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1 May, Mon 10:15AM Tarban Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  40m Sydney Branch
Renate 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.From Huntleys Point this walk meanders around under Gladesville Bridge to Tarban Creek. It heads upstream before crossing over the ridge and Victoria Road to the scenic foreshore of Parramatta River, following it downstream past historic Bedlam Point.  It climbs up through the grounds of the old Gladesville Hospital, returning to Huntley's Point Ferry. This is a circular walk. Hazards: very few steps and short section of rough track.
Location: Sydney Harbour
Map: Sydney Harbour Limit: 14. View

1 May, Mon 9:00AM Winmalee to Springwood
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  390m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Train arrives at 8:42 am, transfer to Springwood bus stand 692H at 9:00. Alight Sunset Boulevard and White Cross Road at 9:13. Walk part of Shaw's Ridge Track, then steep down to Blue Gum Track. Grotto, lovely ferny track, then up to Springwood Ridge Track and St Columba School. Near Hawkesbury Road various track along Birdwood Gully and Springwood Creek to Springwood Station. Option for an exploratory side track (marked on All Trails but I haven't found it yet). Steep, rough, could be slippery whether wet or dry leaves.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. 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.(Fully Booked) 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 7:14AM Sydney: Balmoral to Cremorne Point (#S401)
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Michael 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.(Fully Booked) We have an opportunity to explore some of the best of the North Shore of Sydney Harbour. Starting at Balmoral Beach with its little jetty and huge fig trees; to Middle Head to explore fortifications and cliff top views beyond the Heads; then through angophora trees to Georges Heights and barracks converted to artist studios; and on to Clifton Gardens for lunch. Then we will walk beside secluded bays to the navy memorials at Bradley’s Head. Then it is a short walk to Taronga Zoo for a Ferry to Circular Quay and trains home. It all starts by boarding the first carriage of the SHL train at 7.14 am in Bowral and arriving in Wynyard at 9.45 then a bus or taxis to Balmoral beach. After coffee we shall start our walk at about 10:30 am. The walk is about 11kms. It takes about 4 hours and 45 mins including lunch and many stops along the way ( but not for cafes or a swim ). See what Arthur Streeton saw when he did some of his finest work. - See the lizards, lorikeets, wrens and bush turkeys. - Listen to the currawongs. Hear the waves, lapping at the shore. - Enter the fortifications where microbats now live. We aim to arrive at Taronga Zoo in time for connections to SHL train departing Central at 4pm. If all goes to plan you will be back at Bowral at 6pm.
Location: Cremorne Limit: 20. View

3 May, Wed 9:30AM Bondi Junction to Edgecliff
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Fritz W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A fairly easy walk, but with some steps, from Bondi Junction Station via Bellevue Hill lookout, Cooper Park, Double Bay, Darling Point, then Marathon steps to Edgecliff Station. Bookings only from one week before date of walk please.
Location: Eastern Suburbs Limit: 15. View

3 May, Wed 9:34AM Burramoko Fire Trail to Hanging Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  280m Southern Sydney Branch
Paul L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)(Fully Booked) Starting from Blackheath station via Blackheath Botanical Gardens to the start of the Burramoko Fire Trail. Follow the trail to Baltzer Lookout for great views of valley and cliffs. Cliff edge track down to Hanging Rock. May explore area near rock. Lunch at lookout. Return via same route. Burramoko lookout is within NSW declared wilderness area, number in group limited to eight. Hazards include cliff edges and one section of steep descent.
Location: Blackheath, Blue Mountains
Map: Blue Mountains Limit: 8. View

