Program listing

Program listing

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30 Oct, Sun 7:30AM 20km plus walk series No 1: Coast Track in one day
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  900m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe Coast Track is an incredible coastal walk/trek within an hour drive south of Sydney running from Otford to Bundeena in one of the most popular and spectacular of the NSW National Parks, the Royal National Park.  This is a long day. When RSVP, please include your full name, member number, mobile no, emergency contact no and your walking experience to demonstrate your stamina and fitness. Steep and slippery sections Steep and slippery sections Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena View

31 Oct, Mon 8:14AM Emu Plains to Glenbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  475m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Emu Plains Station, Yandhai Nepean Crossing, Tench Reserve, M4 bridge, Lapstone Station, Old Zig Zag railway, Knapsack Bridge, steep up to Elizabeth's L/O, Lennox Bridge, Mt Sion Park, Glenbrook Station. Good lookouts on clear days. Roads, parkland, bush tracks. Rough, steep, some pavement walking and crossing roads.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

1 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Melbourne Cup – Fitzroy Falls East and West Rim tracks (xMelb#191)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks.  The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Extension to Plane crash site off track. Return to the car park for Melbourne Cup Festivities. Hazards: Slippery rocks. Some off track for optional extension.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Bundanoon 1S Limit: 20. View

2 Nov, Wed 9:00AM Gordon to Fullers Bridge
Grade:2/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Gordon Station to Fullers Bridge via Blackbutt Creek Track, Pipeline Track to Great North Walk, Fiddens Wharf and Lane Cove NP. Bus return from Fullers Br to Chatswood.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 15. View

3 Nov, Thu 8:29AM Castle Hill to Parramatta
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ken
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.The walk starts at junction of Old Northern Road and Excelsior Avenue , Castle Hill. The route is then through Bigigal reserve and follows Darling Mills Creek to Lake Parramatta, Parramatta Park to Parramatta CBD. Walkers can chose to leave the group at North Rocks Road before entering Lake Parramatta Reserve or at Windsor Road soon after leaving Lake Parramatta. Historic buildings and the Light Rail constuction will be seen before continuing to Parramatta.   There is much history here, including Old Governmen House and the site of first wheat field in Australia. Walkers may choose to visit the Catholic Church - rebuilt after a fire and the adjoining new build. The track down Excelsior Creek,Darling Mills Creek and around Lake Parramatta is quite rough in places with trip hazzards. There are two creek crossings( there is an alternate short bypass to avoid these crossings}. There are a number of busy roads to cross. This walk is not possible after rain and if necessary will be rescheduled.
Location: Castle and Baulkham Hills Limit: 24. View

4 Nov, Fri 9:32AM Ferry series No 3: Drummoyne loop
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Lynne Hewitt   Points of interest: The largest chocolate factory in Australia; Drummoyne Park; Taplin Park; Battersea Park; Quarantine Reserve; Henry Lawson Park; Abbotsford Cove; Windward Manor; Five Dock Bay; Fig Tree Bay; Werrell Reserve; Hen and Chicken Bay; Bill Fisher Reserve; Interesting windows and houses; Campbell Park; Lysaght Park; Russell Park; View

5-12 Nov, Sat-Sat November bushwalking on Lord Howe Island
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Be as active or as relaxed as you like on this little island of paradise, listed by Lonely Planet as a Top 5 travel destination. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures and a variety of guided walks. We will stay at a centrally located lodge, go out bushwalking and birdwatching during the day, and enjoy lectures and delicious restaurant meals in the evening. You can also challenge yourself climbing up the unique cloud forest of Mt Gower, snorkelling with Galapagos nurse sharks and green turtles, doing outdoor yoga with the best view, taking your best ever bird photos...  Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at sally.australia@yahoo.com Limit: 18. View

5 Nov, Sat Wolgan View Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGlowworm Tunnel Road – Wolgan View Canyon – Carne Creek Lookout. Return via gullies and pagodas. Explore this maze of gullies, pagodas and a visit to a usually dry canyon. A very interesting area. Track, off-track with mild scrub, easy scrambles.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

