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1 Apr, Thu Heathcote to Sutherland
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  500m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Heathcote Station follow paths and tracks to the Pipeline Track. Continue along the Pipeline crossing Heathcote Rd to find a steep track descending to the Woronora River. Follow a faint track along the river and ascend to the upper escarpment. Continue along cliff edge with good views of the river. Descend the Pass of Sabugal, cross the river and continue along the Pipeline. Follow various trails and tracks to Sutherland Station. Relaxed pace. Lots of ups and downs. River crossings, cliff edges, slippery, loose rocky sections.
Location: Heathcote NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N and Campbelltown 90291N View

1 Apr, Thu 9:00AM National Poetry Month
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.We have entered National Poetry Month (see https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/poetry-month/) and what better place to be inspired than the coast of Royal National Park. Bring along a poem and share with others, meander around the coast and record your impressions. Bring a notepad or a camera or a sketchbook. Who cares! This is to be inspired. Return home, produce your own poem, share it.... let's make this an annual day.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

1 Apr, Thu Potts Point – Elizabeth Bay – Edgecliff
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk Victoria Road and view terrace houses, saved by the 1970s green movement, circle back to 1813 Rockwell House, and 1831 Tusculum. Then onto the area that boasts the highest concentration of Art Deco architecture in Australia. Next to Elizabeth Bay and view buildings listed by the NSW State Heritage. Mainly flat walk with an easy climb to Edgecliff Interchange for return to city. COVID-19 safe numbers. View

2 Apr, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk No 11: Meadowbank to Rhodes
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) 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.(Nearly fully booked) Leader will be Kevin Cliffe; "neighbourhood series" will be led by walkers in the vicinity of where they live. Today we walk from Meadowbank to Rhodes. Different lunch  options available. From Meadowbank station proceed via Meadowbank Park, Parramatta Valley River Walk to Melrose Park and Ermington. We pass Casuarinas and Mangroves and George Kendall Riverside Park, and continue to Silverwater. Crossing Parramatta River, we continue on the River Walk via Wilson Park, Blaxland Riverside Park, Newington Armory and Parklands and Waterbird sanctuary. Passing Olympic Park ferry wharf, we cross the new bridge into Rhodes and finish at the station. Energetic walkers can continue and explore Bicentennial Park and Olympic Park.   Limit: 18. View

2 Apr, Fri 9:45AM Patonga to Wondabyne
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  700m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Travel by train to Woy Woy, bus to Patonga to start the walk. Steep climb up to the escapement with great views, several tracks including the Tunnet Trail, Mt Wondabyne Fire Trail, passing Mt Wondabyne Campsite and Mt Wondabyne, then Thommos Loop Track, Kariong Brook Falls and down the Rifle Range Fire trail to Wondabyne Station. Steep and slippery sections and creek crossings. Limit: 15. 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 long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Newnes - 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

3 Apr, Sat Blakehurst to Brighton-Le-Sands
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Macarthur Branch
Lyn C
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Moderate pace. Blakehurst to Brighton-Le-Sands via Todd Park, Carss Bush Park Reserve, Kogarah Bay, Beverley Park, Ramsgate, Scarborough Park, Bicentennial Park, Brighton-Le-Sands. Break off points. Water views, reserves, street walking (mostly quiet). Mostly flat. Some ups and downs, steps and uneven surfaces. Mostly formed paths and grassy reserves. Limit: 12. View

4 Apr, Sun 8:30AM Box Vale Track
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.Starting at Welby, follow the Box Vale track, an old rail link from a disused coal mine to the Nattai Gorge Lookout. Visit 40 Foot Falls on a side track on return. Limit: 16. 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.(Cancelled) Cancelled as fire trail closed. A replacement walk will be posted soon. 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

5 Apr, Mon 9:06AM Red Gum Park
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m 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) Explore Red Gum Park, Minnatonka Falls and South Bullaburra. Old track and infrastructure. Metal spikes a trip hazard on old wooden stairs. Creek crossings. Steep loose sections. Some off-track.
Location: Bullaburra
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

