day of the walk. Harbour side tracks. We’ll watch Harbour Festivities along the way and lunch at Bradleys Head. Return to city from Taronga Wharf. View

28 Jan, Tue 10:00AM Harbour South Shore
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk through Darling Point to McKell Park, then around Double Bay to Murray Rose Pool for swim and lunch. Optional extension to Point Piper and Rose Bay. Bus or ferry return. View

28 Jan, Tue 9:15AM North Sydney
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 Wollstonecraft Station to Milsons Point Station via Reserves & Bays. Steep sections, many steps, rough bushtracks. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. View

29 Jan, Wed 9:30AM Ettalong to Patonga
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  500m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Coastal tracks, some steep and rocky, beach walking. Walk from Ettalong to Patonga round the coast. Lunchtime swim at Pearl Beach. Finish at Patonga to catch bus back to Woy Woy. If hot, we'll walk back to Umina Beach and catch a bus back to Woy Woy.
Location: Brisbane Water NP View

29 Jan, Wed 3:00PM South Coast Islands 7
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longO'hara Island, Dawsons Island and Granite Rock. From the NPWS car park at Pretty Beach, walk south along the beaches and around headlands past O'Hara Island, Dawsons Island and Granite Rock (we will call it an island). Return along the beach for an evening bbq at the Pretty Beach picnic area. Bring your own meat or veg alternative and salads to share. We will organise the cooking necessities. This is an opportunity for those intimidated by the climb over Mt Durras to experience part of this iconic walk. NPWS park entry fees apply.
Map: Kioloa 89261N View

30 Jan, Thu 9:16AM Strickland House, South Head and Watsons Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue 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)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.Mostly (a few streets) along Sydney Harbour on the Heritage Foreshore Track which takes in scenic beaches and Sydney Harbour views, historic gun emplacements to the distinctive red and white striped Hornby Lighthouse. Uneven surfaces and steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour View

31 Jan, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

1 Feb, Sat Kayaking Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour
Branch
jcrocker
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(NEW!!!) Expressions of interest are sought for a kayaking trip of about a week's duration in Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour in SW Tasmania for February or March 2020. The plan would be to fly from Hobart to Melaleuca, and a folding kayak, suitable for air transport, would be an advantage. It is possible to take a conventional kayak into Port Davey on a charter boat, but the trip around the southern capes of Tasmania is recommended only for those with good sea legs. A number of shops in Australia sell folding kayaks, and hire arrangements may be possible. Once there, the plan would be to explore as much of the area as the weather conditions permit. February and March are the least windy months, but very strong winds may occur at any time. However, the area has many sheltered inlets and it should usually be possible to find some protected water to paddle. View

1 Feb, Sat 10:08AM Maroubra – Coogee
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, ups & downs, water views following the coast. Swim. View

2 Feb, Sun 9:00AM Sussex Inlet to Swan Lake
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk via riverside paths, sand dunes, rock platform & Cudmirrah Beach to reach Swan lake. Lovely views across inlet & ocean. Meet leader at Sussex Turnoff car park.
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S View

3 Feb, Mon 9:30AM Golden Stairs to Furber Steps
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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.Bus to Scenic World for morning tea in nearby park. Walk out along Narrowneck Trail and down the Golden Stairs. Follow Federal Pass to Furber Steps. Rough track in sections and plenty of steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

4 Feb, Tue 8:00AM Burning Palms
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAnother early start to complete this loop walk before the heat of the day.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

4 Feb, Tue 8:30AM Circular Quay to Nielson Park
Grade:2/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via The Royal Botanic Garden, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay to Nielson Park (Shark Beach). Bays, streets, many steps up & down. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus to Town Hall Station. View

4 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Fitzroy Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks. The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. The walk is mostly on formed tracks but the extension to the plane crash site is off-track. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks. Some off-track.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

4 Feb, Tue 9:43AM Parramatta – Sutherland by Bus
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 by M92 Bus to interesting morning tea spot in the University Café, resume the bus journey and stop at Bankstown for lunch in the park. Continue by bus to Sutherland. Coffee at Sutherland, train return to city. View

5 Feb, Wed Rocks Area
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 Ramble 3 Kms. Options to extend. View

6 Feb, Thu 10:08AM Tuggerah – Chittaway Bay – Long Jetty
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.Nature Reserve, water views, birds, good track, environmental management of urban runoff into Tuggerah Lake. Steady pace. Bus return to Gosford, train return to Sydney. Coffee somewhere. View

7 Feb, Fri 9:22AM North Katoomba 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.Wander the maze of tracks and trails in this area. Could be people walking their dogs.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

