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28 Sep - 3 Oct, Tue-Sun The Hay Plains
Grade:2/6  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.(Cancelled) Down on the Hay Plains there is a delightful national park along the banks of the Lachlan River. This is a multi-day trip to explore various locations within that park, to see just what biodiversity there is on the property, to learn of its history with one of the people who grew up on site (our very own beloved Valerie Atkinson) and to just enjoy the immensity of the open spaces.
Location: Kalyarr
Map: Maude 7729S, Oxley 7729N, Illilliwa 7829S, and One Tree 7829N Limit: 15. View

17 Oct, Sun 8:37AM 20km plus walk series: Berowra to Cowan
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is not quite over 20 km but you will feel like you have been walking about that much due to the terrain. This walk involves quite a bit of climbing.  However, there are Flowers and flowers, trees of all shapes, birds, and views to reward you!  Wildflowers of all colour to bid you farewell in the last km. Slippery and steep sections. Some clambering Limit: 12. View

31 Oct, Sun 8:01AM 20km plus walk series : Bondi Beach to La Perouse
Grade:4/6 Length 26km  340m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A beautiful coastal walk from Bondi Beach to La Perouse. Today, you're spoiled with coastal sights. Malabar Headland Walking Track is a good introduction to the pristine coastal cliffs of Kamay Botany Bay. At the end of the walk, you can visit the La Perouse Museum or have a drink to relax. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Botany Bay 91303S Limit: 12. View

14 Nov, Sun 9:00AM 20km plus walk series : Mount Solitary
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longClassic Walk to Mount Solitary via Ruined castle and Golden Stairs. It's not quite over 20 km but the steepness will make you feel like you have done that sort of distance.   Steep and slippery sections
Location: Katoomba
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

28 Nov, Sun 8:01AM Great North Walk No 1: Obelix to Fullers Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The Great North walk is a mammoth multi-day hike and at 250 km, it’s not for the faint-hearted. Created in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary, the walk links Sydney with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. It is a one-stop-shop for some of the best scenery New South Wales has to offer. To make it more convenient, we will walk in sections. Public transport is available for the first few sections. Subsequent sections will mostly require car transport. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to walkers who attend all sections. Today we walk Section 1 : Macquarie Place to North Ryde. The first segment starts from Macquarie Place, corner of Bridge and Loftus Street. The enjoyable walk takes into history, seaview, grand houses, gardens, and churches. Kookaburras, lorikeets, boats, orchids, grand trees and plants were seen along the way. This walk involves a ferry ride. The second segment is a lovely bush track along the Lane Cove River. Cormarants, herons, brush turkey, lorikeets and other birds are expected to be seen. Wildflowers abound. Salt Marsh, sandstone caves, trees  and plants are all very lovely. Slippery sections.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Lane Cove River Limit: 15. View

12 Dec, Sun 9:07AM The Great North Walk: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Today we walk from North Ryde to Thornleigh. It's a beautiful bushwalk along the Lane Cove River, somewhat rocky but generally good track, ending with a steep climb to Thornleigh Station at the end. There are 5 mild creek crossings. Beautiful sandstone caves, magestic gum trees and grass trees are there to welcome you. The track is adorned with wildflowers: Boronia, wattles, rice flowers, grevillea and more. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cover River Park Limit: 15. View

26 Dec, Sun 8:46AM The Great North Walk Section 3: Thornleigh to Hornsby
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station we walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway we start wandering through the Berowra Creek Valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

9 Jan, Sun 9:00AM The Great North Walk: Section 4 Hornsby to Galston Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 16km  700m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby Train Station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds and along Berowra Creek. The walk passes through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and then into Galston Gorge. From here we walk to Hornsby Heights via McKay Firetrail where we will catch a bus to Hornsby. Steep and slippery sections. A few creek crossings. Need to watch out for some of the unsteady stepping stones at Galston Gorge
Location: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

23 Jan, Sun 8:52AM The Great North Walk Section 5 : Galston Gorge to Mt Kuringgai
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  350m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Galston Gorge, the walk keeps following the Berowra Creek through the Crosslands campsite to Calna Creek, and then up to Mt Kuring-gai.  Jumping fish, birds, turpentine and gum trees. Many grass trees. Some wildflowers. Steep and slippery sections. A few creek crossings.
Location: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

6 Feb, Sun 9:00AM The Great North Walk Section 6 : Mt Kuringgai to Berowra
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This would be the shortest section of the Great North Walk...take a breather in summer.. We walk from Mt Kuringgai to Berowra via Berowra Creek.  Nice wild flowers and mushrooms.   Steep and slippery sections
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

