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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.
View

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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