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|10 May, Mon 10:15PM||Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Lighthouse|
|(NEW!!!) This walk takes the “Stairway to Heaven” at Palm Beach, climbing from the Pittwater side of the Palm Beach peninsula to the ocean side. After following the beach north it heads up the Barrenjoey headland to the lighthouse returning to water level. The climbs are rewarded with 360-degree views over the peninsula, Pittwater, Broken Bay and the eastern coastline. Steps.
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 14. View
|10 May, Mon 9:22AM||Ruined Castle|
|(Updated Details) Scenic World bus stop to Golden Stairs. Walk to Ruined Castle. Take Federal Pass and Furber Steps back to Katoomba. Plenty of steps. Steep, rough sections. Some optional rock scrambling.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 16. View
|11 May, Tue 9:45AM||Cycle four tidal canals and one greenway|
|Cycle four tidal canals and one greenway and a network of creek-side cycling trails, unearthing some of Sydney's secretive canals that lead to the Cooks River. A site seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return. Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30pm. Bring water, sunscreen, morning tea. Lunch at local Thai Restaurant in Newtown or BYO. Meeting 9:45am for a 10am start, must contact leader. Limited numbers. No helmet no go! View|
|12 May, Wed 10:00AM||Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf|
|(Bob Shayler’s Group) Gerald H.|
|(NEW!!!) Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf. Walk around Circular Quay, over the bridge and then follow paths, roads and some trails via Neutral Bay and Mosman wharf to Taronga Wharf. Then take ferry back to Circular Quay. Some uphill. Contact Leader Gerald Holder for booking. Some steep bush paths with steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 12. View
|12 May, Wed 11:30AM||Walkers lunch|
|(Mal’s Group) Mal|
|Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View|
|14 May, Fri 9:30AM||Neighbourhood Walk No 17 : Thornleigh to Hornsby|
|(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. steep staircase
Location: Thornleigh Limit: 14. View
|15 May, Sat 8:30AM||Traverse of the Gods|
|Back 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|
|(NEW!!!) 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: 8. View
|16 May, Sun 10:25AM||Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4|
|(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: 12. View
|16 May, Sun 5:00AM||Great North Walk: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle|
|(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
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 20. View
|17 May, Mon 9:22AM||Catalina Raceway|
|(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.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View
|19 May, Wed 1:00AM||Winmalee circuit via Grose Head South|
|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||Paddington|
|(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|
|(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 May, Fri 10:12AM||Neighbourhood Walk : Chittaway Bay – The Entrance|
|Co-leader: Elena Mazur. Walk along Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance via Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. Limit: 12. View|
|22 May, Sat 8:00AM||Lockleys Pylon – Blue Gum Forest – Perrys Lookdown|
|Well 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
|22 May, Sat||Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point|
|Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|24 May, Mon 8:42AM||Springwood to Faulconbridge|
|(NEW!!!) Walk part of Birdwood Gully, up to Chapman Parade. Tracks to Grose Road, Grose Quarry and up to Adeline Park Faulconbridge, ending at Faulconbridge Station. Lovely Mountain Blue Gums. Maintain Covid protocol. Few facilities at Faulconbridge. Rough, steep parts both up and down. Slippery bits.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View
|26 May, Wed||Cowan to Berowra|
|(Postponed) Part of the Great North Walk. Starting at Cowan Station, walk down to Berowra Creek, walk along the creek to Berowra Waters, and then walk up the Berkley Fire trail to Berowra Station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Location: Berowra Valley NP Limit: 15. View
|26 May, Wed||Victoria Falls and Ikara Head|
|From the car park at the end of Victoria Falls Road walk down to the Cascades and Victoria Falls and back. After that drive back along the road and walk along the Ikara Head Track and back. Steep, slippery, muddy sections and creek crossings.
Location: Mt Victoria Limit: 15. View
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