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|4 Sep, Sat 8:00AM||Girrakool – Scopas Peak – Kariong Brook – Girrakool|
|Springtime is upon us and this walk will showcase a bounty of wildflowers that only the Sydney sandstone region can achieve! We will follow the eastern side of Girrakool Creek down over Piles Creek before heading south over Scopas Peak, then the Hawkesbury Track, the old Woy Woy Road, past the scout camp and back along the western Girrakool circuit back to the start. Expect lots of scenic lookouts, beautiful waterfalls, and of course a mass of wildflowers including Waratahs which should be coming into bloom.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 20. View
|5 Sep, Sun 8:01AM||20km plus walk series : Canoelands Ridge Walking Track|
|Grade:4/6||Length||21km||800m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Canoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk. See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike.
The original inhabitants of the Canoelands area were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different 'clans', whose quick demise upon European settlement has sadly resulted in very little information remaining on how they utilised the local area. When you RSVP, include your full name, member number, mobile no, and emergency contact no. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Marramarra National Park Limit: 12. View
|5 Sep, Sun 10:03AM||Harbour to Hawkesbury No 6|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley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|
|8 Sep, Wed 11:30AM||Walkers lunch|
|(Mal’s Group) Mal|
|Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View|
|10 Sep, Fri 11:02AM||Colour Walk Series No 5: Bowral to Mittagong|
|Walk from Bowral station to Gumnut Pattisserie for coffee and their delicious pastries. Then walk to Corbett Gardens, Bowral Lookout, Mount Gilbratar, Jellore Lookout, Mittagong Lookout. Walk finishes at Mittagong. Expect to see some tulips on the way and a long day. Many steps and overgrown paths. Steep and rocky sections
Map: Southern highlands Limit: 12. View
|11 Sep, Sat 8:00AM||Sunnyside canyon and the Acoustic chamber|
|On this walk we enter a world of great beauty as Sunnyside creek /canyon is followed and explored. One of the highlights is the enormous Acoustic chamber but there are plenty more too including dramatic cliff lines, overhangs, lookout points, and much more. So bring along your sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Newnes State Forest and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View
|12 Sep, Sun 9:41AM||Cowan to Brooklyn|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) To celebrate the completion of The Harbour to Hawkesbury series of walk, we'll do a celebration walk from Cowan to Brooklyn, followed by the classic Fish and Chips. This is a very popular walk. The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay, which makes a great spot for a mid walk swim. At this time of the year, it is a wildflowers lover's paradise... Boronia, Grevillea, Tea Tree, Rice flowers, Pea flowers, just to name a few. Some rock scrambling and steep sections. Limit: 12. View|
|16 Sep, Thu 9:00AM||Mt Victoria – Bardens Lookout, Mt York and Lockyers Track Head|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Travel by car to start of Cox Road Walking Track along Mt York Road, pass through a couple of lookouts including Bardens Lookout to Mt York and then on to Lockyers Track Head and back along Lockyers Road track. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mount Victoria Limit: 12. View
|17 Sep, Fri 9:17AM||Colour walk series No 6: Rock orchids galore|
|Spring is orchid time. Sylvan Grove Native Garden has such an array of Rock Orchids. They are majestic flowers to admire. https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/environment/parks-reserves/sylvan-grove-native-garden It s also a botanical garden with a variety of plants. After the garden, we will take a walk in Georges National Park with great views of the river. Spring flowers including native orchids will be plenty. Can arrive early to have coffee before the connecting bus. More options on South Side of the Station.
Steep and slippery sections
Map: Picnic Point Limit: 12. View
|17-19 Sep, Fri-Sun||Newnes Weekend away|
|Southern Sydney Branch|
|(Cabins Full - Waitlist operating) Following on from last year’s successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last year’s weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is. Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon, share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes cabins, or stay in the five-star camping ground. Friday night, the famous ukes will be back for a sing-along out the front of the pub. Saturday, a range of walks will be offered with various grades and leaders, the Glowworm Tunnel with a small canyon will be one. Saturday night includes surprise entertainment on the grassed area outside the pub including a toast to Jim. Sunday morning sleep-in then walk to the top of Mystery Mountain for brunch, great views and pagoda exploring. For those interested, a walk around the ruins on Sunday afternoon is available. Cost is approximately $120 pp for both nights in a cabin or $50 for a campsite. Leftover money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Walks grades 3 and 4. View|
|19 Sep, Sun 8:37AM||20km plus walk series : Berowra to Mount Colah|
|Grade:4/6||Length||17km||500m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Berowa to Mt Colah. This is not quite over 20 km but you will feel like you have been walking about that much due to the terrain. Steep and Slippery sections
Location: Berowar and Berowra Valley NP Limit: 12. View
|19-24 Sep, Sun (10:24AM)-Fri (15:00PM)||Colour Walk Series: A few days in the Mountains|
|(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leaders: Bob R and Ewan Cain. Expression of Interest is sought to stay a few days in Upper Blue Mountains and do day walks. Expect to see waratahs, orchids, wattles and other native flowers.
