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1 Sep, Tue Balancing Rock – Macquarie Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
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

1 Sep, Tue Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  306m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
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

1 Sep, Tue 8:00AM Curra Moors Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  240m 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.(Fully Booked) A pleasant morning stroll through the spring wildflowers on the heath, throwing in the coast for good measure.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

1 Sep, Tue Flying Fox – Cooks Nose
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
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

1 Sep, Tue 9:31AM Valley Heights Fire Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  150m 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.As we saw many orchids at one part of the fire trail at the end of June, we want to visit the whole fire trail to see if we can find more orchids. Exploratory. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 6. View

2 Sep, Wed 10:30AM Glenbrook to Knapsack Bridge via Chalmers Lookout, Sandstone Quarry and return to Glenbrook vie RAAF Base
Length 8km Sydney Branch
Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Easy walk, approx. 8km. View

2 Sep, Wed 8:00AM Wentworth Falls circuit via Valley of Waters, Roberts Pass, Moya Point and Gladstone Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  620m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Starting from Wentworth Falls, via Edinburgh Castle Rock, Sylvia Falls, Lodore Falls, Valley of Waters, Roberts Pass, Moya Point and Gladstone Lookout and back to Wentworth Falls Station. Steep and slippery sections, rock scrambling and creek crossings. Limit: 10. View

3 Sep, Thu Tarban Creek
Length 6.5km 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.From Huntleys Point to Gladesville and return along shared paths along Tarban Creek. It is a tributary of the Parramatta River, joining it near Hunters Hill and flowing through both the Tarban Creek and Riverglade Reserves. Hazards include viruses.
Location: Municipality of Hunters Hill Limit: 10. View

4 Sep, Fri Easy Ridge to Tootie Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the car at GR 724 932 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk north along Easy Ridge, then a smaller spur, descend south west to around GR 717 940. Continue towards Tootie Creek, then walk downstream till about GR 718 947. Climb back to Easy Ridge and walk to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

4 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Parramatta to Shaolhaven Heads: Section 1
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  125m Sydney Branch
Marilyn 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 - Ask leader about waiting list) Essential to RSVP by email.  Include your member no, mobile no and emergency contact no.  This is a continuation of the series of walks "Crossing the Blue Mountains" and "The Great West Walk". This is a video of the GWW walks:GWW 2020 .We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Parramatta to Meadowbank along the Parramatta River. Attractions: Western Sydney University Vineyard Creek Subiaco Creek George Kndall Riverside Park Meadowbank Park Memorial Park View Marilyn's future walks Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer
Location: Parramatta
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 13. View

4 Sep, Fri 9:00AM Wattamolla to Curracurrong
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m 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.(Fully Booked) Let's get out along the coast and enjoy spring... a walk out and back but what a walk!!!!
Location: Royal National Park and Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

4 Sep, Fri 8:00AM Woodford Circuit via Wilsons Glenn Crk and Murpheys Glenn
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  375m 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.(Nearly fully booked) From Woodford Station walk down alongside Wilsons Glenn Creek, down Bedford Road Track past Linda Rock and a circuit along Murphys Road track passing through the campsite, large cave and then back to Woodford Station. Slippery and steep sections and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

5 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Russells Needle and return
Grade:5/6 Length 18km  700m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Rising steeply from the Nattai River valley, Russells Needle is as its name would imply a precipitous spire-like peak protected by its impressive cliff lines but with superb views once you reach the top! Access is via Slott Way and some offtrack walking along the Nattai with a scramble to the top also offtrack. Rock scrambling and offtrack walking in parts.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N View

6 Sep, Sun 9:45AM Waratahs and Wildflowers Walk: Patonga to Umina.
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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) Co-leader: Hugh Hodge. We walk from Patonga and walk part of the Great North Rock through Brisband Waters National Park.  We'll visit the Elephant Rock and Waratah Parch before walking to Umina where we catch a bus to Woy Woy Station.  We'll see many waratahs, as well as native orchids and other wildflowers. Video of Martins Lookout to Lost World. Lost World Video of Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools View Esther's future walks Future walk 2 Steep and slippery sections.
Location: patonga
Map: Patonga Wharf Limit: 15. View

