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3 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Colour walk series No 4: Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will visit the Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest, followed by O’hara’s Creek Walk in Kenhurst. Own car transport required.   Steep and slippery sections. View

4 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Girrakool – Scopas Peak – Kariong Brook – Girrakool
Grade:3/6 Length 19km  500m 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.Springtime is upon us and this walk will showcase a bounty of wildflowers that only the Sydney sandstone region can achieve! We will follow the eastern side of Girrakool Creek down over Piles Creek before heading south over Scopas Peak, then the Hawkesbury Track, the old Woy Woy Road, past the scout camp and back along the western Girrakool circuit back to the start. Expect lots of scenic lookouts, beautiful waterfalls, and of course a mass of wildflowers including Waratahs which should be coming into bloom.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 20. View

5 Sep, Sun 8:01AM 20km plus walk series : Canoelands Ridge Walking Track
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  800m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCanoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk.  See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike. The original inhabitants of the Canoelands area were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different 'clans', whose quick demise upon European settlement has sadly resulted in very little information remaining on how they utilised the local area. When you RSVP, include your full name, member number, mobile no, and emergency contact no. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Canoelands
Map: Marramarra National Park Limit: 12. View

5 Sep, Sun 10:32AM Crossing the Blue Mountains: Section 3
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) We walk The Great Blue Mountains Trail from Medlow Bath to Katoomba. Highlights: Norths Lookout, Therabulat Lookout, Six Foot Track, Cliff Walk, the Explorers Tree, beautiful forests and views. On the way to Katoomba, we'll also walk the old Catalina Raceway and Walford Lake track. We'll also see the Aboriginal Display Track. If you fancy chocolates, a visit to Blue Mts Chocolate Co, 176 Lurline St is highly recommended. Steep and slipppery sections. Steep and slippery sections. Goretex 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. 
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 12. View

7 Sep, Tue 9:30AM The Boxvale Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Southern Highlands Branch
Pamela W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A circuit walk which includes the old tramway track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Hazards: Rough tracks, creek crossings and some steep sections.
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

8 Sep, 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

10 Sep, Fri 11:02AM Colour Walk Series No 5: Bowral to Mittagong
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Walk from Bowral station to Gumnut Pattisserie for coffee and their delicious pastries.  Then walk to Corbett Gardens, Bowral Lookout, Mount Gilbratar, Jellore Lookout, Mittagong Lookout. Walk finishes at Mittagong. Expect to see some tulips on the way and a very long day. Many steps and overgrown paths. Steep and rocky sections
Location: bowral
Map: Southern highlands View

11 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Sunnyside canyon and the Acoustic chamber
Grade:5/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOn this walk we enter a world of great beauty as Sunnyside creek /canyon is followed and explored. One of the highlights is the enormous Acoustic chamber but there are plenty more too including dramatic cliff lines, overhangs, lookout points, and much more. So bring along your sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Newnes State Forest and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

12 Sep, Sun 10:30AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 2
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  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.(new date) The Harbour to Hawkesbury track (59km) is a well-marked route from Manly to Berowra Waters, traversing Garigal, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks through a variety of terrain. Part 2 is The Spit to Davidson Park :pleasant walking along Middle Harbour & around Bantry Bay through Garigal NP
Map: Garigal NP Limit: 12. View

13 Sep, Mon 8:55AM Murphys Glen to Bedford Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  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.Walk along road and trail down to Murphys Glen. Then follow rough track down further to Bedford Creek. Return same way. Mostly road and fire trail. Track to pool on Bedford Creek rough in places.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Jamison 89302N Limit: 16. View

14 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Lake Alexandra to 40’ Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A circuit walk which includes the old tramway track, tunnel and lookout giving views towards the Blue Mountains. Hazards: Rough tracks, creek crossings and some steep sections.
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

16 Sep, Thu 9:00AM Mt Victoria – Bardens Lookout, Mt York and Lockyers Track Head
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Travel by car to start of Cox Road Walking Track along Mt York Road, pass through a couple of lookouts including Bardens Lookout to Mt York and then on to Lockyers Track Head and back along Lockyers Road track. Steep and slippery sections.
Map: Mount Victoria Limit: 12. View

