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2-4 Mar, Thu-Sat Mt Jagungal Wilderness
Grade:4/6 Length 40km  600m Sydney Branch
Graham C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longUnhurried Pace, Joint with Bush Club Inc. 3 day packwalk to the “Bushwalkers Mountain”, one of the “biggies” at over 2000m. A beautiful campsite on a high knoll surrounded by snowgums and overlooking the mountain and large snow plain.
Day 1-Walk in and establish camp.
Day 2-Climb Jagungal with daypacks only. (Luxury).
Day 3-Walk back to cars at Round Mt. FT gate.
This is a wilderness area and numbers will be limited. Pls phone if unknown to leader.
Location: Mt Kosciuszko NP
Map: Toolong Range and Jagungal CMA View

3 Mar, Fri 9:00AM Bridge walk series: Fuller Bridge
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  200m Sydney 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.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

5 Mar, Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads: Section 26
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  150m Illawarra Branch
Graham B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Date Changed) Lake Illawarra entrance to Minnamurra via pathways, beaches and rocks, coastal headlands, beaches and Killalea Regional Park. Leader will hopefully arrange a boat assisted crossing of the Minnamurra River for a small fee to the boat owner. If not walk will be a little longer on alternate route. Transport arrangements to be confirmed closer to the date, will be train and bus. 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

7 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Old Argyle Rd – Bundanoon (#670)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  247m Southern Highlands Branch
35164
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.This is a circuit walk along Old Argyle Road into Penrose State Forest.  Circle back through the forest crossing the upper reaches of Paddy’s River to return to Old Argyle Road. Hazards: Rough track, creek crossings need sandals or alternative footwear.
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S Limit: 20. View

7 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Old Argyle Rd – Bundanoon (#670)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  247m Southern Highlands Branch
35164
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.This is a circuit walk along Old Argyle Road into Penrose State Forest.  Circle back through the forest crossing the upper reaches of Paddy’s River to return to Old Argyle Road. Hazards: Rough track, creek crossings need sandals or alternative footwear.
Location: Penrose SF
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S Limit: 20. View

8 Mar, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains. View

10 Mar, Fri 9:05AM The Alphabet Series: “G”: 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

11 Mar, Sat 8:29AM Hat Hill Canyon
Grade:4/6 Length 8km  150m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).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.Hat Hill Canyon is a relatively easy canyon as it involves no abseils, but it includes a couple of very short swims and some extremely attractive canyon sections that will make for an interesting and exciting trip. 3 very short swims so wetsuit needed.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mt Wilson 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

14 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Wingecarribee River Tracks (#800)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara 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.Follow along the river track circuit.  Return to cars and proceed to Quarry Walk and Berrima Weir. Hazards: Steep climbs, slippery rocks, rough track.
Location: Berrima
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

14 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Wingecarribee River Tracks (#800)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara 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.Follow along the river track circuit.  Return to cars and proceed to Quarry Walk and Berrima Weir. Hazards: Steep climbs, slippery rocks, rough track.
Location: Berrima
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

17 Mar, Fri 9:27AM The Alphabet series: “W”..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

18 Mar, Sat 8:01AM Deep Pass Canyon and Split Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Deep Pass Canyon on Nayook Creek offers the adventurous type some real fun whilst following its length with some stunning pools to swim in, a few waterfalls to climb around and swim under via a system of ropes and aids! So come along with your cossies and experience this superb little canyon. A side trip to Split Rock is also a must. Scrambling up the side of waterfalls.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Rock Hill 89312N View

21 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Flying Fox & Cooks Nose (#360)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
David 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.Flying Fox accessed by a fire trail has the remains of the flying fox used to bring timber up from the valley.  The walk then returns to the Cooks Nose Lookout, a wonderful lunch spot.  On the edge of the escarpment there are spectacular views. Hazards: Rough track often wet, muddy and slippery, unfenced lookout.
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

21 Mar, Tue 9:00AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge (#940)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longMedium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and onto See Thru Falls then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosie's Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Hazards: Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings
Location: Potholes Reserve Tahmoor
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 20. View

