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24 Jul, Wed Richmond and Hawkesbury
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk historic Richmond and Hawkesbury lowlands
Location: Richmond View

27 Jul, Sat 10:00AM Hidden Gem and Coal Waste in Royal NP
Grade:4/6 Southern Sydney Branch
14608
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Hosted by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. Walks will be in the RNP near the headwaters of the Hacking River which drains off the Illawarra escarpment. The infamous Peabody Metropolitan Colliery is located further up Camp Gully Creek. The mine has illegally discharged coal waste material into these waterways on numerous occasions in recent years. If you’re curious about the ongoing impacts on the ecosystem downstream, this is a good opportunity to see the evidence for yourself. Registration essential. Creek crossings. Wet feet.
Location: Royal NP View

28 Jul, Sun 8:30AM Mount Kembla Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  250m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
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.Mount Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Miners Memorial Pathway. On tracks, fire trails and pathway offering forest and coastal views. Interesting sites of earlier times. Possibly some leeches.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

11 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Bomaderry Creek iNaturalist Walks and Training
Milton Branch
Michael I.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(NEW!!!) This is an excellent opportunity to tick several boxes all at once. 1. Attend a Science Week event
2. Attend an iNaturalist training (at Nowra Showgrounds)
3. Walk in Bomaderry Creek; practice your iNaturalist techniques and benefit from the local knowledge of a bunch of local experts including bird enthusiast Carla Jackett, botanist Kevin Mills, ecologist David Rush, and Terry Barratt, Bomaderry Landcare coordinator.
The event is held in conjunction with https://budawangcoast.org.au/ and full details are listed below. N.B. Register using the link provided... https://budawangcoast.org.au/2024/06/20/science-week-2024/ Limit 40 and it is already over half full, so book your space soon. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the wonders of iNaturalist, and be in the company of local ecology experts who can guide you along the way. All enquiries, please contact Michael Irving: mirving2535@gmail.com or phone 0418 602 914. Limit: 40. 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

29 Nov, Fri 9:00AM Metro Series: Macquarie Park Metro to Macquarie University Metro
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Walk from Macquarie Park Metro to Macquarie Uni Metro via De Burghs Bridge, Lane Cove Valley Walk and Browns Waterhole. Lovely bush but some road walking at the start. If time permits we can explore Macquarie University including the History Museum, the Macquarie Room and the Biology Discovery Centre. Bookings only from two weeks before the walk please. Bush track is rocky and uneven in places. Noisy traffic along Lane Cove Rd at the beginning of walk.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 15. View

30 Nov, Sat 8:00PM The Grand Canyon by night. Neates Glen to Evans Lookout
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Most people have walked the famous Grand Canyon in the daytime, but have you ever experienced it at night? Why would you want to do this you may well ask! Well, for starter,s you'll see an incredible display of glowworms that make the Glowworm Tunnel pale into insignificance. If lucky, you may also see glider possums, frogs, crayfish, bats and other denizens of the night. The one thing you won't see is the usual crowds that frequent the Grand Canyon in the daytime. Last time I did this walk we only encountered a couple of people. Bring a torch.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 20. View

26-31 Dec, Thu (13:00PM)-Tue (09:00AM) Kosciuszko National Park
Grade:3/6 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.Well, it's that time of year again when all keen walkers head down to the Kosciuszko National Park to explore, engage with nature and experience the beauty of the region and the superb walks that the high country has to offer. The Alpine flowers should be at their peak at this time of year, and the fresh air is most invigorating! Also, there is a new major track to check out and much, much more. As in previous years, we will stay at Charlottes Pass in a very comfortable abode, The Southern Alps ski lodge, and from this centrally located residence, we will venture out on day walks. This lodge is totally DIY and rooms are twin-share with larger rooms accommodating up to 4 people. There are no single rooms and anyone coming who is single should be prepared to share a room with at least 1 other member. Of course I'll arrange rooms with a woman sharing with another woman and visa versa! Needless to say, this trip is always my most popular of the year, so if interested, don't delay.
Location: Kosciuszko NP View

25 Oct - 5 Nov, Sat-Wed Peru: Amazon to the Andes.
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.(NEW!!!) This 12 day guided trip is hosted by G adventures and includes options to do the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu or go via the Lares Trail or the easier way, via the train. Included are 3 days at an Amazon lodge and other highlights including a visit to Rainbow mountain, Ollantaytambo and other scenic locations. For the full tour details please contact me if you're interested in what will be an exciting tour visiting some of Peru's most iconic locations.
Location: peru Limit: 16. View

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