8-23 Feb, Sat (07:00AM)-Sun (00:00AM) Lord Howe Island Trip 2020
Illawarra Branch
34125
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Joe Pike and Brendan Mills are leading another great trip to Lord Howe Island in February 2020. The trip is for one week and allows for group of individual activities including bush walking, swimming/snorkeling, cycling, history insights and more. We are calling for expressions of interest. Please be early as these trips have filled up quickly in the past. Please contact Joe on josephpike3@gmail.com or 0428276883 for further information. View

8-9 Feb, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Pisgah Rock Track – Erskine Creek – Dadder Cave – Blands Pool
Grade:3/6  220m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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 longAttention all lovers of 5 star campsites, fantastic swimming holes and hedonists in general! On this trip we will descend the Pisgah Rock Track to one of the most superb campsites you've ever encountered, complete with a lake sized swimming pool nearby. Add to this numerous cascades and rapids to laze in or lilo down, as well as interesting places to visit like Dadder Cave and you have a memorable weekend indeed. Book early to avoid disappointment as this is sure to be a popular trip. Rock hopping up and down Erskine Creek and a steep descent of the Pisgah Rock Track.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

9 Feb, Sun 9:00AM Waterfall to Heathcote
Length 10km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Come join the Greens Bushwalking Club for this opportunity to enjoy our wonderful National Park. Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person and lunch. A hard 10 km walk. Note that RSVP is compulsory via the link. Any questions please contact Kym on 9230 3030 or kym.chapple@parliament.nsw.gov.au.
Location: Heathcote NP View

10 Feb, Mon 9:03AM North Lawson Trail
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.Echo Bluff, Frederica Falls, Lawson Swamp and Sunset Rock. Trail with loose surface. Sections of rough steep track.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

11 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Eastern Beaches
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Maroubra Beach via clifftops & reserves, streets, some steps to climb, pathways. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish buses to return to city. View

11 Feb, Tue 9:00AM Forest Island Path and Bola Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.We will stay in the cool forest and look at the wildlife. It can be very pleasant in there and it is worth carrying a camera.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

11 Feb, Tue 10:20AM Glenbrook – Glenbrook Lagoon – Glenbrook Olympic Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, tracks, ups & downs. Optional swim at Glenbrook Olympic Pool ($6.60 Adult / $5.00 Concession / $2.30 Spectator / Over age 75 free). Train return to city. View

12 Feb, Wed 9:40AM Mt Kuring-gai to North Turramurra
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  700m Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mt Kuring-gai Station via Apple Tree Bay, Bobbin Head finishing at the Sphinx Memorial at North Turramurra. No need to contact leader.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP View

12 Feb, Wed 9:30AM North Head to Lookout
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 Ramble. Options to extend. View

12 Feb, Wed 4:00PM Ulladulla Headland & Rockshelf – Evening Walk
Length 3km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk east on the track around the headland to the lighthouse and continue along the cliff-top track until we reach the steps down to the rock shelf. Return to car park via the rock shelf and stairs. Wear shoes that you are willing to get wet. Dinner afterwards for those who would like to partake, location to be determined. Limit: 5. View

12 Feb, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

14 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

14 Feb, Fri 8:55AM Grose Head South
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  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.Blue Gum Swamp to Grose Head South. Steep loose surface on fire trail.
Location: Winmalee
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

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

15 Feb, Sat Devils Throat and the Cliffs of Camp Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park cars at GR 435 069 and drop down into Camp Creek. Follow it, inspecting overhangs along the way, then scramble above the amazing Devils Throat. Next, descend back into Camp Creek and head east into the gorge and visit the Devils Throat from the bottom. Depending on the time, return via a pass to the south or via East Creek. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

15 Feb, Sat 10:53AM Narrabeen
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Narrabeen - Narrabeen Lagoon - North Narrabeen. Streets, paths, mostly flat, water views. Swim at North Narrabeen Rock Pool. Bus return. View

17 Feb, Mon 9:22AM Castle Head
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.Bus to Scenic World for morning tea in nearby park. Walk out along Narrowneck Trail to Castle Head. Great view to Ruined Castle and Mt Solitary. Return to Scenic World for bus back to Katoomba. Cars and bicylces may be encountered on Narrowneck Trail.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 20. View

18 Feb, Tue 10:33AM Bronte – Clovelly
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Fran C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, paths, ups & downs. Swim. Bus return to city from Clovelly. View

18 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Manly – The Spit Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to “The Spit” via Manly Scenic Walkway Track & Castle Rock. Steep sections, many steps, bushtracks with rough & uneven surfaces. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish buses return to city or Manly. View