6 Apr, Tue 9:30AM 4 Views – Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail.
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail winds through forest.  There are 4 separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over Shoalhaven Gorge towards Ettrema Wilderness. Unfenced cliffs. Sandstone rock can fracture and crumble without warning.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 15. View

6 Apr, Tue 10:00AM The basin at Palm Beach: walk and water activities
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPhotography | 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.The Basin near Palm Beach has the warmest water in Sydney for swimming and snorkeling. It's also flat surf. Bring snacks, drinks, sun protection and water gears. After beach activities which include swimming, snorkelling, standup paddle, and kayaking, return to your car or on the ferry. The walking distance will be about 6km with 200m elevation if you walk from West Head Road. There will be very little walk if you arrive by ferry and return by ferry. Alternatively, you can do a self guided walk from the basin to West Head Road and back to the basin(6km 200m elevation).  In your RSVP, please state if you will be going by ferry or driving. Hazards associated with beach activities. Slippery sections.
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 8. View

7 Apr, Wed 9:45AM Asgard Swamp and Victoria Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  650m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Travel by car from Mt Victoria Station to the start of the Asgard Swamp Track along Victoria Falls Road. Walk along the track to Asgard Head Lookout, the old mine and coke oven, Thor Head Lookout and return to Victoria Falls Road. Drive on to the end of the road and walk down the track passing Narrow Neck Lookout, Grose Valley Lookout, Victoria Falls Cascade and Victoria Fall. Return along the track to the parked cars. Steep, slippery, and muddy sections. Creek crossings.
Location: Mt Victoria Limit: 15. View

7 Apr, Wed Redledge Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  650m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Joint leader Sheila Walker. From Narrow Neck Track head down a natural pass on a late 1800s miner's route. The track leads down to the old Glen Shale Mine from where there is an old overgrown tram line which connects to the Devils Hole Track and the climb to the chock stone at the finish of the Devils Hole. Car shuttle will be required. Please let me know if you are driving. Steep and slippery sections, rock scrambling, some narrow exposed ledges, steep descent and creek crossings.
Location: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

8 Apr, Thu 10:00AM Exploratory walk Topham Track to Camp Z at Refuge Bay
Grade:4/6 Length 5km  200m Sydney Branch
Bob R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Exploratory walk. Topham Track then off-track to Waterfall Beach in Refuge Bay. Water taxi to America Bay for return. Slippery, scrambling, off-track walking.
Location: West Head Limit: 3. View

8 Apr, Thu The Southern Shores of Sydney Harbour
Grade:2/6 Length 7km 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.Watsons Bay and South Head. Steps, tracks and some roads.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park View

9 Apr, Fri 9:27AM Neighbourhood walk no 12: Bobbin Head via Warrimoo Track and return via Bobbin Head Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) 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: 14. 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 9:34AM 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.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 through the old railway tunnel from Otford. This is 1.5k long and very dark, so you need two good lights, eg a headlamp and and torch , 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

12 Apr, Mon 9:10AM Hassans Walls
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Eskbank Track to Braceys Lookout, Hassans Walls and return to Lithgow. Fire trails and roads shared with cars.
Location: Lithgow
Map: Lithgow 89313S Limit: 16. View

12 Apr, Mon 9:00AM The Ponds Walk: Carlingford to Rydalmere
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  290m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) We start our walk at Mobbs Hill and make our way following the Ponds and the Subiaco Creeks most of their way to the Parramatta River. We finish at Rydalmere. There is a total climb of 99 metres and a descent of 191 metres, so it is mainly downhill. We are walking through the land of the Wallumedda clan of the Darug people.
Location: Parramatta
Map: The Ponds Walk Parramatta City Council Limit: 15. View

