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1 Jun, Wed 8:38AM Valley Heights to Springwood via Sharks Head Cave
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Valley Heights to Batman Park, Martins Lookout, sidetrack to rock climbing area, cross Glenbrook Creek and climb off track to Sharks Head Cave, climb down, cross Glenbrook Creek again, Perch Ponds and along Magdala Gully Track to Springwood Station. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

2 Jun, Thu Narrabeen Lagoon, Narrabeen
Grade:2/6 Length 8km 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)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Circuit the lagoon, a large estuary system and wildlife haven. Our journey around Narrabeen Lagoon goes through beautiful ecosystems, abundant of flora and fauna, cultural heritage and historical icons. Hazards include viruses. Limit: 10. View

3 Jun, Fri 10:06AM Bridges Series No 3: Fig Tree Bridge and Tarbans Creek Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  350m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Huntleys Point to Wollstonecraft crossing two bridges.  Points of interest: Bretts Park, Hunters Hill, Linley Point, Saint Ignatius College, Tambourie Bay Reserve, Hodgson Park, Warrarona Reserve, Northwood, Gore Creek Reserve, Greenwich Point Reserve, Gore Cove Reserve, Smoothey Park. Steep and slippery sections
Map: parram and Parramatta River Limit: 12. View

4 Jun, Sat 8:02AM The Ultimate slot – Valley of the Kings – The Sphinx – See Saw Point – Genowlan Trig
Grade:5/6 Length 8km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will venture deep within the Mugii Murum Ban Conservation area to sample some of its most incredible and attractive features on this circuit walk. Expect to be blown out by the beauty of this region! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

5 Jun, Sun 9:15AM 20km plus walk series: Palm Beach to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 35km  600m 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. A 35 km challenge from Palm Beach to Manly. A very scenic route. Steep and slippery sections
Location: Palm Beach Limit: 12. View

6 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Shaws Ridge and Blue Gum Swamp
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
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.(NEW!!!) Please write date of walk in email subject line. FAST PACE WALK 12 Km in 3 hours. Walk Shaws Ridge and Blue Gum Swamp and option to Grotto return. One morning tea break. Return to the same bus stop. Bus 692W at 12:31. Springwood main street 12:46. Steep, slippery, muddy. Limit: 15. View

7 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Belangalo Infinity LO Loop #820
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  280m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A fairly flat walk that uses combination of fire trail, track and off track to take you through lovely forest and to some spectacular gorge views. Hazards: Off track navigation. Unfenced cliffs. 
Location: Belangalo SF
Map: Canyon Leigh 89284N and Hanworth 89293S Limit: 20. View

7 Jun, Tue 9:31AM Neighbourhood walk No 38: Artarmon circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  170m 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: Christa Carey.  Walk from Artarmon Station to Northbridge and back to Artarmon Station, walking through Blue Gum Forest, Flat Rock Creek, Flat Rock Bridge, Naremburn Falls and stopping at Henry Lawson Cave. Mainly flat with a few steps. Pub lunch optional. View

8 Jun, Wed Helensburgh Double Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  450m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Two loops within the surrounding area of Helensburgh. Visit iconic areas along the way, Wilson Creek Dam, Historic Crawley Road (no traffic), tunnels waterfalls and more. Great track walking along seldom walked tracks. Lots of Lillies and Angophoras. Wet slippery conditions. Creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

8 Jun, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

10 Jun, Fri 10:15AM Colour walk series No 16: 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Our visit marks the 18th anniversary of 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. 12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways.  
Location: Kariong View

11 Jun, Sat 8:30AM Donkey Mountain
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Donkey mountain has been closed since 2019 and im keen to go back and see how the area has recovered after the disastrous bush fires of that year and if places like the green room are still in reasonable condition. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

12 Jun, Sun 9:00AM The Citadel and the ultimate traverse
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Mugii Murum Ban has so many attractions its hard to single out a particular one but I think this is definitely in the top ten, as this walk has superlative views, lots of rock scrambling, amazing slots and myriad places of interest to excite the intrepid bushwalker! In short you certainly won't be disappointed! Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

13 Jun, Mon 8:50AM Faulconbridge Turtle Falls
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m 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!!!) Please write date of walk in email subject line. Note Public Holiday timetable. Walk various tracks and fire trails to Turtle Falls. Then NEW trail to the beautiful Blue Gum area. Steep hill up. Return to Faulconbridge Station. Slippery, steep, muddy. NOTE areas of shoulder high ferns. Some indistinct track markers. Limit: 15. View

14 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Jellore Floral Reserve Circuit #720
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) A circuit walk on trails through Jellore State Forest with stunning views from spectacular lookouts. Beware of Koalas Hazards: Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges. Possible drop bears.
Location: Jellore State Forest
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

17 Jun, Fri 9:30AM Neighbourhood walk No 40 : Gordon to Fullers bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Mike P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!)
The walk goes from Artarmon Stn via Flat Rock gully, Tunks Park and Quakers Hat and Beauty Point.
slippery sections View

18 Jun, 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 longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | 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. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

18 Jun, Sat Valhalla Head
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 Trail – Folkvangr Head – Valhalla Head - Asgard Swamp – Valhalla Head Trail - Victoria Falls Road. This walk takes us to two heads, a swamp and fabulous views. Track, off-track with mild scrub, cliff edges, creek crossing and fire trails.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

