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14 May, Fri 9:30AM Neighbourhood Walk No 16 : Thornleigh to Hornsby
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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. There are sixty Camellia Gardens of Excellence in the world, with the Camellia Gardens and Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby being the only two in NSW. steep staircase
Location: Thornleigh Limit: 16. 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.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!!!) (Fully Booked) 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: 3. 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: 15. 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

17 May, Mon 9:22AM Catalina Raceway
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk around the old racing track and the newer Gully Walk. Then follow Kedumba River down through The Gully. Visit Katoomba Cascades, Reids Plateau and Round Walk with a side track to the base of the first drop of Katoomba Falls. Clay surfaces can be slippery if wet. Steep sections.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

17 May, Mon 10:00AM Malabar to La Perouse
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 follows the coastline south from Malabar Beach to the mouth of Botany Bay at La Perouse. It passes spectacular cliffs, headlands and beaches typical of Sydney’s ocean coast as well as golf courses and historical sites. We may be lucky to see the early whales on their migration north. Hazards: golf balls.
Location: Botany Bay NP
Map: Botany Bay 91303S and Edges Limit: 14. View

18 May, Tue 1:02AM Heathcote Station circuit walk
Length 16km  360m Southern Sydney Branch
Helena S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Lovely circuit walk from Heathcote Station to Heathcote Station. We shall go along Uloola Falls Track, then onto Karloo Pool and small off-track section along Kangaroo Creek up Bottle Forest Trail back to Heathcote Station. Moderate pace. Contact leader. Creek crossings, slippery surfaces.
Map: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

18 May, Tue 9:30AM Walls of Camelot – Hilltop
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs.  The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes track. Hazards:  Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

19 May, Wed 10:00AM Lawson to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walk from Lawson to Hazelbrook. Lovely bush and  waterfalls. Slippery sections
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

19 May, Wed 1:00AM Winmalee circuit via Grose Head South
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  420m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Train to Springwood and bus to start of the walk at Winmalee. From bus stand walk along White Cross Road to the start of the Shaws Ridge Trail, then Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge Trail to Grose Head South Lookout (possibly continue on to Grose Head South) and back along Blue Gum Swamp Track and White Cross Road to Winmalee. Return to Springwood Station by bus. Slippery and muddy sections, creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

20 May, Thu 9:30AM Minnamurra to Kiama coastal walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  400m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
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.A coastal walk, including beaches and rock platforms, from Minnamurra to Kiama, via Bombo Headland for some whale watching and then onto Kiama Blowhole. Cliff edges, rock surfaces. Limit: 10. View

20 May, Thu Paddington
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
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)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Stroll Paddington streets and lanes, past Victorian terrace houses, galleries, churches, heritage listed buildings and many corner public houses. Mainly flat walk with some gentle ups and downs. COVID safe numbers. Return to city from Edgecliff interchange. View

21 May, Fri Even more of The Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol and climb a high point at GR 422 232. Next, head north along the spur, then turn west and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 4200 2356. The idea is to explore the next 400 m of pagodas and slots, until 4160 E. Return via Ariadne Needles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

21-26 May, Fri (15:00PM)-Wed (08:00AM) Green Gully
Grade:5/6 Length 65km Mid North Coast Branch
Tim F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(NEW!!!) Challenging 4-day walk along the Green Gully Track staying in huts along the way. Original group of 4 now has 2 spots free due to last-minute dropouts. See link below for details.$150 per head. https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/the-green-gully-track
Location: Oxley Wild Rivers NP Limit: 4. View

21 May, Fri 10:12AM Neighbourhood Walk : Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  70m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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.Co-leader: Elena Mazur. An easy day out to beautiful Tuggerah Lake...walk from Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. For a preview of what you expect to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqja5elNSM We also hope to see one of Peter Rush's sculptures.  I saw this amazing sight when I went there in April:

Baboon Delivers Another Horse

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPcw2n2Tuw
Map: Central Coast Limit: 12. View

22 May, Sat 8:00AM Lockleys Pylon – Blue Gum Forest – Perrys Lookdown
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  730m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWell one of the classic walks is back on the table and there's no better time to do this challenging trip than in the cooler months when the air is fresh and clear and the views seem to last forever! I'm itching to see what the Grose Valley looks like at Blue Gum forest as well as in what condition, these 2 famous connecting tracks are in, so come and join me for what should be a wonderful walk. Steep descent and ascent and possibly loose rocks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

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