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3-9 Dec, Thu (08:00AM)-Wed (14:00PM) Kosciuszko Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 50km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) More magic in December with my 9th annual Koscie walk. This year, we pick the best from last year and eliminate the hard bit. So we have one night on Round Mountain fire trail then two lovely nights at both Pretty Plain and then Wheelers Huts. A lovely walk to do with the usual great scenery and the usual lovely Koscie bushland and flowers.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. 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 10:10AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 11 La Perouse to Metraville
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  40m 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)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.La Perouse to Metraville. This is a short Summer walk along the waterfront and reserves.
Map: La Perouse Limit: 10. View

5 Dec, Sat 7:30AM Caves Beach – Red Ochre Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCaves Beach - Pinny Beach - The Sharkhole - 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: Swansea 92314N and Catherine Hill Bay 92314S 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 - Ask leader about waiting list) 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.(NEW!!!) 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

11 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 12 Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  90m 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.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 Social Distancing, Mask, Sanitizer Limit: 12. 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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

18 Dec, Fri 9:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 13 Wolli Creek to Brighten le Sands
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  80m 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.Wolli Creek, 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 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.(NEW!!!) 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

22 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Summer walk: Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim. Limit: 12. 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) Burrungubee river – 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) Burrungubee River - Kidmans Hut - 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

29 Dec, Tue Patons Fire Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Patons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Meryla State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 14. View

29 Dec, Tue Patons Fire Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Patons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Meryla State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 14. View

29 Dec, Tue Patons Fire Trail
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Patons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Meryla State Forest
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 14. View

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