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1 Jul, Thu Cycle Wolli Creek to Birkenhead Point
Grade:4/6 Length 45km Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling tripCycle Wolli Creek to Birkenhead Point then Cabarita return. A casual, scenic ride around bays, rivers and canals. Cycle from Wolli Creek Railway Station to Stanmore, Whites Creek Canal, Rozelle, Birkenhead Point, The Bay Run, Canada Bay, then Cabarita for picnic lunch (BYO). Coffee stops along the way. Many cycle paths and cycle lanes along quiet roads with some undulations. Return to Wolli Creek Rail about 4pm, via Canals and a Greenway. Must bring spare tube and repair kit. No helmet no go! View

2 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbour walk: Sheldon forest
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  180m 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)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.This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. The track meanders through the beautiful bushland of Sheldon Forest, along ridge tops, through open forest on the hill slopes and down to the creek side, following a stream that boasts a number of small waterfalls. The forest is one of the few remaining pieces of the Blue Gum high forest in the Sydney Basin. It is of high conservation status because it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities. We also explore Rofe Park. Limit: 12. View

3-4 Jul, Sat-Sun Mount Canobla and Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required.
Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully.
Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

3 Jul, Sat 8:31AM Wentworth Falls tracks, waterfalls and lookouts
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  800m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.On this walk we will enjoy as many waterfalls, lookouts and points of interest as we walk the following tracks starting at the Conservation Hut. Nature, National Pass, Wentworth Pass, Rocket Point Circuit, Wentworth Falls, Undercliff, Den Fenella and Shortcut Tracks.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

4 Jul, Sun 8:37AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 14
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Today we walk from Blaxland to Emu Plains. Glenbrook Tunnel, Lennox Bridge The Gatekeepers Cottage, John Whitton Memorial and The Great River Walk are the highlights of the walk. The disused Glenbrook Tunnel is steeped in history. It was used as a secret site for mustard gas storage in World War II and in recent years housed a mushroom farm that one local MP called a "doss house". The Lennox Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge at Mitchells Pass. It is the oldest stone arch bridge on the Australian mainland. https://arhsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1806lapstone.pdf Steep and slippery sections. No-touch sign-on. Social distancing will be observed. Please bring hand sanitizer. Install Covidsafe app.   Limit: 12. View

4 Jul, Sun 10:00AM Two Creek Track
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  150m 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 Two Creeks Track. Beautiful bush. Email for booking. Bush tracks. Steep. Slips and trips.
Location: Kur-ring-gai NP Limit: 12. View

5 Jul, Mon 8:25AM Red Hands Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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.From the station to the causeway and up to Red Hands Cave. Return via Link Track to Campfire Creek. Creek areas can be slippery.
Location: Glenbrook
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 16. View

7 Jul, Wed 9:30AM Otford to Figure 8 Pools circuit
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  700m 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 slow walk to enjoy the views and the changing vegetation. A long descent from Otford Lookout to Burning Palms beach, with a side walk to Figure 8 Pools. Return via the Burgh Ridge and Garawarra Ridge Trail. Cliff edges, rock platforms, uneven ground.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 10. View

9 Jul, Fri Cliffs, Pagodas and Slots above the Wolgan Valley
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at around GR 336 121 at the end of Sunnyside Ridge Road. Walk south west to the cliff line and then follow it to the point at about GR 328 110, where it protrudes into the Wolgan Valley. Turn north east, then east from here, exploring multiple slots, ravines and pagoda areas. Exit at around GR 341 114 and reconnect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

9 Jul, Fri 10:00AM Neighbourhood walk: Homebush Bay
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  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.Leader will be Kevin Cliffe.  Sydney Olympic Park is an urban oasis for both wildlife and people. It connects us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife. Bicentennial Park gives you glimpses of a creek and mangrove habitat as well as a quiet wetland area followed by the lovely Belvedere Lake with its central fountain feature. There is a wonderful opportunity for a view of surrounding scenery in the form of the treillage tower - a metal structure that gives you access to a 17 metre high viewing platform from which you can see some other areas of Bicentennial Park as well as the wider surrounds including the views of the city. Social distancing, mask, sanitizer. Limit: 12. View

10 Jul, Sat 8:31AM Lockyers Rd – Coxs Rd – Mt York
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.One of the classic circuit walks in the Blue Mountains starting along the Lockyers Track down into Hartley Vale before tackling the scenic if steep in parts Coxs Road back up to Mt York then along the track back to the start. A historical saunter and a relatively easy one at that.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 15. View

11 Jul, 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 longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
  • 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

