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11 Dec, Mon 9:16AM Lake Parramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  79m Sydney Branch
John H.
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)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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.A relaxing day exploring the Lake Parramatta Reserve, with its many beautiful tracks and historic dam. It will be possible to stay on and have a swim, at your own risk. You may elect to have lunch at the Lake Parramatta Cafe, known for its beautiful views. A rough stoney track in places and other trip hazards.
Location: Lake Parramatta Reserve Limit: 20. View

17 Dec - 15 Jan, Sun-Sun Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure – Re-scheduled
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.(Date Changed) 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

18 Dec, Mon 9:47AM Hawkesbury River (Brooklyn) Christmas
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  40m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Our walking group Christmas party, open to anyone who has walked with us this year. We are exploring Brooklyn before adjourning to the Anglers Rest for lunch. Booking essential, at least one week before. Lunch is at your own expense. Sunburn and tree roots. Some stairs. Limit: 20. View

5 Jan, Fri 9:30AM Summer short walk: Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | 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)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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim. Points of interest: Centennial Park, Queens Park, Waverly Park, churches, waterfalls, Bronte Beach. Optional lunch at Bronte. Limit: 15. View

12 Jan, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet Series: “A”..An artistic, architectural and engineering stroll
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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: 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, Locomotive Street and on to Carriageworks via 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 :  Sydney Festival displays, Community Garden, Historic Brickworks, Ponds, Water birds, Stepping stones, Gumnut hideouts, Happy tears, locomotives, engineering of yesteryear, Exhibition, historic buildings, Kylie Kwong's restaurant, optional lunch at The Royal Hotel for the $15 lunch.  Return home by walking back to Redfern station or walk to City Road to catch a bus. Limit: 15. View

13 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Clover Hill Rd to Balancing Rock (#540)
Fully inside Shellharbour City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
34586
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet.  After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall.  Return is by the same route. Hazards: Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

18 Feb, Sun 8:30AM Mount Kembla Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  350m 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.Walk on tracks, fire trails and short section of a quiet road from Mt Kembla Lookout to 3 locations - Mt Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Ridge. Great bush scenery and coastal views. Possible leeches.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 16. View

28 Mar - 1 Apr, Thu-Mon Easter at Bhundoo bush cottages
Grade:4/6 Length 40km Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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) Nestled on a private property within sight of the Castle is the beautiful and serene Bhundoo Bush Cottages property. With its 3 spacious and very comfortable cottages and loads of camping area it's the perfect place to spy out the local wildlife including wombats, wallabies and even platypus have been sighted in the local Yadboro river. Of course it's also the perfect location to venture forth and explore the local national parks including Murramarang and Meroo.
Location: Murramarang NP
Map: Milton 89272N and Corang 89273N Limit: 20. View

6 Apr, Sat 8:00PM McLeans Pass – Mt McLean – Firebird Rocks
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  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.(NEW!!!) This walk will take you down to the spectaular Stargate Tunnel and Mcleans Pass and then head west into a complex area of clifflines, slots and pagodas, and including Hecates Cauldron. Perhaps the biggest thrill will be to explore the visually stunning Firebird Rocks. Although not a long walk, it will keep you busy and enthralled for many hours! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

20 Apr, Sat 8:00AM Devils Throat, top and bottom
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  350m 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!!!) Following Camp creek we will visit the incredible Devils Throat, a narrow, deep short canyon with several spectacular waterfalls, sculptured walls and plunge pools. We will view this natural marvel from the top and bottom. Expect lots of scrambling and the odd tricky bit! Rock hopping and off-track.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

7 Jun, Fri 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

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.(Updated Details) 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 and there is a 20% discount with Tourrader until 2.11.23 View

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