19 Feb, Wed 9:46AM Brooklyn Circuit
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 Ramble. Options to extend. View

21 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

21 Feb, Fri 9:12AM Lockley Pylon
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  330m 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 the Pinnacles and Lockley Pylon.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

22 Feb, Sat 10:12AM Coogee – Bondi
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Maurice F.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Streets, parks, ups & downs, lots of water views, hugging the coast. Swim. Bus return to city from Bondi. View

23 Feb, Sun 9:00AM Burrill Lake Bush and Shoreline
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Milton Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Wildflower Reserve walk west to upper reaches of lake. Follow shoreline to boat ramp then fire trail and track to Cooper Creek. Some off-track to shoreline then to outskirts of Kings Point. Return to Wildflower Res via bush track. Figure of 8 walk can be varied. View

25 Feb, Tue 8:00AM 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.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

25 Feb, Tue 9:56AM Narrabeen Lakes
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 around Narrabeen Lakes via Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, then walk across to Dee Why. Streets, walkways, parks/reserves. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to city from Dee Why B-Line stop. View

25 Feb, Tue 10:35AM North Sydney – Cremorne
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.North Sydney - Neutral Bay - Maccallum Pool - Cremorne. Streets, parks, ups & downs, steps, water views. Swim. Ferry return. Coffee and pancakes at City Extra. View

25 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Old Bulluck Track – Macquarie Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) From the bottom of Macquarie Pass follow an old bullock track up to Clover Hill Rd. Turn down a Canyoners Track to Macquarie Rivulet and follow back to car park. Slippery, steep, off-track, scrambling on a narrow track. Can be quite muddy in places.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

26 Feb, Wed 8:00PM Follow the sun
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.An extreme grey nomad global adventure. Bill and Julie Lawler are spending six continuous northern and southern hemisphere summers in a row travelling by vehicle following the sun. Hear about their experience of travelling 543 days in a camper across five continents, 51 countries and over 130,000 kilometres. View

26 Feb, Wed 9:00AM Walter Hood Monument to Washerwomans
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.This is a sublime coastal walk along the flat, sheltered, wide open beaches and bushland from the Walter Hood monument. Come join us for a mostly shaded, peaceful summers day walk. You’ll never want to leave! Coffee back in Milton. NB: Return home about 1pm. View

26 Feb, Wed 9:40AM Watsons Bay to Coogee
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  150m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
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.Walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee via Macquarie Lighthouse, Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly Beaches. Great coastal views and opportunity for a swim. No need to contact leader unless enquiry. Some street walking, steps and hills.
Map: Southern Beaches View

27-29 Feb, Thu (04:38AM)-Sat (00:00AM) Mount Jagungal
Grade:3/6 Length 36km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Three-day pack walk Mt Jagungal, one of the “biggies” at over 2000m. A beautiful campsite on a high knoll and surrounded by Snow gums. Day 1 - Walk to campsite. Day 2 - Climb Jagungal with daypacks. Day 3 - Walk out. Joint with Bush Club Inc. Could be cold nights at high altitude.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Jagungal 85251S and Toolong Range 85251N Limit: 8. View

27 Feb, Thu 9:24AM Sefton to Granville along Duck Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue 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)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.Initally some streets and then along good paths along the Duck River to find the chook colonies on the way. View

28 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. Grade 5 or 6. View

28-29 Feb, Fri (13:00PM)-Sat (00:00AM) South Coast Islands 8
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Camp Friday and Saturday nights at South Durras. Leader will provide caravan park details. Saturday morning walk from South Durras to North Durras, Point Upright and past Grasshopper Island to Depot Beach. Return via the rainforest walk. Non-campers welcome. Meet at the caravan park for 9am start. Other activities may be arranged for those camping. NPWS park entry fees apply.
Map: Durras 89261S View

29 Feb, Sat 8:30AM Griffiths Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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 delightful circuit takes in some wonderful views of the south coast and several secluded valleys tucked in behind the coast as from such vantage points as the Cooks Nose and Illawarra lookout. Hopefully there will still be a lot of flowers out as well as many birds, with the lucky observer sighting the elusive ground parrot which lives here.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

29 Feb, Sat Leader Forum – Save the Date!
Illawarra Branch
Sam G.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.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.Sydney Leader forum. The half-day event will be indoor in Sutherland, Southern Sydney. The activity will focus on identifying leader competencies and on proposals for mentoring new leaders. All current leaders and any member with an interest in leading activities in future are invited to attend. Registration is free. Contact Sam Garrett-Jones (samgj1@gmail.com) for registration and further information.
Location: Sutherland Limit: 30. View

