Program listing

Program listing

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23 Nov, Thu 6:00PM Alexander von Humboldt – Lost Hero of Science
Length 0km Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(NEW!!!) This book study - The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf (2015) examines the life of Humboldt (1769–1859), a genius in articulating why nature had to be understood from both a scientific and artistic perspective. He was a friend and mentor to many - including Joseph Banks, Goethe, Darwin, Thoreau, John Muir, and Ernst Haeckel. An incredibly inspirational biography. View

23 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Derby Street Minto
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  10m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNot far, not fast. Walk through Myrtle Creek on a fire trail, up to the start of the 100 steps. Descend to the Georges River. Enjoy the wildflowers. Identify a Geebung, and hear about the Geebung Polo Club. Water, rough steps, prickly vegetation, bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP Limit: 12. View

23 Nov, Thu 6:30PM National Parks Association 60th Birthday Dinner
Grade:1/6 Length 0.5km Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.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.Dear Friend, You and your friends are cordially invited to our upcoming NPA Southern Branch 60th Anniversary Dinner. Come celebrate this milestone with us and also help us as we prepare to fight for our special places.
  • Date: 23 November 2017 (6:30 to 9:30pm)
  • Restaurant: Excelsior International Restaurant: 16 Belgrave St, Kogarah
  • MC: Brian Everingham
  • Our guest speaker for the evening is the former Premier, Bob Carr, a passionate supporter of national parks and a man determined to protect the Royal National Park.
  • Dinner: 3 courses and tea/coffee, plus Winnie's famous cake. If you have never tried Winnie’s cooking this might be the treat of the evening.
  • Dietary requirements are catered for.
  • Cost: $30 Please use below link to buy tickets
  • https://tinyurl.com/yc8tzfwd
Looking forward to a wonderful evening with you and your friends. Only 13 spots left. Dress code: Smart Casual. As Brian is away, please direct any enquiry or dietary requirements to Esther on eeesee@gmail.com Limit: 78. View

24 Nov, Fri Mothers Arms and more
Grade:6/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly start. Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 267 355; explore the area to the east, moving southwards towards the northern extent of Mothers Arms at GR 268 348. Explore Mothers Arms, moving southwards and re-join the road at about GR 267 345. Walk back to the vehicles. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 8. View

25 Nov, Sat 10:54AM Lake Illawarra fish & chips
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Mostly flat. Walk around Lake Illawarra, optional fish & chips lunch at Berkeley (or BYO lunch), then ramble west part of lake. Bus return to Wollongong, train to city.
Location: Lake Illawarra View

25-26 Nov, Sat-Sun Lakes Loop Walk, Mt Kosciuszko
Length 0km Branch
Frank B.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.A walk organised by Geehi Bushwalking Club. Contact leader for further details. Best Walk: Main Range Circuit View

25 Nov, Sat 8:15AM Putty Beach to McMasters Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimming60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.A walk via Maitland Bay. This is one of my favourite coastal walks and I plan to stop for numerous swims along the way. If lucky we will also have a snorkel at Little Bay so bring your swimmers, mask and flippers.
Location: Bouddi NP
Map: Broken Bay 91301N Limit: 15. View

28 Nov, Tue 9:17AM Manly Dam
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circular walk around dam and return to Manly Vale. Moderate pace. Steep sections, steps, rough and rocky bushtracks, slippery surfaces, fire trails. View

28 Nov, Tue 10:13AM Narrabeen Lagoon Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Dianne E.
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.Mostly flat. Paths, cycleways, streets, parks, ups & downs, lots of water views. Bus return to city from Narrabeen.
Location: Northern Beaches View

29 Nov, Wed 9:50AM Carramar to Warwick Farm
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  20m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk along Prospect Creek and Georges River through Mirrambeena Regional Park, Dhurawal Bay, Floyd Bay Chipping Norton Lake to Warwick Farm. No need to contact leader. Flat walking mainly on bike tracks with some streets at start and end. Bring lots of water. View

30 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Riverview Road
Length 2km  5m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNot far, not fast. Easy walk on fire trail to a spectacular lookout over the Georges River. Opportunity to see platypus. Interesting vegetation. Enjoy the wildflowers. Discover ant lions. Phone Beth on 0407 265 419 for meeting details. Water, prickly vegetation, bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP Limit: 12. View

2 Dec, Sat 8:35AM Spit bridge to Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimming60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.If there is a more iconic walk that epitomises the beauty of Sydney Harbour I'd certainly like to know about it! Expect several swimming stops and a side trip to Crater Cove along the way as we cruise along the littoral zone.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 20. View

4-10 Dec, Mon-Sun Kosciuszko NP
Grade:3/6 Length 40km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Kiandra to Round Mountain mostly via the Australian Alps Walking Track. Some lovely areas to visit on this route, staying near some great Koscie huts. And, of course, a climb of Mt Jagungal is an option for us. Limit: 15. Best Walk: Mt Jagungal View

6 Dec, Wed 10:17AM Katoomba to Echo Point
Length 3km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly dowhnill ramble. View

9 Dec, Sat 8:13AM Rocky Creek Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Rocky Creek Canyon is justifiably the most spectacular canyon with a relative easy access and involves no abseiling to enjoy its many delights! This will be a great trip before xmas when the heat of summer is on and a lovely cool canyon is the place to be! A few short swims, slippery rocks and a steep scramble out of the creek.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 12. View

16 Dec, Sat 7:44AM Bronte Beach, Clovelly Beach, Gordons Bay and Little Bay
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  50m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)This is not a walk but a series of surfing and snorkelling stops to experience as much of Sydney's sealife as we're able to spot in these 4 iconic locations! So bring along your boogie board, snorkelling gear and swimmers on this aquatic tour of the best beaches and bays the eastern suburbs can offer. Blockout and rash vests advisable.
Location: Sydney
Map: Sydney Limit: 20. View

17 Dec, Sun Kentlyn
Grade:2/6 Length 2km Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pre Christmas retreat to sanity. No cash registers within cooee. Not far, not fast. Easy walk to the best private, secluded swimming hole on the Georges River. Bring your plant book, bring any book, and your swimmers, and prepare to relaaaxxxxxx. Bring your tent if you want to stay the night. Some unformed track. Deep water. Bunyips. View

26-31 Dec, Tue-Sun Kahane Lodge Base
Length 15km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Using the comfortably appointed Kahane Lodge in Perisher as a base, we will explore a series of walks. There will be more than one leader to take people out into this stunning national park so expect a lot of variety on what's offering! There is still places available but the lodge is filling up fast so if you are interested, book in asap. The walks are a combination of on tracks and off and will require in places some rock hopping and rock scrambling and the grades will vary from grade 3 to 4.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Perisher Valley 85252S, Geehi Dam 85252N, Kalkite Mountain 86253N, and Chimneys Ridge 85241N Limit: 40. Best Walk: Main Range Circuit View

31 Dec, Sun - 3 Jan, Wed Kosciuszko NP
Grade:5/6 Length 45km  650m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.4 days of exploring the Main Range and surrounding area of the Snowy Mountains. Great alpine walking, beautiful and unique lakes, grand views all round.
Map: Contact leader Limit: 8. View

15 Feb, Thu 10:00AM Long Point Macquarie Fields
Length 3km Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
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.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) Not far, not fast. Still in holiday mode, so we can take our time to enjoy the bush, look for wildflowers, possibly spot koalas, and especially hunt for an elusive uncommon species of wildflower. Find a Mountain Devil, and see an old fashioned pipe cleaner mountain devil doll. Water, prickly bush. Bunyips
Location: Georges River NP
Map: Liverpool Limit: 20. View

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