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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
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(Fully Booked) Walks and outings in Southern Highlands. Staying in motel. Taking all COVID precautions. View

2 Nov, Mon Kelly Falls, Stanwell Tops to Stanwell Park
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  210m Sydney Branch
John H.
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.Travelling by a fast train and then a bus, we reach the Princess Marina Track to the beautiful Kellys Falls, set in bushland that is noticeably different to that around Sydney or the Blue Mountains. From there we walk around and see some of the wonderful views over the coast from Stanwell Tops before descending 150 metres to Stanwell Park Station for the journey home. Most of the walk is fairly flat except for the descent to Stanwell Park. Uneven and possibly slippery track surfaces and creek crossings.
Location: Stanwell Tops
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 14. 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

3 Nov, Tue Fitzroy Falls – West Rim
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Fitzroy Falls West Rim  provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks, cliffs.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 16. View

3 Nov, Tue Fitzroy Falls- East Rim
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The less visited west rim of Fitzroy Falls offers a different perspective. In addition to spectacular views, it offers rainforest and a large variety of native flowers. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks, cliffs.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 16. View

4 Nov, Wed 6:00AM Mt Hay & Fortress Ridge
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJoint leader: Sheila Walker. Walk to Mt Hay and along Fortress Ridge visting caves along the way. Takes in some of the most spectacular views in the Blue Mountains. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Leura Limit: 12. 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.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

5 Nov, Thu 9:00AM Heathcote to Karloo Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  320m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A lazy morning looking at the wildflowers and hopefully even taking some photographs of some birds.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

6 Nov, Fri 6:00AM Faulconbridge to Grose River
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  420m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Joint leader Kris Moore. From Faulconbridge Station by car to the locked gate on Faulconbridge Ridge, then continue on the fire trail to the lookout for fantastic views, then climb steeply down to the Grose River. Return the same way. Steep and slippery sections. Two short rope assisted descent/ascent sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 12. View

6 Nov, Fri 9:30AM Jacaranda Walk No 1
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
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.(Nearly fully booked) 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: 12. View

6 Nov, Fri 1:00AM Mt Colah Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  480m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStarting at Mt Colah Station, a short walk along streets to get to the Gibberagong Track, walk along it to Bobbin Head and return to Mt Colah along the Birrawanna Trail. Steep, slippery and possibly muddy sections. Creek crossings.
Location: Bobbin Head Limit: 12. 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 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Mt Victoria Falls – Burra Korain Flat – Grose River – Pierces Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk of many spectacular waterfalls as well as some nice swimming holes on the Grose River for those you want to cool-off along the way, this route is full of beauty and something of interest to keep the most jaded walker happy! Steep sections of track: no bush bashing.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N 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 Little Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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  Little Beach and swim along the way. See the SS Maitland Shipwreck. 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 Bantry Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  350m Sydney Branch
John H.
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.Co-Leader: Renate Wood. This challenging walk heads steeply down from Seaforth Oval to Bantry Bay, then climbs up via the Timbergetters Track, to the Bluff Lookout for a spectacular view over Bantry Bay. Here there is an option to do a return walk to the unusual sandstone Natural Bridge. From the Bluff Lookout we cross Ararat Reserve to return to Seaforth Oval via the Engravings Track. Uneven track surfaces and creek crossings.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 14. 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(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 Walls of Camelot – Nattai NP
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The track branches off the Wattle Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs.  The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes track. Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Nattai 89291S 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(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 10:00AM Ralph Newboult Memorial Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay via Hermitage Walk.
Location: Rose Bay Limit: 15. View

11 Nov, Wed 1:00AM Redledge Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  650m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longJoint leader Sheila Walker. From Narrow Neck Track head down a natural pass on a late 1800s miners route.  The track leads down to the old Glen Shale Mine from where there is an old overgrown tram line which connects to the Devils Hole Track and the climb to the chock stone at the finish of the Devils Hole. Steep and slippery sections, rock scrambling, some narrow exposed ledges, steep descent and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

