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15 Apr, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk 23: Homebush Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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 will be Kevin Cliffe. Good Friday Sydney Olympic Park is an urban oasis for both wildlife and people. It connects us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife. Bicentennial Park gives you glimpses of a creek and mangrove habitat as well as a quiet wetland area followed by the lovely Belvedere Lake with its central fountain feature. There is a wonderful opportunity for a view of surrounding scenery in the form of the treillage tower - a metal structure that gives you access to a 17 metre high viewing platform from which you can see some other areas of Bicentennial Park as well as the wider surrounds including the views of the city. Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. View

22 Apr, Fri 10:02AM Culture Walk Series : Windsor
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) View

24 Apr, Sun 10:05AM 20km plus walk series: Gerringong to Minnamurra
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  340m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
  • Coastal drama awaits on this wild and wonderful 23km trail, stretching from the Minnamurra River in the north to Werri Beach, in the town of Gerringong, in the south. Along the way lie ancient rock formations, record-breaking blowholes, windswept headlands and postcard-perfect beaches, not to mention plenty of places to refuel.
  • keep watch for humpback whales; 25,000 of them steam along the east coast of Australia on their annual migration.
  • Top attractions: Kiama Blowhole, Cathedral Rocks, Bombo Headland, Minnamurra River, Werri Beach.
Steep and slippery sections
Location: South Coast Limit: 12. View

8 May, Sun 8:21AM 20km plus walk series No 5 : Spit to Manly via North Head
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The  beauty of the surrounds on the Spit Bridge to Manly Coastal Walk is breathtaking: groves of trees with tangled limbs, sculptural rock shelves and dramatic cliffs that change hue at dawn and dusk, reflecting the first and last rays of the sun over the sea. The track unravels through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails and series of short tracks crossing between stunning beaches, bays and inlets in North Sydney. Highlights of this walk
  • the tidal pool in Fairlight,
  • Clontarf Beach, Reef Beach,
  • Crater Cove,
  • whale watching
  • Grotto Point Lighthouse,
  • the Spit Bridge
  • The official Spit to Manly track passes through Dobroyd Head,
  • Shelley Beach
  • Manly Beach
  • North Head
  • Freshwater Beach
  • Reef Beach
  • Arabanoo lookout
Enjoy a drink at Manly after the walk Steep and slippery sections
Location: Manly Limit: 12. View

13 May, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood walk: Pennant Hills to Cheltenham via STEP track and Cow Paw Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) RSVP not accepted until 2 weeks prior.  We start from Pennant Hills Station, walk along Model Aircraft Trail, Pennant Hills Trail, Lane Cove Valley Walk to the Cannon Road Recreation Area, where we will visit the Dog Paw Cave(Rocks). After lunch, we will retrace our steps to do the STEP track. The  STEP Track was established by STEP a community based environmental organisation based in South Turramurra. It is one of the most enjoyable walks in the Lane Cove valley.  We go out to the scenic lookout and spend some time around the waterfall. Then we walk along Devlins Creek to visit the Whale Walk and head to Cheltenham station. Bush-bash, slippery and steep tracks. View

20 May, Fri 10:01AM A creek, a bay, a canal, 3 reserves and 4 parks walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Instead of the uaual NPA northside Bay Run walk, we explore the south side of the Bay Run.  Starting from Ashfield station, the walk includes a creek, a bay, a canal, 3 reserves and 4 parks.  Learn about the impact of the Westconnect.  See the railway marking at Cadical Reserve and Bill Crews mission. Have morning tea at La Montage and optional spicy Chinese cuisine after walk. View

22 May, Sun 9:00AM 20km plus walk series : Hornsby to Berowra
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  800m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Very pleasant walking track with some challenging hills and climbs. Facilities and drinking water available at the Crosslands picnic area. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Berowra Valley Limit: 12. View

1 Jun, Wed 8:38AM Valley Heights to Springwood via Sharks Head Cave
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Valley Heights to Batman Park, Martins Lookout, sidetrack to rock climbing area, cross Glenbrook Creek and climb off track to Sharks Head Cave, climb down, cross Glenbrook Creek again, Perch Ponds and along Magdala Gully Track to Springwood Station. Please email Bandula to book a place. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings, off-track section. Limit: 15. 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

