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21 Jan, Fri 8:00AM The Colour walk series 13 : 50 shades of Pink
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  120m 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.As a number of NPA members, even though fully vaccinnated, are tested positive, it is of utmost importance to practise good social distancing...not only avoid oncoming pedstrians but keep away from each other. No touching.   Not quite the Jacaranda walk, but there are many shades of pink apart from the pink Crepe Myrtle lined streets. We walk from Canterbury Station to Ashfield. Points of interest: Canterbury Park Race Course, Canterbury Park, Gough Reserve, Yeo Park, Trinity Grammar School, Peace Park, Peace Park Viewing Tower, beautiful old houses. Although there are many options for lunch at the end of the walk, it is not advisable to dine out at the moment.  There is a takeaway Indian Tea at the station which you can enjoy though.
Map: Canterbury View

12 Feb, Sat 8:30AM Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully 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.(Date Changed) ALL INTENDING WALKERS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED AND BE ABLE TO PRODUCE YOUR DIGITAL CERTIFICATE UPON REQUEST. 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

18 Feb, Fri 9:01AM The Colour walks series 14: Seven Australians and Swain Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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)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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) This is a short summer walk to explore hidden secret gardens. We walk from Lindfield Station and cover part of the Two Creeks Track to The Seven Australians Park and Swain Gardens. The walk will finish at Kilara Station. Preview of Swain Gardens. View

26-28 Feb, Sat (08:30AM)-Mon (12:00PM) Kanangra Boyd national park campout
Grade:4/6 Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.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.Say goodbye to Summer in style with a 3-day campout at Kanangra Boyd National Park, residing at the beautiful Boyd River Camp Ground and with daypacks, exploring some of the nearby waterfalls. Day 1:Morong Falls to the Kowmung and return. Day 2:Box Creek Falls exploration. Day 3:Early morning walk to the Walls to see the sunrise and enjoy the views, then pack up and drive home. As its Summer I plan to do a lot of swimming as both Morong Creek and Box Creek have some impressive pools in their journey down to the mighty Kowmung River, plus you can experience the Upper Morong Deep if you feel like going all the way down to the bottom which is optional. There are no camping fees at Boyd River campground only a $6 booking fee. Bookings open up 90 days prior to the intended dates you require. Rock scrambling and hopping and off track walking.
Location: kanangra boyd
Map: Kanangra 89303S and Gurnang 88291N View

13 Mar, Sun 8:50AM Harbour to Hawkesbury warm up walk: Cremorne to Balmoral/The Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(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
  • The pristine bushland of Sydney Harbour National Park
  • An abundance of spectacular views of the harbour
  • An old Naval Base
  • Tiny harbour beaches where you can take a swim
  • A nude beach
  • Several cafes and restaurants at Chowder Bay
  • The Sydney Harbour Marine Institute where you can learn more about the Harbour
If the tide is low when we finish at Balmoral, we may extend to The Spit along the waterfront. In that case, the walk will be 17 km. Limit: 12. View

27 Mar, Sun 8:26AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 1
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
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.(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

9 Apr, Sat 8:01AM The caves of Carne Creek and Pyramid Rocks
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully 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.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. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

30 Apr, Sat 8:32AM Grass trees circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully 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.This walk has a significant side trip involved, with a visit to an important Aboriginal art site along the way which is fascinating and thought-provoking! Also expect some wonderful views, a variety of habitats and hopefully some wildlife. Steep track in parts.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S View

7 May, Sat 8:30AM Donkey Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully 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.Donkey mountain has been closed since 2019 and im keen to go back and see how the area has recovered after the disastrous bush fires of that year and if places like the green room are still in reasonable condition. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

14 May, Sat 8:33AM Bungonia Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  500m 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.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Its hard to beat the Bungonia Gorge red track for sheer exilaration and fun times as we clamber through the spectacular Blockup section,enjoying the sheer walls of the gorge on our journey. Rock scrambling and steep tracks.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Caoura 8928-3N View

21 May, Sat 9:01AM Old Baldy and Skywalker Traverse
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  500m 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.High above the Newnes Campground is Old Baldy, a massive set of cliffs named by rock climbers and within its rocky face is the Skywalker Traverse, a long a series of ledges and overhangs. This is a great walk and not that difficult, although it does entail some scrambling, mainly off-track walking, but certainly worth it. Intending walkers should be fully vaxxinated. Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and mt.morgan View

28 May, Sat 8:30AM Rigby Hill – Hungerfords Gully – Walls Lookout – Wongarra Gully – Wongarra Hill
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  400m 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.A walk of discovery and mostly off-track, exploring the interesting and dramatic landscape of these cliff lines, small creeks and ravines high above the Grose Valley. The distance isn't very far but this is not an area you can travel in a speedy manner as there's so much to see along the way, including some very impressive pagodas. Intending walkers should be fully vaxxinated. Rock scrambling and mostly off-track walking so expect some bush bashing.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

3 Jun, Fri 10:01AM 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

10 Jun, Fri 10:15AM Colour walk series No 16: Mt Penang Gardens, sculptures and cascading waterways
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Our visit marks the 18th anniversary of Mt Penang Gardens. 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. 12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways.  
Location: Kariong View

3 Jul, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven : Section 29 Gerringong to Seven Mile Beach (Gerroa)
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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 longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Shoalhaven Heads in 2 days, staying Saturday night in Gerringong. 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: 8. View

4 Jul, Mon Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 30
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads after staying Saturday night in Gerringong. 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

12 Aug, Fri 9:17AM Colour walk series No 6: Rock orchids galore
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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 View

19 Aug, Fri 10:07AM Colour walk series No 2: Auburn Botanical garden
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  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.This is the time to see Cherry tree blossoms. The Auburn Botanic Gardens are composed of several themed gardens and areas:
  • The Japanese garden
  • the scented garden
  • the sunken rose garden
  • the Australian native and rainforest garden
  • the amphitheatre/open air theatre
  • the reflection pool
  • the maze
  • the fauna reserve
  • an equal access playground
  • and several picnic areas with barbecues
View

28 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Mermaid Pool and Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(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

16 Sep, Fri 9:00AM Colour Walk series No 1: Colourful Lisgar Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. 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 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 View

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