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1 Dec, Wed 9:35AM Victoria Falls and Ikara Head
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  480m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Car shuttle from Blaxland Station to the car park at the end of Victoria Falls Road, walk down to the Cascades and Victoria Falls and back. After that drive back along the road, park the car near Ikara Head track, walk to lookouts, old mine site including off-track sections and back to car park. Steep, slippery, muddy sections, off track and creek crossings.
Location: Mt Victoria Limit: 15. View

3 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk 22: Sheldon forest
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  230m 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.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) This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. Echidnas, bowerbirds, water dragons, golden whistlers, pardalotes and powerful owls have been seen. We will check out Rofe Park as well.  Optional lunch at Hanuman Thai.     Steep and sleepy sections View

4 Dec, Sat 8:32AM Waterfall Station – Kangaroo Creek – Karloo Pool – Heathcote Station
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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.I recently did this walk and thought to myself it would be a perfect summer trip with the option of bringing a lilo or to simply swim many of these outstandingly beautiful pools as we make our way along the spectacular Kangaroo Creek. So bring along your sense of adventure and we will walk, swim, paddle our way down this watercourse. Rock scrambling and a rough track in parts.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Royal NP View

6 Dec, Mon 9:09AM Bullaburra to Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Part of Bruces walk to North Lawson Park, Empire Pass, Echo Bluff, Lawson Station. Steep, rough slippery.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

6-10 Dec, Mon (17:30PM)-Fri (09:30AM) Merimbula Get Away
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
John H.
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 long(Fully Booked) Co Leader: Ian Baker. The area provides new walks to most of us plus many short walks and activities for those who no longer wish to do the bigger walks. There is plenty to do and see. Parts of this stunning coastal wilderness - rich in culture and nature has been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. There are six national parks in the immediate area and twelve in the region. We are staying in cabins and plan to explore different areas each day. Many trip hazards on the tracks.
Location: Far South Coast View

7 Dec, Tue 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) 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
(SWAG) 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.(Cancelled) 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

10 Dec, Fri 9:30AM The Colour walks series: Annandale to Darling Square
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  120m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob R.
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) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. The best of Annandale, such as Beale Piano Site, Whites Creek wetlands , Whites Creek community garden and many more  historic buildings. Of special interest is a Victorian Stone Work carved by Neville Wran's Great Grandfather. Beautiful Glebe Foreshore, award-winning Frank Gehry building, a colour changing building,  historic Goods Line, (with 36-LEVER FRAME INTERLOCKING MACHINE). Many options for lunch at the end of the walk.
Map: Sydney View

11 Dec, Sat 8:00AM Catherine Hill Bay – Cotton Candy sea caves – Fraser Beach – Birdie Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m 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.The highlight and one of the main reasons for this walk is to visit the stunning and colourful Cotton Candy sea caves north of Moonee Beach. This will be one of our first ports of call as we head south along the coast, walking, swimming and exploring the beautiful Munmorah SRA. So bring your cossies, blockout and a sense of adventure. Rock hopping.
Location: Munmorah SCA View

12 Dec, Sun 9:07AM The Great North Walk: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Today we walk from North Ryde to Thornleigh. It's a beautiful bushwalk along the Lane Cove River, somewhat rocky but generally good track, ending with a steep climb to Thornleigh Station at the end. There are 5 mild creek crossings. Beautiful sandstone caves, magestic gum trees and grass trees are there to welcome you. The track is adorned with wildflowers: Boronia, wattles, rice flowers, grevillea and more. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cover River Park Limit: 15. View

13 Dec, Mon 9:00AM Christmas walk and / or lunch at Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  360m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.Options to walk or just meet at Lawson Hotel for pub lunch (numbers will be Covid dependent). Walk from Hazelbrook via Burgess Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Queens Road fire trail to Lawson. When booking indicate if walker only, diner only or both walker and diner. Include your mobile #, emergency # and NPA #. Covid restrictions apply. Steep, rough tracks, could be slippery.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

15 Dec, Wed 9:00AM Mt Victoria – Bardens Lookout, Mt York and Lockyers Track Head
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Travel by car to start of Cox Road Walking Track along Mt York Road, pass through a couple of lookouts including Bardens Lookout to Mt York and then on to Lockyers Track Head and back along Lockyers Road track. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mount Victoria Limit: 12. View

17 Dec, Fri 10:03AM Culture Walk No 2: Kings Cross to Art Gallery of New South Wales and Museum of Contemporary Art
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  30m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Fiona Thompson We start from Kings Cross via Victoria Street  and visit  Art Space in Wooloomooloo.  Then we walk to the Art Gallery where we will view the exhibitions.  If time permits we’ll visit the Calyx in the Botanic Gardens before going to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and visit to the Art Galleries. View

18 Dec, Sat 9:01AM Shelly Beach Christmas picnic and walk to North Head
Grade:1/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingFirst 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.What better place to catch up and meet your bushwalking friends than on the beach for a picnic, swim and snorkel, then to walk off all that good food with an optional short stroll to the picturesque and historic North Head. Every time there has been quite a lot of marine life to see under the waves. Bring food to share. View

19 Dec, Sun 5:01PM Twilight Walk: Harold Reid Foreshore and North Arm Walking Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  290m 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: Steve Ringbauer Fancy seeing the sun set, the moon rise over Middle Harbour and watch  the Cockatoos returning home? Pack a fancy picnic dinner to enjoy while we wait. We'll also see the Willis Castle on the way. View

22 Dec, Wed 9:01AM Mount Solitary via Golden Stairs
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  900m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) We start from Narrow Neck carpark, go via Botting's Lookout, Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle along the Federal Pass, Ruined Castle Track and Mount Solitary Walking Track to the summit of Mount Solitary (950m).  At this time of the year, you will see the majestic Waratahs.  To register for the walk, please email me your mobile no, emergency contact no and NPA membership no. Medium pace walk.   Very steep and slippery sections. Rock scrambling.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

24 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Oxford Street ramble : Op-shops galore
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Fiona Thompson: Catching xmas spirits.  Starting with a coffee, we ramble along Oxford Streets to do Op-shop shopping. May be a bargain dress for Xmas? Instead of wearing the same red or green dress every year, I may find something different for 2021!! Ends at a pub lunch. View

26-31 Dec, Sun (14:00PM)-Fri (09:00AM) Kosciuszko National Park day walks
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Kosciuszko National Park is always popular in the summertime and staying at a very comfortable lodge at Perisher is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the region with fellow like-minded walkers! The accommodation is at a ski lodge and is via twin share/double rooms and DIY cooking. This lodge is an extremely comfortable place to stay and use as a base and all the rooms have ensuites, there is a huge commercial kitchen and plenty of room to social distance if you need to. As in previous years, I will have several leaders to take walks on each day so you can choose who you might like to walk with and the grades range from 2 to 6. It's essential to book early onto this walk as every year I usually have a long waiting list.
Location: Kosciuszko NP View

26 Dec, Sun 8:46AM The Great North Walk Section 3: Thornleigh to Hornsby
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station we walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway we start wandering through the Berowra Creek Valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

31 Dec, Fri 10:14AM NYE Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Kevin Cliffe A short walk around Watsons Bay, South Head, The Gap Bluff and Green Point to catch the festivities.  See the yachts getting ready for the evening's fireworks. Finish  with a swim at Camp Cove Beach and have  Fish and Chips at Doyles,  Ferry back to Circular Quay View

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