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5 Feb, Sun 10:00AM Ferry Series No 5: BUNDEENA-MAIANBAR HERITAGE WALK
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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: Philip Wright BUNDEENA-MAIANBAR HERITAGE WALK is packed with  interesting local facts. The walk covers Bundeena, Bonny Vale and onto its sister village of Maianbar.

Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail

Amidst The Royal National Park, Dharawal Country, in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney, a unique group of artists come together to share with you an experience like no other.
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10 Feb, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet series :”N” North Wing of Art Gallery
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
Leader: Philip Wright.
Walk from Circular Quay to Art Gallery via The Royal Botanical Garden. Explore the New building of the Art Gallery...The North Wing.  Coffee and lunch are available at the North Wing. View

17 Feb, Fri 9:30AM The Alphabet series : “O”..Oatley to Mortdale
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!)
Leader: Philip Wright
Oatley Park is not the usual suburban park.  It is full of surprises.  We'll start from Oatley train station. Walk along Mulga Road to Oatley Park. Have morning tea at The Castle. Walk down to the Jewfish Bay walk skirting Lime Kiln Head all the way to Lime Kiln Bay. Cross the bridge to the wooden boardwalk at the mangrove to The Wetlands. Climb to Oatley Bush Playground to Webster Lookout and walked back to Jewfish bay before walking back to Mortdale station. We might see  Orchids and wetlands inhabitants. The locals swear by the coffee shop at the station.  We meet at the coffee shop.  Come early if you want to join me for a cup of coffee.  After walk, there are options for lunch at Mortdale. Steep and slippery sections View

10 Mar, Fri 9:05AM The Alphabet Series: “G”: Greenwich to Barangaroo walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m 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: Colin Fulton

We walk from Greenwich to Barangaroo. Attractions: Coal loader, Balls head reserve, Sawmiller reserve, The Harbour Bridge, Barangaroo and many more. View

19 Mar, Sun 10:36AM The Alphabet series: “T” Thirlmere Festival of Steam
Grade:1/6 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
NSW'S PREMIER STEAM EVENT.
LOCOMOTIVE 3001 TO FEATURE AT 2023 FESTIVAL OF STEAM
In 2023, Thirlmere village will once again awaken to the enchanting sound of the steam whistle for the annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam.
From newly restored steam Locomotive 3001 and Legend of Steam Locomotive 3801 to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest operating steam locomotive Beyer-Garratt 6029, visitors will be spoilt for choice with the biggest display of historic NSW railway steam engines at this year’s Thirlmere Festival of Steam.  All locomotives listed will either feature on display in steam or operate one of the many steam train rides throughout the weekend along the historic Loop Line. Their will also be a range of smaller steam traction engines in and around the NSW Rail Museum .
Full details and tickets: www.thirlmerefestivalofsteam.com.au
Please book early for the 11:20 am entry and train ride to avoid disappointment.  $20 for seniors.  Enjoy a stroll in historic Picton after the festival.
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24 Mar, Fri 9:32AM Ferry series No 3: Drummoyne loop
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m 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   Points of interest: The largest chocolate factory in Australia; Drummoyne Park; Taplin Park; Battersea Park; Quarantine Reserve; Henry Lawson Park; Abbotsford Cove; Windward Manor; Five Dock Bay; Fig Tree Bay; Werrell Reserve; Hen and Chicken Bay; Bill Fisher Reserve; Interesting windows and houses; Campbell Park; Lysaght Park; Russell Park; View

31 Mar, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet series : “S” Sphinx to Bobbin Head
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  280m 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: Heather Lakiss (RSVP to heatherlakiss@gmail.com)
Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track takes in historic Sphinx memorial.  Fabulous scenery, and feel the serenity of the bush.  Many steps to the Marina.  Café at the Marina.  We will have lunch in the park whilst admiring the luxury boats. After a climb up, an easier return via fire trail   Steep and slippery sections View

14 Apr, Fri 9:47AM The Alphabet series :”E” East Lindfield circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  170m 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: Heather Lakiss (RSVP to heatherlakiss@gmail.com)
East Lindfield circuit. This pleasant walk starts from Lindfield Park and heads through the bushland to the Two Creeks Track, which it follows through the national park to, and along, Middle Harbour Creek. The walk returns to Lindfield Park via the picturesque Little Digger Track, and through a few shortcut alley ways in East Lindfield.   Steep, rugged and slippery sections View

21 Apr, Fri 9:00AM The alpabet series: “C”..Canterbury to Concord West
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Lynne: C  walk- Canterbury station to Concord West station  via the Cooks River path and Bicentennial park. View

12 May, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet Series: “U” ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Lynne Hewitt.  The Alphabet Series: "U" ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk View

