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2 Jan, Sat 8:30AM Waterfall Station to Heathcote Station
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Waterfall Station - Kangaroo Creek Track - Bottle Forest Track - Engadine Track - Heathcote Station. This is a delightful walk along Kangaroo Creek, all the way down to the junction of Engadine Creek and then back up to Heathcote Station. Along the way I plan to stop for a number of swims depending on the heat of the day so bring your togs with you! Should be a good way to spend a summers day! Bring sunscreen.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP View

3 Jan, Sun 10:22AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 5
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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) Co-leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. We walk from Leura to Wentworth Falls via the Pool of Siloam, Empress Lookout, Queen Victoria Lookout, Lyrebird Lookout, Breakfast Point Lookout, Jamisons lookout and Wentworth Falls Lookout. View Esther's future walks Steep and slipppery sections. Gortex 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. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 14. 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 longExtended 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

4 Jan, Mon 8:18AM Leura to Federal Pass
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) Note early starting time for summer. Leura Cascades, Marguerite Cascades, Federal Pass, Furber Steps then to Katoomba Station. Well tracked but lots of steps.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

4 Jan, Mon 10:15AM Tarban Creek Huntleys Point
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  40m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk around Huntley’s Point, follow Tarban Creek, cross over the ridge to the scenic foreshore of Parramatta River, pass historic Bedlam Point, then climb up through the old Gladesville Hospital, returning to Huntley’s Point Ferry. This is a circular walk. Steps
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 14. View

5 Jan, Tue 10:01AM Lithgow pagodas explorer
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m 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.(Fully Booked) Co-leader: Bob Rankins. We’ll explore some pagodas. Rugged tracks; rock scrambling
Location: Lithgow Limit: 7. View

6 Jan, Wed 11:00AM Bundeena to Jibbon Head
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk from Bundeena to Jibbon Head Aboriginal engravings site. Limited numbers please book by SMS or email giving phone numbers both yours and emergency. Also please send you NPA member number. If interested please advise also if you would like to have lunch at the club at the end of the walk. Bush track, beach and rock walking.
Location: Royal National Park Limit: 15. View

6 Jan, Wed 10:00AM Fiddletown Fire trail
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  10m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) Fire trail and bush trail to lookout over Berowra Ck gully. Trips and falls.
Location: Marramarra NP Limit: 5. View

6 Jan, Wed 1:00AM Walls Cave, Neates Glen, Grand Canyon and Evans Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  600m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Car shuttle to Evans Lookout car park, down the Grand Canyon track, passing Neates Glen and back up to Evans Lookout track, turn right towards Evans lookout, the right again along the track towards ridge overlooking Greaves Creek and back, then to Evans Lookout. On the way back, park cars at the end of Walls Cave Road, go down Walls Cave and back. Return to Katoomba. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossing and rough sections
Location: Blackheath Limit: 15. View

7 Jan, Thu A short walk – in Centennial Park
Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sue W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-leader is Beth Cambridge. An easy walk through part of Centennial Park. We will start at the Royal Randwick (Racecourse) L2 Light Rail stop and walk along the outside of the park to Martin Road to look at the heritage-listed house Patrick White and his life partner Manoly Lascaris lived in. Then to the park to see some heritage buildings, Busby’s Bore Cairn, some statues and memorials. We will enjoy the lovely peace and quiet of the Parklands; it’s trees, lakes, birds, animals and history. Depending on the day’s conditions the walk can be extended to the beach or harbour. Hazards include viruses and the summer heat. Limit: 10. View

8 Jan, 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 long(Cancelled) Depending 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

8 Jan, Fri 9:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 14: & 15 Brighton le Sans to Green Hills
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.(Nearly fully booked) Brighton le Sans to Greenhills.  This is a  walk along beaches and waterfront. Early exit at 6 km(San Souci) if you like.  Highlights: Taren Point Shorebird Reserve; Woolooware mangroves boardwalk: Oyster Farm, Woolooware Wader Lagoon. Swimming opportunities. View Esther's walks   Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 12. View

8 Jan, Fri 8:41AM Pierces Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 5km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk to Grose River for lunch. Return same way. Lots of steps. Creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

9 Jan, Sat 10:02AM Bob Turners Track
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  350m Sydney Branch
Ewan C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe walk Bob Turners Track. We'll see amazing Flannel Flowers on our way down to the pristine Colo River where you can swim. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 12. View

9 Jan, Sat Cerberus Canyon, Cerberus Falls and Hair of the Dog Ravine
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Half of this walk is in an unprotected area of Newnes SF; the other half is in the Blue Mountains NP. The straight boundary line, drawn by politicians, makes no sense when it comes to natural beauty. See it for yourself! Park the vehicles at the locked gate at the end of Waratah Ridge Road. Walk into and down the Hair of the Dog Ravine at GR 493 038. After exiting the ravine, make our way west to Cerberus Creek and its canyon. Go through the canyon, visiting Cerberus Falls and exit at about GR 472 038. Walk on the road back to the cars. About 10k.
Location: Newnes SF and Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S and Rock Hill 89312N View

10 Jan, Sun 10:07AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 7
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  365m 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. We walk from Lawson to Hazelbrook. Many waterfalls to delight you.View Esther's walks Creek crossings,steep and slippery sections. Gortex 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. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 14. View

10 Jan, Sun 9:00AM Ku-ring-gai Chase NP Day Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mt Kuring-gai Station to Berowra Station via Cowan Creek and Waratah Bay. A nice mixture of tracks and scenery. Can be done by public transport.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP Limit: 15. View

11 Jan, Mon 8:41AM Little Zig Zag
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  420m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Note early starting time for summer. Note 420m ascent and descent. Walk feels longer than 8km. Visit Ross Cave, Bede Lookout, Pulpit Rock, Little Zig Zag, Rienits Pass, Wilson Glen and back past Ross Cave. Old track, poorly maintained. In a couple of places a slip would not be good. Muddy in places.
Location: Mt Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 16. View

11 Jan, Mon 9:50AM North Arm, Castle Cove
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  220m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExplore a stretch of beautiful harbour bushland between Castle Cove and Middle Cove and enjoy extensive views over Middle Harbour. Starting at the Explosives Reserve, Castle Cove, climb up to the Knoll, follow the North Arm Track along the shoreline, finally climb up for a view at Harold Reid Reserve; finish in Middle Cove. Bush tracks. Slippery if wet, Steps.
Location: castle cove Limit: 14. View

13 Jan, Wed 1:00AM Faulconbridge to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Faulconbridge Station along Victory Track, side trip to Numantia Falls, then to Perch Ponds, join Magdala Gully Track, passing Martin Falls, Magdala Falls on to Springwood Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

13 Jan, Wed 10:13AM Windsor Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  5m 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.(NEW!!!) Walk in Historic Windsor. Hawkesbury River Reserves. Historic Buildings, Church and Monuments. Cross new Windsor Bridge. Bookings essential. Contact leader Marilyn Cross by email: marilyncross@netspace.net.au. Mob 0427632756 on day of walk only. Slips and trips. COVID Precautions. Masks public transport. Social distancing. Limit: 10. View

14 Jan, Thu Brooklyn Waterfront and Dangar Island Circumnavigation
Grade:2/6 Length 8km 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)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) Dangar Island is a 30.8 hectare carless and careless island with stunning 360 degree views of the Hawkesbury River, adjacent islands and bridges. Footpaths, tracks and a beach. Along the Brooklyn waterfront to Sandy Bay after we return to the mainland. Booking is mandatory as is the ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m. Hazards include viruses.
Location: Hawkesbury River Limit: 10. View

