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2 Sep, Mon 8:30AM Lennox Bridge
Grade:2/6 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.(NEW!!!) 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: Penrith 90303N 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

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

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

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.(NEW!!!) Walk to Submarine Rock for views over Wollangambe River and the rugged Wollemi NP.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

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

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.(NEW!!!) 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 Waters National Park. From Little Wobby Beach we walk via a system of tracks and fire trails down to the scenic Patonga. If lucky we may see some early flowering waratahs, sea eagles flying past and definitely a wealth of wildflowers.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

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

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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

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

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.(NEW!!!) 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: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

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

22 Sep, Sun 9:02AM Oxfam Trail: Section 5 and 6
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
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. We must walk a moderately fast pace to finish this walk in daylight hours. Bring snacks and drinks. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: St Ives Limit: 15. View

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

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.(NEW!!!) 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 8:02AM Spit to Manly
Grade:3/6  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Scenic walk through bush and coast with lovely views of Middle Harbour and Sydney Harbour. Quite a few steep steps and descent to Manly. Hurried pace in order to catch 4pm train home. A lovely walk in the middle of suburbia. Even walk, few rocks and up and down bush track.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

28-30 Sep, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Colo Meroo
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  580m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 3-day full pack walk from Mountain Lagoon to camp at Colo Meroo on the Colo River. Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley near the river. We spend a full day and two nights at the campsite to enjoy the area.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 15. View

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

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

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

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.(NEW!!!) 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: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. 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

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.(NEW!!!) 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

12-13 Oct, Sat (09:21AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Introductory Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  400m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. 15 km, mostly downhill and relatively easy with one tricky creek crossing). Camping at Crosslands: beautiful spot with water and toilets. Walk out next day to Berowra Station (5.5 km). Slippery sections.
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

12-13 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Part of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn easier pack walk in the Megalong Valley along a section of the Six Foot Track. Lovely scenery and a great campsite next to the Cox River. Good introduction to full pack walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

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.(NEW!!!) 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

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.(NEW!!!) 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

19-20 Oct, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Water Race creek to the Shoalhaven river and return
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA fantastic walk along the beautiful Water Race Creek with a superb 100 metre waterfall amongst its highlights. Add to this a wonderful campsite next to the Shoalhaven River where the wiley fisherman may catch bass or trout plus a campfire to sit around and yarn under the starry sky. Some rock scrambling along the creek.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Touga 89283S and Nerriga 89274N Limit: 15. View

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.(NEW!!!) 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 Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic Track. Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment. Wildflowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Walk starts at Wanganderry Fire Trail yards. Steep rough track slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP View

23 Oct, Wed 9:50AM Jacaranda Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 15km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Nothing says summer in Sydney like a street of Jacaranda trees in full bloom. As if Sydney wasn’t already the prettiest city in Australia, we find ourselves living in nothing short of a magical, lavender coloured wonderland. Let's start with the Royal Botanical Garden, cross the Harbour Bridge, and explore the streets of suburbs like Lavender Bay and Wollstonecraft. Jointly led by Kevin Cliffe and Esther. No need to contact leader, but email RSVP is appreciated. View

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

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 long(NEW!!!) Come 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

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

1 Nov, Fri 9:17AM Gladstone Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Gladstone Pass to Dashs Cave. Exposed in parts. Some awkward moves down climbing. Some sections have ropes for aid. Wet rocks.
Location: Leura
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. 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

4 Nov, Mon 9:00AM Blue Gum Swamp
Grade:2/6 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.(NEW!!!) 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 longMt Jellore is an outstanding landmark in the Southern Highlands. The walk follows a fire trail through private property to Mt Jellore. The final 150 metres are very steep and give access to a trig point. A little further on there are spectacular views. Return by the same route. Very steep and rough track, unfenced lookout.
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 15. View

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.(NEW!!!) 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

11 Nov, 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.(NEW!!!) 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

15 Nov, Fri 9:12AM Hippocrene Falls
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.(NEW!!!) Darwins Walk, Slack Stairs, Hippocrene Falls, Vera Falls, Valley of the Waters. Steep, poor track in sections. Lots of steps.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

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

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.(NEW!!!) Pulpit Rock, Witches Glen, Ferris Cave, Grotto and Fairy Bower. Rough track in places.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 20. 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

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 longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) 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: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. 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.(NEW!!!) A circuit walk exploring the beaches, headlands and rock platforms around Gerringong. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 20. View

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

3 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Dharawal Pools
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or 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

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

8 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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)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!
Location: shelly beach
Map: sydney harbour 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 - Ask leader about waiting list) This will the 9th lodge based bushwalking trip I have lead staying at the very comfortable Southern Alps Ski Lodge at Charlotte Pass 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! Some off-track walking and rock scrambling on some of the walks, and potential for extreme weather.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 32. View

4 Jan, Sat 8:00AM Putty Beach to McMasters Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m 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.Where 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 National Park, Central Coast
Map: Broken Bay and Gosford 91312S Limit: 15. View

11 Jan, Sat 8:00AM Butterbox Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Butterbox 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 National Park
Map: mt.wilson Limit: 15. 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 long(NEW!!!) A great easy summer time, low tide, walk exploring rock platform, beach and bush. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Limit: 20. View

25-27 Jan, Sat (08:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) The Mighty Morong Deep
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  700m 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.If you want the ultimate river trip you simply cant 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 starts by following Morong Falls down into the Deep and ends by ascending Megalith Ridge back to the Kanangra Plateau. Lots of rock scrambling.
Location: Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Kanangra 89303S, yerranderie, Shooters Hill 88302S, and Gurnang 88291N Limit: 12. 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

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(NEW!!!) 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

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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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.
Location: walls of jerusalem
Map: rowallen, ada, du cane, cathedral, and pillans Limit: 12. 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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.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.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 offtrack walking
Location: Warrumbungle NP Limit: 20. 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

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