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1 Jun, Sat 10:00AM Hidden Gem and Coal Waste in Royal NP
Grade:4/6 Southern Sydney Branch
14608
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(NEW!!!) Hosted by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. Walks will be in the RNP near the headwaters of the Hacking River which drains off the Illawarra escarpment. The infamous Peabody Metropolitan Colliery is located further up Camp Gully Creek. The mine has illegally discharged coal waste material into these waterways on numerous occasions in recent years. If you’re curious about the ongoing impacts on the ecosystem downstream, this is a good opportunity to see the evidence for yourself. Registration essential. Creek crossings, wet feet
Location: Royal NP View

9 Jun, Sun 8:00AM Steamers Beach, Whiting Beach, Blacks Waterhole Circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGrade: 3/4 Medium walk. Walk distance: 14.5 km. A circuit walk from the Steamers Beach Carpark, visiting amongst other beautiful places, Kittys Beach, St Georges Head, Blacks Harbour and Waterhole, and Steamers Beach. Park fees apply for Booderee National Park.
Location: Booderee NP
Map: Sussex Inlet 90274S Limit: 12. View

9 Jun, Sun 7:30AM The caves of Carne Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) If you love traversing along spectacular escarpments and are keen to explore some superb caves, then this is the walk for you! From Koan Cave in the north, we will travel south on the eastern side of Carne Creek, enjoying the panoramic views along the way. We will visit Shovel, Sand and Michelangelos Caves along the way, as well as numerous slots, ramps and some truly amazing stone sculptures such as the Flying Dragon, Koan Chair and many more. The meeting spot will be at the Zig Zag Railway. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

15 Jun, Sat 10:00AM Hidden Gem and Coal Waste in Royal NP
Grade:4/6 Southern Sydney Branch
14608
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(NEW!!!) Hosted by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. Walks will be in the RNP near the headwaters of the Hacking River which drains off the Illawarra escarpment. The infamous Peabody Metropolitan Colliery is located further up Camp Gully Creek. The mine has illegally discharged coal waste material into these waterways on numerous occasions in recent years. If you’re curious about the ongoing impacts on the ecosystem downstream, this is a good opportunity to see the evidence for yourself. Registration essential. Creek crossings, wet feet
Location: Royal NP View

15 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Upper Grose wanderings
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA walk in the upper reaches of the Grose River in which we will explore the various pagodas and fascinating rock formations of this often overlooked area. Expect some off-track and rock scrambling along the way. Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

25 Jun, Tue 9:00AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge (#940)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and onto See Thru Falls then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosie's Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Hazards: Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Potholes Reserve Tahmoor
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 20. View

29 Jun, Sat 10:00AM Hidden Gem and Coal Waste in Royal NP
Grade:4/6 Southern Sydney Branch
14608
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Hosted by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. Walks will be in the RNP near the headwaters of the Hacking River which drains off the Illawarra escarpment. The infamous Peabody Metropolitan Colliery is located further up Camp Gully Creek. The mine has illegally discharged coal waste material into these waterways on numerous occasions in recent years. If you’re curious about the ongoing impacts on the ecosystem downstream, this is a good opportunity to see the evidence for yourself. Registration essential. Creek crossings. Wet feet.
Location: Royal NP View

29 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Upper Wolgan River wanderings
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe upper Wolgan River has a lot to offer the adventurous bushwalker, including some spectacular pagoda clusters, the interesting Tindalls swamp and cascades among other attractions. If time allows, I'd like to visit Wolgan Falls towards the end of the walk. Off-track walking and rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

30 Jun, Sun 9:30AM The Great West to East walk: Part 3: Artarmon to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  400m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) CO-LEADERS: GeoffreyLee and PHILIP WRIGHT Walk 50 km in June to raise money for Cancel Council (https://www.facebook.com/groups/50kmwalkforcancer/). Sign up to get your free T-shirt. We do this 50 km in 3 Sundays: 2nd, 16th, 30th June. Part 1: From Parramatta to Gladesville :  Part 2: From Gladesville to Artarmon Part 3: From Artarmon to Manly: .  Artarmon Reserve, Bicentennial Reserve, Flat Rock Gully, Tunks Park, Willoughby Bay, Quakers Hat Park, Beauty Point, Pearl Bay, Spit West Reserve, Spit East Reserve, Ellerys Punt Reserve, Fisher Bay, Spit to Manly Walk, Clontarf Beach, Castle Rock Beach, Reef Beach, Reef Bay, North Harbour Reserve, Fairlight Beach, West Esplanade Park.  Manly. Limit: 15. View

1 Jul, Mon 9:06AM Bruces Walk – Bullaburra to Lawson
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  230m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Meet at Bullaburra Station. Walk up to and then along a part of Bruces Walk. Then Fairy Falls, Echo Bluff, track to fire trail Frederica Falls. Return to Lawson Station via Hughes Avenue. Steep, rough, slippery.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