15 Jan, 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 long(Cancelled) Depending 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

15 Jan, Fri 8:46PM Forest Path
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Uloola Trail and then down the Couranga Track. Cross the Hacking River and walk the Forest Path circuit. Return back up to Waterfall station. New walk for leader.
Location: Waterfall
Map: Otford and Appin Limit: 16. View

15 Jan, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walks No 1: Lewisham to Rozelle
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m 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.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.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today, from Lewisham, we will walk the Greenway to Iron Cove, explore Callan Park, and finish in Rozelle. The area is rich in industrial and social history. Optional pub lunch at end at historic Rozelle pub . This walk is full.  However, if there is enough interest, a second walk will be put on a different day.  Please express a show of interest for the second walk.
Mostly street and paved path.
Local guide and Leader will be Bob Rankin. View neighbourhood walks Limit: 16. View

16-17 Jan, Sat (21:00PM)-Sun (15:00PM) Lower Blue Mountains
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m 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 longWe start with a walk down on the Jack Evans Track to Erskine Creek in the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains NP. We then walk upstream to an excellent swimming pool on the junction with Lincoln/Monkey Ropes Creek.  Spend the day swimming and stay the night at a nice campsite near the pool. The return will be a short walk along Monkey Ropes Creek and up a new track to return to the cars. This is a perfect way to spend a weekend.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. View

16 Jan, Sat 8:30AM Minnamurra – Bombo headland – Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  120m 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.Summer is here and the coast is calling! Expect at least 3 swims along the way at very different locations as well as the dramatic scenery of the Bombo Headland with its colonies of seabirds and ancient columnar jointing, no less!
Location: Kiama Coast Limit: 15. View

17 Jan, Sun 10:05AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 8
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m 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: Stuart Sew Hoy. We walk from Hazelbrook to Linden via the majestic Kings Cave, pristine paradise pool and a few beautiful waterfalls. We also visit the historic Caley’s Repulse and Donogues Tomb. The track consists of rocky fire trails and bush tracks with some rock scrambling. Opportunity for swimming.View Esther's future walks Creek crossings, steep and slippery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on.   More Limit: 14. View

17 Jan, Sun 10:30AM Mimosa Rocks NP
Grade:2/6 Length 4km 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.(NEW!!!) Middle Beach to Gillards Beach. Features a diverse range of coastal vegetation, including ancient Burrawangs. Some beach walking.
Location: Mimosa Rocks NP View

18 Jan, Mon 8:34AM Colliers Causeway
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Note early starting time for summer. Walls Ledge, Colliers Causeway, Porters Pass. Old tracks, creek crossings, scrambling, muddy sections.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

18 Jan, Mon 9:50AM Roseville’s Western Gullies
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  220m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) This walk is a light workout, taking you up and down several times to walk a number of the remnant bush gullies on the western side of Lane Cove river between Chatswood and Lindfield. Rough bush tracks, creek crossings, slippery if wet, steps. Limit: 14. View

19 Jan, Tue 9:00AM Tahmoor Gorge to Nepean River
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Exploratory walk. From Mermaids Pool carpark short cut to Tahmoor Gorge and down Sally's Pass. At the bottom of gorge will attempt to reach Nepean River. Return will probably be via Tahmoor Gorge. Steep descent. Unexplored off track with probable very uneven surface and scrambling.
Location: Mermaids Pool and Tahmoor Gorge
Map: PICTON 9029-4-S and BARGO 9029-3-N Limit: 8. View

20 Jan, Wed 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 long(Cancelled) Depending 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

20 Jan, Wed 9:40AM Spit Bridge to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  50m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Jill M.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Changed Transport Details) Walk classic Sydney Harbour Spit Bridge to Manly. Paths through bushland, over wooden bridges and up and down sandstone steps. Beautiful views to the Heads. Optional swim at Manly. Bookings essential. Contact leader. Covid safe: mandatory masks public transport. Social distancing. Trips and slips. Uneven steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 14. View

20 Jan, Wed 8:00AM Stanwell Park to Helensburgh via Bald Hill
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Loan
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Nearly fully booked) From Stanwell Park Station follow a steepish track up to Bald Hill Lookout with spectacular coastal views. Onto the Lilyvale Track and rainforest gully of the Karingal Track. Taking in the Red Cedar Loop before crossing the Hacking River and uphill tracks to Helensburgh Station. (Originally Adrian Jones's walk). Hacking River crossing may be tricky after heavy rain.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

21 Jan, Thu 8:00AM Heathcote to Karloo Pool via Bottle Forest
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) I'd suggest an even earlier start but might get attacked. Time for swimming and walk can be shortened if hot. Worth carrying a camera (when isn't it!). Some steep sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

21 Jan, Thu 7:30AM Walk & Weed
Sydney Branch
Conny H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long7:30am Walk & Weed along the Narrabeen Lagoon catchment transverse walk. Start at Oxford Falls, walk for 3 1/2 hours, weed for 30 min, continue 30 min walk and carpool back to start. Bring gloves and long-handled screwdriver if available. Walk grade: medium. Bookings essential. View

21 Jan, Thu Woy Woy Waterfront to Blackwall Mountain
Length 10km  100m 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)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.(NEW!!!) Along the edge of Brisbane Water on the wide foreshore from Woy Woy Station. Climb the 1km up Blackwall Mountain (if it’s not too hot) with a gradient of 12 % at times along a little trafficked road and then a bush track. Walk or bus back to the station. Ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m is essential. Hazards include viruses. Map of walk
Map: Blackwall Mountain Reserve Limit: 10. View

22 Jan, Fri Birrabang Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).(NEW!!!) An easy, scenic canyon. No abseiling but wading in water and walking in the rainforest. A few scrambles. Wet feet and more, possibly to waist level. A half a day walk.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 8. View

22 Jan, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walks No 2 : Rushcutters Bay to Kings Cross Station
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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.(Nearly fully booked) The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we walk from Rushcutters Bay to Kings Cross, via Botanical Gardens.  Leader is Fiona Thompson. As Covid restriction limits the no of visitors to 5, she cannot host afternoon tea at her Darlinghurst Home after the walk. Instead she has made booking at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia ( home of Sydney to Hobart race) for lunch. Please state if you will join the optional lunch. This walk will replace the annual Australia Day walk I host each year. Points of interest: Botanic Gardens :Beare Park ; McElhone Reserve; Navy docks;  finger wharf ; Hyde Park, calyx, Herb Gardens, Koala bears, Rose Gardens, Water Lilies; Farm Cove, Lady Macquarie Chair, Government House, Conservatorium of Music; The Mint, State Library, Opera House. View neighbourhood walks Limit: 15. View

23-26 Jan, Sat (09:00AM)-Tue (14:30PM) Kowmung
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  750m 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) Morong falls firetrail¬Megalith Ridge - Kowmung River - Morong Deep and return. 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 spectacular Morong Deep which is in my opinion has the finest swimming available in the Blue mountains.From the cars we will walk down to the Kowmung and then have a wilderness basecamp exploring the Morong Deep and the Kowmung River at our leisure,and maybe even catching a trout or two! Rock scrambling, and offtrack walking.
Location: Kanangra-Boyd NP
Map: Kanangra 89303S, Gurnang 88291N, and Yerranderie 89294N View