29 Feb - 1 Mar, Sat-Sun Part of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
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.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

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

1 Mar, Sun 8:14AM Crossing The Blue Mountains
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains was the expedition led by Gregory BlaxlandWilliam Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, which became the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales by European settlers.  Mal January did not exactly follow the original route but mapped out his hiking route and led a group to cross the Blue Mountains twice.  Thanks to his generosity for permitting me to use his route, we can repeat this epic journey to cross the Blue Mountains. We take the 7:23 Blue Mountains train every Sunday, with some exceptions. If you like long walks, there is an option for you to walk two sections on some days. Also, some days have long walks. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

1 Mar, Sun 8:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  420m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader:Sheila/ Bandula/Angelo/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Emu Plains to Glenbrook. This is section 1 of the 14 sections to walk across the Blue Mountains. We walk from Emu Plains to Glenbrook. We walk along the scenic River Walk, visit a ruin, the John Whitton Memorial,  the Quarry Lookout, Zig Zag Railway, Lucasville Station, Siding Lookout, Elizabeth Lookout and Marges Lookout before walking to Glenbrook via Lovers Walk. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf   Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Glenbrook Limit: 15. View

1 Mar, Sun 8:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  220m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Sheila/Bandula/Angelo/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Glenbrook to Blaxland. This is section 2 of the 14 sections to walk across the Blue Mountains. Section 2 follows section 1 on the same day. It is designed for people who want to do long walks. Glenbrook Tunnel, Lennox Bridge and Glenbrook Lagoon are the highlights of the walk. The disused Glenbrook Tunnel is steeped in history. It was used as a secret site for mustard gas storage in World War II and in recent years housed a mushroom farm that one local MP called a "doss house". The Lennox Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge at Mitchells Pass. It is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf Lunch will be at the Glenbrook Lagoon. Glenbrook Lagoon is a rare upland wetland that is one of only three of its kind in the entire Hawkesbury-Nepean System. The lagoon provides habitat for flora and fauna species that are otherwise unusual in the area. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

1 Mar, Sun 12:00PM Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop
Length 6km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Come join the Greens Bushwalking Club for this opportunity to enjoy our wonderful National Park. A 6km moderate walk. Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person and lunch. Note that RSVP is compulsory via the link. Any questions please contact Kym on 9230 3030 or kym.chapple@parliament.nsw.gov.au. View

1 Mar, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands 9
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk around Wasp Head, past Wasp Island, along beautiful Emily Millers Beach to Flat Rock Island, Myrtle Beach and onto Richmond Beach. Return via forest tracks. This walk completes our journey to the islands in the known universe. In the autumn we will venture into the wilds of Bateman's Bay. NPWS park entry fees apply.
Map: Durras 89261S View

4 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Centennial Park Circuit
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 Ramble. Option to extend. View

6-8 Mar, Fri-Sun Canberra Cycling
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Cycle | A cycling tripOption to meet 7pm, Thursday evening for dinner at local restaurant (need to book). Riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Up to approx. 40 - 60kms each day; with possible 530m elevations - 530m descents. Cycling various day trips, mainly bike paths, around Canberra and suburbs. Planning to stay at Alivio Tourist Park, O’Connor which has a pool, tennis court, powered and unpowered sites (unfortunately they no longer have tent sites). Opportunity for site seeing too. Come for all or selected days. No Helmet No Go! View

7-14 Mar, Sat (07:00AM)-Sat (14:00PM) Walls of Jerusalem
Grade:4/6 Length 80km  1,000m 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(Updated Details) Walls of Jerusalem to Lake St Clair, Tasmania. This is my favourite long walk that I have ever done and on my 5th visit to the superlative Walls of Jerusalem, we will explore the many wonderful aspects that this area has to offer over several days. Then we travel down past the Great Lakes of Adelaide, Meston and Junction to the interestingly named Never Never and the Mersey River which we follow through to the Overland Track at Harnett Falls. From this point we go south then north into Pine Valley for 2 days of magic, climbing the Acropolis, the Labyrinth and other scenic gems. Finally, there is an easy walk down to Lake St Clair for a ferry ride to Cynthia Bay and a pickup with bushwalkers transport back to Hobart. Rock scrambling and a bit off-track walking in the Never Never, potential extreme weather.
Map: Rowallen, Ada, Du Cane, Cathedral, and Pillans Limit: 12. View