3 May, Wed 9:30AM Minnamurra to Kiama Coastal Track
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
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)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A coastal walk, including beaches and rock platforms, from Minnamurra to Kiama, via Bombo Headland for some whale watching and then onto Kiama Blowhole. About 3 hours of walking. Cliff Edges, rock surfaces, sand.
Location: Kiama Coast
Map: Kiama 90281S Limit: 10. 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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 May, Sat 2:00PM Heritage Festival 2023: Open Houses of Newtown
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Join Glenda Gartrell for this community event and rare opportunity to step inside some of Newtown's most unique houses. We will visit houses from the late 1800s. The first stop is 26 Oxford Street, an old convent formerly known as St Bede’s Convent and High School Sisters of the Good Samaritan. We will then cross the road to 7 Oxford Street, a turn of the century, worker's semi-detached cottage. We will then take a short walk around the block to the historic Albemarle Street and visit the abode of folk artist and long-time resident and local legend Dianne Gallagher. This is a community event managed independently of Inner West Council. Meeting Place: 26 Oxford Street, Newtown. Limit: 4. 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.(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

6 May, Sat 12:32AM Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this part of the Gardens of Stone must be better protected for the future generations. Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other features. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View

6 May, Sat 9:00AM Wolli creek to La Perouse
Length 35km Southern Sydney Branch
John K
Cycle | A cycling tripWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA scenic to the gems of La Perouse, bays and beaches, parks and landmarks. Also a short walk through national park. Mostly on off road cycle paths, short distance on road with wide shoulder. Bring lock, spare tubes and walking shoes. Unfortunately, riding an e-bike on this trip will mean that you are not covered under NPA club insurance; Bushwalking Australia is working to see if it can be covered for future trips. Limit: 10. View

7 May, Sun 8:31AM Meadowbank to Huntleys Point
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  165m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Meadowbank to Huntley Point wharf. View

7 May, Sun 7:30AM The Corn Trail – From the bottom
Grade:4/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Mike J.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis is a chance to explore the upper reaches of the Buckenbowra River. We will start from the bottom of the Corn Trail and walk up as far as we feel like it, then downhill when we are tired. Contact leader essential for time and details.....subject to change.
Map: Araluen 88261S and Monga 88261N View

8-14 May, Mon-Sun Crowdy Bay Bush Regeneration
Mid North Coast Branch
Sue B.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.A week of bush regeneration based at beautiful Kylies Beach, hosted by Mid North Coast branch. Volunteers welcome to come for however long they like. We have a trailer with bbq plate, urn, sink and all eating and cooking utensils. Dinner provided on Saturday night. Opportunity to walk around Diamond Head with its spectacular views, have a swim or drop a line in. MAPnationalparks.nsw.gov.au/map-crowdy-bay-national-park
Location: Crowdy Bay NP View

8 May, Mon 10:00AM Spit to Zoo
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  270m Sydney Branch
Renate 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.This walk visits Chinamans Beach and Balmoral Beach on Middle Harbour, then climbs up the steel stairway towards Georges Heights. It goes out to Battery 1801, where we can check out the new track, then heads to Chowder Bay before following the scenic bush track to Taronga Zoo via Bradleys Head. Hazards: steps, cliff edges
Location: Sydney Harbour NP
Map: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 14. View

8 May, Mon 8:55AM St Helena Ridge Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  320m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) Woodford to Glenbrook. Oaks Trail for 5.6km then St Helena Ridge Trail to Duck Hole and Glenbrook. Be aware of Mountain bikes on Oaks Trail. Expect to wade across Glenbrook Creek at the Duck Hole.
Location: Woodford
Map: Katoomba, Springwood, and Penrith Limit: 16. View

9 May, Tue 9:30AM Fitzroy Falls West & East Rims #190
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Paul McI
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Fully Booked) Fitzroy Falls West Rim and East Rim Tracks provide spectacular views of the main falls, Twin Falls, the Grotto and the valley between the two tracks. The vegetation is very different on each of the tracks. Hazards: Rough track, steep sections, slippery rocks.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy)
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. 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.(Cancelled) 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

9 May, Tue 9:01AM Jibbon Head
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Half day walk around Jibbon Headland, followed by a lunch!
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

