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6 Jun, Thu 9:00AM Quarantine Station
Grade:1/6 Length 3km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) Following the delightful presentation by Pam Forbes and Greg Jackson on the Quarantine Station on North Head, this field trip will ignore the rest of the North Head site and focus solely on this historic part of Sydney Harbour National Park. As A L Rowse once said, a good historian needs a pair of good walking boots. We will walk in the shoes of those who were quarantined there over the course of its history.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 10. 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

25 Oct, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs series of walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m 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: Lynne Hewitt. Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors are considered concession)).
Limit: 15. View

7 Mar, Fri 9:30AM Lynne’s birthday walk: Female Street art walk: Redfern to Newtown
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader : Lynne Hewitt, Street art walk through Newtown and Darlington as you discover street art by some of Sydney's best female street artists, as well as works that celebrate important women. This walk takes around 2 hours and starts at Redfern train station, covering approximately 4.5 km. You'll finish close to Newtown train station. You'll discover street art by the following female artists: Rose Strachen, Sharon Billinge, Shannon Crees, George Rose, Karen Farmer, Georgia Norton Rose, Rebecca Lourey, Sophi Odling, Lotte Alexis, Mariko Konno & Styna. You'll also see pieces celebrating significant women by Fintan Magee, Ox King, Oli Ruskidd, Phibs and Brad Robson. Limit: 15. View