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1 Dec, Sun 9:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 1
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  500m 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 Fannel Flowers on our way down to the pristine Colo River. Slippery sections
Map: Hawkesbury 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

2 Dec, Mon 9:03AM Xmas Waterfall Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  200m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) (DRAFT - do not publish yet) Waterfall Circuit followed by Christmas lunch at Lawson Hotel. Early bookings essential for catering. Wet rocks could be slippery. Small creek crossings.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. 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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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 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

5 Dec, Thu 8:55AM Taren Point to Cronulla
Grade:2/6 Length 10km 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.Along Woolooware Bay, Georges River, Shell Point and Taren Point Shorebird Reserve.
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.(NEW!!!) 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.(NEW!!!) 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 8:00AM 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 9:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 2
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m 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.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

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

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

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.(NEW!!!) Ramble around Sydney Park. Coffee somewhere. View

13 Dec, Fri 8:50AM 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!!!) 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

14 Dec, Sat 9:00AM 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 Dec, Sat 10:00AM 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.
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 waist line. 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. Kurring-gai Station
3. Walk from Crosslands Reserve to Berowra Station
4. Walk from Crosslands Reserve to Mt. Kurring-gai Station
Or you can simply drive to the Reserve.  Distance from your home is not an excuse. You can camp there even!!
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 Mt Kuring-gai
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  230m 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 Mt Kuring-gai after the party.
Location: Berowra Valley NP 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.(NEW!!!) 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

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

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.(NEW!!!) Summer walk rnjoying 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.(NEW!!!) 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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 10:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 3
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m 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.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

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.(NEW!!!) 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.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.(Nearly fully booked) 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 to be confirmed but is anticipated at about $250 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: 15. 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.(NEW!!!) 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 - 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

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