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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 9:10AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 18: Wattamolla to Bundeena
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. This is roughly the route: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/wattamola-to-bundeena-fdff71f Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal NP 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
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. This is roughly the walking route: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/wattamola-to-bundeena-ab88b15 Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal National Park Sketch Map Limit: 12. View

19 Mar, Fri 9:27AM Bobbin Heads via Warrimoo Track and return via Bobbin Head Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  240m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-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

21 Mar, Sun 10:38AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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.(Nearly fully booked) 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(Date Changed) 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

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
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. This is roughly the route. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/wattamola-to-bundeena-243f6a5 Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Otford
Map: Royal NP 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

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 9:31AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 21
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we walk from Otford to Stanwell Park via Baldhill, Kelly's Falls and Wodi Wodi Track. Social distancing, sanitizer, mask.
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. 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

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

14-21 May, Fri (18:00PM)-Fri (17:00PM) Great North Walk: Mooney Mooney to Newcastle
Grade:4/6 Length 150km Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Joint leader, Sheila Walker (sheila.walker08@gmail.com). The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. The Sydney to Wondabyne walks were completed in 2019. Section 1 from Wondabyne is on 9 May 2021. Sections 2 to 8 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 15 May to Friday, 21 May 2021 staying overnight en-route; glamping for 2 to 4 nights, possibly staying at a cabin site for 2 nights, in a pub/hotel for 2 nights and at a caravan park for 1 night. To start the walk, all walkers will assemble at Noonaweena glamping site by nightfall on Friday, 14 May for an early start on Saturday, 15 May. Car shuffles will be required for all sections and participants will need to come in a car with no more than 1 other participant. Daily walks range from 11 km to 20 km and the walk rating are 3 and 4. Rough track, steep, rough, rocky and slippery sections, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Watagans NP Limit: 16. View

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

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

23 May, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 27
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Minnamurra to Kiama. Limit: 12. View

30 May, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 28
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  250m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Kiama to Gerringong. Limit: 12. View

20 Jun, Sun 9:27AM Crossing the Blue Mountains:
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leader: Stuart Sew Hoy. Section 2 now changed to 21 March 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 C.
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

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

22 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Mermaid Pool and Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
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

19 Sep, Sun 10:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Southern Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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 C.
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 C.
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 C.
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 C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Very 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

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