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22 Sep, Fri 9:20AM Culture walk: Sculpture, Art Gallery, and Japanese Garden walk.
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  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: Lynne Hewitt

A visit to see the sculptures in Western Sydney University, the Art Gallery of Campbelltown and the Japanese garden behind the Art Gallery.
Location: campbelltwon View

24 Sep, Sun 9:34AM Colour walk series No 7: Australian Botanical Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan showcases Australian flora amongst 416 hectares of rolling hills, lakes, lawns and gardens. In the late 18th century, the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the rest of the world created waves of excitement in the field of botany. The Australian Botanic Garden displays approximately 2000 of these plants via themed gardens across the site as well as the Connections Garden, a four-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden. Other features of the Garden include a restaurant, visitor centre with gift shop, free gas barbecues and acres of Cumberland Plain Woodland to explore. Come Spring, the paper daisies become an attraction for visitors. Various species of Waratahs will be flowering too. After seeing the floral display, we will walk to the Sundial, Mount Annan Peak, the Blue Tree before leaving the Garden to visit Lake Yandel'ora before catching the bus home. Expect a long day.  
Location: Mt Annan View

6 Oct, Fri 10:01AM The Alphabet series.”W”..Wentworth falls lake circuit
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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Start with a coffee at the famous German bakery,  Then walk to Wentworth Falls lake. The circuit around the lake shows you the serene beauty of the lake. Admire the water birds, sculptures and the flora...Maples, tea trees, grevillea ( specific to this area), isopogan, sun Orchid, wild strawberries, tree ferns, and of course Waratahs and rhododendrons flowering in October. There are more species unknown to the leader. Botanists  are invited to join the walk to enrich our knowledge. If you are lucky, you will see redbellied snakes. On return to the station, you can treat yourself with the famous pastries at the German bakery. View

20 Oct, Fri 9:31AM KNIGHTSBRIDGE CIRCUIT Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens two weeks prior to event. The walking circuit is accessed from the Metro Station via tracks through the Castle Hill Showground and Fred Caterson Reserve. The walk is a mixure of pave tracks, bush tracks, fire trails and streets. Track could be rough and slippery in parts. View

27 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Ferry Series: Meadowbank Wharf to Huntleys Point Wharf
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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. Walk along the north shore of the Parramatta River from Meadowbank to Huntleys Point. Along the way we will visit Helene Park, Anderson Park, Settlers Park, Clevevs Park, Kissing Point, Putney Park, Morrison Bay Park, Glades Bay Park, Banjo Patterson Park and Bedlam Bay, learning some Sydney history as we go. It's a colourfule walk.  At this time of the year, we see purple jacarandas, red flame trees amongst giant fig trees.  Walk the cool rainforest in Looking Glass Bay, walk Jenny's labrinryth, see orchid like Walking Lily in bloom, Parramatta River Regional Park, admire the community garden in Bedlam Bay and Gladesville hospital.  We walk pass Gladesville Reserve before reaching Huntleys Point Wharf for a return trip home to Circular Quay or Meadowbank. Mud, steps, slip hazards.
Location: Parramatta River
Map: Parramatta River Limit: 12. View

24 Nov, Fri 9:18AM The Alphabet Series: “R”..Rose Bay Circuit
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.(NEW!!!) LEADER: Lynne Hewitt: See Costa's video: https://vimeo.com/759335207 Take ferry to Rose Bay to visit Coopers Park, Blackburn Gardens and Woollahra Gallery.  Cooper Park is a large bushland reserve with many walking tracks and recreational facilities available. Cooper Park's worth as a recreation area was recognised as far back as 1885 when the Government was asked to purchase land from the Cooper Estate for recreational purposes. It was not until 1913 that Sir William Cooper agreed to give the whole of the gully from Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill to Manning Road, Double Bay to the Council as a park. Subsequent additions over the years have brought the Park up to its present area of 38 acres (15 ha.) The creek running through the Park is largely natural and follows the line of a volcanic dyke of the Jurassic age while the hillsides support a wide variety of native trees and shrubs. Development over the years included extensive walking tracks/paths, with shelter sheds built and picnic areas laid out. Some muddy sections. Some steep climb View

8 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Sheldon Forest
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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.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. Echidnas, bowerbirds, water dragons, golden whistlers, pardalotes and powerful owls have been seen. At this time of the year, expect to see the Bonnet Orchids, Hyacinths and other flowers.  We will check out Rofe Park as well. Steep and slippery sections View

15 Dec, Fri 8:46AM Callicoma Track, Pennant Hills
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens two weeks prior to event. A delightful loop track through interesting bushland. 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. View

7 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

12 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.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

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