18 Jun, Sat Western Escarpment of Wolgan Valley
Grade:5/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Find out why this area must be better protected for future generations. After placing vehicles at each end of the walk, leave from near Wolgan Gap Trig, walk to the top of the cliff line, then follow the ins and outs of the cliff line for about 7km. Stunning views. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wolgan SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

19 Jun, 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

20 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Cheltenham to Epping
Passes through 4 LGA's.
City of Parramatta Council
Council of the City of Ryde
The Council of the Shire of Hornsby
Ku-ring-gai Council
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Branch
Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Booking open 11 June 2022.  Cheltenham Railway Station to Epping Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow the fire trail along Devlins Creek passing Whale Rock before coming to the junction with the Great North Walk (GNW). We will continue along the GNW to Browns Water Hole and the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Once on this track we will navigate our way to the falls. Depending on the water level in the creek, we will cross the creek and proceed to Epping Station. Booking essential giving mobile, emergency and NPA numbers. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings.
Location: Lane Cove National Park
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 15. View

20 Jun, Mon 9:42AM Mt York Lawsons Long Alley Lockyers Trail
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  400m 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!!!) Please write date of walk in email subject line. Meet Mount Victoria outside station. Car allocation. Drive to end of Mt York Road (7 km). Morning tea and opportunity to look around, walk to lookout etc. Then drive back to Lawsons Long Alley. Walk down Lawsons Long Alley, Hartley Vale Road, then up Lockyers Trail back to cars. Views, rocky outcrops. Steep, VERY muddy area guaranteed to get feet wet. Limit: 15. View

21 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Winter Solstice Tuesday– Sunrise on the Boxvale Track followed by 40′ Falls #042
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  240m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This year the winter solstice falls on a Tuesday so we plan to combine our breakfast winter solstice event from the Boxvale Track. Return to the car park to offload unwanted bits and then do the 40' Falls Track to make a day of it. Bring hot soup and camera. As this is a two part event walkers can opt to do either or both parts. We expect to return to the cars for the 40' falls leg at around 9:30. Hazards: For Tunnel: Uneven track, dark tunnel (bring torch). For 40' Falls Track: Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Location: Boxvale Track
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

24 Jun, Fri 10:02AM Culture Walk Series No 5 : Windsor
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
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.Historic walk including First Fleet Grave at St Matthews Anglican Church Windsor, Rickabys Creek and crossing the new Windsor Bridge over the mighty Hawkesbury River. Easy walking. View

25 Jun, Sat 9:47AM 5 Lands Walk: Mcmasters Beach to Terrigal Surf Club( info only)
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.This is for your information only. I am not leading. Public transport times are also suggestion only. You can you anytime. When you arrive at McMaster Beach, there will be marshalls and you just follow instruction( or the crowd). 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 Jun, Sat 8:01AM 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, overhang and various lookout points. So bring along your sense of adventure and you won't be disappointed! Rock scrambling and off-track walking. Rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

26 Jun, Sun 9:03AM 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.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

27 Jun, Mon 9:00AM Meadowbank to Concord West
Grade:2/6 Length 13km  125m Branch
Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Booking open 20 June 2022.  Meadowbank to Concord West via Rhodes, the ship wrecks, the old brickworks to Concord West. Limit: 15. View

28 Jun, Tue 10:05AM Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  330m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bush tracks, hundreds of steps up and down, beautiful scenary, creek crossing. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Blackheath View

2 Jul, Sat 8:30AM Koopartoo Point – Koopartoo Gully
Grade:5/6 Length 6km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTowering above the Wolgan Valley is the impressive Koopartoo Point and on this walk we will access it via a ramp and then a bench that follows the clifflines along to Koopartoo Ravine. Needless to say the views from the top are incredible with Donkey Mountain and many of the local peaks clearly in sight. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 15. View

3 Jul, Sun 9:27AM Bridges Series No 7: Gladesville, Iron Cove and Anzac Bridges
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Southern Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Huntleys Point to Pyrmont Bay.  Points of interest : Bretts Park, Huntleys Point Interchange, Gladesville Bridge, Birkenhead Point, King George Park, Callan Park, Sydney College of the Arts, Anzac Bridge, Giba Park, Darling Island, Pyrmont Bay Park, Welcome Wall. View

3-4 Jul, Sun (13:38PM)-Mon (13:00PM) Kiama Coast Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 20km Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Expression of Interest for a two (short) days of Kiama Coast Walk staying in Kiama overnight.
Day 1: Starting at Minnamurra Station 13:39 train (TBC) walking to Kiama.
Day 2: Kiama rail bus 8:00 to Gerringong and walking back to Kiama by about 13:00.
For further details email me please. Must be double vaccinated. Tides, beaches, footpaths, cliff edges, mud, creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

4 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 Limit: 20. View

6 Jul, Wed Helensburgh to Semi Detached Point (coast) and return
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  660m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) From Helensburgh Station follow a variety of tracks to the Coast Track. Explore the Semi Detached Point area and return along alternative tracks back to Helensburgh. Lots of variety, great coastal views, river crossings and a short off track section. Unhurried pace. Cliff edges, river crossings, slippery rocks.
Location: Garawarra SCA and Southern RNP Limit: 15. View

8 Jul, Fri 9:30AM Bridges series No 8 : 10 bridges walk
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP only accepted from two weeks prior up to 7 pm the day before walk. Glenbrook to Emu Plains. It is uphill to Knapsack Park. Morning tea will be at the convict built Lennox Bridge (1833). From there we visit Marges Lookout with views to Penrith Lakes, before taking a rough steep track down to the old highway. We walk up this to cross the Knapsack Viaduct, another stone bridge (1865). More rough tracks before concrete paths take us across the Nepean River twice and on to Emu Plains Station. We should have photos of 10 bridges at the end. Steep and slippery sections. View

