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27 Aug, Tue 9:00AM Mt Kembla Summit & Ring Track (#410)
Fully inside Wollongong City Council
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  360m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Sue M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSummiting Mt Kembla and the ring track that circles Mt Kembla provides wonderful views over the Illawarra Coast. Very steep track and some road walking.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SR
Map: Wollongong 9029-2S Limit: 20. View

28 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Buckleys Headland
Grade:2/6 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.Mostly flat and gentle incline walk through weather-beaten and fire recovering forest to Buckleys Headland. Continue on to Conjola Beach Lookout and return to cars via the beach, or the same track. This is a great walk for anyone who isn’t into too many hills with a rewarding unencumbered view south to Narrawallee and north to Cunjurong Point. Coffee in Milton. View

28 Aug, Wed 9:00AM Hornsby to Normanhurst including Lisgar Garden
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
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.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. Today we explore Hornsby and Normanhurst including Lisgar Gardens. Lisgar Gardens is a wonderful, secret garden hidden in the back streets of Hornsby. After visiting the gardens, we'll continue via bush tracks and streets to Normanhurst. Optional lunch at Hornsby RSL club after the walk. Stairs and slippery sections.
Map: Hornsby Limit: 15. View

30 Aug, Fri 9:30AM The Suburb series : Pennant Hills; Cherrybrook (Callicoma Track)
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

30 Aug - 2 Sep, Fri-Mon Yerranderie exploration with basecamp at cars
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 longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) The former mining town of Yerranderie is now a very pleasant place to stay with the option of cabin accommodation or very comfortable camping at the cars, complete with hot showers, gas BBQs and shelters in case of rain. On this 4-day weekend I'm planning to explore many of the local attractions, including climbing Yerranderie Peak, The Axehead Range and other local mountains. These walks are on very rough tracks or off-track, so expect to encounter some scrub along the way. Places are strictly limited, so contact me asap if you want to join me on this wonderful 4-day escape into a rarely visited and captivating location. Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Yerranderie RP
Map: Yerranderie 89294N and Bindook 89294S Limit: 20. View

1 Sep, Sun 8:00AM Otford to Bundeena
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  240m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Otford Station - Coast Track - Bundeena (ferry wharf). The classic long walk in Royal. Beautiful country and beautiful coastline. A long hard walk with no time for loitering. Very fit walkers only. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Otford 91294S and Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

1 Sep, Sun 8:30AM South from Batemans Bay Walk 3 – Rosedale Beach to Tomakin
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAt a relaxed pace and does include a slightly challenging 1km long rock shelf. More gorgeous coastal scenery as we traverse Guerilla Bay, Burrewarra Point, Long Nose Point and Barlings Beach. Walk past Jimmies and Barlings Islands with views of Broulee Island at the end. There are no public toilets and no water supplies along the walk. One-way walk with a car shuffle. View

3 Sep, Tue 9:00AM Bungonia Gorge Green Track (#850)
Fully inside Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  360m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Leanne W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circular walk staying on high country. A number of magnificent look downs into Bungonia Gorge and the Shoalhaven River. Bring headlight to explorer the entrance of some caves. Some rough track and some steep sections.
Map: Bungonia 8828-2N Limit: 20. View

6 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: Philip Wright. Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and down to the creek and fire trail via creek, Mueller Track, where the stillness of nature surrounds you, and up to The Wildflower Garden. Continues to 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, bring them. Visitors/info centre, next to Senses Track, has a coffee machine and native plant nursery.  Return via a slightly shorter route. Slippery sections. Limit: 15. View

7 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Shaws Ridge – Shaws Creek – Hawkesbury Heights
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  230m 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.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.In my local area is the beautiful Shaws Creek, which I only have partially explored, so in this walk I plan to visit its upper reaches via a rocky and very scenic ridge, before following its length down to a track, which I know well. Along the way you can expect some stunning swimming pools and patches of rainforest along with gorgeous views along the ridge that leads down to the creek. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Springwood Limit: 12. View

9 Sep, Mon 9:03AM North Lawson Trail
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Hoping to see wildflowers out in North Lawson Park. Visit Sunset Rock and do the shorter loop of Lawson Swamp Trail. Maybe have clear views to the City. On the way to Hazelbrook visit a rock carving. The creek crossing usually only just wets the soles of shoes. Sections of trail are steep with a loose surface. Rock surfaces can be greasy after rain.
Location: Lawson
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

10 Sep, Tue 7:14AM Balmain East to Circular Quay (#S600)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Inner West Council
Council of the City of Sydney
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The first/last leg of the Harbour Circle Walk with short detours in Balmain, Pyrmont and The Rocks/Barangaroo as time permits. Fully paved with plenty of steps, coffee stops, public amenities and a touch of Sydney’s history. Return from Circular Quay Station to catch the 4.00pm train from Central. Paved paths, steps, coffee shops
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 20. View