11 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Sydney Olympic Park Photography Walk
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  3m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a walk along the tracks next to lagoons at the park where we may see many species of birds. It also has some historic maritime relics. Bring a camera and/or binoculars and also water and food. The track is a shared with cyclist so we have to watch out for them.
Map: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW Limit: 8. 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

12 Nov, Thu Parramatta Park
Length 8km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A visit to what’s left of Parramatta is essential. Start point is the George St Gatehouse of Parramatta Park. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses. Limit: 8. View

13 Nov, Fri 9:20AM Jacaranda Walk No 2
Grade:1/6 Length 7km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
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.(Nearly fully booked) 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. Walk can be extended to Newtown to see the interesting murals after lunch. View Esther's future walks
Location: Erskineville Limit: 12. 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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.(Nearly fully booked) 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

15 Nov, Sun 10:30AM Tantawangalo National Park
Grade:2/6 Length 5km 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.We'll take Nunnock Swamp Walk. This swamp is an endangered perched lake on the coastal escarpment. Has snow gum woodlands and important grasslands. If track is waterlogged, will do Alexanders Hut walk instead. Access roads unsealed. 2WD dry weather. 4WD wet weather. Creek crossing on Packers Swamp Rd. High country weather unpredictable. Bring suitable clothing.
Location: Tantawangalo NP View

16 Nov, Mon Hunters Hill
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  80m 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)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.Enjoy the beautiful Harbour views and flowering Jacarandas of this historic suburb. This walk takes you the length of the Hunters Hill peninsula, from the Lane Cove River side, past historic sandstone houses, across the ridge through the heritage-listed Kelly’s bush to the Parramatta River shoreline, and finally around the former Woolwich Dry Dock. Mainly streets, some bush tracks. This walk will be led by Renate Wood. Road traffic and streets to cross.
Location: Municipality of Hunters Hill
Map: Sydney Street Directory Limit: 14. View

16-19 Nov, Mon (11:00AM)-Thu (15:00PM) The Watagans
Grade:3/6 Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
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(Fully Booked) Co-Leader: Bob Rankin. We'll stay at a Holiday Park by the lake and do day walks to the Watagans National Park, Lake Macquarie and Strickland State Forest. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Watagans NP
Map: Watagans NP Limit: 10. 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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 9:00AM Deer Pool
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  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.November is a good time to see the Angophora hispida in flower and that can mean jewel beetles. Let's walk down to Deer Pools in Royal and see what we can find. Who knows! We might also seem some delightful lizards along the way.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. 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(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 Walls of Camelot – Nattai NP
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The track branches off the Wattle Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs.  The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes track. Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Nattai 89291S 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(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

18 Nov, Wed 10:00AM Cheltenham to Thornleigh
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  50m Sydney Branch
Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bush walk. Tracks. Beautiful sandstone forest. Slips and trips.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 14. View

18 Nov, Wed 1:00AM Glenbrook to Lapstone along Glenbrook Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Starting from Glenbrook Station walk up the road walk along the edge of Douglas Smith Park down the track to Glenbrook Creek and then go along the creek passing the weir and Jellybean Pool and then along an unmarked track  to Napean River. After that along the track alongside the river and finally go inland to Lapstone Station. Poorly maintained section of track, rock scrambling, unmarked track and creek crossings. Limit: 12. View

19 Nov, Thu 9:00AM Manly to North Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m 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.A mixture of historic, of coastal and of heath. Enough to satisfy almost everyone. Why, we even travel on the threatened Freshwater class of ferry to arrive at the walk! What better way to see the harbour!!!!
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 10. View

19 Nov, Thu Randwick and It’s History
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader is Beth Cambridge. Randwick was first council in Sydney. We'll visit a Blackett building which was an asylum for destitute children, the old Newmarket precinct, Struggletown and The Spot as well as Randwick CBD with 18th-century houses, Art Deco terraces and interesting churches. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to estimate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Randwick City Council Limit: 8. View

