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15-22 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sat (14:00PM) Spring bushwalking on Lord Howe Island
Length 12km  200m Branch
Sally
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | 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.First 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Nearly fully booked) Living in the uncertainties of a pandemic, we try to maximise our chance to enjoy this little paradise within NSW. Lord Howe Island is full of life in October with seabirds courting nonstop. The bushwalkers groups in May and June 2021 have set an excellent trip format that we will continue. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures, guided walks (day walks, night walks, reef walks, mystery walks, museum walk) and any fun activities that we can slot in. We will engage the best-known local expert Ian Hutton to share his in-depth knowledge about the flora, fauna, history and conservation of this world heritage. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at sally.australia@yahoo.com
Location: Lord Howe Island Limit: 18. View

5-12 Nov, Sat-Sat November bushwalking on Lord Howe Island
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | 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.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Be as active or as relaxed as you like on this little island of paradise, listed by Lonely Planet as a Top 5 travel destination. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures and a variety of guided walks. We will stay at a centrally located lodge, go out bushwalking and birdwatching during the day, and enjoy lectures and delicious restaurant meals in the evening. You can also challenge yourself climbing up the unique cloud forest of Mt Gower, snorkelling with Galapagos nurse sharks and green turtles, doing outdoor yoga with the best view, taking your best ever bird photos...  Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at sally.australia@yahoo.com Limit: 18. View

9 Dec, Fri 9:30AM Neigbourhood Walks : Cooks River & Tempe Recreation Walk 
Grade:2/6 Length 11km 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)Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.

Leader: Derek Hampton 0430850550 (please text) RSVP opens 2 weeks prior

  The Warren Estate Marrickville epitomised colonial existence alongside a river. Come join us for a summer’s morning walk to survey the success of communities to ‘rewild’ an urban landscape.  We will stop briefly to look at the ecologies of brick pits turned into ponds, engineered salt marshes, worksites to establish native flora and canal walls sculptured to attract invertebrates. Spot an ibis joining a Royal Spoonbill for a feed. The walk will commence at 9.30am Tempe station and finish at Dulwich Hill station with a stop for an optional coffee.   View

13 Dec, Tue 11:45AM NPA Xmas party
Sydney Branch
John H.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Booking opens 1 December.  NPA Xmas party followed by a walk. It's the time of the year walkers of all abilities get together.  Over the years, some of us have walked faster and harder than ever.  Some of us have slowed down.  It is an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and make new friends.    We have been shunned by Covid restrictions in the last couple of years.  2022 has no restriction.  We will still keep a safe distance though. Bring your lunch and something to share.  Memorial Park is a 9 minutes walk from Meadowbank Station.  If you wish to walk with others, meet at the station at 11 am. Lunch starts at 11:45 but it is nice to arrive early to mingle and hold the shelters for our party. View

13 Dec, Tue 11:45AM NPA Xmas party
Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Booking opens 1 December.  NPA Xmas party followed by a walk. It's the time of the year walkers of all abilities get together.  Over the years, some of us have walked faster and harder than ever.  Some of us have slowed down.  It is an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and make new friends.    We have been shunned by Covid restrictions in the last couple of years.  2022 has no restriction.  We will still keep a safe distance though. Bring your lunch and something to share.  Memorial Park is a 9 minutes walk from Meadowbank Station.  If you wish to walk with others, meet at the station at 11 am. Lunch starts at 11:45 but it is nice to arrive early to mingle and hold the shelters for our party. View

13 Dec, Tue 11:45AM NPA Xmas party
Sydney Branch
Sophie A.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.No RSVP required.  NPA Xmas party followed by a walk. It's the time of the year walkers of all abilities get together.  Over the years, some of us have walked faster and harder than ever.  Some of us have slowed down.  It is an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and make new friends.    We have been shunned by Covid restrictions in the last couple of years.  2022 has no restriction.  We will still keep a safe distance though. Bring your lunch and something to share.  Memorial Park is a 9 minutes walk from Meadowbank Station.  If you wish to walk with others, meet at the station at 11 am. Lunch starts at 11:45 but it is nice to arrive early to mingle and hold the shelters for our party. View

