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1 Dec, Tue Dharawal Pools
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  220m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
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

1 Dec, Tue 9:00AM Landing Lights
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  10m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a chance to see what birds are in one of our local wetlands and also along some of the walkways.
Location: Landing Lights Rockdale Limit: 10. View

1 Dec, Tue Thirlmere Lakes
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
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

2 Dec, Wed 9:45AM Dee Why to Manly Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  10m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Dee Why to Manly Beach. Bush/promenade/street walking. Start time 9:45am. Please book via SMS or email with phone number, emergency contact and NPA number. Limited numbers. Slips and trips. Limit: 14. View

2 Dec, Wed Wentworth Falls circuit via Valley of Waters, Roberts Pass, Moya Point
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  580m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Starting at Wentworth Falls Station, walk to Conservation Hut, Lyrebird Lookout, Queen Victoria Lookout, Empress Lookout, down to Valley of Waters, along Vera Falls Track to Empress Falls, Sylvia Falls, Britannia Falls, then along, Roberts Pass, up to Moya Point Lookout, Gladstone Lookout and back to Wentworth Fall Station via Edinburg Castle Rock. Steep and slippery sections, many steps, creek crossings and sections of muddy track.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View

3 Dec, Thu 12:00PM Advance Notice: Crossing The Blue Mountains
Grade:3/6 Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-Leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Due to popular demand, the "Crossing of the Blue Mountains" series of walks will be repeated. This series  is inspired by Mal January who led a group in both directions. Section 1A is on Thursday. Subsequent sections from 1B to 14 will be on Sundays. If you complete the whole 14 sections, you will be awarded with a certificate. View Esther's future walks Walk will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, bushfires, floods and park closures. Please check your mailbox the evening before to ensure walk is still on,
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

3 Dec, Thu 11:58AM Crossing The Blue Mountains: Section 1A
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Co-Leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Due to popular demand, the "Crossing of the Blue Mountains" will be repeated. Section 1A is on Thursday.  Subsequent sections from 1B to 14 will be on Sundays. Today, we walk from Mt York to Mt Victoria. We'll catch the train from Central at 8:48am, arriving Katoomba at 10:32am, giving you time for a coffee. Actually, it's best to eat something as we won't have time to have a lengthy lunch.  Then we catch the 698V bus from Katoomba at 11:19 arriving Closeburn Drive at Mt York Road at 11:56am.  We walk to Mount York Lookout and then return to Mount Victoria Station. Return train leaves at 4 pm. Walk the historic Coxs Road and see the Historic Wells. If you complete the whole 14 sections, you will be awarded with a certificate. View Esther's future walks Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mail box the night before to make sure walk is still on. Steep and slippery sections. Social distancing. Hand Sanitizer, masks.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

3 Dec, Thu Green Gully Cliff Walk
Grade:5/6 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. Scrambling and exposure. About 15 km.
Location: Wollemi NP View

3 Dec, Thu Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore coastal bushland with diverse flora and fauna, military fortifications and unspoiled harbour views. If the day is too hot we’ll head north along the coast to Queenscliff. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 8. View

4-6 Dec, Fri-Sun Crooked Falls
Grade:5/6 Length 46km Branch
jcrocker
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long3 day walk in Northern Budawangs. Date to be set depending on park opening, but 4-6 December suggested (flexible). Grade and approx. km: 4/5. 46 km in total - option for using mountain bikes for 14 km.
Day 1. Leave cars at Sassafras parking area on Endrick River fire trail. Walk/ride to Newhaven Gap. Turn off fire trail onto Folly Point walking track and continue to Folly Point then down to Hollands Creek via Watsons Pass. Approx 600 m descent to Hollands Creek. Camp on Hollands Creek.
Day 2. Walk upstream on Hollands Crk, Angel Crk to base of Crooked Falls and return. Same camp on Hollands Crk.
Day 3. Return to cars by same route.
Bring standard overnight camping gear.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S, Endrick 89274S, and Corang 89273N View

4 Dec, Fri Mt Victoria circuit via Coxs Cave, Dunns Leap Track and Bushranger Cave
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  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.(Updated Details) Starting at Mt Victoria Station walk to Coxs Cave via Fairy Bower Track, then along Dunns Leap Track to Hornes Point, Pulpit Rock, Bushrangers Cave and back to the station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings, section of rough not well marked track. Limit: 15. View

