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7 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and on to See Thru Pool then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosies Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings.
Location: Tahmoor
Map: Picton 90294S Limit: 15. View

7 Dec, Tue 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. What better way to catch up our new and old NPA friends at the beautiful Lane Cove National Park? Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve. View Esther's future walks Social distancing. Hand sanitizer.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 10. View

7 Dec, Tue 11:00AM Xmas Picnic and walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Mike P.
Cycle | A cycling tripPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. What better way to catch up our new and old NPA friends at the beautiful Lane Cove National Park? Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1 pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 10. View

7 Dec, Tue 11:00AM Xmas picnic plus walk, paddle or rest
Length 10km  180m Sydney Branch
John H.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.It's the time of the year when we think about our friends and family. Let's have a picnic! Bring your favourite food for a picnic. After the picnic, you can enjoy a paddle (PFDs compulsory), a walk or just enjoy the park. A guided walk will be on offer at 1 pm. It's a hidden gem. From Fullers Bridge, we'll walk along the river, visiting Mowbray Park, Batten Reserve and Stringy Bark Reserve. Other walks may be on offer too. Priority will be given to those who have been walking with me recently.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 10. View

11 Dec, Sat 8:00AM Catherine Hill Bay – Cotton Candy sea caves – Fraser Beach – Birdie Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.The highlight and one of the main reasons for this walk is to visit the stunning and colourful Cotton Candy sea caves north of Moonee Beach. This will be one of our first ports of call as we head south along the coast, walking, swimming and exploring the beautiful Munmorah SRA. So bring your cossies, blockout and a sense of adventure. Rock hopping.
Location: Munmorah SCA View

12 Dec, Sun 9:07AM The Great North Walk: Section 2
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  400m 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.Today we walk from North Ryde to Thornleigh. It's a beautiful bushwalk along the Lane Cove River, somewhat rocky but generally good track, ending with a steep climb to Thornleigh Station at the end. There are 5 mild creek crossings. Beautiful sandstone caves, magestic gum trees and grass trees are there to welcome you. The track is adorned with wildflowers: Boronia, wattles, rice flowers, grevillea and more. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cover River Park Limit: 15. View

17 Dec, Fri 10:19AM Coast to Lake Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.The Entrance Coast to Lake Scenic Walk is a 'string of pearls' walk connecting pedestrians to attractions, landmarks and facilities around The Entrance, covering over 7.6km of Central Coast's beautiful area. Join us for a mini holiday. We walk from the Long Jetty, Tuggerah Lake to The Entrance, then to Toowoon Bay. We start with a coffee and have lunch at the Entrance. Swimming opportunities.
Location: Central Coast
Map: Central Coast street map Limit: 12. View

17 Dec, Fri 9:36AM Neighbourhood walk: Birdwood Gully Walk at Springwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m 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.(Postponed) Leader will be Denise Mort. Birdwood Gully Walk: Gorgeous by Day and Magical by night. It  is  a beautiful short round trip walk that showcases the rainforest environment on the valleys of the Blue Mountains. Very easy access, some steep steps, overhangs, footbridges over streams, lyre birds, ferns and amazing atmosphere. Limit: 12. View

24 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Oxford Street ramble : Op-shops galore
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First 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.Leader: Fiona Thompson: Catching xmas spirits.  Starting with a coffee, we ramble along Oxford Streets to do Op-shop shopping. May be a bargain dress for Xmas? Instead of wearing the same red or green dress every year, I may find something different for 2021!! Ends at a pub lunch. Limit: 12. View

26-31 Dec, Sun (14:00PM)-Fri (09:00AM) Kosciuszko National Park day walks
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 long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Kosciuszko National Park is always popular in the summertime and staying at a very comfortable lodge at Perisher is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the region with fellow like-minded walkers! The accommodation is at a ski lodge and is via twin share/double rooms and DIY cooking. This lodge is an extremely comfortable place to stay and use as a base and all the rooms have ensuites, there is a huge commercial kitchen and plenty of room to social distance if you need to. As in previous years, I will have several leaders to take walks on each day so you can choose who you might like to walk with and the grades range from 2 to 6. It's essential to book early onto this walk as every year I usually have a long waiting list.
Location: Kosciuszko NP View

26 Dec, Sun 8:46AM The Great North Walk Section 3: Thornleigh to Hornsby
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  350m 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.From Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station we walk through suburban streets for a short while before diving into the bush at the southern end of Berowra Valley Regional Park. Soon after visiting the site of the historic Zig Zag railway we start wandering through the Berowra Creek Valley, passing a few cascading creeks. The track undulates along the side of the valley visiting a range of environments from moist fern forest to the drier grass tree and eucalypt forests of the ridge. There is a short side trip to visit the Westleigh engravings and a chance to pop down to fishponds, before climbing up the depression era stone steps to Hornsby Station. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mt Kuring-gai Limit: 15. View

28 Dec, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  330m Southern Highlands Branch
Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(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
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.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
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  120m 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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(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
Branch
35308
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 tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAdvance 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
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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

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