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

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

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

3 Feb, Mon 9:30AM Golden Stairs to Furber Steps
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Bus to Scenic World for morning tea in nearby park. Walk out along Narrowneck Trail and down the Golden Stairs. Follow Federal Pass to Furber Steps. Rough track in sections and plenty of steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

3 Feb, Mon 9:22AM Prince Henry Cliff Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.Walk to Katoomba Cascades. Follow Cliff Walk past Echo Point and Three Sisters to exit at Merriwa Street. Walk back to Katoomba Station. Quite a few stairs to ascend approaching Echo Point.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

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

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

4 Feb, Tue 9:43AM Parramatta – Sutherland by Bus
Grade:1/6 Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Travel by M92 Bus to interesting morning tea spot in the University Café, resume the bus journey and stop at Bankstown for lunch in the park. Continue by bus to Sutherland. Coffee at Sutherland, train return to city. View

4 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Tahmoor Gorge – Old Logging Track
Grade:3/6 Length 7.4km  140m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
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)This is a new walk that takes in aspects of the Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool Lookouts. It is a relatively flat walk only 1 shortish climb. The walk will explore some of the old loggers track that runs through the centre of this reserve. As this is a shortish walk there will probably be time for a swim at Seethru Pools. Unfenced cliffs.
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 24. View

5 Feb, Wed Rocks Area
Length 3km Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW Ramble 3 Kms. Options to extend. View

6 Feb, Thu 10:08AM Tuggerah – Chittaway Bay – Long Jetty
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margery W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Nature Reserve, water views, birds, good track, environmental management of urban runoff into Tuggerah Lake. Steady pace. Bus return to Gosford, train return to Sydney. Coffee somewhere. View

7 Feb, Fri 9:22AM North Katoomba Wander
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Changed Transport Details) Wander the maze of tracks and trails in this area. Could be people walking their dogs.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

8 Feb, Sat 9:29AM Middle Head to the Zoo
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Explore Middle Head then down a bush track with many steps to Chowder Bay then Sydney Harbour foreshore to Taronga Zoo. Medium pace.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP View

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

8 Feb, Sat 8:31AM Valley of the Waters
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Due to the fires in Erskine Creek closing the Glenbrook area I'm now doing the very picturesque Valley of the Waters walk in Wentworth Falls. With the recent rains the falls should be beautiful to behold! Lots of steps!
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

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

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

10 Feb, Mon 9:03AM North Lawson Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Echo Bluff, Frederica Falls, Lawson Swamp and Sunset Rock. Trail with loose surface. Sections of rough steep track.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

10 Feb, Mon 9:12AM Water Nymphs Dell
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  260m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Water Nymphs Dell, then walk around Wentworth Falls Lake. Steep well worn steps can be slippery at the Dell.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

11 Feb, Tue 10:20AM Glenbrook – Glenbrook Lagoon – Glenbrook Olympic Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Updated Details) This will now be a cafe visit (or something similar) to the Blue Mountains. Still meet at Central as planned, and will work out details. Original postponed till 20th (See program) due to flooding. -------------------- Streets, tracks, ups & downs. Optional swim at Glenbrook Olympic Pool ($6.60 Adult / $5.00 Concession / $2.30 Spectator / Over age 75 free). Train return to the city. View

11 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Mount Gibraltar
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) 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.
Location: Mount Gibraltar NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 20. View

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

12 Feb, Wed 9:30AM North Head to Lookout
Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW Ramble. Options to extend. View

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

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

13 Feb, Thu 9:16AM Taren Point to Cronulla
Grade:2/6 Length 9km 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.Medium pace. Along Woolooware Bay, Georges River, Shell Point and Taren Point Shorebird Reserve. Map of walk. A busy walkway used by many people, dogs and bicyclists.
Location: The Shire View

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

14 Feb, Fri 8:55AM Grose Head South
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Blue Gum Swamp to Grose Head South. Steep loose surface on fire trail.
Location: Winmalee
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