10 May, Wed 9:00AM Bannister Head Smorgasboard
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.From Bill Andriske Oval in Mollymook, walk along the northern end of Mollymook Beach, up to Mitchell Parade and along to the Bannister Head Lookout. A minor but easy scramble to the rockshelf at Bannisters Heads can reveal seals and dolphins and a rarely seen perspective. Really – it’s amazing. Continue behind the houses and magic garden to return via the byways of Mollymook. Coffee etc. on the lawn at the oval. Grade 2-3: Easy/social. Contact leader essential for time and details. Subject to change. View

10 May, Wed 8:40AM Cowan to Brooklyn via Jerusalem Bay
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  429m Southern Sydney Branch
Paul L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Part of the Great North Walk, this track goes down to Jerusalem Bay before climbing back through the sandstone plateau that forms the Hawkesbury valley. Connects with Brooklyn Dam Trail and passes through Brooklyn Dam campsite before ending at Brooklyn and Hawkesbury River station. The ascent from Jerusalem Bay is steep and requires a reasonable level of walking fitness. Hazards include creek crossing and slippery rocks.
Location: Kuring-gai Chase NP
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View

10 May, Wed 7:30AM Crookhaven River, Berry Canal Paddle
Length 15km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripLaunch from Greenwell Point and paddle upstream into the Berry Canal to explore Apple Orchard, Noble's, Mangrove, Comerong and Haven Islands. Return past Orient Point to explore Goodnight, Crow and Billy's Islands. Grade: Medium. PFDs compulsory. Contact leader essential for time and details.....subject to change.
Map: Nowra 90283S View

10 May, Wed 9:05AM Meadowbank to Cabarita
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA level walk along the Parramatta River from Meadowbank to Cabarita at a comfortable pace. Lovely river views and historic buildings. Bookings from only one week prior to the walk please.
Location: Parramatta River Limit: 12. 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

11 May, Thu 9:30AM Forest Path and Bola Creek
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Some greenhood orchids are appearing. We shall be looking out for them and for the autumn fungal displays as we enjoy the rainforest in Royal NP. Leeches!
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N and Otford 91294S Limit: 12. View

11 May, Thu 10:00AM The Alphabet Walk series : “M” Macquarie Park Cemetery Tom Sweeney Guided History Tour
Grade:1/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Educational | 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)Is history part of your DNA? Then join me on a history tour during this year's Australian Heritage Festival. Discover real history and visit the many famous people buried here who are a rich part of our history.
  • Do you really know the story of William Morris Hughes?
  • Have you met our first ever silent film star Lottie Lyall?
  • Do you remember the case of young Graeme Thorne in 1960?
  • Or how the mother of Saint Mary MacKillop was drowned at sea?
You will learn all of this and more on the walking tour which will be followed by complimentary refreshments at the on-site Cafe. Duration : 1.5 hours     Limit: 8. View

13 May, Sat 8:31AM Blackmans Crown exploration
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBlackmans 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

13 May, Sat 9:30AM Circular Quay – Dawes Point – Baranagaroo – Pyrmont
Grade:1/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Sandra C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.First time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Flat walk around the foreshore bays, points and parks to Pirrama Park Pyrmont. Drop out points and water available. Return to city light rail L1. Meet leader 9:30 am at Cadman Cottage - Circular Quay near Overseas Passenger Terminal. Booking not required. No limit.
Location: Sydney CBD 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.(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)
Map: Lord Howe Island Limit: 19. View

14 May, Sun 9:47AM GNW: Lady game drive to Eastwood
Grade:4/6 Length 15km  300m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from ( part of GNW )  gate at lady game drive to browns waterhole. Then continues via terry creek to Eastwood. View

14 May, Sun 8:00AM Pigeon House To Yadboro
Grade:4/6 Length 9km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThere is a choice of 2 walks. Folk opting for the easier version will just do the usual ascent of Pigeon House, return to carpark, then drive to Yadboro camping area on the Clyde River for afternoon tea. The more adventurous will ascend Pigeon House by usual route for morning tea on summit. On descent leave usual track and go north to Wombat Ridge firetrail, then west down Longfella Pass, very steep rough descent on firetrails to reach Yadboro. A well-deserved afternoon billy tea with the other walkers to finish the day. Then hitch a ride with them back to Pigeon House carpark. Grade 3 or 4: Medium or Medium/Hard. Limit: 10 for the harder option. Contact leader essential at least a week beforehand so car shuffle logistics can be arranged.
Location: Morton NP
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 10. View

