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13 Oct, Sun 8:00AM Kiama Coast Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  250m Branch
Carol T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Covering the north, mid and southern sections of this beautiful section of coast with sublime views, we will start at the sparkling Minnamurra River, passing Cathedral rocks, then onto Bombo Headland for views over the quarry.  Making our way through Kiama’s pristine beaches we will visit both blowholes then head over the rolling green hills on our way to Gerringong.  If the Werri lagoon is unsafe to cross, the walk will be adjusted to suit. Minor hazards include sand walking, slippery rocks, river crossing
Location: Illawarra
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 8. View

14-27 Oct, Mon-Sun Madagascar wildlife and walking tour
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 longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This trip will be run by the experienced Exodus Tour company which I’ve travelled with on several occasions to parts of Africa and found them to be very professional and extremely informative and exciting in the locations they visit and the guides they provide. Accommodation is of a high standard. This is a small group trip with maximum of 12. Currently 8 spaces left. View

15 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Bangadilly Circuit (#810)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  320m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) A circular walk in the Southern section of Bangadilly NP. Combining management tracks, walking trails & open cross country we will walk through an interesting blend of Sydney Basin & Tableland flora & also walk along a rarely visited section of the Wingecarribee River. Steep climbs, some off track, unfenced cliffs, uneven surfaces.
Location: Bangadilly NP (Canyonleigh)
Map: Hansworth 8929-3S Limit: 20. View

17 Oct, Thu 8:30AM Where the waters meet, Guula Ngurra NP
Grade:5/6 Length 18km  480m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Neil O.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A walk to Murrawall where the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Rivers meet. At this junction the Aboriginal story of Gurangatch and Miragan can be appreciated. Steep descent and ascent, scrambling over rocks along the Wollondilly River.
Location: Guula Ngurra NP (Canyonleigh) Limit: 8. View

18 Oct, Fri 10:07AM The Alphabet series.”W”..Wentworth falls lake circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.LEADER: Philip Wright Start with a coffee at the famous German bakery,  Then walk to Wentworth Falls lake. The circuit around the lake shows you the serene beauty of the lake. Admire the water birds, sculptures and the flora...Maples, tea trees, grevillea ( specific to this area), isopogan, sun Orchid, wild strawberries, tree ferns, and of course Waratahs and rhododendrons flowering in October. There are more species unknown to the leader. Botanists  are invited to join the walk to enrich our knowledge. If you are lucky, you will see redbellied snakes. On return to the station, you can treat yourself with the famous pastries at the German bakery. View

20 Oct, Sun 7:28AM Pagoda Spurs and Ravines West of Genowlan Creek
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area must be better protected for future generations. Park at Airly Mountain or on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk to the top part of The Grotto, then north to the bottom end of Ladders Defile. After a quick visit, explore the highly dissected terrain of pagodas, slots and spurs to the east, bounded by Genowlan Creek gorge. Return via Lyrebird Defile. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

21 Oct, Mon 9:22AM Federal Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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.(NEW!!!) Walk to the old Catalina Raceway and through The Gully to Katoomba Cascades. Then Clifftop Walk to Echo Point and descend to the base of the Three Sisters. It is a short walk then to join the Federal Pass. After Leura Forest climb up to the Amphitheatre Track and on to Leura Cascades. Walking to Leura. Good track. Lots of stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Patons Fire Trail (#630)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Sue G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPatons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges
Location: Meryla SF
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

25 Oct, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs series of walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m 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: Lynne Hewitt. 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 are considered concession)).
Limit: 15. View

29 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Minnamurra Rainforest (&BBQ) (#365)
Fully inside The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  196m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Starting at the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, enjoy spectacular rainforest, waterfall and canyon views from several viewing platforms along Minnamurra Falls walk. Finish with an optional BBQ lunch. (BYO) A circuit walk on well formed tracks.
Location: Budderoo National Park Limit: 20. View

