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8 Oct, Fri 9:25AM The coloured walk series : Spit to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  170m 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.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.
  1. Leader will be Claire Finnigan. Today we walk the classic Spit to Manly walk that doesn't require introduction.  It is a popular walk through bush with superb water views. It's the time of the year when The Flannel Flowers bloom.  It is always an amazing show at this location.  Pink Flannel Flowers stole the show in summer 2021.  Now is the time to admire the (White) Flannel Flower again. At the end of the walk, the options are plenty: ice cream, fish and chips, coffee, pub, swim
Steep and slippery sections Limit: 12. View

16 Oct, Sat 9:30AM Neighbourhood walk: Allambie Heights
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  180m 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: Heather Lakiss. Walk starts from Martin Luther Place, off Allambie Road. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Allambie Heights Limit: 12. View

18-29 Oct, Mon (09:00AM)-Fri (14:00PM) The Bibbulmun Track: Walpole to Albany
Grade:3/6 Length 180km Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) On this trip we will experience the best that the Bibbulmun Track has to offer in Western Australia. From the small township of Walpole, we will travel along a series of good tracks through the towering Tingle forests, colourful heathlands, beautiful beaches, granite peaks and through the towns of Peaceful Bay and Denmark where new supplies can be purchased, allowing for lighter packs. The tracks are well marked and make for easy walking. Halfway through the walk we will have a rest day in Denmark. At each campsite there is a hut which can be used as well as water supply, toilets and tables so this is hardly roughing it! The wildflowers at this time of the year are outstanding and you can expect to also see a fair amount of wildlife including seals, quokkas, wallabies and numerous birds to name a few. In short, this is a fabulous walk and one not to be missed. Limit: 17. View

29 Oct, Fri 10:00AM Jacaranda Walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 4km  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)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.Never heard of Dangar Island? Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors is considered concession)). Limit: 10. View

5 Nov, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood Walk: Greenwich to Milsons point
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  180m 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 : Colin Fulton   Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 12. View

5-13 Nov, Fri (10:00AM)-Sat (16:00PM) Walk and Ring Cycle in Brisbane, Queensland
Grade:4/6 Sydney Branch
Bob R.
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 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) The plan is to attend Richard Wagner's The Ring Cycle in Brisbane (Queensland Performance Arts Centre) between 6 November and 12 November. On the 4 opera days, we'll do shorter and river walks (grade 2). On the non-opera days, we'll do more adventurous day walks on the coast or the Scenic Rim (grade 3-4).Itinerary is to be decided closer to the date. You will need to 1. Book your own Ring Cycle tickets, from $380 to $2200 2. Fly and hire a car in Brisbane, or drive from Sydney 3. Book own accommodation from 5/11 to 13/11 (8 nights), preferably at a convenient location to the QPAC. Leader will be staying in Fairfield. Possible steep and slippery sections, depending on final itinerary.
Location: Brisbane
Map: Brisbane Limit: 6. View

11 Nov, Thu 7:00AM Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
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) From Katoomba Station take bus to Evans Lookout Road, walk to Evans Lookout and Govetts Leap, Horseshoe Falls, Boyds Beach etc and Blackheath Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Blackheath Limit: 10. View

19 Nov, Fri 9:45AM Strickland Tour
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  260m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVery pretty walk. Strickland Falls, Cabbage Tree loop, Arboretum loop, red cedars, tall tallowood, planted from 1877, many orchids: Cryptostylis erecta. Creek crossings, slippery and steep sections.
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 10. View

26 Nov, Fri 10:00AM Colour walks: Leichhardt to Broadway
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m 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.Leichardt, Whites Creek, Federal Park, Hogben Park, community garden, Sydney University, the new Chau Chak Wing Museum, Victoria Park, award-winning Frank Gehry building, historic Goods Line urban park to Darling Square. Many options for a late lunch at the end of the walk.
Map: Sydney Limit: 12. View

28 Nov - 5 Dec, Sun-Sun Annual Koscie Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 60km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMore magic in December with my 10th annual Koscie walk. This year a really great walk, perhaps my favourite, south from Thredbo to the Benambra Road. Some fantastic highlights, The Pilot, Tin Mines, Cowombat Flat, the actual start of the Murray River, and Cobberas Number 1. A lovely walk to do with the usual great scenery and the usual great Koscie bushland and flowers.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

3 Dec, Fri 9:30AM Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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)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.We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim. Points of interest: Centennial Park, Queens Park, Waverly Park, churches, waterfalls, Bronte Beach.   Limit: 12. View

7 Dec, Tue 9:30AM 4 Views – Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail.
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail winds through forest.  There are 4 separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over Shoalhaven Gorge towards Ettrema Wilderness. Unfenced cliffs. Sandstone rock can fracture and crumble without warning.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 15. View

7 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Postponed) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 15. 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.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

17 Dec, Fri 9:36AM Neighbourhood walk: Birdwood Gully Walk at Springwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m 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 will be Denise Mort. Birdwood Gully Walk: Gorgeous by Day and Magical by night. It  is  a beautiful short round trip walk that showcases the rainforest environment on the valleys of the Blue Mountains. Very easy access, some steep steps, overhangs, footbridges over streams, lyre birds, ferns and amazing atmosphere. Limit: 12. 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.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

21 Jan, Fri 10:00AM The Colour walk series : 50 shades of Pink
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  120m 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)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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Not quite the Jacaranda walk, but there are many shades of pink apart from the pink Crepe Myrtle lined streets.  We walk from Canterbury Station to Ashfield, where we will go to to the Leagues Club for Yum Cha. If you prefer, the Club also has a cafe and bistro for western food. If you prefer a picnic lunch, you can go to Allman Park instead. Walk will be cut short if it is a hot day.  Points of interests: Canterbury Park Race Course, Canterbury Park, Gough Reserve, Yeo Park, Trinity Grammar School of which I have an affinity for, Peace Park, Peace Park Viewing Tower, beautiful old houses. There is a coffee shop at the start and for morning tea (V, GF).  
Map: Canterbury Limit: 12. View

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