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1 May, Sat 8:31AM Firefly Point via Galaxies Gully
Grade:5/6 Length 11km  750m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA fascinating walk full of pagodas to climb, overhangs and gullies to investigate and all within a short distance of Newnes. Lots of possibilities for exploring so a sense of adventure is a requisite! I've graded this walk a 5 due to the off-track nature and because of the rock scrambling. Rock scrambling/off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S View

1 May, Sat Meadowbank to Cabarita
Grade:2/6 Macarthur Branch
Lyn C
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Moderate pace. Meadowbank to Cabarita Wharf via John Whitton pedestrian bridge, Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, Yaralla House, Dame Eadith Walker Estate, rose garden, private driveway to Nullawarra Road, Majors Bay Reserve, Breakfast Point. Break off points. River views. Reserves. A little street walking. Ups and downs. Mostly on formed paths. Some rough surface tracks which could be slippery if wet. Limit: 12. View

2 May, Sun 7:45AM Great North Walk: Wondabyne to Mooney Mooney
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  420m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.(Fully Booked) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. The Sydney to Wondabyne walks were completed in 2019. This section is from the Wondabyne Station to the Old Moony Mooney Bridge. There will be a car shuttle between Hawkesbury River Station and the Old Mooney Mooney Bridge (45 mins return), and participants must come in a car with no more than the driver and 1 passenger. The walk will start at Wondabyne Station after a train ride from Hawkesbury River Station.
Rough track, rocks, steep and slippery sections, creek crossings
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Brisbane Waters National Park Limit: 20. View

2 May, Sun Lawson to Wentworth Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  620m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLots of steep sections along this route negotiating four valleys. Part of the old Bruce’s walk with creek crossings and eroded tracks in places. Relaxed pace. Loose rocks and gravel, creek crossings, slippery sections.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

2 May, Sun 9:52AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 23 Austinmer to Corrimal
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Illawarra Branch
Helen W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Co-Leader: Bob Rankin. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660 km in total. As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads, we will walk from Austinmer to Corrimal stations. From Austinmer we climb to the escarpment foothills and walk the Gibson track to Thirroul. Descending through streets and parks we stop at the DH Lawrence Reserve next to the house where the author wrote Kangaroo. From there we follow the coastal cycleway through the Sandon Pt Aboriginal Place, beaches and headlands to Bellambi Dunes, a rare natural dune system on a much modified coastline. Finally we follow Towradgi Creek from its estuary to Corrimal station. Limit: 15. View

3 May, Mon 9:40AM Darri Track, St Ives
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk takes the Darri track following the bush along the headwaters of Cowan Creek to the junction with the Warrimoo track.  After skirting behind some houses in St Ives Chase it joins the fire trail which heads steeply down to cross Ku-Ring-Gai Creek before it climbs out to  Kitchener St, St Ives and finally to Mona Vale Rd. Creek crossings, slippery when wet.   
Location: Kuring-gai Chase NP Limit: 14. View

3 May, Mon 8:50AM Sassafras Ridge
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Because of access issues the first part of the walk has been changed. We follow the Victory Track to Numantia Creek and on to Numantia Falls. Then visit top of Falls before climbing up to kangaroo ridge. Follow ridge down to Sassafras Creek. Exit via Sassafras Gully Rd to Springwood. Some off-track. Some steep loose track. Some rock scrambling. Creek crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 16. View

4 May, Tue 9:30AM Mt Murray to bottom of Macquarie Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk from the top of Macquarie Pass near Mt Murray down through a gap in the escarpment then down a series of old trails and a service road to the bottom of Macquarie Pass. Hazards: Steep, rough, uneven ground, overgrown tracks, tree fall, often off track. Illawarra Highway is crossed a number of times.
Location: Macquarie Pass National Park
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

4 May, Tue Warrimoo to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  600m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Station follow roads to Florabella Pass. Descend to cross Glenbrook Creek and ascend the Bullant Track. Meet the St Helena Fire Trail and visit the Lost World and Bunyan Lookouts. Descend the Kings Link Track crossing Glenbrook Creek again. Ascend to Springwood visiting Perch Ponds, Martins and Magdala Falls along the way. Relaxed pace. Cliff edges, creek crossings, loose rocks and slippery conditions.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Springwood 90304S View

