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1 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Harbour Circle: Part 4 Balmain East to Circular Quay
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  170m 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) Co-leader: Stuart Sew Hoy This is Part 4 of a 60 km, four-day walk, circling Sydney Harbour with the Sydney Harbour and Gladesville Bridges as its eastern and western points. This magnificent walk is focusing on the Harbour itself – the expanse of water, the bridges, islands, urban bushland and city skyline. The route winds along parts of the foreshore, into bays and on to headlands, through bush, along historic streets and over grand bridges. Part 4 starts from Balmain East Wharf and finishes at Circular Quay. View Esther's future walks Some slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

1 Nov, Sun Nepal and Bhutan
Southern Sydney Branch
Helena S.
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(Postponed) Honey gatherers trek eastern Nepal near spectacular Annapurna ranges to view ancient dying tradition of harvesting honeycomb of the giant black bee, the largest bee on our planet, nestled on cliff walls. 15 day trip in November, moderate grade, homestay and tents. Leader will provide itinerary on inquiry. Cultural sensitivity a major prerequisite and a good level of fitness. We will visit World heritage sites in Kathmandu and then fly to Bhutan for a cultural tour 6 days, and climb up to Tigers Nest Monastery... Leader is organising trip with a reputable friend in Nepal who has a company that we have used over the years. Altitude for both Nepal and Bhutan will not be higher than approx 3200 metres. This is an overseas trip and own insurance required. Expressions of interest contact. Limit: 10. View

2-6 Nov, Mon-Fri A week away at Bundanoon
Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Walks and outings in Southern Highlands. Staying in motel. Taking all COVID precautions. View

2 Nov, Mon 8:38AM Valley Heights to Blaxland
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  320m 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) Walk from station, Valley Heights Fire trail, up a steep incline, along Greens Road Trail, down to Florabella Pass, along Pippas Pass to Blaxland Station. Observe Covid-19 social distancing, bring hand sanitiser etc. Note different start and end points. One very steep hill. Rough tracks.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

5 Nov, Thu Glebe heritage walk and Glebe Point foreshore
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) View Glebe buildings classified by National Trust, including Toxteth Park 1831, Old Court House 1889 and colonial architect Edmund Blacket’s family home Bindura 1857. Walk the foreshore path of Glebe Point. Flat walk, almost circular. Street parking. Combined NPA WEA Ramblers walk. Limit: 12. View

6 Nov, Fri 9:30AM Jacaranda Walk No 1
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.It's the time of year when the streets of Sydney turn purple. We walk from Circular Quay to the Royal Botanical Garden, then catch a ferry to Milsons Point before walking to McDougall Street .  Then we walk to Luna Park, Wendy's secret garden before heading to Waverton Station. Limit: 10. View

7 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Birrabang Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Birrabang Canyon is a perfect canyon for beginners as it involves no abseils and no swims although you will get wet feet. The canyon has some spectacular sections as well as an interesting walk out amongst the pagodas with great views in all directions. Rock scrambling/hopping.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

7-9 Nov, Sat-Mon Hefrons Hole and beyond
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 longA 3-day pack or base camp walk. This walk is full. Private property access permission has been arranged. Day 1: Drive to the locked gate at GR 315 765. Take all our gear from the cars and walk to the cave where we will camp for two nights. With a day pack, climb Merrits Gap, GR 326 791, and then Murder Mountain, GR 330 792. Descend north east towards Growee River, if time allows. Return back to the base. About 6 km, depending on the terrain. Day 2: From our camp site, walk west and use Spring Log Pass to climb Spring Log Ridge. Follow it north as far the time allows, then descend east into Paradise Gully or Growee River and return to camp. Depending on the terrain, could be about 12 km. Day 3: Break camp, take our gear and walk 1.5 km back on Growee Trail to about GR 320 773. Leave our gear and take the water for the day. Walk west on a rough trail for about 500 m, then, at about GR 315 775, climb and explore the ridge running north, north west as far as GR 302 797. From here, descend into a canyon like gully to the north east and attempt to negotiate it all the way back south east towards the start of the walk, adjusting for the terrain as necessary. Depending on the terrain, could be about 10 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Growee 89324S View

