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8 Jun, Sat 7:30AM The Citadel and the Ultimate View exploration
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) I've wanted to climb the Citadel for a long time and to explore the area to the north, around the Ultimate View and the nearby clifflines/slots and terraces. So I look forward to being able to do this with like-minded, adventurous people in an area not often visited due to its rugged nature. The walk is generally a grade 5, but for those who want to climb the Citadel, it will be a grade 6. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 12. View

9 Jun, Sun 7:30AM The caves of Carne Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) If you love traversing along spectacular escarpments and are keen to explore some superb caves, then this is the walk for you! From Koan Cave in the north, we will travel south on the eastern side of Carne Creek, enjoying the panoramic views along the way. We will visit Shovel, Sand and Michelangelos Caves along the way, as well as numerous slots, ramps and some truly amazing stone sculptures such as the Flying Dragon, Koan Chair and many more. The meeting spot will be at the Zig Zag Railway. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

15 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Upper Grose wanderings
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk in the upper reaches of the Grose River in which we will explore the various pagodas and fascinating rock formations of this often overlooked area. Expect some off-track and rock scrambling along the way. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

22 Jun, Sat 8:29AM Hermit Track – Dobsons Cave – Little River Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA delightful walk mainly following the picturesque Little river which has many superb swimming holes and cascades. Hopefully not too late for a dip! Rock hopping along the river.
Location: Nattai NP Limit: 12. View

29 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Upper Wolgan River wanderings
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe upper Wolgan River has a lot to offer the adventurous bushwalker, including some spectacular pagoda clusters, the interesting Tindalls swamp and cascades among other attractions. If time allows, I'd like to visit Wolgan Falls towards the end of the walk. Off-track walking and rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

6 Jul, Sat 8:30PM Mailmans Walking Track – Mt Olive – Emerald Pool – Hominy Creek Trail – Mt Olive Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  450m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.With luck, there will be some winter flowers out as we walk down to the spectacular Emerald Pool and enjoy several lookouts along the way on this wonderful circuit, not all that far from the maddening crowd!
Location: Popran NP Limit: 20. View

13 Jul, Sat 8:00AM Starlights Trail – Emmett Flat – Nattai River – Slott Way Track
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Nattai River is a place not often visited but it's certainly worth the effort of getting there as it's a peaceful and spectacular place to spend a few hours searching out the odd platypus or wombat! On this walk we will descend to the river and follow it along to the Slott Way Track so making this an interesting circuit. By this time of year, the wattle should be starting to bloom, so this could be a colourful walk, too! Steep ascents and descents.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Nattai 89291S Limit: 20. View

20 Jul, Sat 7:30AM Cape Pinnacle and Rockflower Ridge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Cape Pinnacle juts out high above the Wolgan Valley and is truly spectacular from any angle. But this fabulous feature of the Gardens of Stone is only part of the story, as getting there involves walking along a ridge of stunning pagodas, which beg to be climbed. This is a location few people go to, so come along and discover what you're missing out on! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

21-28 Jul, Sun (08:45AM)-Sun (14:00PM) New Caledonia. GRNC1. Grand Randonnee
Grade:4/6 Length 120km  4,800m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) The GRNC1 crosses the great southern section of Grande Terre, the main island of New Caledonia and takes bushwalkers on a journey of a variety of habitats from tropical beaches to towering rainforests, waterfalls galore and scenic mountain ridges, making this truly a walk in paradise. There are walkers huts at each campsite and we will travel through the Blue River Provincial Park for a large section of the walk. Almost all of the flora and fauna is endemic to the island which makes this walk very special.
Location: Blue River provincial Park
Map: Alltrails Limit: 14. View

27 Jul, Sat 7:30AM Clifflines to the east of the Bicentennial Trail
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) There is an impressive ridge line that parallels the Bicentennial Trail between the Cape Horn ft and the Moffitts ft which I've admired on many occasions whilst walking along the BT. I've always thought about exploring this incredible looking ridge, and now's the time! This is an exploratory walk but you can expect to encounter the usual suspects, such as many pagodas, numerous slots, overhangs and caves and any of the other geological formations you would see within the Gardens of Stone National Park. If you are the adventurous type then this walk should appeal to you. Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: cullen bullen and Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

3 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Red Ledge Pass – Devils Hole Track
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Red Ledge Pass is one of the many scenic passes off the Narrowneck that are worth a visit but still pose a bit of a challenge as it's steep in parts with a rough track only to the top of the pass with a bush bash down into the valley. Then it's a walk along to Devils Hole, which is very scenic with its small stand of rainforest and giant chockstone. Off-track and scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

10 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Pagodas and clifflines north of Blackfellows Hand Cave
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  3,001m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) To the north of the Blackfellows Hand Cave and South of the Wolgan Valley cliffline is a world of fabulous pagodas, mysterious slots and wind-carved overhangs of great beauty. On this trip we will explore this area and all it has to offer the adventurous bushwalking explorer. Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

17 Aug, Sat 7:30AM The Grand Cliff Top Track
Grade:4/6 Length 19km  800m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This walk is one of the star attractions in the Blue Mountains now, and this time, I plan to do the entire route as I had to stop halfway last time due to the rain. Expect dozens of waterfalls, jaw-dropping viewpoints and newly upgraded track and bridges along the way. Lots of steps.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba and Mt Wilson Limit: 20. View

24 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Butterbox Point – Mt Hay – Venus Tor – Boorong Crags
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) The last time I walked this area at this time of year, the flowers were in profusion, and the views are, of course, spectacular at any time of the year. Plus, Butterbox Point has some amazing sandstone sculptures that are quite stunning, as are Venus Tor and the Crags. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

21 Sep, Sat 8:00AM East Creek exploration
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Deep inside the Newnes State Forest is an unprotected area worth saving and of course visiting, East Creek. Within its deep sculptured walls, there are wonderful overhangs and sections of towering forest, along with a few superb waterfalls which we will visit along the way. Come see why this area should be included within the Gardens of Stone National Park. Rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

14-27 Oct, Mon-Sun Madagascar wildlife and walking tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This trip will be run by the experienced Exodus Tour company which I’ve travelled with on several occasions to parts of Africa and found them to be very professional and extremely informative and exciting in the locations they visit and the guides they provide. Accommodation is of a high standard. This is a small group trip with maximum of 12. Currently 8 spaces left. View

2 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Perrys Lookout – Blue Gum forest – Junction Rock – Horse Track – Evans Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  780m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of the Blue Mountains classic walks is now back on the agenda with the opening of the newly upgraded Horse Track. On this hike you can expect to see waratahs flowering along with many other blossoms, and for those who are stoic enough, there's plenty of swimming opportunities along the Grose River.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

7-20 Nov, Fri (09:00AM)-Thu (09:00AM) Ecuador and Peru
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMy wife and I are joining an Exodus Travels trip to Ecuador in November 2025 for 14 days, which will combine wildlife watching and walking, including visiting ancient ruins and some local culture thrown in. Strictly limited spaces, so if interested, please contact me asap. Before the Ecuador trip we'll be going on 2 short trips in Peru, one to Machu Picchu and another to a research station in the middle of the Amazon. Both of these are relatively cheap trips. View

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