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1 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Buxton Ave to Blue Gum Forest (#909)
Fully inside Wollondilly Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  80m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Starting from Buxton Ave on the edge of Nattai NP, we follow a short distance on fire trails to pick up a track that leads us down to the Blue Forest in Thirlmere Lakes NP. Generally downhill with a total descent of 200m. Car shuffle required. Hazards: Uneven and possibly slippery track in places. Mostly downhill.
Location: Nattai NP & Thirlmere Lakes NP
Map: Picton 9029-4S Limit: 20. View

2 Aug, Wed 9:05AM Helensburgh Station Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  420m Southern Sydney Branch
Loan
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk down through beautiful rainforest near to the southern entrance to the Helensburgh railway tunnel. On via well walked tracks through some stands of massive old growth trees. Staying on the western side of the Hacking River with some up and down and easy creek crossings. A steadier track back up to the station on via the northern end of the railway tunnel. Limit: 15. View

2 Aug, Wed 8:30AM Kangaroo River Nature Reserve
Grade:2/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
J&LWilkinson
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.We start at the Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum. Entry to the museum is at a cost Adults $10, Seniors $5. We cross a suspension bridge & then there is a 90 minute marked bush walking track. We will see scribbly-ghost gums, many species of native trees & plants. We could see wildlife such as echidnas, lizards, wombats, kangaroos & wallabies. If time we can looks at exhibits. Coffee afterwards and bring your lunch.
Location: Kangaroo River NR View

2 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Summer Hill to Balmain
Grade:2/6 Length 11km 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 Summer Hill along Inner West Greenway via Hawthorne Canal, Iron Cove Bay foreshore, Callan Park to Balmain. An easy level walk. A little street walking but mainly landscaped paths and parks.
Location: inner West Limit: 15. View

3 Aug, Thu Carramar to Bankstown Airport
Length 9km Sydney Branch
Sue W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.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.(Cancelled) Cancelled because train transport is unreliable. Good level paths along Lake Gillawarna, Orphan School and Prospect Creek and it’s confluence with the Georges River with greenery all the way. Hazards include current viruses, mud and is impassable after heave rain as it readily floods.
Location: Bankstown Limit: 10. View

4 Aug, Fri 9:30AM The alpabet series: “K”. Karloo Pool
Grade:4/6 Length 11.5km  240m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Bob Rankin
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Changed Transport Details) We will walk from Waterfall station to Uloola Falls, then to Karloo Pool, where we will have lunch before walking to Heathcote station. Possible swim at the pool if it’s warm enough. Steep and slippery sections.
Location: Royal National Park Limit: 12. View

5 Aug, Sat 9:00AM Mt Kuring-gai and Apple Tree Creek
Grade:4/6 Length 5km  220m 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.Starting and ending at Mt Kuring-gai, includes Apple Tree Creek and Bay. There is a section of off-track walking down to Apple Tree Creek and the creek itself has no track. The creek has a gorge and waterfall, a boulder field and clear bedrock sections. The creek mouth is in a tidal mangrove at the back of Apple Tree Bay. The reward for getting through the mangroves is the coffee shop is open at the boat ramp. The return to Mt Kuring-gai is by a track that follows an old water pipe from Apple Tree Bay to the maintained track from Mt Kuring-gai to Cowan Creek. This is a short walk about 4-5 Km with 220 m ascent. Hazards include slippery surfaces and rocks. Multiple creek crossings. High tide in mangroves.
Location: Mt Kuring-gai
Map: Hornsby 91304S Limit: 12. View

5 Aug, Sat Temple of Doom, Lost Ark Point and Indiana Gorge
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out why this area must be better protected for future generations. Drive or walk to GR 332 088 on Blackfellows Hand Trail. Walk north through the magnificent Temple of Doom and then continue exploring the pagodas on the east side of the ridge, heading north. Arrive at the high cliffs above Wolgan Valley and then walk to Lost Arc Point. After enjoying the stunning views, proceed under the cliffs and into Indiana Gorge. Check out the amazing Indiana Slot and the rest of this scenic hidden valley. Exit the gorge at the south end and make our way back to the cars. 8-12 km, depending on the road access. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

6 Aug, Sun 8:30AM Artarmon to Manly via The Spit
Grade:4/6 Length 22km  450m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Artarmon to Manly via The Spit View

