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23 Dec, Fri 10:01AM Culture Walk Series No 3 St James to Justice & Police Museum
Length 5km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader:  Heather Lakiss We walk from St James Station via the Royal Botanical Garden to Justice and Police Museum where we will view the exhibitions. Entry fee is $15 ($12 concession). There is also a conducted group tour option of $20 per head(min 10 ppl).  Please indicate your preference: 1} Entry fee only 2} Conducted tour. This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and visit to the museum. View

6 Jan, Fri 8:00AM Short summer walks: Cooper Park
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Cooper Park is a large bushland reserve with many walking tracks and recreational facilities available. Cooper Park's worth as a recreation area was recognised as far back as 1885 when the Government was asked to purchase land from the Cooper Estate for recreational purposes. It was not until 1913 that Sir William Cooper agreed to give the whole of the gully from Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill to Manning Road, Double Bay to the Council as a park. Subsequent additions over the years have brought the Park up to its present area of 38 acres (15 ha.) The creek running through the Park is largely natural and follows the line of a volcanic dyke of the Jurassic age while the hillsides support a wide variety of native trees and shrubs. Development over the years included extensive walking tracks/paths, with shelter sheds built and picnic areas laid out. View

13 Jan, Fri 9:30AM Summer short walk: Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:2/6 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are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim.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. Optional lunch at Bronte. View

10 Feb, Fri 10:38AM Culture Walk Series 4 : Gladesville Hospital
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  10m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com RSVP between 7 and 21 January. Gladesville Hospital - SPASM Inside the grounds of Gladesville Hospital is a museum, made up of several small rooms, run by the Society for the Preservation of Artefacts of Surgery and Medicine.  Come and enjoy a guided tour, in small groups, and hear many fascinating stories through the ages on the history of moveable health memorabilia and other heritage items.  We will also hear about some of the medical staff and their work. More information on their website www.spasmmuseum.org.au There is a limit of 20 people.  Cost $10.  Morning tea provided.  After registering for the walk, Heather will give you the bank account details to transfer $10 View

17 Feb, Fri 10:20AM Coast to Lake Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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)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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Entrance Coast to Lake Scenic Walk is a 'string of pearls' walk connecting pedestrians to attractions, landmarks and facilities around The Entrance, covering over 7.6km of Central Coast's beautiful area. Join us for a mini holiday. We walk from the Long Jetty, Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance, then to Toowoon Bay. We start with a coffee and have lunch at the Entrance. Swimming opportunities.
Location: Central Coast
Map: Central Coast street map View

19 Feb, Sun 10:45AM Harbour to Hawkesbury no 4
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Section 4 is St Ives to Bobbin Head  – undulating track along Cowan Creek on Warrimoo Track, through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Limit: 12. View

26 Feb, Sun 9:47AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 5
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  450m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Section 5 is Bobbin Head to Berowra Waters (– the most challenging part of the walk, through Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks Limit: 12. View

5 Mar, Sun 10:03AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 6
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  450m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Section 6 is Berowra Waters to Cowan: Beautiful track with ups and downs.  Waratahs will be seen at this time of the year.  Limit: 12. View

12 Mar, Sun 9:41AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  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.(Date Changed) To celebrate the completion of The Harbour to Hawkesbury series of walk, we'll do a celebration walk from Cowan to Brooklyn, followed by the classic Fish and Chips. This is a very popular walk. The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay, which makes a great spot for a mid walk swim. At this time of the year, it is a wildflowers lover's paradise... Boronia, Grevillea, Tea Tree, Rice flowers, Pea flowers, just to name a few. Some rock scrambling and steep sections. Limit: 12. View

16 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Rumbalara Explorer from Gosford Station
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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) Pretty well the grand tour of the Rumbalara Reserve, this walk takes in much of the great scenery the reserve has to offer. The walk covers both the lower and upper sections of the reserve and passes through the great variety of forest on show. The walk also passes three of the four bronze sculptures in the reserve. Yaruga picnic area would be a great spot to stop for lunch with it’s facilities and excellent views. View

16 Jun, Fri 10:01AM The Colour walks series No 14: Camellia Gardens Carringbah
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  50m 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.Camellia Gardens Located in Caringbah and overlooking beautiful Yowie Bay, the Gardens were recognised by the International Camellia Society as a Camellia Gardens of Excellence in 2014.  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. The Gardens have over 400 cultivars and species donated and acquired since its first plantings began in 1969, in addition to many other rare ornamental and native plants. The collection is of unique value to Australian horticulture. The Gardens have something for all seasons. The camellias are in season during autumn and winter. Tea house serves delicious devonshire and lunches.   We will play by ear.  A walk at Woronora Cemetery can be added on.
Location: Caringbah View