14 May, Sun 10:48PM Two Tributaries of Blacksmiths Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk starts at GR 694 965 on Bowen Hill Trail. Drop into a gully to the south east at around GR 701 966 and follow it to Blacksmiths Creek, turn right and then walk up the gully, turning right at the fork at GR 706 958. Walk back to Bowen Hill Trail. Exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 8. View

15 May, Mon 8:25AM Glenbrook to Emu Plains
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  200m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Circuit around Glenbrook Lagoon. Road up to Mt Sion reserve. Roads to Lennox Bridge (oldest bridge on mainland Australia). Track up to Marge's L/o, then Elizabeth's L/o. Steep track down to the majestic Knapsack Bridge. Track under railway and M4 tunnel to Leonay Oval. Path to Nepean River. Cross Nepean River on GWH foot bridge. Paths through Tench Reserve. A section of road, Cross Yanghai footbridge over the Nepean River again. Footpath to Emu Plains Station. Possible option of a late lunch at O'Donoghues pub at own expense. However bring snacks or your lunch just incase we are later than expected.... Steep, rough, could be slippery whether wet or dry leaves.
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 15. View

15-19 May, Mon (10:00AM)-Fri (10:00AM) Kiama Getaway
Grade:3/6 Sydney Branch
John H.
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 longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Co-leader: Ian Baker. A five day get away to Kiama on the South Coast, with walks planned for the surrounding areas, including Fitzroy Falls. We are staying in cabins and plan to explore different areas each day; some by train, so bring your Opal card. Booking essential. Creek crossings, flooded tracks, mud, steps and the usual trip hazards found on bush tracks.
Location: Kiama
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 20. View

15 May, Mon 9:02AM Wattamolla to Eagle Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.The coastal scenery is ever changing and always of interest. We soak it in, whatever the weather.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. 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
Sue 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.(Cancelled) (Pre-walk established that this once grade 3 walk is now too overgrown and track down to the two creeks too unstable for a grade 3 group walk). 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 9:00PM McPhails Fire Trail (#130)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
David W.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) 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-I-S Limit: 20. View

17 May, Wed 9:20AM Engadine to Loftus
Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Walk from Engadine Station to Loftus via Kangaroo Creek and Audley. Some rough and rocky tracks. Beautiful bush scenery. Bookings only from one week prior to date of walk please.
Location: Royal NP View

17 May, Wed 9:00AM Manly Dam Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Hildegard S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk Manly Dam Circuit. Lovely native bushland bush with views over Manly reservoir. Limit: 15. View

18 May, Thu 8:42AM Kiama To Gerringong return
Grade:3/6 Length 12.5km Southern Highlands Branch
Jerry
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked) Coastal Walk from Kiama to Gerringong and then return. Muddy and slippery. Cliffs.
Location: Southern highlands View

18 May, Thu 8:30AM Stevos Pass and Missingham Steps Loop
Grade:6/6 Length 10km  453m Southern Highlands Branch
Jerry
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Cancelled) 10 km circular trail, considered a challenging route. Steep descent, off-track. Crossing the Kangaroo river and a steep accent to "the steps" steep and slippery climb and walk home. Off-track, water crossing, slippery climb, itchy bites.
Location: Robertson's Limit: 8. View

19 May, Fri 8:30AM Pretty Beach To Pebbly Beach Loop Walk – Full Day
Grade:4/6 Length 18km Milton Branch
Megan H.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA steep climb to start, up Mt Durras, then walk across to Pebbly Beach (partly on the road) and stop for lunch. On the way back explore the new track along the coast back to Pretty. Some uphill and down, along rock platforms, up and down constructed steps, short section on the Pebbly Road. The walk is long but pace will be steady with plenty of time to swim on the way back. Option to camp at Pretty the night before. Whole day walk. Should be back in camp by 4:30 pm. Grade 3/4: Medium. Contact leader essential for time and details ….. subject to change.
Location: Murramarang NP
Map: Kioloa 89261N Limit: 10. View