14 Feb, Fri 9:12AM Nature Trail and Darwins Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Nature Trail then ascend stairs to Short Cut Track. Visit Picnic Area before descending to Undercliff Track. Return to Wentworth Falls Station via Darwins Walk. Lots of steps. Mostly good track.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

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

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

16 Feb, Sun 9:00AM A secret pool
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This Olympic Size pool is quite amazing. However, you need to walk 10 km with a climb of 300 m to enjoy this pool. On the way back, we'll also walk past other pools and you can wade/swim to cool down more. Bring a change of clothing just in case.  The track may be very wet or have fallen branches etc after the recent torrential rain, and more underway, although the water level should be lowered by Sunday. An orchid expert will be with us to help us find and identify native orchids. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

17 Feb, Mon 9:22AM Castle Head
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Bus to Scenic World for morning tea in nearby park. Walk out along Narrowneck Trail to Castle Head. Great view to Ruined Castle and Mt Solitary. Return to Scenic World for bus back to Katoomba. Cars and bicylces may be encountered on Narrowneck Trail.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 20. View

17 Feb, Mon 9:22AM Three Sisters
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Katoomba Station to Three Sisters, down the Giant Stairway, Dardanelles Pass, Leura Forest, Federal Pass and Furber Steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

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

18 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Drawing Room Rocks
Grade:3/6 Length 4km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a short walk but leads to a beautiful lookout over the coast. The track is steep but well worth the effort.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 16. View

18 Feb, Tue 7:00PM Exploring with Teenagers and Young Adults
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Chris Gersch, a walks leader from Blue Steel Dash managed to take a group of teenagers away for 3 weeks walking across Nepal's Annapurna Circuit. How was this possible? Come along to find out! Talk a part of the Bushwalking NSW Special General Meeting. Check agenda here. View

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

19 Feb, Wed 9:46AM Brooklyn Circuit
Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.WOW Ramble. Options to extend. View

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

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

21 Feb, Fri 8:16AM Faulconbridge to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From station to station via Victory Track, Perch Ponds, Magdala Creek and Fairy Dell walks. Side trip to Numantia Falls (included in the distance). Note: If track is closed and if the temperature prediction is 30 degrees or more this walk will be postponed till another time.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

21 Feb, Fri 9:22AM Katoomba to Leura
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk to Lady Darleys Lookout. Follow Prince Henry Cliff Walk to Echo Point, Leura Cascades, Bridal Veil View Lookout and Gordon Falls Lookout. Visit Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell on way to Leura Station. Lots of ups and downs.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

21 Feb, Fri 9:12AM Lockley Pylon
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  330m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Visit the Pinnacles and Lockley Pylon.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

22 Feb, Sat Bushfire and Flood Clean Up Day
Branch
General Community Event
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAs you may be aware, on 21 December 2019 the entire Wolgan Valley, including Newnes, was burnt in a catastrophic fire event. We helped Thomas to lay 2.5 km of pipe to restore his water supply. Unfortunately, Newnes was flooded on 17 February, with water and debris blocking all drains, so the place is a mess.
What needs to be done: Thomas would like help to clean up the debris and ash water has dumped.
Skills required: no special skills required.
Tools to bring: Rakes, mattocks.
Note these is not a club activity. Everyone volunteers on their own accord. Please let Yuri Bolotin know at 0413 715 943, yuri@bigci.org if you would like to join him, and he will get back to you with the logistics. Limit: 10. View