6 Aug, Sun 7:30AM The 3P Challenge: #4: Lockley Pylon to Perrys Lookdown Loop
Grade:5/6 Length 17km  1,350m 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.In this forth of the 3P challenge we'll combine walks 1 and 3 for this inspiring journey. Your love of a good climb and dramatic views will be required for this day walk. Starting at the Lockley Pylon trackhead, we follow the walking track to Du Faurs, desend on Shortridge Pass and cross Govetts creek. Continuing through Blue Gum Forest we then head up Perrys, before our return. We will enjoy the changing floral display, and colourful birdlife between walks. Joint walk with the Bushclub. Early Start for experienced walkers. Steep ascent and descent, scrambling, hard and rocky path. Mild exposure, creek crossing.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Katoomba 89301S Limit: 8. View

7 Aug, Mon 8:40AM Balmain Wharf to Lewisham
Grade:2/6 Length 12km  90m Sydney Branch
Scott W.
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.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.A Harbourside and creek walk starting at Mort Bay, following the foreshore to Callum park then turning south along Hawthorne Canal to finish at Lewisham Station.  Along the way we will explore the ‘secret garden’ at Callum Park and checkout some artworks along the Hawthorne Canal greenway.    Note: The walk is generally level, but there are some long flights of steps up and down to various parts of the waterfront.
Location: Sydney foreshore
Map: Parramatta River 91303N Limit: 20. View

7 Aug, Mon 9:22AM Katoomba ramble
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  525m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Email preferred. Include NPA#, mobile and emergency #'s. Walk to Explorers tree. Norths Lookout (amazing view on clear day), Therabulat Lookout, Peckmans Lookout, Cahills Lookout, golf course. Tracks towards aquatic centre. Walford Park to Katoomba Station. Option to start with bus 698 at 9:49 am, alighting at Old Bathurst Road. Steep, rough, slippery. Limit: 15. View

7 Aug, Mon 9:00AM Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach (Fully Booked)
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We shall throw in some of the Middle Head historic sites along the way. Expect a mixture of classic harbour scenery and heritage refences along the walk.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 12. View

8 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Mt Keira Ring Track & Robinsons LO (#400)
Fully inside Wollongong City Council
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  500m Southern Highlands Branch
Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) From Byarong Park head up Mt Keira Ring Track. Detour to Robertson Lookout then complete the ring track back to cars. Great coastal views, rainforest and remnants of old mine. Hazards: Some overgrown and steep tracks.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SR
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 20. View

9 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Lemon Tree Creek Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 5km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longDrive to Lake Tabourie, and park opposite Julie’s corner. Walk west along forest tracks and Lemon Tree Creek Road, then south to Lemon Tree Creek. Follow a track alongside the creek eastwards to the highway before returning to the cars via a service track beneath the powerlines. Bring some morning tea to enjoy along the way.
Map: Tabourie 89272S View

9 Aug, Wed 10:10AM Point Clare to Gosford
Grade:2/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.An easy level walk from Point Clare to East Gosford alongside Brisbane Water via Fagans Bay and Point Frederick with a visit to Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Japanese Garden, and back to Gosford Station for return train. Bookings only from one week prior to date of walk please
Location: Brisbane Water Limit: 15. 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

9 Aug, Wed 8:50AM Wollangambe Crater from Bell
Grade:4/6 Length 17km  642m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Meeting at Bell Station and walking to start of track to “Submarine rock” as some may recall it being called in past walks. Track to Wollangambe continues past the pagoda outcrop. Following the ridge and spurs and down across the river. Continue on the other side to the crater. Return via same route to Bell. This walk is on the longer side, with a track that may be difficult to follow. Walk enters declared wilderness area. Strict group size limit of 8. Hazards: River crossings, rough track.
Location: Bell
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N and Wollangambe 89312S Limit: 8. View

11 Aug, Fri 9:36AM Colour walk series No 6: Rock orchids galore
Grade:2/6 Length 7km  100m 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.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Leader: Philip Wright. 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 has mulched paths winding through rainforest areas and areas with more sun, so there is a diversity of plants. It also has many ferns and rainforest plants that like a shady spot, and other plants like prostantheras and plectranthus that flower well in shade.  
Map: Picnic Point View