10 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Faulks & Blakemans Lookouts (Near Fitzroy Falls) (#195)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Martyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Yarrunga Rd Fitzroy Falls, head out to Faulks and Blakemans lookouts.  Good views over Kangaroo Valley. Indistinct track in places.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

11 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. View

13 Sep, Fri 10:00AM The suburb series of walk: Second Ponds Creek; Allan Porter’s birthday walk
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | 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.This walk starts and finishes at The Ponds Shopping Centre. Morning tea and lunch here or at adjacent park. Bring own morning tea and lunch or buy from the shops. Bring a snack in case we end up having a late lunch. The suburb of The Ponds straddles Second Ponds Creek. This creek flows north over 10km from Parklea, through The Ponds and Rouse Hill Regional Park, to join the Cattai River at Annangrove. Along our walk we will see remnants of the woodland that covered this flood plain. As well, we visit Dragonfly Pool and the pretty Ironbark Lake. Mostly on shared concrete pathway.
Location: The Ponds Limit: 30. View

14 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Girrakool – Piles Creek – Scopas Peak – Staples Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m 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.This is one of my favourite Springtime walks because the flowers and views on this circuit are spectacular and varied! Expect masses of blooms, and if lucky, we should see plenty of orchids along the way. The Hawkesbury sandstone country we will be travelling through has a lot to offer the intrepid walker, so come along and see for yourself why this area is a must-visit location.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 20. View

15 Sep, Sun 8:00PM Rock Island and “The Valley That Time Forgot”
Grade:4/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Anton
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) Rock Island is a stunning and almost treeless ridge above Deanes Creek. Surrounded by deep and beautifully lush ravines, to reach the island we will pass through the beautiful “Valley that Time Forgot”. Also, grand sandstone overhangs, awesomely large trees, and a few more surprises.  A grade 4 to grade 5 walk. A few moderate climbs, and a total elevation gain of 400m. At 12 km it’s a moderately long walk. Mostly off track but not overly technical. There are short sections of thick scrub at the start and end. Time for photos and side explorations is required, so this will be a long day with an early start.  The walk spans a corner of each of the Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen, Rock Hill and Mount Morgan topogoraphic maps.  Some short sections of thick scrub on steep slopes.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Morgan 89311S, Ben Bullen 89314S, Rock Hill 89312N, and Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

16 Sep, Mon 9:00AM Long Angle and Cripple Creeks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly roads and fire trails. Follow Long Angle Creek and Cripple Creek trails to Blaxland. Creek crossings. Cyclists and horse riders also use the fire trails. Some steep sections. Some loose surface on trails.
Location: Springwood Limit: 20. View

17 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Ahearn’s Lookout (#210)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Ahearn's lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlight's Track.  Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearn's lookout.  This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified.  Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP (Hilltop) Limit: 20. View

17-24 Sep, Tue (08:00AM)-Tue (17:00PM) Nadgee Nature Reserve Bushwalk
Grade:4/6 Length 40km  800m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Nadgee Nature Reserve is a real delight, especially in spring with the wildflowers and hopefully a ground parrot or two. And the coastal scenery is wonderful, with perhaps a sighting of whales! The Reserve is south of Eden and runs down to the border. This full pack walk is out and return featuring multiple nights at two of the best locations in the Reserve – Newtons Beach and Nadgee Beach. From Newtons Beach we spend the time enjoying the beach and the  lovely scenery. From Nadgee Beach, we will do a couple of lovely day walks including a visit to Bunyip Hole and the border marker at Cape Howe.
Location: Nadgee NR Limit: 8. View

19 Sep, Thu 9:00AM Stevos Pass Track to Kangaroo River and up Missingham Steps Circuit
Grade:5/6 Length 9km  430m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) 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 - Ask leader about waiting list) A circular walk from Carrington Falls down Stevos Pass to the Kangaroo River. Cross the river after lunch and up through magnificent rainforest to the Missingham "steps". Very steep descent, off-track, leeches, river crossing, steep slimb up rocks and "steps". Unfenced.
Location: Nellies Glenn and Carrington Falls - Budderoo NP Limit: 8. View

20 Sep, Fri 9:20AM Suburbs series of walk: Campbelltown
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
Leader: Lynne Hewitt.  The Alphabet Series: "U" ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk A visit to see the sculptures in Western Sydney University, the Art Gallery of Campbelltown and the Japanese gardens behind the Art Gallery.   The Art Centre is a large outdoor sculpture and manicured park area which features a range of permanent and changing exhibitions. Experience the unique sculptures in a beautiful outdoor setting. Experience the Tether of Time - a 15-metre sculpture and meet Esmeralda, the 10-tonne granite prehistoric wombat. Spring time will enhance our visual and smell sense in our visit to the Japanese Gardens. The Japanese Gardens are a special gift from Koshigaya, Campbelltown's Sister City in Japan.   The Gardens symbolise the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and Zen Buddhism. The Campbelltown Japanese Gardens feature a traditional waterfall, koi pond, timber bridge, stonework pathways, lush plantings and a 16th Century designed teahouse, handcrafted by Japanese craftsmen. The aim of the garden is to obtain quiet solitude. The design represents elegant simplicity, lending itself to contemplation and heightened awareness. The Gardens is also home to the Arts Centre Cafe, a scenic dining location that overlooks the tranquil gardens.
Limit: 15. View

