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1 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Dharawal Pools – Wedderburn
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.
Location: Dharawal NP
Map: Appin 90291S Limit: 20. View

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 long(NEW!!!) 3 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

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 long(NEW!!!) Caves 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

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).(NEW!!!) 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

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.(NEW!!!) 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

20 Dec, Sun 9:30AM Balancing Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet. After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall. Return is by the same route. Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View

20 Dec, Sun 9:30AM Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  630m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) (Date changed) The walk follows the Budderoo Fire trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right. Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek. Follow the creek along to the falls. Hazards: Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

20 Dec, Sun Hoddles Track
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  560m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) The walk commences at top of Saddleback Mountain. It descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track. The track leads along the cliff face and ascends to enter Barren Grounds. The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Rough Track. Very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Saddleback Mountain
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 14. View

20 Dec, Sun Hoddles Track
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  560m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) The walk commences at top of Saddleback Mountain. It descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track. The track leads along the cliff face and ascends to enter Barren Grounds. The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Rough track. Very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Saddleback Mountain
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 14. 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.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

3-8 Jan, Sun-Fri Wheelers Hut – Kiandra
Grade:4/6 Length 70km Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Extended 6-day pack walk, medium-hard, big climbs, approx. 70 km plus side trips, on and off-tracks. Tooma Rd - Wheelers Hut - Derschkos Hut - Mackeys Hut - Brooks Hut - Tabletop Mt - Kiandra. A hard but rewarding and interesting walk. Visit old goldfields, climb Mt Jagungal, walk on tracks as well as off tracks in unique alpine country.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 10. View

9 Jan, Sat 10:04PM Roseville Bridge to Artarmon Station
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Angelo E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) From Roseville Bridge we follow the coastline, circumnavigating Castle Cove, Fig Tree Cove to Sugarloaf Creek, Castlecrag through Parapet Passing, following Sailors Bay Creek towards the Knolls. We will walk around the coast past Northbridge to Willoughby Bay. From Tunks Park to Flat Rock Gully we will head to Artarmon Station. Bush tracks and sealed pathways and undulating terrain. Limit: 10. View

23-26 Jan, Sat (09:00AM)-Tue (14:30PM) Kowmung
Grade:4/6 Length 38km  900m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMegalith Ridge - Kowmung River - Morong Deep - Rudders Rift - Hatchers Hollow - Sombre Dome - Uni Rover Trail. Quite simply, this will be one of the finest wilderness walks you can ever do in our wonderful state! Within the Kanangra Boyd National Park lies the untamed Kowmung River and on this walk, we will explore the many diverse landscapes it flows through as it makes its way down towards its junction with the Coxs River. Some of the highlights include the incredibly beautiful Morong Deep, a place of Olympic sized pools, multiple cascades and pink granite formations, Rudders Rift and the 5-star campsite of Hatchers Hollow with its hectares of grassy expanse and the possibility of spotting a platypus. Our ascent will take us via Sombre Dome, an impressive peak with expansive views and the well known Uni Rover Trail back to the cars. Rock scrambling, and offtrack walking.
Location: Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Kanangra 89303S, Gurnang 88291N, and Yerranderie 89294N View

21-26 Mar, Sun-Fri Western Snowy Mountains 2021
Grade:3/6 Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) It’s the 22nd anniversary for this trip and it will be a trip like no other given the situation in Kosciuszko NP and surrounds. Some of the regular walks have been heavily impacted by fire, some Snowy huts and other infrastructure destroyed but others not, so we’ll need to carefully select which areas to visit. Importantly we will have the opportunity to survey and learn what’s happening with the recovery of the landscape by then while offering support to the impacted communities of the region. Base at caravan park with camping, powered site or cabin options. Joint trip with Illawarra Ramblers, combined limit applies. Contact leader for more trip detail. Limit: 16. View

9 May, Sun 8:15AM Great North Walk: Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  480m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Date Changed) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. The Sydney to Wondabyne walks were completed in 2019. This section is from the Wondabyne Station to the Old Moony Mooney Bridge. There will be a car shuttle between Hawkesbury River Station and the Old Mooney Mooney Bridge (30 mins 26 km), and participants must come in a car with no more than the driver and 1 passenger. The walk will start at Wondabyne Station after a train ride from Hawkesbury River Station. Rough track, rocks and slippery sections, unfences cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Brisbane Waters National Park Limit: 20. View

14-21 May, Fri (18:00PM)-Fri (17:00PM) Great North Walk: Mooney Mooney to Newcastle
Grade:4/6 Length 150km Sydney Branch
Bandula 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Joint leader, Sheila Walker (sheila.walker08@gmail.com). The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. The Sydney to Wondabyne walks were completed in 2019. Section 1 from Wondabyne is on 9 May 2021. Sections 2 to 8 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 15 May to Friday, 21 May 2021 staying overnight en-route; glamping for 2 to 4 nights, possibly staying at a cabin site for 2 nights, in a pub/hotel for 2 nights and at a caravan park for 1 night. To start the walk, all walkers will assemble at Noonaweena glamping site by nightfall on Friday, 14 May for an early start on Saturday, 15 May. Car shuffles will be required for all sections and participants will need to come in a car with no more than 1 other participant. Daily walks range from 11 km to 20 km and the walk rating are 3 and 4. Rough track, steep, rough, rocky and slippery sections, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Watagans NP Limit: 16. View

23 May, Sun 9:00AM Great North Walk: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. This is the final section of the walk ending at Newcastle and a celebratory beer at the pub.
Location: Newcastle
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 20. View

4 Jul, Sun 9:40AM Garie Beach to Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Catch the 8am shuttle from Sutherland Station to Garie Beach. Fare is $9. Walk to Buudeena to catch ferry back to Cronulla.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

11 Jul, Sun 9:40AM Garie Beach to Otford
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Catch the 8am shuttle from Sutherland Station to Garie Beach, arriving 9:40am. Fare is $9. Walk to Otford Station.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

11-22 Jul, Sun (08:00AM)-Thu (16:00PM) Thorsbourne Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 32km  400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
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 longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) A lovely pack walk on the Thorsbourne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland. This is one of Queensland’s Great Walks and is a wonderful mixture of rainforest and beaches. Some great campsites; some nice swimming holes; mostly short days; with at least one 2-night stop, all make this a really terrific walk. There is great demand for the limited walk permits at this time of the year so we need to book close to the possible one-year in advance. Seven days (6 nights) of actual walking. A day of snorkeling on the reef prior to the walk is also planned.
Location: Hinchinbrook Limit: 8. View

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