24 Jan, Sun 9:53AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m 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. This is a historic walk http://heritagedrive.com.au/project/history-walk-faulconbridge-steam-saw-mill-site/. We walk from Linden to Faulconbridge. Visit an Aboriginal site and the historic sawmill, and a few rocky vantage points, which offered spectacular views of the valley. The track to the creek is steep and involves some rock scrambling but it is adorned with wildflowers of various colours, overhangs and caves. Unfortunately this walk involves 4 km of street walking.View Esther's future walks Creek crossings, steep and slippery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

25 Jan, Mon 8:25AM Glenbrook to Emu Plains via O’Donoghues pub
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will walk round Glenbrook Lagoon, through Mt Sion to Lennox Bridge. Then Elizabeth L/O, down to Knapsack Bridge. Under the highway and along River Road Reserve past the sculptures and Yandhai Bridge. Passing O'Donoghues Irish Pub for optional lunch (make your own arrangements and at your own expense). The pub is only metres from Emu Plains Station. Comply with Covid-19 regulations regarding spacing whilst walking, bring your own sanitiser etc. Rough ground, trip hazards, one very steep down. A few roads without footpaths to walk.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

26 Jan, Tue 9:30AM Carrington Falls
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Carrington Falls and Stevo's Track followed by a short drive to access Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout.  There will be an opportunity to swim at Nellies Glen. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water.
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

26 Jan, Tue 9:30AM Fitzroy Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks.  The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Extension to Plane crash site off track. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks. Some off track.
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View

26 Jan, Tue 12:30PM Mount Hay and Butterbox Point
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Leader: Bob Rankin.  Mount Hay Summit and Butterbox Point is a 6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blue Mountains, that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Steep and slippery sections Limit: 8. View

27 Jan, Wed 8:00AM Forest Path and Panola Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 16km Southern Sydney Branch
Loan
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) From Waterfall Station following Couranga Track then crossing Hacking River. Walking to Southern part of the shady Forest Path Circuit. Then short walk along Lady Carrington Drive and on to Palona Cave. Unusual limestone overhangs with some stalagmites and stalactites and waterfall near the cave. Return via the Northern section of the Forest Path Circuit and uphill return on Couranga Track to Waterfall Station. Please provide mobile no, NPA no and emergency contact no.
Location: Royal NP Limit: 15. View

27 Jan, Wed 10:10AM Watsons Bay to Rose Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  50m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
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.Beautiful harbour and ocean views as we walk to South Head and then to Rose Bay via Parsley Bay, Neilsen Park and the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. Swimming possible at Neilsen Park.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP Limit: 15. View

28 Jan, Thu Queens Park , Waverley and beyond
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)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.(NEW!!!) Co-leader is Beth Cambridge. The walk will start at the St Catherines Anglican Girls School bus stop in Albion Street, Waverley, on the corner of Macpherson Street and then extend through some rarely visited spaces in Centennial Park and lengthened according to conditions on the day. 6 km at least plus extensions. Ability to demonstrate a distance of 1.5 m is mandatory. Hazards include viruses.
Location: Randwick LGA Limit: 8. View

29 Jan, 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

29 Jan, Fri 8:00AM Jibbon Head
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) A walk from Bundeena to Jibbon Head. Walk can be lengthened or shortened depending on temperature. Extension might also include a visit to Bonnie Vale for those who drive. Picnic lunch. Be aware this is summer and the heat can be an issue. Carry lots of water and wear appropriate clothing.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

29 Jan, Fri Mt Kuring-gai to Berowra via Apple Tree Bay and Cowan Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  480m Southern Sydney Branch
Paul L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) The walk starts from Mt Kuring-gai Station to the lookout over Apple Tree Bay on NPWS track, then follows old pipeline to Apple Tree Bay. From the car park at the bay, go up Apple Tree Creek to small waterfall and return to car park. Next follow usual track along Cowan Creek to Berowra. Apple Tree creek has rock hopping section and slippery surfaces in parts. Old pipe line track is overgrown in parts with steep decent.
Map: Berowra Limit: 15. View

29 Jan, Fri 10:05AM Neighbourhood walk No 3: Little Digger Track and Two Creeks Track
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  170m 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.(Nearly fully booked) Co-leader: Heather Lakiss. This pleasant walk starts from Lindfield Park and heads through the bushland to the Two Creeks Track, which it follows through the national park to, and along, Middle Harbour Creek. The walk returns to Lindfield Park via the picturesque Little Digger Track, and through a few shortcut alley ways in East Lindfield. View neighbourhood walks
Map: Middle Harbour Limit: 12. View

30 Jan, Sat 8:00AM Valley of the Waters full circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  750m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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.On this full Valley of the Waters circuit we will drop down into the valley as far as Vera Falls and pass as many lookouts and waterfalls as we can as we walk along the many paths in this area including Wentworth Pass, Vera Falls, National Pass, Undercliff, Den Fenella and the Shortcut tracks. Expect lots of photo opportunities and for those feeling brave the odd swimming opportunity. Lots of steps and steep sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

31 Jan, Sun 9:48AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 10
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  330m 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. Today we walk from Faulconbridge to Springwood via Victory Track and Wiggins Track. This is a popular route.View Esther's future walks Steep and slippery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

1 Feb, Mon 8:11PM Wentworth Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  420m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Note early starting time for summer. Wentworth Falls, Slacks Stairs, Wentworth Pass, Valley of the Waters, Fletcher St, Falls Road back to the station. Lots of steps. Ladders. Some rough sections. Wet rocks in places. Creek crossings.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

2 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Carrington Falls
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Carrington Falls and Stevo's Track followed by a short drive to access Nellies Glen and Missingham Lookout.  There will be an opportunity to swim at Nellies Glen. Rough track, slippery rocks, deep water.
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

2 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Fitzroy Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  30m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks.  The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Extension to Plane crash site off track. Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks. Some off track.
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View

4 Feb, Thu Abbotsford Wharf – Hen and Chicken Bay – Abbotsford Wharf
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra 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.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.(NEW!!!) Amble the foreshore paths of Hen and Chicken Bay to Haliday Park. View historic animal quarantine station. Flat walk. Return same route and view the foreshore from the other direction. Street parking. Limit: 15. View

5 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
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. Grade 5 or 6. View

5 Feb, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood walk No 4: Fullerbridge to Roseville return
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
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)Cafe | 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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we start from Fullers Bridge, walk through the park and up Symons track to Shout Ridge. We will then walk to Roseville via Loyal Henry Park. Early exit at Roseville Station. We then walk back to Fullers Bridge. Optional lunch at the cafe.  Leader will be Mike Pickles.
Map: Lane Cove River Limit: 12. View

6 Feb, Sat Howling Arch, the Pool of Diana and the Pool of Aphrodite
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now. Drive to approximately GR 468 058 on the Deep Pass Trail. Head down a spur trending slightly west of south and then south as it nears Dingo Creek. Visit Howling Arch, an amazing natural feature. Enter Dingo Creek and progress downstream for about 1.3km, visiting the scenic Pool of Diana on the way, continue underneath high cliffs to GR 476 048, the start of a north, north-west trending ravine. Follow the ravine up, visiting the spectacular Pool of Aphrodite along the way, to eventually reconnect with the trail and the vehicles. About 6km. All off-track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N and Rock Hill 89312N View