13 Jul, Sat 10:00AM Hidden Gem and Coal Waste in Royal NP
Grade:4/6 Southern Sydney Branch
14608
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(NEW!!!) Hosted by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. Walks will be in the RNP near the headwaters of the Hacking River which drains off the Illawarra escarpment. The infamous Peabody Metropolitan Colliery is located further up Camp Gully Creek. The mine has illegally discharged coal waste material into these waterways on numerous occasions in recent years. If you’re curious about the ongoing impacts on the ecosystem downstream, this is a good opportunity to see the evidence for yourself. Registration essential. Creek crossings. Wet feet.
Location: Royal NP View

13 Jul, Sat 8:00AM Starlights Trail – Emmett Flat – Nattai River – Slott Way Track
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Nattai River is a place not often visited but it's certainly worth the effort of getting there as it's a peaceful and spectacular place to spend a few hours searching out the odd platypus or wombat! On this walk we will descend to the river and follow it along to the Slott Way Track so making this an interesting circuit. By this time of year, the wattle should be starting to bloom, so this could be a colourful walk, too! Steep ascents and descents.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Nattai 89291S Limit: 20. View

16 Jul, Tue 9:30AM Old Bullock Track & Macquarie Rivulet Circuit (#530
Fully inside Shellharbour City Council
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Paul O
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the bottom of Macquarie Pass follow an old bullock track up to Clover Hill Rd.  Turn down a Canyoners Track to Macquarie Rivulet and follow back to The Cascades car park. Hazards: Slippery, steep, off track, scrambling on narrow rough track. Can be quite muddy in places.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

20 Jul, Sat 7:30AM Cape Pinnacle and Rockflower Ridge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Cape Pinnacle juts out high above the Wolgan Valley and is truly spectacular from any angle. But this fabulous feature of the Gardens of Stone is only part of the story, as getting there involves walking along a ridge of stunning pagodas, which beg to be climbed. This is a location few people go to, so come along and discover what you're missing out on! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

21-28 Jul, Sun (08:45AM)-Sun (14:00PM) New Caledonia. GRNC1. Grand Randonnee
Grade:4/6 Length 120km  4,800m 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 long(Cancelled) The GRNC1 crosses the great southern section of Grande Terre, the main island of New Caledonia and takes bushwalkers on a journey of a variety of habitats from tropical beaches to towering rainforests, waterfalls galore and scenic mountain ridges, making this truly a walk in paradise. There are walkers huts at each campsite and we will travel through the Blue River Provincial Park for a large section of the walk. Almost all of the flora and fauna is endemic to the island which makes this walk very special.
Location: Blue River provincial Park
Map: Alltrails Limit: 14. View

27 Jul, Sat 10:00AM Hidden Gem and Coal Waste in Royal NP
Grade:4/6 Southern Sydney Branch
14608
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.(NEW!!!) Hosted by Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. Walks will be in the RNP near the headwaters of the Hacking River which drains off the Illawarra escarpment. The infamous Peabody Metropolitan Colliery is located further up Camp Gully Creek. The mine has illegally discharged coal waste material into these waterways on numerous occasions in recent years. If you’re curious about the ongoing impacts on the ecosystem downstream, this is a good opportunity to see the evidence for yourself. Registration essential. Creek crossings. Wet feet.
Location: Royal NP View

30 Jul, Tue 9:00AM Buxton Ave to Blue Gum Forest (#909)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  80m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStarting from Buxton Ave on the edge of Nattai NP, we follow a short distance on fire trails to pick up a track that leads us down to the Blue Forest in Thirlmere Lakes NP. Generally downhill with a total descent of 200m. Car shuffle required. Hazards: Uneven and possibly slippery track in places. Mostly downhill.
Location: Nattai NP & Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 20. View

3 Aug, Sat 8:00AM Red Ledge Pass – Devils Hole Track
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Red Ledge Pass is one of the many scenic passes off the Narrowneck that are worth a visit but still pose a bit of a challenge as it's steep in parts with a rough track only to the top of the pass with a bush bash down into the valley. Then it's a walk along to Devils Hole, which is very scenic with its small stand of rainforest and giant chockstone. Off-track and scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

4 Aug, Sun 8:00AM Pigeon House Mountain and Landslide Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGrade: 4 hard and overgrown. Walk distance: about 15 km. We warm up by climbing Pigeon House and hope for a brilliant view! We then descend on the steep northwestern side, where the (ex)track is very overgrown, and join Wombat Ridge Trail. We follow this until we head on a footpad to Landslide Creek for a view into the valleys. Return the same way, minus the final ascent to Pigeon House.
Location: Morton NP Limit: 12. View

6 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Mt Keira Ring Track & Robinsons LO (#400)
Fully inside Wollongong City Council
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) 35134
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.From Byarong Park head up Mt Keira Ring Track. Detour to Robertson Lookout then complete the ring track back to cars. Great coastal views, rainforest and remnants of old mine. Hazards: Some overgrown and steep tracks.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SR
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 20. View

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