30 Oct, Wed 9:00AM St Ives walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  320m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) RSVP Direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com   Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and heading towards the fairly steep Management Trail up to the Wild Flower Garden and onto the Information Centre to view the native plants, snake and lizard on display. Coffee is available there from the machine.  Stop for morning tea.   Continue to St Ives Showground where Tree Tops is situated, a challenging climbing area for all ages, view other venues and have our packed lunch.  Return to the WFG.  Option to leave the WFG onto Mona Vale Road for a bus to Gordon Station or continue back to Kitchener Street initially on a different WFG route and return via the Management Trail. Limit: 15. View

1 Nov, Fri 10:30AM Suburbs Series: Windsor
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Historic walk including First Fleet Grave at St Matthews Anglican Church Windsor, Rickabys Creek and crossing the new Windsor Bridge over the mighty Hawkesbury River. Easy walking. View

2 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Perrys Lookout – Blue Gum forest – Junction Rock – Horse Track – Evans Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  780m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of the Blue Mountains classic walks is now back on the agenda with the opening of the newly upgraded Horse Track. On this hike you can expect to see waratahs flowering along with many other blossoms, and for those who are stoic enough, there's plenty of swimming opportunities along the Grose River.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

4 Nov, Mon 9:12AM Darwins Walk and Nature Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  360m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk to the Picnic Area via Darwins Walk. After morning tea head down to Den Fenella Lookout. We follow the Overcliff Track and return to the station via the Nature Trail. Lots of steps. Creek crossings.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

5 Nov, Tue 9:30PM Melbourne Cup – Fitzroy Falls East and West Rim tracks (#xMelb#191)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Maureen.F
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks.  The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Extension to Plane crash site off track. Return to the car park for Melbourne Cup Festivities. Slippery rocks. Some off track for optional extension.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy) Limit: 20. View

8 Nov, Fri 9:54AM The Alphabet Series: “X” Xacuti at Harris Park
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  130m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Derek Hampton RSVP direct to derek.hamptonesl@gmail.com For our Alphabet series, ‘X’ is for Xacuti. Join us to celebrate our multicultural heritage walks with authentic Indian cooking at Harris Park. We start from Kissing Point wharf, go along the cycleway alongside Parramatta River, looking out for native birds at Baludarri Wetlands, stopping briefly at the historical Hambledon Cottage before reaching our destination for our shared group lunch ($20). Parramatta signifies Sydney’s urban buzzy renewal so food streets like this won’t last. Return is by train. If eating, please confirm and email culinary/dietary preference. Limit: 15. View

9-10 Nov, Sat (09:00AM)-Sun (14:00PM) Bee Box Spur – Shoalhaven River
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBungonia NP - Bee Box Spur - Shoalhaven River - Trestles Track. A circuit walk with a steep descent on day 1 and a steep climb on day 2. In between there is river walking with time for swimming, exploring and relaxing. Hard walk, track and off-track. Joint walk with Bush Club. Minor car shuffle involved.
Location: Bungonia NP
Map: Caoura 1: 25 000 Limit: 15. View

9 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Clover Hill Trail and Cascades Trail waterfalls walk
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longI really can't think of a better walk for waterfalls than these 2 closely connected trails, as there is at least a dozen falls worth seeking out and having a dip in, all within a lush rainforest environment. Come along and experience this stunning location! Rock scrambling.
Location: Macquarie Pass National Park
Map: Albion Park 90281N Limit: 20. View

11 Nov, Mon 9:12AM Water Nymphs Dell
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  360m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk around Wentworth Falls Lake. Then visit Water Nymphs Dell. We walk behind Undine Falls. Steep, well-worn steps can be slippery at the Dell. Muddy track a possibility. Track out to Railway Pde is in poor condition.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

12 Nov, Tue 9:00AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the Escarpment (#710)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic track.  Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment.  Wildflowers are prolific and the view is spectacular. Steep rough track, slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.  NOTE: Sections of this track have become quite overgrown.
Location: NattaNP (HighRange)
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

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