Six foot track;
Blue Gum Swamp;
Steep and slippery sections
Map: Blue Mountains View
|19 Sep, Sun 10:16AM||Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk|
|Leader: Allan Porter. To mark the anniversary of "Crossing the Blue Mountains 2020", we will do the "Magical Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk" again. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a memorable walk with wildflowers galore (Waratahs, Bearded Orchids, Sun orchids, Caladenia, greenhoods) waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, birdlife and majestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4). Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View
|22-27 Sep, Wed (09:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM)||Pack walk to base camp at Cascade Hut|
|Drive to Jindabyne on day 1. Day 2 drive to Dead Horse Gap and walk 10k to Cascade Hut and set up tents and explore the area. Day 3 walk with day pack towards Tin Mind huts or to Tin Mind Falls, returning to Cascade Hut for the night. Day 4 - Either walk part way back to cars or day walk towards The Chimneys. Day 5 - Walk back to cars, then Jindabyne for the night. Return home the following day. Pace: unhurried. Min distance 20k, more if other options are taken up. If unknown to leader, please advise walking experience.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Chimneys Ridge 85241N View
|24 Sep, Fri 9:01AM||Mount Solitary via Golden Stairs|
|(NEW!!!) We start from Narrow Neck carpark, go via Botting's Lookout, Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle along the Federal Pass, Ruined Castle Track and Mount Solitary Walking Track to the summit of Mount Solitary (950m). At this time of the year, you will see the majestic Waratahs. To register for the walk, please email me your mobile no, emergency contact no and NPA membership no. Medium pace walk.
Very steep and slippery sections. Rock scrambling.
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View
|25 Sep, Sat 9:34AM||Colour walk series No 7: Australilan Botanical Garden|
|The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan showcases Australian flora amongst 416 hectares of rolling hills, lakes, lawns and gardens.
In the late 18th century, the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the rest of the world created waves of excitement in the field of botany.
The Australian Botanic Garden displays approximately 2000 of these plants via themed gardens across the site as well as the Connections Garden, a four-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden.
Other features of the Garden include a restaurant, visitor centre with gift shop, free gas barbecues and acres of Cumberland Plain Woodland to explore.
Come September, the paper daisies become an attraction for visitors. Various species of Waratahs will be flowering too.
After seeing the floral display, we will walk to the Sundial, Mount Annan Peak, the Blue Tree before leaving the Garden to visit Lake Yandel'ora before catching the bus home.
Location: Mt Annan Limit: 12. View
|25 Sep, Sat 9:00AM||Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit|
|The Tahmoor Gorge circuit follows the very scenic Bargo River and includes the extremely beautiful Mermaid pools and a myriad of cascades and lesser waterfalls along the way. There is a high cliff line track too and we will follow both on this circuit. A walk not to missed especially as the spring flowers should be out in profusion. Rock hopping and some scrambling.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 View
|26 Sep, Sun 10:02AM||Submarine Rock…Centre of the Universe|
|(Cancelled) An opportunity to be in the middle of wilderness.... Actually the "Centre of Universe" "994" to see the Submarine Rock, the Wollangambe River and pagodas, without having have to tackle difficult or dangerous tracks. At this time of the year, there will be abundant display of wildflowers, including waratahs, orchids and the not easily found Pterostylis tunstallii. Steep and slippery sections, obstacles.
Map: Wollangambe Limit: 10. View
|28 Sep - 3 Oct, Tue-Sun||The Hay Plains|
|Grade:2/6||50m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|(NEW!!!) Down on the Hay Plains there is a delightful national park along the banks of the Lachlan River. This is a multi-day trip to explore various locations within that park, to see just what biodiversity there is on the property, to learn of its history with one of the people who grew up on site (our very own beloved Valerie Atkinson) and to just enjoy the immensity of the open spaces.
Map: Maude 7729S, Oxley 7729N, Illilliwa 7829S, and One Tree 7829N Limit: 15. View
|1 Oct, Fri 9:51AM||Colour walk series No 8: Cherry Tree Walk|
|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. Limit: 12. View|
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