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2-7 Jan, Mon-Sat Wheeler’s Hut to Kiandra
Grade:4/6 Length 70km  800m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longTooma Rd. - Wheeler's Hut - Derschko's Hut - Mackey's Hut - Brooks Hut ruin - Tabletop Mt. - Kiandra. Extended 6-day pack walk, medium hard, big climbs, optional side trips, on and off-tracks. A hard but rewarding and interesting walk. Visit old goldfields, climb Mt. Jagungal, walk on tracks as well as off-tracks in unique alpine country. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Kosciuszko NP
Map: Contact leader Limit: 8. View

8 Jan, Sun 9:27AM Milperra to Cabramatta
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!)

LEADER: LINH QUACH: RSVP DIRECT TO LEADER LINH.QUACH3@GMAIL.COM

Booking opens 2 weeks prior to event.  Repeat by popular demand: A delighful walk amongst forests from Milperra to Cabramatta along the Georges River, Prospect Creek, Lake Gillawarna, Mirambeena Regional Park, and Orphan School creek. Points of interest: Amphitheatre with totem poles, Ibis Island to see hundreds of Ibis and their nests, historic bridge, community gardens, temples, seabirds, fantales. Watch family groups enjoyng their BBQ, playing musical instruments, fishmen catching fish, and photographers spotting photo spots. A fairly flat serene walk. Partly shady. Enjoy an icy cold sugar cane juice after the walk. View

13 Jan, Fri 9:01AM An artistic, architectural and engineering stroll
Grade:1/6 Length 7km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Heather Lakiss.(RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com     An easy stroll  from St Peters station through Sydney Park , several other parks, explore South Eveleigh redevelopment taking in little parks and artistic designs, pass by Carriageworks, Locomotive Street and on to Redfern Station. Carriageworks is a multi-arts urban cultural precinct located at the former Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Redfern, Sydney, Australia. Carriageworks showcases contemporary art and performing arts, as well as being used for filming, festivals, fairs and commercial exhibitions. Highlights : Community Garden, Ponds, Water birds, Stepping stones, Gumnut hideouts, Happy tears, locomotives, engineering of yesteryear, Exhibition,  historic buildings,  Kylie Kwongs restaurant , optional lunch.   View

20 Jan, Fri 9:35AM Short summer walk: Taronga to Balmoral
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  200m 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: Heather Lakiss RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com Taronga to Balmoral: partly shady, coastal, about the best view of the harbour in Sydney View

27 Jan, Fri 9:01AM Neighbourhood Walks: Dulwich Hill
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Derek Hampton Details TBA View

3 Feb, Fri 10:36AM Coast to Lake Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  75m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
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.(Changed Transport Details) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. 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

10 Feb, 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
No RSVP required.  Foresville to Flat Rock Beach return via Magazine Track.
Steep and slippery tracks View

12 Feb, Sun 9:00AM Harbour to Hawkesbury No 3
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  330m 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) Postponed until 28th August due to Track Closed. 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 3 is Davidson Park  Reserve to St Ives – some of the nicest sections, along Middle Harbour and Middle Harbour Creek (Garigal NP) Limit: 12. View

17 Feb, Fri 9:58AM Neighbourhood walk: Birdwood Gully Walk at Springwood
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
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.(Changed Transport Details) RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. 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.
Location: Springwood Limit: 12. 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

24 Feb, Fri 9:51AM Umina Beach to Woy Woy
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  20m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Walk from Umina Beach to Woy Woy via Ettalong mostly beside beaches and Brisbane Water. Walking mainly on footpaths and cycle paths. Travel to Woy Woy by train and then bus to the start of the walk at Umina Beach. Occasional uneven ground.
Location: Brisbane Water Limit: 15. 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

3 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Bridge walk series: Fuller Bridge
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  200m Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
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.(NEW!!!) Bookings open a fortnight before event.  A loop walk from North Ryde Station. Walking the enchanting Lane Cove Valley Track, following the Lane Cove River, through Fairyland. A few water crossings and rough track surfaces in places. 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

10 Mar, Fri 9:05AM Neighbour Walk: Greenwich to Barangaroo walk
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  300m 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: Colin Fulton

We walk from Greenwich to Barangaroo. Attractions: Coal loader, Balls head reserve, Sawmiller reserve, The Harbour Bridge, Barangaroo and many more. 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

17 Mar, Fri 9:27AM Woy Woy to Gosford
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Walk from Woy Woy to Gosford via Point Clare along footpaths and cycle paths , crossing the "Spike Milligan Bridge" along the way. Plenty of public transport options available to shorten the walk if desired.
Location: Brisbane Water Limit: 15. View