12 Aug, Sat 8:01AM City in the Sky via Treasure Chest Spur
Grade:5/6 Length 10km  500m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Deep within the Mugii Murum Ban SCA is a ridge populated with an incredible complexity of pagodas and it deserves to be explored! Along the way we will be looking down into the Valley of Dinosaurs as this ridge flanks this spectacular valley so this should be a very scenic walk indeed. Off-track and rock scrambling.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 15. 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

13 Aug, Sun 9:00AM Conjola – Narrawallee Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Milton Branch
Kevin R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWalk along beaches, headlands and sandy tracks to Narrawallee inlet and return. Exact route and starting point will depend on water level on some of the tracks!
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 16. View

14 Aug, Mon 9:40AM Cremorne Point to Balmoral
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  390m Sydney Branch
Roslyn B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A harbour foreshore walk on paths through Cremorne Reserve and Mosman then a good track from Little Sirius Bay to Bradleys Head, Chowder Bay on to Balmoral. There are a few steep climbs.
Location: Sydney Harbour NP View

14 Aug, Mon 8:36AM Florabella Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Walk bike tracks instead of roads to Florabella Pass track. Walk Florabella Pass. Then Pippas Pass to Blaxland. Creek crossings. Wet rocks could be slippery. Some rough sections.
Map: Springwood Limit: 20. View

14 Aug, Mon 9:00AM Manly to the Spit (Fully Booked)
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m 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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.After a lazy journey by ferry, we set out to walk the foreshore back to The Spit, through some of the delights of the harbour. Views and flora in abundance!
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park
Map: Sydney Heads 91302N Limit: 12. View

15 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Bungonia Gorge Green Track (#850
Fully inside Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Bungonia National Park Green Track is a circuit walk taking in the lookouts over Bungonia Gorge.  There are opportunities to extend the walk and to spend time at the various lookouts. Hazards: Rough track and some steep sections
Location: Bungonia NP
Map: Bungonia 88282N Limit: 20. View

16 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Fortress Rock Lookout, Dr Dark’s Cave, Lockleys Pylon
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  450m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Fully Vaccinated | All participants must be able to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particpate.(Fully Booked) 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 crossing a creek), 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

16 Aug, Wed 9:30AM Woy Woy to Pearl Beach
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Woy Woy to Pearl Beach. Beautiful water views, some street walking, beaches and bush tracks.
Location: Brisbane Water NP Limit: 15. View

17 Aug, Thu 8:30AM Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
J&LWilkinson
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Follow the walking trails around the gardens such as the Arboretum Track, Aboriginal Heritage Walk, Forest Track, Hill Track & Forestry Children’s Walk. There is a café for coffee & lunch or there are tables & chairs if you want to bring your own lunch & morning tea. View

17 Aug, Thu 9:00AM Long Point to Shoalhaven River (McCallums Flat) and up Badgerys Spur
Grade:5/6 Length 17km  510m Southern Highlands Branch
Martyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Meet at Tallong Railway Station 9 am. Long Point Lookout bestows an inspiring view of the spectacular Shoalhaven Gorge which is bisected by the Shoalhaven River. The lookout is located just outside the small village of Tallong, which is seven kilometres east of Marulan and is home to two magnificent lookouts, Badgerys and Long Point. To access Long Point Lookout, head west of Tallong for just over two kilometres back towards Marulan, then turn left onto Long Point Road and follow to the end (approximately five kilometres). An easy walking trail will take you to the upper lookout with views of the Shoalhaven River. A steep and more challenging walk will take you to the Shoalhaven River.
Location: Tallong Limit: 8. View

18 Aug, Fri 6:25AM Cabbage Tree Creek
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA short day. Park on T3 Trail at the junction with Cabbage Tree Creek Trail, GR 808 979. Walk on the trail till 806 984, then drop into a tributary, which may contain a giant Turpentine tree. Continue down to Cabbage Tree Creek and walk upstream for as long as our interest takes us. Exit to T3 Trail and walk back to the cars. If we finish too early, we might do another short trip in that area. Exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