13 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Les Lambert Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 9.5km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk through the locked gate at the entrance to Budderoo National Park and follow the Hindmarch Pass track until reaching an unmarked track to the left which leads to Les Lambert Lookout.  This provides a lovely lunch place among the rocks with wonderful views into Upper Kangaroo Valley Hazards: Rough track, fallen trees, unfenced cliffs and steep ascent/descent
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

14 Apr, Wed 10:00AM Artarmon to Northbridge via Tunks Park
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  80m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Artarmon to Northbridge (Clive Park) via Tunks Park. Streets, paths and a little bush. Some climbing. Slow pace especially on hills. Return to city by bus. Mandatory: Contact leader for booking by text message or email. Bush and street walking. Slips and trips.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 12. View

14 Apr, Wed 8:40AM Cowan to Berowra via Berowra Waters
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Paul L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Part of the Great North Walk. Starting at Cowan Station, walk down to Berowra Creek, walk along the creek to Berowra Waters, and then walk up the Berkley Fire trail to Berowra Station. Walk maybe cancelled if very wet weather is forecast. The descent to Berowra Creek has difficult sections with vertical steps on metal footholds. The track up to Berowra has some steep sections that require a reasonable level of fitness.   Hazards: Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Location: Berowra Valley NP
Map: Berowra Limit: 15. View

15 Apr, Thu Narrabeen Lagoon
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.(NEW!!!) Around the lagoon, a large estuary system and wildlife haven. Our journey around Narrabeen Lagoon goes through beautiful ecosystems, abundant of flora and fauna, cultural heritage and historical icons. Booking is mandatory.
Map: Narrabeen Lake Limit: 10. View

16 Apr, Fri Drip Rock, Clews Cave, Island Mountain and the Colo
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at the end of Drip Rock Trail and make our way via several ridges to Clews Cave. From there, ascend Island Mountain, then descend to the Colo. Walk up a tributary to the north east and climb back up. Walk back to the vehicle. About 10 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Colo Heights 90313N View

16 Apr, Fri 10:15AM Neighbourhood Walk No 13: Cockatoo Island
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob 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)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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. Please advise if you will be having lunch with us on RSVP so that we can make a booking. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Cocakatoo Island
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 16. View

17 Apr, Sat Airly Turret and the Clifftops to the East
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Leave one vehicle at Airly Mountain and drive to Airly Gap. Climb towards Airly Turret, approaching it from the west, then explore the turret and its slots. Continue east through dissected terrain of pagodas and ravines until we join the road which will take us down to the first car. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

17 Apr, Sat Bellambi to Fairy Meadow
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Macarthur Branch
Lyn C
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Moderate pace. Bellambi Harbour and Lagoon – Corrimal Beach – Towradgi Beach – Thomas Dalton Park – Fairy Meadow. Ocean and lagoon views. Mostly level on formed paths and grassy reserves. Quiet street walking. Option of some beach walking. Limit: 12. View

17 Apr, Sat 2:00PM Brokers Nose Traverse | Slow paced and easy going
Grade:2/6 Illawarra Branch
Jenae J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFamily | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) The walk can be a (little) steep in sections so ideally some average fitness will assist - however we are going to be taking it very slow! This walk will be ideal for people a bit worried to take on a group walk because of their fitness, we are going to take it very slow, stopping often and taking it very easy so we all enjoy the walk without fear of being too slow or too unfit. A classic Wollongong walk to our most iconic peak. An easy paced walk taking you through various types of bushland with sneaky peaks to the Illawarra below. The walk meanders through creek beds and scrub with opportunities to spot wildlife and interesting plant life. This is a family-friendly walk, so book a family ticket and bring the kids. There is a significant cliff section, so only bring kids that are old enough to follow strict direction - ie. this is not a terrible two friendly walk. We will be taking our time taking in the sites and a chance to meet new people. If you like to take photos, there are some terrific photo opportunities available and a great chance to have an epic shot at the summit - I can help here for the perfect social media photo! In the event of rain the walk will still go ahead but may be modified to suit the conditions. 