7 Sep, Mon 9:00AM Costens Point
Grade:3/6 Length 5km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA morning stroll in Royal down to the Hacking where we will explore along the foreshore. Some off-track walking is in order as we poke our noses around to see what's there. Be ready for some off-track conditions.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

7 Sep, Mon Two Creeks Track – Lindfield to Roseville
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  246m 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.A pleasant walk from Lindfield Railway Station to beyond Roseville Bridge, through a range of vegetation communities including Coachwood forests and with increasing water views. Wildflower displays. The track descends 166 metres with an ascent of 80 metres. A distinct track with some steep and rough sections as well as steps.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

7 Sep, Mon 8:37AM Valley Heights to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  430m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
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) Walk to Banksia Dr and then down trail into a lovely valley. Follow rough track up to Farm Rd. Follow Farm Rd out to Martins Lookout. Take the short cut track to Perch Ponds and then up to Springwood via Magdala Creek. Creek crossings. Some steep loose sections.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 12. View

8 Sep, Tue Ahearn’s Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Ahearn's Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlight's Track.  Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearn's Lookout.  This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified.  Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 14. View

8 Sep, Tue Brown Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve is on the top of Mt Cambewarra.  A rough fire trail leads out to a trig point overlooking Kangaroo Valley.  On the return, a side track leads out to Brown Mountain Lookout over the coast.  Aboriginal rubbings are seen on both tracks. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, slippery after rain.
Location: Cambewarra Range NR
Map: Berry 90283N Limit: 14. View

8 Sep, Tue Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 Limit: 14. View

8 Sep, Tue 10:04AM Parramatta Park
Sydney Branch
Theo H.
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.Start at Westmead station walk via Railway Pde. to Parramatta Park, we will go to Cumberland Hospital Gardens to see the flower display. Walk around the park and via Macquarrie Str, Church Str to Parramatta Station, coffee and go home. Meet at Westmead Station at 10:04am for the start of the walk. Limit: 8. View

9 Sep, Wed Nirvana Caves and more
Grade:5/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 727 932 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk north on an old fire trail, then off-track to Nirvana Caves at GR 742 964. Next, cross Nirvana Ravine and traverse underneath the cliff line to the south west, looking for more caves. Exit back to the ridge at GR 732 957, or GR 728 952, or further south, depending on time. Once on top, follow the ridge back to the car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

9 Sep, Wed 7:00AM Stanwell Park to Austinmer
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  650m Sydney Branch
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.(Nearly fully booked) Starting from Stanwell Park Station walk along the Wodi Wodi Track, Forest Path along the escarpment with beautiful ocean views on the left to Sublime Point Lookout (and coffee if you wish) and down the ladders to Austinmer Station. Steep and slippery sections, eroded and possibly muddy track and creek crossings.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

9 Sep, Wed 9:30AM Umina Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Beach and bush tracks, fire trails. Walk along the shoreline then through beautiful bushland in Brisbane Water National Park. Spring wild fFlower walk. Slow pace. Booking contact by email or text.
Location: Brisbane Water NP Limit: 10. View

9 Sep, Wed 11:45AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Allan’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.(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

10 Sep, Thu Bicentennial and Sydney Olympic Parks
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Slow 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.Mainly flat walk. We will stroll the 1988 park and visit Cathy Freeman Park and the Olympic Cauldron in Sydney Olympic Park. Be ready to share your 2000 Olympic memories. Circular walk and return to Concord West Station. Social distancing. Limit: 10. View

10 Sep, Thu 10:00AM Curra Moors Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  320m 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.(Nearly fully booked) Join us for a trip to wildflower wonderland. A walk through heath and waterfalls, the Curra Moors loop track offers scenic sandstone cliff and coastal views, waterfalls and great birdwatching. Many wildflowers at this time of the year including waratahs and native orchids. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Royal National Park Sketch Map Limit: 10. View

11 Sep, Fri 8:00AM Lindeman Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  700m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Fairy Bower down to Lindeman Pass. Follow cliffline around Sublime Point and exit up Roberts Pass. Over Lillians Bridge and up many stairs to the Conservation Hut. For experienced walkers. Poor track impacted by landslides and fallen trees. Rock scrambling, creek crossings, ladders and a short section of exposed narrow track are to be negotiated.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 8. View