11 Jul, Sun 10:48AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 26
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Lake Illawarra entrance to Minnamurra via coastal headlands, beaches and Killalea State Park. Leader will arrange a boat assisted crossing of the Minnamurra River. 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

11-22 Jul, Sun (08:00AM)-Thu (16:00PM) Thorsbourne Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 32km  400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) A lovely pack walk on the Thorsbourne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland. This is one of Queensland’s Great Walks and is a wonderful mixture of rainforest and beaches. Some great campsites; some nice swimming holes; mostly short days; with at least one 2-night stop, all make this a really terrific walk. There is great demand for the limited walk permits at this time of the year so we need to book close to the possible one-year in advance. Seven days (6 nights) of actual walking. A day of snorkeling on the reef prior to the walk is also planned.
Location: Hinchinbrook Limit: 8. View

12 Jul, Mon 9:55AM Hourn Point and Ferris Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  420m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Follow the clifftop from Pulpit Rock to Hourn Point. Then visit Boronia Point and Ferris Cave and on to Mount Piddington. Clifftop track is unformed. Exposure might be felt at a couple of points where the track is close to the cliff edge.
Location: Mount Victoria
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Hartley 89304N Limit: 16. View

14 Jul, 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

16 Jul, Fri 9:31AM Neighbourhood walk: Bantry Bay Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Co-leader: Heather Lakiss. A varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track, descends to Bantry Bay along the timber Getters Track and returns via the Scenic Bluff Track. There is an enormous Aboriginal engravings site (82 figures). We will visit The Bluff Lookout, a rock outcrop from which there are unobstructed views up Bantry Bay to Middle Harbour. As we ascend the Bluff Track there's constantly changing perspective over the bay and the historic Explosives Magazine buildings. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 12. View

16 Jul, Fri The Ultimate Mugii Murum-ban
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at Airly Mountain and find a pass at around GR 250 314 to Ultimate View. From here, head south via The Citadel and descend on the eastern side of Citadel Spur. Walk north east under the cliff line and ascend Ultimate Chute. Head north via Genowlan Trig and visit (depending on the available time) the Valley of the Dinosaurs and/or Ultimate Slot. Make our way down via the road network to Airly Mountain. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

17 Jul, Sat Asgard Plateau
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVictoria Falls Road – Valhalla Head Fire Trail – Folkvangr Head – Valhalla Head - Asgard Swamp – Asgard Swamp Mine – Asgard Fire Trail - Victoria Falls Road. This is a walk to two heads, a swamp, an abandoned mine and fabulous views. We will visit a head not normally seen. Track, off-track with mild scrub, cliff edges, creek crossing and fire trail.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

17 Jul, Sat 8:01AM The caves of Carne Creek and Pyramid Rocks
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  400m 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.Above Carne Creek are a series of spectacular caves, Weather, Rain, Gemini, Micheangelo and Twin Arch to name a few, and they are all worth visiting. Below these via the aptly named Miracle Slot are outcrops of superb pagodas, the Pyramid Rocks also worth exploring. This isn't a long trip distance-wise but it will excite and delight you! Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

18 Jul, Sun 8:53AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 9
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a historic walk http://heritagedrive.com.au/project/history-walk-faulconbridge-steam-saw-mill-site/. We walk from Linden to Faulconbridge. Visit an Aboriginal site and the historic sawmill, and a few rocky vantage points, which offered spectacular views of the valley. The track to the creek is steep and involves some rock scrambling but it is adorned with wildflowers of various colours, overhangs and caves. Unfortunately this walk involves 4 km of street walking. Creek crossings, steep and slippery 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. Steep and slipppery sections. Steep and slippery sections. 5 creek crossings, narrow, rocky and wet paths. Long sleeve shirts and trousers recommended. Gortex boots an advantage. Walk will be cancelled in severe weather warning, bush fire warning or park closure. Please check your mail box the night before to make sure walk is still on. 
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

19 Jul, Mon 7:53AM Linden Ridge
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  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.Linden Station to Linden Ridge. Take turn off to Faulconbridge Linden Link Ridge across Linden Creek. Then up to Grose Rd and on to Tom Hunter Park. Follow steep track down to Springwood Creek and on to Springwood Station. A long walk mostly on roads and trails. Creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Springwood 90304S Limit: 16. View

23 Jul, Fri 10:15AM Neighbourhood walk: Mt Penang Gardens, sculptures and cascading waterways
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)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.Co-leader: Elena Mazur https://www.mtpenangparklands.nsw.gov.au/Mt-Penang-Gardens Opened in November 2003, Mt Penang Gardens is considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia. Its distinctive design by Anton James sets it apart from the traditional botanical garden. His garden within a garden produces an understated landscape that is less manicured and in a constant state of being. It continues to evolve today. Leader will be Elena Mazur 12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways.
Location: Kariong Limit: 12. View