8 Mar, Sun 8:32AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 3
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader:Sheila/ Bandula/Angelo/Geoffrey/Ewan.  Following the footsteps of Mal January,  We walk from Blaxland to Warrimoo. One of the prettiest walks in all of the Lower Mountains, this track (classified as hard track) winds along Florabella Creek and then Glenbrook Creek. Wildflowers, shelter caves, swimming holes, interesting sidetracks and lots of shady spots to rest make this a great adventure at any time of year. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

8 Mar, Sun 8:32AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  360m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Sheila/Bandula/Angelo/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Warrimoo to Valley Heights. This is section 4 of the 14 sections to walk across the Blue Mountains. This is designed for people who wish to do long walks.  It is a continuation of section 3 on the same day. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

11 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Manly to Fairy Bower
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 Ramble. Options to extend. View

11 Mar, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

15 Mar, Sun 8:45AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 5
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Bandula/Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Valley Heights to Faulconbridge via Magdala and Victory Tracks. Beautiful sandstones, waterfalls, wildflowers and trees. Steep and slippery sections, 6 creek crossings, some part of the track is hard.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

15 Mar, Sun 8:45AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 6
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Bandula/Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan.  Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Faulconbridge to Linden. Visit an aboriginal site and the historic saw mill, and  a few rocky vantage points, which offered spectacular views of the valley. The track to the creek is steep and involves some rock scrambling but it is adorned with wild flowers of various colours, overhangs and caves.  This is a continuation of section 5. It's designed for people who like long walks. Some street walking to Linden station at the end. Some scrambling, creek crossing, steep and slippery sections
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

16-22 Mar, Mon-Sun Croajingolong NP Trip
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCar camp or cabin with day walks in East Gippsland Victoria, mainly in Croajingolong NP. This coastal NP offers a mix of wilderness and less wild walking experiences. We will explore a variety of walks in the Mallacoota region. Contact leader for information pack. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers - joint limit applies. Limit: 16. View

17 Mar, Tue 8:00AM Sydney Harbour
Grade:3/6 Length 8km 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.(NEW!!!) Wollstonecraft Station to Milsons Point Station - walk through bushland, Berry Island, Balls Head and Wendy Whitley's Garden. Some rough spots, ups and downs.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

18-29 Mar, Wed-Sun Central Coast Paddling and Peddling
Grade:2/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Based at Toowoon Bay Caravan Park for 12 days. The caravan park is beautifully located on an ocean beach and 5 min by bike or car to shops and town. 4 1/2 days paddling and 4 1/2 days peddling with days off. Email at pmw186@icloud.com for full itinerary. Preference will be given for those intending to both paddle and peddle. Trip is combined with another club. PFDs compulsory. Limit: 12. View

18 Mar, Wed Middle Head
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 Ramble. Options to extend. View

21-22 Mar, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) Light to Light Overnight Walk
Length 30km Branch
David.S
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Come join the Greens Bushwalking Club for this opportunity to enjoy our wonderful National Park. A 30 km very hard walk. Bring all gear for an overnight trip. A gear list will be provided one month before. There will be a $20 cost to cover the campsite on this walk - payable in cash on the day. Note that RSVP is compulsory via the link. Any questions please contact Kym on 9230 3030 or kym.chapple@parliament.nsw.gov.au. View

21 Mar, Sat 8:00AM Manly to the Spit
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) When the heat is on, then you head to the coast. On this classic coastal Sydney walk we will pass many beaches, coves and headlands where there will be time to swim and snorkel to your hearts content. So bring along a sense of fun and all the beach gear and enjoy yourself. Lots of steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 20. View

22 Mar, Sun 8:52AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 7
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Bandula/Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Linden to Hazelbrook via Kings Cave and many waterfalls. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Hazelbrook Limit: 15. View

28-29 Mar, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Boomerang Pass – Ettrema Creek – Myall Creek Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This is one spectacular walk you'll want to come on! From Boomerang Pass we will enter the beautiful and not often walked Ettrema Gorge where you'll find no traces of humankind except the rare campsite. However, you will encounter stunningly attractive pools, cascades and soaring cliff lines of the gorge, especially in Sentry Box Canyon. The walk up Myall Creek is also memorable as we pass even more cascades, waterfalls and swimming holes. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Touga 89283S and Nerriga 89274N Limit: 12. View

29 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 8
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Bandula/Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Hazelbrook to Lawson. Many waterfalls. Creek crossings, steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Lawson Limit: 15. View

31 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda Track to lookout for lunch. Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293N Limit: 20. View

