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|16 May, Sun 10:00AM||Blackbutt Reserve nature walks and wildlife exhibits|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, or passive recreation. The Reserve's undulating natural environment is the perfect place to explore the wonders of nature with its peaceful picnic settings, wide open spaces and the diverse range of habitats and ecosystems.
The modern and spacious wildlife exhbits provide close viewing of the various native animals on display. The exhibited animals and interpretative signage located along the boardwalk (both wheelchair and pram friendly) provide an opportunity for visitors to observe the fauna and learn about each species.
Comprising Eucalypt Forest and pockets of significant remnant vegetation, Blackbutt Reserve boasts a restored rainforest providing habitats for a number of rare and vulnerable species.
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 3. View
|21 May, Fri 10:12AM||Neighbourhood Walk : Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty|
|Co-leader: Elena Mazur. An easy day out to beautiful Tuggerah Lake...walk from Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. For a preview of what you expect to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqja5elNSM
We also hope to see one of Peter Rush's sculptures. I saw this amazing sight when I went there in April:
Baboon Delivers Another HorseSee video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPcw2n2Tuw
Map: Central Coast Limit: 12. View
|27 May, Thu||Malabar Circuit via Maroubra|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Coastal walk via Bora and Magic Points along on which will be found epic sandstone cliffs, seasonal whale watching opportunities and swimming spots.
Return is via the Western Escarpment track through native heath with coastal views, birdlife and wildflowers. Medium pace.
Many steps and some rocky sections on tracks which have been somewhat eroded with recent rain.
Location: Malabar Headland NP Limit: 12. View
|2 Jul, Fri 10:00AM||Neighbour walk: Sheldon forest|
|This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. We also explore Rofe Park. Limit: 12. View|
|17 Jul, Sat 8:01AM||The caves of Carne Creek and Pyramid Rocks|
|Above Carne Creek are a series of spectacular caves, Weather, Rain, Gemini, Micheangelo and Twin Arch to name a few, and they are all worth visiting. Below these via the aptly named Miracle Slot are outcrops of superb pagodas, the Pyramid Rocks also worth exploring. This isn't a long trip distance-wise but it will excite and delight you! Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|23 Jul, Fri 10:15AM||Neighbourhood walk: Mt Penang Gardens, sculptures and cascading waterways|
|Co-leader: Elena Mazur
Opened in November 2003, Mt Penang Gardens is considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia. Its distinctive design by Anton James sets it apart from the traditional botanical garden. His garden within a garden produces an understated landscape that is less manicured and in a constant state of being. It continues to evolve today. Leader will be Elena Mazur
12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways.
Location: Kariong Limit: 12. View
|25 Jul, Sun 9:02AM||Harbour to Hawkesbury warm up walk: Cremorne to Balmoral/The Spit|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) What makes the Cremorne to Balmoral walk unique is that even though the city skyline is just a couple of kilometres away, you feel like you are miles from any city while walking here.
Over the course of the walk you will come across
|1 Aug, Sun 8:26AM||Harbour to Hawkesbury No 1|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Part 1 is Manly to The Spit– stunning coastal scenery along Manly Scenic Walkway. Limit: 12. View|
|6 Aug, Fri 10:00AM||Colour Walk series No 1: Colourful Lisgar Garden|
|Leader will be Brad Sichter. Today we explore Hornsby and Normanhurst including Lisgar Gardens. Lisgar Gardens is a wonderful, secret garden hidden in the back streets of Hornsby. Spread across 6 acres, the garden packs a lot in with a little bit of something for everyone. This walk will be easier than my Neighbourhood Walk with less steep climbs. Preview of Lisgar Gardens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUlfnaefiH0
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. Stairs and slippery sections.
Location: Hornsby Limit: 12. View
|7 Aug, Sat 10:30AM||Parramatta to Shoalhaven : Section 29 Gerringong to Seven Mile Beach (Gerroa)|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Shoalhaven Heads in 2 days, staying Saturday night. Today walk via headlands and beaches on part of the Great South Coast Walk (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Spend the late afternoon exploring Gerroa.
Map: Gerringong Limit: 12. View
|8 Aug, Sun 9:00AM||Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 30|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads after staying Saturday night. Today walk via beach and bush on part of the Great South Coast Walk (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. With low tide Seven Mile Beach is a very easy, very nice walk on hard sand.
Location: Seven Mile Beach NP Limit: 12. View
|9 Aug, Mon 10:00AM||Drawing Room Rocks and Bomaderry Creek|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Leader: Bob Rankin. This is an extra day walk to follow the last leg of the Parramatta to Shoalhavens series. As we are staying overnight on Saturday 7th Aug to walk the Seven Miles Beach, we will stay another night to do another day of two short walks: The Drawing Room Rocks near Berry and Bomaderry Creek near Nowra. Great views of the NSW south coast. Looking out over Berry, 7 mile beach and Jervis Bay & on a clear day can see pigeon house mountain & the lighthouse at point perpendicular. The climb to the plateau is challenging. Rocky terrain, steep and slippery sections Limit: 10. View|
|19 Aug, Thu||Sphinx, Warrimoo and Bobbin Head Tracks|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet)
Loops around Cowan Creek.
* It is mandatory to book.
* Hazards include viruses.
Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Map: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Limit: 10. View
|20 Aug, Fri 10:07AM||Colour walk series No 2: Auburn Botanical garden|
|Cherry tree blossoms. Limit: 12. View|
|29 Aug, Sun 9:30AM||Mermaid Pool and Tahmoor Gorge|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Due to popular demand, this popular walk is to be repeated. To be led by Mike McLeod of Southern Highland Branch. A circuit rugged walk (rather rocky) along the Bargo River and Tahmoor Gorge. We will do it slowly to take in and take photos of the beauty of the walk. Highlights: fantastic views, Mermaid Pools. Waterfalls. wallaby, birds, majestic gum trees, wildflowers galore. Some very steep and slippery parts.Video of 2020 Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools Several creek crossings. Limit: 10. View|
|17 Sep, Fri 9:17AM||Colour walk series No 5: Rock orchids galore|
|(NEW!!!) 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 Limit: 12. View
|25 Sep, Sat 9:00AM||Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit|
|(NEW!!!) The Tahmoor Gorge circuit follows the very scenic Bargo River and includes the extremely beautiful Mermaid pools and a myriad of cascades and lesser waterfalls along the way. There is a high cliff line track too and we will follow both on this circuit. A walk not to missed especially as the spring flowers should be out in profusion. Rock hopping and some scrambling.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 View
|26 Sep, Sun 10:02AM||Submarine Rock…Centre of the Universe|
|An opportunity to be in the middle of wilderness.... Actually the "Centre of Universe" "994" to see the Submarine Rock, the Wollangambe River and pagodas, without having have to tackle difficult or dangerous tracks. At this time of the year, there will be abundant display of wildflowers, including waratahs, orchids and the not easily found Pterostylis tunstallii. Steep and slippery sections, obstacles.
Map: Wollangambe Limit: 10. View
|1 Oct, Fri 9:51AM||Colour walk series No 7: Cherry Tree Walk|
|Cherry Tree Walk is a beautiful walk in Bowral. It consists of a walking/bike track beside the Mittagong Rivulet and 526 cherry trees that have been planted, dedicated to each and every soldier who died during the Vietnam War. The walk is particularly attractive in spring when the cherry trees are in flower. Incorporated into the design of the War Memorial has been a monument, inscribed with the names of the Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. Then we continue to the Southern Highlands Botanical Garden. Limit: 12. View|
|8 Oct, Fri 9:25AM||Colour walk series No 8 : Spit to Manly|
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