21 Mar, Tue 9:00AM Mermaids Pool & Tahmoor Gorge (#940)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  400m 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.Medium walk along Bargo River via Potholes Track to Diesel Pass and onto See Thru Falls then Mermaids Pool. Matilda track to lookout for lunch.  Optional HARD walk for extension down Rosie's Pass into and along Tahmoor Gorge. Limit 12 for the optional gorge extension. Hazards: Rough track, unfenced edges, slippery rocks & creek crossings
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 20. View

24 Mar, Fri 9:32AM Ferry series No 3: Drummoyne loop
Grade:2/6 Length 11km  150m 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: Lynne Hewitt   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

25 Mar, Sat 8:31AM Blackmans Crown exploration
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Blackmans Crown is impressive from any angle as it rises above the Castlereagh highway and offers the curious bushwalker an opportunity to explore a cluster of pagodas, slots, overhangs and various nooks and crannies in a concentrated area! It also gives you superb views over the surrounding countryside including towards Pantoneys Crown. Come and see why it's worth a visit. Off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S 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

28 Mar, Tue 9:30AM 4 Views – Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail (#110)
Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Ian 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.Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail winds through forest.  There are 4 separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over Shoalhaven Gorge towards Ettrema Wilderness. Hazards: Unfenced cliffs. Sandstone rock can fracture and crumble without warning.
Location: Morton NP (Kangaroo Valley)
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View

28 Mar, Tue 9:30AM Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail (#110)
Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
Ian 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.Moolatoo Trig Fire Trail winds through forest.  There are 4 separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over Shoalhaven Gorge towards Ettrema Wilderness. Hazards: Unfenced cliffs. Sandstone rock can fracture and crumble without warning.
Location: Morton NP(Kangaroo Valley)
Map: Burrier 89282N Limit: 20. View

31 Mar, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet series : “S” Sphinx to Bobbin Head
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Leader: Heather Lakiss (RSVP to
heatherlakiss@gmail.com)
Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track takes in historic Sphinx memorial.  Return via fire trail View

1 Apr, Sat 8:00AM The caves of Carne Creek and Pyramid Rocks
Grade:5/6 Length 6km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) 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. I've had this walk on the program on 2 previous occasions and I was thwarted both times in doing this trip because the Glowworm Tunnel Road was closed. I'm hopeing that this will be 3rd time lucky! Off-track walking and rock scrambling.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 15. View

4 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Gibbergunyah Circuit (#030)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  330m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara 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.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
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

4 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Gibbergunyah Circuit (#030)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  330m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara 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.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
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

6-10 Apr, Thu (08:42AM)-Mon (12:00PM) Easter at Newnes
Grade:4/6 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. Accommodation will be in the 4 very comfortable Newnes cabins but for those who couldnt fit into the cabins,the Newnes Hotel has excellent camping sites complete with hot showers and amenities block.Bookings for camping can be made via the Newnes Hotel website. 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

11 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Les Lambert Lookout – (Near Belmore Falls) (#120)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Mark P.
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.Walk through the locked gate at the entrance to Budderoo National Park and follow the Hindmarch Pass track until reaching an unmarked track to the left which leads to Les Lambert Lookout.  This provides a lovely lunch place among the rocks with wonderful views into Upper Kangaroo Valley. Hazards: Rough track, fallen trees, unfenced cliffs and steep ascent/descent.
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

12 Apr, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

14 Apr, Fri 9:47AM The Alphabet series :”E” East Lindfield circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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.(NEW!!!) East Lindfield circuit. This pleasant walk starts from Lindfield Park and heads through the bushland to the Two Creeks Track, which it follows through the national park to, and along, Middle Harbour Creek. The walk returns to Lindfield Park via the picturesque Little Digger Track, and through a few shortcut alley ways in East Lindfield.   Steep, rugged and slippery sections View

15 Apr, Sat 8:01AM Traverse of the Gods and Mt Banks via the south side
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) This is one of the most spectacular walks you can do in the Blue mountains as the route follows along ledges on the spectacular Banks Wall, passing various beautiful overhangs, grottos and of course you have a million dollar views all along the route, before we ascend via the south end of Mt Banks before ending back at the car park. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mt Wilson Limit: 15. View