11 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 2 Meadowbank to Cabarita
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
Marilyn 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.(Nearly fully booked) Essential to RSVP by email.  Include your member no, mobile no and emergency contact no.  This is a continuation of the series of walks "Crossing the Blue Mountains" and "The Great West Walk".  This is video of the GWW walks:GWW 2020. We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Meadowbank to Cabarita along Parramatta River, Homebush Bay, Brays Bay, Yarralla Bay, Majors Bay and Kendll Bay. Attractions: Memorial Park, Mill Park, Thomas Walker Hospital, Cabarita Park, View Marilyn's future walks Social distancing will be observed. Bring sanitizer
Location: Parramatta River
Map: meadowbank Limit: 13. View

12 Sep, Sat Mt Airly tramway trail and the Towers
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m 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.(Cancelled) This walk includes something for everyone such as loads of history from an old settlement,plenty of rock scrambling around the beautiful pagodas plus an old tramway and superlative views over this rugged and interesting region west of lithgow. Rock scrambling and some off track walking
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 15. View

12 Sep, Sat 8:30AM Mystery Mountain~Zobels Point~Zobels Gully
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  650m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRising majestically above the Wolgan Valley,Mystery Mountain overlooks the Newnes area and is one of the most spectacular walks you can do in the Gardens of Stone national park. This walk will take us along a series of spectacular ledges from the top of Mystery mountain and then via an interesting slot, up onto Zobels Point before descending via the rainforested Zobels Gully back down to the Wolgan River. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and mt morgan Limit: 15. View

12 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Waterfall to Heathcote via Lake Eckersley
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  470m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) It's time to walk the Bullawarring Track once more, with the obligatory trip to Lake Eckersley.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Campbelltown 90291N Limit: 10. View

12-14 Sep, Sat-Mon Widden Brook and Hool ‘Em Boy Point
Grade:6/6 Length 30km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 3-day pack walk.
Day 1 - Park on Nullo Mountain Road at GR 398 740, walk Nullo East Trail and get down into Widden Brook at about GR 404 730. Continue down Widden Brook and camp depending on the progress, probably at Coricudgy Creek junction.
Day 2 – Walk down Widden Brook, take water and climb towards Hool ‘Em Boy Point. Camp at one of several panoramic points, depending on the progress.
Day 3 – continue up Nullo Mountain, join with Nullo East Trail and re-connect with the cars.
Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Pomany 89321S, Coricudgy 89322N, Growee 89324S, and Olinda 89323N View

13 Sep, Sun 10:00AM Mt Banks one trail loop
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Co-Leader : Ewan Cain. The track leads off to the south from the Bell's Line of Road between Mount Tomah and the Mount Wilson turn-off, and there is a sign indicating Mount Banks. You can park at the end of the road. Walk out to the lookout and return over the top. This is a lovely walk and not too difficult. There are superb views of the Grose Valley at the lookout and wonderful northern views as you come down off Mount Banks. There are many wildflowers at this time of the year. Last year, I saw many wildflowers including Waratahs, Sun orchids, Pea flowers, Bororia, Flannel flowers, native iris, white grevilleas and otheres.  If time allows, we'll visit Mount Tomah to see the beautiful waratahs and proteas on the way back. Video of Martins Lookout to Lost World. Lost World Video of Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools  View Esther's future walks Future walk 2 Slippery sections.
Location: mount Banks Limit: 14. View

14 Sep, Mon Carlingford to Lake Parramatta via Hunts Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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 Hunts Creek down to where it is dammed to form Lake Parramatta. Along the caves in this valley bushrangers including Jack Donohue, the "Wild Colonial Boy" and his gang sheltered. We will have time for a bit of an exploration of Lake Parramatta. Some street walking and roads to cross. Trip hazards on tracks and some creek crossings but geneally pretty easy walking.
Location: North West Sydney
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

14 Sep, Mon 9:22AM Nellies Glen and Devils Hole Katoomba
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
(Allan’s Group) Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk from Katoomba Station to Explorers Tree (your option of bus to save 2.4 km, ask for details), then down Nellies Glen. Return up Devils Hole and return walk to station. Steps, steep, slippery
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 10. View

15 Sep, Tue Ahearn’s Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Ahearn's lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlight's Track.  Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearn's Lookout.  This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified.  Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 14. View