Cliff, snakes. Limit: 16. View

17 Apr, Sat 10:00AM Heritage festival
Grade:1/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.NO need to RSVP. As part of the Heritage Festival, The Tramway Museum will have trams running from the Museum to RNP terminus. Most of the 3.5-kilometre tramline winds through the bush. The timetabled departure from the Tramway Museum is 10:15am then hourly until 4:15pm, with return departure from RNP terminus from 10:30am then hourly until 3:30pm. From the RNP terminus, it is a short stroll to the Bungoona Lookout. A further kilometre’s downhill walk along the Honeymoon Track brings you to the picturesque Audley weir, Weir Cafe and National Park Visitors Centre. Guided walks will be offered by leaders from NPA.
Map: NPWS Royal NP View

17-18 Apr, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Section of Six Foot Track
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAn easier pack walk in the Megalong Valley along a section of the Six Foot Track. Lovely scenery and a great campsite next to the Cox River.
Location: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. 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.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 9:39AM 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.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, 660 km 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

19 Apr, Mon 7:53AM Linden to Springwood via Sassafras Ridge
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.(Fully Booked) The walk has been changed to the following because Linden Ridge closed. Still walking from Linden to Springwood but on the southern side of the railway. We will cross the GWH at the lights at Linden Station and walk up to Martin Pl visiting Lady Martins Bath on the way. After walking along Sassafras Ridge Trail we will leave it to look for the kangaroo carving. The kangaroo ridge is followed down to Sassafras Creek. We will exit up Wiggins Track and go through Fairy Dell to Springwood. Creek crossings. Some off track. Wet rocks can be slippery.
Location: Linden
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 16. View

19 Apr, Mon 9:15AM Northern Beaches Hospital to Roseville Bridge via Middle Harbour
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  380m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Starting at the Northern Beaches Hospital, because of its easy access by public transport, we will walk to Natural Bridge and around to Roseville Bridge via Bantry Bay and Middle Harbour. We climb 146 metres and drop 235 metres on this walk. Some rocks to clamber over but generally reasonable track. Some creek crossings.
Location: Garigal NP
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 15. View

20 Apr, Tue 9:01AM Nature ramble 1: Kangaroo Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  200m 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.(NEW!!!) It's time to see what's out and about on the Karloo Pool, Bottle Forest Loop in Royal National Park. While we plan to be out by 1pm (Zoom meetings that day) we don't need to rush so be creative and bring a camera. Steepish climb out.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

20 Apr, Tue 9:30AM The Cascades
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From the Cascades carpark climb steeply beside the waterfall and continue to a service road.  Descend to Clover Hill Rd and follow the track down to Macquarie Rivulet to return to carpark Hazards: Steep slippery track with tree roots, slippery rocks, creek crossing.
Location: Macquarie Pass National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 18. View

21 Apr, 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 90284N Limit: 10. View

21 Apr, Wed 9:30AM Summer Hill to Balmain
Grade:2/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk from Summer Hill to Balmain East Wharf via Haberfield, Hawthorne Canal, Bay Run, Callan Park, Rozelle and Birchgrove. Lovely water views. Limit: 15. View

22 Apr, Thu 9:01AM Nature Ramble 2: Robertson Knoll
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.(NEW!!!) There is a delightful stroll from Audley, down to Wattle Forest and then up onto Uloola Ridge, before returning via Robertson Knoll. At this time of the year the banksias are in full bloom and the air is crisp and filled with autumn. Even better, at the end of the walk we enjoy a nice coffee!
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

22 Apr, Thu 12:01AM Taverners Hill Leichhardt – Hawthorne Canal – Iron Cove Bay
Grade:1/6 Length 7km 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Flat walk along The Greenway Corridor beside heritage–listed Hawthorne Canal. Join the “Bay Run” to historic Rodd Park at Rodd Point and loop back along part of Iron Cove Bay foreshore walk. Covid safe numbers.
Location: Sydney View