16 Apr, 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.(Date Changed) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from  Minnamurra to Kiama on the 'Kiama Coast Walk'. This section takes us via the spectacular Minnamurra river entrance then headlands, beaches and rock platforms to Kiama harbour and Blowhole plus some more exploration. Transport arrangements to be confirmed closer to the date but will be by train. 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

18 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Thirlmere Lakes to Ruins via Dry Lakes Rd and Radcliffs LO (#915)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  150m 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.From Lake Couridjah car park we will head along Slades Rd and left into Dry Lakes Rd and follow this fire trail to the boundary of the NP. After backtracking a short distance we then traverse a new track through to Radcliffs lookout for lunch. After lunch it's a short backtrack to pick up a track down through a glen to the ruins of a farm house and then on to Lake Werri Berri where we make our way back to the cars. Hazards: Some rough track and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 9029-4S Nattai 8929-1S Limit: 20. View

21 Apr, Fri 9:00AM The alpabet series: “C”..Canterbury to Concord West
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Lynne: C  walk- Canterbury station to Concord West station  via the Cooks River path and Bicentennial park. View

25 Apr, Tue 9:30AM Mt Jellore (#730)
Grade:4/6 Length 9km  400m 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.A fairly short but steep climb to Mt Jellore. Access to the start of this walk requires passing through private land and locked gates.  Permission and access has been granted by the land owners on this occasion. Hazards: Steep climb outward bound and steep descent on return. Loose rocks.
Location: Jellore NP
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

2 May, Tue 9:00AM McPhails Fire Trail (#130)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
David 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.McPhails Fire Trail is a downhill walk from the highlands into Kangaroo Valley.  The Pipeline Lookout is an excellent morning tea stop before descending through rainforest and around Mt Carrialoo into the valley. Hazards: Rough track, unfenced cliff edges, very steep descent.
Location: Morton NP (Kangaroo Valley)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S Limit: 20. View

2 May, Tue 8:02AM Sydney: Cremorne Point to Balmoral
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
34797
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.Walk from Cremorne Point to Balmoral Beach (via Middle Head).  It is a very scenic walk with a couple interesting places off the beaten track. Hazards: Some rough paths and road walking
Location: Cremorne Limit: 20. 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
Grade:3/6 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.(Nearly fully booked) The last of the special trips to Lord Howe Island started during the pandemic.  A visit to this World Heritage site is on many people's to-do list.  In this trip we not only walk the many beautiful tracks, but also learn from the local experts why the island is so special in the stories of evolution and conservation.  You may also encounter one of the most unique birds which was the reason of David Attenborough's 1997 visit.   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

9 May, Tue 9:00AM Hoddles Track – Saddleback Mountain (#330)
Fully inside The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m 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.The walk commences at the top of Saddleback Mountain and descends steeply before ascending to Hoddles Track.  The track leads along the cliff face and ascends up to enter Barron Grounds.  The lunch spot provides beautiful views down to the coast. Hazards: Rough track, very steep descents and ascents, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 20. View

10 May, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

12 May, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet Series: “U” ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Lynne Hewitt.  The Alphabet Series: "U" ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk View

13-20 May, Sat (12:22PM)-Sat (14:00PM) Lord Howe Island May 2023 #2
Grade:3/6 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.The last of the special trips to Lord Howe Island started during the pandemic.  A visit to this World Heritage site is on many people's to-do list.  In this trip we not only walk the many beautiful tracks, but also learn from the local experts why the island is so special in the stories of evolution and conservation.  You may also encounter one of the most unique birds which was the reason of David Attenborough's 1997 visit.   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

16 May, Tue 9:30AM Buchanan’s & Elmsere Lookout (#690)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
35164
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.Commencing at the Glow Worm Glen car park the path winds through forest with a couple of little creek crossings.  Continue on the track to the left of the Glow Worm Glen steps which winds along to Buchanan's Lookout.  Optional opportunity to continue to Ellsmore Lookout.  Enjoy the beautiful view while having lunch and return by the same route. Hazards: Rough track, slippery rocks, unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP (Bundanoon)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S Limit: 20. View