9 Jul, Sat 8:30AM The pagoda Maze circuit
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Moffitts Trail we will enter a world of ridges filled with pagodas of all descriptions and wonder at the superlative views along the Mercury Ridge towards Pantoneys Crown and beyond, before heading past the amazing Tarpien Rock and then the highlight of the walk the Pagoda maze. So bring your rock scrambling attitude and come along for what will be a very interesting walk indeed. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

11 Jul, Mon 8:55AM Wilson Glen
Grade:3/6 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.Explore various fire trails and tracks into and out of the Glen. Quality of track varies. Some off-track is a possibility.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

13 Jul, Wed 10:12AM Ferries walk series no 1: Parramatta Heritage Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  50m 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: Lynne Hewitt We walk from Rydalmere Wharf to Parramatta Wharf via the bike share path.  Highlight of today's walk is the heritage walk at  Female Orphan School at the Western University of Sydney. https://www.whitlam.org/visit View

13 Jul, Wed Scarborough to Otford
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) A walk with lots of variety. Starting from Scarborough Station, follow paths to Sea Cliff Bridge. A visit below the bridge might be possible. Continue along the coast and ascend track to Mt Mitchell stopping at various lookouts along the way. Follow tracks along the cliff top visiting Coalcliff Dam and Stanwell Tops. Cross road and follow  Princess Marina track to Kelly's Falls. Continue along tracks to Bulgo Knoll and end with an off track section to Otford Station. Cliff edges, creek crossings, slippery conditions. Limit: 15. View

13 Jul, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

15 Jul, Fri 9:35AM Centennial Glen Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  460m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The walk follows Centennial Glen Creek down into the valley. Return up to Blackheath via Porters Pass Gully. Creek crossings. Track poor at times. Steep sections. Lots of steps. Scrambling over and under fallen trees. This is a solid walk. It feels longer than 8km. From the valley we climb over 300m in 2km.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

16 Jul, Sat 8:28AM Gladstone Pass – Lindemans Pass – Copeland Pass
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  650m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.3 superb passes in 1 day with plenty of waterfalls to enjoy, as well as all those wonderful vistas to take in along the way. The rainforest in Gladstone Pass is particularly attractive and photographers should have a field day. Rock scrambling and very steep track in parts with some ropes to help pull you up Copeland Pass.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba 89301S View

16 Jul, Sat Jungaburra Brook
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Bells Line of Road – Jinki Ridge – Jungaburra Brook – Jungaburra Ridge – Kamarah Ridge – Return to Bells Line of Road. This is a spectacular area containing pagodas, gullies, cliffs and fabulous views. Tracks, off-track, ascent of cliff using climbers steel rungs and fixed rope, scrambling and creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

17 Jul, Sun 8:00AM 20km plus walk series : Circular Quay to Greenwich
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  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.We walk from Circular Quay To Greenwich, return from Wollostonecraft Station Steep and Slippery Sections Limit: 12. View

18 Jul, Mon 9:46AM Yellow Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.Walk down Illingworth Rd to an eroded track which leads to views of the Nepean River. Follow the powerline trail a short distance before climbing back up to Yellow Rock Rd by a better track. Walk out to the Lookout for lunch. Then a 2km road walk to the bus stop at Illingworth Rd. Some weeds and grass seeds, so sock protectors may be useful.
Location: Yellomundee RP
Map: Springwood Limit: 15. View

20 Jul, Wed 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 longTravel 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

22 Jul, Fri 9:45AM Neighbourhood Walk No 25: 7 beaches walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  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.Leader Sue Atteridge. 7 beaches walk from Avalon to Narrabeen. This is a fair weather walk, hugging the coastline. Inevitably, this involves some street walking . As this walk is fairly exposed, it will be postponed if it is a wet and cold day. Optional lunch at Narabben Lakes Steep sections, lots of steps
Map: Northern Beaches View

23 Jul, Sat The Great Wall of China and Torbane Balcony
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Find out why this area must be better protected for future generations. Park at Airly Gap. Walk on Airly Mountain Trail to the top of the mountain. Make our way to its northwestern corner and descend under the first cliff line. Continue south through the spectacular pagoda area known as The Great Wall of China, then locate a ledge (Torbane Balcony) and follow it till GR 221 330. Climb up via a known slot and walk east, returning to Airly Gap via a ridge. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N and Ben Bullen 89314S View

23 Jul, Sat 8:01AM The indigenous art caves of Kangaroo Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWithin the upper reaches of Kangaroo Creek are well hidden galleries of Aboriginal art scattered over several large overhangs. On this walk I plan to search out as many as I can find, as well as enjoying this interesting and at times challenging area to walk in and explore. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

25 Jul, Mon 8:55AM St Helena Ridge Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  320m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Woodford to Glenbrook. Oaks Trail for 5.6km then St Helena Ridge Trail to Duck Hole and Glenbrook. Mountain bikes share trail. Creek crossing.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba, Springwood, and Penrith Limit: 15. View

27 Jul, Wed 9:00AM Bundeena Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  375m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Starting from Bundeena wharf, walk to Jibbon Beach, stop to have a look at the Aboriginal rock carvings, continue to Part Hacking Point, Shelly Beach, Cormorant Rock, The Balconies, Wedding Cake Rock, turn around at Marley Beach Lookout, back to The Balconies and then along the track back to Bundeena. Hopefully, we will see whales migrating North. Please bring a pair of binoculars if you have one. Steep and slippery sections, ridge walking, little shade. Limit: 15. View