7 Feb, Sun 9:45AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 11
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  380m 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. Today we walk from Springwood to Valley Heights via Martins Lookout, Perch Pond and Magdala Gully Track. Beautiful sandstones, waterfalls, wildflowers and trees. Majestic views at Martin's Lookout but very steep climb to get there... Some parts are 47% climb. Expect a long day as we are taking our time to climb. View Esther's future walks Some part of the track is hard. 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 mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

8 Feb, Mon 8:34PM Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Note early starting time for summer. From the station walking to Evans Lookout via Braeside Trail. From Evans Lookout follow the Grand Canyon to exit up Neates Glen. Return to Blackheath. Most people have to duck when going under particular overhangs. There is a short dark passage and the path through it isn't flat. Wet rocks in places. Creek crossings.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

9 Feb, Tue 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 - Ask leader about waiting list) 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 National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 15. View

9 Feb, Tue 8:30AM Kayak from Bendeela
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  1m Southern Highlands Branch
Pamela W.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From Bowral Pool we depart at 8:30am which is one hour earlier than normal departure time. We drive to Safari Kayaking located in Kangaroo Valley arriving around 9’ish where we select our kayaks/canoes and life jackets. Kangaroo Safari transport our boats to Bendeela and the car pool follows on. Once set up and in the water, we head upstream for about 3km to a lunch spot and then make our way back to Bendeela where our boats are returned to Safari Kayaking and we drive back to Bowral. The cost per person for boat hire is $45 (TBC) cash payable on the day. Please have the right amount of cash as we need to make a single payment. Cossies, hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water will be the go. Mostly still water. Possibility of one short section with quick flow if river is flowing.
Location: Bendeela- Kangaroo Valley
Map: Bundanoon 89281S and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

12 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
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. Grade 5 or 6. View

12 Feb, Fri 11:09AM Neighbourhood walk No 5: Wyrrabalong NP
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Neighbourhood walk: Wyrrabalong National Park. A beaut summer walk through the majestic Red gum forest, rain forest and the wetland trail. Fantastic views over Tuggerah Lake. Shady tracks. Leader is Elena Mazur. Slippery and steep sections
Location: Central Coast
Map: Wyrrabalong National Park Limit: 12. View

13 Feb, Sat 9:30AM Trestles Track
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  400m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTrestles Track - Shoalhaven River - return. Pleasant river walking with possibilities for swimming and exploring an old mine site. Steep descent (approx. 400 m. in 1 km.) to Shoalhaven River followed by flat river walking. Steep climb back to cars. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Bungonia NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 15. View

13 Feb, Sat 8:30AM Wollangambe Canyon lilo
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  320m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Liloing down through the stunning Wollangambe Canyon is one of summer's ultimate pleasures and I plan to check out a couple of interesting side canyons along the way too! So bring your lilo, sunnies, waterproof camera or phone and join me for this hedonistic day out in the wilderness. Some rock scrambling involved on the climb out. Deep water so must be able to swim or bring a life jacket. Wetsuits highly recommended.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Wollangambe and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

14 Feb, Sun 9:40AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 12
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.(Nearly fully booked) Co-leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Today we walk from Valley Heights to Warrimoo via Sun Valley. Highlights of the walk are  Lookouts to Mount Banks, Penrith Lakes, Lion Rock, Bell Rock, tall gum and turpentile trees, sandstone rock formations a creek,  birds and horses. Some interesting letterboxes are seen on the way. Steep and slippery sections. No touch sign on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Please consider Installing Covifsafe app.  
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

14 Feb, Sun 8:00AM Pisgah Rock Track – Lincoln Creek lilo and return
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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.This summer jaunt is part walk, lilo and swim! Basically we walk down to the delightful Lincoln Creek via Pisgah Rock Track and then walk up Lincoln Creek as far as we dare before using our trusty lilos to float down the creek and shoot the rapids where possible. Guaranteed lots of swimming, refreshing watery times and general good fun. Steep track down Pisgah Rock and rapids on the lilo.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Penrith 90303N View

15 Feb, Mon 8:21PM Devils Hole
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  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.Note early starting time for summer. Walk from the station to the Devils Hole. Descend to the Six Foot Track. Return to Katoomba via Nellies Glen. Steep descent. Some rock scrambling. Some sections will be damp and maybe slippery.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

16 Feb, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW quarterly General Meeting
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.All affiliated club members are welcome to attend Bushwalking NSW quarterly General Meetings at Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern, Sydney – just 7 minutes from the station, and/or online, to learn about bushwalking, share their ideas, and represent the interests of their club. During Covid-19, meetings are held online. Contact us to register for online meetings and receive the video link. View

16 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Drawing Room Rocks
Grade:3/6 Length 4km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This is a short walk but leads to a beautiful lookout over the coast.  The track is steep but is well worth the effort. Return via Mt Camberwarra Tea Rooms Rough track, steep sections, unfenced cliffs
Location: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

16 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Old Bullock Track
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From the bottom of Macquarie Pass follow an old bullock track up to Clover Hill Rd.  Turn down a Canyoners Track to Macquarie Rivulet and follow back to car park. Slippery, steep, off track, scrambling on narrow rough track. Can be quite muddy in places.
Location: Macquarie Pass National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 15. View

19 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
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. Grade 5 or 6. View

19 Feb, Fri 9:26AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads. Section 16
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m 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) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we walk from Cape Solander to Greenhills. Beautiful landscapes and fantastic view Steep and slippery sections Limit: 12. View

20-22 Feb, Sat (09:00AM)-Mon (15:00PM) Colo Meroo
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  80m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 2 or 3-day short full pack walk (you choose subject to transport) from Upper Colo to camp at Colo Meroo on the Colo River. Lovely scenery and a great campsite in the valley near the river. We spend a full day and two nights at the campsite to enjoy the area.
Location: Colo River Limit: 15. View

20 Feb, Sat 8:30AM Rocky Creek Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Swim | A trip that involves swimmingUndeniably Rocky Creek Canyon is one of the Blue Mountains most spectacular canyons with its superbly sculptured walls, spectacular views along the way and a walk out to remember! Anyone coming on this trip must be able to swim as there is 3 short swims, the longest of which is about 50 metres. Also a wetsuit is mandatory as the water temperature is brisk to say the least. Some walkers may also prefer to bring a flotation device for the last and longest swim. Slippery rocks and cold water.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N View

21 Feb, Sun 9:36AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 13
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  280m 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. Today we walk from Warrimoo to Blaxland. One of the prettiest walks in all of the Lower Mountains, this track (classified as hard track) winds along Florabella Creek and then Glenbrook Creek. Wildflowers, shelter caves, swimming holes, interesting sidetracks and lots of shady spots to rest make this a great adventure at any time of year. Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign-on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Install Covidsafe app.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

21 Feb, 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. More information at https://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View

21 Feb, Sun 8:30AM Provide first aid in remote situation day 1
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. More information at https://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View

23 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Drawing Room Rocks
Grade:3/6 Length 4km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This is a short walk but leads to a beautiful lookout over the coast.  The track is steep but is well worth the effort. Return via Mt Camberwarra Tea Rooms Rough track, steep sections, unfenced cliffs
Location: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 15. View