16 May, Tue 10:00AM The Alphabet series :”N” North Wing of Art Gallery
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  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.(NEW!!!)
Leader: Philip Wright.
Walk from Circular Quay to Art Gallery via The Royal Botanical Garden. Explore the New building of the Art Gallery...The North Wing.  Coffee and lunch are available at the North Wing. View

23 May, Tue 9:30AM Spring Hill Fire Trail (#725)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  350m 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.An attractive, undulating walk meandering through interesting rocky outcrops with glimpses of Mt Jellore across the valley, culminating with a spectacular view of the Nattai Valley. Hazards: Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Jellore State Forest
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. View

26 May, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet Series: “W” Waverton to Circular Quay
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Leaader: Heather Lakiss. Waverton, Coal Loader with the roof veg garden and then down the tunnel to CQ 10km 200 m View

30 May, Tue 9:30AM The Joan Lowe Memorial Walk – Mt Gibraltar (#xJL010)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Barbara 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.In memory of our Joan Lowe, we will celebrate her birthday by traversing parts of the Gib and taking in some of the special and lesser known lookouts that Joan loved so much. Hazards: Some steep steps and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Mt Gibraltar NR
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 20. 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

4 Jun, 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.(Date Changed) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Kiama on the now most visited and spectacular section of the Kiama Coast Walk. An undulating walk with great coastal views. Walking in a northerly direction provides best train options - 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 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Beehive Point (#140)
Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
Paul O
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.From the end of Jack's Corner Road follow Griffins Fire Trail to a track to the left.  Follow this through the forest to a steep descent to the main dirt road leading to Beehive Point on Lake Yarrunga.  This is a lovely picnic area and chance for a swim.  Return by the main dirt road. Hazards: Rough track and some steep sections both up and down.
Location: Morton NP (Kangaroo Valley)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S Limit: 20. 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

13 Jun, Tue 9:00AM Budderoo Track to Gerringong Falls (#340)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 17km  306m Southern Highlands Branch
Mark P.
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.The walk follows the Budderoo Fire Trail for 6kms to a locked gate on the right.  Through the gate is a relatively unused fire trail which deteriorates to a single track leading to Gerringong Creek.  Follow the creek along to the falls. Hazards: Rough track, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Budderoo NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

13 Jun, Tue 10:00AM 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 Jun, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

20 Jun, Tue 9:30AM Belangalo Infinity LO Loop (#820)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  300m 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.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 8928-4N Hansworth 8929-3S Limit: 20. 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 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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) No 1: 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.(Nearly fully booked) As at 4 November, 1 spot is still available.  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 Kimberley.  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

12 Jul, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

22 Jul - 3 Aug, Sat-Thu No 2: 13 days Kimberley adventure
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.There is a travel resurgence after Covid.  Liz La (lizzytasha_1@outlook.com ) would like to invite you to join her on this once in a lifetime adventure to the Kimberley.  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: 3. 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

9 Aug, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains 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

12-13 Aug, Sat-Sun Parramatta to Shoalhaven : Sections 29 & 30 Gerringong to Seven Mile Beach (Gerroa) & Shoalhaven Heads
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  150m 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 long(Date Changed) As part of Parramatta to Shoalhaven Heads walks series, we will walk from Gerringong to Shoalhaven Heads over 2 days, staying Saturday night in or near Gerringong (make your own arrangements). Can walk one day or two. Saturday: walk Gerringong to Gerroa on pathways, beaches and rock platforms, return with car shuffle.  10km 100m Asc Sunday : walk the entire length of Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads but some on sheltered bush tracks and with low tide the beach sections are a very easy nice walk on hard sand. Return with car shuffle. 12km 50m Asc 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.
Map: Gerringong Limit: 12. 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

1 Sep, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet series.”W”. 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.  
View