5 May, Wed Edgecliff – Paddington – Edgecliff
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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.(NEW!!!) Stroll Paddington streets and lanes, past Victorian terrace houses, galleries, churches, heritage-listed buildings, and many corner public houses. Mainly flat walk with some gentle ups and downs. COVID safe numbers. Return to city from Edgecliff interchange. View

5 May, Wed 9:45AM Huntleys Point Ferry Wharf to Epping Road via Boronia/ Buffalo/ Magdala Park
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  130m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Huntleys Point Ferry Terminal to Epping Road via Boronia/ Buffalo/ Magdala Park. Walk is part of the Great North Walk. "Bring your walking stick" because there are lots of ups and downs and some steep bush paths. Ring Leader Fritz Wehrmann 0418 990 167 for booking. steep bush paths
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 12. View

6 May, Thu Asgard Swamp and surrounds
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A pleasant scenic walk to Asgard Swamp, Thor Head, historic kiln and Asgard Lookout. Spectacular views throughout. Cars required, leader will arrange transport from Blackheath Station. Cliff edges, loose rocks and slippery conditions.
Location: Blue Mountains NP View

6 May, Thu Rydalmere – Meadowbank
Grade:1/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Flat walk along the foreshore path of the Parramatta River. We will view the HMAS AE2 monument, aka the Silent ANZAC - 25 April 1915 this submarine navigated the Dardanelles and reached the Sea of Marmara. Covid safe numbers.
Location: Parramatta River View

7-14 May, Fri (18:00PM)-Fri (17:00PM) Great North Walk: Mooney Mooney to Newcastle
Grade:4/6 Length 150km Sydney Branch
Bandula 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) Joint leader, Sheila Walker (sheila.walker08@gmail.com). The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. The Sydney to Wondabyne walks were completed in 2019. Section 1 from Wondabyne is on 2 May 2021. Sections 2 to 8 will be continuous day walks from Saturday, 08 May to Friday, 14 May 2021 staying overnight en-route; at farm stay for 2 to 4 nights, possibly staying at a cabin site for 2 nights, in a pub/hotel for 2 nights and at a caravan park for 1 night. To start the walk, all walkers will assemble at Misty Mountain Farm Stay site by nightfall on Friday, 07 May for an early start on Saturday, 08 May. Car shuffles will be required for all sections and participants will need to come in a car with no more than 1 other participant. Daily walks range from 11 km to 20 km and the walk rating are 3 and 4. Rough track, steep, rough, rocky and slippery sections, creek crossings, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Brisbane Water NP and Watagans NP Limit: 16. View

7 May, Fri 5:46AM Potos Wall and Cave
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeave one car at Hanlons Road North and drive another one to GR 716 925 on Mountain Lagoon Road. From the second car, take Potos Ridge NW towards Tootie Creek. Visit Potos Cave 1 on the way down, followed by Potos Wall to the west of the descent ridge. Climb out of Potos Creek to visit Potos Cave 2. Next, cross the creek westwards and use East Ridge to descend into the Tootie Creek and Back Creek junction. Walk upstream on Back Creek, all the way to Hanlons Road North. About 6 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

7 May, Fri 1:30PM Social lunch
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  30m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Jeff's proposed walk "Castle Crag: Haroid reed and North Arm" was so popular.  We could not accept all the RSVPs.  To many's disappoinment, we have to postpone it due to bad weather.  As a consolation, we will gather for lunch to kill our boredom. Venue will be decided by popular vote tomorrow. It will be somewhere in the vicinity of Chatswood Station. Slippery and wet roads
Location: Chatswood
Map: Chatswood Limit: 7. View

8 May, Sat 8:30AM Baal Bone Ridge exploration
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Between Ball Bone Point and Baal Bone Gap is a ridge full of fantastic rock formations many of which resemble animals, a boot and well anything your imagination can conjure up! On this walk I intend to photograph and seek out as many of these formations as possible in a leisurely pace. However there might be some tape work involved so be prepared for off-track walking as we explore this marvellous area. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