20 Nov, Fri 1:00AM Forestville Circuit along Middle Harbour
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Chatswood Station take bus to start of the walk near the Forest Vet Hospital. Walk through Garigal National Park down to Middle Harbour and follow the track along the foreshore past Flat Rock Beach, Davidson Park Reserve and then along Lyrebird Track and Carrol Creek Track back to the start and bus back to Chatswood Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Limit: 15. 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
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: Judy Morgan. 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. Last Friday’s tracking and photos(click photo gallery) https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/afternoon-hike-f708f06--43 (Jacaranda) https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/newtown-murals-walk-dd45045 (Murals)   View Esther's future walks Observe social distancing. Bring hand sanitizer. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Maroubra Beach
Map: Maroubra Limit: 16. View

21 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Provide First Aid – One Day
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Phone 9745 8888 to find out if the proposed course date is running or to register for a course. Course runs 8:30am - 4:30pm at Barra Brui Scout Hall. 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.(Cancelled) 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 8:30AM Provide First Aid – One Day
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Phone 9745 8888 to find out if the proposed course date is running or to register for a course. Course runs 8:30am - 4:30pm at Barra Brui Scout Hall. 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

23 Nov, Mon 9:14AM Spit to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  60m Sydney Branch
Marilyn 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.Sydney Harbour Foreshore National Park harbour views. Tracks, steps, beaches. Bring plenty of drinking water. Swimmers for a dip at Manly. Covid safe: masks public transport, social distancing. Register name, mob, emergency and membership nos with leader. Co-planner: John Hain. Slips & trips.
Location: Sydney Harbour Foreshore National Park Limit: 12. View

24 Nov, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW Special General Meeting plus General Meeting
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.An online meeting. Topic: Making Tracks - How to attract $7 million+ in new walking tracks. Register here for the meeting link. Our clubs are invited to our Special General Meeting immediately prior to the November General Meeting with the purpose of approving the updated Constitution of Bushwalking NSW Inc. Read the Agenda. View

24 Nov, Tue Dharawal Pools
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) This park protects the largest surviving koala population in greater Sydney. Stokes and O’Hares Creeks enclose a succession of idyllic waterholes, three of which are accessed on this delightful walk. Keep looking up for those koalas! Well-formed tracks/fire trails. One steep section of track. Some clambering down sandstone near swimming holes. One steep section of track. Walking poles would be handy. Swim opportunity😊
Location: Dharawal National Park
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 16. View

24 Nov, Tue Thirlmere Lakes
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) From Lake Couridjah car park we will traverse anti clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigorang Picnic area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wildflowers are in abundance. Rough tracks, fallen trees
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: PICTON 9029-4-S Limit: 16. View

25 Nov, Wed 1:00AM Bell to Submarine Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Bell Station to Submarine Rock overlooking the Wollangambe River, passing a lookout with a view to many pagodas and back to Bell Station. Rock scrambling to get close to river. Limit: 15. View

25 Nov, Wed 10:00AM Drummoyne Bay Run
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circular walk around Bay Run with extension to Hawthorn Canal and Haberfield. Limit: 15. View

26 Nov, Thu 9:30AM Glebe History Walk
Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Co-leader is Judith Hill. Glebe is an old inner-city suburb with a fair amount of 'century-old' housing stock in evidence everywhere throughout the condensed convict-built city blocks. Pubs, doctors, Demeter Bakery, churches, community garden, historic houses and the local Chinese Temple. Hazards include viruses and food delivery bicycles.
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 8. 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
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leader: Bob Rankin.  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 of 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: 20. View

28 Nov, Sat 9:15AM Cycle Cronulla to Fox Studios, via Brighton Le Sands, and return
Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Generally on flat cycles lanes and cycle paths. Coffee along the way, lunch at Fox Studios. Return to Cronulla by about 3pm. Contact leader for further details. 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 Cheltenham to Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Branch
Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks until we arrive at Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom at the moment. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings.
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 14. 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.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

30 Nov, Mon 7:00AM Kamay Botany Bay Photographic session
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m 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.We will begin early, explore a variety of locations with cameras and then settle down to walk along the coast as far as our camera batteries will allow. This is a specialist photography "walk" so take your time!
Location: Kamay Botany Bay NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

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