15 Sep, Tue Brown Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve is on the top of Mt Cambewarra.  A rough fire trail leads out to a trig point overlooking Kangaroo Valley.  On the return, a side track leads out to Brown Mountain Lookout over the coast.  Aboriginal rubbings are seen on both tracks. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, slippery after rain
Location: Cambewarra Range NR
Map: Berry 90283N Limit: 14. View

15 Sep, Tue Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 Limit: 14. View

15 Sep, Tue 8:00AM Robertsons Knoll and Wattle Forest Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  200m 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.A morning walk with cameras from Audley via Robertsons Knoll and back via the Wattle Forest. Wildflowers in abundance and potential nice birds to view. An early start and finish.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

16 Sep, Wed Pennant Hills Park
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cheltenham Station start and finish. A few creek crossings, lovely bush through Pennant Hills Park. Contact leader Syl Caspaney for details sylcas@tpg.com.au Limit: 10. View

16 Sep, Wed 6:00AM Stanwell Park to Austinmer
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  650m Sydney Branch
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.(Nearly fully booked) Starting from Stanwell Park Station walk along the Wodi Wodi Track, Forest Path along the escarpment with beautiful ocean views on the left to Sublime Point Lookout (and coffee if you wish) and down the ladders to Austinmer Station. Steep and slippery sections, eroded and possibly muddy track and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

17 Sep, Thu Narrabeen Lagoon
Grade:2/6 Length 8km 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.Around the lagoon, a large estuary system and wildlife haven. Our journey around Narrabeen Lagoon goes through beautiful ecosystems, abundant of flora and fauna, cultural heritage and historical icons. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to demonstrate knowledge of 1.50 m distance. Hazards include viruses.
Location: Narrabeen Lagoon State Park Limit: 10. 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(Fully Booked) 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

18 Sep, Fri Green Gully Cliff Walk
Grade:5/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Newnes follow the Pipeline Track to the saddle at approximately GR 447 274. Leave the track and head north along the cliff edge for about 2.5 km to GR 437 295 and then attempt to walk out to the end of the spur at GR 435 300. Exposure, pagodas, rugged terrain. Possible return via Petries Gully.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

18 Sep, Fri 6:00AM Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Apple Tree Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m 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) Mount Kuring-gai to Berowra via Apple Tree Bay, Bobbin Head and along the Berowra Track to Berowra Station. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 12. View

18 Sep, Fri 8:00AM Mulgoa NR
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a field inspection of one of our smaller nature reserves in western Sydney. We will explore what it has to offer, poke around regarding how it is currently being used and consider its management challenges.
Location: Mulgoa NR
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 10. View

18 Sep, Fri 11:00AM Northern Rivers Koala Habitat Restoration
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) Bringing the Northern NSW Koala Sector together to consider better ways to coordinate investment and effort for koala habitat restoration. View

18 Sep, Fri 9:24AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 3 Cabarita to Chiswick
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
Marilyn 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) Essential to RSVP by email. Include your member no, mobile no and emergency contact no. This is a continuation of the series of walks "Crossing the Blue Mountains" and "The Great West Walk". This is video of the GWW walks:GWW 2020. We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Cabarita to Chiswick along the Parramatta River. Attractions: Cabarita Park, Canada Bay, Hen and Chicken Bay, Henry Lawson Park, Quarantine Reserve, Battersea Park, Werrell Reserve. View Marilyn's future walks Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer.
Location: Cabarita
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 14. View

19 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Barren Grounds
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) The upland swamps are always worth an exploration and if the body is kind to me we can spend the entire day walking this beautiful area. There is a 10 km or a 20 km version, depending on your own interests ...
Location: Barren Grounds NR Limit: 12. View

19-20 Sep, Sat (08:15AM)-Sun (17:00PM) Cycle Chipping Norton to Windsor and return
Length 130km  200m Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.On Saturday 19 September we will be meeting at Ascot Drive, Chippington Norton, 8:15am for an 8:30 start. Cycling mostly on quiet roads and bike paths to Canley Vale for coffee, then on bike paths to the M7 cycle way, then to Rooty Hill Pub for lunch (or BYO). Continue to Richmond Road cycle path, then onto Windsor. I have booked a room at the Windsor Hotel, 54 George Street, Windsor. Best to book your accommodation early, after contacting leader. Local Pub for dinner (possibility of a band Saturday night). Sunday 20 September, Windsor Mall Markets from 9am, departing Windsor approx. 10am. ""Picnic lunch"" on the way back. Returning to Chipping Norton between 4 - 5pm. Limited numbers. Approx. 65 kms each way. A social weekend away. View