4 Dec, Fri 10:10AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 11
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  40m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Nearly fully booked) La Perouse Explorer. This is a short Summer walk along the waterfront and reserves. Points of interest: Macquarie Watchtower; Bare Island, Spend some time at La Perouse Museum. Almost 2,000 items across several rooms of exhibits document the 1787–1788 expedition of French explorer the Comte de Lapérouse. Items include the complete Atlas of the Voyage of La Perouse, La Perouse Expedition Memorial; Abbe Louis Receveur Grave; Frenchmans Bay Beach, Yarra Bay Beach,  Eastern Suburbs Memorial Parks; Moulineaux Point Lookout; Captain Arthur Phillip Monument; Port Botany; Market Gardens, View Esther's future walks
Map: La Perouse Limit: 15. View

5 Dec, Sat 7:30AM Caves beach- Catherine Hill Bay – Red Ochre Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCaves beach- Catherine Hill Bay - Moonee Beach - Fraser Beach - Red Ochre Beach. When the heat of summer descends there's few places better to cool off than along the coast and on this trip along the littoral zone. We will have time to swim, snorkel, explore and enjoy all the bays, beaches and nooks and crannies of the beautiful Munmorah SRA.
Location: Munmorah SCA
Map: Catherine Hill Bay 92314S View

5 Dec, Sat 11:00AM Christmas picnic plus walk, paddle or rest
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
John H.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.(Nearly fully booked) It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1 pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve. Other walks may be on offer too. Priority will be given to those who have been walking with me recently.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 10. View

5 Dec, Sat Devils Throat and the Cliffs of Camp Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park cars at GR 435 069 and drop down into Camp Creek. Follow it, inspecting overhangs along the way, then scramble above the amazing Devils Throat. Next, descend back into Camp Creek and head east into the gorge and visit the Devils Throat from the bottom. Depending on the time, return via a pass to the south or via East Creek. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

5 Dec, Sat 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. What better way to catch up our new and old NPA friends at the beautiful Lane Cove National Park? Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve. View Esther's future walks Social distancing. Hand sanitizer.
Location: Lane Cove NP
Map: Lane Cove River Limit: 10. View

5 Dec, Sat 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. What better way to catch up our new and old NPA friends at the beautiful Lane Cove National Park? Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1 pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve.
Map: Lane Cove River Limit: 10. View

5 Dec, Sat 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. What better way to catch up our new and old NPA friends at the beautiful Lane Cove National Park? Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1 pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve. Limit: 10. View

6 Dec, Sun 10:49AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 1B
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m 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: Stuart Sew Hoy. We walk from Mt Victoria to Blackheath via Pulpit Rock, Mount Piddington and Coxs Cave. You may like to explore the Topple Cave. Beautiful rock formations, ferns, forests, wildlife and waterfalls. Majestic views.  If you complete the whole 15 sections, you will be awarded with a certificate.View Esther's future walks Steep and slippery sections. Goretex boots an advantage.Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mail box the night before to make sure walk is still on. Limit: 12. View

6 Dec, Sun 7:30AM Walk & Weed
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long7:30am Walk & Weed on track from Deep Creek to Bahai temple in Garigal NP. After 1 hr walk we will attack small leaved privet (Ligustrum sinense). Bring gloves and if available long-handled screwdriver. Allow 5 hrs. Walk grade medium. Bookings essential. View

7 Dec, Mon Birchgrove to Lewisham
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  190m 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.This walk provides plenty of variety: enjoy waterviews on the way through Birchgrove and Balmain, walk part of the Bay Run around Iron Cove, then follow the paths along the Hawthorn Canal, finishing at Lewisham Station. Streets, bicycle paths, flat but some steps. Bring plenty of water - much of this walk is exposed but there are shady sections and hopefully sea breezes. We pass several Light Rail stations along the Hawthorn Canal. It is being led by Renate Wood. Steps.
Location: Inner Sydney
Map: Sydney Street Directory Limit: 15. View

7-16 Dec, Mon (08:00AM)-Wed (18:00PM) Gondwana Rainforest
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Brian P.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked) Destination NSW! - Gondwana Rainforest. A bush walkers holiday in NSW 🙂 Car-based camping with day walks enjoying fantastic scenery, fauna, flora, swimming and great company! Part one - Location: Gibraltar Range National Park 7-12th(incl.) December, based at Mulligans Campground Map: CANGAI 9338-1N (https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/etopo.html) Walk a) The Needles 6km G3 Walk b) Lyrebird Rock, Dandahra Falls, Murrumbooee Cascades 12km G3 Walk c) World Heritage Walk (part) ~12km G3 Walk d) Dandahra Crags & Anvil Rock 10km G3 Walk e) Forest Walk 3km G2 Walk f) Tree Fern walk 9km G3 Part two - Location: Washpool National Park 13-16th(incl.) December, based at Bellbird Campground Map: COOMBADJHA 9339-2S (https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/etopo.html) Walk a) Red Cedars, Cedar Creek Falls (Washpool walk) 10km G3 Walk b) Coachwood Pool (swimming optional) 2km G3 Walk c) Mt Albert 16km G4 Walks may vary depending upon weather & participants. Can't make the whole trip? No problem come and join us for part of the time (by prior arrangement). NPWS campsite booking required & Park entry fees apply (or annual pass). Joint activity with The Bush Club. Contact Brian Piper (email: BrianJPiper@gmail.com or Tel: 0403 192 409) for further information.
Location: Gibraltar Range NP and Washpool NP
Map: Cangai 93381N and Coombadjha 93392S Limit: 12. View

