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14 Jan, Fri 10:02AM Neighbourhood Walks : Lyrebird Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  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of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader of the day: Steve Ringbauer This pleasant walk starts from the end of the Davidson Reserve picnic area and follows the Lyrebird Track through the bush, along the edge of Middle Harbour Creek, to the stepping stone crossing on Carroll Creek. The stepping stones are a great place to take a break. Then we continue to St Ives. Steep and slippery sections View

23 Jan, Sun 8:52AM The Great North Walk Section 5 : Galston Gorge to Mt Kuringgai
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  350m 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.From Galston Gorge, the walk keeps following the Berowra Creek through the Crosslands campsite to Calna Creek, and then up to Mt Kuring-gai.  Jumping fish, birds, turpentine and gum trees. Many grass trees. Some wildflowers. Steep and slippery sections. A few creek crossings.
Location: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

6 Feb, Sun 9:00AM The Great North Walk Section 6 : Mt Kuringgai to Berowra
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m 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.This would be the shortest section of the Great North Walk...take a breather in summer.. We walk from Mt Kuringgai to Berowra via Berowra Creek.  Nice wild flowers and mushrooms.   Steep and slippery sections
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

13 Feb, Sun 8:50AM Harbour to Hawkesbury warm up walk: Cremorne to Balmoral/The Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) What makes the Cremorne to Balmoral walk unique is that even though the city skyline is just a couple of kilometres away, you feel like you are miles from any city while walking here. Over the course of the walk you will come across
  • The pristine bushland of Sydney Harbour National Park
  • An abundance of spectacular views of the harbour
  • An old Naval Base
  • Tiny harbour beaches where you can take a swim
  • A nude beach
  • Several cafes and restaurants at Chowder Bay
  • The Sydney Harbour Marine Institute where you can learn more about the Harbour
If the tide is low when we finish at Balmoral, we may extend to The Spit along the waterfront. In that case, the walk will be 17 km. Limit: 12. View

20 Feb, Sun 8:26AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 1
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
Stuart 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Part 1 is Manly to The Spit– stunning coastal scenery along Manly Scenic Walkway. Limit: 12. View

25 Feb, Fri 9:30AM Flat Rock Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. It’s quite a shaded track with some rainforest-like sections. There’s some impressive sandstone cliffs and overhangs, some weathered by thousands of years of wind and water erosion. Clambering to the top of these cliffs provides some great views over Middle Harbour. Involves Steps, clambering and boulders. Social distancing, Hand sanitizer, masks
Map: Middle Harbour View

1 Mar, Tue Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 26
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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) Lake Illawarra entrance to Minnamurra via coastal headlands, beaches and Killalea State Park. Leader will hopefully arrange a boat assisted crossing of the Minnamurra River for a small fee to the boat owner. How exciting!!! Transport arrangements to be confirmed closer to the date. 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. Limit: 12. View

2 Mar, Wed Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 27 Minnamurra to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from  Minnamurra to Kiama on the 'Kiama Coast Walk' - 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. This section takes us via the spectacular Minnamurra river entrance then headlands, beaches and rock platforms to Kiama harbour and Blowhole. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 12. View

5 Mar, Sat Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 28 Gerringong to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Kiama on the now most visited section of the Kiama Coast Walk.  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. Limit: 12. View

6 Mar, Sun 10:04AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 3
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  330m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Part 3 is Davidson Park to St Ives – some of the nicest sections, along Middle Harbour and Middle Harbour Creek (Garigal NP) Limit: 12. View

13 Mar, Sun 10:45AM Harbour to Hawkesbury no 4
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Section 4 is St Ives to Bobbin Head  – undulating track along Cowan Creek on Warrimoo Track, through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Limit: 12. View

27 Mar, Sun 10:03AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 6
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  450m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Section 6 is Berowra Waters to Cowan: Beautiful track with ups and downs.  Waratahs will be seen at this time of the year.  Limit: 12. View

1 Apr, Fri 9:31AM Neighbourhood walk 24 : Bantry Bay Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leader: Heather Lakiss. A varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track, descends to Bantry Bay along the timber Getters Track and returns via the Scenic Bluff Track. There is an enormous Aboriginal engravings site (82 figures). We will visit The Bluff Lookout, a rock outcrop from which there are unobstructed views up Bantry Bay to Middle Harbour. As we ascend the Bluff Track there's constantly changing perspective over the bay and the historic Explosives Magazine buildings. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Garigal NP View

9 Apr, Sat 10:10AM Neighbourhood walk 26: Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  130m 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 will be Sue Atteridge. Today we walk CALEYI TRAIL , Deep Creek Valley Trail and continue along the Narrabeen lagoon to the Tramshed. CALEYI TRAIL is named after Caley’s Grevillea, a medium to tall shrub that is only found in an 8km square area that includes Belrose, Ingleside and Terrey Hills/Duffys Forest). As we are now closer to spring, expect to see wildflowers, grass trees, ferns and eucalypts. There is a wide rock platform and some interesting sandstone formations. There are some nice views over the GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK.  Near the trail are carvings of two kangaroos, one of which has a spear in its back (described by WD Campbell).  Where the track meets Deep Creek, the creek cascades over the rocks and drops into a small pool below. Steep and slippery sections, some parts a bit rugged, creek crossing
Map: Narrabeen Lake View

20-26 Apr, Wed (17:00PM)-Tue (14:00PM) Kosciuszko Pack Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 50km  1,000m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk has been postponed twice, firstly because of road closures and secondly because of dreadful weather. This time a change! We aim to leave on 20 Apr but will pick the actual start date after we see the weather forecast. You need to be available in case a slightly later start date is chosen. We have one night on Round Mountain fire trail, then two lovely nights at both Pretty Plain and then Wheelers Huts. A lovely walk to do with the usual great scenery and the usual lovely Koscie bushland and flowers.
Location: Kosciuszko NP 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

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

6-17 Jul, Wed (06:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) Thorsbourne Track, Hinchinbrook Island
Grade:3/6 Length 30km Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Updated Details) A third attempt to walk this lovely track with the first two being cancelled due to Covid. Some lovely rainforest and ocean scenery, nice campsites, and short walking each day. Mostly fully booked from the previous attempts, but may be some spaces available. Limit: 12. 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

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

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