19 Sep, Sat 8:30AM Girrakool – Staples Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  650m 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.Girrakool - Piles Creek - Scopas Peak - Kariong Brook - Staples Lookout. At this time of the year, Brisbane Waters National Park is full of wildflowers and is a joy to walk in! On this trip we will travel along various scenic trails visiting peaks and waterfalls along the way, enjoying the spring blossoms and good views.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S View

19-20 Sep, Sat-Sun Provide First Aid- Two Day
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(Cancelled) The Provide First Aid course (formerly Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid) has two components: Pre-course learning. The pre-course on-line learning is a compulsory part of the course, and must be completed before you attend the face-to-face day. Theory content can be found on this link. This content will be in the theory assessment on the face-to-face day. A 1 day face-to-face session. The focus of the practical day will be practical skills and assessment and a theory exam. There is no specific teaching of theory content on the face-to-face day – it is assumed all participants will have completed the on-line material. For more information follow this link bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View

19 Sep, Sat The Airly Frustum and Airly Turret Slot
Grade:5/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area must be protected for future generations. Park cars at Airly Gap, then climb south east, inspecting historic graffiti and Aboriginal art sites along the way. Negotiate a series of pagodas and slots, including Genowlan Pinch, to arrive at the spectacular Airly Frustum. Continue climbing to the point above Airly Turret Slot and the stunning view. Next, visit Mine in the Sky with its historic infrastructure. From here, proceed to explore the bottom of Airly Turret Slot. Reconnect with the vehicles. crambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

20 Sep, Sun 10:30AM Bournda Island
Grade:3/6 Length 7km Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) 2 km beach walking, creek crossing.
Location: Bournda National Park Limit: 20. View

20 Sep, Sun 10:15AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 6
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  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.(Fully Booked) Leader: Allan Porter. Co-Leader: Kevin Cliffe. This is the last episode of "Crossing The Blue Mountains"-a series of 17 walks. Today, We walk from Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a magical walk with waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, bird life and magestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4).Video of Martins Lookout to Lost World. Lost World Video of Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools   View Esther's future walks Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling. Please bring hand sanitizer. Limit: 15. View

20 Sep, Sun 8:30AM Mount Kembla Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
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) From Mount Kembla Lookout, walk to 3 locations - Mt Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Bridle Track. Mostly on tracks (a short section of quiet road), through a variety of forest. Coastal and escarpment views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

20 Sep, Sun 6:00PM Saving our Rainforests from Fire
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) This year the Big Scrub Rainforest Day is going online, providing an even greater opportunity to get involved. Join in for two-panel discussions facilitated by well-known ABC journalists Kerry O’Brien and Mick O’Regan focused on the bushfires in and around Nightcap National Park and their impact on Gondwana and lowland subtropical rainforests. Free registration will grant access to the footage release, airing 6 PM Sunday 20th September. Listen to experts who were involved in fighting the bushfires and their assessments of the impacts in Nightcap National Park and nearby rainforest. View

21 Sep, Mon 9:00AM Gulguer Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Another inspection of a little known section of our Sydney park system; the extension off Bents Basin SCA, otherwise known as Gulguer NR. Come and see what's there and how it is managed.
Location: Bents Basin SCA
Map: Warragamba 90303S Limit: 10. View

21 Sep, Mon 9:22AM Minnihaha Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  210m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Mostly along roads and footpaths. But just glad these falls have been reopenned.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. View

21 Sep, Mon St Ives to Roseville via Middle Harbour Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  290m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Starting at St Ives we are walking through Garigal NP following the Cascades, Stepping Stones and Lyrebird Tracks, along Middle Harbour Creek as it enlarges to become Middle Harbour. Wildflowers, water views and the chance of seeing some Aoriginal art. Creek crossings, fallen trees and uneven surfaces. Muddy after rain.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 12. View

22 Sep, Tue Ahearn’s Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Ahearn's Lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlight's Track.  Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearn's Lookout.  This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified.  Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 14. View

