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28 Oct, Sat 10:33AM Sydney Olympic Park Wharf
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Sandra C.
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.Sydney Olympic Park Wharf - Armory - Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. Flat walk beside Parramatta River and Newington Armory. Ferry return to city.
Location: Sydney Olympic Park View

29 Oct, Sun 8:30AM Abrahams Bosom Reserve – Beecoft Peninsula
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Milton Branch
Evelyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Follow Coomies walk around Abrahams Bosom Reserve of Beecroft Peninsula. Scenic ocean views, dramatic cliffs, quiet coves.
Map: Currarong 90271N and Huskisson 90274N View

30 Oct, Mon 9:47AM Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Neates Glen, Grand Canyon and Evans Lookout. Good track with steps. Some creek crossings.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

30 Oct, Mon 9:00AM Mount Kembla Ring Track
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  100m 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.Explore the old coal mining heritage in the rainforest of Illawarra Escarpment. Some steep slippery areas.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 10. View

31 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Basin View to Huskisson
Grade:2/6 Length 40km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. From Basin View boat ramp, mainly on cycleway to St Georges Basin, along foreshore track to Sanctuary Pt. Cycleway again to Huskisson. Bring or buy your lunch! Return on cycleways and roads. Swim possible if hot. Contact leaders essential.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View

31 Oct, Tue Bondi Beach to Bronte
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bondi Beach to Bronte (Sculptures by the Sea) or Bondi Beach to Coogee. Limit: 12. View

31 Oct, Tue 10:21AM Castle Cove to Castlecrag
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk via North Arm and Harold Reid Reserves to Castlecrag. Bus return to Chatswood or city. Moderate pace. Steep sections. Steps, steps, bushtracks, rough and rocky sections, streets. View

31 Oct, Tue 11:06AM Noraville
Grade:2/6 Length 6km 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.Noraville - Red Gum Forest Loop (Lillypilly & Burrawang Trails) - Noraville. Tracks, ups & downs, a few steeper bits, beautiful bush, lake views. Hopefully flannel flowers will be as awesome as last year. Bus return to Lake Haven Shops, change for bus to Wyong, train return to city.
Location: Wyrrabalong NP View

1 Nov, Wed 9:30AM Banks Park Circuit
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.Level ramble. View

2 Nov, Thu 6:00PM Calls for a Nuclear Free World
Length 0km Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in April 2017. How is this call a continuation of work from such people as Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Rachel Carson (1907-1964)? Both spoke fearlessly about the dangers of science and the need to make peace with the planet. View

2 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Long Point
Length 2km  10m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Not far, not fast. An easy walk to the Georges River, enjoying the wildflowers along the way. You will be able to see the change in vegetation as we move from the clay based bushland to the sandstone, and note the changing features of the rock formations on the descent to the river. We will spend time relaxing in the peaceful surrounds. Water. Hot weather. Prickly vegetation. Bunyips.
Location: Georges River NP Limit: 12. View

3-5 Nov, Fri-Sun Wombeyan Caves BioBlitz
Length 0km Branch
Margot L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.(NEW!!!) Join us for a weekend of discovery and help us find out what species call the beautiful Wombeyan Caves home! Saturday (November 4) is our main BioBlitz day - but we will be running wildlife and plant surveys, open to the public, from Friday night (November 3) to Sunday morning (November 5). We will be searching for a variety of plants and animals. A full schedule of activities will be emailed to all participants closer to the date. This is a family-friendly, all ages and inclusive event. Camping sites and facilities are available on site at the magical Wombeyan Caves campground for a small fee ($11/head/night), for a single night or across the whole weekend. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wombeyan-caves-bioblitz-tickets-37984614003 View

4 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Avalon Beach to Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | 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.Leaders: Leslie Buchanan and Hugh Hodge (contact Hugh on 0416 114 580, hughberowra@yahoo.com.au) This is a beautiful walk with fantastic coastal scenery. The walk starts at the Avalon Surf Club kiosk located on Avalon beach at 9am. Coffee and toilets are handy. Lighthouse section which involves a bit of climbing is optional. There are swim stops along this walk. Bring snacks, water and lunch. This is a Great Ocean Walk (March 2018) meet and greet but all NPA members are welcome. Members who wish to do the Great Ocean Walk are encouraged to join. Slippery and rugged sections at times.
Location: Northern Beaches Limit: 20. View

4 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Red Rocks Nature Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Denise D.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk along fire trails to Red Rocks for great views over Kangaroo Valley and return. View Aboriginal petroglyphs enroute.
Map: Berry 90283N View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM 60th Anniversary Picnic – The Main Event
Length 0km Sydney Branch
Ted W.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnic60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.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.Enjoy a free sausage sizzle and catch up with old friends at the NPA Picnic Day. Activities: Memorabilia display (bring your own to display), bushwalks, photographic amble, paddling along the Lane Cove River, Dragons of Sydney Citizen Science data collection survey (limit of 15), sausage sizzle (bring own cutlery, plates, mugs, drinks and salads/desserts to share). Presentation of NPA Volunteer Awards, Dragon Walks, Orienteering. Further details will posted on the NPA website www.npansw.org.au.
Location: Lane Cove NP View

5 Nov, Sun 8:42AM Burns Bay via Lane Cove River walk to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Roger T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Social | 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.Burns Bay - The Boreen - Blackmans Park - Fairyland - Fullers Bridge - Tunks Hill Picnic Area.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 30. View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Chatswood Station to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 8.5km  150m Sydney Branch
James M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.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.Walk from Chatswood Station to arrive at Tunks Hill in time to participate in the NPA 60th birthday barbecue and picnic. Bush tracks, with a bit of history thrown in. Abundant birds and wildlife. Bring water and snacks. No need to contact leader. This is a Great Ocean Walk (March, 2018) meet and greet, but all NPA members are very welcome to join. Some rugged sections. View

5 Nov, Sun 8:15AM Chatswood via Lane Cove River to 60th picnic
Length 10km Sydney Branch
Tom F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Chatswood to North Ryde via bush reserves and riverside. Easy pace. Short street walk then follow paths and creeks downstream to Lane Cove River then upstream to meet other NPA walkers, members and officers for our 60th anniversary picnic at 11:30am. Bring a picnic lunch. View

5 Nov, Sun 8:30AM From Roseville Station via GNW to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Jill G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.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.Roseville - Park HQ - Great North Walk - De Burghs Bridge - Tunks Park in time for celebration at 11:30am. Limit: 20. View

5 Nov, Sun 8:30AM Hunters Hill to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Branch
Kevin 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)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.Walk from Boronia Park to Tunks Hill in time for the NPA 60th Birthday BBQ and Picnic. No need to contact leader.
Location: Lane Cove National Park View

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