23 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Old Bullock Track
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From the bottom of Macquarie Pass follow an old bullock track up to Clover Hill Rd.  Turn down a Canyoners Track to Macquarie Rivulet and follow back to car park. Slippery, steep, off track, scrambling on narrow rough track. Can be quite muddy in places.
Location: Macquarie Pass National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 15. View

26 Feb, Fri Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
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. Grade 5 or 6. View

26 Feb, Fri 10:27AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 17
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we walk from Greenhills Field to Cronulla. Limit: 12. View

27 Feb, Sat 8:00AM Martins Lookout – Lost World – Bullants Track – Pippas Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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 wonderful collection of tracks, visiting various spectacular lookouts and crossing Glenbrook Creek along the way where a swim is always possible especially on a hot day. All on tracks and no scrub bashing! Steep track in parts.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

27 Feb, Sat Provide first aid in remote situation days 2-3
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 dates are running or to register for a course. Courses run 8:30am - 4:30pm at Barra Brui Scout Hall. More information at https://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/first-aid-training/ View

27 Feb, Sat 9:30AM Wollangambe Crater
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk on tracks from Bell to Wollangambe River plus short side trip to Wollangambe Crater. Return by same route. Beautiful country, interesting walking, possible swimming. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 15. View

28 Feb, Sun 9:32AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 14
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Picnic | 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.(Nearly fully booked) Co-leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Today we walk from Blaxland to Emu Plains. Glenbrook Tunnel, Lennox Bridge The Gatekeepers Cottage, John Whitton Memorial and The Great River Walk are the highlights of the walk. The disused Glenbrook Tunnel is steeped in history. It was used as a secret site for mustard gas storage in World War II and in recent years housed a mushroom farm that one local MP called a "doss house". The Lennox Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge at Mitchells Pass. It is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign-on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Install Covidsafe app.   Limit: 10. View

28 Feb - 5 Mar, Sun-Fri Hobart Beach Campsite
Grade:3/6 Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) This will be a Covid safe FULLY SELF-CATERED camp. Good company, 4 days of great walks!  Limited participants. Accommodation – BYO tents, caravans, etc NO Powered sites No Mobile phone reception We are camping at Hobart Beach Campsite Mostly on track walks
Location: Bournada Nation Park Limit: 20. View

2 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Faulks & Blakemans lookouts- Fitzroy falls
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Good views over Kangaroo Valley Indistinct track in places
Location: Morton NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 15. View

4 Mar, Thu Forest Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) The Forest Walk is a favourite escarpment walk with great views of the coast and varied vegetation. Start off Old Princes Highway, walk to Mt Mitchell above Stanwell Park and return. Note recovery of the bush from a hazard reduction burn last year. Cliff edges.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment
Map: Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. View

5 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Neighbourhood walks
Grade:2/6 Length 8.5km  180m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we walk from Epping to Pennant Hills.  The steepest climb involves about 30 steps.  Optional lunch at pub. Leader will be Ian Edwards.
Location: Epping Limit: 12. View

6 Mar, Sat 8:00AM Du Faurs Creek Canyon via October Creek lilo
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Only second to the Wollangambe Canyon in its spectacular scenery, DuFaurs Creek Canyon involves no abseiling but wonderful sections of liloable creek to entice the summer visitor into its cool confines! Exit will be Joes Canyon back onto the well-trodden Wollangambe Tourist Track to Mt Wilson. This is really a superb and not too hard lilo trip for those water lovers amongst us. Slippery rocks and creek walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mt Wilson and Wollangambe 89312S View

7 Mar, Sun 8:30AM Mount Kembla Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Starting at Mount Kembla Lookout there are 3 separate walks, Summit, Ring and Ridge Tracks. Through a variety of forests on tracks and a short section on a quiet road. Coastal and escarpment views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 16. View

7 Mar, Sun 9:10AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 18: Wattamolla to Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m 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. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Today we walk from Wattamolla to Bundeena. Always wanted to do the Coast Track but 28 km and 900 m elevation in one day is not your cup of tea? This is your chance to do it in 3 sections with public transport option. Catch the 8am shuttle from Sutherland Station to Wattamolla. Fare is $9. Walk to Bundeena to catch ferry back to Cronulla. Bundeena to Shoalhavens     Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

9 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Bangadilly NP
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  320m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A circular walk in the Southern section of Bangadilly NP. Combining management tracks, walking trails & open cross country we will walk through an interesting blend of Sydney Basin & Tableland flora & also walk along a rarely visited section of the Wingecarribee River. If there are sufficient resources available, there may be an optional detour some of the walkers  that will involve an additional climb followed by a short but steep descent. Some off track and uneven surfaces.
Location: Canyonleigh
Map: Hanworth 89293S Limit: 15. View

9 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Mt Keira Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  550m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From Byarong Park head up Mt Keira Ring Track. Detour to Robertson Lookout then complete the ring track back to cars. Great coastal views, rainforest and remnants of old mine. Some overgrown and steep tracks
Location: Wollongong
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 15. View

12 Mar, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walks : Narrabeen Lake
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m 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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore the Northern Beaches: Narrabeen lake loop.  View neighbourhood walks Limit: 12. View

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

14 Mar, Sun 9:10AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 19 Wattamolla to Garie Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m 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.  Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Today we walk from Wattamolla to Garie Beach. Always wanted to do the Coast Track but 28 km and 900 m elevation in one day is not your cup of tea? This is your chance to do it in 3 sections with public transport option. Catch the 8am shuttle from Sutherland Station to Wattamolla, arriving 9:10am. Walk to Garie Beach and catch the shuttle at 1:40 pm back to Sutherland. Day fare is $15. Bundeena to Shoalhavens Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal National Park Sketch Map Limit: 12. View

16 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Bangadilly NP
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  320m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A circular walk in the Southern section of Bangadilly NP. Combining management tracks, walking trails & open cross country we will walk through an interesting blend of Sydney Basin & Tableland flora & also walk along a rarely visited section of the Wingecarribee River. If there are sufficient resources available, there may be an optional detour some of the walkers  that will involve an additional climb followed by a short but steep descent. Some off track and uneven surfaces.
Map: Hanworth 89293S Limit: 15. View

16 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Mt Keira Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  550m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From Byarong Park head up Mt Keira Ring Track. Detour to Robertson Lookout then complete the ring track back to cars. Great coastal views, rainforest and remnants of old mine. Some overgrown and steep tracks
Location: Wollongong
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 15. View

17 Mar, Wed 9:30AM Griffiths Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(NEW!!!) A slow midweek walk on the Griffiths Trail, possible inclusion of Cooks Nose, to check out the autumn wildflowers and birds. Bring binoculars and/or camera. Cliff edges, rough track in parts, creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NR
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 10. View

19 Mar, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo- Leader  HL. The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Paddington. Points of interest:  Trumper Park, Paddington Reserve Garden. With its immaculate gardens, boardwalk, lighting and furniture, Paddington Reservoir Gardens offers a relaxing oasis for the community to enjoy in the heart of Paddington.It has been described as a combination of the Baths of Caracalla and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Optional lunch at The Lord Dudley Hotel.  It is one of Sydney's oldest and most loved family run English pubs. After lunch, there will be a second walk.  Highlights are: Five-ways, UNSW Art and Design, Victoria Barrack, Cooee Art Gallery, St Francis Assisi's Catholic Church, St Matthias Anglican Church
  Limit: 12. View