18 Aug, Fri 10:00AM Parkesvale Excursion MWG and NPA
Grade:2/6 Length 3km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
5602
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs. This is a combined activity with Menai Wildflower Group (MWG) who will guide us to the site. Parkesvale is in the Georges River National Park and is accessed from Heathcote Road. The walk is about 1.2km each way, starting at the Sandy Point Community Centre car park (200 St George Crescent, Sandy Point) and is mostly on a fire trail along the southern bank of the Georges River. A short section is on a bush track which is sometimes muddy and there is an optional side trip, of about 50m on a rough track, to an indigenous rock art site. Parkesvale was established by the Sandbrook brothers of Camperdown 1899 as a pleasure ground and night-time dance venue on the Georges River with up to 800 patrons reported dancing there to a band on a Saturday night. It operated until about 1912 with patrons conveyed to Parkesvale, from Como Station, by the paddlewheel steam ferry Telephone, the largest ferry to ever ply the Georges River. Located in the reserve is:
  • Native flora in the Georges River National Park
  • Archaeological remains of the infrastructure associated with Parkesvale
  • Scant remains of the paddle steamer Telephone, now sadly degraded by 4x4 vehicles
  • An indigenous shelter containing multiple handprints is a short detour from the path
Contact leader for more details. Uneven ground, there may be a muddy section.
Location: Georges River NP Limit: 10. View

18 Aug, Fri 9:50AM The Alphabet series: “E”..Engadine to Loftus
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  370m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
LEADER: PHILIP WRIGHT.
We walk from Engadine to Loftus.  The focus is Orchids and Waratahs. There are Stefi accents and descents. Steep and slippery sections. View

19 Aug, Sat Goochs Crater from Bell
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  350m Sydney Branch
Peter F.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBell – Wollangambe River – Goochs Crater - Bell. This is a very interesting area containing a crater, pagodas and a cave. Suitable for people who have completed a few walks and want to try something a little more adventurous. Track, fire trail, river crossing and off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Wollongambe Limit: 12. View

19 Aug, Sat 8:29AM Grass Tree circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  200m 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.Spring comes early to the Hawkesbury region and I expect this walk to be full of pre-Spring blossoms as we pass through various habitats on this scenic and interesting circuit. One of the highlights is a sidetrip to a place of great cultural significance which won't fail to impress you!
Location: Dharug NP
Map: Gunderman 91313S View

19 Aug, Sat 9:30AM Rhodes, Cabarita, Mortlake Ferry
Length 33km Southern Sydney Branch
John K
Cycle | A cycling tripSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.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 failers. Limit: 10. View

20 Aug, Sun 9:37AM North of Little Tootie
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPrevious attempt was aborted due to bad weather. Park at the locked gate on Bowen Hill Trail, GR 689 967. Head west, across a deep gully, then descend under the cliff line at around GR 675 969. Continue under the cliffs clockwise till about GR 682 973. Climb on the ridge to the east, then make our way back to the car. Exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S and Wollangambe 89312S View

20 Aug, Sun 9:20AM Wentworth Falls Circuit via Edinburgh Castle Rock
Grade:3/6 Length 10.5km  275m Sydney Branch
Carole
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.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Wentworth Falls circuit via Edinburgh Castle Rock & Lillians Glen to Conservation Hut. Lunch stop. Then Undercliff Walk to Wentworth Falls. Stunning waterfalls, expansive views, many steps: possibly wet & slippery sections. Return via Falls Road as Charles Darwin track remains closed. Please contact leader to confirm membership status & for meeting details.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba Limit: 12. View

21 Aug, Mon 9:25AM Bateau Bay Coastal Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  178m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A delightful walk at Bateau Bay, that includes some beach walking. There should be some beautiful wildflowers out to view. Elena Mazur is leading this walk, but book with John Hain. Questions? Email Elena at abuelaypaco@gmail.com Uneven track surfaces in places.
Location: Central Coast and Wyrrabalong NP Limit: 20. View

21 Aug, Mon 9:00AM Honeymoon Track Loop
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  400m 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)This is a loop walk of historic/heritage value to the story of Royal National Park. The loop is short but will be extended with additional walking onto the Robertsons Loop Some steep steps. Road crossings are required
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 12. View

21 Aug, Mon 9:35AM Popes Glen to Braeside Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Popes Glen, Boyds Beach, Cripps Lookout, Govetts Leap Lookout, Barrow Lookout and back to Blackheath via Braeside Walk. Quite a few steps.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba and Mt Wilson Limit: 20. View

