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|15 May, Sat||Coledale to Woonona|
|Moderate pace. Coledale to Woonona via Coledale Beach, Shark Beach, Brickyard Point, Headlands Hotel, Bells Point, Austinmer Beach (local bus to outskirts of Thirroul, Opal card accepted), Thirroul Beach, McCauley’s Beach, Sandon Point, Bulli Beach. Ocean views, lots of ups and downs, steps, reserve walking, a little sand walking, street walking, mostly formed tracks and footpaths, some uneven and rough-surfaced tracks. Limit: 12. View|
|15 May, Sat 8:30AM||Traverse of the Gods|
|Back by popular demand, The traverse of the Gods is a spectacular walk which follows a narrow ledge along Banks Wall, allowing the adventurous participant superb views of the Grose Valley and beyond. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View
|16 May, Sun 10:00AM||Blackbutt Reserve nature walks and wildlife exhibits|
|(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, or passive recreation. The Reserve's undulating natural environment is the perfect place to explore the wonders of nature with its peaceful picnic settings, wide open spaces and the diverse range of habitats and ecosystems.
The modern and spacious wildlife exhbits provide close viewing of the various native animals on display. The exhibited animals and interpretative signage located along the boardwalk (both wheelchair and pram friendly) provide an opportunity for visitors to observe the fauna and learn about each species.
Comprising Eucalypt Forest and pockets of significant remnant vegetation, Blackbutt Reserve boasts a restored rainforest providing habitats for a number of rare and vulnerable species.
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 3. View
|16 May, Sun 10:25AM||Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4|
|(Fully Booked) We walk from Katoomba to Leura via Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Never-ending view of Mount Solitary and The Three sisters. We’ll visit many scenic points including Lady Darley Lookout, Kedumba View, Echo Point, Minnamurra Lookout, Honeymoon Lookout, Bridal Veil View, Leura Cascades, Olympian Rock and Gordon Falls Lookout. Steep and slipppery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View
|16 May, Sun 5:00AM||Great North Walk: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle|
|(Fully Booked) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. This is the final section of the walk ending at Newcastle and a celebratory beer at the pub.
Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 20. View
|16 May, Sun 10:30AM||Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap|
|Grade:3/6||Length||8km||Far South Coast Branch|
|Walk in Bournda National Park from Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap. This is principally a beach walk along Wallagoot Beach. Lunch on Kangarutha Track. 3km beach walking. 1km rough track.
Location: Bournda National Park View
|17-23 May, Mon-Sun||Annual bush regeneration camp|
|Mid North Coast Branch|
|Many hands needed for the annual bush regeneration camp based at beautiful Kylies Beach (near Laurieton). This year’s focus will be on rehabilitation of fire-affected areas. Contact Sue for full details.
Location: Kylies Beach View
|17 May, Mon 9:22AM||Catalina Raceway|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk around the old racing track and the newer Gully Walk. Then follow Kedumba River down through The Gully. Visit Katoomba Cascades, Reids Plateau and Round Walk with a side track to the base of the first drop of Katoomba Falls. Clay surfaces can be slippery if wet. Steep sections.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View
|17 May, Mon 10:00AM||Malabar to La Perouse|
|(NEW!!!) This walk follows the coastline south from Malabar Beach to the mouth of Botany Bay at La Perouse. It passes spectacular cliffs, headlands and beaches typical of Sydney’s ocean coast as well as golf courses and historical sites. We may be lucky to see the early whales on their migration north. Hazards: golf balls.
Location: Botany Bay NP
Map: Botany Bay 91303S and Edges Limit: 14. View
|18 May, Tue 1:02AM||Heathcote Station circuit walk|
|Length||16km||360m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Lovely circuit walk from Heathcote Station to Heathcote Station. We shall go along Uloola Falls Track, then onto Karloo Pool and small off-track section along Kangaroo Creek up Bottle Forest Trail back to Heathcote Station. Moderate pace. Contact leader. Creek crossings, slippery surfaces.
Map: Royal NP Limit: 10. View
|18 May, Tue 9:30AM||Walls of Camelot – Hilltop|
|Grade:4/6||Length||13km||450m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs. The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes track.
Hazards: Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View
|19 May, Wed 10:00AM||Lawson to Hazelbrook|
|(Bob Shayler’s Group) Fritz W.|
|(NEW!!!) Walk from Lawson to Hazelbrook. Lovely bush and waterfalls. Slippery sections
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View
|19 May, Wed 1:00AM||Winmalee circuit via Grose Head South|
|Train to Springwood and bus to start of the walk at Winmalee. From bus stand walk along White Cross Road to the start of the Shaws Ridge Trail, then Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge Trail to Grose Head South Lookout (possibly continue on to Grose Head South) and back along Blue Gum Swamp Track and White Cross Road to Winmalee. Return to Springwood Station by bus. Slippery and muddy sections, creek crossings. Limit: 15. View|
|20 May, Thu 9:30AM||Minnamurra to Kiama coastal walk|
|A coastal walk, including beaches and rock platforms, from Minnamurra to Kiama, via Bombo Headland for some whale watching and then onto Kiama Blowhole. Cliff edges, rock surfaces. Limit: 10. View|
|20 May, Thu||Paddington|
|(NEW!!!) Stroll Paddington streets and lanes, past Victorian terrace houses, galleries, churches, heritage listed buildings and many corner public houses. Mainly flat walk with some gentle ups and downs. COVID safe numbers. Return to city from Edgecliff interchange. View|
|21 May, Fri||Even more of The Labyrinth|
|(NEW!!!) Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol and climb a high point at GR 422 232. Next, head north along the spur, then turn west and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 4200 2356. The idea is to explore the next 400 m of pagodas and slots, until 4160 E. Return via Ariadne Needles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View
|21-26 May, Fri (15:00PM)-Wed (08:00AM)||Green Gully|
|Grade:5/6||Length||65km||Mid North Coast Branch|
|(NEW!!!) Challenging 4-day walk along the Green Gully Track staying in huts along the way. Original group of 4 now has 2 spots free due to last-minute dropouts. See link below for details.$150 per head. https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/the-green-gully-track
Location: Oxley Wild Rivers NP Limit: 4. View
|21 May, Fri 10:12AM||Neighbourhood Walk : Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty|
|Co-leader: Elena Mazur. An easy day out to beautiful Tuggerah Lake...walk from Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. For a preview of what you expect to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqja5elNSM
We also hope to see one of Peter Rush's sculptures. I saw this amazing sight when I went there in April:
Baboon Delivers Another HorseSee video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPcw2n2Tuw
Map: Central Coast Limit: 12. View
|22 May, Sat 8:00AM||Lockleys Pylon – Blue Gum Forest – Perrys Lookdown|
|Well one of the classic walks is back on the table and there's no better time to do this challenging trip than in the cooler months when the air is fresh and clear and the views seem to last forever! I'm itching to see what the Grose Valley looks like at Blue Gum forest as well as in what condition, these 2 famous connecting tracks are in, so come and join me for what should be a wonderful walk. Steep descent and ascent and possibly loose rocks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View
|22 May, Sat||Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point|
|Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View
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