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|30 Jul, Thu||Taronga Zoo and West|
|Good tracks, expansive views, a few streets, flora and fauna. Hazards include viruses.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 8. View
|31 Jul, Fri||Airly Creek Cave|
|Park at Airly Gap and attempt to find a way up and explore the big triangular cave at about GR 234 331 seen when returning from Mount Airly South West pagodas walk. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View
|31 Jul, Fri 9:45AM||The Great West Walk: Part 2|
|Grade:3/6||Length||14km||150m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|See info on The Great West Walk https://greatwestwalk.com.au/
This is part 2 of the Great West Walk. We walk from Ropes Crossing to Rooty Hill.
Points of interest: Whelan Reserve, Federation Forest, Remembrance Gardens, Dr Charles McKay Reserve
|1 Aug, Sat 8:30AM||Traverse of the Gods|
|The traverse of the Gods is a spectacular walk that crosses the face of Mt Banks Wall, offering amazing views all along the way. With the odd patch of rainforest, sculptural overhangs and rock formations this is a walk you won't forget in a hurry. Rock scrambling and some offtrack walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View
|2 Aug, Sun 10:22AM||Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 5|
|Grade:3/6||Length||12km||300m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co Leader: Kevin Cliffe Today, we walk from Leura to Wentworth Falls via Gordon Creek, Lyrebird Dell, Pool of Siloam, Empress Lookout, Queen Victoria Lookout, Lyrebird Lookout, Breakfast Point Lookout, Jamisons lookout and Wentworth Falls Lookout. If you are lucky, you may see Lyrebirds, yellow tailed black cockatoos and the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos(we saw 9 of this rarely seen red tailed on section 3). Enjoy afternoon tea at the famous German Cafe. View Esther's future walks
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section 8 CBM8
Steep and slippery sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View
|3 Aug, Mon 7:23AM||Sassafras Gully and more|
|(Allan’s Group) Janet R.|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Lawsons Lookout, Picnic Glen, Sassafras Gully, Magdala Creek. Use social distancing, bring hand sanitiser. Please provide contact number, emergency number and NPA number. Rough, steep tracks. Possibly leeches.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View
|3 Aug, Mon||St Leonards to Greenwich Wharf, Berry Island and Waverton|
|(Date Changed) We are walking to Gore Hill and following Gore Creek through the Lane Cove Bushland Park to beautiful vistas of the Lane Cove and then Parramatta Rivers to Greenwich Ferry Wharf. From there we will walk around Gore Cove to Berry Island Reserve, thence to Waverton Station. Some street walking. You might like to bring a torch for the tunnel under River Road. Muddy conditions during and after rain. Some small creek crossings and a long stair case to climb towards the end.
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View
|4 Aug, Tue||Carrington Falls & Nellies Glen|
|Grade:2/6||Length||8km||200m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Fully Booked) From Carrington Falls around to top of Stevos Track followed by short drive to Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout and top of Missingham Steps. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water, cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View
|4 Aug, Tue 9:30AM||Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||580m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Fully Booked) (Leader changed) The 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. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View
|4 Aug, Tue||Mt Gibraltar|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||600m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Fully Booked) Mt 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.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View
|4 Aug, Tue 2:00PM||Recovering after bushfires – what role can Landcare play?|
|General Community Event|
|Chris Cobern from the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network in Victoria was heavily involved in the recovery efforts following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. He worked with local communities, government, and volunteers for many years to help the landscape heal and recover. In this webinar Chris will chat about how he navigated issues around sourcing funding and volunteers, providing training, supporting local landholders, and what he’s learnt that can help groups and organisations working in similar circumstances today. Chris will also be joined by Landcare Australia’s Rowan Ewing, who will give an update on our bushfire recovery fund activities to date, and what’s planned for the coming months. View|
|5 Aug, Wed 9:40AM||Fullers Bridge Circuit|
|Walk from Fullers Bridge via Swaines Creek, Ferndale, Stringybark Creek, Yangoora Bushland, Epping Rd and then back to Fullers Bridge either via Fairyland or Mowbray Park.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 15. View
|5 Aug, Wed 6:00PM||NSW Marine Parks: Are we serious about their place in the reserve network?|
|NPA NSW Office|
|Our presenters for the evening will be: John Turnbull marine scientist, campaigner, educator and former NPA President Gary Schoer educator, campaigner and Secretary of the Southern Sydney branch of NPA Sharnie Connell Senior Campaigns Officer NPA We will be leading a discussion on issues that include: What are marine protected areas and how do they compare to terrestrial reserves? The science behind marine parks. How do we create protected areas on land or in the sea? Emerging threats to sanctuary zones. Where to from here? View|
|5 Aug, Wed 9:00AM||The Woronora Plateau -Warrangarree Drive Reserve|
|Grade:2/6||Length||5km||150m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|There are some delightful bushy reserves outside the national park estate and this is one of them. Scenic, with pleasant sandstone vegetation, river views and climbs... bring a camera and explore what we have of our remnant bushland. Limit: 10. View|
|5 Aug, Wed 7:00AM||Waterfall circuit via Mt Westmacott, Bondel Pool and Kingfisher Pool|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Starting from Waterfall Station walk along Camp Coutts Track and Camp Road, passing the Scout Camp, to Mt Westmacott and back, then on to Bondel Pool and Kingfisher Pool back to Waterfall Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View
|6 Aug, Thu||Cockatoo Island|
|Explore Cockatoo Island's heritage. Currently it is hosting the Biennale with public artworks anchored in this year’s theme: NIRIN. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 8. View
|6 Aug, Thu 6:15PM||The nature of national parks|
|General Community Event|
|Come along to this webinar to discover: · How some of our iconic national parks came into being · The importance of national park and conservation reserves for wildlife and habitat · Some of challenges in managing these important places Learn more here and RSVP for the first of the series: The nature of national parks. View|
|7 Aug, Fri||Rhodes to Cabarita, extension to Haberfield|
|Walk alongside Parramatta River. Enjoy peace of Dame Edith Walker's estate and views of the river. Catch ferry back to Meadowbank. Meet RHODES Station. Time on enrollment. 10km or extended 16km. View|
|8 Aug, Sat 9:00AM||Grass Trees Crcuit|
|(Cancelled) This walk incorporates a very special Aboriginal art site of great significance which is a short side trip off the main Grass Trees Circuit so really is something worth seeing apart from the beautiful Sydney sandstone scenery. Some steep sections along the track.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 14. View
|8 Aug, Sat 9:00AM||Part of six foot track|
|Grade:3/6||Length||16km||530m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Return walk from Megalong Road to Ecolodge. Attraction: Cox's River, Megalong Valley, suspension bridge. Steep and slippery sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Megalong Limit: 10. View
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