5 Apr, Sun 9:45AM Patonga to Wondabyne Station
Length 20km Branch
David.S
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Come join the Greens Bushwalking Club for this opportunity to enjoy our wonderful National Park. A 20 km extremely hard walk, takes 5 hours. Bring sensible shoes, sunscreen, hat, at least 2 litres of water per person and lunch. Note that RSVP is compulsory via the link. Any questions please contact Kym on 9230 3030 or kym.chapple@parliament.nsw.gov.au. View

8 Apr, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

9-13 Apr, Thu (08:00AM)-Mon (12:00PM) Warrumbungle 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 longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Without a doubt, Warrumbungle National Park is one of my favourite places to walk and enjoy nature. On this trip, I will take you to a few of the wilder locations within the park that aren't often visited as well as plenty of the fantastic regular walks which make this park justifiably famous. With hot showers and good amenities isn't it time you experienced the wonderful Warrumbungles! Interested people can come for 4/5 or 6 days. Some off-track walking. Limit: 20. View

15-20 Apr, Wed-Mon Central Coast
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOver three days cycle North Entrance to Tuggerah (42km), Norah Head to North Lakes (40km), around Lake Macquarie and the Fernleigh Track from Belmont to Adamstown (48km). On day 4 two coastal walks in the Wyrrabalong National Park – total distance 15km. Grade 2. All cycles are on bitumen cycle paths suitable for road bikes, hybrid or mountain bikes. There will be occasional road riding, mostly on quiet streets. Accommodation will be at the Budgewoi Holiday Park. Own transport required as we will need to drive to activities. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 12. View

21 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Mt Keira Ring Track
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  550m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) From Byarong Park head up Mt Keira Ring Track. Detour to Robertson Lookout then complete the ring track back to cars. Great coastal views, rainforest and remnants of an old mine. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Wollongong and Illawarra Escarpment SCA
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 20. View

25 Apr, Sat 8:00AM Minotaur Point – Minotaur Lair – Minotaur Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  450m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) What better way to celebrate Anzac day than go bush and into the depths of this rarely walked part of the Gardens of Stone National Park. I visited the Minotaurs Lair last July and only explored a small part of this very interesting and complex area so want to explore a hellva lot more, including the rugged pagodas, passes and slots and see what we can find. Rock scrambling, off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

28 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Thirlmere Lakes Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) From Lake Couridjah car park we will traverse anti-clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigorang Picnic area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wildflower are in abundance. Hazards: Rough tracks, fallen trees.
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 20. View

1-4 May, Fri-Mon Car Camping Trip Mt Wilson
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamping at Cathedral Reserve Campground or staying in cottages at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Two to four days of walking nearby. Walks in Mt Wilson – Chinamans Hat and Pheasants Cave (4km) – grade 2, Mt Banks and exploration of the Banks Walls (exploratory off-track sections) – grade 3, Gooches Crater – grade 3, Rigby Hill Lookout and Pierces Pass to the Gross River – grade 3. Cathedral Reserve Campground is a large grassy open space with plenty of room for tents, Campervans and small motorhomes. Own transport is required, may be options for sharing cars depending on availability. Driving to walks will be shared amongst drivers and club rates will apply for passengers. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 16. View

3 May, Sun 9:00AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  550m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Lawson to Wentworth Falls. This is designed for those who like longer walks. It’s an extension of section 8. Limit: 15. View

5 May, Tue 9:30AM Joadja North NR
Length 8.5km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Joadja 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 spot. Rough fire trail, unfenced cliff edges. Limit: 12. View

9 May, Sat 8:30AM Goochs Crater exploration
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Although I've been to Goochs Crater before this time I'm spending more time in the area looking in all the nooks and crannies I missed out on previous trips and exploring the area to the south. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

10 May, Sun 9:15AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 10
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Wentworth Falls to Leura. Steep and slippy sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

13 May, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

16 May, Sat 8:30AM Petries Gully Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This walk takes up the historic Petries Gully onto the spectacular pagoda country which looks down onto the Newnes campground and introduces the adventurous walker to all manner of gullies, slots, cliffs and overhangs, not to mention patches of rainforest along the way. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S Limit: 12. View

17 May - 7 Jun, Sun-Sun Great North Walk: Stage 2 – Sections 8 to 17
Grade:4/6 Length 150km Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Updated Details) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a multi-day 250 km hike. Created in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary, the walk links Sydney with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Stage 1, which is sections 1 to 7 from Sydney to Wondabyne Station is currently underway. Stage 2, starting from Wondabyne Station (Section 8) and ending at Newcastle (Section 17) would start in May 2020. Section 8 will be a car shuffle on Sunday, 17 May 2020 and Section 17 using public transport will be on Sunday, 7 Jun 2020. Sections 9 to 16 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 23 May to Saturday, 30 May staying overnight en-route; glamping for 3 nights, staying in a pub/hotel for 3 nights and at a caravan park for 1 night. Car shuffles will be required for sections 8 to 16 and participants will need to come in a car with no more than 1 other participant. Daily walks range from 11 km to 20 km and the walk rating are 3 and 4. Please contact Bandula Gonsalkorale via email to get detailed information and to make bookings. Rough track, steep, rough, rocky and slippery sections, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Watagans NP Limit: 16. View