20 Feb, Sun 9:01AM The Great North Walk Section 7 : Berowra to Cowan
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Berowra to Cowan.  Undulating and rocky terrain.  You will be rewarded by Flowers and flowers, trees of all shapes, birds, and views. Wildflowers of all colour to bid you farewell in the last km. Rocky and steep
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

6 Mar, Sun 9:01AM The Great North Walk Section 8: Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk the classic Cowan to Brooklyn.  The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay. Steep and rocky sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

1-3 Apr, Fri-Sun Newnes Weekend away
Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) (Cabins Full - Waitlist operating) Following on from last year’s successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last year’s weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is. Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon, share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes cabins, or stay in the five-star camping ground. Friday night, the famous ukes will be back for a sing-along out the front of the pub. Saturday, a range of walks will be offered with various grades and leaders, the Glowworm Tunnel with a small canyon will be one. Saturday night includes surprise entertainment on the grassed area outside the pub including a toast to Jim. Sunday morning sleep-in then walk to the top of Mystery Mountain for brunch, great views and pagoda exploring. For those interested, a walk around the ruins on Sunday afternoon is available. Cost is approximately $120 pp for both nights in a cabin or $50 for a campsite. Leftover money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Walks grades 3 and 4. View

3 Apr, Sun 8:40AM 20km plus walk series No 4: Cowan to Brooklyn via Taffys Rock Track
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  700m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The walk from Cowan to Brooklyn is a very popular walk. The nearby walk to Taffys Rock leaves the main track, and is much more secluded, with better views. The walk is good in winter as it mainly follows ridges, and is reasonably exposed to the sun. The track is well marked as far as the turnoff to Taffys Rock. From there it is likely to be marked by cairns, but there are no official markers, Steep and Slippery sections. Some clambering
Location: Hawkesbury River
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 12. View

24 Apr, Sun 10:05AM 20km plus walk series: Gerringong to Minnamurra
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  340m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
  • Coastal drama awaits on this wild and wonderful 23km trail, stretching from the Minnamurra River in the north to Werri Beach, in the town of Gerringong, in the south. Along the way lie ancient rock formations, record-breaking blowholes, windswept headlands and postcard-perfect beaches, not to mention plenty of places to refuel.
  • keep watch for humpback whales; 25,000 of them steam along the east coast of Australia on their annual migration.
  • Top attractions: Kiama Blowhole, Cathedral Rocks, Bombo Headland, Minnamurra River, Werri Beach.
Steep and slippery sections
Location: South Coast Limit: 12. View

8 May, Sun 8:21AM 20km plus walk series No 5 : Spit to Manly via North Head
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The  beauty of the surrounds on the Spit Bridge to Manly Coastal Walk is breathtaking: groves of trees with tangled limbs, sculptural rock shelves and dramatic cliffs that change hue at dawn and dusk, reflecting the first and last rays of the sun over the sea. The track unravels through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails and series of short tracks crossing between stunning beaches, bays and inlets in North Sydney. Highlights of this walk
  • the tidal pool in Fairlight,
  • Clontarf Beach, Reef Beach,
  • Crater Cove,
  • whale watching
  • Grotto Point Lighthouse,
  • the Spit Bridge
  • The official Spit to Manly track passes through Dobroyd Head,
  • Shelley Beach
  • Manly Beach
  • North Head
  • Freshwater Beach
  • Reef Beach
  • Arabanoo lookout
Enjoy a drink at Manly after the walk Steep and slippery sections
Location: Manly Limit: 12. View

22 May, Sun 9:00AM 20km plus walk series : Hornsby to Berowra
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  800m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Very pleasant walking track with some challenging hills and climbs. Facilities and drinking water available at the Crosslands picnic area. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Berowra Valley Limit: 12. View

5 Jun, Sun 9:15AM 20km plus walk series: Palm Beach to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 35km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity. A 35 km challenge from Palm Beach to Manly. A very scenic route. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Palm Beach Limit: 12. View

19 Jun, Sun 8:01AM 20km plus walk series : Canoelands Ridge Walking Track
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  800m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCanoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk.  See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike. The original inhabitants of the Canoelands area were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different 'clans', whose quick demise upon European settlement has sadly resulted in very little information remaining on how they utilised the local area. When you RSVP, include your full name, member number, mobile no, and emergency contact no. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Canoelands
Map: Marramarra National Park Limit: 12. View

3 Jul, Sun 8:37AM 20km plus walk series : Berowra to Mount Colah
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Berowa to Mt Colah.  This is not quite over 20 km but you will feel like you have been walking about that much due to the terrain. Steep and Slippery sections
Location: Berowar and Berowra Valley NP Limit: 12. View

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