8 May, Sat Cronulla to Fox Studios
Length 62km Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling trip(Date Changed) 62 km return, starting from Sharkies, Cronulla to Fox Studios and return. A flat and easy ride with mainly bike paths and bike lanes, some quiet roads. Lunch at Fox Studios Markets or BYO and a chance to look at the market stalls. Limited numbers, must contact leader. No helmet no go! View

8 May, Sat 9:31AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 19 Wattamolla to Garie Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Leader Kevin Cliffe. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Today we walk from Wattamolla to Garie Beach. Always wanted to do the Coast Track but 28 km and 900 m elevation in one day is not your cup of tea? This is your chance to do it in 3 sections with public transport option. Catch the 8am shuttle from Sutherland Station to Wattamolla, arriving 9:15 am. Walk to Garie Beach and catch the shuttle at 2:00 pm back to Sutherland. Day fare is $18. Ask leader for payment details for group booking. Bundeena to Shoalhavens Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Royal National Park Sketch Map Limit: 12. View

9 May, Sun 8:30AM Forest Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Starting at Maddens Plains, walk on tracks through a variety of forests to lunch overlooking Stanwell Park and return. Coastal and escarpment views.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment Limit: 16. View

9 May, Sun Guided bushwalks in the footsteps of Leichhardt
Branch
General Community Event
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longRetrace the famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt's remarkable 1843 journey to Mt Royal (50km north of Singleton) with Martin from nearby Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins, who has researched Leichhardt’s eventful but scarcely known visit. Leichhardt left a legacy of plant collection, natural history insight & detailed scientific observations that Martin will bring to life in this beautiful place which has remained largely unchanged in 170 years. Join a small group on a hard, steep 4 hour Sunday morning walk, or the afternoon easier 2-hour rainforest meander. Accommodation is available at nearby Callicoma Hill: bush camping ($15pppn), 10 bed bunkhouse or 3 bedroom eco-cabin - see www.calli.com.au. Martin and Jan are members of NPA and provide a Members Benefit Discount at Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins. Details & tickets at www.trybooking.com/BOACS. Bookings are essential.
Location: Mount Royal NP and Hunter Valley View

10 May, Mon 9:00AM A Wise wander
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.The walk in along the Wises Track has some delightful by ways, especially out onto Karani Ridge, and at this time of the year the banksias look delightful. Come and enjoy the autumn heath
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

10 May, Mon 10:15PM Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) This walk takes the “Stairway to Heaven” at Palm Beach, climbing from the Pittwater side of the Palm Beach peninsula to the ocean side. After following the beach north it heads up the Barrenjoey headland to the lighthouse returning to water level. The climbs are rewarded with 360-degree views over the peninsula, Pittwater, Broken Bay and the eastern coastline. Steps.
Map: Palm Beach Limit: 14. View

10 May, Mon 9:22AM Ruined Castle
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Scenic World bus stop to Golden Stairs. Walk to Ruined Castle. Take Federal Pass and Furber Steps back to Katoomba. Plenty of steps. Steep, rough sections. Some optional rock scrambling.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 16. View

11 May, Tue 9:45AM Cycle four tidal canals and one greenway
Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling tripCycle four tidal canals and one greenway and a network of creek-side cycling trails, unearthing some of Sydney's secretive canals that lead to the Cooks River. A site seeing tour, approximately 35 kms return. Starting and finishing at Wolli Creek Railway Station, returning approx. 3:30pm. Bring water, sunscreen, morning tea. Lunch at local Thai Restaurant in Newtown or BYO. Meeting 9:45am for a 10am start, must contact leader. Limited numbers. No helmet no go! View

11 May, Tue 9:30AM Hoddles Track – Saddleback Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) The walk commences at the top of Saddleback Mountain and descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track.  The track leads along the cliff face and ascends up to enter Barron Grounds.  The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Hazards:  Rough track, very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 20. View

11 May, Tue Stanwell Park to Waterfall
Grade:3/6 Length 20km  550m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow a gradual descent from Stanwell Park Station. Ascend a steep track to Bald Hill, Stanwell Tops. Follow Coast Track to Burning Palms then ascend the Burgh Track to meet Bolo Ridge. Follow ridge sometimes on a faint track to meet Lady Carrington Drive. Follow Forest Island, Couranda and Uloola Tracks to Waterfall Station. Creek crossings, slippery with loose rocky sections.
Location: Royal NP View

