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5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM North Ryde Station photographic amble to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 3km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Walk in from North Ryde Station to arrive at Tunks Hill in time to participate in the NPA 60th birthday barbecue and picnic. Excessive eating.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 20. View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Paddle Lane Cove River to 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 0km Sydney Branch
Tony C.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak trip60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Explore this tranquil waterway, centrally located near Sydney Harbour. It’s a gentle, meandering river with tree-clad banks, impressive sandstone rock formations and a fascinating history. We’ll even pass Fairyland and learn about Australia’s most intriguing murder mystery! Explore the river from the weir at Fullers Bridge to Sugarloaf Reserve, near the harbour. This paddle marks the 60th anniversary of NSW National Parks Association and is being organised by NPA member and Prudence Tucker award winner Tony Carr. You’ll be back in time to join the lunch celebrations. PFD's compulsory.
Location: Lane Cove National Park View

5 Nov, Sun 2:15PM Science – Dragon Walks for kids (young and old) at the 60th picnic
Length 0km Branch
Chantel B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Family | A trip that is planned to cater for children and their parents.(Updated Details) Let's go Dragon spotting! Join us in a search for Dragons - how many can you spot? Have a go using our survey equipment to see how we study Dragons. What kind of habitat do they like to use? Have fun learning about Dragons at this relaxed, all-ages event with lots of fun activities for children. In case of poor weather conditions, we may have to cancel the event. You will be informed of this decision as soon as possible. If there is light rain, the event will still go ahead. View

5 Nov, Sun 9:00AM Science – Dragons of Sydney Citizen Science Survey before the 60th picnic
Length 0km Branch
Chantel B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Updated Details) Our citizen science survey gathers important data to inform future conservation efforts of the Eastern Water Dragon in Australia. We will:
  • Record demographics and locations of Dragons spotted along the walk
  • Record Flight Initiation Distance and Flight Distance of each Dragon we see
  • Measure ground temperature and canopy cover
  • Note local flora that forms Dragon habitat
  • Collect rubbish in an effort to improve habitat condition
In case of poor weather conditions, we may have to cancel the event. If you have RSVP-ed, you will be informed of this decision as soon as possible. View

5 Nov, Sun 2:15PM Try orienteering at the 60th picnic
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Sydney Branch
Ted W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRogaine | A map and compass based navigation activity.60 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)After the Picnic lunch give orienteering a try. A 1-hour introductory orienteering event will be held, starting and finishing at the picnic. No experience necessary. No need to register. View

6 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Golden Stairs, Furber Steps
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  340m Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Golden Stairs down to Federal Pass and back across Landslide to Furber Steps. Rough track in sections and plenty of steps.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

6 Nov, Mon 12:15PM Where have all the koalas gone?
Length 0km Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936 it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such as our iconic koala – as governments unwind ‘green tape’? Will we soon have to confront our children’s question – “Where have all the koalas gone?” View

7 Nov, Tue 9:13AM Balmain
Grade:2/6 Length 13km 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 Hawthorne Canal, Callan Park, Ballast Point and in the Balmain area. Ferry or bus return to city. Moderate pace. View

7 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Bawley – Termeil- Kioloa Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 32km Milton Branch
Leslie R.
Cycle | A cycling tripLed by Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Mixed road and good dirt track. From Bawley Pt Reserve cycle back to Termeil, then on old hwy to Ingolds Lookout. Then Boardinghouse Road back to hwy for 5km (quite safe with wide shoulder). Up Buck’s Road (very steep) over hills and down to Kioloa. Return along quiet coast road and cycleway to start. Contact leaders essential.
Map: Shoalhaven Cycleways View

7 Nov, Tue Mt Jellore
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMt Jellore is an outstanding landmark in the Southern Highlands. The walk follows a fire trail through a private property to Mt Jellore. The final 150 metres are very steep and give access to a trig point. A little further on there are spectacular views. Return by the same route. Very steep and rough track, unfenced lookout.
Map: Mittagong 89292S Limit: 12. View

7 Nov, Tue Newcastle and Bathers Way
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Branch
(Jean’s Group) Margaret B.
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.Walk to Nobbys and then the newly refurbished Bathers Way along the beaches. Bus return to Hamilton Station, 2:23pm (or earlier) train to city.
Location: Newcastle View

8 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Billy Goat Ridge
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Lachlan Valley Branch
Peter C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated.
Location: Goobang NP View

8 Nov, Wed 10:00AM Bundeena to Marley
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
Michael B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Bundeena, walk the Coastal Track to Marley and return via the Inland Track. Lovely views. No need to contact leader. Rough track, some rock platforms, steep climbs and some street walking.
Location: Royal NP View

8 Nov, Wed 9:27AM Meadowbank to Rydalmere
Length 4km 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

8 Nov, Wed 4:00PM Ulladulla Headland & Rockshelf
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Enjoy a beautiful walk through bushland around the headland and then back via the rockshelf below the lighthouse. Experience it at very low tide (swell allowing) with the setting sun above. There may be a little clambering but it's a generally an easy walk. (Few or no slippery rocks). Coffee shops will be closed so optional light dinner or pub visit together afterwards. Warden Head and Rockshelf View

9 Nov, Thu 10:00AM Old Ford Track
Grade:2/6 Length 2km  20m Macarthur Branch
Beth M.
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)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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Not far, not fast. Easy walk on a fire trail to a most spectacular waterhole on the Georges River. Interesting vegetation. Identify a mountain devil, possibly spot a koala. Enjoy the wildflowers. Water. Prickly vegetation. Bunyips. Limit: 12. View

9-25 Nov, Thu-Sat Overland Track & Three Capes Walk, Tasmania
Grade:3/6 Length 121km  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 longTwo iconic tracks in Tasmania. First the Overland Track (with a beautiful Pine Valley extension) which is a must do walk for either the first time or the fifth time, 75km. Then we do the Three Capes Walk, 46km, which is just lovely and greatly enjoyed by my group in 2016. Do either or both. Both require permits booked as early as possible (from July 1 for Overland Track; now for Three Capes). Limit: 15. View

11 Nov, Sat 9:00AM Fortress Ridge
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Enjoy spectacular Blue Mountains scenery along a delightful ridge.
Location: Blue Mountains NP Limit: 15. Best Walk: Fortress Ridge View

11 Nov, Sat 10:00AM Possums, Power & the Protection of the Australian Environment PART 1
Length 0km Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including the Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s Mountain Pygmy Possum? Understand the power of ideas, science, art, conservation groups and movements that successfully argued for the protection of Australia’s environment. Reflect on recent successes and failures and consider solutions for the protection of the Australia’s environment? View

11 Nov, Sat 10:15AM Umina
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Zenia P.
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.Umina - Pearl Beach - Umina. Beach walk, flat sections across inlet, around headland to Pearl Beach, ups & downs. Return same way, note on return high tide across inlet (possible wet feet). Bus return to Woy Woy, train to city.
Location: Central Coast View

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