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1 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 8
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m 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.Leader: Bandula/Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Hazelbrook to Lawson. Many waterfalls. Creek crossings, steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Lawson Limit: 15. View

1 Mar, Sun 9:00AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  550m 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.Leader: Angelo/Sheila/Geoffrey/Ewan. Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Lawson to Wentworth Falls. This is designed for those who like longer walks. It’s an extension of section 8. Limit: 15. View

1 Mar, Sun 9:00AM South Coast Islands 9
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk around Wasp Head, past Wasp Island, along beautiful Emily Millers Beach to Flat Rock Island, Myrtle Beach and onto Richmond Beach. Return via forest tracks. This walk completes our journey to the islands in the known universe. In the autumn we will venture into the wilds of Bateman's Bay. NPWS park entry fees apply.
Map: Durras 89261S View

4 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Centennial Park 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. Option to extend. View

6-8 Mar, Fri-Sun Canberra Cycling
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Cycle | A cycling trip(NEW!!!) Option to meet 7pm, Thursday evening for dinner at local restaurant (need to book). Riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Up to approx. 40 - 60kms each day; with possible 530m elevations - 530m descents. Cycling various day trips, mainly bike paths, around Canberra and suburbs. Planning to stay at Alivio Tourist Park, O’Connor which has a pool, tennis court, powered and unpowered sites (unfortunately they no longer have tent sites). Opportunity for site seeing too. Come for all or selected days. No Helmet No Go! 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(Updated Details) 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

8 Mar, Sun 9:15AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 10
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Wentworth Falls to Leura. Steep and slippy sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

11 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Manly to Fairy Bower
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

15 Mar, Sun 9:22AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 11
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  550m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Leura to Katoomba. Steep and slippepry sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

16-22 Mar, Mon-Sun Croajingolong NP Trip
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCar camp or cabin with day walks in East Gippsland Victoria, mainly in Croajingolong NP. This coastal NP offers a mix of wilderness and less wild walking experiences. We will explore a variety of walks in the Mallacoota region. Contact leader for information pack. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers - joint limit applies. Limit: 16. 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.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

18 Mar, Wed Middle Head
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

22 Mar, Sun 9:25AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 12
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Katoomba to Blackheath. Steep and slipppery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

29 Mar, Sun 9:38AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 13
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Blackheath to Mt Victoria. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

5 Apr, Sun 9:45AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 14
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Sheila W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Following the footsteps of Mal January, we walk from Mt Victoria to Mt York and back. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. 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

15-20 Apr, Wed-Mon Central Coast
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Over three days cycle North Entrance to Tuggerah (42km), Norah Head to North Lakes (40km), around Lake Macquarie and the Fernleigh Track from Belmont to Adamstown (48km). On day 4 two coastal walks in the Wyrrabalong National Park – total distance 15km. Grade 2. All cycles are on bitumen cycle paths suitable for road bikes, hybrid or mountain bikes. There will be occasional road riding, mostly on quiet streets. Accommodation will be at the Budgewoi Holiday Park. Own transport required as we will need to drive to activities. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 12. View

19 Apr, Sun 8:00AM The Great West Walk: Part 1
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  200m 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 Parramatta to Blacktown.
Location: Parramatta Park Limit: 15. View

26 Apr, Sun 9:02AM The Great West Walk: Part 2
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe walk from Blacktown to St Marys. Limit: 15. View

1-4 May, Fri-Mon Car Camping Trip Mt Wilson
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Camping at Cathedral Reserve Campground or staying in cottages at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Two to four days of walking nearby. Walks in Mt Wilson – Chinamans Hat and Pheasants Cave (4km) – grade 2, Mt Banks and exploration of the Banks Walls (exploratory off-track sections) – grade 3, Gooches Crater – grade 3, Rigby Hill Lookout and Pierces Pass to the Gross River – grade 3. Cathedral Reserve Campground is a large grassy open space with plenty of room for tents, Campervans and small motorhomes. Own transport is required, may be options for sharing cars depending on availability. Driving to walks will be shared amongst drivers and club rates will apply for passengers. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 16. View

