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1 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Traverse of the Gods
Grade:5/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe traverse of the Gods is a spectacular walk that crosses the face of Mt Banks Wall, offering amazing views all along the way. With the odd patch of rainforest, sculptural overhangs and rock formations this is a walk you won't forget in a hurry. Rock scrambling and some offtrack walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

2 Aug, Sun 10:22AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 5
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | 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) Co Leader:  Kevin Cliffe   Today, we walk from Leura to Wentworth Falls via Gordon Creek,  Lyrebird Dell, Pool of Siloam,  Empress Lookout, Queen Victoria Lookout, Lyrebird Lookout, Breakfast Point Lookout,  Jamisons lookout and Wentworth Falls Lookout. If you are lucky, you may see Lyrebirds, yellow tailed black cockatoos and the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos(we saw 9 of this rarely seen red tailed on section 3).  Enjoy afternoon tea at the famous German Cafe.  View Esther's future walks View videos of section 7 CBM7 section 8 CBM8   Steep and slippery sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

3 Aug, Mon 7:23AM Sassafras Gully and more
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  340m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | 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) Lawsons Lookout, Picnic Glen, Sassafras Gully, Magdala Creek. Use social distancing, bring hand sanitiser. Please provide contact number, emergency number and NPA number. Rough, steep tracks. Possibly leeches.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

3 Aug, Mon St Leonards to Greenwich Wharf, Berry Island and Waverton
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) We are walking to Gore Hill and following Gore Creek through the Lane Cove Bushland Park to beautiful vistas of the Lane Cove and then Parramatta Rivers to Greenwich Ferry Wharf. From there we will walk around Gore Cove to Berry Island Reserve, thence to Waverton Station. Some street walking. You might like to bring a torch for the tunnel under River Road. Muddy conditions during and after rain. Some small creek crossings and a long stair case to climb towards the end.
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

4 Aug, Tue Carrington Falls & Nellies Glen
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) From Carrington Falls around to top of Stevos Track followed by short drive to Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout and top of Missingham Steps. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water, cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

4 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  580m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) (Leader changed) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley.  The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Return by the same route. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

4 Aug, Tue Mt Gibraltar
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Mt Gibraltar is the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. It also has some heritage listed Trachyte quarries. Walking tracks provide access to these sites as well as providing lookouts where on a clear day Sydney can be seen. Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mittagong
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View

4 Aug, Tue 2:00PM Recovering after bushfires – what role can Landcare play?
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Chris Cobern from the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network in Victoria was heavily involved in the recovery efforts following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. He worked with local communities, government, and volunteers for many years to help the landscape heal and recover. In this webinar Chris will chat about how he navigated issues around sourcing funding and volunteers, providing training, supporting local landholders, and what he’s learnt that can help groups and organisations working in similar circumstances today. Chris will also be joined by Landcare Australia’s Rowan Ewing, who will give an update on our bushfire recovery fund activities to date, and what’s planned for the coming months. View

5 Aug, Wed 9:40AM Fullers Bridge Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Fullers Bridge via Swaines Creek, Ferndale, Stringybark Creek, Yangoora Bushland, Epping Rd and then back to Fullers Bridge either via Fairyland or Mowbray Park.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 15. View

5 Aug, Wed 6:00PM NSW Marine Parks: Are we serious about their place in the reserve network?
Branch
NPA NSW Office
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Our presenters for the evening will be: John Turnbull marine scientist, campaigner, educator and former NPA President Gary Schoer educator, campaigner and Secretary of the Southern Sydney branch of NPA Sharnie Connell Senior Campaigns Officer NPA We will be leading a discussion on issues that include: What are marine protected areas and how do they compare to terrestrial reserves? The science behind marine parks. How do we create protected areas on land or in the sea? Emerging threats to sanctuary zones. Where to from here? View

5 Aug, Wed 9:00AM The Woronora Plateau -Warrangarree Drive Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.There are some delightful bushy reserves outside the national park estate and this is one of them. Scenic, with pleasant sandstone vegetation, river views and climbs... bring a camera and explore what we have of our remnant bushland. Limit: 10. View

5 Aug, Wed 7:00AM Waterfall circuit via Mt Westmacott, Bondel Pool and Kingfisher Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | 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) Starting from Waterfall Station walk along Camp Coutts Track and Camp Road, passing the Scout Camp, to Mt Westmacott and back, then on to Bondel Pool and Kingfisher Pool back to Waterfall Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