12 May, Wed 8:30AM 3 Peaks Tour de Bowral
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  600m Southern Highlands Branch
Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.(Nearly fully booked) A great circuit walk climbing three major local peaks. We will enjoy the Autumn colours in the villages of Bowral, Mittagong & Welby and the views from the summits of Mt Gibraltar, Mt Alexandra & Mt Gibbergunyah (90 Acre Hill). Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks, creek/river crossings, bites, stings, wet feet, environmental conditions.
Location: bowral
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

12 May, Wed 10:00AM Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  180m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf. Walk around Circular Quay, over the bridge and then follow paths, roads and some trails via Neutral Bay and Mosman wharf to Taronga Wharf. Then take ferry back to Circular Quay. Some uphill. Contact Leader Gerald Holder for booking. Some steep bush paths with steps.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 12. View

12 May, Wed 11:30AM Walkers lunch
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | 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.Catch up and social lunch at O'Donoghues Irish Pub, Emu Plains. View

13 May, Thu 9:00AM Bola Creek Nature Ramble
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.This is a gentle morning stroll to explore nature and record what's there. Possible leaches so be warned but bring a camera
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

14 May, Fri 9:30AM Neighbourhood Walk No 16 : Thornleigh to Hornsby
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  230m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | 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.(Nearly fully booked) Leader will be Brad Sichter. Today we will walk from Thornleigh to Hornsby. Starting at Thornleigh Station with a little local history, we will head west along the Great North Walk before diverting through Westleigh and then returning to the bush again on our way to Lisgar Gardens. Lisgar Gardens is a wonderful, secret garden hidden in the back streets of Hornsby. Spread across 6 acres, the garden packs a lot in with a little bit of something for everyone. Lisgar Gardens  are famous for their Camellias. There are around ninety varieties in the garden. Some steep and slippery sections, steep staircases and elevation changes. 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. steep staircase
Location: Thornleigh Limit: 16. View

15 May, Sat Coledale to Woonona
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Macarthur Branch
Lyn C
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Moderate pace. Coledale to Woonona via Coledale Beach, Shark Beach, Brickyard Point, Headlands Hotel, Bells Point, Austinmer Beach (local bus to outskirts of Thirroul, Opal card accepted), Thirroul Beach, McCauley’s Beach, Sandon Point, Bulli Beach. Ocean views, lots of ups and downs, steps, reserve walking, a little sand walking, street walking, mostly formed tracks and footpaths, some uneven and rough-surfaced tracks. Limit: 12. View

15 May, Sat 8:30AM Traverse of the Gods
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBack by popular demand, The traverse of the Gods is a spectacular walk which follows a narrow ledge along Banks Wall, allowing the adventurous participant superb views of the Grose Valley and beyond. Rock scrambling and some off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

16 May, Sun 10:00AM Blackbutt Reserve nature walks and wildlife exhibits
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked) Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, or passive recreation. The Reserve's undulating natural environment is the perfect place to explore the wonders of nature with its peaceful picnic settings, wide open spaces and the diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. The modern and spacious wildlife exhbits provide close viewing of the various native animals on display. The exhibited animals and interpretative signage located along the boardwalk (both wheelchair and pram friendly) provide an opportunity for visitors to observe the fauna and learn about each species. Comprising Eucalypt Forest and pockets of significant remnant vegetation, Blackbutt Reserve boasts a restored rainforest providing habitats for a number of rare and vulnerable species.
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 3. View

16 May, Sun 10:25AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 4
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) We walk from Katoomba to Leura via Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Never-ending view of Mount Solitary and The Three sisters. We’ll visit many scenic points including Lady Darley Lookout, Kedumba View, Echo Point, Minnamurra Lookout, Honeymoon Lookout, Bridal Veil View, Leura Cascades, Olympian Rock and Gordon Falls Lookout. Steep and slipppery sections. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mailbox the night before to make sure walk is still on. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

16 May, Sun 5:00AM Great North Walk: Warners Bay to Queens Wharf, Newcastle
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Joint leader, Sheila Walker. The Great North Walk is a 250 km walk from Sydney to Newcastle along bush tracks. This is the final section of the walk ending at Newcastle and a celebratory beer at the pub.
Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings
Location: Newcastle
Map: Newcastle 92322S Limit: 20. View