25 Mar, Sat 8:55AM Lyrebird and Casuarina Loop walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  270m Sydney Branch
Stuart S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Date Changed) Garigal National Park. (Davidson Park Reserve loop walk) Today we walk on the Lyrebird and Casuarina tracks. This is a moderate, (not easy) trail with some rock scrambling. Highlights to look out for are the river views, King Parrot, Wallaby, long neck hawk. (More information as to the meeting point will be provide to the confirmed walkers.)   Rock scrambling.
Location: Davidson Park Reserve Limit: 12. View

26 Mar, Sun 9:40AM 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 longBooking opens 2 weeks prior to event.  We walk the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge today. We walk from Pyrmont to Woolstonecraft View

6-10 Apr, Thu (08:42AM)-Mon (12:00PM) Easter at Newnes
Grade:5/6 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) Surrounded by 2 stunning national parks, Newnes is a perfect place to base yourself at Easter to explore many of the spectacular mountains located in this area. Rock scrambling and off-track sections.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP and Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S, Cullen Bullen 89313N, and Wollangambe 89312S View

5 May, Fri 9:29AM Metro Walk: Norwest – Bella Vista Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. A loop walk around Norwest and Bella Vista passing by historic Bella Vista Farm. The walk is on bike paths and footpaths.  Option to return via Metro from Bella Vista for anyone who wants a shorter walk.
Location: North West Sydney Limit: 15. View

6-13 May, Sat (11:36AM)-Sat (16:00PM) Lord Howe Island May 2023 #1
Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally
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.Lord Howe Island is considered the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand.  It was listed as a World Heritage site in 1982.  No photos can do it justice.  You just have to be there to appreciate it, especially after the rat eradication.  It's also a hotspot for scientific researchers - you will be fascinated by the evolution stories of the plants and birds.   In our tour we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide not only to show us the best of the island but also share his expert knowledge about the geology, fauna, flora, history and conservation.  Ian is the LHI museum curator, tour guide and author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers.   The trip package includes flights, accommodation, restaurant meals, lectures, guided walks, low tide reef walks and night walks.  You can also enjoy your own walks, snorkelling, golfing, etc..    Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip.  For the detailed trip plan please contact sally.bushwalk@tallyhoaccounting.com.au  or 0451637848 (text message preferred) None
Location: Lord Howe Island
Map: Lord Howe Island Limit: 18. View

13-20 May, Sat (12:22PM)-Sat (14:00PM) Lord Howe Island May 2023 #2
Length 10km  200m Branch
Sally
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.Lord Howe Island is considered the Garden of Eden between Australia and New Zealand.  It was listed as a World Heritage site in 1982.  No photos can do it justice.  You just have to be there to appreciate it, especially after the rat eradication.  It's also a hotspot for scientific researchers - you will be fascinated by the evolution stories of the plants and birds.   In our tour we will have Ian Hutton as our local guide not only to show us the best of the island but also share his expert knowledge about the geology, fauna, flora, history and conservation.  Ian is the LHI museum curator, tour guide and author of 12 books and 50 scientific papers.   The trip package includes flights, accommodation, restaurant meals, lectures, guided walks, low tide reef walks and night walks.  You can also enjoy your own walks, snorkelling, golfing, etc..    Club insurance does not apply to this commercial trip.  For the detailed trip plan please contact sally.bushwalk@tallyhoaccounting.com.au  or 0451637848 (text message preferred)
Map: Lord Howe Island Limit: 18. View

2 Jun, Fri 9:30AM Metro Walk: Rouse Hill Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. A loop walk around the suburb of Rouse Hill on footpaths and cycle paths mostly following Smalls Creek and Caddies Creek. Good views of North West Sydney from Turkey Nest Reserve. Occasional slip and trip hazards.
Location: North West Sydney Limit: 15. View

9 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.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

11 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

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

23 Jun, Fri 9:45AM Blackwattle Bay to Redfern via Chau Chak Wing Museum
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. We'll start with a walk through the Fish Markets and continue via Blackwattle Bay to the Tramsheds.  Following Johnstons Creek and Orphan School Creek through Forest Lodge we'll reach Sydney University. Here we'll spend some time visiting the Chau Chak Wing Museum before continuing to Redfern Station via Carriageworks and The Block.
Location: Inner Sydney Limit: 15. View

30 Jun, Fri 10:01AM Refuge Rock to Lakes of Cherrybrook
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  180m Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Booking open 2 weeks prior to event.  The walk will include the Carmen and the Refuge Rock Trails. This will require walking along streets, fire trails and bush tracks. Sections of the tracks could be muddy, slippery and rocky. Leeches could also be encountered. Refuge Rock was used by the Armed Forces for target practice during World War 2. View