22 Sep, Tue Brown Mountain
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  420m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve is on the top of Mt Cambewarra.  A rough fire trail leads out to a trig point overlooking Kangaroo Valley.  On the return, a side track leads out to Brown Mountain Lookout over the coast.  Aboriginal rubbings are seen on both tracks. Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, slippery after rain.
Location: Cambewarra Range NR
Map: Berry 90283N Limit: 14. View

22 Sep, Tue 10:00AM Bungleboorie
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  380m 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.
  • Co-leader: Kevin Cliffe. In 2015, I saw thousands of waratahs. It's because it was after a bushfire. We had bushfires again this year. So hopefully, we'll see many waratahs. No guarantee though. After the waratahs patches, we'll proceed to a Trig Station and Bungleboorie Lookout. Fantastic view of pagodas.Video of Martins Lookout to Lost World. Lost World Video of Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools  View Esther's future walks
Part of track is rather rugged.
Location: clarence
Map: Clarence Limit: 8. View

22 Sep, Tue Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 Limit: 14. View

22 Sep, Tue 9:34AM Toongabbie to Winston Hills
Sydney Branch
Theo H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Start at Toongabbie Station at 10:11am, walk towards Toongabbie Creek on shared bicycle/foothpath, then follow the Settlers Walk to Third Settlement Picnic ground for early lunch and toilet. Along the Third Settlement we continue to Baden Powel place where the bush tracks start. We follow the Pemulwuy Track till the creek and continue on the Moxham Park trail, finishing at Churchil Drive. Then bus 706 or walk to Windsor Rd for bus 600, or 601 to Parramatta. Limit: 8. View

23 Sep, Wed 9:11AM Belrose to Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Belrose to Narrabeen via Deep Creek & Garigal NP. Walk follows Slippery Dip Track and Deep Creek mainly downhill to Narrabeen Lagoon. Varied flora and lovely waterfalls. Leader Mike Pickles 0419 236 939 (day of walk only) 98847428. Eroded bush tracks, fire trails. View

23 Sep, Wed 9:48AM Duffy’s Forest (Kuringai Chase NP)
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) A fairly flat walk on Cowan and Long trails. Lots of flowers incl. Waratahs. Limit: 15. View

23 Sep, Wed Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Medium / Hard walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Then up to Matilda Track to a series of lookouts. We will then drop down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge for lunch. From the bottom of the gorge we will head upstream to Jacks Pass. Covid safe distancing & hand sanitizer etc to be observed. Steep uneven track, unfenced cliffs, slippery water crossing.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Bargo 90293N and Picton 90294S Limit: 14. View

23 Sep, Wed 8:35AM Patonga to Woy Woy
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  500m Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Start along the shoreline at Patonga and walk in beautiful bushland in Brisbane Water National Park. Enjoy spring flowers including waratahs and native rose. Enjoy water views of the Hawkesbury, Broken Bay and Woy Woy Bay. Comfortable pace. Finish at Woy Woy Station. http://wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/brisbane-water-national- Steep tracks, rocky, slippery creek crossings.
Map: Gosford 91312S and Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 10. View

23 Sep, Wed 6:00AM Submarine Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  380m 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.(NEW!!!) (Cancelled) Starting from Bell Railway Station, walk along the ridge line extending out the the cliff line overlooking the Wollangambe River to Submarine Rock and back. May see a display of Waratahs along the way. Steep and slippery sections and some rock scrambling.
Location: Bell Limit: 10. View

23 Sep, Wed 7:20PM The Effect of subsidence from long wall coal mining on the ecology and water quality of streams and AGM
Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.It has been a trying year and we have not been able to hold Branch meetings in person though we have at least been able to get together on bushwalks. I guess I should be pleased for small mercies.
We had hoped to hold a Branch meeting in person on September 23rd in our old venue but to maximise numbers we are deciding to attempt a Zoom meeting. Our guest speaker will be Catherine Cunningham.
Catherine Cunningham will give a well-illustrated address on The Effect of subsidence from long wall coal mining on the ecology and water quality of streams. Catherine will clearly illustrate how the careful use of scientific methodology can tease out answers to important questions regarding possible risks from this modern form of coal mining that has replaced the former border and pillar style mining which left much coal intact for safety purposes. The research was conducted under the auspices of Sydney Water and University of Canberra.
Tune in to Zoom at the following link by 7:20 pm on 23rd September for what should be a fascinating evening. If you have not yet used Zoom we will give you a few pointers to guide you before the presentation begins. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86191730979
Incidentally, this is also our AGM and at this meeting we will be seeking the new office holders. We must select a President, a Treasurer, an Honorary Secretary and four State Councillors. Traditionally we also select a Vice President, a Newsletter editor, an Activities Coordinator and confirm our Executive team. If you have always dreamed of taking on a role please consider and do not be shy. View