6 Aug, Thu Cockatoo Island
Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore Cockatoo Island's heritage. Currently it is hosting the Biennale with public artworks anchored in this year’s theme: NIRIN. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 8. View

6 Aug, Thu 6:15PM The nature of national parks
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Come along to this webinar to discover:
· How some of our iconic national parks came into being
· The importance of national park and conservation reserves for wildlife and habitat
· Some of challenges in managing these important places
Learn more here and RSVP for the first of the series: The nature of national parks. View

7 Aug, Fri Rhodes to Cabarita, extension to Haberfield
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk alongside Parramatta River. Enjoy peace of Dame Edith Walker's estate and views of the river. Catch ferry back to Meadowbank. Meet RHODES Station. Time on enrollment. 10km or extended 16km. View

8 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Grass Trees Crcuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(Cancelled) This walk incorporates a very special Aboriginal art site of great significance which is a short side trip off the main Grass Trees Circuit so really is something worth seeing apart from the beautiful Sydney sandstone scenery. Some steep sections along the track.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 14. View

8 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Part of six foot track
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  530m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longReturn walk from Megalong Road to Ecolodge. Attraction: Cox's River, Megalong Valley, suspension bridge. Steep and slippery sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Megalong Limit: 10. View

9 Aug, Sun 9:27AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 15B – Bridges, Railways and Tunnels
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.(Nearly fully booked) Co-leader: Kevin Cliffe. This is a historic walk. We will visit Lennox Bridge, John Whitton Memorial and Gatekeepers Cottage Ruin,  Knaksack Bridge, both portals of the disused tunnel, ZigZag Railway, Funicular railway, Winding Base House, View videos of section  7 CBM7 section 5 CBM5 View Esther's future walks     Future walk 2 Some very steep sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. 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.(Cancelled) A holiday based at two beautiful locations, Tewantin at Noosa and Scarborough on the Redcliff Peninsula northern Brisbane. A range of peddles and paddles at both locations with plenty of time off. MT Bikes not needed. Email leader 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

10 Aug, Mon 8:50AM Linden to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  500m 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) (Cancelled due to weather forecast) Linden Station to Linden Ridge. Take turn off to Faulconbridge Linden Link Ridge across Linden Creek. Then up to Grose Rd and on to Tom Hunter Park. Follow steep track down to Springwood Creek and on to Springwood Station. A long walk but mostly on roads and trails. Creek crossings. Bring a torch just in case.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Springwood 90304S Limit: 14. View

11 Aug, Tue 8:50PM Carrington Falls & Nellies Glen
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) From Carrington Falls around to top of Stevos Track followed by short drive to Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout and top of Missingham Steps. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water, cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

11 Aug, Tue Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  580m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley. The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 14. View

11 Aug, Tue Mt Gibraltar
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Fully Booked) Mt Gibraltar is the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. It also has some heritage listed Trachyte quarries. Walking tracks provide access to these sites as well as providing lookouts where on a clear day Sydney can be seen. Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mittagong
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View

12 Aug, Wed Abbotsford to Cabarita
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  30m Sydney Branch
John H.
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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.With all the wet weather, we have decided to get some exercise by walking around the beautiful Hen and Chicken Bay, off the Parramatta River on a Wednesday for a change. Walking through parks and urban streets mainly on formed walkways. Will be muddy in places.
Location: Parramatta River
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

12 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Coastal cliffs
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  340m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) It's time to explore that coastal strip from Wattamolla north to Little Marley and around in a loop back again. The flowers will be out and the coast will sing its sweet song!
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

12 Aug, Wed 10:30AM Glenbrook loop walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  20m Sydney Branch
Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Glenbrook to Elizabeth Lookout via Knapsack Park (not the steps), Marges Lookout, across some slightly rugged bushland to Lennox Bridge and return to Glenbrook by a different track.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 20. View

12 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Mt Victoria circuit via Coxs Cav, Ferris Cave, Mt Piddington and Bushrangers Cave.
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  460m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit from Mount Victoria, passing through Coxs Cave, Ferris Cave, Mt Piddington, Hornes Point and Bushrangers Cave. Steep, muddy and slippery sections.
Location: Mount Victoria Limit: 12. View

12 Aug, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.(Cancelled) 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. View

12 Aug, Wed 6:15PM Wonders of the central west
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Whether you live in a remote corner of the state or you're locked-down in Melbourne, join us to discover what makes the forests, landscapes and wildlife of the central west so special.
By the end of the webinar you'll know:
· How protection of 60,000 hectares of forest across the Wombat, Wellsford, Pyrenees Ranges and Mount Cole came to be expertly recommended, and;
· What you can do to help end the logging and mining of these critical habitats – from the comfort of your lounge room.
Learn more and RSVP. View