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

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

23 Feb, Sun Bushfire and Flood Clean Up Day
Branch
General Community Event
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA biodiversity offset property with a beautiful rainforest. The land was being restored by the owner over many years but suffered major damage during the bushfires.
What needs to be done: Chainsawing, cutting branches, clearing pathways etc
Skills required: Need a couple of people with chainsaws who know how to use them.
Tools to bring: See above re chainsaws; plus secateurs and rakes, although there are some on the property.
Group limit: We have people for light duties already. As this is a smaller property, need 2-3 people for chainsawing/branch cutting, so people with chainsaws will be given first priority.
Note these is not a club activity. Everyone volunteers on their own accord. Please let Yuri Bolotin know at 0413 715 943, yuri@bigci.org if you would like to join him, and he will get back to you with the logistics. View

23 Feb, Sun 10:30AM Mackerel Beach to The Basin
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Mackerel Beach to The Basin via Westhead where the view is superb. You have the option of getting off at The Basin to skip the walk.  It has the warmest water I can find in Sydney for swimming and snorkelling. It is also the calmest.  Laze around, have picnic, swim, snorkel, stand up board, BBQ. Hazards associated with water activities and hiking
Location: Palm Beach
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 15. View

24 Feb, Mon 8:25AM Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Bandula 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.Lucasville Station, Knapsack Viaduct, Elizabeth Lookout, Marges Lookout. Starting from the Glenbrook, walk along the path around the RAAF base, passing through the old Zig Zag, old Lucasville Station, the Knapsack Viaduct, Elizabeth Lookout and Marges Lookout and meander back through the maze of paths back to Glenbrook Station, stopping for coffee for those who need a caffeine fix. Wet and slippery sections, steps. Limit: 20. View

24 Feb, Mon 9:15AM St Leonards to Greenwich Wharf and Wollstonecraft
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  180m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.As voted for last week Allan's group are splitting to do two walks this week - others are welcome to join us. We are walking from Gore Hill following Gore Creek through the Lane Cove Bushland Park to beautiful vistas of the Lane Cove River then on to Greenwich Ferry Wharf. From there we will walk around Gore Cove to Berry Island Reserve. Thence to Wollstonecraft Station for a train home. Some street walking and a tunnel under River Road, so you might like to bring a torch. Muddy conditions after rain.
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 20. View

25 Feb, Tue 8:00AM Curra Moors Circuit
Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Return to Curra Moors and delight in the heath, the coast, the fresh air.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N and Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

25 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Fitzroy falls
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDue to road closure on Macquarie Pass (Landslide) Today’s planned “Macqarie Pass Bullock Track” walk was changed to a previously cancelled walk to Fitzroy falls. (previously scheduled for 4/2/2020.) Slippery, steep, off-track, scrambling on a narrow track. Can be quite muddy in places.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

25 Feb, Tue 9:56AM Narrabeen Lakes
Grade:2/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk around Narrabeen Lakes via Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, then walk across to Dee Why. Streets, walkways, parks/reserves. Moderate pace. Carry morning tea, lunch & water for the day. At finish a bus return to city from Dee Why B-Line stop. View

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

25 Feb, Tue 7:30PM Saving Cliefden Caves and Fossil Hill from Submergence
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.For more than 80 years there have been proposals to flood the valley at the Needles Gap, to store water as security in times of drought and to mitigate flooding occasionally affecting Canowindra. But these proposals would also submerge many of the caves and prevent access to the important fossil sites, as well as flooding valuable agricultural land. So how do requirements for water storage and other uses stack up against preserving natural heritage? Dr Ian Percival will address some of the issues involved in the campaign by cavers and geologists to protect Cliefden Caves and Fossil Hill. This campaign was successful in dissuading the Government from constructing the dam, but not everyone was happy, especially local farmers. Step Inc event. View

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

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

26 Feb, Wed 9:40AM Watsons Bay to Coogee
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  150m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee via Macquarie Lighthouse, Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly Beaches. Great coastal views and opportunity for a swim. No need to contact leader unless enquiry. Some street walking, steps and hills.
Map: Southern Beaches View

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

27 Feb, Thu 9:24AM Sefton to Granville along Duck Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Initally some streets and then along good paths along the Duck River to find the chook colonies on the way. View