21 Mar, Sun 10:38AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. We walk from Blackheath to Medlow Bath. We follow The Great Blue Mountains Trail and Wonderland Track, to Tuckers Lookout, the Sunbath, waterfalls, and Glen Rosa Track to The Three Brothers. This is a gorgeous walk with never-ending views of the Megalong Valley and the Coliseum. Do it in style.. catch an earlier train. Have a warm muffin and coffee in Victory Cafe, Blackheath. After the walk, have afternoon tea in the Hydro Majestic before heading home. View Esther's future walks Steep and slipppery sections. Steep and slippery sections. 5 creek crossings, narrow, rocky and wet paths. Long sleeve shirts and trousers recommended. Gortex 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. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

21-27 Mar, Sun (08:00AM)-Sat (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

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

23 Mar, Tue 9:30AM River Walk Berrima
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Instead of our normal two pre-defined groups.  Each walker can decide on the day which  option they want. Each covering the same grounds but in a different order. Option 1  Follow along the river track circuit.  Return to cars and proceed to Quarry Walk and Berrima Weir. Option 2 Commence with Quarry Walk and Weir then proceed to River Walk   Hazards: Steep climbs, slippery rocks, rough track
Location: Berrima
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 30. View

26 Mar, Fri 9:36AM Neighbourhood walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Birdwood Gully at Springwood. Leader will be Denise Mort. Limit: 12. View

27 Mar, Sat 8:30AM McLeans Pass – Mt Jamison – Dead Tree Camp
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk for those who love pagodas, rock scrambling and superlative views of the Capertee Valley and Pantoneys Crown. This walk was originally on the program back in October but bad weather had me postponing it until now. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

28 Mar, Sun 8:55AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 20 Garie Beach to Otford
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  450m 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.  Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Today we walk from Garie Beach to Otford. Always wanted to do the Coast Track but 28 km and 900 m elevation in one day is not your cup of tea? This is your chance to do it in 3 sections with public transport option. Garie Beach to Otford. Catch the shuttle from Sutherland at 8am, arriving Garie Beach at 8:55. Walk to Otford to catch train at 1:15pm or 3:15 depending on pace of group. Bundeena to Shoalhavens Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Otford
Map: Royal NP Limit: 12. View

30 Mar, Tue 9:30AM 4 Views – Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings. Steep descent on the optional extension walk
Location: Morton NP
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 15. View

30 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 15. View

2 Apr, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk : Meadow Bank to Rhodes
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we walk from Meadow Bank to Rhodes. Leader will be Kevin Cliffe Limit: 12. View

2-5 Apr, Fri (08:30AM)-Mon (15:00PM) The Gardens of Stone Traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 24km  1,200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNewnes - Mt Dawson - Collett Gap - Woolpack Rock - Hughes defile - Point Cameron - Cape Horn. This will be a 4 day full pack walk far from the maddening crowds of Easter to an area of wild rugged beauty full of complex ridge systems, a multitude of pagodas, superlative views and comfortable campsites with the odd camp cave thrown in. Gaze at the stars at night and warm yourselves around the campfire and enjoy the splendid isolation of this rarely visited area not all that far from Sydney's doorstep. People interested in this walk should be used to offtrack walking. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

4 Apr, Sun 8:30AM Griffins Fire Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  250m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Starting at Jacks Corner, follow Griffins Fire Trail, crossing Yarrunga Creek to Crankeys Creek and lunch at Griffins Farm clearing, return by the same route.
Location: Kangaroo Valley
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 16. View

6 Apr, Tue 9:30AM 4 Views – Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings. Steep descent on the optional extension walk.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 15. View

6 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 15. View

9 Apr, Fri 9:27AM Neighbourhood walk no 5: Bobbin Heads via Warrimoo Track and return via Bobbin Head Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  240m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Heather Lakiss. Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head Loop Track. The walk leads along Warrimoo Track, which winds through thick mangroves. Keep an eye out for the Aboriginal middens as you walk – these unique heritage sites are testament to the bountiful food supplies enjoyed by the Aboriginal people of this region. Walk to Empire Marina Bobbin Head and historic Halvorsen’s boatshed before arriving at Bobbin Head. Return via Bobbin Head trail past open forests of smooth-barked apple gum and red bloodwoods. Limit: 12. View

10 Apr, Sat 8:57AM Kiama to Gerringong
Grade:2/6 Length 17km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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.One of the classic coastal walks of NSW and a must for summer as along the way I plan to swim at a number of the beaches we pass, which include Kendells, Easts, Loves Bay and finally Werri Beach. So bring the swimmers, blockout, sunhat and towel and enjoy our cruise along the littoral zone.
Location: Kiama Coast
Map: Kiama 90281S View

11 Apr, Sun 9:29AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 21
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
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: Bob Rankin. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total.   As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we walk from Otford to Stanwell Park via Bald Hill, Stanwell Park Beach, Stanwell Creek, Wodi Wodi Track  and possibly Kelly's Falls. Social distancing, sanitizer, mask. Steep and slippery sections, some rock clambering.
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

16 Apr, Fri 10:15AM Neighbourhood Walk: Cockatoo Island
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  100m 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(NEW!!!) Leader: Bob Rankin. Known in the Dharug language as Wareamah, meaning ‘Women’s land’, Cockatoo Island is a former convict penal establishment and naval shipyard, located in the heart of Sydney Harbour... Cockatoo Island is a source of intrigue and inspiration for visitors owing to its heritage buildings, distinctive terrain and panoramic views. Popular attractions include heritage and campground accommodationwaterfront cafés and picnic spots. We meet at Cockatoo Island wharf at 10:15 am. There are some steep stairs. A rough estimate of length is 4km, including a walk to a pub or cafe in Balmain for lunch after catching a ferry from Cockatoo Island to Balmain after touring the island.
Location: Cocakatoo Island
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 12. View

17 Apr, Sat 7:30AM The Mt Solitary traverse
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  1,500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(NEW!!!) We start at the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, then walk down the Furber Stairs and along the Federal Pass walking track where we will access Mt Solitary, which has been out of bounds for over a year due to the previous fires of last summer. Then over the top of Mt.Solitary, down the Col and over the Kedumba River before we climb up onto the Kings Tableland where we finish the walk. This is a big walk with 2 decent climbs but all on tracks. Anyone contemplating this walk should be fit as this is definitely not a bludge walk by any means! Rock scrambling up onto Mt Solitary.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park and Blue Mountains NP
Map: Jamison 89302N and Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

18 Apr, Sun 9:33AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 22
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  600m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
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: Bob Rankin. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total.   As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we will walk from Coalcliff to Austinmer. Lots of ups and downs on this escarpment traverse. Long day. Steep and slippery tracks. Limit: 12. View

24 Apr, Sat 8:30AM Waterfall to Heathcote
Length 15km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Waterfall Station - Kangaroo Creek Track - Bottle Forest Track - Engadine Track - Heathcote Station. This is a delightful walk along Kangaroo Creek, all the way down to the junction of Engadine Creek and then back up to Heathcote Station. Along the way I plan to stop for a number of swims depending on the heat of the day so bring your togs with you!
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP View

30 Apr, Fri 10:12AM Neighbourhood Walk: Chittaway Bay – The Entrance
Grade:2/6 Length 11km 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: Elena Mazur. Walk around Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance via Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. At finish a bus to Gosford Station. View