26 May, Fri 9:29AM The Alphabet Series: “W” Waverton to Circular Quay
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
LEADER: HEATHER LAKISS (RSVP TO HEATHERLAKISS@GMAIL.COM)
Waverton, Coal Loader with the roof veg garden and then down one of the tunnels to CQ   Views from Berry Island, see the old BP site, Sawmillers Reserve, Waverton Park, check the progress of NS Olympic Pool and surrounds, Lunar Park, and many more iconic sites. McMahons Point 10km 200 Option of a shorter walk to terminate at Milsons Point or continuing walk across harbour bridge to Circular Quay.  Bring morning tea and lunch Steep and slippery sections View

13 Jun, Tue 10:00AM 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.
Leader: Philip Wright
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

3-15 Jul, Mon (07:30AM)-Sat (17:00PM) No 1: 13 days Kimberley adventure
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.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(Nearly fully booked) As at 4 November, 1 spot is still available.  There is a travel resurgence after Covid.  I would like to invite you to join us on this once in a lifetime adventure to the Kimberley.  I am sure many are still concerned about Covid and border closure but the cancellation policy is very flexible. When you rsvp, please provide your full name, contact no,  email address and bedding configuration.  A few members from NPA did this walking tour of Kimberley last winter and the feedbacks were positive.  For your comfort level, I’’m quoting  the insight from Graham. “The walks are no problem for NPA grade 3 walkers. Lots of river stone/rock walking cause they are mostly in gorges. Not long walks. 30 to 34 Deg every day. Down to 10-12 deg some nights so camping gets cool. Campfires. Coolest nights July. Purnalulu is coolest cause no fires allowed." Please see below link to itinerary and prices.
https://www.inspirationoutdoors.com.au/tours/kimberley-walking-tours/
Deposit & Payments
Cost $4299 twin share, Single supplement $200.  A payment of $350 on booking; Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour
Standard Cancellation Policy More than 12 weeks: $50 administration fee; between 42 & 84 days inclusive: loss of deposit; between 24 & 41 days inclusive: 25% of full tour cost; between 15 & 23 days inclusive: 50% of full tour cost; 14 days or less: 100% of full tour cost, no refund Limit: 12. View

22 Jul - 3 Aug, Sat-Thu No 2: 13 days Kimberley adventure
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.There is a travel resurgence after Covid.  Liz La (lizzytasha_1@outlook.com ) would like to invite you to join her on this once in a lifetime adventure to the Kimberley.  I am sure many are still concerned about Covid and border closure but the cancellation policy is very flexible. When you rsvp, please provide your full name, contact no,  email address and bedding configuration.  A few members from NPA did this walking tour of Kimberley last winter and the feedbacks were positive.  For your comfort level, I’’m quoting  the insight from Graham. “The walks are no problem for NPA grade 3 walkers. Lots of river stone/rock walking cause they are mostly in gorges. Not long walks. 30 to 34 Deg every day. Down to 10-12 deg some nights so camping gets cool. Campfires. Coolest nights July. Purnalulu is coolest cause no fires allowed." Please see below link to itinerary and prices.
https://www.inspirationoutdoors.com.au/tours/kimberley-walking-tours/
Deposit & Payments
Cost $4299 twin share, Single supplement $200.  A payment of $350 on booking; Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour
Standard Cancellation Policy More than 12 weeks: $50 administration fee; between 42 & 84 days inclusive: loss of deposit; between 24 & 41 days inclusive: 25% of full tour cost; between 15 & 23 days inclusive: 50% of full tour cost; 14 days or less: 100% of full tour cost, no refund Limit: 3. View

28 Jul, Fri 10:01AM Colour Walk Series 15: Magnolia
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m 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 for the day: Kevin Cliffe.  From Burwood, we walk to the Millenium Walk, Hen and Chicken Bay, Concord, several parks and back to Burwood.  We will see a community garden, Bushells Tea and Magnolias in bloom. Azalea, Camellias are also in bloom at this time of the year.  There are many choices for lunch at Burwood's Chinatown. 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

18 Aug, Fri 9:27AM The Alphabet series: “E”..Engadine to Loftus
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
LEADER: PHILIP WRIGHT.
We walk from Engadine to Loftus.  The focus is Orchids and Waratahs View

1 Sep, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet series.”W”. Wild Flower Garden at St Ives
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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: Heather Lakiss. RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com
Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and down to the creek and fire trail via creek, Mueller track, where the stillness of nature surrounds you, and up to The Wildflower Garden.  Continues to Solander track. Pretty along the creek, with a waterfall (Phantom Falls). Some quite wet tiny tracks. Lots of ups and downs. Those who use hiking sticks, bring them. Visitors/info centre, next to Senses track, has a coffee machine and native plant nursery.  Return via a slightly shorter route.    
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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

22 Sep, Fri 9:20AM Culture walk: Sculpture, Art Gallery, and Japanese Garden walk.
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  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: Lynne Hewitt

A visit to see the sculptures in Western Sydney University, the Art Gallery of Campbelltown and the Japanese garden behind the Art Gallery.
Location: campbelltwon View

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