7 Dec, Mon 8:11AM Overcliff and Undercliff
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  320m 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) Note early starting time for summer. Walk to Conservation Hut. Then down stairs to Overcliff Walk. Visit Den Fenella Lookout. Follow Undercliff Walk to Wentworth Falls and Round Walk.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

8 Dec, Tue 8:30AM Kurnell Peninsula
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  766m Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Walk Kurnell to Cronulla. Medium pace: Grade 3. 377m ascent, 389m descent, 15 kms (approx. 5 hours). This walk passes by Cape Solander Lookout and Whale Observation Platform, Cape Bailey Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach and Rock Platform, Wanda and Elourea beaches, finishing at Cronulla Beach. There may be some wet and muddy sections and some exposed sections, whale watching (June, July, August). Opportunity for a swim. Coffee at the end of the walk. Bring morning/afternoon tea and picnic lunch. View

9 Dec, Wed 8:30AM Belango State Forest
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.The walk is around 12kms with no major up or downs. Northern side of Belanglo state forest in native bushlands. Mainly off track but similar to Bangadilly NP the walking is easy off track and great views at the turn around point Off track - Exploratory Limit: 12. View

9 Dec, Wed 9:20AM Hornsby to Thornleigh
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Hornsby to Thornleigh via historic steps, Blue gum walk, Fishponds, then Benowie Creek to The Jungo. Zig Zag creek to Bellamy St trackhead and Thornleigh. View

9 Dec, Wed 5:00AM Lawson to Hazelbrook waterfall walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  340m 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.Starting at Lawson Station walk past Junction Falls, Federal Falls, Cataract Falls and Terrance Fall to Hazelbrok Station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings and badly maintained section of track. Limit: 15. View

10 Dec, Thu 10:00AM Darling Point to Double Bay
Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-Leader is Libby Sommer. An easy walk by the harbour. We will stop for morning tea and lunch at a foreshore park. First destination is McKell Park on the shores of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the west and Sydney Heads to the east. We’ll walk down steps to Steyne Park and along the beach at Double Bay on our way up the hill to beautifully restored heritage Blackburn Gardens for more spectacular views of the harbour. Blackburn Gardens adjoins the Murray Rose Pool (formerly Redleaf Pool). Bring a costume if you’d like to swim. Drop out point at Double Bay Ferry Wharf. Up and down leafy streets on a circular walk and return to Edgecliff Station. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Map: Municipality of Woollahra Limit: 8. View

11 Dec, Fri 8:41AM Asgard Swamp Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From locked gate follow Asgard Swamp Trail to Asgard Head. Also Thor Head and the old mine. Some off-track. Cliff edges. Creek crossings.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. View

11 Dec, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. View

11 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 12
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  90m 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Botany: Sir Joseph Banks Park and Foreshore Park. This is a short summer walk. A large park and wetland located adjacent to the former Sir Joseph Banks Hotel at 23 Anniversary Street Botany; and originally part of its curtilage. The park was created in 1988 as Botany Bay Council’s major Bicentennial project as an interpretative reconstruction of the Hotel’s famous ‘pleasure gardens’ and a new parkland area of wetlands and lakes formed by the spoil of the reclamation works associated with the expansion of Port Botany. The restoration was designed by landscape architect Bruce Mackenzie using original documentation of the grounds, including maps, illustrations and descriptions, and includes a reconstructed oval, running track, wetlands (including ponds), picnic facilities and a contemporary interpretation of the original zoo, as a playground space with life-sized animal sculptures including bears, tigers, elephants , camels and gorillas; which was sponsored by local manufacturer Kellogs and sculpted by William Rees, a Perth animal portraitist. The park also features other sculptural animals including topiary frames of groups of elephants in the regenerated bushland on the western side of the oval; and thematic gardens, a maze, pergolas, terraces and arbours. The main sculptural feature, apart from the animals, is of Sir Joseph Banks in a pose of heroic discovery. The reclaimed area includes lakes, wetlands and two large picnic/BBQ facilities. https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=1210025 View Esther's future walks Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 17. View

