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

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

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

3 Aug, Sat Otford to Waterfall
Grade:3/6 Length 23km  450m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Steep 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 longIllawarra Branch's annual visit exploring the wonders of the Bargo River and gorge with great views and rock formations. Rock hopping, river crossings. If river is high, walk will be adjusted to suit conditions. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 15. View

4 Aug, Sun 9:41AM Oxfam Trail: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 2 starts from Cowan Fire Station and finishes at Berowra. Bring snacks and drinks. Step and slippery sections.
Map: Berowra Limit: 15. View

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

6 Aug, Tue 9:43AM 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.(NEW!!!) 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
Grade:3/6 Length 21km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Berowra to Bobbin Head. The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 3 starts from Berowra and finish at Bobbins Head. From Bobbin Head, we walk to Mt Kuringai station. Bring snacks and drinks. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Ku-ring-gai Chase Limit: 15. View

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

12 Aug, Mon 8:55AM Bulls Camp
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit rocky outcrop at the end of Beauford St. Along the highway to look at the history of Bulls Camp and some railway relics. Some litter is to be expected.
Location: Woodford
Map: Springwood 90304S and Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

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

13 Aug, Tue 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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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.Blackheath - Pulpit Rock - Popes Glen - Blackheath. Great views, some road, bush tracks, one creek crossing steps up and down. View

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

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

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

15 Aug, Thu 9:40AM Wollstonecraft to Waverton
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Flavia & Charles A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk via Berry Island. An easy paced walk through typical Sydney Bush so close to Sydney. Some stairs up & down. Coffee at Waverton, train return to city. View

16 Aug, Fri 9:35AM Centennial Glen Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fort Rock then Centennial Glen. Then out and back on Centennial Pass. Some exposure. Wet rocks and mud. Some rough going on obscure track. Creek crossings.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

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

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

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

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

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

18 Aug, Sun 9:46AM Oxfam Trail: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 21km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bobbin Head to St Ives.  The 100km trail features the well-known Great North Walk and the Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track in the beautiful bushland of northern Sydney. Section 4 starts from Bobbin Head and finish at St Ives Showground. We walk from Mt Kuring-gai Station to start of section at Bobbin Head. Bring snacks and drinks. 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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 7:28AM Coast Track in 1 day
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  970m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP essential. We walk from Otford to Bundeena in one day. The only public transport is at Otford and Bundeena. Early exit is not possible. Last ferry to leave Bundeena is 6pm. Slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 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 longIllawarra Branch's annual visit exploring some wonders of the eastern Budawangs but now that Gadara Point & Ngaityung Falls are defined as in the main exclusion zone for unexploded ordinance our 30+ years of leading that walk has sadly come to an end. This time we will do Florence & Rusden Heads which are outside the main exclusion zone. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

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

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

27 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Kangaroo River Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

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

31 Aug, Sat 8:00AM McCleans Pass~MtJamison~Point Cameron and return
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  200m 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.This 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 offtrack 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 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

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