21 Sep, Sat 8:00AM East Creek exploration
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Deep inside the Newnes State Forest is an unprotected area worth saving and of course visiting, East Creek. Within its deep sculptured walls, there are wonderful overhangs and sections of towering forest, along with a few superb waterfalls which we will visit along the way. Come see why this area should be included within the Gardens of Stone National Park. Rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

22-27 Sep, Sun (14:00PM)-Fri (11:00AM) Car Camp
Grade:4/6 Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Barbara B.
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 long(Fully Booked) Camping at Mystery Bay Campground we will enjoy a series of day walks. View

24 Sep, 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  330m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Marjorie L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) 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. Indistinct and easily lost track, rough track, fallen trees, slippery rocks and unfenced cliff edges
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy) Limit: 20. View

27 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs: Chatswood to Macquarie Park
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m 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.
Rail to River walk from Chatswood to Macquarie Park via Lane Cove River and The Great North Walk. Slippery sections
Slippery sections Limit: 15. View

28 Sep, Sat 7:30AM The Devils Throat. Top and bottom
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFollowing Camp Creek we will visit the incredible Devils Throat, a narrow, deep, short canyon with several spectacular waterfalls, sculptured walls and plunge pools. We will view this natural marvel from the top and bottom. Expect lots of scrambling and the odd tricky bit! Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

1 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Griffiths Trail Circuit (#350)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) A circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland.  A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast.  There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

4 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs series : Kenthurst
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will visit the Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest View

5 Oct, Sat 8:00AM Megalong Creek – Coxs River – 6 Foot Track
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Come along and explore a part of the Blue Mountains that few have ever visited as it's hidden away, although it's not that far from the beaten track. Megalong Creek is a waterfall lover's paradise with so many gorgeous cascades and falls with sculptured rocks and pools, all within a place of granite and solitude. We will also follow the Coxs River downstream to where the McKanes Falls (Bowenfels) Bridge is reached as this section of the Coxs River is also in the granite belt and has numerous falls too. All worth a photo and a swim if you're feeling in the mood. Rock hopping and off-track.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Hampton 89304S Limit: 12. View

5 Oct, Sat 8:30AM Waterfall to Wattamolla
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Waterfall Station - Couranga Track - Wallumarra Track - Curra Moors Track - Coast Track - Wattamolla. A great one-way walk starting at the train station and finishing near the ocean. Forest, heath land and interesting scenery along the way. Joint walk with Bush Club.    
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 15. View

6 Oct, Sun 8:00AM Pisgah Rock – Erskine Creek – Jack Evans Track – Nepean Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | 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.Without a doubt this is one of my favourite walks in the Blue Mountains! Why you may well ask? Stunning scenery with surprisingly wild country so close to Sydney, with some superb walking along Erskine Creek, which is rich in pools and cascades, as well as rugged clifflines. One of the pools is about a 100 metres long and it's a fantastic place for a swim of course! Also, expect to see lots of spring blossoms along the way as we meander down the creek. Basically a good hike for hedonists and nature lovers that won't fail to satisfy your inner cravings for the wild side of life! Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

7 Oct, Mon 8:50AM Peggys Pool and Birdwood Gully
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Out and back to visit Peggys Pool. Then to Tom Hunter Park and descend to Springwood Creek. Walk through Birdwood Gully with a look at the wind eroded caves. Some steep and loose track. Some overgrown and vague track. Maybe wet rocks at stream crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood Limit: 20. View

8 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Jellore Floral Reserve Circuit West (#720)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit walk on trails through Jellore State Forest with stunning views from spectacular lookouts. Beware of Koalas. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Jellore State Forest Limit: 20. View

9-17 Oct, Wed (17:00PM)-Thu (08:00AM) Kosciuszko Full Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 50km  1,300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA six night full pack walk involving Daveys Hut, Kidmans Hut, and Mawsons Hut. Exact details will be determined by weather and other factors. We camp near these huts but not in them so everyone needs to be fully equipped for the variety of conditions in the area. We stay at ski lodge in Jindabyne for a night on either side of the walk with our regular BBQ overlooking the lake. Always a pleasure walking in Kosciuszko area and this will feature some great scenery and bush in an area new to the leader.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