22 Aug, Tue 9:30AM Manning Lookout to Crystal Pool (#180)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
Marjorie L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The walk begins at Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls.  Here there are great views over Kangaroo Valley.  The walk then follows the escarpment past several view points and along a fence line across a couple of small creeks to Crystal Pool.  The water leaves the pool to fall over the escarpment into the valley below.  Return by the same route. Hazards: Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy)
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

23 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Bens Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
J&LWilkinson
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.The walk begins at the Nowra Showgrounds and the walk loops around the Shoalhaven River, through gorges, forests and grassy shores. Lots of options for photo stops and walking across a footbridge. Coffee afterwards in Nowra somewhere. View

23 Aug, Wed 8:30AM Bundeena to Loftus
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  470m Southern Sydney Branch
Loan
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longModerate walk with few decent descents following Saddle Gully Track via Anice and Winifred Falls. Great views of Cronulla. Some slippery sections and creek crossings. Steep Honeymoon Track at Audley to Loftus Station. Track might be muddy. Limit: 15. View

23 Aug, Wed 9:06AM Helensburgh Circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Jenny R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk into Garawarra State Conservation Area from station. Mostly flat on bush tracks with a few ups and downs, creek crossing, rough sections, some muddy sections, minimal street walking.  Finish early afternoon.  Beautiful bushland. Walking poles may be helpful. Leader will meet you at Helensburgh Station. Bookings only from one week of date of walk please by email or text. Limit: 12. View

25 Aug, Fri 9:00AM Alphabet Walk Series: “R”: Rookwood History Tours with Bundy
Grade:2/6 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)(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list)

Rookwood History Tours with Bundy

  • BYO cars required to follow Bundy for the tour.
Journey back in time through 150 years of history, with a tour of Rookwood Cemetery. Rookwood Cemetery is recognised as the most historic working cemetery in Australia. Learn about Rookwood’s fascinating history, the story behind its development and evolution, and its significant link to our nation’s heritage – by attending one of our history tours. Duration: 2-3 hours Tours include:
  • The footings of Mortuary Station No. 1: Discussing the story of the first railway line that transported the deceased from Sydney’s city to Rookwood
  • The Circle of Love: A beautiful area that honours children interred in unmarked graves within Rookwood during the late 19th Century, as well as children interred within the children’s lawn
  • Martyrs Memorial: A moving tribute to those who lost their lives in Holocaust
  • The Saint Athanasios Greek Church: Australia’s only Greek Church located within a cemetery
  • Chapel and Mausoleum of Eternal Rest: Rookwood’s newly refurbished mausoleum that boasts amazing views across the cemetery
  • The Cottage: The original office of the former Independent Trust
  • Notable gravesites: A visit to some the gravesites of some of some of Sydney's notables, including: John Fairfax, Bea Miles, The Gypsy Sterio Family
  • Fascinating facts: Describing how burial practices have changed throughout history
  • Captivating traditions: Outlining the different religious and cultural burial practices
Limit: 10. View

26 Aug, Sat 10:00AM Fortress Ridge
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  260m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBeautiful walking through mountain heathland along Fortress Ridge with spectacular Blue Mountains scenery. We also visit a special and unique camping cave. Some steep scrambling and off-track walking. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Katoomba Limit: 15. View

26 Aug, Sat 8:01AM Narrowneck – Red Ledge pass – Devils Hole Track
Grade:4/6 Length 11km  550m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStarting at the new Narrowneck Track we walk along this iconic fire trail before turning off onto the Red Ledge Track which will take us down through the cliffline and eventually descend into the valley below where an old trainline remants can still be found amongst the regrowth. Our ascent will be via the spectacular Devils Hole Track with its giant chockstone. Off-track sections.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba Limit: 15. View

26 Aug, Sat West of Little Tootie
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 681 953 on Mount Tootie Road and descend into the gully to the west. Follow it down till around GR 674 958, then traverse under cliffs counterclockwise for as long as the time and interest allow, probably till around GR 667 950. Walk back to the car. Exploratory. About 6 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S and Wollangambe 89312S View

27 Aug, Sun 8:00AM 20km plus walk series : Circular Quay to Manly
Grade:4/6 Length 33km  700m 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

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