1 May, Sat 8:31AM Firefly Point via Galaxies Gully
Grade:5/6 Length 11km  750m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA fascinating walk full of pagodas to climb, overhangs and gullies to investigate and all within a short distance of Newnes. Lots of possibilities for exploring so a sense of adventure is a requisite! I've graded this walk a 5 due to the off-track nature and because of the rock scrambling. Rock scrambling/off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

2 May, Sun 7:45AM Great North Walk: Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  420m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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 (45 mins return), 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, steep and slippery sections, creek crossings
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Brisbane Waters National Park Limit: 20. View

2 May, Sun 9:52AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 23
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  100m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
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: Bob Rankin. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total.   As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we will walk from Austinmer to Fairy Meadow, mostly along the coastal cycleway. Limit: 12. View

7-14 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) 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 2 May 2021. Sections 2 to 8 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 08 May to Friday, 14 May 2021 staying overnight en-route; at farm stay 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 Misty Mountain Farm Stay site by nightfall on Friday, 07 May for an early start on Saturday, 08 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, creek crossings, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Watagans NP Limit: 16. View

7 May, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Castle Crag, starting from Sugarloaf Crescent. Leader will be Jeff Carey. Limit: 12. View

8 May, Sat 8:30AM Baal Bone Ridge exploration
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.(NEW!!!) Between Ball Bone Point and Baal Bone Gap is a ridge full of fantastic rock formations many of which resemble animals, a boot and well anything your imagination can conjure up! On this walk I intend to photograph and seek out as many of these formations as possible in a leisurely pace. However there might be some tape work involved so be prepared for off-track walking as we explore this marvellous area. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

9 May, Sun 8:30AM Forest Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Starting at Maddens Plains, walk on tracks through a variety of forests to lunch overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal and escarpment views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

14 May, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walks : Cook River
Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore the Cook Rivers. Leader will be Lynne Hewitt. View

16 May, Sun 5:00AM 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings
Location: Newcastle
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 20. View

18 May, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW quarterly General Meeting
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.All affiliated club members are welcome to attend Bushwalking NSW quarterly General Meetings at Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern, Sydney – just 7 minutes from the station, and/or online, to learn about bushwalking, share their ideas, and represent the interests of their club. During Covid-19, meetings are held online. Contact us to register for online meetings and receive the video link. View

20 May, Thu 9:30AM Minnamurra to Kiama coastal walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  400m Illawarra Branch
Margaret 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.(NEW!!!) A coastal walk, including beaches and rock platforms, from Minnamurra to Kiama, via Bombo Headland for some whale watching and then onto Kiama Blowhole. Cliff edges, rock surfaces. Limit: 10. View

21 May, Fri 10:15AM Neighbourhood walk: Mt Penang Gardens, sculptures and cascading waterways
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  100m 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.https://www.mtpenangparklands.nsw.gov.au/Mt-Penang-Gardens Opened in November 2003, Mt Penang Gardens is considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia. Its distinctive design by Anton James sets it apart from the traditional botanical garden. His garden within a garden produces an understated landscape that is less manicured and in a constant state of being. It continues to evolve today. Leader will be Elena Mazur 12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways.
Location: Kariong Limit: 12. View

23 May, Sun 10:14AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 24
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  100m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Fairy Meadow to Port Kembla North. Limit: 12. View

28 May, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood Walk Darrie Track
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  180m 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 : Heather Lakiss. The Darri Track winds through picturesque remnants of bush and eventually joins the Warrimoo Track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Along the way you can experience many of the features of classic Sydney sandstone bushland, including the She-oak and the Sydney Red Gum.View Esther's future walks Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 12. View

30 May, Sun Audley Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A traverse of the Audley precinct of the Royal NP – Loftus, Temptation Ck, Bungoona Lookout, Audley, Head of Navigation then finishing at Engadine. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong – combined limit applies.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

6 Jun, Sun 10:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 25
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  130m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Port Kembla North to Lake Illawarra. Limit: 12. View

11 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Chatswood. Leader will be Christa Carey. Limit: 12. View

13 Jun, Sun Heathcote NP Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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.(NEW!!!) Waterfall station to Mooray Pool, Kingfisher Pool, Lake Toolooma, Camp Coutts and back to Waterfall. A pleasant circuit walk taking in some great waterholes and streams. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong – combined limit applies.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

18 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Neigbourhood Walks: Malabar Heads
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(NEW!!!) The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Malabar Heads. Optional lunch/coffee. Leader will be Stuart Sew Hoy. Limit: 12. View

20 Jun, Sun 9:27AM Crossing the Blue Mountains:
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m 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 Blackheath to Medlow Bath. We follow The Great Blue Mountains Trail and Wonderland Track, to Tuckers Lookout, the Sunbath, waterfalls, and Glen Rosa Track to The Three Brothers. This is a gorgeous walk with never-ending views of the Megalong Valley and the Coliseum. Do it in style.. catch an earlier train. Have a warm muffin and coffee in Victory Cafe, Blackheath. After the walk, have afternoon tea in the Hydro Majestic before heading home. View Esther's future walks Steep and slipppery sections. Steep and slippery sections. 5 creek crossings, narrow, rocky and wet paths. Long sleeve shirts and trousers recommended. Gortex 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. Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign-on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Install Covidsafe app.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

26 Jun, Sat 9:00AM 5 Lands Walk
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: Heather Lakiss. The 5 Lands Walk is a physical, spiritual and cultural journey. A gift to you from the communities and sponsors of the Central Coast. A place where no one is excluded. A place where family, friends and the wider community are encouraged to celebrate life, have fun and connect to our deep Aboriginal history, European settlement, and who we are today. In doing so we take a step to create a more harmonious and inclusive society on the Central Coast and beyond. The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival held on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice when the whales, a significant totem of the Darkinjung people, are migrating north, along 10 km of spectacular coastline. In 2006 we were inspired by Italy's Cinque Terra, but we created our own uniquely Australian event, a collaboration between the Aboriginal and broader communities, to connect people to people and people to place. We've been improving it every year since. 2021 will see many old favourites plus some new features and events. Roughly 22 000 people are estimated to join us this year, so be prepared to be inspired.
Map: Central Coast Limit: 10. View

27 Jun, Sun 10:32AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 3
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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 The Great Blue Mountains Trail from Medlow Bath to Katoomba. Highlights: Norths Lookout, Therabulat Lookout, Six Foot Track, Cliff Walk, the Explorers Tree, beautiful forests and views. On the way to Katoomba, we'll also walk the old Catalina Raceway and Walford Lake track. We'll also see the Aboriginal Display Track. If you fancy chocolates, a visit to Blue Mts Chocolate Co, 176 Lurline St is highly recommended. Steep and slipppery sections. 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. 
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 17. View

2 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Tempe to Brigton le Sands. Leader will be Lawrence. Limit: 12. View

4 Jul, Sun 10:25AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m 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 Katoomba to Leura via Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Never-ending view of Mount Solitary and The Three sisters. We’ll visit many scenic points including Lady Darley Lookout, Kedumba View, Echo Point, Minnamurra Lookout, Honeymoon Lookout, Bridal Veil View, Leura Cascades, Olympian Rock and Gordon Falls Lookout.View Esther's future walks Steep and slipppery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 14. View