13 Aug, Thu 7:00PM NPA Macarthur Nature Talk
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Kane Durrant of WILD Conservation is a fresh water turtle specialist. He will be discussing his wildlife conservation work in the local area with Turtle Rescues NSW, with a special focus on development zones and what it all means for our native fauna. Kane will be joined by his colleague Shane Davies for questions and conversation afterwards. View

13 Aug, Thu Sydney Olympic Park
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circular Walk. Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. Level walk along Parramatta River foreshore, Armory and Parklands. Limit: 10. View

13 Aug, Thu 5:30PM Tarkine Trails app Launch
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The Bob Brown Foundation is launching the beautiful app version of their book. Join special guest speakers for the launch of the new Tarkine Trails App. This app takes the best-selling definitive guide to experiencing the takayna/Tarkine and puts it into your pocket. Join in for the online launch. Registration via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PaJa7YGOQne4z1PwQUEWCw
Location: online View

14 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Bellambi Lagoon
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  10m 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.That coastal strip between Towradgi and Bellambi is a pleasant morning stroll and occasionally it is even worth carrying a long telephoto lens as we walk past the Bellambi Lagoon. Limit: 10. View

14 Aug, Fri 8:00AM Otford to Helensburg
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  400m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) Otford Station past Otford Lookout, along Garrawarra Ridge Trail, past Werrong Lookout, Bulgo Hill, along Burgh Ridge Track to Helensburg Station Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings Limit: 12. View

14 Aug, Fri Tootie Creek Tributaries
Grade:5/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the car at GR 719 928 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk north west on a spur. Find a way down to Tootie Creek, then follow it downstream till GR 714 941. Find a way up to Easy Ridge and walk to the car. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

15 Aug, Sat 7:30AM Mt Solitary Traverse
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  1,100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Postponed) This is recognised as one of the classic big walks of the Blue mountains with a full day of walking from the Golden Stairs, up and over Mt Solitary, off the Col pass and down to the Kedumba River. Then another decent climb up to the finish spot near the Queen Victoria hospital. So walkers intending on coming should be relatively fit as a reasonable pace is required. However that doesn't mean I intend to run this walk as I do want to stop occasionally and admire the superb views along the way! Steep track sections in places.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 14. View

15 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Narrowneck – Red Ledge Pass – Devils Hole Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of the more interesting passes off the Narrowneck is Red ledge Pass which offers the bushwalker wonderful views and numerous photographic opportunities! Expect rock scrambling, some nice short waterfalls and sections of unburnt forest along the way. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 15. View

15 Aug, Sat Wild Gorge, Dome Cave and Cosmic Cave
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this spectacular and threatened area must be protected for future generations. Park on a fire trail off Sunnyside Ridge Road and walk east to the head of a tributary of Wild Gorge. Descend it, visiting Dome Cave along the way, then explore both branches of the gorge, including Pinch Point Circle. Move south east and out towards Carne Creek, then climb out and visit Cosmic Cave. Exit via Split Rock Point and Pass. Re-connect with the cars. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

16 Aug, Sun Bargo River Gorge
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) A walk exploring the wonders of this unique location from above and within the gorge. Couple of river crossings which can be a bit slippery depending on water levels. Joint activity with Illawarra Ramblers. Combined limit applies.
Map: Bargo 90293N Limit: 15. View

16 Aug, Sun 9:30AM The Great West Walk: Part 3
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m 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.(Nearly fully booked) See info on The Great West Walk  https://greatwestwalk.com.au/ This is section 3 of the Great West Walk.  We walk from Marayong to Rooty Hill Points of interest: Nurragingy Reserve, The Nurragingy Blacksmith, Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, New Zealand Garden, Miniature Railway, Colebee Centre, Western Sydney Parklands; Blacktown International Sports Park, Western Sydney Parklands; Rooty Hill Historic Site. Optional drinks/late lunch at Lone Pine Tavern near Rooty Hill Station View Esther's future walks    Future walk 2 No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app. Limit: 10. View

17 Aug, Mon Cremorne to Balmoral Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  546m Branch
Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.An undulating walk with some great harbour views. Stairs and possible slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Parramatta River 91303N and Sydney Heads 91302N Limit: 12. View