6 Nov, Sun 10:05AM 20km plus walk series: Gerringong to Minnamurra
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  340m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.
  • Coastal drama awaits on this wild and wonderful 23km trail, stretching from the Minnamurra River in the north to Werri Beach, in the town of Gerringong, in the south. Along the way lie ancient rock formations, record-breaking blowholes, windswept headlands and postcard-perfect beaches, not to mention plenty of places to refuel.
  • keep watch for humpback whales; 25,000 of them steam along the east coast of Australia on their annual migration.
  • Top attractions: Kiama Blowhole, Cathedral Rocks, Bombo Headland, Minnamurra River, Werri Beach.
Steep and slippery sections
Location: South Coast Limit: 12. View

7 Nov, Mon 9:12AM Wentworth Falls to Leura
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThough cemetery to Nature Trail. Edinburgh Castle Rock L/O. Lillian's bridge, creek crossing. Fairmont Golf Course. Golf Links L/O. Pool of Siloam and Lyre Bird Dell (if track is open). Lone Pine memorial planting for Remembrance Day (11/11/18). Look for date inscribed on steps up. Leura Station. Rough, steep, slippery when wet. Road crossings, tracks.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

8 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Amphitheatre & Fairy Bower Falls (#680)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Martin M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Dramatic Rock walls and views. Hazards: Muddy and slippery in places.
Location: Morton NP (Bundanoon)
Map: Bundanoon 89281S Limit: 20. View

9 Nov, Wed 10:00AM Balmain East to Pyrmont Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Balmain East ferry wharf to Pyrmont Bay via White Bay, Anzac Bridge, and Pyrmont to finish at Darling Harbour. Limit: 15. View

9 Nov, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

11 Nov, Fri 9:48AM Ferry Series No 4 : Jacaranda, flame tree, roses
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  70m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
Leader: Lynne Hewitt
We walk from Cabarita to Rhodes. Admire the flame tree, jacarandas and roses... Wear something red to match the occasion.
View

12 Nov, Sat 8:30AM Carrington falls – Missingham steps circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  420m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCarrington Falls - Stevos pass - Kangaroo river - Missingham steps circuit. This spectacular circuit takes in some of the most beautiful rainforested river country in NSW, with plenty of pools for swimming when we reach the Kangaroo river at the half way point. Rock scrambling and rock hopping.
Location: Budderoo National Park
Map: budderoo View

12 Nov, Sat 6:00PM NPA Annual Dinner
Grade:1/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!)

NPA Annual Dinner

If you wish to join the SWAG table, please RSVP asap here. The two weeks prior rule does not apply to this special event.
This is a great opportunity for the National Parks Association community
 to come together and celebrate. Meet the NPA Executive, State Council, 
staff, other members and supporters. Learn more about our current activities, 
programs and conservation work while enjoying a three course meal.
• Presentation of NPA volunteer awards•
• Special guest speaker: Hon. James Griffin MP, 
   Minister for Environment and Heritage•
• Many raffle prizes
A$70.00 View

13-19 Nov, Sun (08:00AM)-Sat (16:00PM) Kosciuszko Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 53km  1,400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe annual Koscie walk, this time with a bit of new country to explore.  We camp near Daveys Hut, Kidmans Hut, Mawsons Hut (2 nights), Valentines Hut, and Whites River Hut.   We have a spare day to do an optional side trip from Mawsons Hut. Days 2-4 are off track and may be a bit rough but it will an awesome walk with the usual lovely Koscie bush and scenery! Be prepared to start the walk a little later if weather conditions are poor.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

14 Nov, Mon 9:22AM Devils Hole
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  600m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from the station to the Nellies Glen. Descend to the Six Foot Track. Return to Katoomba via Devils Hole. Steep descent on old steps. Some rock scrambling. Some sections will be damp and maybe slippery.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

15 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Mt Alexandra Circuit- Red Track (#070)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  700m Southern Highlands Branch
2038
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This walk follows the track through forest, along creeks and beneath the M5 Motorway.  The Nattai River and Gibbergunyah Creek are crossed on the way. There are views and waterfalls along the route. The track itself is slippery in places.  It is listed as a grade 4 but some parts are grade 5.  There is one very steep gully to cross and a couple of creeks and I didn’t get a photo of the 2 most difficult crossings. Hazards:  Rough track, steep steps, slippery rocks and 4 creek crossing
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

16 Nov, Wed 9:45AM Maroubra to Little Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk the Coastal Walk from Maroubra to Little Bay via South Maroubra, Boora Point walking track, Malabar Beach. Some tracks, boardwalks, fire trail and beaches. Beautiful ocean and coastal views.
Location: Malabar Headland NP Limit: 15. View

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