24 Sep, Thu 9:20AM Engadine to Heathcote
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m 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.(NEW!!!) A delightful walk from Engadine to Heathcote via Karloo Pool and Bottle Forest Trail. The best year for wildflowers that many can remember. The best time of the year for wilflowers. Special emphasis is on the Climbing Orchids and Waratahs. Steep and slippery parts.
Map: Heathcote Limit: 10. View

24 Sep, Thu Rushcutters Bay Darling Point
Grade:1/6 Length 5km 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.Slow 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.Amble Trumper Park, then the foreshore of Rushcutters Bay and pause at the historic naval site now known as David Martin Reserve. View many historic 19th Century buildings including Bishopscourt 1850 and Swifts 1882. Circular walk some ups and downs. Social distancing. Limit: 10. View

25 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Barden Ridge Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  120m Southern Sydney Branch
5602
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) (Nearly fully booked) A walk along the Blue Track Circuit at Barden Ridge to Barden Creek and back. A chance to see and photograph native orchids and other flora. Some rough areas.
Location: Barden Ridge, NSW Limit: 8. View

25 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 4 Chiswick to Drummoyne
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  150m 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.(Nearly fully booked) Essential to RSVP by email. Include your member no, mobile no and emergency contact no. This is a continuation of the series of walks "Crossing the Blue Mountains" and "The Great West Walk". This is video of the GWW walks:GWW 2020. We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Chiswick to Drummoyne along the Parramatta River. Attractions: Bill Fisher Reserve, Taplin Park, Brett Park, Nield Park, Leichhardt Park, Callan Park, King George Park, Iron Cove Bridge. We can possibly have morning tea at Birkenhead Shopping Centre and lunch at Callan Park. View Esther's future walks   Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer.
Location: Parramatta River
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 13. View

26 Sep, Sat From Grand Balcony to Minotaur Lair via The Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark one car at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road, then drive to Newnes and park another car at locked gate GR 420 250. Walk up Capertee Creek Valley and climb the Grand Balcony, continue to Eldorado Traverse and Eldorado Slots. Then use the Ariadne Thread to descend into Minotaur Lair for the return to the first car. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

26 Sep, Sat 4:00PM Special event – webinar
Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) All NPA members are invited to take part in a Zoom based webinar being hosted by Illawarra branch. Drivers and trends in bushfire risk and how it affects the Illawarra’ being presented by NPA member Dr Owen Price. Owen is the director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at the University of Wollongong. He joined the bushfire centre in 2007 after researching wildlife conservation for 15 years. He has pioneered studies to measure the effectiveness of bushfire risk reduction strategies including prescribed burning. Registration is essential, simply email us at illawarra@npansw.org.au and we’ll send you the details to join the webinar. View

26 Sep, Sat 7:30AM Splendour Rock and the Wild Dogs Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  1,300m 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) This is one of those classic Blue Mountains walks that you really must do to appreciate what this world heritage area has to offer! Splendour Rock offers superlative views and getting there is half the fun! Our route takes us from Green Gully, down Carlons Creek then up Black Horse Ridge, along the Wombat Parade and up and over Mounts Merrimerrigal and Dingo until we reach our goal, Splendour Rock. From here we drop down to the main track to Mobbs Swamp before retracing our steps back down the ridge to breakfast and finally the last section back to the cars. Rock scrambling in a few sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jenolan 89303N Limit: 15. View

26-27 Sep, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Splendour Rock Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 28km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTime to reboot with some pack walks.  And where better than a trip to camp at Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains, this time with a bright but not yet full moon.  A wonderful experience to see the landscape under moonlight, and at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park Limit: 8. View

26 Sep, Sat 11:00AM What’s Growing on my Bush Block
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) The Upper Campaspe Landcare Network is proud and excited to bring you - Biodiversity for your Bush Block. Macedon Ranges local, ecologist Bianca Aquilina, talks about ways to enhance and protect the indigenous flora you have on your land and how to encourage more to regenerate through seed setting and plantings. View