2 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Mt Murray to base of Macquarie Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walk from the top of Macquarie Pass near Mt Murray down through a gap in the escarpment then down a series of old trails and a service road to the bottom of Macquarie Pass. Steep, rough, uneven ground, overgrown tracks, tree fall, often off-track. Illawarra Highway is crossed a number of times. This is all downhill.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

9 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Mount Kembla
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Summiting 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: 12. View

10 Jun, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

14 Jun, Sun 9:22AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 11
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  550m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Leura to Katoomba. Steep and slippepry sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

19-21 Jun, Fri (15:10PM)-Sun (16:00PM) Newnes weekend away
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
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 longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon. Share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes Cabins. Friday night spotlighting (wombats, possums, roos etc guaranteed). Saturday a decent walk to be announced. Saturday night help celebrate Paul Webster's 70th and sit around the camp fire. Sunday smaller walk or explore the ruins. For those not wishing to walk, Newnes is a great place to spend a lazy day. Cost is approx. $100 per person for both nights. Bring a plate to share for each of the evening meals. The limit of 23 will decrease if others non NPA start booking the cabins. Slippery sections.
Map: Newnes Limit: 23. View

21 Jun, Sun 9:25AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 12
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Katoomba to Blackheath. Steep and slipppery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

28 Jun, Sun 9:38AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 13
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Blackheath to Mt Victoria. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

30 Jun, Tue 9:30AM The Cascades – Macquarie Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) From the Cascades car park climb steeply beside the waterfall and continue to a service road. Descend via old forest trails. Steep slippery track with tree roots.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

5 Jul, Sun 9:45AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 14
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Mt Victoria to Mt York and back. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

8 Jul, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

12 Jul, Sun 8:00AM The Great West Walk: Part 1
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Parramatta to Blacktown.
Location: Parramatta Park Limit: 15. View

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

19 Jul, Sun 9:02AM The Great West Walk: Part 2
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe walk from Blacktown to St Marys. Limit: 15. View

23 Jul - 2 Aug, Thu-Sun Grampians
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA variety of day walks in the Grampian Ranges in Western Victoria. Central Grampians – Wonderland Circuit Walk 13km – grade 3; Mt Rosea Circuit Walk 12km – grade 3. Northern Grampians – Mt Stapylton Loop Walk 12km – grade 3; Mt Gar, Briggs Bluff Traverse 15km grade 3, Southern Grampians – Moora Moora Falls Walk 11km – grade 3; Fyans Creek to Mt William 16km – grade 3; Teddy Bear Gap Loop 9km – grade 3; The Fortress Walk 12km Grade 4. Accommodation will be in the Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park, a variety of cabins are available and powered and unpowered sites for camping, campervans and motorhomes. Own transport is required, may be options for sharing cars depending on availability. Driving to walks will be shared amongst drivers and club rates will apply for passengers. Some walks can only be accessed on dirt roads, the condition of which will not be known until arrival. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 18. View

26 Jul, Sun 9:04AM The Great West Walk: Part 3
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from St Marys to Emu Plains. Limit: 15. View

9 Aug, Sun - 29 Aug, Thu Noosa and Brisbane North Side Pedal and Paddle
Grade:2/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.A holiday based at two beautiful locations, Tewantin at Noosa and Scarborough on the Redcliff Peninsula northern Brisbane. A range of peddles and paddles at both locations with plenty of time off. MT Bikes not needed. Email to pmw186@icloud.com for a detailed itinerary. Preference will be given to those who wish to both paddle and pedle. Trip is suitable for partners who do not wish to paddle or pedle. Trip combines with another club. Three of the paddles involve open water crossings which are generally very sheltered. PFD compulsory. Limit: 12. View

12 Aug, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

6 Sep, Sun 10:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 1
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  350m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.We will explore the Hawkesbury area. Today we walk Bob Turners Track. We'll see amazing Flannel Flowers on our way down to the pristine Colo River. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 12. View