3-15 Jul, Mon (07:30AM)-Sat (17:00PM) 13 days Kimberley adventure
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.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) There is a travel resurgence after Covid.  I would like to invite you to join us on this once in a lifetime adventure to the Kimberleys.  I am sure many are still concerned about Covid and border closure but the cancellation policy is very flexible. When you rsvp, please provide your full name, contact no,  email address and bedding configuration.  A few members from NPA did this walking tour of Kimberley last winter and the feedbacks were positive.  For your comfort level, I’’m quoting  the insight from Graham. “The walks are no problem for NPA grade 3 walkers. Lots of river stone/rock walking cause they are mostly in gorges. Not long walks. 30 to 34 Deg every day. Down to 10-12 deg some nights so camping gets cool. Campfires. Coolest nights July. Purnalulu is coolest cause no fires allowed." Please see below link to itinerary and prices.
https://www.inspirationoutdoors.com.au/tours/kimberley-walking-tours/
Deposit & Payments
Cost $4299 twin share, Single supplement $200.  A payment of $350 on booking; Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour
Standard Cancellation Policy More than 12 weeks: $50 administration fee; between 42 & 84 days inclusive: loss of deposit; between 24 & 41 days inclusive: 25% of full tour cost; between 15 & 23 days inclusive: 50% of full tour cost; 14 days or less: 100% of full tour cost, no refund Limit: 12. View

28 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

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

27 Aug, 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.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

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.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

15 Sep, Fri 9:01AM Colour walk series: Lisgar Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m 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. Expect to see camelias, spring flowers, orchids, Magnolia, ferns, rare natural heritage, fish ponds, interesting landmarks such as murals and brick pit.    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. Optional lunch at Hornsby RSL club. Stairs and slippery sections.
Map: Hornsby 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
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-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.Leader: Allan Porter. To mark the anniversary of "Crossing the Blue Mountains 2020", we will do the "Magical Wentworth Falls to Lawson via Bruces Walk" again. Begin with the Maple trees lined streets of beautiful Wentworth Falls. It’s a memorable walk with wildflowers galore (Waratahs, Bearded Orchids, Sun orchids, Caladenia, greenhoods) waterfalls, caves, gum forests, sassafras’s forests, birdlife and majestic views. This walk is not for you if you don’t like creek crossings (5), steep climbs and vertical ladders (4). Steep and slippery sections, slides and rock scrambling.
Location: Wentworth Falls Limit: 15. View

20 Sep, Wed 10:01AM Mount Irvine Tessellated Pavements(exploratory)
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBooking opens 2 weeks prior. Leader: Kevin Cliffe.  This walk is in response to Samantha's notes on May 18 Bulletin: "She would love to go on a walk in Mt Irvine to see the Tessellated Pavements and is hoping one of our leaders will organise a walk there soon. I found these track notes on the Mt Wilson website: https://www.mtwilson.com.au/images/MW_Walks/Tesselated_Pavements_Walk.pdf" This is a stunning walk and a hidden gem. The pavements offer spectacular 270 degree views on a clear day. Bowens Creek to the East (right) and the Wollomgambe to the West (left). There are stunning views to the Bowens Creek Valley. It is worth spending some time at this lovely spot as you explore the full perimeter of the pavements. Steep and slippery sections
Map: Mount Irvin View

22 Sep, Fri 9:20AM Culture walk: Sculpture, Art Gallery, and Japanese Garden walk.
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.

Leader: Lynne Hewitt

A visit to see the sculptures in Western Sydney University, the Art Gallery of Campbelltown and the Japanese garden behind the Art Gallery.
Location: campbelltwon View

24 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

24 Sep, Sun 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

29 Sep, Fri 9:00AM Wild Flower Garden at St Ives
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Leader: Heather Lakiss. RSVP direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com The wildflower garden via creek, Mueller track and Solander track. Pretty along the creek, with a waterfall(Phantom Falls). Some quite wet tiny tracks. Lots of ups and downs. Those who use hiking sticks would need them. Visitors/info centre, next to Senses track, now has a coffee machine.  
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4-23 Oct, Wed (11:46AM)-Mon (11:00AM) Uganda and Rwanda wildlife and walking
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Theres still a place on this amazing wildlife and walking tour in 2 African countries next year. Contact me for more details. 11 people so far booked on with a twin share spot still available. Limit: 12. View

13 Oct, Fri 10:00AM Colour walk series: Jacaranda Croydon
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long View

20 Oct, Fri 9:31AM KNIGHTSBRIDGE CIRCUIT Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Booking opens two weeks prior to event. The walking circuit is accessed from the Metro Station via tracks through the Castle Hill Showground and Fred Caterson Reserve. The walk is a mixure of pave tracks, bush tracks, fire trails and streets. Track could be rough and slippery in parts. 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

8 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.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

15 Dec, Fri 8:46AM Callicoma Track, Pennant Hills
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Booking opens two weeks prior to event. A delightful loop track through interesting bushland. View

5 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 longCooper 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

5 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.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

24 Feb, Sat Lord Howe Island Trip Advance Notice
Illawarra Branch
Joe P.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Calling for expressions of interest in another trip to Lord Howe Island. 8 nights staying at Ocean View Apartments including airfares, dinners, bushwalking, snorkelling, swimming and more in summer. Taking names at present for priority bookings. View

12 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.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

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