27 Sep, Sun 11:00AM Great North Walk Section 8 :Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  325m 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 - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leader: Hugh Hodge. Starting with a steep climb from Wondabyne Train station you will explore a series of large rock platforms with wide views over the Brisbane Water National Park and visit Scopas Peak. After Scopas walk you cross a few pleasant rocky gullies before crossing Piles Creek on the Phil Houghton suspension foot bridge. Here the walk heads towards Mooney Mooney Creek before walking up to the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead on the Old Pacific Hwy. You'll need to bring a car for car shuffling purposes. Be prepared for 1 hour of car shuffling before start of walk. Video of Martins Lookout to Lost World. Lost World  Tahmoor Gorge: Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools View Esther's future walks  Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Consider installing Covifsafe app.
Location: Wondabyne
Map: Brisbane Waters National Park Limit: 15. View

28 Sep, Mon North Wahroonga to North Turramurra via Bobbin Head
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) We are walking the pretty Gibberagong Walking Track, following Cockle Creek to Bobbin Head and then taking the fire trail with wildflowers and great views, to North Turramurra. The NPWS burn off in this area has been postponed so we will enjoy the area before that occurs. Creek crossings, steps, rough track surfaces in places with a steep climb up, at first, from Bobbin Head. The fire trail does not have much shade.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 12. View

28 Sep, Mon 5:00PM Scaling Up Ecosystem Restoration
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems. Forests, grasslands, heathlands, wetlands, savannahs, and other terrestrial, as well as marine ecosystems are all in dire need of restoration. The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration unites the world behind a common goal: preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. This Decade is a catalyst for unifying and practical action around the principle of respect and affection for our unique and precious natural world. Join Christine Milne A.O. Master of Ceremonies with international and Australian speakers to learn about how they are applying the principles of ecosystem restoration and how these bright spots in early leadership can be scaled for global impact. View

28 Sep, Mon 8:42AM Springwood South tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  676m 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) From Springwood Station walk the top section of Magdala Creek Track, turn off up to Batman Park. Walk to Martins Lookout and down to Perch Ponds. Return up Wiggins Track to Springwood. Email or sms reply with contact details (mobile phone if replying by email), emergency contact and NPA # please. Steps, steep narrow sections, slippery.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

29 Sep, Tue 11:00AM Flora, Fauna and Fire – Regenerating a scorched landscape
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) Flora, Fauna and Fire – Regenerating a scorched landscape will look at some of the bushfire recovery efforts following the devastating 2019/20 bushfire season and some of the innovative ideas that have helped. What lies ahead for our iconic species and what is the role of biosecurity? View

29 Sep, Tue Griffiths Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) A circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland. A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast. There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Barrallier 8929-3N Limit: 14. View

29 Sep, Tue Joadja North NR
Grade:3/6 Length 8.5km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Joadja Nature reserve was created in 2001. The management trail meanders through Eucalypt forest to a rocky lookout giving views over creeks and farmland. Returning to the Wombeyan Caves Rd we cross and walk a little way to another fire trail and lookout towards Wombeyan Caves. This is a lovely lunch place. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Wombeyan Caves Rd
Map: Barrallier 8929-3N Limit: 14. View

29 Sep, Tue The Boxvale Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) A circuit walk which includes the old tramway track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Rough tracks, creek crossings and some steep sections.
Location: Mt Alexander NR
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 14. View

29 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Wildflower walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  250m 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.(NEW!!!) I heard that there are 70 waratahs up Terrey Hills way, plus abundant other wildflowers.
Location: Terrey Hills Limit: 10. View

30 Sep, Wed 6:00AM Blackheath Circuit via Centennial Glen and Porters Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  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.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Starting at Blackheath Station, walk to Centennial Glen, Fort Rock, Centennial Pass, Porters Pass back to Blackheath Station. Steep and slippery sections, fallen trees and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

30 Sep, Wed Engadine to Loftus via Audley
Length 12km Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.People can drive to Loftus and park the car there and just pick up the train (1 stop) to Engadine. Medium walk, lots of up and downs. Contact leader for booking.
Location: Royal NP View

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