7-8 Nov, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (16:00PM) Part of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn easier pack walk in the Megalong Valley along a section of the Six Foot Track. Lovely scenery and a great campsite next to the Cox River. A joy to get out pack walking and camping again!
Location: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

8 Nov, Sun 9:55AM Bouddi coastal walk to Mourawaring Point
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Co-leader: Hugh Hodge. Some beaches in Bouddi National Park can only be reached through a bush track, so they don’t attract crowds. And from the bush tracks along the cliffs the view is spectacular. Always! We walk from Putty Beach to Mourawaring Point and swim along the way. Steep and slippery sections. Social distancing, sanitizer. Masks
Map: Central Coast Limit: 12. View

8 Nov, Sun 10:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 1
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Postponed) (This walk is postponed due to track closure) 11km walking track is near Wisemans Ferry and follows a steep mountain ridge through lush gullies, past clear running creeks in Dharug National Park. This rough track will really get your heart racing with several steep climbs along the way. 11km walking track is an exhilarating challenge for adventure seekers. This beautiful circuit walk goes through a range of dry and wet forest along the valley, and offers some great views. There are plenty of grass trees along the way to add to the scenery and the creek crossings are very picturesque. The side trip to a large Aboriginal engravings site alone is worth the entry price! At this time of the year, there is an abundance of wild flowers. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S Limit: 10. View

9 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Three Sisters
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  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.(Fully Booked) Walk to Lady Darleys Lookout, Echo Point, the Giant Stairway, Federal Pass and Furber Steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 18. View

10 Nov, Tue Mt Kembla Summit & Ring Track
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Summiting Mt Kembla and the ring track that circles Mt Kembla provides wonderful views over the Illawarra Coast. steep track and some road walking
Location: Mt Kembla
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 16. View

10 Nov, Tue 1:00AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic track.  Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment.  Wildflowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Steep rough track, slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 16. View

11 Nov, 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

13 Nov, Fri 9:20AM Jacaranda Walk No 2
Grade:1/6 Length 7km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We start with a wander around Sydney Park to see water birds such as black swans before walking to Erskineville to view the famous Jacaranda trees. Optional pub lunch.
Location: Erskineville Limit: 10. View

14 Nov, Sat Middle Brother
Mid North Coast Branch
Jackie W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTBC. View

14 Nov, Sat 7:30AM Mt Bouddi – Pretty Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Mt Bouddi - Maitland Bay - Putty Beach - Hawke Head Trail - Tallow Beach - Box Head - Flannel Flower Track - Pretty Beach. Coastal cruising at its finest with the occasional stop for a swim, photograph opportunity or simply to take in the view. This walk incorporates tracks, fire trails, beaches and maybe a short section of off-track walking.
Location: Bouddi NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

14-15 Nov, Sat-Sun Provide First Aid Two Day
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.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

15 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 2
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.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) We will walk the Convict Trail to Devine Hill, do the Shepherd's Gully circuit and continue to finish the convict circuit. Take into history, views over the Hawkesbury River, swamps, and farms. Plenty of grass trees, wildflowers, turpentine trees, majestic gun trees and sandstone rock formations around. Learn about the convicts and the Old North Road. Lots to enjoy at this beautiful walk. Steep and Rocky bits
Location: Hawkesbury River Limit: 12. View

16 Nov, Mon 8:55AM Woodford – Linden- Woodford
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  380m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) See the sights of sections of Coxs Road, bask at Paradise Pool, maybe OK for a dip too. Maintain Covid distancing. Please reply with emergency contact and NPA#. Some rough track, some road walking.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

17 Nov, Tue Mt Kembla Summit & Ring Track
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Summiting Mt Kembla and the ring track that circles Mt Kembla provides wonderful views over the Illawarra Coast. steep track and some road walking
Location: Mt Kembla
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 16. View

17 Nov, Tue Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the escarpment
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic track.  Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment.  Wildflowers are prolific and the view spectacular. Steep rough track, slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 16. View