17 Sep, Fri 9:17AM Colour walk series No 6: Rock orchids galore
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.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.Spring is orchid time.  Sylvan Grove Native Garden has such an array of Rock Orchids. They are majestic flowers to admire.  https://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/environment/parks-reserves/sylvan-grove-native-garden It s also a botanical garden with a variety of plants.  After the garden, we will take a walk in Georges National Park with great views of the river.  Spring flowers including native orchids will be plenty. Can arrive early to have coffee before the connecting bus. More options on South Side of the Station.   Steep and slippery sections
Map: Picnic Point View

17-19 Sep, Fri-Sun Newnes Weekend away
Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
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 long(Cabins Full - Waitlist operating) Following on from last year’s successful weekend, we will be back again, bigger and better. This year, the weekend will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Jim Romanowski. After last year’s weekend, Jim twice asked to make it an annual event, so here it is. Drive to Newnes on Friday afternoon, share accommodation in the comfy and fully equipped Newnes cabins, or stay in the five-star camping ground. Friday night, the famous ukes will be back for a sing-along out the front of the pub. Saturday, a range of walks will be offered with various grades and leaders, the Glowworm Tunnel with a small canyon will be one. Saturday night includes surprise entertainment on the grassed area outside the pub including a toast to Jim. Sunday morning sleep-in then walk to the top of Mystery Mountain for brunch, great views and pagoda exploring. For those interested, a walk around the ruins on Sunday afternoon is available. Cost is approximately $120 pp for both nights in a cabin or $50 for a campsite. Leftover money will be donated equally to The Shepherd Centre and The Colong Foundation. Walks grades 3 and 4. View

19 Sep, Sun 8:37AM 20km plus walk series : Berowra to Mount Colah
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  500m 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.Berowa to Mt Colah.  This is not quite over 20 km but you will feel like you have been walking about that much due to the terrain. Steep and Slippery sections
Location: Berowar and Berowra Valley NP Limit: 12. View

19-24 Sep, Sun (10:24AM)-Fri (15:00PM) Colour Walk Series: A few days in the Mountains
Sydney Branch
Esther
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 long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Co-leaders: Bob R and Ewan Cain. Expression of Interest is sought to stay a few days in Upper Blue Mountains and do day walks. Expect to see waratahs, orchids, wattles and other native flowers.   Itinerary includes: Mount Wilson; Wallangambe; Grose Valley; Six foot track; Grand Canyon; Blue Gum Swamp; Mount Solitary     Steep and slippery sections
Map: Blue Mountains View

19 Sep, Sun 10:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Allan Porter. To mark the anniversary of "Crossing the Blue Mountains 2020", we will do the "Magical Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk" again. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a memorable walk with wildflowers galore (Waratahs, Bearded Orchids, Sun orchids, Caladenia, greenhoods) waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, birdlife and majestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4). Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View

20 Sep, Mon 9:35AM Lower Porters Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  450m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Descend Porters Pass and continue down into the valley below the base of the cliffs. The track levels out more as it gets closer to Centennial Glen Creek. The track ascends to the base of the cliffs at Slippery Dip Waterfall. We continue up through Centennial Glen. Plenty of steps. Creek crossings. Fallen trees to negotiate. A bit of rock scrambling. Old track long forgotten.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 16. View

21 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Griffiths Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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. Hazards: Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

22-27 Sep, Wed (09:00AM)-Mon (16:00PM) Pack walk to base camp at Cascade Hut
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  300m Sydney Branch
Kaye B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDrive to Jindabyne on day 1. Day 2 drive to Dead Horse Gap and walk 10k to Cascade Hut and set up tents and explore the area. Day 3 walk with day pack towards Tin Mind huts or to Tin Mind Falls, returning to Cascade Hut for the night. Day 4 - Either walk part way back to cars or day walk towards The Chimneys. Day 5 - Walk back to cars, then Jindabyne for the night. Return home the following day. Pace: unhurried. Min distance 20k, more if other options are taken up. If unknown to leader, please advise walking experience.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Chimneys Ridge 85241N View

24 Sep, Fri 9:01AM Mount Solitary via Golden Stairs
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  900m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe start from Narrow Neck carpark, go via Botting's Lookout, Golden Stairs, Ruined Castle along the Federal Pass, Ruined Castle Track and Mount Solitary Walking Track to the summit of Mount Solitary (950m).  At this time of the year, you will see the majestic Waratahs.  To register for the walk, please email me your mobile no, emergency contact no and NPA membership no. Medium pace walk.   Very steep and slippery sections. Rock scrambling.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 15. View

