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20 Jun, Thu 9:26AM Bungonia Gorge Slot Canyon via Red Track
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  608m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Jerry
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A short but challenging circular walk/climb that involves a steep, slippery descent and ascent. Only for fit walkers as hard navigation over/under boulders and rocks. The highlight of this adventure is finding your way through these boulders and rocks and the canyon. Steep, slippery, bolder climbing, off-track, heat, exhaustion. Limit: 8. View

15 Aug, Thu 9:00AM Emmetts Flat via Slotts Way & up Starlight Track, Nattai NP
Grade:5/6 Length 16km  410m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Jerry
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Head along Ahearns LO Track and branch south down Slotts Way. Reaching the Nattai River, head down stream till reaching Emmetts Flat and then up Starlights Trail. Street descent and ascent, off-track in places. Creek crossing, slippery, cliff edges.
Location: Nattai NP (Hilltop) Limit: 10. View

28 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Hornsby to Normanhurst including Lisgar Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) 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. After visiting the gardens, we'll continue via bush tracks and streets to Normanhurst. Optional lunch at Hornsby RSL club after the walk. Stairs and slippery sections.
Map: Hornsby Limit: 15. View

13 Sep, Fri 10:00AM The suburb series of walk: Second Ponds Creek; Allan Porter’s birthday walk
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.This walk starts and finishes at The Ponds Shopping Centre. Morning tea and lunch here or at adjacent park. Bring own morning tea and lunch or buy from the shops. Bring a snack in case we end up having a late lunch. The suburb of The Ponds straddles Second Ponds Creek. This creek flows north over 10km from Parklea, through The Ponds and Rouse Hill Regional Park, to join the Cattai River at Annangrove. Along our walk we will see remnants of the woodland that covered this flood plain. As well, we visit Dragonfly Pool and the pretty Ironbark Lake. Mostly on shared concrete pathway.
Location: The Ponds Limit: 30. View

19 Sep, Thu 9:00AM Stevos Pass Track to Kangaroo River and up Missingham Steps Circuit
Grade:5/6 Length 9km  430m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Jerry
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A circular walk from Carrington Falls down Stevos Pass to the Kangaroo River. Cross the river after lunch and up through magnificent rainforest to the Missingham "steps". Very steep descent, off-track, leeches, river crossing, steep slimb up rocks and "steps". Unfenced.
Location: Nellies Glenn and Carrington Falls - Budderoo NP Limit: 8. 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. View

17 Oct, Thu 8:30AM Where the waters meet, Guula Ngurra NP
Grade:5/6 Length 18km  480m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Neil O.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A walk to Murrawall where the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Rivers meet. At this junction the Aboriginal story of Gurangatch and Miragan can be appreciated. Steep descent and ascent, scrambling over rocks along the Wollondilly River.
Location: Guula Ngurra NP (Canyonleigh) Limit: 8. View

5 Nov, Tue 9:30PM Melbourne Cup – Fitzroy Falls East and West Rim tracks (#xMelb#191)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Maureen.F
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks.  The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Extension to Plane crash site off track. Return to the car park for Melbourne Cup Festivities. Slippery rocks. Some off track for optional extension.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy) Limit: 20. View

21 Nov, Thu 9:15AM Gerringong Falls to the bottom of the falls
Grade:5/6 Length 14km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) 34586
Abseil | A trip involving abseilingSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCycle | A cycling tripSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Cancelled) Cycle Budderoo & Hersey Fire trails to the start of the descent to below the falls. Locate the "chimney" and use rope to descent this and steep decent to track. Very steep, bring your own bicycle to get to track head, slippery, use of rope, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo National Park Limit: 9. View

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