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2 Feb, Sun 9:16AM 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 take the 8:24 Blue Mountains train every Sunday, with some exceptions. No need to RSVP but before you set foot make sure you check NPA site to see if walk is cancelled due to snow, fires, heat, storms, or track closures. If you like long walks, there is an option for you to walk back to double the distance. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

2 Feb, Sun 9:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  420m 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.Walk from Emu Plains to Glenbrook. This is section 1 of the 17 sections to walk across the Blue Mountains. We walk from Emu Plains to Glenbrook. We walk along the scenic River Walk, visit a ruin, the John Whitton Memorial,  the Quarry Lookout, Zig Zag Railway, Lucasville Station, Siding Lookout, Elizabeth Lookout and Marges Lookout before walking to Glenbrook via Lovers Walk. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf If you like long walks, the is an option to walk back doubling the distance. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Glenbrook Limit: 15. View

8-9 Feb, Sat (08:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Boomerang Pass – Quiera clearing
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  400m 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 longBoomerang Pass - Ettrema Creek - Sentry Box Canyon - Myall Creek - Quiera clearing. The wilder untamed region of the Morton National Park is the Ettrema wilderness, an area not nearly as well trodden as the more familiar Buddawangs section and because of this wilder side you largely have the place to yourself. We will follow the supremely beautiful Ettrema Creek along its twisted route with plenty of time to swim in any number of the enticing pools along the way. On our second day we ascend Myall Creek which has an abundance of stunning cascades before a shortish scrub bash back to the Touga Road. Lots of rock hopping and rock scrambling on the last days climb up Myall Creek.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Touga 89283S and Nerriga 89274N 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

9 Feb, Sun 10:03AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  220m 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.(NEW!!!) Walk from Glenbrook to Blaxland. This is section 2 of the 17 sections to walk across the Blue Mountains. Glenbrook Tunnel, Lennox Bridge and Glenbrook Lagoon are the highlights of the walk. The disused Glenbrook Tunnel is steeped in history. It was used as a secret site for mustard gas storage in World War II and in recent years housed a mushroom farm that one local MP called a "doss house". The Lennox Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge at Mitchells Pass. It is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf Lunch will be at the Glenbrook Lagoon. Glenbrook Lagoon is a rare upland wetland that is one of only three of its kind in the entire Hawkesbury-Nepean System. The lagoon provides habitat for flora and fauna species that are otherwise unusual in the area. If you like long walks, the is an option to walk back doubling the distance. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

16 Feb, Sun 9:32AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 3
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  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.(NEW!!!) We walk Blaxland to Warrimoo. One of the prettiest walks in all of the Lower Mountains, this track (classified as hard track) winds along Florabella Creek and then Glenbrook Creek. Wildflowers, shelter caves, swimming holes, interesting sidetracks and lots of shady spots to rest make this a great adventure at any time of year. Limit: 15. View

23 Feb, Sun 9:36AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  230m 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.(NEW!!!) Walk from Warrimoo to Valley Heights. This is section 4 of the 17 sections to walk across the Blue Mountains.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. 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 longThree 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 long(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.
Map: Rowallen, Ada, Du Cane, Cathedral, and Pillans Limit: 12. View

18-29 Mar, Wed-Sun Central Coast Paddling and Peddling
Grade:2/6 Length 35km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.(NEW!!!) Based at Toowoon Bay Caravan Park for 12 days. The caravan park is beautifully located on an ocean beach and 5 min by bike or car to shops and town. 4 1/2 days paddling and 4 1/2 days peddling with days off. Email at pmw186@icloud.com for full itinerary. Preference will be given for those intending to both paddle and peddle. Trip is combines with another club. PFDs compulsory. 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 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.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 off-track walking. Limit: 20. View

3 May, Sun 8:50AM Lost World
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  610m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walk from Farm Road to Martins Lookout and onto Lost City. Limit: 15. View

17 May - 7 Jun, Sun-Sun Great North Walk: Stage 2 – Sections 8 to 17
Grade:4/6 Length 150km Southern Sydney Branch
Bandula 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.(Updated Details) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a multi-day 250 km hike. Created in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary, the walk links Sydney with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Stage 1, which is sections 1 to 7 from Sydney to Wondabyne Station is currently underway. Stage 2, starting from Wondabyne Station (Section 8) and ending at Newcastle (Section 17) would start in May 2020. Section 8 will be a car shuffle on Sunday, 17 May 2020 and Section 17 using public transport will be on Sunday, 7 Jun 2020. Sections 9 to 16 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 23 May to Saturday, 30 May staying overnight en-route; glamping for 3 nights, staying in a pub/hotel for 3 nights and at a caravan park for 1 night. Car shuffles will be required for sections 8 to 16 and participants will need to come in a car with no more than 1 other participant. Daily walks range from 11 km to 20 km and the walk rating are 3 and 4. Please contact Bandula Gonsalkorale via email to get detailed information and to make bookings. Rough track, steep, rough, rocky and slippery sections, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Watagans NP Limit: 16. 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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

9 Aug, Sun - 29 Aug, Thu Noosa and Brisbane North Side Pedal and Paddle
Grade:2/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Peter W.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(NEW!!!) A Holiday based at two beautiful locations, Tewantin at Noosa and Scarborough on the Redcliff Peninsula norther Brisbane. A range of peddles and paddles at both locations with plenty of time off. MT Bikes not needed. Email to pmw186@icloud.com for a detailed itinerary. Preference will be given to those who wish to both paddle and pedle. Trip is suitable for partners who do not wish to paddle or pedle. Trip combines with another club. Three of the paddles involve open water crossings which are generally very sheltered. PFD compulsory. Limit: 12. View

20 Sep, 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

27 Sep, 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

9-18 Oct, Fri (08:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) The Great Ocean Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 100km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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 longExpressions of interest are sought for walking in the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It would involve driving to Apollo Bay to start walk. Walking days are between 5 to 7 days. We would share a big house for accommodation. Transport to start of walks will involve car shuffles. Tentative dates are also to be confirmed. Other options are being investigated as well.  Leaders for walks are Angelo Emmanual and Geoffrey Lee. When you enquire, please send your walking history and whether you can share your vehicle with others. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Apollo Bay
Map: The Great Ocean Walk Limit: 10. View

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