28 Feb, Fri 9:17AM Crossing The Blue Mountains
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains was the expedition led by Gregory BlaxlandWilliam Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, which became the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales by European settlers.  Mal January did not exactly follow the original route but mapped out his hiking route and led a group to cross the Blue Mountains twice.  Thanks to his generosity for permitting me to use his route, we can repeat this epic journey to cross the Blue Mountains. We are walking in reverse direction so as to take advantage of the cooler climate in upper Blue Mountains in the summer months. Autumn colours will be beautiful. We take the 8:24 Blue Mountains train every Sunday, with some exceptions. A certificate of completion will be awarded to walkers who complete all the 15 sections. If there are certain sections that you are not available, let me know. You may be able to pair up with another person to complete them on different dates. Pink Flaannel flowers seeds  need a fire and rain to germinate. We had both. Let’s see if we can find some. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

28 Feb, Fri 11:54AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 1A
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co Leader: James Moule. RSVP essential. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Mt York to Mt Victoria. We catch train from Central at 8:17 am, arriving Katoomba at 10:36 am, ( need to change to rail bus at Springwood) giving you time for a coffee.  Then we catch 698V bus from Katoomba at 11.17 am arriving Closeburn Drive at Mt York Road at 11.54 am.  We walk to Mount York Lookout and then return to Mount Victoria Station. Walk the historic Cox’s Road and see the Historic Wells. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View

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

28 Feb, Fri 8:30AM Red Hand Cave and Tunnel Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  500m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Glenbrook Station to Red Hand Cave, Tunnel Lookout and back to Glenbrook Station. Rough and slippery track, creek crossings.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Glenbrook Limit: 20. View

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

29 Feb, Sat 8:30AM Griffiths Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)This delightful circuit takes in some wonderful views of the south coast and several secluded valleys tucked in behind the coast as from such vantage points as the Cooks Nose and Illawarra lookout. Hopefully there will still be a lot of flowers out as well as many birds, with the lucky observer sighting the elusive ground parrot which lives here.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

29 Feb, Sat 2:00PM Life at the Wild Frontiers
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Tales from the Wollemi and the Ghost Town of Newnes by Bushexplorers Michael, Brian and Yuri - tales of history, adventures in the bush and how to access exciting, off the beaten path walks. View

29 Feb, Sat 9:00AM Long Point – Shoalhaven River
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  460m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Long Point Lookout - Shoalhaven River - return. A big descent and climb out later, in between there's pleasant river walking and time to swim/laze/explore. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 15. View

29 Feb, Sat 9:00AM NPA Activities Leader Forum
Illawarra Branch
Sam G.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Updated Details) NPA Activities Leader Forum The leader forum will be held at Club on East, East Parade, Sutherland, from 9.00 am – 12.30 pm on Saturday, 29 February 2020.   All activities leaders are invited, as well as any member who may be thinking of becoming a leader or just wants to know more about what activities leadership involves. Members from all NPA branches are welcome.   The meeting is not a formal ‘training session’ but an opportunity for discussion on topics such as mentoring new leaders, and the shape of our Activities Program following the unprecedented bushfires across the state.   Participants may wish to join in lunch (at own expense) at the club Bistro after the meeting.   There is no cost to participants, but registration is required. Please contact Sam Garrett-Jones to register or if you have any questions. Hazards: Pokies.
Location: Sutherland Limit: 30. View

29 Feb - 1 Mar, Sat-Sun Part of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) An easier pack walk in the Megalong Valley along a section of the Six Foot Track. Lovely scenery and a great campsite next to the Cox River.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

29 Feb, Sat Provide first aid remote situation Day 1
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The St John Ambulance Provide First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid. Provide First Aid courses offered through Scouts NSW, St John’s and Bushwalking NSW cover all the normal content, but with an outdoors slant. The course accredits participants in the HLTAID003 “Provide First Aid” unit of competency. For more information follow this link bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View

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

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