19 May, Fri 9:58AM The Alphabet series:(B). 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) 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: 15. View

20 May, Sat 10:00AM Heritage Festival 2023: Cooks River Aboriginal Walking Tour
Grade:1/6 Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) We are repeating the Heritage Festival 2022 walking tour of Cooks River by Terry Lennis, a proud D'harawal man, local elder and Aboriginal horticulturalist. The recent history of this area is well documented, but this is an opportunity to hear the Indigenous perspective on the history and current uses of the rivers and waterways. Terry Lennis is one of the knowledge holders for the Midjuburi Ward and he will take you on a bush tucker foraging journey along one of the Inner West's special waterways. We may take photographs of the speakers and the audience at this event. Read here for more details. Meeting place: Steel Park Waterpark Limit: 6. View

20 May, Sat 9:00AM Rhodes, Cabarita, Mortlake Ferry
Length 33km Southern Sydney Branch
John K
Cycle | A cycling tripPublic 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.A scenic and relaxed pace ride on cycle paths and cycle routes around the foreshore. Passing through historical properties, then cross over on the punt. Return to the start over John Whitton Bridge. There are train stations along the way if you prefer a shorter ride or getting tired. Unfortunately, riding an e-bike on this trip will mean that you are not covered under NPA club insurance; Bushwalking Australia is working to see if it can be covered for future trips. Mostly on cycle paths, but some road crossings with vehicle traffic. Be aware of other track users, debris /damage/uneven path, and possible mechanical failures. Limit: 10. View

20 May, Sat 8:01AM Sunnyside Canyon and the Acoustic Chamber to Cleft Peak
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCanyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).This canyon is relatively dry (no swims) and reminds me of Wolgan view canyon in parts. It has some truly spectacular sections including the aptly named Acoustic Chamber which is an enormous overhang of sorts with wonderful aural properties! Expect off-track walking with lots of rock scrambling and an adventurous time as we explore and enjoy this special place. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

20 May, Sat Upper Lambs Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBlackfellows Hand Trail – Blackfellows Hand Rock – Upper Lambs Creek. We will explore this special area full of pagodas and ferny gullies. Fire trail, bike tracks, off-track, creek crossing and possible scramble.
Location: Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

21 May, Sun 10:30AM Bermagui Coastal Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  38m Far South Coast Branch
Gabrielle T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Montreal Goldfields - Wallaga Lake. This section of the walk winds along coastal bushland, taking in views of Camel Rock and Horsehead Rock, believed to be about 450 million years old. From Murunna Point can be seen the outfall of Wallaga Lake to the sea with Gulaga Mountain, sacred to the Yuin People, as the backdrop. Some beach walking (optional)
Location: Bermagui View

21 May, Sun 8:00AM Blacksmiths Creek Pools and More
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk starts on D’Arcy Trail at GR 744 018. Walk north on the ridge to about GR 748 032 and descend under cliffs, then traverse to GR 746 037. Follow the gully down to Blacksmiths Creek. Continue downstream to GR 757 038 or GR 761 036, if time allows. Climb back on the ridge and walk back to the start. Partly exploratory. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 8. View

21 May, Sun 8:30AM Meadowbank to parramatta via Wentworth point
Grade:3/6 Length 16km  160m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk from Meadowbank to parramatta via Wentworth point . View

21 May, Sun 9:00AM Paddle Swan Lake
Grade:3/6 Length 11km Milton Branch
Maureen C.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.We will mostly follow the edge of the lake observing bird life and taking a short diversion along a creek as well as stopping on the island then paddling across to Medlyn Avenue. Time for swimming perhaps and visiting Swanhaven Picnic Area. Finish back at the starting point with a picnic lunch or takeaway from the Cuddy Café. Grade: 2/3 Easy paddle. PFD compulsory. Essential to book by ringing Maureen. View