20 Nov, Fri Green Gully Divide
Grade:5/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark on the eastern edge of the Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and make our way up Petries Gully, all the way to the dazzling Rainbow Caves at GR 438 295 and, if time permits, spot height 958. Return via a narrow ridge above Green Gully with breathtaking views onto the Wolgan-Capertee Divide along the way. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

20-22 Nov, Fri (15:10PM)-Sun (16:00PM) Newnes weekend away
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Date Changed) (Cabins full, car camping available. Contact leader.) Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon. Share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes Cabins. Friday night spotlighting (wombats, possums, roos etc guaranteed). Saturday a decent walk to be announced. Saturday night help celebrate Paul Webster's 70th and sit around the campfire. Sunday smaller walk or explore the ruins. For those not wishing to walk, Newnes is a great place to spend a lazy day. Cost is approx. $100 per person for both nights. Bring a plate to share for each of the evening meals. The limit of 23 will decrease if others non NPA start booking the cabins. Slippery sections.
Map: Newnes Limit: 23. View

20 Nov, Fri 9:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 9: Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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) We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from   Bondi Beach to Coogee and ends at Maroubra Beach. This is an absolute must-do in Sydney. While the Bondi to Coogee coastal path is more about stunning beaches and dramatic coastline, the Coogee to Maroubra coastal walk rocks – literally. It’s all about the rock pools and cool rock formations along the way. Swimming opportunity.   View Esther's future walks Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Maroubra Beach
Map: Maroubra Limit: 13. View

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

22 Nov, Sun 10:00AM Hawkesbury Explorer 3
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  350m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) We will explore the Hawkesbury area. Today we walk Bob Turners Track. We'll see amazing Flannel Flowers on our way down to the pristine Colo River. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 12. View

22 Nov, Sun Point Green and Wolgan Falls
Grade:5/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a walk in another spectacular, unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently under threat. We will visit Point Green and the Wolgan Falls, starting and finishing on Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

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

23 Nov, Mon 9:01AM Lawson to Wentworth Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  620m 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) This walk cuts across four valleys which are all part of the Blue Mountain Creek catchment. It is part of Bruces Walk. Creek crossings. Steep sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

27 Nov, Fri From Flying Carpet to Michelangelo Cave via Koan Pass
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark one car at GR 423 131 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, descend The Gurgler and visit the Flying Carpet. Walk back underneath the cliff line to Koan Cave, then continue south via Koan Pass and above the cliff line, all the way to Michelangelo Cave. Visit Michaels Chair and re-connect with the first car. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

27 Nov, Fri 9:29AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 10: Maroubra Beach to La Perouse
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  160m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will walk from Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads in sections. This week we walk from Maroubra Beach to La Perouse. The Maroubra to La Perouse walk is sprinkled with beautiful beaches, cliffs and National Parks, and provides endless stunning ocean views. There are plenty spots along the way to relax and enjoy the views. It is flat pretty much all the way so isn’t too strenuous. And, oh, did I mention whales? Bring a light lunch and have fish and chips after walk if you wish.  View Esther's future walks Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer.
Location: la perouse Limit: 13. View

28 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Long Point Lookout – Shoalhaven River – Badgerys Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk with 2 impressive lookouts and numerous opportunities to swim and enjoy the mighty Shoalhaven River as we wander downstream within the magnificent Shoalhaven Gorge. This is the perfect walk to welcome in the warmer weather. Rock hopping in parts. Steep climb up Badgerys.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 15. View

28-29 Nov, Sat-Sun Provide first aid in remote situation days 2-3
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.The St John Ambulance Provide First Aid course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. It is suitable for both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid. Provide First Aid courses offered through Scouts NSW, St John’s and Bushwalking NSW cover all the normal content, but with an outdoors slant. The course accredits participants in the HLTAID003 “Provide First Aid” unit of competency. For more information follow this link bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View

30 Nov, Mon 8:15AM Emu Plains to Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  475m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Cross Yandhai Nepean Crossing, walk along Tench Reserve. Lapstone station, Old zigzag railway, Elizabeth Lookout, end at Glenbrook Station. Maintain social distancing. Road walking, a few steep up hills.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

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