29 Jul, Fri 10:01AM Colour Walk Series 15: Magnolia
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  60m 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 for the day: Kevin Cliffe.  From Burwood, we walk to the Millenium Walk, Hen and Chicken Bay, Concord, several parks and back to Burwood.  We will see a community garden, Bushells Tea and Magnolias in bloom. Azalea, Camellias are also in bloom at this time of the year.  There are many choices for lunch at Burwood's Chinatown. View

29-31 Jul, Fri-Sun 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 long(NEW!!!) A 3-day pack walk.
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.
Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Talooby 89324N View

1-11 Aug, Mon (06:00AM)-Thu (17:00PM) Thorsbourne Track, Hinchinbrook Island
Grade:3/6 Length 30km Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked) A third attempt to walk this lovely track with the first two being cancelled due to Covid. Some lovely rainforest and ocean scenery, nice campsites, and short walking each day. Limit: 6. View

1 Aug, Mon 9:14AM Wentworth Falls to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 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.Visit Kings Table Trig on way down to Wirraway Ridge. Walk to Aeroplane Hills near where a Wirraway on a training flight crashed in 1940. Not far away is a spur which takes us down to Bedford Creek. Visit Adams Lookout on way up to Hazelbrook Station. A lot of road and firetrail to walk. Some steep sections. Possibility of wet feet at creek crossing.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba and Jamison Limit: 15. View

6 Aug, Sat 7:28AM Little Wobby beach – Mt Wondabyne – Thommos Loop – Kariong Brook – Wondabyne Station
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.At this time of the year the flowers will be almost out in full bloom and this is one area where the blooms really are spectacular, as are the many fine views along the way, including Kariong brook and from the Highway Ridge trail over the Hawkesbury River. Steep track sections in parts.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S, Broken Bay 91301N, and Gunderman 91313S View

6 Aug, Sat 9:46AM Neighbourhood walk No 41: Narrabeen Lakes
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Claire Finnigan Narrabeen Lakes lagoon  trail takes you through beautiful bushland, mangroves and parklands, all the way winding around Narrabeen lagoon, home to nearly 200 species of birds. View

7 Aug, 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

10 Aug, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

12 Aug, Fri 9:07AM Neigbourhood Walks No42 : Cheltenham to Eastwood
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ewan C.
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.(NEW!!!) 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 Rock Orchids are on display. Of special interest is the Whale Rock And a queer hut. Optional Korean lunch after walk. Steep and slippery sections View

13 Aug, Sat 8:29AM Stanwell Park Station to Helensburgh Station
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We will travel via the Clifftop, Burgh and various other tracks that will take you some places you might have never ventured before along little used routes,such as the Old Otford Tunnel but also to better known ones too! Expect a variety of habitats, lookouts and places of interest.Bring a torch for the Otford Tunnel section. Slippery rocks.
Location: Royal National Park View

15 Aug, Mon 8:30AM Cripple Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m 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 to Reserve Ave and descend to Cripple Creek Trail. Follow this to the causeway and take the track following the creek. After a kilometre ascend the spur to Mt Riverview. Descend to Cripple Creek from Marshall Rd and follow the creek back to Blaxland. Some steep track. Creek crossings. Variety of surfaces.
Location: Blaxland
Map: Springwood Limit: 20. View

16 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Gibbergunyah Circuit #030
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  330m Southern Highlands Branch
34298
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Gibbergunyah Nature Reserve is between Bowral and Mittagong.  The walk takes in views of Mt Gibraltar (Highest point between Sydney and Canberra), Ninety Acre Hill Lookout and a track which winds through a beautiful fern gully. The track is sometimes overgrown and difficult to locate. Hazards: Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Gibbergunyah NR and bowral
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 30. View

18 Aug, Thu Otford double Loop
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  600m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Two loops close to Otford Gap. From Otford Station ascend to the Coast Track. Follow link track to Bald Hill, descend and follow faint tracks and rocky shoreline to Snake Gully. Ascend off track, sometimes on narrow exposed ledges and follow off track route to Bulgo Beach (shack village). Ascend and follow coast track with a side trip to Split Rock Canyon. Descend on an old faint track to Werrong Beach crossing a creek before ascending to Otford Gap and finish at Otford Station. Narrow exposed ledges, cliff edges, slippery conditions. Limit: 12. View

21 Aug, Sun 9:27AM Harold Reid and North Arm walking tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
A walk through foreshore bushland near Chatswood, Sydney. A nice way to get into bush without leaving the suburbs with middle harbour by your side. Expect a variety of vegetation and landscapes a long the way plus some view points. It goes past or through rainforest, mangroves, the river and some street sections. It does have some steep sections and steps along the way. A great spot to get some exercise without having to go far.
View

22 Aug, Mon 9:55AM Little Zig Zag
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.Note 420m ascent and descent. Walk feels longer than 8km. Visit Ross Cave, Bede Lookout, Pulpit Rock, Little Zig Zag, Rienits Pass, Wilson Glen and back past Ross Cave. Old track, poorly maintained. In a couple of places a slip would not be good. Muddy in places.
Location: Mt Victoria
Map: Hartley and Mt Wilson Limit: 20. View