16 May, Sun 10:30AM Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Walk in Bournda National Park from Hobart Beach to Wallagoot Gap. This is principally a beach walk along Wallagoot Beach. Lunch on Kangarutha Track. 3km beach walking. 1km rough track.
Location: Bournda National Park View

17-23 May, Mon-Sun Annual bush regeneration camp
Mid North Coast Branch
Sue B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMany hands needed for the annual bush regeneration camp based at beautiful Kylies Beach (near Laurieton). This year’s focus will be on rehabilitation of fire-affected areas. Contact Sue for full details.
Location: Kylies Beach View

17 May, Mon 9:22AM Catalina Raceway
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk around the old racing track and the newer Gully Walk. Then follow Kedumba River down through The Gully. Visit Katoomba Cascades, Reids Plateau and Round Walk with a side track to the base of the first drop of Katoomba Falls. Clay surfaces can be slippery if wet. Steep sections.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

17 May, Mon 10:00AM Malabar to La Perouse
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney Branch
Renate W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) This walk follows the coastline south from Malabar Beach to the mouth of Botany Bay at La Perouse. It passes spectacular cliffs, headlands and beaches typical of Sydney’s ocean coast as well as golf courses and historical sites. We may be lucky to see the early whales on their migration north. Hazards: golf balls.
Location: Botany Bay NP
Map: Botany Bay 91303S and Edges Limit: 14. View

18 May, Tue 1:02AM Heathcote Station circuit walk
Length 16km  360m Southern Sydney Branch
Helena S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Lovely circuit walk from Heathcote Station to Heathcote Station. We shall go along Uloola Falls Track, then onto Karloo Pool and small off-track section along Kangaroo Creek up Bottle Forest Trail back to Heathcote Station. Moderate pace. Contact leader. Creek crossings, slippery surfaces.
Map: Royal NP Limit: 10. View

18 May, Tue 9:30AM Walls of Camelot – Hilltop
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) The track branches off the Nattai Ridge Road to follow a fence line to a track leading to magnificent sandstone cliffs.  The track then continues on to join the Rocky Water Holes track. Hazards:  Rough track, slippery creek crossings and scrambling up loose scree slopes.
Location: Nattai NP
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

19 May, Wed 10:00AM Lawson to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  400m Sydney Branch
(Bob Shayler’s Group) Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Walk from Lawson to Hazelbrook. Lovely bush and  waterfalls. Slippery sections
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

19 May, Wed 1:00AM Winmalee circuit via Grose Head South
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  420m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Train to Springwood and bus to start of the walk at Winmalee. From bus stand walk along White Cross Road to the start of the Shaws Ridge Trail, then Bees Nest Hill and Springwood Ridge Trail to Grose Head South Lookout (possibly continue on to Grose Head South) and back along Blue Gum Swamp Track and White Cross Road to Winmalee. Return to Springwood Station by bus. Slippery and muddy sections, creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

20 May, Thu 9:30AM Minnamurra to Kiama coastal walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  400m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
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.A coastal walk, including beaches and rock platforms, from Minnamurra to Kiama, via Bombo Headland for some whale watching and then onto Kiama Blowhole. Cliff edges, rock surfaces. Limit: 10. View

20 May, Thu Paddington
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
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)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Stroll Paddington streets and lanes, past Victorian terrace houses, galleries, churches, heritage listed buildings and many corner public houses. Mainly flat walk with some gentle ups and downs. COVID safe numbers. Return to city from Edgecliff interchange. View

21 May, Fri Even more of The Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol and climb a high point at GR 422 232. Next, head north along the spur, then turn west and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 4200 2356. The idea is to explore the next 400 m of pagodas and slots, until 4160 E. Return via Ariadne Needles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

21-26 May, Fri (15:00PM)-Wed (08:00AM) Green Gully
Grade:5/6 Length 65km Mid North Coast Branch
Tim F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.(NEW!!!) Challenging 4-day walk along the Green Gully Track staying in huts along the way. Original group of 4 now has 2 spots free due to last-minute dropouts. See link below for details.$150 per head. https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/the-green-gully-track
Location: Oxley Wild Rivers NP Limit: 4. View