12 Dec, Sat 8:30AM Hat Hill Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  230m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Hat Hill Canyon consists of 3 distinct sections separated by lovely creek walking and requires no abseils, though there are a few short swims involved. The Canyon is impressive and not very far from Blackheath so easily accessible and is the prefect summer trip which allows you to cool off and escape the heat. Wetsuits are required to do this trip. Rock hopping, scrambling and a few very short (under 20 metre) swims.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

14 Dec, Mon Field of Mars
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  120m 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.Co-leader Renate Wood. This walk takes you through the High Eucalypt forest preserved in the Field of Mars Reserve, skirts around the Field of Mars Cemetery, crosses the mangroves of Buffalo Creek and joins a short section of the Great North Walk along Lane Cove River with beautiful views over the river. Bush tracks & boardwalks. Look also at next weeks walk from Westmead as you have to book a week ahead for that one. Steps and a few roads to cross.
Location: Gladesville
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 15. View

14 Dec, Mon 8:21AM Old Sewerage Farm
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  530m 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) Note early starting time for summer. Descend Giant Stairway. Walk through the open area that was the Old Sewerage Farm. Many steps up to Fern Bower and back to Katoomba. Steep sections. Some metal stairways are narrow for your foot and can be slippery.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

16 Dec, Wed 8:30AM Lane Cove NP picnic walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from near Fullers Bridge to De Burgh Bridge along the track on the bank of the Lane Cove river and return along the track on the other side of the river. A picnic lunch at the end of the walk. Slippery sections, possible creek crossings.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 15. View

17 Dec, Thu Orphan School Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-leader is Judith Hill. All down hill, as water always goes from a creek into Rozelle Bay. Meet on the Glebe side of the Sydney University Footbridge over Parramatta Road in Arundel Street. We follow Orphan School Creek to Glebe Point. Can be extended along the Blackwater Bay waterfront with expansive views of the city. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Location: City of Sydney
Map: City of Sydney Limit: 10. View

18 Dec, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDepending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Gardens of Stone or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details. View

18 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 13
Grade:1/6 Length 9km  80m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This walk will be led by Lawrence Soria. Start from Tempe  station, walk via Barton Park to Brighten le Sands. This is a short Summer walk where you can swim at the end. Highlights: Landing Lights Wetlands, Market Gardens, Riverine Park, Barton Park, Cook Park.View Esther's future walks Social distancing, mask, sanitizer.
Map: Cook River Limit: 12. View

19 Dec, Sat 9:00AM Shelly Beach picnic, swim, snorkel and optional North Head walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This is becoming an annual event where the opportunity to catch up with friends from the NPA, have a chat, a swim, a snorkel and a short walk to North Head and back. So bring along some yummy food to share, your swimmers, sunscreen etc and suitable clothes for a relaxing walk.
Map: Manly Limit: 15. View

21 Dec, Mon 8:34AM Fort Rock to Mt Vic
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  300m 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) Note early starting time for summer. Visit Fort Rock and Rock Climbers Cave on the way. Mostly follows the railway line with views to the west. Where old wooden steps once were, look for metal spikes remainining to trip you up.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 16. View

21 Dec, Mon Westmead to Rosehill Christmas Lunch
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  50m Sydney Branch
John H.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) We are doing a short walk through Parramatta Park, passing the world heritage Old Government House and then through Parramatta. We will be looking at the remains of the original convict-built hospital and an old convict-built drain before walking along the river to the Rosehill Bowling Club, where we will enjoy lunch together. Most menu items are $14, but must be preordered and prepaid. You can see the menu at https://www.rosehillbowlingclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/200814_RHBC_A4Menu-Bistro.pdf Priority will be given to those who have been on our walks. Applications close on 14 December. A few busy roads and light rail construction sites.
Location: Parramatta
Map: Sydney Street Directory Limit: 20. View

22 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Summer walk: Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.(Nearly fully booked) We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim.View Esther's future walks Limit: 12. View

23 Dec, Wed Vera and Hippocrene Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  620m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Joint leader: Paul Lynch. Walk from Conservation Hut down to Valley of Waters, Vera Falls, Hippocrene Falls and back up via Slack Stairs, Rocket Point Lookout, Weeping Rock, Wentworth Falls Lookout and back to Conservation Hut. Walk may be postponed if hot weather is forecast. Steep, slippery and muddy sections, creek crossings, stairs.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View

