Program listing

Program listing

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9 May, Sun 8:30AM Forest Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Starting at Maddens Plains, walk on tracks through a variety of forests to lunch overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal and escarpment views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

9 May, Sun Guided bushwalks in the footsteps of Leichhardt
Branch
General Community Event
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Retrace the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt's remarkable 1843 journey to Mt Royal (50km north of Singleton) with Martin from nearby Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins, who has researched Leichhardt’s eventful but scarcely known visit. Leichhardt left a legacy of plant collection, natural history insight & detailed scientific observations that Martin will bring to life in this beautiful place which has remained largely unchanged in 170 years. Join a small group on a hard, steep 4 hour Sunday morning walk, or the afternoon easier 2-hour rainforest meander. Accommodation is available at nearby Callicoma Hill: bush camping ($15pppn), 10 bed bunkhouse or 3 bedroom eco-cabin - see www.calli.com.au. Martin and Jan are members of NPA and provide a Members Benefit Discount at Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins. Details & tickets at www.trybooking.com/BOACS. Bookings are essential.
Location: Mount Royal NP and Hunter Valley View

10 May, Mon 9:00AM A Wise wander
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) The walk in along the Wises Track has some delightful by ways, especially out onto Karani Ridge, and at this time of the year the banksias look delightful. Come and enjoy the autumn heath
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

10 May, Mon 10:15PM Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) This walk takes the “Stairway to Heaven” at Palm Beach, climbing from the Pittwater side of the Palm Beach peninsula to the ocean side. After following the beach north it heads up the Barrenjoey headland to the lighthouse returning to water level. The climbs are rewarded with 360-degree views over the peninsula, Pittwater, Broken Bay and the eastern coastline. Steps.
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 14. View

10 May, Mon 9:22AM Ruined Castle
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Scenic World bus stop to Golden Stairs. Walk to Ruined Castle. Take Federal Pass and Furber Steps back to Katoomba. Plenty of steps. Steep, rough sections. Some optional rock scrambling.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 16. View

11 May, Tue 9:45AM Cycle four tidal canals and one greenway
Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling tripCycle four tidal canals and one greenway and a network of creek-side cycling trails, unearthing some of Sydney's secretive canals that lead to the Cooks River. A site seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return. Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30pm. Bring water, sunscreen, morning tea. Lunch at local Thai Restaurant in Newtown or BYO. Meeting 9:45am for a 10am start, must contact leader. Limited numbers. No helmet no go! View

11 May, Tue 9:30AM Hoddles Track – Saddleback Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) The walk commences at the top of Saddleback Mountain and descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track.  The track leads along the cliff face and ascends up to enter Barron Grounds.  The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Hazards:  Rough track, very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 20. View

11 May, Tue Stanwell Park to Waterfall
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  550m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow a gradual descent from Stanwell Park Station. Ascend a steep track to Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops. Follow Coast Track to Burning Palms then ascend the Burgh Track to meet Bolo Ridge. Follow ridge sometimes on a faint track to meet Lady Carrington Drive. Follow Forest Island, Couranda and Uloola Tracks to Waterfall Station. Creek crossings, slippery with loose rocky sections.
Location: Royal NP View

12 May, Wed 8:30AM 3 Peaks Tour de Bowral
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.(Nearly fully booked) A great circuit walk climbing three major local peaks. We will enjoy the Autumn colours in the villages of Bowral, Mittagong & Welby and the views from the summits of Mt Gibraltar, Mt Alexandra & Mt Gibbergunyah (90 Acre Hill). Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks, creek/river crossings, bites, stings, wet feet, environmental conditions.
Location: bowral
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

12 May, Wed 10:00AM Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  180m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf. Walk around Circular Quay, over the bridge and then follow paths, roads and some trails via Neutral Bay and Mosman wharf to Taronga Wharf. Then take ferry back to Circular Quay. Some uphill. Contact Leader Gerald Holder for booking. Some steep bush paths with steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 12. View

12 May, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

13 May, Thu 9:00AM Bola Creek Nature Ramble
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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.(NEW!!!) This is a gentle morning stroll to explore nature and record what's there. Possible leaches so be warned but bring a camera
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

14 May, Fri 9:30AM Neighbourhood Walk No 17 : Thornleigh to Hornsby
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  230m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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.(Nearly fully booked) Leader will be Brad Sichter. Today we will walk from Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station with a little local history, we will head west along the Great North Walk before diverting through Westleigh and then returning to the bush again on our way to Lisgar Gardens. Lisgar Gardens is a wonderful, secret garden hidden in the back streets of Hornsby. Spread across 6 acres, the garden packs a lot in with a little bit of something for everyone. Lisgar Gardens  are famous for their Camellias. There are around ninety varieties in the garden. Some steep and slippery sections, steep staircases and elevation changes. steep staircase
Location: Thornleigh Limit: 14. View

15 May, Sat Coledale to Woonona
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Macarthur Branch
Lyn C
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Moderate pace. Coledale to Woonona via Coledale Beach, Shark Beach, Brickyard Point, Headlands Hotel, Bells Point, Austinmer Beach (local bus to outskirts of Thirroul, Opal card accepted), Thirroul Beach, McCauley’s Beach, Sandon Point, Bulli Beach. Ocean views, lots of ups and downs, steps, reserve walking, a little sand walking, street walking, mostly formed tracks and footpaths, some uneven and rough-surfaced tracks. Limit: 12. View

15 May, Sat 8:30AM Traverse of the Gods
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBack by popular demand, The traverse of the Gods is a spectacular walk which follows a narrow ledge along Banks Wall, allowing the adventurous participant superb views of the Grose Valley and beyond. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

16 May, Sun 10:00AM Blackbutt Reserve nature walks and wildlife exhibits
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, or passive recreation. The Reserve's undulating natural environment is the perfect place to explore the wonders of nature with its peaceful picnic settings, wide open spaces and the diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. The modern and spacious wildlife exhbits provide close viewing of the various native animals on display. The exhibited animals and interpretative signage located along the boardwalk (both wheelchair and pram friendly) provide an opportunity for visitors to observe the fauna and learn about each species. Comprising Eucalypt Forest and pockets of significant remnant vegetation, Blackbutt Reserve boasts a restored rainforest providing habitats for a number of rare and vulnerable species.
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 8. View

16 May, Sun 10:25AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) We walk from Katoomba to Leura via Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Never-ending view of Mount Solitary and The Three sisters. We’ll visit many scenic points including Lady Darley Lookout, Kedumba View, Echo Point, Minnamurra Lookout, Honeymoon Lookout, Bridal Veil View, Leura Cascades, Olympian Rock and Gordon Falls Lookout. Steep and slipppery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

16 May, Sun 5:00AM Great North Walk: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. This is the final section of the walk ending at Newcastle and a celebratory beer at the pub.
Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings
Location: Newcastle
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 20. View

16 May, Sun 10:30AM Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk in Bournda National Park from Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap. This is principally a beach walk along Wallagoot Beach. Lunch on Kangarutha Track. 3km beach walking. 1km rough track.
Location: Bournda National Park View

17-23 May, Mon-Sun Annual bush regeneration camp
Mid North Coast Branch
Sue B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMany hands needed for the annual bush regeneration camp based at beautiful Kylies Beach (near Laurieton). This year’s focus will be on rehabilitation of fire-affected areas. Contact Sue for full details.
Location: Kylies Beach View

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