21 May, Fri 10:12AM Neighbourhood Walk : Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty
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.First 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.Co-leader: Elena Mazur. An easy day out to beautiful Tuggerah Lake...walk from Chittaway Bay to Long Jetty. Waterbirds galore. For a preview of what you expect to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqja5elNSM We also hope to see one of Peter Rush's sculptures.  I saw this amazing sight when I went there in April:

Baboon Delivers Another Horse

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPcw2n2Tuw
Map: Central Coast Limit: 12. View

22 May, Sat 8:00AM Lockleys Pylon – Blue Gum Forest – Perrys Lookdown
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  730m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWell one of the classic walks is back on the table and there's no better time to do this challenging trip than in the cooler months when the air is fresh and clear and the views seem to last forever! I'm itching to see what the Grose Valley looks like at Blue Gum forest as well as in what condition, these 2 famous connecting tracks are in, so come and join me for what should be a wonderful walk. Steep descent and ascent and possibly loose rocks.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 15. View

22 May, Sat Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View

23 May, Sun 7:57AM 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 longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Fast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.The 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
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Royal NP Limit: 8. Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena View

23 May, Sun 10:14AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 24
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  100m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Fairy Meadow to Port Kembla North. Part of the Great South Coast Walk  (http://greatsouthcoastwalk.net/) a long-distance walking route along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota, just over the border in Victoria, 660km in total. Limit: 12. View

24 May, Mon 8:42AM Springwood to Faulconbridge
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  390m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) (Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk part of Birdwood Gully, up to Chapman Parade. Tracks to Grose Road, Grose Quarry and up to Adeline Park Faulconbridge, ending at Faulconbridge Station. Lovely Mountain Blue Gums. Maintain Covid protocol. Few facilities at Faulconbridge. Rough, steep parts both up and down. Slippery bits.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

25 May, Tue 7:00PM Bushwalking NSW quarterly General Meeting
Branch
Bushwalking NSW
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(Date Changed) All affiliated club members are welcome to attend Bushwalking NSW quarterly General Meetings at Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern, Sydney – just 7 minutes from the station, and/or online, to learn about bushwalking, share their ideas, and represent the interests of their club. During Covid-19, meetings are held online. Contact us to register for online meetings and receive the video link. Agenda:
- Chat to fellow clubs and Bushwalking NSW from 7pm
- Discussion with James McCormack (Editor of Wild Magazine) on Luxury Lodges = Wilderness Lost starts at 7:30pm. Book here for your free Zoom link
- Bushwalking NSW Inc. update at 8:40pm View

25 May, Tue 9:30AM Mt Gibraltar – Bowral/Mittagong
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  290m Southern Highlands Branch
Geoff A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Mt Gibraltar is the highest point between Sydney and Canberra.  It also has some heritage listed Trachyte quarries.  Walking tracks provide access to these sites as well as providing lookouts where on a clear day Sydney can be seen. Hazards:  Rough and steep tracks, slippery rocks, fallen trees and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mount Gibralter Nature Reserve
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

25 May, Tue 11:31AM Social lunch
Grade:1/6 Southern Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Geoffrey.L
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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 is really difficult to meet up with hiking friends at NPA walks these days as some have become fitter as they get older.  Some have slowed down a lot.  Some just want a change of lifestyle.   So that we get to see each other and catch up, we will host a yum cha at Burwood.  Cost is about $30. RSVP to either Geoffrey or Esther (eeesee@gmail.com) RSVP essential as we need to make a booking. provide member no, mobile no and emergency contact no. View the 14 20km plus walks and take up the challenge. https://bushwalk.npansw.org.au/?page_id=2835&leader_id=1929 Overeating.
Location: Burwood View

26 May, Wed Cowan to Berowra
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  600m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Postponed) Part of the Great North Walk. Starting at Cowan Station, walk down to Berowra Creek, walk along the creek to Berowra Waters, and then walk up the Berkley Fire trail to Berowra Station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings.
Location: Berowra Valley NP Limit: 15. View

26 May, Wed Victoria Falls and Ikara Head
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  480m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the car park at the end of Victoria Falls Road walk down to the Cascades and Victoria Falls and back. After that drive back along the road and walk along the Ikara Head Track and back. Steep, slippery, muddy sections and creek crossings.
Location: Mt Victoria Limit: 15. View