26-31 Dec, Sat (13:00PM)-Thu (09:00AM) Kosciuszko NP
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Cancelled) Summer in the high country is a delight with beautiful displays of wildflowers and sulerb walking. We will be based in a very comfortable ski lodge in ensuite rooms with full amenities and DIY catering. This is my most popular trip by far so early bookings are essential. For this trip to go ahead all depends on what plays out over the next 7 months with the current health situation. Payment for the rooms not required until later in the year closer to the arrival date. Rock scrambling on some walks.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Mt Kosciuszko and Perisher Valley 85252S View

27-31 Dec, Sun (08:30AM)-Thu (13:00PM) Disappointment spur track-Island Bend Pondage
Grade:4/6 Length 50km Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Disappointment spur track - Mawsons Hut - Valentines Falls - The Kerries - Gungarten - Finns River - Island Bend Pondage. Summer in the Snowies is hard to beat with the wildflowers in full bloom, the days generally not too hot and the air is as fresh as it gets. This is a 5 day pack walk with a rest day on day 3 .On this almost complete loop we will enjoy the mountains, frost hollow plains and everything in between! Highlights include a day walk from Mawsons hut down Valentines Falls, a superb wild section of the Finns river, the rugged beauty of the Kerries and much much more. Planning on driving down on Boxing Day. Off-track walking.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Kalkite Mountain 86253N, Jagungal 85251S, and Geehi Dam 85252N View

27 Dec, Sun 7:30AM Walk & Weed
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long7:30am Walk & Weed along 5 Mile Creek Track in Garigal NP. Short 15 min walk to exotic grass and lantana infestation site. Weed for 2 hrs on rock shelf surrounded by beautiful bush. Bring gloves and long-handled screwdriver if available. Walk easy-medium. Finish 10:30am. Bookings essential. View

28 Dec, Mon 9:50AM Middle Head
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
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.A relaxing walk around Middle Head. Starting at Rawson Park, Mosman, descend to Chowder Bay Rd, walk out to Middle Head, descend to Balmoral Beach via the steel steps and return up the hill on the old tramway route. If you want to have a swim, or have walked far enough, there are several options to pull out and make your own way home by bus. The full route is a circular walk. Steps. Public holiday crowds.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Middle Harbour Limit: 14. View

28 Dec, Mon 9:00AM Woodford to Hazelbrook northside
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  350m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
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)(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Shake off your Christmas festivities. We will walk from Woodford Station along bush tracks to include Mabel Falls, Edith Falls and Hazel Falls. Abide with Covid safety. Shorter walk as likely to be hot. Rough tracks, steep down and up.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

29 Dec, Tue 10:00AM Kariong Hieroglyphs and Aboriginal Carvings : short summer walk
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  180m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) Co-leader Elena Mazur: EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS. Did the Egyptians discover Australia before Captain Cook? You can make up your own minds about the hieroglyphics. It’s a loop walk. A little climb up a hill then squeeze through a small opening, will find you in a crevice adorned with the hieroglyphs. From there, we can retrace our steps for a short distance, then walk the Koolewong Fire trail for a further kilometre or so before crossing the creek and having lunch at the waterfall. After lunch, we'll visit the Aboriginal Carvings. View Esther's future walks A bit of scrambling to get to the hieroglyphs. Chance of getting wet feet. The waterfall is sometimes quite slippery and may have to do a little rock hopping. 
Map: Kariong Limit: 10. View

30 Dec, Wed 3:00PM Cemetery and Christmas Lights Walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.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.(Nearly fully booked) Martin Place, Strand Arcade, Pitt Street Mall and some others will still have the Xmas lights on until the end of the year. Of special interest is Strand Arcade. It is inspired by native flowers. How about we avoid the pre-Christmas rush and go after Xmas? I'm planning to see the Movie Nomadland at 4pm Dendy, Newtown. Then have dinner before going to see the lights. Dendy is very close to a historic cemetery. Meet at Dendy at 3 pm if you wish to visit the cemetery before movie.
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 10. View

30 Dec, Wed 9:30AM Ettalong Wharf to Pearl Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  10m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) 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.Track and beach walking from Ettalong Wharf to Pearl Beach and then back to Umina. Possible swim at Pearl Beach. Bookings essential. Leader Marilyn Cross. Contact email: marilyncross@netspace.net.au or 0427 632 756 (day of walk only). Limit 10. Be COVID Safe. Masks public transport. Sharks.
Location: Brisbane Water
Map: Brisbane Waters Limit: 10. View

30 Dec, Wed 8:44AM Springwood South Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  676m Southern Sydney Branch
Paul L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Changed Transport Details) 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. Please reply with emergency contact and NPA#. Steps, steep narrow and slippery sections, hot sun.
Location: Springwood
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

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