13 Sep, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains 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

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

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 - Ask leader about waiting list) Theres no spots left on this amazing wildlife and walking tour in 2 African countries next year. Contact me for more details. 12 people booked on.This commercial trip is being run by World Expeditions. Limit: 12. View

6 Oct, Fri 10:01AM The Alphabet series.”W”..Wentworth falls lake circuit
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)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Start with a coffee at the famous German bakery,  Then walk to Wentworth Falls lake. The circuit around the lake shows you the serene beauty of the lake. Admire the water birds, sculptures and the flora...Maples, tea trees, grevillea ( specific to this area), isopogan, sun Orchid, wild strawberries, tree ferns, and of course Waratahs and rhododendrons flowering in October. There are more species unknown to the leader. Botanists  are invited to join the walk to enrich our knowledge. If you are lucky, you will see redbellied snakes. On return to the station, you can treat yourself with the famous pastries at the German bakery. View

11 Oct, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains 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 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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

27 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Ferry Series: Meadowbank Wharf to Huntleys Point Wharf
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  150m 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.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Walk along the north shore of the Parramatta River from Meadowbank to Huntleys Point. Along the way we will visit Helene Park, Anderson Park, Settlers Park, Clevevs Park, Kissing Point, Putney Park, Morrison Bay Park, Glades Bay Park, Banjo Patterson Park and Bedlam Bay, learning some Sydney history as we go. It's a colourfule walk.  At this time of the year, we see purple jacarandas, red flame trees amongst giant fig trees.  Walk the cool rainforest in Looking Glass Bay, walk Jenny's labrinryth, see orchid like Walking Lily in bloom, Parramatta River Regional Park, admire the community garden in Bedlam Bay and Gladesville hospital.  We walk pass Gladesville Reserve before reaching Huntleys Point Wharf for a return trip home to Circular Quay or Meadowbank. Mud, steps, slip hazards.
Location: Parramatta River
Map: Parramatta River Limit: 12. View

3 Nov, Fri 10:00AM The Alphabet series: “D”..Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longLeader: Lynne Hewitt. Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors are considered concession)). View

8 Nov, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains.
Location: Emu Plains View

24 Nov, Fri 9:18AM The Alphabet Series: “R”..Rose Bay Circuit
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.(NEW!!!) LEADER: Lynne Hewitt: See Costa's video: https://vimeo.com/759335207 Take ferry to Rose Bay to visit Coopers Park, Blackburn Gardens and Woollahra Gallery.  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. Some muddy sections. Some steep climb 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 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens two weeks prior to event. A delightful loop track through interesting bushland. View

17 Dec - 15 Jan, Sun-Sun Mallee & Grampians 4WD & Bushwalking adventure – Re-scheduled
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
Brian P.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Date Changed) Expressions of Interest sought for a four week adventure including plenty of opportunity for walking. It will operate as a tag-along (self-drive convoy) 4WD trip with new locations on most days. You may camp, attach a vehicle camper (preferred) or tow an off-road camper-trailer. Mallee country, visiting Murray-Sunset NP, Big Desert Wilderness Park & Wyperfeld NP featuring a vast desert with saltbush flats and grassland plains scattered with sand dunes and the famous Pink Lakes are outstanding subjects for photography, with large numbers of emus, kangaroos, native birds, attractive woodlands and colourful spring wildflower displays. Followed by The Grampians NP, spectacular mountain peaks and dramatic rock formations feature picturesque waterfalls, panoramic views and fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. Dramatic lookouts and a network of excellent walking tracks. The massive sandstone ramparts of the Grampians rear up from the western end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, reaching more than 1000 metres above the surrounding fertile plains. Known as Gariwerd by the local Aboriginal people, it has an indigenous history stretching back for thousands of years.
  • Joint adventure with the Bush Club
  • Travel guides available - (request by email to leader)
  • Strict limit on vehicle numbers
  • NOTE: You must have (or have use of) a suitable vehicle for this adventure!
This is a 4WD adventure, participants should be familiar with driving a 4WD vehicle in both desert and mountainous regions, carry and be conversant with the use of recovery gear.
Location: Grampians NP, Wyperfeld NP, and Mallee country 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

7 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.

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

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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