9 Sep, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

18-20 Sep, Fri-Sun Car Camping Trip Mt Wilson
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamping at Cathedral Reserve Campground or staying in cottages at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Three days of walking nearby. Boronia Point walk 4.6km – grade 2; Zircon Creek Walk and Happy Valley Walk – grade 3; Sunday Spur and Bogey Holes Walk 13km – grade 3. Cathedral Reserve Campground is a large grassy open space with plenty of room for tents, campervans and small motorhomes. Own transport is required, may be options for sharing cars depending on availability. Driving to walks will be shared amongst drivers and club rates will apply for passengers. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 20. View

22 Sep, Tue 8:00AM Sydney Harbour
Length 10km  200m 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.(NEW!!!) A lovely walk around the coastline from Watsons Bay through parks, around beaches and along cliff tops to North Bondi. Some rough paths and road walking.
Map: Bondi 91302S Limit: 12. View

3-17 Oct, Sat-Sat Victorian Rail Trail
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA variety of cycles on rail trail paths across Victoria. East Gippsland Trail – Bruthen to Bairnsdale 60km, Bruthen to Nowa Nowa 54km. Central Gippsland Trail – Stratford to Heyfield 58km. Grand Ridge Trail – Boolarra to Stratford 26km. Bass Coast Trail – Wonthaggi to Kilcunda 32km and walk a section of George Bass Coastal Walk 7km – grade 2. Lilydale to Warburton Trail - Mt Evelyn to Launching Place 45km. Murray to the Mountains Trail – Myrtleford to Everton Station 52km, Myrtleford to Bright 60km. All cycles are on crushed granite (hard dirt) off-road paths suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes only. Accommodation will be at a variety of caravan parks. Own transport required as we will need to drive to some activities. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 16. View

9-18 Oct, Fri (08:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) The Great Ocean Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 100km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExpressions of interest are sought for walking in the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It would involve driving to Apollo Bay to start walk. Walking days are 7 days.  Transport to start of walks will involve car shuffles. Tentative dates are also to be confirmed. Other options are being investigated as well.  When you enquire, please send your walking history and whether you can share your vehicle with others. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Apollo Bay
Map: The Great Ocean Walk Limit: 10. View

14 Oct, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

1 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Golden Staircase to Mount Solitary via Ruined Castle
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  950m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) With fantastic views at Bottings Lookout, from the top of the Ruined Castle, and especially good views from Mt Solitary, this walk is well worth the time invested. Very steep.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View

1 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 3
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) We will walk the Convict Trail to Devine Hill, do the Shepherd's Gully circuit and continue to finish the convict circuit. Take into history, views over the Hawkesbury River, swamps, and farms. Plenty of grass trees, wildflowers, turpentine trees, majestic gun trees and sandstone rock formations around. Learn about the convicts and the Old North Road. Lots to enjoy at this beautiful walk. Steep and Rocky bits
Location: Hawkesbury River Limit: 15. View

1 Nov, Sun 9:02AM Jacaranda Walk 1 and Koalas Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) November is Jacaranda time. We will explore different areas to see the majestic trees. First walk will start from the Botanic Garden, across the harbour to Woolstonecarft and beyond. This walk includes the Koalas Sculpture Trail. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a unique award- winning concept, conceived by AHA and centred in Port Macquarie. The Trail aims to promote koala conservation and conservation of other threatened animal and plant species in Australia. Limit: 15. View

1 Nov, Sun 8:50AM Lost World
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  610m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Farm Road to Martins Lookout and onto Lost City. Limit: 15. View

7 Nov, Sat 10:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 1
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 11km walking track is near Wisemans Ferry and follows a steep mountain ridge through lush gullies, past clear running creeks in Dharug National Park. This rough track will really get your heart racing with several steep climbs along the way. 11km walking track is an exhilarating challenge for adventure seekers. This beautiful circuit walk goes through a range of dry and wet forest along the valley, and offers some great views. There are plenty of grass trees along the way to add to the scenery and the creek crossings are very picturesque. The side trip to a large Aboriginal engravings site alone is worth the entry price! At this time of the year, there is an abundance of wild flowers. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 15. View

8 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Jacaranda Walk No 2
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) November is Jacaranda time. We will explore different areas to see the majestic trees. Second walk starts from Clyde Station, walk to Auburn Botanical Garden, Rookwood Cemetery and onto Campsie. Limit: 15. View

11 Nov, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Get together for Monday walkers who might be out of action, slowing down or just want to sit and chat. Lunch at O'Donohues Irish Pub, 90 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains. View

1 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Dharawal Pools – Wedderburn
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This park protects the largest surviving koala population in 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! Well-formed tracks/fire trails. One steep section of track. Some clambering down sandstone near swimming holes. One steep section of track. Walking poles would be handy.
Location: Dharawal NP
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 20. View

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