24 Jul, Sat 9:00AM Airly Turret and beyond
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWithin the Mugii Murum-Ban locality which lies in the greater Gardens of Stone region is the spectacular Airly Turret which has captivated the adventurous bushwalker for decades and is definitely a place to explore and photograph including its many slots, nooks and crannies! This area needs to be protected for future generations, so come along and see why! Co leader is Graham Groves Rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

25 Jul, Sun 8:21AM 20km plus walk series : Spit to Manly via North Head
Grade:4/6 Length 23km  500m 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.The  beauty of the surrounds on the Spit Bridge to Manly Coastal Walk is breathtaking: groves of trees with tangled limbs, sculptural rock shelves and dramatic cliffs that change hue at dawn and dusk, reflecting the first and last rays of the sun over the sea. The track unravels through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails and series of short tracks crossing between stunning beaches, bays and inlets in North Sydney. Highlights of this walk
  • the tidal pool in Fairlight,
  • Clontarf Beach, Reef Beach,
  • Crater Cove,
  • whale watching
  • Grotto Point Lighthouse,
  • the Spit Bridge
  • The official Spit to Manly track passes through Dobroyd Head,
  • Shelley Beach
  • Manly Beach
  • North Head
  • Freshwater Beach
  • Reef Beach
  • Arabanoo lookout
Enjoy a drink at Manly after the walk Steep and slippery sections
Location: Manly Limit: 12. View

25 Jul, Sun 9:02AM Harbour to Hawkesbury warm up walk: Cremorne to Balmoral/The Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) What makes the Cremorne to Balmoral walk unique is that even though the city skyline is just a couple of kilometres away, you feel like you are miles from any city while walking here. Over the course of the walk you will come across
  • The pristine bushland of Sydney Harbour National Park
  • An abundance of spectacular views of the harbour
  • An old Naval Base
  • Tiny harbour beaches where you can take a swim
  • A nude beach
  • Several cafes and restaurants at Chowder Bay
  • The Sydney Harbour Marine Institute where you can learn more about the Harbour
If the tide is low when we finish at Balmoral, we may extend to The Spit along the waterfront. In that case, the walk will be 17 km. Limit: 12. View

25 Jul, Sun 10:44AM Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 27 Minnamurra to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from  Minnamurra to Kiama on the 'Kiama Coast Walk' - 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. This section takes us via the spectacular Minnamurra river entrance then headlands, beaches and rock platforms to Kiama harbour and Blowhole. Steep and slippery sections. Limit: 12. View

30 Jul, Fri 9:12AM Lions Head
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  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.Starting point is 8.9km along Tableland Rd. Out and back to Lions Head. Also have a look at the track at the large cairn for future walk. Rough track. Exploritory section down from cairn looks steep.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Jamison 89302N Limit: 12. View

30 Jul, Fri Upper Blacksmiths Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park on Bowens Hill Trail near spot height 716. Descend south towards Blacksmiths Creek, then follow it as far as it keeps our interest, perhaps till GR 712 959. Exit up the spur back to the trail and the cars. Exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

31 Jul, Sat 10:10AM Neighbourhood walk: Narrabeen
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  130m 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 will be Sue Atteridge. Today we walk CALEYI TRAIL , Deep Creek Valley Trail and continue along the Narrabeen lagoon to the Tramshed. CALEYI TRAIL is named after Caley’s Grevillea, a medium to tall shrub that is only found in an 8km square area that includes Belrose, Ingleside and Terrey Hills/Duffys Forest). As we are now closer to spring, expect to see wildflowers, grass trees, ferns and eucalypts. There is a wide rock platform and some interesting sandstone formations. There are some nice views over the GARIGAL NATIONAL PARK.  Near the trail are carvings of two kangaroos, one of which has a spear in its back (described by WD Campbell).  Where the track meets Deep Creek, the creek cascades over the rocks and drops into a small pool below. Steep and slippery sections, some parts a bit rugged, creek crossing
Map: Narrabeen Lake Limit: 12. View

31 Jul, Sat The Amazing Pagoda Maze
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. Park the cars at GR 263 186 on Moffitts Trail. Walk to about GR 276 193 and climb north to explore several pagoda ridges, before crossing into Gardens of Stone NP to visit Palatine Rock and Tarpeian Rock with their spectacular views.  Then on to the amazing Pagoda Maze, best part of which is located in the State Forest and is therefore unprotected. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Ben Bullen SF and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

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