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|28 Dec, Tue 9:30AM||Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool|
|Grade:3/6||Length||6km||330m||Southern Highlands Branch|
|(Postponed) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley. The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool. The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below. Return by the same route.
Hazards: Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View
|9 Jan, Sun 9:00AM||The Great North Walk: Section 4 Hornsby to Galston Gorge|
|Grade:4/6||Length||16km||700m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|This section of the Great North Walk starts from Hornsby Train Station and winds down along the Blue Gum Walk into Fishponds and along Berowra Creek. The walk passes through the Tunks Ridge Reserve and then into Galston Gorge. From here we walk to Hornsby Heights via McKay Firetrail where we will catch a bus to Hornsby. Steep and slippery sections. A few creek crossings. Need to watch out for some of the unsteady stepping stones at Galston Gorge
Location: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View
|14 Jan, Fri 9:02AM||Neighbourhood walk: The iconic Coogee to Bondi Walk|
|A cliff top coastal walk, the Coogee to Bondi walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. Most beaches offer picnic shelters, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms. There are rest stops with great views and seating along the coast. Optional lunch at Bondi Beach. there are some steep gradient paths and several staircases along the track.
Location: coogee Limit: 12. View
|21 Jan, Fri 10:00AM||The Colour walk series : 50 shades of Pink|
|Not quite the Jacaranda walk, but there are many shades of pink apart from the pink Crepe Myrtle lined streets. We walk from Canterbury Station to Ashfield, where we will go to the Leagues Club for Yum Cha. If you prefer, the Club also has a cafe and bistro for western food. If you prefer a picnic lunch, you can go to Allman Park instead. Walk will be cut short if it is a hot day. Points of interest: Canterbury Park Race Course, Canterbury Park, Gough Reserve, Yeo Park, Trinity Grammar School of which I have an affinity for, Peace Park, Peace Park Viewing Tower, beautiful old houses. There is a coffee shop at the start and for morning tea (V, GF).
Map: Canterbury Limit: 12. 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|
|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
|28 Jan, Fri 10:01AM||The Colour walks series : Seven Australians and Swain Gardens|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) This is a short summer walk to explore hidden secret gardens. We walk from Lindfield Station and cover part of the Two Creeks Track to The Seven Australians Park and Swain Gardens. The walk will finish at Kilara Station. Preview of Swain Gardens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-jHSWYD2bs Limit: 12. View|
|5 Feb, Sat 8:15AM||Lord Howe Island Trip – Expressions of Interest|
|Advance Notice - Calling for expressions of interest re trip to Lord Howe Island from 5 - 12 February 2022 lead by Joe Pike & Jill Hawkes. These trips have been run biennially for many years and have always booked out, so please register your interest as early as possible to receive the information sheet. There is no obligation at this stage and places will be offered to the earliest callers later. 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|
|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
|18 Feb, Fri 9:30AM||Flat Rock Beach|
|(SWAG) Bob R.|
|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 Limit: 12. View
|20 Feb, Sun 9:01AM||The Great North Walk Section 7 : Berowra to Cowan|
|Grade:4/6||Length||15km||600m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|We walk from Berowra to Cowan. Undulating and rocky terrain. You will be rewarded by Flowers and flowers, trees of all shapes, birds, and views. Wildflowers of all colour to bid you farewell in the last km. Rocky and steep
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View
|6 Mar, Sun 9:01AM||The Great North Walk Section 8: Cowan to Brooklyn|
|Grade:4/6||Length||13km||500m||Southern Sydney Branch|
|Walk the classic Cowan to Brooklyn. The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay. Steep and rocky sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View
|1 Apr, Fri 10:00AM||Rumbalara Explorer from Gosford Station|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Pretty well the grand tour of the Rumbalara Reserve, this walk takes in much of the great scenery the reserve has to offer. The walk covers both the lower and upper sections of the reserve and passes through the great variety of forest on show. The walk also passes three of the four bronze sculptures in the reserve. Yaruga picnic area would be a great spot to stop for lunch with it’s facilities and excellent views. Limit: 10. View|
|20-26 Apr, Wed (17:00PM)-Tue (14:00PM)||Kosciuszko Pack Walk|
|This 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
|3 Jun, Fri 10:01AM||The Colour walks series: Camellia Gardens Caringbah|
|(DRAFT - do not publish yet)
Located in Caringbah and overlooking beautiful Yowie Bay, the Gardens were recognised by the International Camellia Society as a Camellia Gardens of Excellence in 2014. There are sixty Camellia Gardens of Excellence in the world, with the Camellia Gardens and Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby being the only two in NSW.
The Gardens have over 400 cultivars and species donated and acquired since its first plantings began in 1969, in addition to many other rare ornamental and native plants. The collection is of unique value to Australian horticulture. The Gardens have something for all seasons. The camellias are in season during autumn and winter.
Tea house serves delicious devonshire and lunches.
We will play by ear. A walk at Woronora Cemetery can be added on.
Location: Caringbah Limit: 12. View
|18 Nov, Fri 9:45AM||Strickland Tour|
|Very pretty walk. Strickland Falls, Cabbage Tree loop, Arboretum loop, red cedars, tall tallowood, planted from 1877, many orchids: Cryptostylis erecta. Creek crossings, slippery and steep sections.
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 10. View
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