13 Dec, Tue 11:45AM NPA Xmas Party
Branch
Ian B.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Booking opens 1 December.  NPA Xmas party followed by a walk. It's the time of the year walkers of all abilities get together.  Over the years, some of us have walked faster and harder than ever.  Some of us have slowed down.  It is an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and make new friends.    We have been shunned by Covid restrictions in the last couple of years.  2022 has no restriction.  We will still keep a safe distance though. Bring your lunch and something to share.  Memorial Park is a 9 minutes walk from Meadowbank Station.  If you wish to walk with others, meet at the station at 11 am. Lunch starts at 11:45 but it is nice to arrive early to mingle and hold the shelters for our party. View

13 Dec, Tue 11:45AM NPA Xmas party followed by a walk : Memorial Park, Meadowbank
Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Booking opens 1 December.  NPA Xmas party followed by a walk. It's the time of the year walkers of all abilities get together.  Over the years, some of us have walked faster and harder than ever.  Some of us have slowed down.  It is an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and make new friends.    We have been shunned by Covid restrictions in the last couple of years.  2022 has no restriction.  We will still keep a safe distance though. Bring your lunch and something to share.  Memorial Park is a 9 minutes walk from Meadowbank Station.  If you wish to walk with others, meet at the station at 11 am. Lunch starts at 11:45 but it is nice to arrive early to mingle and hold the shelters for our party. View

13 Dec, Tue 11:45AM NPA Xmas party Memorial Park, Meadowbank
Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Booking opens 1 December.  NPA Xmas party followed by a walk. It's the time of the year walkers of all abilities get together.  Over the years, some of us have walked faster and harder than ever.  Some of us have slowed down.  It is an opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and make new friends.    We have been shunned by Covid restrictions in the last couple of years.  2022 has no restriction.  We will still keep a safe distance though. Bring your lunch and something to share.  Memorial Park is a 9 minutes walk from Meadowbank Station.  If you wish to walk with others, meet at the station at 11 am. Lunch starts at 11:45 but it is nice to arrive early to mingle and hold the shelters for our party. View

18 Dec, Sun - 16 Jan, Mon Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Brian P.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Postponed) Expressions of Interest sought for a four week adventure including plenty of opportunity for walking. It will operate as a tag-along (self-drive convoy) 4WD trip with new locations on most days. You may camp, attach a vehicle camper (preferred) or tow an off-road camper-trailer. Mallee country, visiting Murray-Sunset NP, Big Desert Wilderness Park & Wyperfeld NP featuring a vast desert with saltbush flats and grassland plains scattered with sand dunes and the famous Pink Lakes are outstanding subjects for photography, with large numbers of emus, kangaroos, native birds, attractive woodlands and colourful spring wildflower displays. Followed by The Grampians NP, spectacular mountain peaks and dramatic rock formations feature picturesque waterfalls, panoramic views and fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. Dramatic lookouts and a network of excellent walking tracks. The massive sandstone ramparts of the Grampians rear up from the western end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, reaching more than 1000 metres above the surrounding fertile plains. Known as Gariwerd by the local Aboriginal people, it has an indigenous history stretching back for thousands of years.
  • Joint adventure with the Bush Club
  • Travel guides available - (request by email to leader)
  • Strict limit on vehicle numbers
  • NOTE: You must have (or have use of) a suitable vehicle for this adventure!
This is a 4WD adventure, participants should be familiar with driving a 4WD vehicle in both desert and mountainous regions, carry and be conversant with the use of recovery gear.
Location: Grampians NP, Wyperfeld NP, and Mallee country View

24 Dec, Sat 9:00AM Shelly beach picnic and North Head walk
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  50m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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)Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.It's that time of the year again, the annual Shelly Beach picnic with a walk after lunch to North head to wear off the yummy picnic food that people will bring to share! Also bring along swimmers and if you feel like it, snorkelling gear. This is basically a Christmas party get together for all my walking friends in the NPA. Too much sun? View

8 Jan, Sun 9:27AM Milperra to Cabramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  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: LINH QUACH: RSVP DIRECT TO LEADER LINH.QUACH3@GMAIL.COM

Booking opens 2 weeks prior to event.  Repeat by popular demand: A delighful walk amongst forests from Milperra to Cabramatta along the Georges River, Prospect Creek, Lake Gillawarna, Mirambeena Regional Park, and Orphan School creek. Points of interest: Amphitheatre with totem poles, Ibis Island to see hundreds of Ibis and their nests, historic bridge, community gardens, temples, seabirds, fantales. Watch family groups enjoyng their BBQ, playing musical instruments, fishmen catching fish, and photographers spotting photo spots. A fairly flat serene walk. Partly shady. Enjoy an icy cold sugar cane juice after the walk. View