9 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Homebush Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m 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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Homebush Bay.  Leader will be Kevin Cliffe.   View neighbourhood walks Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 12. View

11 Jul, Sun 10:48AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 26
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Lake Illawarra entrance to Minnamurra via coastal headlands, beaches and Killalea State Park. Leader will arrange a boat assisted crossing of the Minnamurra River. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Limit: 12. 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

16 Jul, Fri 9:31AM Bantry Bay Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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.Co-leader: Heather Lakiss. A varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track, descends to Bantry Bay along the timber Getters Track and returns via the Scenic Bluff Track. There is an enormous Aboriginal engravings site (82 figures). We will visit The Bluff Lookout, a rock outcrop from which there are unobstructed views up Bantry Bay to Middle Harbour. As we ascend the Bluff Track there's constantly changing perspective over the bay and the historic Explosives Magazine buildings.View Esther's future walks Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 12. View

23 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walk: Marramarra National Park
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Marramarra National Park. Leader will be Marilyn Cross.
Location: Marramarra NP View

25 Jul, Sun 10:44AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 27 Minnamamma to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from  Minnamurra to Kiama on the 'Kiama Coast Walk' - part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. This section takes us via the spectacular Minnamurra river entrance then headlands, beaches and rock platforms to Kiama harbour and Blowhole.   steep and slippery sections Limit: 12. View

1 Aug, Sun 10:42AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 28 Kiama to Gerringong
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Kiama to Gerringong on the now most visited section of the Kiama Coast Walk.  Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. steep and slippery sections Limit: 12. View

6 Aug, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood Walks : Hornsby
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.The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore Hornsby including Lisgar Gardens. Leader will be Brad Sichter Limit: 12. View

7 Aug, Sat 10:30AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven : Section 29 Gerringong to Seven Mile Beach (Gerroa)
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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 longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Nearly fully booked) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Shoalhaven Heads in 2 days, staying Saturday night. Today walk via headlands and beaches on part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Spend the late afternoon exploring Gerroa.
Map: Gerringong Limit: 12. View

8 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 30
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads after staying Saturday night. Today walk via beach and bush on part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. With low tide Seven Mile Beach is a very easy, very nice walk on hard sand.
Location: Seven Mile Beach NP Limit: 12. View

9 Aug, Mon 10:00AM Drawing Room Rocks and Bomaderry Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  250m 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 longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) (Nearly fully booked) Leader: Bob Rankin. This is an extra day walk to follow the last leg of the Parramatta to Shoalhavens series. As we are staying overnight on Saturday 7th Aug to walk the Seven Miles Beach, we will stay another night to do another day of two short walks: The Drawing Room Rocks near Berry and Bomaderry Creek near Nowra. Great views of the NSW south coast. Looking out over Berry, 7 mile beach and Jervis Bay & on a clear day can see pigeon house mountain & the lighthouse at point perpendicular. The climb tothe plateau is challenging. View Esther's walks. Rocky terrain, steep and slippery sections Limit: 10. View

13 Aug, Fri 9:30AM Flat Rock Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m 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.It’s quite a shaded track with some rainforest-like sections. There’s some impressive sandstone cliffs and overhangs, some weathered by thousands of years of wind and water erosion. Clambering to the top of these cliffs provides some great views over Middle Harbour. Involves Steps, clambering and boulders. Social distancing, Hand sanitizer, masks
Map: Middle Harbour Limit: 12. View

22 Aug, Sun Royal NP West to East
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  400m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) West to east traverse of the Royal – Loftus, Audley, Winifred Falls, Anice Falls, Maianbar, Cabbage Tree Basin, Bonnie Vale, Bundeena. Return by ferry and train. Joint walk with Illawarra Ramblers – combined limit applies.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 12. View

27 Aug, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walks: Cape Banks/La Perouse
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  120m 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(NEW!!!) The "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers who live in the vicinity of where they live. Today we explore La Perouse with a visit to the museum. Optional lunch/coffee. Leader will be Stuart Sew Hoy. Limit: 12. View

29 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Mermaid Pool and Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m 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.Due to popular demand, this popular walk is to be repeated. To be led by Mike McLeod of Southern Highland Branch. A circuit rugged walk (rather rocky) along the Bargo River and Tahmoor Gorge. We will do it slowly to take in and take photos of the beauty of the walk. Highlights: fantastic views, Mermaid Pools. Waterfalls. wallaby, birds, majestic gum trees, wildflowers galore. Some very steep and slippery parts.Video of 2020 Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools Several creek crossings. Limit: 10. View

3 Sep, Fri 10:00AM Rumbalara Explorer from Gosford Station
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m 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: Elena. Pretty well the grand tour of the Rumbalara Reserve, this walk takes in much of the great scenery the reserve has to offer. The walk covers both the lower and upper sections of the reserve and passes through the great variety of forest on show. The walk also passes three of the four bronze sculptures in the reserve. Yaruga picnic area would be a great spot to stop for lunch with it’s facilities and excellent views. Limit: 10. View

19 Sep, Sun 10:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Allan Porter. To mark the anniversary of "Crossing the Blue Mountains 2020", we will do the "Magical Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk" again. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a memorable walk with wildflowers galore (Waratahs, Bearded Orchids, Sun orchids, Caladenia, greenhoods) waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, birdlife and majestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4). Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View

26 Sep, Sun 10:02AM Submarine Rock…Centre of the Universe
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m 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.An opportunity to be in the middle of wilderness.... Actually the "Centre of Universe" "994" to see the Submarine Rock, the  Wollangambe River and pagodas, without having have to tackle difficult or dangerous tracks. At this time of the year, there will be abundant display of wildflowers, including waratahs, orchids and the not easily found Pterostylis tunstallii. Steep and slippery sections, obstacles.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe Limit: 10. View

1 Oct, Fri 9:51AM Cherry Tree Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m 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: Marilyn Cross. Cherry Tree Walk is a beautiful walk in Bowral. It consists of a walking/bike track beside the Mittagong Rivulet and 526 cherry trees that have been planted, dedicated to each and every soldier who died during the Vietnam War. The walk is particularly attractive in spring when the cherry trees are in flower. Incorporated into the design of the War Memorial has been a monument, inscribed with the names of the Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. Then we continue to the Southern Highlands Botanical Garden. Limit: 12. View

5 Nov, Fri 10:00AM Jacaranda Walk: Dangar Island
Length 4km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Never heard of Dangar Island? Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors is considered concession)). Limit: 10. View

11 Nov, Thu 7:00AM Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
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) From Katoomba Station take bus to Evans Lookout Road, walk to Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap, Horseshoe Falls, Boyds Beach etc and Blackheath Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blackheath Limit: 10. View

19 Nov, Fri 9:45AM Strickland Tour
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  260m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVery pretty walk. Strickland Falls, Cabbage Tree loop, Arboretum loop, red cedars, tall tallowood, planted from 1877, many orchids: Cryptostylis erecta. Creek crossings, slippery and steep sections.
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 10. View

26 Nov, Fri 9:30AM Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim. Points of interest: Centennial Park, Queens Park, Waverly Park, churches, waterfalls, Bronte Beach. View Esther's future walks Limit: 12. View

7 Dec, Tue 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 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.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 Limit: 10. View

7 Dec, Tue 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPhotography | 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.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.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 10. View

7 Dec, Tue 11:00AM Xmas picnic plus walk, paddle or rest
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 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.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

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