24 Aug, Wed Waterfalls of Lawson and Hazelbrook
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  400m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) From Lawson Station follow paths and firetrail and follow a variety of tracks to the Hazelbrook Circuit visiting Victor Falls and Terrace Falls. From Terrace Falls we will follow an old route to Willawong Pool. A visit to Bedford Pool before returning to the Lawson Circuit visiting five waterfalls with a side trip, off track, to Leslie Falls. Return to Lawson Station. Slippery conditions, cliff edges, creek crossings.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park Limit: 15. View

26 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Colour Walk series No 1: Colourful Lisgar Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Today we explore Hornsby and Normanhurst including 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. This walk will be easier than my Neighbourhood Walk with less steep climbs. Preview of Lisgar Gardens 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. Stairs and slippery sections.
Location: Hornsby View

27 Aug, Sat Angus Place Pagodas
Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Find out why this area must be better protected for future generations. Park at the bottom of Angus Place Trail and follow it till about GR 312 052. Descend into a gully to the south west and traverse the extremely dissected pagoda terrain, generally following the cliff line, for as long as the time allows. Exit to Angus Place Trail and walk back to the vehicles. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest View

27 Aug, Sat 8:32AM Grass trees circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.This walk has a significant side trip involved, with a visit to an important Aboriginal art site along the way which is fascinating and thought-provoking! Also expect some wonderful views, a variety of habitats and hopefully some wildlife.With the advent of Spring youll be thrilled by the abundance of wildflowers on this trip,yet another reason to attend! Steep track in parts.
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S View

30 Aug, Tue Helensburgh Circuit via Burgh, Lilyvale and Red Cedar Tracks
Grade:4/6 Length 18km  450m Illawarra Branch
Adrian J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Commence with a short climb from the station followed with a gradual descent 210m on a variety of un-named tracks to the Hacking River. Cross and ascend 220m to Garawarra Farm. Follow cliff track visiting a variety of lookouts. Descend 190m on the Lilyvale Track, locate and follow the Red Cedar Track to again cross the Hacking River. Follow the river firetrail and ascend steep, short off track section to follow a variety of tracks to Helensburgh Station. Cliff edges, river crossings, slippery conditions.
Location: Bango NR and Garawarra SCA and Southern RNP Limit: 15. View

3 Sep, Sat 9:30AM Colour walk series No 4: Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  180m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
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

3 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Pippas Pass – Blaxland
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  600m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Pippas Pass - Bullant Track - Bunyan Lookout - Glenbrook Creek - Sharks Head Cave - Lost World Lookout - Blaxland. A walk to take in a number of spectacular lookouts, fascinating overhang caves, some loverly creek walking and lots of other places of interest to keep the avid bushwalker happy! With the approach of Spring this walk will be full of colourful blooms all along the way. Steep tracks in places.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

4 Sep, Sun 9:15AM Great north walk section 9: patonga to Wondabyne
Grade:4/6 Length 20km  650m 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.Patonga to Wondabyne View

9 Sep, Fri 10:07AM Colour walk series No 2: Auburn Botanical garden
Grade:1/6 Length 6km  50m 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.This is the time to see Cherry tree blossoms. We avoid the crowd during the Cheery Blossom Festival (Saturday 20 August to Sunday 28 August 2022) The Auburn Botanic Gardens are composed of several themed gardens and areas:
  • The Japanese garden
  • the scented garden
  • the sunken rose garden
  • the Australian native and rainforest garden
  • the amphitheatre/open air theatre
  • the reflection pool
  • the maze
  • the fauna reserve
  • an equal access playground
  • and several picnic areas with barbecues
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14 Sep, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

16 Sep, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series No 3: Royal Botanical Garden
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Today we'll visit the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city. Wrapped around Sydney Harbour, the Gardens occupy one of Sydney's most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, it is the oldest scientific institution in the country and is home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas. From the provocative rare and threatened plants of the world to the romantic rose garden, the themed garden areas show the diverse beauty of nature. Optional lunch at Chai Thai View

18 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

20 Sep, Tue 10:00AM Mt Banks one trail loop
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ewan C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) The track leads off to the south from the Bell's Line of Road between Mount Tomah and the Mount Wilson turn-off, and there is a sign indicating Mount Banks. You can park at the end of the road. Walk out to the lookout and return over the top. This is a lovely walk and not too difficult. There are superb views of the Grose Valley at the lookout and wonderful northern views as you come down off Mount Banks. There are many wildflowers at this time of the year. We'll visit Mount Tomah to see the beautiful waratahs and proteas on the way home. View

24-25 Sep, Sat (08:30AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Splendour Rock in Spring
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  600m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(NEW!!!) Where better than a pack walk to camp at Splendour Rock in the Blue Mountains in the spring. A new moon will give us a dark sky in the evening and millions of stars. A wonderful experience to see the landscape at sunrise and sunset! This is a lovely trip with an unforgettable view from the campsite.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park Limit: 15. View

25 Sep, Sun 9:00AM 20km plus walk series : Mount Solitary
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  850m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Classic Walk to Mount Solitary via Ruined castle and Golden Stairs. It's not quite over 20 km but the steepness will make you feel like you have done that sort of distance.   Steep and slippery sections
Location: Katoomba
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 10. View

30 Sep, Fri 10:02AM Colour walk series No 8: Cherry Tree Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
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.We visit Gumnut for coffee and pastries on arrival. Cherry Tree Walk is a beautiful walk in Bowral. It consists of a walking/bike track beside the Mittagong Rivulet and 526 cherry trees that have been planted, dedicated to each and every soldier who died during the Vietnam War. The walk is particularly attractive in spring when the cherry trees are in flower. Incorporated into the design of the War Memorial has been a monument, inscribed with the names of the Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country. Then we continue to the Southern Highlands Botanical Garden. Expect a very long day. View