13 Jan, Fri 9:01AM An artistic, architectural and engineering stroll
Grade:1/6 Length 7km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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: Heather Lakiss.(RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com     An easy stroll  from St Peters station through Sydney Park , several other parks, explore South Eveleigh redevelopment taking in little parks and artistic designs, pass by Carriageworks, Locomotive Street and on to Redfern Station. Carriageworks is a multi-arts urban cultural precinct located at the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Redfern, Sydney, Australia. Carriageworks showcases contemporary art and performing arts, as well as being used for filming, festivals, fairs and commercial exhibitions. Highlights : Community Garden, Ponds, Water birds, Stepping stones, Gumnut hideouts, Happy tears, locomotives, engineering of yesteryear, Exhibition,  historic buildings,  Kylie Kwongs restaurant , optional lunch.   View

20 Jan, Fri 9:35AM Short summer walk: Taronga to Balmoral
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  200m 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: Heather Lakiss RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com Taronga to Balmoral: partly shady, coastal, about the best view of the harbour in Sydney View

3 Feb, Fri 10:36AM Coast to Lake Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  75m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Changed Transport Details) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. The Entrance Coast to Lake Scenic Walk is a 'string of pearls' walk connecting pedestrians to attractions, landmarks and facilities around The Entrance, covering over 7.6km of Central Coast's beautiful area. Join us for a mini holiday. We walk from the Long Jetty, Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance, then to Toowoon Bay. We start with a coffee and have lunch at the Entrance. Swimming opportunities.
Location: Central Coast
Map: Central Coast street map View

17 Feb, Fri 9:58AM Neighbourhood walk: Birdwood Gully Walk at Springwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
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.(Changed Transport Details) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Birdwood Gully Walk: Gorgeous by Day and Magical by night. It  is  a beautiful short round trip walk that showcases the rainforest environment on the valleys of the Blue Mountains. Very easy access, some steep steps, overhangs, footbridges over streams, lyre birds, ferns and amazing atmosphere.
Location: Springwood Limit: 12. View

3 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Bridge walk series: Fuller Bridge
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  200m Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
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.Bookings open a fortnight before event.  A loop walk from North Ryde Station. Walking the enchanting Lane Cove Valley Track, following the Lane Cove River, through Fairyland. A few water crossings and rough track surfaces in places. View

10 Mar, Fri 9:05AM Neighbour Walk: 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

6-13 May, Sat (11:36AM)-Sat (16:00PM) Lord Howe Island May 2023 #1
Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | 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.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Lord Howe Island is considered the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand.  It was listed as a World Heritage site in 1982.  No photos can do it justice.  You just have to be there to appreciate it, especially after the rat eradication.  It's also a hotspot for scientific researchers - you will be fascinated by the evolution stories of the plants and birds.   In our tour we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide not only to show us the best of the island but also share his expert knowledge about the geology, fauna, flora, history and conservation.  Ian is the LHI museum curator, tour guide and author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers.   The trip package includes flights, accommodation, restaurant meals, lectures, guided walks, low tide reef walks and night walks.  You can also enjoy your own walks, snorkelling, golfing, etc..    Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip.  For the detailed trip plan please contact sally.bushwalk@tallyhoaccounting.com.au  or 0451637848 (text message preferred) None
Location: Lord Howe Island
Map: Lord Howe Island Limit: 18. View

13-20 May, Sat (12:22PM)-Sat (14:00PM) Lord Howe Island May 2023 #2
Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | 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.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Lord Howe Island is considered the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand.  It was listed as a World Heritage site in 1982.  No photos can do it justice.  You just have to be there to appreciate it, especially after the rat eradication.  It's also a hotspot for scientific researchers - you will be fascinated by the evolution stories of the plants and birds.   In our tour we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide not only to show us the best of the island but also share his expert knowledge about the geology, fauna, flora, history and conservation.  Ian is the LHI museum curator, tour guide and author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers.   The trip package includes flights, accommodation, restaurant meals, lectures, guided walks, low tide reef walks and night walks.  You can also enjoy your own walks, snorkelling, golfing, etc..    Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip.  For the detailed trip plan please contact sally.bushwalk@tallyhoaccounting.com.au  or 0451637848 (text message preferred)
Map: Lord Howe Island Limit: 18. View

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