17 Aug, Mon 8:00AM Glenbrook circuit via Duck Hole and Red Hand Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  380m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) From Glenbrook Station, walk through Douglas Smith Memorial Park, past Duck Hole, Kanuka Brook, Red Hand Cave, along Campfire Creek Track back to Glenbrook Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

18 Aug, Tue Balancing Rock – Macquarie Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet.  After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall.  Return is by the same route. Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View

18 Aug, Tue Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  306m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The walk follows the Budderoo Fire Trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right.  Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek.  Follow the creek along to the falls. Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View

18 Aug, Tue Flying Fox – Cooks Nose
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Flying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley. The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout, a wonderful lunch spot. On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views. Rough track, often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View

18 Aug, Tue Murrua Track
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
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.(Fully Booked) Use station toilets as none on walk. Time for wildflowers. Short street walk then easy bush track with ups and downs. Bus return to Turramurra Station, coffee at Turramurra. Some rough surfaces.
Location: Murrua Track Limit: 10. View

19 Aug, Wed 8:00AM Colliery Canyon and Kamarah Gully
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) An adventurous off-track walk going down to an old colliery at Bell. The track descends steeply and crosses an old landslide. From there it enters a rough but spectacularly picturesque gorge. Steep and slippery sections. Scrambling over fallen trees, and steep ascent. 
Location: Bell Limit: 10. View

19 Aug, Wed 10:00AM Forestville loop walk
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Walk Casuarina, Lyre Bird and Carroll Creek Tracks, starting from Ferguson St, Forestville.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 15. View

20 Aug, Thu Parks in the Sydney CBD
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Take advantage of an empty city devoid of tourists and explore our green space: * Hyde Park South * Cook and Phillip Park (not the swimming pool) * Hyde Park North * Domain Pitches * Domain Phillip Precinct * Botanical Gardens: spring walk, * East Circular Quay * Circular Quay * Jessie Street Gardens * Macquarie Place Park. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 8. View

21 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Bass Point
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  100m 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.Just south of Shellharbour is a delightful headland with a rather special loop walk. Come and enjoy it with me... Limit: 12. View

21 Aug, Fri 9:30AM The Great West Walk Part 4
Grade:3/6 Length 1km  150m 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.See info on The Great West Walk  https://greatwestwalk.com.au/ This is part 4 of The Great West Walk.  We walk from Marayong to Toongabbie.  Attractions:
International Peace Park, Seven Hills
Blacktown Showground, Blacktown.   Fairwater Park, which has a nice cafe. Marayong Park Optional Drinks/Late Lunch at Toongabbie Hotel
  View Esther's future walks Future walk 2 No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Map: marayong Limit: 10. View

21 Aug, Fri 5:30PM Toward achieving ‘peaceful co-existence’ with fire
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The forested regions of eastern Australia have experienced the largest fire season in their recorded history, resulting in significant human and economic losses and major impacts on environmental processes and biodiversity. Scientific knowledge can potentially help us to understand how, when and why fire seasons, such as 2019/20, occur and how to better deal with them to meet the future challenges of a rapidly changing world. Sign up for this online free webinar to learn more https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/allan-sefton-memorial-lecture-tickets-115933404935
Location: online View

22 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Jews Creek – Baal Bone Point – Pantoneys Crown
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Pantoneys Crown is an isolated flat-topped Mesa rising from the floor of the Capertee Valley, the worlds second-largest canyon and for this my 20th visit to the crown i'm going via a very spectacular route right along the spine of the great diving range to Baal Bone Point. From this lofty vantage point, we descend someway to the valley below before the not too difficult climb up the southern end of Pantoneys to the top via a large slot. Once on top we can explore the pagodas and have lunch before retracing our steps back to the cars. Rock scrambling and off-track walking
Location: capertee
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 10. View