5 Jun, Sun 9:15AM 20km plus walk series: Palm Beach to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 35km  600m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity. A 35 km challenge from Palm Beach to Manly. A very scenic route. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Palm Beach Limit: 12. View

17 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Haberfield Loop
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. We start from Haberfield shops, walk to Callan Park and return.  There are a few very nice Italian coffee places to have a coffee before walk.  Attractions : Historic buildings, churches, a canal, a bay, a sunken garden, a community garden, Mauri Rock carvings, view of the Sydney harbour, bridges. Camellias are at their peak at this time of the year.  Learn about the history of the area.  After the walk, there are many lunch options...Thai, cafes, pub.  Opportunity to do some Italian food shopping too. View

18 Jun, Sat 9:47AM 5 Lands Walk: Mcmasters Beach to Terrigal Surf Club
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-Leader: Heather Lakiss. The 5 Lands Walk is a physical, spiritual and cultural journey. A gift to you from the communities and sponsors of the Central Coast. A place where no one is excluded. A place where family, friends and the wider community are encouraged to celebrate life, have fun and connect to our deep Aboriginal history, European settlement, and who we are today. In doing so we take a step to create a more harmonious and inclusive society on the Central Coast and beyond. The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival held on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice when the whales, a significant totem of the Darkinjung people, are migrating north, along 10 km of spectacular coastline. In 2006 we were inspired by Italy's Cinque Terra, but we created our own uniquely Australian event, a collaboration between the Aboriginal and broader communities, to connect people to people and people to place. We've been improving it every year since. 2021 will see many old favourites plus some new features and events. Roughly 22 000 people are estimated to join us this year, so be prepared to be inspired. Coffee available at McMasters Beach. BYO lunch or buy on way.   To register There are several long steady climbs, up and down, and a couple of short steep sections with steps. There’s even a boggy patch to add interest.
Location: central Coast
Map: Central Coast View

3 Jul, Sun 8:37AM 20km plus walk series : Berowra to Mount Colah
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  500m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Berowa to Mt Colah.  This is not quite over 20 km but you will feel like you have been walking about that much due to the terrain. Steep and Slippery sections
Location: Berowar and Berowra Valley NP Limit: 12. View

8 Jul, Fri 10:19AM Coast to Lake Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

15 Jul, Fri 10:00AM In the steppes of Central Rose Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Kevin Cliffe This walk is not for you if you don’t like steps. Features : Scot college Cranbrook school City views Mansions Gardens Many steep sets of steps Beach Point Piper Rose Bay Community garden   View

17 Jul, Sun 8:00AM 20km plus walk series : Circular Quay to Greenwich
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) We walk from Circular Quay To Greenwich, return from Wollostonecraft Station Steep and Slippery Sections Limit: 12. View

22 Jul, Fri 9:45AM Neighbourhood Walk No 25: 7 beaches walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader Claire Finnigan. 7 beaches walk from Avalon to Narrabeen. This is a fair weather walk, hugging the coastline. Inevitably, this involves some street walking . As this walk is fairly exposed, it will be postponed if it is a wet and cold day. Optional lunch at Narabben Lakes Steep sections, lots of steps
Map: Northern Beaches View

29 Jul, Fri 10:01AM Colour Walk Series: Magnolia
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader for the day: Kevin Cliffe.  From Burwood, we walk to the Millenium Walk, Hen and Chicken Bay, Concord, several parks and back to Burwood.  We will see a community garden, Bushells Tea and Magnolias in bloom. Azalea, Camellias are also in bloom at this time of the year.  There are many choices for lunch at Burwood's Chinatown. 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

19 Aug, Fri 10:00AM Powells Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  70m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Kevin Cliffe Just recently found this little walk around in my extended neighbourhood. Ramble along Powells Creek.  Some waterbirds were seen including a spoonbill.  Explore the housing estate Liberty Grove and loop back to the restaurants and shops percinct in North Strathfield, where you can have a Korean lunch, cafe lunch or a lunch in the park. View

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