21 May, Sun 8:00AM The 3P Challenge: #1 Lockley Pylon – Lockley Pylon Walking Track – Shortridge Pass – Blue Gum forest
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  770m Branch
Carol T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Join me on one or more walks of this challenge of the 3Ps through winter, enjoying Blue Gum Forest from Lockley Pylon, Pierces Pass, and Perrys Lookdown. With some of the best views across the Grose valley, the first of our 3P challenge is an invigorating and rewarding walk. We will follow the Lockley Pylon walking track, through low lying heath to Lockley Pylon with magnificent views. Continuing to Du Faurs to descend into the valley on the steep and rocky terrain of Shortridge pass. We'll cross Govetts Creek into Blue Gum Forest for lunch before we commence the ascent and scramble back up Du Faurs on our return trip. Banksias are blooming and the wattle is about to pop. Lots to enjoy on this iconic walk. Joint walk with the Bushclub. Steep and rocky terrain, mild exposure, short scramble up the cliff line, relatively easy creek crossing.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba 89301S and Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 8. View

22-25 May, Mon (02:06AM)-Thu (00:00AM) Budawangs
Grade:4/6 Length 45km  1,600m Sydney Branch
Kaye B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longExpressions of interest sought.   From Wog Wog campsite, we will walk via Corong Arch to a camping cave for the night, then  with day packs head east to Monolith Valley and return to camp.  Next day return to Wog Wog for the night.    PACE - Leisurely.  No need for a tent. Usual - possibility of slightly overgrown tracks.
Location: Morton
Map: Corang 89273N Limit: 6. View

22 May, Mon 10:10AM Hills of Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Renate 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.If you think of Manly only as a beach, come along and change your mind. This walk climbs the hills around Manly. Starting at Manly Wharf, it heads up and over to Little Manly Beach then crosses the ridge to Fairy Bower Beach via St Patricks College. After a long flat stretch along Manly and Steyne beaches it climbs from the Queenscliff rock pool towards Freshwater before descending to Manly Creek. It finishes with a climb to the Kangaroo Statue and returns via Ivanhoe Park and Tower Hill Park to Manly Cove. Steps, hills.
Location: Manly
Map: Manly Limit: 14. View

22 May, Mon 9:12AM Water Nymphs Dell
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  260m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Water Nymphs Dell, then walk around Wentworth Falls Lake. Steep well-worn steps can be slippery at the Dell.
Location: Wentworth Falls
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. 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.(Fully Booked) 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

24 May, Wed 9:40AM East Lindfield to Forestville
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Jill M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from East Lindfield to Forestville via 2 Creeks Track and Lyrebird Track. Beautiful bush and water views. Bookings only from one week before date of walk please.
Location: Garigal NP Limit: 15. View

24 May, Wed 9:20AM Fortress Rock Lookout, Dr Dark’s Cave, Lockleys Pylon
Grade:4/6 Length 11.5km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Meet at Leura Station. Car shuttle to start of the walk at Mt Hay Road, walk along Fortress Ridge Track to Fortress Rock Lookout, to Dr Dark's Cave, walk off track across back to Fortress Ridge Track and across to Lockley Pylon Track (part of this is off-track), along Lockley Pylon Track to Lockley Pylon passing Mt Stead and then back to Mt Hay Road and car shuttle to Laura Station. Cars required. Please indicate whether coming by car when booking. Off-track sections, creek crossing, steep possibly slippery sections.
Location: Leura Limit: 15. View

24 May, Wed 9:00AM Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve to Kings Pt
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom the Ulladulla Wildflower Garden follow the often winding and often confusing tracks to Kings Pt. This is a one way walk and a car shuffle will be needed. Grade 2/3: Easy /social. Contact leader essential for meeting details.....subject to change. View