9 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. View

11 Oct, Fri 9:30AM The Suburbs Series : Cheltenham, Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m 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 2 weeks prior to event.  Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks to Terrys Creek falls and on to Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Possible sighting of flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom during this walk. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings. View

13 Oct, Sun 8:00AM Kiama Coast Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  250m Branch
Carol T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Covering the north, mid and southern sections of this beautiful section of coast with sublime views, we will start at the sparkling Minnamurra River, passing Cathedral rocks, then onto Bombo Headland for views over the quarry.  Making our way through Kiama’s pristine beaches we will visit both blowholes then head over the rolling green hills on our way to Gerringong.  If the Werri lagoon is unsafe to cross, the walk will be adjusted to suit. Minor hazards include sand walking, slippery rocks, river crossing
Location: Illawarra
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 8. View

14-27 Oct, Mon-Sun Madagascar wildlife and walking tour
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 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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This trip will be run by the experienced Exodus Tour company which I’ve travelled with on several occasions to parts of Africa and found them to be very professional and extremely informative and exciting in the locations they visit and the guides they provide. Accommodation is of a high standard. This is a small group trip with maximum of 12. Currently 8 spaces left. View

15 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Bangadilly Circuit (#810)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  320m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) A circular walk in the Southern section of Bangadilly NP. Combining management tracks, walking trails & open cross country we will walk through an interesting blend of Sydney Basin & Tableland flora & also walk along a rarely visited section of the Wingecarribee River. Steep climbs, some off track, unfenced cliffs, uneven surfaces.
Location: Bangadilly NP (Canyonleigh)
Map: Hansworth 8929-3S Limit: 20. View

17 Oct, Thu 8:30AM Where the waters meet, Guula Ngurra NP
Grade:5/6 Length 18km  480m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Neil O.
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 - Ask leader about waiting list) A walk to Murrawall where the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Rivers meet. At this junction the Aboriginal story of Gurangatch and Miragan can be appreciated. Steep descent and ascent, scrambling over rocks along the Wollondilly River.
Location: Guula Ngurra NP (Canyonleigh) Limit: 8. View

18 Oct, Fri 10:07AM 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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.LEADER: Philip Wright 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

20 Oct, Sun 7:28AM Pagoda Spurs and Ravines West of Genowlan Creek
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area must be better protected for future generations. Park at Airly Mountain or on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk to the top part of The Grotto, then north to the bottom end of Ladders Defile. After a quick visit, explore the highly dissected terrain of pagodas, slots and spurs to the east, bounded by Genowlan Creek gorge. Return via Lyrebird Defile. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

21 Oct, Mon 9:22AM Federal Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk to the old Catalina Raceway and through The Gully to Katoomba Cascades. Then Clifftop Walk to Echo Point and descend to the base of the Three Sisters. It is a short walk then to join the Federal Pass. After Leura Forest climb up to the Amphitheatre Track and on to Leura Cascades. Walking to Leura. Good track. Lots of stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Patons Fire Trail (#630)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Sue G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPatons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges
Location: Meryla SF
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

25 Oct, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs series of walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.   
Leader: 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)).
Limit: 15. View

29 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Minnamurra Rainforest (&BBQ) (#365)
Fully inside The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  196m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Starting at the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, enjoy spectacular rainforest, waterfall and canyon views from several viewing platforms along Minnamurra Falls walk. Finish with an optional BBQ lunch. (BYO) A circuit walk on well formed tracks.
Location: Budderoo National Park Limit: 20. View

30 Oct, Wed 9:00AM St Ives walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  320m 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!!!) RSVP Direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com   Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and heading towards the fairly steep Management Trail up to the Wild Flower Garden and onto the Information Centre to view the native plants, snake and lizard on display. Coffee is available there from the machine.  Stop for morning tea.   Continue to St Ives Showground where Tree Tops is situated, a challenging climbing area for all ages, view other venues and have our packed lunch.  Return to the WFG.  Option to leave the WFG onto Mona Vale Road for a bus to Gordon Station or continue back to Kitchener Street initially on a different WFG route and return via the Management Trail. Limit: 15. View

1 Nov, Fri 10:30AM Suburbs Series: Windsor
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Historic walk including First Fleet Grave at St Matthews Anglican Church Windsor, Rickabys Creek and crossing the new Windsor Bridge over the mighty Hawkesbury River. Easy walking. View

2 Nov, Sat 8:00AM Perrys Lookout – Blue Gum forest – Junction Rock – Horse Track – Evans Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  780m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longOne of the Blue Mountains classic walks is now back on the agenda with the opening of the newly upgraded Horse Track. On this hike you can expect to see waratahs flowering along with many other blossoms, and for those who are stoic enough, there's plenty of swimming opportunities along the Grose River.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba and Mt Wilson Limit: 12. View

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