2 Oct, Sun 8:00AM 20km plus walk series : Circular Quay to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 33km  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.(NEW!!!) Explore one of the best harbours in the world on our doorstep.   Today we walk from Circular Quay to Manly.  Over the course of the walk you will come across
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 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
  • Aboriginal engravings
When you RSVP, include your full name, member number, mobile no, and emergency contact no. Steep and slippery sections Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

9-20 Oct, Sun (10:00AM)-Thu (15:00PM) Cape to Cape
Grade:4/6 Length 140km Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob Rankin
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.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Nearly fully booked) A relaxed walk along the iconic Cape to Cape track over 12 days, including 2 rest days for whale watching or visiting wineries. On one rest day, there will be an optional short walk at Ambergate Reserve, a wildflower hotspot. Car shuffles each day suitable for 2WD vehicles (some unsealed roads). Leader will stay in one of the parks in Margaret River town, most likely at Margaret River Tourist Park on Station Street. There are many accommodation options. Please keep up to date with WA border entry requirements - these will almost certainly change by October, and any problems are your own responsibility. Detailed itinerary will be provided to successful registrants. Stretches of sand walking, some steep sections. Several long days (longest 21k). Limit: 16. View

9 Oct, Sun 10:02AM The Bridge Walk Series No 5: Sydney Harbour Bridge & Pyrmont Bridge
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe walk the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge today. We walk from Pyrmont to Woolstonecraft View

12 Oct, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

14 Oct, Fri 8:29AM Neighbourhood series : Magazine track to Flat Rock Beach return
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
Foresville to Flat Rock Beach return via Magazine Track.
Steep and slippery tracks View

15-22 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sat (14:00PM) Spring bushwalking on Lord Howe Island
Length 12km  200m Branch
Sally H.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.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)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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Living in the uncertainties of a pandemic, we try to maximise our chance to enjoy this little paradise within NSW. Lord Howe Island is full of life in October with seabirds courting nonstop. The bushwalkers groups in May and June 2021 have set an excellent trip format that we will continue. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures, guided walks (day walks, night walks, reef walks, mystery walks, museum walk) and any fun activities that we can slot in. We will engage the best-known local expert Ian Hutton to share his in-depth knowledge about the flora, fauna, history and conservation of this world heritage. Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at sally.australia@yahoo.com
Location: Lord Howe Island Limit: 18. View

15-29 Oct, Sat (09:00AM)-Sat (14:00PM) The Bibbulmun Track: Walpole to Albany
Grade:3/6 Length 180km Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) On this trip we will experience the best that the Bibbulmun Track has to offer in Western Australia. From the small township of Walpole, we will travel along a series of good tracks through the towering Tingle forests, colourful heathlands, beautiful beaches, granite peaks and through the towns of Peaceful Bay and Denmark where new supplies can be purchased, allowing for lighter packs. The tracks are well marked and make for easy walking. Halfway through the walk we will have a rest day in Denmark. At each campsite there is a hut which can be used as well as water supply, toilets and tables so this is hardly roughing it! The wildflowers at this time of the year are outstanding and you can expect to also see a fair amount of wildlife including seals, quokkas, wallabies and numerous birds to name a few. In short, this is a fabulous walk and one not to be missed. Limit: 17. View

16 Oct, Sun 7:30AM 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 long(NEW!!!) 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 Steep and slippery sections Best Walk: Otford to Bundeena View

21 Oct, Fri 9:00AM Neighbourhood Walk No 40 Cheltenham to Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks to Terrys Creek falls and on to Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Possible sighting of flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom during this walk. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings.
Map: Lane Cove River Limit: 15. View

23 Oct, Sun 9:01AM The Great North Walk Section 8: Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  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.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Walk the classic Cowan to Brooklyn.  The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay. Steep and rocky sections.
Map: Hawkesbury Limit: 15. View

28 Oct, Fri 10:19AM Colour Walk Series : Campbells Rhododendron Garden in Blackheath
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Sophie A.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.To avoid the crowd in Rhododendron Festival on the first Saturday of November, we will visit Blackheath for it's wonderful display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.  I have also noticed in the previous years, rhododendrons bloom much earlier than the official Rhododendron Festival date. Start with a coffee in one of Blackheath's fabulous cafes.  Visit Campbell Rhododendron Gardens.  Have lunch in one of the many places in blackheath or bring your own.    
Location: Blackheath, Blue Mountains
Map: Blue Mountains View

4 Nov, Fri 10:00AM Ferry series No 3: Drummoyne loop
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Points of interest: The largest chocolate factory in Australia Drummoyne Park Taplin Park Battersea Park Quarantine Reserve Henry Lawson Park Abbotsford Cove Windward Manor Five Dock Bay Fig Tree Bay Werrell Reserve Hen and Chicken Bay Bill Fisher Reserve Interesting windows and houses Campbell Park Lysaght Park Russell Park View

5-12 Nov, Sat-Sat November bushwalking on Lord Howe Island
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally H.
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 tripPicnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.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)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Be as active or as relaxed as you like on this little island of paradise, listed by Lonely Planet as a Top 5 travel destination. This trip includes flights, accommodation, meals, lectures and a variety of guided walks. We will stay at a centrally located lodge, go out bushwalking and birdwatching during the day, and enjoy lectures and delicious restaurant meals in the evening. You can also challenge yourself climbing up the unique cloud forest of Mt Gower, snorkelling with Galapagos nurse sharks and green turtles, doing outdoor yoga with the best view, taking your best ever bird photos...  Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip. To get more information please email me at sally.australia@yahoo.com Limit: 18. View

