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1 Jun, Sat 8:00AM Dicksonia Ravines
Grade:5/6 Length 10km  270m Sydney Branch
Anton
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A walk through an enchanted and rarely visited tree fern forest. We will climb down into a hidden world of mossy logs, giant tree ferns, (‘Dicksonia Antartica’) and small streams. Many of the old tree ferns have fallen over, but are boldly regrowing in unusual directions, giving the appearance of giant caterpillars. We will travel through two steep-sided creek valleys that are northern tributaries of Dingo Creek. Time permitting, we will also climb up onto the pagodas separating the ravines for views across the Dingo Ck system. Mostly off-track, some thick bush, and some exposed spots. Off-track. Some rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Rock Hill 89312N Limit: 8. View

7-10 Jun, Fri (18:00PM)-Mon (10:00AM) Capertee Valley
Grade:5/6 Branch
34794
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(Fully Booked) Mugii Murum-ban is a bushwalker's paradise. Come along and join us to discover all that this area has to offer. Accommodation will be at the Royal Hotel in Capertee, leader will organise a room for you, or you are welcome to use a camper trailer / rooftop tent / caravan etc. These can be parked at the back of the hotel for free, they just expect you to eat / drink at the pub. On Saturday we will do a walk called Airly Frustum and Airly Turret Slot. On Sunday we will do a private tour of the Glen Davis Oil Shale Refinery in the morning and then head back up to the Mount Airly area for a walk to the Ladders Defile along with any other exploring that we fancy while up there. Monday a leisurely morning before heading home. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

8 Jun, Sat 7:30AM The Citadel and the Ultimate View exploration
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) I've wanted to climb the Citadel for a long time and to explore the area to the north, around the Ultimate View and the nearby clifflines/slots and terraces. So I look forward to being able to do this with like-minded, adventurous people in an area not often visited due to its rugged nature. The walk is generally a grade 5, but for those who want to climb the Citadel, it will be a grade 6. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 12. View

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

30 Jun, Sun 6:33AM Spectacular Pagodas, Cliffs and Ravines of Mount Airly South
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be better protected. Park the vehicles at Airly Gap. Walk south west following the alignment of the former tramway to the transfer station site and the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the south west end of Mount Airly. Climb the incredible pagoda spur to the top of the south west corner of Mount Airly, then traverse eastwards on the top/southern edge of the mountain, full of spectacular cliffs, overhangs and caves. Head north to descend into a rainforest tributary of Gap Creek. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

18 Jul, Thu 8:00AM Tahmoor Gorge to Maldon (#950)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:5/6 Length 10km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Traverse a section of Tahmoor Gorge along Bargo River from the bottom of Sally's Pass to the junction of  Nepean River. From the junction we will pick our way down the Nepean to Maldon. Will require car shuffle. NOTE: If we can't pick our way through to Maldon then we will backtrack to start. Partly unexplored so will need to be agile. Possible need to swim/float a section. Some cliffs and slippery rocks.
Location: Bargo & Nepean R
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 8. View

20 Jul, Sat 8:00AM The Cliff Lines to Point Cameron
Grade:5/6 Length 13km  500m Sydney Branch
Anton
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Point Cameron is a great destination, but the journey there is quite astonishing. This is a long, at times challenging walk through some of the best scenery the Gardens of Stone has to offer. First we must trudge through a kilometre or two of thick scrub, but our payoff is an extended cliff and pagoda top walk high above the eastern side of the Capertee Valley. On our way, we will see Jamison Pass, the Plain of Shards, Ngamperi Rock (the original Nipple Rock) and the Pondage Canyon. Time permitting, we can also drop in on Stargate Tunnel on our return. Off-track.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

27 Jul, Sat 7:30AM Clifflines to the east of the Bicentennial Trail
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) There is an impressive ridge line that parallels the Bicentennial Trail between the Cape Horn ft and the Moffitts ft which I've admired on many occasions whilst walking along the BT. I've always thought about exploring this incredible looking ridge, and now's the time! This is an exploratory walk but you can expect to encounter the usual suspects, such as many pagodas, numerous slots, overhangs and caves and any of the other geological formations you would see within the Gardens of Stone National Park. If you are the adventurous type then this walk should appeal to you. Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: cullen bullen and Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

11 Aug, Sun 6:36AM Kangaroo Creek Traverse
Grade:5/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be better protected. Park the cars near Angus Place. Walk on trail to SH 1127, then off trail north east to SH 1095. Descend into Kangaroo Creek at around GR 329 060, then follow the cliff line and ledges all the way to GR 315 056. Exit to Angus Place Trail and walk back to vehicles. About 12 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest and Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N 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

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

21 Sep, Sat 8:00AM East Creek exploration
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Deep inside the Newnes State Forest is an unprotected area worth saving and of course visiting, East Creek. Within its deep sculptured walls, there are wonderful overhangs and sections of towering forest, along with a few superb waterfalls which we will visit along the way. Come see why this area should be included within the Gardens of Stone National Park. Rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. 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

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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