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24 Sep, Tue 9:00AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the Escarpment (#710)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mark P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic track.  Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment.  Wildflowers are prolific and the view is spectacular. Steep rough track, slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.  NOTE: Sections of this track have become quite overgrown.
Location: NattaNP (HighRange)
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

27 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs: Chatswood to Macquarie Park
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
Rail to River walk from Chatswood to Macquarie Park via Lane Cove River and The Great North Walk. Slippery sections
Slippery sections Limit: 15. View

1 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Griffiths Trail Circuit (#350)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) A circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland.  A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast.  There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

4 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs series : Kenthurst
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will visit the Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest View

8 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Jellore Floral Reserve Circuit West (#720)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A circuit walk on trails through Jellore State Forest with stunning views from spectacular lookouts. Beware of Koalas. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Jellore State Forest Limit: 20. View

9-17 Oct, Wed (17:00PM)-Thu (08:00AM) Kosciuszko Full Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 50km  1,300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA six night full pack walk involving Daveys Hut, Kidmans Hut, and Mawsons Hut. Exact details will be determined by weather and other factors. We camp near these huts but not in them so everyone needs to be fully equipped for the variety of conditions in the area. We stay at ski lodge in Jindabyne for a night on either side of the walk with our regular BBQ overlooking the lake. Always a pleasure walking in Kosciuszko area and this will feature some great scenery and bush in an area new to the leader.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

11 Oct, Fri 9:30AM The Suburbs Series : Cheltenham, Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens 2 weeks prior to event.  Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks to Terrys Creek falls and on to Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Possible sighting of flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom during this walk. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings. View

14-27 Oct, Mon-Sun Madagascar wildlife and walking tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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 longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This trip will be run by the experienced Exodus Tour company which I’ve travelled with on several occasions to parts of Africa and found them to be very professional and extremely informative and exciting in the locations they visit and the guides they provide. Accommodation is of a high standard. This is a small group trip with maximum of 12. Currently 8 spaces left. View

15 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Bangadilly Circuit (#810)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  320m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) A circular walk in the Southern section of Bangadilly NP. Combining management tracks, walking trails & open cross country we will walk through an interesting blend of Sydney Basin & Tableland flora & also walk along a rarely visited section of the Wingecarribee River. Steep climbs, some off track, unfenced cliffs, uneven surfaces.
Location: Bangadilly NP (Canyonleigh)
Map: Hansworth 8929-3S Limit: 20. 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

18 Oct, Fri 10:07AM The Alphabet series.”W”..Wentworth falls lake circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.LEADER: Philip Wright Start with a coffee at the famous German bakery,  Then walk to Wentworth Falls lake. The circuit around the lake shows you the serene beauty of the lake. Admire the water birds, sculptures and the flora...Maples, tea trees, grevillea ( specific to this area), isopogan, sun Orchid, wild strawberries, tree ferns, and of course Waratahs and rhododendrons flowering in October. There are more species unknown to the leader. Botanists  are invited to join the walk to enrich our knowledge. If you are lucky, you will see redbellied snakes. On return to the station, you can treat yourself with the famous pastries at the German bakery. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Patons Fire Trail (#630)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Sue G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Patons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges
Location: Meryla SF
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

25 Oct, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs series of walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m 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. Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors are considered concession)).
Limit: 15. View

29 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Minnamurra Rainforest (&BBQ) (#365)
Fully inside The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  196m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) 31890
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(NEW!!!) Starting at the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, enjoy spectacular rainforest, waterfall and canyon views from several viewing platforms along Minnamurra Falls walk. Finish with an optional BBQ lunch. (BYO) A circuit walk on well formed tracks.
Location: Budderoo National Park Limit: 20. View

1 Nov, Fri 10:30AM Suburbs Series: Windsor
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Historic walk including First Fleet Grave at St Matthews Anglican Church Windsor, Rickabys Creek and crossing the new Windsor Bridge over the mighty Hawkesbury River. Easy walking. View

2 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Perrys Lookout – Blue Gum forest – Junction Rock – Horse Track – Evans Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  780m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of the Blue Mountains classic walks is now back on the agenda with the opening of the newly upgraded Horse Track. On this hike you can expect to see waratahs flowering along with many other blossoms, and for those who are stoic enough, there's plenty of swimming opportunities along the Grose River.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

5 Nov, Tue 9:30PM Melbourne Cup – Fitzroy Falls East and West Rim tracks (#xMelb#191)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Maureen.F
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(NEW!!!) 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. Slippery rocks. Some off track for optional extension.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy) Limit: 20. View

8 Nov, Fri 9:54AM The Alphabet Series: “X” Xacuti at Harris Park
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  130m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Derek Hampton RSVP direct to derek.hamptonesl@gmail.com For our Alphabet series, ‘X’ is for Xacuti. Join us to celebrate our multicultural heritage walks with authentic Indian cooking at Harris Park. We start from Kissing Point wharf, go along the cycleway alongside Parramatta River, looking out for native birds at Baludarri Wetlands, stopping briefly at the historical Hambledon Cottage before reaching our destination for our shared group lunch ($20). Parramatta signifies Sydney’s urban buzzy renewal so food streets like this won’t last. Return is by train. If eating, please confirm and email culinary/dietary preference. Limit: 15. View

12 Nov, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool (#180)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  330m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Marjorie L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) 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. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy) Limit: 20. View

15 Nov, Fri 9:30AM The Suburbs Series: South Newtown
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  25m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob Rankin
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will walk some of the back lanes of South Newtown, viewing some historic sites and a lot of street art. Limit: 16. View

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