14 Jul, Fri 10:00AM In the steppes of Central Rose Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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) Leader: Kevin Cliffe This walk is not for you if you don’t like steps. Features : Scot college Cranbrook school City views Mansions Gardens Many steep sets of steps Beach Point Piper Rose Bay Community garden   View

30 Jul, Sun 9:29AM Little wobby to Wondabyne
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  700m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.We start from Little Wobby with Water Taxi from Brooklyn. It's $12.64 per person with Card payment. We climb to Midway Ridge Trails that have many fabulous lookouts toward Hawkesbury River. The climbs involve some bush bashing and obscured tracks. The walk until Tank creek would be pleasant walks among typical Australian vegetations of Angosphoras, geebungs, gumtrees, flannel flowers both helianthis and minor, fringed lilies, native irises. There'll be 2 television aerials observed set on the rocks, in the middle of the bush. The walks along kilometres and kilometres of the fire trails are exposed  until we reach Kariong Brook Falls that provide some respite from the sun and extra water. We’ll take the train home from Wondabyne. Sun, steep and slippery sections View

11 Aug, Fri 9:17AM Colour walk series No 6: Rock orchids galore
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Spring is orchid time.  Sylvan Grove Native Garden has such an array of Rock Orchids. They are majestic flowers to admire.  https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/environment/parks-reserves/sylvan-grove-native-garden It s also a botanical garden with a variety of plants.  After the garden, we will take a walk in Georges National Park with great views of the river.  Spring flowers including native orchids will be plenty. Can arrive early to have coffee before the connecting bus. More options on South Side of the Station.   Steep and slippery sections
Map: Picnic Point View

20 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Mermaid Pool and Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Due to popular demand, this popular walk is to be repeated. To be led by Mike McLeod of Southern Highland Branch. A circuit rugged walk (rather rocky) along the Bargo River and Tahmoor Gorge. We will do it slowly to take in and take photos of the beauty of the walk. Highlights: fantastic views, Mermaid Pools. Waterfalls. wallaby, birds, majestic gum trees, wildflowers galore. Some very steep and slippery parts.Video of 2020 Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools Several creek crossings. Limit: 10. View

8 Sep, Fri 11:02AM Colour Walk Series No 5: Bowral to Mittagong
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Bowral station to Gumnut Patisserie for coffee and their delicious pastries.  Then walk to Corbett Gardens, Bowral Lookout, Mount Gilbraltar, Jellore Lookout, Mittagong Lookout. Walk finishes at Mittagong. Expect to see some tulips on the way and a very long day. Many steps and overgrown paths. Steep and rocky sections
Location: bowral
Map: Southern highlands View

17-24 Sep, Sun (10:24AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Colour Walk Series: A few days in the Mountains
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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 long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leaders: Bob Rankin and Ewan Cain. Expression of Interest is sought to stay a few days in Upper Blue Mountains and do day walks. Expect to see waratahs, orchids, wattles and other native flowers.     Itinerary includes: Mount Wilson; Wallangambe; Grose Valley; Six foot track; Grand Canyon; Blue Gum Swamp; Mount Solitary     Steep and slippery sections
Map: Blue Mountains View

17 Sep, Sun 10:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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) Leader: Allan Porter. To mark the anniversary of "Crossing the Blue Mountains 2020", we will do the "Magical Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk" again. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a memorable walk with wildflowers galore (Waratahs, Bearded Orchids, Sun orchids, Caladenia, greenhoods) waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, birdlife and majestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4). Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View

22 Sep, Fri 9:34AM Colour walk series No 7: Australian Botanical Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan showcases Australian flora amongst 416 hectares of rolling hills, lakes, lawns and gardens. In the late 18th century, the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the rest of the world created waves of excitement in the field of botany. The Australian Botanic Garden displays approximately 2000 of these plants via themed gardens across the site as well as the Connections Garden, a four-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden. Other features of the Garden include a restaurant, visitor centre with gift shop, free gas barbecues and acres of Cumberland Plain Woodland to explore. Come Spring, the paper daisies become an attraction for visitors. Various species of Waratahs will be flowering too. After seeing the floral display, we will walk to the Sundial, Mount Annan Peak, the Blue Tree before leaving the Garden to visit Lake Yandel'ora before catching the bus home. Expect a long day.  
Location: Mt Annan View

13 Oct, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series: Jacaranda Croydon
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) View

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