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|6 Aug, Mon 8:55AM||Springwood to Blaxland|
|(NEW!!!) Springwood to Blaxland via Bunyan Lookout. Magdala Creek, Kings Link Trail, Bunyan Lookout then follow ridge north of Saint Helena Gully to Ross Cres, Blaxland. Creek crossings. Some steep and rough sections.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View
|7 Aug, Tue 9:30AM||Manning Lookout & Cyrstal Pool|
|Grade:3/6||Length||6km||400m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool. The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley. The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Return by the same route. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 15. View
|8-16 Aug, Wed-Thu||Foster|
|Four day paddles and 3 days cycling based at a caravan park so you can caravan, cabin or camp. Two day paddles around the lake and its creek systems, upper Myall Lakes at Neranie and Smith Lake. 3 days bike riding around Foster and forestry tracks. Participants can chose to simply cycle or paddle however the weather may determine activities each day. Priority will be given to those wishing to both cycle and paddle. Paddlers must be competent and equipped for open water paddling. PFDs compulsory. If we ride some forestry trails those rides will be more suited to hybrid or mountain bikes. Limit: 18. View|
|8 Aug, Wed 9:49AM||Pulpit Rock at Blackheath|
|(Bob Shayler’s Group) Sophie A.|
|(NEW!!!) Walk part of Hat Hill Rd then down to Pulpit Rock and onto bush track along the cliff and back to Blackheath through Popes Glen. Some road walking, bush tracks, some rough, some muddy, 1 creek crossing, steps up and down, beautiful views. View|
|8 Aug, Wed 9:00AM||Yatte Yattah NR – a botanical walk with Landcare|
|An opportunity to stroll with local native plant expert David Bland and Landcarers through this stunning remnant rainforest. View|
|10 Aug, Fri 8:30AM||Pippas Pass to Duck Hole|
|(NEW!!!) Pippas Pass then down to Glenbrook Creek and head downstream. Exit at the Duck Hole. Some steep sections. Overgrown and rocky.
Map: Springwood 90304S and Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View
|11 Aug, Sat 7:30AM||Pantoneys Crown from the Capertee Valley|
|Pantoneys Crown is quite simply one of the best walks in the Gardens of Stone National Park and the 360 degree view from the summit is worth every ounce of energy getting there! We will access the Crown via a friendly property owner in the Capertee Valley, the shortest and easiest route. Interested parties might want to stay at the Capertee (Royal) hotel the night before. Rock scrambling and off-track walking. I'll take a safety tape for backup.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View
|12 Aug, Sun 9:00AM||Bushwalker Track Working Bee|
|Led by Barry Tomkinson & NPWS. Tasks to be carried during out the day under the guidance of NPWS staff. Morning tea and lunch will be eaten on the track and we will regroup at about 2:30pm for afternoon tea at the car park.
Map: Tianjara 89271S View
|12 Aug, Sun||Cronulla to Fox Studios|
|Rob & Jayne G.|
|(NEW!!!) Approximately 62 kms return, Cronulla to Fox Studios return, mainly flat riding. Combination of cycle paths and cycle road lanes. Some traffic, but mostly quiet streets. Must be confident riding on roads. Bring picnic lunch or buy lunch at Fox Studios. Markets at Fox Studios may be open so bring your pannier bags if you want to shop for some treats. Bring water and sun cream. No helmet - no go! Combined activity with Sutherland Bushwalking Club, National Parks Association, Bush Club and St George Bicycle User Group. View|
|12 Aug, Sun 9:30AM||Waterways of the Illawarra 3: Collins Creek|
|(NEW!!!) Our third creek exploration from the mouth to the escarpment, walking on paths, roads and through parkland. Collins Creek has been extensively modified and redirected through the suburb of Woonona, but we can still trace its path through various stages of urban development. Possible overgrown and boggy sections.
Map: Bulli 90292N Limit: 15. View
|14 Aug, Tue 9:30AM||Gerringong Falls|
|Grade:3/6||Length||17km||630m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls. The walk follows the Budderoo Fire trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right. Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek. Follow the creek along to the falls. Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 90284N Limit: 20. View
|15 Aug, Wed 9:00AM||Giriwa Bagan Walking Trail, Burrill Lake|
|Led by Barry & Penny Tomkinson. New cultural walk on shores of Burrill Lake. 4 kms with new interpretive signs. Hopefully to be led by NPWS Ranger.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View
|18 Aug, Sat 8:22AM||Cronulla to Taren Point|
|(Jean’s Group) Sue W.|
|(NEW!!!) Along Bate, Woolooware Bays then the Georges River, Shell Point ending at Taren Point Shorebird Reserve.
Map of walk.
Location: The Shire View
|18-19 Aug, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (14:00PM)||Hawkesbury River Kayak and Camp|
|Paddling from Mooney Mooney up the Hawkesbury River to camp overnight at Marramarra. Partly open waters. Camping gear, food and drinking water to be carried in kayak. PFD's compulsory. Own kayak and some experience required. Limit: 8. View|
|19 Aug, Sun||Little Forest Plateau|
|Join in on Illawarra’s annual excursion to the Little Forest Plateau section of Morton NP. Mt Bushwalker, Gadara Point and Ngaityung Falls. The easiest way to enjoy the vista of the Budawang Ranges – a wilderness experience. Some scratchy sections.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Tianjara 89271S and Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View
|19 Aug, Sun 6:30AM||The Castle|
|Led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ascend via Kaliana Ridge, follow track west around base and ascend to Castle Saddle. Final climb to top, rope assisted. Traverse to eastern end for views over Byangee for lunch. Agility and a head for heights essential. Return via Meakins Pass.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Corang 89273N View
|21 Aug, Tue 9:30AM||Kangaroo River Fire trail|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||300m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|The Kangaroo River Fire trail leads from Tallowa Dam Road down to Lake Yarungah. The fire trail winds through forest with beautiful ferns and interesting rock formations to a lovely lunch place on the banks of Lake Yarungah. Return by the same route. Rough fire trail and fallen trees.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View
|21 Aug, Tue 10:00AM||Kangaroo Valley mountain bike ride|
|Led by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Ride on cycleways, quiet sealed and gravel roads through scenic Kangaroo Valley following the upper Kangaroo River. Lunch at Flatrock Pool and return same route.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 90284S View
|22 Aug, Wed||Wentworth Falls to Leura|
|(NEW!!!) Start at locked gate on Kedumba Valley Road. Descend to Jamison Creek and then long ascent on Sublime Point Trail. Lots of ups and downs with numerous stairs towards Leura. Good fire trail walking with great 360° views taking in Mt Solitary, Kedumba Walls and the Three Sisters. Finish at Leura Cascades Car park.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View
|23 Aug, Thu 9:01AM||Telopea to Dundas along Vineyard Creek|
|(Jean’s Group) Sue W.|
|(NEW!!!) We will traverse Vineyard Creek catchment through open vistas and closed native forests and cut through several blends of Coastal Enriched Sydney Sandstone Moist Forest, Coastal Sydney Sandstone Gallery Rainforest, Coastal Shale-Sandstone Forest and Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest looking for Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua). See Page 11 of this brochure. View|
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