3 May, Sun 9:04AM The Great West Walk: Part 3
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  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.We walk from St Marys to Emu Plains. Limit: 15. View

10 May, Sun 8:50AM Lost World
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  610m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk 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

23 Jul - 2 Aug, Thu-Sun Grampians
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A variety of day walks in the Grampian Ranges in Western Victoria. Central Grampians – Wonderland Circuit Walk 13km – grade 3; Mt Rosea Circuit Walk 12km – grade 3. Northern Grampians – Mt Stapylton Loop Walk 12km – grade 3; Mt Gar, Briggs Bluff Traverse 15km grade 3, Southern Grampians – Moora Moora Falls Walk 11km – grade 3; Fyans Creek to Mt William 16km – grade 3; Teddy Bear Gap Loop 9km – grade 3; The Fortress Walk 12km Grade 4. Accommodation will be in the Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park, a variety of cabins are available and powered and unpowered sites for camping, campervans and motorhomes. Own transport is required, may be options for sharing cars depending on availability. Driving to walks will be shared amongst drivers and club rates will apply for passengers. Some walks can only be accessed on dirt roads, the condition of which will not be known until arrival. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 18. 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.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

18-20 Sep, Fri-Sun Car Camping Trip Mt Wilson
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Camping at Cathedral Reserve Campground or staying in cottages at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains. Three days of walking nearby. Boronia Point walk 4.6km – grade 2; Zircon Creek Walk and Happy Valley Walk – grade 3; Sunday Spur and Bogey Holes Walk 13km – grade 3. Cathedral Reserve Campground is a large grassy open space with plenty of room for tents, campervans and small motorhomes. Own transport is required, may be options for sharing cars depending on availability. Driving to walks will be shared amongst drivers and club rates will apply for passengers. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 20. View

3-17 Oct, Sat-Sat Victorian Rail Trail
Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A variety of cycles on rail trail paths across Victoria. East Gippsland Trail – Bruthen to Bairnsdale 60km, Bruthen to Nowa Nowa 54km. Central Gippsland Trail – Stratford to Heyfield 58km. Grand Ridge Trail – Boolarra to Stratford 26km. Bass Coast Trail – Wonthaggi to Kilcunda 32km and walk a section of George Bass Coastal Walk 7km – grade 2. Lilydale to Warburton Trail - Mt Evelyn to Launching Place 45km. Murray to the Mountains Trail – Myrtleford to Everton Station 52km, Myrtleford to Bright 60km. All cycles are on crushed granite (hard dirt) off-road paths suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes only. Accommodation will be at a variety of caravan parks. Own transport required as we will need to drive to some activities. For itinerary and more information contact Adrian Jones. Limit: 16. 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

1 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Golden Staircase to Mount Solitary via Ruined Castle
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  950m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) With fantastic views at Bottings Lookout, from the top of the Ruined Castle, and especially good views from Mt Solitary, this walk is well worth the time invested. Very steep.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 10. View

1 Nov, Sun 9:02AM Jacaranda Walk 1 and Koalas Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.November is Jacaranda time. We will explore different areas to see the majestic trees. First walk will start from the Botanic Garden, across the harbour to Woolstonecarft and beyond. This walk includes the Koalas Sculpture Trail. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a unique award- winning concept, conceived by AHA and centred in Port Macquarie. The Trail aims to promote koala conservation and conservation of other threatened animal and plant species in Australia. Limit: 15. View

7 Nov, Sat 10:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 1
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

8 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Jacaranda Walk No 2
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.November is Jacaranda time. We will explore different areas to see the majestic trees. Second walk starts from Clyde Station, walk to Auburn Botanical Garden, Rookwood Cemetery and onto Campsie. Limit: 15. View

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