23 Apr, Fri 9:15AM Neighbourhood Walk No 14: Kokoda Track
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  110m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader will be Kevin Cliffe. Today we walk from Rhodes to Chiswick via The Kokoda Track. Enjoy an Anzac biscuit. The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway has the following spectacular features:
  • Memorial Centrepiece – A striking series of granite walls on which images of the New Guinea Campaign have been sandblasted. Water also forms an integral part of the centrepiece, cascading alongside the granite walls.
  • Rainforest Area – Includes a watercourse leading into a pond overlooking the Parramatta River.
  • Rose Garden Entry Area – A peaceful and beautiful entrance, which features rose clad pergolas and two circular memorial walls amongst beds of roses.
  • Stations – The stations are places of significance in the New Guinea Campaign where important battles were fought or events occurred. There are a total of 22 stations along the track (including the rose garden and memorial centrepiece).
  • Mangrove Boardwalk – Timber walkways into the mangroves providing a feel for the vegetation in New Guinea.
  • Information Centre – Audio visual hospitality centre providing “living history” of the New Guinea Campaign.
  • Public Walkway – an 800 metre paved walkway linking Rhodes Station to Concord Hospital.
Early exit available.
Location: Rhodes station, Brays Bay, Rocky Point and Rhodes station Limit: 12. View

23-25 Apr, Fri (05:17AM)-Sun (08:00AM) Nullo Range Adventure
Grade:6/6 Length 18km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStrictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. A series of three one-day walks from a base camp exploring the Nullo Range (directly north of the Yodellers Range) between Myrtle Gap and Lovers Leap. The plan for each day is to be advised, and our progress will depend on our ability to penetrate this very difficult but spectacular terrain. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km every day.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Widden 89321N 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.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

26 Apr, Mon 8:40AM Blaxland to Valley Heights
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk part of Cripple Creek, fire trail past beautiful old Mountain Blue Gums, through Sun Valley diatreme to Valley Heights Station. Rough, steep parts, uneven tracks and fire trails. Covid distancing essential.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

26 Apr, Mon 9:00AM Manly to Spit Bridge
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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!!!) It is time to explore Sydney harbour and its delights as we switch from urban walks to parts of Sydney Harbour National Park. Explore some of the nooks along the way. No need to rush. Just enjoy the journey. Note that in this direction we are walking with the sun behind us!
Location: Sydney Harbour NP Limit: 10. View

27 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Thirlmere Lakes NP
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From Lake Couridjah car park we will traverse anti clockwise around Lake Couridjah, Lake Werri Berri and Lake Gandangarra then up Racklyefts Finger Track to lookout over Lake Nerrigorang then down to Nerrigorang Picnic area for lunch. Return to car park via Thirlmere Lakes Track. Birds and wild flower are in abundance. Hazards: Rough tracks, fallen trees
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 25. View

28 Apr, Wed 9:45AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Up to  Matilda track to lookouts and on to Rosies Pass that will take us into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings. Track may be more difficult in the gorge due to recent flooding. May need to back track if necessary.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 12. View

29 Apr, Thu Linden to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  790m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLots of steep sections on this route from Linden through Woodford to Hazelbrook. Picturesque waterfalls and pools. Track and fire trail walking. Relaxed pace. Cliff edges, creek crossings, slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

29 Apr, Thu 9:01AM Taronga to Balmoral Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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)(NEW!!!) Part 2 of our walks around the Sydney Harbour, northside! More views of our stunning harbour and lots of interesting heritage along the way, including exploring some extensions. Limit: 10. View

30 Apr, Fri 9:25AM Georges River National Park in search of Banksia
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) 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.(NEW!!!) Autumn is here and the banksias are at their best. Let's take a walk in Georges National Park with great views of the river.... the river walk and the ridge walk. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 12. View

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