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|16 May, Mon 9:35AM||Birchgrove to Lewisham|
|(NEW!!!) This walk provides plenty of variety. Enjoy waterviews on the way through Birchgrove, Balmain and part of the Bay Run, then follow the Hawthorn Canal along the Greenway to Lewisham. We pass several Light Rail stations along the canal for a quick exit if the weather turns unpleasant. Hazards: bicycles.
Location: Sydney Inner West
Map: Sydney Inner West Limit: 14. View
|19 May, Thu||Carramar to Bankstown Airport, Milperra|
|Passes through 2 LGA's.
Fairfield City Council
|(NEW!!!) Good level paths along Lake Gillawarna, Orphan School and Prospect Creek and it’s confluence with the Georges River with greenery all the way. Hazards include current viruses and trips and spills. Limit: 10. View|
|20 May, Fri 10:00AM||Bridges Series No 6: Haberfield footbridges|
|(SWAG) Bob Rankin|
|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 via the Bay Run and Five Dock. There are places to have a coffee before walk. Attractions : Historic buildings, churches, a canal, a bay, a sunken garden, a community garden, and of course bridges. After the walk, there are many lunch options...Thai, bakeries, cafes. Opportunity to do some Italian food shopping too. Limit: 16. View|
|23 May, Mon 9:30AM||Central to Wendy Whiteley Secret Garden|
|(NEW!!!) City walk from Central Station, Belmore Park, Hyde Park, Botanic Gardens, The Rocks, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Wendy Whiteley Secret Garden. Ferry or train from Milson Point at finish. Lovely city views, some street walking, steps. Meet leader on the Belmore Park side of Eddy Avenue pedestrian crossing at 9:30. Contact by text 0408 204 508 or email one week prior.
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 14. View
|28 May, Sat||Bundeena to Maianbar circuit|
|(NEW!!!) Moderate pace. Public transport including ferry from Cronulla (Opal card not accepted). Also car parking available near Bundeena Wharf. Views over Port Hacking. From morning tea near Bundeena ferry wharf, we’ll walk along the shore of Hordern beach, then to Bonnie Vale in Royal National Park, across the footbridge to Maianbar for lunch, then Deeban Split and Fishermans Bay before returning to Bundeena wharf. Mostly flat on well formed tracks. Sand walking, mostly hard sand at low tide. Steps. Ups and downs. Some quiet street walking. Limit: 12. View|
|2 Jun, Thu||Narrabeen Lagoon, Narrabeen|
|(NEW!!!) Circuit the lagoon, a large estuary system and wildlife haven. Our journey around Narrabeen Lagoon goes through beautiful ecosystems, abundant of flora and fauna, cultural heritage and historical icons. Hazards include viruses. Limit: 10. View|
|7 Jun, Tue 9:31AM||Neighbourhood walk No 38: Artarmon circuit|
|Leader: Christa Carey. Walk from Artarmon Station to Northbridge and back to Artarmon Station, walking through Blue Gum Forest, Flat Rock Creek, Flat Rock Bridge, Naremburn Falls and stopping at Henry Lawson Cave. Mainly flat with a few steps. Pub lunch optional. View|
|10 Jun, Fri 10:15AM||Colour walk series No 16: Mt Penang Gardens, sculptures and cascading waterways|
|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
|20 Jun, Mon 9:00AM||Cheltenham to Epping|
|Passes through 4 LGA's.
City of Parramatta Council
Council of the City of Ryde
The Council of the Shire of Hornsby
|(Date Changed) Booking open 11 June 2022. Cheltenham Railway Station to Epping Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow the fire trail along Devlins Creek passing Whale Rock before coming to the junction with the Great North Walk (GNW). We will continue along the GNW to Browns Water Hole and the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Once on this track we will navigate our way to the falls. Depending on the water level in the creek, we will cross the creek and proceed to Epping Station. Booking essential giving mobile, emergency and NPA numbers. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings.
Location: Lane Cove National Park
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 15. View
|27 Jun, Mon 9:00AM||Meadowbank to Concord West|
|(NEW!!!) Booking open 20 June 2022. Meadowbank to Concord West via Rhodes, the ship wrecks, the old brickworks to Concord West. Limit: 15. View|
|13 Jul, Wed 10:12AM||Ferries walk series no 1: Parramatta Heritage Walk|
|Leader: Lynne Hewitt We walk from Rydalmere Wharf to Parramatta Wharf via the bike share path. Highlight of today's walk is the heritage walk at Female Orphan School at the Western University of Sydney. https://www.whitlam.org/visit View|
|29 Jul, Fri 10:01AM||Colour Walk Series 15: Magnolia|
|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|
|6 Aug, Sat 9:46AM||Neighbourhood walk No 41: Narrabeen Lakes|
|Leader: Claire Finnigan Narrabeen Lakes lagoon trail takes you through beautiful bushland, mangroves and parklands, all the way winding around Narrabeen lagoon, home to nearly 200 species of birds. View|
|16 Sep, Fri 10:00AM||Colour walk series No 3: Royal Botanical Garden|
|Today we'll visit the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city. Wrapped around Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney's most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas. From the provocative rare and threatened plants of the world to the romantic rose garden, the themed garden areas show the diverse beauty of nature. Optional lunch at Chai Thai View|
|30 Sep, Fri 10:02AM||Colour walk series No 8: Cherry Tree Walk|
|(SWAG) Marilyn C.|
|We visit Gumnut for coffee and pastries on arrival. Cherry Tree Walk is a beautiful walk in Bowral. It consists of a walking/bike track beside the Mittagong Rivulet and 526 cherry trees that have been planted, dedicated to each and every soldier who died during the Vietnam War. The walk is particularly attractive in spring when the cherry trees are in flower. Incorporated into the design of the War Memorial has been a monument, inscribed with the names of the Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. Then we continue to the Southern Highlands Botanical Garden. Expect a very long day. View|
|14 Oct, Fri 8:29AM||Neighbourhood series : Magazine track to Flat Rock Beach return|
|(SWAG) Sophie A.|
Foresville to Flat Rock Beach return via Magazine Track.Steep and slippery tracks View
|21 Oct, Fri 9:00AM||Neighbourhood Walk No 40 Cheltenham to Eastwood|
|(SWAG) Ian B.|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks to Terrys Creek falls and on to Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Possible sighting of flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom during this walk. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cove River Limit: 15. View
|28 Oct, Fri 10:19AM||Colour Walk Series : Campbells Rhododendron Garden in Blackheath|
|(SWAG) Sophie A.|
|To avoid the crowd in Rhododendron Festival on the first Saturday of November, we will visit Blackheath for it's wonderful display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. I have also noticed in the previous years, rhododendrons bloom much earlier than the official Rhododendron Festival date. Start with a coffee in one of Blackheath's fabulous cafes. Visit
Campbell Rhododendron Gardens. Have lunch in one of the many places in blackheath or bring your own.
Location: Blackheath, Blue Mountains
Map: Blue Mountains View
|4 Nov, Fri 10:00AM||Ferry series No 3: Drummoyne loop|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Points of interest: The largest chocolate factory in Australia Drummoyne Park Taplin Park Battersea Park Quarantine Reserve Henry Lawson Park Abbotsford Cove Windward Manor Five Dock Bay Fig Tree Bay Werrell Reserve Hen and Chicken Bay Bill Fisher Reserve Interesting windows and houses Campbell Park Lysaght Park Russell Park View|
|6 Nov, Sun||Parramatta to Shoalhaven : Section 29 Gerringong to Seven Mile Beach (Gerroa)|
|(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
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