6 Nov, 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 longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.
  • 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

6 Nov, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven : Section 29 Gerringong to Seven Mile Beach (Gerroa)
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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 longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Shoalhaven Heads in 2 days, staying Saturday night in Gerringong. Today walk via headlands and beaches on 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. Spend the late afternoon exploring Gerroa.
Map: Gerringong Limit: 8. View

6 Nov, 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

6 Nov, Sun 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

6 Nov, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 28 Gerringong to Kiama
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  250m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Kiama on the now most visited section of 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. Limit: 12. View

6 Nov, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 30
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  50m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
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.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads after staying Saturday night in Gerringong. Today walk via beach and bush on 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. With low tide Seven Mile Beach is a very easy, very nice walk on hard sand.
Location: Seven Mile Beach NP Limit: 12. View

9 Nov, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
(Mal’s Group) Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Walkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

11 Nov, Fri 9:48AM Ferry Series No 3 : Jacaranda, flame tree, roses
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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet)
We walk from Cabarita to Rhodes.
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13-19 Nov, Sun (08:00AM)-Sat (16:00PM) Kosciuszko Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 53km  1,400m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe annual Koscie walk, this time with a bit of new country to explore.  We camp near Daveys Hut, Kidmans Hut, Mawsons Hut (2 nights), Valentines Hut, and Whites River Hut.   We have a spare day to do an optional side trip from Mawsons Hut. Days 2-4 are off track and may be a bit rough but it will an awesome walk with the usual lovely Koscie bush and scenery! Be prepared to start the walk a little later if weather conditions are poor.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

18 Nov, Fri 9:51AM Colour walk series: Jacaranda
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Steve Ringbauer: We walk from Edinburgh Road to North Bridge via Clive Park and Fig Tree Point Steep and slippery sections. View

25 Nov, Fri 9:00AM Ferries Walk Series No 2: Garden Island and Coopers Park
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Take ferry to visit Garden Island, then onto Rose Bay to visit Coopers Park View

2 Dec, Fri 9:44AM 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

9 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Sheldon Forest
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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. Echidnas, bowerbirds, water dragons, golden whistlers, pardalotes and powerful owls have been seen. At this time of the year, expect to see the Bonnet Orchids, Hyacinths and other flowers.  We will check out Rofe Park as well. Steep and slippery sections View

16 Dec, Fri 10:00AM Ferry Series No 5: BUNDEENA-MAIANBAR HERITAGE WALK
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) BUNDEENA-MAIANBAR HERITAGE WALK is packed with  interesting local facts. The walk covers Bundeena, Bonny Vale and onto its sister village of Maianbar. View

23 Dec, Fri 10:01AM Culture Walk Series No 3 St James to Justice & Police Museum
Length 5km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader:  Heather Lakiss We walk from St James Station via the Royal Botanical Garden to Justice and Police Museum where we will view the exhibitions. Entry fee is $15 ($12 concession). There is also a conducted group tour option of $20 per head(min 10 ppl).  Please indicate your preference: 1} Entry fee only 2} Conducted tour. This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and visit to the museum. View

6 Jan, Fri 8:00AM Short summer walks: Cooper Park
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Cooper Park is a large bushland reserve with many walking tracks and recreational facilities available. Cooper Park's worth as a recreation area was recognised as far back as 1885 when the Government was asked to purchase land from the Cooper Estate for recreational purposes. It was not until 1913 that Sir William Cooper agreed to give the whole of the gully from Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill to Manning Road, Double Bay to the Council as a park. Subsequent additions over the years have brought the Park up to its present area of 38 acres (15 ha.) The creek running through the Park is largely natural and follows the line of a volcanic dyke of the Jurassic age while the hillsides support a wide variety of native trees and shrubs. Development over the years included extensive walking tracks/paths, with shelter sheds built and picnic areas laid out. View

13 Jan, Fri 9:30AM Summer short walk: Centennial Park to Bronte Beach
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) We walk from Centennial Park to Bronte Beach where you can have a swim. Points of interest: Centennial Park, Queens Park, Waverly Park, churches, waterfalls, Bronte Beach. Optional lunch at Bronte. View

10 Feb, Fri 10:38AM Culture Walk Series 4 : Gladesville Hospital
Grade:1/6 Length 2km  10m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) This walk will be led by Heather Lakiss. RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com RSVP between 7 and 21 January. Gladesville Hospital - SPASM Inside the grounds of Gladesville Hospital is a museum, made up of several small rooms, run by the Society for the Preservation of Artefacts of Surgery and Medicine.  Come and enjoy a guided tour, in small groups, and hear many fascinating stories through the ages on the history of moveable health memorabilia and other heritage items.  We will also hear about some of the medical staff and their work. More information on their website www.spasmmuseum.org.au There is a limit of 20 people.  Cost $10.  Morning tea provided.  After registering for the walk, Heather will give you the bank account details to transfer $10 View

17 Feb, Fri 10:20AM 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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 View

19 Feb, Sun 10:45AM Harbour to Hawkesbury no 4
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) 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. Section 4 is St Ives to Bobbin Head  – undulating track along Cowan Creek on Warrimoo Track, through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Limit: 12. View

26 Feb, Sun 9:47AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 5
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  450m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) 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. Section 5 is Bobbin Head to Berowra Waters (– the most challenging part of the walk, through Ku-ring-gai Chase and Berowra Valley National Parks Limit: 12. View