26 May, Fri 9:29AM The Alphabet Series: “W” Waverton to Circular Quay
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
Waverton, Coal Loader with the roof veg garden and then down one of the tunnels to CQ   Views from Berry Island, see the old BP site, Sawmillers Reserve, Waverton Park, check the progress of NS Olympic Pool and surrounds, Lunar Park, and many more iconic sites. McMahons Point 10km 200 Option of a shorter walk to terminate at Milsons Point or continuing walk across harbour bridge to Circular Quay.  Bring morning tea and lunch Steep and slippery sections View

27 May, Sat 8:30AM The Poseidon area
Grade:5/6 Length 10km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.The Poseidon area of the Gardens of Stone National park is an amazing place of fantastic rock sculptures, secretive slots, pristine pagodas and views aplenty! I plan to explore this area and the aim of this walk is not to do a long distance but to photograph and enjoy the locations unique rock formations which will keep the group entertained for quite awhile I'm thinking. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 12. View

28 May, Sun 8:34AM Lake Parramatta, bidjigal & hunts creek grand tour loop
Grade:4/6 Length 22km Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Lake Parramatta, bidjigal & hunts creek grand tour loop. 22km. Moderate track. View

28 May, Sun Terraced Gully, Blacksmiths Amphitheatre and Long Gully
Grade:6/6 Length 11km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe walk starts at GR 744 018 on D’Arcy Trail. Walk on D’Arcy Range to Perforated Rock, then use Terraced Gully to descend into Blacksmiths Creek. Walk upstream, visit Blacksmiths Amphitheatre and take Long Gully back to the range. Partly exploratory. About 11 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S Limit: 8. View

29 May, Mon 9:45AM Chatswood to Boronia Park via Lane Cove River
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  360m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(NEW!!!) A pleasant walk following the Rail to River walk from Chatswood Station to the Lane Cove River, which we follow through Mowbray Park to the Lane Cove Valley walk that takes us to Mowbray Park. Muddy sections, creek and golf course crossings.
Location: Lane Cove National Park
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 20. View

29 May, Mon 9:04AM Lawson to Hazelbrook
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Empire Pass is currently being upgraded (as of February). Hoping it is now open. Walk North Lawson park, turtle steps down to Empire Pass. Explore Lucy's Glen and back to main track. Frederica falls, up fire trail to Queens Road. Track down to Golden Horizons park. Oaklands Road, waterfall track through to and then up Winbourne Road to Hazelbrook Station. Steep, rough, could be slippery whether wet or dry leaves.
Map: Katoomba 89301S Limit: 15. View

29 May, Mon 9:01AM Wises Track
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Flowers are beginning to appear and so are the honeyeaters.
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. 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.(Fully Booked) 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

31 May, Wed 9:00AM Bendalong to Cunjurong Point
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Paul B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walk from Washerwomans Beach via Red Head, Inyadda Beach and Manyana Beach to Cunjurong Pt. This is a mix of beach and road for the best views ever! Coffee etc. at Cunjurong Point Café. Contact leader essential for time and details. Subject to change. View

31 May, Wed 9:40AM Kiama to Gerringong Coastal Track
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  270m Illawarra Branch
Margaret C.
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.Undulating walk. Ocean views, spectacular rock formations, unspoilt beaches. Offering a mix of sealed paths, grassed tracks and beach walking, the hills are gentle enough for most fitness levels. Note, there is very little shade on this walk. Cliff edges, rocky surfaces and sand.
Location: Kiama Coast Limit: 10. View

31 May, Wed 9:10AM Penrith Great River Walk
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Penrith Station to Penrith Weir, then the loop walk along the Nepean River. Opportunity to visit Lewers gallery. Lovely river views, some street walking. Bookings only from one week before date of walk please.
Location: Nepean River Limit: 15. View

31 May, Wed 9:20AM Ruin Castle
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(NEW!!!) The walk will start and finish at Narrow Neck Lookout. A car shuttle will be arranged from the Katoomba Station and back. From Narrow Neck Lookout we will walk along Glenraphael Drive, down the Golden Stairs to Federal Pass Walking Track on to Ruin Castle and back. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Katoomba Limit: 15. View


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