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6 Oct, Fri 10:01AM 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.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

13 Oct, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series: Jacaranda Croydon
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long View

20 Oct, Fri 9:31AM KNIGHTSBRIDGE CIRCUIT Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens two weeks prior to event. The walking circuit is accessed from the Metro Station via tracks through the Castle Hill Showground and Fred Caterson Reserve. The walk is a mixure of pave tracks, bush tracks, fire trails and streets. Track could be rough and slippery in parts. View

27 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Ferry Series: Meadowbank Wharf to Huntleys Point Wharf
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Walk along the north shore of the Parramatta River from Meadowbank to Huntleys Point. Along the way we will visit Helene Park, Anderson Park, Settlers Park, Clevevs Park, Kissing Point, Putney Park, Morrison Bay Park, Glades Bay Park, Banjo Patterson Park and Bedlam Bay, learning some Sydney history as we go. It's a colourfule walk.  At this time of the year, we see purple jacarandas, red flame trees amongst giant fig trees.  Walk the cool rainforest in Looking Glass Bay, walk Jenny's labrinryth, see orchid like Walking Lily in bloom, Parramatta River Regional Park, admire the community garden in Bedlam Bay and Gladesville hospital.  We walk pass Gladesville Reserve before reaching Huntleys Point Wharf for a return trip home to Circular Quay or Meadowbank. Mud, steps, slip hazards.
Location: Parramatta River
Map: Parramatta River Limit: 15. View

3 Nov, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet series: “D”..Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: 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)). View

24 Nov, Fri 9:18AM The Alphabet Series: “R”..Rose Bay Circuit
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.LEADER: Lynne Hewitt: See Costa's video: https://vimeo.com/759335207 Take ferry to Rose Bay to visit Coopers Park, Blackburn Gardens and Woollahra Gallery.  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. Some muddy sections. Some steep climb View

10 Dec, Sun 9:30AM The Alphabet series: “S”…Sheldon Forest
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob Rankin
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. Echidnas, bowerbirds, water dragons, golden whistlers, pardalotes and powerful owls have been seen. At this time of the year, expect to see the Bonnet Orchids, Hyacinths and other flowers.  We will check out Rofe Park as well. Steep and slippery sections View

15 Dec, Fri 8:46AM Callicoma Track, Pennant Hills
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens two weeks prior to event. A delightful loop track through interesting bushland. View

17 Dec - 15 Jan, Sun-Sun Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure – Re-scheduled
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Brian P.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Date Changed) Expressions of Interest sought for a four week adventure including plenty of opportunity for walking. It will operate as a tag-along (self-drive convoy) 4WD trip with new locations on most days. You may camp, attach a vehicle camper (preferred) or tow an off-road camper-trailer. Mallee country, visiting Murray-Sunset NP, Big Desert Wilderness Park & Wyperfeld NP featuring a vast desert with saltbush flats and grassland plains scattered with sand dunes and the famous Pink Lakes are outstanding subjects for photography, with large numbers of emus, kangaroos, native birds, attractive woodlands and colourful spring wildflower displays. Followed by The Grampians NP, spectacular mountain peaks and dramatic rock formations feature picturesque waterfalls, panoramic views and fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. Dramatic lookouts and a network of excellent walking tracks. The massive sandstone ramparts of the Grampians rear up from the western end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, reaching more than 1000 metres above the surrounding fertile plains. Known as Gariwerd by the local Aboriginal people, it has an indigenous history stretching back for thousands of years.
  • Joint adventure with the Bush Club
  • Travel guides available - (request by email to leader)
  • Strict limit on vehicle numbers
  • NOTE: You must have (or have use of) a suitable vehicle for this adventure!
This is a 4WD adventure, participants should be familiar with driving a 4WD vehicle in both desert and mountainous regions, carry and be conversant with the use of recovery gear.
Location: Grampians NP, Wyperfeld NP, and Mallee country View

22 Dec, Fri 9:22AM The alphabet series: B…Burnum burnum
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.
Leader: Philip Wright
A walk in Burnum Burnum Sanctuary. Swamp vegetation. Nice water views. Sandstone outcrops. Messes of flowers. It's a bit challenging. Steep hills and some parts overgrown in Glen Reserve.
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31 Dec, Sun 6:00PM The alpabet series: “F”..Fireworks
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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.
Leader: Philip Wright
Philip went to fireworks on NYE 2022. He said that he hasn't done that since his youth.  He said that others might be interested in doing that in 2023.  So he is happy to take a group to a not crowded secret spot to see the 9 pm fireworks. If you wish to have dinner before, meet at Canton Cafe at Dixon Street at 6 pm.  If you prefer to just go direct to fireworks, meet outside the cafe at 7:30 pm.  Bring a drink (not glass) and snacks while we wait for the fireworks.  After the fireworks, walk to Central to catch train or bus to go home, unless you wish to stay for the midnight fireworks to see the year away.. View

5 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.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

7 Jan, Sun 9:27AM Milperra to Cabramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  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.

LEADER: LINH QUACH: RSVP DIRECT TO LEADER LINH.QUACH3@GMAIL.COM

Booking opens 2 weeks prior to event.  Repeat by popular demand: A delighful walk amongst forests from Milperra to Cabramatta along the Georges River, Prospect Creek, Lake Gillawarna, Mirambeena Regional Park, and Orphan School creek. Points of interest: Amphitheatre with totem poles, Ibis Island to see hundreds of Ibis and their nests, historic bridge, community gardens, temples, seabirds, fantales. Watch family groups enjoyng their BBQ, playing musical instruments, fishmen catching fish, and photographers spotting photo spots. A fairly flat serene walk. Partly shady. Enjoy an icy cold sugar cane juice after the walk. View

12 Jan, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet Series: “A”..An artistic, architectural and engineering stroll
Length 9km  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.
LEADER: HEATHER LAKISS. (RSVP DIRECT TO HEATHERLAKISS@GMAIL.COM
An easy stroll  from St Peters station through Sydney Park , several other parks, explore South Eveleigh redevelopment taking in little parks and artistic designs, Locomotive Street and on to Carriageworks via Redfern Station. Carriageworks is a multi-arts urban cultural precinct located at the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Redfern, Sydney, Australia. Carriageworks showcases contemporary art and performing arts, as well as being used for filming, festivals, fairs and commercial exhibitions. Highlights :  Sydney Festival displays, Community Garden, Historic Brickworks, Ponds, Water birds, Stepping stones, Gumnut hideouts, Happy tears, locomotives, engineering of yesteryear, Exhibition, historic buildings, Kylie Kwong's restaurant, optional lunch at The Royal Hotel for the $15 lunch.  Return home by walking back to Redfern station or walk to City Road to catch a bus. View

26 Jan, Fri 9:18AM Alphabet series: “C”. Casula
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  50m 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!!!)
Leader: Philip Wright
Sydney festival at Casula powerhouse arts centre. We'll do a 5 Km walk in Leacock Regional Park before going to festival.  The walk starts with the Bell Bird Track where not only will you hear the bell birds, but you will see them.  There are also other birds.  The route is partly shady and is rather pleasant. Coffee and lunch available at the powerhouse arts centre. View

24 Feb, Sat Lord Howe Island Trip Advance Notice
Illawarra Branch
Joe P.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Calling for expressions of interest in another trip to Lord Howe Island. 8 nights staying at Ocean View Apartments including airfares, dinners, bushwalking, snorkelling, swimming and more in summer. Taking names at present for priority bookings. View

12 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.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

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