5 Mar, Sun 10:03AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 6
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  450m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) 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. Section 6 is Berowra Waters to Cowan: Beautiful track with ups and downs.  Waratahs will be seen at this time of the year.  Limit: 12. View

12 Mar, Sun 9:41AM Cowan to Brooklyn
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  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.(Date Changed) To celebrate the completion of The Harbour to Hawkesbury series of walk, we'll do a celebration walk from Cowan to Brooklyn, followed by the classic Fish and Chips. This is a very popular walk. The highlight of the whole walk is the incredibly picturesque Jerusalem Bay, which makes a great spot for a mid walk swim. At this time of the year, it is a wildflowers lover's paradise... Boronia, Grevillea, Tea Tree, Rice flowers, Pea flowers, just to name a few. Some rock scrambling and steep sections. Limit: 12. View

16 Jun, Fri 10:00AM Rumbalara Explorer from Gosford Station
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Pretty well the grand tour of the Rumbalara Reserve, this walk takes in much of the great scenery the reserve has to offer. The walk covers both the lower and upper sections of the reserve and passes through the great variety of forest on show. The walk also passes three of the four bronze sculptures in the reserve. Yaruga picnic area would be a great spot to stop for lunch with it’s facilities and excellent views. View

16 Jun, Fri 10:01AM The Colour walks series No 14: Camellia Gardens Carringbah
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  50m 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.Camellia Gardens Located in Caringbah and overlooking beautiful Yowie Bay, the Gardens were recognised by the International Camellia Society as a Camellia Gardens of Excellence in 2014.  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. The Gardens have over 400 cultivars and species donated and acquired since its first plantings began in 1969, in addition to many other rare ornamental and native plants. The collection is of unique value to Australian horticulture. The Gardens have something for all seasons. The camellias are in season during autumn and winter. Tea house serves delicious devonshire and lunches.   We will play by ear.  A walk at Woronora Cemetery can be added on.
Location: Caringbah View

14 Jul, Fri 10:00AM In the steppes of Central Rose Bay
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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Leader: Kevin Cliffe This walk is not for you if you don’t like steps. Features : Scot college Cranbrook school City views Mansions Gardens Many steep sets of steps Beach Point Piper Rose Bay Community garden   View

30 Jul, Sun 9:29AM Little wobby to Wondabyne
Grade:4/6 Length 21km  700m Southern Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.We start from Little Wobby with Water Taxi from Brooklyn. It's $12.64 per person with Card payment. We climb to Midway Ridge Trails that have many fabulous lookouts toward Hawkesbury River. The climbs involve some bush bashing and obscured tracks. The walk until Tank creek would be pleasant walks among typical Australian vegetations of Angosphoras, geebungs, gumtrees, flannel flowers both helianthis and minor, fringed lilies, native irises. There'll be 2 television aerials observed set on the rocks, in the middle of the bush. The walks along kilometres and kilometres of the fire trails are exposed  until we reach Kariong Brook Falls that provide some respite from the sun and extra water. We’ll take the train home from Wondabyne. Sun, steep and slippery sections View

11 Aug, 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

20 Aug, Sun 9:30AM Mermaid Pool and Tahmoor Gorge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  400m 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Due to popular demand, this popular walk is to be repeated. To be led by Mike McLeod of Southern Highland Branch. A circuit rugged walk (rather rocky) along the Bargo River and Tahmoor Gorge. We will do it slowly to take in and take photos of the beauty of the walk. Highlights: fantastic views, Mermaid Pools. Waterfalls. wallaby, birds, majestic gum trees, wildflowers galore. Some very steep and slippery parts.Video of 2020 Tahmoor Gorge Mermaid Pools Several creek crossings. Limit: 10. View

8 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.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Walk from Bowral station to Gumnut Patisserie for coffee and their delicious pastries.  Then walk to Corbett Gardens, Bowral Lookout, Mount Gilbraltar, 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

17-24 Sep, Sun (10:24AM)-Sun (15:00PM) Colour Walk Series: A few days in the Mountains
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) 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(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leaders: Bob Rankin 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

17 Sep, Sun 10:16AM Crossing the Blue Mountains anniversary walk
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  450m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) 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

22 Sep, Fri 9:34AM Colour walk series No 7: Australian Botanical Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  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.The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan showcases Australian flora amongst 416 hectares of rolling hills, lakes, lawns and gardens. In the late 18th century, the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the rest of the world created waves of excitement in the field of botany. The Australian Botanic Garden displays approximately 2000 of these plants via themed gardens across the site as well as the Connections Garden, a four-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden. Other features of the Garden include a restaurant, visitor centre with gift shop, free gas barbecues and acres of Cumberland Plain Woodland to explore. Come Spring, the paper daisies become an attraction for visitors. Various species of Waratahs will be flowering too. After seeing the floral display, we will walk to the Sundial, Mount Annan Peak, the Blue Tree before leaving the Garden to visit Lake Yandel'ora before catching the bus home. Expect a long day.  
Location: Mt Annan View

13 Oct, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series: Jacaranda Croydon
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(DRAFT - do not publish yet) View

17 Nov, Fri 9:45AM Strickland Tour
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  260m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVery pretty walk. Strickland Falls, Cabbage Tree loop, Arboretum loop, red cedars, tall tallowood, planted from 1877, many orchids: Cryptostylis erecta. Creek crossings, slippery and steep sections.
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 10. View

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