22-24 Aug, Sat-Mon Yodellers Adventure
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Co-leader Kevin Songberg.
Day 1 – Saturday, 22 August 2020 – day walk. Drive to Widden Valley and park at GR 465 970, 200 m. With day packs and separate water to drop in for Sunday and Monday, climb to GR 465 958, 420 m and leave the water there; then traverse west to Falsetto Gap and climb Watts Mountain, 700 m. Explore around as time permits. Descend into Falsetto Gap and walk back to the cars. Drive to the national park boundary, GR 429 938, to camp. Have extra water in your car as there may be no/little water at the camp. Partly exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Day 2 – Sunday, 23 August 2020 – walk over two days with 1 night out. Strike the camp and drive to GR 465 970, 200 m. Leave another car at GR 490 983, 200 m. From the first car, walk up to pick up the water left the day before. Climb to a gap below Wedding Cake Mountain. After an optional but recommended climb to a vantage point, walk down the ravine to the north east, to around GR 472 961, 340 m, then sidle east until a spur is reached that we will use to climb Torrani Mountain. Our camp will be at GR 475 957, 590 m. There is no water at the camp and it is sleeping on rock platforms, so either sleep out or have cord on the sides and corners of your tent so you can anchor it down. Partly exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Day 3 – Monday, 24 August 2020. After an optional but recommended early morning walk along the narrow, very high peninsula to a vantage point over Oakland Peaks, traverse east via Reverelli Mountain to the Cats Ear East, then down to Myrtle Gully Road at GR 490 983, 200 m. Complete the car shuffle. Partly exploratory. About 7 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Private property access will be arranged. Elevations are included with all grid references below. Rating: 6, M333E
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Widden 89321N View

23 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.(Fully Booked) Walk will be led by Mike McLeod. A circuit rugged walk (rather rocky) along the Bargo River and Tahmoor Gorge. We will do it slowly to take in and take photos of the beauty of the walk. Highlights: fantastic views of the Mermaid Pools. Wallaby, birds, majestic gum trees, Rock Orchids and possibly other orchids. Some very steep and slippery parts. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Map: Bargo 90293N Limit: 10. View

24 Aug, Mon 8:25AM Campfire Creek to Euroka Clearing
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Campfire Creek, Ironbarks, Euroka Clearing. Note we are not going to Red Hands Cave on this walk. Some steep sections. Some off-track. Creek areas can be slippery.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 12. View

24 Aug, Mon 7:23AM Linden and Lake Woodford
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  530m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | 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) Roads and fire trails from Linden around Lake Woodford, returning to Linden. The 13km distance includes 1km each way from station to village. Steep hills, rough.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 10. View

24 Aug, Mon West Pennant Hills to North Parramatta via Darling Mills Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
John H.
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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We are following the Darling Mills Creek from near its source to near its junction with Toongabbie Creek to form the Parramatta River. We pass through Sydney sandstone heathlands with remnant stands of Sydney Blue Gums. Can be muddy and slippery in places. Bring a torch for the tunnel.
Location: North Western Sydney
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

25 Aug, Tue Balancing Rock – Macquarie Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet.  After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall.  Return is by the same route. Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View

25 Aug, Tue Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  306m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The walk follows the Budderoo Fire Trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right.  Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek.  Follow the creek along to the falls. Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View

25 Aug, Tue Flying Fox – Cooks Nose
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Flying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley. The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout, a wonderful lunch spot. On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views. Rough track, often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 14. View

25 Aug, Tue 9:00AM The Garawarra Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longIt's time to see what's happening in our beloved Palm Jungle. Come along and enjoy the climb up and out of Burning Palms.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

26 Aug, Wed 10:00AM Cooks River
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCircular walk from Tempe back to Tempe following both sides of the Cooks River. Flat walking. Limit: 15. View

26 Aug, Wed 8:00AM Leura to Katoomba via Linderman Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  800m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) From Leura Station via Gordon Falls, Sublime Point, Linderman Pass, Gordon Lower Falls, Leura Falls, Linda Falls, Federal Pass, Jamieson Lookout to Katoomba Station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossing and rock scrambling. Limit: 10. View

26 Aug, Wed 10:00AM Sydney Olympic Park
Length 10km Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk without too much travel, driving or public transport. We'll start (and finish) at Concord West Station at 10am. I hope it will be approx. 10km. Mangroves, birds and spring flowers. No climbs. Please let me know if you would like to come with your details for the COVID precautions and NPA registration: NAME, Mobile no., Emergency no., Membership no. View

27 Aug, Thu Historic Balmain
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | 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.Stroll historic Balmain and foreshore, Mort Bay and Balmain East. Gentle up and down, along the way view charming houses and hotels built in the 1840-1860. Street parking. Return ferry or bus. Social distancing.
Location: Balmain Limit: 12. View

28 Aug, Fri Above Daves Pass
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeave one car at the old Newnes Hotel and drive to the locked gate at GR 418 261. Walk in Little Capertee Creek and then turn up a tributary creek at GR 407 260. Walk up it and explore the slots and pagodas to the east. Climb to the tops at around GR 404 243 and make a way north to about GR 412 256. Descend via Daves Pass. Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