25 Sep, Sat 9:47AM 5 Lands Walk: Mcmasters Beach to Terrigal Surf Club
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Co-Leader: Heather Lakiss. The 5 Lands Walk is a physical, spiritual and cultural journey. A gift to you from the communities and sponsors of the Central Coast. A place where no one is excluded. A place where family, friends and the wider community are encouraged to celebrate life, have fun and connect to our deep Aboriginal history, European settlement, and who we are today. In doing so we take a step to create a more harmonious and inclusive society on the Central Coast and beyond. The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival held on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice when the whales, a significant totem of the Darkinjung people, are migrating north, along 10 km of spectacular coastline. In 2006 we were inspired by Italy's Cinque Terra, but we created our own uniquely Australian event, a collaboration between the Aboriginal and broader communities, to connect people to people and people to place. We've been improving it every year since. 2021 will see many old favourites plus some new features and events. Roughly 22 000 people are estimated to join us this year, so be prepared to be inspired. Coffee available at McMasters Beach. BYO lunch or buy on way.   To register There are several long steady climbs, up and down, and a couple of short steep sections with steps. There’s even a boggy patch to add interest.
Location: central Coast
Map: Central Coast View

25 Sep, Sat Asgard Plateau
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Victoria 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: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 12. View

25 Sep, Sat 9:00AM Tahmoor Gorge and Mermaids Pool circuit
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 Tahmoor Gorge circuit follows the very scenic Bargo River and includes the extremely beautiful Mermaid pools and a myriad of cascades and lesser waterfalls along the way. There is a high cliff line track too and we will follow both on this circuit. A walk not to missed especially as the spring flowers should be out in profusion. Rock hopping and some scrambling.
Map: Picton 90294S and Bargo 90293 View

26 Sep, Sun 9:17AM Destination Pagoda
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity. View

26 Sep, Sun 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.(Date Changed) Lake Illawarra entrance to Minnamurra via coastal headlands, beaches and Killalea State Park. Leader will hopefully arrange a boat assisted crossing of the Minnamurra River for a small fee to the boat owner. How exciting!!! Transport arrangements to be confirmed closer to the date. 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

26 Sep, Sun 10:02AM Submarine Rock…Centre of the Universe
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  300m Sydney Branch
Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Cancelled) An opportunity to be in the middle of wilderness.... Actually the "Centre of Universe" "994" to see the Submarine Rock, the  Wollangambe River and pagodas, without having have to tackle difficult or dangerous tracks. At this time of the year, there will be abundant display of wildflowers, including waratahs, orchids and the not easily found Pterostylis tunstallii. Steep and slippery sections, obstacles.
Location: Bell
Map: Wollangambe Limit: 10. View

27 Sep, 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

28 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Hammock Hill & Mansfield Reserve
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Joan L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Starting at the Sottish Arms this walk explores the retained green areas of East Bowral.  View the wombats and climb up the steep Hammock Hill before  following the trail to Mansfield Reserve for a circuit there.  Hazards: Mostly sealed walking path and formed walking tracks.
Location: East Bowral
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

28 Sep - 3 Oct, Tue-Sun The Hay Plains
Grade:2/6  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Down on the Hay Plains there is a delightful national park along the banks of the Lachlan River. This is a multi-day trip to explore various locations within that park, to see just what biodiversity there is on the property, to learn of its history with one of the people who grew up on site (our very own beloved Valerie Atkinson) and to just enjoy the immensity of the open spaces.    
Location: Kalyarr
Map: Maude 7729S, Oxley 7729N, Illilliwa 7829S, and One Tree 7829N Limit: 15. View

29 Sep, Wed 10:07AM Neighbourhood Walk: Cheletenham to Eastwood via The Great North Walk and Terrys Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m 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: KEVIN CLIFFE. Walk from Cheltenham Station to Eastwood Station via Devlins Creek Track, The Great North Walk and Terrys Creek Walk.   At this time of the year the spectacular Rock Orchids and Flannel Flowers are on display. Of special interest is the Whale Rock and a rare occasion to walk with two long time leaders from Illawarra Branch...Col and Jennifer Meharg. Optional Korean lunch. Steep and slippery sections View

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