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21 May, Fri Even more of The Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(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

22 May, Sat Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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

28-30 May, Fri (20:33PM)-Sun (00:00AM) Lost Chord Crater, Lee Castle and Labyrinth Peak
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 3-day pack walk. Limited numbers.
Day 1: Park at Benjang Gap, GR 300 930. Walk to Lee Creek and then upstream to GR 328 904. Take water for the day (or carry from home). Climb to Lost Chord Crater, continue to Lost Chord Saddle, then climb south-west on Tal Tal Ridge to about GR 339 890. Descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at about GR 330 884. Take water for high camp and next morning, climb westwards and camp at around GR 324 885. If time permits, explore high cliffs to the south-east (we may even camp there). About 12 km.
Day 2: Spend the morning exploring Lee Castle immediately to the north-west, then descend into Lee Creek, take water for the high camp and the next day and climb to Labyrinth Saddle (eastern end) at GR 315 903. Then climb Labyrinth Peak, GR 311 901, to camp. About 6 km.
Day 3: Return to the Labyrinth Saddle. Explore around to the north and north-east. If possible, descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at around GR 316 909; otherwise return to the saddle and use a known descent route to the north. Walk back to the cars. About 8 km. Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Talooby 89324N Limit: 8. View

3 Jun, Thu From Capertee Creek to Little Capertee Creek via Newnes Balcony East
Grade:5/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Set up a car shuffle. Walk into Capertee Creek Gorge until GR 396 243 then climb out to the north east via the eastern part of Newnes Balcony. Continue north and descend into Little Capertee Creek. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 11 km.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

11 Jun, Fri Flat Rock and around
Grade:5/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This walk features exceptional Angophoras, rainforest and rock formations. Park one car on Mountain Lagoon Road at GR 752 941 and another one at GR 759 950. From the first car, walk down into a creek, then make our way towards Flat Rock. After Flat Rock, descend into a gully at around GR 755 952 and follow it downstream, then exit up the gully at GR 750 963 or, if time permits, continue to 753 970. Climb on the ridge and walk to the second car. About 9 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

25 Jun, Fri Around Spot Height 537
Grade:5/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at GR 758 950 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk to GR 755 960 and walk down a gully till GR 750 963, then continue under the cliffs – first north, then west, to about GR 758 967. Continue south to GR 762 955 to exit. About 9 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

26 Jun, Sat Gap Creek Pagodas
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This unique but unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be protected for future generations. Park at GR 238 326 at Airly Gap and walk up the western tributary of Gap Creek. Explore its northern branch, then climb out to the tops at about GR 231 335 and explore the pagoda spurs on the northern side of Gap Creek, moving east. Descend into Airly Gap. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

3-4 Jul, Sat-Sun Mount Canobla and Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required.
Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully.
Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

9 Jul, Fri Cliffs, Pagodas and Slots above the Wolgan Valley
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at around GR 336 121 at the end of Sunnyside Ridge Road. Walk south west to the cliff line and then follow it to the point at about GR 328 110, where it protrudes into the Wolgan Valley. Turn north east, then east from here, exploring multiple slots, ravines and pagoda areas. Exit at around GR 341 114 and reconnect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

16 Jul, Fri The Ultimate Mugii Murum-ban
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at Airly Mountain and find a pass at around GR 250 314 to Ultimate View. From here, head south via The Citadel and descend on the eastern side of Citadel Spur. Walk north east under the cliff line and ascend Ultimate Chute. Head north via Genowlan Trig and visit (depending on the available time) the Valley of the Dinosaurs and/or Ultimate Slot. Make our way down via the road network to Airly Mountain. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

30 Jul, Fri Upper Blacksmiths Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park on Bowens Hill Trail near spot height 716. Descend south towards Blacksmiths Creek, then follow it as far as it keeps our interest, perhaps till GR 712 959. Exit up the spur back to the trail and the cars. Exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

31 Jul, Sat The Amazing Pagoda Maze
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. Park the cars at GR 263 186 on Moffitts Trail. Walk to about GR 276 193 and climb north to explore several pagoda ridges, before crossing into Gardens of Stone NP to visit Palatine Rock and Tarpeian Rock with their spectacular views.  Then on to the amazing Pagoda Maze, best part of which is located in the State Forest and is therefore unprotected. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

6 Aug, Fri Above the Flying Carpet
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at GR 415 150 on Glowworm Tunnel Road. Walk north east, initially on the old firetrail to spot heights 1004 and 1002. Turn north, then east and make our way to the cliff edge at about GR 397 160. From here, commence exploration of this dissected terrain going south. There is much to see and do before we reach the point GR 410 144 above the Flying Carpet. This is likely to be two walks. About 8 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP and Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

14-16 Aug, Sat-Mon Deanes and Rocky Creek Junction Adventure
Grade:6/6 Length 24km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(NEW!!!) Full-pack walk from Newnes into a camp near the junction of Deanes and Rocky Creeks, then explore with the day pack. The plan for each day is to be advised. About 8 km every day. This promises to be a wild and spectacular adventure. Expect plenty of challenges and amazing scenery. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Morgan 89311S and Ben Bullen 89314S View

20 Aug, Fri Ravines of Kangaroo Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park the cars at GR 332 062, near spot height 1110. Walk north north west, then west to GR 323 070, near spot height 1066. Continue underneath the cliff line and explore the multiple ravines of Kangaroo Creek, going south, until about GR 330 062. Re-connect with the vehicles. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

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