27 May, Thu Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Sydney Olympic Park
Grade:3/6 Length 50km Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling trip(Date Changed) Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Sydney Olympic Park, via Homebush Bay and Cooks River Canal, then Newington Nature Reserve, Parramatta Foreshore return to Wolli Creek Rail. Approx 50 kms. Meet at Wolli Creek Railway Station at 9am for 9:15am start. Finish approx. 3:30 to 4pm. Must book in with leader. Bring picnic morning/afternoon tea and/or lunch or purchase along the way. Must bring spare tube and repair kit. No helmet no go! View

27 May, Thu Malabar Circuit via Maroubra
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
Sue W.
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) Coastal walk via Bora and Magic Points along on which will be found epic sandstone cliffs, seasonal whale watching opportunities and swimming spots. Return is via the Western Escarpment track through native heath with coastal views, birdlife and wildflowers. Medium pace.
Many steps and some rocky sections on tracks which have been somewhat eroded with recent rain.
Location: Malabar Headland NP Limit: 12. View

28 May, Fri 9:28PM Bruces Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.From Medlow Bath walk roads and trails to Katoomba Airport. Steep down and up to cross Katoomba Creek. Govetts Creek and Wentworth Creek also have to be crossed. Steep loose trail in places. Creek crossings.
Location: Medlow Bath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 12. View

28-30 May, Fri (20:33PM)-Sun (00:00AM) Lost Chord Crater, Lee Castle and Labyrinth Peak
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA 3-day pack walk. Limited numbers.
Day 1: Park at Benjang Gap, GR 300 930. Walk to Lee Creek and then upstream to GR 328 904. Take water for the day (or carry from home). Climb to Lost Chord Crater, continue to Lost Chord Saddle, then climb south-west on Tal Tal Ridge to about GR 339 890. Descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at about GR 330 884. Take water for high camp and next morning, climb westwards and camp at around GR 324 885. If time permits, explore high cliffs to the south-east (we may even camp there). About 12 km.
Day 2: Spend the morning exploring Lee Castle immediately to the north-west, then descend into Lee Creek, take water for the high camp and the next day and climb to Labyrinth Saddle (eastern end) at GR 315 903. Then climb Labyrinth Peak, GR 311 901, to camp. About 6 km.
Day 3: Return to the Labyrinth Saddle. Explore around to the north and north-east. If possible, descend into a tributary of Lee Creek at around GR 316 909; otherwise return to the saddle and use a known descent route to the north. Walk back to the cars. About 8 km. Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Talooby 89324N Limit: 8. View

28 May, Fri 9:30AM Neighbourhood walk: Thornleigh to Eastwood
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Walk from Thornleigh to Eastwood via Thornleigh Park, The Great North Walk and Terry Creek Track. Optional Lunch at Eastwood Hotel (which specialises in Korean food). Creek crossing...may get wet feet.
Map: Lane Cover River Park Limit: 16. View

29 May, Sat 8:00AM Sunnyside Point, Wolgan Pinnacle and Endorphin Point
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  450m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a spectacular region within the Ben Bullen State forest that needs protection and should be included within the Gardens of Stone National Park. Expect superb wild country with the highlights being the rugged Sunnyside Point and the nearby Wolgan Pinnacle, both worth the effort of getting to! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

30 May, Sun 8:17AM 20km plus walk series No 2: Mt Kuringai to Wahroonga
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  650m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Route: Mount Kuringai Track, Berowra Track, Birrawanna Track, Bobbin Head Trail, Giberragong Track, Lovers Jump Creek, Wahroonga. When you RSVP, include your full name, member number, mobile no, emergency contact no and your walking history to demonstrate your stamina and fitness. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Mount Kuring-gai Limit: 12. View

30 May, Sun Audley Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  450m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Nearly fully booked) A traverse of the Audley precinct of the Royal NP – Loftus, Temptation Ck, Bungoona Lookout, Audley, Head of Navigation then finishing at Engadine. Joint walk with our friends from Bushwalk the ‘Gong – combined limit applies.
Location: Royal NP
Map: NPWS Royal NP Limit: 15. View

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