28 Aug, Fri Linden to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  570m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStart with a visit to Kings Cave. Continue to Hazelbrook visiting three areas containing a variety of pools, waterfalls and great forest walking. Steep sections and loose slippery conditions, cliff edges. Unhurried pace.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

28 Aug, Fri 8:00AM Medlow Bath to Katoomba
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  380m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Medlow Bath to Katoomba via Sun Bath, along Three Brothers Track to Explorers Tree and Norths Lookout. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

28 Aug, Fri 9:45AM The Great West Walk part 5
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  150m 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.(Nearly fully booked) See info on The Great West Walk  https://greatwestwalk.com.au/ This is the last part of the Great West Walk.  We walk from Toongabbie to Parramatta. Attractions:Bicentennial Square, Parramatta
Eat Street (Church Street), Parramatta
Brislington House, Parramatta
Old Government House, Parramatta Park
Old Observatory, Parramatta Park
The Old Dairy, Parramatta Park
Wisteria Garden and Glengariff House, Westmead
Toongabbie Creek, Winston Hills
The Lost Rogans Hill Railway Line, Northmead
Third Settlement Reserve, Winston Hills
  View Esther's future walks Future walk 2 No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covidsafe app.
Map: Toongabbie Limit: 10. View

29 Aug, Sat 8:50AM Great West Walk Toongabbie – Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Sydney Branch
Roger L.
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.Starting from Toongabbie Station, a quick toilet break, then along Girraween and Pendle Creek to the Great West Walk. Follow the many bends of Toongabbie Creek through open fields and creekside bushland. Small sections through urban streets. Skirting Westmead Hospital, Parramatta River and Park are reached. Very limited access to toilets along route. Steep slopes, uneven ground.
Location: Western Sydney
Map: Prospect 90302N and Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 10. View

29 Aug, Sat 8:30AM Tracks,lookouts and caves of Mt.Victoria
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) At Victoria, there is a maze of tracks which offer the walker fabulous lookouts, interesting caves and a dash of history. Some of the places we will visit include Bushrangers Cave, Rennit Track, Pulpit Rock, Coxs Cave and the Fairy Bower Track. Adrian Jones will be a secondary leader taking the 2nd group on this loop in a direct direction to my first group. Steep sections of track and some rock scrambling
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

30 Aug, Sun 8:30AM Baal Bone Gap – Mercury Boot ridge and return
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Cancelled) Was fully book, but cancelled last minute due to access closure. Not far from Baal Bone Gap is a very interesting ridge full of fantastic rocky outcrops in the shape of all sort of creatures and objects including possibly the most famous, The Mercury Boot. On this walk we will explore this pagoda rich ridge, photographing anything that takes our attention. Of course, there are brilliant views of the Capertee Valley including the mesa-like Pantoneys Crown to also hold our interest. Lots of rock scrambling and off track walking.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

30 Aug, Sun Blaxland to Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  550m 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 Blaxland Station follow Pippa Pass to cross the Glenbrook Creek. Ascend and follow the Bullant Track to pick up the St Helena Ridge fire trail. Descend to the Duck Hole, cross the creek again and follow tracks and paths to Glenbrook Station. Creek crossings, loose, slippery sections, cliff edges. Unhurried pace.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

30 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Martins Lookout to Lost World return
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Fully Booked) Co-leader:Kevin Cliffe.From the car park, we visit Martins Lookout before descending almost 250 m to Glenbrook Creek. We climb about 250 m to Bunyan Lookout and The Lost World. Fantastic Views at both ends. Then we descend to Glenbrook Creek before climbing back up to Martins Lookout. The ascent and descent are rather rugged.Video of Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools View Esther's future walks Future walk 2 Very steep and rugged sections.
Location: Valley Heights
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

31 Aug, Mon 9:35AM Centennial Glen Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  460m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The walk follows Centennial Glen Creek down into the valley. Return up to Blackheath via Porters Pass Gully. Creek crossings. Track poor at times. Steep sections. Lots of steps. Scrambling over and under fallen trees.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. View

31 Aug, Mon Chatswood to Boronia Park via Lane Cove River
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  360m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A pleasant walk following Blue Gum Creek down from Chatswood to the Lane Cove River, which we follow through Mobray Park to the Lane Cove Valley walk that takes us to Boronia Park. Muddy sections, creek and golf course crossings.
Location: Lane Cove NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

31 Aug, Mon 8:00AM Valley Heights to Blaxland
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longValley Heights to Blaxland via Sun Valley, walking alongside several creeks, past a lookout with a view of Penrith Lakes on to Blaxland. Slippery sections and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

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